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Stop the silly: Of course Xbox 720 won’t release in 2012

Thursday, 15 December 2011 09:01 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Talk of a next-generation Xbox console has the hardware down for a launch next year. Brenna Hillier reckons someone’s got the maths wrong.

What we’re given to go on at that point will be the barest of bare bones. Maybe the new hardware will, indeed, end up smaller and cheaper than past consoles, and have an emphasis on TV content; very likely it will indeed come bundled with an improved Kinect. But it won’t release in 2012.

Since gaming crawled back out of the Atari-driven crisis of the early eighties and re-established itself as a profitable business, hardware has seen a turnover cycle of up to five years, regular as clockwork. That third generation of consoles – the 8-bit NES and Master System – was the first in a series of easily-classified waves of increased horsepower and feature sets which eventually resulted in what’s usually called the seventh generation – the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, which launched in 2006 and 2005 respectively.

Eventually, Microsoft will build a new console and launch it as the successor to the Xbox 360. The sort of world where this did not occur is not one any of us can contemplate in comfort, because it suggests a future in which the games industry has collapsed. (Or we’ve been taken over by brain-eating zombie dog overlords. Either scenario puts us out of a job and the chance to play Killing Things VI.)

By the generational measure, we’re overdue new machines, but still your beating hearts – it’s not going to happen any time soon.

Las Vegas, January, 2012

French site Xboxygen has claimed an anonymous source for a report that we’ll see the fabled Xbox 720 – whatever they’re calling it – mentioned in some form at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this January.

If you draw a little timeline of console releases – ignoring the half-generational blip of the Wii – you’ll see we’re bang on the mark not just for a new console announce, but for its release (something Nintendo is no doubt hoping will discourage anyone from noticing that their latest effort with the Wii U isn’t any more grunty than the current batch of machines).

Speculation exploded in the week following this purported leak, and it was helped along by a handful of correlating reports suggesting a new Xbox hardware launch in 2012. If your chest does little flutters when you hear these rumours, you should probably take a handful of these cynicism pills. Whispers and “insider” predictions of new hardware generation have been cropping up since early 2008 – not even three years from launch. Over 2011, it’s happened with almost comical regularity, with at least one new rumour every month for the space of six months.

One report claimed that Crytek had hold of development kit and was expecting to show Timesplitters 4 at E3 2012; this was at least the second occasion on which the developer was implicated in the mythical console’s 2012 launch.

Again next year?

This is how Microsoft launched Xbox 360 at E3 2005. Think straight for a second: do you really think Microsoft is going to do this with a new console next year?

Another went so far as to name a couple of launch titles – the new Alan Wake, since revealed as an Xbox Live release, and Saints Row 4.

Reports that the new console has been in development for five years certainly added weight; if it’s not true, why is there such a definite number? A compelling pub argument.

You can add two and two together here and get a nice square four, but for maths to work you’ve got to solve all the clauses of the equation, not just the ones you like. What the excitement fails to account for is that the games industry of the seventh generation is a very different place to that of the third, fourth, fifth and even sixth. Major games now cost so much to develop, and new hardware is so difficult to come to grips with, that a new console venture is an undertaking on an entirely different scale. Microsoft and Sony built their current consoles with this in mind, leaving room to expand their lifespans with peripherals and home entertainment features like streaming services. For every developer who wants the excitement of new hardware, just as many dread it.

Asked about the rumours, EA strongly denied either Crytek or a second development team’s receipt of a new Xbox dev kit. Blizzard added its voice to the naysayers, and even Michael Pachter pooh-poohed the talk.

This very quick sample yields as much evidence for as against, and there’s plenty more indication that any future Microsoft console is still at least three years away.

Avalanche has dropped heavy hints that at least one new console is due in 2014. This date was backed up by a number of anonymous sources, apparently close to first-parties. Massive retailer Gamestop, whose leap into the digital realm shows it knows which way the wind is blowing, is in agreement.

On top of that, in a detailed assessment of Microsoft’s manufacturing capabilities, Digital Foundry concluded that the company simply doesn’t have the resources to have produced a new console to launch in 2012.

Still confident?

