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Next-gen Gran Turismo: details “soon,” says Yoshida

Wednesday, 15 August 2012 13:12 GMT By Patrick Garratt

News on plans for the next generation of Gran Turismo aren’t far away, Sony Worldwide Studios chief Shuhei Yoshida has assured VG247.

Speaking in a VG247 interview that will be published later today, Yoshida said fans of the series won’t have long to wait to see first real details of what’s next for GT.

“Kazanori seems to have started talking about, so I won’t be surprised to hear more about their plans, our plans, on future Gran Turismo rather soon,” he said.

Polyphony lead Kazunori Yamauchi has been mentioning his next game more of late, calling it “Gran Turismo 6“.

He first confirmed development of a further title in the series in November 2010, just beyond the launch of Gran Turismo 5.

After a period of silence, a flurry of reports in recent months has put Polyphony back in the headlines, with Yamauchi saying in July that the studio is “always aiming for the latest technology and the latest expression.”

There are no serious details, however. It’s not even known if Gran Turismo 6 will appear on PS3 or go to next-gen, as now seems likely.

The exec was speaking after last night’s barnstorming Sony gamescom conference in Cologne, during which the firm announced a multitude of highly creative IPs and showed more on upcoming triple-A titles such as Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us.

One game conspicuous by its absence, however, was The Last Guardian. Yoshida refused to be drawn on the status of the Team Ico title.

“We don’t decide what to talk about until close to those events, so we really don’t have the set agenda for any of these projects that you’re talking about,” he said.

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47 Comments

  1. Yoshi

    Release date 2020

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Dragon246

    Release platform – vita 2

    #2 3 years ago
  3. DrDamn

    If they have learnt from the PS3 it’ll be a PS4 launch/near-launch title. They took far too long to bring their bigger franchises to PS3. I have little faith that Polyphony could pull that off mind.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Christopher Jack

    They should have GT6 as a launch game, they really should need at least 3 of the strongest franchises at a console launch on top of some new IP.

    I think the Vita could really benefit from a Gran Turismo right about now, a GTA game could also be helpful but seems even less likely.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Gadzooks!

    It can’t take that long to re-use an old engine, add some tearing and throw in a bunch of last-gen models and textures. That’s what they did on GT5 after all.

    Oh, it DOES take a long time?

    Yeah, I’d expect a paid-for demo near launch, using PS3 or possibly PS2 assets.

    A proper GT6? Not a chance in hell.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Christopher Jack

    @5, Have you ever said a positive thing about Sony? You can see why people call you a troll, right?

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Sadismek

    @4 They might launch it with a new Uncharted, as it’ll have a 4 at the end of it’s name (Playstation 4 – Uncharted 4, see what I mean? :P). Maybe The Last Guardian, too, if they decide to open it’s graveyard.

    I’d presonally love a new Red Dead Redemption in the launch up of the next generation consoles, although it purely depends on Rockstar.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Gadzooks!

    #6

    You can see why I dont give a rats ass about what you think, right?

    #8 3 years ago
  9. HeavyD-Love

    Gotta say….this is pretty lame. After the debacle that was GT5 they should really learn to keep their mouths shut until they have something to show. It’s a tease for a reveal that will undoubtedly feature delay after delay after…

    #9 3 years ago
  10. No_PUDding

    If they didnt jump STRAIGHT on a massive asset production schedule, then they’re stupid. If they have to outsource some of them, then fine, just hi detail car models for thousands of cars.

    What features they add after that… Well that can come later.

    200 premium cars is shit.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Razor

    Wait, is “next-gen” your speculation Pat, or was it implied by Yoshida?

    Pretty big if GT6 won’t be on PS3.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Christopher Jack

    @8, I didn’t post an opinion. So your response makes no sense but you clearly cared enough to respond. If you don’t like something, why even take the time to click on the article just to copy & paste the same thing you do every other Sony article?

    I mean, I could copy everything you wrote & replace every mention of Gran Turismo with Halo & you’d feel offended but I don’t. The reason I don’t is because I enjoy Halo although it suffers the exact same issues. I also wouldn’t post that dribble even if I hated Halo because I wouldn’t bother clicking on an article just to troll about it.

    Why can’t people be console/platform agnostic? You do realize you gain nothing by pledging your allegiance to one plastic box over another, right?

    #12 3 years ago
  13. ysleiro

    I’ve grown to believe that our friends the Asian devs just can’t cut it anymore. They have to redesign the game engine for a completely different architecture and upgrade all the graphics. I’m expecting this to take them FOREVER.

