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Sony reiterates any DRM on used games will be left up to the publisher

Tuesday, 11 June 2013 18:23 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

While PS4 itself won’t block pre-owned games, Sony has said any DRM is up to publishers, a sentiment which has been said before, but is back on topic today due to remarks made by SCEA boss Jack Tretton to GTTV. Sony has since issued at statement saying that any third-party DRM implemented on PS4 by publishers refers to playing used games online only.

According to SCEA boss Jack Tretton, “the DRM decision for third-party games will be up to publishers,” he told GTTV. First-party titles will not have DRM, which is something Sony can control.

“The DRM decision is going to have to be answered by the third parties, it’s not something we’re going to control, or dictate, or mandate, or implement,” he said. “There’s gonna be free-to-play, there’s gonna be every potential business model on there, and again, that’s up to their relationship with the consumer, what do they think is going to put them in the best fit.

“We’re not going to dictate that, we’re gonna give them a platform to publish on.”

PS4 will not require an always online connection and, it will not block the use of second hand titles, according to Tretton last night and Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida back in February.

Yoshida said that any DRM on used games will be left up to the publisher in question, so today’s comment isn’t really a surprise.

Sony has issued the following statement to GameFront on Tretton’s comment today.

According to Dan Race, senior director, corporate communications for Sony, Tretton’s statements were “referring specifically to playing used games online”

“The Online Pass program for PlayStation first-party games will not continue on PlayStation 4,” he said. “Similar to PS3, we will not dictate the online used game strategy (the ability to play used games online) of its publishing partners. As announced last night, PS4 will not have any gating restrictions for used disc-based games.

“When a gamer buys a PS4 disc they have right to use that copy of the game, so they can trade-in the game at retail, sell it to another person, lend it to a friend, or keep it forever.”

So there you go. Hope that clears it all up.

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52 Comments

  1. tezzer1985

    It’s basically online pass again, because Sony are not always online.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Cobra951

    Not a surprise, but an ongoing concern. If EA, Ubisoft, Activision, et al restrict used games, then it’s nearly as bad as if the system itself did it. At least Sony is coming out on the consumer’s side.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Dark

    No online checks or mandatory online.
    Rules out most DRM measures instantly.

    What could 3rd parties do? offline pass?

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Cobra951

    @3: No, they would require you to be connected to their servers to get your games uncrippled. It’s been done before.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. halberykM

    No drm but not so many games.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. tezzer1985

    @4 I asure you, they will not do that, they will cripple their sales.

    Xbox embraced the idea, and gave publishers a platform to execute DRM, Sony out write haven’t, so it will be interesting to see what publishers do.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. CyberMarco

    Who cares, it has Kingdom-of freaking-Hearts 3!!! :D :D :D

    #7 2 years ago
  8. DSB

    I wonder how EA will spin the return of the online pass.

    Maybe with a press release that says “PSYKE”?

    #8 2 years ago
  9. OlderGamer

    They will call it something different prolly.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. salarta

    This is exactly how it should be done. If publishers want DRM so bad, they can be the ones to bear the cost, loss of good will and loss of sales that comes with it. Let the publishers learn for themselves how utterly wrong and stupid they are on this matter, instead of asking the console maker to take the beating for them.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. DSB

    @9 The “Not Online Pass”?

    #11 2 years ago
  12. wamp

    @7 just like the xbox one.
    I don’t know this DRM fiasco is getting rediculios.
    Also how would they apply something like an online pass, when I think Jack said that disc based games won’t requare any authentications or something.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. halberykM

    +1 Salarta

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Bomba Luigi

    EA always finds a way to fuck its paying Customers, no matter what. They are really good and Creative with that Stuff.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. DSB

    @9 Here’s a good one, the Ununonline Pass.

    Double negative, no one will notice the similarity.

