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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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  • Mario Kart 8 DLC and Mewtwo for Super Smash Bros. headline eShop update in North America

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with an update and new DLC for Mario Kart 8 and the Mewtwo DLC for Super Smash Bros. Other highlights include Mario Kart DS on Wii U Virtual Console, the continuation of International StreetPass Week and more. Full update is below. Nintendo eShop Mario Kart […]

  • Square Enix host E3 2015 conference this year on June 16

    With Final Fantasy 15, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on the horizon, it should come as no surprise to learn that Square Enix will be hosting a dedicated E3 2015 conference this year. The presentation will take place Tuesday, June 16 at 9am PDT/12pm EDT/5pm UK. It will be broadcast […]

  • Final Fantasy 4: The After Years 3D remake releasing on Steam next month

    Final Fantasy 4: The After Years has been given a makeover and will be released on Steam of PC next month. You can now pre-order it on Steam and take 10% off for the time being. The game will be released on the digital service May 12 and will include trading cards and achievements. Thanks, […]

  • This Project Cars video shows off the racer’s multiplayer

    Project Cars developer Slightly Mad has released a new video giving you a look at the game’s multiplayer. The game is out next month, and if you would like to refresh yourself on the tracks included,  give this a look. While you are clicking links, here’s the minimum and recommended PC specifications which dropped last […]

  • Looks like Logitech is getting out of OEM mouse production business [Clarification]

    Logitech will no longer produce “low-end” mice, citing a decline in PC accessories. This story has been updated to include a clarification. According to a Reuters report, per MCV, the firm will instead focus on video accessories and streaming music, as its wireless Bluetooth speakers are now its best-selling product rage. This will help offset […]

  • Win! We have 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys to give away

    Must have more MOBA? Win one of our 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys and see if you’re more Blizzard than LoL. Can’t wait for June 2? Of course you can’t. We have 1,000 closed beta keys for Heroes of the Storm to give away this week, allowing you access before Blizzard’s MOBA goes […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct airs tomorrow, April 24

    A Nintendo Direct devoted entirely to Xenoblade Chronicles X will air this Friday, April 24. The video showcase will start at 11am PDT/2pm EDT/7pm UK. After the showcase, a new Nintendo Treehouse: Live presentation featuring the game will air. This is the second Xenoblace Chronicles X Nintendo Direct, but the first in English. The first […]

  • Blizzard will have 500 game stations set up at gamescom 2015

    Blizzard is heading to gamescom 2015 in August and it will have 500 game stations set up for attendees to get their hands on five of its titles. The developer will be set up in Hall 7 and those who stop by will be able to get hands-on with the latest content for Heroes of […]

  • PS4 price cut to £299 in UK

    Sony has dropped the price of the PS4 in the UK. For a limited time only, you can grab the console for £299.99 from Argos, Game, Tesco and Very. Go to Amazon.co.uk and you’ll get it for £289. You’ve only got until April 28, then it goes back up to £349. Go, go, go. For […]

  • Mad Max: first ever gameplay footage revealed

    Today, we get to finally take our first look at gameplay from Mad Max. Avalanche and Warner Bros. have shown off the first gameplay trailer for Mad Max today. The trailer below offers a look at melee combat, car combat, customisation and much more. Give it a watch below: There are a few new screenshots […]

  • Overlord: Fellowship of Evil has four-player co-op like we figured

    Codemasters has pulled the veil back on the next Overlord game, and its a four-player co-op game called Overlord: Fellowship of Evil. Rhianna Pratchett is back to write the story. The game may be co-op at its core, but it can still be played single-player. Each of the four playable character have strengths and weaknesses, […]

  • Update now available for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Pokemon X and Y

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire along with Pokemon X and Y are being updated by Nintendo to fix a few bugs and in-game text. There’s also the possibility of a few hacks and exploits being fixed. Per Nintendo Life (via Serebii), both patches are 250-270 blocks in size, and it’s a mandatory update which […]

  • Side-scrolling cover shooter Not a Hero gets a demo

    Not a Hero, the upcoming game from OlliOlli developer Roll7, has received a demo. The demo for Not a Hero was made available today on Steam. In the game, you play as Steve, the campaign manager for BunnyLord. A time-travelling rabbit who’s running for mayor of London. Think this is an absurd premise? This trailer […]

