Crysis 2 DX11 patch finally released, detailed, videoed

Monday, 27 June 2011 18:37 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Crytek has released the DirectX 11 patch for Crysis 2 after a false start last week which saw information posted then pulled.

The Crysis 2 Ultra Upgrade is available via an auto installation when you boot up your PC copy of the shooter.

It’s cost you 2.3Gb. You will get:

  • Tessellation + Displacement Mapping
  • High Quality HDR Motion Blur
  • Realistic Shadows with Variable Penumbra
  • Sprite Based Bokeh Depth of Field
  • Parallax Occlusion Mapping
  • Particles Motion Blur, Shadows and Art Updates
  • Water Rendering improvements and using Tessellation + Displacement Mapping
  • Realtime Local Reflections (DX9)
  • Contact Shadows (DX9)
  • Improved Tone Mapping (DX9)

There are more details on Crytek’s website, including the fact that the game’s map editor will release on Wednesday.

Check out a video of the upgrade’s features below.


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  1. Erthazus

    Just some current generation effects. Nothing here that will blow any PC or gamer that wants the best performance. Just a standard list of a “must” things for the PC version.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Heinekeno

    DX11 package was delayed for too long to still have the BOOM effect.

    Anyway I hope Crytek learned to not joke around PC gamers!

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Looks nice. Water especially. I’ll be checking it out for sure. :)

    #3 4 years ago
  4. DSB

    Seriously, who needs a game when you can have interactive water?

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Erthazus

    Not even better then in Crysis 1. This is hillarious. With all Direct X11 herp derp, not even close.

    That just shows what is consolization.

    @DSB, Interactive Water is actually a really fantastic thing. You can use to add gameplay features to it. It’s basically what Uncharted 3 does, but much better.
    Uncharted 3 water is scripted, but here it can add depth (if it was designed that way).

    Example: you are in the laboratory where is a giant aquarium. Shoot it and all stuff with the fishies are going to be all over the place. You can swim in that water, do other stuff.
    You can also use it for some “water puzzles”.
    In CE editor you can also use it, adding water level. It’s pretty simple and very effective for your own game|mod whatever. :)

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Maximum Payne

    @5 Well half of those improved are could add without DX11 and it would be much better if they work onimproving AI and release mood tool rather then this upgrade that look almost the same….

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Gama_888

    @5 Jc Erth get a grip
    They have released a (free) PURELY GRAPHICAL update into a game when they had no real reason to do so other than pleasing their fans and you are STILL bitching?

    #7 4 years ago
  8. YoungZer0

    @7: What did you expect from him? Bitching is all he does. That’s why Crytek should not give two fucks about the PC Community. Spoiled Brats, all of them.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Erthazus

    @7, first of all. Thats not free.

    A: You need to buy a game.
    B: That update should be from the start.
    C: It’s not add something mind blown to the experience. It’s a standard belts and whistles that almost every deveoper do these days.
    D: I’m not bitching. I don’t care really. I don’t play Crysis 2.

    That update can make any mod team in a few months and they will do it even better like with first Crysis.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. YoungZer0

    @9: Of course it’s free. Your logic is as flawed as ever.

    #10 4 years ago

    They’re only trying to shift a few more copies…

    I’m not sure that this is enough, though.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. ultramega

    “Spoiled Brats, all of them.”
    And your ignorant comment demonstrates why I have no respect for you.

    Not all of us act like Erthazus. You sound just as bad as him.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. YoungZer0

    @12: I don’t even know you. Also: PC is my main gaming platform. But i’d never admit it with people like Erth around.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. DSB

    There’s no difference between platform fanatics, whether it’s PC, PS3 or 360. A cunt is a cunt.

    I definitely wouldn’t call us spoiled though. Waiting for ports of excellent games is no fun.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Hunam

    But saying PC gamers are spoilt after 5 years of truly terrible ports which are half baked and often broken is a bit much.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. YoungZer0

    @15: I wasn’t talking about the whole 5 years, but primarily about this kind of example. They get something for free and still find something to complain about. They should be lucky it’s EA and not Activision, they’d ask for 15 Euros.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Gekidami

    So PC gamers act like elite pricks for no reason whatsoever then? Thats even worst.

    #17 4 years ago

    Many of them act like they’re something special because they can’t handle the fact that they have to spend £thousands on hardware for games which are better on console.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. DSB

    It is pretty hard to handle though.

    Putting down 1000 euro for a machine that isn’t even capable of giving proper head or making you waffles, is not that easy to explain to people.

