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Witcher 2′s 360 version pushed back to Q1 2012

Monday, 1 August 2011 10:02 GMT By Johnny Cullen

CD Projekt’s confirmed it’s delaying The Witcher 2 for Xbox 360 into Q1 2012.

The console version of the RPG, which first launched back in May for PC via Namco Bandai, was originally due to release near the end of the year from THQ. Not to be, though.

CDP said the delay was down to giving more polish to the game, but also in regards to the company’s ongoing legal battle with Namco over the publishing of the 360 version.

“The extra time will allow us to polish the title to perfection, so that the game offers an ideally balanced, fantastic experience to gamers. As the launch of the game approaches, we will be sharing more details how it will be released on Xbox 360. I trust that despite the release date shift, players will be satisfied with what we are planning for them,” said studio boss Adam Kicinski.

CD Projekt also said it would show a video on “major DLC” that will form part of an “upcoming, as-yet-unannounced update” for the PC version at gamescom.

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41 Comments

  1. StolenGlory

    Fine with me.

    Far too much stuff to be playing at the end of this year anyway including Skyrim.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Maximum Payne

    Well…Now Witcher 2 is potentially going to compete with Mass Effect 3.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Blerk

    Not too concerned about this. I still really want it, but there’s a decent handful of other games that I want just as much in Q4 so I’m happy to wait until this is done. Of course, if the others suddenly start dropping like flies as well then we might have more of a problem.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Talkar

    @2
    Well The Witcher is an RPG title whereas Mass Effect is a shooter title. So for any gamer who is old enough, to have played PnP games are going to appreciate The Witcher more than Mass Effect. (Mind you, i have nothing against Mass Effect, i enjoyed the first two games, but they hardly qualify as being RPG’s).

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Erthazus

    Gets pushed? something tells me that it’s going to be cancelled.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. StolenGlory

    @5

    Nah, I don’t think so. The game is actually pretty far along by all accounts. I think it was purely a financial/strategical move to avoid the Q4 crunch which of course would have put it up against Skyrim.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    @6, oh yeah… December this year is so crunch.

    It’s the same thing that happened with Witcher 1 basically.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Gekidami

    @6
    They say what its due to; “The company’s ongoing legal battle with Namco over the publishing of the 360 version.”

    #8 4 years ago
  9. StolenGlory

    @7

    December would have been a bad period to release the game in still, simply because Skyrim (and others) would still be extremely prolific and people’s funds would be running out/stretched.

    I also don’t think this is anything like the Witcher 1/Rise of the Wolf debacle because at least this time we have seen some in-game footage of the game which has been demonstrated to the public and (unlike last time) CDP seem very upbeat about the console version.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. StolenGlory

    @8

    D’oh, I missed that :)

    Still, the side-effects of a little extra polish and moving it to Q1 next year isn’t exactly going to hurt them.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Talkar

    I know i’m going to spend my time playing SWToR, Batman, Skyrim, BF3 and Heroes 6, it’s going to be a tough last quarter year x)

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Gekidami

    @10
    Indeed. Overall the game has fairly decent word of mouth, but its no where near as big (or probably as good, honestly) as Skyrim. So moving it well out of the way of that bullet can only be a good thing.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. StolenGlory

    @11

    Indeed my Q4 is RAMMED.

    I have the following games that will be arguing over what meagre amounts of spare time i’ll have over that period:

    Battlefield 3 (360/PC)
    Star Wars: The Old Republic
    Skyrim
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
    Uncharted 3
    Batman: Arkham City

    So yeah, it’s a bloody good thing that it doesn’t come out this year if i’m honest :)

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Moonwalker1982

    Not surprised at all, i simply didn’t see this one coming out at the same time as Skyrim. And just as StolenGlory said…around that time it’s FULL of amazing games, so this is not a bad thing at all. However…if you think about it, even if it did come out…you don’t have to buy it right away, nobody is forcing you. That’s the strange thing, instead of just buying Gears 3, Skyrim and Batman (for example) and letting the rest wait for later, people buy ALL of them. Me included…;)

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Erthazus

    @13, “Battlefield 3 (360/PC)
    Star Wars: The Old Republic
    Skyrim
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
    Uncharted 3
    Batman: Arkham City”

    all games that you listed are basicallly august, October and a bit of November.
    SW:TOR is not going to be this year 100% and probably MW3 and Battlefield 3 are the only multiplayer games are worth in your list. If you are a hardcore mltiplayer gamer you are probably going to stick with one game for a month.

    Basically December is out. There is a place for the release date and a big one. There are a lot of games released in December and sold very well. January or December, it does not matter.

