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Crytek would like to see a minimum 8Gb of RAM in next batch of consoles

Saturday, 16 April 2011 15:49 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Crytek’s graphics engineer, Tiago Sousa, has said the firm would like to see at the very least 8Mb of RAM in next-gen consoles, because as it stands now: low console memory is a “crippling factor” from a “visual perspective.”

Speaking in a Making of Crysis 2 feature with Digital Foundry, Sousa said PS3 and Xbox 360′s 512Mb of DDR3 RAM with 256Mb alloted to memory is “way too low.”

“My finger-pointing at Microsoft/Sony would really be on the memory side,” he said when describing what he liked and disliked about current console hardware.

“It’s way too low, and the biggest crippling factor from a visual perspective. I would really like to see next-gen console platforms with a minimum of 8GB. My highest praise goes to the amazing work they did for their performance profilers, with Xbox 360 PIX and PS3′s GPAD. The PC industry has a lot to learn from such tools. I think it’s great to see NVIDIA’s NSight trying to raise the bar once again on this area.

“Both platforms also benefit greatly from their vast documentation and support.”

Sousa said Crytek was able to make Crysis 2 work due to both Sony and Microsoft having a range of tools at developer disposal which allows teams to extracting as “much performance as possible from the fixed architecture,” and allowing developers to optimize their code.

Thanks, GamerZines.

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40 Comments

  1. Night Hunter

    “Crytek would like to see a minimum 8Gb of RAM in next batch of consoles”

    Yeah, so would I ;)

    #1 4 years ago
  2. LOLshock94

    not about graphics your shitty game proved its not about graphics dumbass

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Fin

    I’d imagine they could come out with 32Gb and Erth would still come on to the comments section complaining about shitty sub-HD consoles.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    HAHAHA :D

    8gb of ram in the next generation? :D ARE YOU SERIOUS?

    I have 8GB of Ram (for 3 years) and it’s still not used to this date. The one game that used 6 GB was Metro 2033 at best.

    + next gen is going to be shitty Pc’s as always so no 8GB Ram. 1-2 at best.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Fin

    HOLY SHIT I’M PSYCHIC

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Gama_888

    Hmmm. 8GB of ram seems about fair enough. As a minimum this would be nice but i guess we’ll have to wait and see.

    hope there is plenty though. for next gen i want cross game video chat ;D

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    @6, no you are an idiot.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Christopher Jack

    Why on earth would a single game need 8GB of RAM? 512MB is far too low so I would say 2GB absolute minimum but hopefully 4GB. I would imagine anything higher would just inflate the cost & come with minimal benefits for the end user . This is all assuming that Sony or MS don’t go with a huge emphasis on multitasking, if they did I’d think 6GB would do.

    Crytek is clearly a PC developer, you can’t go with the same approach when working with dedicated consoles.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Gama_888

    @7 suck my balls asshole.

    you dont like my opinion then fuckoff.

    if your reffering to my example of cross game video chat this was basically a joke, but yeh i do want the next gen systems to have a great set of features so that when i sit down to play it i can do everything.

    have a game running, be talking to friends, run a web browser so an and so forth, and this does require a good amount of ram

    god you really are an asshole erth

    #9 4 years ago
  10. 2plus2equals5

    “8gb for 2013 they need more ram.”

    Hei i didn’t write this! how is it possible?

    In any case 8gb for 2011/2012 console is good, for >=2013 console they need more.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Phoenixblight

    @10

    The new gen won’t be coming out 2013. MS and SOny have said multiple times that they are following a 10 year time and MS has just started hiring for the development of the next console it will be at least 4 more years until they announce anything.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. 2plus2equals5

    @11: the problem is that wii hd is coming, ms and sony could be forced to release their next consoles sooner than later.

    It’s the same situation of 3ds and psp2, before the 3ds no one needed the psp2…

    Damn you nintendo…

    #12 4 years ago
  13. blackdreamhunk

    yup that would mean you would be paying more for you consoles too. More hardware = more more production costs and more expensive consoles too.

