Xbox One to cost $399, PS4 for $349 says Pachter

Monday, 3 June 2013 14:39 GMT By Dave Cook

Xbox One will retail at $399 at launch, while PS4 will run you $349, according to Wedbush Morgan Analyst Michael Pachter. reports that Pachter made his predictions in a pre-E3 address to investors today, during which the analyst placed the PS4′s build cost per console at $275, and added that the Xbox One will cost $325 per unit.

Pachter added that Microsoft may still consider a subscription-based Xbox One model at cheaper cost, which backs up rumours of a $299 version.

In the address, Pachter added, “We believe the ability to watch live TV from a cable, telco, or satellite set-top box through Xbox One could entice an MSO to drive subscriptions through a subsidised box in exchange for a multi-year contract. The ‘always connected’ requirement for the Xbox One likely means that a broadband connection will be required, suggesting to us that ISPs may have an incentive to offer a subsidy as well.

“In addition, Microsoft could conceivably subsidise the Xbox One through prepaid Xbox Live Gold subscriptions (as it has done on a limited basis in the past) or premium Skype functionality as well. Similarly, Sony could subsidise the PS4 through prepaid PlayStation Network subscriptions, but unlike Microsoft, it does not have a history of doing so.”

What do you make of the prices above? Do they make sense or are they too expensive? Let us know below.


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  1. Dragon246

    Not surprising.
    Although if true, Wii U can be buried in graveyard after next-gen arrives.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Lengendaryboss

    They seem to be the right price points, now all Sony and MS have to do is wow us at E3.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. SlayerGT

    I think that’s too low.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Joe Anderson

    I said PS4 would be £349 and Kinect One £399 (sorry Xbox One, genuinely wrote that so left it in).

    #4 2 years ago
  5. KineticCalvaria

    Sounds good to me, I’ll take 50 of each!

    What are we thinking in £?

    X1 £349?
    PS4 £299?

    Or is that wishful thinking? :)

    #5 2 years ago
  6. hitnrun

    I’ve given up flaming game sites for reposting Michael Pachter, but could you at least phrase the headline more informatively and less bait-y?

    Like “Wedbush Morgan Securities Analyst Michael Pachter predicts XboxOne to cost $399; PS4 $349 according to speculation of investment analyst Michael Pachter.”

    Anyway, he’s definitely low. Those are the kind of price points that gamers would hold out hope for, if they dared. I predict both prices will be exactly $100 more. Never mind pricing high for early adopters; they’ll have to be high just to manage the inevitable inventory shortages.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Christopher Jack

    If only this were true, I expect both to be charged a further $100 more.

    @5, Try more like
    X1 £399
    PS4 £349

    #7 2 years ago
  8. melonbuster1

    Great prices. . Because it’s old tech.. not the best video cards.. we shouldn’t pay more than this. @1 your right.. wiiu is dead if this is true. . 179.99 and they could survive. For 2 years more.. no price droo and they are done

    #8 2 years ago
  9. KineticCalvaria

    @7, Yeah I think that’s probably more likely lol.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. tmac2011

    noty a bad price for 349 dollars but i never really listen to this guy

    #10 2 years ago
  11. NeutralBlade

    This seems unlikely without a sub contract which in the end, you’ll pay more for the system than buying it outright. M&S do want to make money, so $400 – $500 seems a lot more likely.

    But if the prices are low, and the gotcha! is monthly sub fees for online, (meaning next-gen online prices could be $10 – $15 per month), then those consoles really won’t be cheaper, now will they? Neither one will bury the Wii U, if it will cost a lot more to play them online; while Wii U is free online, while having an unrestricted used games market.

    With all these new features they’re adding to online, I highly doubt prices will remain the same as this gen. Hopefully these questions will be answered at E3. And I really doubt the PS4 will retail for cheaper than the Xbox One. If anything, the prices will be the same, or the Xbox One will be a little cheaper. The only thing that would make the Xbox One more expensive, is if Sony chose not to bundle their PS Eye with the console.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. DrDamn

    They have both been designed around hitting the $400 sweet spot. If rumours of no camera included with PS4 are true then I wouldn’t be surprised if the XO was a little more expensive. That would be partly intentional to give a perception of more/better.

