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Battlefield 4 skipping Wii U to avoid risks, says DICE

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 10:51 GMT By Dave Cook

Battlefield 4 will not be coming to Nintendo’s Wii U console, DICE creative director Lars Gustavsson has confirmed.

Speaking with Videogamer, he explained, “I think overall for me as creative director, number one is to deliver a really great game and experience.

“Sometimes, at least for us, it’s focusing on what you do well and what you know well, and ensuring that you deliver something good than trying a bit too much, stretching yourself too thin and risking it. I’d rather play it safe, deliver something really good and then look at the future and what could possibly be done than trying a bit too hard and [failing].”

Ouch. Well, it’s heading to PS3, Xbox 360 and PC later this year, and last we heard more people own those anyway.

What do you think?

Thanks Nintendo Life.

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36 Comments

  1. Hcw87

    It’s a niche console which flopped hard in my eyes, so no surprise there. Nintendo will allways be about Mario, Zelda etc, with no major innovations, atleast hardware-wise.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. OmegaSlayer

    Smart decision and lot of PR speech.
    Investing money/resources to sell 20000 copies would be stupid.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    WiiU failed. Failed hard. That’s the end of it no matter how much Zelda’s or Mario’s you are going to put in to that kitchen sink.

    Game Over and that’s great. Less stupid junk in my room. I’m interested in Activision right now if they are going to skip WiiU with Call Of Duty. That is going to be interesting.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. theevilaires

    Another nail in the coffin…..damn thats sad. Nintendo get those fucking first party games out NOW!

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Erthazus

    Last gen 360 and PS3 are getting Bf4. Lol

    A Platform without Battlefield 4 is a birthday party without a cake.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. frostquake

    I really wanted to buy a WiiU, but to be honest, I am very glad I didn’t, so far! I also wanted to buy the PS Vita and did not, and so far I am glad I didn’t buy that one either. So, the Christmas gift cards still sit in a drawer collecting dust. Probably will put them towards a PS4.
    I am sure Oldergamer will have thoughts on this article???

    #6 2 years ago
  7. monkeygourmet

    I can’t say im suprised.

    saying that, the 360 / PS3 versions will be pretty awful so I don’t think it would play much better on Wii U.

    This is def a game that will play to it’s full potential on PC and maybe PS4 / 720.

    Wii U doesn’t need games it can’t handle. It needs unique games suited for the platform. It’s not powerful enough to do a multiplayer game like this justice, so it’s no big loss unless you literally went from owning a Wii exclusivly to owning a Wii U exclusivly…

    And how many people out there did that? Almost zero, i’ll bet.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. DuckNation

    This is just sad for the Wii U

    #8 2 years ago
  9. monkeygourmet

    @8

    It’s sad for people who only own a Wii U for sure.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. loveaya

    DICE doesn’t want to waste any money.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. frostquake

    I would also like to know “WHERE ARE THE WII U GAMES?” I don’t mind exclusivity, as long as you have a robust line up, and a healthy roll out program.
    All Nintendo is doing is showing games that will come out when they are ready!
    That is like showing a starving person a whole meal and not letting them eat it, oh and by the way the meal is plastic! The person still starves to death!
    I hate to say this, and don’t wish to offend the Nintendo Fans, but either make a console that is for your Niche, and keep a steady stream of games coming out for it, OR…which I think it is Time, do like Sega, get out of the Console business, and like Sonic, make games for other Consoles.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. monkeygourmet

    @11

    I agree with this 100%, it’s like they suprised themselves when they released it?!

    I mean, come on, they should have had a great game each month coming out for it. That way, by the time the PS4/720 comes out, it would have had 10-15 quality games.

    Things like Pikmin 3 should have been out at launch (it started as a Wii game!!!).

