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Battlefield 4 ultra settings footage shows environmental destruction

Monday, 5 August 2013 00:43 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Battlefield 4 is making use of Frostbite 3 to power some pretty special graphical effects; check out the amount of dust and debris on-screen in this showcase of the shooter on PC ultra settings.

Frostbite is pretty portable, so you can probably expect other versions to look relatively similar, but it’s pretty unlikely the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions could manage so many objects and effects on-screen.

As well as the PC and current-gen versions due at the end of October and early November, the latest DICE outing is also headed to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It will be interesting to see comparison footage of ultra PC versus the new consoles.

Thanks, PCGamesN.

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31 Comments

  1. silverstorm

    Man that looks beautiful. Will be upgrading my graphics card when the game releases. Wonder if a 9970 will be able to run this at max settings.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Tyrantsoul

    Am I the only one that didn’t find this that impressive?Maybe it’s because I had enough military shooters this gen to last a life time.Kinda irritating that we go into “next-gen” with the same old headliners.

    Oh well.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Mike W

    I didn’t think it was impressive at all.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. treborr

    Games should have no HUD more often. (In specific game modes of course)

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Mazzei

    @4

    Hardcore mode have very few HUD elements.

    @2

    Wait for the beta. I wasn’t amused with Battlefield 3 until i got my hands on the beta, pre-ordered instantly.

    Even if im sure Battlefield 4 will be the 3rd one but improved, i will still wait for the beta.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. apollyonbob

    So interesting comparison between the actual official video:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nJY7n8KaOY&feature=player_detailpage&t=95

    And the same section in the video you posted:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=bAKhveRTIGQ&t=59

    This video does not seem to be the thing you say it is. It does not look like it’s even close to ultra anything. (Especially not ultra hardware as evidenced by the screen tearing.) Who is Threatty? Does he have some kind of official connection to EA/Dice?

    #6 2 years ago
  7. A2ra3l

    You obviously don’t understand screen tearing. It is when the framerate is higher than the refresh rate. Which means they are getting alot of fps. So in other words their hardware is too good for the games current settings. I doubt though that this what ultra will look like on the finished game. They still seem to be missing some textures/ looking a little plain. The bf3 beta I think only went to high as a max setting. Even if you set to ultra it would still be at high

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Crusina

    #6

    Threatty and all the other youtubers who got videos are just popular Battlefield players.

    Secondly this is from Pre-Alpha. What DICE demonstrated was the most up to date version, what we are watching here is an old version of the game.

    So obviously Ultra is not really Ultra (you can see all the placeholders, glitches, etc if you watch the videos) and what DICE showed was a lot better.

    also, the skyscraper has collapsed which covers the entire map in a dusty grey.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. lubu

    Ultra settings ? Ultra Low ?

    #9 2 years ago
  10. smartalves

    This is just one percent or less of the players. It should be fine for SP but on MP I don’t think that will be the general settings. My 7870/Phenom BE x4 is going to last to play BF4. I have friends with SLI that play with 1280 or 1600 for high FPS and they usually kill me more often than I.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. johanconer

    Guys plz help me i want to play battlefield 4 in ultra high settings in my PC but im not sure able to that game on my PC cause I think my system requirements are not enough for that game.plz check my system requirements given below that I can able to play that game with ultra high settings or not

    i had Intel core processor: i 3 550@ 3.20hz
    Ram: 4 GB
    Graphic card:nividia gtx 660
    And window s 7 with 64 bit

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Idle

    @johanconer…. Im no pc wizzard but i dont think you’ll be getting ultra with these specs. you’re above minimum requirements but not at recomended. my specs are > amd fx 4100 @3.6hz (stock speed) radeon hd 7850 oc edition 8GB windows 7 64bit and I think I’ll be getting between medium-high settings at around 40-50 fps (I hope). so you can probably expect the same sort of performance.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. nollie4545

    God that game looks awful, why are people still buying this shit?

    The maps look too clean, there is no texture or interest in the floors or walls, and the gameplay is just comedy, is that supposed to be hardcore mode, people running around like sonic the hedge hog on roller skates, where is the realism and the gritty part, you’re supposed to be in a warzone??