    Maybe Sony going to a friendlier architecture (as rumored) will ease their pain. Let’s hope.

    @#12 The hell you talking about? Halo shipped with original Xbox character models? suffered delay after delay? and had obnoxious menu? etc etc?

    #13 3 years ago
  14. OlderGamer

    CJ +1

    #14 3 years ago
  15. No_PUDding

    @12 To be fair to him, he can post what he likes. But if you reply to him, then it’s your problem.

    The trick is to ignore people who post inane and simple-minded things. There was no substance to his comment, so glean over it and save your blood pressure.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Da Man

    ysleiro +1

    #16 3 years ago
  17. ManuOtaku

    #13 “I’ve grown to believe that our friends the Asian devs just can’t cut it anymore. They have to redesign the game engine for a completely different architecture and upgrade all the graphics. I’m expecting this to take them FOREVER.”

    I didnt knew activision was asian, i always thought they were from the states ;)

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Gadzooks!

    #12

    Hey, I had a great idea: Why dont you take your personal attacks and shove them up your ass while fucking off?

    I think that would be just swell, don’t you agree?

    In the meantime I will continue posting criticism at things that deserve criticism, as I have since long before you turned up here and will continue to do long after you perform aforementioned fucking off. Moreso now that I know it gets you all riled up and temple-veiny.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. HeavyD-Love

    5 year dev cycle. There’s no way GT6 will be on PS3

    #19 3 years ago
  20. ManuOtaku

    #19 well to tell you the truth it doesnt need to be neither, one per generation is sufficient IMHO

    #20 3 years ago
  21. OlderGamer

    I agree Manu, the idea that games need to be yearly updates/version is bad imo. Once a gen is great imo.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. ManuOtaku

    OG off topic here, i didnt see you got the newest tables of FX2, right now i have the best score on those tables, i need someone to pass me and you are the only one who can do it, or it is your wife?, either way are you plan to play it on the 360, i know you are not connecting to much lately.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. Fin

    @20@21

    Eh? So you only want one iteration of a game every seven years?

    Nah, I’ll take my biennial updates thanks.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Christopher Jack

    @13, Please, I owned GT5 & even the standard cars looked quite nice. All those poor screenshots you may have seen were probably done at a low resolution.

    @18, Me riled? Sorry mate, I couldn’t care less about abuse from some random guy on the net. Sometimes it’s actually funny. Clearly you’re the one who’s getting agitated, you don’t randomly swear like that unless you’re a) Ghetto trash. b) Agitated. :)

    I’ve no problem with criticism if it’s justified or constructive, but you’re just trolling, there’s a difference. If I ever see you criticize any of Microsoft’s franchises, I’ll retract my statement but you won’t because Microsoft can Do No Evil in your eyes.

    I mean, you certainly have no issues criticizing one company while forgiving another but you certainly can’t take any- do you know what that makes you? A hypocrite. You also do not seem to really know the meaning of criticism, it isn’t really just bitching & trolling like what you’re doing- perhaps you should do a wiki search on its meaning.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. ManuOtaku

    #23 to tell you the truth, yes i wanted to be surprise with very big leaps between generations, having almost the same thing yearly or biennial, its not my ideal more so if you have other great racing games that you can play in the meantime, if there was a shortage of racing games on all the consoles, i will maybe say yes, but man great racing games are a lot, and this without gotham racing, blur and split.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. OlderGamer

    @Manu I will look into them, my oldest son wants me to grab them too. My wife and I trade back and forth. Some of the top scores are mine and some are hers. Most of the time we are pretty close either way. But our son beats us both by a lot. I have been playing PC so much I have prolly missed a few things, could be worth looking around a bit.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. OlderGamer

    @Fin, totaly agree with Manu here. Very few games I can think of where I want more of the samething each year.

    I can say sports games should be updated. But not with 60usd “updates”. I think you should be able to buy the full priced version and then buy 20usd updates, that included yearly rooster adjustments, improved mechanics, improved graphics etc. EA has been chocking the sports market. I remember when NFL2K was 20usd for its new versions.

    But I think instead of yearly CoDs, they could do the sametype of thing. Sell me the game, then sell me expansion packs with a new campaign or new MP maps.

    Samething for racers.

    And prolly for most games out there.

    But why would a company not want to rake in 60usd, plus dlc each year. They don’t care if the experience found in the game is nearly exactly the same each year. Not so long as people buy it.

