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PS4 & Vita bundle in works, to cost about $500 – rumour

Monday, 5 August 2013 16:14 GMT By Sherif Saed

PS Vita may be bundled with PS4, if this rumour is to be believed.

According to a “well-placed anonymous source” of Machinima, Sony is working on a bundle that features both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita for around $500, to be made available at the end of this year.

Sony has already confirmed that Remote Play – being able to stream games from PS4 to Vita – will be mandatory to all PS4 games that don’t make use of extra hardware, such as Move or the PlayStation Eye.

Thanks, Videogamer.

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107 Comments

  1. monkeygourmet

    It wouldn’t suprise me.

    If it was £429, that would be hilarious and a big blow to MS.

    This is a good option of re-starting the Vita, especially with PS4 remote play.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Pytox

    Would be insane :D

    #2 2 years ago
  3. xBASSxMONSTAx

    £429 would stick it to M$. :D

    #3 2 years ago
  4. sebastien rivas

    I say yes! it is a good marketting solution to help and propel Vita.

    But to what cost for the consumer. Throw us a pita on this bundle please :)

    #4 2 years ago
  5. monkeygourmet

    Also, didn’t the Codemasters founder ‘David Darling’, talk about this the other day?

    Didn’t he say:

    A Vita / PS4 package; “Is like handcuffing a dead body to it” ?

    #5 2 years ago
  6. mistermogul

    This makes a lot of sense.

    If it happens and is £429 I’m in!

    @5 – “A Vita / PS4 package; “Is like handcuffing a dead body to it” ?”

    Not really as it’ll only attract people who are interested in both anyway, like me.

    Those who just want a PS4/Vita only will still have those options.

    It’s not like Sony will force people to buy both…

    #6 2 years ago
  7. MrWaffles

    If this is true, it won’t be advertised, or widely available. For the mass consumer, PS4 + Vita looks pretty much the same as the Wii U + the pad.

    And believe, they rather not be confused for a Wii U.

    I say it will be a month-2 online bundle.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. DrDamn

    @5
    That was physical media … http://www.vg247.com/2013/08/01/physical-media-is-a-dead-body-handcuffed-to-next-gen-codies-founder/

    Bundle of some sorts would be a good idea as there will be people looking at that. Though this price sounds a little too good to be true.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Lengendaryboss

    Sony why u no have common sense? What the hell is wrong with all of you? No this is not what either party needs, no PS Vita does not need this. It does not need to be a accessory to another platform to sell well.

    PS Vita should be able to be sold and marketed on its own merits (Games, Apps, PS Plus etc etc): not as an accessory to another system.

    No just no, no.

    Replace Seth with Sony: http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/250×250/37547223.jpg

    #9 2 years ago
  10. monkeygourmet

    @8 & @6

    :D was just messing!

    #10 2 years ago
  11. viralshag

    This would be an interesting combo… I’ve never been interested in the Vita but this could change my mind if the price is right.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. galbalazs87

    Is this “well-placed anonymous source” the same, who said MS is going to release standard and budget bundles of Xbox One without Kinect? :P

    #12 2 years ago
  13. actuallyisnotafox

    I love my vita its really good but it really needs some more games, god eater 2 would be nice, but besides that I hope they announce some games before the release of ps4 maybe at tgs or gamescom.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. MCTJim

    I heard about this rumor and it was determined to be debunked by digital foundry…. I could be wrong though…500 bucks for the Vita and PS4..more like 600 bucks after purchase of a proprietary memory card..can not see this happening as the vita is still quite expensive.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. fihar

    @9
    On the contrary, it should.
    With Crossbuy titles popping up like crazy and Plus IGCs shared across several different consoles, Sony is aiming to integrate all of their products, giving you extra incentives to own each and every one of them.
    What with remote play being mandatory for all PS4′s games, they are basically treating the Vita as a companion piece to the PS4 anyway.

    Unlike Nintendo, which aims to completely differentiate their two main products, Sony is treating the Vita as a portable PS3/PS4.
    As far as I’m concerned, Sony has already made their bed, might as well sleep in it.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. infernalism

    Good idea and I might even buy this bundle, but PSVita still needs better games.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Lengendaryboss

    @15
    It can, it still stands: PS Vita is a stand alone product from its console brothers and vice-versa: that cross-buy scheme is only implemented by Sony and a few indie/small developers.

    “Sony is treating the Vita as a portable PS3/PS4.”
    I really hate it when people say this, especially when they say PS4 as well. At best they have said “console quality on the go”: but that does not technically translate into PS3/PS4.
    http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/sony-tempers-ngp-power-claims
    http://gematsu.com/2012/08/ps-vita-not-powerful-enough-for-metal-gear-rising-says-creative-producer

    The PS Vita can remote play some PS3 and virtually all (Thanks DrDamn) PS4 games, but its not a PS3/PS4 portable by that logic if it can’t do it natively.

    Edit: they were planning to integrate their services with their products. Not give bonuses by integrating all their products.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. DrDamn

    @17
    PSV can remote play *all* PS4 games which don’t use the camera. It’s an OS feature no special programming required.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Lengendaryboss

    @18
    Thanks, edited.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. DrDamn

    @LB
    I know what you are getting at, but as a devices and in the OS PSV & PS4 have been designed to work closely and compliment each other. Much more so than PSP/PS3 and PSV/PS3. It’s an important part of the feature set.

    I agree PSV needs to be valid in it’s own right, but exploiting the obvious link up between the two and getting a bigger PSV install base out there is good business sense.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. diego-rbb-93

    You all guys forget about Ps4 needing Ps Plus to play Online. By this, Sony make sure that 70% of guys who take this bundle have an access to the Instant Game Collection on Vita, so you dont have to expend more than 600 excesive bucks in order to have some contents for the 2 devices.

    In fact, this bundle should come with at least 2 months with access to PS Plus.

    The point is… Will Sony offer a 4Gb memory or something for the Vita game storage?

