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PS4: every rumour ahead of tonight’s reveal, right here

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 08:21 GMT By Dave Cook

PS4 is rumoured for a big reveal at Sony’s PlayStation meeting event tonight, and you can watch it live here on VG247. To keep track of the rumour mill’s madness so far, I’ve compiled all of the big game and hardware rumours so far into a handy little crash course on the matter.

The PlayStation Meeting event kicks off on February 20th at 6pm EST and Sony has been reminding us of the fact by sending us a few email alerts. It seems that something big is indeed about to go down next week.

Here’s a run-down of everything we’ve heard so far. Click the titles for the full story:

PS4 announcement: watch live here tonight

This is it. All roads have led here. you can watch the PlayStation Meeting event live via the link above from 6pm EST / 11pm GMT. Bookmark this, you won’t want to miss it.

PS4 connects with mobile devices, requires subscription – rumour

Word has it that PS4 will sync up with mobile devices, and let people play from their console, with others playing the same game on mobile. Don’t fear it, this is the future. The downside is that the console may require a subscription fee like Xbox Live.

Sony registers domains for PlayStation Cloud

This happened. It’s potentially massive, and could signify that PS4 will include Gaikai streaming tech out of the box, letting players enjoy games in the same way they would stream movies from Netflix. However, word on the street is that the console will not be backwards-compatible, and the only way to play PS3 games will be through Gaikai.

PS4 – another report claims the console will use Gaikai to stream games

The WSJ is reporting that PS4 will use Gaikai to stream games specifically for “current PlayStation 3 titles” on the new console, but will also using traditional disc-based methods to play games. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard this, as you will note below. According to sources speaking with the news outlet, Sony will unveil the new tech next week along with “higher fidelity cameras” for Move and a touch-pad on the new controller. WSJ notes it’s unsure how Sony will charge for the service, but it will make titles less easy to share or resell, obviously. Sony spent $380 million on its acquisition of the Gaikai service, so it will need to recoup those costs somehow.

PS4 controller screenshot appears online – rumor

Last night, a photo appeared of what looks like a prototype PS4 controller and a console dev kit. The pad features the often-rumoured front touch pad, and a glowing Move sensor on the top. It’s a chunky bugger too. Hit the link above to see it up close. The following day, another shots was released. See it here.

Microsoft exec cautions Sony over next week’s “important” PS4 reveal

Microsoft exec Jon Grimes said in an interview that the PS4 reveal would be important for the industry, due to it stagnating a little, but warned that Sony risks alienating the mass market by going for a hardcore reveal. What do you make of that then?

LittleBigPlanet 3 in works at Sumo Digital – rumour

We lifted the lid off Littlebigplanet 3, which is rumoured to be in development at Sumo Digital. Chances are it could be a PS4 launch window title. What do you think?

PS4 controller: new details emerge pre-reveal

VG247′s own sources have given us a ton of information on the PS4 controller, stating that the rumoured ‘share’ button is a load of bull, an that the start/select buttons have moved. Get all of their info above.

EA: Next-gen consoles ‘unlikely’ to be backwards compatible

EA’s chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen has predicted that PS4 won’t be backwards compatible. Could this be where Sony’s newly-acquired GaiKai comes into play?

Motorstorm developer hints lend weight to PS4 reveal rumours

Motorstorm developer Evolution Studios is said to be revealing its first PS4 project next week. Word has it the game was – at one point – a Gran Turismo spin-off until Sony Japan axed the link.

PS4 could come bundled with a “Dual Camera” PlayStation Eye – rumor

Word on the street is that PS4 comes bundled with a dual camera, which would explain the Move sensor bar on the top of the console’s prototype controller. it seems motion will be a fully-integrated part of the PS4 experience.

Killzone 4 rumored as launch window title for rumored PS4

Guerllia Games is billed to reveal Killzone 4 at next week’s event in New York. The title is said to be a launch window release. Whatever the case, their game will surely push visual boundaries on consoles.

PS4 out in 2013, uses Gaikai tech, $400+ – JP reports

Sources have said that PS4 will launch this year in Japan, and will use GaiKai cloud streaming tech out of the box. The report also claims it will cost $400 at launch. What do you make of that price tag?

Final Fantasy Versus 13 going next-gen in 2014, Square dropping name – report

An alleged Square-Enix insider has said Final Fantasy Versus 13 will be getting a name-change, and that it’s now a PS4 exclusive.

