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Xbox One & PS4: hardcore gamers will buy both consoles in the end – Désilets

Monday, 1 July 2013 09:25 GMT By Dave Cook

Xbox One and PS4 will both be bought by hardcore gamers despite the differences between each format, according to former Ubisoft employee Patrice Désilets. The developer has given a new interview, in which he discusses the Xbox One reveal, the switch to a digital-only landscape and more.

Speaking with GI.biz, Désilets said that he perhaps needed to explain himself a little better, following last week’s statement that no one cares about the loss of physical media.

“I probably need to explain myself a bit more, because there was a big reaction about the digital part,” he began, and added that he was having a “little wink” at Microsoft’s DRM policy reversal in the process.

“I was having a wink at that,” he continued. “But, honestly, I never actually put a date on the future. I didn’t say, ‘in two years it’s all going to be digital, or in five years.’ I just think, ‘come on, guys, the future is going to be digital.’ And maybe right now we don’t fully understand it, so we don’t know how to communicate what digital is and how it will actually work.

“But I was a bit like, ‘Really?’ It’s all going to be digital, and we’re already halfway through it. That’s why I took the CD as an example. I know some people still buy CDs and vinyl, but nobody’s yelling at Apple because of iTunes. I just find that a bit hypocritical. Just a little bit.

“Because Microsoft was trying to do something [different], and yes the message wasn’t the best one, and it wasn’t delivered the best way, but in the end I think people will buy most games on PSN on PlayStation 4 and Xbox Live on Xbox One.”

Désilets added that Microsoft’s 24-hour check-in policy was communicated poorly, and stated, “The problem is the message, and how to deliver the message. They focused on the wrong stuff. They didn’t have to mention that you needed an internet connection every 24 hours. They didn’t have to do that.”

In the end however, now that Microsoft has reversed its policies Désilets believes that hardcore gamers will pick up both PS4 and Xbox One regardless, and added, “And a lot of those people – the hardcore gamers – will buy both consoles in the end anyway.”

Are you what Désilets refers to as a ‘hardcore gamer’? Will you buy both consoles? Let us know below.

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47 Comments

  1. Pytox

    nope

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Ge0force

    Nope. PS4 + PC is the way to go!

    #2 2 years ago
  3. DGOJG

    That’s nice, is he paying?

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    Hardcore

    The land of AUTO-AIM, bullet magnetism, health regeneration, avoid button, kinect and casual games.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Bam007

    Yep and that’s what I intend on doing.

    Xbox One at launch > PS4 between 6 to 12 months after launch

    Also planning on spending a few hundred dollars on upgrading the PC.

    Best of “both” worlds. Got console gaming on lock and the PC thing wrapped up for another 4-5 years.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. DeyDoDoughDontDeyDough

    Wrong. PS4 only, thank you.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Myth

    This guy completely gets it. :)

    #7 2 years ago
  8. melonbuster1

    I preordered both of them. With all of the xbox1 games and 3 of the ps4 games..paid them off and just waiting for the dates to enjoy them. . Btw I want a steambox if its good as well

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Kyle Jackson

    Neither for me, PC all the way.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Soul696m

    I am buy both as well. but Xbox One is first. Then secondly PS4 some time down the road.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. CyberMarco

    ” I know some people still buy CDs and vinyl, but nobody’s yelling at Apple because of iTunes.”

    You dump f*ck, people didn’t criticize Apple for iTunes because Apple wasn’t the one to distribute CDs/vinyls in the first place. There are still retailers that sell CDs and vinyls. Apple offered just another service without killing retail.

    With consoles on the other hand (Xbone in this case), MS’s intention was to force us the digital distribution, something that the music industry (and iTunes) didn’t.

    On topic, nope. I’m only going to buy a PS4 when KH3/FF-XV/MGS5 release, probably in 2015 or something.

    I don’t know for those “hardcore” gamers that buy all the console, but personally even if I wanted to play all those games I don’t have the time (and money) to do it. With this gen there are a PS3/360/Wii/PC and PSP in my household and I only spent my time gaming primarily on PC/PSP and as of September 2012 on PS3.

    To clarify, my older brother bought the Wii in 2006 and the 360 in 2007 I think, because the PS3 was expensive as f*ck.

