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Crytek: it’s “impossible” for next-gen consoles to match PCs

Monday, 18 February 2013 11:30 GMT By Dave Cook

Crytek founder Cevat Yerli has stated that it is impossible for PS4 and Xbox 720 to match the clout of gaming PCs in a new interview. He also confirmed that he is currently under NDA at both Sony and Microsoft on both of their incoming next-gen consoles.

Despite his non-disclosure agreements, Yerli told Eurogamer that these new console rigs simply can’t compete with high-spec gaming PCs.

“Without breaking NDAs that are in place,” Yerli cautioned, “realistically, from purely a price point perspective, it is impossible. It’s impossible to package $2000-3000 into a mainstream, let’s say $500 console.

“I’m not saying they are $500 consoles. They may launch a console at $2000, but the consumer pricing is usually much lower than that. So, given consumer pricing, and given the cost of production of a gamer PC and the amount of watt of power it needs, which is like a fridge, it’s impossible.”

Crytek has recently spoken out about next-gen launch titles, stating that they won’t look as good as current high-spec PC games.

What do you make of the above? Let us know below.

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37 Comments

  1. CyberMarco

    In before PC Master race…

    #1 2 years ago
  2. KAP

    Most logical thing I’ve heard from a dev in a long time.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Edo

    From a PC gamer…Crytek is full of shit lately.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. YoungZer0

    And water is wet.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. silkvg247

    What I think is “no shit, sherlock”. ;)

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Beta

    Really? I’d have never known. Thank you Cevat..

    #6 2 years ago
  7. SlayerGT

    The leader of graphic whores, and is very true..still doesn’t matter.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. DeyDoDoughDontDeyDough

    This is the same Cevat Yerli that said “Crysis is IMPOSSIBLE on consoles”?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVsT4D2_VTI

    It would appear so: it’s the very same Cevat ‘Impossible’ Yerli, and that’s the very same perfectly decent version of Crysis that you can now download on Xbox Live.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Dave Cook

    @8 It’s not the same version though in reality. They had to change and optimise a lot to get it to work. it’s not a verbatim build.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. DeyDoDoughDontDeyDough

    @9 And it’s also not impossible. We can agree that, can’t we?

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Dave Cook

    @10 Yeah absolutely, it’s possible now that’s for sure. I still need to play the first Crysis, I should probably get on that.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. YoungZer0

    @11: To be honest you’re not missing out anything.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. DeyDoDoughDontDeyDough

    @11&12

    I disagree. Crysis is bloody brilliant IMO.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. livewired500

    @13 I second that

    #14 2 years ago
  15. YoungZer0

    Shitty weapon handling and the fun is out as soon as you encounter the aliens.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. roadkill

    Doh!! :)

    #16 2 years ago
  17. absolutezero

    I would argue that the console Crysis plays a hell of alot differently than the more free-form PC original.

    The draw distance, the fluidity of controls just allows more crazy shit, which makes Crysis really. From what I played of console Crysis I was very much reacting to enemies when they appeared rather than setting up stupidly intricate plan and watching them go awry.

    Crysis 1 is very much so an acquired taste but once is does click and you start just playing with the nanosuit rather than feeling its like any other game its pretty special. Even today.

    http://youtu.be/-y5KiJt9oxg

    Nanosuit Ninja does a good job of encapsulating what makes Crysis 1 great. Shame about 2 and no interest in 3.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Erthazus

    Gosh, to be honest. I hate these statements.

    First Bungie, now Crytek. Of course it is impossible to pack a good hardware in to the mainstream device, but why you should talk about that? It pisses people a LOT.

    P.S. Crysis 1 is incredible. It’s still the most impressive FPS game in this generation with the graphics that to this date no one surpassed and it was a Direct X10 game. It had the best FPS controls (console controls are shit in PS3 or 360. They used them from Crysis 2).
    Best Shooting mechanics EVER. After Crysis 1 i thought that we will have only them in the future, but PS3 and 360 came… and then came that POS so called Crysis 2… blergh.