    Ports have gotten a lot better though. I can just hook up my gamepad and most games will change the entire control interface without making me lift a finger.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Patrick Garratt

    Watch this video of the first game at 1080p. I don’t think I’ve ever really watched it running at max before. It’s completely mental:

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Phoenixblight

    While it had the eye candy that made any developer and gamer alike drool it lacked in aesthetics and without that all you have is a very shallow game. Eye candy =/= Fun Game

    #21 4 years ago
  22. DSB

    It was a huge achievement for its time, I just wish it would’ve been half as much fun as Far Cry.

    @21 Hi5! Same timestamp and everything.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Phoenixblight

    We haz l337 skill7 yo.

    #23 4 years ago

    It’s a bit of a silly situation…

    A few years ago, only the top hardware could run the top games on max settings.

    These days, your average gaming laptop can do that, so all the hardcore modders are pretty much just wasting their cash.

    People who used to boast about getting 86fps out of Crysis from their 7900GTX and overclocked Pentium 4s now have to settle for console ports.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. DSB

    @24 I guess it kinda depends on what you’re aiming at.

    I’m totally damaged from having grown up a PC gamer. Once games start getting choppy as soon as you dial them up to max, then it’s time to invest in new hardware.

    If you just want to “run” games, then you could easily spend half of what a highend PC will set you back, but if you want to max them out, then you’re going to have to shell it out.

    The main problem with ports is that a lot of them should really run a lot smoother than they do, but the publishers seem to be shorting us on the optimization, so the extra horsepower sometimes comes in handy, even when it shouldn’t be neccesary.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Erthazus

    86 fps out of 7900 GTX? Are you high or something? You won’t get solid 25 fps on minimum setting with 7900 GTX and 4 pentium.

    to run Crysis 1 on Ultra High with solid 60 fps you need already a 100 series geforce on PC. 100 series GPU = i mean Geforce 200 series and so on.
    To run Crysis 1 on solid 40+ fps on high you need Dual core with Geforce 8800 gtx or 9800 GTX with 1 GB Ram.

    and no one acts as something “Special”. I will spend money on console or PC or whatever it is as long as it gives me the best out of best. Money is not a problem for me and never was. Gaming is gaming. It’s costly and i’m ok with this.


    “Watch this video of the first game at 1080p. I don’t think I’ve ever really watched it running at max before. It’s completely mental:

    if you have good PC, you can check this game with the same quality these days. It’s not a benchmark anymore.
    But this video does not give it a proper justice. In-game it looks much better to be honest.

    @YoungZero, you can relax with your trolling. I don’t reply to you because you are brain damaged. It’s a free software for Crysis 2 which cost money. Without Crysis 2 it’s a piece of free code. So go figure, professor.

    #26 4 years ago


    The main problem is the length of the necessary upgrade cycle for everyone, though.

    You’re looking at a new midrange rig every couple of years or a new high end one about once every 3 to 4.

    New directx versions have the potantial to make old graphics cards practically obsolete, whereas on console, the best looking, smoothest games usually get released about 7-8 years after the console was originally released.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Erthazus

    “the best looking, smoothest games usually get released about 7-8 years after the console was originally released.”

    aha… Especially “smoothest”.

    “New directx versions have the potantial to make old graphics cards practically obsolete”

    Direct X is just an API and nothing more. To make a hardware obsolete you first need to release something with Direct X that is worth something. Since direct X9 there was not a lot of departure, because all it adds just visual effects these days.

    RAGE is on Direct X9 and it’s ONLY on direct X9 even on PC. It looks amazing, because of the proprietary technology.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. DSB

    @27 Not to mention all the problems that has to pose for all the developers.

    With a console you have one set of hardware you need to accomodate, with the PC you have a million different combinations. 40% of PC gamers will be able to run Battlefield 3 with the recommended hardware, 80% will be able to run it at lower settings.

    That’s still 20% of a base that you at least wouldn’t lose on tech if you made a console game.

    It’s been a while since I’ve seen a game run poorly on either ATI or Nvidia cards, but for indie developers it’s not uncommon.

    I don’t have any delusions about “my” platform. It’s behind the curve when it comes to accomodating the people whom we’d like to make games for it.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Patrick Garratt

    I’ve just got a new PC. It’s got this in it:

    - Intel® Core™i5-2400 Quad Core (3.10GHz, 6MB Cache) + HD Graphics
    - ASUS® P8H61-M LE/USB3 (NEW REV 3.0): M-ATX, USB 3.0, SATA 3.0Gb/s
    - RAM 4GB SAMSUNG DDR3 DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz (2 X 2GB)
    - 1GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 550 Ti – DVI,HDMI,VGA – DX® 11, 3D Vision Ready

    Will it make Crysis look like that?