    Also on the pc 8 g may even go obsolete. One more thing I think the gaming Industry has gone down hill.

    I am only buying two games this year guild wars 2 and mass effect. I am no longer going to be buying up grades for my pc. I don’t need too, I am going to spend my money else where and finding a new hobby.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Phoenixblight

    @12

    There will be no releasing of anything early unless they want to just put a piece of plastic with some wires inside. It takes at least 4-5 years for the companies to come up with their console and R&D it. Nintendo will come out with whatever they want but at the moment 3rd Party developers are not even looking at Nintendo. Nintendo will not make a system that goes beyond the price of the 360 or Ps3. They would be doing more damage to them self than helping.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. UuBuU

    He’s right, but here’s a better idea – stop being money-greedy whores and focus on PC-exclusive games which are beyond what the current consoles can handle.

    If more developers did this, the market for PC gaming would grow.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Noodlemanny

    8GB of RAM? HA LOL…

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Maximum Payne

    He act like he can’t make that what he want on PC…

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Phoenixblight

    @15

    They probably would but devs and publishers are so scared of Piracy that its much easier to whine about what current consoles can handle.

    Consoles outsell PC games 10:1 so you can go PC exclusive but really you won’t be making much money as you would going with the console.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. 2plus2equals5

    @14:
    after the release of their consoles companies immediately work on successors, so it’s not impossible to ms and sony to release their next consoles in 2012/13

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Phoenixblight

    @19

    No they didn’t as I said MS just barely started hiring why would they just started hiring if they started making the 360 successor back in 2005. Think for a moment there. 360 cost MS hundred of millions of dollars to develop and they are still taking a loss per unit sold. Both MS and Sony have said 10 years and thats what we will get. Plus whatever Nintendo is coming out won’t out shine the next gen it simply won’t it hasn’t been Nintendo thing since Gamecube.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. 2plus2equals5

    @20:
    I really hope that this gen lasts for a long time, but i doubt it will achieve the 10 years goal :(
    PS:
    hiring new developers for the new console development doesn’t mean that they haven’t already started r&d for the new console.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Hunam

    @20 The 360 wasn’t that expensive to make at all. The PS3 was, but the 360 used off the shelf components to make. They also stopped making a loss on each console a few years ago and the whole business unit is making a tidy profit these days.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Phoenixblight

    @22

    I was going off of 2 year old data not going into the newer model so you could be right.

    @21

    “hiring new developers for the new console development doesn’t mean that they haven’t already started r&d for the new console.”

    Not hiring developers but actual engineers which is needed for the R&D. If they were developing a system someone would have found out about it one way or another look at Nintendo some unknown source leaked it to Game informer, it wasn’t through official channels.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Lounds

    next gen consoles will use Hybrid CPU’s so they can make them smaller, don’t see why you’d need more than 4gb, but hey maybe we haven’t see true 1080p high rez textures because Consoles slow down the potential of PC games, hopefully BF3 will prove this right

    #24 4 years ago
  25. mojo

    “Tiago Sousa, has said the firm would like to see at the very least 8Mb of RAM in next-gen consoles”

    8 Megabit?
    i know, 1MB RAM would make for some proper lulz, but 8_G_B would still be better

    ;)

    #25 4 years ago
  26. dtyk

    I honestly don’t see what’s so insane about 8gb of ram. NOT that I can foresee consoles having that anytime soon, but I sure wouldn’t mind having 8gb to run something like the new unreal demo Samaritan.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Erthazus

    More Ram = Better graphics, better AI, better functionality.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. NoxNoctisUmbra

    Many of you are retarded thinking new xbox and playstation won’t be released within two years. They said 10 year cycle specifically for xbox 360 and ps3 just like ps2 had a 10 year cycle while ps3 came out.
    8 gigs do sound about right. Ps2 era was 480p this gen is 720p with very few true 1080p games. Next gen will have to be at least 1080p with ato least 60 fps since many tvs now are sold with 120 and 240hz. For next gen consoles to shine they really need to make that huge step in graphics. 4 to 8 gigs of ram is really a must. Also ram is super cheap these days I don’t see why they won’t have at least 4 gigs in the year to two of relese. Wii 2 with half a gig of Ram is a joke.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Phoenixblight

    @28

    I have proof what do you have to support that the consoles will be released in two years?