    @DeyDoDoughDontDeyDough, “This is the same Cevat Yerli that said “Crysis is IMPOSSIBLE on consoles”?”

    and it’s true. they used Cryengine 3.0 build to port Crysis 1 that in the end is not Crysis 1 at all. Even controls are different. Some gameplay elements with stealth was not the same for example because console version had no foliage at all. Draw distance was a big part of the gameplay. AI is completely different. On consoles it was a Retarded version of Crysis 2.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Gadzooks!

    Digital Foundry did a thorough piece on how Crysis runs on consoles:

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-crysis-face-off

    Not bad at all.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. DeyDoDoughDontDeyDough

    All I’m saying is that a couple of years from now, when it suits him to promote whatever his company’s next graphics-pushing console title is, I absolutely guaran-fucking-tee you, he will be saying, “Thanks to CryEngine 4 (probably), all versions, PS4, Xbox Next and PC are the same.”

    Because that’s what he does. Go and look at how he promoted Crysis 2. It was exactly the same.

    Either one’s better or it isn’t, but this ‘It’s Impossible!’ – ‘No, wait! They’re all the same!’ – ‘Look at what we’re achieving on consoles with CryBaby 5!’ shit is getting old already.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. ps3fanboy

    a question to you Cevat Yerli…

    why did crysis2 suck so much on the pc when compared to crysis1???…
    why dont you use the full power of the pc for your games??

    is it because it cost to much??, and you dont bother with it. because 99% of the buyers of your games is on consoles anyway… and what bungie claimed that “nobody” uses a keyboard and mouse any more is really true.

    so why come here with this idiotic “impossible” claim then you moron…

    #21 2 years ago
  22. livewired500

    X360 vs PC Crysis 1:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcKLjgWl7tM

    #22 2 years ago
  23. RyuRanX

    That was expected. But even if the new consoles are equivalent to current mid-range PCs, they would still be a lot better than the current ones.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. MadFingerz

    Lol, what he’s not saying is that consoles offer a good price/quality ratio that some PCs can’t match, especially when you take into consideration services such as PS+ with the instant game collection and what not. And who cares if you can’t get the most pretty games on consoles? That’s not what gaming is about, at least not for me.

    btw, Crysis might be good when it comes to textures and all but artistically it looks boring as hell. I would prefer playing games like Journey which look unique rather than looking at high res foliage…

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Erthazus

    @24, Games on the PC are cheaper and your POS+ is shit compared to Steam Sales.

    “what he’s not saying is that consoles offer a good price/quality ratio that some PCs can’t match”

    bullshit obviously for console fanboys.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. loki

    Hi, my name is Cevat Yerli, I love talking crap about consoles. Then Sony and Microsoft pay me, and i talk good about consoles. Else I make the boring game with nice graphics. And what game need except graphics?

    #26 2 years ago
  27. absolutezero

    Consoles are totally not about the graphical powers at all.

    “New rumour about possible next gen power”

    OMG imagine what its going to look like OMG

    #27 2 years ago
  28. YoungZer0

    That pretty much sums it up.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. sagtlthl

    What is the use of having a very high end PC, and can’t play a game like God of War on it, most of PC games are side scrolling or strategy games, I don’t need to pay 2000+$ to play those and then miss The Last of Us on the consoles. And by the way Crysis is very boring game no matter of what amazing graphics it has.
    And even if next gen consoles will provide 8X of what current consoles provide + the amazing games the consoles offer, that is enough, no need to listen to this bullshit talk.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Lahanas

    When and if we can play the awesome exclusives of Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo on the PC, then we can talk. For now, consoles are still the center of core gaming and will continue to be. And they MUST continue to be.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Dragon246

    Next-gen consoles will have graphics better than any equally priced pc, and thats all I want.
    500$console > 500$ pc.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Demigod

    To be frank he is right but who really cares? As long as we get better texture res which we will I dont care, they will look better than they do now, a lot better in a couple of years when they learn more tricks on a fixed hardware base.(by which time pc will look even better I know)

    So we will get better looking games not quite as good as pc. Fine. As long as they make games that are compelling and/or fun that is all that really matters to me.

