Sections

PlayStation 4: Sony “confident” of pre-Xbox 720 release

Monday, 2 April 2012 14:18 GMT By Patrick Garratt

VG247 has been told that Sony is aiming to release PlayStation 4 before Xbox 720 next Christmas, and that certain developers have been invited to reveal meetings in the US in May and June.

“Sony are completely in the belief that they have the jump on Microsoft this time. You should be watching the timing of next year’s E3 keynotes, and who’s going to go first.”

Following continued reports last week that PlayStation 4 is to be based on AMD hardware and is being planned for a 2013 release, a VG247 source has said Sony is aiming to get the machine to market ahead of Microsoft’s next generation Xbox.

The design goalposts for PS4, including specs, were in place at least two years ago, we were told. Our source said that Sony is “confident” it will have the console at market ahead of the next generation Xbox next Christmas.

VG247 reported this morning that developers and publishers have been told that Xbox 720 will be released for Holiday 2013.

“Sony are completely in the belief that they have the jump on Microsoft this time,” they said. “You should be watching the timing of next year’s E3 keynotes, and who’s going to go first.”

A second source said this morning that all next-generation systems will be in place “by 2014″.

Sony has apparently already put its favoured partners in the frame as to PlayStation 4.

“Top line publishers already know about it,” our source said. “Developers working with publishers – like Ubisoft, for example – already know what’s going on. They’re already working on it.”

While “most developers” will be fully briefed “by the end of this year,” some have been invited to events in May and June in the US.

Another source has told us more information is going to be issued about PS4 to developers under NDA in May.

MCV reported earlier this year that both PS4 and Xbox 720 “will be shown at E3 2012,” but both Microsoft and Sony have both said nothing consumer-facing about the next generation will happen at the LA event this year.

Direct to drive

In addition, a rumour is circulating that PlayStation 4 will use DirectX as opposed to a proprietary Sony API. It was reported last week that PlayStation 4 will not be based on PS3′s Cell processor in any way, and will instead use standard AMD hardware.

We were told today that Crytek was scaling its tech on the assumption that PS4 was going to be using a 24-core Cell processor as opposed to the eight-core unit in PS3. The studio was forced to halt development and start afresh when it was informed PlayStation 4 won’t be using Cell at all.

Indications are that PlayStation 4 will provide a development environment similar to that of the Xbox consoles and PC.

In addition VG247 has been told that elements of Vita’s launch hardware were changed to ensure that PS4 and Vita will be able to connect in a similar style to Nintendo’s Wii U and its controller – due for release this year – with Vita’s being used to control PS4 games with both twin sticks and touch.

Latest

  • Ermac joins Mortal Kombat X cast

    Mortal Kombat X will see the return of the red-clad ninja with origins in myth and glitches. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Twitch stream made good on NetherRealm’s promise of a new roster reveal. As a few of you guessed from the teasers, the latest character to be announced is Ermac, another of the ninjas. Like […]

  • Badland: Game of the Year Edition coming this spring to multiple platforms

    Frogmind Games has announced it will be bringing its action-adventure game Badland to multiple platforms this spring with Badland: Game of the Year Edition. Initially released in 2013 on tablets, the game is a mix of physics-based gameplay with varying level designs and power-up featuring cloning, growing and slowing down time. Badland is set in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront concept art shows Endor, map details teased

    With Star Wars Battlefront set for holiday 2015, it’s high time we were told something about the FPS. Today, a slight bit of information was released on the game, along with a piece of concept art. Finally. While we wait until spring for the first look at the game, we’ll have to be sated with […]

  • You can now catch Emboar and Serperior in Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

    Two new Pokemon are now available for Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire through the official Pokemon website’s special event. You can pick up the fire, fighting type Pokemon Emboar from January 28 – November 30, per IGN, using the special code POKEMON500. Enter it into the Mystery Gift section from the main game menu to […]

  • Fight demons, save the world in The Awakened Fate Ultimatum this March

    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 […]

59 Comments

  1. Blerk

    Doesn’t really matter, I’m buying neither until I see how they pan out.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. LOLshock94

    This rumour doesn’t really say alot :/

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Colin Gallacher

    I love it when things slowly slot into place.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. DSB

    So is that a trusted source or just another rumor?

    If not, Sony are getting ambitious. Not bad!

    #4 3 years ago
  5. back_up

    PS4 will win just like PS1,PS2 and PS3

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Prof.Dr.Moertel

    You’re making this stuff up, aren’t you? :P

    Abandoning the Cell structure seems to be a good idea. Should solve the problems in game development and porting, I guess.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. G1GAHURTZ

    Well, whether the source is reliable or not is one issue, but unless the PS4 has a minimum of a 12 month headstart and a launch line-up full of killer apps, I don’t think it’ll make much difference to anything.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Patrick Garratt

    @2 – The takeaway’s that it’s happening really quickly.