    Microsoft just started to hire for the next system and saying that there will be nothing announced until 2013-2015 and Sony saying they have no plans for the next gen yet. Or going off your speculation based on nothing which is all it is.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Bloodyghost

    @29 if they kept to every word that came out of there mouths then we would be living one fucked up word. OF COURSE they will dismiss speculation and rumors. I remember one of the higher ups in MS talk about when Xbox 360 came out, they then started building and investing into a new console.

    The fact Nintendo, NINTENDO!, is running out of the line right now, shows you that the next generation is coming.

    The fact that most companies are jumping to the PC to give them the graphics they deserve for there platforms, just like most did back in last generation (remember that Half Life 2 game? Doom 3?) and back before then! and before then with Doom, shows that new Consoles are coming around the corner.

    The only problem I see with 8Gb of Ram is the fact that its a good 80 dollars, added to the awesomesauce GPU and Motherboard which has to be ahead of when other manufactors get hands on it.

    Next Platforms will probably be 600 dollars, at least, if they fall suit with 8GB of RAM and a brand new big GPU and motherboard.

    I am fine with a price like that, IF I do get the Unreal Engine 3.5 for DX12 on it.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Gama_888

    i dont think the consoles will be out in the next 2 years, im kinda hoping there not.
    This gen’s bin pretty awesome in terms of games, and its still got some stamina left in it.

    i said earlier i think they will probably have only have just been announced in 3 years, or maybe we’ll be seeing some early specs like what were seeing now with the wii2**

    #31 4 years ago
  32. Bloodyghost

    @31 if this gen wont move on then its going the games will start declining. The fact that developers, one who dont want generations to move on, want this generation to move on tells a lot.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. dtyk

    @27
    You misunderstood my meaning. It was directed at people going “8GB NO WAY!?!?!?! THATS RIDICULOUS!!”

    That.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. Gama_888

    @32 But the games of this gen still look and play amazing.
    i really dont think we need new consoles anytime soon.

    The devs complaining about the weakness of current gen consoles are just graphics whores :P
    iv heard a lot of people say they thought Crysis 2 sucked, thats not my opinion btw i have not played it. But it just goes to show that games really are not all about the graphics.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. YoungZer0

    Wow, just wow. That takes balls. Really. They didn’t even try to push the boundaries of the PC with Crysis 2 and now dare to complain? What the fuck you complaining about?! The consoles didn’t limit your game from being great; you did! You could’ve delivered the game you wanted by paying more attention to the PC version.

    #35 4 years ago
  36. dtyk

    @35

    I totally agree. As amazing as Crysis 2 looked, it wasn’t impressive. They could’ve made THE game.

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Lounds

    but surely 4gb of ram running at lets say in 2 years time 3ghz is surely better than lets say 8gb of ram running at 800mhz?

    so quality rather than quantity imo

    #37 4 years ago
  38. El_MUERkO

    I’d like to see 48gb of VDDR6 shared between the 128 core CPU/GPU single chip of uber.

    #38 4 years ago
  39. HauntaVirus

    ya, doesn’t really make sense to have a cell proc and then gimp it by only having 512mb…WTF.

    Next gen consoles should really have 12gb of ram and 2-3gb vram. This is 4-5 years down the road so they will need it.

    #39 4 years ago
  40. jeremycafe

    I enjoyed every minute of crysis 2. While playing in 3D might have had a major factor of that, it was still a good game that didnt end after 4 hours like every other FPS out there.