    UK prices I would fully expect $400 ==> £300. That’s the way it’s been for a while and it’s near bang on taking exchange rates and VAT into account.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Tavarish

    So… 500€ for Europa and 600€ for Finland just because Finland, for both consoles? :D

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Froseidon

    To be honest, I think that the pricing that Amazon used as a placeholder was too high, but it was just that, a placeholder. However, this price seems a little too low to me, considering that the PS3 and X360 seemed to (if I remember correctly, it was sometime ago) be a higher price than these new ones. I think Sony and MS will be wanting to make more profit off of these consoles than these prices will. I’m assuming at least £/$50/100 higher than what Patcher predicts.

    To be honest, I think a better source of information (I.e – I mean the companies themselves) will have to give a price before I believe anything. Also going off the fact I’m not a large fan of Pacther at all (which probably means I am a little bias against his predictions, but I seriously think he is just being a little hopeful with his pricing predictions).

    #14 2 years ago
  15. silverstorm

    @13 Same shit here in Sweden. But still it’s good news, i expected about 400 dollars for PS4.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. DrDamn

    XBox360 launched in the UK at £280 for the full-fat version, PS3 was £425 and widely accepted as poorly priced. This is why I think they will both be aiming for ~£300 and the design decisions they’ve made reflect that. They’ve both gone for very good value builds.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. ps3fanboy




    #17 2 years ago

    The man knows nothing.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Digital Bamboo

    There are PS3 & Xbox360 systems that cost that now. When has a new console ever arrived at the same price point as the system it was succeeding? Will we be able to pick up a current gen system for $150 soon?

    I think $400 is the absolute minimum for both (in North America), barring any contractual bullshit.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Samoan Spider

    As I’ve said before about Pachter; Throw enough shit at the wall and some of it sticks.
    I’d love to see both consoles at the £300 price point but we all know that £349/£399 is far more likely.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Dragon246

    Aren’t higher Eu prices because of taxes? I wonder why people are the company’s throats when its their own govt. which makes these things costly.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. NocturnalB

    A subscription based box doesn’t make any sense at all. It barely makes sense hooking your cable box up to your Xbox, but tossing another subscription on top of your existing cable/sat service? Why would anyone do that? I HIGHLY doubt a sub-based Xbox will happen, although Microsoft has surprised me a lot recently. The greed in particular stands out.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. ps3fanboy


    #23 2 years ago
  24. naffgeek

    I have been Xbox all this gen really (even though I eventually bought a PS3 for Uncharted).

    But I just cannot see me buying a Xbox one.

    The reveal just seemed like a bunch of middle aged men salesmen trying desperately to seem relevant.

    I am really looking forward to E3 but they will have to have one hell of a showing to get me back onside no matter what the price of the console.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Samoan Spider

    @23 That’s Warren Spector, not Michael Pachter. Secondly, perilous means risky, not doomed to failure.

    Edit: Left here for posterity despite ps3fanboy backtracking on his link :)

    #25 2 years ago
  26. ps3fanboy

    @22 i agree with you NocturnalB nothing ms do make sense and the greed particular stands out. this gen for ms will be a rude awaking and may be the last xbox we will ever see.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. polygem

    yeah he knows shit……but IF true i would be very happy with the price, eventhough it will be 349 dollar = 349 euro here. but still, fair price. i expect it to be higher though. i have putted 500 euro aside for one of those machines plus 1 or 2 launch games, so yeah, looks like i´m in. i´d like to have pseyemovethingy not to be bundled with the console but being an optional purchase.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. ps3fanboy

    @25 okay my wrong i will have to take it back then.. no tears shed…

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Samoan Spider

    @28 Lol, no probs :D

    #29 2 years ago
  30. DrDamn

    Yes. For example on current fairly low exchange rates $399 ==> £266 + 20% VAT ==> £319.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Tavarish

    @21 So if e.g. PS4 would cost 350 USD you don’t need to pay tax on it in US? o_O I thought it is, in US, price + tax during purchase? E.g. 350 USD + 100 USD for tax?

    That said yes, in EU price includes tax, VAT, and varies from country to country. Still there is clear differences in baseline price.

    For some reason baseline price for things like game consoles, guide price is given by manufacturer like Sony, is higher in Finland than in Germany. When baseline price is higher than in e.g. Germany and then gets VAT on top if it we are paying way more than rest of Europa. It makes no sense, but it’s how it goes.

