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Resident Evil 6 – Capcom “currently analyzing the cause,” of less-than-expected sales

Friday, 8 February 2013 19:20 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Capcom has chalked weak Resident Evil 6 sales to various contributing factors: new challenges with development, inadequate organization, and marketing.

In a Q&A response to its Q3 fiscal report, the firm stated it is still analyzing the reason the game didn’t sell over 4.8 million units, which was less-than-expected.

“We are currently analyzing the causes, which involve our internal development operations and sales operations,” reads the statement. “We have not yet reached a clear conclusion. We believe that global sales of 5 million units are proof that this is a popular title. However, we believe that the new challenges we tackled at the development stage were unable to sufficiently appeal to users.

“In addition, we believe there was inadequate organizational collaboration across our entire company with regard to marketing, promotions, the creation of plans and other activities. We will have to examine these results from several perspectives.

“We will reexamine our internal operating frameworks in order to identify areas that need to be improved concerning development as well as sales and administrative operations.”

Resident Evil’s producer Masachika Kawata said last week there’s a possibility for a reboot of the franchise, as long as it preserves “what Resident Evil is and what makes it appealing to fans.”

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29 Comments

  1. Lewis247

    Because it’s a total peice of shit.

    I remember they said before hand they were listening to fans… Did they fuck! I hope revelations HD is alright.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Gnosis

    Hahahahahahaha… I’m sorry, but…ahahahaha, I just can’t… hahaha!… >_>

    #2 2 years ago
  3. OlderGamer

    Take a break from the franchise. Give it a few years, do something else.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. ArcticMonkey

    I know a ton of Devs/Pubs who would love their games to sell 5m copies… I hate Capcom. It’s so petty of me to say, but their on disc dlc BS… Eh, not gonna rant.

    Remember me looks good tho. I don’t want to give Capcom a dime, but should the Dev be the victim of that? Probably not.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. SlayerGT

    @1 “they were listening to fans”

    I honestly feel like this is one of the biggest issues with the industry. Games becoming less like art and more like products. I liked games more before the internet..

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Stephany Nunneley

    @5 “I liked games more before the internet…”

    I feel that way on occasion myself!

    #6 2 years ago
  7. SameeR_Fisher

    Hey, here is a list:

    - Choose a better releasing window, October is always busy with Assassin’s Creed, go for August or July.

    - Return to Survival Horror, make a grand spectacular game with great graphics to enforce the atmosphere, then make a combat system that doesn’t make the player a bada$$, make the enemies hard to kill and ammo scarce.

    - Get rid off Co-Op forever, want to make friends play together, keep it in MP away from the SP and the Story.

    - Less weapons, RE nowadays got a huge amount of weapons.

    Those are pretty much it.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Francis O

    The game sucks, the broken up campaigns, the military style shooting with Chris Redfield, the stupid melee system in the game.

    Capcom, Look at Resident Evil Revelations…. thats how you make a Resident Evil game.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. The_Red

    Analyzing the cause? Seriously? It’s like Nintendo making a bloody FPS Mario game that bombs. Will there be any need for analysis? Of course not.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. loveaya

    Why less than expected? because without Mikami Shinji

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Bomba Luigi

    2 Sad Things about that.

    1. What is wrong with that Game is…. well, its obvious.

    2. Calling a Game with almost 5 Million Sales in this Period of Time a failure sounds so Terrible. 5 Million (F I V E Million) People thought that what you done is worth the Money they worked for. Can you even Imagine how many People that are? So please be a bit Thankful here and don’t wining around, because that are good Numbers.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. deadstoned

    I’d say the game itself and the story are pretty poor to be honest. I think Capcom are asking this question, because it did alright in Japan. Which is the case for anything made in Japan simply does better there. Trying to sell a mostly Japanese games to Westerners just doesn’t work any more. The story, the gameplay and the artwork is simply too Japanese. In this case I think RE6 is the result of Japanese trying to make what they think is a western game. Which again doesn’t work. So unless they put a new spin on it by making it hardcore like Dark Souls or very artsy like Ni No Kuni, its not going to get better in Japan.
    .
    The Series needs a break, then give it to some western devs to refresh it.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. sh4dow

    What the hell more do they want? That’s already about 4 million more than this piece of shit should have sold!

    #13 2 years ago
  14. NinjaHart

    The thing that made the RE games populare and buildt their fan base was the horror RPG aspect of the game. Now from what I heard, they removed almost all of that and they don’t understand the problem?