    Im not seeing a bad deal with the bundle. But selling Vita+Ps4 its not the point, the point are the extras. Those will make this bundle have sense or not.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Lengendaryboss

    @20
    The problem is PS Vita owners did not buy into PS Vita for it to be “companion app” = accessory, i just think its not a feature that should be marketed and supported heavily over something PS Vita owners are asking for.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. sebastien rivas

    @22 & @20
    Exactly,
    That is why I think it is a good merited idea from Sony. Vita seems a good product in itself that does NOT require PS4 to function so imagine you play a game on PS4, you are on the go somewhere and you can still continue on your Vita, so why not make a bundle of both.

    I think again it is a wonderful idea, especially that Sony enforces the use of Vita on PS4.
    It does not mean you need Vita to play , you can always stick to PS4 with game bundle(s) or even a PS4 Standard.
    But giving the choice to gamers is the best thing one company can do.
    It can only help Vita whom according to recent article on Vg247 suffered a lot in last quarter in terms of sells.

    So go all the way Sony with PS4+Vita. I cannot promise I will get it but I wait and see what comes in the bundle and/or at what price.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. DrDamn

    @22
    But if it means more PSV’s out there then that = more support and more games no?

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Francis O

    I don’t think this is a good idea. Sony would be giving up on the PS Vita actually being profitable if they did this.

    Just release the PS4, drop the price of the Vita to $199.99, and get your developers working on Gran Turismo, God of War, Infamous, and broker a deal for a GTA on PSV.

    That would increase sales far more than bundling it with the PS4. The PS Vita is failing because of a lack of games, not because nobody wants it.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. fihar

    @17
    I really wasn’t speaking about the technicalities when I said that the Vita is a portable PS3.
    Half of the titles that are on the Vita can be played in one way or another on the PS3. It might play better on the Vita but I’d rather save a couple of hundred quids stuck sitting in front of my TV (or spend it on a 3DS) rather than having the advantage of portability.

    Other than Gravity Rush, Muramasa, Tearaway and Lumines, I don’t see the point in getting one. Mercenary looks fun but sadly I already have KZ3. There’s P4G, but I already spent tons of hours in P4 already and while I’d love to revisit Inaba once more I don’t think it’s worth the money.
    And then there’s Zero Escape which sadly is also available on the 3DS.

    The point is, the Vita isn’t different enough from it’s console brothers and I don’t think it ever will be. It is good as it is, I just don’t want one.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Lengendaryboss

    @24
    Yes but would people buy those games for their PS Vitas? Or continue to use it as remote play device for on the go action? But i suppose you could be right.

    I’m just saying that if PS Vita is marketed this way, then it just becomes a totally different product. Is it a companion app? Is it a dedicated handheld? Is it a indie handheld? Is It a handheld to play big console quality games?

    All good questions and the perception of what the PS Vita is right now.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. sebastien rivas

    @ 25

    Just release the PS4, drop the price of the Vita to $199.99, and get your developers working on Gran Turismo, God of War, Infamous, and broker a deal for a GTA on PSV

    But here is the thing,
    … being able to stream games from PS4 to Vita – will be mandatory to all PS4 games that don’t make use of extra hardware…

    Maybe I am carried away and I do not understand it but it seems like when a game appears on Ps4 then it should also appear on Vita.
    Now we do not know the technical side of this:
    1) will all Ps4 games come out at same time as Vita?
    2) Do you require 2 same games “PS4 game and Vita game” so the gamer can stream over back and forth? or can you just buy the Ps4 version and stream forth to your Vita via Sony Sub +?

    #28 2 years ago
  29. lexph3re

    A lot of people speaking for themselves is great. But personally I think Vita has great legs to stand on its own with. This bundle would be fantastic as well. So far on Vita muramasa, soul sacrifice, ragnarok ody, gravity rush and golden abyss have been gems on the device. And now with mercenaries, dragons crown, tearaway, ys and Valhalla knights 3 just around the corner there’s even more to be excited for.

    However, my biggest pet peeve is the 3rd party publishers. Where is my tales of hearts/innocence r? Where’s toukiden? Where’s Goldwater burst 2? Final fantasy x should not release before those games do. These 3rd party devs are really screwing up to me. Because people want to see the games and why they haven’t come through is killing any potential revenue the device could bring them.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Belmont

    @25

    Vita fails because of lacking games, but also because install base is small(same as Wii U) with small install base third parties never come to it. This can help its install base a great deal. It makes sense.

    But I also agree that it is kinda like a gamble, it might not pay off. Unforseen consequences !? :)

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Lengendaryboss

    @26
    “console brothers” ??? thats where you lost me.

    For the last time the PS Vita is not a portable PS3.
    PS Vita is not a console brother, its a handheld, its a portable console.
    Whether or not you can play the majority of the titles on PS3 does not make the PS Vita a console brother.
    Whether its a spin off from a console franchise doesn’t make it a lesser reason to get a PS Vita.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_Crossing_(video_game)

    The first Animal Crossing was available for Gamecube and then Animal Crossing: New Leaf was available for 3DS “The game has received very positive reviews, gaining aggregate scores of 88 and 87.30% on Metacritic and GameRankings, so far making it the highest rated game in the Animal Crossing series.”

    http://www.siliconera.com/2013/07/31/animal-crossing-new-leaf-sales-are-over-5-million-worldwide/
    5 Million sold and counting, a console franchise can succeed on handhelds and vice versa.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Lengendaryboss

    @Lexph3re
    Announced for release in NA and EU at E3 2013:

    ATELIER MERURU PLUS: THE APPRENTICE OF ARLAND: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5sh1vhgRJo

    Toukiden: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_j-FTHpzoQ

    #32 2 years ago
  33. noamlol2

    i doubt sony will be this generous

    but maybe it WILL push the vita sales

    100 for a vita + another 100 for a 32 gig (since the PS4 requires PS+ so you might aswell)

    600$ and that’s with just games you would get from +

    #33 2 years ago
  34. monkeygourmet

    I mainly use my Vita for emulation. PS1 classics and Neo Geo games.

    While Killzone looks pretty awesome, I think games like Tearaway and some Indie stuff holds more appeal to me. PS2 classics would also be a big plus, if that’s even possible.