    Oh and didn’t we get these arguments last time?

    (just for disclosures sake the last console I bought was a ps2 so I’m not really biased one way or another)

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Lord Gremlin

    It’s about games, stupid.
    It’s not important what a system COULD run, it’s important what’s actually made for it.
    I mean, look at GoW3 on PS3. Looks… Well, better than a lot of stuff on PC, minus 720p resolution. Could PC show much better graphics? Yes. But will somebody spend time and money making it?
    See, consoles are what games are made for. To the point where actual power does not matter. Remember PC port of RE4? It looked good on PS2, and looked way worse on PC.
    Also, is it just me or Crysis series is boring shit? I remember part 1 the “run from bush to bush stealth-ed for 8 hours” game and this scripted nonsense that was second game. It doesn’t really matter how it looks if it’s boring crap, honestly.
    Games are similar to food, you see, as in it should be edible and tasty = enjoyable. It helps if it looks good, but if it looks good yet taste like dog poop, well, who cares about looks.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. nhowell14

    Oh for pete’s sake….This is what causes little PC gamers to puff out their chest and start ripping on consoles. It’s dumb. This Cevat Yerli or whatever, shouldn’t be promoting the spec wars when he’ll have the 3rd iteration of Crysis is running on 6+7+ year old hardware, and to prematurely state what the next Playstation/Xbox can and cannot do, is just piss-poor leadership and shows no true decency.

    Maybe he’s got a stick up his arse from hearing Epic basically saying that his engine is pretty but crap…

    #34 2 years ago
  35. dougko

    DeyDoDoughDontDeyDough
    18/02/13, 12:20 pm
    This is the same Cevat Yerli that said “Crysis is IMPOSSIBLE on consoles”?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVsT4D2_VTI

    It would appear so: it’s the very same Cevat ‘Impossible’ Yerli, and that’s the very same perfectly decent version of Crysis that you can now download on Xbox Live.
    Dougko
    crack up mate shows u dont really no what your talking about crysis 1 is still to this day very demanding in full settings high res etc fact 1 is they remade the whole crytek engine two work with consoles ie for crysis 2 then they went back to crysis 1 and remade the whole game because crysis could not run on a console full stop the way the game was made ment it was impossible so the game u play may look the same but it is not the same game engine as crysis 1 plus crysis 1 and 2 both look like 2004 games on the console ps3 being the worse i cant wait for the new consoles i wont be buying it but i hope they hurry up because it has more power than the last consoles and updated hardware so fingers crossed pc games wont be burdened for a year at least buy poor graphics and architecture the ps3 and xbox 360 has left us with thanks all. oh just another note crysis 1 and two and 3 both look really bad on all consoles. pc version settings would be low if u wanted it to look like the consoles rofl no joke the point im making anyways cevat could not have known crytek would remake a whole game in the new engine that he never knew about unless he had a crystal ball witch he ant .

    #35 2 years ago
  36. Jerykk

    Alright, let’s get started:

    1) No, the console versions of Crysis are not the same as the PC version, so no, Crysis was never faithfully brought to consoles. The textures are lower res, the draw distance is lower, foliage is greatly reduced, there are fewer trees, fewer physics objects, the lighting is completely different, the AA is non-existent, etc. It also uses CryEngine 3 instead of CryEngine 2 because CryEngine 2 doesn’t run well on consoles. Needless to say, the PC version looks and runs a whole lot better than the console versions. It also plays better, as Crytek decided to put many of their lousy Crysis 2 design choices into the console ports.

    2) PC’s don’t only offer superior image quality but also superior performance, which has a far more significant impact on gameplay. Playing a shooter at ~30 FPS feels pretty lousy when compared to 60+ FPS. Higher framerate also means more responsive controls because the code ticks more often.

    3) Good gameplay and good graphics are not mutually exclusive. You can have a game that plays well AND looks good. Shocking, I know. In the case of multiplatform titles (which comprise the bulk of games these days), PC gets the best of both worlds.

