Killzone: Shadow Fall tech slideshow appears, mentions unnanounced IP

Wednesday, 15 May 2013 08:27 GMT By Dave Cook

Killzone: Shadow Fall was unveiled at Sony’s PS4 reveal event earlier this year, and it looked quite tasty from a tech perspective. But what you didn’t see were the slides that went along with the game’s presentation. The documents have emerged online and are full of technical data on the game, and make mention of another IP in the works at Guerrilla Games.

The slideshow can be found on the developer’s official site, and spools off a wide range of technical jargon and numbers that no doubt mean a lot to the technically-minded gamer.

Here’s a new video presentation of the tech in action – thanks GamesHQMedia:

The presentation also praises how easy the PS4 is to code for, and for how fast the console’s GPU is, although the slides to admit that he team had ‘fights’ with the system’s thread scheduler.

Here’s confirmation of Guerrilla’s new IP:

Let us know what you make of the data below.

Thanks MP1st.


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  1. Erthazus

    and it is still in 30 FPS and looks like a current gen game with PC stuff like 1080p but sloppy AA, filters and ok textures opposed to awful.

    So next gen is going to look the same but this time in 1080p. Great.

    Right now, you can play Metro: The Last Light in 2560×1440 resolution (or 1080p) with Direct X11 high end tesselation and the best lightning and textures to date with SSAO and high end texture filtering up to 16x oh and yeah. 60 frames per second or even more if your rig can do it.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. redwood

    i was gonna say.. “in before erth” but … oh well.. i ‘ll keep trying

    #2 2 years ago
  3. monkeygourmet


    You can never stop the ERTH QUAKE!!! :D

    But saying that…

    I thought 1080p and 60fps was a given next gen…

    If MS manage that, Sony have ‘lost’ already on all the Digital Foundary stuff. In fact, i don’t see why MS would not just target that, then all multiplats would play better on the 720.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    “In before Erth” there would be an army Playstation fans so oh well. They are here.

    @3, Actually 60 fps is not a given. It’s not a given even for a PC for MOST of the players.

    but I hoped at least for 1-2 year of 30+ fps. Because Sony says that it’s next gen console is next gen. If it is, why it’s not playing games in it’s first years for 60 fps?

    #4 2 years ago
  5. redwood

    but we shall endure!

    #5 2 years ago
  6. JackThomas

    That tech demo is stunning, bring on the PS4.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. JackThomas

    @1 Agreed, should have been 60 FPS for next-gen at least.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. EdNorton

    I wonder what the new IP is. But still, Shadow Fall looks great judging by that demo.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Erthazus – I can’t see how this is stunning. Low res textures and shadows does not exist in this world and look at their faces. They are the same.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. JackThomas

    @9 – you’re basing it off one image?

    #10 2 years ago
  11. redwood

    @9 don’t buy it than :)

    #11 2 years ago
  12. tezzer1985

    I love how unsatisfied most gamers are, that’s the reason the industry isn’t looking to good.

    Whenever anything is announced, people talk shit about it, gaming culture has lost it’s spark in the way we use to champion games.

    Killzone is a series that has always been technically great, even the PSV version looks good…So let them make the game, it’s the first wave of next gen titles, lets hope the game turns out well, and they continue to develop games throughout the next gen, cause the games will only get better.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Christopher Jack

    They only used 1.5GB? How much do the devs have to work with, 6 or 7GB?

    @12, While self-entitled gamers, such as our good friend Erth here may be annoying but they’re hardly the reason the industry is struggling. Now we could debate the potential of each issue here but it’d derail this thread.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. monkeygourmet


    or do they…..?

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Erthazus

    giant open world with population like in Assassins Creed where each of the person has it’s own face and facial animation with physics all over the place.

    In reality our games has good graphics right now but in physics department games are still not that great.

    there was a first level in Crysis 3 that had realistic ROPE simulation that destroyed any PC on max with the high end videocard like GTX 680. Jut one little rope made all experience on ULTRA in 1080p almost unplayable.