    They really need a great E3, the only way I can see them play it is:

    Price Cut on PS4 launch,
    Huge range of great VC games and games like Mario Sunshine in HD
    Huge range of must have titles (need to bring out all the big guns)
    Lots of cool exclusives (Monolith’s X for example)

    Things they shouldn’t do:

    Show dual pad games… This would be the biggest fail ever, it’s hard enough selling 1 let alone 2 of them! ;)

    #12 2 years ago
  13. OmegaSlayer

    @9 It’s sad people bought a WiiU without seeing this coming from day 1.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. SameeR_Fisher

    let’s be honest here, are WiiU/Nintendo fans interested in BF or CoD or whatever ?!, I believe that the Nintendo fans got a taste of their own, they love fun games like Mario, Zelda, Metriod, ……….etc, those games really would push the platform forward.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. DrDamn

    @11 & 12
    Yep this is what the problem is for me right now. I got mine at launch with NSMBWU and Nintendoland. Since then I have bought 0 new games, not one. I would have had Rayman if they hadn’t delayed it, and I’m interested in Lego and vaguely in MH3U, but the way sales are going I know if I wait a bit those will be heavily discounted. Even stuff like Scribblenauts still hasn’t been released in the UK and that was a launch title elsewhere.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. deathm00n

    @12 Considering how well thought their decisions are now a days I guess they will chose to show dual pad games

    Sorry, not trying to troll, just making people more happy with a little joke!

    But I remember saying I was doubtful about how the WiiU would fare. It’s sad now that way more people are thinking it will flop. If it had good games and could play multiplat games I would buy one, the gameplay of ZombieU seems fantastic, but Nintendo launched the console way too late. Instead of buying a WiiU I’ve just got a gamer laptop for almost the same price.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. The_Red

    Now all eyes are on COD. IF that series skips Wii U, then Nintendo can kiss 3rd party support goodbye for good.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. G1GAHURTZ

    CoD is already on Wii U, believe it or not.

    I’d like to see the sales numbers…

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Ko-san

    You people can’t honestly believe the things spewing from your mouths, can you? And if you haven’t bought any Wii U games, that’s your own fault.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. monkeygourmet

    @16

    lol,

    Wii Play U packaged with a second pad and 10 mini games!?

    That wouldn’t even be funny.

    Maybe we will have a return of the hilarious ‘Vitality Sensor’?

    That shit was unreal when they announced it, people were like: WTF?! :)

    #20 2 years ago
  21. DrDamn

    @18
    Got to think the sales numbers of CoD on WiiU are partly behind this decision too.

    @19
    I’ve been getting more play out of older Wii games. I’d love to buy some games, but I want to see some good stuff which makes use of the gamepad – where is it?

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Dragon246

    @Ghz,
    http://www.vgchartz.com/game/70961/call-of-duty-black-ops-ii/

    That is 3-4 times less than COD Vita, which for the turd that it was, sold above 700k.
    No wonder 3rd party are leaving WiiU, 3rd party software sales are pathetic on that.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. OlderGamer

    It is a mixed bag I think.

    If I was EA, I wouldn’t publish BF4 on WiiU either.

    I own Madden Football for the WiiU. It is hands down the best Madden game I have ever played. Not being biased. The game is great, here is a couple reasons why: NO DLC/everything is “In the game” as EA likes to say. The WiiU gamepad allows me to redirect WRs/RBs at the line of scrimige, not by picking predrawn routes, but by drawing my own. This means I can read the defense and exploit coverage. I can flood both RBs and a TE into a LB covered zone to create mismatches. Likewise I can alter ever deffensive player before the snap too. I can adjust coverage, call a double team, etc. I have so much freedom with my onfield strategy that it make football what it should be, a carefully thought out chess match with 250-350lb players.

    No other football experience ever has even come close.

    And next to no one plays the thing online.

    I do. I GM a league with some friends and family. The game doesn’t play smothly online either. I see that as EAs fault not Nintendos, because Sonic Racing Transformed players just as smooth on WiiU as it does on XB360, and I know that because we have a copy of each in my house.

    It is a classic catch 22. Without more units sold, no one wants to put their games on it. But without more games, it won’t sell more units.

    I know a lot of you guys hate the system. But that isn’t down to the system itself. You don’t hate the hardware. Hell most of you never played it, and if you have only briefly. The system is very nice. But most of you don’t like it because it is from Nintendo. Same reason some of you bash Sony while others bash microsoft.

    Personaly, I love the thing. But I wish I had purchased a 3DS XL first instead. Why? Just boils down to game selection. The 3DS has more games. Right now, tbh, some of the best gaming bits on the market are on handhelds. Both Vita and 3DS.

    I am not selling my WiiU, and I am glad I own one. I will buy a 3DS and or Vita later on. I think this gen Wiiu will be more n64 then Wii. Been saying that all along, if you read more then the first paragraph. I never thought the WiiU would match or even get close to the Wiis numbers. I am not sure the other two platforms will either. I think the slow sales of 3DS, VITA, and WiiU speaking to a larger issue looming…the market has moved on. I can’t say for sure, but I wouldn’t be shocked to see both PS4 and XB sales to stagnat after launches too. Decent launch windows…sluggish post launch. Just like Vita, 3DS and WiiU did.