    So, I’ll try to clear my PC and PS3 backlog and get the PS4 later. I’m also interested in the Wii U, but probably wont buy it as I can’t spare the time for it too.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Fin

    He’s right.

    If they ever release some decent games (ie a decent Zelda), I would consider picking up Wii U too.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Soul696m

    You can keep your no good laggy sloppy PC garbage lol. No offense lol. I just do not like PC gaming lol. I like PC games like wow, minecraft that’s it lol.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. OwnedWhenStoned

    Lobotomies are a terrible thing.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Digital Bamboo

    What’s the gestation period for trolls? They appear to be multiplying.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. polygem

    i wont go full force multiplat next gen as i did this gen. for me it looks like it´s gonna be 3ds, vita and ps4. i could easily be a very happy gamer with 3ds and ps4 only. fuck this hardcore/casual gamer marketing bullshit anyway. i don´t have the time anymore to play all the games on all the systems and i really feel like most of them are just more of the same stuff over and over again anyway.
    take a look at the last of us. great game. enjoying it. mp has huge potential (never fully delivers but the potential is there. wow). it get´s all the praise but in the end it´s just an uncharted game with some survival horror elements lazily added on top of it, with great acting. it´s a movie game. that´s where the industry is heading to. it´s nice. my girlfriend can watch me playing a game and it feels like watching a movie to her while it kind of feels like playing a game to me. it´s fun and all but that´s not exactly what made me fall in love with gaming in the first place. it feels like i am just consuming stuff, suck it up and unwrap the next package. exactly what the industry wants me to do. i get that.
    but i also like other things than gaming. regarding that i feel like cyber marco- i just don´t have the time. this gen i had all the systems and it was fun but it can also be stress. there´s the risk to just consume game xyz, move on to the next, suck it up, next…for the next gen i will really try to focus on the games that seem worth it and those that i will keep playing and enjoying for longer. i will buy into the destiny, diablo, dark souls, fallout, mario kart type of games more than into the assasins creed 15´s.
    i feel like the wii u is a great console….if i only had the time.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. sgjones

    Itunes killed the cd market! Before the iphone came out everyone had sony discman or some sort of cd player now we just download it! Why crusify Microsoft because your to simple to realize that Game Stop is robbing us without a gun! We buy games for $60 and might get $25 on a trade in if lucky! I didnt mind the drm or always on, because i never play offline anyway and most gamers are the same! But this is a dead arguement because none of those policies are gonna happen this gen anyway! Maybe we’ll be ready for all digital next next gen!

    #17 2 years ago
  18. DrDamn

    Kind of agree with him. The MS approach was poorly communicated and badly thought out in some areas. The systems are transitioning to digital only and in order to get there you need more of a carrot and less of a stick approach. I’m going PS4 first but I’ll get an X1 one day. The complete change in policy for the X1 has actually made me less likely to pick one up for now. They should have found a better middle ground than simply ditching everything and reverting to standard.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Lord Gremlin

    Nope. I’ve spend this gen with PC+PS3+PS2 (and later Vita) and I sure as hell not supporting microsoft.
    I’m considering Wii U. Well, TBH I’d bought it already but space around TV is a concern to me…

    #19 2 years ago
  20. silkvg247

    Nope.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. dkpunk

    Definitely agree with him. X1 then ps4 a few months after.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. LordDjinn

    Looks like the fools forgave Microsoft sooner than i expected, oh well PS4 for me.
    “Taffy Francis – if someone held you at gunpoint and told you to hand him your wallet, and then just before you do it, he puts his gun down an apologises. He then invites you back to his house for dinner by way of an apology, would you accept? Same thing here, the mugger is microsoft, and the victim is the gaming community”

    Also
    https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/196490_490085711068175_1529676678_n.jpg

    #22 2 years ago
  23. super3001

    xbone and wiiu only. ps4 has no interest games and sony will remove feature from console over time like ps3 but xbone will gain feature like 360

    #23 2 years ago
  24. OmegaSlayer

    Everyone supporting Microsoft on the net is either idiot or an astroturfer.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Kanok

    I’ll get both. So, why do you hate XBox One?

