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SWTOR could potentially attain over 1 million paid subscribers

Saturday, 3 March 2012 13:55 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

A report from market research firm DFC Intelligence has concluded Star Wars: The Old Republic “has the potential to be a successful long-term online subscription PC game,” despite a “general decline in high-end subscription game products and growing competition from numerous free-to-play games.”

The data in the report obtained by GI.biz was collected in conjunction with Xfire user data from December 20 through February 20 and a January 2012 Xfire survey which saw over 4,000 participants.

One of the biggest features of  Xfire is that it provides players the ability to track their gaming hours – the main reason we stopped using it as this depressed us a bit.

However, cataloging the many hours of your life you dump into games aside, the data compiled provides DFC and Xfire with important information on current trends in PC gaming and user preferences.

Based on this collected data, DFC is certain SWTOR can maintain one million paying subscribers who pay a sub-fee for over six months at a time.

“The current trend among large massively multiplayer online games is to have strong initial sales, after which users quickly lose interest and are not converted to long-term paying subscribers,” said the firm’s analyst Jeremy Miller.

“While early signs are fairly positive, over the next few months the plan is to closely monitor usage and consumer reaction to gauge how well Star Wars: The Old Republic performs over time.

“The next three to six months will be critical to determine if the game can attract a large and sustained paying subscriber base.”

DFC said its study is an “ongoing initiative” with the Xfire service, which the firm will use to better track core PC games.

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24 Comments

  1. Talkar

    What the?… It is already well above that o.O

    #1 3 years ago
  2. unacomn

    It had over a million players, because over a million people bought it and were playing it within the 30 day free game time. How many will still be around by June, that remains to be seen.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Talkar

    No, it actually has over 1.7 million subs
    http://pc.ign.com/articles/121/1217723p1.html

    #3 3 years ago
  4. GrimRita

    What I found interesting is that the link to GI.biz shows how they are basing some of their data. And if they are using Xfire(yes I am aware not everyone uses it, but from the link, its included) – THIS story over on MMORPG.com http://www.mmorpg.com/blogs/Teala/012012/22492_The-Tortanics-Maiden-Voyage clearly shows a HUGE decline in those playing since the subs kicked in for most.

    So either these guys havent included the latest stats in their data or their ‘Intelligence’ should be questioned.

    @3 – And, that story is VERY misleading. Why? Well, those figures come from December when NO ONE actually paid a subscription fee to play. 2 million copies sold, with 1.7 million of those actually playing.

    When they cough some info from Jan 20th onwards, thats when eyes should be raised either for an increase/or decrease

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Shokaku

    let say it clear. If this game wanna be the big player on the mmo marked, BW have last chance to do it with 1.2 update. atm about 30-40% players left SWTOR because the game is to… quick… the end game came to quick(to fast lvl up), and the main end game (pvp/pve) is to short… after 2 months of semi-hardcore playing you can get every thing in this game.

    And it seems it will gonna be worse.. in next patch BioWare is making less grind in PvP… so the players will get PvP gear faster the now. This game is going to be RPG with co-op rather then normal/standard mmorpg.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Talkar

    @4
    The numbers (1.7 million subs) are not from December, they are from the launch in December until some undisclosed point in January.

    The article you are linking to isn’t showing a damn thing. Everyone who says the game is losing 40-70% of the subs don’ really know anything, at all.
    For example, a lot of people refer to mmo-junkies.net when they are claiming said decline. However people forget to read the fine print, which very, very clearly states that the graphs doesn’t show anything about how many are actually playing. It is simply showing assigning a number to a server, depending on if it is off, light, normal, heavy and full, and then adding them together. And as any person who has actually cared about the game, said person would know that Bioware severely increased the server caps during early access, during the rest of December, and well through January. So what was full when the game launched may very well be something about medium now.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. GrimRita

    @6 – look at again at the bottom. You see the xfire tracking stats for the game.

    And seriously Talkar, I know its hard to believe that this woeful MMO attempt isnt losing numbers faster then a bingo caller but if you read the forums, its littered with posts about empty servers and guilds.