    But as a gamer, I got burnt out on some of todays biggest franchises awhile ago already. Oversaturation, imo, is a huge problem. One of the biggest reasons I went looking for games outside of a console to begin with.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. Dragon246

    I think GT is the most well maintained franchise in ps lineup, as lack of rehashes every1-2 years allows polyphony to make the best racing sims ever. Every numbered entry shows massive improvements over previous ones. It keeps the series fresh and worth playing. The support the game received after release is also amazing, seeing as how patches and improvement are offered 2 years after the launch. In a world where dev support stops at 6 months , this is refreshing . This is just like how ninty keeps its core franchises like zelda, mario from stagnanting by releasing new entry every 3-4 years, one or two per gen.
    @CJ
    Best way to deal with a troller is to ignore him. He wouldn’t have trolled in the first place if he had brains to talk reason .

    #28 3 years ago
  29. Gadzooks!

    #24

    You should maybe do some research before making yourself sound stupid, as you did here.

    I very rarely praise MS, and in fact gave them quite a roasting right here ealier today. The XBox is not MS in its entirety.

    You are incorrectly assuming that criticising Sony means I must be aligned with a competitor. I owned a PS3 for a little under a year and know from firsthand experience what is worthy of criticism or not.

    As you are relatively new here you wouldnt have seen me praise the likes of LBP, Pain, Demons Souls.

    Best not to comment on what you dont understand son.

    #28

    GT has been in decline since the sublime GT3.

    Oh, and how long was it between the incremental updates of 4 prologue, HD and 5 prologue?

    #29 3 years ago
  30. monkeygourmet

    Next gen Playstation won’t be called PS4, as the number 4 is full of negative superstitions in Japan. Japanese for ’4′ sounds very similar to ‘death’ which is obvs not great business wise! :)

    Most likely will use Orbis or something like that considering how well that would fit in with Vita and the whole ‘circle of media’ thing they want to achieve.

    So maybe we’ll see Gran Turismo Orbis Prolouge on launch? Def not coming to PS3 unless it’s streamed through Gaikai.

    It’s great Sony are releasing all these exclusives, but can’t help feeling there spunking their load at the end of the generation and Microsoft may have some really meaty stuff to show for next gen launch (considering they have shit all exclusives for 360…)

    If Sony released GT 6 on PS3, you would see one next gen till about 2025!!!!

    #30 3 years ago
  31. Christopher Jack

    @29, Been using this site since 2010…

    #31 3 years ago
  32. Dragon246

    @29
    I said numbered entry. Read carefully before commenting .

    #32 3 years ago
  33. OlderGamer

    Gad, I have been here scince the early days. Your a pretty hardcore Xbfan. Not judging that, I went thru my xb zealot days too. But you can fool some of the people some of the time, but your not going to fool all of the people all of the time.

    Also the idea that you can hate on one product but praise another product from the same company as meaning anything is silly. When talking about games and game systems – TVs and Operating systems or Apps and Search Engines have very little to do with it.

    Just saying.

    #33 3 years ago
  34. ysleiro

    @17 ManuOtaku

    MY APOLOGIES. I was unaware that Activision was developing Gran Turismo now. I was under the impression Polyphony Digital was still in charge of the franchise.

    Awaiting your response…

    #34 3 years ago
  35. OlderGamer

    @ysleiro you do understand he was joking right?

    #35 3 years ago
  36. ysleiro

    @35

    His sarcasm was lost on me. SWWOOOOOSHHH.

    I didn’t get why he mentioned Activision.

    #36 3 years ago
  37. ManuOtaku

    #36 because the things you did describe being the issues asian developers have right now, especially this one, are equal to the way activision do handle their games, pretty much you did describe activision too, that was the joke.

    #37 3 years ago
  38. OlderGamer

    @ysleiro all good lol ;)

    #38 3 years ago
  39. Cort

    Sorry Sony. Bought every GT game on day one. But GT5 was such a bland, characterless, dirge of an over-hyped but under-delivered game I’ve quit the franchise and gone over to Forza.

    Time to sack Kaz and hand it over to someone else.

    #39 3 years ago
  40. TheOutcastWolf

    Am i the only one that heard what Hirai said about a +10 year cycle for the PS3 and the software will be updated instead of hardware… Bucking cells costs great money people…

    #40 3 years ago
  41. Gadzooks!

    #32

    So the inbetween GT’s dont exist, right? Of course they do, they are GT games developed by the same team.