    @4 – Trusted!

    @6 – Even I’m not that silly :D

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Dannybuoy

    I’m buyin http://images.wikia.com/residentevil/images/8/84/Merchant_re4.jpg

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Blerk

    Microsoft did a console ‘really quickly’ this generation, if you recall. And it worked GREAT! :-D

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Razor

    lol, all kicking off.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Freek

    @10, it did work great, they never said it was supposed to work great for a long time. :p

    #12 3 years ago
  13. ManuOtaku

    Well i think 2013 for both consoles is really a must, they dont want to give the Wii U two years of headstart, that will be to much IMHO, but i think this E3 will be the best, i think they will be showing something about this, just to eclipse in some form the Wii U momentum, i cannot wait for E3.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Lord Gremlin

    Direct X in PS4 and no Cell? That’s an idiotic rumor. What would be the reason to buy it instead of moving to PC?

    #14 3 years ago
  15. ManuOtaku

    #14, because home console market is increasing every gen, maybe that has something to do with this.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Zeydlitz

    It’s quite strange — AMD CPUs are preatty weak in floating point calculations, and current CELL could do math much faster than any of them. Could no understand, why Sony would use such slow stuff in next gen

    #16 3 years ago
  17. dravenkaze

    Sony “confident” of pre-Xbox 720 release

    yeah in japan….so doesnt mean a damn thing if they cant get ps4 to the rest of the world before xbox 720

    #17 3 years ago
  18. ManuOtaku

    Sony “confident” of pre-Xbox 720 release
    I think they are confident, because it has blue -ray in it 8D

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Anders

    Blu-Ray in Xbox 720, Direct-X in PlayStation 4. Huh.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. OwnedWhenStoned

    So EVERYONE is a PC gamer in the next gen. Just in different shaped boxes.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Joe Musashi

    Sorry son, if your ‘source’ isn’t legitimate enough to put a name to their OMGEXCLUSIVEINFO!!11 then why should I give a damn? Give a name, not excuses.

    People never seem to learn that this stupid rumours game is utterly pointless.

    JM

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Maximum Payne

    @16 Because they want CPU and GPU on single chip which again is not ordinary thing.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. OrbitMonkey

    I really don’t care about all this spec, speculation. You might as well tell me it runs on pixie dust and unicorn piss.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. daytripper

    Hope the next generation PSN is a lot better than the current one

    #24 3 years ago
  25. daytripper

    Lol @ Unicorn piss

    (loves random humour)

    #25 3 years ago
  26. Moonwalker1982

    What the fuck…it’s monday, not even april fools and all these next gen console stories start showing up. You’d really do think its april fools. Didn’t Sony say they weren’t planning anything on PS4 at all?

    #26 3 years ago
  27. aprotosis

    Time to turn on the Internet Wayback machine. Back in 2007, one of Sony’s jabs at Microsoft was that the original Xbox only lasted 4 years while the PS2 lasted 7, showing that you can’t trust Microsoft to stick it out and continue to deliver what gamers want. Specifically he said the PS3 would have a 10-year cycle and will definately last longer than the 360.

    Now we see the 360 pushing past the PS2′s record and Sony has turned around with a purposfully shorter lifecycle. Times, they be a changin’

    #27 3 years ago
  28. Megatron

    I don’t think Microsoft will allow Sony to use Directx in their box its their proprietary API and only available for Xbox and Windows.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. OwnedWhenStoned

    @28 that depends how much they are willing to pay to licence it. Everyone has a price. Unfortunately as (low level)graphics APIs go it’s increasingly the only game in town (come back Glide and OpenGL, all is forgiven..)

    #29 3 years ago
  30. Erthazus

    “In addition, a rumour is circulating that PlayStation 4 will use DirectX as opposed to a proprietary Sony API.”

    ahh bullshit.

    Someone thinks about Direct X in the Sony’s Console? There won’t be any for different reasons and Direct X will not stop Sony to use it’s capabilities in some other form like they did with Nvidia GPU and Cell.

    If Sony will use Direct X, good luck with certification. You basically become a Microsoft puppet.

    I don’t see any reason in this at all or AMD is pretty much a retard.

    #30 3 years ago
  31. Erthazus

    Also, hilarious thing that Sony is so FUCKING scared this time that they are doing a proprietary PC hardware for it’s console (for the first time, EVER! PS1, PS2, PS3 used it’s own stuff so no one could easily port exclusives to other consoles.). They basically confirmed that PS3 was a failure and they also won’t bring Cell to the PS4 for backwards comp. because of it’s retarded architecture and costs even to this day.

    I guess, no one can’t make a machine that is better than PC. :D Bwahahaha and if they are going to use 7+ AMD GPU (Northern Islands), then next year there will be 8th series and you can kiss goodbye to the next generation on consoles.

