Sections

Take-Two financials: XCOM slips to FY14, Max ships 3M

Tuesday, 22 May 2012 21:12 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Take-Two has released its results for Q4 and year end 2012, announcing Max Payne 3 has sold-in nearly 3 million units,  as well as a delay into FY14 for the XCOM shooter reboot.

T2 Q4 & FY12 at a glance

Max Payne 3 sells-in 3 million on consoles. PC release hitting June 1.

2K Marin’s XCOM shooter delayed into fiscal 2014.

Borderlands sells-in nearly 6 million units; BioShock franchise sells close to 9.5 million units.

Net revenue for FY 12 was $825.8 million, with digital accounting for 13% of revenue. Losses came in at $107.7 million.

Q4 net revenue was $148.1 million, with digital accounting for 19% of revenue. Losses were $66 million.

Max Payne 3 sold-in approximately 3 million units during its initial launch on consoles, according to the firm, which also reiterated the June 1 release of the game on PC.  Max 3 is expected to be one of the most “significant” releases of FY13, and the firm also touched upon the DLC line-up for the game, which continues into the fall.

The XCOM shooter reboot, which is in development at 2K Marin, has been delayed into FY14, according to T2. Announced in 2010, the title was slated for release in 2011 before being delayed into 2012 prior to today’s announcement.

NBA 2K12 was the highest rated title in the history of 2K Sports with an average Metacritic score of 90 and for the second year in a row, sold-in over 5 million units.

The BioShock franchise has sold-in over 9.5 million units to date, and Borderlands has sold-in 6 million copies.

The firm reiterated that GTA V is in full development, but would not be drawn on a release date by investors.

For the year ending March 31, 2012, net revenue was $825.8 million, compared to $1,136.9 million for the same period the prior year. Losses came in at $107.7 million, compared to $53.8 million in losses the prior year.

The strongest contributors to revenue in FY12 were: L.A. Noire, NBA 2K12, the Grand Theft Auto franchise, Duke Nukem Forever and Red Dead Redemption.

Digitally delivered content accounted for 13% of net revenue, compared with 9% in FY11, and was primarily driven by the Grand Theft Auto franchise, Red Dead Redemption, the Civilization franchise, Borderlands and L.A. Noire.

For Q4 net revenue was $148.1 million compared to $182.3 million year-over-year, which benefited from the post-launch performance of Red Dead Redemption.

Q4 losses came in at $66 million, compared to $22.4 million for the same period the year prior.

The strongest contributors to net revenue in Q4 were new releases including: NBA 2K12, MLB 2K12 and The Darkness II, as well as catalog sales led by the Grand Theft Auto franchise and Red Dead Redemption.

Digitally content accounted for 19% of revenue, compared to 15% in Q4 2011, which was driven by offerings from the Grand Theft Auto franchise, the Civilization franchise, Red Dead Redemption, Borderlands, NBA 2K12 and L.A. Noire.

“Fiscal 2012 was a year of creative, operational and strategic achievement by our Company,” said CEO and chairman Strauss Zelnick. “We delivered groundbreaking titles, including L.A. Noire and NBA 2K12, which set new standards for excellence; grew our revenue from digitally delivered content and mobile offerings; made substantial progress on our online gaming initiatives; and bolstered our already strong liquidity through a convertible notes offering.

“While our financial results were disappointing, the decisions we made position Take-Two for growth and profitability both this year and over the long-term.

“Fiscal 2013 kicked off with the successful launch of Max Payne 3, which received outstanding reviews and promises to be another hit for Rockstar Games. We have a fantastic lineup of upcoming releases for the balance of the year and the strongest development pipeline in the company’s history.”

During the call to investors, Zelnick said he expects Take-Two to be “at the front of the line,” with next-gen releases, but wouldn’t comment on hardware as such information is up to the console developers.

The firm’s strategy, he said, is to release strong games when they are ready. When the transition occurs it will be “challenging” for all development and publishing firms, and while T2 is being “thoughtful about the future,” there’s a lot of opportunity to create new IP and expand on current franchises with next-gen as long as the content is fresh, added COO Karl Slatoff.

“Our mission is to serve consumers where they want and how they want it,” he said.

Take-Two is also bullish on tablets, and think the tech makes for a great platform. That being said, there’s still plenty of work to be done on the business model without counting out the consoles.

Consoles owe success to being much better platforms than PC, said Zelnick, with the later a much better platform than it was previously, due to the release of better processors. When the processing power is there for tablets, the consumer “will see much better games,” but only once the business model is streamlined, he said.

Reiterating its upcoming line-up, the firm torched upon the following release dates:

  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown – October 9 in North America and October 12 internationally.
  • BioShock Infinite is now planned for launch on February 26, 2013.
  • Borderlands 2 – September 18 in North America and September 21 internationally.
  • Spec Ops: The Line – June 26 in North America and June 29 internationally.
  • Sid Meiers Civilization V: Gods & Kings – June 19 in North America and June 22 internationally.
  • XCOM – releases during fiscal year 2014.
  • NBA 2K13 – October 2012
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown – October 2012

For fiscal year 2013, the firm expects revenues for Q1, ending June 30, 2012, to hit between $225 to $275 million, and $1.75 to $1.85 billion in revenue for the full year, ending March 31, 2013.