    For fun, Wii sold 3million units during its launch window. WiiU sold 3.5milion. Like I said I think the market has shifted. I don’t think anything with a high price tag is going to move units to the mass market demographic. I think that is what we are seing now. 3DS took off with a price cut. If WiiU was sitting at 199usd right now(with a pack in) it would still be selling. Core fans bought Vita right up, then it hit a brick wall. I expect a 400usd+ PS4 to do the samething. And again the XB will have same problem.

    The mass market people are using Cell Phones and Tablets. They think nothing of 350usd for a Galaxy3, but won’t spend one on a system that only plays video games. Most of them already have Wiis, XB360s, or PS3. I really don’t see them jumping on new systems. They won’t feel the need.

    Am I making excuses? Sure, if you think I would then it prolly sounds like I am. But I don’t think so. I am not a company loyalist. I play games on Nintendo systems, I own them all cept 3DS. I also own all of the Sony systems cept Vita. All of the Atari ones, the Sega ones, the NEC ones, the SNK ones, etc etc.

    Will WiiU bounce back?

    Short answer is no. Not like people are expecting. It will never sell 100million+ units. But the outcome isn’t as black and white as people like to think either. Will Nintendo go under because of WiiU? No, they won’t. Become software only? I doubt it. However you might see some of their IPs crossing platfoms. Don’t read into that the way you are going to. I suspect you will also see Sony and Microsoft IPs doing the samething. Sony will bring PSN to PC and Mobile, I suspect. The same way MS will do with LIVE. The idea is going to be to get your brand(and that is what they each see their platform as…a brand) out in front of as many people as possible.

    I think Nintendo will be just fine.

    I also think that at some point we will reach a point when hardware doesn’t matter. You will get Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony games on the same platforms…maybe on some glorified SteamBox style thing. Who knows. Remeber peopel saying this will be the last hardware generational cycle? I still believe that.

    I think to some degree much of the market will walk away form dedicated gaming. I think they have already started, more people use their ps360s to Netflix then actualy play games. Those people aren’t going to spend 400usd or more on a new system, they already have a Netflix player that can play games too. 2 years from now we are likly to be pondering why the ps360s won’t go away.

    Time will tell.

    That is my ussual TL:DR answer.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. mistermogul

    This is sad and it’s a shame to see Nintendo being ignored again by 3rd parties but they have only bought it on themselves.

    They choose their own path with under-powered tech and are always too late to the party.

    In 5 years time I’m sure I’ll have loads of great 1st party games on my WiiU but doubt there’ll be many 3rd party games and that won’t be from a lack of me wanting them…

    #24 2 years ago
  25. stockops3

    Poor Wii u I really want it to do well =( I mean it has a brilliant line up from monster hunter 3, Bayonetta, X (Monolith), SMT x Fire Emblem, wonderful 101, Bayonetta 2. It isn’t short of games, but not many are coming out in its first year for consumers to see a significate purchase,until a price drop or faster releasing games, The Wii u’s first year is looking dire =(

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Lengendaryboss

    I love excuses Developers/Publishers use to avoid developing for the Wii U :)

    #26 2 years ago
  27. mistermogul

    @26 – Yeah we can’t develop our latest game for WiiU as our development schedule is not quite in line with the cosmic energy around Jupiter!

    #27 2 years ago
  28. OmegaSlayer

    @24 It’s sad that Nintendo didn’t realized what kind of turd they were releasing.
    Wii was another turd and they just were lucky that a lot of people not related to videogames, like grannys, bought it.
    But Wii had what? 10 good games overall?

    #28 2 years ago
  29. deathm00n

    @26 There is no excuses, there is facts. WiiU isn’t selling well, a big company like EA sees that and avoid wasting manpower and money to convert a game for a console that doesn’t have even 1/5 (numbers out of my ass) of the sales compared to the other ones.

    Like someone said above it’s the classic situation of “We wont do games for it unless it sells more” “We wont buy it because there are no games”.

