Call of Duty Ghosts: not a new engine, but is upgraded says dev

Thursday, 23 May 2013 12:03 GMT By Dave Cook

Call of Duty: Ghosts was shown at Microsoft’s Xbox One reveal on Tuesday, and with it, speculation of a new game engine followed. It’s not an entirely new engine, Infinity Ward’s animation lead Zach Volker has confirmed, but it has seen significant upgrades.

If you haven’t seen the game running yet, you can check out our trailer coverage here first.

Speaking with OPM, Volker said of the Ghosts engine, “When we’re talking about a new engine we’re talking about upgrading significant systems within in that engine. We’re not talking about throwing it all away and saying we’re starting from the ground up”.

Volker added that it would be “impossible to develop a new engine from the ground up in a two year cycle,” and added, “What we do is we say, ‘okay what are the things that are significant and that we would say that are encompassing of the engine or its visual quality? Are those being upgraded in a significant way? Alright, then I think that warrants that we’ve got a new engine on our hands”.

So it’s not new-new but new-enhanced. Do you see?

What do you make of the above? Did the Ghosts footage on Xbox One look good regardless of a totally new engine? Let us know below.


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  1. ballz

    #1 2 years ago
  2. wamp

    quake III 4 Life

    #2 2 years ago
  3. The Auracle

    You know what else isn’t new? Using the concept of the bond between man and dog in the midst of an intense and brutal firefight.

    See Dead To Rights and Dead To Rights: Retribution for more details.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. YoungZer0


    #4 2 years ago
  5. Erthazus

    As I said since they showed the game.
    It’s a QUAKE 3 ID Tech 3 engine upgraded or it’s more like a PC version of Modern Warfare 2 with high end textures…

    But who cares? They did this all the time since the first CoD. Move on.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. CyberMarco


    #6 2 years ago
  7. monkeygourmet


    hahahaha! :D

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Beta

    There’s a shock.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Belmont

    I am sure that Crytek or Epic offer some attractive options for licensing their engines. It is nothing you can’t afford Activision !!!!!

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Logion

    The aftermaths of the Xbox One reveal have been so hilarious on some parts.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. mkotechno

    Would be great to know if there is still some lines of original Doom inside this mess of code.

    #11 2 years ago

    Should have been obvious to anyone seeing it, within the first few seconds.

    Kind of reminds me of how they barely changed Halo 3, to keep the same formula.

    I think that like most people, I’m ready for something new and improved now. I wonder who will step up to the plate…

    #12 2 years ago
  13. GwynbleiddiuM

    As if there were any doubts!

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Wezzulus

    CoD without an outdated engine won’t be CoD. That must be Activision’s policy for the game.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Silent Killer01

    So it will use the same crappy network code.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. KineticCalvaria

    Could kinda tell from the trailer…

    #16 2 years ago
  17. ps3fanboy


    #17 2 years ago
  18. stretch215

    Yeah, that trailer looked like a prettier mw3. It’s a shame, too, as I had hoped they would shake things up a bit. I’m with ghz on this one. I used to love you CoD, but people change. And you just…haven’t. ;)

    #18 2 years ago
  19. BrahManDude

    c’mon! really?? take a year off or something to build a new engine, no wonder the gameplay is exactly the same ya’ll got the money to do it so wtf

    #19 2 years ago
  20. KineticCalvaria

    They’ve got a ton of studios working on CoD yet somehow can’t find the time to make a new engine… not too bright are they?

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Tavarish

    And it shows that they didn’t bother with full rewrite.