    #25 2 years ago
  26. karma

    Not so much, no. Been gaming for over 30 years, and owned most of the major platforms at one time or another until about last gen, with the original Xbox and and PS2. I ended up choosing Xbox because gaming just became too expensive to be able to go with more than one platform, and at the time, they had a lot of PC-esque games on the platform. I didn’t regret that decision at first, but then MS changed their priorities during the course of the 360′s lifespan and have forgot about their gamer audience.
    So next gen I’ll be jumping ship back to PC, since Sony have decided to charge for online MP. And i’ve realised there is no other platform more future proof than PC. I can still play the majority of old games on any new PC.

    Otherwise I probably would have gone with Sony. But I can say right now, that I won’t be jumping in bed with Xbox ever again.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. manamana

    Well “in the end” he might be right – I just can not see myself buying an Xbox180 in the next couple of years …

    #27 2 years ago
  28. manamana

    One thing that bothers me, is when they try to pull the Apple/iTunes card. It’s non-comparable bullshite. Especially considering the music section, where you have vinyl, CD and mp3 still selling alongside of each other. Where you have Vinyl with mp3 download codes.

    When talking about Apps from the Appstore, we are talking about realtively inexpensive, fast to download and easy to access games. It’s kind of a different thing with 60€ and 50GB downloads, isn’t it? And it is, buy all means, no PC with Steam as an optional service.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. POOP CRUSTY

    He’s right. This is my plan and has been all along. It was my plan last gen, 2 gens ago and it is now.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. zersus

    I just logged in to say: no.

    PS4, PC and WiiU for getting drunk whith friends. No Xbone, no, never ever!
    @19 I sure as hell not supporting Microsoft as well, they did some fuckups, and I claim to know now how they think about me as a consumer.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. xBASSxMONSTAx

    Patrice is a douche. I’m getting PS4 and Wii-U only. M$ can kiss my money good bye.

    Anyone that even supports MS after all they have done or tried to do needs there heads examined.

    Oh and for idiots that buy Xbone, NSA will enjoy spying on you through the mandatory kinect. ;)

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Djoenz

    Im not a hardcore gamer so it seems. I have to accept that. I never buy at launch and Xbox1 is a no no and PS4 unfortunately as well. I wont pay for basic online features.

    I’ll stick to current gen.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Bowser

    I have no interest in paying 500 dollars to put a PRISMBox in my house, thanks.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Clupula

    I will never buy a 180. If someone gave me one for free, I would probably sell it because I will not support Microsoft’s policies, even if they have since changed them. The fact that they were arrogant enough to think that they could have gotten away with all that speaks volumes.

    I will get a PS4, maybe two years from now, when there’s a lot of good Japanese exclusives.

    And if the Wii U ever starts getting third party support again and somehow manages to scratch up 20 amazing exclusives, then I might pick one up when the system is about $150. I’m not holding my breath on this one.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. Sini

    Nope, no desire to get xbone, but ps4 complements my pc nicely.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. tCruzin

    X1 at launch and PS4 next year. Hopefully MS can implement some of the policies they reversed in a few years.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. fengato

    PS4 is a no-brainer, though both for me. Reversing what I did last gen, the PS4 will be for everything bar M$ exclusives (I’ll let XBL lapse periodically). Not a huge fan of Halo 4, though I’m too invested to simply not play Halo 5. Will also be nice to get my hands on Titan Fall next year, and to play Forza 5 whilst Kazunori and co get a PS4 version of GT out. Can’t wait!

    #37 2 years ago
  38. Digital Bamboo

    Nope. Plenty to play in the current gen still.

    Will pick up a 3DS next, U in a year or so, & PS4 3+ years down the line.

    No time for an Xbox One.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. Gheritt White

    Astroturfing. Astroturfing EVERYWHERE.

    Looking like PS4 for me, but not buying either until Xmas 2014.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. laughing-gravy

    Yeah there does seem to be a lot of artificial grass around nowadays! Reputation management I think it’s called.

    #40 2 years ago
  41. Lengendaryboss

    Everybody gets one, then two.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. Cobra951

    @41: Very possibly. I certainly won’t be getting both at once. I’m not getting either one at launch. I’ll wait to see how the whole DRM thing plays out, and for a solid library of titles to be released. What I have now will do fine until then.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. TheDarkWeapon

    Silent Hill 1 Remake… do it, don’t f*ck it up, and let it be awesome.