    Seriously, if this is what you guys think constitutes a realist shooter then you’re beyond help.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Panthro

    @13

    Its not marketed as a simulator though, if anyone thinks its realistic then yeah they are very wrong.

    If people want realism, like I do I play the Arma series.

    I love sneaking up on a couple of players in the woods and taking them out with one shot each to the torso… Battlefield is to fast paced and arcade-like for me anymore.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Ireland Michael

    > games have hyper realistic graphics and elaborate physics
    > “god that game looks awful”

    Spoilt brats.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Panthro

    @15

    Yep, gamers sure do not know what the word ‘awful’ means anymore…

    Go play ‘A bugs life’ on the PS1, that is a game you can call awful.

    Also aids is awful, and this game isn’t anywhere near as bad as aids.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. nollie4545

    Oh we are sorry for voicing an opinion, didn’t realise you were the pope and world leader of video gaming who shalt not be argued with. Quite what makes me a spoilt brat when I’m a potential paying customer for this product I have no idea. You’re in the exact same situation so that makes you a cock of the highest order but you don’t see me mentioning it.

    The game looks shocking, I do not see how this moves the game on one iota. I don’t see anyone claiming they are impressed with it.

    THERE IS MORE TO MAKING A GREAT GAME THAN GRAPHICS AND PHYSICS.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Panthro

    @17

    I think hes just referring to the effort that probably went in to create the visuals and physics just so someone can say they are terrible.

    I know its your opinion and you obviously don’t like the game (I’m not a massive fan either) but you’ve lost sight of what the words ‘awful’ and ‘shocking’ mean.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. nollie4545

    It is ‘shocking’ considering this is supposed to be a next gen game. Maybe I am too used to high end ridiculous fidelity PC games but I wasn’t impressed by it at all.

    Still, the video alone is enough to make most 12 year olds have a wet dream, and they’ll go and get their mom to buy it and it will sell.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Panthro

    + the video was recorded in early august, the game probably has had a lot of improvements in 3 months.

    And its a multi-platform game, which means something entirely different to what that meant last year… They had to spend time on the PS3, 360, PS4, X1 and the PC, that’s a lot of work dude.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Ireland Michael

    @17 You’re probably free to express your opinion. As am I.

    As Panthro said, it was a general comment on the complete lack of appreciation gamers have for the amount of effort (in the tens of millions of dollars range) that is being pumped into games, and the broad dismissal of that effort.

    The “spoilt brat” comment comes from the fact that certain elitists group’s view on graphics is so completely laser focused on advancement that anything even a microsecond behind the technological curve is suddenly “awful”, oblivious to just how far we’ve come in less than a decade and incapable of appreciating anything that isn’t hardware-cloggingly high fidelity. It’s an incredibly short sighted attitude.

    Just as a reminder, here’s Battlefield 2, circa 2005: http://www.the-nextlevel.com/previews/pc/battlefield-2/battlefield-2-a.jpg

    The graphical bar for me was set with Okami on the PS2 personally, and to this day I have yet to play a better looking game.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. nollie4545

    Errrr. I couldn’t give a monkeys how many dollars or man hours were pumped into this game. At the end of the day no one buys games based on how long or much they took to create, the same is true of most consumer products.

    The game looks awful for a supposed next gen game and the video only serves to remind me why I don’t buy or play this kind of shit any more.

    I couldn’t give a rats ass if BF4 suddenly becomes a paragon of graphical fidelity, I really could not. I didn’t buy Crysis 3 merely because it looked good. If you’re the kind of person who is buying games because they look nice or because EA spent 100 billion or something on making it, then thats your own loss.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Ireland Michael

    @22 “Errrr. I couldn’t give a monkeys how many dollars or man hours were pumped into this game.”

    Clearly.

    “At the end of the day no one buys games based on how long or much they took to create, the same is true of most consumer products.”

    I do, if its clear at the end of the product that a lot of love and care and attention and effort went into the products. And while it’s not as much an advancement over BF3 as it could be, its a damn sight way above the likes of a Call of Duty.

    Bad Rats is awful.
    Road to Hell is awful.
    The War Z is awful.

    This isn’t even close to “awful”.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Panthro

    Quite clear he doesnt know what he wants.

