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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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    EA isn’t ready to make a massive commitment to virtual reality, but when the time comes it intends to be a market leader. During a post-earnings release conference call today, one caller asked if EA had any plans for VR. CEO Andrew Wilson said EA intends to “lead from the front” when VR comes into […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront expected to shift 9-10 million units in FY 2016

    Star Wars: Battlefront will sell strongly, but not make a lot of money for EA this financial year, the publisher has warned. Star Wars: Battlefront isn’t just a license to print money, EA emphasised in a post-earnings release conference call this morning. Judging by the series’s historical sales, and by sales of Battlefield 4, EA […]

  • Don’t expect Titanfall 2 for at least nine months

    Titanfall 2 is still quite a long way out. Titanfall 2 wasn’t listed in EA’s upcoming release slate in its financials release this morning. Answering a query in a conference call following the release, EA said we can safely assume the Respawn sequel won’t release in fiscal 2016. “You assumption should be 17,” an executive […]

  • Mirror’s Edge 2 due early 2016, new Need for Speed in Q4 2015

    EA has indicated general release windows for a number of anticipated new titles. Mirror’s Edge 2 has an early 2016 release date. EA confirmed the release plan in today’s financials release, also noting that a new Need for Speed and a new Plants vs Zombies are coming in the same window. Mirror’s Edge 2 is […]

  • EA financials highlight millions of hours played in Battlefield Hardline, Dragon Age: Inquisition

    Electronic Arts reported its Q4 and year end FY15 financial results today, highlighting the amount of hours played in Battlefield Hardline and Dragon Age: Inquisition. Selected Operating Highlights and Metrics: For fiscal year 2015 EA was the #1 publisher on PlayStation4 and Xbox One consoles in the world, driven by the success of Battlefield Hardline, […]

  • Black Mesa can now be acquired through Steam Early Access

    Black Mesa, the re-imagining of Half-Life 1 from Crowbar Collective, has entered Steam Early Access. At present, 85% of the campaign is complete with around 10 hours worth of gameplay. Early Access users will be helping test the multiplayer deatmatch and team deathmatch modes via six maps as well as the single-player portion. As will […]

  • Three Easter Eggs spotted in Wolfenstein: The Old Blood – video

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has been released in North America, as you know, and it contains some fun Easter Eggs which you can take a look at in the video below. Don’t watch or read any further if you don’t want to be spoiled. Eurogamer’s Ian Higton spotted three Easter Eggs so far, and there […]

  • Destiny: Prison of Elders – here’s what to expect from tomorrow’s livestream

    Bungie today released its Destiny teaser for tomorrow’s livestream, which focuses on Prison of Elders. Below is a breakdown of the teaser and what to expect tomorrow. Arekkz Gaming gives you the lowdown above. You can watch the full stream tomorrow here on the site. House of Wolves is out on May 19.

  • The 3D Realms Anthology is now available on Steam for PC and Mac

    The 3D Realms Anthology, announced back in October, is now available on Steam for PC and Mac for a limited-time price of $29.99. After the introductory period has ended, it will run you $39.99. The collection contains 32 games, which if purchased individually would you run more than $120. Here’s the list in case you […]

  • A Portal-themed pinball table is coming to Zen Pinball later this month

    Valve and Zen Studios have announced a Portal-themed pinball table is coming to Zen Pinball. The table will be made available on all pinball platforms, including Zen Pinball 2 and Pinball FX2, from May 25. Called the “Aperture Science Heuristic Portal Pinball Device”, it contains the characters Chell, Wheatley and of course GLaDOS. Portal Pinball […]

  • Star Wars characters coming with release of Disney Infinity 3.0: Play Without Limits

    Star Wars characters are coming to Disney Infinity 3.0: Play Without Limits. Disney says it will contain “many favorite characters and include more gameplay content and variety than ever before.” There will be three Star Wars Play sets: Twilight of the Republic set in the Episodes 1-3 timeline, Rise Against the Empire set during the […]

  • Hearthstone has been played by 30 million people

    Blizzard’s strategy game Hearthstone has 30 million players, the developer announced on Twitter. The figure doesn’t breakdown players numbers by platform, but Activision will release its recent financial report tomorrow, so maybe more information will be forthcoming. Hearthstone was releases on PC March 14, 2014 followed by Mac, phones, and tablets. Blackrock Mountain, the latest […]

