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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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    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 […]