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Rumour: PS4 to feature Kinect-like motion support, 2012 launch mentioned

Monday, 4 July 2011 10:41 GMT By Johnny Cullen

PlayStation 4 will have motion controls on par with Kinect, according to a heavy DigiTimes rumour.

The report claims that production on the machine will begin at the end of the year for a 2012 launch from Foxconn and Pegatron Technology.

It also cites a shipment number of 20 million units for the launch.

It follows several reports in the last couple of weeks of a E3 2012 unveil for the next Xbox, with Nintendo also prepping Wii U for a release next year.

Kotaku had previously reported a 2014 launch at the latest for both the new Sony and MS machines, or 2013 at the earliest if shoved.

Recently, however, SCEA boss Jack Tretton seemed to dismiss any talk of a next-gen PlayStation arriving soon.

“What we’ve seen from the competition is trying to add features that already exist in PlayStation 3. … I wouldn’t look for any discussion of a next generation PlayStation for quite some time,” he said.

Here’s the salt. There’s plenty of it.

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56 Comments

  1. ExxonValdez

    THIS CANNOT BE?! lol nah new consoles are cool I guess..

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Zarckan

    LOAD OF BOLLOCKS!

    #2 4 years ago
  3. StolenGlory

    Well, that’s my quota of bullshit taken care of for the day.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. minxamo

    …and there goes the gaming industry.
    It’s been fun.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Blerk

    Pft. It will also be delivered BY JESUS! ON A UFO!

    #5 4 years ago
  6. drewbles82

    its pretty simple that they are all working on their new consoles

    2012 E3 ull see the new consoles, a lil bout them, what they can do, maybe a tech demo.

    2013 E3, u’ll get the loads of the first batch of games coming out for it, loads more details on the consoles, maybe even on the show floor for people to try out.

    Then Holiday season 2013 they will be released.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. strikkebil

    announced 2012, out 2013. ps3 has been a disaster. its my favourite system cos of the games but they need to move on.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Erthazus

    Bollocks of giant proportions.

    but i wish it was true. This gen consoles can’t even do proper 720p image… so much for the HD era.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. DrDamn

    MS did an E3 announce and release in the same year with the 360. Wonder if they might try that again? Unless you are going for an earlier release the following year it’s quite a long time from E3 2012 until Holiday 2013.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Telepathic.Geometry

    I would barely believe a 2012 reveal, let alone a release. My guess is 2012 Wii U, 2013 XBOX Next, 2014 PS4.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. tenthousandgothsonacid

    I think it’s pretty much a given xbox3 will be out next year.

    Reasons :

    MS have all but given up on software for the 360

    They’ll want to be first out of the blocks again like they were this gen.

    Making the new wii look pointless so early would be fun for them…

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Fin

    @8

    Bro, I’m just saying, if you’re complaining that this generation of consoles isn’t able to do a proper 720p image, maybe you should find a new hobby?

    #12 4 years ago
  13. drewbles82

    @9, people knew about the 360 before. It would be really bad marketing to show at E3 for the 1st time and release that same year.
    They will show it 2012, get feed back from people, games developers etc and make any changes for the 2013.
    They dont have time to do anything if releasing same year as announced and shown.
    They also dont give customers a change to think about it, start saving for the new console. They want big sales so they will give people chance to learn about the console and save.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Lounds

    @12 so you don’t remember SONY back in 2005 saying there console will be able to play all games in 1080p then? The reason us “proper” gamers pick on it is that consumers are lied to. If you say you’re going to deliver an experience, then you should go through with it, end of day SONY took a gamble on Cell CPU and it back fired.

    CELL should of been for PS4 + shit loads of RAM.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. StolenGlory

    @14

    Completely agree with everything you said there.

    Specifically that old Sony line from E3 2005 – “HD starts when we say it does” still rings in my ears today and some six years on, we’re still waiting Sony.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Clupula

    @15 – Yeah, you’re right. I hate that the PS3 only does 480p. Oh wait…

    #16 4 years ago
  17. StolenGlory

    @16

    The inference was that the machine could do 1080p consistently given that at the time, the 360 wasn’t even thinking about 1080p at that point (it was later implemented in an update).