    If I was a developer I would avoid WiiU unless had more ways of revenue. But EA are greedy, they don’t want to lose money to see if something will work, they only invest in what have a guarantee of payback

    #29 2 years ago
  30. mistermogul

    @28 – Yeah you’re right they got a bit lucky with the granny’s!

    Thing is I never really liked the Wii that much. It had some good games but even they were let down (for me anyway) by the motion controls. Mario Galaxy, Zelda etc etc, I would have preferred traditional controls or even the Wii U gamepad, so in that respect I much prefer WiiU already, even though there’s hardly any games for it!! lol

    #30 2 years ago
  31. G1GAHURTZ

    @22:

    Woah!

    That’s abysmal.

    If the Wii U can’t even sell CoD, then maybe it’s in a much worse state than I thought!

    …and I thought it was preeeeeeetty bad.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Lengendaryboss

    @29 I meant the excuses they use to avoid developing for the Wii U, they don’t bluntly say its not selling well so lets avoid it that would damage the relationship with Nintendo. The facts you mentioned which is common knowledge, unfortunately. Publishers are in it for the money and unless its a causal title it won’t sell well on Wii U leading to less/no third party support.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. deathm00n

    I know a lot of people don’t take VGChartz seriously, but here’s the proof the sales of games aren’t good. Hope they were but they are not.

    http://www.vgchartz.com/platform/47/wii-u/

    @32 Sorry, because of my bad english I can’t understand what your point is… From what I understand you agree with me?

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Lengendaryboss

    @33 Yes i do agree with you.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. monkees19

    The Wii U will be fine once they have some games out for it. Activision release CoD for Wii except for what MW2? Not that they were any good, but they still did. The point is, people will buy the system, just like any other, for the exclusives. I have a Wii U for the Zeldas and Marios that will be out. I have a PS3 for the God of Wars and Uncharteds and I have my 360 for the Halos and Forzas.[Just as examples, that's not all I have them for!]

    It’s always a catch 22. PSN is free but XBL is waaay better. PS All Stars is good, but it’s no Smash Bros. You can’t win. Everyone is right, but everyone is wrong. It’s all preference. Once more games come out it will be fine. The 3DS started out rough, until games came out.

    Like any fanboy says to another: Haters gonna hate.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. Talfrost

    @33 That site you linked is literal garbage . The Japanese sales numbers on monster hunter are way off and it says madden 2013 is released in the year 2020 , just 2 of the near infinite mistakes on it. For those who say the system is under powered you should really learn the specs of it because it’s a beast . I can’t begin to explain how many people hate the system for no reason other than it’s nintendo since they know almost nothing about the wii or wii U and probably couldn’t name any of the great features that they have. My last point is that 99.9% of the issues that do exist with it’s games are thanks to lazy 3rd party developers who just want ypur money and for you to pay $120 for a game due to DLC that is only unlocked on the disk (yes you are paying for something you bought , DLC is not new content). To be fair I think they need to have a good E3 this year which I can guarantee they will.

    #36 2 years ago

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    A release date for Tropico 5 on PlayStation 4 has been announced. This is the franchise’s first foray onto PlayStation consoles. It arrived in Europe on April 24 and in North America on April 28. A Limited Edition has also been announced, and it includes The Big Cheese DLC and the Bayo Del Olfato sandbox […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Limited Edition PS4 releasing in Asia

    A limited edition Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain PlayStation 4 system will be released in Asia. The system and its DualShock controller were designed in collaboration with Konami Digital Entertainment and targeted for the Asia region, per Gematsu. It will be released as part of PS4 Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain […]

  • This video shows Sid Meier’s Starships being played on iPad

    Sid Meier’s Starships will be released on iPad alongside Mac and PC, and to give you an idea on how it plays on the tablet, a new video has been released. Watch below as Pete Murray and lead producer Stuart Zissu show off the iPad version. The 4X space-strategy releases on March 12.

