DriveClub to be “one of the biggest titles for Sony from a DLC perspective”

Wednesday, 8 May 2013 13:37 GMT By Alex Donaldson

A slew of new details on Sony and Evolution Studio’s upcoming PlayStation 4 racer DriveClub are out, revealing that the game has an extensive DLC plan already.

The information comes as part of a preview in Game Informer’s PS4-dominated June issue, summarized by GamingEverything.

The preview reveals that the developers plan to add a significant number of new cars to the game, with Game Informer commenting that the title is “one of the biggest titles for Sony from a DLC perspective.”

Other details about the game are mentioned in the preview, including that the single player mode can be played fully offline, though racing in user-created race challenges will be encouraged. Player-made events can be based on a number of different parameters including car type, track, time of day, weather and so on, and apps outside the game can also be used to create challenges.

Evolution will be publishing its own season of league racing for players to tackle through online events and challenges.

The game isn’t a simulation-based racer, and so won’t occupy the same space as Gran Turismo – it’s more arcade-style and friendly, and things like car damage won’t have an impact on handling.

Release details are currently under wraps, but it’s likely we’ll find out alongside Sony’s other announcements at E3.


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  1. The_Red

    Well then. It was nice knowing you DriveClub. Seriously, 99 perfect of DLC is nothing but crap that should have either been part of the main game (Capcom’s fighters like MvC3, BioWare’s Mass Effec 2-3) or simple and pointless filler (Most level packs).

    Then there are ending DLCs (Asura’s Wrath & POP 2008) where they cut the ending from main story and charge extra for it. This being a driving game, they’ll probably cut 90 percent of tracks and cars from the original DriveClub package before selling them as DLC.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. SlayerGT

    @1 Sony didn’t publish any of those games you listed, at least wait and see if they do DLC right??

    #2 2 years ago
  3. monkeygourmet


    “We never considered the PS4 to be ‘always on’”…

    Sony’s flagship title:

    “one of the biggest titles for Sony from a DLC perspective”

    lolololol :)

    Keep that PR machine rolling Sony, some people still enjoy a nice bullshit sandwich!

    #3 2 years ago
  4. The_Red

    They did publish GT5 and it took a million patches, DLC packages(Though admittedly some free stuff) and updating to turn the originally disappointing mess into something worthy of the name Gran Turismo.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. DrDamn

    And … “Other details about the game are mentioned in the preview, including that the single player mode can be played fully offline”. You are woe and I claim my £5. :)

    #5 2 years ago
  6. ps3fanboy

    “one of the biggest titles from a DLC perspective”… i knew that when i did see the trailers… so i was not interested at all in this game.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Dragon246

    As DrDamn said, we have our Woe U.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. monkeygourmet



    No alt accounts for me! ;)

    Im just trying to draw comparisons, thats all. Todays world IS ‘always on’ to some degree.

    The PS3 had constant updates and patches to try and stay ahead oh hackers, Nintendo make whole new disc formats to try and stay ahead and MS obviously have their own methods.

    For Sony to scoff at it ‘never being a consideration’, is IMO complete bullshit. Online updates are the main way for companies to stay ahead of pirates now, how many times does a device ask you to update to try and stay one step ahead?

    Most titles next gen will be as good as dead without some online access.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. DrDamn

    When was the last big driving game which wasn’t big on DLC? Then also when was the last big driving game which didn’t ship with a huge amount of content on the disc? Did you also want to put in a request for the Moon on a stick as well?

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Dragon246

    Lets wait for the game shall we? If the main content on disc deserves 60$, I don’t see anything wrong in extended support for games via dlc and so on.
    Forza Horizon does this, NFS does this, so its nothing out of the ordinary.
    Even Mario does this :D

    #10 2 years ago
  11. DrDamn

    There is a big difference between designed for online, or having online elements and *requiring* online though. What you are talking about is the former, what Yoshida is talking about here is the latter. Both new platforms will be greatly enhanced by being online. PS4 won’t require it – and I believe they never seriously considered it. 720 I don’t think will require it too. I would guess for them it was never a serious consideration either.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. monkeygourmet


    I would prefer to aire on the side on caution really.

