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GTA 5 release window, launch platforms leaked – report

Sunday, 28 October 2012 10:46 GMT By Dave Cook

Grand Theft Auto 5 pre-order artwork has leaked online, narrowing down the game’s 2013 release window. Check out the promotional artwork and details below.

The posters – unearthed by fan forum GTA-Five.pl state ‘Pre-order now. Spring 2013′. Also note that the only formats listed are PS3 and Xbox 360.

Thanks IGN, and to Dragon246 for the news tip.

What do you make of the poster and release window?

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42 Comments

  1. wowtgp

    Will they release it for pc or not?

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Dave Cook

    @1 no idea, but judging by past Rockstar titles, it could be consoles first then PC at a later date.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. bitsnark

    I remember one Johnny Cullen being adamant and I mean ADAMANT that GTA V was going to release in October 2012.

    Poor, disillusioned chap :)

    As an aside, this release window seems pretty much inline with what everyone reasonably expected.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. _LarZen_

    Hope they wil come with a Wii U version…..

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Dave Cook

    Lucky I decided to come online today and write up a Prison Architect interview. I might not have seen this otherwise.

    Weekend working…ftw?

    #5 3 years ago
  6. OrbitMonkey

    I have not enjoyed a single home console version of GTA… PSP version? Great? Saints Row? Mafia 2, Red Dead Redemption? Lovely.

    I just don’t know what it is about the home console versions that leaves me cold :-/

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Dave Cook

    @6 I’m not a GTA fan, people give me shit for that all the time. I think it does many things right, and the quality of many aspects cannot be denied, but the scale of it bothers me. There’s a lack of focus. Too many distractions and not enough boxing in of the story.

    I felt Sleeping Dogs was better than ‘some’ GTA titles in the way it drove its story on. I dislike doing a GTA story mission and then doing 3-5 pointless side missions between the next story mission. It’s listless, dull and they are irrelevant chores.

    Making a big world and throwing in a ton of distractions is fine, but I’m a fan of solid, engaging stories. Wandering around doing taxi missions or pointless fetch errands breaks that engagement for me.

    I hope they make it better in GTA 5. Just my thoughts, though I’m sure many of you will disagree :)

    Final disclaimer: I’m NOT saying GTA games are bad. Not at all.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. KrazyKraut

    @7

    Yeah I understand you. Ppl will never get it when you saying:” hey I don’t like it” means not that it is a bad game. I have the problem with GTA too and Uncharted….

    #8 3 years ago
  9. polygem

    @7: i totally sign all that. i enjoyed the psp gta´s – but the home console gta´s, while okay, never really made me truly excited. i agree, you are getting a lot of hate if you say something like that. people praise rock* a lot and they probably deserve it. i mean if you look at gta as a persiflage of our society it is really something special. i can see that the gta games are also very good games, and technically very well made…they´re just not really made for me i guess…

    Edit: @8: same here with uncharted. enjoyed all of them but not to the same degree many others obviously had. not in my all time fave list. not at all. still great games.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Dave Cook

    @8 & 9 +1

    #10 3 years ago
  11. G1GAHURTZ

    I never had the patience to play a GTA.

    All I ever did was run/drive around and try and get away from the police.

    The most I ever did was a bunch of missions in San Andreas, but I probably spent most of my time working out at the gym and eating burgers…

    Once I was super muscley, I lost interest.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. deadstoned

    I hope it comes to PC, if its 1-12 months late I don’t care. Rockstar tends to be afraid of piracy. GTA IV had 3-4 methods of DRM :-/ .

    Rockstar bring the game to PC do a great port if not an outstanding Rockstar port, give support for mod tools e.g. Steamworkshop, use Steamworks. Money money money money! ShutUpAndTakeMyMoney.jpg

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Erthazus

    “GTA IV had 3-4 methods of DRM :-/”

    which were removed by pirates after one day. LOL.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. _LarZen_

    @13 And it’s probably why we wont see it on PC for a while, if at all?

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Clupula

    I think I’m the only person I know who has actually beaten any of the GTA games. Most of my friends buy them and play until they get stuck on one story mission or the other and then just cause chaos in the open world the rest of the time they own them.

    The only one I haven’t beaten is San Andreas, because I got robbed after I was about 50 hours into the game. I replaced most of my old games, but that one…I was not going to do that stupid fucking aircraft carrier mission again.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. M. K.