    #40 4 years ago

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    Placeholder images for SteamVR icons have been found and it looks like there may be support for Alien: Isolation, so if you enjoy soiling yourself, get psyched! NeoGAF members found a thread on Reddit, where a little rooting around in a Steam directory unearthed the images. The list includes both games and apps, and as […]

  • Xbox Live multiplayer is free this weekend on Xbox 360

    Xbox 360 players in all Xbox Live regions can play multiplayer online for free this weekend. If you are a Silver member, this means you are Golden from May 1-3 and can play multiple games online with your buddies. All you have to do is log-in to Xbox Live.

  • Assassin’s Creed actor Michael Fassbender confirms film production starts September

    The Assassin’s Creed movie will start production this fall, actor Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, 300, X-Men:First Class) as confirmed. Speaking with ComingSoon.net, Fassbender said filming will start in September, which is inline with Ubisoft’s announcement in February. The actor will star in the film alongside Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard, both reuniting with their MacBeth director Justin […]

  • Eve Online boss states VR won’t be as big as we think next year

    I don’t think I’m the only one who wants VR to hurry up and manifest into a Sword Art Online-esque reality. Unfortunately, the chief executive officer at the studio behind Eve Online doesn’t think that will be happening any time soon. Talking to Venture Beat, Hilmar Veigar Pétursson touched on his excitement at the prospects […]

  • The Last of Us: Left Behind goes standalone in May on PS3, PS4

    Naughty Dog has announced that The Last of US DLC Left Behind will be released as a standalone experience next month. It can be purchased for both PlayStation 3 and PS4 through the PS Store and a two-hour demo of the Factions multiplayer will also be made available. “The Left Behind standalone game will have […]

  • EA’s annual E3 press conference takes place on June 15

    Electronic Arts has announced its annual E3 2015 press conference will take place the day before the show kicks off on June 15. EA, Microsoft, Sony and Ubisoft always hold press events the day before E3 officially starts, so this isn’t any surprise, really. The presser, dubbed “Live to Play”, will last one hour and […]

  • Steam exchange rate mix-up closes down community market

    The Steam community market was buggered up big time today after a mix-up with currency conversion had items selling from practically nothing, to millions of dollars. PC Gamer picked up on the news after a thread on Reddit appeared with screenshots depicting just how silly things were getting over there. The currency exchange rate data […]

  • Britney Spears signs five-year deal with Glu for new mobile game

    Pop star Britney Spears has signed a five-year deal with Glu mobile for a new, untitled game. The mobile game will feature her “voice, likeness, and creative influence,” and is due for release sometime next year. Glu also signed a deal with Katy Perry in February, so expect a game revolving around her to hit […]

  • Large Activision publisher sale on Steam discounts Call of Duty, Prototype, more

    Activision has put the majority of its library on sale through Steam this weekend, and if other titles weren’t included, it could be referred to as a Call of Duty sale. Below are a few standouts. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Gold Edition 25% off Call of Duty: Ghosts 67% off Call of Duty: […]

  • The Dota 2 International Compendium is out, second Stretch Goal almost complete

    The International Compendium has been released for Dota 2 with the prize pool sitting at a lovely $1,917,155 as of press time. Valve said over the weekend to expect the International Compendium to drop sometime this week. As with previous years, those who purchase the Compendium can earn rewards by completing challenges, making predictions and by […]

  • If permadeath RTS games are up your alley, check out indie project XO

    The Square Enix Collective showcases projects for a limited time to help drum up community support and potential backers, and RTS title XO from Jumpdrive Studios is worth taking a look at. The teaser trailer is fairly brief, but if you visit the page for XO over at the Square Enix Collective, it’s understandable – […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch disables mods. Here’s how to get them working again

    A new patch for the PC version of GTA 5 was released yesterday and, as it turns out, has wiped the ability to use mods with the game. The wasn’t great news for some players, but YouTuber taltigolt has already figured out how to play the PC version with mods after installing the patch. Matt […]