    Nice, if predictable sarcasm though :)

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Noodlemanny

    NO I just got a PS3 I don’t want to have another console cycle realised instantly. Better not have backwards compatibility because then I would of wasted 250 quid on a PS3 slim like a few months ago.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. MadFingerz

    Kinect-like motion = the improved eye toy. It’s obvious they’ll go on that direction and also improve on the PS Move, even if just to continue selling them as peripherals. They still need to measure the success of Move and if it translated into enough sales to justify it being the basis of the new system.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Clupula

    I’m made of sarcasm, son.

    Anyway, this article is, as they say across the pond, shite. I wouldn’t be surprised by a 2012 reveal and then a 2013 release or, as I think will be more likely, 2013 reveal/2014 release, but to just release it next year when they haven’t actually made any mention of it whatsoever, I don’t see it happening.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. typeface

    Since the source of the rumour is digitimes, the accuracy of this would be approx 7% based on previous rumour accuracy (they’ve gotten more wrong than right). Plus there’s issues about this being mistranslated as well.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. viralshag

    I kind of hope motion control and 3D get side-lined before the next console cycles. I think MS and Sony have wasted enough money in designing motion control hardware that just isn’t for the crowd that spend money on their consoles.

    Fair enough, I have a Kinect (no Move), but it’s gathering dust. Which is pretty much what I hear about people that have a Wii. Let’s think about it, if the average age of a gamer is 30 (or whatever it is) and motion control is at its best with groups and parties, how many 20-40 year olds are constantly having get together just to play videogames?

    And I’m not saying people don’t have or do things with friends, I’m being specific to meeting up and playing games as opposed to enjoying a BBQ or just getting a bit tanked up before a night out. It’s a one off thing in my opinion. I don’t expect to pay more for the next consoles just because it has it built in or has improved integration of motion control.

    @ 10, “XBOX Next” – I think you mean “NeXbox”…

    #22 4 years ago
  23. DrDamn

    @13
    The first official reveal of the 360 was on MTV in May 2005 – not that long before E3 which was later that month. Feedback from devs would already be well underway. MS got devs involved at the early planning stages of the 360 in 2003.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Blerk

    I remember watching the Xbox reveal-o-show on MTV. It was fucking dire!

    #24 4 years ago
  25. The_Red

    They won’t release the next gen so soon. The only threat is Wii U and all they need to do is cut the price to somewhere below $200. Same goes for the 360 though they have the Kinect advantage as well.
    Next gen tease will be at E3 2012 but they’ll need another year to build up momentum and hype. Just like Kinect had 2 E3 showings before being released.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Dannybuoy

    I don’t comment on rumor and speculation

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Razor

    Hilarious.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. daytripper

    if Sony are to announce a PS4 i hope they dont give codename names and alien technology type statements, first we had emotion engine then cell. just show games and what the machine is capable of.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. DSB

    I’m pretty sure all empassioned PS3 owners just collectively shat themselves.

    I can’t imagine Sony actually doing it, though.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Kaufer

    The new dualshock controller will have a multi-touch screen in the front AND a touch panel in the back. Its totally not a gimmick!

    #30 4 years ago
  31. YoungZer0

    @8: Wow really? No proper 720p image? That has to be the hundredth time you mention this. Thank you for reminding us.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. DrDamn

    @31
    And no 3D grass, completely incapable of that game defining feature, 3D grass.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Deacon

    @14 & 15 – FF13 runs at 1080p and is one of the better looking games on the system.
    You can’t really blame Sony for devs not taking the time to optimize their software. But you CAN blame then for making it pretty damn tough to get to 1080p.

    I keep hearing people mention ‘saving up’ for these new consoles too…
    Does your ‘average’ gamer really need more than a month or two to save for a new console? (considering the average age to be somewhere in the 30′s). If it takes more than a few months then you’re in the wrong job or shouldn’t have had those seven children.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. StolenGlory

    @33

    Final Fantasy XIII does not natively run at 1080p.

    It runs at 720p and is upscaled to 1080p if you have a telly capable of doing so.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. Erthazus

    @Deacon, cool story bro. FFXIII runs in 720p and it can be upscaled to 1080p.
    Native resolution and upscale are two different things. FFXIII on PS3 in true 1080p would run 10-15 fps at max.

    #35 4 years ago
  36. DrDamn

    @35
    So what’s not proper about FFXIII?

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Deacon

    shit I had no idea ; ( my bad.

    Bit cheeky slapping 1080p on the back of the box wot?
    That leads me to ask are there ANY games that run in a native 1080p????