    I totally get what people are saying about the triple A experiences on the small screen, it really doesn’t work for me, especially as I don’t really commute that far to work.

    So the choice of Killzone on portable or PS3 is a no brainer really. Indie stuff really shines on the device, some PC Engine classics wouldn’t go amiss either.

    Once the novelty wore off, Uncharted just felt silly playing something on that scale on a small screen.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. spazman

    I couldn’t give a toss about that piece of crap vita destined to be played once till the battery dies then spend an eternity gathering dust on my shelf – the vita is more plastic crap we think we need. 2D games went out like twenty years ago, (vita’s true speed) what we’re looking for is depth of field and not that taken crap COD and BF think we’re entitled to. Leave the handhelds to the five year old’s. And ps4 ain’t getting shit from me not until I start seeing some hallelujah feedback from the games first.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. Dragon246

    They are the people who “forecasted” X1 w/o Kinect bundle for 2014, which was promptly shot down by MS.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Lengendaryboss

    @35
    You don’t care but you cared enough to comment? as for the handheld part thats a strange stereotype.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. lexph3re

    @LB Yeah I have a lot of Respect for Tecmo Koei and their Vita Support. They have actually been supporting the Vita whole heartedly and you can tell they enjoy it. Ninja Gaiden 1 and 2, Dynasty Warriors Next, Toukiden, Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, One Piece Pirate Warriors, ATELIER and Chrono (If it gets a release). All show that they take the Vita pretty seriously.

    Why Others aren’t utilizing what they have is just baffling to me. Sony can only push the hardware as far as they can. It takes gutsy Devs/publishers to actually try and deliver these games to us.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. fihar

    @31
    Oh, but it simply is.
    You buy a Vita to play games. Some of the games that are on the Vita is playable on the PS3 in one way or another. I have a PS3, ergo there’s less reason for me to buy a Vita.
    It’s simple logic. Why in the world would I buy an expensive new handheld for an experience I could get (albeit maybe in lesser form) from a PS3?

    It’s not a matter of how handheld spinoff titles can/will succeed or not, it’s more a matter of whether said titles will be able to provide you with a different experience or not.
    Take Mario & Luigi for example. It’s a spinoff title but it plays differently than core Mario games that it’s able to stand independently.
    Remember Killzone: Liberation, Resistance: Retribution, and GTA: Chinatown Wars?

    Animal Crossings and Harvest Moons are something of an oddity. They’re not exactly traditional so it’s a bit unwise to use those two as a benchmark.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. Lengendaryboss

    @39
    You can argue this all day but just remember this

    “The PlayStation 3 is a home video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment.”

    “The PlayStation Vita is a handheld game console manufactured and marketed by Sony Computer Entertainment.”
    Source: Wikipedia.

    I’m not debating whether or not you will buy a PS Vita, No matter if the majority of the games are from PS3, the PS Vita is and never will be branded a “Console Brother” or a “Portable PS3″

    #40 2 years ago
  41. fihar

    @40
    I honestly wish that Sony would adopt the same kind of views you have because as of right now you seem to have the most faith in this machine.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. Francis O

    Sony needs to support themselves on the PS Vita and stop relying on 3rd parties. If the Vita had Infamous, God of War, Gran Turismo, and more quality first party games, it would be selling better.

    Bundling it with the PS4 does nothing but lose Sony money, which they can’t afford to do right now.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. Sylrissa

    So I can get a vita for essentially 100$? if i buy it bundled in with a PS4, for still the same price as the Xbox one is going to cost?. Sold

    #43 2 years ago
  44. OlderGamer

    I think it is a great idea, almost too good to be true honestly.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. Lengendaryboss

    @41
    Faith? At the moment not really: just waiting for the drought to end (End of August). I’m just saying that no matter how hard developers push PS Vita: it will never become PS3 quality in your hands (it might but by that point the PS3 would either be pushed to the side in favor of PS4 or it just wouldn’t matter).

    Just drop the console quality marketing shtick and just advertise the games with the “Greatness Awaits” or “The World Is In Your Hands” Still shtick but more realistic.

    @Francis
    The fact that Sony can rely on third parties for PS Vita and Nintendo can’t with Wii U proves…

    What? Finish it off for me.

    #45 2 years ago
  46. sebastien rivas

    @ 42

    Yes indeed, Sony looses money… so far…

    But I can onkly speak for myself. I never purchased a PS3 because it was too expensive and was not ready to spend 699 up front.

    Now they are more in my price range, I cannot say no to that. While at least on paper Ps4 is ever so slightly better than Xbox, they are still cheaper than Xbox1, how can I say no to that.

    The other point about Vita and PS4.
    To me, I don’t care if Vita is called little borther, handheld, extra remote or else. What I see is this: What can it do for me!
    1) I have down time at work sometime and continuing a game in progress from my Ps4 through and onto my Vita would be really cool.
    2) I do NOT know all features on the Vita but if it has Netflix or amazonprime instant video and/or dramafever.com video then I’ll be happiest dude on hearth when I go on vaccation for myself but more especially for my kiddo if I want to head to head romantic time with my wife around dinner time.

    So I must say it is all “pro bono”. Now the question is what can the Vita do in association with the Ps4 and at what price does it come for.

    All this to say. Even if Sony looses money, how can they trully loose if I am coming back in the game. I mean, am I the only one???
    If I am the only one in this situation then fine, Sony is about to close doors for sure, yet, I truly doubt I am the only one and Sony knows they need gamers and dever’s to support their effort in price reduction.
    I believe it is a smart move from Sony that will shine down the road and I hope it earlier the better for Sony because I again I appreciate their effort.

    #46 2 years ago
  47. Francis O

    Legendarychump

    Sony can’t rely on 3rd parties for the PS Vita, the system isn’t selling well. They need big first party games….just like the Wii U.

    #47 2 years ago
  48. Kreion

    Well aside from this happening meaning that they accept the Vita as…a bit of a failure, it would be a good deal. The reason I say it’d be accepted as a failure is that if, even with the cross play with the PS4, it still has to be sold at such a low price, in a bundle, it’s a failure as a game platform. At that point the problem arises of if it is still really the PS Vita, or just a Wii-like controller for the PS4 with some good stand alone games.

