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THQ Q1 – Net loss of $38.4M, Red Faction shelved

Wednesday, 27 July 2011 21:26 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

THQ has released its financials for Q1 of FY12, and it finds the firm with net sales of $195.2 million, compared with $149.4 million in the prior-year period, and a net loss of $38.4 million.

Thq Q1 FY12 at a glance

Net loss of $38.4M, net sales of $195.2M for Q1.

Sales of Red Faction: Armageddon and licensed kids titles “were below expectations.”

Q2 releases include WH40K: Space Marine. uDraw HD, WWE ’12, and UFC Undisputed 3 coming in second half of 2011.

Red Faction series will not be carried forward in a “meaningful way.”

Saint’s Row: The Third out on November 15. Pre-orders sailing past previous franchise entries, and it will contain a year’s worth of DLC.

Goal is to increase core title revenue post-launch by 20% with digital offerings.

THQ “disappointed” in Q1 results

For the three months ended June 30, 2011, the company reported a net loss of $38.4 million, compared with a net loss of $30.1 million in the prior-year period.

“We are disappointed in our first quarter financial performance. Sales of Red Faction: Armageddon and our licensed kids titles were below our expectations, and the late release of UFC Personal Trainer also adversely impacted the quarter,” said Brian Farrell, THQ president and CFO.

“Despite a light first half, we are looking forward to a strong and profitable second half, including what we expect to be the biggest third quarter, both in revenue and earnings per share, in our company’s history, with proven franchises Saints Row, WWE and the uDraw GameTablet, all launching in November.”

Planned Q2 releases are Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, Penguins of Madagascar, and Barbie Jet, Set and Style.

Farrell said Red Faction did not resonate with “a sufficiently broad console” audience, which he said proves that even core titles must meet higher quality standards to do so.

He also said better marketing for quality franchises will be a goal going forward.

“In today’s hit driven core gaming business, even highly polished titles with a reasonable following like Red Faction face a bar which continues to move higher,” he said.

“Our core game titles moving forward must meet a very high quality bar with strong creativity and differentiation, appeal to a broader audience, and be aggressively marketed.”

Farrell said in the investors call that followed the figures release that future business will be based less on kids games, with THQ’s HD uDraw Tablet and family Kinect titles ramping up casual support for browser, mobile and Facebook titles.

Only profitable games, no matter if they’re AAA or indie, will be considered in the future.

“We expect strong revenue and profit with Saint’s Row: The Third, uDraw, WWE 12, and UFC Undisputed 3,” he said.

“In fact, we expect Q3 to be biggest in revenue and profit in THQ history. We will focus on better quality with a broader appeal to core audiences and push to drive our digital revenues.

“Our last three launches, we have been disappointed in quality. The entire core team knows it. We’re making sure our next big titles meet the quality bar, and we’re making sure the time and resources are there.”

THQ doesn’t “intend to carry forward” with the Red Faction series, “in any meaningful way,” according to Farrell.

Saints Row: The Third was used as an example of THQ working with the developer to make sure a high quality bar is set, using former Metacritic ratings for the series as something to mirror. Pre-orders for the title have surpassed the previous Saints Row entry, and there are still 15 weeks to go before it’s released.

The previous game has sold 4 million life-to-date, and the upcoming title will have “a year’s worth” of DLC.

Farrell also said THQ doesn’t “intend to carry forward” with the Red Faction series “in any meaningful way,” considering that the “two successive versions just found a niche.”

Volition will instead be focusing on the Saint’s Row franchise and Guillermo del Toro’s Insane.

Farrell said the firm has made “tremendous progress” in “reshaping” THQ, but it has “more to do,” and strong releases in the second half of the year will prove it remains “committed to evolving”.

Q1 FY12 highlights and developments

THQ said in its release it will continue to focus on its “four-pillar digital strategy”:

  1. Create a digital ecosystem around key title console launches such as the November 15 release of Saints Row: The Third, with a “robust DLC schedule, online Season Pass, and in-game store for consumables”.
  2. Create a critical mass of users on social media platforms such as Facebook and mobile platforms including iOS and Android, using THQ-owned or branded content, such as the upcoming fall release of MargaritavilleOnline.
  3. Create an ongoing digital revenue stream with the launch of the company’s MMO, Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium Online.
  4. Continue to drive digital end user sales through existing channels as well as the re-launch of THQ.com.