Calling it

A key point from Xboxygen’s report which has been greviously overlooked is that the site never claimed a working console would debut – it reported only that Microsoft would give “some information on the new console, and some of its capabilities”.

If reports of the company recruiting for a hardware engineer to work on new console are true, of which there’s no guarantee – Microsoft needs engineers for new Xbox 360 models and ongoing Kinect development – then work had really only just begun sometime around March. That’s perfect timing for an upcoming tech announcement and, yes, a 2014 debut.

According to yet another unverified report, Microsoft called a round table of developers after E3 2011 to gauge what kind of feeling developers had for upcoming hardware – what features they might like, how much power is needed.

This one does add up, and slots in neatly with the 2014 timeframe being bandied about. What we’re expecting to see at CES is an announcement of a partnership with one tech company or another – very likely AMD, since the company has already flapped its lip – as to what might form the basic architecture of the upcoming Xbox.

What we’re given to go on at that point will be the barest of bare bones. Maybe the new hardware will, indeed, end up smaller and cheaper than past consoles, and have an emphasis on TV content; very likely it will indeed come bundled with an improved Kinect.

But it won’t release in 2012.

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28 Comments

  1. Mr Tom

    Not listening *lalalalalalalalalalala*

    I’ve got the itch for the next gen!

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    You’ll have to wait! :)

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Mike

    It will. I guarantee it.

    December 2012. YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Strawb

    #3: Actually, people have been claiming the world will end in December 2012 for years.
    Yes, that’s right. The Xbox 720 will be our doom.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Patrick Garratt

    £50? I’ll even give you odds.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Mike

    :)

    #6 3 years ago
  7. OrbitMonkey

    2014? So the 2nd Halo forerunner entry could be a launch title then? Should help it shift a few ;-)

    #7 3 years ago
  8. rainer

    Charlie Demerjian always had some interesting scoops and is saying the chips for the Xbox Next have taped out (initial test run) but mass manufacturing wont begin until end of 2012 and a launch in summer 2013 is likely.

    http://semiaccurate.com/2011/12/05/exclusive-xbox-next-chip-just-taped-out/

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Erthazus

    2012? Of course it won’t be released in 2012.

    there is Halo 4 in 2012.

    But 2013 for the first next gen XBOX is for sure.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Fin

    Tech demo at E3 2012, full showing at E3 2013, release in Q4 2013. Best guess.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Psychotext

    I for one welcome our brain-eating zombie dog overlords.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Christopher Jack

    My guess is an E3 2013 reveal & a holiday launch, I don’t think the 360 has any AAA excluisives for 2013 already announced, I can only think of 2 major titles that are yet to be released, Halo 4 & Ryse.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Erthazus

    Btw i think we will see first XBOX details at CES 2012 and not in E3 2012.
    CES is the show for MS.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. polygem

    Q4 2013

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Gheritt White

    Q4 2013

    #15 3 years ago
  16. drewbles82

    Ryse has already been confirmed for the next gen xbox.
    So have several other games already being made for next gen.

    Still predict E3 2012 demo, E3 2013 full line up,etc and released for 2013 holidays.

    Halo 4 might be in the works but still might do better to wait for next gen and release it on there.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Maximum Payne

    @16 Not for but to steal a show for Wii-U.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. The Evil Pope

    PS4/NextBox, keep them! I’ll stick with my PC and Nintendo hardware for my gaming in the present and future.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. IL DUCE

    Brenna…that report you’re referring to said Alan Wake 2 was in development for the nextgen console – which has nothing to do with American Nightmare since Remedy has made clear to us on several occassions “This is not Alan Wake 2″…must be a reason they’re so admant about pointing that out…even if the console and game aren’t coming out for a while

    Also, using Pachter to back up a claim doesn’t lend much credibility since the guy is wrong about just about everything besides the blatantly obvious…

    But yes, I agree it will absolutely not release in 2012…definitely might see or hear about the tech it may have but I would think E3 2013 would probably be the earliest we see it and they could pull an Apple and release it that week but I would lean more towards Holiday 2013 and the latest Fall/Holiday 2014…

    Since now were starting to hear about games in 2013 such as Rainbow 6 Patriots it makes me wonder if its really coming to next gen or if it will be one of the last games this gen…and since Ryse has already been said to be missing this gen that confirms a new Kinect or motion control will be bundled with the new console since I would assume it would be a launch title for it…and it also means they have to have some sort of plan if they’re are certain it will miss this gen, therefore they must know when it ends…

    #19 3 years ago
  20. xxJPRACERxx

    #10 got it right.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Lahanas

    @8 rainer, how reliable is this semiacurate site?