    Physics baby and all your 8 gigs are going to hell.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Thebeakers

    this game looks beautiful.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. tezzer1985


    I agree with you. Guerrilla Games are one of the few developers, who I feel push hardware. So I can’t judge off a 10min demo, I have faith this game will be great on a technical level.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. DrDamn

    “i don’t see why MS would not just target that, then all multiplats would play better on the 720.”

    They won’t target 60fps this coming gen for the same reasons they didn’t this time and the time before. If you target 30fps then your game can look prettier and do more things (physics, AI, not just graphically). Prettiness sells, but so do the other things. We aren’t at the point yet where there is enough power to do everything.

    The perfect example is BF vs. CoD on consoles. BF is about big environments, physics, vehicles, destruction, CoD is about tighter environments and less demands on the physics. CoD can target 60fps but BF doesn’t for those reasons. It’s a trade off and not always about prettier graphics.

    For certain types of game I think 60fps should be the target, but other games still benefit more from a 30fps target on current systems.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. JackThomas

    @13 – they didn’t use 1.5 GB.

    “Killzone Shadow Fall PS Meeting demo using 3GB of RAM for graphics is an eye-opener… and that’s with FXAA (no multi-sampling).” –

    “Killzone uses much more than 3GB of RAM. That’s just the graphics… at least another 1.6GB used elsewhere based on the presentation.” –

    #19 2 years ago
  20. JackThomas

    @15 – how about 32 GB :p That’s how much RAM I’m putting into my new PC build with a Titan. 32 GB overkill or will it allow me to play games very smoothly and what framerate could I achieve with that kind of power?

    #20 2 years ago
  21. DrDamn

    Your eyes will bleed with the frame rate achieved and you will have a 13% smoother experience, 4.341% more fun and 237% more smugness. (*) Figures are approximate YMMV.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. machy

    @20 that’s a stupid build unless u own 83-4K scream, even so 32GB of ram is just a wast of ur money the biggest game or software out there only req at max 6 GB so if got ur self 12 GB of ram that ‘d be overkill not overdammness like 32

    #22 2 years ago
  23. JackThomas

    @21 well how much in terms of framerate are we talking? I will never have lag and can play games to the absolute max?

    @22 I’m also getting it to do 3D editing in video, etc.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Erthazus

    @JackThomas, That’s too much money and it’s not worth spending so much.
    I have currently 16 Gb Of Ram and that’s already overkill.

    For Titan and 32 Gb Of Ram memory money better to buy PS4 and decent Rig that will run every game on max in next gen. Lol

    titan videocard is freakin powerfull but it’s overrated. 7x series of geforce will have more power this christmas anyway.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. kadu

    Dear VG247,

    Please give us ignore button when you update the site. This would make reading comments under news sooo much better.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. tenthousandgothsonacid

    @DrDamn – Indeed but the 60fps COD continuously outsells the much prettier 30FPS Battlefield which kind of suggests that publishers and devs are barking up the wrong tree.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. DrDamn

    I wouldn’t say BF is much prettier on consoles at least. The trade off is for the scope of environments, destruction, physics, vehicles – nothing to do with prettiness. It’s a different sort of game. It has to come down to 30fps on consoles to be the sort of game it wants to be.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Rockin a Jack D

    If you want 60+fps gaming across all titles then get a PC!

    Consoles only offer a baseline experience, on the PC the game is the best it can be.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Joe Musashi

    @3 “I thought 1080p and 60fps was a given next gen…”

    It’s been argued at length that we’ve already got a next-gen system available and it’s been around for a number of months. If that next-gen system isn’t a ‘given’ at delivering 1080p and 60fps then that should be what is setting your next-gen expectations.

    @29 If you want 60+fps gaming across all titles then get a PC!

    I like my PC gaming a great deal. But if frame-rate is your criteria for good gaming then you’ve been missing out on many great games.


    #29 2 years ago
  30. Rockin a Jack D


    I don’t ilke Sony or MS IP. So in that regard i’m missing nothing.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Deacon

    @31 – pretty extreme to say you like NO Sony or MS IP. If that’s honestly the case, what the hell games did you play as a youth? OR… perhaps you’re still a wee nipper?

    #31 2 years ago
  32. monkeygourmet

    @DrDamn & Topic

    I’ve heard what you are saying from a lot of people and understand what your getting at.