    I’m not a fan of RE, but even I know what their problem is.
    If you take a horror RPG type of game and turns it into a full action game with about no horror, the fans will be dissapointed.

    Everyone should know that.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Wezzulus

    @7 I’d like the co-op to stay, just not forced co-op. It gives replay value.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. salarta

    Ah Capcom. Of course it can’t be a problem with the content or creative decisions made with the game, the suits know full well that human beings are just stupid, mindless sheep that don’t care one bit about the actual quality of a product so long as it has familiar names and faces slapped on it.

    One annoying thing I regularly see people whine about is fans being “entitled.” The people that say this sort of thing play right into the attitude of the suits at these companies, the idea that fans should accept absolutely anything the company makes. The reality is that fans are consumers. Consumers pay for what they want. If they don’t want something, they don’t have to buy it, and if there’s something they want that the company refuses to make, they also have a right to make the demand known to the supply side. A video game company not giving the fans want they want is like a candy company hearing “We want chocolate bunnies” as the strongest demand, and deciding to turn around and make jawbreakers instead.

    Fans would do this sort of thing regardless, because even if we take it out of the business mindset, a person is going to buy what fits their tastes and interests. However, video game companies invited fans being a lot more expressive and demanding the instant they started hiring CEOs and treating video games like they’re nothing more than interactive Blockbuster movies.

    Someone else suggested that when it comes to video games, the internet has been a bad thing when it comes to fan reaction to games. In reality, I think the internet is one of the few things that might save the industry.

    Before the internet, we had no real way of finding out about what many of these companies were doing, or what their presidents, directors, employees, etc were saying. Would we have ever heard about the conditions at EA that led to ea_spouses without the internet? Even if we did, would it have been dealt with as quickly, or would EA employees and people close to them have suffered for years longer? And video games. Before the internet, there was no chance in hell that hidden gems like God Hand would have been acknowledged and tried out by as many people as today. Would Demon’s Souls have led to the creation of Dark Souls without the internet? For many high-quality games, the internet is their only hope for success because in many cases the companies that release them either underestimate their potential or don’t have the money to get the word out by traditional means.

    This leads into my second thing to note. When the internet wasn’t such a big thing yet, the video game industry was still relatively free of Hollywoodization and business types forcing their way in to treat video games like mere products. When you say “I liked how the video game industry worked out before the internet,” you’re referring to a time period when video game publishers and developers were not primarily run by business and marketing people that eagerly suck the creativity and love out of games to try and make those games fit whatever trends and demographics they think will sell more copies.

    And that’s where the REAL problem lies, and what caused Resident Evil 6 to become a “failure.” Capcom has been notoriously asinine toward both the very video game creators that led Capcom to greatness in the first place, AND the fans that bought those games back then. Why? Because, as Inafune pointed out in his rants before leaving Capcom, money. Money money money. In past generations, such as before the internet, companies made decisions based on their visionary ideas. Making money mattered, but the main goal was to create a great game that fit what they wanted to see in a game; the video game industry wasn’t where you went to try and make billions to buy your next yacht.

    Fans didn’t make “demands” of companies before the internet because before the Hollywoodization of video games, they didn’t HAVE to make demands. Back then, the people running the show at video game companies didn’t let what they thought might sell more copies override what felt right to them for the franchise. Today, fans need to make “demands” because these companies are run by suits that have no fucks to give about quality or respecting source material. Most of these big name companies are now as creatively bankrupt as the film companies that keep making terrible remakes of amazing classic films, remakes that often miss the whole point of the original films. Just like games like Resident Evil 6, DmC, 3rd Birthday and the coming “Tomb Raider” game.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. LuLshuck

    Theres a reason why both DMC and RE6 didnt sell, DMC you treated the hardcore fans like shit and RE6 yous just missed the point about resident evil

    #17 2 years ago
  18. salarta

    I think a fair bit of RE6 failing was also due to a mix of not listening to the fans and not really having any respect for the Resident Evil franchise. Capcom ignored calls for the series to more fully return to survival horror, and they made the up-front decision to completely exclude Jill and Claire in a game that anyone that can actually look at things objectively knows should have included them as major playable characters.