PS4 racing game in the works at Ivory Tower – rumour

Rumour has it that Ivory Tower – a new studio made up of ex-Eden Games staff – is making a PS4 racing game. it’s said to be a spiritual successor to Test Drive Unlimited.

PS4 – rumored kits have new controller, 4x Dual-Core CPU

A 90-page PDF document surfaced that allegedly revealed a lot of PS4 information, including specs of its 4x dual-core processor. The document is said to have been given out with PS4 dev-kits.

Quantic Dream domain registration suggests a PS4 title is in the works

It hasn’t released Beyond: Two Souls yet, but Quantic Dream has registered a domain name for something called ‘Singularity’, and has linked it to PS4. What could it be?

Kaz Hirai hints the PS4 will release after Xbox 720

Sony’s game boss Kaz Hirai has suggested that PS4 will launch after Xbox 720. It’s anyone’s guess at the moment though.

Showtime: PS4 rumoured at 1.84TF, Xbox 720 at 1.23TF

VG247′s sources have revealed some information on how PS4 and Xbox 720 stack up in terms or teraflops, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Sony Japan patents NFC tech to suppress second hand game sales – report

Rumours suggest that Sony is looking to kill of pre-owned sales with PS4, bu tethering games to a player’s console using near-field communication tech. It’s got a lot of people upset.

PS4: new kits shipping now, AMD A10 used as base

Here it is, the biggie. VG247′s sources blew the doors of PS4 development in this article, revealing that Sony has used AMD 10 as its base, and that dev-kits are with studios. This was a while ago, but its rammed full of CPU details.

Mafia 3: 2K Czech hiring for new ‘top secret, super interesting’ triple-a title

It looks like Mafia 3 is heading to PS4 at some point in the future, as 2K Czech is hiring for a ‘secret’ next-gen title.

PS4 to support 4K resolution – rumor

Sony went big on 4K tellies at CES this year, but back in August rumours flew around saying that PS4 would support the resolution, tying both stories together. Better get saving for a new TV folks.

Thief 4 to launch on Xbox 720, PS4, says mag report

Thief 4 is coming to PS4 courtesy of Eidos Montreal, according to rumours. Would you like to see this game happen?

There you have it, all of the big rumours around PS4 software and hardware. Now, tell us what you think will happen at next week’s event below. We want to hear from you on this.

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27 Comments

  1. Bashtee

    Oh my god, I don’t know how much longer I will remain sane onboard the hype-train…

    #1 2 years ago
  2. TD_Monstrous69

    4 days.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. CyberMarco

    What time is 6pm EST in the UK?

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Fin

    @3

    23:00 GMT

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Beta

    Nervously excited. Praying that Sony get this console right from the off because they can’t afford a bad launch.

    I look at the PS3 launch and shudder. :P

    *Wii U reveal was also bad. Showed nothing of the actual console, just the gamepad. Half of the people thought it was just a new Wii controller.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Erthazus

    Not excited at all.

    I don’t feel that Sony is going to wow people with the new console.
    The only thing where Sony can surprise me is with the games and PS4 reveal is not where they will show a lot of games. E3 2013 maybe…

    http://www.gametrailers.com/videos/v202xq/playstation-4-playstation-meeting-dos-and-don-ts – this is what they need to succeed I think because no one expects Sony to wow people with the hardware.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. kaffikjelen

    My excitement has somehow slightly waned these last weeks, almost like my annual anticipation of Christmas, it feels mundane when the event is right around the corner. That makes me a sad panda.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Beta

    #7 I know what you mean. Expecting mine to pick back up on reveal day though.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. manamana

    Since the PAL version will arrive a couple of months later, we can lean back and watch the show …

    #9 2 years ago
  10. M. K.

    I already see the headlines: Sony announces PSVitaGo! :D

    #10 2 years ago
  11. wishdokta

    I still can’t imagine this: In my opinion, there will be all eyes on MS only during E3 if PS4 is showed at 20th Feb.
    Big hardware show-offs should be shown at the big show: E3.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. sh4dow

    No rumor but a prediction:
    Sony will show “gameplay footage” that is obviously prerendered (see Motorstorm, Killzone…), yet everybody will drool at it and get VERY upset if one points out that it’s fake and isn’t gonna happen.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. DrDamn

    @11
    Getting hardware, specs and a few demos out of the way preE3 is a good idea. It leaves you with E3 to concentrate on the games (ie the important bit).