    Locked 30fps would be okay(ish), but it would have to include a TON of graphical improvements to warrent it and especially no screen tear.

    I fear if they are only aiming for 30fps, it won’t be long before Digital Foundary don’t start showing games that are ‘next gen’, but where they have pushed the graphical abilities a little too much and we start to see sub 30fps games… Again…

    I mean, Crysis 3 on the 360 / PS3 amoungst many other games were getting to be almost unplayable in places. Jerking, tearing etc…

    I feel if they had opted for 1080p & 60fps (totally possible on relativly modest spec if you ask me), then we would definatly see at LEAST locked 30fps, but with many games also supporting 60fps.

    30fps on some games, especially FPS, is starting to look very ‘last gen’.

    It’s not like MS and Sony have the advantage of TEH HD graffix over SD this time. These consoles are so long in the tooth, we’ve all seen what a 2 year old PC is capable of and PC gaming has exploded since the launch of PS3 / 360, and we’ve all had HD film content for years now.

    I just don’t think the jump is big enough after seeing things like ‘Last of Us’ running on PS3. Getting 1080p over 720p is such a tiny jump IMO, especially if these ‘next gen’ consoles have to last 8 years or so.

    Im really hoping MS can pull me back in, otherwise it’s all aboard the PC train! :)

    #32 2 years ago
  33. DrDamn

    But how do you aim hardware at a particular frame rate and resolution? You can’t. Because the trade off is still always available. A platform holder can try and mandate it, but is one hardware manufacturer going to do that when the other doesn’t? What would be interesting is if the output of the game is just bound graphically and not by AI, physics etc, then games to give people the option to scale things back and hit 60fps instead. It’s not going to be possible in all games, but some it should be. With more standard hardware is this more feasible this time round?

    I disagree on the jump. We are going from 720p (upscaled from below that in many cases) to 1080p. That’s a pretty substantial difference in clarity. Particularly this time where a lot of the people upgrading will already have TV’s which can display and exploit that.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. monkeygourmet


    I fear your being hopeful! ;)

    Especially with this title in particular… It’s going to be almost completly linear and they have a ton of experience squeezing the PS3 for all it’s worth…

    This should be the perfect oppertunity to throw effects, 60fps & 1080p into the mix, especially if the archietecture is so similar to a PC. It makes me feel like the dev kits kept changing while they were in production.

    Saying that, I would still like to see a ‘jungle’ level! :)

    #34 2 years ago
  35. DrDamn

    “It’s going to be almost completly linear”

    That in a game would help support being able to chose 30fps with pretties or 60fps with smoothness. However from what they’ve said game design is going more down the more free-form approach to levels rather than a strict corridor shooter. Don’t judge it just by the demo we’ve seen. Well not yet anyway. :)

    #35 2 years ago
  36. jmg24bad

    Erthazus does not ever know what he is talking about. I have been on this site for years without saying anything but damn dude.

    He posts and boasts about his rig (if he cares about GAMING at all, he wouldn’t need to) all the time like someone cares.

    Every game without good looking graphics (top end PC graphics) is automatically bad.

    He doesnt understand that people dont care about ROPE physics lol

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Lengendaryboss

    Awesome, i also looked on the Killzone Twitter Page and they said its early days before the New IP is revealed. Killzone Mercenary plus Shadow Fall look good the former is on my day 1 list.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. monkeygourmet



    That was a perfect example of to-ing and fro-ing and decent discussion!

    No homophobic insults and we both tolerated each others different opinions!

    We should be the poster child for the new look ‘VG247′! ;)

    #38 2 years ago
  39. Deacon


    #39 2 years ago
  40. DrDamn

    /bow :)

    #40 2 years ago
  41. mxmassef

    Well killzone is propably just a test before they make the real next gen games :) (maybe)

    #41 2 years ago
  42. TF_PtMaster

    @36 i follow VG247 for 4 or 5 years, almost everyday, and this year was the one i created my account and i must say, i will probably not stay here must longer, because i read comments from 4 or 5 people that screw this website all day.