    It’s really sad that corporate PR is only slightly better than that these days. What a bunch of wankers.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. TheBlackHole

    Microsoft can’t back out because their system allows you to pay games without the disc.

    upside is of course that you can pay your games on anyone’s Xbox simply by logging in, as a copy of your games are stored in the cloud.

    Another thing I noticed is that you can add up to (five or ten) ‘ family’ members to your account and share your games library with them, even if they’re on a different Xbox in a different house.

    I’m confused, because that sounds really good. What stops me sharing a games catalogue with friends and family and saving a bunch on games?

    #16 2 years ago
  17. zinc

    They’ll just keep using the “season pass” bollocks to gouge the money out of us.

    Its funny that pubs are so adamant thay 2nd hand sales hurt them. I’ve often only bought a game cuz I knew if it was crap I could trade it in.

    Bless their short sighted greed.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. heroes159

    This is the same thing MS said. But the way MS said fucked them up.. Sony on the other hand Played the Ball very nicely.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. TheBlackHole

    As for DRM, I’d be amazed if Microsoft didn’t at least lessen three frequency of online checks.

    have to, surely, if they’re too compete?

    #19 2 years ago
  20. salarta

    @12: Jack Tretton was talking about the SYSTEM not requiring authentications to keep playing video games, not the individual games. It’s not in his power or the power of anyone at Sony to prevent publishers from instituting their own DRM policies that include things like authentication.

    So, we may still see DRM efforts at play on the PS4, but Sony won’t be at fault in any way. It will be the publishers themselves taking the risk and the damage from anything they try to pull. No matter what the publisher do, Sony’s hands are clean.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Beta

    Basically, DRM or no DRM on a publisher by publisher basis instead of DRM as standard. :)

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Kanok

    DRM are waiting for Sony on someday, Sony has just used a Populism policy for now.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. mistermogul

    @17 – Exactly.

    Publishers will lose out on new game sales as people won’t want to buy a game that might be shit and then get stuck with the damn thing as they can’t trade it in.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. salarta

    @17: Agreed, video game publishers are short-sighted, greedy and largely stupid. They’ve had all kinds of excuses for why their games don’t make the kind of money they want to see, and their excuses are NEVER anything they did. First it was “people are pirating our games,” and lately it’s been “console volatility” by claiming mobile and internet are the future and consoles are too unreliable for sales.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. TheBlackHole

    @20 not really. They could refuse to publish games that have a form of authentication in them. They’re just shifting responsibility but leaving the option open.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. mark6IKX

    And the playing field is level tada

    #26 2 years ago
  27. salarta

    @25: You are correct, I should have been a little more specific with how I put it. Sony may have the ability to institute “no DRM if you want to get published,” but I was trying to emphasize more that Sony doesn’t decide what these companies are going to make and how they’re going to make it for them.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. NiceFellow

    For me this is better than XBone approach because MS are building it right in just like custom soundtracks and publishers will use it. Sony approach leaves specific publishers open to having consumers skip the title due to any type of online pass or other DRM – in other words it provides choice and makes clear who is imposing DRM and allows you to say no to that particular game/publisher.

    XBone sadly seems to be all in for DRM with no way out for the consumer – so I’ll take a choice and risk maybe skipping a few games if I don’t like the publisher’s DRM.

    Besides – if PS4 does sell more worldwide it puts even more pressure on publishers to make their sales through that console vs XBone making it less likely they will push DRM.

    In fact, sadly for MS, I feel it is better for gamers their console struggles at it will be very clear to publishers why and make them pretty hesitant on PS4 – i.e. as ever it’s down to the consumer in the end : if enough people support Xbox and the restrictions then things tip that way, if enough support PS4 (in particular non DRM titles/publishers) then it will tip the other way.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. actuallyisnotafox

    dont worry guys, if any dev or publish does this, just buy the non drm games -.-

    #29 2 years ago
  30. viralshag

    So what really is the difference between the two?

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Beta

    It is a better approach. Sony leave it up the publishers and we know that all first party games are DRM free.