    Honestly I couldn’t see Sony being this generous, considering their profit margins don’t tend to be…massive. Plus they would be loosing so much on their sales of the PS4 and Vita by that point. But if they did it would certainly be a bold decision.

    It could be the spark they need to keep life flowing through the Vita, I mean I doubt it but you never know what titles will be available then.

    #48 2 years ago
  49. sebastien rivas

    @ 48

    It could be the spark they need to keep life flowing through the Vita, I mean I doubt it but you never know what titles will be available then .

    I completely agree with you. If the handheld device is such a failure then find ways to revive it; therefore why not through the Ps4. It is not going to hurt the Ps4 or at least I do not see how and why it could or would.

    #49 2 years ago
  50. DrDamn

    @Sebastien
    Remote play works by the PS4 playing the game and streaming the output to the PSV. So you just own the game on the PS4. Realistically it is for home network use only, over general internet is possible but not practical for most games due to latency issues.

    #50 2 years ago
  51. Lengendaryboss

    @Francis
    You cannot just have first party games, Sony cannot just take the Nintendo route otherwise i wouldn’t even consider buying a PS Vita.

    They both need Third and First Party support: for it to be even considered a purchase in my eyes.

    No big third party franchises or a traditional Pokemon game is the exact reason why i haven’t purchased a Nintendo console, MGS The Twin Snakes almost did.

    “Sony can’t rely on 3rd parties for the PS Vita”
    Oh They can
    Temco Koei: Toukiden and Atelier Meruru Plus: The Apprentice Of Arland
    EA: FIFA 14
    Warner Bros: Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate, LEGO The Movie Game/Marvel Super Heroes
    Square Enix: Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD
    Namco Bandai Games: DBZ The Battle Of Z
    BigBen Interactive/Milestone: WRC 4
    TellTale Games: TWD Season 1+400 Days
    Atlus: Dragon’s Crown
    Marvelous USA: Valhalla Knights 3, Ys: Memories of Celceta, Ragnarok Odyssey Ace

    #51 2 years ago
  52. sebastien rivas

    @ DrDamn

    Haaaa, is this is the only case then it becomes a real expensive remote with little extra internet features and does not pertain 299 price point unless I can at least buy the same game for Vita and continue my Ps4 game progress.

    In any case, thanks a bunch for the info :)

    #52 2 years ago
  53. Francis O

    Legendaryboss

    “You cannot just have first party games, Sony cannot just take the Nintendo route otherwise i wouldn’t even consider buying a PS Vita.”

    - I never said Sony needs just first party games. I said they can’t just rely on 3rd party support. They need to get their big games out.

    “No big third party franchises or a traditional Pokemon game is the exact reason why i haven’t purchased a Nintendo console, MGS The Twin Snakes almost did.”

    - I don’t give a shit what you purchased or why you haven’t purchased a Nintendo system. Most people purchase Nintendo systems for Nintendo games.

    “Temco Koei: Toukiden and Atelier Meruru Plus: The Apprentice Of Arland
    EA: FIFA 14
    Warner Bros: Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate, LEGO The Movie Game/Marvel Super Heroes
    Square Enix: Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD
    Namco Bandai Games: DBZ The Battle Of Z
    BigBen Interactive/Milestone: WRC 4
    TellTale Games: TWD Season 1+400 Days”

    If you think those games are going to turn the Vita around sales wise your in for a big surprise. They will help, but it’s not going to start selling like the 3DS with those games.

    Why is the 3DS doing so well Chump? Because of huge first party games like Animal Crossing, Luigi’s Mansion, Donkey Kong, Mario Kart, Mario 3D World, and Tomodachi Collection.

    then marginal third party support like Phoenix Wright and Shin Megami Tensei

    #53 2 years ago
  54. Lengendaryboss

    @Francis
    “Most people purchase Nintendo systems for Nintendo games.”

    Yes i know thats the general consensus BUT there are people who would like third party games and if Nintendo realised this they would most likely be market leaders by now and no i’m not the only who realises this.

    “If you think those games are going to turn the Vita around sales wise your in for a big surprise. They will help, but it’s not going to start selling like the 3DS with those games.”

    So let me get this clear you said “Sony can’t rely on 3rd parties for the PS Vita” i list a bunch of third party games and now your saying I think these games will turn it around like 3DS? Never said that and neither did you before (Why is that so familiar?). They can rely on third parties to make games.

    My point is there is a healthy amount of first party and third party releases which is what i want in a platform, i don’t buy Nintendo platforms for just their games same with Sony and MS. If i did it would gather dust and be sold eventually (Nintendo DS).

    #54 2 years ago
  55. sebastien rivas

    @53 and @51

    So ok, after articles and posts we can conclude Vita suffered losses due to the lack of 3rd parties.

    In your opinion and/or knowledge. What prevented more 3rd parties to develop on Vita.

    Was there a bad PR to begin with? or the hardware/inputs/software was such a headache that lots 3rd parties dropped it?

    In all honesty, the word Vita never implied anything to me until they started to hook it up to Ps4.
    To go even further,to me Vita was like a new eco minded everyday produce to get slimmer and in shape”… haaa I feel Vita today”.
    This is one the main reason I completely disregarded it and again to be honest it was not intentional. It is more like you hear a word or a brand and you imagine something out of it. I supposed I am more conditionned than I would admit :)

    #55 2 years ago
  56. Lengendaryboss

    @Francis
    Read Francis, my dear boy, Read :D

    Then come back with your boring chump rebuttal.

    #56 2 years ago
  57. Lengendaryboss

    @55
    There are different reasons why there is a lack of third party support:

    A. The platforms are generally not profitable for third parties.
    B. Not in their interest.
    C. Not Bothered.
    D. Small install base because lack of gamers support and vice versa.

    #57 2 years ago
  58. Francis O

    - Legendarychump

    “So let me get this clear you said “Sony can’t rely on 3rd parties for the PS Vita” i list a bunch of third party games and now your saying I think these games will turn it around like 3DS? Never said that and neither did you before (Why is that so familiar?). They can rely on third parties to make games.”