    Regardless of what you choose to ignore, GT gets rather a lot of incremental releases, and they are not all progressive.

    #33

    CJ said I was a Microsoft fan. My reply was no, I’m not. Xbox fan, yes. MS fan, definitely not.

    I’m a Nintendo fan too, but strangely never get called a Nintendo fanboy despite sticking up for them a lot. PC is not for me but I have no issues with content on the platform or how businesses operate on it.

    Sony however have done a lot this gen to alienate and irritate me, so they will continue to get my criticism.

    Ultimately I’m a fan of gaming, and I see Sony damaging gaming. They certainly ruined the Playstation brand for me, which limits my gaming options.

    #41 3 years ago
  42. OlderGamer

    I feel the same way towards MS/xb Gad. I used to love ‘em. Now I am just sick of them. I am guessing it downs to this gen draging on so long. I know I need some new hardware soon. I bet you do too.

    #42 3 years ago
  43. Gadzooks!

    OG,

    I’m always up for new toys, but honestly I’ve got such a backlog of games to get through and new games to come that I’ll be content for another year. Shineys are nice and all, but I’m always gameplay over visuals. Minecraft right now is my goto game for example.

    WiiU will scratch the new toys itch for a good while anyway, but thats purely due to the games, not the power of it.

    #43 3 years ago
  44. Dragon246

    @43
    You really comment without reading don’t you? Each numbered entry is markedly better than previous ones, prologue versions just show glimpses of what next entry will bring. Read my earlier comment.
    What are you doing is called destructive criticism .
    The only thing Xbox has done right this gen is gold subs and sony alienated gamers like you by providing free online gaming.
    Yep, Sony has destroyed gaming with exclusives and free online play.

    #44 3 years ago
  45. Gadzooks!

    Keep your head stuck in the sand there sonny.

    #45 3 years ago
  46. Dragon246

    @45
    With pleasure , while you are welcome to waste money on free things and play the next shooter which provides innovations like new ways to shoot and taunt other manchildren and not play exclusive games of other platform .
    Good luck Xbot with your kinect (which is definitely an innovative product ) and next dance central and kinectimals.

    #46 3 years ago
  47. Gadzooks!

    Calm down son, your rage is causing you to type unintelligible garbage.

    FYI, I’ve had much more fun playing Kinect games than I ever got from the PS3. QTE’s, ham acting and narrow corridor games really didnt do anything for me. I’m sure it’s enough to keep a simpleton like you happy and drooling at your TV though.

    And how many shooters are on PS3? Killzones, Resistances, MAG, SOCOM, etc. Just because they aren’t any good doesn’t mean they don’t exist. This is your strange selective memory thing again.

    Stop and think before posting. If you are capable.

    #47 3 years ago

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    Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC has now been announced for May 26 for PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360. The announcement was made on Twitter via the official Dragon Age account. Mark your calendars! #DAIJawsOfHakkon pic.twitter.com/mU1WfkSrQV — Dragon Age (@dragonage) May 1, 2015 The DLC was released for PC and Xbox One back in March thanks to […]

  • New Witcher 3 screenshots highlight Geralt’s questionable fashion choices

    Even though The Witcher 3 release date is drawing closer, it still feels like a million year away. So here are some more screenshots to tide you over until then. We got to look at in-game shots yesterday, but these new screens show Geralt riding through some gorgeously vibrant mountains, in the midst of combat […]

  • Sims Gurus patch out pregnant men

    Say goodbye to The Sims 4 unique take on fatherhood, as The Sims Gurus confirm that male pregnancies are no more. The Sims 4 players have been reporting high numbers of alien abductions, leaving their male characters with sore bottoms and a bellyful of alien baby. Kotaku reports that not everyone was getting their knickers […]

  • Black Mesa countdown probably points to Half-life remake release date

    Half-life remake Black Mesa may have a release date at last. Black Mesa is a Source Engine remake of the original Half-life, which like everything related to Half-life feels like it’s taking forever to come out. The first part launched in September 2012, and it looks like we might have a release date for the […]

  • Spector puts down rumours of troubled Epic Mickey development

    Epic Mickey seemed like a surprising follow-up project from the man who made Deus Ex, but Warren Spector has put down rumours of a difficult relationship with Disney. Epic Mickey displays several qualities found in Spector’s other games and which he has always espoused in interviews – heck, this is the man whose dream it […]