    I know how difficult is to manage this particularly project, but VG247 please star moderating the comments.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. Rockin a Jack D


    Nah, Uncharted was Tomb Raider with a cock, Killzone & Resistance are mediocre piss-poor shooters, Wipeout is a poor-mans F-Zero, Heavy Rain is a shite french film stuffed with QTE’s, Gears of War is a meatheaded shooter aimed at teens and Halo is one of the most overrated IP’s in history.

    As i said, i’m missing nothing on Sony/MS platforms…

    #43 2 years ago
  44. Da Man

    Replaying Library in CE is more fun than anything in Killzone series..

    #44 2 years ago
  45. BrahManDude

    I just want to take cover in multiplayer then i am fine with 30 fps Killzone 2 & 3 were the same i think so it don’t matter

    #45 2 years ago
  46. Juice_Man101

    Name me 10 pc exclusives that aren’t mmos or indie that are worth playing.

    #46 2 years ago

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    You’ve seen GTA 5 with Oculus Rift, Now see GTA 5 with the Virtuix Omni. GTA 5 PC has unlocked a number of exciting possibilities. Modders and hackers are still working on making the game’s files accessible to third-party creation tools, but several cool things have been produced even with this barrier still in place. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: play as Rain and other locked characters on PC

    Mortal Kombat X players comfortable with tinkering with the game’s files can unlock unplayable characters. Mortal Kombat X includes a number of familiar fighters available only as opponents, not playable characters. if you’re super keen to try out Rain, Baraka and co, you can – with a bit of fiddling. Redditor XVermillion figured out that […]

  • Madden 16 release date set for August, of course

    Madden NFL 16 has a deeply unsurprising release date. Madden’s release date always falls at the end of US summer, and Madden 16 is no exception. EA Sports has announced that the NFL sim will release on PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on August 26. We have absolutely no further information at […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront won’t have Battlelog support

    Star Wars Battlefront is not just Battlefield in a Hallowe’en costume, so don’t expect the same suite of features. Star Wars Battlefront is the subject of intense anticipation and curiosity, so it’s not surprising a bunch of rumours have turned up. One of these rumours suggests that Battlefront will have its own version of Battlelog, […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beats Bloodborne to top March NPD chart

    PS4 had a good month but it was EA’s multi-platform Battlefield Hardline that was the best-selling game. March 2015 NPD at a glance Total spend down 6% YoY. Hardware and software both down. Console hardware blamed for significant hardware dip. Accessories up. Battlefield Hardline tops software chart. PS4 outsells other consoles. Wii U, 3DS and […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves gear upgrade paths will be revealed next week

    Destiny developer Bungie will reveal new equipment upgrade paths during a livestream next week. Destiny: House of Wolves will release on May 19, the developer announced last week, promising a full schedule of reveals over the next few weeks. It also gave a broad outline of some of the things it will be discussing in […]

  • Don’t forget: the Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow

    Just a quick heads up to remind you that The Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow, April 17 at 10am EDT. The free weekend is an incentive to bring back beta players which tried the game, but decided not to pursue a purchase. You can play the MMO until 10am EDT on […]

  • Tale of Tales announces May release for Kickstarter success Sunset

    Those attending Kill Screen’s Two5six Festival next month will be able to play Tale of Tales upcoming title Sunset before it’s released. Along with the news provided to us by BeefJack, Tale of Tales have also released new set of lovely screenshots which we have posted below. Sunset will be released on Linux, Mac and […]

  • Take 50% off select racing titles through the Codemasters online store

    Codemasters has launched an online store and is celebrating by giving you 50% off the titles listed. Here’s what’s on sale: F1 2013 Classic Edition F1 2014 – F1 RACE STARS BUNDLE F1 2013 GRID 2 GRID 2 Reloaded GRID Autosport DIRT 3 Complete Edition DIRT Showdown Toybox Turbos F1 RACE STARS Hit up the […]

  • Spy_Watch coming to Apple Watch from Surgeon Simulator devs

    Surgeon Simulator developers Bossa Studios have announced its working on an Apple Watch game called Spy_Watch. Spy_Watch, according to the developer, has players heading up a spy agency which isn’t faring too well. Players will need to train a spy and then send him out on various missions to “reclaim the agency’s former glory.” Real-time […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power hits Steam Early Access next week

    Frozenbyte has announced Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power will launch on Steam Early Access next week. The early access title will run you $19.99/€19.99/£14.99 and you can purchase it come April 21. If the short video above isn’t enough to tempt you, a video showing nine minutes of gameplay was released last week.

