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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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    PC users lamenting the lack of local, offline co-op in Resident Evil: Revelations 2 will be pleased to know a modder has remedied the omission. The mod, created by FluffyQuack, adds offline co-op mode to Episode 1 but the only caveat is players will need to use gamepads instead of mouse and keyboard (via Gamespot). […]

  • Number of Steam accounts with Dota 2 installed hits over 42 million

    Dota 2 has seen its installation rate jump 85% year-over-year, resulting in the MOBA now having close to 43 million installations worldwide. The figures were published via a report from video game research and consulting firm EEDAR, which studied Steam accounts daily to better understand the service’s player behavior and title performance. According to statistics […]

  • Nintendo issuing Eon Ticket codes for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

    Nintendo is handing out an Eon Ticket to Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire owners which will allow them to visit the Southern Island. Once a player arrives, depending on which version of the game they own, Pokemon Latios and Latias are able to be caught. The Eon Ticket was originally issued via StreetPass, but […]

  • Here’s a couple The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt screenshots to brighten your day

    Two images for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have surfaced on the game’s Facebook page. Grabbed by Gamekyo, the images show Gerlat and Vesemir chatting with a fellow, and the other shows Geralt riding up to some ruins where some people have been hanged. CD Projekt Red will make an appearance at PAX East next […]

  • Hyrule Warriors Boss Pack DLC contains unlockable character – potential spoilers

    While you already know the next DLC for Hyrule Warriors will allow you to play as the gigantic beast Ganon, there’s a rather humorous unlockable character contained in it as well. Potential spoilers follow below. When the DLC arrived in Japan February 26, YouTuber moccos-tan IsedelicaAs posted a video of the unlockable character, which is […]

  • Star Trek Online players gather on Vulcan to pay respects to Leonard Nimoy

    Star Trek Online players paid tribute to Leonard Nimoy yesterday by gathering around a fountain on Vulcan, the home planet of Spock in the Star Trek series. According to a post by barnacle999 on reddit, when he logged into the MMO “there were around 20 full instances and several partial,” culminating in around 1000 players […]

  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin gameplay video shows invasion of The Forlorn

    A new Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin gameplay video has been released, and provides the viewer with a look at the NPC invader system. Watch below as The Forlorn hunts down the player through the game with “with deadly skill and tenacity.” He even teams up with other enemies, making your fight […]

  • Visual upgrade for Wasteland 2, improved modding tools in the works

    A visual upgrade and improved mod tools are in the works for Wasteland 2, according to a blog post from inXile Entertainment. The upgrades will come about as the game’s codebase is migrated from Unity 4.5 to Unity 5. “A major benefit of moving to Unity 5 is that 5 will include many of the […]

  • Battlefield Hardline brings “Hollywood crime drama” to single-player campaign

    In the fifth developer diary for Battlefield Hardline, the team discusses how it’s bringing “Hollywood crime drama” to the shooter’s single-player campaign. The video was released a couple of days ago, so apologies are in order if this has been posted already, but I promise I searched the site and never found it. Visceral Games […]

  • Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a pause for tactics isometric RPG coming in 2016

    Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a 2.5D isometric RPG, built in the vein of Baldur’s Gate and Dragon Age in the works at Withing Hour Studios. The game allows the player to pause combat to plan party tactics. “Set in the Venetian-inspired fantasy city of Ombre where rare masks are the key to casting magic, […]

  • Underworld Ascendant surpasses Kickstarter goal

    Underworld Ascendant which was launched on Kickstarter earlier this month, has met its  $600,000 funding goal. With six days left 10,786 backers pledged $610,541 In light of being funded, the team has also switched up the stretch goals as bit, as you can see in the image below. The studio, OtherSide Entertainment, is fronted by Paul Neurath, […]

  • Latest Evolve patch fixes progress and save game data loss on Xbox One

    A patch for Evolve has been released on Xbox One which fixes lost progress and save game data users had reported. The patch also fixes an issue with shadows and flashlight, makes incremental improvements to matchmaking, invites, and rejoining, and there were progressions balance changes. “The issue with lost progress and saved games was mostly […]

  • Online servers for Ridge Racer Unbounded shut down in Europe

    Online functionality for Ridge Racer Unbounded is no longer available, Namco Bandai Europe has announced. Solo mode and the track editor are still playable, minus the sharing options. Ridge Racer Unbounded was released on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in March 2013. Thanks, MCV.

  • OlliOlli will be a cross-buy title on 3DS and Wii U

    Curve Digital has announced OlliOlli will be a cross-buy title when it releases on 3DS and Wii U. The Roll7 title will be the first third-party title to offer the functionality on the systems. OllliOlli will be released on the eShop March 5 The game launches on Nintendo’s eShop on March 5th, followed by Xbox […]

  • Darkbeast electrifies latest Bloodborne video

    The latest Bloodborne video shows off another monster in the game. This one is Darkbeast and he’s full of electricity. The video is the last of IGN’s month-long coverage of the title.

  • Future Assassin’s Creed games will have greater focus on modern timeline

    Ubisoft plans to focus more on modern timelines in future Assassin’s Creed games, the company suggested during its latest community livestream. During the Twitch stream, one of the lead writers for the Assassin’s Creed series, Darby McDevitt, said the modern timeline for Brotherhood’s town of Monteriggioni could inspire future development. “That only came about because […]

  • Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 is coming to Xbox One next month

    Halfbrick has announced Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 for Xbox One will release next month. The mobile title made its way onto Xbox 360 garnering 1 million downloads as of March 2012. It has a new multiplayer mode for up to four players with Battle and Party modes along with a new progression system. An announcement […]

  • New GTA 5 PC screens – shit the bed!