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood announced as standalone prequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a standalone prequel to The New Order, will release May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The game takes pace in 1946, and and players take on the role of B.J. Blazkowicz as he embarks on a two-part mission in Bavaria. Part one, Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves, […]

  • Observer Mode coming soon to Evolve as a free update

    Observer Mode will be released for Evolve as a free update for all platforms, 2K and Turtle Rock have announced. The community feature was designed to give Evolve players the ability to observe and add commentary as well as livestream, allowing a sixth user to “passively enter a custom game” with the ability to switch […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes and PS4 top Media Create charts in Japan

    The PlayStation 3 and PS4 skus for Dragon Quest Heroes were the top sellers on the Media Create charts in Japan, moving a combined 594,749 units. Elsewhere on the chart, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D was in third place with 39,751 units moved, and last week’s top seller, God Eater 2: Rage Burst, […]

  • Watch Hideo Kojima answer lots of your burning Phantom Pain questions

    What’s better than learning the official release date of MGS5: The Phantom pain? Hideo Kojima talking more about it, of course! Hideo Kojima has decided to answer a few fan questions about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, to help boost everyone’s hype to insane levels. He talks about the game’s story, his relief […]

  • MGS5: The Phantom Pain Day 1 and Collector’s Edition revealed

    Konami has officially revealed the release date of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain alongside the game’s Day 1 and Collector’s Edition. Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will release September 1, worldwide, as previously leaked. It will be available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The PC Steam […]

  • EU Club Nintendo: Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack back in stock

    Club Nintendo members in Europe can once again pick up The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack. For 3000 Stars, members of the program will receive the double-CD soundtrack which features 89 tracks with liner notes from Ryo Nagamatsu and 12 sheet music excerpts. It also comes with 16 Milk Bar Musician pieces. […]

  • HTC apologises over “confusing” Half-Life VR comments

    HTC has misspoke when it talked about Half-Life coming to VR headset Vive. HTC chairwoman Cher Wang has apologised over the comments she made yesterday about the possibility of Half-Life coming to Vive, the VR headset it’s manufacturing with the help of Valve. Sources close to Valve, have indicated to the BBC that the developer […]

  • What do Heists and Daily Objectives tell us about the future of GTA Online?

    Daily Objectives could be more important to GTA Online than Heists. These theories and more, from a giddy Matt Martin. Yesterday Rockstar dropped a bombshell. Not only is it releasing Heists next week – the mythical 4-player missions for GTA Online – but it’s also going to be introducing daily challenges and more modes to […]

  • Breaking down Hardline Premium, is it worth it?

    Having been announced just a few days ago, the Premium service for Battlefield Hardline has been a topic of constant debate among the Battlefield community. Many look at Hardline as a Battlefield off-shoot that will just tide everyone over until Battlefront comes out in the fall. EA has other plans however, announcing a $50 Premium […]

  • Watch Dogs sold more than GTA 5 and FIFA 15 in Australia in 2014

    Watch Dogs outsold GTA 5, and FIFA 15, at retail in Australia last year. According to data obtained by the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA) from the NPD Group Australia, last year’s year retail sales charts look a bit different in Australia. The top-selling game was Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, followed by Watch […]

  • Watch PC footage of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt from GDC 2015

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new gameplay video available that shows a bit of action from the PC version. The video below was captured from Nvidia’s GDC conference live-stream. Developer CD Projekt RED was on hand to show off The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s graphical prowess running on a PC. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • Dying Light: Hard Mode and Ultimate Survivor Bundle out March 10

    Dying Light’s second DLC drop, the Ultimate Survivor Bundle, and the free Hard Mode, have been given a solid release date alongside a new trailer. Dying Light developer Techland has confirmed that the Ultimate Survivor Bundle, the game’s second DLC drop, will release March 10. The DLC is part of the season pass, but will […]

  • Exploration puzzler Ether One is coming to PlayStation 4

    Ether One, the first-person exploration game that puts you in the minds of other people to help change events of their past is coming to PlayStation 4 this year. Ether One is coming to PlayStation 4 this year, developer White Paper Games announced at GDC 2015. A retail version will also be available alongside the […]

  • Larian “murdered” Divinity: Dragon Commander to focus on Original Sin

    Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian talked very candidly about the business side of development and the many unfortunate events that took place for the game to come out as it did. Larian Studios founder Swen Vincke gave a post-mortem on the troubled development of Divinity: Original Sin, and how it managed to overcome all of […]

  • Firewatch probably has the most natural dialogue of any game to date

    Firewatch developer Campo Santo has revealed the first ever gameplay footage of the upcoming exploration game. Firewatch is the first game from super indie studio Campo Santo. The game is set in the Wyoming forests where the player will be exploring the environment and act as a fire lookout. The game features extensive voice-acting as […]

  • White Night launch trailer is a noir thriller trip

    White Night is here, not long after it was revealed and with a mysterious launch trailer. White Night, the black-and-white survival horror set in 1930s Boston, has revealed its launch trailer. White Night is mix of old-school horror, exploration and puzzling solving in an eerie, noir setting. The game’s main mechanic is light. any object […]