    Two year cycle isn’t enough to make new engine? Ok. Why not then take separate R&D Team and task them to make new engine and set of tools over e.g. 3-4 years? That is what DICE did with Frostbite 2.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. minxamo

    For fuck’s sake you idiots, there are plenty of things that Call of Duty does wrong, BUT THIS IS NOT ONE OF THEM. Building a new engine from the ground up to replace a perfectly well-optimised, relatively advanced, easy to use engine which the entire development team is used to would be fucking retarded. This is NOT the Quake 3 engine, it has been massively altered over time, you have to be braindead to suggest that it would be possible to make a game in the original quake 3 engine which even comes close to competing with recent Call of Duty games for visuals.
    Virtually all game engines are built upon previous engines, people just pinpoint IW engine to attack because Call of Duty is made on it.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Gekidami

    To be fair this is still a PS3 & 360 game, the next gen versions are just souped-up. You’ll have to wait for the one after to see them taking full advantage of the new systems.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Tavarish

    @22 “Well optimized” is very arguable part of the argument. Every PC release of CoD since MW 1 has been problematic, everything from bad Options to very frustrating matchmaking problems that have taken even long time to get resolved. Black Ops 1 had even rather bad performance issues on PC for many and took long time to get fixed.

    Maybe they would be better off if they just pushed “Delete!” on folder that contains this “Well optimized and evolved” -engine and remade own engine from scratch.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Erthazus

    @22, Core of it’s engine and “based on the engine” are two different things.
    Id Tech 5 or currently in development id tech 6 from Id Software is based on the old engine principals but they don’t upgrade it with belts and whistles. there is a complete different design philosophy and completely new technologies that can’t be supported with the old engine code.

    Infinity Ward engine is based on id Tech 3 core. It’s a basic knowledge. Basic upgrades in Infinity Ward are the most obvious ones. Better shaders, better textures, better lightning and so on but core of it is the same old thing and it looks like that.

    Until Black Ops 2 for example there was no HAVOC physics because id tech 3 never supported physics from the beggining for example.

    “a perfectly well-optimised, relatively advanced, easy to use engine”

    the most retarded sentence on earth. That’s why they could not implement decent physics engine for so long and that’s why network code is glitchy as hell.

    @21, because infinity Ward has no talent and most of the EXPERIENCED guys went to Respawn entertainment. When they left, Raven and Sladgehammer helped infinity ward to complete MW3.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. OlderGamer

    No reason Ghost couldn’t be on WiiU either. Just saying.

    Also I have been trying to tell you folks to temper your graphical expectations for next gen systems. Small step forward. Nothing revolutionary.

    And in that context, I don’t believe the WiiU is as far behind as some might want to think.

    With all of that, I can’t fully say for sure. We have seen very little in terms of actual gameplay for PS4 or One. However we haven’t seen a fully optimized WiiU game yet either. Pretty much got quick ports. Even SMB is just an upgraded Wii SMB.

    I think the truth is that PS360 games are nice and fit that sweet spot between price and performance. From both a hardware perspective and software one. I don’t think Next gen systems will move too far beyond where we are now. Just smoother, crisper, faster, shinier. No where near high end PC levels(unless the game is sandbaged due to console version – and that happens a bit more then some of us would like).

    Next gen is about “services” and reconfiguring the way we are sold content.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Tavarish

    @26 Next-gen is already failed in performance if they can’t push clear difference between current and next gen graphics, AI and physics wise. There is a lot more calculation power, A LOT, and it should create clear cap between generations.

    For next year or two will consoles lead in game design, PC as follower instead of leader. It’s just pure fact because console, with this much power, gets lead for architectural reasons. Console is pinpointed to do very limited scale of things extremely well so they get more out of hardware.

    This upcoming generation of consoles is really good age for PC gaming also in the end because now consoles actually pack a punch while being basically custom designed PC’s. This makes porting games between platforms a lot easier and faster and even performance issues should be minimal right from the bat. 2-3+ years in PC will again dominate and graphical cap will again grow most likely, but it’s yet to see on PS 4′s case as 8 GB of GDDR5 gives good edge.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Erthazus

    Want to laugh your ass off? I never saw in the game something like this:


    #28 2 years ago
  29. The_Red

    While there won’t be a PS1 to PS2 level of leap, I do think that the graphical jump is gonna be much higher than what we’ve seen in this COD game.