    4) The number of console-exclusives is decreasing to the rise in development and marketing costs. It simply isn’t practical to make a AAA game for only one platform unless the platform-owner is funding it. That’s why the vast majority of AAA games are multiplatform. If you play many games, chances are that the majority of those games are multiplatform, which means that the majority of the games you play are significantly better on PC.

    Thank you.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Evo_256

    What Yerli is saying is absolute fact though regardless if he is feeding the console/PC wars or not, logistically and realistically if the consoles are going to be around a £500 price point then they will have £500 worth of hardware (or less) in them, and that in itself when compared to a £3000 high end PC rig is no contest, and really, just stating the obvious. Having said that consoles don’t have the limitations a PC does having to conform to an X86 X64 OS and various API’s and software layers, they are built for one dedicated purpose and as such can get round these limitations utilising the hardware in them in some ways better than a PC can I think this will be the case of the brand new consoles as it was when the 360 first his the market. Another thing to note because of this is that I don’t think any game out there actually uses all that horse power properly in a PC.

    The old 360 and ps3 have had their day and have been using other tricks to keep up like lower screen resolutions lower fidelity textures etc lower LOD’s. So in summary when the new consoles hit the shelves they will be on par (more or less) with the best looking games on PC currently (some exclusives may even surpass in terms of graphics fidelity) but not because of hardware, but because of how the software runs and the coding tricks they use, but I have a feeling it wont be for long, as PC hardware, software and engine development always moves forward while the consoles become stagnant very quickly, it is a cycle that has happened for years, and I don’t see it changing any time soon.

    #37 2 years ago

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    The exact dates as well as more information on the Battlefield Hardline open beta will be shared tomorrow. This is according to the latest blog post from developer Visceral Games. “We’ll share the exact dates and info on the Battlefield Hardline open beta tomorrow,” wrote Visceral boss Steve Papoutsis. “Stay tuned, thanks again, and keep […]

  • Upcoming Hearthstone patch to apply balance change to Undertaker

    An upcoming Hearthstone patch will apply a balance change to the Undertaker card, Blizzard has announced. After the release of Goblins vs Gnomes, Blizzard said it kept an “eye on the state of game balance” as more matches were played using the additional cards. Released with The Curse of Naxxramas, Undertaker is considered an overly […]

  • February Games with Gold offers up Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

    The free games on offer in February via Xbox Live Games with Gold have been announced. Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One can download #IDARB during February. Xbox 360 users can grab Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons from February 1-15, when it will be replaced by Sniper Elite V2 from February 16 -28. […]

  • Kinguin blames unidentified Russian for deactivated Far Cry 4 keys

    Third-party game key seller Kinguin is issuing refunds to those who found their games deactivated through Ubisoft’s Uplay service. Customers which purchased keys for Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, The Crew and Watch Dogs are affected. Kinguin said 4,600 customer tickets were submitted over the last 72 hours and 35 out of 3,400 of […]

  • Video Unlimited to be re-branded as PlayStation Video starting in February

    Like Music Unlimited, Sony’s Video Unlimited service is being replaced and re-branded PlayStation Video. PlayStation Video will become part of PlayStation Network to streamline digital services for the over 64 million PSN users. PlayStation Video and PlayStation Music will be added to PSN which is already a destination point for the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Plus, […]

  • Spotify arrives on PlayStation Music this spring, Music Unlimited closing

    Spotify will launch on PlayStation Network this spring as part of a new music destination called PlayStation Music. PlayStation Music is a replacement for Music Unlimited, and those with a PSN account can link to Spotify which can be used just for music, or when playing games on PlayStation 4. Existing playlists from current Spotify […]

  • Closed beta for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts tomorrow

    The private beta period for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts on January 29. Those who pre-order the game via Steam, will automatically be included in the beta, enabling them to provide feedback on the first campaign in single-player mode. An additional beta period will be announced in the weeks leading up to launch. The […]

  • Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL available once more on UK store

    UK residents who want to get their hands on the shiny Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL can once again pre-purchase it through the Nintendo UK Store. If you want one, you better hurry because units will likely go rather fast. Only one per customer is allowed, and once you drop £209.99 on it, […]

