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What’s next for Oddworld? Just Add Water speaks

Tuesday, 12 March 2013 08:50 GMT By Dave Cook

Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee New’N’Tasty is the first step in the series’ rebirth. Dave Cook speaks to Just Add Water to find out what happens next.

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Just Add Water has teamed up with Oddworld Inhabitants to bring the series back, and to introduce new games further down the line.

The team is currently developing Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee New’N’Tasty, due for release Autumn 2013.

You can read my massive interview with Oddworld co-creator Lorne Lanning here. We discuss the series’ collapse and rebirth in detail.

Just Add Water has been confirmed as a PS4 developer by Sony. They haven’t revealed what they’re working on for it yet.

The studio has also released HD versions of Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath and Munch’s Oddysee. Check them out here.

Whether through a shift in the market, or the the pressures of the almighty dollar, Lorne Lanning and Sherry McKenna’s Oddworld Quintology was never completed.

After the collapse of their studio Oddworld Inhabitants, unreleased games Squeek’s Oddysee, The Brutal Ballad of Fangus Klot and Hand of Odd were thought lost forever.

But in reality, those ‘lost’ games do exist in some form, their concepts scrawled on paper by Lanning over the years.

The working Xbox prototype of Fangus Klot is real and it does run, there is a large design document for Hand of Odd, while the rest of the Oddworld road-map sits within Lanning’s imaginative, over-active mind.

Now that UK outfit Just Add Water is enhancing and releasing all of the Oddworld games, the developer is slowly catching up to the point that the series fell into obscurity, begging the question, ‘What happens next?’

That’s precisely what I asked studio’s CEO Stewart Gilray recently.

“We do have the original bound Hand of Odd design document here,” Gilray revealed, “as well as a version of Fangus running – An original Xbox build. A few of us here at Just Add Water know the basic story and identity of Squeek, so that’s definitely interesting.

“I’d love to tell you, but one of the things I’ve tried to install on Lorne, is not to talk too early about stuff, and to use that knowledge and information as a marketing practice in the run up for a products release, which is something you’ll start to see over the remainder of this year in the run up to the release of Abe’s Oddysee New ‘N’ Tasty.”

New ‘N’ Tasty looked stunning when I played it late last year, a 2.5D remake of the original Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee, displayed in full HD and with several new tricks up its sleeve. It’s a statement of intent – that Oddworld is back and this time, it’s here to stay.

So confident of the series renewed long-term success was Gilray’s team, that it conducted a fan poll to see what game it should work on next. The results were rather fascinating, with an HD remake of Abe’s Exoddus coming out on top, followed by an entirely new game, then lost titles, Fangus Klot, Squeek’s Oddysee and Hand of Odd.

The poll wasn’t just a fan-baiting exercise either, as Gilray explained, “It wasn’t just a case of gathering info that will gather dust in a drawer, we already have a rough plan for the next couple of years, but we wanted to make sure we weren’t just wasting time making something that nobody wanted, so we just wanted to give ourselves some confidence.

“Saying that there were some real differences in the results that we weren’t expecting. We were a little surprised that Squeek’s Oddysee wasn’t higher up the result. We knew Exoddus would be pretty high up there, but to see it where it ended up was nice.”

There has been some confusion and debate surrounding both Abe’s Oddysee and Exoddus in recent years – chiefly – what happened to the source code and ownership rights. Gilray was more than happy to clear up the matter for me, and shed light on some of New ‘N’ Tasty’s key changes.

“We’ve got the source code to both Abe’s Oddysee and Abe’s Exoddus. However, we’ve don’t have final PSone code for Oddysee, and no PC code, but we have final PC code for Exoddus, and no PSone code. So we’ve got a mix.

“We have all the tools and are actually using similar systems to the originals, but we’re obviously enhancing various things, like allowing woken up Sligs, to go back to sleep if they don’t hear or see anything.

“The biggest challenge is catching the same feel as the original. There have been various comments we’ve read where people have said “Oh no they’ve removed the gore” well we haven’t, and in some places the game is darker than the original, but we’ve not shown those areas yet.”