  • Free-to-play is “a significant part” of PlayStation’s digital future

    Free-to-play games on PlayStation 4 have seen enough growth that Sony is now considering the model a major part of its future digital business. Sarah Thompson, senior account executive for PlayStation’s free-to-play business said at a GDC panel that Sony has witnessed impressive growth in the free-to-play sector. “We’re really looking at this as a […]

  • Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter documentary releasing free on YouTube

    Broken Age making of documentary Double Fine Adventure will be made available to all. When Double Fine turned to crowdfunding, changing the industry forever, it promised to give an unprecedented look behind the scenes with a professional documentary of the whole development process of Broken Age. That documentary was initially restricted to Kickstarter backers, but […]

  • Gone Home console ports cancelled following Midnight City difficulties

    Gone Home won’t be made available to the console masses after all. Indie hit Gone Home was announced for console release almost exactly one year ago, and we’ve heard absolutely nothing since then. Turns out, that’s because it’s not happening: developer the Fullbright Company confirmed to Eurogamer that the ports have been cancelled. “Our publishing […]

  • Microsoft rang Mojang the day Notch joked about selling

    Minecraft developer Mojang was sold because founder Markus “Notch” Persson made a joke on Twitter. Ever wondered how Minecraft came to be a Microsoft property? It’s actually a pretty great story. Remember when Notch tweeted this? Anyone want to buy my share of Mojang so I can move on with my life? Getting hate for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking update rolling out

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been updated to help fix its tragic matchmaking. Again. Now almost four months old, Halo: The Master Chief Collection was still pretty broken as of this morning, with rubbish matchmaking and plenty of other issues to go around. 343 Industries is still trying to fix it, and has today […]

  • Nvidia unveils Shield, an Android 4K Smart TV set top box

    Nvidia has named yet another product “Shield” in an attempt to render us all hopelessly confused. The heart of Nvidia’s GDC 2015 press conference was the Shield, a $200 Android set top box launching in May. Apparently the “world’s first 4K Android TV”, the Shield supports 4K content encoded with h.265. The box runs on […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront footage shown behind closed doors

    Star Wars Battlefront is being shown to retailers. Now we want EA to show it to us. Star Wars Battlefront is expected sometime this year, so it’s about time EA gave us a look at DICE’s latest. It turns out that while press and gamers have had to twiddle their thumbs, EA is showing it […]

  • Dragon Age lead creative moves onto mysterious new BioWare project

    Dragon Age creator David Gaider is leaving his baby behind. Dragon Age is a team effort, but Gaider was one of the key creatives behind the franchise, creating the setting of Thedas (which, I was recently amused to learn, is an acronym: “THE Dragon Age Setting”). He was lead writer on all three games and […]

  • Unity 5 available for free with “no fucking around”

    Unity 5 looks amazing, and you can download and faff about with it for free right now. “We’re not nickel-and-diming people. When we say it’s free, it’s free. We’re not charging a royalty, which I think is akin to looking for whales.” Unity Technologies announced the release of the fifth version of its popular, simple, […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 may be the end of the series

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 released yesterday, and many fans theorise that it marks the end of the series. Five Nights at Freddy’s developer Scott Cawthon has released a new teaser image on his website, but rather than pointing to a new game, many fans believe the teaser signals the end of the series. The […]

  • Source 2 announced, will also be free

    Valve has formally unveiled Source Engine 2, the third major engine to go free to developers at GDC 2015. Source 2 is the successor to the engine Valve has been using since Counter-Strike: Source and Half-Life 2. Valve didn’t have much to say about the technicalities of this long-awaited release. It is apparently focused on […]

  • SteamVR: Valve’s Lighthouse tech allows you to walk around while playing

    SteamVR’s key differentiator is a piece of tech allowing headsets to connect with other devices for extra accurate, room-scale tracking. Valve has announced a new bit of technology called Lighthouse, which it is making freely available to any hardware manufacturer. Like the extra tracking LEDs on Sony’s updated Project Morpheus, Lighthouse improves the headset’s accuracy, […]

  • Steam Machines, Controller, streaming box to launch in November

    Steam Machines will finally become a reality before the end of the year. Valve’s living room PC systems will release in November, the company announced today. Well, I say Valve’s – the idea behind Steam Machines is that a number of manufacturers will offer variously priced systems. Alienware and Falcon Northwest are among the dozen […]