    After playing Forza Horizon, Need for Speed etc… Im not really sure which direction new driving games are taking. GT6 will be an interesting one to watch, thats for sure.

    This games main selling point is joining an ONLINE driving club…

    It’s called ‘Drive Club’…

    The first thing they talked about was the scope of online intergration and how that is now possible with TEH POWER of PS4.

    The PS4 has a ‘share’ button, the PS4 is intergrated with Facebook, etc…

    Yeah… Im expecting this to be pretty shitty in ‘single player’…

    Do you think im being defeatist? ;)

    #12 2 years ago
  13. monkeygourmet


    Also, I think Sony are just using a lot of the downtime before MS’s announcement to capitolise on rumour and speculation.

    All power to them, but, I’ll believe it when I see the real deal though. PS3 has made me very cautious about Sony ‘over promising’.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. monkeygourmet

    Basically, I think this will be ‘Forza Horizon’ on PS4, and that game sucked all kinds of balls…

    Especially as it was one step closer to an IOS game, DLC wise…

    #14 2 years ago
  15. DrDamn

    Nah just horribly cynical :)

    What does it matter if a game on a system is designed around online? That’s not the system itself, it’s symptomatic of the type of games people want to play.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. SlayerGT

    @9&10 +1

    This gamer entitlement shit makes me sick.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. DrDamn

    I’ve quite enjoyed what I’ve played of Forza Horizon. As mentioned above it shipped with a lot of content too.

    Know what your saying about Sony over promising. They have done and said a lot of the right things so far. Delivering on some of those is going to be tough though. At least it appears they are being a bit more honest and transparent about things. The arrogance is definitely turned down a good few notches.

    They have also demonstrably delivered some things they failed to do before. A well designed system which devs like, real time played demonstrations. Just as a starting point they are well up on where they were with PS3.

    Where they will tale time is with services. A lot is aspirational (Gaikai for PS3 games) and others are likely to be rough on launch. Key will be a well designed and forward looking OS. That was terrible with PS3.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. monkeygourmet


    I think I play FAR many games lol! :)

    I get cynical because I see genres changing and fitting into models that big companies seem to like.

    Im not 100% sure if it’s just me being grumpy and self absorbed with my habits, or that gamers are becoming conditioned into believing thats what they want from a game/genre.

    From my perspective, it feels like all games and genres are merging into the same thing.

    Micro-transactions / DLC and online play are being touted by dev’s and companies as ‘what gamers want’, when I feel it’s more like they have become addicted to a brand (COD / FIFA etc…) and are now easily manipulated.

    Having a game that trys to offer the thrill of forming a drive club with your friends is admirable, but when it’s peppered with DLC, it only leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

    My friends and I started one on Forza 4, only to find If one person purchased a car and tuned it, while playing it would only look like a regular car on the other persons screen unless they too had purchased it.

    Not to mention having to keep up with patches to ensure cross-play is possible with people with different content.

    IMO opinion it’s all geared (excuse the vehicular pun) to make you crumble and buy new content rather than it seamlessly and organically adding to the base game.

    If that isn’t the case here, then Kudos (PGR reference!), to them, but I just can’t see it being the case.

    On one hand, you have a dev standing up on stage and saying:

    “This is the game we ALWAYS wanted to make, but couldn’t because of limitations and online infrastructure of the previous gen of consoles.”

    On the other hand you can bet your ass, Sony are pushing for this to be the new model to test the water for DLC and online community.

    Now, If GT6 or 7 on PS4 took the opposite approach, you would have 2 quite different and unique experiences on the console, I fear this will not be the case.

    Judging by NFS, Forza etc… Most driving games have heavy amounts of DLC and links to social networking sites…


    That kind of shit. It’s okay If you have other options, but to me a lot of games break the third wall by having too many pop-ups and notifications and I can only see it being worse next gen.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. theevilaires

    Wait Monkeygourment is Woe! that makes perfect sense now :D Talk about needing mods huh. Why don’t the Mods expose alt accounts like Woe/MonkeyGourment.