The team at Just Add Water is going to great lengths to lovingly remake Abe’s Oddysee, given the gaps in the game’s original source code, so it’s comforting to know that he series won’t be cancelled a second time.

“Oddworld Inhabitants own everything now” Gilray explained, “and I mean everything. Even the PSone versions are now exclusively owned by Oddworld Inhabitants. They spent a couple of years making sure they bought back, or waited for rights to lapse so they could “own” everything, and that is the case now.

“The only place this doesn’t apply is to existing boxed product. If you buy a copy from Amazon of the PSone titles, then that money sticks with Amazon. It doesn’t find its way back to Oddworld Inhabitants, which is why we encourage everyone that wants to support us to buy digital right now.”

With free reign to do whatever it wants with the universe it first set out to create through the 90s, Oddworld Inhabitants can take the franchise anywhere now, but for Just Add Water, a remake of Exoddus would be the next logical step.

“It would obviously be a lot easier,” Gilray explained, “as Exoddus is an extension of Oddysee, so that would also apply to us if we decided to tackle a remake of Exoddus next. We would literally face the same battles they did with Exoddus in 97/98 and that is to create a game on top of an existing engine and game.”

But should both teams decide to fulfil its fan poll and create an entirely new Oddworld IP, Gilray teased that Lanning’s mind is already full of ideas, “ There are some crazy ideas on paper we’ve found, but Lorne’ mind is filled stuff.”

Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee launches on PC, PS3, PS Vita and Xbox 360 this Autumn, and we’ll have more on the game throughout the year. Meanwhile, what would you like to see Just Add Water and Oddworld Inhabitants tackle next? Let us know below.

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10 Comments

  1. mtnman3888

    Such fond memories of these games, really can’t wait for what they have in store. I’ll definitely be supporting JAW with my gaming dollars.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Clupula

    Uh oh. He encouraged everyone to buy digital. I can think of one person one here with Fanboy in their screenname who is going to freak out about that.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Dave Cook

    @2 Whoever do you mean? ;)

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Beta

    So happy that Oddworld is back! The Abe games are still 2 of my favourites :D

    Bought the art of Oddworld Inhabitants a little while back, awesome book :)

    #4 2 years ago
  5. The Dude

    Man, can’t wait either! Glad to hear they want to redo Exoddus as well. After that, let’s have something brand new from Oddworld! :D

    Edit: I hope the music remains as atmospheric as it was in the original.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. jesuisrojhat

    Wow, I just can’t wait for this game to come out. Had a lot of fun with this game when I was just a kid back in the days. Nostalgia at it’s best! :D

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Dragon246

    I am totally in love with this studio after Strangers Wrath Vita :D

    #7 2 years ago
  8. TheWulf

    I continue to love the Oddworld series to bits. Stranger’s Wrath HD made me far, far happier than it should have for the entire time I was playing it. It’s funny because I stunk at it, and it had issues, but the sheer charm of every Oddworld game just has that effect on me.

    If a game is just that lovely and unique, I can put up with being bad at it quite happily. I actually wasn’t doing too badly at it after a while due to bloody minded persistence, because I wanted to see what bizarreness they’d throw my way next. Zeno Clash had the same kind of effect.

    I wish there were more games like that. If the game is compelling enough, then difficulty just doesn’t bother me at all. And so much love and personality went into the Oddworld games. I’ve always said that the best forms of entertainment are basically walking around in another person’s brain, and seeing things from their perspective, and enjoying an experience you otherwise wouldn’t be able to because of it.

    That’s what makes gaming special. That so many publishers and developers actually fail to understand this leaves me sad. I find all the Creeds and the Autos and the Duty’s to be really dry and dead by comparison. This is what will make me balk at a game or love a game. This is why I absolutely despised Kingdoms of Amalur but loved the hell out of Bastion.

