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The Elder Scrolls Online to release in 2013 on PC, Mac

Thursday, 3 May 2012 17:16 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Game Informer has announced that The Elder Scrolls Online, the long-rumored MMO from Bethesda’s parent company is real.

The game takes place in Tamriel 1,000 years before Skyrim and focuses on daedric prince Molag Bal’s attempt to take over the land. The game will contain three factions, PvP, and is in the works at ZeniMax Online Studios.

“It will be extremely rewarding finally to unveil what we have been developing the last several years,”director Matt Firor, whose previous credits include Dark Age of Camelot, told the magazine. “The entire team is committed to creating the best MMO ever made – and one that is worthy of The Elder Scrolls franchise.”

Rumors regarding the title have been circulating for ages, with the latest report stating the developers were readying for a May reveal. They were’t too far off now, were they?

The source was also spot on stating the game would take place a millennium before the events in Skyrim, which is several hundred years before the other titles in the series.  The anonymous source was also correct regarding the three playable factions, and cited the symbols as a “lion, a dragon, and a bird of prey.”

More details on the MMO will be revealed in the (apparently leaked) June issue of Game Informer, which will provide an “in-depth look at everything from solo questing to public dungeons.”

The feature will also provide a look at the PvP where players will engage in “open warfare over the province of Cyrodiil and the Emperor’s throne itself.”

A teaser trailer will be released tomorrow as well as the first screenshot of the game.

The Elder Scrolls Online is slated for a 2013 release on Mac and PC.

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47 Comments

  1. revolting

    Good grief. There goes my life.

    Confirmed as real on Bethesda’s twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/Bethblog/status/198080551054356480

    #1 3 years ago
  2. BULArmy

    Can Bethesda create WoW killer? Naaaah it will be too buggy and for MMO that is the worst thing evaaaaaar, look at Age of Conan and SWTOR,

    #2 3 years ago
  3. DSB

    And now they also have the rights for Fallout Online…..

    Only a matter of time.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Talkar

    I don’t know how great an The Elder Scrolls MMORPG would actually be.
    When i play those games i like the whole singleplayer experience and i don’t want to have some 10 year old who likes dragons screaming at me while i put pots on peoples heads and steal all their stuff :/

    @3
    They can’t! They just.. Can’t! I refuse to believe it! x)

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Stephany Nunneley

    This just in: Stephany will have no life once this comes out. That is all.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Talkar

    Steph, as any gamer you should know there is no life, only AFK ;)

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    Actually they developed Elder Scrolls MMO for some time.

    But i’m just skeptical about it. Latest Elder Scrolls Games are basically MMORPG without players. Lol.

    But this can actually kill WoW for sure. Elder Scrolls is really popular these days.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Stephany Nunneley

    @6 This is true, but even more so for this. I have been gagging for an Elder Scrolls MMO since I first started playing the genre. *massive ES fangirl and not ashamed to admit it*

    #8 3 years ago
  9. WFMMK

    One word. Lame.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Giskard

    @7 Can we stop it with the WoW-killers? Every MMO since 2007 or something have been “WoW-killers”. Nothing will kill WoW, except for WoW itself, and Blizzard are trying real hard to kill it off.

    In any case, the TES game might be good. I reserve my final judgement for when I see actual gameplay.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. YoungZer0

    Yawn. Seriously, yawn. As if the World of Elder Scroll is actually interesting and not downright boring.

    Anyway, it will probably fail, no chance against GW or WoW.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Phoenixblight

    THey can barely make a stable single player so clearly the next logical step would be a MMO right?

    #12 3 years ago
  13. OlderGamer

    Best to just wait and see. Hard to judge a game no one has played.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Patrick Garratt

    If there’s one brand that has a shot at being THE next-gen fantasy MMO, this is it. It’s going to be massive, however you roll it.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Stephany Nunneley

    @11 I beg to differ. Granted, it’s not up there with Tolkien, Game of Thrones, or anything of the sort which can be considered almost “literary” it’s still interesting to many – myself included. All you have to do is read the books in the games to know this.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Erthazus

    @Patrick Garrat,

    If it’s going to be a generic WOW clone, then it’s not going to be THE next-gen fantasy.