  • Journey, Flower, flOw trilogy to be released this summer on PS4 in 1080p at 60fps

    A remastered version of the Journey Collector’s Edition is coming to PlayStation 4 from ThatGameCompany. According to Gamespot, the trilogy will contain PS3 titles flOw, Flower and Journey on one disc, and it will run in 1080p at 60fps. A standalone version of Journey will arrive close to the trilogy’s release on PS4 through the […]

  • Here’s a few screenshots of PS4-exclusive Alienation from Housemarque

    Screenshots for Alienation, Housemarque’s four-player co-op PlayStation 4 exclusive, have been released and you can have a look at them in the gallery we’ve posted. Announced at gamescom 2014, the game features three main character classes, weapon customization, and various team set-ups. The game has players shooting at things with twin-stick gameplay with a top […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront website notes November 17 release, teaser video and first image hit

    The first Star Wars: Battlefront image has been posted, and apparently it appeared on the official website at some point this morning. The game will also be released on November 17, according to the official website’s source code. The release date is noted in the code located in the image below. Props to Gematsu for […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is the fastest selling entry in the series to date

    Mortal Kombat X has sold faster than any other game in the series to date, making it the “biggest launch” in Mortal Kombat history, according to creator Ed Boon. Speaking in a series of tweets, Boon said both the mobile and console versions have “literally millions of players getting online” resulting in the servers being […]

  • Shadow of the Beast reboot resurfaces with some new screenshots

    The Shadow of the Beast reboot, which was announced in 2013, has show its face once more with early screenshots. Screenshots of the Amiga classic remake show off the Karamoon’s desert and the main character, Aarbron. According Matt Birch, CEO and founder of Heavy Spectrum, the team is currently hard at work on the “core […]

  • Halo: Spartan Strike arrives on Windows 8, iOS and Steam today

    Halo: Spartan Strike is now available on Windows 8, Steam, iOS devices and Windows 8 phones. The mobile top-down shooter will run you $5.99. Halo: Spartan Strike tells a new story in the Halo universe set during the events of Halo 2 on New Mombasa in 2552. Those playing on Windows 8 devices can compete […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video shows highlights from the Episdoe Duscae demo

    Square Enix has released a Final Fantasy 15 video which shows highlights from the Episode Duscae demo included with launch editions of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. FFT0 has shipped over one million copies worldwide, and a player feedback survey is available for the Duscae demo until May 19. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is available on PlayStation […]

  • Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since release – SuperData

    PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since it was released on March 24, according to SuperData’s latest report. The figure produced by SuperData is worldwide and comes on the heels of the one million units sold announcement earlier this week. “After the release of the beautiful but terribly short game The […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Mega May returns, Super Smash Bros. update, Mii Fighter costumes

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a Super Smash Bros. update and the StreetPass Mii Plaza games Battleground Z and Ultimate Angler. The update is rather detailed, and a bit larger than normal, and you may wish to pay special attention to the activities listed. Here’s the full update: StreetPass […]

  • Here’s your first look at Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida in Super Time Force Ultra

    Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida is a playable character in Super Time Force Ultra, and today, Capy Games has provided a couple images of the man himself in the game. Yoshida was announced as a playable character in the game during Sony’s PlayStation Experience event back in December 2014. The PS4 and Vita version will […]

  • The wait is almost over – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold

    CD Projekt RED has announced the news we’ve all been waiting to hear: The Witcher 3 has gone gold. This means Geralt’s latest, and possibly last, adventure has been sent to the factory to be pressed into lovely gaming discs. “We worked so damn hard over the past three years to bring you this game,” […]

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a “couple weeks out from beta,” new trailer

    Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is just a “couple of weeks out from beta,” according to development studio The Chinese Room, and a release date will be announced “shortly.” To give you an idea of how development has been coming along since it was announced at gamescom 2013, the team has released a new trailer […]