  • Telltale veterans form new team, announce teen thriller Oxenfree

    Oxenfree is a supernatural teen thriller from some of the team behind Telltale Games’ award-winning adventures. New indie Night School Studios unveiled Oxenfree at GDC 2015. It tells the story of a group of friends who accidentally open a “ghostly rift” at an overnight party on the coast. Night School, which is made up of […]

  • PS4 global sales now stand at over 20.2 million

    The PS4 has sold 20.2 million units worldwide. Sony announced the new PS4 sales milestone at GDC 2015 today. It’s a hell of an achievement and salt in the wounds for Microsoft, which hasn’t updated us on Xbox One sales since it shipped “almost” 10 million back in November last year, and has fallen back […]

  • PS4 VR headset Morpheus out in 2016, capable of 120 FPS – video

    Sony’s VR headset Project Morpheus has some impressive grunt. Virtual reality and Morpheus were the heart of Sony’s GDC 2015 presentation today, ahead of its newly announced first-half 2016 comemrcial launch. SCE Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida detailed the headset’s impressive capabilities, notably the fact that it can handle 120 FPS VR games. The PS4 […]

  • Papo & Yo developer making a VR game about dinosaurs

    Some days you write a headline and it makes you so happy that that you have to do a little chair dance, you know what I mean? Papo & Yo developer Minority Media, whom I would personally go to the wall for after they cut out my heart and stomped on it via the medium […]

  • Wasteland 2, Shovel Knight and more in big ole bunch of indies coming to Xbox One

    Xbox One owners are about to receive a pile of great new indie games. At GDC 2015, Microsoft revealed a list of new indie games headed to Xbox One. Some of these titles have already released on other platforms, so it looks like Microsoft has really relaxed the parity clause of ID@Xbox – or perhaps […]

  • Here’s an indie VR game made with Unreal Engine 4

    GDC 2015 is blowing up with indie games, VR and Unreal Engine 4, so here’s a video combining all three. Loading Human is a virtual reality adventure from indie developer Untold Games. It’s in the works for Mac and PC, and Sony has given an early green light for Project Morpheus, too, so expect it […]

  • GTA Online: Daily Objectives and Adversary Mode coming next week

    Heists aren’t the only thing coming to GTA Online next week: players can also expect Adversary Modes, new Daily Objectives and other Freemode activities. GTA Online’s Adversary Modes are new PvP modes which feature a range of competitive challenges and will unlock as players progress through Heists. Here’s a rundown straight from Rockstar: Come Out […]

  • Syndicate is the latest free game download on Origin

    The latest free title to be added to EA’s Origin service is 1993′s Syndicate. For a limited time, you can download the game for free and keep it, much like previous titles such as Theme Hospital. The isometric, real-time, tactical-action game was developed by Bullfrog Productions and released in June 1993. It is a favorite […]

  • Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen now available

    The Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It will run you $7.99 and builds upon the existing lore, characters, and storyline. Have a look at some new screenshots in the gallery below.

  • Shadowrun Online gets a name change and release date

    Shadowrun Online developer Cliffhanger Productions has announced the game’s name has been changed to Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown and a release date for April has been set. The new title was formed via the developer and its Kickstarter backers, with the goal being to let those unfamiliar with the game know by the title alone […]

  • Amazon hosting Rockstar and 2K Games sale

    Amazon is hosting a Rockstar Games and 2K Games sale with discounts Max Payne titles, Bully and more. Here’s just some of the offerings listed: Manhunt 2 PC Download $3.00 Max Payne 3 PC Download $4.00 Bully: Scholarship Edition PC Download $3.00 LA Noire Xbox 360 $2.95 L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition PC Download $6.00 […]

  • Destiny weekly reset video shows off Inferno Crucible gameplay

    We have a gameplay video featuring Inferno Crucible gameplay featured in the Destiny weekly reset for you. In it, Arekkz Gaming gives you a look at Inferno Crucible and goes over the various intricacies. You can read up on the weekly reset through the links.