Titles slated for the second half of the year include: Saints Row: The Third, uDraw HD GameTablet, WWE ’12, and UFC Undisputed 3.

UFC Undisputed titles have moved 7 million units life-to-date.

Q4 will be anchored by UFC: Undisputed 3 – enhanced with new features like the pride fighting league – and THQ plans to market it for both the causal and core. The series has moved 7 million units life-to-date.

Darksiders 2 is still on the slate for the first half of 2013, as is Metro: Last Light: Farrell said the firm plans to provide better marketing for the title than it did with its predecessor, Metro 2033.

FY13 will include the MMO WH40K: Dark Millennium Online, Devil’s Third, and an unannounced core title.

Insane is still slated for calendar 2013 along with THQ’s unannounced Turtle Rock title, and while there isn’t a schedule for Patrice Désilets’ original core game as yet, Brian Farrell said the developer is currently running ideas by the firm as it is still in the planning phase.

Farrell said it will be “very” creative and unique.

“We have already assembled a team in Montreal,” said Farrell. “I have not personally discussed the IP that he has in mind. I know he has several ideas that we want to run through our greenlight process. The idea is to create a AAA, core gaming experience using the best of his creative abilities.”

Farrell said the firm is always revamping the greenlighting process, and any changes made to it hitherto will not be based on the less-than stellar launches of the firm’s last three games. Speaking bluntly, Farrell said that Homefront 2 would at least have an install base when it releases.

Digital and Dark Millennium Online

Farrell said that online and digital is a strategic area for THQ, and it’s targeting double-digit digital year-on-year growth for 2012 and FY13.

He plans to build a “robust digital ecosystem” around its console games, with 20 percent of sales derived from post launch digital offerings. This will be achieved either through DLC, microtransactions, season passes, add-ons and or through consumables.

“Success with [WH40K:DMO] depends on what we can do to break it out beyond the core Warhammer consumer.”

THQ plans to use triple-A MMO Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium Online to help it achieve this goal. The Warhammer franchise has moved 6.5 million units for the firm, and with the MMO’s release, THQ believes it will offer new play incentives and excitement for the broader MMO fan, as well as fans of the IP.

Success would mean a robust multi-year digital revenue stream for the firm, and it plans to market the game to more than just the core Warhammer fan in order to attain this success.

“The universe is rich and deep with a strong following, and our goal is to appeal to the core fans and then break out beyond them,” said Farrell. “Our success with it depends on this – the key is to see what we can do to break it out beyond the core Warhammer consumer.”

Farrell also touched upon how the firm did with MX vs ATV: Alive, which released at market with a lower price point of $39.99, build a large install base in a quick manner, and rely on digital content to make up the difference. Farrell said the experiment was “noble” but not a success due to the fixed cost of offerings on the market, but he believes the game will have a long shelf life.

“The $39.99 price point, while good just wasn’t enough to drive the install base to where we wanted it to be,” he told investors. “Obviously the correlary to that, is that on a lower install base, the amount of DLC sales are not what we anticipated.”

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21 Comments

  1. Razor

    I blame that logo.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. DSB

    Definitely the logo. And failing to capitalize on Relic, and betting a lot on something as terrible as Homefront.

    Saints Row the Third – In-game store? Wait what?!

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Johnny Cullen

    Blame the logo. If there’s nothing else, blame the logo.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. The_Red

    Saint’s Row the 3rd. Nothing else matters.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. DarkElfa

    It’s the used game market’s fault!
    No, no, it’s the pirate’s fault!
    No, wait, it’s the….

    …fact that your games and management sucks.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Dark

    Thq is joke.. Metro and Warhammer won’t save you forever THQ!

    #6 4 years ago
  7. pukem0n

    bring Homefront 2, and actually make it good this time

    #7 4 years ago
  8. GrimRita

    Its about time they started to think outside the box and look at mobile, online, social networks and churn out some new IP instead of the same old shit no one clearly wants.

