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Tales producer says there are no plans to release Vita versions in the west

Saturday, 6 April 2013 14:45 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Tales producer Hideo Baba has said not to expect the Vita versions of the series to head west as the portable isn’t selling well in the region.

Speaking with Kotaku, Baba said should sales of the handheld take a turn for the better in North America, the team will reconsider its stance, but for now, it’s not planned.

Baba also touched on the lack of subtitles in the western PS3 versions for those who prefer the original Japanese voiceovers.

Baba said that while he would like to “cater to the hardcore audience,” it’s easier to re-dub the game in English for first-time players. He did say the team was looking into the possibility of having both languages as an option, but he couldn’t confirm whether it would end up in the final version or not.

Tales of Xillia is expected sometime in late summer.

Via PlayStationLifestyle.

Thanks, woe.

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35 Comments

  1. Lengendaryboss

    Ouch! But totally true. I Could say its Sony’s fault, i could say its due to lack of third party support, i could say it is due to the lack of AAA games, i could say its due to Killer apps failing, i could say its due to lack of marketing, i could say its due to price point, i could say its due to the price point of the memory cards or could say its all of the above.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Clupula

    It’s about price, first and foremost. Nobody in the States wants to buy a portable system for more than $200. End of story. A portable system is an extra thing. For the majority of people here, it’s something you have for car or subway trips. Not something you’re going to spend the majority of your gaming on. Most people I know here were more excited at being able to continue PS3 games on the go than for any actual games the Vita had, but none of us want to spend $250 to do it. At $150, the Vita would be a high-selling system in the West, whether it gets AAA exclusives or not. Nobody’s going to buy a portable just for any game, no matter how high-profile or big budget it is.

    But if you make the system cheap enough, people might buy one, just to pass the time when they’re bored. That’s what most of the 3DS users I know do with their system.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Lengendaryboss

    @Clupula
    Well people complain about all of the things i have mentioned, but from a non PS Vita’s owners perspective i suppose the entry point is difficult. The public opinion/perception is that Portable Gaming is for “car or subway trips” but i personally believe PS Vita is not for bite size gaming on the go as Sony whats us to believe. “Most people I know here were more excited at being able to continue PS3 games on the go than for any actual games the Vita had” should we rename Playstation Vita to Portstation Vita or PlayStation 3 Portable? if people have that mentality about it, but then again thats what Sony’s marketing message does.

    Also reading some of the posts you made about portable gaming, i sense your not a big fan of it why is that?

    #3 2 years ago
  4. DrDamn

    Think price is the major factor. It has a decent selection of games but needs to sell more units to keep the third party support. Though in this sort of case I’d like to see more pubs just going the digital only route.

    Speaking of big games on the move, big games while the TV is in use is going to be a very nice feature non the PS4, though again that’s a large outlay if you don’t have either.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Clupula

    Because there’s no reason to play videogames when I’m not in front of a tv, or stuck, waiting for a soundcheck or to be called on set. If I’m home and I have a big screen HDTV, why would I go and entertain a game on a little 3 inch screen? Portable gaming is for being on the go, it’s a time filler. I’ve played on a PSP and a 3DS, and I would much rather play on a console. When I played a little bit of Crisis Core on my friend’s PSP, I couldn’t help but feel it was a complete waste that it wasn’t a PS2 game. I’m going to dedicate hours of my life staring at a tiny little screen and dealing with uncomfortable controls?

    No way, when I can just sit back in a chair, grab some tea and a Dual Shock, and just play things on a nice, big beautiful screen instead.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. monkeygourmet

    @5

    This is how I feel when I am trying to play AC Liberation on Vita…

    It’s good for a handheld… But not good enough for anyone who’s played AC on PC/PS3 or 360…

    I just can’t help thinking;

    framerate skips, less NPC’s, worse animation etc…

    When I should be thinking; Fucking Hell!!! AC on a handheld?!!!! :)

    Im about to start Persona 4 in a bit for the first time (am on a night shift), I hope I get into that more.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. zinc

    @5, In a roundabout way i think you’ve nailed the problem with the WiiU.