    Well, kids will still believe it when Sony will say to them. :D

    Ahh, Sony, why you are such a FAILURE? :D At least you will finally give us a boost to the next gen so i could use my PC power to play great games.

    #31 3 years ago
  32. ManuOtaku

    # 31 “I guess, no one can’t make a machine that is better than PC.”

    I dont want that either,i mean i dont want a console better than a PC, i just want a very affordable machine that doesnt needs constant upgrades to keep it current bleed edge, but that has a good graphical punch nontheless, sorry but i dont want a console that costs two thousand dollars or even more, that wouldnt be realistic either in the business side of things for any of the big three.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. Christopher Jack

    You’d be surprised how well word of mouth from early adopters sells, I know literally dozens of people who only bought a 360 ‘cuz their friends had one & they want to play online with them despite them believing the PS3 to be superior.

    Also, why the hell would they bother with Direct X? They’d be doing everyone a favour by using OpenGL.

    #33 3 years ago
  34. Bojangles

    @31 Good to know we have an authority on FAILURE in our midst.

    #34 3 years ago
  35. Erthazus

    @32, Great PC don’t cost two thousand dollars.

    For example, PS3′s launch price aka 599$ was enough for a fantastic PC that was powerful then PS3 at launch and could play all games on it and they were cheaper.

    Also, just for fun. 7970 AMD GPU cost around $549.99 right now because it is a fancy, new and sexy GPU. There is no reason to buy it for gamers right now.

    Next year when consoles will come out they will use this card for the next gen. It’s going to cost for 200$-300$ for PC.

    I’m sorry, what? PC’s were always affordable and it’s going to be interesting how much these two consoles cost in the end with it’s current tech. :D
    New cards and etc. requires some coolers inside it. Current videocards are a pain in the ass because of it’s power.

    “very affordable machine that doesnt needs constant upgrades to keep it current bleed edge”

    So don’t upgrade your PC. Is there a problem?

    #35 3 years ago
  36. back_up

    sony is afarid of nothing
    No PC exclusives and DRM proves developers are scared of PC gamers

    #36 3 years ago
  37. Dragon246

    @35, PC needs constant upgrade, consoles dont. I would have loved to see cell architecture develop further. Also what is this case of AMD supplying hardware for BOTH xbox720 and ps4? Looks weird.

    #37 3 years ago
  38. GenericShooterSoldier

    Dont worry…the world will have ended by then

    #38 3 years ago
  39. StolenGlory

    @37 Don’t forget AMD are also supplying the innards for the WiiU as well; meaning that they’re supplying the innards essentially to the whole next-gen.

    #39 3 years ago
  40. Erthazus

    @37, who said that, Sony to your brains? That you need constant upgrade?

    PC does not require a constant upgrade. It requires you the same upgrade that you do from PS2 to PS3 to PS4.
    But if you want your games to look gorgeous than you have a choice to upgrade it.

    “Also what is this case of AMD supplying hardware for BOTH xbox720 and ps4? Looks weird.”

    Because they are cheap.

    #40 3 years ago
  41. Sadismek

    I don’t want to team with Erthazus here, but I have to agree that PCs don’t need constant upgrade. For example with my 4 years old PC, which I only upgraded once, for another 2 GB RAM, I can run AC: Revelations at highest settings, FIFA 12 at highest settings and it is very rare when I can’t run a game at it’s max, but it is no problem for me, because I’m no graphics geek. I plan to change my GPU and probably my motherboard next year, and after that my PC won’t need another upgrade for a loooong time.

    Now, I came quite late in this whole console thing, when I bought my PS3 last year, but I must say I’m happy with it. I am looking forward to the next generation, can’t wait to see who is “the winner” :D

    #41 3 years ago
  42. ManuOtaku

    #35 I mean if the newest console wants to keep at pace with the PC graphics wise, they need to create a chip or a set of hardware that will surpass the best of the PC right now, and one that will need to last for at least 5 years ahead in time for is entire life cycle, and i order to do so they need to create a hardware that could easily cost that amount of money in order to keep it relevant, or like you put it , better than a PC for is entire lifecylcle, therefore from a business standpoint of view , it is a no-no and also for a consumer point of view, therefore like i said i prefer an affordable console with a good graphic punch, even if it is years away from a bleeding edge PC down the line in the upcoming years.

    #42 3 years ago
  43. manamana

    What is already a payne in the ass, are constant patches and updates via networks. And on Playstation its even worse because most updates arent alowd in the background. This is getting worse, not better. Consoles ARE already PC like, with constant upgrading software and different hardware iterations within a generation cycle.

    #43 3 years ago
  44. Patrick Garratt

    Oh yeah. That Kotaku thing about PS4 being called Orbis? It’s true. Or it was, anyway.

    #44 3 years ago
  45. rainer

    The Direct-X stuff is absolute nonsense so that right there is a read flag about this rumour & article.

