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Xbox 720 has an x86 AMD processor, no backwards compatibility – rumour

Tuesday, 9 April 2013 00:01 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Another source has popped up with support for rumours that Microsoft’s next consoles, codenamed Durango and nicknamed Xbox 720, will use a PC-like architecture.

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard that the next Xbox, like the PlayStation 4, will use a PC-like AMD processor at its heart. The source this time is “people with knowledge of the matter” speaking with Bloomberg.

The publication’s sources claim that the move to a more PC-like architecture is designed to reduce the costs of hardware manufacturing and increase ease of development.

As noted by previous rumours, Bloomberg’s whisperers said the x86 AMD processor combines multiple Jaguar CPUs with GPUs.

Because it’s a very different technology to the IBM Poer PC chips used in the Xbox 360, there will be no backwards compatibility with Xbox 360 game discs, the site said.

We’re expecting the new Xbox to be revealed in late May. We’re not sure what strategy Microsoft will take yet, of cours,e but it did recently announce its intention to throw everything at Xbox as a media platform.

Thanks, woe.

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43 Comments

  1. Erthazus

    I need to stop calling them consoles.

    PC4, PCBox 720

    #1 2 years ago
  2. ps3fanboy

    You buy this always on DRM box.. They’re all gonna laugh at you! They’re all gonna laugh at you!

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Clupula

    @2 – Plug it up! Plug it up!

    #3 2 years ago
  4. silkvg247

    “Because we can release our 360 games on the MS store, where they magically all of a sudden WILL work on your 720, there will be no backwards compatibility. Your disc won’t work but the digital version you throw more money at will. Thanks for buying your games twice.”

    Reasons to buy a 720 so far? Currently at minus 2 and falling.

    Man.. imagine if PC’s couldn’t play your previous games every time you upgraded. *Hugs her PC* I love you sooo much.. mwah mwah sexy PC kisses.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. actuallyisnotafox

    the problem with announcing your console first is that you also provide a lot of hype for your competition. to me at least and im sure others will agree, its going to be a ps4 v 720 competition, and with the ps4 already announced were only more interested to see whats next for xbox. and i think already the 720 has its fair share of rumors more than the ps4 had :p

    #5 2 years ago
  6. silkvg247

    Yes but they are all BAD rumours.. :p

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Moonwalker1982

    I wouldn’t call them all bad rumours though. Not sure which rumours you are referring to, but always online doesn’t have to be bad. I only consider it a bad thing if it won’t let you play games without a internet connection and that still remains to be seen. That is the only thing i worry about a little, all else…meh.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. theevilaires

    So they’re copying PS4 oh ok not surprised.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Moonwalker1982

    Right….cause Sony would never do such a thing…am i right? :D

    #9 2 years ago
  10. ps3fanboy

    as i see it microsoft is outta the game, they don’t know jack shit what they are doing anymore. if your are a gamer you have only one choice this gen and that is sonys playstation4. sony know what a gaming system are and what gamers want.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. ps3fanboy

    I can’t see anything to get excited and to shout about on the new gen Xbox… Halo’s pretty much dry. Gears of War is also dry and most other interesting stuff is cross platform. Seems games come in the third place at Microsoft. Not only that integrated Kinnect and the forced subs to play online… They are also gonna go for always on drm and no support for used games. Microsoft are finished.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Telepathic.Geometry

    “…will take yet, of COURSE but…”

    #12 2 years ago
  13. mkotechno

    Still no info about the DDR5 vs DDR3 war… seems Sony do their homeworks and now MS is running in circles while the time to release is closer.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. theevilaires

    Heres how I see it. SONY will win back the American traitors who defected to the 360 this gen because they were too cheap to buy a PS3. Microsoft will never have Europe or Japan or even South America for that fact. They can’t beat SONY on a 1st party front they know that so they have to really pull a rabbit out their ass at E3. Cross game chat is already confirmed on PS4 and Plus kicks Live ass any day/month of the year.