    He argues about the game not moving forward because of the graphics etc…
    Then he says he doesn’t care if BF4 becomes ‘the paragon of graphical fidelity’

    If not, then why are you even commenting on how the game looks at all…

    Rip it apart with the things you see wrong with gameplay and don’t clutch at straws just because you see an opening to attack a game you don’t like.

    ‘These graphics suck’
    -2 minutes later…
    ‘I don’t care if BF4 has the best graphics ever’

    #24 2 years ago
  25. nollie4545

    Yawn…

    I am quite sure I know what I want. I am certain that only the most sad or inane video game player/buyer would be concerned about how long it took to develop a game and bring it to market, or by extension, how much it cost company X.

    I am ripping the game apart. I stated, quite clearly, that the ground and walls looked far too bland and the more I look the more hideous it becomes. The devs have clearly focused on particles and pieces of random shit flying around in the wind, and so on, and appear to have neglected the essentials like the environmental details. That is fine of course if you are a numb skull blaster whose attention will never stretch to the map.

    For a next gen game, it looks pretty rough, bland even. Apart from the character models, and weapons, and some of the effects involved (which do look a bit overblown) I’m far from impressed.

    How that sits with your holier than thou stance as you sit on your pew in the hallowed church of EA is not my concern. The game looks awful. It seems to be suffering from the reverse of what you see in Crysis 3, where the devs cram so much detail in it looks a tad overblown. Here you have the reverse.

    Maybe no one plays this stuff for the environments? lol

    Sorry Irish Mike, I know how much you love your butthurtfilled games, and can’t bear critcism of them, but if you are defending the content shown in that video, thats fanbois delusion of the highest order. Fucking Halo 2 had nicer environments…

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Panthro

    How am I ‘sitting in the church of EA’ I stated earlier I wasn’t a fan of battlefield…

    I was just pointing out that your over reacting, which you are.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. nollie4545

    Over-reacting? You’re one of the two clowns trying to defend the indefensible. I sincerely hope that the game has moved on since that video was made.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Panthro

    Saying its awful is an over reaction.
    Was the footage really ‘Extremely bad or unpleasant’?
    You could of just said the textures lacked the detail you thought games in the next gen were supposed to have and your point would have came across clearly, judging from your other posts you obviously are just a ‘anything EA does is evil or retarded’ sheep.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Hcw87

    BF4 is not a next gen game. It’s a cross gen game, so ofcourse it doesn’t have the same visual fidelity as for example Killzone Shadowfall.

    BF5 (OR BC3) on the other hand most likely will, especially if it’s next gen/PC exclusive.

    Also, there aren’t any other FPS games coming out in the next few months that looks any better than this (except for the NEXT GEN ONLY Killzone).

    This trailer also showcases one of the more bland maps, wait until you see some of the outdoor forest type maps before passing judgement.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Ireland Michael

    @25 Sorry Irish Mike, I know how much you love your butthurtfilled games, and can’t bear critcism of them”

    While I’ve enjoyed both Battlefield 3 & Bad Company 2, I don’t have any huge investment in the franchise.

    Simplifying things down to nothing more than personal bias is a very easy way to avoid the main topic of the conversation. Anyone whose been here for more than five minutes knows I have no platform, developer or publisher preference, and that I have no interest in brand loyalty.

    “but if you are defending the content shown in that video, thats fanbois delusion of the highest order.”

    I’m defending technological accomplishment. Even if its not the greatest looking, highest fidelity game in creation, it’s still fairly impressive, and continues to inch us even closer to photo-realism. I would much prefer to appreciate what’s good about it instead of obsessing over what’s not TEH CUTTING EDGE.

    I don’t need something to be top of the range to be impressed by its artistry. There’s a word for that kind of attitude – snobbery.

    Like I said before, Okami to me is still the best looking game ever made.

    “Fucking Halo 2 had nicer environments”

    Halo 2: http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/18mrkwbyabcpfjpg/original.jpg

    BF4: http://i.picpar.com/G5w.png

    #30 2 years ago
  31. nollie4545

    Snobbery, no publisher preference, ya ya ya.. heard it all before. How the fuck you can be a graphics snob I have no idea.

