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Max Payne 3 features in new EDGE – multiplay confirmed

Monday, 4 April 2011 07:00 GMT By Johnny Cullen

EDGE has featured Max Payne 3 on its latest issue following the game’s first new screens in two years last week, confirming all new info as well as online multiplayer.

Max Payne 3

Announced back in 2009 for PS3, 360 and PC.

Will feature Max in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

Series has been a single-player experience up until now.

Remedy Entertainment made the first two games. It sold the IP to Take Two in 2004, and has since worked on Alan Wake.

The magazine shows Payne with hair, in contrast to the character first shown two years ago as shaven, chubby and dirty.

Now, though, the baldness is gone, but he seems to be having a mental meltdown, as shown on the mag’s cover.

Don’t expect Max to wear his mane throughout the entire game, though. The magazine says we’re going to see points where Payne “has a full head of hair” – there are screens which still show him as bald – and that he “isn’t the booze-soaked hulk we’d been led to expect.”

Payne has dissolved from hard boiled New Yorker to a struggling alcoholic since the end of MP2. Sao Paolo, Brazil is the setting.

Collaborative effort

MP3 is now a collaborative effort between four of Rockstar’s studios: Vancouver is still developing as before, but New England, Toronto and London are now all involved.

It has been mentioned before that development has been a joint effort, but specifically who was involved was unknown until now.

“We have a lot of talented people across all our studios,” said MP3′s art director, Rob Nelson, “and this just means we can bring the right people in for a specific task when needed – and it gives the games a consistant level of quality and an approach that’s Rockstar.”

Environments are fully destructible; we’re going to see a wheel-based weapon selection window; and a new cover system will use scenic objects. Bullet-time will be charged up by killing enemies.

The comic-like panels from the first two games will return, but, according to EDGE: “These dramatic plot pointers use the in-game engine and show an animated collage of action footage.”

Hundreds of hours of mo-cap footage have also been recorded, which has been mashed with the Euphoria engine to make characters which will interact with the environments realistically and accurately, apparently.

James McCafferty, Max Payne’s voice actor in the first two games, will also return in a fuller role. Rockstar previously said it would bring in a new actor to play Max in the third title.

Probably the biggest revelation from the piece is that the game will feature online multiplayer, although it isn’t mentioned how it’ll work.

There’s also new screens in the mag. We’re not linking due to legal reasons, though.

Rockstar announced Max Payne 3 for a 2009 ship back in May of that year for PS3, 360 and PC. It’s since been delayed numerous times and went underground until last week’s new screens. No release date is mentioned in the mag.

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43 Comments

  1. osric90

    Wouldn’t it be cool to have Max Payne 1 and 2 in HD (1080p) in a single bluray disc? I hope this release encourages the developers to do that… IN A BLURAY, not only digital download like the new Resident Evil compilation. I hope Japan makes a bluray and includes english/spanish subs for that.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Soong

    Maybe you should e-mail Japan and ask them to make it in a Blu-ray and include subs :D

    #2 4 years ago
  3. onlineatron

    These collaborative studio efforts seem to be all the rage at the moment. I suppose it real speaks to the ballooning cost of videogame development.

    As for Max Payne 3? I remain skeptical. Can a series built on what is now an overused mechanic (bullet time) really have anything new to say?

    Here’s hoping.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. onlineatron

    @1
    Trust me, you don’t want to put anything IN a Blu-ray.

    Several doctors and a psychiatrist later, me and Mr. Sprinkle STILL aren’t the same.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. mojo

    “Probably the biggest revelation from the piece is that the game will feature online multiplayer, although it isn’t mentioned how it’ll work.”

    couldnt care any less. at all.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Stardog

    “cover system”

    Fuck off.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. xino

    nice…. hoping for CO-op!

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Blerk

    One day I’m going to have to play the originals. One day.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Gigabomber

    Already pretty confident this won’t measure up, but the Deus Ex refresh just might…

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Johnny Cullen

    With Blerk. I still need to play the old Remedy titles. I will get to that at some point.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Patrick Garratt

    I doubt very much this will be anything less than amazing. Given Rockstar’s form so far this gen, I don’t think they’ll allow themselves a dud. Which, I assume, is one of the reason’s it’s been so heavily delayed.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Blerk

    I suspect this will be one of those titles that people will find things to complain about even if it does turn out to be brilliant.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Patrick Garratt

    True dat.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. mojo

    chaps, u NEED to play MP1 & 2 ASAP!! ASAP!
    Drop everything ur playing atm, and play max payne.
    few games come close when it comes to atmosphere.