    Take Dawn of War back to its ROOTS where it belongs and it will outsell the original by miles and the crappy DoW2

    #8 4 years ago
  9. DarkElfa

    @9, You said it tddhhen, maybe THQ should go into the clothing and apparel business.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. frostquake

    Explains the THQ Sale on PSN…though running the sale after the fact doesn’t really help, but maybe will help with the next quarter.

    I think Saints Row 3 will be their BIG Highlight of the year and if they “REALLY” have “ROBUST” DLC planned for it, and not just plain CRAP..then it will do really well!

    Volition Could release a FreeSpace Redux, at least as DLC, I think that definitely has a market as well.

    Red Faction Arm. was a Huge let down, and felt like a step backwards, they could have done quite a bit better..and the DLC sucked!

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Christopher Jack

    @8, 100% agreed, I’ve played Soulstorm more times then I care to admit. Definitely my favourite PC game of all time :)

    Hope they fuse the traditional RTS formula in DoW1 with DoW2′s combat mechanics & then just supe up the graphics. Not sure what I would hope they do with the campaign but I definitely want that conquest mini-game back but much more involving this time.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. mojo

    its definately the logo.

    That logo sais to me: “Hi we are THQuestionmark and we are morons”

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Christopher Jack

    I don’t like their new logo myself, I reckon they should have just made their old one shinier :P

    #13 4 years ago
  14. ejams

    Red Faction sold so terribly because they took a potentially great idea which I thought was going to be one of the greatest games this year (because of my enjoyment of Guerilla, destruction was FANTASTIC)and totally fucked it up with a few stupid ideas. 1. Its underground. What is wrong with that just by knowing what Red Faction is known for? DESTRUCTION and free roaming to other places to DESTROY more shit, armageddon is stuck underground in a supposed more linear environment. Who thought that was a good idea? 2. Aliens. Why? I’m not entirely sure. They took out the tactical part of Guerilla where you could destroy walls and sneak up on your enemies and get the upper hand, now they’re fucking spiders and shit. When you put those together you get almost Dead Space 2.5

    #14 4 years ago
  15. DarkElfa

    @14, But that’s what THQ has always done, they take a great idea and then think up new and amazing ways to fuck it doggy style until it breaks.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. FadeLive

    Give me another proper Company of Heroes title and all will be forgiven THQ. Even the terrible mess of a game that goes by the name Homefront.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. GrimRita

    @11 I know what you mean. I purchased the original DoW while waiting for Rome:Total War to be released and was totally blown away by it. I purchased ALL the expansions and spent endless hours online playing.

    With DoW2 I barely touch it, despite having great combat as you mentioned but it just doesnt have the lasting appeal like the original imo. Relic are an extremely talented team and deserve to given the creative time to make something like the original. Come on THQ…pull your finger out of that Orcs arse!

    #17 4 years ago
  18. RandomTiger

    THQ doesn’t “intend to carry forward” with the Red Faction series, “in any meaningful way,”

    Total idiots. It was totally obvious from the first trailer that Armageddon was going to be a let down for Guerilla fans. I’ve actually seen several people playing Guerilla after the launch of Armageddon, the latter I’ve seen no one play.

    This was a total failure to understand their own market: people who like knocking down buildings in a sandbox. I would happily buy another Guerilla with a few changes and bigger buildings to knock down. In protest I may play Guerilla again, its a gaming gem.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. rainer

    After making a successful GTA style game with Guerrilla they follow up with a linear third person shooter, yeah that made sense THQ!

    Also they jumped ahead into the future for the next game which is almost always a kiss of death to any franchise.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Blerk

    Seems a shame for Red Faction. I agree that the Armageddon looked half-baked from the initial reveal, although I did quite enjoy the demo. Just not enough to actually buy it.

    Guerilla wasn’t perfect but it was a lot of fun and had a lot of promise. If they’d built on that instead I suspect they’d have had a much bigger hit.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. NeoSquall

    Speaking as a 40K fanboy, who will surely purchase the game in the most exclusive SKU available, capitalizing on digital revenues from a MMO is a bad omen, even if the franchise itself is glorious and all.