Latest

  • Swery confirms D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die will be released on PC

    D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die is coming to PC, according to Hidetaka “Swery” Suehiro. The news was first announced via an interview with Famitsu, with Swery reiterating it on Twitter. According to what we could glean from a translation of the Famitsu article, the PC version will include Season One and more episodes could follow. […]

  • Mighty No. 9 release delayed into early September, extra subtitle languages added

    Kenji Inafune’s Might No.9 has been given a release date, and while it’s not coming in April as originally planned, you now have something to look forward to playing in late summer. The Mega Man spiritual successor was crowdfunded on Kickstarter by Inafune’s studio Comcept with Abstraction Games adding its expertise to various ports. It […]

  • Dota 2 balance update contains new staff as a homage to Terry Pratchett’s Discworld

    Valve has issued a large balance update for its Dota 2 MOBA containing not only a novels’ worth of hero changes, but notes on an AoE Bonus Gold component, as well as a new endgame inspired by author Terry Pratchett’s Discworld. Called the Octarine Core, the new endgame item is something many mage-types will want: […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight Premium Edition announced, Season Pass is $40

    Details on a Season Pass and Premium Edition for Batman: Arkham Knight have been announced by Warner Bros, with the former running you $39.99/£32.99. According to the announcement, the Season Pass contains six months of post-launch content which includes more super-villains, Batmobile skins, advanced challenge maps, extra character skins, new story missions, and race tracks. […]

  • Final Fantasy 15: Episode Duscae feedback has devs looking into the game’s controls, camera

    Square Enix has released Final Fantasy 15: Episode Duscae player statistics pulled from the feedback survey, covering everything from weapon design to character personality. The information was revealed during a livestream stream, and on a global scale, the average “score” handed out by players hovers around 8.0 with points for music, weapon design, character personality […]

  • Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition collector’s edition comes in a pizza box

    The collector’s edition of Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition comes in the box of the world’s best food. At least in Japan, Capcom is bundling plenty of Devil May Cry 4 goodies with the collector’s edition. The best part? They’re all in a pizza box. The game’s Japanese website is listing all of them. […]

  • Win! $100 Steam Wallet credit and PC game bundles

    We’ve got $100 of Steam Wallet funds to give to one lucky reader, with 10 PC game bundles as runners-up prizes. There are nine different ways to enter the competition – go ahead and choose what works best for you and we’ll pick a winner on Thursday April 30 at 2pm GMT. As well as […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare’s latest patch removes exploits, balances guns, more

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is still getting patches. The latest one brings matchmaking improvements, weapon balance changes and more. Sledgehammer has dropped a new Advanced Warfare patch on all platforms. The patch went live yesterday and it comes with a huge list of fixes. I’ve captured the Xbox One notes list below. The rest […]

  • Destiny: How to reach rank 5 in Iron Banner

    The Iron Banner event returns to Destiny, the toughest PvP arena the game has to offer. Here’s why you should be involved and how to bag rewards as you prepare for the House of Wolves. From May 19 Destiny makes it personal with the arrival of Trials of Osiris. This permanent PvP fixture with its […]

  • 3D Realms Anthology is coming to Steam in May

    3D Realms Anthology will be making its way to Steam next week. Almost all the games 3D Realms have made were bundled together in what it called ’3D Realms Anthology’. This heavy bundle is coming to Steam on May 5. The bundles comes with 32 games including Commander Keen: Goodbye Galaxy, Shadow Warrior, Wolfenstein 3D, […]

  • Battlefield Hardline first patch now live, adjusts TDM spawns, balances weapons and more

    The first patch for Battlefield Hardline has been made available on all platforms. Visceral has released patch 1.02 for all versions of Battlefield Hardline. The patch delivers most of the promised changes and adds some more. Notable changes include Team Deathmatch spawn fixes, reduction to screen shake when getting shot, adjustments to conquest tickets and […]

  • Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward PC benchmark tool released

    The benchmark tool for Final Fantasy 14 expansion, Heavensward, is now available for all to download. Square Enix has released a PC benchmark tool ahead of the release of the upcoming Final Fantasy 14 expansion Heavensward. As with any benchmark, you can use it to see how good your PC is and how well you […]

  • Mario Kart 8: 200cc mode nerfs firehopping

    The new 200cc mode that came to Mario Kart 8 recently has nerfed the firehopping tactic. Firehopping, a tactic known by Mario Kart 8 players that lets you go faster during a boost by hopping right and left while using the drift button has become irrelevant with the 200cc mode. Pulling firehopping off would usually […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 to skip E3 for gamescom