    #43 2 years ago
  44. sh4dow

    “In the end”, yes. When they’re like $150 on ebay. Then I will think about it, depending on how great the exclusives really are.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. zoopdeloop

    At some point Ps4 and WiiU.
    I’m amazed that some people keep saying that Ps4 has no games(just like with the ps3).while One does?they both have mediocre exclusive titles for now.

    The thing is Xbox360 had some pretty good exclusives on it’s early years but after a while nothing.While Ps3 started off slow and then year after year they had an avalanche of exclusive titles that some surpassed 360′s in terms of quality,quantity.The whole catch with ps3 was those multiplatform titles that were poorly ported over…which isn’t an issue now with One and Ps4

    #45 2 years ago
  46. ps3fanboy

    WRONG! this hardcore gamer will only buy the PS4 because it is the better one…

    #46 2 years ago
  47. Digital Bamboo

    What’s astroturfing?

    #47 2 years ago

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  • 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. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

    Shelter 2 is a game in which you are a mother lynx and must protect a den of kittens. Yes, it’s delightful. Shelter 2 is coming to Mac and PC on March 9. Pre-orders are now available on Steam at 10% off or on GOG.com with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s trailer is like a Transformer – there’s more than meets the eye. The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer contains a number of codes. Eagle-eyed users have spotted four so far, and work on cracking their meaning is progressing. According to an /r/games thread rounding up results so far, the codes pertain to […]

  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

    Assassin’s Creed fans, don’t try this at home. Assassin’s Creed characters can survive falls of almost any distance as long as they aim for the haystacks scattered handily throughout the environment. As you probably deduced from your familiarity with common sense, this isn’t a real thing: falling from heights kills you, the same way a […]

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

    PS4 is outselling Xbox One – but why? A new report may have the answer. Last month, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US again, returning it to the top of the charts after just two months away. Why? What has caused this reversal in fortunes in Microsoft’s home territory? According to a […]

  • Toejam and Earl are back with a new Kickstarter

    The early 90′s are alive and well in a new bid to bring back Toejam and Earl. Toejam and Earl released for Mega Drive (Genesis, Americans) in 1991, and the eponymous characters went on to count among Sega’s best-known characters. They appeared in a platformer, a light gun shooter and finally a 2002 Xbox game […]

  • New Wander trailer shows off Azertash form

    Wander is a collaborative, non-combat MMO in which you can take on a number of unique forms. Wander players begin as an ambulant tree called an Oren and can progress through several different bodies as they explore the environment, learning its secrets. One of these, which we’d not seen before this trailer, is the amphibious […]

  • SOMA approaching beta phase on PC and PS4

    SOMA, the new horror game from the Amnesia: The Dark Descent crew, is getting close to playable. Frictional Games has apologised for its recent silence over the project, but said it’s focused on reaching beta. Sorry all for the silence! We're closing in on Beta and everyone's working hard to get there. Once that's done, […]

  • Square Enix does not condone Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest HD Remaster

    Square Enix has said it’s not involved with a fan remake of Final Fantasy spin-off Mystic Quest. 1992 SNES game Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest is being remade by Dark Design as Mystic Quest HD Remaster. The developer is even taking pre-orders for the project. Unfortunately, it looks like it is in no position to be […]

  • New Hunger teaser released by LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers

    LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers Tarsier Studios have released a teaser trailer for Hunger, which was announced in May 2014 at the Nordic Game Conference. The game has been rumored to be the firm’s unannounced Sony project since 2010. Platforms are still to be announced, but the studio became a first-party SCE developer a few years back, […]

  • Here’s two Mario Party 10 overview videos, one featuring amiibo

    Overview videos for Mario Party 10 and the amiibo which work with the title have been released by Nintendo Japan. Obviously each one is in Japanese, but you get the gist all the same. Mario Party 10 releases on Wii U March 20 in North America and Europe. Thanks, AGB.