    No next-gen 2013 then? That makes me think…

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Dragon246

    @15
    Same here dude. Although I have beaten every one of them (Gta3,vice city,4, liberty city stories, vice city stories, all dlcs, chinatown, san andreas) except 1and 2, top-down ones. I just couldn’t bring myself to play them after the playing 3rd person ones.
    Finished 3 of them without cheat codes, felt amazing after that!
    Although I can see why its not everyones cup of tea.

    @Dave
    You are welcome. I was trying for a while to get credited :) for one as its one of the best gaming sites according to me, but every time either the editors beat me to it or they took the news straight from the source :(.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. xxJPRACERxx

    It’s coming to the PC too, they’ve announced that you can keep the crew you create in Max Payne 3 in GTA V, the PC was mentioned too. And it’s made by R* North, not San Diego, so a PC version is coming.

    And it will be the version to get, if you compare GTA IV on PC vs consoles, it’s impossible to play the console version (360 in my case) after playing the PC version at 1080p, 60fps and hi-res textures and much longer draw distance.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. tenthousandgothsonacid

    @16 What? Why would they release it for consoles with an install base of zero.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. KrazyKraut

    @Clupula
    where do you live mate?^^

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Clupula

    Brooklyn, NY.

    Was a very shitty way to come home and find all my shit gone.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. DrDamn

    Would like to see Nintendo convince Rockstar to bring it to WiiU. Think the tablet could be well used and make it the definitive console version.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. Moonwalker1982

    The cover story in the new Game Informer is going to be 18 pages, GTA IV at the time had a 10 page cover story. So yeah, this game is HUGE! Judging by this artwork it seems dogs will play a significant role in this game and it’s also the very first time that there will be dogs in GTA V. The debut trailer already showed two dogs, but it’s good to see that they are still.

    I really hope dogs will be like followers/homies and that they follow you everywhere and attack the people you want him to attack. It’s definitely gonna make for a new experience.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. tenthousandgothsonacid

    @23 Dream on Dr D :) Hope you like Mario games…

    #24 3 years ago
  25. Moonwalker1982

    If the Wii U becomes a very successful system, i bet they will bring it to the system eventually. But Strauss Zelnick from Take Two has said that he’s very skeptical of the Wii U and not sure if he will bring titles like NBA2K13 and other titles to it.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. Clupula

    I love how this has already been announced for two systems that are already out and possibly the PC and meanwhile, there are people all, “I hope it comes out for the Wii U.” Just get it for the systems it’s announced for, you fat bastards.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. Dragon246

    There are only 2 ways a gta will arrive on ninty consoles. Either they sell shitloads of their console and show 2K is wiiu/3ds is a viable platform or they give shitloads of money to 2K to bring a exclusive gta to their consoles.
    I would be happy either as there would be more gta!

    #27 3 years ago
  28. Ali

    GTA3 was super, Vice City was nothing short of amazing, but I really stopped enjoying the series after that.

    In fact, I wasn’t impressed by any Rock* game ever since, not even RDR.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. Lord Gremlin

    @16 No, it’s just Rockstar don’t want to make it nextgen launch title. San Andreas came out on PS2, remember?
    That said, GTA4 is a huge pile of dung. Who knows how this one turns out? Better off wait and see if it’s worth it.

    #29 3 years ago
  30. jacobvandy

    @1 Each GTA since III has been out on PC about 6 months later, so we can expect it next fall.

    #30 3 years ago
  31. LuLshuck

    @30 I felt as if GTA 4 was more of a tech demo then a game since it was there first open world game this gen but they did redeem themselfs with red dead

    #31 3 years ago
  32. Gigabomber

    GTA doesn’t seem nearly great if you haven’t played it in a while, but the level of polish stands out, especially when you go back, start a fresh game and have to wade through hours of overly restrictive intro missions.

    *edit* Red Dead is massively overrated.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. Clupula

    Ballad of Gay Tony was awesome, though. If the GTA V is entirely like that, it’ll be great. The checkpoints were something they should have instituted a long, long time ago, but the missions were sufficiently challenging and the humor was back in a big way, so it was what I hope V is like.

    #33 3 years ago
  34. Koncept6454

    I really hope they don’t bring a Wii u version, FIFA 13 has already shown it has limitations when bringing a port to it and it would only cheapen the title. I don’t mind if they bring a specific title of GTA to Wii u, but please don’t ruin 5 by lessening it to fit it to that console. We also need more details on the ps vita version! It is something the console definitely needs! And also nobody should should be shocked by this news in the slightest. Look at the last handful of titles from rockstar… what a surprise… They all come out q1… Oh and what’s that q1 is spring. So as soon as the announcement was made, and with max Payne 3′s date already set a monkey could of told you it was coming out spring 2013 unless they pulled agent out of the surprise cupboard but I doubt that’s happening any time soon. And pc guys, come on you know how rockstar work, they bring it out on consoles first and work on a complete pc version for about 6-12 months. That means you get a better engine and better overall graphics, so don’t you guys be worrying. There, there’s my thoughts, I look forward to any feedback

    #34 3 years ago
  35. osric90

    I don’t like any other than Vice City.

