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Remedy – next-gen a “quantum leap” over current consoles

Thursday, 23 August 2012 15:13 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Remedy’s working on an unannounced project for next-gen systems, according to the firm’s head of franchise development, Oskari Hakkinen.

Speaking with the German edition of GI International, Hakkinen declared the systems to be a “quantum leap” over the current offerings.

“Currently we are working – like always – with a relatively small team on a next-gen project,” he said. “One question you always ask yourself in this phase is: can the upcoming consoles really be so much better compared to the current gen?

“I can rest assure you, they are! It’s a quantum leap.”

In March, a job listing for Remedy noted it was hiring for an unannounced project for “future generation consoles”.

Big thanks to PapaJustify for the proper translation.

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51 Comments

  1. ManuOtaku

    Quantum leap, that reminds me the series, i did love that series back in the day.

    Dont worry for the translation, nothing against Germans, but the language is vocal in a way that they seem angry at you, even if they are telling i love you… i found it very funny :), i dont want to see them say i hate you in german, with the feeling inserted :)

    p.s sorry to deviate the topic, is that just remind me the series really.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. G1GAHURTZ

    Quatum Leap!

    Now there was a classic show.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. ManuOtaku

    #2 GIGA yes it was, very classic.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Gheritt White

    A quantum leap? Wouldn’t that just be a really, really, *really* small leap? Like a micro-leap or nano-leap?

    #4 3 years ago
  5. freedoms_stain

    Quantum Leaps are really freakin tiny.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. PapaJustify

    Here the correct translation:

    “Currently we are working – like always – with a relatively small team on a next-gen project. One question you always ask yourself in this phase is: Can the upcoming consoles really be so much better compared to the current gen? I can rest assure you: They are! It’s a quantum leap.”

    #6 3 years ago
  7. G1GAHURTZ

    Ziggy!

    /hit’s small box in hand.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Dragon246

    I just hope its not a “quantum leap” in things like prices , otherwise they will see a similar quantum leap in the terms of people not buying consoles.
    @4
    Smaller than 10power -14 , ie. radius of electron .

    #8 3 years ago
  9. ManuOtaku

    #8 so almost like the particle of God ( Bosson, i dont recall the name, Geeks Bosson?)

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Night Hunter

    Correct translation has already been provided. Move along, nothing to see here

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Gadzooks!

    #9

    Higgs Boson.

    Also, I never really got on with Scott Bakula’s face. It just didn’t seem right to me.

    This is encouraging news, I guess, as long prices arent proportionally increased as #8 said.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Dragon246

    @9
    Higgs Boson, named after Peter Higgs.
    Also has nothing to do with God, (which doesn’t exist). It was just named so in a popular book.
    None the less an important discovery as it was the only particle mentioned in the standard model that was not discovered .

    #12 3 years ago
  13. ManuOtaku

    #9 Oh yeah, thats the one Higgs Boson, thanks i didnt recall the name, i did recall however that was a sub-atomic particle of the fermion group, but i didnt remember the name of the guy, thanks, well Bakula is a pretty decent actor in my eyes, but i did love more the themes and the jumping in time cases more.
    p.s yes i know it is not from God, but it did share some resemblance like we knew that is there, but we didnt see it, that is if you believe in God, but seeing your comment you dont, so i dont want to go to that path again, thanks anyway.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. OlderGamer

    Believe it when I see it. Tech demos and benchmarks mean nothing to me. An excited dev hyping a project means nothing to me. I need to see the games playing on the system under my TV. Then I can decide.

    My biggest meassuring stick?

    Fun.
    Are the games fun to play?

    The only other things that matters to me is price point. I don’t want 500-700usd systems, 70usd+ controlers, overpirced mem units, pricy subscription fees, DLC/subscription schemes, and 70usd games. I don’t want any of that.

    But we are going to hear lots of exciting things over the next couple of years. That’s just hype. Plus people are just plan pumped for a new gen. Me too, sorta. I would call it optimisticly excited. I want great hardware, fun games, at affordable prices. Not sure we will get that.

    If we don’t, I will just stick with PC.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Erthazus

    well, making a next Xbox with 4 gigs, quad core processor with decent clock speed and last gen OK GPU is a huge leap……… compared to current generation but it’s not That big of a leap.

