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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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    Say goodbye to The Sims 4 unique take on fatherhood, as The Sims Gurus confirm that male pregnancies are no more. The Sims 4 players have been reporting high numbers of alien abductions, leaving their male characters with sore bottoms and a bellyful of alien baby. Kotaku reports that not everyone was getting their knickers […]

  • Black Mesa countdown probably points to Half-life remake release date

    Half-life remake Black Mesa may have a release date at last. Black Mesa is a Source Engine remake of the original Half-life, which like everything related to Half-life feels like it’s taking forever to come out. The first part launched in September 2012, and it looks like we might have a release date for the […]

  • Spector puts down rumours of troubled Epic Mickey development

    Epic Mickey seemed like a surprising follow-up project from the man who made Deus Ex, but Warren Spector has put down rumours of a difficult relationship with Disney. Epic Mickey displays several qualities found in Spector’s other games and which he has always espoused in interviews – heck, this is the man whose dream it […]

  • Ubisoft makes good on Child of Light promise with free eBook

    Child of Light fans can check out a gorgeous new illustrated book set in the world of Lumeria. Earlier this month, creator Patrick Plourde confirmed that there were more Child of Light projects on the way. As we expected from the cagey wording, at least the first of these projects isn’t a game: it’s an […]

  • Half-life episode from Junction Point would have featured a magnet gun

    Half-life seems to be on near permanent hold, but at least we can glean some insight into what might once have been. Junction Point’s cancelled Half-life game came up in Warren Spector’s Reddit AMA overnight. Commenting that he isn’t sure whether he’ll get into legal trouble for discussing the project, Spector gave a few comments […]

  • Destiny: exclusive shader, emblem on offer with Nepal benefit shirt

    Destiny developer Bungie has asked Guardians to offer their aid, and they’ve already responded in troves. A new Destiny shirt added to the Bungie Store is the object of a fundraising drive to provide aid in Nepal following a devastating earthquake this week. Bungie popped the pretty stylish shirt on sale earlier today, offering an […]

  • What does the creator of Deus Ex think of Human Revolution and Mankind Divided?

    Deus Ex creator Warren Spector seems pretty positive about the direction the sci-fi series has followed under Square Enix’s hand. Deus Ex was created by Spector and his team at Ion Storm, and remained with Eidos after the developer shuttered. When Square Enix purchased the British publisher, it put new studio Eidos Montreal to work […]

  • Protest Goat secures future for Elite Dangerous destruction derbies

    One of the stranger and more beautiful stories to manifest in the gaming world this week, I think. Elite: Dangerous has given birth to an unintended, emergent style of gameplay; a destruction derby like affair where players gather in no combat areas to both race and gleefully smash into each other until a victor limps […]

  • Destiny’s stunning landscapes captured in panoramas

    Destiny has some beautiful environments, which screenshots don’t necessarily do justice to. Walking around Destiny exclaiming over the lighting effects and the tiny animated details is the best way to experience Bungie’s tremendous achievements, but these panorama images stitched together from in-game screenshots are a good second. Click to see them fullsize. Redditor CenturyEagle made […]

  • Star Wars Disney Infinity re-release on the cards – rumour

    Star Wars is a no-brainer for Disney Infinity, and at long last it looks like it’s happening. A Star Wars re-release called Disney Infinity 3.0 has reportedly leaked from German retailers. We have to lable this one a rumour as we haven’t seen the original source, but the story was originally reported by DisKingdom, which […]

  • Award-winning mobile indie Monument Valley out now on Windows Phone

    Windows Phone’s game selection can be a bit restrictive, but has expanded delightfully today: Monument Valley is now available. Monument Valley is one of those gorgeous, mind-bending puzzlers the indie scene produces on the regular, winning awards and consuming everyone’s lives for weeks on end. Developed by Ustwo Games, with beautiful, understated art from Ken […]

  • Old-school EverQuest servers safe from legal troubles thanks to Daybreak agreement

    EverQuest rights holder Daybreak Game Company given its blessing to the wonderful Project 1999. EverQuest: Project 1999 is one of those lovely ideas that it are all too often crushed by the realities of the games industry. An entirely fan-managed affair, it provides an emulated version of the classic EverQuest experience, which is no longer […]

  • Free Dragon Age short stories fill us in on Corypheus’s followers

    Dragon Age: Inquisition developer BioWare invites you to learn more about the lore and characters that make up its beautiful role-playing setting. Dragon Age is set in Thedas, a world still only partially revealed by the three core games to date. BioWare puts a heck of a lot of work into its worldbuilding, employing a […]

