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EA Q2 – Battlefield 3 ships over 10 million units

Thursday, 27 October 2011 22:05 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

EA has posted increased revenue for Q2 ’12 thanks to a surge in its digital and sports offerings, and CEO John Riccitiello noted that Battlefield 3 has shipped over 10 million units since its US launch.

FIFA and Madden lead Q2

Net sales of $1.03 billion were reported for the three months ending September 30, which is a 17% increase. Revenue hit $715 million compared to $631 million to year-over-year. Net losses were up, though, despite the good news, from $201 million to $340 million, mainly due to advertising expenses leading up to the holiday sales season.

FIFA 12 sold in nearly 8 million units and Madden NFL 12 sold in over 3 million units in the second quarter. FIFA 12 sales were also up 25% compared to FIFA 11.

Including digital and mobile downloads, FIFA 11 sold in over 16 million units life-to-date. Battlefield Bad Company 2 has now sold in nearly 11 million units life-to-date.

“EA had a strong quarter on the strength of FIFA 12, Madden NFL 12, and The Sims Social,” said CEO John Riccitiello. “Battlefield 3 is off to a fantastic start on sales and quality, and we are preparing to launch two more blockbusters: Need for Speed The Run, and Star Wars: The Old Republic.”

EA expects revenues for the Q3 to hit around $1.55 to $1.65 billion due to The Old Republic and Battlefield 3. For its full fiscal year, the firm expects revenues to hit somewhere between $4 billion to $4.2 billion, up from a previous guidance of $3.9 billion to $4.1 billion.

The firm’s western market segment held a 25% share in the September quarter, increasing its share by 4 percentage points versus last year. EA had six of the top 20 selling games in western markets: FIFA 12, Madden NFL 12, NCAA Football 12, FIFA 11, NHL 12, and The Sims 3.

Due to the firm’s strong “games as a service model,” EA plans to continue offering engaging “services” year-round for titles such as FIFA, Madden, Mass Effect and Need for Speed. The titles will continue the extension into social and mobile platforms and continued DLC releases for PC and console.

“This is a strategy that only EA can deliver on,” said Riccitiello. “Our competitors either have fewer brands, or have not demonstrated the ability to project their games onto multiple platforms.”

The full financial release can be read through here.

Digital business expands

Digital was, indeed, the big winner on EA’s books with The Sims Social 8 million daily active users helping digital revenue hit $216 million in sales, which is a 30% increase yoy. The Sims is now the second-most popular game on Facebook behind Zynga’s CityVille. At present, according to CFO Eric Brown, less than 5 percent of players pay to play, on average, players play two-to-three times a day for 15 minutes at a time.

“We are pleased with our results with digital growing at 30% year-over-year,” said CFO Eric Brown. “We are raising our fiscal 2012 non-GAAP revenue guidance, our digital revenue guidance, and the midpoint of our EPS guidance.”

The firm now over a $1 billion in digital sales for the year, which is something “only a handful of companies in the world,” have accomplished.

EA also reiterated Origin’s 6 million users, and the fact that Capcom, THQ, and Warner titles would start hitting the service for pre-order in November.

Mobile game sales were also up 87%.

Battlefield 3 scores in the US

Battlefield 3 pre-sells hit nearly 3 million units, as reported previously. The PC version is selling extremely well, but data is not available yet on which version of the game is selling through more than the others. The game was the biggest launch day ship title ever for the firm, according to EA COO Peter Moore. The game has shipped over 10 million units, and retailers are in the process of requesting more copies from the manufacturer.

In comparison, launch sales for Medal of Honor were “a little bit less,” according to Riccitiello.

“I think it was like 3 to 4 day one, and over the course of the first month, we got — over the first couple of weeks, we got 2 by 5,” he recalled. “So it’s actually larger than that. Of gapping it over Battlefield: Bad Company 2, I call Bad Company 2 between the two would be the best way to think about that.”

EA said it has seen unprecedented numbers logging into the BF3 PC servers, and issues due to the peak numbers should be resolved by the weekend since the firm has now “got a handle on it,” according to Labels president Frank Gibeau.

A “robust set of expansion packs,” are planned for release over the next six months, and in terms of engagement, the Battlefield community has “the highest engagement rates inside of Electronic Arts in terms of the online play,” according to Gibeau, and EA plans to cater to said engagement going forward into the competitive shooter season.