    Still, after 2-3 years of development on the new systems, games will be 200% better than in this gen at least in physics, visuals, features.

    time will tell.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. ManuOtaku

    I think the leap, not pun intended, will not be as big as with this generation, i mean when the ps3 and 360 came, they were, if i dont recall wrong, a little bit better than the best PC rigs of that time, Earth feel free to correct me if i am wrong, not PC tech savy here, therefore that gave them 2-3 years to compete neck with neck, with the PC graphics powers, now i think it will be a plus if the next gen consoles comes close to what is available today with the best PC has to offer, but i dont think it will be better than that, as a matter of fact i think it will be less than the best of todays PC, this due to cost constrains like OG mentioned before, therefore the leap will be like a flee instead of quantum one.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Phoenixblight

    @16

    If that document were true for the next Xbox it will be pretty ahead from what typically is in avgerage joe’s house. 8 core CPU, 4GB Ram, modified multiple GPU but as far PC elitists or tech savy people, no not really.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Erthazus

    @Manu, leap will be big. Don’t worry. 4 Gigs, decent current gen CPU and last gen GPU is enough to make a difference between current gen and next gen.

    you will be surprised and hyped.

    “a little bit better than the best PC rigs of that time, Earth feel free to correct me if i am wrong”

    not really. PS3′s Blu Ray player addition was something special and Cell microprocessor rumors were awesome, but beyond that nope.

    For your info, PS3 and Xbox dev kits were 2 times better then Ps3 or 360 just for example.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Dragon246

    @Erth
    Can I know your pc rig? Will be in market soon.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. doa766

    again with this crap? quantum means VERY VERY VERY SMALL, in any case that would be a good term to describe the leap between 360/PS3 and the Wii U

    #20 3 years ago
  21. bitsnark

    @2

    Oh hell yes.

    I used to love the opening theme.

    *Jives*

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Gadzooks!

    Quantum leap does not necessarily refer to a change in size, scope, scale, etc.

    It specifically refers to an instantaneous, non-continuous change in state, like electrons do when changing orbit around a nucleus when their energy levels increase or decrease.

    However, nuclear orbit deltas compared to electron size can be enormous, so it has been popularised as meaning large leap.

    None of this changes how wrong Scott Bakulas face is.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. ManuOtaku

    #22 Sheldon is that you?, get out of that body :), and i mean it as a compliment or praise rather than a detriment, for the record

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Gadzooks!

    Sorry, I did nerd out a bit there. :D

    #24 3 years ago
  25. ManuOtaku

    Yep you did, in a good way

    #25 3 years ago
  26. Stephany Nunneley

    @6 Thank you ever so much!

    #26 3 years ago
  27. OlderGamer

    PB, can you define PC elitest for me? As you see it?

    Cause I know your lumping me in there. My “rigs” are modest at best. And as for those high end tech guys, aren’t they just gamers that want to play their games in the best way possible?

    Are you like that too? Otherwise why would you have moved forward from one generation of consoles to the next?

    Sure graphics alone don’t define a game experience. But to me, gaming on PC isn’t about graphics. I enjoy the lower prices of the game(even when not found on a 85% Steam sale), I enjoy the indie games from Minecraft to A Vally Without Wind, I enjoy mods, and I enjoy a broader selection of games to play. Plus PC exclusives like WoW, Guild wars, Diablo, Titan Quest, Civ(not counting rev lol), and so on. I play PC because I like the games.

    How is that an elitest?

    Plus, how can you put someone down for wanting to have the best of something? That is just human nature. Don’t you want the best console experience you can have?

    I am sorry man, but calling PC gamers elitest just makes your sounds uninformed and maybe a tad bit jealious in my book.

    And lastly, sure Erth puts consoles down(he still plays them btw, for the exlcusive games). Mostly because he has experienced better. Wouldn’t you do a double take if you walked into a room and everyone was raving about PS2 graphics/games? Wouldn’t you want to point out that PS3 has rechargable pads, strong online, digital downloads, much better graphics, richer deeper game worlds? Well imagine if all anyones around you talked about was PS2. And maybe they called you an elitest just because you think PS3 is better.