    #21 3 years ago
  22. chipvideo

    Q4 of 2013 is what I am thinking. Out in mid Oct to get the buzz going before Black Friday hits.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. Demiath

    With the potential exception of Leadbetter’s manufacturing estimation (which appears to be hidden behind a paywall) there’s not a whole lot of hard facts backing Hillier’s (not inherently unreasonable) counter-arguments, either. Cautious publishers churning out official verbiage and a supposed Microsoft round table about console features don’t come off as necessarily being more substantial than predictions based on the only firm, reliable data we got; what has happened during previous console cycles.

    It may be true that this generation is special, but (as the article implies) if that is so it’s certainly had ample time to be divergent by now, and at some point it’s time for any bottomline-centric hardware developer to simply move on. Costs always rise dramatically as a result of generational shifts; that’s sort of the definition of a move to exponentially more advanced technology…

    #23 3 years ago
  24. kezwar

    @Patrick I don’t know about 720, but a very close and reliable source at Sony told me that the PS4 will be out sooner than anyone thinks. I interpret that to mean 2012. They wanna re-pay the favour and get the jump on Microsoft I reckon.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. Lahanas

    You mean the PS4, yes?

    #25 3 years ago
  26. kezwar

    sorry yes I meant PS4.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. fearmonkey

    It’s going to happen in 2013, there will be some announcement with maybe some demos of its possible capabilities at the next E3.
    Does anyone here believe that MS wants to allow the Wii-u to have TWO years of a headstart? That would happen if they didn’t release till 2014.

    Fable 4 will be launch title, Rare will have an FPS or killer instinct remake/sequel, and maybe that crytek title….

    #27 3 years ago
  28. ozama

    yeah that’s right

    #28 3 years ago

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    A new set of videos for The Awakened Fate Ultimatum have been released by NIS America, showing off the roguelike RPG coming to PlayStation 3. In the game, player will guide a high school student named Shin Kamikaze as he comes to term with being a god. After having a dream featuring a girl talking […]

  • You can now pick up Heroes of Might & Magic 3 HD Edition on PC, tablets

    Heroes of Might & Magic 3 HD Edition is now available on PC as well as Android and iOS tablets. The fifteen year-old title has been revamped in full HD and includes the seven original campaign scenarios and 48 skirmish maps. Local multiplayer mode, a map editor and a Steam lobby are also included.

  • 50 finalists for Bohemia Interactive’s Make Arma Not War contest announced

    The 50 finalists for Bohemia Interactive’s €500,000 Make Arma Not War contest have been announced, after the firm combed through over 250 entries. Finalists chosen in the single-player category were chosen by Arma 3 players, and the add-on and multipkayer entries were selected by Bohemia Interactive. Winners for the next round will be evaluated by […]

  • Here’s a new batch of gruesome Killing Floor 2 screenshots

    Tripwire Interactive has released a new batch of screenshots for Killing Floor 2. The screens show various weapons as well as a variety of Zeds ready to tear you to shreds. Killing Floor 2 is slated for release this year on PC and PlayStation 4. It will also be made available for SteamOS.