    Final Fantasy 15 may not have the presence you were expecting at E3 2015. According to game director Hajime Tabata, Final Fantasy 15 will not start the next phase in its marketing campaign at E3 this year, but rather at gamescom. In the recent Active Time Report (as translated by DualShockers), Tabata said that E3 […]

  • Destiny: Iron Banner returns today with new loot

    The Iron Banner and Lord Saladin will be coming to Destiny later today. As promised, Destiny’s PvP event, the Iron Banner, will return today. The event will go live at 10am PST/5pm GMT. Throughout its entire duration, it will not be available from the Crucible menu as usual, only from the left featured pane where […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for April 28: Heroic and Nightfall strikes detailed

    Destiny servers have been reset to restart everyone’s weekly grind. Bungie has reset the weekly caps on Vanguard and Crucible Marks and added this week’s Heroic and Nightfall strikes. This week’s Nightfall strike is The Will of Crota, in which you’ll fight Omnigul. Rainbow burn is back for the Nightfall, so you and the enemy […]

  • Just Cause 3 trailer is your first look at gameplay

    Your first look at gameplay from Just Cause 3 is here. The first gameplay trailer for Just Cause 3 has leaked online. The trailer is available below and it proves that the Just Cause brand of mayhem is unchanged. Anyone pre-ordering will get the Weaponised Vehicle Pack. The pack comes with three exclusive luxury vehicles. […]

  • GTA 5 mod lets you fire infinite fireworks missiles from your car

    The latest in GTA 5 mods craziness on PC is a mod that lets you shoot fireworks out of your car. GTA 5 mods are aplenty. There’s the unique, the kind of dumb (but useful), and the downright insane. Then there’s this one, which adds a fireworks launcher to your vehicles. Taltigolt has a short […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 to use dedicated servers, ship with FOV slider on PC

    The PC version of Black Ops 3 is going to look and run very well, according to Treyarch. Treyarch has always been known among the Call of Duty community on PC as the developer that cares about the PC version, usually offering a well-optimised port and a large number of options. This focus is looking […]

  • EA changes refund policy in Australia after talks with consumer commission

    EA has promised to change its refund policy in Australia after talks with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has successfully pressured EA into changing its refund policy in the country. The publisher had previously refused to offer refunds for games purchased through Origin, something which the […]

  • Killer Instinct welcomes Cinder this week – trailer

    Killer Instinct: Season 2 continues with its eighth roster addition, Cinder. Cinder joins the Killer Instinct cast on April 30 for Ultra Edition owners and on May 06 for Combo Breaker Edition owners. He’ll also be available for individual purchase alongside other DLC fighters. According to the Killer Instinct Wikia, the new version of Cinder […]

  • Final Fantasy 15: Episode Duscae 2.0 coming next month

    The Final Fantasy 15 demo will be re-released in new and improved form. Gosh. Final Fantasy 15: Episode Duscae released in March and gave some of us a first look at a game we’ve been waiting close to nine years for. It proved a bit hit and miss; Alex seemed to enjoy it, whereas I […]

  • “We’re almost there”: Molyneux on games as the “dominant entertainment medium”

    Peter Molyneux, the creator of Fable, Populous, Dungeon Keeper, Theme Hospital and many other much-loved titles, still loves and believes in video games. Video games have almost arrived at their long-promised potential, Molyneux said at a recent event. Speaking to an industry audience at Reboot, as reported by GamesIndustry, Molyneux discussed his passion for the […]

  • Tekken 7 introduces a new character, Gigas

    Tekken 7 now features a new robot character of some kind. Tekken 7′s latest addition is a fellow (possibly) by the name of Gigas. I stared at the Tekken website update on this news for a while in bafflement (“Nationality: data erasure. Fighting style: destruction impulse”), but Gematsu had it covered. Apparently Gigas is available […]

  • Super Smash Bros. DLC is not cut from core game but “authentic”, says Sakurai

    Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai has defended his decision to introduce premium DLC to the franchise. Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U will be getting paid DLC characters, Nintendo revealed earlier this month, surprising the fan base. “Developing the Smash games is the best way to satisfy the most players worldwide. And that […]

  • State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition out today – launch trailer

    State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition arrives on Xbox One today. Come on, you can fit one more zombie apocalypse in there. State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition is a 1080p remaster of the game formerly known as Class3 bundled with the Lifeline and Breakdown expansions, as well as new weapons, vehicles and Achievements. It […]

  • How Ninja Theory is making Hellblade’s cutscenes on a budget

    Hellblade has nowhere near the budget of Ninja Theory’s past games. So how is the indie making the cutscenes look just as good? Heavenly Sword kicks off Ninja Theory’s reputation for gorgeous, cinematic cutscenes, and was the first game to use full performance capture. Other Ninja Theory games like Enslaved and DmC also employed this […]

  • Galaga x Tekken is a real thing

    Tekken publisher Bandai Namco ran an April Fool’s gag this year about a crossover between the fighter and arcade classic Galaga. Except it was true. Galaga x Tekken, as I intend to call it until we have a real title, is being released to celebrate Tekken’s 20th anniversary. Siliconera reports the iOS exclusive will release […]