“First and foremost, we have a fairly aggressive downloadable content plan out in front of us,” he said. “We’ve already announced the Strike at Karkand Map Pack that is going to becoming available and we’ll be constantly updating on the servers and infrastructure with new features and enhancements. Our plans over the next 6 months is to have a very robust set of expansion packs past on Strike at Karkand and that we think the community’s going to be very, very excited about.

“With regards to your question about this fall, in terms of looking at the overall market, we expect that we’re going to grow share in our overall shooter business, and we see that the overall category’s going to grow share. So I think that looking at past periods isn’t probably the most indicative thing to trend out what’s going to happen next, also Medal of Honor’s a very different design than Battlefield. Battlefield is a tremendous multiplayer online game, 90 rated across-the-board in terms of its multiplayer. I mean, it has a very different offering than the other competitors out there.”

When it comes to the single-player versus the multiplayer in a game like Battlefield, the single-player experience is “important,” as the multiplayer and there are no plans to ditch the single-player experience in the series, just because the multiplayer has proved to be very popular.

“Single-player is often how new players ramp into the game,” said CEO John Riccitiello during the investor Q&A. “It’s the way new players usually get exposed to a franchise.”

“I think you have to have both, and clearly the multiplayer is the richer opportunity for us because of the services opportunity in keeping a customer engaged 365 [days a year],” added Gibeau. “It’s a great question because we consider Battlefield an online service. First and foremost, that brand was built on its multiplayer prowess, and the technology really lends itself to that.”

Star Wars and the pre-order Republic

When it came to discussing Star Wars: The Old Republic, at present, EA doesn’t have any expectations for the number of subscriptions in SWTOR yet, but the firm is excited about the level of interest and said pre-orders are the highest for any PC game ever for the firm, also something previously stated.

“In terms of pre-orders, we haven’t announced anything specific, [but] I can characterize them though as very, very strong,” said Gibeau. “They’re the highest preorders that we’ve ever had on a PC game so we’re feeling very good about the momentum and consumer demand out there.

“In addition to that, we really haven’t set the expectations for what the subscriber levels are going to be. We’re very excited about the potential of the game coupled with the mass-market license like Star Wars. But as we get closer, that will be information that we can communicate further.”

The roll out of the game will be detailed at a later date, and at that time, EA will also detail how it will go about letting people log into the servers.

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25 Comments

  1. Yoshi

    How much did MW2 and BO do in their first week? Considering BF3 hasn’t come out in Europe yet.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Ireland Michael

    Does this include Europe as well as the US? Just looking for clarification.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Stephany Nunneley

    @2 For what hun? BF3? Or all the figures on games?

    #3 3 years ago
  4. badboy_122

    that’s a lot of money xD wow !!!!

    thank god the PC version is doing well in sales ..I was kinda worried :D
    the game is amazing … the multiplayer is fuckin awesome ..the single player too but the multi is better

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Ireland Michael

    @3 Battlefield 3, of course. =P

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Stephany Nunneley

    Oh well, since it just launched in Europe today and hits UK tomorrow, just US.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Ireland Michael

    @6 Interesting.

    I can’t wait to see the tallied numbers across all regions then.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Yoshi

    @7 That’s why I was wondering what MW2 and BO did in their first week :P Try to compare even though this is US only

    #8 3 years ago
  9. roni1175

    Nice… Go EA

    I love the term “shipped” you actually don’t really know how many units was sold.

    Remember windows phone 7? it shipped 2 millions units but how many were sold?

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Stephany Nunneley

    My end of the call was super, duper scratchy, so when the transcript is released tomorrow, there should be some more detail oriented quotes out of it.

    But all in all, really, there wasn’t a banner moment in the call, other than all the Sims and sports chat. There was A LOT of Sims Social talk.

    I was hoping to hear more on SWTOR, but alas, nothing major. :(

    Any solid figures for BF3 will have to come once it’s released in all regions. I am sure, at least on the US end, it should make the NPD results less boring next month.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Ireland Michael

    @8 I can’t seem to find specific figures anywhere. Bah.

    @9 If retailers are demanding more copies, you can pretty much guarantee nearly all of them.

    People obsess over the “shipped vs. sold” argument like something only sells half of what’s shipped. Retailers ask for supplies based entirely on demand, so the figures are rarely proportionally different to each other.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. G1GAHURTZ

    Excellent way to set yourself up for a big fall.

    Expect massive discounts on BF3 in the very near future!

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Ireland Michael

    @12 Lawl.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. G1GAHURTZ

    I know you’re gay/bi, Michael, but I’d appreciate it if you didn’t keep talking about my butt.

    Thanks.