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Erthazus

    Yes. Absolutely. 30-45 fps. Just on one condition: Vista or Windows 7 required

    #31 4 years ago
  32. DSB

    That should do it PatGar. I have almost the same GFX card and I can run it on full, but with slightly less antialiasing than the max.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Patrick Garratt

    It’s got Windows 7, yeah. Right. I’ll try that, then.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. Patrick Garratt

    I still really do want to play Crysis 2, though. I know Crysis was dull in the back half, but the jungle sections were great fun, I thought.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. YoungZer0

    @26: Downloading it doesn’t cost you anything, so it’s by definition Free. Go figure, idiot.

    I also love how you reply to my comment, saying you don’t reply to my comment. Just goes to show how broken your logic is.

    #35 4 years ago
  36. DSB

    Crysis 2 is a step up in terms of the setting and atmosphere, and it looks gorgeous, but I miss feeling like the AI is actually trying to outdo me.

    The AI is so stupid in Crysis 2 that it doesn’t feel like a great accomplishment to kill a squad of soldiers. In Far Cry you always had to stay on your toes, and that would’ve gone for Crysis as well if not for the invisibility, but that whole feeling gets a swift kick in the nuts with Crysis 2.

    The fact that they left a huge bug in the game which meant that I couldn’t upgrade my suit, because the “nanomoney thingy” used to upgrade it was reset every time you left the game, was slightly trying as well. Fixed now, but around launch it was terrible.

    The difficulty and the placement of checkpoints are puzzling at best, standard difficulty is literally for dummies, and it cost me an hour or two of gameplay to realize it wasn’t getting harder. In Crysis and Far Cry it would checkpoint-save every time you took 5 steps, but in Crysis 2, you’ll easily lose 5 minutes of gameplay on a slip-up.

    #36 4 years ago
  37. YoungZer0

    @36: Agree on Setting, Atmosphere and AI. I really don’t understand what they did to the AI. Something went very wrong there. Especially if you consider how good the previous AI was.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. Erthazus

    @35, can you stop editing your comment, professor? :D

    #38 4 years ago
  39. YoungZer0

    @38: A little bit of editing wouldn’t hurt your comments.

    #39 4 years ago
  40. Mike W


    Is this a good setup to run Crysis 1 & 2 at max settings? Help me this is my first PC that I’m building

    ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard – $170

    CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1333C7 G – $84.99

    Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950 – $269

    MSI R5770 Hawk Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card – $144.99

    LG Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner – OEM – $19.99

    Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5″ Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive – $60

    Thermaltake V5 Black Edition Mid-Tower Gaming Chassis With Embedded Handle VL70001W2Z – $59

    NZXT HALE90-750-M 750W ATX 12V v2.2, EPS 12V v2.91 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply – $159

    $969 total.

    #40 4 years ago
  41. R3leaZ


    It’s a nice rig but it’s missing some essential hardware :p It’s atleast pwning my rig xD

    Aren’t you forgetting to add the costs for the OS?

    Good setting but the 5770 is starting to show a little dust :\.

    Oh and don’t forget a sound card (adds a pretty big difference to your overall gameplay, a good one against micro stutter and such since cpu doesn’t have to do anything for sound then.)

    Dude where is the air/water cooler?

    tip: I think it’s better to have 2 (or more) harddrives cuz you can sort your games from your “work” stuff. If you add the games to the secondary harddrive and your other software to your primary (OS). You almost won’t need to defrag your (games) harddrive at all. (except if you start deleting some of them)

    don’t forget to add all these costs to the total xD

    Second EDIT:

    Here are the recommended system requirements:

    Having one of the packages installed
    o 64-bit Operating System
    o Fast HDD or even SSD
    o Quad Core CPU
    o 8GB of RAM
    o DX9 compatible graphic card with 1GB Video Memory

    Having both packages installed and active:
    o 64-bit Operating System
    o Fast HDD or even SSD
    o Quad Core CPU
    o 8GB of RAM
    o DX11 compatible graphic card with 1.5GB Video Memory

    added link to dx11-faq:

    #41 4 years ago
  42. bpcgos

    @mike w
    Nice setup there, But probably you should spend more $ on graphic card (gt 460/6850 minimum) and less on mother board (except if you want to overclock your rig). I’m always be a budget pc gamer all this time, my motherboard always been under $100 (use BIOSTAR or Asrock, both have a nice support and bios feature for its price with asrock as a subsidiary of ASUS). I dont think there will be any significants differences between high priced and low priced motherboard (I’ve been using those mobo for several years and there’s no prob at all) and I’m always spend more on graphic card.