  • Star Wars: The Old Republic Rise of the Emperor update 3.2 out today

    Star Wars: The Old Republic comes under the sway of a great darkness today. SWTOR update 3.2, Rise of the Emperor, launches on Tuesday, US time – so later today, depending on when you read this. The update is set after the former Sith Emperor escapes from Yavin 4 and attacks Ziost, an Imperial world. […]

  • Paid mods creator received “death threats, attacks and hateful comments”

    Paid mods may have proved a bit of a PR nightmare for Valve and Bethesda, but even the creators involved in the scheme have had it tough. Paid mods have been axed from Skyrim’s Steam Workshop following a huge wave of angry backlash. Although much of the diatribe against the scheme focused on perceived unfairness […]

23 Comments

  1. datass

    Gta V?

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Pytox

    @1 Looking at that line-up i really expect a May 2013 release date

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Patrick Garratt

    Hmm. We’ll see. Can’t even guess at this point.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. AHA-Lambda

    Well if it was this year, it would’ve been mentioned i think.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Patrick Garratt

    If it was going to be in this financial year, they’d surely have to tell investors? We’re halfway through the calendar year now.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. AHA-Lambda

    Yeah GTA 5 is def going to be may 2013 then

    Also are Take-Two trying to lose money on XCOM? That thing must be a massive money pit by now given its development time.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Stephany Nunneley

    They have yet to address GTA V, and most investors are asking about inter-connected TVs and tablets. They did ask the execs about next-gen, but all they really said was “yeah, we’ll release stuff” but other than that “no comment.” :/

    #7 3 years ago
  8. DSB

    They should really just dump XCOM at this point. It was a pretty bad idea from the beginning.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Moonwalker1982

    GTA V for this year is still possible but i highly doubt it. Look at the coverage so far, nothing so far this year. But they did kinda announce GTA V a bit too early, jesus…if it’s really a 2013 title, what a long wait :(

    #9 3 years ago
  10. AHA-Lambda

    BTW, are they pleased with the results for Max Payne 3? They were saying they needed 4 million units just to break even with it.

    @9 – we’ve waited longer for worse games, hell, look at XCOM.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Maximum Payne

    @10 There’s been like one week on market + without PC version.
    Those 4 million was just analysts expectation.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Phoenixblight

    @10

    That is within the first week and since there really is nothing being sold this summer I see a lot of people picking it up.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Moonwalker1982

    @ 10

    Yeah but not for a GTA game man, and i really don’t hope it’s gonna take much longer than april-may 2013 :(

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Stephany Nunneley

    @10 Yes they are pleased, and expect it to be one of the most significant releases for the fiscal year.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. AHA-Lambda

    @14 – oh, ok then :)

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Stephany Nunneley

    Okay. I think the post is clean and ready for prime time. I am going to go off into a corner and eat. ;)

    We’ll get exact quotes on this when the transcript arrives tomorrow, and then we can cull my horrible paraphrasing out of it.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. The_Red

    What the FUUUUUUUUCK!? X-Com moved to fiscal 2014!? Seriously? This was revealed two years before the other X-Com and now has slipped into 2014!!!!!!!!!!????

    #17 3 years ago
  18. diego-rbb-93

    Nobody seems to see that probably X-COM its going next-gen?

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Lewis247

    Hmmm, I take it the X-COM we have seen so far is probably early enough in development to probably slip into a next gen release.

    Seriously though, I had to read it a few times to sink in, 2014… Really!?

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Phoenixblight

    No X com won’t be going to next Gen if anything it will just be thrown on current gen as the next gens are announced and eventually released. They are making the game based on current specs so even if it will go on next gen it will be using those specs and will look lackluster compared to other next gen games that are specifically made for the system.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. stealth

    “net revenue was $825.8 million, compared to $1,136.9 million for the same period the prior year. Losses came in at $107.7 million, compared to $53.8 million in losses the prior year.”

    this is all that matter, losses

    its because of lack of titles

    #21 3 years ago
  22. 3rikko

    @17 Fiscal 2014 goes from April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014

    #22 3 years ago
  23. Moonwalker1982

    Interesting thing i found on a forum, and it could be related to GTA V:

    Here’s where things get interesting: During this afternoon’s investor call, CEO Strauss Zelnick reiterated a point from earlier in the call that there are “titles yet to be announced for fiscal 2013.” This is significant because the company expects revenues of $1.75 – $1.85 billion for the fiscal year ending next March. Look back at that blockbuster Red Dead Redemption year, and note that revenues reached $1.14 billion. So, what’s the deal?