    Here’s the thing: Killzone PS4 wasn’t super stunning but it was ages beyond anything shown in this conference. Based on all current reports after the reveal, Xbone is a weaker system compared to PS4 hardware / raw power wise. Also, unlike PS3, the Sony advantage doesn’t come from super crazy archit/CPU but from basic elements and technologies.

    I kinda believe that we could end up with 4 tiers of next-gen games: Wii U ones. Xbone ones. PS4 ones and finally, PC ones. Sadly, the multiplats are gonna be limited to the lowest common denominators so I fully expect that most of them won’t be able to use 8Gb GDDR5 or even better stuff on PC to create bigger and more interactive worlds.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Cobra951

    @23: One light shines in the darkness. Thank you. Software tech takes a while to ramp up. The games late in any gen look far better than the early ones. I don’t understand why anyone is surprised by the use of existing tech with some enhancements the extra system power makes possible. The tailor-made rendering software for the new hardware will be years in the making, just like it was for the current gen.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. marioporfirio

    @22 This engine outdated and is crap. Surely they will not fix things like head glitch and lag in game camera. Fuck activision!!!! If this problems remains, i will not play cod for the rest of my life.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. exynos

    The water animation kind of gave it away for me. Still has some of the worst water of any modern AAA title.
    I will not buy a new COD until they make a real new engine. So never. This engine is so old, why do they still use it.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. KineticCalvaria

    @28 Wow, I’ll give you that one, seriously stupid.

    Have to say I’m being put off CoD:G again after they claimed to have a new engine and its just a blatant lie, new is new, not reworked.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. nollie4545

    Lol to the max. Fanbois upset at their favourite franchise not getting a new engine, get real; at least half the player base for COD have no idea what the cronk a game engine is nor do they care, just so long as they can get a pink jungle camo AK.

    As for consoles leading PCs in game tech, what are you smoking? The CPU and GPU in both next gen consoles are already past it in the PC world. If they had shoved a 6 core Ivybridge intel processor in it and an Nvidia Titan to go with it, the PC world might have taken notice.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. Gekidami

    Like i said, this is still pretty much a current gen game, on the next gen platforms its just a port with added bells & whistles. So taking this as a benchmark for what the nextgen games will look like is just stupid.

    Of course that isnt going to stop Nintendo crusaders trying to say the Wii-U can totally do next gen visuals.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. NightCrawler1970

    Sooo. as always.. cut & Paste Game.. with extra glitter…. i pass Activision…. ya’ll a bunch of greedy lazy ass Game-devs….

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Da Man

    Have to wonder how many people you talk to daily to keep having fun posting the same made up things for years.. Good grief.

    Either way, it’s a decent 2007 Modern Warfare engine, so there’s plenty left to make the game look plausible.

    Companies like Valve or Konami on the other hand.. Yep, CSS with zombies and same recycled PSX games with no proper levels.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. RocknRolla

    They can shove this game deep up their asses, I am fed up with this shitty game.. Battlefield 4 without a doubt, this? screw this!

    #38 2 years ago
  39. OlderGamer

    For the record I fully agree that this game is both an old engine and a revamped current gen game. Just Like almost everything that hit the WiiU. Just give it some thought. From Madden to AssCred to Batman to Funkey Barn(a DS game before WiiU). Nothing we have seen from WiiU, from Xone, or from PS4 has been optimized. None of the games take advantage of the systems in question.

    But that is normal for a new generation.

    But for me the first time I played Halo or SSX on Xbox/PS2 I was simply blown away. Hell Mario 64 was a near relgious experience the first time I fired up the N64. And PS one was filled with amazing games that simply couldn’t have been done on the previous gen. Those type of leap and reactions to the games just won’t happen this gen. That is more or less what I have been saying.