  • Nintendo Q3: 1.9M New 3DS models sold, Wii U lifetime sales hit 9.2M

    New 3DS XL has sold 1.3 million units as of December 31, 2014, Nintendo announced in its Q3 financial results today. New 3DS moved 580,000 units by the end of the same period. Lifetime sales of both systems combined total a little under 1.9 million. Combined global sales for current 3DS models available in Europe […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s exo zombies reanimate a familiar format

    Advanced Warfare’s exo suits manage to bring an undead format back to life. Dave Cook welcomes zombies back to Call of Duty. “The challenges start to spike early so seasoned zombie slayers needn’t worry about being coddled.” Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s first DLC went live this week, dropping four very solid maps for multiplayer […]

  • YouTube app and Maps will be removed from PS Vita

    Sony said that it will end support for the YouTube and Maps apps, as well as remove the “near” feature in an upcoming firmware update. Sony has revealed that a system update releasing in March will remove the Maps app and prevent the “near” feature from obtaining location address or display maps, making it redundant. […]

  • There is a Destiny loot cave Easter egg in Dying Light

    Dying Light is the latest game to take a jab at Destiny by having its own loot cave. Destiny’s infamous loot cave has been recreated in Dying Light, sort of. Of course the loot cave in Dying Light is only an Easter egg and doesn’t actually net you any loot. Instead, upon entering it, you […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 supports co-op in story mode, but only offline

    You can play the campaign of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 in co-op, but not online. 4gamer spoke to producers of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 and made out with a few details concerning story, setting and more. The site confirmed that while you will be able to switch between characters in the single player, and have […]

  • The Witcher 3 may have a permadeath “Insanity” mode

    Although not yet confirmed, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD Projekt RED is working on a difficulty mode dubbed “Insanity” that will delete your save if you die. During Monday’s Twitch stream, the developer took a few questions from the chat and we’ve got a bunch of answers. There are many interesting little bits […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition is the most successful launch for BioWare, based on sales

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is responsible for the most successful launch in developer BioWare’s history, according to EA. During last night’s EA Q3 2015 earnings call, the publisher said that Dragon Age: Inquisition was the most successful launch for developer BioWare. Today, we get a bit more detail. “In particular, Dragon Age: Inquisition had by far […]

  • Here’s a walkthrough of one mission from Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack, Hurk Deluxe, seems like good fun, judging from this video. The Hurk Deluxe Pack was released today on all platforms. It comes with five new missions. The video below takes a look at the “Call of the Wild” mission. In the walkthrough you’ll get to see some of the […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date confirmed on Xbox Store

    The beta date for Battlefield Hardline has popped up on the Xbox Store, confirming the rumoured date. The listing for the Battlefield Hardline beta is available for anyone to see right now on the Xbox Store. Granted, it’s for Xbox 360, but unless EA is starting this beta early on Xbox 360, this will pretty […]

  • GTA player flies jets backwards in impressive stunts

    Doing stunts with jets in GTA 5 can be impressive, but it’s nothing like flying them backwards. Making videos of your jet stunts has become too mainstream. Which is why the latest video from YouTube channel GTA5Videos is all about defying that. The video below features some insane stunts mostly done by flying jets backwards, […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare balance patch out, System Hack nerfed, HBRa3 buffed

    The latest patch to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is here with some major changes to game balance. Making good on the promise to nerf System Hack, developer Sledgehammer Games has released the latest patch to Advanced Warfare to do just that, and much more. The patch is out now on Xbox platforms, with PlayStation […]

  • Grinding three purples in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel may crash your game [UPDATE]

    Update: Gearbox Software has announced there’s currently a hot-fix in place for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel as a temporary solution to crashes caused with the DLC update. Until a permanent fix can be made, the hotfix should correct crashing issues. All will be fixed in the next major game update. Original Story A bug that snuck […]

  • Havoc maps up the tempo for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

    Dave Cook dons his Exo suit to find the new Havok DLC maps a great change of pace for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Given that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare places great emphasis on verticality, it’s little wonder that Sledgehammer Games has designed the first of its four DLC map packs with elevation and […]