    Officially, at this time, Take-Two plans to launch Borderlands 2 in September, NBA 2K13 and XCOM: Enemy Unknown in October and, finally, BioShock: Infinite in February. Although any one of those could be a runaway hit, there’s still $600-$700 million missing over that impressive Red Dead year to hit the projection. Either Grand Theft Auto 5 is secretly on the docket for this year or Take-Two is expecting blockbusters from more than one of the announced games.

    and…

    Xbox Support
    ‏@XboxSupport1
    Follow
    @TheRealDubster The next title, Grand Theft Auto 5, will be out later this year ^BB

    #23 3 years ago

Comments are now closed on this article.

  • Broken Age Act 2 will be available to everyone today

    Broken Age is finally complete, ending the three year saga of Double Fine Adventure. Broken Age Act 2 released to backers yesterday, 24 hours ahead of its general release on Tuesday, US time. Those who bought the game through Steam after the first half released, or who pick it up now, should find they have […]

  • The Simpsons skins come to Minecraft on PlayStation this week

    The Simpsons skin pack for Minecraft is coming to PlayStation platforms this week. Following the release of The Simpsons skin pack on Xbox platforms back in January, Microsoft has announced that it’s bringing the same pack to PlayStation systems. There are skins for the Simpsons family, principal Skinner, Willie, Dewey Largo, and more. It will […]

  • Survarium gets massive new patch to rebalance faction system

    Survarium’s latest update brings major changes to the faction system. Survarium has received a massive new patch that changes how the faction system works by increasing the amount of reputation required to gain new ranks and giving all factions beginner and maximum level items. The list of patch notes is huge, with plenty of faction-specific […]

  • Diablo 3 player reaches max level in one minute

    With the right equipment and in the right location, you can reach Diablo 3′s max level in one minute. Diablo 3 player Dat Modz has reached level 70 – the max level in the game – in sixty-six seconds. Here’s how he did it: he made sure to be in the game’s Cow Level, to […]

  • Konami no longer trading in New York Stock Exchange

    Konami has voluntarily delisted itself from the New York Stock Exchange. Konami has announced today in a press release that it has delisted itself from the NYSE stock market, effective April 24. The press release [download] says the publisher has terminated its reporting obligations, but will nonetheless continue to publish financial statements in English. The […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is available to pre-load on Xbox One

    You can download Wolfenstein: The Old Blood starting today from Xbox Live. If you pre-ordered Wolfenstein: The Old Blood for Xbox One from the Xbox Store, then you can start pre-loading the full game now. The game’s pre-load page is now live. The size is a bit large at 37.41GB. Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: what we know about upcoming Exotic weapons and armour

    Destiny expansion House of Wolves will add a few Exotic weapons and armour pieces to the game. Let’s take a look at everything we know so far. Destiny expert Alex has cross-referenced what Bungie revealed for House of Wolves so far against what the community managed to learn from scanning the game’s database to present […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection connectivity issues force cancellation of official tournament

    Connectivity issues with Halo: The Master Chief Collection have lead to the cancellation of one of the game’s eSports tournaments. Cup #1 of the second season of the Halo Championship Series is an online cup that relies on The Master Chief Collection’s party/invite system to function. 343 has had to cancel that cup over the […]

  • There are no loading screens in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will not show you any loading screens, unless you fast travel. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a massive game with plenty of regions, towns and buildings. But according to developer CD Projekt RED, going through this world will be seamless, without a hint of a loading screen. Speaking to […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 lets you customise characters’ genders, even in the campaign

    For the first time in a Call of Duty campaign, Black Ops 3 will let players pick the gender of their characters. Treyarch is bringing a lot of customisation options to Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. This extends to the game’s campaign, which we know will support up to four players in co-op. Customising […]

  • New Dirt game pops up on Steam Early Access for £25

    Codemasters Dirt series has moved to Steam’s Early Access and is available to buy today for £24.99. The last entries in the series were released on consoles but Dirt Rally is exclusive to PC at this stage. The game launches with 17 cars and 36 stages with more free content promised. Here’s some of the […]

  • Dying Light dev tools to add custom models, multiplayer support

    Techland will continue to add more support to Dying Light’s developer tools. A brief video highlights incoming updates including terrain creation and editing, importing custom models and multiplayer support. Dying Light developer tools were released at the start of the month and allow players to create their own maps and stories before sharing them via […]

  • How to improve Battlefield 4′s community jungle map

    There’s a lot of chatter about how to make BF4′s community jungle map better. Once suggestion is to make more of a feature out of the waterfall, according to Reddit user xpc_absol. Our man Westie considers that and runs with it, looking at how it would change objectives and interaction with the map itself – […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight lets you play as Robin, Nightwing, Catwoman – trailer

    Not long until now until the third part of the Arkham trilogy is released – here’s a new trailer showing some interesting team-ups. Update: According to publisher Warner, the game will feature a “dual-play” mechanic that allows players to switch between Batman and his allies – Catwoman, Robin, Nightwing – during combat. It’s not quite […]

  • GTA 5 PC mods: falling whales, North Yankton unlocked and a cat rampage

    So how are those GTA 5 PC mods coming along? Quite nicely if we take a look at a batch of new mods for the game. It seems the community is having a fair bit of fun accessing restricted content and messing around with the local wildlife. Let’s start with a look at what happens […]

  • Manhunt is the best GTA 5 movie you’ll see today

    Created using the Rockstar Editor from GTA 5 on PC, this movie by AbsolutePab is pretty effin’ delicious. The three minute Manhunt action movie was created by the same guy behind this short inspired by The Purge and The Graffiti of Los Santos documentary. You should subscribe to AbsolutePab on YouTube. You really should.