    I can’t quite see what the hell you are on about: ‘technological accomplishment’, show me where? Oh you mean blue tiger stripe camo on the weapons.

    You’re banging your gums about a game which looks less than impressive in the video, so unless you are a butthurt fan boy, then obviously you were on the threads about Crysis 2 and 3…

    I do own BF2 and All the crysis games. I am not an automatic anti EA bandwagon rider (although they don’t help themselves), but if this is what we’re supposed to be raving about god help us all. Photo realism!!? Are you suffering from myopia or something??

    You can’t bitch about some technological achievement then concede its not actually that good looking… lol

    #31 2 years ago

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    In an effort to improve diversity in the game, H1Z1 developer has added female characters. Female survivors can now be found throughout the world of H1Z1. Developer Daybreak added the new feature in a patch released last Friday. You will be able to choose a female avatar in the main game and in Battle Royale. […]

  • Possible teaser site for Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi’s new game opens

    Either Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi is working on a soon-to-be-launched Kickstarter for his new game, or someone is pulling an elaborate prank. At PAX Prime last year, during Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 panel, a flyer was handed out to attendees that showed what appeared to be a 2D game of some sort with […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for May 5: Heroic and Nightfall strikes detailed

    Tuesday is here and Destiny’s weekly reset is also here. Bungie announced that your weekly Destiny grind has now begun. The Nightfall and Heroic strikes are now live too. This week’s strike is Winter’s Run. Rainbow burn is back for the Nightfall, which means you do more damage with all elemental weapons, but also receive […]

  • PC version of Project Cars delayed in Australia due to severe weather

    Recent weather conditions in Sydney, Australia are responsible for a slight delay of the PC version of Project Cars in the country. Sydney recently suffered from storms that caused flooding in some areas. One of those is the place where publisher Namco Bandai was storing PC copies of Project Cars. The stock was “severely damaged,” […]

  • Twitch’s new process makes it easier for streamers to appeal flagged content

    Twitch has updated its appeals process concerning videos that have been flagged by the audio ID system. Towards the end of last year, Twitch introduced a new audio recognition system that scans archived streams and automatically mutes the audio whenever copyright music is identified. The system has been in-use ever since and Twitch has today […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a day one patch, but it’s not a major one

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will indeed have a day one patch, to make the first-time experience as smooth as possible. Like many modern games, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will have its day one patch. According to the developer however, it wasn’t born out of necessity. Miles Tost, level designer at developer CD Projekt […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare owners get free pistol today

    Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games is adding a new pistol to the game, free to all players. The M1 Irons is a new pistol that comes to Advanced Warfare starting today. The weapon is offered as a thank you gift from the developer. Sledgehammer says the Irons is good at range and packs a punch. […]

  • Fall down the Skullgirls Big Band music video rabbit hole with me

    Skullgirls is a pretty amazing fighting game, but did you know it’s also a passable music creation suite? Earlier today I was idly perusing an episode of PlayStation Underground showing off Skullgirls 2nd Encore, a re-release of the indie fighter packing in loads of new features and coming to PS4 – with full cross-play! – […]

  • The many uses of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood’s pipe weapon

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood adds a sick new weapon to BJ’s arsenal: a pipe. In Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a pipe is not just a pipe. Not only can you bash nazis with it, you can use it to climb walls, reach hatches, and even break through some walls. Plus? You can dual wield it. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X teaser gives first look at Predator

    Mortal Kombat X’s next celebrity guest was teased during the latest Kast. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Kast was mostly about all about Jason, but also included a very brief nod to Predator. You can watch the full livestream to see the tease in situ if you’re really keen, but IGN shared this convenient edit: There’s […]

  • Rock Band 4 has count-ins, drum fills and vocal harmonies

    Rock Band 4 will more closely emulate the feeling of being a real musician with some neat personalisation touches. For Rock Band 4, Harmonix elected to double down on player ownership of their experience rather than technical precision. To this end, it has implemented a number of cool new features. I am wildly envious of […]

  • Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, Lost Planet 3 developer shuttered

    Spark Unlimited has gone down with all hands. The Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z and Lost Planet 3 developer has been shuttered and all staff laid off. Chief technical officer John Butrovich confirmed the news in a statement issued to IGN. “Spark Unlimited is closing as a video game developer. The ongoing opportunities for smaller mobile […]

