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Destiny gets debut ViDoc – watch it here

Sunday, 17 February 2013 18:15 GMT By Sam Clay

Finally Bungie has unveiled some info on Destiny in the form of a classic ViDoc, which is viewable after the break.

There is still no official word on when Destiny will come out, but we know it’s headed to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and “future generation technology”.

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50 Comments

  1. SplatteredHouse

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqFLXayD6e8&feature=player_detailpage#t=44s Yeah it’s cheesy, but the alternative reaction is a whole load of Zs. Tldr: eh.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Hcw87

    Pretty sure the reason we had 90% concept art is because they can’t show too much footage of next gen consoles yet. What we did see is probably running on PC’s, like MGS Ground Zeroes (also a next gen game, trust me).

    If it was coming out on current consoles, they would have just said so, and they would have alot more footage to show if it was coming out this october like rumored.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Peetry

    I like the artwork, but as always I won’t get excited until I’ve seen gameplay. Some of the actual in-engine stuff we saw the visuals aren’t the best, though of course that’s a very harsh thing to say on the very little we viewed

    #3 2 years ago
  4. wishdokta

    Don’t expect visuals amped up in a wide scale multiplayer.
    Nice idea if magic is going to play a part within gameplay and the story. I hope there will a big reveal at E3.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Phoenixblight

    @2

    Bungie already said its coming out on this gen and from what is shown it doesn’t even use DX11. I am sure they will probably do a release for next gen as well but what they had shown was definitely capable in current gen as far as the looks go.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. NocturnalB

    I don’t know, felt pretty underwhelming, i want to see some gameplay. So i’m a bit confused because of a lack of a clear answer, is this an MMOFPS?

    #6 2 years ago
  7. YoungZer0

    Boring.

    If you don’t have anything to show: Don’t show it.

    This is nothing but empty PR Talk. No gameplay, not even a CGI-Trailer. And honestly the artworks look mediocre. We’ve seen it all before. What I dislike the most is how shallow and empty looking the cities are.

    Haven’t they learned anything with Halo? Maybe they should take a look at the Killzone games.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Mike W

    Well this definitely sounds a like a mmo. Activision been looking for a way to charge its players a monthly subscription, this may be their lucky game to the trick.

    Is it me or did the little gameplay they did show look like Halo?

    #8 2 years ago
  9. NocturnalB

    Yeah it was pretty reminiscent of Halo but i expected that much, i also expected an actual trailer and basic clear black and white explanation, i guess i expected too much.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Hirmetrium

    Wow, few things.

    First, the backstory is dangerously Halo. Alien race wipes you out and your saved by this one thing. Yeah.

    Second, graphics look terrible. I understand its early, but I’m already thinking its a set back from Halo:Reach.

    Lastly, I really hope there’s no class locking down or anything. I actually like switching between classes freely, trying them out, more of a jack of all trades master of none approach than the classic MMO one.

    And, Activision will push for monetisation. Don’t know how, but Diablo, WOW, COD (elite), etc are all monetised for a return. This will no doubt be the same.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. OmegaSlayer

    Halo+MassEffect+Skyrim+Journey
    I’m totally sold and excited.

    @2 you can already pre-order the game on current gen consoles
    http://www.amazon.com/Destiny-Bungie/dp/B003O6N356?tag=bungienet-20

    @10 it will be free from subscriptions

    #11 2 years ago
  12. manamana

    MMOs tend to look bland. I hate MMOs. I want an exiting singleperson experience. Thing is, it’s Bungie and Bungie delivers always. And they have Marty, who makes the best game soundtracks out there. So yes actual gameplay footage would be nice, that clunky concept art and those in-engine shots where really rough.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. _LarZen_

    Not hyped at all…the little we can see looks ok. But if it’s just a other fps wrapped up in a story that appeals to children me personally am going to get bored fast.

    Getting my hopes up that Bungie makes a “adult” fps is probably just fooling myself.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Erthazus

    If this is a MMO it looks pretty decent for a MMO.

    If this is the current gen/next gen stand alone title with social stuff then it looks crap as always. I don’t remember a single Bungie game that looked good because they don’t know how to do it.

    Bungie trailers is nothing more then stupid hype. The last videos reminded me of Halo. So now it’s not just a Tribes/quake/Unreal rip off. It’s going to be a rip off of their old game.

    True story. LOL.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Hcw87

    Yeah, because there’s so many other FPS/MMO hybrids out allready on consoles. Oh wait.

    Defiance is coming out in April though, which comes close to the same genre, but it’s 3rd person and alot more traditional MMO.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Erthazus

    @15,
    “Yeah, because there’s so many other FPS/MMO hybrids out allready on consoles. Oh wait.”