    Capcom expected to sell 6 million copies, they only sold 4.8 million. Speaking solely on the characters aspect, I wouldn’t have been surprised if Jill and Claire wouldn’t have garnered at least 1 million more sales individually. Some of that is me speaking from my personal perspective; I probably would’ve bought the game in spite of bad opinion if it had included both Jill and Claire as was practically a requirement for the lynchpin anniversary tribute game. Leaving them out is like making a Star Wars tribute film supposedly meant to celebrate the original trilogy, and leaving out Princess Leia and R2-D2 to focus entirely on Luke, Han Solo and Lando.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Zohar

    Resident Evil 4 was a legendary game that re-defined TWO genres simultaneously and still exists in my mind as one of the greatest games ever made.

    Resident Evil 5 played similarly to 4 but they stripped out all of the soul and …. pizzaz that was present in RE4. And they forced you to have a co-op partner the whole time. And the story was way too self-serious which just magnified how kinda… dumb it all is.

    Resident Evil 6 is a bad Gears clone (which is ironic considering the inspiration for Gears of War was Resident Evil 4) with bad characters, a bad story, an overload of bad quicktime events, bad gameplay, a bad UI, no soul or identity whatsoever. It was a stupid action-setpiece theme park game. It was of poor quality. It was made by people with no vision. That is why it is regarded as one of the worst Resident Evil games.

    Shinji Mikami is gone folks…. Resident Evil is dead.

    Oh and I can see how they consider 5 million sales a bad number. They had over THREE HUNDRED people working on this game. You can’t just throw money at a project and assume it’ll be a killer hit. A shitty game is a shitty game no matter how many people shat upon it.

    Case in point: WATERWORLD.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. salarta

    @19: With RE5, I found how seriously they tried to take the story fascinating considering the glaring flaws in several aspects of it. Jill, one of the series’ most important characters, goes through a hell that’s basically a complete slap in the face to everything she ever was and believed in, but Chris’ “suffering” is somehow all that matters? “Bird Lady” turning out to be Jill was obvious from the character’s first reveal, yet Capcom tried to make it out to be some big mystery in trailers. But the thing I found most amusing was Sheva’s reaction of “I THOUGHT SHE WAS WESKER’S PARTNER?!” over what happened to Excella. It was clear in trailers that the team really wanted to pound the “partners” theme down, but in the game absolutely nothing happens to warrant Sheva thinking of Wesker and Excella as partners.

    I also found how they tried to explain away Jill’s physical changes to be fascinating. She’s paler because of lack of sun and her hair bleached to blonde because of the chemicals she was in… right. While those reasons work, it was obvious that the team wanted to make Jill look like some kind of Weskerette, and it would’ve been more powerful for the story if they’d just integrated that into the story. What’s more catching, that Jill’s hair just happened to turn blonde, or that Wesker explicitly made her in his image to make even more of a mockery of her after having already forced her to help him ruin everything she ever worked for?

    But yeah, the people making these decisions at Capcom clearly have their heads up their asses. Over the past few years, they’ve done just about everything they could to treat their fans like crap, then expected that badmouthing their fans and completely ignoring fan input would somehow increase sales. In other industries, it’s normally understood that the install base of consumers needs to be preserved as best as possible, since they’re the people that will most reliably offset any risks and potential losses. Not Capcom though, apparently common business sense is too hard for these business-minded people.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Kuwabara

    They already know what the problem was. They made a game to appeal to the shooter action nuts. And thy wont do survival horror cause they think it won’t sell. Idiots. They should do a reboot and have it set in a closed environment, a MANSION again, with many rooms and scares, great graphics, lighting, low amo, small inventory, the same composer from resident evil 1, original score, not dual shock directors cut. It could star the same characters but the story and obstacles in the way done better. As long as it’s in a closed setting with a haunting soundtrack that would be perfect.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Clupula

    No need to reboot it. Just make a smaller story and focus on horror, with limited ammo. Problem solved. Don’t make all the previous RE games worthless with a reboot. I think that’d piss me off more than another Gears of Redfield game.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Clupula

    And why would anybody want the music to go back to being bad synth music is beyond me.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. salarta

    A reboot is not necessary at all. The series would be just fine either with Capcom remaking RE6 and the ending of RE5 (unlikely), or by using RE7 to get back to the proper atmosphere and gameplay, and to fix the mistakes they made with treatment of the story and characters.