    [[ IGNORE THAT ]] just found a list. Interesting….

    #37 4 years ago
  38. StolenGlory

    @37

    It’s generally only some PSN stuff mate that runs in 1080p I believe such as WipEout and stuff like that.

    Also some Sega games run in 1080p native too, such as Virtua Tennis 3 but ultimately the selection is very small.

    #38 4 years ago
  39. Deacon

    ^ http://community.us.playstation.com/thread/2247017?start=0&tstart=0

    Out of curiosity, does anyone know of a more recent list?

    #39 4 years ago
  40. StolenGlory

    @39

    The most up to date list I could find was this:

    Playstation 3

    Full Auto 2 (demo) = 1920×1080 (4x AA)
    Gran Turismo 5: Prologue = 1080p mode is 1280×1080 (2xAA) in-game while the garage/pit/showrooms are 1920×1080 with no AA. 720p mode is 1280×720 (4xAA)
    MLB09: The Show = 1280×720 (2xAA) or 1920×1080 (no AA)
    NBA07 (demo) = 1920×1080 (no AA)
    NBA08 (demo) = 1920×1080 (no AA)
    NBA Street Home court (screenshot) = 1920×1080 (no AA)
    Ridge Racer 7 (demo) = 1920×1080 (no AA)
    World Series Of Poker 2008 = 1920×1080 (2xAA)

    PSN GAMES

    1942: Joint Strike = 1280×720 (4xAA) or 1920×1080 (2xAA)
    Blast Factor = 1920×1080 (no AA)
    Calling All Cars (screenshot) = 1920×1080 (4x AA)
    Commando 3 = 1280×720 (4xAA) or 1920×1080 (2xAA)
    Echochrome = 1920×1080 (2xAA)
    Elefunk = 1920×1080 (4xAA)
    Fat Princess = 1920×1080 (no AA)
    Go Puzzle = 1920×1080
    GTHD = 1440×1080 (no AA) – Vehicle selection is rendered at 1920×1080
    High Velocity Bowling = 1920×1080 (no AA)
    Locoroco Cocoreccho = 1920×1080 (2x AA)
    Pixel Junk Monsters/Racers/Eden = 1920×1080
    Rocketmen = 1920×1080 (2xAA)
    Stardust HD = 1280×1080 (no AA) pre-update, 1920×1080 (no AA) or 1280×720 (4xAA) post-update
    Sudoku = 1920×1080
    Tekken 5 Dark Resurrection (screenshot) = 1920×1080 (no AA), not always?
    Wipeout HD = dynamic-framerate-dependent 1080p framebuffer (1280×1080 to 1920×1080)
    Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 = 1920×1080 (2xAA)

    #40 4 years ago
  41. Gekidami

    Preorder now!:
    http://cdon.se/spel/playstation_4-14751557

    …If you’re Swedish.

    #41 4 years ago
  42. Deacon

    Wow. Just, wow.

    #42 4 years ago
  43. Gheritt White

    Any PS4 before 2014 will be a complete rush job.

    I think you’d have to be incredibly naive not to think MS will launch the X720 in 2013, though.

    #43 4 years ago
  44. Gama_888

    No way is Ps4 out in 2012.
    Although i do think Sony are going to try get it out near to the next Xbox, they dont want to be losing out by a year again.

    And im naturally assuming it will run full 1080p in 3D with multiple applications running, e.g. skype, built in music player, web browser etc etc.

    As for the kinect like motion support, If its built in and used primarily for controlling the interface and things like that, im ok with this.

    And FULL Vita integration in every way possible.

    #44 4 years ago
  45. IL DUCE

    Well they both said the system’s lifespan would be 10 years…but that doesn’t mean the next gen console cannot also be available at the same time, just like the PS2 continued selling while the PS3 was available…

    But what now Sony fanboys? Those who have hated and talked so much smack about how whack Kinect is and now if this rumor ends up being true…looks like Sony is even less original than MS, and taking their “gay/stupid/useless” motion tech(as all the Sony fanboys called it) and putting it in their next system…must be a slap in the face to Sony faithful who spent so much time going out of their way to hate on MS/Kinect over the past year plus…(even though all their inventive Sony made was a WiiHD)

    #45 4 years ago
  46. Christopher Jack

    @45, Who gives a shit about what the Fanboys from either side think? I couldn’t care less if the PS4 came with a camera capable of tracking 3D motions, I’ll likely never use it to play a game because I still believe that you really can’t for my kind of games.
    Sure shove it into the casual & gimmicky stuff, just don’t use it as an excuse to ruin what was once a perfectly good game because I still maintain that it’s not for gamers but it won’t stop them from rushing to the shops to get another hunk of trash sitting near the tv to collect dust.
    Only problem I have with Kinect was how much MS cut back before releasing the hardware, now we’re left with a VGA camera that can barely utilize the damn tech.