    #21 4 years ago

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    The Game Awards 2015 are already in the planning stages, according to Geoff Keighley. The inaugural show took place on December 6, 2014. Keighley announced the 2015 show during his Storytime with Geoff Keighley panel at PAX South this weekend and through Twitter. He said more details will be announced in the spring. You can […]

  • Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered listed for January release

    It looks like Quantic Dream’s Indigo Prophecy is returning in remastered form next week, if an Amazon listing is any indication. According to the listing posted on NeoGAF, the uncut version of the game contains Steam DRM and will release January 29 at 12pm PST/3pm EST for a Linux, Mac and PC download. Titled Fahrenheit: […]

  • Indie Flash Sale kicks off on North American PS Store

    The North American end of the PlayStation Store is hosting a Flash Sale a beefy list of indie games and some films. The sales includes titles such as Resogun, Shadow Warrior, The Unfinished Swan, FEZ, Costume Quest 2, Joe Danger, Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons, and more for up to 80% off. The full […]

  • The Witcher 3 Twitch stream to show 15 minutes of new gameplay footage

    New The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gameplay footage will be shown Monday, January 26 on GOG.com’s Twitch channel. Along with the footage, the developers will be answering questions from the community as well as providing commentary on the gameplay being shown. Live questions posted via Twitter chat will be answered by senior gameplay designer Damien […]

  • Borderlands 3 information teased for tomorrow’s Gearbox PAX South panel

    During PAX South this weekend, Gearbox Software is hosting a panel titled Inside Gearbox Software which will provide “the latest news and updates on Borderlands and upcoming Gearbox titles.” Yesterday during Gearbox’s panel called Question and Answer Time, CEO Rady Pitchford was asked “when or if” fans can expect Borderlands 3. “I’ll tell you what,” […]

  • Best Buy cancels multiple pre-order units of Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL

    Multiple sources reported overnight Best Buy has cancelled some pre-orders for the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL. As of press time, it appears to only affect those who pre-ordered more than one system. Only one system was allotted per order, so the cancellation notices were sent out to comply with the restriction. Those […]

  • Rob Huebel is your KillCameraman in this CoD: Advanced Warfare video

    A live-action video for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Havoc has been released by Activision. Subtitled: Randall Higgins: KillCameraman gives you a look at the action from a different perspective. In the video, Higgins is played by comedic actor and writer Rob Huebel (Children’s Hospital, Parks and Rec, The Mindy Project). The first DLC […]

  • Xbox App features included with Windows 10 January build outlined

    The January build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview includes a basic version of the Xbox App announced earlier this week. With the initial preview release, the team at Microsoft wanted to only include the basics such as high resolution monitor support along with keyboard and mouse input. Additional functionality will be released with each […]

  • Standalone version of DayZ has sold 3 million units

    The standalone version of DayZ sold 3 million units, Bohemia Interactive has announced. Release Just over a year ago on Steam Early Access, the milestone was hit yesterday. The standalone version was created by Dean Hall as a Arma 2 modification which has been updated 24 times since its initial release. In 2014, the development […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt video shows gameplay clips, global hands-on events

    CD Projekt has released a video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, giving a glimpse of gameplay and noting that hands-on impressions of the game will be bombarding the Internet next week. We’ll have extensive coverage of The Witcher 3 on Monday Jan 26 at 3pm GMT. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming to […]

  • Microsoft looking into possible HoloLens support for PC, Xbox One

    Microsoft’s HoloLens may be a dedicated device, but the company is obviously looking into how it could be used with PC and Xbox One. Speaking with Polygon, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said should the stand-alone product become a success, “specific scenarios” on how it could be used with Xbox One are already being brainstormed. “We […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video compares PSP graphics to PS4, Xbox One

    A video for Final Fantasy Type-0 comparing the upcoming console version of the game to the original PSP version has been released by Square Enix. While comparing PSP graphics to those of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One seems rather unfair, it’s worth a watch anyway. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD releases March 17 in North America […]

  • Payday 2′s The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character Pack released

    In case you forgot, The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character content packs for Payday 2 were released yesterday. The new heist pack is available for $6.99/€6.99/£4.99 and the Dragan character will run you $4.99/€4.99/£3.99 through Steam and other digital distribution sites. Here’s the details: The Bomb Heists A new contact, called the Butcher, brought to […]