    - I never said you thought it was going to sell like the 3DS with those games. That was my own personal input. Sony can’t rely on 3rd party games that come to consoles as well like FIFA 13 to sell their system. They need exclusive big titles.

    “My point is there is a healthy amount of first party and third party releases which is what i want in a platform, i don’t buy Nintendo platforms for just their games same with Sony and MS. If i did it would gather dust and be sold eventually.”

    Why is the 3DS so successful chump? Answer the question.

    PS – LOL, at DBZ the Battle of Z. Nobody is buying a Vita for that game! Its download only and has a superior version on consoles.

    #58 2 years ago
  59. Clupula

    As someone with no interest in handhelds, but somewhat of a nagging need for one on occasion, I would definitely pick up this bundle. It’s a good way to get the Vita to people like me, who aren’t interested in portable gaming.

    This is probably the only way to keep that thing alive in the West, other than dropping the price to around $150, which is where I would start giving it a look.

    #59 2 years ago
  60. Lengendaryboss

    @Francis
    Why? There are good reasons why:

    I’ll give you three:
    Good Marketing.
    Critically acclaimed Games coming to it.
    Various hardware bundles and promotions.

    But i don’t know why you’re asking me since you posed it as rhetorical question.
    “Why is the 3DS doing so well Chump? Because of huge first party games like Animal Crossing, Luigi’s Mansion, Donkey Kong, Mario Kart, Mario 3D World, and Tomodachi Collection.”

    Thats right Francis: i never said the 3DS wasn’t successful and i don’t doubt the Wii U’s future but neither was the point i was making.

    Now answer me this why don’t more third parties make games for 3DS considering its so successful?
    GTA? MGS? Skyrim? Saints Row? Dead Island? Metro? DBZ? Red Dead? Max Payne? Hitman? Final Fantasy? I know the answer but unlike you i won’t give it away.

    #60 2 years ago
  61. Dragon246

    Eh, guys, what is thread about?
    I am expecting some srs bsns to take place.

    #61 2 years ago
  62. Lengendaryboss

    @Francis
    “PS – LOL, at DBZ the Battle of Z. Nobody is buying a Vita for that game! Its download only and has a superior version on consoles.” In the US not EU.

    So we are going from “cannot rely on” to “system sellers” (which is something we never initially brought up).

    You need to Read Francis, my dear boy, Read :D Where did i say people were going to rush out for those games?

    Ah hell backtrack your way into that pit.

    “Sony can’t rely on 3rd parties for the PS Vita” Who knew this meant system sellers as it so clear ;)

    #62 2 years ago
  63. FuntimeBen

    I doubt this rumor. Not because it isn’t a great idea, but because that is a $150 hit on the vita. That is more than half the cost! It sounds too good to be true.

    #63 2 years ago
  64. Francis O

    Chump –
    “Good Marketing.
    Critically acclaimed Games coming to it.
    Various hardware bundles and promotions.”

    1. False, the marketing is average, Sony and MS have far better marketing for their systems than Nintendo ever will for the 3DS.

    2. Critically acclaimed games like: Animal Crossing New Leaf, Luigi’s Mansion, Mario Kart 7, and Super Mario 3D Land.

    3. Various Hardware bundles? There is only a few if America. Sony has way more with the PS3.

    “Now answer me this why don’t more third parties make games for 3DS considering its so successful?
    GTA? MGS? Skyrim? Saints Row? Dead Island? Metro? DBZ? Red Dead? Max Payne? Hitman? Final Fantasy? I know the answer but unlike you i won’t give it away.”

    - Those are console games. Skyrim isn’t on any portable platforms. MGS 3D is on 3DS, but MGS V is console only. Same goes for GTA.

    #64 2 years ago
  65. sebastien rivas

    @63

    Agreed but it is not impossible. Vita’s technology is not of today; hence cost production lowered maybe as well as maybe a huge overstock.
    Lots of Maybes’ that shall be answered soon enough :)

    #65 2 years ago
  66. Lengendaryboss

    @Francis
    You know what just look at Gif:
    http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lqwk64u2Ot1qze50n.gif

    #66 2 years ago
  67. Francis O

    - Legendarychump

    Better yet, lets just wait till all of those games come out chump, and we’ll see how the sales are. The PS Vita needs big exclusive titles, not multiplat titles you can pick up on your PS3.

    #67 2 years ago
  68. Lengendaryboss

    @Francis
    Thats not a reason: at some-point those franchises were portable (with a few exceptions). All your doing is acknowledging its not on the system. So just look at it: http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lqwk64u2Ot1qze50n.gif

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_Gear_Solid:_Portable_Ops
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Theft_Auto:_Liberty_City_Stories
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Theft_Auto:_Vice_City_Stories
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Theft_Auto:_Chinatown_Wars

    I speak from the EU side regarding marketing and bundles.

    #68 2 years ago
  69. Lengendaryboss

    @Francis
    I’m still waiting where did i say people were going to rush out for those games? or even mention sales?

    #69 2 years ago
  70. Phoenixblight

    @ Francis and LengendaryBoss

    Can you just knock it off? You two are bickering like two old maids. Its obvious neither of you are persuading each other of your opinions.

    #70 2 years ago
  71. Dragon246

    @PB,
    Why so serious :P

    #71 2 years ago
  72. Phoenixblight

    the articles comments are 80% of these two just going at each other. Its annoying seeing the comment section being filled with these two bickering.

    #72 2 years ago
  73. Biscuitpants

    @72 my thoughts as well

    #73 2 years ago
  74. Lengendaryboss

    @70
    It started out as tease, then he just kept misreading and interpreting my words badly.

    If you don’t like it fine, no one is telling you to look at this. There are plenty of debates on VG247 that i don’t like so i respond in gifs, rhetorical questions and jokes but at no point do i tell people to knock it off because i don’t like it. You can choose to ignore it or contribute: choice is the key word.

    #74 2 years ago
  75. Francis O

    Legendarychump,

    you said Sony can rely on third party games right? Then you listed a bunch of 3rd party games.