  • Clan Raids announced for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App

    Activision has announced a new Clan Raids mode will be made available through the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App. According to the CoD community blog, raids are time-based challenges where success earns you a spot on the Clan Raids leaderboards and new Clan Raid-exclusive in-game gear like the Equilibrium set. Clan members will […]

  • Play Battlefield Hardline starting March 12 through EA Access

    Xbox One users with an EA Access subscription will be able to play 10 hours worth of Battlefield Hardline starting March 12. EA Access members will are being granted access to the game five days before the street date, with full multiplayer and all saves transferring over into the main game. It was announced yesterday […]

  • This video summarizes the contents of Destiny patch 1.1.1

    With Destiny patch 1.1.1 now available, here’s a video summary of what to expect. In the video above, Arekkz Gaming gives you a rundown of the important bits in the update. Subscribe to Arekkz Gaming for more Destiny tips and trick through the link.

  • Destiny 1.1.1 patch notes out, update is live

    Destiny’s 1.1.1 patch arrives today, so if you have been kicked from activities, it means you will need to download the patch now that it’s live. We will be pushing the 1.1.1 patch for Destiny shortly. Players will be kicked from activities and required to download the patch. — Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) February 25, 2015 […]

  • Payday 2 packs based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number coming

    Starbreeze has announced another collaboration with Dennaton Games which will see masks based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number appear in Payday 2. The collaboration consists of two free updates when you acquire Hotline Miami 2 or its deluxe version on Steam from February 25. The two updates, called Hotline Miami Mask Pack and Jacket […]

  • Velocity 2X making its way onto Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One

    Velocity 2X will be released on Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One Futurlab has announced. The developer is in charge of the port, which will be published by Sierra. According to Futurlab, the deal with Sierra came about when self-publishing proved to be difficult due to spending “more time doing PR and marketing on Velocity […]

  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number finally has a release date

    A release date for Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number has been announced, finally. The game will arrive on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita March 10. It is now available for pre-order on GOG, Humble and Steam for 10% off for $13.49/£10.99. There’s also a Digital Special Edition available which includes tracks from […]

  • Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena is a twin stick shooter MOBA for PC

    Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena has been announced as a twin stick shooter MOBA blend from Whitebox Interactive. Set for a 2016 release on PC, the game’s beta will be on show at PAX East next month. An Early Access release is slated for Q2 2015 and you can already purchase early access for a […]

  • More information, videos for cancelled Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun surface

    A trailer for the cancelled Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun title from Climax which was reportedly set for an E3 2012 reveal, has surfaced. Along with the above video is another which is described as a pre-boss battle cutscene. It’s below. According to a source of NeoGAF’s Mama Robotnik, the game was being developed under […]

  • Three additional games added to Square Enix Humble Bundle

    Kane & Lynch Collection, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light and Startopia have been added to the Square Enix Humble Bundle. All three are made available when paying the average price of $7.69. Those who have already purchased the bundle will automatically be granted the titles. All three are available for PC only. The […]

  • Forza Horizon 2 gets Fast & Furious with standalone expansion

    A Fast & Furious tie-in and standalone expansion to Forza Horizon 2 will arrive for Xbox consoles next month. Titled Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious, the downloadable title does not require the base game to play. “We’ve been talking with the folks at Turn 10 for a number of years and have always […]

  • The Evil Within: The Assignment has a release date, new trailer

    The Evil Within: The Assignment will be released on March 10 in North America and March 11 in Europe, it was announced today. Along with an exact release date was a trailer detailing more information about the first set of DLC. The Assignment is the first of two DLCs centering on Detective Castellanos’ mysterious partner, […]

  • Steam and GOG cross-platform multiplayer added to AvP Classic 2000

    Steam and GOG have announced Aliens vs Predator Classic 2000 owners will be able play multiplayer with each other across both platforms. With the recent online multiplayer update for for AVP Classic 2000, Rebellion CEO Jason Kingsley has made good on his promise from June to offer cross-platform play between the Steam and GOG platforms. […]

  • OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood arrives on PS4, Vita next week

    Roll7 has announced it will release OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood next week. The developer announced the dates on Twitter this morning alongside the launch trailer. You will be able to download the game for PlayStation 4 and Vita March 3 in North America and March 4 in Europe.

  • Week 7: Play GTA Online with VG247 tonight at 8pm UK time!

    Heists got a date! Come play GTA Online with us to celebrate. We’re playing GTA Online on PS4 tonight with whoever else fancies it. That means you. This week’s playlist is Happy for Heists, because we kind of are. The six jobs involved will last about 45 minutes. Anyone can turn up. Here’s how. We’ll […]