    Edit: Comments like #26 really make me roll my eyes and laugh. It requires small miracle for X1 to tank and not to be good investment for MS.

    @30 You really and actually still think that manufacturers and/or publishers give a fuck about exchange rates? xD

    #31 2 years ago
  32. hitnrun

    @24: Ditto, and I never even bought a PS3 (the size of my pile of shame would have made that financial malpractice).

    And the E3 showing will have to be of as-yet-unannounced exclusives, since if this gen taught us anything, it’s 1) the consoles will be virtually the same in capability 2) to the extent that they’re not, devs will code to limitations for a multiplat release 3) the PC will have surpassed both probably by release day.

    @31: The US of A doesn’t have a sales tax (or the hidden VAT). Most US states have a sales tax of about 6-7%, which works out to $20-$30 on a console purchase.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Christopher Jack

    @30, Wouldn’t that initial $399 also include tax? Not sure how it is in America but in Australia we almost always have GST(our version of VAT) included in the final price, I think it maybe actually illegal to not include it.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. DrDamn

    I’m basing it on past experience. In the UK console prices have remained very competitive with the US prices when you take exchange rates and VAT into account. Examples – Launch prices PS3 $599/£425, 360 $399/£280. Current price of a Xbox 360 4GB in the US $199, UK equivalent £130.

    You do seem to get shafted in Finland, but in the UK the evidence says the prices are competitive.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. DrDamn

    No. As tax varies from State to State prices quoted are before sales tax.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. Tavarish

    @32 I keep forgetting that USA is basically taxes free nation :D

    @33 Prices that are announced for EU have to include VAT, tax, in them because it’s demanded by European laws. So if e.g. Sony says “PS 4 is 400€!” that announcement price has to contain tax in it.

    That said I really don’t see Sony or MS using actual exchange rates, but instead just either pull price from their asses or slightly low-ball UK price and does 1 USD = ~1.2€ conversion for EU.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. DrDamn

    They won’t use strict actual exchange rates as they will change, but they have a big influence on the price they can set goods at. For example the WiiU price at release was hampered by a strong Yen.

    However as consumers if you want to compare prices between countries and make a point about any differences you have to use exchange rates and taxes in your comparison – at least as a basis.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. salarta

    For once, Pachter has said something I don’t immediately disagree with. That doesn’t mean I think he’s right, only that this is a subject so up in the air until official announcements that it can go all sorts of ways. Though I guess something could be said that he likely did his homework on all the parts and what they all roughly cost to make.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. backup

    powerful console to be sold at cheapest rate hell yeah

    #39 2 years ago
  40. jmg24bad

    Thats pretty good pricing for what you get.

    ps4 , a camera, a mic, and a controller . (I think you get all that)

    xbox one , kinect, controller, mic. (i would guess they include a mic)

    #40 2 years ago
  41. Keivz

    No chance they’ll be this low. No chance. In the U.S. the kinect holiday bundle currently retails at $380. That includes an XBOX 360, a kinect, and a 250 GB HDD (with two standard kinect games). You’re telling me that with kinect 2.0, twice as much HDD space, a blu-ray drive, 16x more RAM, a better GPU/CPU, and a fancier controller you’re only going to pay $20 more? They’ll both be $500 at an absolute minimum, and that’s if they’re being generous.

    Note. FWIW, the PS3 Move bundle retails for $370 here.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. NeutralBlade

    @41 I also believe both systems will be $500, as you said and I’ve also stated in the past. The current-gen systems already have bundles close to $400, and it seems unlikely these brand new systems will debut at $400 or less. I’m pretty sure any prices related to what is believed, will be tied to multi-year contracts. A $400 price point would be nice, though I’m going to wait a while before purchasing anyway.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. DrDamn

    It’s partly both going for much more sensible components and designs. It makes the old and new systems less comparable. Expect price cuts on current models at E3 too.

    #43 2 years ago
  44. azmza

    XT.V its all about T.V T.V T.V T.V Fee T.V Fee Fee T.V

    #44 2 years ago
  45. zinc

    Well guess I’ll be keeping my PS3 for awhile. £350-400 is a little steep for me at the mo.

    #45 2 years ago
  46. reask

    Probably been already reported but I just got an email from xbox and it states that your live subscription will cover both 360 and 1.