  • Ubisoft makes good on Child of Light promise with free eBook

    Child of Light fans can check out a gorgeous new illustrated book set in the world of Lumeria. Earlier this month, creator Patrick Plourde confirmed that there were more Child of Light projects on the way. As we expected from the cagey wording, at least the first of these projects isn’t a game: it’s an […]

  • Half-life episode from Junction Point would have featured a magnet gun

    Half-life seems to be on near permanent hold, but at least we can glean some insight into what might once have been. Junction Point’s cancelled Half-life game came up in Warren Spector’s Reddit AMA overnight. Commenting that he isn’t sure whether he’ll get into legal trouble for discussing the project, Spector gave a few comments […]

  • Destiny: exclusive shader, emblem on offer with Nepal benefit shirt

    Destiny developer Bungie has asked Guardians to offer their aid, and they’ve already responded in troves. A new Destiny shirt added to the Bungie Store is the object of a fundraising drive to provide aid in Nepal following a devastating earthquake this week. Bungie popped the pretty stylish shirt on sale earlier today, offering an […]

  • What does the creator of Deus Ex think of Human Revolution and Mankind Divided?

    Deus Ex creator Warren Spector seems pretty positive about the direction the sci-fi series has followed under Square Enix’s hand. Deus Ex was created by Spector and his team at Ion Storm, and remained with Eidos after the developer shuttered. When Square Enix purchased the British publisher, it put new studio Eidos Montreal to work […]

  • Protest Goat secures future for Elite Dangerous destruction derbies

    One of the stranger and more beautiful stories to manifest in the gaming world this week, I think. Elite: Dangerous has given birth to an unintended, emergent style of gameplay; a destruction derby like affair where players gather in no combat areas to both race and gleefully smash into each other until a victor limps […]

  • Destiny’s stunning landscapes captured in panoramas

    Destiny has some beautiful environments, which screenshots don’t necessarily do justice to. Walking around Destiny exclaiming over the lighting effects and the tiny animated details is the best way to experience Bungie’s tremendous achievements, but these panorama images stitched together from in-game screenshots are a good second. Click to see them fullsize. Redditor CenturyEagle made […]

  • Star Wars Disney Infinity re-release on the cards – rumour

    Star Wars is a no-brainer for Disney Infinity, and at long last it looks like it’s happening. A Star Wars re-release called Disney Infinity 3.0 has reportedly leaked from German retailers. We have to lable this one a rumour as we haven’t seen the original source, but the story was originally reported by DisKingdom, which […]

  • Award-winning mobile indie Monument Valley out now on Windows Phone

    Windows Phone’s game selection can be a bit restrictive, but has expanded delightfully today: Monument Valley is now available. Monument Valley is one of those gorgeous, mind-bending puzzlers the indie scene produces on the regular, winning awards and consuming everyone’s lives for weeks on end. Developed by Ustwo Games, with beautiful, understated art from Ken […]

  • Old-school EverQuest servers safe from legal troubles thanks to Daybreak agreement

    EverQuest rights holder Daybreak Game Company given its blessing to the wonderful Project 1999. EverQuest: Project 1999 is one of those lovely ideas that it are all too often crushed by the realities of the games industry. An entirely fan-managed affair, it provides an emulated version of the classic EverQuest experience, which is no longer […]

  • Free Dragon Age short stories fill us in on Corypheus’s followers

    Dragon Age: Inquisition developer BioWare invites you to learn more about the lore and characters that make up its beautiful role-playing setting. Dragon Age is set in Thedas, a world still only partially revealed by the three core games to date. BioWare puts a heck of a lot of work into its worldbuilding, employing a […]

  • Remember that gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo? It now utilizes DirectX 12

    Remember the gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo Square Enix showed off three years ago? The firm showed it again at Microsoft’s Build Conference, this time utilizing DirectX 12. The Witch Chapter 0 [cry] real-time tech demo was created from research Square conducted using real-time CG technology and DX12 in collaboration with Microsoft and Nvidia. The […]

  • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones sneaks onto GOG and Steam services

    Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones can now be purchased through GOG and Steam. On both services it will run you £12.99/€14.99/$14.99. Links here and here. The game features: Fully explorable ‘Metroidvania’ style overworld, laying siege to a diabolical cloning facility with varied and detailed environments. A variety of special equipment to unlock new […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Ascendance has arrived on PC, PlayStation consoles

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players on PC and PlayStation consoles can now download the Ascendance DLC. The second content pack contains the OHM weapon, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the second entry in the Exo Zombies saga, Infection. Four new maps are also included: Perplex, Site 244, Climate, and Chop Shop. Ascendance was […]