    Direct-X is a family of API’s used exclusively by Microsoft, they are not available for license and are only available to the public via Windows. Sony’s PS4 console would have to be a PC running Windows so that’s about as ridiculous as you can make it.

    Sony don’t use OpenGL either they use their own in-house API similar to OpenGL ES.

    GPU’s are designed to the Direct-X specification but the OpenGL format is largely the same, much of OpenGL4 maps to Direct-X 11.

    #45 3 years ago
  46. OlderGamer

    I think both Sony and mS are selling you a pipe dream anyways.

    Modern consoles are a price vs performance issue. In both respects PC wins that round. The thing consoles have going for them is ussualy price and accesibility. You buy it, it plays games, all of your friends play the same games on the same hardware with the same performance levels at the same (online comunity network)place. Its supossed to be hassle free. And for the most part it is.

    PCs need upgrading btw, saying they don’t is crap. And thinking that average gamers can rip out a motherboard or slap in a new GPU once every couple of years is just plan silly. I wouldn’t even know where to find the motherboard on my PC(and I am a PC gamer). Most PC gamers I talk to, in games or out of them) tell me, that like me, there graphics are middle of the road at best. In truth, my ps3 has better graphics then my PC does. So, when talking about PC and consoles lets try and keep in mind that AVERAGE everyday Jack/Jill gamers are not internet gaming geeks w/mountians of know how. They just want to play games. Affordable, easy to get to games.

    Hence that brings us back to consoles.

    And why I think MS and Sony are going the wrong way. I think the cost of their new systems are going to put them out of reach for many. Sure they come down over time, but then they don’t. _(The current gen trend is not to lower the price of the system, but instead put more “Value” packed into the box so the consumer precieves a more worthy purchase)(This is done with bigger hardrives, pack ins, headsets, 3 months starter gold memberships, etc) But the problem is that actual price for a new gamer to get into said platform doesn’t fall like we are used to in past gens. There is no sub 100usd PS3, and there isn’t going to be one.

    So they are expensive.

    Next we have to ask ourself, what do we get for our investment? I know some of us are expecting giant leaps and bounds forward. I have been saying all along, it is not going to happen. If all you ever played was a Wii, PS4 is going to look stunning. Just like if last gen you were a PS2 only gamer, xb360 was a very nice step up. But look at our newest ps360 releases. They already look good.

    Where do you think its going from here?

    Not very far, imo. You can expect 60fps at 1080p. You can expect better drawn in(but that isn’t a problem now). Maybe more 3D. And a slight bit of bells and whistles. Thats it. Graphicly speaking. I bet in many cases the first wave of next gen games don’t even match some of today top benchmarks. Some of those PS3 games like Uncharted are damn pretty to look at.

    I think next gen will be more about how games are delivered then what quality those games are. I expect a huge digital push. I expect platform holders to hit back at used games. I expect subscriptions for big name franchises(EA sport sub that updates roosters each year instead of buying a new dvd at the store every season)(CoD sub that include a years worth of DLC). Stuff like that could be huge. Free download/demos that you can “Upgrade/unlock” the whole game with(digitaly).

    I think graphicly we are nearing a glass ceiling. One part because of cost of hardware, no one will try and sell a 700usd system again. One part because of storage space. One part because of dev cost/time/investment. One part because of TVs only display so much(many people do have 1080 tvs, but 720tvs out sell them, and almost no one off of the street is going to care about 4k tvs). Some of us think the sky is the limit. I really don’t.

    Its either going to be nice(little bi better then we currently have) or its going to be very expensive. Worse case is that it is both of those.

    Thats why I like what Nintendo is doing. Affordable system. Games that Nintendo can afford to dev/pub. With a focuse on a cool looking tablet style controler(so that the games actualy play and feel different/fresh). I like it.

    At this point, I have already decided not to buy the MS system. I am keeping an open mind towards the Sony offering. But I am waiting to preorder the next Nintendo system. Until then I am very happy playing my medicore PC.

    It honeslty is not about graphics. We all say it, but how many of us really buy into it?

    #46 3 years ago
  47. G1GAHURTZ

    Direct-X is a family of API’s used exclusively by Microsoft, they are not available for license and are only available to the public via Windows. Sony’s PS4 console would have to be a PC running Windows so that’s about as ridiculous as you can make it.

    +1

    #47 3 years ago
  48. Lounds

    I think everyone is forgeting the industry would not be as big as it is if it weren’t for Sony’s input, they created thousand of jobs in gaming industry and help studio’s all over the world become sucessful. Everyone raves about the sucess of the 360 but I don’t see it, the PS2 had more studio’s making games for it than anyone even in today standards.

    #48 3 years ago
  49. Lord Gremlin

    I don’t think they will abandon cell. They invested a lot, and I mean it – a lot in it. AMD GPU is possible though.
    Cell allows for unique things, remember 16x anti-aliasing? Just imagine what devs would do with 24, 36, 48 cores instead of 8?