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Astaroth

    According to a Wall Street Journal Article Sony plans to use Gaikai’s streaming technology to support Playstation 3 games on the new console, which would offer a backward compability and would also fit into Sony investing heavily into the Gaikai technology and servers.
    Source: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323478004578306663577439962.html

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Phoenixblight

    @14

    I don’t see an article I just see a headline.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Astaroth

    @15 It works for me and some friends.
    The important part of the article reads “The streaming service, they added, is designed to use current PlayStation 3 titles on the new console; the new device is also expected to play new games stored on optical discs.”

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Phoenixblight

    It must be for subscribers because there is nothing for me.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Rosseu

    Has anyone else seen the “final” designs for the PS4 and 720? It’s featured in one gaming magazine. PS4 having blue led lights and 720 with green ones, having 8 led lights around its power button. Both consoles look pretty, but specs were not revealed and the controllers were not shown

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Stephany Nunneley

    @14 & 15: I posted it first thing this morning here, and it’s also in this post as well.

    http://www.vg247.com/2013/02/16/ps4-another-report-claims-the-console-will-use-gaikai-to-stream-games/

    I also tell you how to read a WSJ post in there. :)

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Phoenixblight

    @19

    Thanks. I didn’t read that comment thread.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Francis O

    I have a feeling Sony is going to Crush Microsoft this generation….

    http://playeressence.com/sonys-all-in-with-the-ps4/

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Samoan Spider

    @21 Protip: You don’t want Sony to ‘crush’ MS because then there won’t be competition. Competition is what drives the improvements we see in the consoles and games over a generation. So be a good consumer and open your mind to other possibilities, like for example that you can enjoy both companies offerings.

    Edit: I don’t mean to seem condescending with this, but you have got to remember these people run a business to make money, they are not your friends.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Gadzooks!

    #22

    If the rumours of a weaker MS machine with Kinect as the main interface are true then sadly thats exactly what will happen.

    I really hope that isnt the case, but a false move like that would put them out of the industry within a year or two I reckon.

    If MS leave the console biz then I’ll hang up my gaming gloves too, unless SEGA make a return!

    #23 2 years ago
  24. TheBlackHole

    @23

    Sony are going all out to copy what MS this gen.

    The consoles share very similar graphics and CPU, they both use cameras as standard (PS4 to be bundled with PSEye), PS will now charge for online, they’re finally revising their controller design, and they’re adding ‘media’ functionality with cross platform/device integration.

    You may as well call them both SonySoft or MicroSony.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. TD_Monstrous69

    @TheBlackHole This argument again, really? Hate 2 break it to you, but software and hardware companies copy one another all the time, it’s nothing new (Call of Duty-Medal of Honor, Modern Warfare-Battlefield, Kinect-EyeToy, The Getaway-Grand Theft Auto, to name a few). I inda like how both systems will be similar in development architecture. Because technical horsepower will no longer be the focus, but the games themselveds and content will be the focus, which is where it should be.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Samoan Spider

    @25 yup, what you said +1 :)

    #26 2 years ago
  27. SolidGamerSnake

    In yesterday’s champions league game the complete advertising board displayed a Playstation ad saying: “Be the first to know 20.02.2013″

    #27 2 years ago

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Joystiq is likely to close – rumour

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

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

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

  • Microsoft is fixing Xbox One’s slow controllers

    Xbox One control pads have many charms, but quick start up is not one of them. The Xbox One controller currently takes up to five seconds to connect to your console after switching on, which is an eternity for someone with an attention span as short as mine. Luckily, Microsoft is working to fix this […]

  • Lucius 2 releases on Friday the 13th (of course)

    Lucius 2 has a really fitting release date. Lucius developer Shiver Games has produced a follow-up to the dark tale of an evil child, and it’s coming your way on February 13 – which just so happens to be a Friday. Lucius 2: The Prophecy will set you back $20, and release through Steam. As […]

  • Saints Row 4: Re-Elected PS4 recalled in Australia, incorrect content to blame

    Saints Row 4: Re-Elected has been recalled in Australia due to a mysterious manufacturing issue. An Australian PR representative said that the retail PS4 version of Saints Row 4: Re-Elected has “a serious manufacturing issue” and has been recalled nation-wide. Here’s what we were told (emphasis mine): “A manufacturing issue has caused an incorrectly classified […]