  • PS Now subscription available on PlayStation 3 this month, Vita coming soon

    PlayStation Now’s all you can eat service has finally been dated for PS3. Subscriptions to PS Now, Sony’s cloud-based gaming service, will be available on PS3 from May 12 in the US. The all you can eat package will also be made available on select Bravia TVs and Sony Blu-ray players on the same date. […]

  • GTA 5 is even better with a gravity gun

    GTA 5 modders have made a dream come true, adding a gravity gun to your arsenal of mayhem-causing weaponry. GTA 5 isn’t ready for this. It looks like a heck of a lot of fun, but the poor old Los Santos po po can’t deal with the resulting carnage at all. If Rockstar were ever […]

  • “Mod makers should be able to make money from their creations,” says DOOM creator

    DOOM co-creator John Romero has weighed in on the paid mods debate. Paid mods are a hot issue right now. For years, Valve has been enabling content creators to make money from their work on Counter-strike: Global offensive, Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2, but when it partnered with Bethesda to offer the same for […]

  • Watch WRC driver Kevin Abbring smash through a DIRT Rally challenge

    WRC driver Kevin Abbring has been participating in Dirt Rally’s daily events – and kicking ass. Dirt Rally seems to have ticked one of the most difficult to attain boxes of racing development – creating something professional drivers like to play, and which rewards their years of experience. Codemasters published the video below showing Hyundai […]

  • Mortal Kombat X patch to bring PC version up to console standard

    Mortal Kombat X PC will be fixed tomorrow, NetherRealm has promised. The PC version of Mortal Kombat X has come under fire for poor performance, including stuttering frame rate and bugs as plenty. About 45 minutes into a recent Twitch stream, NetherRealm boss Ed Boon said an update will drop tomorrow to address many of […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: all new Crucible maps detailed

    Destiny’s House of Wolves DLC will add four new maps to the Crucible, the game’s competitive multiplayer mode. Let’s take a look at all of them. Alex brings you new footage showing all of the four maps that will drop with House of Wolves. He goes over the layout, landmarks, gameplay styles, and other important […]

  • Custom Xbox One Star Wars controllers look very tempting

    Microsoft is celebrating May 4 by showing off concept designs for Star Wars-themed Xbox One controllers. May 4 is of course Star Wars Day and the controller concepts you’re about to see are just that, concepts. Or at least that’s what they said they are. There are four designs and they don’t look very practical. […]

  • Project Cars launch trailer is an anthology of race cars, set to the beats of Deadmau5

    Project Cars comes out this week and there’s just enough time for one last trailer. Project Cars, Slightly Mad Studios’ ambitious racer that has been in development for ages, is finally coming out this week. The racer received plenty of changes throughout its development based on community feedback and the final product will be in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront dev reveals planet Sullust

    Sullust, a planet that has not been previously shown, will be featured in one of Star Wars Battlefront’s maps. Star Wars Battlefront developer DICE revealed today that planet Sullust will be one of the game’s locations. The planet was mentioned in the films and other Star Wars works, but was only shown today. DICE posted […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: Tower vendor changes

    House of Wolves will change the inventory of some of Destiny’s vendors and add new roles to others. Here’s everything that has been announced so far. You know that House of Wolves will bring a new social space to the game in the form of The Reef. But did you also know that the good […]

  • Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, will reissue some out-of-stock figures

    Nintendo released a statement today to apologise for fan’s frustrations in finding some Amiibo figures and promised to handle distribution better going forward. Nintendo has been criticised recently for its lack of communication when it comes to new Amiibo figures. Something which has lead fans to not know if certain figures are limited to some […]

  • Halo: MCC “a black eye for us,” Halo 5 won’t suffer the same fate, says franchise director

    The development of Halo: The Master Chief Collection was of an “outrageous complexity,” which was one of the reasons it suffered a horrible launch. None of that will happen with Halo 5: Guardians, according to Frank O’Connor. Frank O’Connor, Halo franchise development director opened up to Xbox Achievements about the difficult task of developing The […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: weapon Reforging explained