    #35 3 years ago
  36. gomersoul

    @35 agreed… although some Nintendo die hards might kick off saying how the Wii u will be anything other then a stop gap for the real next gen to arrive! @36 finally someone who thinks vice city was the best! I like all the Gta games and I am really looking forward to the ps3 version… a spring release was obvious as they probably don’t need to use Christmas to sell copies. this will probably be the last hurrah for ps3/360… just hope the game lives up to the hype…

    #36 3 years ago
  37. Custard Ganet

    Really enjoyed every GTA title so far and Red Dead is a fantastic title in my opinion.Recently played through GTA 4 again and it really very impressive technically when compared to other open world titles,im talking about on Xbox here and not PC where i know it looks much better with mods etc,i actually really enjoyed the story of GTA 4,its played a lot straighter than the craziness of past titles which i dont have a problem with,they wanted to try something different story wise and it worked out,in my eyes at least.Been a long time since i have played a Rockstar title that i have not really enjoyed.Last Rockstar game i did not care for was Manhunt,all been great since than.

    #37 3 years ago
  38. tenthousandgothsonacid

    It’s an interesting point which shows why wii-u is doomed. It has no established user base to make cross platform development financially worthwhile and by the time it’s sold a few million we’ll all be on the next gen making downgrade development also pointless… It’s doomed.

    #38 3 years ago
  39. Moonwalker1982

    To each his own. I love every single GTA out there. San Andreas remains my favorite. GTA IV was also awesome, i loved the attention to detail, the atmosphere, the characters and so on. What was missing was variety in missions AND locations. We now go back to Los Santos and thus we also get the beautiful countryside. That’s something that was missing in GTA IV, and mission variety too. It had lots of great missions but also a bit too much filler.

    The Ballad of Tony DLC already did alot of good things. Several things are a given for GTA V. We get the much improved gun combat system from either RDR or MP3, which is gonna be great cause it wasn’t too good in GTA IV. We get the improved animations, physics and much looser control(which is again great, cause the sluggish controls aren’t really nice for todays standards). The countryside is back, and i hope we get several missions there and dogs seem to be a very important addition. This is going to make for a very different experience. I have alot of faith in Rockstar that this game will be amazing in many aspects.

    #39 3 years ago
  40. SlayerGT

    I can see the controversy now, animal activists bitchin about the killing of virtual police attack dogs :)

    #40 3 years ago
  41. OlderGamer

    I never got into GTA games. Never understood the draw of em. But to each their own.

    #41 3 years ago
  42. mojo

    i cought my ps3 bundled together with gta 4 and found it not so good back then. But ive played it in spring this year again and was amazed by it. Also played the expansions for the first time which i also had since they got released but never played them.
    Gay Tony was even better and since then im hyped for V.
    Cant wait!

    #42 3 years ago

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    Star Wars Battlefront is not just Battlefield in a Hallowe’en costume, so don’t expect the same suite of features. Star Wars Battlefront is the subject of intense anticipation and curiosity, so it’s not surprising a bunch of rumours have turned up. One of these rumours suggests that Battlefront will have its own version of Battlelog, […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beats Bloodborne to top March NPD chart

    PS4 had a good month but it was EA’s multi-platform Battlefield Hardline that was the best-selling game. March 2015 NPD at a glance Total spend down 6% YoY. Hardware and software both down. Console hardware blamed for significant hardware dip. Accessories up. Battlefield Hardline tops software chart. PS4 outsells other consoles. Wii U, 3DS and […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves gear upgrade paths will be revealed next week

    Destiny developer Bungie will reveal new equipment upgrade paths during a livestream next week. Destiny: House of Wolves will release on May 19, the developer announced last week, promising a full schedule of reveals over the next few weeks. It also gave a broad outline of some of the things it will be discussing in […]

  • Don’t forget: the Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow

    Just a quick heads up to remind you that The Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow, April 17 at 10am EDT. The free weekend is an incentive to bring back beta players which tried the game, but decided not to pursue a purchase. You can play the MMO until 10am EDT on […]

