“We’re over-delivering value”: Mattrick defends Xbox One pricing

Monday, 17 June 2013 16:51 GMT By Dave Cook

Xbox One’s $499 / £429 price-point has received some flack since it was confirmed last week, but Microsoft’s Don Mattrick believes the numbers stack up as the company is over-delivering value.

Speaking with Bloomberg TV, Mattrick said, It’s a lower number than some of the analysts had forecasted. We’re over-delivering value against other choices I think consumers can get.

“Any modern product these days you look at it [and] $499 isn’t a ridiculous price point. We’re delivering thousands of dollars of value to people, so I think they’re going to love it when they use it.”

Meanwhile Phil Spencer has said that consumers will only see the true value of Xbox One once its sitting on retailers shelves and all the ins and outs of the console are laid bare.

What do you think?

Thanks Gamespot.


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  1. Bloobat

    That’s one way of defending it…

    #1 2 years ago
  2. fihar

    Well, the actual console itself is probably as ‘cheap’ as the PS4. It’s the Kinect that is the issue here.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. viralshag

    While I don’t think the price is that bad, I think a Kinect-less version would have been much better received as an option.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Aullah

    What value? The ones are only accessable in the US?

    #4 2 years ago
  5. unacomn

    “We’re over-delivering value”

    “We’re taking a huge loss on each sale”

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Kanok

    Shut up Don, you’re just a piece of shit.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. No_PUDding

    I don’t know what devices you’re talking about that are £430.

    I mean that’s a brand new smartphone, and even those are unattainable to msot, with a contract.

    To be honest I think the PS4 is too expensive. Even though I acknowledge as a commodity, it’s not bad value.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Klaxusprime

    This interview is one week old… and you call them news… DUH!

    #8 2 years ago
  9. hives

    You are forcing Kinect into our living rooms and that’s why Xbone costs 499$.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Gheritt White

    @6: This.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Dave Cook

    @8 It’s a quote we missed the first time round. We strive to catch it all. #dealwithit ;)

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Anchor

    The 2nd and 3rd comments are exactly my thoughts! Kinekt pushes the price up. It’s such a shame, the X1 has so much potential…

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Cobra951

    This is exactly what Sony did–with the PS3 (three). They overdelivered value that consumers did not want to pay for. Bluray was not needed to sell a console 7 years ago. The tech was too expensive then, and added a couple of hundred dollars to the cost of the product. Only HD-movie buffs had to have it. Everyone else could live just fine with DVD-based games. They have paid dearly for this error.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. jevonski

    No one asked for what they’re delivering though.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. backup

    xbox1 can’t deliver anything other than RROD

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Klaxusprime

    @11 I will but I hope nobody takes your words 1 week later when context may have changed so much… #beingoodfaith ;)

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Rudemir

    The price might be fair for all the functions of the Xbox One however I have no interest in watching TV through my console, which won’t be possible in the Netherlands in the forseeable future, and yet I have to pay for it. I have no interest in Kinect voice or movement controls and yet I have to pay for it. So maybe the price is fair for the Xbox One but the prodcut is not for me.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Belmont

    Or perhaps you are missing the point Don,The problem is that You don’t have Value !

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Kanok

    What do i think? it’s deeply flawed.!!!

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Bomba Luigi

    I do believe that the Xbox One has a lot of Value und would be worth the Price, but MS is destroing every little Bit of Value with their Restrictions. Thats the Point Don is missing in my Opinion, nothing is worth everything.

    Hell, I would love to play Forza5, I love the Forza Series and Part5 would be more than enough to sell me a 500€ Box. For me it would be worth 500 Bucks, but its not worth the Restrictions.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Demigod

    Please MS shut up the engineers and even managers and hire a PR company that talks from their mouths not their arse. People arnt stupid, well most of them, your engineers and mangers are taking dumb and running with it.

    Over delivering value? Your not selling this to the board but to the public, one who knows you sell these things at a loss. They need a Don Draper may be that is why they tried to sell this an a set top box to start with.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. pukem0n

    just get rid of 24 hours online check ins and get a kinect-less box out there and Sony would be doomed.

    but i guess you wouldnt want that, right?