    Sure, brand is huge but at the same time Everquest I became huge at it’s time without being a big brand and so is Warcraft.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Klaxusprime

    Will they go f2p?
    Will they stick to Wow-model and ruin elders scrolls’s freedom of putting objects on the ground, put things inside furnitures and steal other people’s stuff?
    PLEASE BETHESDA, STAY YOURSELF AND DON’T COPY OTHER MMORPGS!

    And no, I’m not sorry for caps.. ;)

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Stephany Nunneley

    @17 The idea of being able to steal-at-will is an intriguing prospect. I would LOVE THAT!!!! Considering it’s part of the series’ gameplay I would hope it would not be cut. *crosses fingers*

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Gekidami

    Open warfare over the Emperor’s throne itself? How many players can you fit into a single chair?

    #19 3 years ago
  20. YoungZer0

    @15: Yeah, not going to happen. The last thing i’m going to do is reading books in a videogame, looking for an interesting story. The main story should be good, it should make me want to know more about the world. They never managed to do that, they won’t with the MMO.

    Also i know i’m going to say something extremely controversial here but … i thought Lord of the Rings was pretty boring.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Phoenixblight

    @20

    “… i thought Lord of the Rings was pretty boring.”

    You are not the only one. I enjoyed The Hobbit far more than that series.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. TheWulf

    @3

    The funny thing is that I called it. I’ve pretty much always said that the reason they were wrestling rights away from Interplay was because they had their own Fallout MMO already in production. I’d have to be a damn fool to think that they’re developing new tech and an engine for just one IP, after all.

    So, yeah, Fallout Online is inevitable. And that’ll be announced soon, too.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. Klaxusprime

    @18 Elders scrolls Online could then claim Ultima Online’s legacy and restore some lost realism and nice gruesomeness in the genre… Like cooking a poisoned pie and then offer it to your guildmaster :) I’m getting nostalgic.. come on Beth, bring it on!!!

    #23 3 years ago
  24. TheWulf

    @21

    Heh, I have to agree. Lord of the Rings was oh so very dull… the Hobbit had far more soul. The Hobbit felt like a labour of love, but the later books felt like Tolkien was riding on the popularity of his first, and just writing what he believed would be popular. (Wars, wars, fucking wars.)

    #24 3 years ago
  25. DSB

    Skyrim was mega ultra succesful, but an MMO isn’t the same thing.

    If all you needed was a brand then SWTOR, LOTRO, DnD, DC Universe and WAR would’ve been blockbusters, and yet they’re all stumbling. The idea that “MMOs are easy” should’ve died a long time ago in my opinion.

    Quite obviously you need more than just a popular brand and generic gameplay to win a subscription.

    I reckon they’re going to face exactly the same challenges as everybody else. It’ll be profitable, thanks to the name, but it won’t be a blockbuster if they don’t move the game itself forward.

    That’s ultimately what won it for WoW. The universe is cute and the brand is well known, but few people stay around for that.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. TheWulf

    I will add though that I do like the lore of the Elder Scrolls. Frankly I find it much more interesting than Tolkien. I was just agreeing with how Tolkien became boring tripe in his later books, really. Very populist fantasy… he should have stuck with what he was good at.

    It would be like Pratchett trying to write a large scale war just because ‘wars are cool lol.’ You know? I’m glad that Pratchett has stuck to what he’s good at regardless of popularity, and in doing so he continues to be one of my favourite fantasy authors.

    Though there is lore in the Elder Scrolls that’s pretty great. Bethesda are fantastic at world-building, they just really suck at story-telling. None of the main campaigns in any of their games have been fantastic. Morrowind was good, but it went downhill from there.

    Did killing Alduin really have any impact for anyone? It really didn’t for me. There were far more memorable moments in the side-quests, really.

    That’s what Bethesda needs – more writers.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. Erthazus

    @DSB, You are correct. But they have mighty producer from Dark Age of Camelot which is very sexy and they are working since 2007 on this MMO judging by the info.

    In my opinion this should be

    A) The best Fantasy MMO ever made

    or

    B) The Biggest Crapload of shit that will go f2p road in the end.

    I think that is the only option for Bethesda here.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. Edo

    No thank you….they just couldn’t FUCKING resist could they….jeez.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. Stephany Nunneley

    @24 “felt like Tolkien was riding on the popularity of his first, and just writing what he believed would be popular…”

    I am not going to get into an argument over any of this due to the fact opinions cannot be wrong because they are not a fact but I disagree with you – The Hobbit is read to grade school children due to it’s fun and simplicity. Tolkien intended LOTR to be the same, but while writing it the tale grew more serious which considering what was going on in the wold at the time it was no wonder.