  • Tomorrow’s Destiny livestream focuses on Prison of Elders – here’s a teaser

    Another Destiny: House of Wolves livestream takes place tomorrow, and it will focus on Prison of the Elders. The Prison of Elders is a prison facility in The Reef which is watched over by Variks and is part of the new Arena game mode which is limited to three players. The livestream will be hosted […]

  • Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 has been announced for current and last-gen

    Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 has been announced by Activision, which isn’t shocking in the slightest. Correction: My stupid brain has EA on it due to the financials release later today. The game is being published by Activision. Not EA and I previously stated. I apologize, and have reprimanded myself in a most sever manner. […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Collector’s Edition is sold out in the UK

    Hopefully, you pre-ordered the Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Collector’s Edition in the UK already. If not, you are likely out of luck. According to GAME, the pack which contains the Half Scale Replica of Snake’s Bionic Arm has sold out in the UK. The retailer confirmed the news to Videogamer this morning. […]

  • Far Cry 4 Complete Edition coming June 19 for PC, PS4 to the UK

    A Far Cry 4 Complete Edition has been announced and it includes the full game as well as the Season Pass. This is the sku which popped up on Amazon Germany earlier in the week. The Season Pass provides access to five separate pieces of DLC. Here’s a refresher on the DLC content: The Syringe: […]

  • The Witcher 3: live Q&A stream with CDP, new monster dev diary inside

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out in just two weeks, and if you want to know more about Geralt’s latest adventure, CD Projekt is hosting a live Q&A now on Twitch. There’s also a new developer diary below which focuses on monster in the game. The Witcher 3 is out on May 19. Huzzah! […]

  • Forza Horizon 2′s Alpinestars Car Pack has five cars and is ready for download

    The Alpinestars Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 is out now on Xbox One and its the only way you will ever be able to afford a 1992 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport. Unless, of course, you win the lottery or are left in some rich person’s will. In that case, I’ll take the ’53 Corvette, […]

  • Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition is now available in North America

    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition has been released in North America. It will be made available in the Europe on May 7 and in the UK May 8 for £49.99 on consoles and £34.99 on PC. As previously announced, this edition contains all previously released DLC content as well as […]

  • Two GAME exclusive versions of Halo 5: Guardians now available for pre-order

    GAME has announced two exclusive versions of Halo 5: Guardians, and both are now available for pre-order exclusively through one of the retail chain’s 318 stores or online. The £79.99 Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians, which delivers new digital content wrapped in a steel book. There’s also the £199.99 Halo 5: Guardians Limited Collector’s Edition […]

  • Deals with Gold: Far Cry 4, Assassin’s Creed Unity, Bioshock Infinite, more

    Microsoft has announced its latest Deals with Gold discounts for Xbox Live Gold members. Franchises on sale include Far Cry, Call of Duty, along with individual titles Assassin’s Creed Unity and Bioshock Infinite. The full list is below. Bioshock Infinite discounts are available for both Xbox Live Gold and Silver members. Xbox One Far Cry […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has released, watch the launch trailer here

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has launched on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. You can watch the launch trailer for it below. Boxed copies in Europe arrive from May 15, and in Australia/New Zealand on May 14. You can grab digital copies from the following online services: Steam, PlayStation Network, Xbox Store.

  • GOG’s online service GOG Galaxy is now in open beta

    GOG Galaxy, the DRM-free online gaming platform from the folks at GOG, has left Alpha and is now in open beta for all to try. As previously announced, the online service, similar to Steam, is option. Players do not need to play online as all games are stored by the service and can be played […]

  • DayZ-inspired Goat Simulator DLC GoatZ is out this week on Steam

    Goat Simulator players can download DayZ-inspired DLC this week called GoatZ. According to Coffee Stain Studios, GoatZ is “the only survival game on Steam that isn’t in Early Access.” Jokingly of course. The DLC features: Mandatory crafting system because everyone else is doing it. Zombies that bug out. There’s a pun here about actual living […]

  • No, Far Cry 4 is not currently free on PSN

    You may have seen a few Tweets from people saying that the PS4 version of Far Cry 4 is available to download from PSN for free. This is not true. A few readers have tipped us off to what looked like a glitch on PSN that allowed players to download the full version of Far […]