    Edit:

    Thanks for editing the comment above. I’ll leave mine as it is… Just as a reminder.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. OrbitMonkey

    A “robust set of dlc planned for BF3…”

    Well as ps3 owners were promised a free copy of BF1943, hopefully we’ll get some of that robustness for free… Y’know just to make up for YOUR FUCKING LIES EA!!

    ;)

    #15 3 years ago
  16. aseddon130

    woo news like this almost guarantees that it’ll be £20-25 in a few weeks when sales slow down.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Maximum Payne

    @12 So when MW3 sell like this in first week should I say to you then

    Excellent way to set yourself up for a big fall.

    Expect massive discounts on MW3 in the very near future! ??

    #17 3 years ago
  18. G1GAHURTZ

    @17:

    This isn’t sales. This is how many copies they sent into retail. They could ship 100 million if they really wanted to.

    All it means is that if retail can’t sell all those copies, they’ll start making big price cuts.

    Personally, I don’t see how they’ll actually sell anywhere near 10 million by the end of the year, at least.

    I think issues like server problems, the beta mess, a launch window packed with other AAA games, etc are a factor.

    I’m sure the figures will be out soon enough, so if I’m wrong, let me know…

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Maximum Payne

    Well I think this maybe first FPS after Bad Company 2 that can really compare to COD in both sales and quality unlike MoH and Homefront for example.
    And also MAYBE Pc gamers are buying more at retail because its not available on Steam and they don’t want to buy on origin IMO.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. OrbitMonkey

    Well i’m looking forward to picking up my copy. I mean a CoD MW expansion pack with new maps, vehicles & destructable environments for £40 isn’t too bad :)

    Plus if its pants I can get a good trade-in deal for the real thing next week ;)

    #20 3 years ago
  21. roni1175

    @G1GAHURTZ shipment is usually based on sales, demand and prediction so the 10 million mark is not so high considering the amount of buzz this game has

    I think eventually they would sell around 12-15 millions copies

    #21 3 years ago
  22. G1GAHURTZ

    Shipment numbers can be based on a variety of different factors from the state of the economy to the mood of the buyer on the day he/she makes their orders for your game.

    I think that the game will almost certainly do better than BC2, which I believe sold over 9m copies on both PS3 and 360, so I think the lower part of your estimate is pretty accurate.

    However, I don’t think it will get there until midway through 2012, so that would mean a whole lot of the initial 10m shipment sitting on shelves for many months, which is not what retailers want.

    Remember, there were only 3m pre-orders, and I can only assume that this number included Origin download pre-orders, too.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. TheBlackHole

    You can only ship as many copies as retail are willing to buy. That amount is based on a number of factors that depend on the buyer, usually a mix of pre-order numbers, hype, historical brand performance and current economic situation. You can’t just arbitrarily ship 100 million copies to retailers, because they wouldn’t buy them and the publisher wouldn’t give them away.

    Also, initial shipment will usually mean around 3 months’ stock, although bearing in mind Christmas is around the corner this will usually encompass January (sales) also.

    At the point they are shipped, the publisher has effectively already sold them. It’s now down to the retailer to sell their purchased stock. So, at this point, EA have SOLD 10 million copies, in terms of revenue earned.

    The only relevance of shipped vs sold is for the retailer, and how many copies they end up being stuck with should the title underperform (which happens regularly). They might then negotiate a stock ‘buy back’ with the publisher in order to keep a good relationship going, or they might agree a price drop deal to get rid of some of the remaining copies.

    Just wanted to clarify this, as some of the posts above have well intentioned, but false, perspectives on how this whole process works.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. John117

    Why do I get the feeling that G1GAHURTZ is the biggest troll on this site, he starts the arguments on almost every topic and never really has anything positive to say. So follow my advice, dont feed the trolls!

    #24 3 years ago
  25. G1GAHURTZ

    ^^ What a lying fanboy!

    http://www.vg247.com/2011/10/21/battlefield-3-launch-trailer-goes-heavy-on-plot-explosions/#comment-332606

    #25 3 years ago

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    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

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  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

    Sony is hosting its annual Spring Fever Sale which runs for eight weeks and features a new title each week. The sale starts next week on March 3 with the launch of Helldivers. Here’s just a few items included in the sale: HELLDIVERS (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March 3 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March […]

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

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  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

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  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

    Shelter 2 is a game in which you are a mother lynx and must protect a den of kittens. Yes, it’s delightful. Shelter 2 is coming to Mac and PC on March 9. Pre-orders are now available on Steam at 10% off or on GOG.com with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s trailer is like a Transformer – there’s more than meets the eye. The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer contains a number of codes. Eagle-eyed users have spotted four so far, and work on cracking their meaning is progressing. According to an /r/games thread rounding up results so far, the codes pertain to […]