    So basically here is a battle between developer and publisher or plans for making Witcher 3 and a big cancel for Xbox 360.

    By the time Wither 2 is going to be ready for the next year on consoles, no one is going to care about it. It’s the same thing like with Assassins Creed 2 or Brotherhood which was released after few months for a PC. No one cared anymore.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. StolenGlory

    @15

    “all games that you listed are basicallly august, October and a bit of November.”

    None of those games are due in August.

    “SW:TOR is not going to be this year 100% and probably MW3 and Battlefield 3 are the only multiplayer games are worth in your list. If you are a hardcore mltiplayer gamer you are probably going to stick with one game for a month.”

    I refuse to believe that ‘hardcore’ multiplayer gamers (christ, I hate that term) are going to stick with one game for a month. Erthazus, you of all people should know that you a game like Battlefield 3, will keep you occupied in multiplayer for a lot longer than a single month.

    Ditto for CoD:MW3 depending on your mileage.

    “So basically here is a battle between developer and publisher or plans for making Witcher 3 and a big cancel for Xbox 360.”

    I’m quite sure that a third Witcher is on the cards, but I don’t see it as being developed at the expense of the 360 version of The Witcher 2; given of course how far down the road they are with the development of the title.

    “By the time Wither 2 is going to be ready for the next year on consoles, no one is going to care about it. It’s the same thing like with Assassins Creed 2 or Brotherhood which was released after few months for a PC. No one cared anymore.”

    Your comparison holds no water because console owners just don’t have very many RPG’s like The Witcher 2 on their machines at all. As a result and given the developer/title pedigree, i’m sure most will be prepared to wait; especially in the wake of a litany of disappointing RPG’s such as Risen, Fable 3 etc…

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Blerk

    Witcher 2′s success on 360 will pretty much entirely depend on how well they market it. There’ll be a small bunch of people who already know it from the PC but didn’t have the kit to run it that’ll pick it up without question, but everything else is pretty much unknown territory.

    If they don’t plaster it all over the place it’ll likely not do very well. I’m more confident of THQ doing a half-decent marketing job with it than Atari, though.

    All they need to do is knock together a 30 second telly advert full of gore and tits and they’ll be onto a winner, I’m sure. :-D

    #17 4 years ago
  18. StolenGlory

    @17

    “All they need to do is knock together a 30 second telly advert full of gore and tits and they’ll be onto a winner, I’m sure.”

    That in actuality, would likely be pretty sodding accurate :)

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Blerk

    I could work in marketing, me.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. StolenGlory

    @19

    “I could work in marketing, me.”

    Oh no question. You’d be the darling of the Daily Mail too.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Maximum Payne

    @19 That brainiac isn’t it ? :D

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Erthazus

    @17, oh yeah… You just described the worst marketing campaign company evar.

    THQ that published unique game like METRO 2033 on 360 which failed in the end and i saw a lot of marketing campaign behind it. (If you remember there were a ton of marketing stuff on VG247) :D

    Marketing won’t help much + it’s not a shooter that are very popular on 360. Games like that must come out in time.

    Same thing with RISEN (RPG) for 360 that was pretty much a failure from both companies (Publisher and developer.) Cheap Port + not so great marketing campaign.

    @Stolengory, “None of those games are due in August.”

    Yeah, sorry. I forgot that batman: arkham City is in October… :D
    Still, you get october and just a november.

    But then august and September, especially september (only Gears 3) is pretty much empty. There are a lot of space to release this thing in Q3-4. Little competition with SKYRIM never hurts.

    “Your comparison holds no water because console owners just don’t have very many RPG’s like The Witcher 2 on their machines at all”

    same goes with FPS games like METRO 2033 which was a good game and pretty much failed on the 360.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. StolenGlory

    @22

    “Yeah, sorry. I forgot that batman: arkham City is in October…”

    No worries :)

    “same goes with FPS games like METRO 2033 which was a good game and pretty much failed on the 360.”

    Yeah it goes back to what Blerk was saying really in that it all comes down to decent marketing. Metro failed on the consoles because the FPS genre is extremely saturated and top-heavy (CoD/Halo/Battlefield), levaing very little room for anything else. Like Metro though, Witcher 2 needs to be marketed properly or it will fade into the same sort of obscurity.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Blerk

    But it has knobbing in it. Did Metro have knobbing?

    Such a marketing campaign would indeed be the ‘worst thing ever’ because you would be promoting the game for all the wrong reasons. Unfortunately, most people don’t care about deep and complex RPGs.