  • Tale of Tales announces May release for Kickstarter success Sunset

    Those attending Kill Screen’s Two5six Festival next month will be able to play Tale of Tales upcoming title Sunset before it’s released. Along with the news provided to us by BeefJack, Tale of Tales have also released new set of lovely screenshots which we have posted below. Sunset will be released on Linux, Mac and […]

  • Take 50% off select racing titles through the Codemasters online store

    Codemasters has launched an online store and is celebrating by giving you 50% off the titles listed. Here’s what’s on sale: F1 2013 Classic Edition F1 2014 – F1 RACE STARS BUNDLE F1 2013 GRID 2 GRID 2 Reloaded GRID Autosport DIRT 3 Complete Edition DIRT Showdown Toybox Turbos F1 RACE STARS Hit up the […]

  • Spy_Watch coming to Apple Watch from Surgeon Simulator devs

    Surgeon Simulator developers Bossa Studios have announced its working on an Apple Watch game called Spy_Watch. Spy_Watch, according to the developer, has players heading up a spy agency which isn’t faring too well. Players will need to train a spy and then send him out on various missions to “reclaim the agency’s former glory.” Real-time […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power hits Steam Early Access next week

    Frozenbyte has announced Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power will launch on Steam Early Access next week. The early access title will run you $19.99/€19.99/£14.99 and you can purchase it come April 21. If the short video above isn’t enough to tempt you, a video showing nine minutes of gameplay was released last week.

  • Journey, Flower, flOw trilogy to be released this summer on PS4 in 1080p at 60fps

    A remastered version of the Journey Collector’s Edition is coming to PlayStation 4 from ThatGameCompany. According to Gamespot, the trilogy will contain PS3 titles flOw, Flower and Journey on one disc, and it will run in 1080p at 60fps. A standalone version of Journey will arrive close to the trilogy’s release on PS4 through the […]

  • Here’s a few screenshots of PS4-exclusive Alienation from Housemarque

    Screenshots for Alienation, Housemarque’s four-player co-op PlayStation 4 exclusive, have been released and you can have a look at them in the gallery we’ve posted. Announced at gamescom 2014, the game features three main character classes, weapon customization, and various team set-ups. The game has players shooting at things with twin-stick gameplay with a top […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront website notes November 17 release, teaser video and first image hit

    The first Star Wars: Battlefront image has been posted, and apparently it appeared on the official website at some point this morning. The game will also be released on November 17, according to the official website’s source code. The release date is noted in the code located in the image below. Props to Gematsu for […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is the fastest selling entry in the series to date

    Mortal Kombat X has sold faster than any other game in the series to date, making it the “biggest launch” in Mortal Kombat history, according to creator Ed Boon. Speaking in a series of tweets, Boon said both the mobile and console versions have “literally millions of players getting online” resulting in the servers being […]

  • Shadow of the Beast reboot resurfaces with some new screenshots

    The Shadow of the Beast reboot, which was announced in 2013, has show its face once more with early screenshots. Screenshots of the Amiga classic remake show off the Karamoon’s desert and the main character, Aarbron. According Matt Birch, CEO and founder of Heavy Spectrum, the team is currently hard at work on the “core […]

  • Halo: Spartan Strike arrives on Windows 8, iOS and Steam today

    Halo: Spartan Strike is now available on Windows 8, Steam, iOS devices and Windows 8 phones. The mobile top-down shooter will run you $5.99. Halo: Spartan Strike tells a new story in the Halo universe set during the events of Halo 2 on New Mombasa in 2552. Those playing on Windows 8 devices can compete […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video shows highlights from the Episdoe Duscae demo

    Square Enix has released a Final Fantasy 15 video which shows highlights from the Episode Duscae demo included with launch editions of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. FFT0 has shipped over one million copies worldwide, and a player feedback survey is available for the Duscae demo until May 19. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is available on PlayStation […]

  • Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since release – SuperData

    PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since it was released on March 24, according to SuperData’s latest report. The figure produced by SuperData is worldwide and comes on the heels of the one million units sold announcement earlier this week. “After the release of the beautiful but terribly short game The […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Mega May returns, Super Smash Bros. update, Mii Fighter costumes

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a Super Smash Bros. update and the StreetPass Mii Plaza games Battleground Z and Ultimate Angler. The update is rather detailed, and a bit larger than normal, and you may wish to pay special attention to the activities listed. Here’s the full update: StreetPass […]

  • Here’s your first look at Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida in Super Time Force Ultra

    Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida is a playable character in Super Time Force Ultra, and today, Capy Games has provided a couple images of the man himself in the game. Yoshida was announced as a playable character in the game during Sony’s PlayStation Experience event back in December 2014. The PS4 and Vita version will […]

  • The wait is almost over – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold

    CD Projekt RED has announced the news we’ve all been waiting to hear: The Witcher 3 has gone gold. This means Geralt’s latest, and possibly last, adventure has been sent to the factory to be pressed into lovely gaming discs. “We worked so damn hard over the past three years to bring you this game,” […]

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a “couple weeks out from beta,” new trailer

    Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is just a “couple of weeks out from beta,” according to development studio The Chinese Room, and a release date will be announced “shortly.” To give you an idea of how development has been coming along since it was announced at gamescom 2013, the team has released a new trailer […]

  • GTA 5 on PC looks incredible, but I can’t recommend it to console players

    As much as Matt Martin loves GTA 5, he can’t recommend upgrading from console to PC just for a slick editing suite and even prettier graphics. “This is the third time in as many years that I’ve bought GTA 5.” I have a Grand Theft Auto 5 obsession, as I’m sure you know if you’ve […]

  • The Forest engine updated to Unity 5, major graphical and gameplay improvements made

    The Forest’s latest patch added substantial improvements to the game. The Forest version 0.16 is now live on Steam with plenty of new additions. The game has been ported over to Unity engine version 5. The plant and skin shaders have been replaced or rewritten. Many other visual tweaks have been made, such as model […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront banner leaks from Star Wars Convention

    EA has been setting up the Battlefront booth at Star Wars Celebration, and one leaked picture shows what could be the game’s main art. Someone on Reddit posted a picture of the game banner at EA’s booth. Here it is: Lots of things happening here. There’s a Star Destroyer in the distance, TIE Fighters and […]

  • Get GTA 5 working with Oculus Rift using this tool

    There’s a way you can play GTA 5 in VR if you own an Oculus Rift Dev Kit and have a bit of cash to spare. VorpX, the go-to program for adding VR support to games has received an update recently to support GTA 5. This is far from perfect, as it only translates the […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 15 team revealed

    This week’s Team of the Week is now available for anyone to challenge in FIFA Ultimate Team. The team members get selected each week based on their performance during the weekend matches. You can fire up FIFA Ultimate Team on any platform and challenge this squad. You’ll also find some Team of the Week items […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will let you stealth all encounters, including bosses

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will bring back one of the original game’s major features. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is considered by many to be a great game and worthy of bearing the franchise name. One of its grating issues though was its boss fights. You only had one way to fight them: be confrontational. The […]

  • Project Cars PC specs and supported wheels announced

    The release date of Project Cars is inching ever closer and more details have been revealed to answer all your burning questions. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios has revealed the full list of supported steering wheels on all platforms, as well as the minimum and recommended PC specs. Minimum specs CPU – 2.66 GHz […]

  • GTA 5 gets custom FOV mod on PC

    Those not satisfied with GTA 5′s built-in field of view slider can use a new mod to push the number even further. The PC versions of GTA 5 – just like its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts – lets you switch between third and first-person view in shooting and driving. The game has an FOV […]

  • Win! GTA 5 on PC!

    Want to win a Steam key for Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC? Just enter here. GTA 5 released on PC this week and is going down a storm. We like it a lot, which is why we’re giving away a Steam code for Rockstar’s latest. All you need to do is enter your email […]

  • GTA 5 topples Skyrim’s record for highest concurrent players on Steam

    Not factoring in Valve games, GTA 5 is the new king of concurrent player numbers on Steam. GTA 5 is very popular on PC, even more popular than games like Skyrim in its heyday. The number of concurrent players for GTA 5 has peaked today at 301,246. This makes it the only non-Valve game to […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: what does a modern fighting game look like?