  • G2A responds to deactivated Far Cry 4 keys debacle

    G2A, one of the third-party sellers that were named in the ongoing episode of deactivated Far Cry 4 keys has decided to release a statement. G2A is a well known third-party key sellers online. Most users know it through its sponsorship deals with many YouTube and Twitch channels. The service sells keys both through its […]

  • Petroglyph’s Victory resurfaces with Korean co-developer

    End of Nations, Mytheon and Grey Goo developer Petroglyph Games seems to have salvaged a stalled project. Victory popped up back in early 2013 after Trion Worlds took End of Nations in-house. Petroglyph’s attempt to crowdfund the unusual strategy title ended in iniquity, but it vowed to do whatever it could to bring the game […]

  • Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC now available

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack adds new story missions and a pile of new weapons. Far Cry 4: Hurk Deluxe is now available on PC and Xbox platforms, and is rolling out to the PSN in line with local network updates. The pack bundles five story missions, including Yak Farm, Blood Ruby and Hurk’s […]

  • Yes, Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions, but thankfully they’re not as outrageous as initial reports suggested. The subject of Resident Evil: Revelations 2′s microtransactions arose earlier today with reports filtering out of a European press event that you’ll be able to pay to keep playing after your character dies. The ramifications of this are pretty […]

  • Play mini-games to unlock Magicka 2 content

    Magicka 2 publisher Paradox Interactive has invited fans to earn in-game rewards by playing other games. The Magicka website will host various mini-games in the build up to Magicka 2′s launch later this year on PC and PS4. Playing these games controbutes to a community score total which will eventually unlock in-game content as well […]

  • Deactivated Far Cry 4 keys were purchased through Origin

    Far Cry 4 owners who found their games deactivated without warning may be surprised to learn where they came from. Many copies of Far Cry 4 purchased through third-party re-sellers have been deactivated without notice. Although resellers affected by the deactivations argued that they had made authorised purchases, Ubisoft has denied this. The publisher told […]

  • Will Assassin’s Creed visit Japan in 2016?

    The next Assassin’s Creed game after Victory may finally bring ninja and assassins together. An Assassin’s Creed fan has spotted what certainly looks like a heavy hint that the next game after Victory will be set in Japan. Ubisoft forums member Cornik22 was looking through the Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag official art book when […]

  • Resident Evil HD modder aims to restore original, terrible voice acting

    Resident Evil and its early sequels are justifiably famous for their simply dire voice acting. Some Resident Evil fans feel they just can’t enjoy the experience of exploring Umbrella facilities if someone isn’t talking at them with absolutely no regard for pacing, content or tone. As a result, modder Bunny has stepped up to the […]

  • Record iPhone sales drive Apple to revenue spike

    The iPhone is still going strong – in fact, it’s selling better than ever. Apple has announced its financial results for the quarter ending December 27 2014, exceeding expectations with a 29.5% increase in revenues to $74.6 billion. This was a new record for the company. One of the key factors in this spike is […]

  • HoloLens has “mind-blowing” potential for games, says Microsoft CEO

    Microsoft’s VR wearable HoloLens is going to be great for games, according to CEO Satya Nadella. Speaking to investors, Nadella made Microsoft’s entertainment plans for the device explicit. “It’s also getting clearer how the games people love today will evolve to mind-blowing experiences in the future when designed for the mixed reality that Windows 10 […]

  • EA Q3: Battlefield 5 still on for holiday 2016, PGA Tour 15 spring release confirmed

    EA announced its financial results for its Q3 fiscal year 2015 quarter, ended December 31, 2014, noting total net revenue $1.13 billion in total net revenue compared to $808 million year-over-year. For the nine months ending December 31, total net revenue came in at $3.3 billion. Net revenues were up 39% and net income came […]

  • Players logged 113M single-player hours in Dragon Age: Inquisition, other EA games stats