    12/complainage: i just want Max to be how we’ve come to expect him from the last two games. like, exactly not how he looked in the first comncepts for mp3.
    but those latest news dont grow my fear of him getting to cheesy.
    so i agree with pat, this coudl tunr out huge.
    + rockstar, to me, seems to be a studio that does justice to classics and dont just use them to put a known name to a game.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Blerk

    My PC wasn’t good enough to play them back in the day. I might pick them up the next time they’re on sale on Steam.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Lahanas

    Johnny can you provide a link with the full art image you use as a header?

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Moonwalker1982

    Brand new scans, also showing the Max Payne as we all know him, that last scan looks awesome.

    http://forum.xboxworld.nl/showpost.php?p=4203300&postcount=191

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Blerk

    How about this link, Lahanas?

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Dralen

    Well it’s good to know that he resembles the old Max to start with.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Lahanas

    Thanks very much!

    #20 4 years ago
  21. absolutezero

    Theres a mixture of images in that article that include both the rubbish fat bald Max and a proper update aswell. Whats going on?

    Looks like im one of a dwindling number of people that played the original and follow up as soon as they came out and loved them to pieces.

    They don’t make games for me anymore, I have a feeling that the controls will be no where near as tight as the Remedy games because every single last Rockstar game that Ive played has horrible floaty, leany, cover bollocks.

    Ah well.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. M. K.

    ^

    That’s why real Max Payne fans don’t have faith in this game at all :(

    #22 4 years ago
  23. DSB

    The problem with handing it off to a developer who doesn’t have the same intimate relationship with the ip, is that they’re going to have to piss all over it to mark it as their very own, and for fans that’s rarely a very good thing.

    The old Max Paynes are some of the most simple and enjoyable games I’ve ever played. The gameplay is seriously basic, but fun, with lots of scripting to amuse you along the way. That’s a huge triumph in my opinion, even if Max Payne 2 was a little too short for my taste.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. YoungZer0

    @22: Oh shut up, you cock. Comments like this really piss me the fuck off.

    “REAL Max Payne Fans”? Fuck you. I’m a real Max Payne fan and i love everything i’ve read so far.

    It looks like Rockstar is really putting a lot of effort into this game. Just look at the link from #17. There seems to be shit load of story to tell. Looks like the start off with the Max Payne from MP2 and really develop the character over time. Something greatly missed in videogames. I mean they made the excessive use of Painkillers from the previous game part of the story in this one. How awesome is that?

    I’m fucking thrilled for this.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Moonwalker1982

    The last scan shows Max as we know him, i bet that’s a part in the beginning of the game.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. M. K.

    @24: Grow up please, no one was talking to you I was just saying that #21 is absolutely right, and even you should recognize it… And now please go to some other topic and use such language with erth and the others…

    #26 4 years ago
  27. YoungZer0

    @26: Nope. I don’t and if you were a real Max Payne fan, you’d understand.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. OrbitMonkey

    If the shooting mechanic is the same as red dead I’ll be happy. Though I’m not keen on the open map freeplay style of mp map. I’d prefer a varied series of tight maps, but we’ll have to wait & see.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. M. K.

    There’s nothing to understand. Max Payne with cover system? lol! Now they only have to add shitty controlls, dumb story and some russians to kill* and there you go…

    *well okay, I loved Vlad in Max Payne 2 :D

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Erthazus

    @M.K., and what if cover system?

    In the past you did the same, now just only with animation in this gen.

    In the past you just stand in front of the wall like an idiot.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. YoungZer0

    M.K. So just because it has a coversystem it fails? Grow up, seriously.

    @30: Maybe he just likes standing in front of walls.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. M. K.

    lol please stop commenting on my posts, if you don’t even get the idea behind it k? thx.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. YoungZer0

    @32: I doubt you have any idea what you’re talking about. k. thx.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. M. K.

    What the hell is your problem? Only because I think that absolutezero is right you think you have to post shit like that? Go play your gta “Max Payne Fan”…

    #34 4 years ago
  35. YoungZer0

    @34: No because you “Fans” always, and i mean always complain about anything new, no matter if it makes sense or not. Hey, here is a idea, if you don’t want your Max Payne to evolve or change at all: Go play the previous titles. Or better, if you want some changes go play Stranglehold.

    I’m just one of those guys who actually thinks that Story and Dialog were the most important Parts about the Max Payne Series. But i guess that doesn’t qualify me as a fan, right? Wake up, a game needs to be updated in order to be interesting. Or do you prefer games like Call of Duty?