    And of course ‘some undisclosed point in Jan’ – makes me laugh. Either way, EA will have to announce how good/bad things are going with this game but either way, its not the WoW beater they hoped it would be

    #7 3 years ago
  8. DSB

    Keyword: Long-term.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Talkar

    @7
    Wait what? People are whining on a gaming forum without knowing anything? how is that possible?! This must be the worst game ever, no other forum ever has this problem o.O

    #9 3 years ago
  10. TheWulf

    Talkar is being awfully defensive about this.

    Anyway, it wouldn’t surprise me if the number dropped from 1.7 to under one million after the free 30 day period. Keep in mind that the free 30 day period was also counted as subscriptions by Bioware. But as with almost every MMO, about 20-50% of those people tend to drop off after the three 30 day period.

    It’s retention that matters. And unless I see something that says that that people didn’t drop off after the free 30 day period, then I have no reason to distrust VG24/7′s source. Nor should anyone else.

    And 50% drop offs aren’t unlikely. The same things were said about Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning and Age of Conan. People hyped those up the same way as the WoW-killer, and in the first couple of months people were all over them and defensively trying to shut down any negative opinions the Internet over.

    A month or two after that, everything mysteriously went quiet.

    Will TOR have better retention than those games? That remains to be seen.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. DarkElfa

    I’m honestly rather sick of the whole “End game is too quick” crap. It was too quick because too many non-stop power leveled to get there.

    It’s all about how often you play and what you do in the time in between. My first character hit 50 in a little over a month and I was busting my butt. I passed on a lot of quests and space barred through a bunch of stuff as well as passing up FP’s.

    Now I’m using that character to bank roll my alts so I don’t have to grind so much and I can enjoy my storyline.

    At best, SWTOR remains afloat and subscription based, at least for a year or two. At worst, it goes F2P within the year and that’s fine too since it will bring with it, according to the average for big MMO’s going F2P, millions of new players.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Phoenixblight

    THey are basing their numbers around a service that only a percentage of people use. I don’t use Xfire, its bloat ware. My guild and friends use skype or vent for voice chat. SO their numbers are definitely skewed and should not be considered to be fact. Its just estimations which analysts use their pseudo math and then people take them as facts because it matches with what they want to read in this case Wulf and Grim. Wait until the end of March when EA does their conference call to see how they are doing.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Kalain

    Getting information from 3rd party sites who have no access to the right information is, indeed, a good way to determine how well a game is doing.

    For those who are claiming these numbers are good please tell me why we should believe those numbers?

    1. Anyone who mentions how a game is declining because of the numbers from Xfire is a muppet and really needs to understand that more people do not use it and play the game than those people who do use it. Its a bad way to get a trend.
    2. All the stats websites base their numbers off the server status page and people who do a /who to different areas. Yes, really precise numbers there. Also, how many people is needed on a server to make it LIght/medium/heavy etc etc.
    3. An analyst says its doing badly. A bit like the analysts who said the global finances were fine days before economies crashed. Analysts only speculate with the estimates they have before deciding if they should have a Subtract or an Addition at the end.
    4. People only believe what they are told them from these so called ‘Sources’ and, there for, come on to game forums and Rant about how a game is dying.

    The only people who know the real numbers are EA and Bioware. Thats it. No one else. Not even the queen, or the pope, or that man on the corner, or those people who work for a gaming site. Geeze..

    #13 3 years ago
  14. absolutezero

    Im not saying anything specific about ToR but using XFire as a guide has worked pretty fucking well for every MMO released before ToR. So now its time to discount it because… because.

    Im not saying anything out of Xfire is concrete but yeah its a pretty useful guide for noticing trends. Its true that the number of people using Xfire and playing ToR dropped faster than even the XFire users playing WAR. Of course thats just a small segment of the user base and im more than interested in seeing what EA say.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. GrimRita

    I love when people go all defensive about this turd of a game they fail to actually read whats been said and just jump on their soap box.

    - Xfire
    I did state that not everyone uses Xfire, however, the link in the story clearly points to the fact that this group of so called ‘know-it-alls’ has used xfire to base the fact that subs are higher.