    #46 2 years ago
  47. ps3fanboy

    Do you smell that? A shit-storm is coming.. the shitbarometer is rising.

    *Prepares for comment-storm*

    #47 2 years ago
  48. reask

    That really annoyed me in New York.
    You see the price of something and think not bad then you buy it and they add the tax on.
    At least here you pay what is marked.

    #48 2 years ago
  49. zinc

    @46, I should bloody well hope so too!

    #49 2 years ago
  50. hitnrun

    @48: It’s a matter of habitual preference, I expect. As an American, I’m used to mentally adding my state’s 6% tax to everything (except groceries) and would be inflamed if they tried to hide what the taxes really are by sneaking them back into the “value chain.” The open add-on method means they can’t raise taxes without a public debate (read: backlash).

    #50 2 years ago
  51. Anjiro

    Pachter’s ass must hurt since he keeps pulling out so much information from it…

    #51 2 years ago
  52. Telepathic.Geometry

    Keivz was spot on I think. Considering the prices of PS3, eyetoy, 360, kinect all at their larger HDD prices right now, $450 to $500 seems like the best we can hope for realistically.

    What’s your take on it Dave? Pat? Sam? Brenna? Stace?

    #52 2 years ago
  53. Digital Bamboo

    That’s true about the taxes. I failed to include them in my previous posts. In my home province, sales tax is 13%, so taking that into account there are current gen bundles that actually cost more than these guesses (Star Wars Kinect & God of War Legacy).

    Where I am now, taxes are included in the listed price, and I like that system a lot better. Then again, the Wii U hasn’t even been released here yet.

    Another thing to take into consideration is the minimum wage of each country. While console & game prices are higher in, say, Australia, the minimum wage is a hell of a lot higher than most places in the U.S., where they’re cheaper. I wrote a detailed post in the forum about this a long time ago, but I don’t think anyone read it.

    #53 2 years ago
  54. junguler

    @51 LOL +1

    #54 2 years ago

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    Over two months since release and Xbox One’s big Christmas game is still a turkey, says Rich Stanton. “The game has now been available for two-and-a-half months, including the blockbuster Christmas season, and by any reasonable standard it doesn’t work.” Halo: The Master Chief Collection launched worldwide on November 11, 2014. Intended as something of […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection dated, first gameplay footage released

    Homeworld Remastered Collection has a release date, and as promised, the gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake has been released along with the news that Homeworld Shipbreaker development continues. The video was shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel earlier this morning at PAX South. Last year, Gearbox had said hoped to release the title […]

  • Clock Tower spiritual successor Night Cry has landed on Kickstarter

    The Kickstarter for Clock Tower spiritual successor, Project Scissors, recently announced as Night Cry, has launched. A teaser directed by The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu was released for the game earlier this month, and the full short film can be viewed below. Shimizu is also creative director on the project and Silent Hill creative and environment […]

  • Toukiden Kiwami mission trailer released, pre-order bonuses detailed

    Pre-order bonuses for Toukiden Kiwami have been announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita. Here’s the pre-order bonus list for each participating retailer: North America GameStop – Armor inspired by new slayers Reki and Soma’s costumes and classic armor from Toukiden‘s six original NPC slayers. Amazon – 2 exclusive pieces of armor: a set of Tenko […]

  • More Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Final Fantasy 15 info doled out by Tabata

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD director Hajime Tabata took part in a Reddit AMA yesterday, and answered a variety of questions pertaining to the game and Final Fantasy 15. According to Tabata, the first playthrough of the game will last around 40 hours, but “the real fun” starts from the second playthrough which contains new events. […]

  • This video gives you an idea of what Borderlands Online is like

    A video for Borderlands Online, the China-exclusive title from 2K, Shanda Games and Gearbox, has been released. Posted on MMO Culture, the video was released to announce the “technical test” which started today. Borderlands Online is an instance-based online shooter, and will probably never reach western shores. Still, you can have a look anyway.

  • Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns is the MMO’s first expansion

    The first expansion for Guild Wars 2, Heart of Thorns, was announced today during PAX South, and ArenNet has posted a few content details for it on the official webiste. Heart of Thorns contains a reimagined progression with the new Mastery system, which provides new training opportunities for characters beyond level 80. Players will be […]

  • Turn-based action platformer Ronin has been polished up, nets a publisher

    Tomasz Waclawek has polished up his freeware title Ronin and will be releasing it through publisher Devolver Digital later this year. The turn-based action platformer stars a vengeful ninja who is determined to kill important memebers of a powerful corporation. Weapons at your disposal include razor wire and a katana, or you avoid combat by […]

  • Footage of cancelled Justice League brawler surfaces

    Footage of the cancelled Double Helix-developed Justice League brawler has surfaced online. The game was supposed to be a tie-in title for the also cancelled Justice League film directed by George Miller, according to leaked images and information from 2012. Jon Gwyn, the game’s artist and now Rockstar San Diego staffer, said at the time […]

  • Free Icona Vulcano DLC for DriveClub releases next week

    Sony has posted a video of the Icona Vulcano, which will be released as DLC next week for DriveClub. The video was posted on Facebook and we’ve embedded the video below courtesy of GamesHQMeida. It was announced earlier this week the Icona Vulcano would be released on the PS Store as a free download.

  • The Bard’s Tale 4 announced by inXile Entertainment at PAX South

    The Bard’s Tale 4 was announced today by inXile Entertainment CEO Brian Fargo during a panel at PAX South. inXile hinted around back in December that a sequel was in the works. Granted, The Bard’s Tale wasn’t mentioned. Still, everyone figured this was the game when Wasteland 2 project lead Chris Keenan stated the team […]

  • Here’s another Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video

    Last week, YouTube user Master0fHyrule uploaded a Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video, and we’ve embedded it for you below. The video shows 4.5 minutes of footage which appears before hitting the start button and the first meeting between Link and the Skull Kid. Another comparison video was released by another user back in […]

  • The Game Awards 2015 already in the planning stages

    The Game Awards 2015 are already in the planning stages, according to Geoff Keighley. The inaugural show took place on December 6, 2014. Keighley announced the 2015 show during his Storytime with Geoff Keighley panel at PAX South this weekend and through Twitter. He said more details will be announced in the spring. You can […]

  • Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered listed for January release

    It looks like Quantic Dream’s Indigo Prophecy is returning in remastered form next week, if an Amazon listing is any indication. According to the listing posted on NeoGAF, the uncut version of the game contains Steam DRM and will release January 29 at 12pm PST/3pm EST for a Linux, Mac and PC download. Titled Fahrenheit: […]

  • Indie Flash Sale kicks off on North American PS Store

    The North American end of the PlayStation Store is hosting a Flash Sale a beefy list of indie games and some films. The sales includes titles such as Resogun, Shadow Warrior, The Unfinished Swan, FEZ, Costume Quest 2, Joe Danger, Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons, and more for up to 80% off. The full […]

  • The Witcher 3 Twitch stream to show 15 minutes of new gameplay footage

    New The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gameplay footage will be shown Monday, January 26 on’s Twitch channel. Along with the footage, the developers will be answering questions from the community as well as providing commentary on the gameplay being shown. Live questions posted via Twitter chat will be answered by senior gameplay designer Damien […]

  • Borderlands 3 information teased for tomorrow’s Gearbox PAX South panel

    During PAX South this weekend, Gearbox Software is hosting a panel titled Inside Gearbox Software which will provide “the latest news and updates on Borderlands and upcoming Gearbox titles.” Yesterday during Gearbox’s panel called Question and Answer Time, CEO Rady Pitchford was asked “when or if” fans can expect Borderlands 3. “I’ll tell you what,” […]

  • Best Buy cancels multiple pre-order units of Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL

    Multiple sources reported overnight Best Buy has cancelled some pre-orders for the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL. As of press time, it appears to only affect those who pre-ordered more than one system. Only one system was allotted per order, so the cancellation notices were sent out to comply with the restriction. Those […]

  • Rob Huebel is your KillCameraman in this CoD: Advanced Warfare video

    A live-action video for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Havoc has been released by Activision. Subtitled: Randall Higgins: KillCameraman gives you a look at the action from a different perspective. In the video, Higgins is played by comedic actor and writer Rob Huebel (Children’s Hospital, Parks and Rec, The Mindy Project). The first DLC […]

  • Xbox App features included with Windows 10 January build outlined

    The January build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview includes a basic version of the Xbox App announced earlier this week. With the initial preview release, the team at Microsoft wanted to only include the basics such as high resolution monitor support along with keyboard and mouse input. Additional functionality will be released with each […]