  • Remember that gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo? It now utilizes DirectX 12

    Remember the gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo Square Enix showed off three years ago? The firm showed it again at Microsoft’s Build Conference, this time utilizing DirectX 12. The Witch Chapter 0 [cry] real-time tech demo was created from research Square conducted using real-time CG technology and DX12 in collaboration with Microsoft and Nvidia. The […]

  • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones sneaks onto GOG and Steam services

    Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones can now be purchased through GOG and Steam. On both services it will run you £12.99/€14.99/$14.99. Links here and here. The game features: Fully explorable ‘Metroidvania’ style overworld, laying siege to a diabolical cloning facility with varied and detailed environments. A variety of special equipment to unlock new […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Ascendance has arrived on PC, PlayStation consoles

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players on PC and PlayStation consoles can now download the Ascendance DLC. The second content pack contains the OHM weapon, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the second entry in the Exo Zombies saga, Infection. Four new maps are also included: Perplex, Site 244, Climate, and Chop Shop. Ascendance was […]

  • Latest Xbox 360 system update is live, now supports 2TB hard drives

    Xbox 360 now supports 2TB hard drives via the latest system update for the console. Support for the drives was announced earlier this month and has been available for preview members. “In addition we will also no longer reserve space in advance on your hard drive,” said the firm. “If you are using 16GB of […]

  • Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee launches tomorrow

    Playtonic Games has announced the Kickstarter campaign for its spiritual successor to the Banjo Kazooie series, Yooka-Laylee, will launch tomorrow. The title of the game was announced today along with the Kickstarter date. Formerly known as Project Ukulele, the 3D platformer is said to be “between the size of Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie,” and stars Yooka […]

  • Console version of Mistwalker’s Terra Battle is in development

    Now that Mistwalker’s Terra Battle has surpassed 2 million downloads on mobile, the developer is now working on a console version of the tactical RPG. As part of the original Download Starter campaign, the 2 million milestone means the company will begin development on Terra Battle’s console version with details to be announced at a […]

  • Prison break game The Escapists is heading to PlayStation 4 from May 29

    The Escapists, Mouldy Toof’s prison break game originally released as a timed console exclusive Xbox One, has a release date for PlayStation 4. For those unfamiliar with the title, which is also a PC release, it tasks players’ time management skills as they do a bit of digging and crafting, and other prison-type stuff as […]

  • Dead Island 2 delayed into 2016 to ensure series is “taken to the next level”

    Dead Island 2 has been delayed into 2016 by Yager in order to ensure the sequel “takes Dead Island to the next level.” According to a tweet from the developer, it set “big goal” for the game, and in order to deliver what fans expect, the team needs more time to reach development goals. “We […]

  • Project Cars: here’s a list of all available cars at launch

    Project Cars will contain many, many cars and if we are counting correctly, there will be 74 total at launch. The standard edition contains 65 total, and when factoring the free car as well as the Modified and Limited Edition cars packs, you can add an additional nine cars to the mix. Comb through the […]

  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

    Team Fortress 2 will soon feature support for competitive matchmaking, which Valve says is a “high priority” project for it at the moment. According to a report from TeamFortress.tv, which visited Valve headquarters recently, Valve is looking into the possibility of 6v6 or 9v9 matches 9v9, a possible quick play option and it is also […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch fixes garage, Job crashes – full notes here

    Rockstar has pushed out a 353 MB patch for GTA 5 on PC The patch fixes a number of annoying bugs related to vehicles and garages, some deathmatch issues and purchase errors. It should also fix various freezing and crashing bugs, as well as a little issue with Steam. Time will tell if the patch […]

  • Fire Emblem If will come in White Kingdom and Black Kingdom versions with amiibo support

    We’ve finally got some juicy details on the next Fire Emblem game, but the most interesting aspect is that there will be two versions of the game. According to Siliconera, who translated an interview between Intelligent Systems and 4Gamer, there will a White Kingdom and a Black Kingdom version that offer different aspects of the […]

  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess heads west with “Golden Toilet” pre-order bonus

    Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess will debut on western PlayStation 4 systems this summer, Koei Tecmo has announced. It is also coming to PS3 and Vita. The game was produced by Keisuke Kikuchi of Fatal Frame fame and takes up where Deception 4: Blood Ties left off allowing players to relive Laegrinna’s pursuit to free […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario demo, Paper Mario, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo of Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, Paper Mario on Virtual Console, and amiibo Tap. The full update is below. eShop update amiibo Tap – free – Wii U Star Wars Pinball DLC – Wii U Paper Mario – Wii U […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC port handed off to Nixxes

    The PC port of the new Deus Ex has been handed over to Netherlands based studio, Nixxes software. After the initial reveal trailer at the beginning of April, we’ve only had a few morsels in the way of additional news. The most intriguing tidbit to date has got to be the fact that you’ll be […]

  • First-ever PC Gaming Show to take place at E3 2015 in June

    PC gaming will finally have its very own E3 press conference this year, thanks to PC Gamer and AMD. The PC Gaming Show will take place on June 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles and it will be livestreamed on Twitch. PC Gamer said speakers at the presentation will include representatives from Blizzard, […]

  • Majora’s Mask light available now on Club Nintendo for 6000 stars

    Club Nintendo shuts up shop on September 30 and members are being encouraged to spend accumulated stars before then. And what better to spend them on, than this adorable Majora’s Mask light? If you’re a member based in Europe you can nab it for 6000 stars. If you’re in Australia or New Zealand, it’ll only […]

  • Unity support announced for HoloLens, will work with Windows universal apps

    Microsoft is partnering with game engine developers Unity in order to make HoloLens compatible with apps and games which use the cross-platform engine. The partnership was announced yesterday during its Build Developer Conference. Universal apps for Windows 10 systems will also be available on Xbox One later this year, suggesting possible HoloLens functionality with the […]

  • Splatoon Nintendo Direct airs Thursday, May 7

    A Nintendo Direct focused on Splatoon, the Wii U multiplayer title, on May 7. It will kick off at 7am PDT/10am EDT/3pm UK and it can be watched via the Nintendo Direct website. You can also have a look at the game through Nintendo’s Twitch channel. The last game-specific presentation took place last week and […]

  • GTA 5 PC: clean up the streets as a member of the San Andreas PD with this new mod

    Remember the awesome mods for GTA 4 and San Andreas that let you run amok online as a member of the po-po? Well, dust off your taser and load up your gun, because it’s coming to GTA 5. The new mod for GTA 5 is currently in alpha and can be downloaded at palmbeachgames.com. You […]

  • Indie shoot ‘em up Project Root comes to Xbox One, PS4 and PSVita

    Project Root is a self-proclaimed rejig of the shoot ‘em up genre that was released on PC last year, and it’s finally coming to consoles. Combining free-roaming elements with the usual business of shooting things, Project Root was released this week for Xbox One, PS4 and the PSVita.

  • You can now bet on eSports online, starting with League of Legends

    If you’re getting bored with sticking a pony on the races, you can expand your gambling horizons at Unikrn where you can watch esports streams and get a little action on the side. The new platform was set up by Rahul Sood – previously the general manager of Microsoft Ventures. At the moment, customers are […]

  • Has Watch Dogs 2 been leaked?

    Ubisoft employee, Julien Risse, may have inadvertently confirmed Watch Dogs 2, thanks to his online CV over at LinkedIn. Videogamer.com spotted the slip up, in which Risse lists Watch Dogs, the DLC Bad Blood, and Watch Dogs 2 on his profile. Creative Director Jonathan Morin has already talked about his ideas for improvements for the […]

  • GTA 5′s Trevor makes his Jackass debut, complete with leopard-print knickers

    YouTuber Abstract Mode has shared his vision of what Trevor Philips’ life might have been like, had he not been completely batshit crazy. Watch Trevor get mauled, run over, and hit by a train, before taking a majestic swan-dive into someone else’s pool at the climax. Thanks, Kotaku.

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 season pass will cost you £35

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 isn’t released until November 6, but you can already hand over your cash for the Season Pass. The Season Pass is available for pre-purchase on Steam for £34.99, and will cover four DLC packs – although the details we have on the content are limited to ‘exciting’ at this […]

  • GTA Online’s cheating assholes are no match for this player’s vengeance

    Think you’re smart for using invisibility and infinite ammo glitches? You need to be taught a lesson, sucker. You can have all the hacks you want but if your GTA Online game is weak, you’ll still get your ass handed to you. As this fool discovered when attempting to hassle another player. There’s a fair […]