  • Hatred is now available for pre-order, new video released

    Hatred is now available for pre-order through the game’s official website. There are two editions to choose from: Digital version with the official game soundtrack for €16.66; or the Digital version with the game soundtrack and a T-shirt for €36.66. The second edition is limited to 1,485 units. Hatred, which was handed an AO rating […]

  • This The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D TV spot is sort of creepy

    With The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D arriving on the first Friday the 13th of the year, it’s only fitting Nintendo would release a slightly creepy TV spot for it. The game’s concept is rather dark, and while it the commercial isn’t too creeptastic, for as short as it is the message is conveyed […]

  • GTA 5 “documentary” chronicles the life of a Tennis Pro

    Here’s another user created video featuring footage from GTA 5, but this one is a documentary instead of crazy stunts, mayhem and face-plants. Created by Bombastic Gamer Films, the documentary delves into the life of Tennis Pro Andreas Schmovakovic, who is both the “greatest player in the world, and the worst.” It’s rather good honestly. […]

  • World of Tanks Xbox 360 updated with console exclusive Pacific Island map, JapaneseChi-Nu Kai tank

    World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition has been updated with a new and exclusive console-only map called “Pacific Island”, which also comes with a Japanese tank. Players will be able to wreck havoc in their very own Japanese Chi-Nu Kai tank, which ca be picked up through the in-game store for Tier 5. It tank […]

  • Here’s the first trailer for OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood

    Roll 7 has released the first trailer for OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood. Gameplay in the second outing will include ramps, jumps and hills, allowing for plenty of air and split level routes. It comes with a deeper combo system with Manuals, Reverts, Revert Manuals and Grind Switching. The ‘Tricktionary’ has also been updated with new […]

  • Learn all about the single-player mode in this Evolve video

    A video showing off the single-player portion of Evolve has been released by 2K and Turtle Rock. All content in the game can be played in either online multiplayer or offline in single-player. The video below contains two matches of Defend mode played from both the Monster and Hunter perspective. AI obviously takes on the […]

  • Super Smash Bros. Wii U update comes with 15 extra stages

    An update for Super Smash Bros. Wii U has been released, and it comes with 15 new stages for the 8-player mode. The update, version 1.0.2., is 316MB in size and the stages are split with nine normal stages and six Omega stages. Here’s the list: Regular stages Animal Crossing – Smashville Animal Crossing – […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update includes Metroid Prime Trilogy, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. demo

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with the Metroid Prime Trilogy, Shadow of the Ninja on Virtual Console and a demo for Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Here’s your update: Metroid Prime: Trilogy – Wii U Rock ’N Racing Off Road – Wii U Frenchy Bird – Wii U Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. – […]

  • Battlefield Hardline open beta takes place next week on all systems

    Details and dates for the Battlefield Hardline open multiplayer beta were announced by EA and Visceral Games today. From February 3-8, the beta will be available to all players worldwide on Origin for PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. You’ll notice that the dates coincide with the Microsoft slip up earlier in […]

  • Transistor, Yakuza 4, Thief headline February PS Plus offerings

    Sony has announced your free PlayStation Plus games for the month of February. Come February 3 in North America and February 4 in Europe, Plus members on both side of the pond will be gifted with the following: Transistor (PS4) Apotheon (PS4) Yakuza 4 (PS3) Thief (PS3) Rogue Legacy (PS Vita|PS4|PS3) Kick & Fennick (PS […]

  • Life is Strange launch trailer and final dev diary released

    With the first episode of Life is Strange releasing tomorrow, Dontnod Entertainment has released the last developer diary for the title as well as the launch trailer. Titled Creating Arcadia Bay, the video provides more information on the licensed soundtrack as well as the voice actors behind Max and Chloe. It also touches upon how […]

  • LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers out this year

    LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers have been announced by Warner Bros., the former was outed by Toys R Us and then teased at the end of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, if you recall. LEGO Jurassic World encompasses all four Jurassic Park films and will be made available in June for 3DS, PC, […]

  • Pokemon, Super Smash Bros. top Nintendo’s million units sales list for Q3

    Nintendo has posted a list of titles which have sold millions of units as part of its quarter three earnings release. Global unit sales of 3DS titles for the nine months ending December 31, 2014: Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire: 9.35 million (life-to-date, same) Super Smash Bros.: 6.19 million (life-to-date, same) Tomodachi Life: 2.11 […]

  • How to take a screenshot on Xbox One: a lesson in frustration

    Trying to do just one simple thing seems to have 360 steps with Microsoft – why is the Xbox One’s functionality such a car crash? “The Xbox One’s definition of usability is in fact the exact opposite – this is a console designed to make life inconvenient for its players unless they sign up for […]