    So what? Does not mean it’s something special.

    also, there are FPS/MMO hybrids on a console. It’s called DUST 514 from CCP just for example. Don’t let me start about PC.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Hcw87

    DUST 514 is a straight up competitive shooter in a big online world, like Planetside 2. Not like Destiny at all, where you have ”PvE” stuff to do aswell as player on player stuff.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Erthazus

    http://kotaku.com/5984648/everything-i-know-about-bungies-next-first+person-shooter-destiny

    So it’s a F2P game with raids? Someone had conversation with Blizzard a lot.

    @Hcw87,
    “DUST 514 is a straight up competitive shooter in a big online world, like Planetside 2. Not like Destiny at all, where you have ”PvE” stuff to do aswell as player on player stuff.”

    does not change the fact that there are games on a console that are MMOFPS’s. On the PC’s side PVE MMO’s with PvP aspect are fucking everywhere from WarZ, Firefall, Survarium to other niche mmo’s. Nothing new.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. SplatteredHouse

    If you were thinking of applicable criteria under which you actually get to see the game: One to put a line through – Being Adam Sessler don’t cut it! https://twitter.com/AdamSessler/status/303219718452543488 “So, went to see “Destiny” Didn’t see it, was told about it being awesome”

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Hcw87

    Again, why be so secretive if it’s just going to release on current consoles. I don’t get it.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. mathare92

    Even after watching that, I still don’t know what Destiny really is.

    MMO-FPS? MMO-RPG? Another Halo with new levels of social integration? Something like DUST514? A point and click adventure?

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Erthazus

    Bungie’s engineering lead, Chris Butcher, immediately debunked the MMO theory when he took the stage on Wednesday afternoon to tell us about all the new technology used in the game. In fact, it’s so far from an MMO, he implied, that they’ve coined a new term for this game. You can call it

    “the world’s first shared world shooter,”

    to the crying protest of games like DayZ. (c) Kotaku

    Okay. It’s DayZ/WarZ/Survarium in Space where you can also use your smartphone to communicate with players “Battle.net in World Of Warcraft” with raids “World Of Warcraft”.

    Simple as that and nothing new. I’m out.

    P.S. It’s probably going to have “Server rental” feature with F2P elements from WarZ where you can buy AMMO or medicine/Food/melee weapons and so on.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Hcw87

    @21
    If you read the previews you’d know. It’s not an MMO where you go up to NPC’s and get quests to kill 20 zombies, then go back and turn it in. I guess you can compare it to Halo with other players.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. YoungZer0

    “the world’s first shared world shooter,”

    … so it’s a MMOFPS.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Dave Cook

    My god the negativity on show over a fleeting glimpse of the game is disheartening. At least wait until we see more before sticking the boot in :/

    #25 2 years ago
  26. mathare92

    @23 I did read the preview on Eurogamer (though Wesley sounded just as confused in the beginning of his article) and I’ll read more.

    But really, the one video they put out should offer something a little more concrete than this sort of grand conceptual jargon. I shouldn’t have to read a preview to get a solid idea of what your game is about.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. mathare92

    @25 You should read the comments on the EG piece. :)

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Hirmetrium

    @25, Dave – Activision Blizzard is historically bad. I don’t see why having a “air on the side of caution until we see something solid” approach rubs you up the wrong way :P

    I mean, the internet has jaded us all.

    @11: I said monetisation. Not subscriptions. But even then, that might change over the development. We’ll see.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Phoenixblight

    @28

    Historically bad? they have the number 1; FPS,MMO,RTS in sales. Sorry but I don’t see Activision treating Bungle like their studios that are making games like Dead Pool, Walking Dead or Prototype.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. SplatteredHouse

    @25: Senior Editor of Yahoo Games tweeted, (indirectly) expanding on Sessler’s post: “They had press in their HQ for 6 hours, which included a Q&A that was mostly ‘no comments’. And zero gameplay.”

    REALLY. I feel bad for the folk who turned out/put other commitments aside to show up at this thing on their days off.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Gekidami

    ^ Indeed, sounds like the presentation was a massive waste of time. I hope the buffet was good, at least… If there was one.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Kabby

    A boring non-announcement but it’s fine. We’ll be getting some real gamer news in 3 days, right?

    Kazgaf 2013.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Froseidon

    @25 – Sense has spoken!