  • Xbox One ad stealth launches a mysterious Halo 5 competition

    A new Xbox One advert released today isn’t as straightforward as it appears. The trailer has a couple of pretty conspicuous ‘glitches’ throughout, and members of NeoGAF wasted no time in breaking it down. The first item of interest is the screen from the hunt the signal site, which displays an error message when accessed […]

  • Battlefield 4 Jungle map improved with latest update

    DICE LA has updated the Battlefield 4 Jungle map, adding more foliage and a new route. As demonstrated by Westie in the video above, the map now has the kind of foliage you’d expect in the jungle, helping to conceal infantry players. The update also tweaks positions of objective points and has added a concealed […]

  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate free DLC pack for May includes Metroid and Mega Man armour

    The May DLC pack for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate boasts some big ticket items, including Metroid, Street Fighter, and Mega Man gear. This big fat chunk of free DLC, detailed on the capcom unity blog, includes Hunter equipment: Metroid’s Varia Suit Metroid’s Zero Suit Metroid’s Arm Cannon Taiko Drum Master Hunting Horn USJ’s Star Rook […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for May 1, 2 – Hard Light edition

    Here he comes with his weird face, dealing goods and gear for Guardians. It’s Friday. Xur: Agent of the Nine is back in the Tower. Of Course he is. Got your Strange Coins? Here’s what’s in his bag this week: Ruin Wings [Exotic Titan gauntlets] – 13SC Don’t Touch Me [Exotic Hunter gauntlets] – 13SC […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC drops for PS4 on May 26

    Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC has now been announced for May 26 for PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360. The announcement was made on Twitter via the official Dragon Age account. Mark your calendars! #DAIJawsOfHakkon pic.twitter.com/mU1WfkSrQV — Dragon Age (@dragonage) May 1, 2015 The DLC was released for PC and Xbox One back in March thanks to […]

  • New Witcher 3 screenshots highlight Geralt’s questionable fashion choices

    Even though The Witcher 3 release date is drawing closer, it still feels like a million year away. So here are some more screenshots to tide you over until then. We got to look at in-game shots yesterday, but these new screens show Geralt riding through some gorgeously vibrant mountains, in the midst of combat […]

  • Sims Gurus patch out pregnant men

    Say goodbye to The Sims 4 unique take on fatherhood, as The Sims Gurus confirm that male pregnancies are no more. The Sims 4 players have been reporting high numbers of alien abductions, leaving their male characters with sore bottoms and a bellyful of alien baby. Kotaku reports that not everyone was getting their knickers […]

  • Black Mesa countdown probably points to Half-life remake release date

    Half-life remake Black Mesa may have a release date at last. Black Mesa is a Source Engine remake of the original Half-life, which like everything related to Half-life feels like it’s taking forever to come out. The first part launched in September 2012, and it looks like we might have a release date for the […]

  • Spector puts down rumours of troubled Epic Mickey development

    Epic Mickey seemed like a surprising follow-up project from the man who made Deus Ex, but Warren Spector has put down rumours of a difficult relationship with Disney. Epic Mickey displays several qualities found in Spector’s other games and which he has always espoused in interviews – heck, this is the man whose dream it […]

  • Ubisoft makes good on Child of Light promise with free eBook

    Child of Light fans can check out a gorgeous new illustrated book set in the world of Lumeria. Earlier this month, creator Patrick Plourde confirmed that there were more Child of Light projects on the way. As we expected from the cagey wording, at least the first of these projects isn’t a game: it’s an […]

  • Half-life episode from Junction Point would have featured a magnet gun

    Half-life seems to be on near permanent hold, but at least we can glean some insight into what might once have been. Junction Point’s cancelled Half-life game came up in Warren Spector’s Reddit AMA overnight. Commenting that he isn’t sure whether he’ll get into legal trouble for discussing the project, Spector gave a few comments […]

  • Destiny: exclusive shader, emblem on offer with Nepal benefit shirt

    Destiny developer Bungie has asked Guardians to offer their aid, and they’ve already responded in troves. A new Destiny shirt added to the Bungie Store is the object of a fundraising drive to provide aid in Nepal following a devastating earthquake this week. Bungie popped the pretty stylish shirt on sale earlier today, offering an […]

  • What does the creator of Deus Ex think of Human Revolution and Mankind Divided?