    Whereas Microsoft have just applied DRM to everything.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Paranormal Pett

    So basically, it’s going to work the exact same way it does at the moment on the ps3.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Fin

    @16

    The family thing will have some sort of restriction – maybe everyone has to use the same billing address + account, something like that.
    Plus, only one account can use a game at any one time, so that’d completely rule out MP (it wouldn’t surprise me if, for family accounts, you have to be always online).

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Stephany Nunneley

    POST UPDATED. More information in there which should clear up any misconceptions.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. TheBlackHole

    @33

    you’re assuming it will have a restriction because…?

    Seems to me like a lot of people turning a blind eye to any potential positives, add if it couldn’t possibly be anything but all bad.

    Also, it wouldn’t be billing address as it says ‘ anytime, anywhere’. Could be something else though.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. Fin

    @35

    Because Microsoft won’t want 10 friends all getting together and buying one copy of a game, sharing it amongst themselves.
    They’ve gone to such lengths to disallow sharing, they’re not going to leave such an obvious workaround open.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. YoungZer0

    ““The Online Pass program for PlayStation first-party games will not continue on PlayStation 4,” eh said.”

    I know, it’s a small typo, but eh is the best name for a person.

    Anyway, I’m glad they don’t continue that bullshit.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. Fin

    The updated comment is a little slippery – it’s not built in at a system level, sure, but there’s nothing to stop a third party requiring an online pass, and a constant connection, to play single player (nor do I think a hardware manufacturer should dictate to a third party whether to use one or not).

    #38 2 years ago
  39. Bomba Luigi

    Its like it is on PS3. Simple as that.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. Cobra951

    @20: Absolutely it’s in Sony’s power to prevent online checks by its *licensees*. This is a console, not an open PC. Sony won’t get in the way of 3rd-party DRM as a policy, but they certainly do have the power to prevent it entirely.

    #40 2 years ago
  41. YoungZer0

    @39: Yes, it really is that simple.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. hitnrun

    “According to Dan Race, senior director, corporate communications for Sony, Tretton’s statements were “referring specifically to playing used games online”

    So basically this story – or at least the controversy around it – is a big nothing.

    This is the same system the PS3 and 360 have. In fact, EA has had a program running for the past couple of years that requires used-players to pay a fee for internet multiplayer (which I believe they plan to discontinue).

    #42 2 years ago
  43. Mabdia

      Sorry for writing errors. I am using a translator.

    Well, Sony did their job and did the system to the customer. I think now it’s our turn to work and making some noise again. A campaign on twiiter, facebook, youtube … would be cool to show for publishers that we do not want DRM on our games not just on PS4 as well on Xbox one. Going from indies to the biggest publishers. And also not going to buy any game that has the DRM. Here we have the chance to show that without our money the publishers are nothing, they need us more than we are them.

    #43 2 years ago
  44. NeutralBlade

    Now that 2 out of the 3 consoles are DRM free, consumers have a much better chance of derailing corporate greed on non-DRM consoles. Everyone should know what to do, should any publisher attempt to enforce used game DRM on the PS4; that goes beyond the online pass. Since PS has a sub now for online gaming, the online pass would be clearly a money grab.

    To speak on MS, even if they later claimed they are reversing their stance on DRM, I still wouldn’t trust them. It’s built into their console, and they want to make their money back on their Azure investment. I wouldn’t dare fall for any reverse course MS would announce, only for them to go back to their DRM stance again; once the installed base is comparable to the PS4.

    The Xbone has tech built in to betray us in the future, unlike the PS4. They would have to completely dismantle that system on both the hardware and software level, before anyone should give them a second look. The launch games mean very little in the long run. A strong install base, will mostly dictate who gets what games. And as history shows, the leader of the generation, typically gets the most and best games.

    The aforementioned statement doesn’t put the two consoles on equal DRM ground, and never will.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. xxJPRACERxx

    The only reason Sony don’t have any DRM on the PS4 is because they didn’t have the time/money/expertise to implement something solid for it. Sure they have some patents about it, but actually implementing something like MS did, on a worldwide scale, is pretty complicated.