    #33 2 years ago
  34. LuLshuck

    Art work is exactly like reaches, hope this shit isnt f2p, i bet they will make you buy the game for 40 quid and make you unlock everything else for another 100

    #34 2 years ago
  35. Froseidon

    @34 – The style is the same because funnily enough, its the same company so chances are, they’ll have the same artists.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. Joe_Gamer

    Sure does seem like a lot of negativity for what amounts to nothing more than a basic concept. Well I liked halo well enough, and this looks to be right up my favorite sci-fi, power armor, save the world, alley so I’m interested. Unfortunately I can’t see it getting optimized very well on PS3 and I’m not about to get ripped off for live subscription but still, if they bring to PC I’ll buy it. Not interested in forking over cash for the “next gen” joke-boxes either, it’s PC or nothing if they want my money.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Old MacDonald

    If it’s some kind of online thing I’m not interested.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. Hcw87

    @36
    Ripped off for live subscription? 40 dollars a year is a ripoff? If that’s something you can’t afford, you should look at your priorities.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. _LarZen_

    @25: I think people are starting to expect something more…something new.

    And when a big company like Bungie shows what at first glance is just a other fps that require online connectivity all the time and everyone knows Activision/Bungie will push microtransactions like a cow with a udder that is about to explode people just….

    Well get angry, and disappointed.

    Personally I don’t blame them, im sick and tired of these braindead games myself. And especially this new trend with microtransactions..something that is for sure to explode in a game like this.

    And that there is no “real” news…it’s just Bungie using the gaming sites to advertise and create hype.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. Edo

    @37 As a matter of fact it’s the “always online “kind of thing.

    #40 2 years ago
  41. Gadzooks!

    I’m still optimistic about Destiny.

    Bungie know gunplay and they know AI, plus Halo was always at it’s best in co-op IMO.

    A party-and-class based co-op Bungie shooter sounds pretty rockin’ still.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. ActionGameKing

    Would be insane if we saw a live demo of this at the PS Meeting. Destiny looks so ambitious, I’m fascinated. Sorry for the PC community though.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. Phoenixblight

    @42

    That won’t be happening if it was an exclusive that would be possible but it isn’t.

    #43 2 years ago
  44. absolutezero

    Nothing but apathy.

    Not even the concept work looks all that interesting. Nothing sounds interesting. It just is. Its a thing. It exists.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. manamana

    I have much respect for Bungie but it seems that they are confusing the people with this first ViDoc. Well, they have their media attention, if that was step one in their marketing plan. I defenitely buy everything from Bungie but I wont pre-order it for 360 because I will play it on the next-gen consoles. Wuld be nice if the next ViDoc is a bit more revealing also gameplay wise.

    #45 2 years ago
  46. DSB

    Awkward to try and pass it off like the worlds first persistent world shooter.

    Planetside happened a decade ago.

    #46 2 years ago
  47. LuLshuck

    @39 You serious? ano everyone jumps the “lets hate activision” bandwagon but activision are the only publishers that havent jumped on board this microtransaction thing

    #47 2 years ago
  48. Joe_Gamer

    @38 Hcw87: Oh I CAN afford it, I make more than most honestly, but just because I can doesn’t mean I should. Multi-player in PS2:free, dreamcast:free, Gamecube:free, PS3:free, Wii:free, Wii-U:free….PC:Not just free but better in every way.

    It is currently the only online gaming service that charges users a fee to play multi-player gaming. It’s even worse for me because I’m a network admin, did you know that 90-95% of all console multi-player activity is PEER-TO-PEER, my xbox talks to your xbox over the net connections we already pay for. Matchmaking and some QoS are the only things M$ servers handle, oh and delivering all that advertising. Far as I can tell, M$ are charging you for the privilege of having them show you commercials for their products….

    Vote with your wallets as they say and there is no way I’m gonna support shit like this with my money.

    I call that getting swindled and pimped
    I call that getting tricked by a business.
    (as the kids might say)

    XD

    #48 2 years ago
  49. Hcw87

    You can’t chat with people crossgame on PSN, and you have long maintenance several times a month.

    That alone makes it worth paying for XBL.

    #49 2 years ago
  50. Phoenixblight

    @49

    Nice exaggeration.

    #50 2 years ago

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Microsoft looking into streaming PC games to Xbox One

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

  • Free! Vindictus Lann Revamp codes worth €25

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Unreal Tournament 4 lets modders sell cosmetic items to players

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

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

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

  • Valve’s Lighthouse, VR controllers and more explained

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

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

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

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

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

  • Watch the full Phil Spencer keynote from GDC 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Madden 15 added to EA Vault

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

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

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

  • Final Fantasy creator hates sequels

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Elite: Dangerous Xbox One trailer shows off space MMO

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

  • Battletoads to appear in Shovel Knight Xbox One

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

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

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

  • Microsoft HoloLens designer killed in hit and run accident

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Sims, SimCity developer closed down