  • GTA 5 on PC looks incredible, but I can’t recommend it to console players

    As much as Matt Martin loves GTA 5, he can’t recommend upgrading from console to PC just for a slick editing suite and even prettier graphics. “This is the third time in as many years that I’ve bought GTA 5.” I have a Grand Theft Auto 5 obsession, as I’m sure you know if you’ve […]

  • The Forest engine updated to Unity 5, major graphical and gameplay improvements made

    The Forest’s latest patch added substantial improvements to the game. The Forest version 0.16 is now live on Steam with plenty of new additions. The game has been ported over to Unity engine version 5. The plant and skin shaders have been replaced or rewritten. Many other visual tweaks have been made, such as model […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront banner leaks from Star Wars Convention

    EA has been setting up the Battlefront booth at Star Wars Celebration, and one leaked picture shows what could be the game’s main art. Someone on Reddit posted a picture of the game banner at EA’s booth. Here it is: Lots of things happening here. There’s a Star Destroyer in the distance, TIE Fighters and […]

  • Get GTA 5 working with Oculus Rift using this tool

    There’s a way you can play GTA 5 in VR if you own an Oculus Rift Dev Kit and have a bit of cash to spare. VorpX, the go-to program for adding VR support to games has received an update recently to support GTA 5. This is far from perfect, as it only translates the […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 15 team revealed

    This week’s Team of the Week is now available for anyone to challenge in FIFA Ultimate Team. The team members get selected each week based on their performance during the weekend matches. You can fire up FIFA Ultimate Team on any platform and challenge this squad. You’ll also find some Team of the Week items […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will let you stealth all encounters, including bosses

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will bring back one of the original game’s major features. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is considered by many to be a great game and worthy of bearing the franchise name. One of its grating issues though was its boss fights. You only had one way to fight them: be confrontational. The […]

  • Project Cars PC specs and supported wheels announced

    The release date of Project Cars is inching ever closer and more details have been revealed to answer all your burning questions. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios has revealed the full list of supported steering wheels on all platforms, as well as the minimum and recommended PC specs. Minimum specs CPU – 2.66 GHz […]

  • GTA 5 gets custom FOV mod on PC

    Those not satisfied with GTA 5′s built-in field of view slider can use a new mod to push the number even further. The PC versions of GTA 5 – just like its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts – lets you switch between third and first-person view in shooting and driving. The game has an FOV […]

  • Win! GTA 5 on PC!

    Want to win a Steam key for Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC? Just enter here. GTA 5 released on PC this week and is going down a storm. We like it a lot, which is why we’re giving away a Steam code for Rockstar’s latest. All you need to do is enter your email […]

  • GTA 5 topples Skyrim’s record for highest concurrent players on Steam

    Not factoring in Valve games, GTA 5 is the new king of concurrent player numbers on Steam. GTA 5 is very popular on PC, even more popular than games like Skyrim in its heyday. The number of concurrent players for GTA 5 has peaked today at 301,246. This makes it the only non-Valve game to […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: what does a modern fighting game look like?

    Mortal Kombat continues to evolve as NetherRealm adds RPG systems and daily challenges to a solid fighting game, says Sherif Saed. “Mortal Kombat X takes many cues from games like Destiny, Call of Duty, and GTA Online with hourly, daily and weekly events.” For as many of its familiar facets, Mortal Kombat X has enough […]

  • J-Stars Victory VS+ coming west in June – new trailer

    J-Stars Victory VS+ will make the jump (see what I did there) to the west after all. J-Stars Victory VS+ is the western title for the fighting game which stars characters from a variety of Shonen Jump-published manga. Bandai Namco has announced the fighter will release in Europe on June 26 and in the Americas […]

  • Codemasters F1 license good through 2016

    Codemasters has at least one more F1 game in it. F1 2015 isn’t out yet, so Codemasters is naturally not talking about what it might get up to in the future. We do know what it can get up to, though; Codemasters’ Steven Embling told Videogamer has the option to continue the series. “We have […]