    Mass Effect 3 was a similar experience in some regards. I actually wanted to put the difficulty up. And at first I stunk at the Armax Arena in the Citadel DLC, but I have so much love for that Universe that I want to learn how to be good at playing their game. Same for multiplayer, I stunk at playing silver and gold at first, but playing as a geth (and later, playing as a bloody geth prime!) was such novelty and fun that I just kept at it.

    I don’t care what anyone says about the Geth Juggernaut. He’s my baby, and if you spec him right, then he makes for the easiest gold solo run of any kit.

    And I do adore the geth. Considering all the effort put into them in the story of the three games, and all the novelty they possess, and their beautiful aesthetics… I just get the feeling that there was someone in BioWare who considered the geth theirs and wanted to make them into something really unique. And I think they managed it.

    Ultimately, I just crave novelty and I get easily bored. Often I’ll just get bored with a game so quickly that I’ll put it on its simplest difficulty just so I can power through it, and I’ll be sick of it by the end even then. There are so many games that lack novelty, and I am a creature of novelty. There was a time when it felt common for games to be akin to walking around in another person’s head, too.

    Did you see the ’90s of the PC? If not, go and take a look at GoG.com because it was weird. And in some cases it was delightfully weird. We had things like a cheesy sci-fi noir featuring a derpy detective and his mutated lady in a post-World War III alternate earth. We just don’t see a lot of that any more, do we?

    And if you understand that, you’ll realise why I was all over Mass Effect 3. The Mass Effect games still have novelty. The first… not so much, but 2 begun to flow with it, and then with 3 they went their own way and did so much their own thing that it just… wow. There is nothing else out there like ME3. I don’t care if people hate it. I love it.

    And damn it, if you haven’t played the Citadel DLC. Play it. Really.

    Anyway, Oddworld fits into my desires for novelty. Can we have more of this and less of the Creeds and the Duty’s? Please? I’d be ever so happy. There was a time when I was frequently happy with gaming – before the mainstream happened. These days, I’m left feeling like I’m one of the few gamers alive with an imagination or a sense of romance.

    – Edited –

    You know, another example of this is the old Duke Nukem 3D deathmatch maps. If there was a deathmatch game like that, I would buy it and love it. The thing is is that it’s the only deathmatch experience I’ve ever really liked. Why? It had first person jumping puzzles and traps. Not only that, but some of the traps didn’t activate automatically, they were activated by a button press. So sometimes you could press a button and a player who’d just gotten a super powerful power-up would fall to their doom.

    Those trap-laden maps gave me some of the best deathmatch memories of all. And it was due to how much interaction a button press could have with the map itself. DN3D was built around that. If you look at a deathmatch today, it’s a bunch of guys pouring into a map with guns and shooting each other. And it doesn’t even hold a candle to the trapmaps of DN3D. There are just so many fantastic ideas from the ’90s which could be brought into the now and would likely sell brilliantly.

    Someone should do a DM game based around jumping puzzles and trapmaps, like DN3D. Where if you wanted to be good at it, you’d not only have to be good at shooting, but first person jumping and avoiding traps, too. And throw in easter egg traps as well, traps that only activate if you’ve done a series of things, so that only a few players will know about those until the Internet makes them common knowledge.

    That kind of thing is just still so fun to me.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Renney77

    Wow I’d love to have Oddworld come back! It has so much potential I loved the platforming for first two but I’d love to see something new like “Hand of Odd” sounds like, a strategy game in Oddworld where you shape the world! Thats right up my alley:D I just hope they start coming out soon while I have the time spare time to play them.

    The company has my full support! but from reading that IU wasn’t sure who it is. oddworld inhabitants or JAW?

    #9 2 years ago
  10. the commodore

    Would love to see sequel to munch, remember playing when I was about 6 and so did my big sister, she got the good ending but me not so much, haven’t been more traumatised since, role the clock 12 years, stumble upon the game, start playing it again and hopefully I’ll get the main ending, but other than munches oddysee, all the others are just brilliant as we’ll and deserve the reviews they got.

    #10 1 year ago

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    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 […]