    People are looking at the tablet controller & thinking “Why? I have a tv?”

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Lengendaryboss

    @5 Oh Ok i suppose portable gaming is not for everyone, i enjoy playing games on the big screen as well, but all i need is the controller and focus on the big screen, anything else is probably within the same room or another room.
    @7 Thats very interesting and true, but i don’t think the tablet controller is a problem but more of gimmick like the PS4/PS Vita touch screen/pad.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. monkeygourmet

    @7

    It’s a shame if they think that.

    It’s such a nicely designed controller for playing any game on. It may seem big at first but it’s weighted perfectly.

    Having the screen is sweet for most RPG’s, the off screen stuff is good too.

    It really doesn’t take long to adjust, then it’s quite hard to go back to a normal 360/PS3 pad.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. lexph3re

    As much as everyone wants to blame Sony for this not happening. I for one blame the stalemate, you know which one im talking about. The stalemate of Devs waiting to see the people purchase the device and the people waiting for the devs to release things for the device.

    Sony can only do so much to get devs on board a console and lose money in the process. People on the other hand keep saying… Oh ill wait till it has more games and then Ill buy. Welp devs won’t release while your waiting the only way we talk to them is with our money. And if you dont buy the console they wont bother releasing it.

    These games are probably going to get a ps3 or 3ds because thats where the install base is. Ite actually rather sad the position gamere put themselves in out of stubborness

    #10 2 years ago
  11. DrDamn

    @10
    It is entirely up to Sony to make their product attractive to both gamers and publishers. To get third party support they need the installed user base. They aren’t going to put out titles they know they are going to lose money on to try and bolster sales of the console, and maybe sell more next time.

    I think the games catalogue is actually sufficient. The price of both the console and the memory cards are the bigger issues by a significant margin.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Rosseu

    It’s easier to re-dub than to just put subtitles?

    #12 2 years ago
  13. lexph3re

    I don’t feel the same as others about the price of console nor memory cards. I know people without jobs that have gotten the console no problem with games and memory cards. Its really a matter of realizing if what you find appealing is worth the money.

    The Vita is the first console I bought pre-day one and since the cost has not been overbearing at all. People are creating an illusion of what they will get use out of the console and sticks.

    People talk as if they need more then one stick. If you look at it in that light then yeah its to much money. But, its not.

    The fact is Sony has paid ALOT of publishers to release initiallybon their console. And, now there is no paying publishers anymore. This is the Who delivers first game. The consumer? or the Developers? Because the Vita is exactly what it is at this point

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Clupula

    I just noticed who submitted this article. And lo and behold, it’s woe. Rare, innit, that he’d try to submit something negative about a Sony system…

    #14 2 years ago
  15. DSB

    @11 That sort of common sense has no place in the console wars. You’re shit at being a fanboy, shame on you.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Lengendaryboss

    @14 While that could be true (i haven’t seen enough of Woe’s comments to judge) he did put this article in the light. http://www.vg247.com/2013/04/06/always-on-xbox-is-a-bad-idea-says-uk-retail/

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Eddie Rodrigues

    Good fucking job videogame producers, you bastards only care about your damn money

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Phoenixblight

    @17

    Duh. Their job is only to worry about money and meeting goals.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Lengendaryboss

    @18 Though they could say it in a less blunt way “its not currently planned for overseas release” or “Not in the pipeline” or some other generic PR response. This statement makes them sound like greedy, money sucking vampires. But your right business is business and at the end of the day developers are only in it for money.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Phoenixblight

    @19

    Well yeah they have families and bills to take care of. Its not charity work. Every developers out there main goal is to get paid. Its a commercial industry.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. DSB

    @19 They should be nice to… A product? Not hurt the Vitas feelings?

    Suddenly it makes sense how corporations could be considered people in the US :P

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Lengendaryboss

    @DSB
    What they say about a product or PS Vita can offend people and affect whatever relationship they have with Sony. They should say things in a nicer/less greedy way so people don’t take offense to it or think as them as greedy, money sucking leechs like Activison for example.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Phoenixblight

    @21

    Thats not a new concept. Rome started that concept. Its been there since then now its just been expanded upon and the US is not the only one supporting the idea.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. DSB

    @22 What’s greedy about not wanting to be on an underperforming console? They just don’t want to take that risk.

    If people want to be offended because they have an unhealthy relationship with a megacorporation, then arguably there’s no way to avoid that. Those guys are beyond sense.

    I really doubt that Sony would hire people who are emotional enough to take that sort of thing to heart though. They know full well that a lot of devs and pubs feel the same way, and rather than act like babies about it, I think they’d much rather accept reality and try to change it.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. lexph3re

    Problem with that Theory DSB is that they already are releasing the games on the Vita. However, They are not localizing them outside of Japan due to poor sells of vita Else where.

    Everyone acts like the games not being made for Vita already. They are being made for it. So this is clearly not about Sony and Vita but Developers and Consumers. They will only release where its safe. And, as it is the Tales franchise already isn’t a high performing Franchise. Why release to people who not only don’t appreciate the hardware but the Software as well?

    #25 2 years ago
  26. zinc

    Well the dev isn’t about to come out & say “You gaijin don’t buy enough of our stuff!” are they?

    It’s a lot easier to blame the platform & not try to think about why they haven’t really cracked the West.

    Japanese devs, getting all defensive. Cute.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. OlderGamer

    Seems like Vita and WiiU have the same type of problem doesn’t it?

    #27 2 years ago
  28. lexph3re

    Of course they do, Which really put a lot of perspective into the next gen console race. Wii U will suffer the most though to be honest, what happens when Nintendo shows at E3 the games we’ve been wanting doesn’t release till 2014?

    Will people be happy buying Wii U for Pikimin and wonderful 101? People aren’t even showing love with the current roster.

    Vita is Sort of picking up but I don’t think it will pick up fast enough.

    What Both of them need is a Retired Oprah.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. OlderGamer

    I think, Lex, that we may see the same trouble for both the next release from sony and MS. I think it might be a sign of decreasing importance that consoles will play in the future.

    I think price is king. Absolutle king. If you can sell it, the games will come.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Clupula

    @27 – Nope. The Wii U has the added problem of being a console with a reputation for having no games and when it does get them, they get the inferior version. I mean, look at Injustice. It’s the only version that isn’t getting any of the pre-order DLC. No trophies/achievements. No demo. No special edition.

    Price is just one of MANY problems for the Wii U. Price is the ONLY problem for the Vita.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. lexph3re

    True but selling at a lose will start to make these companies depend on more tactics that we all say we hate daily. Charged to use the store, to play games, or even to have it.

    Subscription based gaming will be the console market. Then it will come down to this. Either A. Buy a computer and miss out on exclusives from the big 3 B. Buy these consoles and not have any control over the products you are playing.

    This easily can be the future of gaming.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Clupula

    The PS4 will sell very well, people are excited about it. The Next Box will also sell very well, although there’s a definite chance of a PS3-launch-style disaster if most of the rumors about it are true.

    The Wii U never excited anyone except the Nintendo diehards.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. monkeygourmet

    @30

    That and the fact it’s still a device stuck between two worlds…

    I’m glad I re-purchased, but stuff like Assassins Creed Liberation really shows the Vita’s weak points.