    I don’t believe it can. The hardware would simply cost too much. We are at apoint of diminishing graphical returns. Clearly graphics aren’t as big of a thing as they once were. So how do you move a generation forward?

    You broaden and expand the entertainment scope. You make it more social. You add eye toy/kinicet/wiiu gamepad. The danger is in deemphisizing the game experience.

    I am not telling anyone the WiiU is going to win this gen or is the best this gen has to offer. However, I do believe that the system has a lasser focus on games. It still has hulu, amazon, netflix, internet browsing, MiiVerse, WiiUTV, and video chat. But its driving purpose is gaming. Is it a graphics powerhouse? Nope. But Rayman Legends and SMB look stunning. The use of colors, the crisp looks are not current gen. Like you folks pointed out these systems are new and nothing has been released that even remotly pushes their graphics capibilities.

    Will WiiU hold it owns against PS4 or Xone? I don’t know. WiiU won’t be doing as many background things as either PS4 or Xone, so it needs less of many things(like Ram/CPU). All I can tell you is that the system is good. It is a solid, games focused system. It doesn’t require a cam/mic that will be used for marketing. It doesn’t require a service plan. It isn’t trying to be a TV/DVR replacment. It offers both digital(almost all games can be downloaded) and retail disc games. No used game fees. No paywalls. It offers you expandable memory storage, my brother in law has a 2 TB external HDD hooked up to his WiiU. The HDD costs him 60usd.

    It isn’t a bad system at all.

    I think the clear cut choice at this point for one system owners for next gen(other then PC, just speaking of consoles) is PS4. But I can easily see how folks could also enjoy a WiiU. And I think the difference between WiiU and the other two systems won’t be as much as some folks are thinking it will be. Maybe the same difference between WiiU and PS3. You ever compare a TG16 to a Master system or NES? Cause that is the kind of jump we are talking about here. Everything on the TG16 was bigger, smoother and crisper. One of my fav systems of all time(esp when you add the Super CD). It was better then other 8Bit systems(the TG16 was two 8bits to make 16bit), and it held its own against the SNES and Mega Drive. There is a very good parrelel here.

    TG16 is a WiiU. NES/Master system is ps3/xbox. PS4/Xone is SNES/MD. TG16 was better then the older stuff and held its own against the newer stuff.

    Ofc with the reveal of the (esp PS4) new systems, some folks feel like WiiU is just an old and outdated system. But I think three years from now the differences won’t be as significant as lots of folks think it will be. However, if the games don’t come, if gamers won’t buy it…game over. But that goes for all of the systems. How do you envision Xone selling with a 600usd price tag? Sure the game pubs are lined up now, but what if consumers won’t buy Xone? Could it be a bit like WiiU? WiiU sold well at launch (3.7 million units) then once the dedicated fanbase had one, it stoped moving. Before the Xone reveal I would have said I expect both PS4 and Xone to sell briskly during launches. Now I think Xone will struggle from the start. I really think PS4 has the advantage going into launch. The real winner hardware/software will likly be PS3/XB360 this year, maybe even next year.

    I am prolly crazy tho, ‘eh?

    Anyways I had a little time this am, it is the weekend, and this gives you guys something to read/chat about if you feel so inclinded.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. Bomba Luigi

    Nice Read OG, even got some Nostalgic Feeling ^^

    #40 2 years ago

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    With AR being all the go, it might be worth checking out virtual pet Animin for iOS and Android. Game-cards for Animin, the virtual pet for iOS and Android, are set to appear at UK retail this May, the developers have announced. Animin sits on your touch device and does cute stuff. The little dude […]

  • You won’t need a new GPU for DirectX 12, except for some features

    Microsoft has clarified that while you’ll need a new GPU to get the full potential of DirectX 12, existing hardware will support it just fine. Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra said in a press meeting following the Windows 10 event that you will need a new graphics card to get “the full benefits” of DirectX 12. “There […]

  • 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 […]