    Anyway – TES has a great story behind it, and the story is there in the gameplay if you pay attention to it YoungZero and it’s a bit funny as well. The books aren’t long either, if you decide to try it again I suggest the Lusty Argonian Maid for starters ;)

    #29 3 years ago
  30. Erthazus

    “the Lusty Argonian Maid”

    is a true masterpiece. There are three parts if i’m not mistaken.

    #30 3 years ago
  31. Stephany Nunneley

    @30 I am thinking 2 – lemme look it up.

    EDIT: “In The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, this appeared as a single book, however in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim it appears as two separate volumes: Volume 1, Volume 2.”

    There we go! Internet to the rescue. :D

    #31 3 years ago
  32. polygem

    will be MASSIVE….i plan to say goodbye to real life for bungies DESTINY though.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. shogoz

    Wow what a load of shit this will be. Not only that but not one person’s comments has convinced me otherwise.

    #33 3 years ago
  34. YoungZer0

    @26: Not more, better. They definitely need better writers. They are complete amateurs when it comes to that. The opening scene of Skyrim is a prime example of how not to start a game.

    @29: I actually read that and it was rather funny. Still, that won’t change my opinion about the whole thing. I’ll care little for the lore as long as the main stories are told so poorly.

    Witcher 2 did it good. You’re a real part of the story and it is actually interesting, especially the backstory of the elves.

    There are so many better ways to tell a story other than text. A book opening up, with some rough sketches and some voice-over of the criminally underused Christopher Plummer. That would’ve been amazing.

    #34 3 years ago
  35. Frank17

    *YAWN* bring on the glitches and freezing.

    #35 3 years ago
  36. Frank17

    O ya and I can’t wait to see the monthly fee for this garbage

    #36 3 years ago
  37. GwynbleiddiuM

    meh, I can’t imagine it’ll be any different than most MMOs out there. If anything the story would be a tad boring, Imbalance is TES must have these days, and also 1 dude will voice everyone.

    Sorry, not interested until I see something that is hugely different than everything I’m playing right now, WoW, SWTOR and soon D3 and maybe GW2.

    #37 3 years ago
  38. Erthazus

    Leaked from Gameinformer.

    http://cs5547.userapi.com/u18690/docs/ad6922b63ef8/TesOnline.pdf

    SCREENSHOTS, INFORMATION.

    Looks like a Generic fantasy piece of SHIT that i will not buy (probably) or looks like Kingdoms of Amalur but with shiny visuals.

    #38 3 years ago
  39. YoungZer0

    @38: Hahaha, it looks exactly like Kingdoms of Amalur, but with washed out colours.

    #39 3 years ago
  40. Erthazus

    @39, i’m blown away and they are developing this… since 2007?

    Good job, lol.

    #40 3 years ago
  41. HighWindXIX

    The idea of it sounds great but we’ll see. I think I would enjoy co-op more than a full on MMO. Something along the lines of Borderlands or Dark Souls, but with classic TES gameplay. Oh well.

    #41 3 years ago
  42. Phoenixblight

    @38 and 39

    You can’t judge a game that is in development and still has a year to go lots of things happen within a year they would be in early alpha stage which means not all the assets would be in.

    #42 3 years ago
  43. Yourmotherfollowsmeontwitter

    That’s fucking stupid! Why the fuck don’t they release this on consoles PC already gets console commands now they get multilayer what a bunch of fucking bull shit!!

    #43 3 years ago
  44. Cee

    @43 I think you’ve got yourself a little lost with a console(gaming hardware) and console commands.

    Oh shit..I’ve only just noticed

    My momma follows you on twitter…how the hell are ya, old bean?

    #44 3 years ago
  45. Yourmotherfollowsmeontwitter

    @44 by console i mean PS3,and Xbox360

    #45 3 years ago
  46. freedoms_stain

    Cutting a deal with MS and Sony when the profitability of MMO’s can be really skimming close to the red line if you can’t garner enough subs for a long enough duration must make consoles really unattractive for MMO devs IMO.

    MMO’s are pretty risky business, letting other companies take out without really putting anything in is not great business.