    Of course they won’t tell, they are now the “good guys” because they listen to gamers!

    #45 2 years ago
  46. Bomba Luigi

    @45: Thank God Sony is stupid.

    I don’t care why they don’t doing it, as long as they dont do it…

    #46 2 years ago
  47. DSB

    @45 I love the grasping for straws there. First Sony were gonna do “exactly the same” as Microsoft. Now they “would’ve done exactly the same if they’d had the time”.

    Get real. No doubt Sony is a multi-billion dollar corporation that exists for profit, just like Microsoft.

    That doesn’t mean that their approach to making that money has to be identical. It’s crazy and esoteric, but some theorize that just maybe a little goodwill can actually earn you a little profit in the long run. Profit and service are not mutually exclusive concepts.

    #47 2 years ago
  48. zinc

    ^ To be fair the “Sony would do it if they could” argument, goes to show how much of the corporate kool aid some guys have been drinking.

    Like being locked into a single service, that is completely controlled every step of the way, is not only acceptable, but the natural evolution of things.

    No its not. And just why some will settle for so little, whilst paying such high prices boggles my mind…

    I blame Apple :(

    #48 2 years ago
  49. pukem0n

    so it is actually the SAME as with the Xbox One?

    interesting…

    now MS just needs to get rid of the calling home every 24 hours and do something about the price and its essentially the same console…

    nobody will friggin use the little advantage of DDR5 RAM anyway, load screen for 5ms less, awesome

    #49 2 years ago
  50. Gekidami

    ^ Ignore all of the differences that have been pointed out, come up with excuses as to why better hardware wont count. The mark of a true fan zealot.

    #50 2 years ago
  51. Lengendaryboss

    @49
    Oh for the love of god, wheres is the confusion?
    Using Beta’s words:” Sony leave it up the publishers and we know that all first party games are DRM free.”
    “Whereas Microsoft have just applied DRM to everything.” So no not the same.

    #51 2 years ago
  52. Sylrissa

    I much prefer this approach, now if a pub has a game with DRM I disagree with, I can just NOT buy that game simple.

    #52 2 years ago

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  • Tripwire adds clause to Killing Floor 2 EULA banning paid mods

    Tripwire Interactive has updated its EULA for Killing Floor 2 stating that any mods players create for the game must be distributed free-of-charge. The end user agreement update, via PCgamesN, went live a couple of days after Valve announced it would allow mod creators to start charging for their creations. Bethesda is the first company […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 recreated in LittleBigPlanet 3 is rather eerie

    LittleBigPlanet 3 players have created some really interesting content with the game’s level builder, but sometimes, the creations go beyond cute and bright and venture into the realm of creepy, as is the case with this Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 build. Created by TheLittleBigPlanetShow, the rather ominous level can be played with up to […]

  • Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward benchmark trailer shows off flying mounts, more

    Square Enix has released a rather nice benchmark video for Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward showing a battle, flying mounts and some of the new environments. Heavensward is the first expansion for Final Fantasy 14 and is slated for release on June 23 for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4. The mac version is being handled by […]

  • Have a look at some Xenoblade Chronicles X gameplay

    During yesterday’s Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct showcase, many details pertaining to the Monolith Soft title were announced, and quite a bit of gameplay was shown. The Wii U-exclusive contains real-time menu-based combat and four-player online questing along with diverse environments and the ability to use Skells, which are transforming mechs. These mechs are called […]

  • Here’s a look at The Elder Scrolls Online running on Xbox One

    The Elder Scrolls Online has a limited public beta test running this weekend on PS4 and Xbox One, and Eurogamer has been playing around in it. Have a look at the Khajiit sorcerer below in the Xbox One version. There isn’t an NDA in place for the beta, so expect to see more videos as […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 leaks reveal Zombie progression system, four-player co-op, more

    More Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 details surfaced overnight thanks to a leaked pamphlet with information pertaining to Zombies XP progression, four-player co-op and more. Posted on NeoGAF, the pamphlet the shooter will contain a new movement system, a Specialist character system for multiplayer, tailored maps, “cinematic arena-style play,” and complete character customization. The […]

  • Gears of War Remaster in the works for Xbox One, according to testers – report

    Overnight, a rumor surfaced claiming a remastered version of the original Gears of War was coming to Xbox One. According to playtesters, it isn’t a rumor at all. Polygon first broke the story, citing a source who showed the site sreencaps of the Locust invasion with updated visuals. Screenshots of the multiplayer showing improved lighting […]

  • GameStop promo outs Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for November, pre-order for access to beta

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will be released in November, according to what appears to be a leaked GameStop store promo posted on Kotaku. The exact date is November 6, which isn’t a surprise to anyone. On the promo, it notes that those who pre-order will be granted beta access for PC, PlayStation 4 […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Double XP and Elite Bonus weekend has kicked off

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players can earn Double XP along with Elite Bonus on all platforms. There is even Double XP and Double Weapon XP on offer for Black Ops 2. The dry run is over. Prep for the Sunday reveal of #BlackOps3 begins now. 2XP/2XweapXP is live. pic.twitter.com/rn6SVtVJbY — Treyarch Studios (@Treyarch) April […]

  • Atlus makes “minor edits” to Dungeon Travelers 2 in order to avoid AO rating

    Atlus has announced it has made “minor edits” to four in-game images contained in Dungeon Travelers 2 to avoid an AO rating by the ESRB. According to a press release from the company, localization sometimes require changes to content in order for it to be “understood en masse,” which is why it worked closely with […]

  • Battlefield Hardline is 40% off through Origin this weekend

    The standard edition of Battlefield Hardline on PC is 40% off this weekend through EA’s Origin service. The Digital Deluxe Edition is also 40% off and includes various Battlepacks unavailable in the standard version. You can also pick up the Battlefield Hardline Ultimate edition for 23% off, which comes with all four planned expansions through […]

  • Submerged is an exploration-adventure game coming to multiple platforms

    Submerged is the latest title in development from Uppercut Games, and the exploration-adventure game is coming to PlayStation 4 and other platforms this year. The game takes place in a flooded city which Miku and her wounded brother Taku have reached by boat. Miku needs to find a safe place for her brother to rest […]

  • These screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt show superb attention to detail

    Some gorgeous new screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have surfaced, and a couple are wallpaper worthy. Especially the one with the horse, but as you’re well aware, I’m horse crazed. The images below in the gallery have been scaled to fit properly, but if you head over to NeoGAF you can bask in […]

  • Namco kicks off Humble Store partnership with Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin

    Namco Bandai has started offering its PC titles on Humble Store, and this includes the recently released Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin. Other titles include Dragon Ball Xenoverse, and Project Cars. “In Japan, the Bandai Namco Group companies are known for supporting different charity programs and we are very happy to be […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 Bonus codes to give away

    Already have a World of Tanks account? We’ve got 2,000 codes for players to top up their Gold and Premium days. This weekend sees the World of Tanks Grand Finals take place in Poland, and we’ve got a bunch of game codes to give away to celebrate. Each Bonus PC code offers 150 Gold and […]

  • Mad Max contains Top Dog camps with boss fights

    Mad Max will have bases which vary in difficulty, some of which are considered a “finale” for a particular region and feature a boss fight. Speaking in the latest issue of GamesMaster via GamesRadar, the game’s producer John Fuller said this allows players to tailor their experience by deciding how much of a challenge they […]

  • Just Cause 3 gameplay trailer reveal coming next week

    Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 28, because you won’t want to miss the gameplay reveal of Just Cause 3. Avalanche tweeted the date along with a teaser, as seen below. The box art has also made an appearance. Keep an eye on the game’s YouTube page, and we’ll be sure to post the video […]