    At bare minimum, if they “had” to reboot it, they should only do so after making RE7 with Jill and Claire as the stars. Their exclusion from RE6 needs to be made up for properly. Besides, we’ve seen what they think makes for a good reboot and how to treat the fans during said reboot with DmC. They don’t seem to have the appreciation and respect toward fans and the source material needed for a reboot. The only company this generation that has done a reboot properly is Netherrealm Studios with Mortal Kombat 9. Personally, what I proposed for RE7 is the only way I’ll start buying Resident Evil games again (with the exception that I’ll be buying Revelations on PS3). If they try to reboot the series without making an RE7 that stars Jill and Claire and treats them right, they’re not getting my money again for future Resident Evil games.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Kuwabara

    @23 u must have played the shitty version with alternate soundtrack.

    A reboot is necessary. re5 is the best co op game i’ve played. It is one damm fine action game, but not horror. They can’t top it and i don’t think they should bother. It’s time for that classic survival horror feeling again.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. loki

    4.8 million units is very very good result this crap. Capcom bettrer analyzing why the game was so shit.But all that is interested Capcom are sales and more PC ports

    #26 2 years ago
  27. mobiugearskin

    They just need to lower their sales forecast.

    4.8 MILLION UNITS is a huge number.

    People say it missed its target because it was “shit” Blah Blah Blah

    Didn’t review well, still shipped 4.8 million. Probably about 4 times the number that DmC will ship, and DmC genuinely IS a great game which reviewed well.

    Why do you lot have to speak so much shit?

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Unlimax

    @27 Because if people like you still defend this kind of games you Will become an obstacle in the way of the Fanbase and you know why , Because YOU ARE NOT HELPING , Millions and Millions of fans are looking for the best and you are looking for the worst Only you to become an obstacle in the way of anyone who criticizes any game .. Just stopped and thought of the fate of the series, even for once in your life.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. salarta

    @27: The expectation by Capcom originally was that it would sell 7 million copies. The crazy amount of effort Capcom put into marketing and hyping up the game, combined with how eagerly people bought up things like Operation Raccoon City, meant that it was expected that Capcom would manage to sell copies even in excess of their projections.

    Yet in spite of having those things in their favor, Resident Evil 6 still sold worse than past games that had much less marketing and a smaller potential audience behind them. There are only a few possible conclusions. One is that Resident Evil 5 was so bad that it led to people not wanting to play RE6 at all. This is unlikely given the success of Operation Raccoon City. Two is people boycotting Capcom for recent poor behavior. And three is perceived quality of the game either through rentals and watching other people play it, or through reviews and word of mouth.

    Comparing RE6′s sales to DmC’s sales doesn’t work here. First of all, it’s your personal opinion that it’s a great game. Second, I’ve seen terrible games get scores much higher than they deserve, e.g. 3rd Birthday, and the same can be said for great games getting undue low scores. Third, even if we assume that DmC is the best game ever made, DmC isn’t a proper comparison because all the controversy surrounding it is guaranteed to have hurt sales. You’re basically trying to compare Resident Evil 6 with a more unpopular and hated game (and, a game published by the same company), and claiming that just because that hated game got high review scores and you think it’s great, that means a game that sold better than it should be considered a success. It… really doesn’t work that way.

    #29 2 years ago

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    The Yo-Kai Watch IP has sold over 7 million copies, according to developer Level-5. The figure included both physical and digital download sales. Yo-Kai Watch 3 will be unveiled during Level-5 Vision 2015 next month. The first title is in the works for the west but is still without a release window. Thanks, Gematsu.

  • Bloodborne trademark returned to Sony after accidentally losing it

    In case you were worried or anything, Sony has once again obtained the Bloodborne trademark. Earlier this week it was revealed that Sony mistakenly abandoned the Bloodborne trademark along with four others registered with US Patent and Trademark Office: Guns Up!, Kill Strain; How Games Were Made to Sound, and No Heroes Allows: No Puzzles […]

  • GTA 5 PC official trailer coming next week, 15 new screenshots released

    New PC screenshots of GTA 5 have been released along with word of a new trailer coming on Monday. The screens below are from the PC version and you can view them in 4K glory over on Rockstar Newswire. The PC version of GTA 5 releases on April 14.