    If you didn’t mean sales….Wtf did you mean? LOL

    When somebody says Sony can rely on 3rd party games….that implies sales. And that’s what I was talking about from the very beginning.

    #75 2 years ago
  76. Dragon246

    @PB,
    Internetz is srs bsns, you should know that :D

    #76 2 years ago
  77. Phoenixblight

    @74

    I prefer not to sift through all the articles. What you guys are doing should just be done through Skype or IM. Not flood an article with your guys’ sweet nothings to each other. Go get a room.

    #77 2 years ago
  78. Lengendaryboss

    @Francis
    @54 “They can rely on third parties to make games.”

    When i’m talking about sales i will mention it.
    When i’m talking about system sellers i will mention it.

    End of discussion to keep those two above happy.

    #78 2 years ago
  79. Lengendaryboss

    @77
    Oh i’m so sorry for flooding this article with less than 80 comments.

    You must be so pissed about this: Less than 670 comments in that section: that is when things get flooded. http://www.vg247.com/2013/01/15/dmc-devil-may-cry-fans-are-a-crying-shame/

    Edit: i don’t want Skype or IM this guy, thats for people i actually know not strangers.

    #79 2 years ago
  80. Phoenixblight

    @79

    Nope doesn’t annoy me as that was everyone responding to the article where that is not the case here.

    #80 2 years ago
  81. Sini

    why would sony make a vita bundle when ps4 will sell out without it.

    #81 2 years ago
  82. Lengendaryboss

    @80
    Fair enough, i’m done responding to him in this article besides this Repeat Edit.

    “So let me get this clear you said “Sony can’t rely on 3rd parties for the PS Vita” i list a bunch of third party games and now your saying I think these games will turn it around like 3DS? NEVER SAID THAT and neither did you before (Why is that so familiar?). They can rely on third parties to make games.”

    Rely definition: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/rely

    I’m still waiting where did i say people were going to rush out for those games? or even mention sales?

    #82 2 years ago
  83. Francis O

    Legendarychump

    You just side-stepped like a Ninja on that one. You meant sales jackass. What else would you have meant when you said Sony can “rely on 3rd parties”. That only means sales jackass.

    #83 2 years ago
  84. Phoenixblight

    @81

    To increase the install base for the Vita so developers may be persuaded to make games for it or utilize it in their games for PS4.

    #84 2 years ago
  85. Sini

    you want to bump vita, offer $100 vita price cut instead of needing to pay $499 for the bundle.

    #85 2 years ago
  86. Lengendaryboss

    @85
    This, it would be a lot easier and more people would buy into it. Instead of companion/accessory crap.

    #86 2 years ago
  87. Phoenixblight

    @85

    Thats a matter of opinion. SOny have been the one talking about the integration between the VIta and PS4. I would say put up or shut up. I know for a fact if they announced this bundle I would drop my current preorder to pick this bundle up.

    #87 2 years ago
  88. Gheritt White

    Oh wow.

    #88 2 years ago
  89. Lengendaryboss

    @88
    Surprised at the argument or the bundle?

    #89 2 years ago
  90. monkeygourmet

    I know it’s slightly different tech, but does the Vita / PS4 streaming work as well as Wii U’s tablet?

    From what I understood the Vita has an encoder? Or something?

    Does this also mean you can stream over Wifi when you’re away from the PS4 and would there be lag?

    #90 2 years ago
  91. Gheritt White

    @89: The bundle, not followed the argument.

    #91 2 years ago
  92. Lengendaryboss

    @91
    Cool.

    #92 2 years ago
  93. Phoenixblight

    @90

    “Does this also mean you can stream over Wifi when you’re away from the PS4 and would there be lag?”

    You could but you would be increasing the amount of lag exponentially. Every node it has to go to from your PS4 adds lag.

    #93 2 years ago
  94. monkeygourmet

    @93

    Cool. But in the same house or a few rooms away it should be pretty good right?

    #94 2 years ago
  95. Major Mayhem 70

    I really don’t give a shit about the Vita but I sure am enjoying the battle between The Chump and Francis. Cllllaaaaaaaaaassic. Lmao 😜

    #95 2 years ago
  96. Lengendaryboss

    @95
    No more classic then you being a hypocrite and Xbot, which genuinely makes me laugh: especially when you can’t see it.

    Pro-Tip: If your enjoying something that has no comedic value then you need to get outside or watch TV. So please keep your delusional Xbox comments/comments where they belong.

    #96 2 years ago
  97. Professor Zoom

    #77

    +1

    #97 2 years ago
  98. Major Mayhem 70

    Why you getting on my case for Legendary?!? What did I say or do to you?!? I was talking about Francis O and this dude he kept calling a “Chump”…. Unless your admitting your a chump.
    Now u can call me hypocrite and an Xbot till the cows come home. Once again I’ve preordered both systems. Till you can say the same thing, I believe when the consoles are released I will be the one with a better understanding of the plus and minuses of both systems. So take that tip and stick it….

    #98 2 years ago
  99. Lengendaryboss

    @98
    Buying both consoles and being an Xbot/hypocrite are two (or three) totally different things.

    Don’t play smart you know he’s referring to me and i know it: i just acknowledge it as a lame, cheap rebuttal thats lost all purpose. I don’t have to take anything because i’m not.

    End Of Story.

    #99 2 years ago
  100. Major Mayhem 70

    @99

    @98
    Buying both consoles and being an Xbot/hypocrite are two (or three) totally different things.
    I see now you don’t have a clue. But you wanna offer pro tips…

    #100 2 years ago
  101. ChunkyLover112

    Lol. What are the pshit people trying here? Trying to sell their poorly built oexcuse of a handheld along with new shitty “next-gen” console? Why on earth would people buy both when no one even wants to buy one? These $ony people are so messed up… Haha.

    #101 2 years ago
  102. Riseer

    ChunkyLover112,Well first off for 500USD that would be a fucking awesome deal.It’s getting tons of indie support,it is a great gaming device reguardless what you say.Go play with your kinect bitch.

    #102 2 years ago
  103. Telepathic.Geometry

    First off: Hi Sherif, welcome to VG24/7. I’m guessing you’ve been for ages, and I’m the only asshole who didn’t notice, but nice to see a new face on here nonetheless.