    Mortal Kombat continues to evolve as NetherRealm adds RPG systems and daily challenges to a solid fighting game, says Sherif Saed. “Mortal Kombat X takes many cues from games like Destiny, Call of Duty, and GTA Online with hourly, daily and weekly events.” For as many of its familiar facets, Mortal Kombat X has enough […]

  • J-Stars Victory VS+ coming west in June – new trailer

    J-Stars Victory VS+ will make the jump (see what I did there) to the west after all. J-Stars Victory VS+ is the western title for the fighting game which stars characters from a variety of Shonen Jump-published manga. Bandai Namco has announced the fighter will release in Europe on June 26 and in the Americas […]

  • Codemasters F1 license good through 2016

    Codemasters has at least one more F1 game in it. F1 2015 isn’t out yet, so Codemasters is naturally not talking about what it might get up to in the future. We do know what it can get up to, though; Codemasters’ Steven Embling told Videogamer has the option to continue the series. “We have […]

  • Project Cars has pretty deep graphics options on consoles

    Project Cars offers players a wide variety of ways to customise their graphic settings on PS4 and Xbox One. Project Cars is a graphics showcase and all early indications suggest it’s going to be one of the best-looking games out there. Slightly Mad’s commitment to graphics seems to go deeper than making things pretty, though: […]

  • Super Smash Bros. patch nerfs Diddy Kong – report

    Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U is great but Diddy Kong is a beast and must be stopped. The latest Super Smash Bros. 3Ds and Wii U patch seems to have nerfed Diddy Kong, a character so over-powered that serious tournament players generate controversy by choosing to use him. Nintendo doesn’t publish patch notes, […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer shuttered

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer 2K Australia has been closed down. Kotaku broke the news, and also had word from an anonymous source, who said that all staff have been let go. 2K responded to our request for comment with the following statement: We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process […]

  • Samorost 3 trailer shows Amanita still in fine form

    Samorost 3 looks as delicately beautiful as its siblings. Samarost 3 developer Amanita Design has a reputation for gorgeous, slightly surreal world building. This new trailer for its latest adventure looks just as if not more lovely than the previous Samarost games and Botanicula. Samarost 3 is coming to Mac and PC later this year, […]

  • Amnesia dev’s new project SOMA now in beta

    SOMA is nearly here and I am torn between excitement and horrified dread. SOMA is the latest horror project from Frictional, the team behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent. We’re pretty excited to see what Frictional comes up with next, and we won’t have too long to wait, apparently; the developer has announced that SOMA is […]

  • Steam Guard mobile authenticator now in beta testing

    Steam is now testing its latest security measure. Steam helps you protect your account by offering two-factor authentication, a solution so beautifully elegant and effective that it’s astounding every gaming network doesn’t do the same (looking at you, Sony). Valve’s version is called Steam Guard, and it works via email. This isn’t always super convenient, […]

  • Godzilla battles Mothra in new trailer

    Godzilla lets you stomp around cities and battle classic kaiju. I’m in. Godzilla is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 in early July, but we haven’t seen a great deal of it since its December reveal. The new trailer below gives you an idea of just what Natsume has done with one of the biggest […]

  • Tales of Zestiria to launch this year – new trailer

    Tales of Zestiria continues Bandai Namco’s delightful new habit of bringing the popular JRPG series to the west before the shine wears off. Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, the publisher has announced. That’s not a bad turnaround, given it first hit Japan in January, and localisation of text-heavy titles is expensive […]

  • Project Cars release date locked down, new trailer released

    Project Cars finally has a release date. Project Cars will release on May 8, Bandai Namco UK has announced. We haven’t yet had an update from Namco Bandai’s other regional offices, but its probably safe to bet the racer will release around the same time in the Americas, Europe and ANZ region. We can now […]

  • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains trailer shows combat, online multiplayer

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains has plenty to offer fans of the anime. Previously known as Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind, the Spike Chunsoft action game is coming west thanks to Atlus. Gematsu reports it’s due in both Europe and North America in May, via the 3DS eShop. The trailer below […]

  • Bloodborne stamina recovery rate affected by equip weight

    Bloodborne players have unearthed an important gameplay detail not mentioned in the game’s menus or manual. In Bloodborne, players need to manage their stamina carefully for best results. A far more aggressively-tuned affair than past Souls games, Bloodborne does away with equip weight limits, and items have no listed weight details. As far as players […]

  • Street Fighter’s Ryu, Fire Emblem’s Roy spotted in Super Smash Bros. patch – rumour

    Street Fighter’s Ryu is rumoured for future Super Smash bros DLC following datamining of the latest patch. Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U were updated recently, and hacker shinyquagsire23 claims to have found some interesting files while poking around in the 3DS patch data. As detailed on Reddit, the audio files included a new […]

  • Suikoden 3 PEGI rating suggests PS2 Classic re-release

    Suikoden. Suikoden 2. And now: Suikoden 3. Suikoden 3 has been rated by PEGI for PlayStation 3, presumably ahead of an upcoming re-release. Gematsu turned up the rating, and although we have no further information at this time, it’s not much a leap to assume the RPG will turn up as a PS2 Classic on […]