    #35 4 years ago
  36. M. K.

    You’re kidding me right? Now I got it :D

    #36 4 years ago
  37. YoungZer0

    Took you long enough.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. DSB

    Someone needs a hug.

    Just because you welcome a rewrite, it doesn’t mean that we have to YoungZer0. It’s perfectly legitimate for people who loved something in the past, to not want to see it redefined.

    Ain’t broke, don’t fix is a legitimate argument. Don’t stop, push forward, ditto. I don’t see a reason to throw a fit about someone seeing it differently.

    #38 4 years ago
  39. YoungZer0

    @38: Don’t just stand there, fucking hug me already.

    #39 4 years ago
  40. DSB

    Holy shit :P

    #40 4 years ago
  41. absolutezero

    I can’t remember standing behind walls in either of the Max Payne games, I can however remember diving over things and through doors in slow mo and shooting people in the head. The speed and fluidity of that just does not tie in with a cover system.

    The only way I can see it working is if its a fast and intuitive as Vanquish, and without a power slidey suit I doubt thats going to happen. Army of Two spring to mind instead.

    Sure I would love to head what happened to Max after two, how far he fell etc but most of the screens seem to have completely disposed of the pitch-perfect noir fell that the others had, the atmosphere is gone and been replaced by the same artwork as every other Rockstar title. Which is where the concerns come from, if the artwork and style is the same what else is?

    If this game is good then great we have another great Max Payne game, if its not then fuck it why bother bringing it back in the first place?

    #41 4 years ago
  42. YoungZer0

    @41: Have you ever played WANTED? That game combined both Bullet-Time and Cover System and i’ bear to say that it was very smooth and fast. I also think that it’s waaaaay to early to say a that the atmosphere is gone.

    #42 4 years ago
  43. Claymore

    As far as I remember the city where I study is called São Paulo, in Portuguese. Not Sao Paolo, in… whatever language it’s written =P

    #43 4 years ago

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    PlayStation Network members affected by the 2011 hack and downtime can now claim part of a $15 million settlement. The PSN was down for months on end in 2011 following a major hack, which resulted in user details being compromised. Sony apologised and provided free games as compensation, but unhappy gamers banded together in a […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has a true open world

    Final Fantasy 15 doesn’t just have “open world gameplay”, it has a true open world – one continuous stretch of environment. “The world is connected by continuous land,” director Hajime Tabata told Gamespot. “If those areas were disconnected, it would feel distant from reality. You’ll find that you’ll be able to walk or drive or […]

  • Suikoden, Suikoden 2 EU PSN release date locked down

    Suikoden and its first sequel will be available via the European PlayStation Network soon. Suikoden publisher Konami has confirmed a February 4 release date for the two RPG classics. CONFIRMED! #Suikoden I & II EU #PSN release date is FEB 4TH! http://t.co/ObOIvZDJAK pic.twitter.com/aM760R2Gez — Konami UK (@KonamiUK) January 22, 2015 It’s been a long wait […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 20, says Gamestop Italy

    Dying Light’s physical release has been delayed, but at least one European retailer thinks it knows what’s going on. Dying Light’s physical release date is February 20, according to Gamestop Italy. According to Tmag (Italian, via Google Translate), there’s been no response from local representatives of publisher Warner Bros. Although the digital release will take […]

  • Free online multiplayer update now available for Trials Fusion

    Online multiplayer is now available as a free update to Trials Fusion. The online component includes three new four to eight player multiplayer modes on PC, PS4 and Xbox One and up to four players on Xbox 360. These are the three new gameplay modes included with the update can be found through a previous […]

  • This video for indie survival horror Monstrum features all in-game footage

    Monstrum launches on Steam Early Access January 29 and today, you can have a look at a video for it featuring all in-game footage. Developed by Team Junkfish the survival horror game set on a derelict cargo ship which combines roguelike elements, such as procedurally generated levels and permadeath thanks to AI driven predators. Monstrum […]

  • Here’s quick look at Dead Rising: Watchtower starring Rob Riggle

    A short look at the film adaptation of Dead Rising has surfaced. Transformers director Lorenzo di Bonaventura headed the project and it was directed by Zach Lipovsky. It stars comedy actor Rob Riggle as Frank West, along with Academy Awards nominated actress Virginia Madsen (Candyman, Sideways), Dennis Haysbert (24), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time), and […]