    #22 2 years ago
  23. UuBuU

    MS obviously value pointless gimmicks like voice recognition and kinect much higher than I do ~ all I see is slightly inferior hardware to the PS4 at a greater cost ~ and the PS4 itself is overpriced compared to a custom built gaming PC

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Belmont

    If the value is to be decided by the manufacturer, Apple can claim that iWhatever brings thousands of dollars in value. It is supposed to be decided by the consumer.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Christopher Jack

    I bet they require XBL Gold even for the silly TV crap. One thing that always annoyed me about XBL is how it even put external services behind the Golden paywall, even those that required another subscription like Hulu+ & Netflix. Now it annoys me that Sony have done this with MP but at least they’re keeping multimedia away from PS+.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Belmont


    That silly TV crap is their hope in “Dominating livingroom”, in bringing Apple to its knees !!

    #26 2 years ago
  27. manamana

    Keep them quotes coming, I say. One better than the other.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. FrankWhite

    Yeah Microsoft, you are OVER-delivering products and features I DO NOT WANT.

    You are OVERDELIVERING 24 hour DRM. You are OVERDELIVERING Kinect.

    You see, you think these things have value. I DO NOT.

    TAKE BACK SOME OF YOUR SHIT and maybe we can talk.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. NightCrawler1970

    @13, there was another war called BlueRay vs HD-DVD from Xbox 360(wich HD-DVD lost the market) for those who bought that crapper, wasted $199,-
    Xbox had to DEAL WITH the regular 8,5GB
    20GB more capacity than the lousy 30GB from HD-DVD.. for some Game-devs a space-saver…

    So even PS3 was expensive,(in that time) but had already advantage for games and watching movies…

    Now Xbox One have no change to come up with Blue-ray, because the games getting bigger and bigger, if they still stick around with a regular DVD, they will lost on the market…

    #29 2 years ago
  30. jcp234

    No way I’ll be purchasing Microsoft’s next box.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Lewis247

    Don the dong strikes again. There is no fucking justification at this point in time based on everything they have said in terms of DRM. They need to shut the fuck up and get with reality rather than forcing their bleak ass controlled future on us.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. spartan1192

    If this pisses you off so much then simply don’t purchase the damn thing. If always needing internet is a problem then why are the people complaining using the internet to complain about using the internet for their console? Honestly it’s not the end of the world, I’m glad at least one of the new systems will do well, but that puts pressure on the other to do better down the road. It’s competition that drives better products for consumers.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. The_Red

    Dude, even IF you really are over-delivering value (IMHO, they’re not), you shouldn’t come out and say it like this.

    Remember the last person who was like this? It was Krazy Ken who managed to ruin PS3, the successor of a 150-million-unit-selling PS2.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Cobra951

    @29: I wasn’t talking about HD video players. (Bluray clearly won that race.) I was talking about game consoles. DVD was (and still is) an acceptable delivery medium. Bluray is better now that it had dropped significantly in cost. But back when the PS3 launched, it was too scarce and too costly. It singlehandedly drove the price of the PS3 out of the sweet spot, and left it too high for years. Meanwhile, MS beat Sony to the market, in no small measure because they stuck with the established DVD tech. Sony “overdelivered value”, but it was the wrong thing to do. It’s the wrong thing to do now too, as Microsoft is about to find out.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. salarta

    Oh, okay, so Microsoft is taking huge losses to sell the console to consumers.

    … So where do they make their money?

    They’re not going to dominate the market like they did with operating systems, even in the magical off chance that they become the top dog of this generation like the prior one. So running out the competition then jacking up the price is out. So, who gets screwed out of money in this scheme? Is it the indie publishers, who have to pay $10,000 (as stated by the guy in charge of DayZ) and/or seek out a more popular publisher to do it for them? Is it the consumers themselves, having their data given over to the NSA for a price?

    Or are they just so absolutely virtuous that they plan to sell themselves into bankruptcy selling consoles worth “thousands of dollars” for $500?

    Mattrick is such a bullshitter.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. Kabby

    They’re over-delivering bullshit.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. ps3fanboy

    “We’re over-delivering value”, HAHAHAHA!.. this stand up comedy show looks to never end at the micro$haft camp. :D

    #37 2 years ago
  38. hitnrun

    Sounds like Sony defending the early PS3.

    Sounds like someone explaining to you what their house is “worth.”

    A thing – any thing – is only worth what someone else will pay for it.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. pandulce1

    “Meanwhile Phil Spencer has said that consumers will only see the true value of Xbox One once its sitting on retailers shelves and all the ins and outs of the console are laid bare.”