    #46 4 years ago
  47. Clupula

    @45 – Wow, you sure spend a lot of time worrying about what other people think.

    #47 4 years ago
  48. NightCrawler1970

    So Jack was right, PS4, anytime soon :D, he already spoiled LOL..
    I think the PS4 will and can handle the next generation HD
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultra_High_Definition_Television

    Is allot better that that poor 720 huh? oh i forgot, for those that just bought the 3D TV, well you can throw that in the garbage, yall have to spend money on a new TV :P

    #48 4 years ago
  49. OrbitMonkey

    The real question is, will it be able to run battlefield 4 at 60 fps?

    #49 4 years ago
  50. DuckOfDestiny

    Even Nintendo know Motion Controls is a dead horse.

    #50 4 years ago
  51. DSB

    @50 I’m pretty sure that mountain of gold they’re all rolling in tells them otherwise.

    #51 4 years ago
  52. NoxNoctisUmbra

    I can’t wait. Either way PS4 and Xbox should have all games on 1080p and 60FPS.

    But 3D suppose to be big, so maybe create 120FPS non 3D games? and 60fps in 3D mode? That be awesome.

    Either way I can’t wait, these days PS3 and Xbox are pretty on par with popularity, the reason is because PS3 is bit more powerful but it does not put xobx to shame with graphics.

    If either xbox or PS4 is 2 times the power over one another, that will be a final nail in the coffin for the other console.

    #52 4 years ago
  53. daytripper

    is it so wrong to want button non motion controllers for the next generation of consoles? i’m probably narrow minded but for me motion controls would only be truly satisfying when technology around 2068 allows your brain to see and feel actually being in a game…:-(

    #53 4 years ago
  54. Clupula

    If I somehow manage to live to 2068, I’ll still want to use a controller, instead of motion control. You can put attach the Dual Shock 7 to my cane.

    #54 4 years ago
  55. KL

    @45 you seem to dismiss something called Ps Eye which evolved to eytetoy,move and later on will be upgraded as well.
    You’re much worse than those you’re calling for

    #55 4 years ago
  56. ultramega

    They said the same thing about Vita (also denying its existence), even though there were accurate reports about it for over a year before its announcement.

    I really hope to see some successors to the 360 and PS3 within the next year or two.

    #56 4 years ago

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    You’ve seen GTA 5 with Oculus Rift, Now see GTA 5 with the Virtuix Omni. GTA 5 PC has unlocked a number of exciting possibilities. Modders and hackers are still working on making the game’s files accessible to third-party creation tools, but several cool things have been produced even with this barrier still in place. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: play as Rain and other locked characters on PC

    Mortal Kombat X players comfortable with tinkering with the game’s files can unlock unplayable characters. Mortal Kombat X includes a number of familiar fighters available only as opponents, not playable characters. if you’re super keen to try out Rain, Baraka and co, you can – with a bit of fiddling. Redditor XVermillion figured out that […]

  • Madden 16 release date set for August, of course

    Madden NFL 16 has a deeply unsurprising release date. Madden’s release date always falls at the end of US summer, and Madden 16 is no exception. EA Sports has announced that the NFL sim will release on PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on August 26. We have absolutely no further information at […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront won’t have Battlelog support

    Star Wars Battlefront is not just Battlefield in a Hallowe’en costume, so don’t expect the same suite of features. Star Wars Battlefront is the subject of intense anticipation and curiosity, so it’s not surprising a bunch of rumours have turned up. One of these rumours suggests that Battlefront will have its own version of Battlelog, […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beats Bloodborne to top March NPD chart

    PS4 had a good month but it was EA’s multi-platform Battlefield Hardline that was the best-selling game. March 2015 NPD at a glance Total spend down 6% YoY. Hardware and software both down. Console hardware blamed for significant hardware dip. Accessories up. Battlefield Hardline tops software chart. PS4 outsells other consoles. Wii U, 3DS and […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves gear upgrade paths will be revealed next week