    That’s if the game will even run on severely limited hardware.

    #46 3 years ago
  47. chriscarver

    Everyone is so mad about this.

    #47 3 years ago

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    Mortal Kombat X director Ed Boon is teasing a new character reveal. During today’s Mortal Kombat X livestream, NetherRealm said that a new character would be revealed “very soon”. Boon followed up with this teasing tweet suggesting the reveal will occur tomorrow: Very soon? As in tomorrow? :/ — Ed Boon (@noobde) February 26, 2015 […]

  • Halo played by Twitch is an exercise in great patience

    TwitchPlaysHalo is ridiculous. Halo: Combat Evolved is the latest game to be sucked into the “TwitchPlays” phenomenon, and the results are somewhat painful to spectate. If you’re not familiar with the setup, which debuted with TwitchPlaysPokemon, the game accepts commands from the channels’ chat stream. Although it doesn’t have the strategic RPG elements of Pokemon, […]

  • Gold Amiibo sold out, selling at five times RRP on auction sites

    Gold Mario Amiibo are expected to sell for pretty astounding profits on eBay and other auction sites. The Walmart-exclusive Gold Mario Amiibo is already completely sold out. Plenty of people managed to snaffle them to resell, though. There are now dozens of listings on eBay and other auction sites. One of the average asking prices […]

  • Canadian new game prices jump to $75

    Canadian gamers are in for an unpleasant price hike. As spotted by HardcoreGamer, the local Canadian branches of Amazon and EB Games have raised the prices of upcoming games to CAD$75. The CAD$5 increasing comes within a year of prices hitting the CAD$70 point. CAD$75 (£38/€53) currently exchanges for $60, the standard US pricing. The […]

  • New Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows weather, day-night cycle

    The latest Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows off a gloriously beautiful world. Xenoblade Chronicles X is Monolith Soft’s first solo Wii U game, and the developer is clearly enjoying being able to build a big open world with all the features we’ve come to expect. Missed the whole Xenoblade thing? Chronicles X is a sort […]

  • Dead Rising: Watchtower teaser talks up the benefits of Zombrex

    Live-action Dead Rising movie Watchtower is almost upon us. Dead Rising: Watchtower will release on Crackle on March 27, and via other digital distributors thereafter. Enjoy the short teaser below, courtesy of IGN.

  • We Happy Few debut hits you upside the face with a frying pan

    Contrast developer Compulsion Games has revealed its next project – the delightfully creepy-looking We Happy Few. We Happy Few is set in “a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England” where “a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial”. Players are tasked with blending in with […]

  • Slender: The Arrival creeping onto PS4, Xbox One in March

    Slender: The Arrival sold like hotcakes on PC and last-gen consoles, so why not terrify yourself on PS4 and Xbox One, too? Slender: The Arrival will release on PS4 on March 24 and on Xbox One on March 25, developer Blue Isle Studios has announced, for $10. No word on that Wii U version, though. […]

  • GOG weekend sale celebrates German debut

    DRM-free games vendor GOG is celebrating its German-language launch with a tasty sale. The sale offers discounts over 25 “German favourites”. Highlights inclue 97% off Deponia, and less steep but still tasty savings on Memoria and Blackguards 1 and 2. The sale will run through March 3, and you do not have to be, speak, […]

  • Humble Weekly Bundle goes back to Japan

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  • Capcom “looking into” solutions to Resident Evil: Revelations PC co-op issue

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 fans should sit tight for a bit, as Capcom is working on some sort of solution to the co-op issue. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 doesn’t have local co-op on PC and fans are pretty mad about that, as it was advertised ahead of release as a key feature. Although Capcom has […]

  • The games industry is disruption, says Assassin’s Creed producer

    Former Assassin’s Creed producer Jade Raymond has characterised the games industry as one long series of upsets. The games industry changes all the time, and that’s one of its best qualities, Raymond said. The ex-Ubisoft leader told Polygon that the reason seh got into games in the first place was because it “is this undefined […]

  • GTA 5 made $31 million in digital revenue in January

    GTA 5 is the highest-grossing title at the moment in terms of digital revenue, and the PSN is absolutely minting it. Digital games industry analyst Superdata has extended its scope to include console games, which means we suddenly have access to a whole bunch of data we’ve only been able to guess at, or extrapolate […]