    I’m sure Killzone will be equally shitty…

    At least the 3DS has a constant stream of games that make sense on the system and its specs.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Clupula

    @33 – Well, Killzone, I’m not really interested in, anyway, because I’m very much over set-piece driven first person shooters.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. monkeygourmet

    @34

    Needs more cow bell

    #35 2 years ago

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    Ubisoft has put a number of its games on sale through the Humble Store. Franchises Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry are on discount as are single release titles. The list of games on sale are below. For pricing in your region, head over to the Humble Store. Anno 2070 Complete Edition Assassin’s Creed 3 Assassin’s […]

  • Payday 2: Repeater rifle, Peacemaker pistol introduced with The Butcher’s Western Pack

    Overkill Software released the 21st DLC pack for Payday 2 yesterday, titled The Butcher’s Western Pack. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and other digital distribution channels. “For our 21st DLC we go back in time to visit the Wild West and the arsenal it was known for,” said the developers. “With it we’re introducing […]

  • The Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter just launched and has already met its funding goal

    Playtonic Games launched the Kickstarter campaign for Yooka-Laylee at 5pm UK, and in just over 30 minutes it already hit its $270,000 funding goal. You can watch the funding counter continue to roll over through the link. Yooka-Laylee is a 3D platformer where the characters use special moves such as Yooka’s tongue grapple and Laylee’s […]

  • Batch of hi-res Persona 5 screenshots released by PlayStation Japan

    A set of screenshots have been released for Persona 5, and while you’ve seen these before in magazines and on the official website, these are high-res versions. Some will even look familiar to those who watched the first gameplay trailer back in February. The shots were posted over on the PlayStation Japan Persona 5 game […]

  • Is Alien: Isolation getting HTC Vive support?

    Placeholder images for SteamVR icons have been found and it looks like there may be support for Alien: Isolation, so if you enjoy soiling yourself, get psyched! NeoGAF members found a thread on Reddit, where a little rooting around in a Steam directory unearthed the images. The list includes both games and apps, and as […]

  • Xbox Live multiplayer is free this weekend on Xbox 360

    Xbox 360 players in all Xbox Live regions can play multiplayer online for free this weekend. If you are a Silver member, this means you are Golden from May 1-3 and can play multiple games online with your buddies. All you have to do is log-in to Xbox Live.

  • Assassin’s Creed actor Michael Fassbender confirms film production starts September

    The Assassin’s Creed movie will start production this fall, actor Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, 300, X-Men:First Class) as confirmed. Speaking with ComingSoon.net, Fassbender said filming will start in September, which is inline with Ubisoft’s announcement in February. The actor will star in the film alongside Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard, both reuniting with their MacBeth director Justin […]

  • Eve Online boss states VR won’t be as big as we think next year

    I don’t think I’m the only one who wants VR to hurry up and manifest into a Sword Art Online-esque reality. Unfortunately, the chief executive officer at the studio behind Eve Online doesn’t think that will be happening any time soon. Talking to Venture Beat, Hilmar Veigar Pétursson touched on his excitement at the prospects […]

  • The Last of Us: Left Behind goes standalone in May on PS3, PS4

    Naughty Dog has announced that The Last of US DLC Left Behind will be released as a standalone experience next month. It can be purchased for both PlayStation 3 and PS4 through the PS Store and a two-hour demo of the Factions multiplayer will also be made available. “The Left Behind standalone game will have […]

  • EA’s annual E3 press conference takes place on June 15

    Electronic Arts has announced its annual E3 2015 press conference will take place the day before the show kicks off on June 15. EA, Microsoft, Sony and Ubisoft always hold press events the day before E3 officially starts, so this isn’t any surprise, really. The presser, dubbed “Live to Play”, will last one hour and […]

  • Steam exchange rate mix-up closes down community market

    The Steam community market was buggered up big time today after a mix-up with currency conversion had items selling from practically nothing, to millions of dollars. PC Gamer picked up on the news after a thread on Reddit appeared with screenshots depicting just how silly things were getting over there. The currency exchange rate data […]

  • Britney Spears signs five-year deal with Glu for new mobile game

    Pop star Britney Spears has signed a five-year deal with Glu mobile for a new, untitled game. The mobile game will feature her “voice, likeness, and creative influence,” and is due for release sometime next year. Glu also signed a deal with Katy Perry in February, so expect a game revolving around her to hit […]