    Ahead of its Q3 2015 earnings release, Electronic Arts has released a game infographic showing some interesting stats compiled through gameplay from October – December 2014. For FIFA 15, over 3.3 billion goals were made; 73 million knockouts occurred in EA SPORTS UFC; over 10 million families were created in The Sims 4; 113 million […]

  • Hyrule Warriors has shipped 1 million units worldwide

    Koei Tecmo has announced shipments of its Wii U hack and slash action title, Hyrule Warriors, has shipped one million units worldwide. The Omega Force-developed title was released in Japan on August 14 and in the west on September 26. Two packs of DLC for the game are slated for February alongside the version 1.5.0 […]

  • Xbox Games Store discounts Never Alone, Dragon Age: Inquisition, more

    This week’s deals available through the Xbox Games Store will be valid until February 2 with titles such as Battlefield 4, Dragon Age Inquisition, Never Alone, and Titanfall discounted. Discounted titles with an asterisk are for Xbox Live Gold members only. Xbox One Just Dance 2015* – 40% Another World* – 50% Never Alone* – […]

  • Say hello to Mortal Kombat X’s latest character: Reptile

    As promised, one of two character reveals this week for Mortal Kombat X has occurred: it’s the acid-spitting Reptile. Nice! Watch the video above. Mortal Kombat X is slated for release on April 14 and will be available on PC, PS3, PS4,Bxo 360 and Xbox One. Thanks, MrTGJelly (Trent).

  • Twisted fairy tale Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries hits Steam Early Access

    Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries, the successful Kickstarter from GRIN Studios, has launched on Steam Early Access. The PC title is described as a “cinematic fable featuring a vengeful Red Riding Hood,” who armed with an axe sets out on a quest to avenge the murder of her parents. Gameplay features action-platforming, combo-based hack ‘n […]

  • Dead or Alive 5: Last Round delayed to late March on Steam

    Koei Tecmo has announced it is delaying the PC release of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round to March. According to an updated listing on Steam (thanks, AGB), the fighter was delayed “in order to provide you with the best experience possible.” To apologize for the delay, Team Ninja will offer the Halloween 2013 Set, […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online will be F2P “no plans” for western release

    Dragon’s Dogma Online will be a free-to-play title for PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Set for release this year, Dragon’s Dogma Online has a lobby which will support up to 100 players, is open-world, and the executive producer is Hiroyuki Kobayashi. Players can form groups with up to four players or pawns while raids […]

  • Watch this release video for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel DLC Lady Hammerlock

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel releases today on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and coinciding with the release is the launch trailer. In the Lady Hammerlock DLC, players are introduced and will be able to step into the shoes of Sir Hammerlock’s sister, Lady Aurelia the Baroness. The DLC will run […]

  • Free DLC for Tales of Zestiria takes place after main storyline

    Free DLC will be released in Japan for Tales of Zestiria, and while Bandai Namco has yet to state whether it will be released westward with the core game this summer, it’s an interesting slice of content. According to information from Jump posted by Siliconera, the DLC Alisha After Episode: What Is Reflected In The […]

  • This video of a Paris flat looks the real deal, but it’s all Unreal Engine 4

    I’m not entirely sure when, or how, this fella managed to sneak into my secret flat in Paris and film it, but since it’s out there I may as well share it with you. All joking aside, this video is rather amazing. It provides a virtual tour of a flat located in Paris; however, it’s […]

  • The Witness passes key development milestone, still no release date

    The Witness has seemingly come back from the dead. Creator Jonathan Blow has posted an update on the game’s development. Surely you still remember The Witness? Jonathan Blow’s follow-up to Braid, which was shown during the PlayStation 4 reveal event all the way back in February 2013? Well, today we got our first development update […]

  • You can now take selfies in World of Warcraft

    The latest patch to World of Warcraft has added a S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera to the game. And it does exactly what it sounds like it does. Patch 6.1 is currently being deployed to World of Warcraft’s Public Test Realms (PTR). There’s a massive list of patch notes, but the most pressing one, other than Twitter integration, […]