    Secondly: I personally have no interest in PS Vita, but I think that it’s very good thinking if it’s true. Making it a mandatory thing for the devs is the key. If it’s not mandatory, it’s dead on arrival. If it’s true of course…

    #103 2 years ago
  104. zersus

    Why not earlier? This should have been available right from the start!
    If amazon allows me to transfer my pre order in to a PS Vita + PS4 pre order, I would do it. But I’m not going to give up my “head start” on the pre order (May the 30 ;)).

    #104 2 years ago
  105. survivalist

    I bought a vita on release day to play psp games. It seems like people forget the fact that you can play psp games on the vita. Every psp game on the vita just looks amazing. To name a few… Crisis core, god of war, mhfu, 3rd birthday, daxter. if that’s not enough even ps1 games look dope. You can play metal gear, tomb raider, silent hill, dino crisis.

    Hate to say it but Sony has used the same tactic to sell their portables. They always promise remote play. They do deliver on that but in just a handful of decent game.

    Imo if Sony really wants ps vita to sell, they must get capcom’s monster hunter franchise. That game alone took psp to another level. Sadly, that’s not going to happen anytime soon.

    #105 2 years ago
  106. rjthakid

    Chunkylover112 said:

    “Lol. What are the pshit people trying here? Trying to sell their poorly built oexcuse of a handheld along with new shitty “next-gen” console? Why on earth would people buy both when no one even wants to buy one? These $ony people are so messed up… Haha.”

    So much fail, “Chunklover”.

    #106 2 years ago
  107. Lengendaryboss

    @102/106
    Don’t feed the Xbot, he’s saying we’re PlayStation Hits.

    @103
    There are some new faces to VG247 who pop in occasionally. Remote play is built into the system (i’m not sure how much developers have to do on their side.)

    #107 2 years ago

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    Destiny got a major update with patch 1.1.1 last week, but Bungie isn’t done. The next major Destiny update will arrive before the House of Wolves expansion. In this week’s Bungie Weekly Update, the developer said it wasn’t ready to share details yet. However, more information will be shared in the coming weeks. The update […]

  • A beta version of Guild Wars 2′s streaming client releasing soon

    ArenaNet has announced a beat version of its streaming client for Guild Wars 2 will be released alongside its upcoming update. How it works is explained in the latest blog post, but in short, it gets players into the game faster, much the same way the streaming client works in World of Warcraft. “Our goal […]

  • Steam storefront updated with Steam Machines, other product pages

    Valve has updated the Steam storefront with a list of various Steam Machines on offer, which range from $460 to $5,000. There is also a store page for the Steam Controller and Steam Link, both of which are out in November for $49.99 each. Steam Machines listed on the service feature a link to the […]

  • Finally, we get a look at Necropolis in action – video

    No longer content with releasing only gifs of Necropolis, Harebrained Schemes has decided to provide a short video. The upcoming third-person action rogue-like with procedurally generated levels is headed to Linux, Mac and PC sometime next year, with a possible console release as well. If you made to PAX East despite the weather, don’t forget […]

  • Super Dungeon Bros will be one of the first cross-play titles for Xbox One, Windows 10

    Another cross-device multiplayer game for Windows 10 and Xbox One has been announced, and it’s Super Dungeon Bros – a “rock-themed, co-op dungeon brawler” from React Games. Super Dungeon Bros tasks four “bros” with raiding underground crypts built by the gods through an ever-changing layout. There, they will be up against “dangerous foes, deadly obstacles, […]

  • Pre-ordering State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition in US nets an in-game knife

    Those who pre-order the State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition will net a bonus, according to Undead Labs. Select retailers in the US will offer the following knives as in-game pre-order bonus content: GameStop -  The Avalonian :  A true work of art, taken off the body of a fantasy enthusiast whose excitement at having […]

  • Rollercoaster Tycoon World gameplay teaser video released

    Today, Atari has provided a look at gameplay for Rollercoaster Tycoon World. Set for release during the first part of this year, the game allows players to build their own rides and which can be shared with other players. It will also feature four-player co-op.

  • One Heist challenge in GTA Online pays out $10 million in cash

    GTA Online’s new Heists content was previewed by various outlets at GDC 2015 this week, and according to hands-on with the free upcoming content, there’s over 20 hours worth of things to do and quite a bit of money to gain. Oh, and a VTOL Hydra jet too. According to a really informative piece from […]

  • Activision Blizzard makes Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list

    For the first time, Activision Blizzard has been named to Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list for 2015. The survey conducted by Fortune found the company “ranked highly with its employees” which felt the atmosphere was friendly and place in which they could “be themselves.” “We have always considered Activision Blizzard to be […]

  • Evolve Hunt for Gold Weekend nets players special monster skin

    A Evolve community event is taking place this weekend, and participants will receive a special skin for Goliath, Kraken, and Wraith. Dubbed the Evolve Hunt for Gold Weekend, it’s the first in a series of upcoming online community challenges and events taking place over the coming months. Those who log-in starting today at 9pm PST […]

  • This video teases contents of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 – Episode 3

    A teaser video and images for Resident Evil: Revelations 2 – Episode 3 have been posted by Capcom. The assets can be considered potential spoilers, so just be aware of that before having a look. The game’s Season Pass costs $20, and the disc version releases March 17 in North America and on March 20 […]

  • GTA Online Heists teaser video is extremely short

    With Heists coming to GTA Online next week, Rockstar has released one of the shortest teaser videos we’ve seen in ages. Hopefully you didn’t blink. Heists, along with Daily Objectives and Adversary Mode, arrive next week on March 10. The PC version of Heists will arrive on April 14 when the PC version of the […]

  • The Division rumors claim Dark Zones support up to 100 players – video

    With the recent leak of older, pre-alpha footage of the The Division, rumors over the game’s contents have been swirling, and today we have a video for you discussing said rumors. Once of the rumors pertain to the game is that it contains 50-100 Player Dark Zones, which are PvP areas. Supposedly, these areas also […]