  • Game of Thrones’ Westeros is being made in Minecraft by 125 people

    WesterosCraft, the project dedicated to creating the entirety of Game of Thrones’ Westros has resurfaced. There are more than a few ambitious Minecraft projects, but hardly any as impressive as WesterosCraft. We first came across it all the way back in January 2013, but it looks much better now. “I would say the world is […]

  • Dying Light exploit gives you unlimited money and items

    Dying Light has been out for just over a day and an infinite money and item exploit is already out there. A simple exploit has been discovered in Dying Light that lets you duplicate weapons, all of which you can sell for profit. Win/ win. YouTuber PowerPyx lays out the steps in the handy video […]

  • Sunset Overdrive concept art is as jovial as the game itself

    Sunset Overdrive is a colourful game which is partly due to its concept art. The concept art featured below is created by Vaughan Ling, one of the concept artsists who worked on Sunset Overdrive. Anyone who’s played the game will immediately recognise the locations, weapons, character designs and general atmosphere of the game through these. […]

  • Get an extended look at the PS4 version of Project CARS

    The PlayStation 4 version of Project CARS has been shown in 1080p 60fps. The video below is captured by racing game enthusiasts Team VVV from a preview build. You can see different racing disciplines being demonstrated here, on different circuits. The game’s impressive visuals get even better when the weather gets worse.

  • Battle Pod is the Star Wars arcade game you’ve waited your whole life for

    Star Wars: Battle Pod is an arcade game that lets you replay the battles of the original trilogy, and features an incredible cockpit. If you’ve never played a game at an arcade before, Star Wars: Battle Pod will definitely be the one to change your mind. It’s an arcade cabinet out of a classic Star […]

  • CoD Exo Zombies: how to unlock the Ride of the Valkyries Easter egg

    To no one’s surprise, Exo Zombies mode in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has some Easter eggs. The first Exo Zombies Easter egg, of surely many more to come, has been discovered. It’s a musical one that involves Richard Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries. How you unlock it is not as convoluted as you might […]

  • Dying Light is sub-1080p on Xbox One, full 1080p on PS4 – report

    Early analysis of Dying Light on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has revealed a few technical details about both ports. Digital Foundry has produced some analysis of both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ports of Dying Light based on some early testing. Both versions manage a solid 30 frames-per-second, only dipping below that in […]

  • Battlefield 4 Second Assault DLC free to all EA Access members

    EA is offering Battlefield 4′s Second Assault expansion free to anyone with an active EA Access subscription. Anyone with an active subscription to EA Access can download the Second Assault expansion pack for Battlefield 4 starting January 29 and through February 28, free of charge. All you need to do is find it on the […]

  • The Witcher 3 is getting optimised, but no visual downgrade

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is in the final stages of development and developer CD Projekt RED is making sure optimisation work doesn’t impact the game’s visuals. The Witcher 3 art producer, Michal Stec, spoke to Eternity in an interview and was asked whether the team will downgrade the visuals to get better performance. “No. […]

  • Can’t download Dying Light on PS4? Here’s a fix

    If you’ve bought Dying Light on PS4 and you’re having trouble downloading it, you’re not alone. Here’s how to beat the bug. Techland’s Dying Light is stumbling out of the blocks a little this week, with many PS4 users experiencing problems with their full-game downloads. A bug’s to blame. Your console thinks you’ve already installed […]

  • What The Witcher 3 owes to Skyrim – and how it surpasses it

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt owes more than a nod to Bethesda’s Skyrim. I went to see The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and had a great time. I went in a fan of the books but not very experienced with the first two games. I came out with The Witcher 3 top of my gaming […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online has great monsters

    Dragon’s Dogma Online looks pretty rad – an undesirable quality in a game unlikely to come west, from our perspective. The first Dragon’s Dogma trailer was released this afternoon; admire its beauty below. The free to play online RPG was announced for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4 overnight, but Capcom doesn’t intend to bring it […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X map about five times the size of last game’s

    Xenoblade Chronicles X is not a small game. This week’s Famitsu has a feature on Xenoblade Chronicles X giving some details on Monolith Soft’s next RPG and first Wii U game. According to Siliconera‘s translation of reports on the feature, the game’s map is about five times the size of that in Xenoblade Chronicles. The […]

  • Take on Mars expected to hit beta in April

    Take on Mars, the space sim from Bohemia Interactive will soon be reader for wider consumption. According to a new Take on Mars development roadmap, the sim will go into beta at the start of April, with full release expected in June. The project is currently available via Steam early Access, but between now and […]

  • Can you guess the next Mortal Kombat X character reveal from this fatality audio clip?