  • Latest Xbox 360 system update is live, now supports 2TB hard drives

    Xbox 360 now supports 2TB hard drives via the latest system update for the console. Support for the drives was announced earlier this month and has been available for preview members. “In addition we will also no longer reserve space in advance on your hard drive,” said the firm. “If you are using 16GB of […]

  • Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee launches tomorrow

    Playtonic Games has announced the Kickstarter campaign for its spiritual successor to the Banjo Kazooie series, Yooka-Laylee, will launch tomorrow. The title of the game was announced today along with the Kickstarter date. Formerly known as Project Ukulele, the 3D platformer is said to be “between the size of Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie,” and stars Yooka […]

  • Console version of Mistwalker’s Terra Battle is in development

    Now that Mistwalker’s Terra Battle has surpassed 2 million downloads on mobile, the developer is now working on a console version of the tactical RPG. As part of the original Download Starter campaign, the 2 million milestone means the company will begin development on Terra Battle’s console version with details to be announced at a […]

  • Prison break game The Escapists is heading to PlayStation 4 from May 29

    The Escapists, Mouldy Toof’s prison break game originally released as a timed console exclusive Xbox One, has a release date for PlayStation 4. For those unfamiliar with the title, which is also a PC release, it tasks players’ time management skills as they do a bit of digging and crafting, and other prison-type stuff as […]

  • Dead Island 2 delayed into 2016 to ensure series is “taken to the next level”

    Dead Island 2 has been delayed into 2016 by Yager in order to ensure the sequel “takes Dead Island to the next level.” According to a tweet from the developer, it set “big goal” for the game, and in order to deliver what fans expect, the team needs more time to reach development goals. “We […]

  • Project Cars: here’s a list of all available cars at launch

    Project Cars will contain many, many cars and if we are counting correctly, there will be 74 total at launch. The standard edition contains 65 total, and when factoring the free car as well as the Modified and Limited Edition cars packs, you can add an additional nine cars to the mix. Comb through the […]

  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

    Team Fortress 2 will soon feature support for competitive matchmaking, which Valve says is a “high priority” project for it at the moment. According to a report from TeamFortress.tv, which visited Valve headquarters recently, Valve is looking into the possibility of 6v6 or 9v9 matches 9v9, a possible quick play option and it is also […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch fixes garage, Job crashes – full notes here

    Rockstar has pushed out a 353 MB patch for GTA 5 on PC The patch fixes a number of annoying bugs related to vehicles and garages, some deathmatch issues and purchase errors. It should also fix various freezing and crashing bugs, as well as a little issue with Steam. Time will tell if the patch […]

  • Fire Emblem If will come in White Kingdom and Black Kingdom versions with amiibo support

    We’ve finally got some juicy details on the next Fire Emblem game, but the most interesting aspect is that there will be two versions of the game. According to Siliconera, who translated an interview between Intelligent Systems and 4Gamer, there will a White Kingdom and a Black Kingdom version that offer different aspects of the […]

  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess heads west with “Golden Toilet” pre-order bonus

    Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess will debut on western PlayStation 4 systems this summer, Koei Tecmo has announced. It is also coming to PS3 and Vita. The game was produced by Keisuke Kikuchi of Fatal Frame fame and takes up where Deception 4: Blood Ties left off allowing players to relive Laegrinna’s pursuit to free […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario demo, Paper Mario, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo of Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, Paper Mario on Virtual Console, and amiibo Tap. The full update is below. eShop update amiibo Tap – free – Wii U Star Wars Pinball DLC – Wii U Paper Mario – Wii U […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC port handed off to Nixxes

    The PC port of the new Deus Ex has been handed over to Netherlands based studio, Nixxes software. After the initial reveal trailer at the beginning of April, we’ve only had a few morsels in the way of additional news. The most intriguing tidbit to date has got to be the fact that you’ll be […]

  • First-ever PC Gaming Show to take place at E3 2015 in June

    PC gaming will finally have its very own E3 press conference this year, thanks to PC Gamer and AMD. The PC Gaming Show will take place on June 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles and it will be livestreamed on Twitch. PC Gamer said speakers at the presentation will include representatives from Blizzard, […]