    Rockstar has pumped out 15 new screens for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5. Don’t touch them, because they’re electric. And if you touch them, you’ll get shocked. The PC version of GTA 5 has been delayed until April 14, which both sucks and blows. BUT! There’s a new trailer coming between now […]

  • Sony Japan accidentally erases 20th Anniversary PS4 contest entries

    Sony Japan has accidentally erased all information obtained from PlayStation owners who entered to win a 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4. Those who purchased PlayStation 3, PS4, Vita or Vita TV between December 4 – January 15 were handed a calendar with a code which entered them into the contest. Somehow, all data collected from the […]

  • Hearthstone datamine suggests Blackrock Mountain expansion on the way

    Hearthstone’s next update may be based on World of Warcraft’s Molten Core raid, if datamined information posted on Hearthpwn is spot-on. According to files mined from the latest patch, three new cosmetic card backs are on the way, one of which is called Molten Core. The data suggests that pre-ordering the Blackrock Mountain expansion will […]

  • Using Battlefield Hardline single-player gadgets increases your metagame rewards

    Gadgets contained in Battlefield Hardline’s campaign mode have been detailed, and each provides the player with various ways in which to solve crimes. According to design director Scott Warner, one way to “diffuse” a conflict when confronted with criminal activity is to flash your badge and ordering the criminal to freeze. Putting your gun on […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video is all about story mode, new characters

    After promising a new Mortal Kombat X reveal “soon”, NetherRealm Studios has made good on said promise by releasing the story trailer. The video shows parts of the story mode featuring Mileena, which takes place 25 years after the events of 2011′s Mortal Kombat. Outworld has become a larger threat and new fighters joining the […]

  • Destiny’s shotgun and pulse rifle buffs mean it’s time to rethink your load-out

    Destiny’s most-ignored weapons got major boosts this week. It’s time to start thinking about how to work them into your set-up. Even if you’re used to using scout rifles and sniper rifles as a general loud-out (neither class was touched by 1.1.1), the buffs to pulse rifles and shotguns should make you rethink your contextual […]

  • Battlefield Bad Company 2: five years later, what did it do so right?

    It’s been five years since the release of Battlefield Bad Company 2. What did the much-loved entry in the franchise do for the Battlefield series? Westie’s played Battlefield Bad Company 2 for over 1,260 hours on PS3 and PC. That’s dedication. In his latest video he discusses the stand out moments from a FPS classic, […]

  • War is hell in this Zombie Army Trilogy gameplay trailer

    Here’s five minutes of headshots, shambling zombies and an undead Hitler from Rebellion’s upcoming Zombie Army Trilogy. The Sniper Elite spin-off arrives on PS4, PC and Xbox One March 6 and includes three games (obviously) and a new Horde mode.

  • Titan Souls releases on PS4, Vita, PC on April 14

    Ace indie giant-slayer Titan Souls will be released on PS4, Vita and PC on April 14. Publisher Devolver confirmed the date to Eurogamer. Those of us in Europe will have to wait until a day later for release. Titan Souls is a tough-as-nails indie game where you have one life to slay a giant enemy. […]

  • Destiny weekly update: lowdown on Inferno Crucible, Vault Transfer improvements

    Destiny’s weekly update has made some pretty significant changes – let Arekkz Gaming take you through them. Bungie has revealed the first release date for the new Inferno Crucible mode, and made it a lot easier to access your vault. You should subscribe to Arekkz Gaming. It will improve your life.

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory Feb 27, 28

    It’s Xursday again – what treats does he have for you this week? He’s in the North Tower, to the right of the Stranger’s room. Let’s take a look at the latest weapons and gear from your favourite Destiny trader. No Backup Plans [Titan Gauntlets] – 13SC ATS/8 Arachnid [Hunter Helmet] – 13SC Heart of […]

  • Battlefield Hardline will be stable on PC at launch, Visceral assures

    PC format is “by far the best gaming platform around,” says Hardline producer. “We’re doing what we can to take advantage of people’s different system with the graphics, framerate, controls, etc. We’re not just porting it over.” Battlefield Hardline developer Visceral is reassuring players that there will not be a repeat of the disastrous Battlefield […]

  • Win Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One

    We have 10 download codes for new indie puzzler Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One to give away. The be in with a chance of winning a code, just enter your details below and we’ll pull the winners from the hat on Monday March 2nd, after 2pm GMT. Pneuma: Breath of Life is a […]

  • Life is Strange Episode 2 delayed

    Life is Strange Episode 2 won’t make its expected release date. The first Life is Strange episode released on January 30, and we had expected the second to follow on March 13. Square Enix has since confirmed to Destructoid that the next chapter won’t make its release date. There’s been no word of the new […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: which character will be revealed tomorrow?

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

  • Halo played by Twitch is an exercise in great patience

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

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

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

  • Canadian new game prices jump to $75

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • GOG weekend sale celebrates German debut

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

  • Humble Weekly Bundle goes back to Japan

    The latest Humble Weekly Bundle is called Made in Japan, and I’m sure you can guess the theme. Pay what you want for Cherry Tree High Complete Pack (PC; Steam or DRM free), Fairy Bloom Freesia (PC; Steam or DRM free) and Influent + Language Pack (Linux, Mac, PC; Steam or DRM free). Pay more […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Destiny: Inferno playlists debut next week

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

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

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

  • Shadowrun Online signs on with Nordic

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mortal Kombat X will contain over 100 Brutalities

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

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

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

  • Gran Turismo 6 update adds MINI Clubman Vision, more

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

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

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

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

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

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

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