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

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

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

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

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

  • Wireless adapter for Xbox One controllers out later this year

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

  • Microsoft offers up more details on Spencer’s GDC 2015 talk

    Microsoft has provided more details on Cross-Buy functionality between Windows 10 and Xbox One as well as the Xbox Live SKU and other announcements made during Phil Spencer’s talk today. During the session, the head of Xbox shared “the next step” in the company’s plans for a unified platform across all Windows 10 devices which […]

  • Wasteland 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 this summer

    Wasteland 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 as a Game of the Year Edition. inXile Entertainment announced the news on the PS Blog, noting the edition contains enhancements and improvements. The game has been ported to Unity 5, which was announced over the weekend, providing upgraded visual effects, “improved character models, upgraded environments, and Unity […]

  • Cross-Buy detailed for Windows 10 and Xbox One; Elite: Dangerous coming to Xbox One

    During Xbox boss Phil Spencer’s session at GDC 2015 today, it was announced Elite: Dangerous would release on Xbox One. Spencer also outlined cross-buy functionality across Windows 10 and Xbox One. Spencer’s talk started off with Frontier Developments announcing Elite: Dangerous for release this summer as a console debut on Xbox One, suggesting the Elite: […]

  • Longbeards Culture Pack available now for Total War: Attila

    The Longbeards Culture Pack is now available for Total War: Attila and it comes with three new playable factions. The Langobards, the Burgundians and the Alamans can be played in both single and multiplayer campaign modes as well as custom and multiplayer battles. A new feature called The Lay of Ybor is also included. It […]

  • Nvidia unveils Titan X as world’s “most advanced GPU” – video

    Nvidia revealed Titan X as “the world’s most advanced GPU” during Epic founder Tim Sweeney’s State of Unreal session a t GDC 2015 today. Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took the stage during the panel stating it contains “8 billion transistors,” and has 12GB of RAM. Pricing wasn’t announced, but it was rumored back in January […]

  • Steam sale discounts titles announced for SteamOS

    With many of the year’s most popular games heading to SteamOS, Valve has decided to host sale in celebration. Here’s a short list of titles on sale. The full list of PC, Linux, Mac and SteamOS discounts can be found through the link. The Banner Saga Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Batman: Arkham […]

  • PayDay 2 announced for SteamOS, celebrating with franchise sale

    PayDay 2 is coming to SteamOS, Overkill has announced. Still under development, a release date will be announced at a later date. “Making sure PAYDAY 2 is available on SteamOS felt like a no-brainer,” said Bo Andersson Klint, CEO of Starbreeze in the press release. “With PAYDAY 2: Crimewave Edition coming to the next generation […]

  • Magicka 2 has a release date and a crazy new trailer

    Magicka 2 has a release date for PC and the PlayStation 4, and Paradox Interactive has released a trailer featuring “Vlad’s latest lyrical triumph,” which is his rendition of the Game of Thrones theme. Magicka arrived on PC and PS4 May 26 and the game can be pre-ordered on PC beginning today, with PS4 pre-orders […]

  • Nintendo eShop schedule: Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, Never Alone, others

    Nintendo has sent over a list of titles heading to the eShop in 2015. The schedule contains titles such as Affordable Space Adventures, Runbow, Swords & Soldiers 2, Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, Never Alone and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars. Below a preliminary list of games scheduled to launch in the Nintendo eShop on […]

  • Week 8: Can you win the weekly VG247 GTA Online playlist? Play tonight at 8pm UK time!

    We’re hotdogging tonight. I don’t even know what that means. Eight weeks of ridiculous death. Such a brave, true milestone. We’re going to celebrate two entire months of playing weekly GTA Online playlists with VG247 readers with Hotdogging, a set of six jobs I named completely at random. This one ends with a straight-up border […]

  • Puzzle platformer Four Sided Fantasy coming to PC, consoles in early 2016

    Curve Digital and developer Logan Fieth’s studio Ludo Land are bringing puzzle platformer, Four Sided Fantasy, to PC all major consoles in early 2016. Ludo Land are developing the PC version, with Curve Digital handling the console and Vita versions. Four Sided Fantasy tasks players with venturing across “dreamlike levels” by controlling and manipulating the […]

  • Tropico 5 arrives on PS4 in April – video

    A release date for Tropico 5 on PlayStation 4 has been announced. This is the franchise’s first foray onto PlayStation consoles. It arrived in Europe on April 24 and in North America on April 28. A Limited Edition has also been announced, and it includes The Big Cheese DLC and the Bayo Del Olfato sandbox […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Limited Edition PS4 releasing in Asia

    A limited edition Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain PlayStation 4 system will be released in Asia. The system and its DualShock controller were designed in collaboration with Konami Digital Entertainment and targeted for the Asia region, per Gematsu. It will be released as part of PS4 Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain […]