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Call of Duty: Ghosts announced for current and “next-gen”

Wednesday, 1 May 2013 17:51 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Call of Duty: Ghosts has been made official by Activision after rumors of the game’s contents first surfaced in March, and the recent teasing by the firm itself.

Call of Duty: Ghosts will contain an all-new story, all-new characters, and “an all-new Call of Duty world,” powered by a next generation Call of Duty engine. The firm called this a “leap forward for the franchise.”

“Everyone was expecting us to make Modern Warfare 4, which would have been the safe thing to do. But we’re not resting on our laurels,” said Mark Rubin, executive producer of developer Infinity Ward.

“We saw the console transition as the perfect opportunity to start a new chapter for Call of Duty. So we’re building a new sub-brand, a new engine, and a lot of new ideas and experiences for our players. We can’t wait to share them with our community.”

It has been confirmed for next-gen Xbox as it will be shown during the reveal of the console on May 21.

“We are consistently thrilled with the overwhelming response received from critics and consumers alike to the Call of Duty series, which has firmly established its home on the Xbox 360 with the game’s largest and most engaged community,” said Don Mattrick, president of the interactive entertainment business at Microsoft.

“With Call of Duty: Ghosts, we have no doubt that our longtime partners, Activision and Infinity Ward, will raise the bar higher than ever before for this incredible franchise.”

It will also be made available on other “next-generation” consoles, so this means PS4 as well. A Wii U version was not mentioned in the press release, but that doesn’t mean it’s not in the works through a different studio at Activision. It’s just not included as part of today’s announcement, so we’ll have to see.

The pre-order page is also up so you can reserve your copy for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

Expect a full reveal on May 21, then. Call of Duty: Ghosts will release on November 5.

A teaser trailer is below featuring various types of warriors, but no gameplay.

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50 Comments

  1. Lewis247

    First COD since 2009 that isn’t BLOPS or MW. YAY.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Tavarish

    @1 Well basically this is MW 4[?] because this is just spinoff from MW franchise of CoD. Modern setting incoming in 3… 2… 1…

    Edit: What engines Activision has access to? UE 4.0?

    #2 2 years ago
  3. heroes159

    Yehhhhhhhhh… ?????????????

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Fin

    Should be a laugh.

    I find it odd that the event is being referred to as “new generation Xbox”, not “next generation Xbox”.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Erthazus

    They build new engine. Let’s see it. I’m interested for now to see what they’ve got.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Talkar

    I’m excited to see the new engine, the new game i’m not that excited about.

    @4
    I’m calling it now. At the nextbox event we’re going to hear something along the lines of “This new console isn’t just the next generation, it is the NEW GENERATION”.
    Some PR dude most likely thinks people will fall for that and not the other…

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Lengendaryboss

    Looks like the never ending alliance MS has with COD will never end.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. tezzer1985

    This is why Call of Duty out sales Battlefield, EA announce BF4, but refuse confrim or talk about Next-gen versions.

    Activison annocunce COD, and they announce it for PS4 and out right the new Xbox, where COD has a big install base.

    I just feel that EA missed a trick, with not talking about BF4 on next gen, they will again be playing catch up to COD.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. G1GAHURTZ

    Between this, Respawn’s IP and Destiny, next gen is looking pretty hype for online FPSs!

    #9 2 years ago
  10. hives

    I wonder if they will make at least one big change. Or will it just be better looking.

    My relationship with this series is weird. I bought last game and played online for month… And then I went back to TF2 and BF3 :P Wonder how it will be with this one.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Moonwalker1982

    I’m not gonna lie. I am definitely curious how this is going to look on the new Xbox. I have hopes that a new engine and some new changes can make it interesting for me again. I’ve given up on CoD after Black Ops I, but i’m still hoping that CoD can become great again. I’ve got amazing memories of awesome play sessions in CoD 4 with my friends, that kind of fun i’ve never had again in any online shooter. Not in BC2, not in BF3 and not in Halo 4.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Tavarish

    @8 CoD outselling Bf has very little to do with platform announcements. Especially when it comes to next gen because its install base will be so laughable small when compared to current gen when these games come out.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Belmont

    @tezzer1985

    So far you are right,but what happens when BF4 is shown on PS4/Xbox ? It will probably be quite ahead in terms of visuals and then, BF3 sold some 15 million copies or more. BF is not exactly financial failure !

    #13 2 years ago
  14. DSB

    The real question is whether new engine means “We bolted even more crap onto the IW engine!” or “We actually got new kit!”.

    It would be a brilliant move on Activisions part if they gave the series a makeover just as sales started to flag. And that’s what makes me skeptical.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. MadFingerz

    Watching this trailer makes me feel embarassed for the guys who made it…Not only is it stupid, it doesn’t even show you anything to be excited for.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Belmont

    @14

    I doubt it is anything ground breaking. Probably they wrote a new one solely because they wanted to release the game on Xbox and PS4.COD has never been about great visuals,its been about great (great what?)

    #16 2 years ago
  17. tezzer1985

    @BELMONT

    BF is a huge success, not denying that. Let me compare it this way, PS4 is announced everybody is talking about it, it has hype around it, it’s the main focus until we hear about Xbox

    BF4 should have been the same for Next gen FPS, we should have all been talking about it, until next gen COD was announced,

    Hope you understand that analogy.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Erthazus

    You don’t need to write solely engine to run it on the new box.
    Modern Warfare 4 was made on the old engine.

    Every Call Of Duty used modified Id Tech 3.

    right now? Let’s see what they are doing. Maybe new engine, maybe old one with new modifications as always.

    but I hope for decent gameplay and not stupid AUTO-AIM mechanics for noobs that don’t know how to play FPS games.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Dave Cook

    Pumped. Bring it on.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Moonwalker1982

    They are going to show it at MS’ show on the new Xbox, i’m expecting it to have great graphics to showcase the power of the system. We’ll see.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Belmont

    @17
    Yes,Now I understand.

    @19
    This comment makes me think you are an honest person. Cause plenty of people are like “COD is terrible crap but of course I pre-order the Collectors edition and buy all the DLC”.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. G1GAHURTZ

    ^ There’s only one person around here like that…

    #22 2 years ago
  23. ActionGameKing

    Damn son! Microsoft just dropped its BIGGEST BOMB already! Your move Sony.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Erthazus

    ^ It dropped the bomb that is coming to PC, 360, PS3, PS4, Next Xbox , WiiU and handheld devices?

    Holy shit… Such a bomb on every platform there is.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. ActionGameKing

    @24 Don’t be a prick. There are millions of potential buyers out there watching that trailer and will think it’s only coming to the next Xbox. It’s called marketing and for the 1st time this year Microsoft is doing it right. Before today, there was no hype for the Xbox reveal, today everyone is now curious. This is a huge bomb Microsoft dropped, it’s the most popular videogame brand currently in the world. Personally I could care less about COD, but you cannot deny that the game signs big checks.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. tezzer1985

    I own every CoD game on PS3, and some of them on 360. I can’t wait to see this game.

    COD:MW got me into FPS’s, I love the series, I can’t wait to see and play this game.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Moonwalker1982

    @25

    Exactly man, that is a fact. It’s a very wise decision of Microsoft, but really not all that surprising. They’ve had CoD at all their E3′s for the last few years. Along with CoD: Ghosts, i’m expecting some first party games footage as well. Probably Ryse, the Rare game and perhaps Forza 5 but most likely PGR5. But maybe not…we’ll see.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Erthazus

    “Don’t be a prick. There are millions of potential buyers out there watching that trailer and will think it’s only coming to the next Xbox.”

    Don’t be stupid. There are millions of potential idiots out there watching that trailer and will think it’s only coming to the next Xbox.

    The rest of the normal human being and gamers know that it is coming to other platforms aswell.

    It’s not a surprise and no one is saying that it is EXCLUSIVE to MS. Everyone know that Call Of Duty games are always revealed at Microsoft Press Conference. Acti+MS are doing it since forever.

    But on one thing I Agree. MS marketing is glorious compared to Sony’s POS.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Belmont

    @26

    Microsoft dropped the bomb by announcing that it will show COD in its reveal conference. Whoa !!
    Yes,I understand that COD is simply the biggest thing out there (only by sales). I get it that Microsoft may actually win this hand thanks to it. But its not a 12 minute long conference, there is Kinect, 146 different services of movie and music streaming,20 fitness games and on.

    @23
    Sony will certainly present itself at full force in E3,then there is Gamescom and so on. Sony can partner with EA on BF4 (They already did it to some degree with Platinum membership for BF3)and then they have always went well with Ubisoft.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Belmont

    @ 28

    I can’t believe that I agree with you on something. Cool !

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Erthazus

    ” own every CoD game on PS3, and some of them on 360. I can’t wait to see this game.
    COD:MW got me into FPS’s, I love the series, I can’t wait to see and play this game.”

    That is what’s wrong with the industry. I guess you can’t do anything about it.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. DSB

    It’s hilarious how so many people are left scratching their heads at why people play CoD.

    Brace yourselves, here it comes: It’s fun.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. sg1974

    A new CoD? Already played it. About ten times. But I’ll tune in and hope to be surprised. Not much hope mind, been burned several times before.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. redwood

    why can’t we just have Half life 3?

    #34 2 years ago
  35. Erthazus

    ^ + One million.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. zinc

    If their is no face painting involved in the new game, I will be VERY disappointed!

    #36 2 years ago
  37. tezzer1985

    @Erthazus

    Correction, I’m whats right with the industry, I support and buy games new.I can afford to double up on games, I have both consoles in different locations.

    Yeah I buy COD and Fifa every year, but I also buy other games, big titles and little titles.

    I bought Enslaved, Bayonetta, Vanquish, Spec Ops..and many more all NEW, I support the industry.

    Just because I like COD doesn’t make you anymore then a gamer then me, so grow up, and stop labeling people like you know what they are about.

    P.S my XBOX/PSN is tezzer1985 look at my list of games played on both…DPMO

    #37 2 years ago
  38. sg1974

    Erthazus is just angry you don’t own them exclusively for 360.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. sg1974

    Incidentally, if they update the engine a gen that should bring them nicely into PS2/Xbox territory, just as everybody else is unwrapping their PS4/Durango.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. Erthazus

    I’m not angry.

    @tezzer, it has nothing to do with CoD at all. Relax and have fun.

    I’m talking about “COD:MW got me into FPS’s” sentence for many reasons. Because before that there were a much better FPS’s in general.

    #40 2 years ago
  41. tezzer1985

    @Erthazus
    It’s the truth, I had always hated FPS games, still kind of do.

    I’m a RPG and 3rd Person action game fan.

    I like the bubble gum story and gameplay of COD, don’t really play them online.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. stretch215

    Wow, look at all that hate. That’s how you know cod is doing something right. It gets people talking. There’s no such thing as bad publicity, baby. Maybe this game will bring me back though, I haven’t played cod in months (although I’ll probably get back into some blops 2 eventually).

    #42 2 years ago
  43. fearmonkey

    @42 – I disagree they are doing something right.
    I enjoyed Call of Duty up to Modern Warfare, and then no longer enjoyed the games. I loved Infinity Ward’s games, but never liked the ones made by other companies. I rented the games that came after Modern Warfare and just never enjoyed them. I personally still like Call of Duty 2 the best, it was an amazing game for it’s time, and I enjoyed it the most.

    The one good thing is that COD became this generations Rainbow six, in that all the dudebros and fratboy types play COD, and left Halo behind.
    If I want to deal with the most annoying multiplayer people, it’s on COD. I was actually surprised how Halo 4 was in comparison, it’s so much quieter and fun than it used to be.

    #43 2 years ago
  44. Eddie Rodrigues

    I’m not jumping to any conclusions but if they are finally changing their 6 year old engine then probably this is a new beginning. I don’t expect severe changes though, otherwise they will lose their target casual audience.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. stretch215

    @43 what I said was not for you to agree or disagree to. It is simply fact. I never said cod was the best fps game out there, but is is the most popular by far. Your generalization about “dudebros” and “fratboys”(which is sweeping, petty, and juvenile) refers to the community, which is not mentioned in my post at all. It’s impossible to be the largest franchise in gaming and not be doing some thing right. Silly kid.

    #45 2 years ago
  46. tmac2011

    lol

    #46 2 years ago
  47. fearmonkey

    @45 – This “kid” first started playing games on the Atari and colecovision lol….

    I wasnt bashing you, I was bashing COD a bit, and I wasnt saying that only fratboys or dudebros play the game if you look what I said.
    What I am saying is that i know a quite a few juvenille trashtalking multiplayer only players that only play COD, and in their words (not mine) everything else is “gay”. The trashtalking in COD is on another level compared to any other series I have personally played except maybe Rainbow six back in the Xbox days.

    I was just saying those types gravitate towards COD more than any franchise that i know. There are plenty of youtube videos that poke fun of those types and they all mention COD and they have to be based on something.

    #47 2 years ago
  48. G1GAHURTZ

    ^ Most of the gaming videos on Youtube are CoD videos, anyway, so it means nothing.

    You’d have to be somewhat naive to think that a game with over 40 million monthly players isn’t going to have it’s fair share of idiots.

    Obviously 10% of 40m is a much larger number than 10% of the 2-3m in each of the other online games.

    #48 2 years ago
  49. Dave Cook

    If someone is trash-talking. Mute then. Simple.

    If someone likes CoD don’t give them shit for it. They buy it because they enjoy it.

    If someone likes Battlefield don’t give them shit for it. They buy it because they enjoy it.

    It is possible for people to like both franchises. Liking one does not instantly mean they hate the other.

    I believe FIFA is now globally out-selling CoD (I’m getting ready for my shift so can’t check that)

    CoD: Ghosts – I’m pumped. Bring it on.

    #49 2 years ago
  50. Mjorh

    i can’t beleive that there is a CHANGE in this franchise! D!

    MW3 n BO2 were so exasperating . i really hope this one with its new engine bring the franchise back …

    #50 2 years ago

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    Xur: Agent of the Nine has made the trek to Destiny’s Tower for another week of business. Destiny’s Exotics vendor, Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at the Tower as per the weekly schedule. Xur will sell you Exotic weapons and armour pieces if you have the Strange Coins to afford it. He also […]

  • Bloodborne is getting two special edition PS4s in Japan

    Sony will launch two limited-edition, Bloodborne-themed PlayStation 4 bundles in Japan. Two bundles are available, one in black and another in white, complete with a controller and a headset. The hard disk cover is engraved with the title and the cover shot. Both bundles come with the collector’s edition release of the game, which was […]

  • Best Destiny videos of the week – Xur vs Cryptarch rap battle

    Destiny has once more produced a slew of entertaining, educational and occasionally baffling videos. Destiny players have repeatedly sparked crazes by exploiting the game’s little foibles – Sparrow surfing is one example. This latest one is kind of mysterious; I don’t know how it’s done, or why you would want to, but Hidden Reach has […]

  • The Sims 4 free for 48 hours with Origin Game Time

    The Sims 4 is the latest game to be offered free through Origin’s Game Time promotion. The Sims 4 is now free to download from Origin, granting you a 48 hour window to try it out and see if you want to pay for the full game. The free time starts counting as soon as […]

  • Check out Destiny’s new PvP mode, Doubles

    Destiny Crucible players can enjoy a new kind of PvP action with Doubles. Destiny may not be as PvP focused as some Halo fans were hoping, but Bungie is slowly ramping up Crucible support, starting with better Iron Banner events. Some time ago the developer promised to introduce experimental game modes, and the latest Bungie […]

  • Halo: New Blood novel launching digitally in March

    A new Halo novel will explore the backstory of Gunnery Sergeant Edward Buck. Halo: New Blood is a digital-first short novel launching on March 2. The 60,000 word novel was penned by Matt Forbeck, an award-winning author of many licensed fantasy and sci-fi publications. It’s an all-new story, but fans of Halo 3: ODST will […]

  • Destiny players purchased 1.1 million Ice Breakers last week

    Destiny players know what’s hot, and Exotic sniper rifle Ice Breaker is definitely warm. Destiny vendor Xur offered Ice Breaker for sale last weekend, much to the delight of everyone yet to find this terrific bit of gear. According to the latest Bungle Weekly Update, Xur sold 1,143,320 Ice Breakers. He left the tower with […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition nets GLAAD special recognition award

    Dragon Age: Inquisition has been honoured for its diverse representation by LGBT advocacy body GLAAD. Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a special recognition award for “the many complex and unique LGBT characters prominently integrated throughout the game”. GLAAD doesn’t normally honour video games (maybe one day, if we ever have enough that deserve it), but […]

  • The Order: 1886 AR game is full of puzzles

    The Order: 1886 has spawned a new promotional website with lots of info to ferret out. Called The Order Exposed, the new site pertains to be the blog of a missing researcher, who had been hoping to uncover the secrets of the alternate history. This on its own is quite interesting but it’s also full […]

  • Grow Home is the next game to follow Child of Light, Valiant Hearts

    Ubisoft has announced another small passion project in the wake of the success of recent releases. Child of Light, Valiant Hearts: The Great War and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon are all the products of a new initiative at Ubisoft where the publisher lets key developers rest after big triple-A projects by working on something […]

  • What mysterious reveal is Xbox teasing for May 4?

    Xbox is teasing something we’ll be waiting quite a while to learn more about. Xbox community manager Raj Patel tweeted the following earlier today: Hmm… pic.twitter.com/4wBGu6xsDc — Raj Patel (@Rajio) January 22, 2015 NeoGAF users spotted the morse code in the background of the image, which translates as follows: “Presented by Xbox, 10am PDT, 1pm […]

  • 2011 PSN hack class action settlement claim forms available

    PlayStation Network members affected by the 2011 hack and downtime can now claim part of a $15 million settlement. The PSN was down for months on end in 2011 following a major hack, which resulted in user details being compromised. Sony apologised and provided free games as compensation, but unhappy gamers banded together in a […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has a true open world

    Final Fantasy 15 doesn’t just have “open world gameplay”, it has a true open world – one continuous stretch of environment. “The world is connected by continuous land,” director Hajime Tabata told Gamespot. “If those areas were disconnected, it would feel distant from reality. You’ll find that you’ll be able to walk or drive or […]

  • Suikoden, Suikoden 2 EU PSN release date locked down

    Suikoden and its first sequel will be available via the European PlayStation Network soon. Suikoden publisher Konami has confirmed a February 4 release date for the two RPG classics. CONFIRMED! #Suikoden I & II EU #PSN release date is FEB 4TH! http://t.co/ObOIvZDJAK pic.twitter.com/aM760R2Gez — Konami UK (@KonamiUK) January 22, 2015 It’s been a long wait […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 20, says Gamestop Italy

    Dying Light’s physical release has been delayed, but at least one European retailer thinks it knows what’s going on. Dying Light’s physical release date is February 20, according to Gamestop Italy. According to Tmag (Italian, via Google Translate), there’s been no response from local representatives of publisher Warner Bros. Although the digital release will take […]

  • Free online multiplayer update now available for Trials Fusion

    Online multiplayer is now available as a free update to Trials Fusion. The online component includes three new four to eight player multiplayer modes on PC, PS4 and Xbox One and up to four players on Xbox 360. These are the three new gameplay modes included with the update can be found through a previous […]

  • This video for indie survival horror Monstrum features all in-game footage

    Monstrum launches on Steam Early Access January 29 and today, you can have a look at a video for it featuring all in-game footage. Developed by Team Junkfish the survival horror game set on a derelict cargo ship which combines roguelike elements, such as procedurally generated levels and permadeath thanks to AI driven predators. Monstrum […]

  • Here’s quick look at Dead Rising: Watchtower starring Rob Riggle

    A short look at the film adaptation of Dead Rising has surfaced. Transformers director Lorenzo di Bonaventura headed the project and it was directed by Zach Lipovsky. It stars comedy actor Rob Riggle as Frank West, along with Academy Awards nominated actress Virginia Madsen (Candyman, Sideways), Dennis Haysbert (24), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time), and […]

  • A Kickstarter for Underworld Ascendant will launch next month

    OtherSide Entertainment, an independent games studio fronted by Paul Neurath, has announced it’s developing Underworld Ascendant. Neurath is the founder and CEO of the new studio ad his resume includes franchises such as Thief, System Shock and 1992′s Underworld Underworld. The studio hopes Underworld Ascendant will “innovate and revitalize” the fantasy genre. More details will […]

  • APB Reloaded heading to PS4 and Xbox One during Q2 2015

    APB Reloaded will indeed be heading to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One during late Q2 this year, which puts its release sometime around the end of June. Reloaded Productions announced in September 2014 it was working on bringing the free-to-play PC title to consoles during the Digital Media Wire event in New York City. The […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 2 -The Lost Lords arrives in February – video

    Release dates for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series have been announced. A new video offering a “first look” has also appeared. Below is the story synopsis, which you may want to skip if you haven’t played Episode One. House Forrester is in disarray. Their liege lord and his heir are dead, and Ironrath […]

  • The open beta for Nosgoth has gone live

    Consider this a friendly reminder: the Nosgoth open beta has started. Announced last week, the open beta can be accessed through the official website. Once you link your Steam account, just log into the service and start downloading the client. Everyone that plays the tester will receive double XP through January 28. More information is […]

  • First gameplay footage of Homeworld Remastered Collection being shown this weekend

    Homeworld Remastered Collection news and the first gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake will be revealed at PAX South this weekend. The news and video will be shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel at 10.30am CST on Sunday. It will also be streamed on Twitch. Gearbox is hoping to have Homeworld Remastered released by […]

  • Latest Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video delves more into combat

    Square Enix has released its latest Orience News video for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, and it provides insight into character combat styles and techniques. In the video you will see the elite combat force of Class Zero going deeper into battle to improve their skills. Combat is party-based and each of the three characters in […]

  • Something really cool happens when you finish Resident Evil HD *spoiler*

    Those who finish Resident Evil HD will be met with a really nice surprise at the end. If you wish to find out what it is on your own, DO NOT head below the break. You have been warned. According to images posted by Reddit user omeganemesis28, a thank you message from Resident Evil creator […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain release date “should be” announced soon

    A release date for Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain “should be able” to be announced soon, according to the latest Kojima Station webcast. New information on the game will also be announced at the Taipei Game Show on January 31, per Game Spark (thanks, Gemtasu). “I know you’ve all been eagerly await for […]

  • Punch-Out!!, more Throwback offerings arrive on Nintendo US eShop

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Punch-Out!!, Citizens of Earth and Part Two of the Throwback Sale. Here’s the entire update: Nintendo eShop releases Punch-Out!! (originally for Wii) – also 50% off until January 29 Citizens of Earth – introductory price of $11.99 until January 27 Breezeblox (Wii) Midnight (Wii […]

  • The Witcher Battle Arena has arrived on the App Store and Google Play

    The Witcher Battle Arena, CD Projekt RED and Fuero Games’ mobile MOBA, has been released. In Battle Arena, two three-hero teams fight it out as they try to capture and hold conquest points. The game features “no pay-to-win elements”, instead it contains a “player-friendly monetization system.” Every item and functionality can be unlocked entirely through […]

  • Second wave of Star Wars titles arrive on GOG, third wave next week

    The second wave of Star Wars titles will arrive on GOG.com today with more coming January 27. Today you can pick up the following: Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D (digital distribution premiere) Star Wars Rebellion (digital distribution premiere) Star Wars Empire at War: Gold Pack On January 27, the final three games of this wave […]

  • If Microsoft is serious about PC games, Xbox One should be the real Steam Machine

    Forget the magic space goggles. Maybe Valve doesn’t have the wherewithal to realise PC gaming’s TV dream, but Microsoft holds all the keys. If Microsoft really wants to get into PC gaming full-time, it needs to get around the table with Mr Newell and its platinum chequebook. “It’s time for us to talk about gaming […]

  • Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 releases on Steam next week

    Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 will be released on Steam for PC next week. The PC version of the was announced earlier this month and contains upgraded graphics, runs in 1080p, and has both Japanese and English audio. It will release on January 28 for $14.99. Fairy Fencer F and Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2 also coming […]

  • Take a look at the controls and special abilities in The Order: 1886

    The Order: 1886 has a new trailer available that highlights the game’s controls and reveals the two special abilities the main protagonist has at his disposal. The game uses a similar control scheme to other shooters, but just in case you wanted to see more gameplay, we’ve got just the thing. The most interesting parts […]

  • These elderly people are better at GTA 5 than you’d expect

    Do old people get video games? Namely something known for its violence like GTA? Well, you’re about to find out. The latest REACT production sits a few elderly men and women in a room and lets them play GTA 5. The results are not what you’d expect, they start off getting a feel for the […]

  • More major Microsoft titles will be coming to PC

    Microsoft will bring more of its franchises to PC. Following on from yesterday’s big Windows stream, Microsoft has released a full recap on Xbox Wire. In the blog post, the firm hid a small bit of news revealing that Fable Legends will not be the only title to come to PC. “Today we announced that […]