    #49 3 years ago
  50. Maximum Payne

    @49 I don’t remember 16x anti-aliasing.

    #50 3 years ago
  51. Sini

    God of War 4 better be mind blowing and launch release or no one cares sony.

    #51 3 years ago
  52. Erthazus

    @49, lol wut? 16x anti-aliasing? Haha, mhm… okay.

    @OlderGamer, agree with everything except that there won’t be a huge leap in graphics. This is not true at all.

    Just look at the Samaritan demo and it is 3.975 unreal engine, not the 4th one.

    #52 3 years ago
  53. The_Red

    @49
    Dude, it’s not like that you can add 24 or 36 cores to the same architecture and expect results. Cell has a unique architecture and based it bus limitation and other things, you can’t just add “more” to make it more powerful. Also what unique 16x AA!?

    #53 3 years ago
  54. shogoz

    youre right, sony should have instead built a time machine so they can get computer chips from the future so when they come back they can bring it out right away and it can be the latest technology. noones ever happy. i’m just glad the graphics will be better.

    #54 3 years ago
  55. Dannybuoy

    I’m bored of this, I’m going for a poo

    #55 3 years ago
  56. TheOutcastWolf

    If I do remmember they said they would give the PS3 a life cycle of 10 years, so the “PS4″ would be launched arround 2 or 1 year before the end of the PS3 cycle…

    Shall we also remmember that those news about new consoles started to be rummored EVEN MORE this weekend? Why would just now? :3

    #56 3 years ago
  57. bo_7md

    It is good that they are learning from their PS3 mistakes.
    Reverting to DX is a good move, while we so PS3 exclusives with better graphics than other games there wasn’t enough game publishers willing to put the resources for a dedicated PS3 programmer = Buggy PS3 games.

    #57 3 years ago
  58. DSB

    @57 I missed that initially.

    Yup, it really sounds like Sony are getting serious.

    If they’re looking to beat Microsoft to the punch then that’s also the ultimately invalidation of the approach they had with the PS3.

    If you’re going to justify a more powerful console then it also needs to last longer. Pretty games are all well and good, but I think most people favor functionality.

    It’s going to be really interesting to see where this goes. Sony seem to be getting back on track.

    #58 3 years ago
  59. Eddie Rodrigues

    @Everyone

    Well, it seems unlikelly that this is true, they said 10 YEAR LIFE CYCLE for the PS3 and that’s what the fans want. Most people just bought their PS3 and sony is very aware of that, they just started the REAL life cycle of the console. Not to mention what they invested in the cells (but I did anyway).

    PLUS THIS IS JUST AN APRIL’S FOOLS JOKE! REALLY GUYS, VG247 HARDLY POST ANYTHING ON THE WEEKEND SO THEY DECIDED TO POST ON MONDAY THEIR “NEWS” ABOUT NEXT-GEN CONSOLES, JUST SO EVERYONE THINK THAT THIS IS REAL…

    #59 3 years ago

Comments are now closed on this article.

  • 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

    Nintendo has opened a Creators Program designed to ensure creators get a slice of ad revenue from videos featuring Nintendo assets. The Nintendo Creators Program will launch on May 27, but is currently in beta and taking registrations. This is Nintendo’s answer to the knotty question of YouTubers making money on videos featuring its assets […]

  • 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 […]

  • An average Evolve match takes less than ten minutes

    Evolve players are pretty quick at hunting each other down. Evolve developer Turtle Rock has released an infographic brimming with statistics garnered from its recent beta test. One of the key takeaways is that all three monsters, and all four classes, are working as intended – their performance in game matches Turtle Rock’s designs. If […]

  • Super Mario Amiibo can be pre-ordered on Nintendo UK, Mario and Peach sold out

    The latest set of Amiibo in the Super Mario series is now available for pre-purchase through the Nintendo UK Store. Each of the following sports a red base and will run you £10.99: Bowser, Luigi, Mario, Peach, Toad and Yoshi. It looks like Peach and Mario are both sold out, though. All six can be […]

  • The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 free to download now

    League of Legends has excellent music, and now you can have it too. The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 collects 15 tracks from the MOBA’s history, and is available for free. You can grab the music from iTunes, Google Play or via direct download. Tere’s an example track below to get you in […]

  • Super Bowl 49 update arrives on Madden NFL Mobile

    With Super Bowl 49 occurring this coming Sunday, February 1, EA Sports has updated Madden NFL Mobile with new feature enhancements and Super Bowl-themed Live Events. Updates include: League vs League Tournaments Obstacle Course Super Bowl Bonus Players Tom Brady and Richard Sherman Super Bowl Legends Super Bowl Moments Upgraded Auction House The Super Bowl […]