    A gaming elitest is just a nerdier nerd really. And in the eyes of someone out there, we are all nerds ;)

    #27 3 years ago
  28. Phoenixblight

    “Cause I know your lumping me in there. My “rigs” are modest at best. And as for those high end tech guys, aren’t they just gamers that want to play their games in the best way possible?”

    Didn’t think of you when I made that statement. I didn’t even read your comment.

    “Are you like that too? Otherwise why would you have moved forward from one generation of consoles to the next?”

    Huh? I got my new systems because the older ones weren’t being supported. NOt sure where you are going with this comment.

    “Plus, how can you put someone down for wanting to have the best of something? That is just human nature. Don’t you want the best console experience you can have?”

    I didn’t put anyone down. I was just saying that based on the documents that were leaked supposedly that the next system will be modest leap that is it. THere was no putting down anyone.

    My definition of PC elitist is that of those that get the latest hardware even though the piece of hardware is $500+ thats how I see it. I am not talking about the elitist that bang on about being superior to console gamers though those do go hand in hand.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. OlderGamer

    My entire PC(the new one I just bought) cost between 500usd and 600usd after taxes, just fyi. I spent the same type of money on my first PS3. And worse I bought my PC off of the shelf at best buy.

    I just wanted some clerity was all. Because I do game most of game time on PC, i often feel like people are speaking to me when they bring up PC elitests.

    If that wasn’t your intention, then I apologize.

    #29 3 years ago
  30. freedoms_stain

    woah, woah woah, we were talking about Scott Bakula http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0VfwSniOtM

    #30 3 years ago
  31. Phoenixblight

    Nope and just because you play more games on the PC I wouldn’t consider you a PC elitists not in the slightest.

    #31 3 years ago
  32. Gadzooks!

    #30

    Yes, back on topic!

    That scene with him in a dress… I cannot unsee what my eyes have seen! It will haunt me to my dying day.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. manamana

    Oh good, love me some more Alan Wake!

    #33 3 years ago
  34. ManuOtaku

    Well the picture of quantum leap will be more fitting than star trek on this topic, but who am i to argue that?.

    #33 Yes i second that, more Alan Wake will be good, i really like the game and also the XBLA release, seeing the improvements in some aspects on the XBLA tittle, i cannot wait for their next iteration.

    #34 3 years ago
  35. Ireland Michael

    > Article has the words “Quantum Leap” in its titles.
    > Uses Star Trek banner.

    I demand this be rectified immediately, before any more news is posted on the site!

    #35 3 years ago
  36. Stephany Nunneley

    God damn it. How about the best of both worlds?

    http://webzoom.freewebs.com/dorklord/photos/London-Film-and-Comic-Con-09/Scott%20Bakula.jpg

    #36 3 years ago
  37. Stephany Nunneley

    There, Fixed.

    #37 3 years ago
  38. ManuOtaku

    #36 well i prefer that one, but you didnt put it yet, what are you waiting for? :)
    p.s thats way better, thanks

    #38 3 years ago
  39. TD_Monstrous69

    Here’s me hoping that they show some love next-gen to Playstation gamers.

    #39 3 years ago
  40. Ireland Michael

    @37 Hahahahahaha! Perfect.

    #40 3 years ago
  41. Malmer

    Alan Wake 2 Next-gen launch title. Yes please. Thank you very much! :)

    #41 3 years ago
  42. OrbitMonkey

    Quantum leap huh? So it’ll take them less time to rip off Ninty this time round?

    #42 3 years ago
  43. Gadzooks!

    #42

    I hope not! If it weren’t for all 3 console makers constantly ripping each other off in various ways we wouldnt have half the features we currently have in our boxes. ;)

    #43 3 years ago
  44. OlderGamer

    Good deal PB, couldn’t tell you why, but idea of being called an elitest kind of bothers me.

    #44 3 years ago
  45. fearmonkey

    Quantum leap’s plot would actually make a really great video game, I’d play it.

    I personally hope that the next gen is truly a huge leap from this generation. I’m playing through Alan Wake on PC on the highest settings (not bad for a 5 year old CPU, Motherboard and ram, and a 2 year old Video card)and I have been blown away how much better it plays and looks.
    Say what you want about graphics being fine as there are now, but the higher detail, res, lighting, textures, and smoothness make the game much more immersive for me. I played though Alan wake on 360 when it released in 2008, and Im having more fun with this replay. I never completed the DLC so Im looking forward to that too.