  • First paid Skyrim Steam Workshop mod has been pulled

    Valve’s new incentive which allows modders to charge for their creations hasn’t been live for 24 hours yet, and already, one mod has been pulled. The mod in question was Chesko’s Fishing Mod for Skyrim, which the creator pulled after a community member questioned whether Chesko had permission from the creator of the character-idle animations […]

  • Resident Evil HD Remaster has sold over one million copies worldwide

    The HD remaster of Resident Evil has sold over one million copies worldwide since its January 20 release, Capcom has announced. The company attributed the sales milestone to producing a “great product” along with excellent word of mouth and praise from fans. In February, Capcom said Resident Evil HD Remaster was its fastest-selling digital title […]

  • The Crew: the Raid Car Pack and Raid Live Update now available for download

    The Crew players can now download the Raid Car Pack which is the last of four themes car packs. The Raid Live Update is also available, and it contains six new tuning specs. The car pack contains three new cars: the 2012 Cadillac Escalade, the off-road 2011 Volkswagen Touareg NF and the McLaren F1 supercar. […]

  • Geralt is very professional in the latest Witcher 3: Wild Hunt TV spot

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new TV spot that’s short and to the point. The latest Witcher 3 trailer comes in the form of TV spot. It’s all CGI, and it looks good. If you’re more into gameplay trailers, the latest one will serve you well. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out […]

  • Steam roguelike sale is live, offers deep discounts on a stellar collection of titles

    If you’re into challenging, procedurally-generated, and infinitely-replayable games, Steam’s current sale will hook you up. Steam is hosting a sale on roguelike games. Plenty of titles in the genre are on sale for upwards of 75% off. Highlights include Risk of Rain at 75% off, Don’t Starve at 66% off, Spelunky at 75% off, FTL: […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 finally gets online co-op in Raid Mode on Xbox One

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has been patched to support online play in Raid Mode on Xbox One. The Xbox One version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 lacked online support in Raid Mode for a long time. Until today. A new patch has been released to bring that version in line with the rest of them. […]

  • A section in Killing Floor 2′s EULA about cyberbullying is riling up some fans

    Killing Floor 2 has recently got into a bit of trouble with some fans due to a clause in its EULA that gives the developer the right to revoke a user’s license without prior notice. The Killing Floor 2 EULA – just like many others found in modern games, has a section dedicated to cheating […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 free tanks and in-game cash to giveaway

    To celebrate the World of Tanks grand finals this weekend we’ve got some great freebies to give away to new players. We have 2,000 PC invite codes to giveaway, with each one offering new accounts a T2 Light Tank, 100 Gold and 1 Days Premium worth around €8.00. All you need to do is enter […]

  • Marvel announces partnership with Telltale, first game due in 2017

    Marvel and Telltale have entered into a partnership that will allow the developer to work on a new game series, due in 2017. Telltale has announced that it has partnered with Marvel Games, Marvel Entertainment’s video games division, for the development of a new game series. No indication was given as to what the new […]

  • Destiny: Bungie is not saying no to a player trading system

    Bungie has not completely ruled out the idea of bringing a trading system to Destiny. Destiny does not offer any way for players to trade items amongst themselves. But ever since the game’s release, players have never stopped asking Bungie to add one in. While the developer does not have a satisfying answer, it’s still […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for April 24, 25 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    The weekend Exotics market run by Xur: Agent of the Nine is now open for business. Destiny’s bizarre vendor, Xur, has arrived at the Tower. Xur is your man if you’re looking for Exotic armour or weapons. Not only that, but he will also let you exchange your old Exotic gear for new, upgraded versions. […]

  • Warcraft movie delayed yet again

    The Warcraft movie will no longer hit theatres in March 2016. The release date of the Warcraft movie has been pushed back by three months. The movie was expected in March 2016, but Legendary Pictures announced yesterday that it is now due on June 10, 2016. No reason was given for the delay. This is […]