  • PSN real-time server status page launching in Europe soon

    PlayStation users in Europe will soon have its own a PSN Service Status Indicator. It was released earlier this month in North America. The indicator makes it easier to check whether PlayStation services are down or running as planned. This includes account management, PlayStation Now, the store, social services, etc. Sony told Eurogamer the service […]

  • Exclusivity contract prevents Bioware from revealing Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC release on PS4

    Bioware is unable to discuss when the Jaws of Hakkon DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition will arrive on platforms other than PC and Xbox One. According to various tweets from executive producer Mark Darrah, due to the exclusivity contract between EA and Microsoft, the studio is unable to announce a release date for PlayStation 3 […]

  • LEGO Batman 3 demo, Namco Museum, more added to North American eShop

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo for LEGO Batman 3, Namco Museum on Wii U Virtual Console, and various sales. Below is the full update. Nintendo eShop Dot Arcade – Wii U LEGO Ninjago – 3Ds LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Demo – Wii U Harvest Moon: The […]

  • Square Enix’s Easter Surprise bundle contains five mystery PC games

    Square Enix offering another mystery bundle to customers in the UK, which comes with five mystery PC games for £3.99. As before, customers will be unaware of the games they are purchasing in the mystery bundle, but the bundle contains triple-A titles worth £40 combined. One of Square’s previous mystery bundles contained Tomb Raider, Just […]

  • From Software’s PSone game Shadow Tower coming to PSN

    Shadow Tower, the first-person action-RPG developed for the original PlayStation by From Software, will be released on PlayStation Network. In the 1998 title, players took on the role of a mercenary who has returned home to the Holy Land of Zeptar to find the place has been sucked into the Underworld. He must use the […]

  • PlayStation TV gets price cut in the UK, now £44.99

    PlayStation TV has received a price cut in the UK. After several retailers started offering the console for less than the RRP of £84.99, users on DealSpwn began to wonder whether this is an official price cut, and not just regular deals or stock clearance. Sony later confirmed the new price of £44.99. “Starting from […]

  • Fast & Furious expansion for Forza Horizon 2 is now available, for free

    You can download Forza Horizon 2 expansion Fast & Furious starting right now. Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious is available to download now through Xbox Live for Xbox One and Xbox 360. The expansion is standalone, so you don’t need to own Forza Horizon 2 to play it. It’s also free from now […]

  • Fire-based weapons come to PayDay 2 with the Butcher’s BBQ Pack

    The 20th DLC for PayDay 2, the Butcher’s BBQ Pack, is now available on Steam. The DLC will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: Piglet Grenade Launcher, 12G Steakout Shotgun and Mk1 Flamethrower Molotov cocktails and incendiary ammo Four new masks, patterns, materials and achievements The Butcher’s BBQ Pack is another co-development between Overkill and Croatian […]

  • Lords of the Fallen developer offers Hideo Kojima a job

    Amid the current turmoil between Hideo Kojima and publisher Konami, one studio has offered the legendary designer a position. Lords of the Fallen developer Deck 13 took to Twitter to extend a job offer to Hideo Kojima. Dear Mr. @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN In case you are currently searching, we have an open position as Head of Game […]

  • Destiny Xur update: should you buy MIDA Multi Tool?

    The question on every Destiny player’s lips today. And the answer, supplied by resident Destiny expert Paul Davies, is… Yes! We asked Paul whether or not he thought Xur’s Exotic weapon this week was worth the 23 Strange Coins. Here’s what he said: “It was already a great gun to own for PVP owing to […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has an all-male cast to make it “more approachable”

    According to Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata, the main cast of the game is all-male because it makes the game “more approachable.” Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata spoke to Gamespot about the reason for his choice of making the core cast an all-male affair. “Speaking honestly, an all-male party feels almost more approachable […]

  • Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain is coming April 2

    Blizzard has given Hearthstone expansion Blackrock Mountain a solid release date. Hearthstone’s Blackrock Mountain adventure pack will be released April 2 in the Americas region, and April 3 in Europe, Korea, Taiwan, and China. Blackrock Depths is the first wing to be released, others will follow one week apart. Other than the 31 new cards, […]

  • Bloodborne: if you can’t load your save after installing firmware 2.50, this will help

    If you’re having issues loading your Bloodborne save after applying firmware update 2.50 to your PS4, this should help you out. Reddit user KBALLZZ encountered an issue after installing update 2.50 on his PlayStation 4. Bloodborne started reinstalling the day one patch again and when it was done he couldn’t continue his game or load […]

  • Use this code to get 10% off on PSN purchases

    Sony is offering a 10% discount coupon to anyone looking to buy games on PlayStation Store this weekend. Sony’s latest discount coupon code is here. You’ll receive 10% off your cart total when buying from the PSN Store. The offer is not valid on purchases made on PS Vita, PlayStation TV, PSP, or in-game stores. […]