  • See Super Smash Bros.’ unused custom moves

    Super Smash Bros. was originally intended to have 16 custom moves per character. The final version of Super Smash Bros. only features 12 custom moves per fighter, but Nintendo left animations for some of the cut moves in place. A Youtuber called RED has dug these cut mvoes out of the brawler’s code, and displayed […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt contains 16 hours of sex scene mo-cap data

    Sex is nothing new to the The Witcher games, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is no exception. In fact, it contains 16 hours of sex scene motion capture data. Giggity. There’s a reason for the bedroom dalliances though, as Geralt is a flesh and blood human, or a modified human at any rate, with […]

  • Here’s the launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered

    A launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered has been released after an Amazon listing was revealed for it over the weekend. Key upgrades include: High-definition Graphics — All of the in-game textures have been meticulously recreated in HD for mobile and desktop. Widescreen Support – A true widescreen (not cropped) view strengthens the game’s […]

  • The open beta for Battlefield Hardline will be dated tomorrow

    The exact dates as well as more information on the Battlefield Hardline open beta will be shared tomorrow. This is according to the latest blog post from developer Visceral Games. “We’ll share the exact dates and info on the Battlefield Hardline open beta tomorrow,” wrote Visceral boss Steve Papoutsis. “Stay tuned, thanks again, and keep […]

  • Upcoming Hearthstone patch to apply balance change to Undertaker

    An upcoming Hearthstone patch will apply a balance change to the Undertaker card, Blizzard has announced. After the release of Goblins vs Gnomes, Blizzard said it kept an “eye on the state of game balance” as more matches were played using the additional cards. Released with The Curse of Naxxramas, Undertaker is considered an overly […]

  • February Games with Gold offers up Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

    The free games on offer in February via Xbox Live Games with Gold have been announced. Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One can download #IDARB during February. Xbox 360 users can grab Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons from February 1-15, when it will be replaced by Sniper Elite V2 from February 16 -28. […]

  • Kinguin blames unidentified Russian for deactivated Far Cry 4 keys

    Third-party game key seller Kinguin is issuing refunds to those who found their games deactivated through Ubisoft’s Uplay service. Customers which purchased keys for Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, The Crew and Watch Dogs are affected. Kinguin said 4,600 customer tickets were submitted over the last 72 hours and 35 out of 3,400 of […]

  • Video Unlimited to be re-branded as PlayStation Video starting in February

    Like Music Unlimited, Sony’s Video Unlimited service is being replaced and re-branded PlayStation Video. PlayStation Video will become part of PlayStation Network to streamline digital services for the over 64 million PSN users. PlayStation Video and PlayStation Music will be added to PSN which is already a destination point for the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Plus, […]

  • Spotify arrives on PlayStation Music this spring, Music Unlimited closing

    Spotify will launch on PlayStation Network this spring as part of a new music destination called PlayStation Music. PlayStation Music is a replacement for Music Unlimited, and those with a PSN account can link to Spotify which can be used just for music, or when playing games on PlayStation 4. Existing playlists from current Spotify […]

  • Closed beta for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts tomorrow

    The private beta period for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts on January 29. Those who pre-order the game via Steam, will automatically be included in the beta, enabling them to provide feedback on the first campaign in single-player mode. An additional beta period will be announced in the weeks leading up to launch. The […]

  • Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL available once more on UK store

    UK residents who want to get their hands on the shiny Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL can once again pre-purchase it through the Nintendo UK Store. If you want one, you better hurry because units will likely go rather fast. Only one per customer is allowed, and once you drop £209.99 on it, […]

  • Nintendo Q3: 1.9M New 3DS models sold, Wii U lifetime sales hit 9.2M

    New 3DS XL has sold 1.3 million units as of December 31, 2014, Nintendo announced in its Q3 financial results today. New 3DS moved 580,000 units by the end of the same period. Lifetime sales of both systems combined total a little under 1.9 million. Combined global sales for current 3DS models available in Europe […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s exo zombies reanimate a familiar format

    Advanced Warfare’s exo suits manage to bring an undead format back to life. Dave Cook welcomes zombies back to Call of Duty. “The challenges start to spike early so seasoned zombie slayers needn’t worry about being coddled.” Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s first DLC went live this week, dropping four very solid maps for multiplayer […]

  • YouTube app and Maps will be removed from PS Vita

    Sony said that it will end support for the YouTube and Maps apps, as well as remove the “near” feature in an upcoming firmware update. Sony has revealed that a system update releasing in March will remove the Maps app and prevent the “near” feature from obtaining location address or display maps, making it redundant. […]

  • There is a Destiny loot cave Easter egg in Dying Light

    Dying Light is the latest game to take a jab at Destiny by having its own loot cave. Destiny’s infamous loot cave has been recreated in Dying Light, sort of. Of course the loot cave in Dying Light is only an Easter egg and doesn’t actually net you any loot. Instead, upon entering it, you […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 supports co-op in story mode, but only offline