  • The Whispered World follow up now coming to PS4, too

    Deadalic’s gorgeous-looking adventure Silence has been confirmed for a fourth platform. Originally announced for Mac and PC with an Xbox One port one revealed at a later date, Silence is now on its way to PS4 as well. All versions are due later this year. Silence is Deadalic’s first multi-platform release and in my mind […]

  • Mythbusters to tackle DOOM this weekend

    DOOM is the subject of the next episode of Mythbusters. Having been airing for over ten years now, Mythbusters has pretty much run out of myths to bust, which is why we find ourselves in 2015 with an episode dedicating to answering the question “could DOOM be real?” Bethesda has rveealed that the January 31 […]

  • Destiny hosting a Bungie Bounty – go go go

    Destiny players have a chance to take down Bungie employees in return for one of the most exclusive vanity items in the game. Destiny’s Bungie Bounties usually feature guests from the community, and today’s event is no exception. Joining Bungie community manager David “Deej” Dague are several members of Bungie.org, the developer’s most staunch fan […]

  • Elite: Dangerous developer issues lay-offs

    Elite: Dangerous team Frontier Developments has had to let staff go. At least 15 staff have been laid off from the developer’s Halifax studio. According to an investor update, this decision will allow Frontier to focus its efforts at its primary studio in Cambridge, England. “With its business emphasis now on two major self-published franchises, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition tavern songs free for a limited time

    Dragon Age: Inquisition tunes can be yours for the bargain price of zero cashmoney. The tavern songs from Dragon Age: Inquisition will be made available for purchase from various digital distributors sometime after February 9. Until then, though, you can have them for free – including their sheet music. To take advantage of this generous […]

  • Even the Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 teaser is frightening

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is probably going to be just as tense and uncomfortable as its two prequels. This teaser for Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is the first we’ve heard of the project since creator Scott Cawthon confirmed it is in the works. The third entry in the series is now up on […]

  • 6.6 million Xbox consoles shipped last quarter

    Xbox One and Xbox 360 console sales were strong last quarter, although Microsoft isn’t talking hard numbers yet. Microsoft shipped 6.6 million Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles to retailers in the quarter ending December 31, the company revealed in its latest financial briefing. This figure wasn’t broken down by platform, and Microsoft didn’t supply […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection: five minutes of b-roll footage

    We may not have proper, uncut gameplay footage of the Homeworld Remastered Collection, but we have the next best thing. Homeworld Remastered Collection was confirmed to release on February 25. Gearbox has only showed a trailer, but no extended gameplay demos. There was however a b-roll video showing at PAX South, and we’ve embedded it […]

  • Grim Fandango Remastered looks sharp in these new screens

    Grim Fandango will come back from the dead with the Remastered edition, and it’s looking great. Grim Fandango Remastered has a few new screens available to prove that even old games can look stunning with the right remaster, especially ones with an already well-defined art style. Have a look at them below and get excited. […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: beta weapons, maps, modes, progression system and more

    The Battlefield Hardline beta will include a third new map and a new game mode, on top of what’s already announced. You may remember last week DICE started a community mission for all Battlefield 4 players. The goal was to reach 2 billion points playing Rush mode. That goal has been achieved and as a […]

  • Dying Light launch trailer is one last display of its forte

    The launch trailer for Dying Light is here one day ahead of the game’s release. Techland and Warner Bros. have put out the launch trailer for Dying Light. The trailer is a short reminder of the game’s main selling points: free-running, weapon crafting, drop-kicking zombies. Reviews should start to come out tomorrow for the game […]

  • Watch The Witcher 3 developers stream new gameplay on Twitch

    The Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt RED is hosting a Twitch live-stream to show off brand new gameplay footage and answer some fan questions. The live-stream will start at 7:00pm GMT, 2:00pm EST, 11:00am PST. It will show off plenty of new footage, some of which was shown only to the press so far. The […]

  • Finally, some screens for Final Fantasy 15

    Patience is a virtue and we finally have our hands on a few gameplay screens from Final Fantasy 15. There’s not a lot of them, but they show the impressive lighting and they’re all gameplay as far as I can tell, so take a look. There is no release date for Final Fantasy 15 as […]

  • Here’s 15 minutes of gameplay from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in 1080p