    However, the reality is, those who DO use xfire, there has been a dramatic slump in people playing SWTOR compared to the launch period.

    I personally dont use xfire anymore but this information was gathered from xfire. And PB, please – for a change actually READ what I said -
    “So either these guys havent included the latest stats in their data or their ‘Intelligence’ should be questioned.”

    So your point is invalid. And yes, lets wait to see what happens in March and how EA try to hide the decline. What is interesting is that around the time of the resub period, they release videos with the all too traditional ‘look at whats coming soon if you stay’ bull shit.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Phoenixblight

    @Grim

    I don’t read what you say because it comes with “blah, blah, TOR sucks blah blah list of forum evidence blah blah.”

    “What is interesting is that around the time of the resub period, they release videos with the all too traditional ‘look at whats coming soon if you stay’ bull shit.”

    Blizzard and all MMOs have been doing this from the get go so your point is invalid. This is why I ignore your posts.

    “how EA try to hide the decline”

    They can’t that is against the law to lie to the shareholders. You can actually do prison time for doing such a thing.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. viralshag

    I’m still just waiting to hear of some improvements to the game before I come back to it. If I was a to gauge how well the game is doing based on the people I know that actually have played it, I would say it’s doing terribly. So far I don’t know anyone personally that has kept their sub going past one month after the free 30 days.

    But that’s just my group of friends. I’m sure someone here has their entire friends list still playing it.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Phoenixblight

    @17

    *Raises hand*

    1.2 has a whole slew of improvements which will be coming somewhere at the end of the month. I can’t wait for that with the legacy system, ui customization, graphical improvement and the new flashpoints and raids.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. viralshag

    @18, I thought you might be the one to raise his hand. ;)

    Maybe after I hear some good feedback on 1.2 I will have a little look. Until then though there’s just too many other decent games that require my attention.

    /Looks fondly at pre-installed ME3…

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Phoenixblight

    @19

    I will have ME3 beaten by the point that 1.2 releases. I am trying to get my second character to level 50 before ME3 comes out on Tuesday.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. viralshag

    I was going to try and have a second renegade character set up for my on the PC as I just did a full ME1/2 run through on Paragon.

    I lost my 2nd ME2 disc for the 360 which is why I decided to try the PC version and get ME3 for the PC too. Well that and graphical difference between the two platforms this time around is a little more noticeable.

    I might still start another run through though seeing as I have until Friday to wait. Unless I get a cheeky early EU unlock like BF3…

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Phoenixblight

    @21

    I just went to MassEffect2save.com and pulled a save that seemed like the one that I would want. I just don’t have time to play ME1-2 all over again.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. viralshag

    @22, That’s a pretty cool site, just checked it out. Really handy if you haven’t got the time like you said.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. GrimRita

    @16 Yeah I guess the truth really does hurt doesnt it? And yet again you miss the point of the news story.

    So if this company are basing the fact that SWTOR will have 1 mill subs because of what they saw on xfire, they are clearly incorrect because the point – and the fact is – if they are basing their decision on this, there has been a HUGE drop in people who USE xfire playing SWTOR.

    Anyway, come middle of year lets just see who is right, because it wont be you.

    #24 3 years ago

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  • 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

    Fable Legends will be free-to-play when it launches on PC and Xbox One. According to Lionhead, the one versus four cross-platform title borrows from MOBA games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends as it will contain free, rotating heroes which will be added to a roster for a two week period. Once the […]

  • 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

    Isometric shooter LA Cops is coming to Xbox One on March 13. Already on Steam Early Access, the game looks like it’s been heavily inspired by Hotline Miami. Walk into a room, open fire, leave bloody puddles in your wake. It’s being published by Team 17. Check out the video below for some 70s cop […]

  • 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

    With Destiny patch 1.1.1 now available, here’s a video summary of what to expect. In the video above, Arekkz Gaming gives you a rundown of the important bits in the update. Subscribe to Arekkz Gaming for more Destiny tips and trick through the link.

  • 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 […]