    Deus Ex creator Warren Spector seems pretty positive about the direction the sci-fi series has followed under Square Enix’s hand. Deus Ex was created by Spector and his team at Ion Storm, and remained with Eidos after the developer shuttered. When Square Enix purchased the British publisher, it put new studio Eidos Montreal to work […]

  • Protest Goat secures future for Elite Dangerous destruction derbies

    One of the stranger and more beautiful stories to manifest in the gaming world this week, I think. Elite: Dangerous has given birth to an unintended, emergent style of gameplay; a destruction derby like affair where players gather in no combat areas to both race and gleefully smash into each other until a victor limps […]

  • Destiny’s stunning landscapes captured in panoramas

    Destiny has some beautiful environments, which screenshots don’t necessarily do justice to. Walking around Destiny exclaiming over the lighting effects and the tiny animated details is the best way to experience Bungie’s tremendous achievements, but these panorama images stitched together from in-game screenshots are a good second. Click to see them fullsize. Redditor CenturyEagle made […]

  • Star Wars Disney Infinity re-release on the cards – rumour

    Star Wars is a no-brainer for Disney Infinity, and at long last it looks like it’s happening. A Star Wars re-release called Disney Infinity 3.0 has reportedly leaked from German retailers. We have to lable this one a rumour as we haven’t seen the original source, but the story was originally reported by DisKingdom, which […]

  • Award-winning mobile indie Monument Valley out now on Windows Phone

    Windows Phone’s game selection can be a bit restrictive, but has expanded delightfully today: Monument Valley is now available. Monument Valley is one of those gorgeous, mind-bending puzzlers the indie scene produces on the regular, winning awards and consuming everyone’s lives for weeks on end. Developed by Ustwo Games, with beautiful, understated art from Ken […]

  • Old-school EverQuest servers safe from legal troubles thanks to Daybreak agreement

    EverQuest rights holder Daybreak Game Company given its blessing to the wonderful Project 1999. EverQuest: Project 1999 is one of those lovely ideas that it are all too often crushed by the realities of the games industry. An entirely fan-managed affair, it provides an emulated version of the classic EverQuest experience, which is no longer […]

  • Free Dragon Age short stories fill us in on Corypheus’s followers

    Dragon Age: Inquisition developer BioWare invites you to learn more about the lore and characters that make up its beautiful role-playing setting. Dragon Age is set in Thedas, a world still only partially revealed by the three core games to date. BioWare puts a heck of a lot of work into its worldbuilding, employing a […]

  • Remember that gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo? It now utilizes DirectX 12

    Remember the gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo Square Enix showed off three years ago? The firm showed it again at Microsoft’s Build Conference, this time utilizing DirectX 12. The Witch Chapter 0 [cry] real-time tech demo was created from research Square conducted using real-time CG technology and DX12 in collaboration with Microsoft and Nvidia. The […]

  • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones sneaks onto GOG and Steam services

    Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones can now be purchased through GOG and Steam. On both services it will run you £12.99/€14.99/$14.99. Links here and here. The game features: Fully explorable ‘Metroidvania’ style overworld, laying siege to a diabolical cloning facility with varied and detailed environments. A variety of special equipment to unlock new […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Ascendance has arrived on PC, PlayStation consoles

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players on PC and PlayStation consoles can now download the Ascendance DLC. The second content pack contains the OHM weapon, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the second entry in the Exo Zombies saga, Infection. Four new maps are also included: Perplex, Site 244, Climate, and Chop Shop. Ascendance was […]