    #45 3 years ago
  46. TheOutcastWolf

    Ermmmm I really can’t see any Next-gen console on Sony’s plans.. have you seen the list of ‘things to do’ they have on PS3…

    …and 360 got on stores a bit earlier, but not much to make a launch soon to our time…

    #46 3 years ago
  47. jacobvandy

    A huge leap for consoles = still not even close to catching up to PC.

    (THAT was elitist. But still true.)

    #47 3 years ago
  48. LooneyLad

    A quantum leap maybe but for how long ? Two years ? Maybe three ? Consoles as a concept will die soon since technology is moving so fast that no closed system can survive for long periods as the corporations behind them would like. Hell Sony predicted that its Ps3 would be in its prime years just now ! yet they are being forced to push out something new. Even if they try to make them super powerful so they would “last” longer that would cause them to be quite expensive, which is a big ‘no-no’ in the console market. My Galaxy S is like 2.5 years old and while being a monster 2 years ago its now trashed by phones 10 times more powerful. So yeah, consoles are pretty much dead, not yet, but they will be.

    #48 3 years ago
  49. Phoenixblight

    @48

    THis gen of consoles has lasted 7+ years and MS and SOny said they both plan on supporting them for 10 years. This plan has clearly worked for them allowing them to make a profit off their systems. Its also why next gen will be following the same model the difference is they will make sure the consoles will be able to scale and to be more flexible as time goes on. Consoles are not dead especially since the game industry is lead them by a huge margin.

    #49 3 years ago
  50. osric90

    Thinking only about graphics in a game tells how shallow you are. It’s like thinking special effects in movies and only that. For a QUANTUM LEAP, I hope next-gen consoles come 2020 at least.

    #50 3 years ago
  51. Phoenixblight

    “I hope next-gen consoles come 2020 at least.”

    Well that won’t be happening. And its not just about the eye candy having more cpu,ram and better GPU allows for more things that developers can do look at the games that were released on the PS2 and compare them to this gen. We wouldn’t be able to get games like Skyrim or Witcher 2 if we were still working off PS2 tech. Fortnite is not able to come on current gen because of the limitations of the hardware of the consoles.

    #51 3 years ago

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    Skyworld is a new turn based strategy designed for use with VR headsets. Skyworld comes to us from Vertigo Games, and will be compatible with Valve’s Vive headset. IGN reports Vertigo has worked in close collaboration with the SteamVR project, so Skyworld will support both seated VR and full-room features. Think about that while you […]

  • Link and Ganon battle in new Legend of Zelda fan film

    The Legend of Zelda fans are clearly a very clever bunch. The production values on this Legend of Zelda fan film are through the roof. This is only the teaser, with the full movie from PlayerPiano to follow, and we’re pretty excited. By the way, Netflix is said to be working up a Live action […]

  • Underworld Ascendent backers unlock Lizardmen, more stretch goals available in final hours

    Underworld Ascendent’s Kickstarter has just 15 hours left on the clock, but backers have already unlocked some great stretch goals. One of the latest Underworld Ascendent stretch goal milestones was $750,000. By passing this post, backers have ensured the inclusion of Lizardmen in the final game. Developer Otherside will now add the Dire Grove environment […]

  • Early Access version of MX vs. ATV Supercross Encore lands on Steam

    MX vs. ATV Supercross Encore has landed on Steam Early Access. The game popped up on Amazon last month for PlayStation 4 before Nordic Games had the chance to announce it was reviving the former-THQ property for current-gen. It still hasn’t by the way, to our knowledge. According to information sent over today, the initial […]

  • Avalanche is making sure Mad Max stays “true to the collective body of work”

    Mad Max developer’s Avalanche Studios sat down with Game Informer, as part of its month-long exclusive coverage, to discuss the game’s development and physics-based car combat. In the video below, director Frank Rooke and senior producer John Fuller explain the process of designing the open-world game; how the narrative was fully integrated into the gameplay […]