  • A Kickstarter for Underworld Ascendant will launch next month

    OtherSide Entertainment, an independent games studio fronted by Paul Neurath, has announced it’s developing Underworld Ascendant. Neurath is the founder and CEO of the new studio ad his resume includes franchises such as Thief, System Shock and 1992′s Underworld Underworld. The studio hopes Underworld Ascendant will “innovate and revitalize” the fantasy genre. More details will […]

  • APB Reloaded heading to PS4 and Xbox One during Q2 2015

    APB Reloaded will indeed be heading to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One during late Q2 this year, which puts its release sometime around the end of June. Reloaded Productions announced in September 2014 it was working on bringing the free-to-play PC title to consoles during the Digital Media Wire event in New York City. The […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 2 -The Lost Lords arrives in February – video

    Release dates for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series have been announced. A new video offering a “first look” has also appeared. Below is the story synopsis, which you may want to skip if you haven’t played Episode One. House Forrester is in disarray. Their liege lord and his heir are dead, and Ironrath […]

  • The open beta for Nosgoth has gone live

    Consider this a friendly reminder: the Nosgoth open beta has started. Announced last week, the open beta can be accessed through the official website. Once you link your Steam account, just log into the service and start downloading the client. Everyone that plays the tester will receive double XP through January 28. More information is […]

  • First gameplay footage of Homeworld Remastered Collection being shown this weekend

    Homeworld Remastered Collection news and the first gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake will be revealed at PAX South this weekend. The news and video will be shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel at 10.30am CST on Sunday. It will also be streamed on Twitch. Gearbox is hoping to have Homeworld Remastered released by […]

  • Latest Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video delves more into combat

    Square Enix has released its latest Orience News video for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, and it provides insight into character combat styles and techniques. In the video you will see the elite combat force of Class Zero going deeper into battle to improve their skills. Combat is party-based and each of the three characters in […]

  • Something really cool happens when you finish Resident Evil HD *spoiler*

    Those who finish Resident Evil HD will be met with a really nice surprise at the end. If you wish to find out what it is on your own, DO NOT head below the break. You have been warned. According to images posted by Reddit user omeganemesis28, a thank you message from Resident Evil creator […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain release date “should be” announced soon

    A release date for Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain “should be able” to be announced soon, according to the latest Kojima Station webcast. New information on the game will also be announced at the Taipei Game Show on January 31, per Game Spark (thanks, Gemtasu). “I know you’ve all been eagerly await for […]

  • Punch-Out!!, more Throwback offerings arrive on Nintendo US eShop

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Punch-Out!!, Citizens of Earth and Part Two of the Throwback Sale. Here’s the entire update: Nintendo eShop releases Punch-Out!! (originally for Wii) – also 50% off until January 29 Citizens of Earth – introductory price of $11.99 until January 27 Breezeblox (Wii) Midnight (Wii […]

  • The Witcher Battle Arena has arrived on the App Store and Google Play

    The Witcher Battle Arena, CD Projekt RED and Fuero Games’ mobile MOBA, has been released. In Battle Arena, two three-hero teams fight it out as they try to capture and hold conquest points. The game features “no pay-to-win elements”, instead it contains a “player-friendly monetization system.” Every item and functionality can be unlocked entirely through […]

  • Second wave of Star Wars titles arrive on GOG, third wave next week

    The second wave of Star Wars titles will arrive on GOG.com today with more coming January 27. Today you can pick up the following: Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D (digital distribution premiere) Star Wars Rebellion (digital distribution premiere) Star Wars Empire at War: Gold Pack On January 27, the final three games of this wave […]

  • If Microsoft is serious about PC games, Xbox One should be the real Steam Machine

    Forget the magic space goggles. Maybe Valve doesn’t have the wherewithal to realise PC gaming’s TV dream, but Microsoft holds all the keys. If Microsoft really wants to get into PC gaming full-time, it needs to get around the table with Mr Newell and its platinum chequebook. “It’s time for us to talk about gaming […]

  • Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 releases on Steam next week

    Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 will be released on Steam for PC next week. The PC version of the was announced earlier this month and contains upgraded graphics, runs in 1080p, and has both Japanese and English audio. It will release on January 28 for $14.99. Fairy Fencer F and Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2 also coming […]

  • Take a look at the controls and special abilities in The Order: 1886

    The Order: 1886 has a new trailer available that highlights the game’s controls and reveals the two special abilities the main protagonist has at his disposal. The game uses a similar control scheme to other shooters, but just in case you wanted to see more gameplay, we’ve got just the thing. The most interesting parts […]