    They can’t risk going more powerful than the PS4 because SONY did that with the PS3 and third party devs didn’t care they just made games equal as possible. So what can Microsoft do to gain the upper hand against SONY next gen? That is the question.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. G1GAHURTZ

    The problem there, tea, is the social aspect.

    I personally would have no problem with the PS4 as my main console, but I can’t really do that without half of my friends list.

    If everybody changed, I would change, so for me, it’s Sony who have it all to do to convince the people that I play with that we should all play on PS4.

    E3 should be huge this year…

    #15 2 years ago
  16. melonbuster1

    Your pc is online all the time yes? ? Your cable box isoonline all the time yes? Hell even my hdtv is online all the time. Like my phone and my tablets. So what’s the big deal? I don’t get all the bullshit about always online. Play old games? ? Fuck t hat I got my shiny new system for new games

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Christopher Jack

    @16, Try imaging it from the perspective of someone living in a rural area.

    Of course your comment is so short sighted that I doubt that you can.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. mojo

    16: the problem is that the device is nonfunctional should ms decide to cease support for the hardware when its EOL.

    but whatever, i have a feeling that MS goes to US centric with the next xbox. most people in other countries either cant participate in alot of things 360 (i.e. IP blocking) or just dont care.
    or like the rumored cable functionality… What MS (possibly) tries to solve with that is not even a problem anywhere else.

    also xbox Live. it has significantly less value in almost all areas that are not NA.

    subscription based model like with cell phones?
    How about no?

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Andrew C.

    Hey, you, yes, you, the guy who takes decisions regarding (backward)compatibility and shit, You’re an IDIOT, yeah, YOU!

    @4: Good point.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Cobra951

    @7: Yes, being forced online, and having your equipment become a brick if you’re not, is ALWAYS bad. BAD. Never good. We already have all the GOOD things possible from being online with the PS3 and the Xbox 360. We can CHOOSE to be online, download and update whatever we want, and play online. We can also play offline, for whatever reason. It’s called FREEDOM. It’s our choice.

    Bottom line: being forced online gives us nothing we don’t already have, and TAKES AWAY a hell of a lot. So, it can’t be a good thing, ever.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. GwynbleiddiuM

    @melonbuster1 Yes, it’s always on, but it doesn’t need to be for every game I play. Only MMOs and MP titles require you to be on, which is the whole purpose of them, being online. It’s like FIFA 13, it’s fucking retarded that you can’t earn Coins/XP while you’re offline/disconnected from EA Sports. And just because I live in a country that has shitty infrastructure and internet services my gameplay experience is often unpleasant. Of course my country doesn’t count as a profitable market, especially with all these trade sanctions that are going on, but it is bullshit nonetheless.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. melonbuster1

    If its true then its made for me and not you . News flash I don’t care if you get it or not. I will have both. So I can careless . So I don’t get all tears . Just don’t buy it. Show Microsoft your power. Choose Sony. Or steam or nothing but I can careless what you do. Because at the end of the day my money my enjoyment! . Don’t care for the dumbass Indies either

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Samoan Spider

    @4 Agreed, and I also hugged my pc a little at this news. Manly hugs though. No kisses. Just, quick squeeze and break. Nothing lingering :P

    Anyway, on topic, I understand the reasons Sony has for not having BC after coming from cell to an x86 instruction set. But I’m certain something could’ve been done by MS. I’m no expert, but cost must’ve been the deciding factor, not the tech. Lets see if they redeem themselves in this respect through some other means much like Sony and Gaikai.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. silkvg247

    @23 I think Sony are just as bad if they don’t do backwards compat. It’s just emulation, there are honestly no actual excuses other than the obvious fact they can make more money out of people later in the console life when they bring their older games out on the store.

    I don’t mind so much when the re-released versions have additions or are made HD.. because that’s no different to upgrading my dvd collection to blu-ray. But when it’s the exact game I get angry – why can’t I just put the disc in that I own, hmm?