  • Destiny: Inferno playlists debut next week

    Destiny PvP will shake things up next week with a new way to slaughter your mates in the Crucible. Destiny is already a skilled PvP game, but the new Inferno playlists will turn things up a notch with a focus on “basic gunplay”. The first of these, Inferno Control, kicks off on March 3 and […]

  • First-person camera coming to Guild Wars 2 next month

    ArenNet has announced its adding nonrestrictive first-person view to Guild Wars 2. Here’s what top expect come March 10: First-person Camera: Zooming in all the way will allow players to experience a first-person view. First-person mode is available while standing in place, walking, running, jumping, playing PvP and just about anything else. There aren’t any […]

  • Shadowrun Online signs on with Nordic

    Shadowrun Online has been given a nice little boost thanks to a distribution deal with Nordic Games. Shadowrun Online is a new team tactical RPG from Cliffhanger Productions. Although it’s already available through Steam Early Access, Nordic has agreed to distribute the finished version, which is due on Linux, Mac and PC in the second […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, game world ten times the size of demo

    Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, according to director Hajime Tabata. Speaking with IGN, Tabata said development will kick into high gear once the Episode Duscae demo is released. “It’s about 60% now. People may look at that and say ‘well, you’ve only done five more percent!’ [since 55% in September] but it’s actually a […]

  • Destiny: you don’t need to visit the tower to access your vault

    Destiny players, you asked for it and Bungie has delivered it: you can now swap items in and out of the vault using the companion app. “Destiny needs more vault space” you cry – and yes, this is true. But while we all struggle with the limitations imposed on us by Bungie, we face all […]

  • Mortal Kombat X will contain over 100 Brutalities

    During the Mortal Kombat X stream today, NetherRealm Studios revealed Brutalities are back for the game, and stated there will be over 100 to pull off. You won’t gain any extra experience for being overly cruel with your painful moves, but you will at least get to laugh at some and “cringe” at others, according […]

  • Numenera: Strand is a film based on the game up on Kickstarter

    Numenera, the 2012 Kickstarter success and foundation for Torment: Tides of Numenera, could become a film if the Kickstarter for the movie is successful. With five days left, Monte Cook Games and Swedish film company Valdes/Eriksdotter needs £22,542 to reach its goal. Titled Numenera: Strand, it tells the tale of a drifter who “roams a […]

  • Gran Turismo 6 update adds MINI Clubman Vision, more

    A Mini Cooper has invaded Gran Turismo 6 via a new update. The Mid-Field Raceway track has also been added, and its a new and improved version of the original track from previous Gran Turismos. The new B-Spec Mode feature has also been added which allows the AI driver to race on your behalf. Additional […]

  • Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and some playable titles to PAX East

    Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and Splatoon with it to PAX East next month. The E3 2014 build of the game lets eight players transform into squids in a race for “splattered-paint dominance.” Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will also be playable and featured in stage presentations at the Nintendo booth. Upcoming or newly released Nintendo […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

    Battlefield Hardline Premium perks have apparently leaked a bit early, according to a post on Reddit. Over on the Hardline subreddit is an image which was take at a GameStop location, noting two week early access to content additional Battlepacks and more. Here’s the rundown: Four expansions Two weeks early access 12 additional Battlepacks Exclusive […]

  • Final Fantasy: Record Keeper arrives in the US this spring

    Final Fantasy: Record Keeper will be released in the US on iOS and Android this spring, DeNA and Square Enix today. The mobile titles allows players to “relive favorite moments” across all Final Fantasy installments and build a team of classic characters from across the entire franchise. If you sign up for email updates, you […]

  • Battlefield Hardline now available for pre-order, pre-download on Xbox One

    Battlefield Hardline is now available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One. You can pre-order it now from the Xbox Store and once you have paid for it, you can start your pre-download. Battlefield Hardline releases on March 17, and will be made available to pre-downloaders come 12.01am EDT. Check pricing and availability for your […]

  • Dying Light interactive video allows you switch between day and night

    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

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

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Titan Attacks, Donkey Kong Land, Donkey Kong Country and more. eShop on 3DS Ironfall Invasion Titan Attacks! Donkey Kong Land – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 2 – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 3 – Virtual Console Luv Me Buddies Wonderland Around the World […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

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

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

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

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

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

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

    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 […]