  • These elderly people are better at GTA 5 than you’d expect

    Do old people get video games? Namely something known for its violence like GTA? Well, you’re about to find out. The latest REACT production sits a few elderly men and women in a room and lets them play GTA 5. The results are not what you’d expect, they start off getting a feel for the […]

  • More major Microsoft titles will be coming to PC

    Microsoft will bring more of its franchises to PC. Following on from yesterday’s big Windows stream, Microsoft has released a full recap on Xbox Wire. In the blog post, the firm hid a small bit of news revealing that Fable Legends will not be the only title to come to PC. “Today we announced that […]

  • Someone is attempting to recreate Dark Souls’ Lordran in Minecraft

    Lordran, the land of the ancient lords will soon be explorable in Minecraft thanks to a passionate modder. Davweed is a talented modder attempting to recreate the entire world of Lordran in Minecraft. Lordran is the land where the entire Dark Souls game is set. The goal is to make it a 1:1 scale of […]

  • Elite: Dangerous is getting Community Goals with update 1.1 – all the details

    Patch 1.1 is Elite: Dangerous’ first major update. Developer Frontier has detailed Community Goals, the big change coming with the patch, and more. We were told last week that big additions are coming with patch 1.1, due in February. Today, we learn in more detail what those features are. Namely, what the developer is calling […]

  • Sunset Overdrive, Skyrim and Dead Rising 3 highlight this week’s Deals with Gold

    A new week, a new set of deals for Xbox Live Gold subscribers and we’ve got the full list. Major Nelson posted the deals which are live now and run through Monday, January 26. Highlights include Sunset Overdrive, Dead Rising 3, Skyrim, Final Fantasy 13-2 and more. Check the full list below. Xbox One Dead […]

  • Survarium: 10,000 FREE Premium account keys to give away

    We have 10,000 codes to give away for MMOFPS Survarium, granting the player a Premium account for 24 hours along with 5,000 Silver coins. Each key gives the player a Premium account for 24 hours along with 5,000 Silver in-game currency. A Premium account gives you 50 percent more experience, income and reputation for 24 […]

  • “I don’t like people thinking we’re doing underhanded, dirty shit,” says Evolve dev

    Despite what it looks like, Evolve developers did not intend to give out the wrong signals when it comes to the game’s DLC plan. Evolve creative director Phil Robb spoke to Destructoid in an interview that was conducted late last year about the studio’s approach to DLC, map packs and more. Robb’s idea is that […]

  • Clock Tower spiritual successor Night Cry gets first screens

    Night Cry is coming along nicely and today we get our first look at it. Ever since the announcement of Project Scissors (at the time) last September, and then the name change to Night Cry, we’ve been waiting to see what the game looks like, especially since it’s developed with mobile platforms in mind. Today, […]

  • Tekken X Street Fighter is still happening, 40 people working on it

    Tekken X Street Fighter is definitely not vaporware. A team of 40 developers is currently working on it, according to director Katushiro Harada. Harada was interviewed by Polygon. In the interview, he touched on many topics, one of which is the status of the seemingly-never-coming-out Tekken X Street Fighter. “It’s very difficult to talk about,” […]

  • From Game of Thrones to Borderlands: all of Telltale’s adventure games rated

    Telltale Games has an impressive back catalogue of licensed adventure games to its name, and we have opinions about all of them. Note that this rundown doesn’t include bundles, the non-adventure games or games published by Telltale but created by other developers. It’s also got a fair bit of speculation in it, since at least […]

  • There is probably a new Battletoads game coming

    If you’ve watched last night’s Windows presentation you knew you recognised that logo on Phil Spencer’s t-shirt. Wearing a t-shirt with a logo of an upcoming game is an antic we’ve come to expect from Xbox boss Phil Spencer now. Based on that, we wouldn’t be alone in predicting that a new Battletoads game is […]

  • Here’s a short, 60fps trailer for DmC: Definitive Edition

    DmC: Definitive Edition has a new video available that shows the game running at 60 frames-per-second. Capcom has put out a short new trailer for the Definitive Edition of DmC: Devil May Cry that takes a look at different stages and boss fights. The video begs to watched in 1080p60 quality, if your connection can […]

  • Xbox One to PC streaming targeting 1080p, 60fps

    Microsoft has revealed that it’s looking to achieve 1080p resolution at 60 frames-per-second when the Xbox One game streaming launches later this year. The question of what final resolution and framerate Xbox One game streaming will operate at was on a lot of people’s minds when the demo was shown. Thankfully, Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra has […]