    When House of Wolves drops in a couple of weeks, you’ll be able to change the stats of some in-game weapons. This process is called ‘Reforging’. Alex goes over all the details Bungie revealed about the new Reforging system. This covers the materials you need, the weapons that can be reforged and much more. Make […]

  • GTA 5 PC: control the in-game phone with your iPhone using this mod

    GTA 5′s latest mod lets you control the in-game phone with your real-life iPhone. Reddit user Planetleak wanted to see if he would succeed in getting his iPhone to control the phone in GTA 5. He did it and has a video to prove it. It’s not a mod per-se, but it emulates mouse and […]

  • SoulCalibur dev wants to know fans’ favourite characters for “something huge”

    SoulCalibur developers are probably working on a new game, because they’re asking fans to vote on their favourite characters. Project Soul, the longtime developer of the SoulCalibur series is soliciting feedback on fans’ favourite characters. The developer said as much in a post on its Facebook page. “Calling all SoulCalibur Fans! Project Soul would like […]

  • Jason Voorhees doesn’t look out of place in new Mortal Kombat X trailer

    Jason Voorhees comes to Mortal Kombat X starting tomorrow and it’s time to celebrate his arrival. Jason Voorhees, the first DLC character for Mortal Kombat X has been given the trailer treatment. Jason is part of the game’s Kombat Pack, owners of which can start using him tomorrow, May 5. Being an iconic horror character, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition – Dragonslayer DLC announced, free to all this week

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is getting a multiplayer expansion this week. BioWare has announced that all owners of Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a new multiplayer expansion, for free. The expansion is called Dragonslayer and it’s centred around fighting dragons, hence the name. Three new playable characters will join the roster as you explore an all-new […]

  • Sonder is still happening, and this is the best news of the week

    Sonder is a really interesting-looking new indie adventure, which I am quite excited to remember exists. We first heard about Sonder in late 2013, when its debut trailer introduced us to a Kamai Media’s ambitious vision. In the intervening months Kamai has been hard at work on its space station management sim slash non-linear narrative […]

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

    The dream has died: Twitter has disabled Internet Archive game embeds. Remember how for a few days you could tweet a link to an a game on the Internet Archive and it was playable direct from that tweet? Well, Twitter has cancelled that. All those tweets now just show links. GamesIndustry suspects it has something […]

  • Lords of the Fallen, Divinity: Original Sin developers will reveal new games at E3 2015

    Lords of the Fallen developer Deck13 and Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian Studios have new projects in the works which will be revealed at E3 2015. Publisher Focus Home Interactive is behind both new games. In a French press release [PDF] spotted by RPG Codex, Focus said it will show off the two unrevealed titles […]

  • Rare game announce expected at E3 2015

    Rare’s new game will be shown off at E3 2015, apparently. Rare hasn’t announced a reveal, and neither has Microsoft, but it looks like the news has slipped out anyway. IGN cites a tweet from Rare creative director Simon Woodroffe in which he says that a new project from Rare designer Gregg Mayles will be […]

  • Batgirl expansion included in $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass

    Here’s what you get in the $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass. Batman: Arkham Knight’s season pass was announced last week, but apart from the news that it would cost a whopping $40/£33, we didn’t get many details of what it would include. Thankfully, Warner Bros. has since acknowledged the clamour this caused, as players […]

  • Star Wars Day Xbox sale discounts Force Unleashed, Lego games

    Star Wars Day is upon us, and here’s an Xbox sale to mark it. Microsoft is offering discounts on Xbox 360 games to celebrate May 4. From my desk here in Australia the sale is a bit light on content – two Lego games, plus The Force Unleashed and its DLC packs. Your mileage may […]

  • Here’s hoping this tease means we see Mass Effect at E3 2015

    Mass Effect boss Mike Gamble has shared a teaser image, which we’re more than happy to draw speculative conclusions from. The new Mass Effect game in the works at BioWare Edmonton is a mysterious beast. Judging by how long it’s been in development, it feels like we’re about due for a proper reveal, to clear […]

  • Watch almost a whole hour of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is almost here. Are you ready for old-school shooter action? Wolfenstein: The Old Blood publisher Bethesda livestreamed almost an hour of the Machine Games shooter recently, and has now uploaded the archive to YouTube. Check it out below: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood launches digitally on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on […]