    You can play the campaign of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 in co-op, but not online. 4gamer spoke to producers of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 and made out with a few details concerning story, setting and more. The site confirmed that while you will be able to switch between characters in the single player, and have […]

  • The Witcher 3 may have a permadeath “Insanity” mode

    Although not yet confirmed, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD Projekt RED is working on a difficulty mode dubbed “Insanity” that will delete your save if you die. During Monday’s Twitch stream, the developer took a few questions from the chat and we’ve got a bunch of answers. There are many interesting little bits […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition is the most successful launch for BioWare, based on sales

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is responsible for the most successful launch in developer BioWare’s history, according to EA. During last night’s EA Q3 2015 earnings call, the publisher said that Dragon Age: Inquisition was the most successful launch for developer BioWare. Today, we get a bit more detail. “In particular, Dragon Age: Inquisition had by far […]

  • Here’s a walkthrough of one mission from Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack, Hurk Deluxe, seems like good fun, judging from this video. The Hurk Deluxe Pack was released today on all platforms. It comes with five new missions. The video below takes a look at the “Call of the Wild” mission. In the walkthrough you’ll get to see some of the […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date confirmed on Xbox Store

    The beta date for Battlefield Hardline has popped up on the Xbox Store, confirming the rumoured date. The listing for the Battlefield Hardline beta is available for anyone to see right now on the Xbox Store. Granted, it’s for Xbox 360, but unless EA is starting this beta early on Xbox 360, this will pretty […]

  • GTA player flies jets backwards in impressive stunts

    Doing stunts with jets in GTA 5 can be impressive, but it’s nothing like flying them backwards. Making videos of your jet stunts has become too mainstream. Which is why the latest video from YouTube channel GTA5Videos is all about defying that. The video below features some insane stunts mostly done by flying jets backwards, […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare balance patch out, System Hack nerfed, HBRa3 buffed

    The latest patch to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is here with some major changes to game balance. Making good on the promise to nerf System Hack, developer Sledgehammer Games has released the latest patch to Advanced Warfare to do just that, and much more. The patch is out now on Xbox platforms, with PlayStation […]

  • Grinding three purples in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel may crash your game [UPDATE]

    Update: Gearbox Software has announced there’s currently a hot-fix in place for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel as a temporary solution to crashes caused with the DLC update. Until a permanent fix can be made, the hotfix should correct crashing issues. All will be fixed in the next major game update. Original Story A bug that snuck […]

  • Havoc maps up the tempo for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

    Dave Cook dons his Exo suit to find the new Havok DLC maps a great change of pace for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Given that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare places great emphasis on verticality, it’s little wonder that Sledgehammer Games has designed the first of its four DLC map packs with elevation and […]

  • G2A responds to deactivated Far Cry 4 keys debacle

    G2A, one of the third-party sellers that were named in the ongoing episode of deactivated Far Cry 4 keys has decided to release a statement. G2A is a well known third-party key sellers online. Most users know it through its sponsorship deals with many YouTube and Twitch channels. The service sells keys both through its […]

  • Petroglyph’s Victory resurfaces with Korean co-developer

    End of Nations, Mytheon and Grey Goo developer Petroglyph Games seems to have salvaged a stalled project. Victory popped up back in early 2013 after Trion Worlds took End of Nations in-house. Petroglyph’s attempt to crowdfund the unusual strategy title ended in iniquity, but it vowed to do whatever it could to bring the game […]

  • Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC now available

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack adds new story missions and a pile of new weapons. Far Cry 4: Hurk Deluxe is now available on PC and Xbox platforms, and is rolling out to the PSN in line with local network updates. The pack bundles five story missions, including Yak Farm, Blood Ruby and Hurk’s […]

  • Yes, Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions, but thankfully they’re not as outrageous as initial reports suggested. The subject of Resident Evil: Revelations 2′s microtransactions arose earlier today with reports filtering out of a European press event that you’ll be able to pay to keep playing after your character dies. The ramifications of this are pretty […]

  • Play mini-games to unlock Magicka 2 content

    Magicka 2 publisher Paradox Interactive has invited fans to earn in-game rewards by playing other games. The Magicka website will host various mini-games in the build up to Magicka 2′s launch later this year on PC and PS4. Playing these games controbutes to a community score total which will eventually unlock in-game content as well […]

  • Deactivated Far Cry 4 keys were purchased through Origin

    Far Cry 4 owners who found their games deactivated without warning may be surprised to learn where they came from. Many copies of Far Cry 4 purchased through third-party re-sellers have been deactivated without notice. Although resellers affected by the deactivations argued that they had made authorised purchases, Ubisoft has denied this. The publisher told […]

  • Will Assassin’s Creed visit Japan in 2016?