  • Destiny will get another update before House of Wolves drops

    Destiny got a major update with patch 1.1.1 last week, but Bungie isn’t done. The next major Destiny update will arrive before the House of Wolves expansion. In this week’s Bungie Weekly Update, the developer said it wasn’t ready to share details yet. However, more information will be shared in the coming weeks. The update […]

  • A beta version of Guild Wars 2′s streaming client releasing soon

    ArenaNet has announced a beat version of its streaming client for Guild Wars 2 will be released alongside its upcoming update. How it works is explained in the latest blog post, but in short, it gets players into the game faster, much the same way the streaming client works in World of Warcraft. “Our goal […]

  • Steam storefront updated with Steam Machines, other product pages

    Valve has updated the Steam storefront with a list of various Steam Machines on offer, which range from $460 to $5,000. There is also a store page for the Steam Controller and Steam Link, both of which are out in November for $49.99 each. Steam Machines listed on the service feature a link to the […]

  • Finally, we get a look at Necropolis in action – video

    No longer content with releasing only gifs of Necropolis, Harebrained Schemes has decided to provide a short video. The upcoming third-person action rogue-like with procedurally generated levels is headed to Linux, Mac and PC sometime next year, with a possible console release as well. If you made to PAX East despite the weather, don’t forget […]

  • Super Dungeon Bros will be one of the first cross-play titles for Xbox One, Windows 10

    Another cross-device multiplayer game for Windows 10 and Xbox One has been announced, and it’s Super Dungeon Bros – a “rock-themed, co-op dungeon brawler” from React Games. Super Dungeon Bros tasks four “bros” with raiding underground crypts built by the gods through an ever-changing layout. There, they will be up against “dangerous foes, deadly obstacles, […]

  • Pre-ordering State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition in US nets an in-game knife

    Those who pre-order the State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition will net a bonus, according to Undead Labs. Select retailers in the US will offer the following knives as in-game pre-order bonus content: GameStop -  The Avalonian :  A true work of art, taken off the body of a fantasy enthusiast whose excitement at having […]

  • Rollercoaster Tycoon World gameplay teaser video released

    Today, Atari has provided a look at gameplay for Rollercoaster Tycoon World. Set for release during the first part of this year, the game allows players to build their own rides and which can be shared with other players. It will also feature four-player co-op.

  • One Heist challenge in GTA Online pays out $10 million in cash

    GTA Online’s new Heists content was previewed by various outlets at GDC 2015 this week, and according to hands-on with the free upcoming content, there’s over 20 hours worth of things to do and quite a bit of money to gain. Oh, and a VTOL Hydra jet too. According to a really informative piece from […]

  • Activision Blizzard makes Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list

    For the first time, Activision Blizzard has been named to Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list for 2015. The survey conducted by Fortune found the company “ranked highly with its employees” which felt the atmosphere was friendly and place in which they could “be themselves.” “We have always considered Activision Blizzard to be […]

  • Evolve Hunt for Gold Weekend nets players special monster skin

    A Evolve community event is taking place this weekend, and participants will receive a special skin for Goliath, Kraken, and Wraith. Dubbed the Evolve Hunt for Gold Weekend, it’s the first in a series of upcoming online community challenges and events taking place over the coming months. Those who log-in starting today at 9pm PST […]

  • This video teases contents of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 – Episode 3

    A teaser video and images for Resident Evil: Revelations 2 – Episode 3 have been posted by Capcom. The assets can be considered potential spoilers, so just be aware of that before having a look. The game’s Season Pass costs $20, and the disc version releases March 17 in North America and on March 20 […]

  • GTA Online Heists teaser video is extremely short

    With Heists coming to GTA Online next week, Rockstar has released one of the shortest teaser videos we’ve seen in ages. Hopefully you didn’t blink. Heists, along with Daily Objectives and Adversary Mode, arrive next week on March 10. The PC version of Heists will arrive on April 14 when the PC version of the […]

  • The Division rumors claim Dark Zones support up to 100 players – video

    With the recent leak of older, pre-alpha footage of the The Division, rumors over the game’s contents have been swirling, and today we have a video for you discussing said rumors. Once of the rumors pertain to the game is that it contains 50-100 Player Dark Zones, which are PvP areas. Supposedly, these areas also […]

  • Here’s a look at MGS5: The Phantom Pain emblem creation, limited edition bionic arm