    How about laying bare all the ins and out of the console now? What will a box sitting on a shelf do to explain all the anti-consumer “values” you are over delivering?

    #39 2 years ago
  40. karma

    “Meanwhile Phil Spencer has said that consumers will only see the true value of Xbox One once its sitting on retailers shelves and all the ins and outs of the console are laid bare.

    What do you think?”

    I think its nothing but a glorified PC technically, and thats the actual thing i’m getting for my money. So no, its way overpriced in that regards. I think he’s talking about cloud and game ownership features though. In the way that they are saying “not owning your games is a positive step forward” for the industry and us, the consumers saying “fuck off, I like owning what I buy.”

    #40 2 years ago
  41. lookingglass

    I can build a PC with identical power and the identical features of the PS4.

    I cannot build a PC that offers the feature set of the Xbox One. The hardware and software allow it to do things completely unique to the Xbox One.

    That’s where the value is. PS4 is a glorified SNES with Internet. The XBO is so much more.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. Kanok

    I actually hate Don Mattrick, i need J Allard and Robie Bach back.!!!

    #42 2 years ago
  43. Mrnobodylikesus

    Fuck off the lot of you backward muppets !!!! I spose you all still have nokia 3210s?? or play cassettes on your walkmans ?? no you fucking dont !!! we live in a digital age and MS want to try and improve that in the same way apple did with the istore .. you think in 20 yrs time anyone is going to give a shit about the xbox one or ps4 ?? imagine if we hadnt moved on in the last 20 yrs ?? so instead of moving forward we should just keep you bunch of muppets happy .. keep playing ure megadrives and leave ppl that want to advance the world alone .. in fact I think there are armish communities you could move too .. as if having an internet connection is an issue ive had one for years .. not really a massive fortune in cost either .. £15 a month .. OUCH !!! WALLET DENTED !! Oh wait we are connected to the internet now .. coz we are reading a blog on the internet … Backward Fucks !!!!

    #43 2 years ago
  44. Gheritt White

    @44: Sure, with spelling, grammar and punctuation like yours, you’re doing a really convincing job of showing how it’s us who are backwards instead of you.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. Lengendaryboss


    #45 2 years ago
  46. Mrnobodylikesus

    You dont own shit !! ya daft hillbilly fuck !!

    #46 2 years ago
  47. Mrnobodylikesus

    Anyway point still remains digital gaming is here to stay and is the future like it or leave it !! ride a cart or drive a car ?? move forward ppl !!

    #47 2 years ago
  48. zinc

    @48, Well you’ve convinced me! MS have revolutionised the digital distribution model…

    …That is worse than the Steam model, but maybe not as bad as Origin…

    Silly Sony doesn’t even have digital downloads! Oh wait it does…

    So just how are MS developing the future again?

    #48 2 years ago
  49. Coheno

    ” It’s a lower number than some of the analysts had forecasted”

    Who are these dumb-ass analysts?

    #49 2 years ago
  50. Khan979

    @44 Rage Much?

    #50 2 years ago
  51. MadFlavour

    Fuck off Matrick, you jizz stain.

    #51 2 years ago
  52. ps3fanboy

    value??? i will tell you the value of xbone, it has the same value as a 10 year old trailer park toilet.


    #52 2 years ago
  53. fuchikoma

    No… “Thousands of dollars of value” is what they’re removing from consumers once the support phase for the XBone ends and all of their games stop working entirely, or at best, can never be installed on another unit.

    Really, $499 isn’t a ridiculous price point? Take Kinect 2 off it and I’ll take one for free. As-is, I won’t take one for free.

    …and I pretty much live Forza too. But I’m resigned to just having 3, 4, and Horizon from now on.

    #53 2 years ago
  54. AwesomeGus

    @53 Xbox one beats the ps4 in value for money… Instead of just a couple of hardware upgrades they are trying new, better stuff which will improve the gaming industry. If the two new consoles were shooters, the ps4 would be cod and the xbox one would be battlefield…

    #54 2 years ago
  55. Gigabomber

    Kinect voice commands are easily worth an extra 100 in the long run: if you’ve only owned a ps3, you won’t really appreciate it until you buy it.

    #55 2 years ago
  56. Joe_Gamer

    Take it from someone who’s used voice commands extensively, it’s not that great, I can hit a dozen buttons in the time it takes to say “Xbox suck ballz”

    The only “value” I care about is games, I see no value in the Xbone.