  • Someone is attempting to recreate Dark Souls’ Lordran in Minecraft

    Lordran, the land of the ancient lords will soon be explorable in Minecraft thanks to a passionate modder. Davweed is a talented modder attempting to recreate the entire world of Lordran in Minecraft. Lordran is the land where the entire Dark Souls game is set. The goal is to make it a 1:1 scale of […]

  • Elite: Dangerous is getting Community Goals with update 1.1 – all the details

    Patch 1.1 is Elite: Dangerous’ first major update. Developer Frontier has detailed Community Goals, the big change coming with the patch, and more. We were told last week that big additions are coming with patch 1.1, due in February. Today, we learn in more detail what those features are. Namely, what the developer is calling […]

  • Sunset Overdrive, Skyrim and Dead Rising 3 highlight this week’s Deals with Gold

    A new week, a new set of deals for Xbox Live Gold subscribers and we’ve got the full list. Major Nelson posted the deals which are live now and run through Monday, January 26. Highlights include Sunset Overdrive, Dead Rising 3, Skyrim, Final Fantasy 13-2 and more. Check the full list below. Xbox One Dead […]

  • Survarium: 10,000 FREE Premium account keys to give away

    We have 10,000 codes to give away for MMOFPS Survarium, granting the player a Premium account for 24 hours along with 5,000 Silver coins. Each key gives the player a Premium account for 24 hours along with 5,000 Silver in-game currency. A Premium account gives you 50 percent more experience, income and reputation for 24 […]

  • “I don’t like people thinking we’re doing underhanded, dirty shit,” says Evolve dev

    Despite what it looks like, Evolve developers did not intend to give out the wrong signals when it comes to the game’s DLC plan. Evolve creative director Phil Robb spoke to Destructoid in an interview that was conducted late last year about the studio’s approach to DLC, map packs and more. Robb’s idea is that […]

  • Clock Tower spiritual successor Night Cry gets first screens

    Night Cry is coming along nicely and today we get our first look at it. Ever since the announcement of Project Scissors (at the time) last September, and then the name change to Night Cry, we’ve been waiting to see what the game looks like, especially since it’s developed with mobile platforms in mind. Today, […]

  • Tekken X Street Fighter is still happening, 40 people working on it

    Tekken X Street Fighter is definitely not vaporware. A team of 40 developers is currently working on it, according to director Katushiro Harada. Harada was interviewed by Polygon. In the interview, he touched on many topics, one of which is the status of the seemingly-never-coming-out Tekken X Street Fighter. “It’s very difficult to talk about,” […]

  • From Game of Thrones to Borderlands: all of Telltale’s adventure games rated

    Telltale Games has an impressive back catalogue of licensed adventure games to its name, and we have opinions about all of them. Note that this rundown doesn’t include bundles, the non-adventure games or games published by Telltale but created by other developers. It’s also got a fair bit of speculation in it, since at least […]

  • There is probably a new Battletoads game coming

    If you’ve watched last night’s Windows presentation you knew you recognised that logo on Phil Spencer’s t-shirt. Wearing a t-shirt with a logo of an upcoming game is an antic we’ve come to expect from Xbox boss Phil Spencer now. Based on that, we wouldn’t be alone in predicting that a new Battletoads game is […]

  • Here’s a short, 60fps trailer for DmC: Definitive Edition

    DmC: Definitive Edition has a new video available that shows the game running at 60 frames-per-second. Capcom has put out a short new trailer for the Definitive Edition of DmC: Devil May Cry that takes a look at different stages and boss fights. The video begs to watched in 1080p60 quality, if your connection can […]

  • Xbox One to PC streaming targeting 1080p, 60fps

    Microsoft has revealed that it’s looking to achieve 1080p resolution at 60 frames-per-second when the Xbox One game streaming launches later this year. The question of what final resolution and framerate Xbox One game streaming will operate at was on a lot of people’s minds when the demo was shown. Thankfully, Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra has […]

  • Microsoft is looking at offering PC to Xbox streaming

    Having announced Xbox One to PC streaming as part of its Windows event last night, Microsoft said that making the process a two-way street is on the cards. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer sat down to do a group interview following the Windows event and talked a little bit about the firm’s plans for streaming, including a […]