  • Microsoft is looking at offering PC to Xbox streaming

    Having announced Xbox One to PC streaming as part of its Windows event last night, Microsoft said that making the process a two-way street is on the cards. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer sat down to do a group interview following the Windows event and talked a little bit about the firm’s plans for streaming, including a […]

  • Watch John Romero play Doom

    John Romero made DOOM, and now you can watch him play it, dropping many a delightful gem of insight regarding one of the most important shooters of all time. This video was organised by Double Fine as part of its Devs Play series, a thing I only just discovered and now want to marathon all […]

  • World of Speed has gotten fairly pretty over the past year

    World of Speed has produced a new trailer, showing off the racing MMO’s progress over the past year. Announced one year ago, World of Speed is looking pretty damn shiny now. Check it out in this trailer, which introduces the Mountain Spiral Road location and teases several yet to be revealed. World of Speed comes […]

  • Minecraft user data leaked in plain text – change your passwords

    Minecraft users should change their passwords and those of any accounts using the same log-in details. Minecraft’s user data servers have apparently been compromised, with user names and passwords leaked online in plain text. 1,800 Mojang accounts were affected. The news comes via German source Heise and The Guardian and has been treated quite seriously […]

  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will commence filming in August

    The sixth Resident Evil movie is back on track. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will begin filming in August, having been delayed to accomodate star Milla Jovovich’s pregnancy. In a Facebook post, Jovovich said she’s currently being very mindful of gaining enough weight to ensure a healthy birth for her second child, without the risk […]

  • Nintendo bosses “do not really understand modern gaming”, says former executive

    Former Nintendo executive Dan Adelman has provided frank insight into the Japanese platform holder’s inner workings. Adelman, who was one of Nintendo’s most important developer liaisons, left in August 2014. One of the first things he did was say that Nintendo had issued a gag order on his social media use, and shortly thereafter called […]

  • Sony’s 10% apology discount doesn’t apply to pre-orders

    Sony has updated the terms and conditions of its apology discount to exclude pre-orders. PSN members have been offered a 10% discount voucher as an apology for downtime over the holidays due to DDoS attacks. In an update to the PlayStation Blog announcement post, Sony clarified that you can’t use this for pre-orders. So. That […]

  • 343 to beta test Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking fix

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection is still broken, believe it or not. The next Halo: The Master Chief Collection update is, like most of the others so far, designed to resolve the shooter collection’s ongoing matchmaking woes. 343 Industries is determined to get it right, apparently, as it’s gone so far as to elect to […]

  • Here’s the release schedule for Star Citizen’s story and first-person modules

    Star Citizen lead Chris Roberts has shared release windows for several modules of the space simulation sandbox. Star Citizen was the focus of a BAFTA Masterclass presentation yesterday, during which Roberts outlined the game’s current development milestone goals. Polygon captured the details. The first person shooter, planetside and social elements on the game are expected […]

  • Destiny: Crota’s End Hard Mode has already been beaten

    Destiny’s toughest challenge got extra tough today, but a troop of willing Guardians stepped up to the line of duty. Destiny developer Bungie has verified the identities of the first Guardians to beat hard mode for the Crota’s End raid, which launched earlier today. Bungie User Research has confirmed the World First finishers for the […]

  • All maps and modes for Battlefield Hardline detailed

    A third map and mode has been announced for Battlefield Hardline which means all modes and maps have been revealed. The new mode is Crosshair, a second competitive mode in which a former criminal “turned state’s witness” is on the run. His former buddies, who are criminals, are trying to kill him and the cops […]

  • Alien: Isolation has sold over 1 million copies

    Alien: Isolation has sold over 1 million copies, Creative Assembly and SEGA announced today, and probably in joyous fashion, although PR mails never denote the writer’s mood. The quote included from creative lead, Alistair Hope does sound as though he is super pleased with the milestone. “It has been fantastic to watch the reviews come […]

  • Fable Legends launching on PC alongside Xbox One with cross-platform play

    Fable Legends was announced for PC today during Microsoft’s Windows 10 event, along with the news it would contain cross-platform play with Xbox One. The game will allow you to play with up to four of your friends online across both platforms. A video from the team at Lionhead, which goes into more detail, was […]

  • Parkour pioneer David Belle acted as a consultant on Dying Light

    It has been announced that actor, stunt coordinator and leading pioneer of Parkour, David Belle, consulted on Dying Light in order to bring authentic parkour to the game. According to a press release sent over by Techland, the development team worked with Belle to “verify the depiction of parkour” in the game as well as […]