  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin upgrade path announced, system specs revealed

    Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin will offer returning customers a chance to upgrade at a discounted price. Those who already own Dark Souls 2 on Steam and are interested in picking up the Scholar of the First Sin edition will be happy to know that publisher Bandai Namco is offering them an […]

  • Bloodborne: this is what happens when you have 40 Insight

    Insight is one of the currencies in Bloodborne, but it’s also a mechanic that affects the gameplay. There are MASSIVE SPOILERS below, so turn back now or one of Bloodborne’s gameplay mechanics will be SPOILED for you. Just like Blood Echoes in Bloodborne, Insight is used to purchase certain items from vendors in the game. […]

  • Phase two of Xbox One April update brings voice messages, dedicated servers for party chat, more

    The second phase of the April update for Xbox One is now open to members of the Preview programme and and it looks like there are even more features in store. Phase one of Xbox One’s April firmware update started a few days ago with improvements to party chat and achievements notifications. Today, phase two […]

  • GTA 5′s graphical “downgrade” is a bug, will be fixed in upcoming patch

    As of patch 1.8 for GTA 5 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a few graphical issues have cropped up leading some to believe there has been a stealth downgrade to the game’s overall graphics. Over the past couple of days, Reddit went nuts over a video showing what appears to be a downgrade to […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for March 27, 28 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at The Tower in Destiny to rid you of your Strange Coins. Xur: Agent of the Nine has once again made it to Destiny’s Tower to sell you Exotic weapons and gear in exchange for Strange Coins and Motes of Light. For this weekend, Xur can be found […]

  • Destiny vault space upgrade will have enough room for every Exotic

    Destiny is finally getting the vault space upgrade players have been begging for almost since launch week. Destiny players can currently use vault space to store 20 pieces of amour, 20 weapons and 20 general item stacks. In the latest Bungle Weekly Update, the developer revealed that as of patch 1.1.2, due before House of […]

  • Half-Life 2: Update mod applies some sparkle to the original title

    Half-Life 2: Update will be available tomorrow, and thanks to the modding community, those who own the vanilla version of the game can apply a visual update to the 2004 title. The comparison video shows you the differences between the original version, and the version with Half-Life 2: Update applied. Here’s what the mod includes: […]

  • Neverwinter MMO can now be pre-downloaded on Xbox One

    You can now pre-download the free-to-play Neverwinter MMO on Xbox One. The game launches on March 31, but you will still need an Xbox Live Gold account to play it. Based on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise, the game can be downloaded from the Xbox Store.

  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

    Sony will be ending service for Destiny of Spirits starting next month, Sony has announced. The free-to-play Destiny of Spirits was released in late March 2014 on Vita, and tasked players with collecting supernatural forces appropriate to their geographical location, and then trading them with others online. Gravity Rush spirits were added to the game […]

  • MotoGP 15 is out this spring on PC, last and current-gen consoles

    MotoGP 15 will be released in June on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Milestone has announced. Bike, rider and team customization are part of the latest release in the franchise, along with time-trials and enhanced career options. The game features over 20 bike models divided into three classes: MotoGP, Moto 2 […]

  • Cities: Skylines players should check out Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises

    Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises can now be yours in Cities: Skylines. Die Hard fans will be familiar with Nakatomi Plaza. Those who have never watched the first film and live in Los Angeles know it by its real-life name, FOX Plaza. It was created by Enos Shenk and is available through Steamworks. Those who […]

  • Call of Duty franchise has sold 175M copies, players have thrown 300B grenades

    With the Call of Duty Championship kicking off tomorrow, Activision has sent over a series infographic full of interesting figures such as the number of copies sold over 10 years and how many grenades players have tossed. According to the stats below, the Call of Duty franchise has sold 175 million copies across all platforms […]

  • Save up to 75% on select SEGA games on Steam this weekend

    SEGA has put many of its games on sale through Steam this weekend and the firm has also announced Eastside Hockey Manager is now available through Early Access. The sale runs through March 30. The entire Total War, Company of Heroes and Dawn of War back catalogs are discounted 75% and all associated DLC is […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC confirmed as digital download-only in UK

    Batman: Arkham Knight will indeed be a download-only title on PC in the UK, Warner Bros. has confirmed to VG247. Batman: Arkham Knight will be available as both a physical and digital release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe. Again, in the UK, the PC version will be “available as […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]