  • You have until April 30 to export your Green Day: Rock Band tracks to Rock Band 3

    Harmonix has announced that those looking to export their song collection from Green Day: Rock Band into Rock Band 3 can only do so until the end of the month. April 30 will be the cutoff date for anyone who wants to export tracks from Green Day: Rock Band into their Rock Band 3 library, […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight minimum, recommended, and ultra PC specs revealed

    Batman: Arkham Knight is looking like it’s going to be quite a taxing game. Nvidia has released a list of the minimum, recommended, and ultra PC requirements for Batman: Arkham Knight. Here’s the full thing: Minimum OS: Win 7 SP1, Win 8.1 (64-bit Operating System Required) Processor: Intel Core i5-750, 2.67 GHz | AMD Phenom […]

  • Bloodborne patch 1.03 is live, reduces loading times, fixes suspend/resume bugs, more

    Patch 1.03 is now live for Bloodborne. The patch reduces loading times, adds item descriptions to loading screens, and fixes other various bugs. From Software has pushed update 1.03 live to all Bloodborne owners. As promised, it reduces loading times by approximately 5 to 15 seconds. Another new addition is showing item descriptions instead of […]

  • Battlefield 4: first look at Community Map in action

    Get your first look at the map designed by the community of Battlefield 4. Battlefield 4′s community-designed map is a reality. DICE has recently updated CTE to include an early version of the map. It’s not fully textured as Westie is about to show you, but the layout is nearly finalised. Westie goes over the […]

  • Microsoft apologises for uploading misleading Witcher 3: Wild Hunt footage

    Xbox’s YouTube channel uploaded a video of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt yesterday that was captured from the PC build. The most recent gameplay video for the The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt appeared on the Xbox YouTube channel and showed a quest from the game’s opening section. A few minutes after it had gone live, […]

  • Assassin’s Creed creator’s new game is Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

    Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is the game Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Desilets has been working on. Patrice Desilets has just announced that the next game his indie studio Panache Digital Games is making is called Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey. The announcement comes from Desilets’s keynote at the Reboot Develop event in Croatia. The trailer started […]

  • Bloodborne: Cathedral Ward closed door mystery solved

    The mystery of the locked door at the bottom of the Cathedral Ward in Bloodborne has been solved. Bloodborne, like earlier From Software games, is filled with doors that don’t open the first time you try them. Some will give you “locked” messages, others “does not open from this side”. Some of these will open […]

  • Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Desilets is revealing his next game now [UPDATE: ended]

    Patrice Desilets, one of the original creators of Assassin’s Creed is hosting a presentation where he’s expected to talk about his next project. Patrice Desilets has emerged once again. This time he’s attending development conference in Croatia. Desilets is giving a live keynote and there’s a good chance we’re going to hear about his next […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: everything you need to know about gear upgrades & The Reef

    Bungie revealed plenty of important details in last night’s Destiny stream. Let’s go over everything. Alex wants to make sure you don’t miss any of the information revealed yesterday. Most of it affects all Destiny players too, even those who don’t intend on buying House of Wolves. During the first stream, Bungie explained the armour […]

  • Mod-friendly Galactic Civilizations 3 will leave Steam Early Access in May

    Galactic Civilizations 3 will leave Steam Early Access next month for a full release, Stardok has announced. The developer called the game the “largest and most diverse strategy sandbox to date,” as players have a variety of tools such as diplomatic treaties to resource exchanges, and United Planets resolutions to hundreds of research directions for […]

  • Ys 6: The Ark of Napishtim is out next week on PC – here’s the pre-order trailer

    Ys 6: The Ark of Napishtim will be released next week on PC, and today, we have a pre-order trailer for you. The game will be made available on April 28 for $19.99/€17.99/£13.99 on GOG, the Humble Store and Steam. Along with improvements over the original PSP version, it will contain less backtracking, controller support […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves – full gear set up to level 34 in PvP and PvE, upgrades, more

    The Destiny: House of Wolves livestream this afternoon was chock full of information. Read onward for our full report. According to Bungie, Petra Venj, who serves the Queen, is the main story agent who leads the player through the main series of quests. Players who complete bounties will be able to level up in her […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves – watch the livestream right here