  • Halo 5 Guardians getting limited edition Xbox One console

    Thinking of buying a new Xbox One? You might want to wait until October 27. Because Microsoft is planning to release a limited edition console alongside the game, as confirmed by 343 Industries studio head Josh Holmes. @juliocurt There is a limited edition console coming, yes. It hasn’t been revealed yet, but it’s pretty sweet. […]

  • Silent Hills is officially dead

    Konami’s collaboration with Del Toro is over, playable demo to disappear on Wednesday. Update 2: Konami has published a statement earlier confirming that it’s no longer working on Silent Hills. “Konami is committed to new Silent Hill titles, however the embryonic ‘Silent Hills’ project developed with Guillermo del Toro and featuring the likeness of Norman […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Zombies will be “totally unique, mind-blowing”

    Welcome back Treyarch’s “own unique brand of mind-fuckery” to Call of Duty. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 developer Treyarch has said Zombies mode in this year’s game will be completely different to the campaign and multiplayer games. Speaking at a briefing last week, studio head Mark Lamia said players should expect something entirely different. […]

  • Meet the specialist classes of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 multiplayer

    Hands-on impressions of four new classes and their special abilities shaking up Call of Duty multiplayer. What’s exciting about this year’s Call of Duty is that we were able to get hands on with three different multiplayer maps and four of the new classes this early in development. Although the number of maps is still […]

  • Here’s the PC specs for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

    The PC specs for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 have been confirmed well ahead of the game’s November 6 release. Releasing the specs over six months before the game is due highlights how far along the game is in development. The specs are designed with low end and high end builds in mind. Get […]

  • Open beta for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 ahead of Nov 6 release date

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will offer an open beta to every player who pre-orders the game. The open beta is for the three supported formats – PC, Xbox One and PS4 – there is no version of Black Ops 3 for PS3 or Xbox 360. Solid details for the beta are yet to […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 brings back 4-player co-op campaign

    This year’s Call of Duty campaign is designed specifically for four players to experience together. Let’s get boots on the ground, soldier. Don’t call it an Exo skeleton. Call it the Direct Neural Interface. Okay, it’s a little less catchy, but the DNI biotechnology in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will feel familiar to […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 – watch the first official trailer here

    Here’s the first full trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, due for release on November 6. Anyone who pre-orders the game will get access to the open beta. The game will be released on PS4, Xbox One and PC. You can read hands-on impressions of the multiplayer here, check out early info on […]

  • Dota 2 International Compendium out next week, three annual championships added

    Valve has announced its adding three, yearly Dota 2 championships to its eSports roster along with the new that a new International Compendium will launch next week alongside a balance update for MOBA. The firm said it was adding three extra championships to the schedule as it recognized there was “room for improvement” on a […]

  • Dungeons 2 is now available on PC, Mac, Linux – watch the launch trailer

    Dungeons 2, the dungeon-crawling strategy sequel to Realmforge Studios’ Dungeons, has been released on Steam by publisher Kalypso. It can be yours for $39.99 on Steam and is available for Windows, Linux, Mac and SteamOS. The first game was released in 2011 and heavily influenced by Dungeon Keeper. A boxed version will arrive in North […]

  • This Mortal Kombat X “hidden character intros” video is rather humorous

    YouTuber Maximilian Dood mad has created a Mortal Kombat X video featuring “hidden” character intros centering around Scorpion and Sub-Zero. Some of the dialogue is rather funny, and we particularly liked the affectionate line uttered by Sub-Zero at one point. Just something fun for your Saturday. Enjoy.

  • Art of the Catch creator sheds more light on why he pulled the Skyrim mod off Steam

    The creator of Skyrim mod Art of the Catch has taken to Reddit to explain why he pulled the paid mod off Steam Workshop. Yesterday, it was revealed Chesko had pulled the fishing mod off Steam Workshop, after mod creator Fore stated he didn’t endorse Chesko charging for the mod because it used his his […]

  • Tripwire adds clause to Killing Floor 2 EULA banning paid mods

    Tripwire Interactive has updated its EULA for Killing Floor 2 stating that any mods players create for the game must be distributed free-of-charge. The end user agreement update, via PCgamesN, went live a couple of days after Valve announced it would allow mod creators to start charging for their creations. Bethesda is the first company […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 recreated in LittleBigPlanet 3 is rather eerie

    LittleBigPlanet 3 players have created some really interesting content with the game’s level builder, but sometimes, the creations go beyond cute and bright and venture into the realm of creepy, as is the case with this Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 build. Created by TheLittleBigPlanetShow, the rather ominous level can be played with up to […]

  • Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward benchmark trailer shows off flying mounts, more

    Square Enix has released a rather nice benchmark video for Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward showing a battle, flying mounts and some of the new environments. Heavensward is the first expansion for Final Fantasy 14 and is slated for release on June 23 for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4. The mac version is being handled by […]

  • Have a look at some Xenoblade Chronicles X gameplay

    During yesterday’s Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct showcase, many details pertaining to the Monolith Soft title were announced, and quite a bit of gameplay was shown. The Wii U-exclusive contains real-time menu-based combat and four-player online questing along with diverse environments and the ability to use Skells, which are transforming mechs. These mechs are called […]

  • Here’s a look at The Elder Scrolls Online running on Xbox One

    The Elder Scrolls Online has a limited public beta test running this weekend on PS4 and Xbox One, and Eurogamer has been playing around in it. Have a look at the Khajiit sorcerer below in the Xbox One version. There isn’t an NDA in place for the beta, so expect to see more videos as […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 leaks reveal Zombie progression system, four-player co-op, more

    More Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 details surfaced overnight thanks to a leaked pamphlet with information pertaining to Zombies XP progression, four-player co-op and more. Posted on NeoGAF, the pamphlet the shooter will contain a new movement system, a Specialist character system for multiplayer, tailored maps, “cinematic arena-style play,” and complete character customization. The […]

  • Gears of War Remaster in the works for Xbox One, according to testers – report

    Overnight, a rumor surfaced claiming a remastered version of the original Gears of War was coming to Xbox One. According to playtesters, it isn’t a rumor at all. Polygon first broke the story, citing a source who showed the site sreencaps of the Locust invasion with updated visuals. Screenshots of the multiplayer showing improved lighting […]

  • GameStop promo outs Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for November, pre-order for access to beta

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will be released in November, according to what appears to be a leaked GameStop store promo posted on Kotaku. The exact date is November 6, which isn’t a surprise to anyone. On the promo, it notes that those who pre-order will be granted beta access for PC, PlayStation 4 […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Double XP and Elite Bonus weekend has kicked off

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players can earn Double XP along with Elite Bonus on all platforms. There is even Double XP and Double Weapon XP on offer for Black Ops 2. The dry run is over. Prep for the Sunday reveal of #BlackOps3 begins now. 2XP/2XweapXP is live. pic.twitter.com/rn6SVtVJbY — Treyarch Studios (@Treyarch) April […]

  • Atlus makes “minor edits” to Dungeon Travelers 2 in order to avoid AO rating

    Atlus has announced it has made “minor edits” to four in-game images contained in Dungeon Travelers 2 to avoid an AO rating by the ESRB. According to a press release from the company, localization sometimes require changes to content in order for it to be “understood en masse,” which is why it worked closely with […]

  • Battlefield Hardline is 40% off through Origin this weekend

    The standard edition of Battlefield Hardline on PC is 40% off this weekend through EA’s Origin service. The Digital Deluxe Edition is also 40% off and includes various Battlepacks unavailable in the standard version. You can also pick up the Battlefield Hardline Ultimate edition for 23% off, which comes with all four planned expansions through […]

  • Submerged is an exploration-adventure game coming to multiple platforms

    Submerged is the latest title in development from Uppercut Games, and the exploration-adventure game is coming to PlayStation 4 and other platforms this year. The game takes place in a flooded city which Miku and her wounded brother Taku have reached by boat. Miku needs to find a safe place for her brother to rest […]

  • These screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt show superb attention to detail

    Some gorgeous new screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have surfaced, and a couple are wallpaper worthy. Especially the one with the horse, but as you’re well aware, I’m horse crazed. The images below in the gallery have been scaled to fit properly, but if you head over to NeoGAF you can bask in […]

  • Namco kicks off Humble Store partnership with Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin

    Namco Bandai has started offering its PC titles on Humble Store, and this includes the recently released Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin. Other titles include Dragon Ball Xenoverse, and Project Cars. “In Japan, the Bandai Namco Group companies are known for supporting different charity programs and we are very happy to be […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 Bonus codes to give away

    Already have a World of Tanks account? We’ve got 2,000 codes for players to top up their Gold and Premium days. This weekend sees the World of Tanks Grand Finals take place in Poland, and we’ve got a bunch of game codes to give away to celebrate. Each Bonus PC code offers 150 Gold and […]

  • Mad Max contains Top Dog camps with boss fights

    Mad Max will have bases which vary in difficulty, some of which are considered a “finale” for a particular region and feature a boss fight. Speaking in the latest issue of GamesMaster via GamesRadar, the game’s producer John Fuller said this allows players to tailor their experience by deciding how much of a challenge they […]

  • Just Cause 3 gameplay trailer reveal coming next week

    Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 28, because you won’t want to miss the gameplay reveal of Just Cause 3. Avalanche tweeted the date along with a teaser, as seen below. The box art has also made an appearance. Keep an eye on the game’s YouTube page, and we’ll be sure to post the video […]