  • Majora’s Mask light available now on Club Nintendo for 6000 stars

    Club Nintendo shuts up shop on September 30 and members are being encouraged to spend accumulated stars before then. And what better to spend them on, than this adorable Majora’s Mask light? If you’re a member based in Europe you can nab it for 6000 stars. If you’re in Australia or New Zealand, it’ll only […]

  • Unity support announced for HoloLens, will work with Windows universal apps

    Microsoft is partnering with game engine developers Unity in order to make HoloLens compatible with apps and games which use the cross-platform engine. The partnership was announced yesterday during its Build Developer Conference. Universal apps for Windows 10 systems will also be available on Xbox One later this year, suggesting possible HoloLens functionality with the […]

  • Splatoon Nintendo Direct airs Thursday, May 7

    A Nintendo Direct focused on Splatoon, the Wii U multiplayer title, on May 7. It will kick off at 7am PDT/10am EDT/3pm UK and it can be watched via the Nintendo Direct website. You can also have a look at the game through Nintendo’s Twitch channel. The last game-specific presentation took place last week and […]

  • GTA 5 PC: clean up the streets as a member of the San Andreas PD with this new mod

    Remember the awesome mods for GTA 4 and San Andreas that let you run amok online as a member of the po-po? Well, dust off your taser and load up your gun, because it’s coming to GTA 5. The new mod for GTA 5 is currently in alpha and can be downloaded at palmbeachgames.com. You […]

  • Indie shoot ‘em up Project Root comes to Xbox One, PS4 and PSVita

    Project Root is a self-proclaimed rejig of the shoot ‘em up genre that was released on PC last year, and it’s finally coming to consoles. Combining free-roaming elements with the usual business of shooting things, Project Root was released this week for Xbox One, PS4 and the PSVita.

  • You can now bet on eSports online, starting with League of Legends

    If you’re getting bored with sticking a pony on the races, you can expand your gambling horizons at Unikrn where you can watch esports streams and get a little action on the side. The new platform was set up by Rahul Sood – previously the general manager of Microsoft Ventures. At the moment, customers are […]

  • Has Watch Dogs 2 been leaked?

    Ubisoft employee, Julien Risse, may have inadvertently confirmed Watch Dogs 2, thanks to his online CV over at LinkedIn. Videogamer.com spotted the slip up, in which Risse lists Watch Dogs, the DLC Bad Blood, and Watch Dogs 2 on his profile. Creative Director Jonathan Morin has already talked about his ideas for improvements for the […]

  • GTA 5′s Trevor makes his Jackass debut, complete with leopard-print knickers

    YouTuber Abstract Mode has shared his vision of what Trevor Philips’ life might have been like, had he not been completely batshit crazy. Watch Trevor get mauled, run over, and hit by a train, before taking a majestic swan-dive into someone else’s pool at the climax. Thanks, Kotaku.

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 season pass will cost you £35

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 isn’t released until November 6, but you can already hand over your cash for the Season Pass. The Season Pass is available for pre-purchase on Steam for £34.99, and will cover four DLC packs – although the details we have on the content are limited to ‘exciting’ at this […]

  • GTA Online’s cheating assholes are no match for this player’s vengeance

    Think you’re smart for using invisibility and infinite ammo glitches? You need to be taught a lesson, sucker. You can have all the hacks you want but if your GTA Online game is weak, you’ll still get your ass handed to you. As this fool discovered when attempting to hassle another player. There’s a fair […]

  • PS4 sales help Sony’s games division swing to profit

    Sony’s PlayStation business has made an operating profit of 48.1 billion yen ($404m / £261.5m) in the past 12 months. That’s thanks to stellar sales of the PlayStation 4 and PS Plus, even as sales of the PS3 have stalled and the company wrote off costs for the PSTV and PS Vita. The profit puts […]

  • New patch for Dirt Rally gives co-driver’s attitude a tune-up

    Dirt Rally gets a new patch three days after release on Steam. On Monday, we reported that the newest Dirt game has popped up on Steam’s Early Access and is available to pick up for £24.99, as well as giving you an eyeful of tasty screenshots. The patch – released yesterday – fixes some issues […]

  • New The Witcher 3 screenshots show combat, exploration and general carousing

    New screenshots released on the official facebook page for The Witcher 3 show Geralt annihilating a winged beast, out and about in the world exploring, and living the life of Reily amidst a bustling feast. We were already treated to some glorious screenshots a few days ago, but these new ones are in-game and give […]