    @16 My PC is always online because I opt to make it so. My PC will work offline if needed. Despite what your clear bias and fanboy-ism is screaming in your ear, any big corporation trying to force any condition like this on the mass public is bad, mmkay? Thankfully we can vote with our feet.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. ps4some

    @24 I think you underestimate how hard emulation is. Trust me, if it was easy sony would do it in a shot as it will lose them some customers early on.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. CyberMarco

    I wonder why consoles didn’t try to have a more PC-like architecture before. I would be a win-win situation for everyone.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. ps3fanboy

    Latest news about XBOX Durango fiasco reaches boiling point.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=et5e18Flef8

    #27 2 years ago
  28. silkvg247

    @25 Yes and no. I’ve never tried it, but one would assume that if random folks across the internet are able to do it (loads of nifty emus out there right now) then certainly the people who know the console inside out can. Call me a cynic but I wouldn’t be surprised if the console can do it, and it’s locked to digital purchases only (a fact that the customer is oblivious to).

    #28 2 years ago
  29. silkvg247

    My biggest frustration with BWC is that there should be at least an option to buy a version of the console that does support it. I’d pay the extra because of the convenience. I’d go up to £100 more in fact.. I mean a PS4 that can also play ps1, 2 and 3 games? Definitely a “shut up and take my money” scenario.

    As it stands now I would buy neither console, very happy with PC, don’t want yet another console in the living room. Sadly I won’t have any choice over the PS4 as I live with a raging Sony fangirl.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. DrDamn

    @28
    In this case the convoluted architecture of the PS3 would have had a big impact. Emulation of other hardware does need a very significant speed bump in emulating hardware. Also consider variation in things like clock speed of processors and it becomes a lot trickier – this could be a factor in the new Xbox not having this feature too.

    There is also a big difference between a nifty emulator and a commercial product which does the same thing as a feature of a new console. A lot of faults and incompatibilities are acceptably in the former but not in the latter.

    Like you I’d certainly consider an higher hardware fee to continue playing my older PSN titles if they included some of the core PS3 chips into it. I have quite a collection with PS+. I don’t have a huge problem keeping my PS3 going for a while though either.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. ps3fanboy

    @29

    consider yourself lucky that you have a sony fangirl… to put your head straight, because microsofts xbox is done.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Samoan Spider

    @31 I am shocked by some of the rumours flying about at the moment, but I promise you one thing and that is, no matter what we say here about what they decide to do, a metric fuck-ton of people will buy MS’ system. And don’t discount Sony doing something stupid at the final hurdle either. I’m hoping for 2 excellent systems though and will wait and see. But Sony not getting the PS4 into Europe before next year could cost them up to 6 months on the offering from MS which in this current financial climate, is a huge gamble.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Christopher Jack

    Also, I hope their rumoured subscription system doesn’t do well, it doesn’t deserve to, at least not at those rumoured prices.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. OlderGamer

    New day, same old shit.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. ps3fanboy

    @32

    the world is bigger than usa you know, and yes it is well known fact by now that most of the usa customers are dumb. to much mcdonalds and mountain dew have rot their brains, i guess. so they will fall for the micro$oft trickery yet again. but the rest of the world will not, sony is just doing everything right with the ps4 this time.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. DSB

    @32 The PS4 had the exact same rumors being thrown around, and that was obviously bogus.

    There’s no way Microsoft would risk their brand by making it always online. If they do, they’re dumber than even I would give them credit for, and that’s saying something (this is the company responsible for the Zune, the Surface and a touchscreen OS for PC).

    It wouldn’t be much more than a week until their hundreds of thousands of customers in areas with poor internet coverage would be spreading the news that Microsofts new product “don’t work so good”. That’s fewer sales in America, and fewer sales in Europe guaranteed.