    Destiny developer Bungie will reveal new equipment upgrade paths during a livestream next week. Destiny: House of Wolves will release on May 19, the developer announced last week, promising a full schedule of reveals over the next few weeks. It also gave a broad outline of some of the things it will be discussing in […]

  • Don’t forget: the Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow

    Just a quick heads up to remind you that The Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow, April 17 at 10am EDT. The free weekend is an incentive to bring back beta players which tried the game, but decided not to pursue a purchase. You can play the MMO until 10am EDT on […]

  • Tale of Tales announces May release for Kickstarter success Sunset

    Those attending Kill Screen’s Two5six Festival next month will be able to play Tale of Tales upcoming title Sunset before it’s released. Along with the news provided to us by BeefJack, Tale of Tales have also released new set of lovely screenshots which we have posted below. Sunset will be released on Linux, Mac and […]

  • Take 50% off select racing titles through the Codemasters online store

    Codemasters has launched an online store and is celebrating by giving you 50% off the titles listed. Here’s what’s on sale: F1 2013 Classic Edition F1 2014 – F1 RACE STARS BUNDLE F1 2013 GRID 2 GRID 2 Reloaded GRID Autosport DIRT 3 Complete Edition DIRT Showdown Toybox Turbos F1 RACE STARS Hit up the […]

  • Spy_Watch coming to Apple Watch from Surgeon Simulator devs

    Surgeon Simulator developers Bossa Studios have announced its working on an Apple Watch game called Spy_Watch. Spy_Watch, according to the developer, has players heading up a spy agency which isn’t faring too well. Players will need to train a spy and then send him out on various missions to “reclaim the agency’s former glory.” Real-time […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power hits Steam Early Access next week

    Frozenbyte has announced Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power will launch on Steam Early Access next week. The early access title will run you $19.99/€19.99/£14.99 and you can purchase it come April 21. If the short video above isn’t enough to tempt you, a video showing nine minutes of gameplay was released last week.

  • Journey, Flower, flOw trilogy to be released this summer on PS4 in 1080p at 60fps

    A remastered version of the Journey Collector’s Edition is coming to PlayStation 4 from ThatGameCompany. According to Gamespot, the trilogy will contain PS3 titles flOw, Flower and Journey on one disc, and it will run in 1080p at 60fps. A standalone version of Journey will arrive close to the trilogy’s release on PS4 through the […]

  • Here’s a few screenshots of PS4-exclusive Alienation from Housemarque

    Screenshots for Alienation, Housemarque’s four-player co-op PlayStation 4 exclusive, have been released and you can have a look at them in the gallery we’ve posted. Announced at gamescom 2014, the game features three main character classes, weapon customization, and various team set-ups. The game has players shooting at things with twin-stick gameplay with a top […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront website notes November 17 release, teaser video and first image hit

    The first Star Wars: Battlefront image has been posted, and apparently it appeared on the official website at some point this morning. The game will also be released on November 17, according to the official website’s source code. The release date is noted in the code located in the image below. Props to Gematsu for […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is the fastest selling entry in the series to date

    Mortal Kombat X has sold faster than any other game in the series to date, making it the “biggest launch” in Mortal Kombat history, according to creator Ed Boon. Speaking in a series of tweets, Boon said both the mobile and console versions have “literally millions of players getting online” resulting in the servers being […]

  • Shadow of the Beast reboot resurfaces with some new screenshots

    The Shadow of the Beast reboot, which was announced in 2013, has show its face once more with early screenshots. Screenshots of the Amiga classic remake show off the Karamoon’s desert and the main character, Aarbron. According Matt Birch, CEO and founder of Heavy Spectrum, the team is currently hard at work on the “core […]

  • Halo: Spartan Strike arrives on Windows 8, iOS and Steam today

    Halo: Spartan Strike is now available on Windows 8, Steam, iOS devices and Windows 8 phones. The mobile top-down shooter will run you $5.99. Halo: Spartan Strike tells a new story in the Halo universe set during the events of Halo 2 on New Mombasa in 2552. Those playing on Windows 8 devices can compete […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video shows highlights from the Episdoe Duscae demo