  • Metal Gear Solid: The 1984 Collection confirmed to be a clothing line

    Konami is teasing a Metal Gear Solid thing called “The 1984 Collection.” The Metal Gear Solid Facebook page posted this image about an hour ago: The caption reads, “Step back into the 80′s with our new MGS collection coming very soon! Stay tuned!” This is supposedly in reference to the clothing line that was announced […]

  • Portal, The Simpsons, Jurassic World & Scooby Doo packs listed for Lego Dimensions

    Lego Dimensions is likely getting a few unannounced content packs. One of which is themed around Valve’s Portal. A set of unannounced content packs for the upcoming Lego Dimensions have been revealed by US retailer Walmart. The listings include packs for The Simpsons, Scooby Doo and Jurassic World, and most interestingly, Portal. The listings have […]

  • This is the most authentic recreation of GTA 2 in real life ever

    Affordable drones have many uses. Most of them are not nearly as exciting as recreating GTA 2 in real life. I am surprised it took us this long, but someone has finally captured footage using a drone that resembles the protagonist’s experience in the classic GTA 2. These aren’t just shots of cars from a […]

  • PlayStation 4 sales reach 2m in the UK

    Sony has sold 2 million PlayStation 4 consoles in the UK, faster than it did with the PlayStation 2 – the company’s best-selling machine in the country. MCVUK is reporting that as of last weekend, 2 million PlayStation 4s have been sold in the UK. The data is based on GfK Chart-Track estimates. This makes […]

  • H1Z1 gets female characters, skin colour options planned

    In an effort to improve diversity in the game, H1Z1 developer has added female characters. Female survivors can now be found throughout the world of H1Z1. Developer Daybreak added the new feature in a patch released last Friday. You will be able to choose a female avatar in the main game and in Battle Royale. […]

  • Possible teaser site for Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi’s new game opens

    Either Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi is working on a soon-to-be-launched Kickstarter for his new game, or someone is pulling an elaborate prank. At PAX Prime last year, during Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 panel, a flyer was handed out to attendees that showed what appeared to be a 2D game of some sort with […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for May 5: Heroic and Nightfall strikes detailed

    Tuesday is here and Destiny’s weekly reset is also here. Bungie announced that your weekly Destiny grind has now begun. The Nightfall and Heroic strikes are now live too. This week’s strike is Winter’s Run. Rainbow burn is back for the Nightfall, which means you do more damage with all elemental weapons, but also receive […]

  • PC version of Project Cars delayed in Australia due to severe weather

    Recent weather conditions in Sydney, Australia are responsible for a slight delay of the PC version of Project Cars in the country. Sydney recently suffered from storms that caused flooding in some areas. One of those is the place where publisher Namco Bandai was storing PC copies of Project Cars. The stock was “severely damaged,” […]

  • Twitch’s new process makes it easier for streamers to appeal flagged content

    Twitch has updated its appeals process concerning videos that have been flagged by the audio ID system. Towards the end of last year, Twitch introduced a new audio recognition system that scans archived streams and automatically mutes the audio whenever copyright music is identified. The system has been in-use ever since and Twitch has today […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a day one patch, but it’s not a major one

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will indeed have a day one patch, to make the first-time experience as smooth as possible. Like many modern games, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will have its day one patch. According to the developer however, it wasn’t born out of necessity. Miles Tost, level designer at developer CD Projekt […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare owners get free pistol today

    Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games is adding a new pistol to the game, free to all players. The M1 Irons is a new pistol that comes to Advanced Warfare starting today. The weapon is offered as a thank you gift from the developer. Sledgehammer says the Irons is good at range and packs a punch. […]

  • Fall down the Skullgirls Big Band music video rabbit hole with me

    Skullgirls is a pretty amazing fighting game, but did you know it’s also a passable music creation suite? Earlier today I was idly perusing an episode of PlayStation Underground showing off Skullgirls 2nd Encore, a re-release of the indie fighter packing in loads of new features and coming to PS4 – with full cross-play! – […]

  • The many uses of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood’s pipe weapon

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood adds a sick new weapon to BJ’s arsenal: a pipe. In Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a pipe is not just a pipe. Not only can you bash nazis with it, you can use it to climb walls, reach hatches, and even break through some walls. Plus? You can dual wield it. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X teaser gives first look at Predator

    Mortal Kombat X’s next celebrity guest was teased during the latest Kast. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Kast was mostly about all about Jason, but also included a very brief nod to Predator. You can watch the full livestream to see the tease in situ if you’re really keen, but IGN shared this convenient edit: There’s […]