    #56 2 years ago
  57. fearmonkey

    @55 – No the Ps4 would be battlefield because it’s a much more powerful console, and the Xbox would be COD. MS can keep that new better stuff, as that new better stuff is really just Kinect 2.0, Ps4 has much better components other than the motion camera, and I can live with out that.

    @56 – I own a Xbox 360 and dont own a kinect, and could care less about voice commands.

    If MS would have sold the Xbox One for $399 and the kinect was optional, id be more interested (and they got rid of DRM, 24 hour check, etc.)

    #57 2 years ago
  58. ps3fanboy

    @55 stop sucking on microsofts dick, xbot… xbone lost!

    #58 2 years ago
  59. mistermogul

    “We’re over-delivering arrogance and bullshit” more like…

    #59 2 years ago
  60. CyberMarco

    Yeah baby, it’s rocket science. It’ll be the next water-cooler!

    #60 2 years ago
  61. AwesomeGus

    @59 I think you could come up with a better argument than that if you didn’t have Sonys dick halfway down your throat. The iPad was hated by the internet but it was the fastest selling retail product. Now that Microsoft is telling us more and more about the xbox one we are finding out that xbox is much better and over the next few months you will notice that the xbox one will take a nice lead. Also it’s number one on amazon atm

    #61 2 years ago
  62. Joe_Gamer

    “Also it’s number one on amazon atm”
    sure about that?
    The PS4 actually split their pre-orders into several different versions, so a closer, more informed look at the numbers reveals…

    1. Xbox One
    2. PlayStation 3 game
    3. PlayStation 4
    4. PlayStation 4
    5. PlayStation 4
    6. PlayStation Plus card $20
    7. PlayStation 4
    8. Nintendo 3DS game
    9. PlayStation 4 controller
    10. PlayStation 4
    11. PlayStation Plus card $50

    Look at all that PlayStation shit…

    Might want to yank that big ole M$ cock out of your mouth before you go throwing dildos in glass houses, just sayin XD

    #62 2 years ago

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    Destiny’s weekly update has made some pretty significant changes – let Arekkz Gaming take you through them. Bungie has revealed the first release date for the new Inferno Crucible mode, and made it a lot easier to access your vault. You should subscribe to Arekkz Gaming. It will improve your life.

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory Feb 27, 28

    It’s Xursday again – what treats does he have for you this week? He’s in the North Tower, to the right of the Stranger’s room. Let’s take a look at the latest weapons and gear from your favourite Destiny trader. No Backup Plans [Titan Gauntlets] – 13SC ATS/8 Arachnid [Hunter Helmet] – 13SC Heart of […]

  • Battlefield Hardline will be stable on PC at launch, Visceral assures

    PC format is “by far the best gaming platform around,” says Hardline producer. “We’re doing what we can to take advantage of people’s different system with the graphics, framerate, controls, etc. We’re not just porting it over.” Battlefield Hardline developer Visceral is reassuring players that there will not be a repeat of the disastrous Battlefield […]

  • Win Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One

    We have 10 download codes for new indie puzzler Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One to give away. The be in with a chance of winning a code, just enter your details below and we’ll pull the winners from the hat on Monday March 2nd, after 2pm GMT. Pneuma: Breath of Life is a […]

  • Life is Strange Episode 2 delayed

    Life is Strange Episode 2 won’t make its expected release date. The first Life is Strange episode released on January 30, and we had expected the second to follow on March 13. Square Enix has since confirmed to Destructoid that the next chapter won’t make its release date. There’s been no word of the new […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: which character will be revealed tomorrow?

    Mortal Kombat X director Ed Boon is teasing a new character reveal. During today’s Mortal Kombat X livestream, NetherRealm said that a new character would be revealed “very soon”. Boon followed up with this teasing tweet suggesting the reveal will occur tomorrow: Very soon? As in tomorrow? :/ — Ed Boon (@noobde) February 26, 2015 […]

  • Halo played by Twitch is an exercise in great patience

    TwitchPlaysHalo is ridiculous. Halo: Combat Evolved is the latest game to be sucked into the “TwitchPlays” phenomenon, and the results are somewhat painful to spectate. If you’re not familiar with the setup, which debuted with TwitchPlaysPokemon, the game accepts commands from the channels’ chat stream. Although it doesn’t have the strategic RPG elements of Pokemon, […]