  • PS4 sales help Sony’s games division swing to profit

    Sony’s PlayStation business has made an operating profit of 48.1 billion yen ($404m / £261.5m) in the past 12 months. That’s thanks to stellar sales of the PlayStation 4 and PS Plus, even as sales of the PS3 have stalled and the company wrote off costs for the PSTV and PS Vita. The profit puts […]

  • New patch for Dirt Rally gives co-driver’s attitude a tune-up

    Dirt Rally gets a new patch three days after release on Steam. On Monday, we reported that the newest Dirt game has popped up on Steam’s Early Access and is available to pick up for £24.99, as well as giving you an eyeful of tasty screenshots. The patch – released yesterday – fixes some issues […]

  • New The Witcher 3 screenshots show combat, exploration and general carousing

    New screenshots released on the official facebook page for The Witcher 3 show Geralt annihilating a winged beast, out and about in the world exploring, and living the life of Reily amidst a bustling feast. We were already treated to some glorious screenshots a few days ago, but these new ones are in-game and give […]

  • Destiny: 14 things you might have missed during House of Wolves intel drops

    Destiny: House of Wolves does a great deal more than just slap some new content on the existing game structure. House of Wolves changes Destiny in a lot of interesting and very welcome ways. Bungie showed off many of these changes in its livestream, and let both me and Arekkz come and have a look […]

  • Scratch that cyberpunk itch with Technobabylon on May 21 – new trailer

    Technobabylon more like Wrecked-yo-babbling with my smooth flow about how good Wadjet Eye games are. I don’t know y’all, it’s clock off time and everything feels like a reach. Wadjet Eye makes pretty good adventure games – award winning, in fact. The latest project to spring forth from the benevolent, sheltering hand of the label […]

  • Skullgirls 2nd Encore brings exclusive new features to PS4, Vita in northern summer

    Skullgirls, the little indie fighter that could, is getting another crack at it. Skullgirls 2nd Encore is the second re-release of the one-time troubled 2D versus fighter from lab Zero Games. Having survived the shut down of its developer and collapse of its publishing contrast, Skullgirls re-emerged as Skullgirls: Encore, adding in a ton of […]

  • Danganronpa series generates “impressive” sales for Vita exclusive

    Danganronpa is selling quite nicely, thank you, says NIS America. Danganronpa is a series of murder mystery visual novel puzzlers in a similar vein to games like 999. Two of these have been released for Vita in the west – Trigger Happy Havoc and Goodbye Despair. Speaking to MCV, NIS America CEO and president Takuro […]

  • I have no idea what is going on in J-Stars Victory VS+ but I kind of like it

    In this J-Stars Victory VS+ trailer, we see – uhh. Well. We certainly see some things. Look y’all, I was a massive weaboo in high school, but that was back in the dark ages when we had to take out Manga Entertainment VHS tapes from dingy little specialist rental joints that were literally underground, and […]

  • Please just watch this terrific trailer for Toren

    Toren is the kind of game I dream about when I drift off to sleep at night. This indie puzzle adventure strikes a spark in my little soul in the same way as Ico and Tequila Works’ Rime do. Mysterious, almost ethereal fantasy setting – check. Chance to actually walk around in that setting – […]

  • Play classic MS-DOS games on your own tweets

    In today’s episode of “what will they think of next”, someone’s figured out how to post playable versions of classic games in tweets. For some time now, Twitter has allowed you to embed various forms of media in tweets, most noticeably YouTube videos, simply by pasting a URL into the compose field. Turns out this […]

  • VR: Unreal Engine to add HTC Vive support

    The biggest digital PC game distributor and the most popular game development engine have both backed VR. It’s going to happen. An upcoming Unreal Engine 4 update will expand the development suite’s support to the HTC Vive, Valve’s VR headset. In this glorious new future where work on one of the most important engines in […]

  • WWE 2K15 PC supports modding

    WWE 2K15 may be the series’ PC debut, but it’s already getting into the spirit of the platform. WWE 2K15 does indeed support mods on PC, 2K’s Marcus Stephenson has confirmed. @ElementGamesTV you can. Now buy. — Marcus Stephenson (@stephensonmc) April 28, 2015 As Destructoid points out, this opens the door to all sorts of […]

  • Overkill’s The Walking Dead coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2016

    Overkill’s The Walking Dead is one step closer to your grasping little paws. Overkill’s The Walking Dead will be published by 505 Games, Overkill parent Starbreeze has announced. 505 also published Payday 2, Overkill’s previous title, so the two companies have established a working relationship. In a press release, the publisher said the co-op title […]