    The next Assassin’s Creed game after Victory may finally bring ninja and assassins together. An Assassin’s Creed fan has spotted what certainly looks like a heavy hint that the next game after Victory will be set in Japan. Ubisoft forums member Cornik22 was looking through the Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag official art book when […]

  • Resident Evil HD modder aims to restore original, terrible voice acting

    Resident Evil and its early sequels are justifiably famous for their simply dire voice acting. Some Resident Evil fans feel they just can’t enjoy the experience of exploring Umbrella facilities if someone isn’t talking at them with absolutely no regard for pacing, content or tone. As a result, modder Bunny has stepped up to the […]

  • Record iPhone sales drive Apple to revenue spike

    The iPhone is still going strong – in fact, it’s selling better than ever. Apple has announced its financial results for the quarter ending December 27 2014, exceeding expectations with a 29.5% increase in revenues to $74.6 billion. This was a new record for the company. One of the key factors in this spike is […]

  • HoloLens has “mind-blowing” potential for games, says Microsoft CEO

    Microsoft’s VR wearable HoloLens is going to be great for games, according to CEO Satya Nadella. Speaking to investors, Nadella made Microsoft’s entertainment plans for the device explicit. “It’s also getting clearer how the games people love today will evolve to mind-blowing experiences in the future when designed for the mixed reality that Windows 10 […]

  • EA Q3: Battlefield 5 still on for holiday 2016, PGA Tour 15 spring release confirmed

    EA announced its financial results for its Q3 fiscal year 2015 quarter, ended December 31, 2014, noting total net revenue $1.13 billion in total net revenue compared to $808 million year-over-year. For the nine months ending December 31, total net revenue came in at $3.3 billion. Net revenues were up 39% and net income came […]

  • Players logged 113M single-player hours in Dragon Age: Inquisition, other EA games stats

    Ahead of its Q3 2015 earnings release, Electronic Arts has released a game infographic showing some interesting stats compiled through gameplay from October – December 2014. For FIFA 15, over 3.3 billion goals were made; 73 million knockouts occurred in EA SPORTS UFC; over 10 million families were created in The Sims 4; 113 million […]

  • Hyrule Warriors has shipped 1 million units worldwide

    Koei Tecmo has announced shipments of its Wii U hack and slash action title, Hyrule Warriors, has shipped one million units worldwide. The Omega Force-developed title was released in Japan on August 14 and in the west on September 26. Two packs of DLC for the game are slated for February alongside the version 1.5.0 […]

  • Xbox Games Store discounts Never Alone, Dragon Age: Inquisition, more

    This week’s deals available through the Xbox Games Store will be valid until February 2 with titles such as Battlefield 4, Dragon Age Inquisition, Never Alone, and Titanfall discounted. Discounted titles with an asterisk are for Xbox Live Gold members only. Xbox One Just Dance 2015* – 40% Another World* – 50% Never Alone* – […]

  • Say hello to Mortal Kombat X’s latest character: Reptile

    As promised, one of two character reveals this week for Mortal Kombat X has occurred: it’s the acid-spitting Reptile. Nice! Watch the video above. Mortal Kombat X is slated for release on April 14 and will be available on PC, PS3, PS4,Bxo 360 and Xbox One. Thanks, MrTGJelly (Trent).

  • Twisted fairy tale Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries hits Steam Early Access

    Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries, the successful Kickstarter from GRIN Studios, has launched on Steam Early Access. The PC title is described as a “cinematic fable featuring a vengeful Red Riding Hood,” who armed with an axe sets out on a quest to avenge the murder of her parents. Gameplay features action-platforming, combo-based hack ‘n […]

  • Dead or Alive 5: Last Round delayed to late March on Steam

    Koei Tecmo has announced it is delaying the PC release of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round to March. According to an updated listing on Steam (thanks, AGB), the fighter was delayed “in order to provide you with the best experience possible.” To apologize for the delay, Team Ninja will offer the Halloween 2013 Set, […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online will be F2P “no plans” for western release

    Dragon’s Dogma Online will be a free-to-play title for PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Set for release this year, Dragon’s Dogma Online has a lobby which will support up to 100 players, is open-world, and the executive producer is Hiroyuki Kobayashi. Players can form groups with up to four players or pawns while raids […]

  • Watch this release video for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel DLC Lady Hammerlock

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel releases today on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and coinciding with the release is the launch trailer. In the Lady Hammerlock DLC, players are introduced and will be able to step into the shoes of Sir Hammerlock’s sister, Lady Aurelia the Baroness. The DLC will run […]

  • Free DLC for Tales of Zestiria takes place after main storyline

    Free DLC will be released in Japan for Tales of Zestiria, and while Bandai Namco has yet to state whether it will be released westward with the core game this summer, it’s an interesting slice of content. According to information from Jump posted by Siliconera, the DLC Alisha After Episode: What Is Reflected In The […]