  • Gold Amiibo sold out, selling at five times RRP on auction sites

    Gold Mario Amiibo are expected to sell for pretty astounding profits on eBay and other auction sites. The Walmart-exclusive Gold Mario Amiibo is already completely sold out. Plenty of people managed to snaffle them to resell, though. There are now dozens of listings on eBay and other auction sites. One of the average asking prices […]

  • Canadian new game prices jump to $75

    Canadian gamers are in for an unpleasant price hike. As spotted by HardcoreGamer, the local Canadian branches of Amazon and EB Games have raised the prices of upcoming games to CAD$75. The CAD$5 increasing comes within a year of prices hitting the CAD$70 point. CAD$75 (£38/€53) currently exchanges for $60, the standard US pricing. The […]

  • New Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows weather, day-night cycle

    The latest Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows off a gloriously beautiful world. Xenoblade Chronicles X is Monolith Soft’s first solo Wii U game, and the developer is clearly enjoying being able to build a big open world with all the features we’ve come to expect. Missed the whole Xenoblade thing? Chronicles X is a sort […]

  • Dead Rising: Watchtower teaser talks up the benefits of Zombrex

    Live-action Dead Rising movie Watchtower is almost upon us. Dead Rising: Watchtower will release on Crackle on March 27, and via other digital distributors thereafter. Enjoy the short teaser below, courtesy of IGN.

  • We Happy Few debut hits you upside the face with a frying pan

    Contrast developer Compulsion Games has revealed its next project – the delightfully creepy-looking We Happy Few. We Happy Few is set in “a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England” where “a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial”. Players are tasked with blending in with […]

  • Slender: The Arrival creeping onto PS4, Xbox One in March

    Slender: The Arrival sold like hotcakes on PC and last-gen consoles, so why not terrify yourself on PS4 and Xbox One, too? Slender: The Arrival will release on PS4 on March 24 and on Xbox One on March 25, developer Blue Isle Studios has announced, for $10. No word on that Wii U version, though. […]

  • GOG weekend sale celebrates German debut

    DRM-free games vendor GOG is celebrating its German-language launch with a tasty sale. The sale offers discounts over 25 “German favourites”. Highlights inclue 97% off Deponia, and less steep but still tasty savings on Memoria and Blackguards 1 and 2. The sale will run through March 3, and you do not have to be, speak, […]

  • Humble Weekly Bundle goes back to Japan

    The latest Humble Weekly Bundle is called Made in Japan, and I’m sure you can guess the theme. Pay what you want for Cherry Tree High Complete Pack (PC; Steam or DRM free), Fairy Bloom Freesia (PC; Steam or DRM free) and Influent + Language Pack (Linux, Mac, PC; Steam or DRM free). Pay more […]

  • Capcom “looking into” solutions to Resident Evil: Revelations PC co-op issue

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 fans should sit tight for a bit, as Capcom is working on some sort of solution to the co-op issue. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 doesn’t have local co-op on PC and fans are pretty mad about that, as it was advertised ahead of release as a key feature. Although Capcom has […]

  • The games industry is disruption, says Assassin’s Creed producer

    Former Assassin’s Creed producer Jade Raymond has characterised the games industry as one long series of upsets. The games industry changes all the time, and that’s one of its best qualities, Raymond said. The ex-Ubisoft leader told Polygon that the reason seh got into games in the first place was because it “is this undefined […]

  • GTA 5 made $31 million in digital revenue in January

    GTA 5 is the highest-grossing title at the moment in terms of digital revenue, and the PSN is absolutely minting it. Digital games industry analyst Superdata has extended its scope to include console games, which means we suddenly have access to a whole bunch of data we’ve only been able to guess at, or extrapolate […]

  • Destiny: Inferno playlists debut next week

    Destiny PvP will shake things up next week with a new way to slaughter your mates in the Crucible. Destiny is already a skilled PvP game, but the new Inferno playlists will turn things up a notch with a focus on “basic gunplay”. The first of these, Inferno Control, kicks off on March 3 and […]

  • First-person camera coming to Guild Wars 2 next month

    ArenNet has announced its adding nonrestrictive first-person view to Guild Wars 2. Here’s what top expect come March 10: First-person Camera: Zooming in all the way will allow players to experience a first-person view. First-person mode is available while standing in place, walking, running, jumping, playing PvP and just about anything else. There aren’t any […]