  • Hellblade: early gameplay and prototype footage revealed

    The latest developer diary for Hellblade is here with a look at some early gameplay prototypes and a peek at some polished areas. Hellblade developer Ninja Theory has revealed even more details of how game development works behind the scenes. The eighth part of this ongoing diary shows early gameplay footage along with some intriguing […]

  • Resident Evil Revelations 2: Raid mode offline-only on launch, more details

    Capcom has revealed a tonne of new details about Raid mode in Resident Evil: Revelations 2. Capcom has confirmed that Raid mode will launch with the first episode of Revelations 2 in February. You will be playing it offline only though, either solo or in split-screen co-op. As for the online portion, Capcom promised it […]

  • Watch the first 20 minutes of Life is Strange

    The first 20 minutes of Life is Strange have been posted online for anyone to watch. The opening 20 minutes of Life is Strange set the stage for what kind of game it is. The kind that you’ll probably like if you’re a fan of Telltale games. The video is courtesy of consolewarsofficial and you […]

  • Don’t blame Ubisoft for cancelling keys – blame the culture of overpriced games

    Publishers need to drop PC games prices in order to stem the flourishing grey market, says Matt Martin. “How are you going to sell me Far Cry 4 for £45 when I can pick up Far Cry, Far Cry 2, Far Cry 3, Far Cry: Blood Dragon and extra DLC for just £30?” Some players […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online is real, full reveal in this week’s Famitsu

    What’s been heavily-rumoured to be the next instalment in the Dragon’s Dogma franchise, Dragon’s Dogma Online, will be fully revealed this week. According to a recent post by Famitsu, the magazine’s upcoming weekly issue, which releases January 29, will contain a massive feature on Dragon’s Dogma Online. The magazine will dedicate 18 pages to all […]

  • Valve responds to recent Counter-Strike match-fixing scandal, bans offenders

    Valve has investigated the recent case of match-fixing involving two teams in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive professional scene and decided to ban those involved from future tournaments. Recent allegations involving match-fixing between iBUYPOWER and NetcodeGuides.com – two of the professional teams that played in Cevo Season 5 – came to light. Valve has took notice […]

  • Having issues playing Grim Fandango Remastered on PS4? Sony is offering help

    Sony has offered a few steps to help those who are having issues with their pre-loaded PS4 installs of Grim Fandango Remastered. A few reports have started to appear online from users who’ve pre-ordered and pre-loaded Grim Fandango Remastered on their PS4 consoles. Sony has since posted a support thread on the official forums, to […]

  • Get Dragon Age: Inquisition for $36 and more in EA’s Xbox One sale

    Many EA digital games are being offered at considerable discounts on Xbox One right now. The latest EA sale is pretty good, offering sales on many AAA titles. It’s only available on Xbox One, with extra savings for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. The list below covers prices for Gold Subscribers. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare […]

  • Grim Fandango Remastered reviews round-up, all the scores

    Grim Fandango Remastered is a classic game brought into the new generation, so it’s time for everyone to know how great it is. The reviews for Grim Fandango Remastered have started popping up and as per usual, we’ve collected a few of them below. Grim Fandango Remastered is, as the name suggests, a remastered version […]

  • The Witcher 3: latest build is 1080p on PS4, 900p on Xbox One

    The recent preview build of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was running at full-HD resolution on PlayStation 4 and 900p on Xbox One. German website Gamestar attended the recent preview event for The Witcher 3 and examined the three versions that were on offer, PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Here’s the quote, courtesy of Google […]

  • Joystiq is likely to close – rumour

    AOL is rumoured to be closing its video game site, Joystiq. Re/code is reporting that AOL is likely to close its video game site Joystiq soon, according to “various sources.” The move is part of a company-wide restructuring that will affect Joystiq and other “under-performing content properties.” Joystiq is one of the most renowned sites […]

  • The Last of Us movie will be “pretty faithful” to the game

    The Last of Us will bring many of the same elements to the big screen as the small one, according to writer Neil Druckmann. Although The Last of Us will have to be adapted in various ways to make the transition from lengthy interactive adventure to cinema-friendly story arc, Druckmann is hoping to keep the […]