  • Large Activision publisher sale on Steam discounts Call of Duty, Prototype, more

    Activision has put the majority of its library on sale through Steam this weekend, and if other titles weren’t included, it could be referred to as a Call of Duty sale. Below are a few standouts. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Gold Edition 25% off Call of Duty: Ghosts 67% off Call of Duty: […]

  • The Dota 2 International Compendium is out, second Stretch Goal almost complete

    The International Compendium has been released for Dota 2 with the prize pool sitting at a lovely $1,917,155 as of press time. Valve said over the weekend to expect the International Compendium to drop sometime this week. As with previous years, those who purchase the Compendium can earn rewards by completing challenges, making predictions and by […]

  • If permadeath RTS games are up your alley, check out indie project XO

    The Square Enix Collective showcases projects for a limited time to help drum up community support and potential backers, and RTS title XO from Jumpdrive Studios is worth taking a look at. The teaser trailer is fairly brief, but if you visit the page for XO over at the Square Enix Collective, it’s understandable – […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch disables mods. Here’s how to get them working again

    A new patch for the PC version of GTA 5 was released yesterday and, as it turns out, has wiped the ability to use mods with the game. The wasn’t great news for some players, but YouTuber taltigolt has already figured out how to play the PC version with mods after installing the patch. Matt […]

  • Xbox One ad stealth launches a mysterious Halo 5 competition

    A new Xbox One advert released today isn’t as straightforward as it appears. The trailer has a couple of pretty conspicuous ‘glitches’ throughout, and members of NeoGAF wasted no time in breaking it down. The first item of interest is the screen from the hunt the signal site, which displays an error message when accessed […]

  • Battlefield 4 Jungle map improved with latest update

    DICE LA has updated the Battlefield 4 Jungle map, adding more foliage and a new route. As demonstrated by Westie in the video above, the map now has the kind of foliage you’d expect in the jungle, helping to conceal infantry players. The update also tweaks positions of objective points and has added a concealed […]

  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate free DLC pack for May includes Metroid and Mega Man armour

    The May DLC pack for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate boasts some big ticket items, including Metroid, Street Fighter, and Mega Man gear. This big fat chunk of free DLC, detailed on the capcom unity blog, includes Hunter equipment: Metroid’s Varia Suit Metroid’s Zero Suit Metroid’s Arm Cannon Taiko Drum Master Hunting Horn USJ’s Star Rook […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for May 1, 2 – Hard Light edition

    Here he comes with his weird face, dealing goods and gear for Guardians. It’s Friday. Xur: Agent of the Nine is back in the Tower. Of Course he is. Got your Strange Coins? Here’s what’s in his bag this week: Ruin Wings [Exotic Titan gauntlets] – 13SC Don’t Touch Me [Exotic Hunter gauntlets] – 13SC […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC drops for PS4 on May 26

    Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC has now been announced for May 26 for PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360. The announcement was made on Twitter via the official Dragon Age account. Mark your calendars! #DAIJawsOfHakkon pic.twitter.com/mU1WfkSrQV — Dragon Age (@dragonage) May 1, 2015 The DLC was released for PC and Xbox One back in March thanks to […]

  • New Witcher 3 screenshots highlight Geralt’s questionable fashion choices

    Even though The Witcher 3 release date is drawing closer, it still feels like a million year away. So here are some more screenshots to tide you over until then. We got to look at in-game shots yesterday, but these new screens show Geralt riding through some gorgeously vibrant mountains, in the midst of combat […]

  • Sims Gurus patch out pregnant men

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

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

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

  • Spector puts down rumours of troubled Epic Mickey development

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Protest Goat secures future for Elite Dangerous destruction derbies

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

  • Destiny’s stunning landscapes captured in panoramas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

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

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

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

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

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