    Anyway back on topic if you didn’t see this coming then where in the hell have you been this entire generation. DLC will be everywhere next gen. I honestly won’t be surprise if EA puts out a game for $1 and makes you buy it piece by piece via micro transactions/DLC. You idiots need to wake up and smell the coffee. You asked for this kind of industry when you foolishly turned your backs on SONY and the PS3 for Microsoft and the 360.

    ….fucking horse armor…idiots!

    #19 2 years ago
  20. CyberMarco

    @21 Yeah, because SONY wouldn’t have embraced this DLC tactics if it could have the possibility well in advance…

    #20 2 years ago
  21. monkeygourmet


    Wrong there my friend… EA will be putting out a game for $70 AND STILL charging you and extra $100 worth of DLC and micro-transactions…

    Deep double penetration.

    nice place to go play dress up for your dolls! :)

    Also, Sony have only themselves to blame for fucking up so bad it gave other companies a chance. Now they are rushing around trying to make an Xbox themselves lol! :)

    Also, alt account talk is fun but I’ve said before im happily for the erasing of anyone who uses them. I know im safe, but I think the idea of it happening would make quite a few other people shit in their shoes!

    First thing I would like being looked at when they change the site.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. DrDamn

    I like the autolog type stuff. It can stay the hell away from Facebook but I like asynchronous gameplay vs people on my friends list.

    Realistically DLC is the only way this sort of game can be made. The dev costs for the baseline expectations of people in terms of cars/tracks/modes etc is a lot, lot higher than it once was. We used to pay £40 for 6 tracks, 8 cars, a basic career, quick race and time trial, no online support at all.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. monkeygourmet


    There are definate success stories, I won’t argue with that.

    I just have a feeling a lot of dev’s can get their hands ‘forced’ to change idea’s to make them more favourable to a certain model a company may have in mind.

    Forza Horizon was CONSTANTLY barking at me to try new events/DLC/music stations/friend list races etc…

    I actually felt like the game was shouting at me. I could even fart without telling me to try farting with a different pair of trousers on or some other crazy cool shit it wanted me to do.

    Also, achievments are giving devs direct access to player information like:

    How many people finished the game?
    What weapons do they favour?
    Did they try multiplayer?
    Did they try and upload any videos/pictures etc?
    Did they play on easy difficulty level?

    These all become marketing tools rather than fun gameplay devices, it tells companies exactly what they can try to manipulate with DLC in upcoming sequels.

    Dead Space 3 had many elements of this. They assessed that people didn’t use enough of the weapons on offer in DS1 & DS2, made DS3 action orientated, then added Micro-transactions…

    Lovely job guys! :)

    #23 2 years ago
  24. SlayerGT

    @24 MG you don’t many PS3 exclusives do you?

    #24 2 years ago
  25. theevilaires

    You’re missing a word there Slayer…Own? Have? Buy? Like?

    #25 2 years ago
  26. SlayerGT

    @26 HA! Thanks Tea. But none of those :)

    I meant to say play. He doesn’t play many PS3 exclusives.

    The reason I ask is because the games Sony publishes are usually handled pretty well concerning Dlc. I cant think of an instance where I felt their Dlc practices were cheap or poorly implamented. Hence I’m excited to see what it is they mean by this Drive Club Dlc business. I imagine it’ll be similar to Motor Storm RC.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Djoenz

    DLC is a total rip-off!
    Racing games are lame anyway. I will skip this.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Dragon246

    @Slayer and TEA,
    You are hearing the wrong person about Sony, well read this-



    Im being mildly hypocritical though :)

    I am a sucker for the gameplay and history Nintendo brings along with their focus on getting the controls nailed over how ‘shiny’ a game looks.

    Was dubious about Sony trying to take games in a ‘cool’ direction with the PS1 and focussing on graphics over gameplay with a lot of key titles.

    Also, using media devices to push consoles (bluray/dvd) pissed me off.

    I respect their focus on new IP’s, but for me, they never much more than 1 play or ‘throw away’ titles; Killzone, Uncharted etc…

    And mostly game on MS although hate the direction they currently seem to be heading.