  • Shadowrun Online signs on with Nordic

    Shadowrun Online has been given a nice little boost thanks to a distribution deal with Nordic Games. Shadowrun Online is a new team tactical RPG from Cliffhanger Productions. Although it’s already available through Steam Early Access, Nordic has agreed to distribute the finished version, which is due on Linux, Mac and PC in the second […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, game world ten times the size of demo

    Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, according to director Hajime Tabata. Speaking with IGN, Tabata said development will kick into high gear once the Episode Duscae demo is released. “It’s about 60% now. People may look at that and say ‘well, you’ve only done five more percent!’ [since 55% in September] but it’s actually a […]

  • Destiny: you don’t need to visit the tower to access your vault

    Destiny players, you asked for it and Bungie has delivered it: you can now swap items in and out of the vault using the companion app. “Destiny needs more vault space” you cry – and yes, this is true. But while we all struggle with the limitations imposed on us by Bungie, we face all […]

  • Mortal Kombat X will contain over 100 Brutalities

    During the Mortal Kombat X stream today, NetherRealm Studios revealed Brutalities are back for the game, and stated there will be over 100 to pull off. You won’t gain any extra experience for being overly cruel with your painful moves, but you will at least get to laugh at some and “cringe” at others, according […]

  • Numenera: Strand is a film based on the game up on Kickstarter

    Numenera, the 2012 Kickstarter success and foundation for Torment: Tides of Numenera, could become a film if the Kickstarter for the movie is successful. With five days left, Monte Cook Games and Swedish film company Valdes/Eriksdotter needs £22,542 to reach its goal. Titled Numenera: Strand, it tells the tale of a drifter who “roams a […]

  • Gran Turismo 6 update adds MINI Clubman Vision, more

    A Mini Cooper has invaded Gran Turismo 6 via a new update. The Mid-Field Raceway track has also been added, and its a new and improved version of the original track from previous Gran Turismos. The new B-Spec Mode feature has also been added which allows the AI driver to race on your behalf. Additional […]

  • Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and some playable titles to PAX East

    Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and Splatoon with it to PAX East next month. The E3 2014 build of the game lets eight players transform into squids in a race for “splattered-paint dominance.” Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will also be playable and featured in stage presentations at the Nintendo booth. Upcoming or newly released Nintendo […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

    Battlefield Hardline Premium perks have apparently leaked a bit early, according to a post on Reddit. Over on the Hardline subreddit is an image which was take at a GameStop location, noting two week early access to content additional Battlepacks and more. Here’s the rundown: Four expansions Two weeks early access 12 additional Battlepacks Exclusive […]

  • Final Fantasy: Record Keeper arrives in the US this spring

    Final Fantasy: Record Keeper will be released in the US on iOS and Android this spring, DeNA and Square Enix today. The mobile titles allows players to “relive favorite moments” across all Final Fantasy installments and build a team of classic characters from across the entire franchise. If you sign up for email updates, you […]

  • Battlefield Hardline now available for pre-order, pre-download on Xbox One

    Battlefield Hardline is now available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One. You can pre-order it now from the Xbox Store and once you have paid for it, you can start your pre-download. Battlefield Hardline releases on March 17, and will be made available to pre-downloaders come 12.01am EDT. Check pricing and availability for your […]

  • Dying Light interactive video allows you switch between day and night

    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Titan Attacks, Donkey Kong Land, Donkey Kong Country and more. eShop on 3DS Ironfall Invasion Titan Attacks! Donkey Kong Land – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 2 – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 3 – Virtual Console Luv Me Buddies Wonderland Around the World […]

  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

    Sony is hosting its annual Spring Fever Sale which runs for eight weeks and features a new title each week. The sale starts next week on March 3 with the launch of Helldivers. Here’s just a few items included in the sale: HELLDIVERS (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March 3 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March […]

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

    Fable Legends will be free-to-play when it launches on PC and Xbox One. According to Lionhead, the one versus four cross-platform title borrows from MOBA games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends as it will contain free, rotating heroes which will be added to a roster for a two week period. Once the […]

  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

    Isometric shooter LA Cops is coming to Xbox One on March 13. Already on Steam Early Access, the game looks like it’s been heavily inspired by Hotline Miami. Walk into a room, open fire, leave bloody puddles in your wake. It’s being published by Team 17. Check out the video below for some 70s cop […]

  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]