  • Destiny: Iron Banner returns on April 28

    Destiny’s Iron Banner PvP event will return this Tuesday. Bungie has announced that the Iron Banner, it’s once-every-few-weeks PvP event, will make a return with next week’s weekly reset. It was initially due this week, but because of the recent Crucible changes that were implemented with patch 1.1.2, Bungie wanted to wait and see. That […]

  • Deus Ex devs take the piss out of Black Ops 3

    Deus Ex developers have been having a bit of a laugh at the expense of Call of Duty’s official Twitter account. You would be forgiven to think that yesterday’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 ‘Ember’ teaser was part of an ad campaign for a Deus Ex game, with all the biohacking, wearable tech, augmentation, […]

  • Bungie weekly update: Commendations begone

    Destiny’s weekly update is here to determine the fate of all those Commendations you’ve been earning in the past few months. Bungie started off this week’s update with a recap of the details revealed during the recent livestream. There wasn’t really anything on this front that they haven’t talked about already. With the exception of […]

  • This GTA 5 trainer lets you play as almost anything and it’s the best thing ever

    Want to play GTA 5 as a monkey, a cat, a fish, a deer or some other non-human thing that we eat or keep as a pet? ScriptHook has you covered. Not only can you play as critters, it change other game values, according to an explanation from PC Gamer. These values include making changes […]

  • EA Sports moves Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR release date to July

    EA Sports has announced Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR will be released in July. Originally announced for June, the golf game will now release the same week as the Open Championship at St. Andrews, on July 14. EA also provided some more color on gameplay features such as the ability to customize the game by borrowing […]

  • Jason Voorhees joins Mortal Kombat X in May, Kombat Pack owners get first dibs

    Jason Voorhees will arrive for Mortal Kombat X players in May, NetherRealm Studios announced today during the latest Kombat Kast. Jason will be shown for the first time on Monday, May 4 during a special Kombat Kast. According to EventHub which watched the livestream, the developer will also show off the character’s move and Variations. […]

  • The Witcher 3: Nvidia heads to Poland for a behind-the-scenes look – video

    A video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been released, taking you behind-the-scenes with CD Projekt RED. Nvidia’s GeForce crew went to the firm’s studio in Poland to talk with the game’s executive producer John Mamais, who provides a look at the PC version of the upcoming RPG. CD Projekt, according to the video […]

  • Microsoft notes decline in Xbox unit sales for Q3 FY15 to 1.6 million

    Microsoft reported its Q3 FY15 earnings today, citing growth in Xbox Live usage as one of the contributing factors to the firm’s reported revenue. However, the firm noted a decline in units sales for its Xbox consoles during the quarter. Microsoft Q3 2014 (yoy comparison) Microsoft Q1 fiscal 2015 Microsoft Q2 fiscal 2015 The firm […]

  • Powerplay is a new feature included in the Elite: Dangerous May update

    The next update for Elite: Dangerous is coming next month and it includes a new feature called Powerplay. According to Frontier Developments, Powerplay allows players to participate in an ongoing battle that “enhances every aspect” of the game. Players can become allies with a number of galactic Powers and guide their strategy, pursue objectives in […]

  • Facebook says it’s “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift

    Facebook has said it is “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift as the VR headset is still in the development stages. Speaking during a call to investors, Facebook CFO David Wehner said the company had nothing to announce regarding the amount of stock it expected to ship. “We have not announced any […]

  • Battlefield Hardline’s first patch and rental server program hits next week

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch has a release date for both consoles and PC. PC & Console patch and RSP for Consoles coming April 28th. Fixes include TDM spawns and more: http://t.co/BZYJeomPlr pic.twitter.com/27TCiY8hmf — Battlefield (@Battlefield) April 23, 2015 The update will include fixes to Punkbuster, Nvidia DirectX drivers, TDM spawns, contains weapon balance tweaks and […]