    I don’t see them wanting to take that hit just to please publishers.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. silkvg247

    @31 I wouldn’t be getting a failbox in either case. I’m part of the PC master race you know. *snorts*

    #37 2 years ago
  38. ps3fanboy

    @36

    you know what sony did when they was confronted with rumors. they did come out and said “ps4 will not have always on drm”.

    with microsoft there was an employ, that started talking. instead of being concerned about the claim the employ did come with. it was more important for microsoft, to put weight on that this employ didn’t word himself correctly. instead of doing the correct thing as sony and say this was not correct. after this fiasco microsoft continue to keep quit and more and more trusted sources are popping up and confirming it.

    so in a serious matter like this microsoft should do a statement about it and say they don’t have always on drm. since they dont its pretty given that they are going for always on drm.

    why they do this i guess when they got away with forcing people to pay to play online then stick ads in their face(that is free and ad fre on everything else) they dont see why they cant get away with tricking these people buying the always on drm to. that is how a greedy company thinks, and they will probably also have usa this time around too, so profits will be made. but europe and the rest of the world they will not have and they dont care.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. ps3fanboy

    @37

    good luck with games that will not use the powers of your pc, but you need to upgrade because the games code are not optimized.

    and good luck with windows live for games,origin,uplay and steam online drm… all I can say is be sure to pay your isp bills or not it will be game over.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. Samoan Spider

    @35 Yeah, hopefully these companies realise that Europe is just as big a market as the US and give it good focus. To balance things though, Sony have actually had an announcement and a reveal, MS haven’t, so at this point in time its all conjecture.

    Edit: @39 well thankfully all those digital distribution systems have offline modes still

    #40 2 years ago
  41. ps3fanboy

    @40 the problem is that you actually must log into these digital distribution clients, and set it to offline mode before you play offline. you can also not play these games without these digital distribution clients installed on your system. two big fail there… but there is always piratebay or gog where you can get these games without all this drm crap. so there is still hope for pc gaming.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. DSB

    @38 Nope, Sony did not respond.

    The rumor started January 3rd, Sony didn’t respond until February 20th, at the reveal.

    But arguably Microsoft have shot themselves in the foot by putting their reveal so far back. Everybody knows it’s coming, so there’s really no surprise, and then they’re using that non-reveal as an excuse not to answer questions, which is just doubly stupid.

    Whatever amount of hype they still have left wouldn’t be ruined by letting their PR protect their brand, but that’s corporate logic for you.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. melonbuster1

    So sony fanboy buy a Ps4. I’m buying one and the next Xbox720! To sit along side my ps3 and my 360 and my Wiiu. So don’t buy it. They aren’t targeting you.you aren’t the type of customer who would benefit from it. Being poor and all. It cost $500 plus you need online and then xbox live then a game plus controller s .hell that’s not for you.but me well I won’t feel a pinch at all .. so see you on Ps4 plus or what ever they will call it. But hey you won’t have that either because it will be $500 with a online and a game plus the service and a controller. Lmao

    #43 2 years ago

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    After promising a new Mortal Kombat X reveal “soon”, NetherRealm Studios has made good on said promise by releasing the story trailer. The video shows parts of the story mode featuring Mileena, which takes place 25 years after the events of 2011′s Mortal Kombat. Outworld has become a larger threat and new fighters joining the […]

  • Destiny’s shotgun and pulse rifle buffs mean it’s time to rethink your load-out

    Destiny’s most-ignored weapons got major boosts this week. It’s time to start thinking about how to work them into your set-up. Even if you’re used to using scout rifles and sniper rifles as a general loud-out (neither class was touched by 1.1.1), the buffs to pulse rifles and shotguns should make you rethink your contextual […]

  • Battlefield Bad Company 2: five years later, what did it do so right?

    It’s been five years since the release of Battlefield Bad Company 2. What did the much-loved entry in the franchise do for the Battlefield series? Westie’s played Battlefield Bad Company 2 for over 1,260 hours on PS3 and PC. That’s dedication. In his latest video he discusses the stand out moments from a FPS classic, […]

  • War is hell in this Zombie Army Trilogy gameplay trailer

    Here’s five minutes of headshots, shambling zombies and an undead Hitler from Rebellion’s upcoming Zombie Army Trilogy. The Sniper Elite spin-off arrives on PS4, PC and Xbox One March 6 and includes three games (obviously) and a new Horde mode.