    A look at how to create your own emblems in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain was demonstrated in the latest Kojima Station broadcast, along with a look at the bionic arm replica included in the limited edition. A Venom Snake emblem will come with the limited edition version of the game, parts of […]

  • Elite: Dangerous coming to PS4 once Xbox One exclusivity period ends

    Elite: Dangerous was announced for Xbox One at GDC 2015 yesterday, and those disappointed over the lack of a PlayStation 4 announcement will be pleased to know it’s in the cards. According to Frontier boss David Braben the space-sim will head to PS4 at some point, once the console exclusivity deal with Microsoft has expired. […]

  • Here’s two new The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt screenshots to salivate over

    Two new screenshots from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have been released, and they are gorgeous as always. The screenshots follow the two released over the weekend. You can look at the new images in full HD glory over on Only Single Player. CD Projekt Red is at PAX East this weekend showing off the latest […]

  • Microsoft looking into streaming PC games to Xbox One

    With Windows 10, Xbox One users will soon be able to stream their games to PC. Microsoft is also looking into streaming PC games to Xbox One, according to news out of GDC. Speaking with Polygon at GDC 2015, Xbox program director Mike Ybarra said the company is also looking into the ability to stream […]

  • Free! Vindictus Lann Revamp codes worth €25

    We have 400 Lann Revamp codes worth €25 to giveaway for free to VG247 readers. All you need to do is enter your details in the box below and you’ll be given a code to redeem in game. The codes are for warrior character Lann and offer a 7 day unlimited Inner Armour pass, battle […]

  • US eShop update: Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars, OlliOlli, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars, OlliOlli and a demo version of Azure Striker GUNVOL. Your full update is below. eShop Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars – Wii U, 3DS – Cross Buy OlliOlli – Wii U, 3DS – Cross-Buy Proun+ – Proun+ […]

  • Rock Band 4 confirmed for Xbox One and PS4: supports old instruments and 2,168 songs

    Harmonix has lifted the lid on the long-rumoured Rock Band 4, stating it will support 2,168 previously released tracks and last-gen instruments on PS4 and Xbox One. The game will be out this year. Harmonix has yet to reveal specific features for the game, but it has been built with a completely new engine. As […]

  • First run of Rodea the Sky Soldier copies on Wii U come with Wii version

    The first print run of Rodea the Sky Soldier on Wii U will come with the Wii version packed in, NIS America has confirmed. The publisher confirmed today in a press release that anyone who buys the first run of the retail version of Rodea the Sky Soldier on Wii U will find the Wii […]

  • Unreal Tournament 4 lets modders sell cosmetic items to players

    Unreal Tournament 4 is a game built with the help of the modding community. So it’s only natural that it will feature a marketplace where all cosmetic items can be sold. Epic Games has confirmed that it will allow modders from the community to sell the cosmetics items they’ve created on the game’s marketplace. The […]

  • D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die is coming to PC – rumour

    SWERY 65 has shown off D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die running on PC at GDC this week, teasing that a possible port may be on the way. D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die is SWERY 65′s latest project. An episodic detective affair, D4 came out on Xbox One last September and utilised Kinect as its main […]

  • Valve’s Lighthouse, VR controllers and more explained

    Valve’s less-talked about prototype VR controllers and its Lighthouse technology have been shown in more detail. When HTC announced Vive, the VR headset it’s working on with Valve, it mentioned “base stations” and ergonomic controllers. Now we know what they meant by that. The controllers are still in prototype phase, and will look better when […]

  • Listen to two professional Counter-Strike players explain why Dust2 is so popular

    Hear what makes iconic Counter-Strike map Dust2 one of the most popular maps in shooter history from two former eSports players. Sal “Volcano” Garozzo and Shawn “FMPONE” Snelling are both retired professional Counter-Strike players who are currently working as designers. At GDC this year, the pair hosted a panel titled “Community Level Design for Competitive […]

  • Core Morpheus hardware locked in, no plans for wireless version

    Sony has finalised the core hardware for its VR headset Project Morpheus, and does not currently plan on releasing a wireless version. SCE Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida spoke to Gamespot at GDC and confirmed that the core hardware of Morpheus is “pretty much done” but that “lots of tweaks and improvements” are still being […]