  • Rock Band 4 has count-ins, drum fills and vocal harmonies

    Rock Band 4 will more closely emulate the feeling of being a real musician with some neat personalisation touches. For Rock Band 4, Harmonix elected to double down on player ownership of their experience rather than technical precision. To this end, it has implemented a number of cool new features. I am wildly envious of […]

  • Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, Lost Planet 3 developer shuttered

    Spark Unlimited has gone down with all hands. The Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z and Lost Planet 3 developer has been shuttered and all staff laid off. Chief technical officer John Butrovich confirmed the news in a statement issued to IGN. “Spark Unlimited is closing as a video game developer. The ongoing opportunities for smaller mobile […]

  • PS Now subscription available on PlayStation 3 this month, Vita coming soon

    PlayStation Now’s all you can eat service has finally been dated for PS3. Subscriptions to PS Now, Sony’s cloud-based gaming service, will be available on PS3 from May 12 in the US. The all you can eat package will also be made available on select Bravia TVs and Sony Blu-ray players on the same date. […]

  • GTA 5 is even better with a gravity gun

    GTA 5 modders have made a dream come true, adding a gravity gun to your arsenal of mayhem-causing weaponry. GTA 5 isn’t ready for this. It looks like a heck of a lot of fun, but the poor old Los Santos po po can’t deal with the resulting carnage at all. If Rockstar were ever […]

  • “Mod makers should be able to make money from their creations,” says DOOM creator

    DOOM co-creator John Romero has weighed in on the paid mods debate. Paid mods are a hot issue right now. For years, Valve has been enabling content creators to make money from their work on Counter-strike: Global offensive, Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2, but when it partnered with Bethesda to offer the same for […]

  • Watch WRC driver Kevin Abbring smash through a DIRT Rally challenge

    WRC driver Kevin Abbring has been participating in Dirt Rally’s daily events – and kicking ass. Dirt Rally seems to have ticked one of the most difficult to attain boxes of racing development – creating something professional drivers like to play, and which rewards their years of experience. Codemasters published the video below showing Hyundai […]

  • Mortal Kombat X patch to bring PC version up to console standard

    Mortal Kombat X PC will be fixed tomorrow, NetherRealm has promised. The PC version of Mortal Kombat X has come under fire for poor performance, including stuttering frame rate and bugs as plenty. About 45 minutes into a recent Twitch stream, NetherRealm boss Ed Boon said an update will drop tomorrow to address many of […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: all new Crucible maps detailed

    Destiny’s House of Wolves DLC will add four new maps to the Crucible, the game’s competitive multiplayer mode. Let’s take a look at all of them. Alex brings you new footage showing all of the four maps that will drop with House of Wolves. He goes over the layout, landmarks, gameplay styles, and other important […]

  • Custom Xbox One Star Wars controllers look very tempting

    Microsoft is celebrating May 4 by showing off concept designs for Star Wars-themed Xbox One controllers. May 4 is of course Star Wars Day and the controller concepts you’re about to see are just that, concepts. Or at least that’s what they said they are. There are four designs and they don’t look very practical. […]

  • Project Cars launch trailer is an anthology of race cars, set to the beats of Deadmau5

    Project Cars comes out this week and there’s just enough time for one last trailer. Project Cars, Slightly Mad Studios’ ambitious racer that has been in development for ages, is finally coming out this week. The racer received plenty of changes throughout its development based on community feedback and the final product will be in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront dev reveals planet Sullust

    Sullust, a planet that has not been previously shown, will be featured in one of Star Wars Battlefront’s maps. Star Wars Battlefront developer DICE revealed today that planet Sullust will be one of the game’s locations. The planet was mentioned in the films and other Star Wars works, but was only shown today. DICE posted […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: Tower vendor changes

    House of Wolves will change the inventory of some of Destiny’s vendors and add new roles to others. Here’s everything that has been announced so far. You know that House of Wolves will bring a new social space to the game in the form of The Reef. But did you also know that the good […]

  • Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, will reissue some out-of-stock figures

    Nintendo released a statement today to apologise for fan’s frustrations in finding some Amiibo figures and promised to handle distribution better going forward. Nintendo has been criticised recently for its lack of communication when it comes to new Amiibo figures. Something which has lead fans to not know if certain figures are limited to some […]