  • Latest Xbox 360 system update is live, now supports 2TB hard drives

    Xbox 360 now supports 2TB hard drives via the latest system update for the console. Support for the drives was announced earlier this month and has been available for preview members. “In addition we will also no longer reserve space in advance on your hard drive,” said the firm. “If you are using 16GB of […]

  • Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee launches tomorrow

    Playtonic Games has announced the Kickstarter campaign for its spiritual successor to the Banjo Kazooie series, Yooka-Laylee, will launch tomorrow. The title of the game was announced today along with the Kickstarter date. Formerly known as Project Ukulele, the 3D platformer is said to be “between the size of Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie,” and stars Yooka […]

  • Console version of Mistwalker’s Terra Battle is in development

    Now that Mistwalker’s Terra Battle has surpassed 2 million downloads on mobile, the developer is now working on a console version of the tactical RPG. As part of the original Download Starter campaign, the 2 million milestone means the company will begin development on Terra Battle’s console version with details to be announced at a […]

  • Prison break game The Escapists is heading to PlayStation 4 from May 29

    The Escapists, Mouldy Toof’s prison break game originally released as a timed console exclusive Xbox One, has a release date for PlayStation 4. For those unfamiliar with the title, which is also a PC release, it tasks players’ time management skills as they do a bit of digging and crafting, and other prison-type stuff as […]

  • Dead Island 2 delayed into 2016 to ensure series is “taken to the next level”

    Dead Island 2 has been delayed into 2016 by Yager in order to ensure the sequel “takes Dead Island to the next level.” According to a tweet from the developer, it set “big goal” for the game, and in order to deliver what fans expect, the team needs more time to reach development goals. “We […]

  • Project Cars: here’s a list of all available cars at launch

    Project Cars will contain many, many cars and if we are counting correctly, there will be 74 total at launch. The standard edition contains 65 total, and when factoring the free car as well as the Modified and Limited Edition cars packs, you can add an additional nine cars to the mix. Comb through the […]

  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

    Team Fortress 2 will soon feature support for competitive matchmaking, which Valve says is a “high priority” project for it at the moment. According to a report from TeamFortress.tv, which visited Valve headquarters recently, Valve is looking into the possibility of 6v6 or 9v9 matches 9v9, a possible quick play option and it is also […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch fixes garage, Job crashes – full notes here

    Rockstar has pushed out a 353 MB patch for GTA 5 on PC The patch fixes a number of annoying bugs related to vehicles and garages, some deathmatch issues and purchase errors. It should also fix various freezing and crashing bugs, as well as a little issue with Steam. Time will tell if the patch […]

  • Fire Emblem If will come in White Kingdom and Black Kingdom versions with amiibo support

    We’ve finally got some juicy details on the next Fire Emblem game, but the most interesting aspect is that there will be two versions of the game. According to Siliconera, who translated an interview between Intelligent Systems and 4Gamer, there will a White Kingdom and a Black Kingdom version that offer different aspects of the […]

  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess heads west with “Golden Toilet” pre-order bonus

    Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess will debut on western PlayStation 4 systems this summer, Koei Tecmo has announced. It is also coming to PS3 and Vita. The game was produced by Keisuke Kikuchi of Fatal Frame fame and takes up where Deception 4: Blood Ties left off allowing players to relive Laegrinna’s pursuit to free […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario demo, Paper Mario, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo of Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, Paper Mario on Virtual Console, and amiibo Tap. The full update is below. eShop update amiibo Tap – free – Wii U Star Wars Pinball DLC – Wii U Paper Mario – Wii U […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC port handed off to Nixxes

    The PC port of the new Deus Ex has been handed over to Netherlands based studio, Nixxes software. After the initial reveal trailer at the beginning of April, we’ve only had a few morsels in the way of additional news. The most intriguing tidbit to date has got to be the fact that you’ll be […]