  • Watch John Romero play Doom

    John Romero made DOOM, and now you can watch him play it, dropping many a delightful gem of insight regarding one of the most important shooters of all time. This video was organised by Double Fine as part of its Devs Play series, a thing I only just discovered and now want to marathon all […]

  • World of Speed has gotten fairly pretty over the past year

    World of Speed has produced a new trailer, showing off the racing MMO’s progress over the past year. Announced one year ago, World of Speed is looking pretty damn shiny now. Check it out in this trailer, which introduces the Mountain Spiral Road location and teases several yet to be revealed. World of Speed comes […]

  • Minecraft user data leaked in plain text – change your passwords

    Minecraft users should change their passwords and those of any accounts using the same log-in details. Minecraft’s user data servers have apparently been compromised, with user names and passwords leaked online in plain text. 1,800 Mojang accounts were affected. The news comes via German source Heise and The Guardian and has been treated quite seriously […]

  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will commence filming in August

    The sixth Resident Evil movie is back on track. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will begin filming in August, having been delayed to accomodate star Milla Jovovich’s pregnancy. In a Facebook post, Jovovich said she’s currently being very mindful of gaining enough weight to ensure a healthy birth for her second child, without the risk […]

  • Nintendo bosses “do not really understand modern gaming”, says former executive

    Former Nintendo executive Dan Adelman has provided frank insight into the Japanese platform holder’s inner workings. Adelman, who was one of Nintendo’s most important developer liaisons, left in August 2014. One of the first things he did was say that Nintendo had issued a gag order on his social media use, and shortly thereafter called […]

  • Sony’s 10% apology discount doesn’t apply to pre-orders

    Sony has updated the terms and conditions of its apology discount to exclude pre-orders. PSN members have been offered a 10% discount voucher as an apology for downtime over the holidays due to DDoS attacks. In an update to the PlayStation Blog announcement post, Sony clarified that you can’t use this for pre-orders. So. That […]

  • 343 to beta test Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking fix

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection is still broken, believe it or not. The next Halo: The Master Chief Collection update is, like most of the others so far, designed to resolve the shooter collection’s ongoing matchmaking woes. 343 Industries is determined to get it right, apparently, as it’s gone so far as to elect to […]

  • Here’s the release schedule for Star Citizen’s story and first-person modules

    Star Citizen lead Chris Roberts has shared release windows for several modules of the space simulation sandbox. Star Citizen was the focus of a BAFTA Masterclass presentation yesterday, during which Roberts outlined the game’s current development milestone goals. Polygon captured the details. The first person shooter, planetside and social elements on the game are expected […]

  • Destiny: Crota’s End Hard Mode has already been beaten

    Destiny’s toughest challenge got extra tough today, but a troop of willing Guardians stepped up to the line of duty. Destiny developer Bungie has verified the identities of the first Guardians to beat hard mode for the Crota’s End raid, which launched earlier today. Bungie User Research has confirmed the World First finishers for the […]

  • All maps and modes for Battlefield Hardline detailed

    A third map and mode has been announced for Battlefield Hardline which means all modes and maps have been revealed. The new mode is Crosshair, a second competitive mode in which a former criminal “turned state’s witness” is on the run. His former buddies, who are criminals, are trying to kill him and the cops […]

  • Alien: Isolation has sold over 1 million copies

    Alien: Isolation has sold over 1 million copies, Creative Assembly and SEGA announced today, and probably in joyous fashion, although PR mails never denote the writer’s mood. The quote included from creative lead, Alistair Hope does sound as though he is super pleased with the milestone. “It has been fantastic to watch the reviews come […]

  • Fable Legends launching on PC alongside Xbox One with cross-platform play

    Fable Legends was announced for PC today during Microsoft’s Windows 10 event, along with the news it would contain cross-platform play with Xbox One. The game will allow you to play with up to four of your friends online across both platforms. A video from the team at Lionhead, which goes into more detail, was […]

  • Parkour pioneer David Belle acted as a consultant on Dying Light

    It has been announced that actor, stunt coordinator and leading pioneer of Parkour, David Belle, consulted on Dying Light in order to bring authentic parkour to the game. According to a press release sent over by Techland, the development team worked with Belle to “verify the depiction of parkour” in the game as well as […]