    But show them some knockers and a few decapitations and you’d no doubt encourage a whole bunch of people to buy it just for that (and then trade it two days later, describing it as ‘fucking boring’, but who cares – you’ve got their money by then). If you can get it into the OUTRAGE tabloids off the back of it then all the better.

    It’s a sad indication of gaming today really, isn’t it?

    #24 4 years ago
  25. StolenGlory

    @24

    It is indeed.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. absolutezero

    Metro has you being propsitioned by a hooker, if you choose to follow her you get beaten up by her pimp, who then steals your money/bullets.

    Its a life lesson.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Blerk

    Man, we’ve all been there!

    Taxi!

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Panipal2005

    I didn’t think THQ would want to release it at the same time as Saints Row The Third either.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. RandomTiger

    Looking forward to this, its one of just a handful of titles that made me sad not to be a PC gamer any more. I hope they don’t have to cut any content to get it on console.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. DSB

    I think it’s a shame if a game like that gets buried on consoles, it certainly wouldn’t do much for the console crowds reputation of shunning anything halfway intelligent.

    Metro was a weird mix of Stalker somehow trying to cram itself into a corridor shooter. I thought it was pretty good, but I wouldn’t blame anyone for being terribly bored with it, whether on PC or consoles. It was far from a sure thing.

    @24 I think the real strength of the game is that it has all of that, without having to cram it in there just to check the box.

    Just look at this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HedLjjlSy3Y

    It’s the launch trailer with an unofficial soundtrack, but really, any gamer who can watch that and not want to play the game, is either deaf, blind or stupid.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Maximum Payne

    @30 Agree that song is so amazing and fit so well with Wither universe.
    Remind me of Alone in the Dark what a great game
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dL6pjGFaOrc&feature=relmfu

    #31 4 years ago
  32. joshua nash

    and so it begins, now i shall sit back and watch as either they announce that xbox360 witcher is actually both the first and the second game release as one huge game or they announce that yet again they have decided to can the idea of a witcher game coming out on consoles, i hope more for the first option to be true then the seoond, though i’m hoping that they also announce a PS3 version aswell, not cause i’m a PS3 owner but because i think that this game is just to great, to awesome to confine to one console i want the devs to get this game into as many gamer’s hands as humanly possible so that we can all bask in the everloving awesomeness of this game, now can i get an amen

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Christopher Jack

    Good, there’s too many other games I want/am interested in & the previous one was pretty bad in my opinion, this will give it some time to keep the hype while I’ve got some spare cash again.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. Moonwalker1982

    I refuse to believe that Witcher 2 might get cancelled. I believe they are quite far into the development process already and they said it’s going great, so i don’t see a cancellation.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. DSB

    @33 The first one was pretty terrible, but you don’t have to read a lot of reviews to see that this is an entirely different game.

    I’m surprised that it rang up as many 8′s as it did, compared to recent games in the genre, which aren’t really designed half as well.

    For me it’s the best RPG since the first Mass Effect.

    #35 4 years ago
  36. Noodlemanny

    Ahhh sad face. My PC has quite alot of trouble with this game so can’t really play it very well.

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Talkar

    @35
    I think your the first person i heard of the didn’t like the first game x)

    #37 4 years ago
  38. bpcgos

    What worries me much for this console version –if it was marketed in a wrong way as a gory hack and slash gametype– that it will ruin CD projekt rep in front of console gamer since it’s difficulty quite punishing (died many times just to pass its prologue chapter because I was just hacking and slashing for my very 1st time) and wont get them more cash instead of losing it because of its console development cost.

    But, I heard they’re gonna lowering its difficulty though. So, I think that was a fair cut for console market!

    #38 4 years ago
  39. Moonwalker1982

    A friend told me that he’s missing a medium difficulty. He says Normal is just too hard at times, they throw huge amounts of enemies at you and it’s very punishing indeed. But easy is exactly as it says….ridiculously easy.

    #39 4 years ago
  40. DSB

    @37 Then you definitely haven’t been looking. The game didn’t have a combat system and it seemed to me like they were trying to create a corridor MMORPG, for a singleplayer game. It was terrible :P

    @39 Really what makes it so damn hard is the fact that the game does absolutely nothing to teach you how to play.

    I didn’t even realize all my signs were unlocked for the first fight, nor what they did differently from the first game. You’re essentailly tossed out there to die trying.

    Once you realize the different strengths and weaknesses of signs against certain enemies, it’s really not that bad on normal difficulty.

    Unforgiving, but ultimately I think that’s very rewarding.

    #40 4 years ago
  41. Christopher Jack

    @40, Completely agreed, that was my biggest gripe with the original.

    #41 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 http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — 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 […]