  • Destiny: 14 things you might have missed during House of Wolves intel drops

    Destiny: House of Wolves does a great deal more than just slap some new content on the existing game structure. House of Wolves changes Destiny in a lot of interesting and very welcome ways. Bungie showed off many of these changes in its livestream, and let both me and Arekkz come and have a look […]

  • Scratch that cyberpunk itch with Technobabylon on May 21 – new trailer

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  • Skullgirls 2nd Encore brings exclusive new features to PS4, Vita in northern summer

    Skullgirls, the little indie fighter that could, is getting another crack at it. Skullgirls 2nd Encore is the second re-release of the one-time troubled 2D versus fighter from lab Zero Games. Having survived the shut down of its developer and collapse of its publishing contrast, Skullgirls re-emerged as Skullgirls: Encore, adding in a ton of […]

  • Danganronpa series generates “impressive” sales for Vita exclusive

    Danganronpa is selling quite nicely, thank you, says NIS America. Danganronpa is a series of murder mystery visual novel puzzlers in a similar vein to games like 999. Two of these have been released for Vita in the west – Trigger Happy Havoc and Goodbye Despair. Speaking to MCV, NIS America CEO and president Takuro […]

  • I have no idea what is going on in J-Stars Victory VS+ but I kind of like it

    In this J-Stars Victory VS+ trailer, we see – uhh. Well. We certainly see some things. Look y’all, I was a massive weaboo in high school, but that was back in the dark ages when we had to take out Manga Entertainment VHS tapes from dingy little specialist rental joints that were literally underground, and […]

  • Please just watch this terrific trailer for Toren

    Toren is the kind of game I dream about when I drift off to sleep at night. This indie puzzle adventure strikes a spark in my little soul in the same way as Ico and Tequila Works’ Rime do. Mysterious, almost ethereal fantasy setting – check. Chance to actually walk around in that setting – […]

  • Play classic MS-DOS games on your own tweets

    In today’s episode of “what will they think of next”, someone’s figured out how to post playable versions of classic games in tweets. For some time now, Twitter has allowed you to embed various forms of media in tweets, most noticeably YouTube videos, simply by pasting a URL into the compose field. Turns out this […]

  • VR: Unreal Engine to add HTC Vive support

    The biggest digital PC game distributor and the most popular game development engine have both backed VR. It’s going to happen. An upcoming Unreal Engine 4 update will expand the development suite’s support to the HTC Vive, Valve’s VR headset. In this glorious new future where work on one of the most important engines in […]

  • WWE 2K15 PC supports modding

    WWE 2K15 may be the series’ PC debut, but it’s already getting into the spirit of the platform. WWE 2K15 does indeed support mods on PC, 2K’s Marcus Stephenson has confirmed. @ElementGamesTV you can. Now buy. — Marcus Stephenson (@stephensonmc) April 28, 2015 As Destructoid points out, this opens the door to all sorts of […]

  • Overkill’s The Walking Dead coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2016

    Overkill’s The Walking Dead is one step closer to your grasping little paws. Overkill’s The Walking Dead will be published by 505 Games, Overkill parent Starbreeze has announced. 505 also published Payday 2, Overkill’s previous title, so the two companies have established a working relationship. In a press release, the publisher said the co-op title […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 pre-orders net Advanced Warfare DLC

    Buy Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for later, enjoy bonus Advanced Warfare content now. Blacks Ops 3 is being supported by a rather cunning pre-order incentive even more likely to get you to lay your cash down sooner than you might otherwise. Gamespot reports a Black Ops 3 pre-order will receive a couple of […]

  • Steam Game Ban system lets developers determine who to block

    Steam users can now be blocked from individual games by their developers. Steam has always supported multiplayer bans for disruptive users, but a newly-implemented system allows developers to ban users from individual games using their own anti-cheat systems. Game Bans are enforced by Valve, but are enacted at the developer’s request and discretion. This change […]

  • Far Cry 4 devs matching Red Cross donations up to $100K to aid Nepal earthquake victims

    Far Cry 4 developer Ubisoft Montreal will match any pledges made to The Red Cross up to $100,000 to aid Nepal after the 7.8 earthquake struck the area in and around Kathmandu in Nepal. According to Ubisoft: “Having spent the last few years working on Far Cry 4, a game heavily inspired by Nepal and […]

  • Tales of Zestiria retail listing notes September release date, PS4 version

    Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, and while it’s confirmed as a PlayStation 3 release, a Dutch retailer has it listed as coming to PS4 as well. Of course, listing it for PS4 could also be a typo, not that I would personally know about that sort of thing, really. However, according […]