  • Splatoon lacks voice chat to promote a positive online experience

    Nintendo’s multiplayer game Splatoon will not contain a voice chat option in order to “focus on the positive aspects” of online gaming. Speaking in the latest issue of Edge magazine (thanks, GamesRadar), Splatoon co-director Yusuke Amano said personal experience with negativity in online voice chat was one of the main reasons for excluding the feature. […]

  • D4 on PC: differences from Xbox One version, system specs announced

    D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die – Season 1 is coming to PC, and Access Games has provided a list of features different from the Xbox One version. We’ve pulled most of the changes off the game’s website and posted them below, along with the PC specs. D4 on PC Kinect gesture input controls replaced with […]

  • The Megalodon returns to Battlefield 4 with the latest CTE patch

    The Megalodon Easter Egg in Battlefield 4 may have been removed earlier this year from Naval Strike, but it has since resurfaced on the CTE with the latest patch. I’d make a Jaws reference, but it’s been done to death. The shark is shown in the video on the Paracel Storm map which was where […]

  • Survival horror game Kodoku has a new work-in-progress trailer

    Kodoku, the survival horror title from Carnivore Studio, has a new work-in-progress video available, showing you how the game is coming along. Announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita back in 2013, the game is slated for release sometime this year, and tasks the player with avoiding mythical Japanese ghosts using only magic and stealth. Thanks, […]

  • Current HoloLens prototype has noticeably “tighter” FoV compared to January build

    Microsoft’s augmented reality headset HoloLens is still very much in the prototype stage, according to various reports out of the Build Conference. Microsoft hasn’t discussed technical specs with the press yet as nothing is set in stone, but during a hands-on at Build, Ars Technica noticed the prototypes had a “x86 processor, 2GB RAM, 802.11ac […]

  • Silent Hills petition asking Konami to continue development has over 50,000 signatures

    A petition to save the Silent Hills game has been formed by fans in the hopes Konami will change its mind and bring the collaboration with Guillermo del Toro back from the dead. Konami confirmed on Monday the Silent Hill remake from film director Del Toro and Metal Gear’s Hideo Kojima had been cancelled, but […]

  • Attack on Titan has a US release date, title changed in EU over copyright claim

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains will be released under a different title in Europe, according to the publisher, and while a release date has been set for North America, the same cannot be said for fans across the pond. According to Atlus, a copyright claim in Europe has forced the company to publish the […]

  • Yooka-Laylee meets final Kickstarter Stretch Goal in less than 24 hours

    The Kickstarter for Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee sailed beyond its final £1 million ($1.5 million) Stretch Goal overnight, which will allow for a simultaneous release on all announced platforms. Once funded, Yooka-Laylee was slated for release on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and Xbox One; however, a simultaneous release on all platforms wasn’t guaranteed unless […]

  • Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, but not by much

    Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, according to an announcement from Roll7. Not to worry though, it’s only by a week. According to the developer, the delay is due to “having undergone super-secret upgrades to crank shit up to 60fps.” The extra week will provide the additional time needed for tweaking […]

  • Assassin’s Creed, The Crew, Far Cry 4, other Ubisoft titles on sale through the Humble Store

    Ubisoft has put a number of its games on sale through the Humble Store. Franchises Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry are on discount as are single release titles. The list of games on sale are below. For pricing in your region, head over to the Humble Store. Anno 2070 Complete Edition Assassin’s Creed 3 Assassin’s […]

  • Payday 2: Repeater rifle, Peacemaker pistol introduced with The Butcher’s Western Pack

    Overkill Software released the 21st DLC pack for Payday 2 yesterday, titled The Butcher’s Western Pack. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and other digital distribution channels. “For our 21st DLC we go back in time to visit the Wild West and the arsenal it was known for,” said the developers. “With it we’re introducing […]

  • The Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter just launched and has already met its funding goal

    Playtonic Games launched the Kickstarter campaign for Yooka-Laylee at 5pm UK, and in just over 30 minutes it already hit its $270,000 funding goal. You can watch the funding counter continue to roll over through the link. Yooka-Laylee is a 3D platformer where the characters use special moves such as Yooka’s tongue grapple and Laylee’s […]