  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

    Assassin’s Creed fans, don’t try this at home. Assassin’s Creed characters can survive falls of almost any distance as long as they aim for the haystacks scattered handily throughout the environment. As you probably deduced from your familiarity with common sense, this isn’t a real thing: falling from heights kills you, the same way a […]

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

    PS4 is outselling Xbox One – but why? A new report may have the answer. Last month, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US again, returning it to the top of the charts after just two months away. Why? What has caused this reversal in fortunes in Microsoft’s home territory? According to a […]

  • Toejam and Earl are back with a new Kickstarter

    The early 90′s are alive and well in a new bid to bring back Toejam and Earl. Toejam and Earl released for Mega Drive (Genesis, Americans) in 1991, and the eponymous characters went on to count among Sega’s best-known characters. They appeared in a platformer, a light gun shooter and finally a 2002 Xbox game […]

  • New Wander trailer shows off Azertash form

    Wander is a collaborative, non-combat MMO in which you can take on a number of unique forms. Wander players begin as an ambulant tree called an Oren and can progress through several different bodies as they explore the environment, learning its secrets. One of these, which we’d not seen before this trailer, is the amphibious […]

  • SOMA approaching beta phase on PC and PS4

    SOMA, the new horror game from the Amnesia: The Dark Descent crew, is getting close to playable. Frictional Games has apologised for its recent silence over the project, but said it’s focused on reaching beta. Sorry all for the silence! We're closing in on Beta and everyone's working hard to get there. Once that's done, […]

  • Square Enix does not condone Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest HD Remaster

    Square Enix has said it’s not involved with a fan remake of Final Fantasy spin-off Mystic Quest. 1992 SNES game Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest is being remade by Dark Design as Mystic Quest HD Remaster. The developer is even taking pre-orders for the project. Unfortunately, it looks like it is in no position to be […]

  • New Hunger teaser released by LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers

    LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers Tarsier Studios have released a teaser trailer for Hunger, which was announced in May 2014 at the Nordic Game Conference. The game has been rumored to be the firm’s unannounced Sony project since 2010. Platforms are still to be announced, but the studio became a first-party SCE developer a few years back, […]

  • Here’s two Mario Party 10 overview videos, one featuring amiibo

    Overview videos for Mario Party 10 and the amiibo which work with the title have been released by Nintendo Japan. Obviously each one is in Japanese, but you get the gist all the same. Mario Party 10 releases on Wii U March 20 in North America and Europe. Thanks, AGB.

  • Clan Raids announced for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App

    Activision has announced a new Clan Raids mode will be made available through the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App. According to the CoD community blog, raids are time-based challenges where success earns you a spot on the Clan Raids leaderboards and new Clan Raid-exclusive in-game gear like the Equilibrium set. Clan members will […]

  • Play Battlefield Hardline starting March 12 through EA Access

    Xbox One users with an EA Access subscription will be able to play 10 hours worth of Battlefield Hardline starting March 12. EA Access members will are being granted access to the game five days before the street date, with full multiplayer and all saves transferring over into the main game. It was announced yesterday […]

  • This video summarizes the contents of Destiny patch 1.1.1

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  • Destiny 1.1.1 patch notes out, update is live

    Destiny’s 1.1.1 patch arrives today, so if you have been kicked from activities, it means you will need to download the patch now that it’s live. We will be pushing the 1.1.1 patch for Destiny shortly. Players will be kicked from activities and required to download the patch. — Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) February 25, 2015 […]

  • Payday 2 packs based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number coming

    Starbreeze has announced another collaboration with Dennaton Games which will see masks based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number appear in Payday 2. The collaboration consists of two free updates when you acquire Hotline Miami 2 or its deluxe version on Steam from February 25. The two updates, called Hotline Miami Mask Pack and Jacket […]

  • Velocity 2X making its way onto Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One

    Velocity 2X will be released on Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One Futurlab has announced. The developer is in charge of the port, which will be published by Sierra. According to Futurlab, the deal with Sierra came about when self-publishing proved to be difficult due to spending “more time doing PR and marketing on Velocity […]

  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number finally has a release date

    A release date for Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number has been announced, finally. The game will arrive on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita March 10. It is now available for pre-order on GOG, Humble and Steam for 10% off for $13.49/£10.99. There’s also a Digital Special Edition available which includes tracks from […]