  • Watch the full Phil Spencer keynote from GDC 2015

    The full GDC 2015 keynote of Xbox boss Phil Spencer is now available to watch. In case you missed last nights’s Phil Spencer keynote at GDC 2015, the whole thing has been made available to watch on YouTube. The address is titled “The Future of Gaming Across the Microsoft Ecosytem,” and it’s where Spencer announced […]

  • Elite: Dangerous won’t be “dumbed down” for Xbox One

    The Xbox One version of Elite: Dangerous will in fact be the same as the PC one. Elite: Dangerous developer Frontier came out on stage last night at GDC to announce the game making its console debut on Xbox One. Some have feared that the port would not provide the same experience as the PC […]

  • Virtual reality: by gum, it’s really happening

    Virtual reality has exited the realm of peripheral gimmick and turned into something that just might go mainstream. VR has an uphill battle ahead of it. The tech is going to be expensive, and there are a number of problems that need to be solved before it could be considered an inclusive technology (motion sickness, […]

  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor takes Game of the Year at GDC Awards 2015

    And the winner is: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor beat out Alien: Isolation, Bayonetta 2, Destiny, and Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft to win Game of the Year at the Game Developer’s Choice Awards 2015. Elsewhere in the awards, Ustwo’s mobile hit Monument Valley was a stand-out favourite, with wins in the Innovation, […]

  • Alien: Isolation was prototyped in third-person – video

    Alien: Isolation is one of the most effectively scary triple-A games in years, but it didn’t start off a perfect creation of pure terror. Creative Assembly prototyped Alien: Isolation in third-person perspective before they nailed down the final approach. The developer revealed this during a GDC 2015 presentation, and it’s a good reminder that games […]

  • Madden 15 added to EA Vault

    Madden 15 is now included in EA’s all-you-can-eat subscriber service. Madden 15 is the ninth game to be added to the EA Vault, a stash of games available on demand for EA Access subscribers. It's still Madden Season for EA Access members – Madden NFL 15 is now in The Vault for all members. Go […]

  • Source Engine 2 doesn’t have hidden costs or royalties – but is Steam exclusive

    Three major engines went free at GDC 2015, and each of them is monetising in a different way. There’s been a heck of a lot of discussion about development tools and the costs associated with them during GDC 2015. First Epic announced that Unreal Engine 4 would be free, bar royalities on successful releases. Then […]

  • Final Fantasy creator hates sequels

    Final Fantasy, a byword in prolific franchises, was created by a man who hates sequel. Final Fantasy games are famous for being reinvented with each core release, and it was not until series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi began to withdraw from the franchise after Final Fantasy 9 that we started seeing regular sequels and spin-offs. Speaking […]

  • Guardian complaints led to the closure of Destiny’s Loot Cave

    Destiny players are to blame for the shuttering of the much loved Loot Cave. Early in Destiny‘s history, many players got hugely excited about the “Loot Cave”. Accessible shortly after starting the game for the first time, this high-volume spawn point allowed players to stand in one place, taking out waves and waves of low-level […]

  • Xbox and PC games boss Phil Harrison to leave Microsoft – rumour

    Microsoft Interactive Entertainment Business VP and EMEA head of games Phil Harrison is rumoured to have thrown in the towel. Microsoft has not issued a statement on Harrison’s alleged departure, despite repeated questioning by press at GDC 2015. Instead, word comes via multiple sources speaking to GamesIndustry at the show. According to the rumours, Harrison […]

  • Metal Gear Online commentated trailer explains stuffed dog – but not invisibility

    Metal Gear Online developer Kojima Productions has provided significantly more insight into how the multiplayer side of The Phantom Pain works. Metal Gear Online is the online multiplayer component of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. Konami hasn’t shared a great deal about it yet, but we did see a very cool Metal Gear […]

  • Elite: Dangerous Xbox One trailer shows off space MMO

    If Elite: Dangerous looks this good on Xbox One we have nothing to complain about. Microsoft revealed Elite: Dangerous is coming to Xbox One this year during its GDC presentations today. We don’t know very much about the port, but I suppose we ought to have expected it; Frontier Developments has a very close relationship […]