    #42 4 years ago
  43. Maximum Payne

    ^^ Also you don’t need 6 or 8 gigs of ram it is useless for gaming.
    Also you can save up a little bit on CPU you don’t need I7 for gaming maybe you should find sandy bridge models but if money is not problem then def you should buy much better graphic like 6950.If you have budget limit then you safe up from:cpu,ram and motherboard

    #43 4 years ago

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    As of patch 1.8 for GTA 5 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a few graphical issues have cropped up leading some to believe there has been a stealth downgrade to the game’s overall graphics. Over the past couple of days, Reddit went nuts over a video showing what appears to be a downgrade to […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for March 27, 28 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at The Tower in Destiny to rid you of your Strange Coins. Xur: Agent of the Nine has once again made it to Destiny’s Tower to sell you Exotic weapons and gear in exchange for Strange Coins and Motes of Light. For this weekend, Xur can be found […]

  • Destiny vault space upgrade will have enough room for every Exotic

    Destiny is finally getting the vault space upgrade players have been begging for almost since launch week. Destiny players can currently use vault space to store 20 pieces of amour, 20 weapons and 20 general item stacks. In the latest Bungle Weekly Update, the developer revealed that as of patch 1.1.2, due before House of […]

  • Half-Life 2: Update mod applies some sparkle to the original title

    Half-Life 2: Update will be available tomorrow, and thanks to the modding community, those who own the vanilla version of the game can apply a visual update to the 2004 title. The comparison video shows you the differences between the original version, and the version with Half-Life 2: Update applied. Here’s what the mod includes: […]

  • Neverwinter MMO can now be pre-downloaded on Xbox One

    You can now pre-download the free-to-play Neverwinter MMO on Xbox One. The game launches on March 31, but you will still need an Xbox Live Gold account to play it. Based on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise, the game can be downloaded from the Xbox Store.

  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

    Sony will be ending service for Destiny of Spirits starting next month, Sony has announced. The free-to-play Destiny of Spirits was released in late March 2014 on Vita, and tasked players with collecting supernatural forces appropriate to their geographical location, and then trading them with others online. Gravity Rush spirits were added to the game […]

  • MotoGP 15 is out this spring on PC, last and current-gen consoles

    MotoGP 15 will be released in June on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Milestone has announced. Bike, rider and team customization are part of the latest release in the franchise, along with time-trials and enhanced career options. The game features over 20 bike models divided into three classes: MotoGP, Moto 2 […]

  • Cities: Skylines players should check out Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises

    Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises can now be yours in Cities: Skylines. Die Hard fans will be familiar with Nakatomi Plaza. Those who have never watched the first film and live in Los Angeles know it by its real-life name, FOX Plaza. It was created by Enos Shenk and is available through Steamworks. Those who […]

  • Call of Duty franchise has sold 175M copies, players have thrown 300B grenades

    With the Call of Duty Championship kicking off tomorrow, Activision has sent over a series infographic full of interesting figures such as the number of copies sold over 10 years and how many grenades players have tossed. According to the stats below, the Call of Duty franchise has sold 175 million copies across all platforms […]

  • Save up to 75% on select SEGA games on Steam this weekend

    SEGA has put many of its games on sale through Steam this weekend and the firm has also announced Eastside Hockey Manager is now available through Early Access. The sale runs through March 30. The entire Total War, Company of Heroes and Dawn of War back catalogs are discounted 75% and all associated DLC is […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC confirmed as digital download-only in UK

    Batman: Arkham Knight will indeed be a download-only title on PC in the UK, Warner Bros. has confirmed to VG247. Batman: Arkham Knight will be available as both a physical and digital release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe. Again, in the UK, the PC version will be “available as […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration #SWCA — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

    Bloodborne is both like and unlike the Souls games. Brenna descends into Yharnam with reluctance and trepidation. Need help succeeding in Bloodborne? You need our Bloodborne walkthrough and boss guide. Bloodborne isn’t Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls. Let’s get that out of the way right off. I enjoyed both Dark Souls games, but it was […]

  • PS Store Easter sale discounts MGS: Ground Zeroes, Far Cry 4, more

    The Easter Sale is live on the EU PS Store, with Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes for less than £10, FIFA 15 Deluxe Edition for £30 and other savings. Some of the PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita discounts are valid through April 8, other through April 15. PlayStation Plus members can also take an […]