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 2 available from today

    Episode 2 for Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is now available. If you’ve purchased the Complete Season, you’ll be able to download Episode 2 on PS3, PS4 and Xbox One. Steam players should see the episode go live around 9-10pm PST, and Xbox 360 owners should be able to download very early tomorrow morning, per Capcom […]

  • Here’s a sneak peek video for Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide

    Fatshark Games has released a sneak peek video for its upcoming Games Workshop title, Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide. Vermintide is a FPS, co-op action title coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and its set during the End Times of the Warhammer universe in the city of Ubersreik. Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare video shows Ascendance DLC early access weapon

    As you know, Xbox Season Pass holders now have early access to the Ascendance DLC Pack bonus weapons for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Now you can watch a trailer for the weapon. The OHM directed energy hybrid weapon can switch between an LMG and Shotgun “on the fly,” and it also includes the OHM-Werewolf […]

  • March PS Plus games include OlliOlli 2, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, more

    March PlayStation Plus titles have popped up on the PS Plus page. Noticed by NeoGAF user skynidas, the titles include: OlliOlli2 (PS4/VITA) Valiant Hearts: The Great War (PS4) Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty (PS4) Counterspy (PS4/PS3) Papo & Yo (PS3) Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment (PS3) A notice has also been posted on the EU PS […]

  • Sci-fi horror game Caffeine will release on Xbox One, PS4 alongside PC – new trailer

    Caffeine creator Dylan Browne has announced the Unreal Engine 4 game will be released on Xbox One. The game will be published through Microsoft’s Indie Program. As previously announced, it is also coming to PC and and now PlayStation 4. Caffeine is a sci-fi horror game which stars a young boy who has been abandoned […]

  • Xbox 360 Preview program invites going out this month

    Much like the Xbox One Preview program, starting early this month, invites for the Xbox 360 Preview program will start rolling out. Select invitees will be able to join program directly from their Xbox 360. A special Xbox Live message will be sent, directing users to head over to their Settings page. Further instructions are […]

  • Tron: Legacy director in negotiations for Gran Turismo film

    Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski is said to be in early negotiations to direct the Gran Turismo film. This is according to the Hollywood Reporter, which states Michael De Luca is still slated as one of the producers alongside Matt Milam, Dana Brunetti, Josh Bratman, DeVon Franklin and Elizabeth Cantillon. Plot details are still unknown […]

  • Fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation is available for download

    The Trigger, which is is the fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation, is available to download from today. In it, players will “compete against the clock” across three new maps in Survivor Mode. Set before the events of the main game, players step into the shoes of Sevastopol Station’s Ricardo who will do what he […]

  • HBO Go app now available on PlayStation 4

    Sony has announced the HBO Go app will be made available for download later today for PlayStation 4. The app works just like the PS version. Now you can watch True Detective, Game of Thrones, Veep and more through your console. Information on installation is available through the PS Blog.

  • Skyrim mods no longer restricted to 100MB in size

    Bethesda has announced a beta for Creation Kit update 1.9.33, lifts the 100MB size restriction for Skyrim mod makers. The beta is for both Skyrim’s PC launcher and the Creation Kit which will allow for unlimited file sizes. Here are the notes: Creation Kit 1.9.33 Update Creation Kit now supports unlimited file sizes for mods […]

  • Mad Max release date set for September, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions canned

    Mad Max from Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios has been given a September release date, along with the new of a last-gen cancellation. The axing of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions were announced via Game Informer. Mad Max is the magazine’s featured game for the April issue. Avalanche, according GI, nixed development on […]

  • MGS 5: The Phantom Pain out in September, Kojima “closing the loop” on saga

    Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will be released in September, according to an IGN Italy video, which also features Hideo Kojima discussing “With Metal Gear Solid 5, I’m finally “closing the loop” on the Metal Gear saga. The video has since been removed, but an image cap of the date is posted above. […]

  • Forza Horizon 2 Rockstar Energy Car Pack now available

    The Rockstar Energy Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 for Xbox One is available now, alongside the free car for March. The free car is the Acura Integra Type-R, and the Rockstar pack included the following vehicles: 2014 Volkswagen Beetle GRC 2015 Subaru WRX STI 1996 BMW 850CSi 2015 Jaguar XFR-S 1970 Volkswagen #1107 Desert […]

  • 3DS firmware update kills web browser exploit

    Nintendo has issued a 3DS firmware update which fixes a web browser exploit that was being used to run pirated Game Boy Color ROMs since January as well as inject code within downloadable games. Another piece of code, per Eurogamer, changed the setting on the handheld to make it region-free. The exploit was only available […]