  • Battletoads to appear in Shovel Knight Xbox One

    A Battletoads remake must be on the horizon. Right? Right?? The Battletoads will appear in the upcoming Xbox One version of Shovel Knight, Yacht Club Games revealed today. The Battletoads drop in for a fight! Shovel Knight is headed to Xbox One and meets up with @RareLtd brawling trio! pic.twitter.com/OCQIuWbH3W — Yacht Club Games (@YachtClubGames) […]

  • The Division pre-alpha footage leaks, Ubisoft says it’s well out of date

    The Division fans finally got a look at Ubisoft’s MMO this week, but the publisher has said the footage is not in any way representative. Pre-alpha footage of the The Division was leaked this week, but has since been thoroughly smacked down by takedown notices. All that remains are a few screenshots and a GIF: […]

  • Microsoft HoloLens designer killed in hit and run accident

    Very sad news out of Redmond this week, as Mike Ey was killed in a tragic accident. Ey, 30, was one of the key project designers on Microsoft’s HoloLens AR headset. He was killed on Saturday morning in a rear-end collision. The driver of the second vehicle fled the scene but was tracked down by […]

  • AMD throws support behind VR with new low-latency anti-nausea tech

    GPU manufacturer AMD has released a new SDK compatible with “a broad set of VR devices”. Called LiquidVR, the tech is designed to “bring better content, comfort, and compatibility to VR applications” including games, simulation, entertainment, education, social media, travel, medicine, real estate and ecommerce, apparently. AMD said maintaining comfort and realism in VR environments […]

  • Danganronpa 3 in the works, but a long way off yet

    A new Danganronpa is happening. Danganronpa 3 is in the very, very early production stages, writer Kodaka Kazutaka has confirmed. Nothing about the project is “set in stone”, Kazutaka told Polygon, so there are no details to share yet; the characters and story may change several times before being finalised. The writer said he’s weighing […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare MLG Pro League 2015 schedule announced

    Major League Gaming has announced the full schedule for the 2015 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare MLG Pro League. The eSpots firm revealed two more seasons of Pro League, a live Relegation tournament for Season Three, and a season ending World Championship with $250,000 up for grabs You can watch all the action on MLG.tv […]

  • Happy Birthday PlayStation 2, you are almost old enough to drive

    Amidst all the GDC 2015 hoopla today, we forgot to wish PlayStation 2 a Happy Birthday. The system turned 15 years old today, going by its March 4, 2000 launch date in Japan. It was released in the west that autumn, and had shipped 100 million units in less than six years post launch. PS2 […]

  • Here’s what the final version of Valve’s Steam Controller looks like

    A look at the updated Steam Controller has surfaced via a hands-on post from Polygon. Valve said what you see in the images below is the final version of the controller. The controller has gone through numerous revisions since it was first revealed, but it seems Valve has decided on two touch pads which work […]

  • The Sims, SimCity developer closed down

    The Sims 4 developer Maxis has been shuttered, EA has confirmed. The Sims, SimCity and the rest of the Sim franchise has traditionally been helmed by Maxis, which had its flagship studio in Emeryville, California. Now EA has confirmed with Kotaku that this studio is being closed. “Today we are consolidating Maxis IP development to […]

  • Gigantic MOBA coming to Windows 10 and Xbox One with cross-play

    Today during GDC 2015, Microsoft announced that the new IP from Motiga called Gigantic will be cross-play enabled. Slated for Windows 10 and Xbox One, the five-on-five third-person battle arena game allows the player to select from an array of heroes with distinctive powers and play styles. Players will then make their way through areas […]

  • Here’s a look at Unreal Tournament DirectX 12 gameplay

    Epic Games is creating Unreal Tournament using Unreal Engine 4 running on DirectX 12, which Microsoft says “sets a new bar for visual fidelity.” DirectX 12 is a single API developers can access across Windows devices, which can result in a 20% improvement in performance over DX11 running on the same machine. The Unreal Tournament […]

  • Wireless adapter for Xbox One controllers out later this year

    Microsoft announced at GDC 2015 today it will that all wireless Xbox gaming accessories will be designed for and supported on both Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PCs moving forward. Later this year, a wireless adapter will be released, allowing current Xbox controllers and future devices to be used wirelessly on PCs. This will […]