  • Standalone version of DayZ has sold 3 million units

    The standalone version of DayZ sold 3 million units, Bohemia Interactive has announced. Release Just over a year ago on Steam Early Access, the milestone was hit yesterday. The standalone version was created by Dean Hall as a Arma 2 modification which has been updated 24 times since its initial release. In 2014, the development […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt video shows gameplay clips, global hands-on events

    CD Projekt has released a video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, giving a glimpse of gameplay and noting that hands-on impressions of the game will be bombarding the Internet next week. We’ll have extensive coverage of The Witcher 3 on Monday Jan 26 at 3pm GMT. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming to […]

  • Microsoft looking into possible HoloLens support for PC, Xbox One

    Microsoft’s HoloLens may be a dedicated device, but the company is obviously looking into how it could be used with PC and Xbox One. Speaking with Polygon, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said should the stand-alone product become a success, “specific scenarios” on how it could be used with Xbox One are already being brainstormed. “We […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video compares PSP graphics to PS4, Xbox One

    A video for Final Fantasy Type-0 comparing the upcoming console version of the game to the original PSP version has been released by Square Enix. While comparing PSP graphics to those of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One seems rather unfair, it’s worth a watch anyway. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD releases March 17 in North America […]

  • Payday 2′s The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character Pack released

    In case you forgot, The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character content packs for Payday 2 were released yesterday. The new heist pack is available for $6.99/€6.99/£4.99 and the Dragan character will run you $4.99/€4.99/£3.99 through Steam and other digital distribution sites. Here’s the details: The Bomb Heists A new contact, called the Butcher, brought to […]

  • Rockstar offers tips on scaling GTA Online creations to support 30 players

    Rockstar has posted a tutorial of sorts on how to edit your GTA Online’s creations to support up to 30 players. According to the developer, when selecting Load Creation, users will be able to access any previously published Jobs and edit them in any way they wish. Users can also increase the Maximum Players races […]

  • Video for Life is Strange shows you how to rewind time

    If you could rewind time, would you change the events of your day or leave things be? In Life is Strange, you will make this choice. In the developer diary below, Dontnot Entertainment touches upon the main character’s ability to rewind time. How Max’s ability works and originated is also discussed. The first episode of […]

  • Take a look at one of the historical battles in Total War: Attila

    The Creative Assembly has revealed historical battles for Total War: Attila and shown off one of them. In the latest episode of Rally Point, developer Creative Assembly takes a look at one of the nine historical battles that will be included in Total War: Attila when it launches next month. But before you see the […]

  • ARMA 3 video lists 33 of its features, teases upcoming expansion

    ARMA 3 is an impressive military simulator, but that’s not the only thing impressive about it. In fact, this video lists 33 of the game’s most notable features. ARMA 3′s latest video gives you a tour of many of its strengths. It goes over the number of vehicles, weapons and playable area. But that’s not […]

  • No Man’s Sky dev explains what you actually do in the game

    No Man’s Sky is simultaneously the most intriguing mystery and the most scary. Developer Hello Games is asked some questions and gives some solid answers. Eurogamer asked Hello Games’ Sean Murray a number of questions that are on everyone’s mind when they think about No Man’s Sky. The biggest one being, what do you actually […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 27, Be The Zombie mode goes free

    The release date for the physical version of Dying Light has been confirmed for Europe, along with the release dates for all regions. Dying Light developer Techland has confirmed that the PC version of the game will release digitally, worldwide, on January 27. The physical version and the digital PS4 and Xbox One versions will […]

  • Guild Wars 2 is $10 this weekend

    ArenaNet is offering Guild Wars 2 for $10 this weekend only, and hosting a double XP event during the same period. The regular and Digital Deluxe editions of Guild Wars 2 are both offered at 75% off this weekend. The regular edition can be yours for just $10 while the Deluxe is $15. The offer […]

  • Cyberpunk 2077 development still going, but the focus is on The Witcher 3, says dev

    If you’re dying to hear anything about CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077, you’ll be waiting a while still. The focus is on The Witcher 3 right now. Ever since Cyberpunk 2077′s announcement all the way back in 2012 developer CD Projekt Red has been really quiet about the sci-fi RPG. We’ve not seen any gameplay […]

  • Digital pet Animin gamecards get May release

    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 […]