    Mortal Kombat X will have at least one very liquid-sounding fatality. NetherRealm is revealing Mortal Kombat X’s cats one character at a time, and has promised a new reveal during a community Twitch stream tomorrow. It also provided the following teaser video – it’s audio only, and apparently taken from a fatality sequence. What’s your […]

  • Nintendo Creators Program now recruiting YouTubers – PewDiePie, others weigh-in

    Nintendo has opened a Creators Program designed to ensure creators get a slice of ad revenue from videos featuring Nintendo assets, and some prominent YouTubers aren’t pleased with the company. Update “What Nintendo are missing out on completely is the free exposure and publicity that they get from YouTube,” wrote Felix Kjellberg (PewDiePie) on his […]

  • Xbox Live issues under investigation

    Can’t sign into Xbox Live? Microsoft is on the case. Xbox 360 and Xbox One users report being unable to sign in to Xbox Live. Microsoft is already aware of and working on the problem. “Our team is hard at work right now trying to get this resolved. Thank you for staying patient while we […]

  • Make money from your non-Valve mods with Steam Workshop

    Valve has opened the money-making side of Steam Workshop to third-party titles, giving enterprising modders more ways to make money. Steam now hosts curated Workshops for Dungeon Defenders: Eternity and Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, the first non-Valve games to support the scheme. What that means is that community members can create, vote on and eventually even […]

  • Check out DmC: Devil May Cry’s new manual lock-on

    DmC: Devil may Cry developer Ninja Theory has released a video showing off the new, controversial lock-on mode. The new manual lock-on is causing quite a stir, although its reception is probably better than the white-wigged Dante who makes fans even more upset than the original makeover. “The primary purpose of this video is to […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes looks pretty fun

    Dragon Quest Heroes is yet another Omega Force take on an existing property – like Hyrule Warriors or the One Piece games. And it looks pretty sweet. We haven’t heard much from Dragon Quest Heroes here in the west because it hasn’t been confirmed for release outside Japan. This isn’t terribly surprising as we still […]

  • Square Enix to reveal new PS4 game this weekend

    Square Enix is doing something pretty mysterious right now. The Final Fantasy publisher is teasing something called Project Code Z. The project, which Square Enix is tweeting about in Japanese, English and German, is due for reveal at Tokaigi 2015 on Saturday. It’s a PS4 game, but that’s all we know. There’s a website you […]

  • Tetris has crowned its first known western Grand Master

    Tetris fans have a new western champion. Tetris is one of those gaming obsessions that goes much deeper than you might expect. For example, did you know that some versions of the game assess your performance and over you the chance to become a “grand master”? Turns out that’s a thing, and according to Polygon […]

  • Ken Levine’s next game teased as “sci-fi-ish” small, open-world RPG

    A series of tweets from BioShock creator Ken Levine has shed a sliver of light upon his next project. According to Levine he and his team are considering something a bit sci-fi and contemplating first-person mode. The team is developing the game for PC with a large in scope, expandable, systems-based narrative where more can […]

  • Become a lynx in new Shelter 2 trailer

    Shelter 2 casts players in the role of a lynx, which makes for quite a different experience to the badger of the first game. The first Shelter game had you evading predators, but in the second, you becomes one yourself. That doesn’t mean there are no dangers to face, of course. Judging by the trailer […]

  • Why King of Fighters 13 isn’t coming back to Evo

    Evo, the premiere western fighting game tournament, has dropped support for a few previously favoured titles. King of Fighters 13 had a loyal following, but isn’t featured in the Evo 2015 line-up. “Many things go into what games makes it to Evo, but the most obvious one is, ‘Is the community playing this game?’” Evo […]