  • Titan Souls releases on PS4, Vita, PC on April 14

    Ace indie giant-slayer Titan Souls will be released on PS4, Vita and PC on April 14. Publisher Devolver confirmed the date to Eurogamer. Those of us in Europe will have to wait until a day later for release. Titan Souls is a tough-as-nails indie game where you have one life to slay a giant enemy. […]

  • Destiny weekly update: lowdown on Inferno Crucible, Vault Transfer improvements

    Destiny’s weekly update has made some pretty significant changes – let Arekkz Gaming take you through them. Bungie has revealed the first release date for the new Inferno Crucible mode, and made it a lot easier to access your vault. You should subscribe to Arekkz Gaming. It will improve your life.

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory Feb 27, 28

    It’s Xursday again – what treats does he have for you this week? He’s in the North Tower, to the right of the Stranger’s room. Let’s take a look at the latest weapons and gear from your favourite Destiny trader. No Backup Plans [Titan Gauntlets] – 13SC ATS/8 Arachnid [Hunter Helmet] – 13SC Heart of […]

  • Battlefield Hardline will be stable on PC at launch, Visceral assures

    PC format is “by far the best gaming platform around,” says Hardline producer. “We’re doing what we can to take advantage of people’s different system with the graphics, framerate, controls, etc. We’re not just porting it over.” Battlefield Hardline developer Visceral is reassuring players that there will not be a repeat of the disastrous Battlefield […]

  • Win Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One

    We have 10 download codes for new indie puzzler Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One to give away. The be in with a chance of winning a code, just enter your details below and we’ll pull the winners from the hat on Monday March 2nd, after 2pm GMT. Pneuma: Breath of Life is a […]

  • Life is Strange Episode 2 delayed

    Life is Strange Episode 2 won’t make its expected release date. The first Life is Strange episode released on January 30, and we had expected the second to follow on March 13. Square Enix has since confirmed to Destructoid that the next chapter won’t make its release date. There’s been no word of the new […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: which character will be revealed tomorrow?

    Mortal Kombat X director Ed Boon is teasing a new character reveal. During today’s Mortal Kombat X livestream, NetherRealm said that a new character would be revealed “very soon”. Boon followed up with this teasing tweet suggesting the reveal will occur tomorrow: Very soon? As in tomorrow? :/ — Ed Boon (@noobde) February 26, 2015 […]

  • Halo played by Twitch is an exercise in great patience

    TwitchPlaysHalo is ridiculous. Halo: Combat Evolved is the latest game to be sucked into the “TwitchPlays” phenomenon, and the results are somewhat painful to spectate. If you’re not familiar with the setup, which debuted with TwitchPlaysPokemon, the game accepts commands from the channels’ chat stream. Although it doesn’t have the strategic RPG elements of Pokemon, […]

  • Gold Amiibo sold out, selling at five times RRP on auction sites

    Gold Mario Amiibo are expected to sell for pretty astounding profits on eBay and other auction sites. The Walmart-exclusive Gold Mario Amiibo is already completely sold out. Plenty of people managed to snaffle them to resell, though. There are now dozens of listings on eBay and other auction sites. One of the average asking prices […]

  • Canadian new game prices jump to $75

    Canadian gamers are in for an unpleasant price hike. As spotted by HardcoreGamer, the local Canadian branches of Amazon and EB Games have raised the prices of upcoming games to CAD$75. The CAD$5 increasing comes within a year of prices hitting the CAD$70 point. CAD$75 (£38/€53) currently exchanges for $60, the standard US pricing. The […]

  • New Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows weather, day-night cycle

    The latest Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows off a gloriously beautiful world. Xenoblade Chronicles X is Monolith Soft’s first solo Wii U game, and the developer is clearly enjoying being able to build a big open world with all the features we’ve come to expect. Missed the whole Xenoblade thing? Chronicles X is a sort […]

  • Dead Rising: Watchtower teaser talks up the benefits of Zombrex

    Live-action Dead Rising movie Watchtower is almost upon us. Dead Rising: Watchtower will release on Crackle on March 27, and via other digital distributors thereafter. Enjoy the short teaser below, courtesy of IGN.