  • Project Cars has pretty deep graphics options on consoles

    Project Cars offers players a wide variety of ways to customise their graphic settings on PS4 and Xbox One. Project Cars is a graphics showcase and all early indications suggest it’s going to be one of the best-looking games out there. Slightly Mad’s commitment to graphics seems to go deeper than making things pretty, though: […]

  • Super Smash Bros. patch nerfs Diddy Kong – report

    Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U is great but Diddy Kong is a beast and must be stopped. The latest Super Smash Bros. 3Ds and Wii U patch seems to have nerfed Diddy Kong, a character so over-powered that serious tournament players generate controversy by choosing to use him. Nintendo doesn’t publish patch notes, […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer shuttered

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer 2K Australia has been closed down. Kotaku broke the news, and also had word from an anonymous source, who said that all staff have been let go. 2K responded to our request for comment with the following statement: We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process […]

  • Samorost 3 trailer shows Amanita still in fine form

    Samorost 3 looks as delicately beautiful as its siblings. Samarost 3 developer Amanita Design has a reputation for gorgeous, slightly surreal world building. This new trailer for its latest adventure looks just as if not more lovely than the previous Samarost games and Botanicula. Samarost 3 is coming to Mac and PC later this year, […]

  • Amnesia dev’s new project SOMA now in beta

    SOMA is nearly here and I am torn between excitement and horrified dread. SOMA is the latest horror project from Frictional, the team behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent. We’re pretty excited to see what Frictional comes up with next, and we won’t have too long to wait, apparently; the developer has announced that SOMA is […]

  • Steam Guard mobile authenticator now in beta testing

    Steam is now testing its latest security measure. Steam helps you protect your account by offering two-factor authentication, a solution so beautifully elegant and effective that it’s astounding every gaming network doesn’t do the same (looking at you, Sony). Valve’s version is called Steam Guard, and it works via email. This isn’t always super convenient, […]

  • Godzilla battles Mothra in new trailer

    Godzilla lets you stomp around cities and battle classic kaiju. I’m in. Godzilla is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 in early July, but we haven’t seen a great deal of it since its December reveal. The new trailer below gives you an idea of just what Natsume has done with one of the biggest […]

  • Tales of Zestiria to launch this year – new trailer

    Tales of Zestiria continues Bandai Namco’s delightful new habit of bringing the popular JRPG series to the west before the shine wears off. Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, the publisher has announced. That’s not a bad turnaround, given it first hit Japan in January, and localisation of text-heavy titles is expensive […]

  • Project Cars release date locked down, new trailer released

    Project Cars finally has a release date. Project Cars will release on May 8, Bandai Namco UK has announced. We haven’t yet had an update from Namco Bandai’s other regional offices, but its probably safe to bet the racer will release around the same time in the Americas, Europe and ANZ region. We can now […]

  • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains trailer shows combat, online multiplayer

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains has plenty to offer fans of the anime. Previously known as Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind, the Spike Chunsoft action game is coming west thanks to Atlus. Gematsu reports it’s due in both Europe and North America in May, via the 3DS eShop. The trailer below […]

  • Bloodborne stamina recovery rate affected by equip weight

    Bloodborne players have unearthed an important gameplay detail not mentioned in the game’s menus or manual. In Bloodborne, players need to manage their stamina carefully for best results. A far more aggressively-tuned affair than past Souls games, Bloodborne does away with equip weight limits, and items have no listed weight details. As far as players […]

  • Street Fighter’s Ryu, Fire Emblem’s Roy spotted in Super Smash Bros. patch – rumour

    Street Fighter’s Ryu is rumoured for future Super Smash bros DLC following datamining of the latest patch. Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U were updated recently, and hacker shinyquagsire23 claims to have found some interesting files while poking around in the 3DS patch data. As detailed on Reddit, the audio files included a new […]

  • Suikoden 3 PEGI rating suggests PS2 Classic re-release

    Suikoden. Suikoden 2. And now: Suikoden 3. Suikoden 3 has been rated by PEGI for PlayStation 3, presumably ahead of an upcoming re-release. Gematsu turned up the rating, and although we have no further information at this time, it’s not much a leap to assume the RPG will turn up as a PS2 Classic on […]