    Square Enix has released a Final Fantasy 15 video which shows highlights from the Episode Duscae demo included with launch editions of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. FFT0 has shipped over one million copies worldwide, and a player feedback survey is available for the Duscae demo until May 19. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is available on PlayStation […]

  • Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since release – SuperData

    PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since it was released on March 24, according to SuperData’s latest report. The figure produced by SuperData is worldwide and comes on the heels of the one million units sold announcement earlier this week. “After the release of the beautiful but terribly short game The […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Mega May returns, Super Smash Bros. update, Mii Fighter costumes

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a Super Smash Bros. update and the StreetPass Mii Plaza games Battleground Z and Ultimate Angler. The update is rather detailed, and a bit larger than normal, and you may wish to pay special attention to the activities listed. Here’s the full update: StreetPass […]

  • Here’s your first look at Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida in Super Time Force Ultra

    Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida is a playable character in Super Time Force Ultra, and today, Capy Games has provided a couple images of the man himself in the game. Yoshida was announced as a playable character in the game during Sony’s PlayStation Experience event back in December 2014. The PS4 and Vita version will […]

  • The wait is almost over – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold

    CD Projekt RED has announced the news we’ve all been waiting to hear: The Witcher 3 has gone gold. This means Geralt’s latest, and possibly last, adventure has been sent to the factory to be pressed into lovely gaming discs. “We worked so damn hard over the past three years to bring you this game,” […]

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a “couple weeks out from beta,” new trailer

    Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is just a “couple of weeks out from beta,” according to development studio The Chinese Room, and a release date will be announced “shortly.” To give you an idea of how development has been coming along since it was announced at gamescom 2013, the team has released a new trailer […]

  • GTA 5 on PC looks incredible, but I can’t recommend it to console players

    As much as Matt Martin loves GTA 5, he can’t recommend upgrading from console to PC just for a slick editing suite and even prettier graphics. “This is the third time in as many years that I’ve bought GTA 5.” I have a Grand Theft Auto 5 obsession, as I’m sure you know if you’ve […]

  • The Forest engine updated to Unity 5, major graphical and gameplay improvements made

    The Forest’s latest patch added substantial improvements to the game. The Forest version 0.16 is now live on Steam with plenty of new additions. The game has been ported over to Unity engine version 5. The plant and skin shaders have been replaced or rewritten. Many other visual tweaks have been made, such as model […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront banner leaks from Star Wars Convention

    EA has been setting up the Battlefront booth at Star Wars Celebration, and one leaked picture shows what could be the game’s main art. Someone on Reddit posted a picture of the game banner at EA’s booth. Here it is: Lots of things happening here. There’s a Star Destroyer in the distance, TIE Fighters and […]

  • Get GTA 5 working with Oculus Rift using this tool

    There’s a way you can play GTA 5 in VR if you own an Oculus Rift Dev Kit and have a bit of cash to spare. VorpX, the go-to program for adding VR support to games has received an update recently to support GTA 5. This is far from perfect, as it only translates the […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 15 team revealed

    This week’s Team of the Week is now available for anyone to challenge in FIFA Ultimate Team. The team members get selected each week based on their performance during the weekend matches. You can fire up FIFA Ultimate Team on any platform and challenge this squad. You’ll also find some Team of the Week items […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will let you stealth all encounters, including bosses

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will bring back one of the original game’s major features. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is considered by many to be a great game and worthy of bearing the franchise name. One of its grating issues though was its boss fights. You only had one way to fight them: be confrontational. The […]

  • Project Cars PC specs and supported wheels announced

    The release date of Project Cars is inching ever closer and more details have been revealed to answer all your burning questions. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios has revealed the full list of supported steering wheels on all platforms, as well as the minimum and recommended PC specs. Minimum specs CPU – 2.66 GHz […]

  • GTA 5 gets custom FOV mod on PC

    Those not satisfied with GTA 5′s built-in field of view slider can use a new mod to push the number even further. The PC versions of GTA 5 – just like its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts – lets you switch between third and first-person view in shooting and driving. The game has an FOV […]

  • Win! GTA 5 on PC!