  • Modders can now earn money through Steam Workshop starting today with Skyrim

    Valve has introduced a new functionality within Steam Workshop which will allow mod makers to earn money for their creations, starting with Skyrim. The update will allow content such as mods, items, or maps to be sold through Steam Workshop for titles which have the feature enabled. A new “streamlined process for listing” has been […]

  • Play Skyrim for free this weekend on Steam and take 75% off while you’re at it

    Skyrim is free this weekend on Steam providing wanna-be Dragonborns who have procrastinated on wetting their blades with Stormcloak blood the perfect opportunity to give the RPG a try. Head over to Steam and download the game and play for free until April 26 at 1am PDT. The game is also 75% off if you […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 “Ember” teaser video released ahead of full reveal

    Activision has released a Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 teaser video titled “Ember” and you can watch it right here. Here’s the video blurb: “In the next 50 years, technological advancements will lead us into a world where only those who risk going too far, will find out how far we can actually go.” […]

  • Dragon Age Keep update includes more customizability and control

    Bioware has updated Dragon Age Keep after listening to community feedback. The update includes more customization and control over heroes, world states, career and more. Players can now customize hero portraits or delete Dragon Age: Inquisition heroes from the Hero section. They can also remove playthrough states from the World State Manager and keep up […]

  • Here’s a look at some Conker community creations in Project Spark

    Conker’s Bug Reunion releases today, and below is a video showing some of the community creations you will be able to download using the creation pack. Project Spark is a free download on Xbox One and Windows 8.1, and you can download the Conker Creation Pack today. It contains 350 assets in order for users […]

  • Rainbow Six: Siege video shines spotlight on the British Counter Terrorist Unit

    Ubisoft has released a Rainbow Six: Siege video which gives you a look at the British Counter Terrorist Unit which features “the best of the Army, Navy, and Air Force.” The firm said that over the next few weeks it will introduce the public to each of the units in the game. Rainbow Six Siege […]

  • Mario Kart 8 DLC and Mewtwo for Super Smash Bros. headline eShop update in North America

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with an update and new DLC for Mario Kart 8 and the Mewtwo DLC for Super Smash Bros. Other highlights include Mario Kart DS on Wii U Virtual Console, the continuation of International StreetPass Week and more. Full update is below. Nintendo eShop Mario Kart […]

  • Square Enix host E3 2015 conference this year on June 16

    With Final Fantasy 15, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on the horizon, it should come as no surprise to learn that Square Enix will be hosting a dedicated E3 2015 conference this year. The presentation will take place Tuesday, June 16 at 9am PDT/12pm EDT/5pm UK. It will be broadcast […]

  • Final Fantasy 4: The After Years 3D remake releasing on Steam next month

    Final Fantasy 4: The After Years has been given a makeover and will be released on Steam of PC next month. You can now pre-order it on Steam and take 10% off for the time being. The game will be released on the digital service May 12 and will include trading cards and achievements. Thanks, […]

  • This Project Cars video shows off the racer’s multiplayer

    Project Cars developer Slightly Mad has released a new video giving you a look at the game’s multiplayer. The game is out next month, and if you would like to refresh yourself on the tracks included,  give this a look. While you are clicking links, here’s the minimum and recommended PC specifications which dropped last […]

  • Looks like Logitech is getting out of OEM mouse production business [Clarification]

    Logitech will no longer produce “low-end” mice, citing a decline in PC accessories. This story has been updated to include a clarification. According to a Reuters report, per MCV, the firm will instead focus on video accessories and streaming music, as its wireless Bluetooth speakers are now its best-selling product rage. This will help offset […]

  • Win! We have 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys to give away

    Must have more MOBA? Win one of our 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys and see if you’re more Blizzard than LoL. Can’t wait for June 2? Of course you can’t. We have 1,000 closed beta keys for Heroes of the Storm to give away this week, allowing you access before Blizzard’s MOBA goes […]