  • First paid Skyrim Steam Workshop mod has been pulled

    Valve’s new incentive which allows modders to charge for their creations hasn’t been live for 24 hours yet, and already, one mod has been pulled. The mod in question was Chesko’s Fishing Mod for Skyrim, which the creator pulled after a community member questioned whether Chesko had permission from the creator of the character-idle animations […]

  • Resident Evil HD Remaster has sold over one million copies worldwide

    The HD remaster of Resident Evil has sold over one million copies worldwide since its January 20 release, Capcom has announced. The company attributed the sales milestone to producing a “great product” along with excellent word of mouth and praise from fans. In February, Capcom said Resident Evil HD Remaster was its fastest-selling digital title […]

  • The Crew: the Raid Car Pack and Raid Live Update now available for download

    The Crew players can now download the Raid Car Pack which is the last of four themes car packs. The Raid Live Update is also available, and it contains six new tuning specs. The car pack contains three new cars: the 2012 Cadillac Escalade, the off-road 2011 Volkswagen Touareg NF and the McLaren F1 supercar. […]

  • Geralt is very professional in the latest Witcher 3: Wild Hunt TV spot

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new TV spot that’s short and to the point. The latest Witcher 3 trailer comes in the form of TV spot. It’s all CGI, and it looks good. If you’re more into gameplay trailers, the latest one will serve you well. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out […]

  • Steam roguelike sale is live, offers deep discounts on a stellar collection of titles

    If you’re into challenging, procedurally-generated, and infinitely-replayable games, Steam’s current sale will hook you up. Steam is hosting a sale on roguelike games. Plenty of titles in the genre are on sale for upwards of 75% off. Highlights include Risk of Rain at 75% off, Don’t Starve at 66% off, Spelunky at 75% off, FTL: […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 finally gets online co-op in Raid Mode on Xbox One

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has been patched to support online play in Raid Mode on Xbox One. The Xbox One version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 lacked online support in Raid Mode for a long time. Until today. A new patch has been released to bring that version in line with the rest of them. […]

  • A section in Killing Floor 2′s EULA about cyberbullying is riling up some fans

    Killing Floor 2 has recently got into a bit of trouble with some fans due to a clause in its EULA that gives the developer the right to revoke a user’s license without prior notice. The Killing Floor 2 EULA – just like many others found in modern games, has a section dedicated to cheating […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 free tanks and in-game cash to giveaway

    To celebrate the World of Tanks grand finals this weekend we’ve got some great freebies to give away to new players. We have 2,000 PC invite codes to giveaway, with each one offering new accounts a T2 Light Tank, 100 Gold and 1 Days Premium worth around €8.00. All you need to do is enter […]

  • Marvel announces partnership with Telltale, first game due in 2017

    Marvel and Telltale have entered into a partnership that will allow the developer to work on a new game series, due in 2017. Telltale has announced that it has partnered with Marvel Games, Marvel Entertainment’s video games division, for the development of a new game series. No indication was given as to what the new […]

  • Destiny: Bungie is not saying no to a player trading system

    Bungie has not completely ruled out the idea of bringing a trading system to Destiny. Destiny does not offer any way for players to trade items amongst themselves. But ever since the game’s release, players have never stopped asking Bungie to add one in. While the developer does not have a satisfying answer, it’s still […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for April 24, 25 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    The weekend Exotics market run by Xur: Agent of the Nine is now open for business. Destiny’s bizarre vendor, Xur, has arrived at the Tower. Xur is your man if you’re looking for Exotic armour or weapons. Not only that, but he will also let you exchange your old Exotic gear for new, upgraded versions. […]

  • Warcraft movie delayed yet again

    The Warcraft movie will no longer hit theatres in March 2016. The release date of the Warcraft movie has been pushed back by three months. The movie was expected in March 2016, but Legendary Pictures announced yesterday that it is now due on June 10, 2016. No reason was given for the delay. This is […]

  • Destiny: Iron Banner returns on April 28

    Destiny’s Iron Banner PvP event will return this Tuesday. Bungie has announced that the Iron Banner, it’s once-every-few-weeks PvP event, will make a return with next week’s weekly reset. It was initially due this week, but because of the recent Crucible changes that were implemented with patch 1.1.2, Bungie wanted to wait and see. That […]

  • Deus Ex devs take the piss out of Black Ops 3

    Deus Ex developers have been having a bit of a laugh at the expense of Call of Duty’s official Twitter account. You would be forgiven to think that yesterday’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 ‘Ember’ teaser was part of an ad campaign for a Deus Ex game, with all the biohacking, wearable tech, augmentation, […]

  • Bungie weekly update: Commendations begone

    Destiny’s weekly update is here to determine the fate of all those Commendations you’ve been earning in the past few months. Bungie started off this week’s update with a recap of the details revealed during the recent livestream. There wasn’t really anything on this front that they haven’t talked about already. With the exception of […]