    Bungie will host a Destiny: House of Wolves livestream at 2pm EDT today, and you can watch it right here. Watch live video from Bungie on www.twitch.tv The stream will introduce the new social space, The Reef, as well as gear upgrade paths. House of Wolves contains new Strike missions, The Prison of Elders three-player […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 22 team includes Barcelona, Chelsea players

    This week’s FIFA 15 Team of the Week is now available for FIFA Ultimate Team players. Each team member, as with previous weeks, is selected base on the previous weekend’s matches. Here’s the list of players now available: Starting GK: Claudio Bravo – FC Barcelona (Spain) CB: Leonardo Bonucci – Juventus (Italy) CB: Ömer Toprak […]

  • Sony’s Spring Fever Sale winds down with Shovel Knight and Call of Duty discounts

    It’s the final week of Sony’s Spring Fever Sale which means more games have been added to the mix. Shovel Knight, which launches today is one offer, and the rest are all Cal of Duty titles. The Taken movie series is on sale as well. With Shovel Knight available today on PlayStation 3, PS4 and […]

  • Drivers for Xbox controllers, voice messages, more features available in Xbox One preview

    Microsoft has announced new features coming to Xbox One and the Xbox App on Windows 10 through the preview program this month. Some of the new features have been requested by the community for both Xbox One and Xbox One SmartGlass. Here’s what to expect, straight from the horse’s mouth: Xbox on Windows 10 Game […]

  • Total War: Warhammer has been announced for PC, Mac, SteamOS

    Total War: Warhammer has been announced after previous teases from The Creative Assembly touched upon it. The game will contain “gigantic monsters, flying creatures, legendary heroes and storms of magical power.” It is also the first in a trilogy which includes two additional standalone titles and extra content packs. It will feature thousands of warriors […]

  • This video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt features a quest from the prologue

    A new video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been released, showing off the Precious Cargo quest contained in the game’s prologue. The quest tasks Geralt with helping a merchant retrieve a mysterious box from the swamps. The scene looks familiar, but we’ve seen so many videos for the game it’s hard to tell […]

  • Limited public beta for The Elder Scrolls Online kicks off tomorrow on consoles

    The limited public beta for The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited will launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One tomorrow, and Sony has provided details on the tester for those who’ve been invited to participate. The beta test contains the full version of the game and will run from April 23-27, and will start and […]

  • Dying Light debuts in second place on Media Create charts

    Techland’s Dying Light made its debut in Japan lats week, coming in a respectable second place behind Nintendo’s Girls Mode 3: Kirakira Code. The zombie shooter sold 25,530 units on PlayStation 4, while the top earner for the week moved a little over 55,000 units on 3DS. Another western release when landed on the chart, […]

  • Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven will release in the west this June

    Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven has been given a release date by XSEED Games, which announced the localization back in February. The title will launch for 3DS in North America on June 2 digitally and through retail. It will be an eShop only title in Europe and Australia when it releases on June 4. A […]

  • This Overlord video teases four new faces of evil

    A new Overlord game is in the works, going by the previous teasing and this video – which teases the possibility of four-payer co-op. Or just four characters to choose from. We don’t know just yet – all we know is the team is asking you to “join the fellowship.” A new entry in the […]

  • GTA movie will star Daniel Radcliffe as Rockstar’s Sam Houser, the BBC confirms

    The GTA movie Game Changer will star Daniel Radcliffe as Rockstar co-founder and president Sam Houser, theBBC has confirmed. The BBC also confirmed Bill Paxton will play Jack Thompson, a role Paxton already confirmed last week when speaking with Deadline. Here’s the synopsis per the BBC: “Conceived for an adult audience, this special 90-minute drama […]

  • Take a look at Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold’s Classic Mode

    Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold’s Classic Mode has received a trailer today. Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold will come with two modes, Classic and Story. Classic Mode was trailered today and in it, you’ll get to make your party by choosing from 13 classes. You’ll be able to customise them too using the character creation tool. Revamped […]

  • Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows to come with new challenge mode

    Shovel Knight’s upcoming expansion Plague of Shadows will bring with it a new challenge mode. Shovel Knight developer Yacht Club Games has revealed the challenge mode, one of the new additions coming to the game with the free Plague of Shadows expansion. “Are you more into digging than distillation? Already have your Feats book long […]