    Want to win a Steam key for Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC? Just enter here. GTA 5 released on PC this week and is going down a storm. We like it a lot, which is why we’re giving away a Steam code for Rockstar’s latest. All you need to do is enter your email […]

  • GTA 5 topples Skyrim’s record for highest concurrent players on Steam

    Not factoring in Valve games, GTA 5 is the new king of concurrent player numbers on Steam. GTA 5 is very popular on PC, even more popular than games like Skyrim in its heyday. The number of concurrent players for GTA 5 has peaked today at 301,246. This makes it the only non-Valve game to […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: what does a modern fighting game look like?

    Mortal Kombat continues to evolve as NetherRealm adds RPG systems and daily challenges to a solid fighting game, says Sherif Saed. “Mortal Kombat X takes many cues from games like Destiny, Call of Duty, and GTA Online with hourly, daily and weekly events.” For as many of its familiar facets, Mortal Kombat X has enough […]

  • J-Stars Victory VS+ coming west in June – new trailer

    J-Stars Victory VS+ will make the jump (see what I did there) to the west after all. J-Stars Victory VS+ is the western title for the fighting game which stars characters from a variety of Shonen Jump-published manga. Bandai Namco has announced the fighter will release in Europe on June 26 and in the Americas […]

  • Codemasters F1 license good through 2016

    Codemasters has at least one more F1 game in it. F1 2015 isn’t out yet, so Codemasters is naturally not talking about what it might get up to in the future. We do know what it can get up to, though; Codemasters’ Steven Embling told Videogamer has the option to continue the series. “We have […]

  • Project Cars has pretty deep graphics options on consoles

    Project Cars offers players a wide variety of ways to customise their graphic settings on PS4 and Xbox One. Project Cars is a graphics showcase and all early indications suggest it’s going to be one of the best-looking games out there. Slightly Mad’s commitment to graphics seems to go deeper than making things pretty, though: […]

  • Super Smash Bros. patch nerfs Diddy Kong – report

    Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U is great but Diddy Kong is a beast and must be stopped. The latest Super Smash Bros. 3Ds and Wii U patch seems to have nerfed Diddy Kong, a character so over-powered that serious tournament players generate controversy by choosing to use him. Nintendo doesn’t publish patch notes, […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer shuttered

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer 2K Australia has been closed down. Kotaku broke the news, and also had word from an anonymous source, who said that all staff have been let go. 2K responded to our request for comment with the following statement: We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process […]

  • Samorost 3 trailer shows Amanita still in fine form

    Samorost 3 looks as delicately beautiful as its siblings. Samarost 3 developer Amanita Design has a reputation for gorgeous, slightly surreal world building. This new trailer for its latest adventure looks just as if not more lovely than the previous Samarost games and Botanicula. Samarost 3 is coming to Mac and PC later this year, […]

  • Amnesia dev’s new project SOMA now in beta

    SOMA is nearly here and I am torn between excitement and horrified dread. SOMA is the latest horror project from Frictional, the team behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent. We’re pretty excited to see what Frictional comes up with next, and we won’t have too long to wait, apparently; the developer has announced that SOMA is […]

  • Steam Guard mobile authenticator now in beta testing

    Steam is now testing its latest security measure. Steam helps you protect your account by offering two-factor authentication, a solution so beautifully elegant and effective that it’s astounding every gaming network doesn’t do the same (looking at you, Sony). Valve’s version is called Steam Guard, and it works via email. This isn’t always super convenient, […]

  • Godzilla battles Mothra in new trailer

    Godzilla lets you stomp around cities and battle classic kaiju. I’m in. Godzilla is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 in early July, but we haven’t seen a great deal of it since its December reveal. The new trailer below gives you an idea of just what Natsume has done with one of the biggest […]

  • Tales of Zestiria to launch this year – new trailer

    Tales of Zestiria continues Bandai Namco’s delightful new habit of bringing the popular JRPG series to the west before the shine wears off. Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, the publisher has announced. That’s not a bad turnaround, given it first hit Japan in January, and localisation of text-heavy titles is expensive […]

  • Project Cars release date locked down, new trailer released

    Project Cars finally has a release date. Project Cars will release on May 8, Bandai Namco UK has announced. We haven’t yet had an update from Namco Bandai’s other regional offices, but its probably safe to bet the racer will release around the same time in the Americas, Europe and ANZ region. We can now […]

  • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains trailer shows combat, online multiplayer

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains has plenty to offer fans of the anime. Previously known as Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind, the Spike Chunsoft action game is coming west thanks to Atlus. Gematsu reports it’s due in both Europe and North America in May, via the 3DS eShop. The trailer below […]