    The Witcher 3 has a new direct-feed, 1080p video available that’s 100% gameplay. Would you like some gameplay of The Witcher 3 in beautiful 1080p? Why, of course you would! The gameplay below shows combat, conversations, travelling. In short, it’s a small sample of everything the game will offer. If you’re looking to learn much […]

  • Two Mortal Kombat X characters to be revealed this week

    Mortal Kombat X will get not one, but two character reveals this week. Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon has been at again on Twitter, teasing all kinds of reveals over the past few days. Firstly, Boon tweeted this image, which at first glance appears to show a character holding a bow. However, further examination by […]

  • Planetside 2 successfully claims the Guinness World Record for biggest FPS battle

    The Planetside 2 community has successfully organised an online battle involving over 1000 players, breaking the previous Guinness World Record. The event, which was organised by Planetside Battles was pitched to the community last week. 1,158 players have answered the call, smashing the record for “Most Players Online in an FPS Battle.” The previous 999 […]

  • Microsoft aiming for Xbox One-to-PC streaming to function while you watch TV

    Streaming Xbox One games to PC while you watch TV on the console through the HDMI pass-through is something Microsoft is hoping to achieve when the service launches with Windows 10. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer has been on Twitter answering fan questions following last week’s Windows 10 event. One interesting bit that came out of those […]

  • Everything we know about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is sure to be one of the biggest RPGs of the year, due for release in May on PC, Xbox One and PS4. Delayed since its target release of 2015, CD Projekt Red’s latest game takes the series to a true open world environment, and charges the player with tracking […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date leaked – rumour

    According to an email sent to some YouTubers, the upcoming beta for Battlefield Hardline is scheduled for February 3. The date for the Battlefield Hardline beta is believed to be February 3. It comes from an email that’s been sent by Ronku to various YouTubers reminding them of the starting date, February 3. Ronku is […]

  • The history of The Witcher: beyond the Road With No Return

    We take a look at The Witcher franchise, from the original short stories to its blockbuster video games. The world was first introduced to Geralt through a set of short stories called The Witcher (English translation) written by author Andrzej Sapkowski. The first short story was published in the Polish fantasy and science fiction magazine […]

  • Bringing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to life

    In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, CD Projekt RED takes a whopping enormous map and fills it with stuff you actually want to see and do. Do you remember back before Oblivion came out there was a lot of chat about how much more lifelike and realistic the NPCs would be? Rather than just hanging […]

  • The big Witcher 3 questions answered: delays, playing as Ciri, and why enemies don’t scale

    Spending some time with The Witcher 3 level designer Miles Tost we were able to put some of our immediate questions to him after playing the game for over 4 hours. “That sense of improvement doesn’t happen if the monsters around you remain the same strength, there’s no sense of achievement.” Tost is a relaxed […]

  • The Witcher 3 sets a new generational standard for graphics

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the new standard in outrageously pretty. “The Witcher 3 is more than just eye-candy. Destiny, once the loveliest thing I had ever looked upon, has been outclassed.” The Witcher 3 is even better looking than the screenshots would have you believe, and until you see it in motion, running […]

  • The Witcher 3: hands-on with the RPG of the year

    Getting to know a bawdy hero; Geralt of Rivia’s third outing is accessible, untamed, and dripping with story. Warning: some spoilers are inevitable. “The Witcher 3 is horror and violence. It’s charming, witty and cheeky. Like Geralt, it knows what it wants and it’s going to grab it with both hands.” The Witcher 3: Wild […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel gets Lady Hammerlock DLC tomorrow

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be released on PS3 and Xbox 360 tomorrow, January 27. The new playable character comes with three skill trees and the action skill Cold As Ice. If you haven’t bought the season pass for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel you can download the DLC for $9.99, you lucky […]

  • A limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 just sold for $128,000

    Sony has just auctioned one of its limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 consoles for over $128,000. The model had the serial number 00001, according to the Wall Street Journal. “We appreciate all who participated in the auction and are surprised at the highest bid price, which was higher than our expectations,” said a rep for […]

  • Here’s Killer Instinct’s new Omen and Golem fighters in action

    Microsoft has revealed Killer Instinct Season 2′s fighter Omen in a new trailer. Stick around for the end of the video and you’ll also get a peek at another new fighter, Golem. Omen is a bonus character and as such isn’t available as part of the main season roster. He’s available for free to Ultra […]