  • We Happy Few debut hits you upside the face with a frying pan

    Contrast developer Compulsion Games has revealed its next project – the delightfully creepy-looking We Happy Few. We Happy Few is set in “a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England” where “a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial”. Players are tasked with blending in with […]

  • Slender: The Arrival creeping onto PS4, Xbox One in March

    Slender: The Arrival sold like hotcakes on PC and last-gen consoles, so why not terrify yourself on PS4 and Xbox One, too? Slender: The Arrival will release on PS4 on March 24 and on Xbox One on March 25, developer Blue Isle Studios has announced, for $10. No word on that Wii U version, though. […]

  • GOG weekend sale celebrates German debut

    DRM-free games vendor GOG is celebrating its German-language launch with a tasty sale. The sale offers discounts over 25 “German favourites”. Highlights inclue 97% off Deponia, and less steep but still tasty savings on Memoria and Blackguards 1 and 2. The sale will run through March 3, and you do not have to be, speak, […]

  • Humble Weekly Bundle goes back to Japan

    The latest Humble Weekly Bundle is called Made in Japan, and I’m sure you can guess the theme. Pay what you want for Cherry Tree High Complete Pack (PC; Steam or DRM free), Fairy Bloom Freesia (PC; Steam or DRM free) and Influent + Language Pack (Linux, Mac, PC; Steam or DRM free). Pay more […]

  • Capcom “looking into” solutions to Resident Evil: Revelations PC co-op issue

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 fans should sit tight for a bit, as Capcom is working on some sort of solution to the co-op issue. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 doesn’t have local co-op on PC and fans are pretty mad about that, as it was advertised ahead of release as a key feature. Although Capcom has […]

  • The games industry is disruption, says Assassin’s Creed producer

    Former Assassin’s Creed producer Jade Raymond has characterised the games industry as one long series of upsets. The games industry changes all the time, and that’s one of its best qualities, Raymond said. The ex-Ubisoft leader told Polygon that the reason seh got into games in the first place was because it “is this undefined […]

  • GTA 5 made $31 million in digital revenue in January

    GTA 5 is the highest-grossing title at the moment in terms of digital revenue, and the PSN is absolutely minting it. Digital games industry analyst Superdata has extended its scope to include console games, which means we suddenly have access to a whole bunch of data we’ve only been able to guess at, or extrapolate […]

  • Destiny: Inferno playlists debut next week

    Destiny PvP will shake things up next week with a new way to slaughter your mates in the Crucible. Destiny is already a skilled PvP game, but the new Inferno playlists will turn things up a notch with a focus on “basic gunplay”. The first of these, Inferno Control, kicks off on March 3 and […]

  • First-person camera coming to Guild Wars 2 next month

    ArenNet has announced its adding nonrestrictive first-person view to Guild Wars 2. Here’s what top expect come March 10: First-person Camera: Zooming in all the way will allow players to experience a first-person view. First-person mode is available while standing in place, walking, running, jumping, playing PvP and just about anything else. There aren’t any […]

  • Shadowrun Online signs on with Nordic

    Shadowrun Online has been given a nice little boost thanks to a distribution deal with Nordic Games. Shadowrun Online is a new team tactical RPG from Cliffhanger Productions. Although it’s already available through Steam Early Access, Nordic has agreed to distribute the finished version, which is due on Linux, Mac and PC in the second […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, game world ten times the size of demo

    Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, according to director Hajime Tabata. Speaking with IGN, Tabata said development will kick into high gear once the Episode Duscae demo is released. “It’s about 60% now. People may look at that and say ‘well, you’ve only done five more percent!’ [since 55% in September] but it’s actually a […]

  • Destiny: you don’t need to visit the tower to access your vault

    Destiny players, you asked for it and Bungie has delivered it: you can now swap items in and out of the vault using the companion app. “Destiny needs more vault space” you cry – and yes, this is true. But while we all struggle with the limitations imposed on us by Bungie, we face all […]

  • Mortal Kombat X will contain over 100 Brutalities

    During the Mortal Kombat X stream today, NetherRealm Studios revealed Brutalities are back for the game, and stated there will be over 100 to pull off. You won’t gain any extra experience for being overly cruel with your painful moves, but you will at least get to laugh at some and “cringe” at others, according […]

  • Numenera: Strand is a film based on the game up on Kickstarter

    Numenera, the 2012 Kickstarter success and foundation for Torment: Tides of Numenera, could become a film if the Kickstarter for the movie is successful. With five days left, Monte Cook Games and Swedish film company Valdes/Eriksdotter needs £22,542 to reach its goal. Titled Numenera: Strand, it tells the tale of a drifter who “roams a […]

  • Gran Turismo 6 update adds MINI Clubman Vision, more

    A Mini Cooper has invaded Gran Turismo 6 via a new update. The Mid-Field Raceway track has also been added, and its a new and improved version of the original track from previous Gran Turismos. The new B-Spec Mode feature has also been added which allows the AI driver to race on your behalf. Additional […]

  • Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and some playable titles to PAX East

    Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and Splatoon with it to PAX East next month. The E3 2014 build of the game lets eight players transform into squids in a race for “splattered-paint dominance.” Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will also be playable and featured in stage presentations at the Nintendo booth. Upcoming or newly released Nintendo […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

    Battlefield Hardline Premium perks have apparently leaked a bit early, according to a post on Reddit. Over on the Hardline subreddit is an image which was take at a GameStop location, noting two week early access to content additional Battlepacks and more. Here’s the rundown: Four expansions Two weeks early access 12 additional Battlepacks Exclusive […]

  • Final Fantasy: Record Keeper arrives in the US this spring

    Final Fantasy: Record Keeper will be released in the US on iOS and Android this spring, DeNA and Square Enix today. The mobile titles allows players to “relive favorite moments” across all Final Fantasy installments and build a team of classic characters from across the entire franchise. If you sign up for email updates, you […]

  • Battlefield Hardline now available for pre-order, pre-download on Xbox One

    Battlefield Hardline is now available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One. You can pre-order it now from the Xbox Store and once you have paid for it, you can start your pre-download. Battlefield Hardline releases on March 17, and will be made available to pre-downloaders come 12.01am EDT. Check pricing and availability for your […]

  • Dying Light interactive video allows you switch between day and night

    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Titan Attacks, Donkey Kong Land, Donkey Kong Country and more. eShop on 3DS Ironfall Invasion Titan Attacks! Donkey Kong Land – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 2 – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 3 – Virtual Console Luv Me Buddies Wonderland Around the World […]

  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

    Sony is hosting its annual Spring Fever Sale which runs for eight weeks and features a new title each week. The sale starts next week on March 3 with the launch of Helldivers. Here’s just a few items included in the sale: HELLDIVERS (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March 3 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March […]

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

    Fable Legends will be free-to-play when it launches on PC and Xbox One. According to Lionhead, the one versus four cross-platform title borrows from MOBA games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends as it will contain free, rotating heroes which will be added to a roster for a two week period. Once the […]

  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

    Isometric shooter LA Cops is coming to Xbox One on March 13. Already on Steam Early Access, the game looks like it’s been heavily inspired by Hotline Miami. Walk into a room, open fire, leave bloody puddles in your wake. It’s being published by Team 17. Check out the video below for some 70s cop […]

  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]