    Loyality is great, but blind loyality is a weakness ;)

    So he is Ninty sucker, plays mostly on MS , and hates new Ips/dvd/blu player/ *insert Sony product here*
    Woe U it is :D

    Cant wait for the brigade to show up :P Unfortunately dont have time to listen to them since Sine Mora is waiting.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Djoenz


    What a monkey. I actually played Uncharted several times. Cant wait for The Last Of Us.

    He should piss off and head to mainly PC.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. monkeygourmet


    My PS3 and Vita are only used for exclusives.

    I feel certain people are trying to ‘steer’ my conversation in a different direction! :)

    I like quite a few Sony exclusives, but as Im lucky enough to own most of the major consoles, I don’t really view them with such high esteem as some Sony fanboys.

    I really like the Uncharted series for example, but can also see it’s limitations by the time UC3 came out.

    It’s the same with the Gears series and other exclusives on 360 though, it’s not purely that these games are on a Sony machine.

    I currently own:

    Motorstorm 2 & 3
    Heavy Rain
    Infamous 1, 2 & the Vampire edition
    Uncharted 2 & 3
    Ni No Kuni
    MGS 4
    Yakuza 4

    And most of the PSN exclusives; Journey etc…

    That stand out titles for me being:

    Uncharted 2
    Ni No Kuni

    It’s all personal preference obviously, but it does annoy me when Fanboys bang on about exclusives when some are average at best.

    Also, this ‘always online’ shit has been completly blown out of proportion by Sony fans, it’s the same shit we saw when Bluray was hailed as being the best thing ever on PS3.

    Ultimatly, the PS4 needs to be ‘always on’ otherwise your not even getting half a console. You can argue schemantics, but, as I said at the start of the post:

    Games like these NEED a constant connection otherwise your missing the point of playing them if your trying to simulate a social Drive Club…

    Sony just jumping on the bad press MS was recieving just smacked as desperate as it’s pretty obvious ALL companies;

    Sony, MS & Nintendo would like more control over your living rooms and how we view content if possible. Control over content is the main priority rather than fun gameplay IMO.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. monkeygourmet


    You just called yourself a monkey… :/

    And yes, I am def looking into a gaming rig, waiting to see the new Nvidia graphics cards in a few months.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Djoenz


    Seriously dude even if I counter with solid arguments you will just shrug them off. Its easy to defend PS3 and easy to bash xbox but you will just not hear it.

    You have all consoles well great indeed.

    PS4 has already been announced while nextbox hasnt. Yet you add additional rumours about the ps4 like its fact.

    I agree its uncertain if Gaikai will be free (most definitely not) or be part of a PS+/world subscription, but until it will be announced you cant assume Sony will take the same path as Microsoft.

    You bitch about people that bitch about the rumours of the nextbox yet you make up rumours yourself.

    If Sony makes us pay for online (basic feature) I will not buy PS4 its simple as that.

    Im weary about the PS4 cause we dont know everything yet, but you are speculating like a mad monkey.

    #32 2 years ago

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  • Assassin’s Creed Victory: fans speculate over characters and locations

    Ubisoft has not yet started talking about Assassin’s Creed: Victory, so some eager fans are speculating about everything they can just from those leaked screens. A very popular thread right now on the Ubisoft forums attempts to gather fans’ specualtion about characters, events and story of Assassin’s Creed: Victory. What followed was quite a lot […]

  • This is what co-op looks like in Dying Light

    Dying Light’s cop-op mode has been given a short demo by developer Techland. Dying Light supports drop-in/ drop-out co-op for up to four players. The entire campaign is playable in co-op, and there are special co-op challenges. Watch as four members of developer Techland take on the game’s zombie apocalypse. Dying Light is out January […]

  • Get Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third and all DLC for $5

    Bundle Stars’ latest bundle packs Saints Row 2 and the complete Saints Row: The Third for $5. The Saints Row bundle is priced $5. It is live now and for another 14 days. It comes with Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third – The Full Package, which is basically the game plus all the […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for January 23, 24

    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… — 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! — 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 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 […]