  • Digital copies of Far Cry 4 are being deleted from Uplay

    Ubisoft appears to be deleting copies of Far Cry 4 bought through digital third-party retailers. According to the Ubisoft support forums, copies of the game acquired via G2Play and G2A are being removed from Uplay. Users had not been given any warning by publisher Ubisoft that the game will be removed, although it is now […]

  • Gearbox wants “badass” talent for the next Borderlands

    Borderlands 3 may not have been announced at PAX this weekend, but studio boss Randy Pitchford is currently recruiting for the next game in the series. We are recruiting for next Borderlands. This is the big one. Industry badass? E-mail me: heyrandy@gearboxsoftware.com pic.twitter.com/ZG9dLytX1B — Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) January 26, 2015 A recruitment push would suggest […]

  • Destiny: less grind, fairer economy in House of Wolves DLC

    Destiny developer Bungie has said it aims to lessen the grind in House of Wolves, and it won’t repeat mistakes it made with rewards in The Dark Below. Gear rewards will be fairer, according to lead designer Luke Smith in a Neogaf thread. For example, buying from a vendor should not invalidate gear rewarded for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Disaster

    Over two months since release and Xbox One’s big Christmas game is still a turkey, says Rich Stanton. “The game has now been available for two-and-a-half months, including the blockbuster Christmas season, and by any reasonable standard it doesn’t work.” Halo: The Master Chief Collection launched worldwide on November 11, 2014. Intended as something of […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection dated, first gameplay footage released

    Homeworld Remastered Collection has a release date, and as promised, the gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake has been released along with the news that Homeworld Shipbreaker development continues. The video was shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel earlier this morning at PAX South. Last year, Gearbox had said hoped to release the title […]

  • Clock Tower spiritual successor Night Cry has landed on Kickstarter

    The Kickstarter for Clock Tower spiritual successor, Project Scissors, recently announced as Night Cry, has launched. A teaser directed by The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu was released for the game earlier this month, and the full short film can be viewed below. Shimizu is also creative director on the project and Silent Hill creative and environment […]

  • Toukiden Kiwami mission trailer released, pre-order bonuses detailed

    Pre-order bonuses for Toukiden Kiwami have been announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita. Here’s the pre-order bonus list for each participating retailer: North America GameStop – Armor inspired by new slayers Reki and Soma’s costumes and classic armor from Toukiden‘s six original NPC slayers. Amazon – 2 exclusive pieces of armor: a set of Tenko […]

  • More Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Final Fantasy 15 info doled out by Tabata

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD director Hajime Tabata took part in a Reddit AMA yesterday, and answered a variety of questions pertaining to the game and Final Fantasy 15. According to Tabata, the first playthrough of the game will last around 40 hours, but “the real fun” starts from the second playthrough which contains new events. […]

  • This video gives you an idea of what Borderlands Online is like

    A video for Borderlands Online, the China-exclusive title from 2K, Shanda Games and Gearbox, has been released. Posted on MMO Culture, the video was released to announce the “technical test” which started today. Borderlands Online is an instance-based online shooter, and will probably never reach western shores. Still, you can have a look anyway.

  • Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns is the MMO’s first expansion

    The first expansion for Guild Wars 2, Heart of Thorns, was announced today during PAX South, and ArenNet has posted a few content details for it on the official webiste. Heart of Thorns contains a reimagined progression with the new Mastery system, which provides new training opportunities for characters beyond level 80. Players will be […]

  • Turn-based action platformer Ronin has been polished up, nets a publisher

    Tomasz Waclawek has polished up his freeware title Ronin and will be releasing it through publisher Devolver Digital later this year. The turn-based action platformer stars a vengeful ninja who is determined to kill important memebers of a powerful corporation. Weapons at your disposal include razor wire and a katana, or you avoid combat by […]

  • Footage of cancelled Justice League brawler surfaces

    Footage of the cancelled Double Helix-developed Justice League brawler has surfaced online. The game was supposed to be a tie-in title for the also cancelled Justice League film directed by George Miller, according to leaked images and information from 2012. Jon Gwyn, the game’s artist and now Rockstar San Diego staffer, said at the time […]

  • Free Icona Vulcano DLC for DriveClub releases next week

    Sony has posted a video of the Icona Vulcano, which will be released as DLC next week for DriveClub. The video was posted on Facebook and we’ve embedded the video below courtesy of GamesHQMeida. It was announced earlier this week the Icona Vulcano would be released on the PS Store as a free download.