  • Rockstar offers tips on scaling GTA Online creations to support 30 players

    Rockstar has posted a tutorial of sorts on how to edit your GTA Online’s creations to support up to 30 players. According to the developer, when selecting Load Creation, users will be able to access any previously published Jobs and edit them in any way they wish. Users can also increase the Maximum Players races […]

  • Video for Life is Strange shows you how to rewind time

    If you could rewind time, would you change the events of your day or leave things be? In Life is Strange, you will make this choice. In the developer diary below, Dontnot Entertainment touches upon the main character’s ability to rewind time. How Max’s ability works and originated is also discussed. The first episode of […]

  • Take a look at one of the historical battles in Total War: Attila

    The Creative Assembly has revealed historical battles for Total War: Attila and shown off one of them. In the latest episode of Rally Point, developer Creative Assembly takes a look at one of the nine historical battles that will be included in Total War: Attila when it launches next month. But before you see the […]

  • ARMA 3 video lists 33 of its features, teases upcoming expansion

    ARMA 3 is an impressive military simulator, but that’s not the only thing impressive about it. In fact, this video lists 33 of the game’s most notable features. ARMA 3′s latest video gives you a tour of many of its strengths. It goes over the number of vehicles, weapons and playable area. But that’s not […]

  • No Man’s Sky dev explains what you actually do in the game

    No Man’s Sky is simultaneously the most intriguing mystery and the most scary. Developer Hello Games is asked some questions and gives some solid answers. Eurogamer asked Hello Games’ Sean Murray a number of questions that are on everyone’s mind when they think about No Man’s Sky. The biggest one being, what do you actually […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 27, Be The Zombie mode goes free

    The release date for the physical version of Dying Light has been confirmed for Europe, along with the release dates for all regions. Dying Light developer Techland has confirmed that the PC version of the game will release digitally, worldwide, on January 27. The physical version and the digital PS4 and Xbox One versions will […]

  • Guild Wars 2 is $10 this weekend

    ArenaNet is offering Guild Wars 2 for $10 this weekend only, and hosting a double XP event during the same period. The regular and Digital Deluxe editions of Guild Wars 2 are both offered at 75% off this weekend. The regular edition can be yours for just $10 while the Deluxe is $15. The offer […]

  • Cyberpunk 2077 development still going, but the focus is on The Witcher 3, says dev

    If you’re dying to hear anything about CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077, you’ll be waiting a while still. The focus is on The Witcher 3 right now. Ever since Cyberpunk 2077′s announcement all the way back in 2012 developer CD Projekt Red has been really quiet about the sci-fi RPG. We’ve not seen any gameplay […]

  • Digital pet Animin gamecards get May release

    With AR being all the go, it might be worth checking out virtual pet Animin for iOS and Android. Game-cards for Animin, the virtual pet for iOS and Android, are set to appear at UK retail this May, the developers have announced. Animin sits on your touch device and does cute stuff. The little dude […]

  • You won’t need a new GPU for DirectX 12, except for some features

    Microsoft has clarified that while you’ll need a new GPU to get the full potential of DirectX 12, existing hardware will support it just fine. Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra said in a press meeting following the Windows 10 event that you will need a new graphics card to get “the full benefits” of DirectX 12. “There […]

  • Assassin’s Creed Victory: fans speculate over characters and locations

    Ubisoft has not yet started talking about Assassin’s Creed: Victory, so some eager fans are speculating about everything they can just from those leaked screens. A very popular thread right now on the Ubisoft forums attempts to gather fans’ specualtion about characters, events and story of Assassin’s Creed: Victory. What followed was quite a lot […]

  • This is what co-op looks like in Dying Light

    Dying Light’s cop-op mode has been given a short demo by developer Techland. Dying Light supports drop-in/ drop-out co-op for up to four players. The entire campaign is playable in co-op, and there are special co-op challenges. Watch as four members of developer Techland take on the game’s zombie apocalypse. Dying Light is out January […]

  • Get Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third and all DLC for $5

    Bundle Stars’ latest bundle packs Saints Row 2 and the complete Saints Row: The Third for $5. The Saints Row bundle is priced $5. It is live now and for another 14 days. It comes with Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third – The Full Package, which is basically the game plus all the […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for January 23, 24