  • Nvidia releases complete graphical guide for GTA 5

    Those with GeForce cards will be happy to know that Nvidia has released a comprehensive graphical tweaks guide for GTA 5. Nvidia usually produces graphical guides for the big AAA games, and GTA 5 is no different. Their guides offer in-depth coverage of each in-game setting, how much they affect framerate, if they can be […]

  • Cthulhu voodoo: why Bloodborne is the best Lovecraftian game

    Sherif Said tackles Bloodborne’s links to Lovecraftian horror, explaining why you should face the madness and immerse yourself in its lore. Spoilers inside. No other game could commit to its themes so religiously without feeling the need to compromise its vision and veer towards accessibility. Bloodborne stands tall above any game that dares attach itself […]

  • WWE 2K15 is coming to PC this year

    WWE 2K15 will make its way to PC this spring. WWE announced that WWE 2K15 will make its debut on PC in the spring. The game will be based on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions, both of which came out in November. MyCareer and 2K Showaces modes are included, as well as all […]

  • GTA 5 PC: new mod adds snow to GTA Online

    If you’re looking to get some snow in your GTA Online, someone figured out a way. Modder ECB2 created a mod that works with GTA Online on PC. The mod is called “Snow in GTA Online” and it does what it says on the tin. YouTube channel imperfectplayers captured a video showing it in action. […]

  • Deals with Gold: Call of Duty edition

    Xbox Live Deals with Gold for the week of April 20 are now live with mostly Call of Duty games. Various Call of Duty games are on sale on Xbox One and Xbox 360 through Xbox Live this week. Indie games Never Alone and We Are Doomed managed to sneak in as well. With the […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: PSN sign in problems fixed in new patch

    Patch 1.03 is now live for Mortal Kombat X and it brings an end to the aggravating sing in issue encountered by some users on PS4. Mortal Kombat X 1.03 patch has been released. The patch fixes bug CE-34878-0, which affected the PlayStation 4 version. The bug caused users to have to log in and […]

  • GTA 5 PC: new patch fixes Windows Media Player issue, getting stuck in the clouds

    GTA 5 has received a new patch on PC to fix issues caused by the lack of Windows Media Player and getting stuck between online matches. Patch 335.1 is now available to all owners of GTA 5 on PC. The strange issue that affected those who didn’t have Windows Media Player installed, has been fixed. […]

  • Halo 3: ODST and Relic remake come to The Master Chief Collection in May

    Halo 3: ODST and Halo 2′s Relic map remake are coming to Halo: The Master Chief Collection next month. 343 Industries has announced that Halo: The Master Chief Collection owners will get Halo 3: ODST campaign and the Relic remake in the next content update, due in May. And as promised, the April update has […]

  • Rockstar says Social Club wasn’t hacked, account details leaked from other websites

    Following a number of reports from users who had their Social Club accounts hijacked, Rockstar has confirmed that the service has not been hacked. Over the last couple of days, a few users on Reddit and Rockstar Twitter support started reporting getting kicked out of their GTA Online sessions and seeing an error telling them […]

  • That Destiny: House of Wolves teaser is packed with new intel, Reef reveal at 11.00am PST today

    The new Destiny: House of Wolves social space was revealed more fully than you might believe in today’s teaser. A teaser for a Destiny: House of Wolves’ new social space went live earlier to advertise today’s full reveal. But resident Destiny expert Arekkz went over the teaser with his very fine-toothed comb and turned up […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront content not shaped by DLC plans, says producer

    Star Wars Battlefront may have DLC on the cards already, but DICE hasn’t built the game with extra content in mind, apparently. Star Wars Battlefront releases on November 17, and then on December 8, before the launch of the new movie, it’ll receive a slab of tie-in DLC. This early, pre-meditated content drop is a […]

  • We’ll finally get a look at Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 at E3 in June

    CI Games will show off Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 at E3 in June, according to the event’s official website. The Lords of the Fallen developer confirmed the game was in the works back in December as a AAA “production effort”. It is set during a modern day conflict in Eastern Europe and players will be […]

  • Ultima 7 Complete, Wing Commander 3, others added to Humble Origin Bundle 2

    The Humble Origin Bundle 2 has been updated with four more titles. The new titles are for Windows only and are SimCity 2000, Wing Commander 3: Heart of the Tiger, Wing Commander 4: The Price of Freedom and Ultima 7: The Complete Edition. All can be yours if you pay above the current average, which […]