  • Bloodborne stamina recovery rate affected by equip weight

    Bloodborne players have unearthed an important gameplay detail not mentioned in the game’s menus or manual. In Bloodborne, players need to manage their stamina carefully for best results. A far more aggressively-tuned affair than past Souls games, Bloodborne does away with equip weight limits, and items have no listed weight details. As far as players […]

  • Street Fighter’s Ryu, Fire Emblem’s Roy spotted in Super Smash Bros. patch – rumour

    Street Fighter’s Ryu is rumoured for future Super Smash bros DLC following datamining of the latest patch. Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U were updated recently, and hacker shinyquagsire23 claims to have found some interesting files while poking around in the 3DS patch data. As detailed on Reddit, the audio files included a new […]

  • Suikoden 3 PEGI rating suggests PS2 Classic re-release

    Suikoden. Suikoden 2. And now: Suikoden 3. Suikoden 3 has been rated by PEGI for PlayStation 3, presumably ahead of an upcoming re-release. Gematsu turned up the rating, and although we have no further information at this time, it’s not much a leap to assume the RPG will turn up as a PS2 Classic on […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront gameplay reveal to be streamed live, new Instagram tease

    The Star Wars Battlefront gameplay reveal will be live-streamed during a panel hosted by EA as part of the Star Wars Celebration festivities this Friday. This is according to an announcement from Verizon and Disney courtesy of MP1ST. The main stream for the event kicks off at 10am PDT/1pm EDT on Thursday, April 16. It […]

  • GameStop to launch retro game and console trade-in experiment

    GameStop wants to get into the retro game and console business, providing it’s a worthwhile endeavor. To test the possibility, it will soon allow customers in Birmingham, Alabama and New York City to trade-in classic consoles and games in-store. Speaking with IGN, a spokesperson for the company said the initiative will kick off on April […]

  • Battlefield Hardline’s first patch addresses five priority issues requested by the community

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch is in the works, and today, Visceral Games has added Punkbuster and Nvidia DirectX driver fixes to the list of issues to be addressed. Miscellaneous fixes for “the most frequent crashes” will be included in the patch, as well as the following “top five priority” issues voiced by the community. Punkbuster […]

  • GTA 5 user videos: Franklin’s exploits, a traffic jam tickle our funny bone

    Since GTA 5 was released on PC this week, the amount of videos being created with the new editing tools are releasing at a quick rate. Below, are three in particular I found amusing. The first one is from James McVinnie, originally posted on Reddit, showing what occurs after he happens upon vehicles in a […]

  • Invisible Inc. is coming to PS4 and has left Steam Early Access

    Invisible Inc., from Don’t Starve developers Klei Entertainment, has been announced for PlayStation 4 and the game has also a release date on PC. The game has now left Steam Early Access and will arrive on PC May 12. Per a post from studio founder Jamie Cheng on the PS Blog, the game will contain […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Ascendance DLC dated for PC and PlayStation

    The Ascendance DLC pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare now has a release date for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4. It contains four new maps, the OHM 2-in-1 directed energy light machine gun, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the new Exo Grapple ability and playlist. The Infection episode of the exo Zombies saga […]

  • Killing Floor 2 PC specs and Digital Deluxe Edition contents announced by Tripwire

    A Digital Deluxe Edition for Killing Floor 2 along with PC specs for the title have been announced, along with the new of a Steam Early Access launch later this month. According to Tripwire Interactive, the Digital Deluxe Edition will run you $39.99/£26.99/€36.99 starting on April 21 on Steam. This edition contains the following additions […]

  • Content in Wolfenstein: The Old Blood tips its hat to Return to Castle Wolfenstein

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, the standalone prequel to last year’s Wolfenstein: The New Order, will contain a few nods to the franchise classic Return to Castle Wolfenstein, according to the developers. According to developer MachineGames, the setting works “well with the pulp B-movie thing we’re going for,” and created a prequel instead of DLC for […]

  • Bloodborne is the latest to receive the Honest Game Trailers treatment

    Smosh Games has released another entry in its Honest Game Trailers series, and this time, it’s poking Bloodborne. According to the trailer, the game is “more disturbing” than the scene in South Park: The Stick of Truth where you are “crushed by your own Dad’s balls.” It also has more “stupid top hats than a […]