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has made the trek to Destiny’s Tower for another week of business. Destiny’s Exotics vendor, Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at the Tower as per the weekly schedule. Xur will sell you Exotic weapons and armour pieces if you have the Strange Coins to afford it. He also […]

  • Bloodborne is getting two special edition PS4s in Japan

    Sony will launch two limited-edition, Bloodborne-themed PlayStation 4 bundles in Japan. Two bundles are available, one in black and another in white, complete with a controller and a headset. The hard disk cover is engraved with the title and the cover shot. Both bundles come with the collector’s edition release of the game, which was […]

  • Best Destiny videos of the week – Xur vs Cryptarch rap battle

    Destiny has once more produced a slew of entertaining, educational and occasionally baffling videos. Destiny players have repeatedly sparked crazes by exploiting the game’s little foibles – Sparrow surfing is one example. This latest one is kind of mysterious; I don’t know how it’s done, or why you would want to, but Hidden Reach has […]

  • The Sims 4 free for 48 hours with Origin Game Time

    The Sims 4 is the latest game to be offered free through Origin’s Game Time promotion. The Sims 4 is now free to download from Origin, granting you a 48 hour window to try it out and see if you want to pay for the full game. The free time starts counting as soon as […]

  • Check out Destiny’s new PvP mode, Doubles

    Destiny Crucible players can enjoy a new kind of PvP action with Doubles. Destiny may not be as PvP focused as some Halo fans were hoping, but Bungie is slowly ramping up Crucible support, starting with better Iron Banner events. Some time ago the developer promised to introduce experimental game modes, and the latest Bungie […]

  • Halo: New Blood novel launching digitally in March

    A new Halo novel will explore the backstory of Gunnery Sergeant Edward Buck. Halo: New Blood is a digital-first short novel launching on March 2. The 60,000 word novel was penned by Matt Forbeck, an award-winning author of many licensed fantasy and sci-fi publications. It’s an all-new story, but fans of Halo 3: ODST will […]

  • Destiny players purchased 1.1 million Ice Breakers last week

    Destiny players know what’s hot, and Exotic sniper rifle Ice Breaker is definitely warm. Destiny vendor Xur offered Ice Breaker for sale last weekend, much to the delight of everyone yet to find this terrific bit of gear. According to the latest Bungle Weekly Update, Xur sold 1,143,320 Ice Breakers. He left the tower with […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition nets GLAAD special recognition award

    Dragon Age: Inquisition has been honoured for its diverse representation by LGBT advocacy body GLAAD. Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a special recognition award for “the many complex and unique LGBT characters prominently integrated throughout the game”. GLAAD doesn’t normally honour video games (maybe one day, if we ever have enough that deserve it), but […]

  • The Order: 1886 AR game is full of puzzles

    The Order: 1886 has spawned a new promotional website with lots of info to ferret out. Called The Order Exposed, the new site pertains to be the blog of a missing researcher, who had been hoping to uncover the secrets of the alternate history. This on its own is quite interesting but it’s also full […]

  • Grow Home is the next game to follow Child of Light, Valiant Hearts

    Ubisoft has announced another small passion project in the wake of the success of recent releases. Child of Light, Valiant Hearts: The Great War and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon are all the products of a new initiative at Ubisoft where the publisher lets key developers rest after big triple-A projects by working on something […]

  • What mysterious reveal is Xbox teasing for May 4?

    Xbox is teasing something we’ll be waiting quite a while to learn more about. Xbox community manager Raj Patel tweeted the following earlier today: Hmm… pic.twitter.com/4wBGu6xsDc — Raj Patel (@Rajio) January 22, 2015 NeoGAF users spotted the morse code in the background of the image, which translates as follows: “Presented by Xbox, 10am PDT, 1pm […]

  • 2011 PSN hack class action settlement claim forms available

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

  • Final Fantasy 15 has a true open world

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

  • Suikoden, Suikoden 2 EU PSN release date locked down

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

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

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

  • Free online multiplayer update now available for Trials Fusion

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

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

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

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

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

  • A Kickstarter for Underworld Ascendant will launch next month

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

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

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

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

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

  • The open beta for Nosgoth has gone live

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

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

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