  • Here’s a look at MGS5: The Phantom Pain emblem creation, limited edition bionic arm

    A look at how to create your own emblems in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain was demonstrated in the latest Kojima Station broadcast, along with a look at the bionic arm replica included in the limited edition. A Venom Snake emblem will come with the limited edition version of the game, parts of […]

  • Elite: Dangerous coming to PS4 once Xbox One exclusivity period ends

    Elite: Dangerous was announced for Xbox One at GDC 2015 yesterday, and those disappointed over the lack of a PlayStation 4 announcement will be pleased to know it’s in the cards. According to Frontier boss David Braben the space-sim will head to PS4 at some point, once the console exclusivity deal with Microsoft has expired. […]

  • Here’s two new The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt screenshots to salivate over

    Two new screenshots from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have been released, and they are gorgeous as always. The screenshots follow the two released over the weekend. You can look at the new images in full HD glory over on Only Single Player. CD Projekt Red is at PAX East this weekend showing off the latest […]

  • Microsoft looking into streaming PC games to Xbox One

    With Windows 10, Xbox One users will soon be able to stream their games to PC. Microsoft is also looking into streaming PC games to Xbox One, according to news out of GDC. Speaking with Polygon at GDC 2015, Xbox program director Mike Ybarra said the company is also looking into the ability to stream […]

  • Free! Vindictus Lann Revamp codes worth €25

    We have 400 Lann Revamp codes worth €25 to giveaway for free to VG247 readers. All you need to do is enter your details in the box below and you’ll be given a code to redeem in game. The codes are for warrior character Lann and offer a 7 day unlimited Inner Armour pass, battle […]

  • US eShop update: Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars, OlliOlli, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars, OlliOlli and a demo version of Azure Striker GUNVOL. Your full update is below. eShop Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars – Wii U, 3DS – Cross Buy OlliOlli – Wii U, 3DS – Cross-Buy Proun+ – Proun+ […]

  • Rock Band 4 confirmed for Xbox One and PS4: supports old instruments and 2,168 songs

    Harmonix has lifted the lid on the long-rumoured Rock Band 4, stating it will support 2,168 previously released tracks and last-gen instruments on PS4 and Xbox One. The game will be out this year. Harmonix has yet to reveal specific features for the game, but it has been built with a completely new engine. As […]

  • First run of Rodea the Sky Soldier copies on Wii U come with Wii version

    The first print run of Rodea the Sky Soldier on Wii U will come with the Wii version packed in, NIS America has confirmed. The publisher confirmed today in a press release that anyone who buys the first run of the retail version of Rodea the Sky Soldier on Wii U will find the Wii […]

  • Unreal Tournament 4 lets modders sell cosmetic items to players

    Unreal Tournament 4 is a game built with the help of the modding community. So it’s only natural that it will feature a marketplace where all cosmetic items can be sold. Epic Games has confirmed that it will allow modders from the community to sell the cosmetics items they’ve created on the game’s marketplace. The […]

  • D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die is coming to PC – rumour

    SWERY 65 has shown off D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die running on PC at GDC this week, teasing that a possible port may be on the way. D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die is SWERY 65′s latest project. An episodic detective affair, D4 came out on Xbox One last September and utilised Kinect as its main […]

  • Valve’s Lighthouse, VR controllers and more explained

    Valve’s less-talked about prototype VR controllers and its Lighthouse technology have been shown in more detail. When HTC announced Vive, the VR headset it’s working on with Valve, it mentioned “base stations” and ergonomic controllers. Now we know what they meant by that. The controllers are still in prototype phase, and will look better when […]

  • Listen to two professional Counter-Strike players explain why Dust2 is so popular

    Hear what makes iconic Counter-Strike map Dust2 one of the most popular maps in shooter history from two former eSports players. Sal “Volcano” Garozzo and Shawn “FMPONE” Snelling are both retired professional Counter-Strike players who are currently working as designers. At GDC this year, the pair hosted a panel titled “Community Level Design for Competitive […]

  • Core Morpheus hardware locked in, no plans for wireless version

    Sony has finalised the core hardware for its VR headset Project Morpheus, and does not currently plan on releasing a wireless version. SCE Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida spoke to Gamespot at GDC and confirmed that the core hardware of Morpheus is “pretty much done” but that “lots of tweaks and improvements” are still being […]

  • Watch the full Phil Spencer keynote from GDC 2015

    The full GDC 2015 keynote of Xbox boss Phil Spencer is now available to watch. In case you missed last nights’s Phil Spencer keynote at GDC 2015, the whole thing has been made available to watch on YouTube. The address is titled “The Future of Gaming Across the Microsoft Ecosytem,” and it’s where Spencer announced […]

  • Elite: Dangerous won’t be “dumbed down” for Xbox One

    The Xbox One version of Elite: Dangerous will in fact be the same as the PC one. Elite: Dangerous developer Frontier came out on stage last night at GDC to announce the game making its console debut on Xbox One. Some have feared that the port would not provide the same experience as the PC […]

  • Virtual reality: by gum, it’s really happening

    Virtual reality has exited the realm of peripheral gimmick and turned into something that just might go mainstream. VR has an uphill battle ahead of it. The tech is going to be expensive, and there are a number of problems that need to be solved before it could be considered an inclusive technology (motion sickness, […]

  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor takes Game of the Year at GDC Awards 2015

    And the winner is: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor beat out Alien: Isolation, Bayonetta 2, Destiny, and Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft to win Game of the Year at the Game Developer’s Choice Awards 2015. Elsewhere in the awards, Ustwo’s mobile hit Monument Valley was a stand-out favourite, with wins in the Innovation, […]

  • Alien: Isolation was prototyped in third-person – video

    Alien: Isolation is one of the most effectively scary triple-A games in years, but it didn’t start off a perfect creation of pure terror. Creative Assembly prototyped Alien: Isolation in third-person perspective before they nailed down the final approach. The developer revealed this during a GDC 2015 presentation, and it’s a good reminder that games […]

  • Madden 15 added to EA Vault

    Madden 15 is now included in EA’s all-you-can-eat subscriber service. Madden 15 is the ninth game to be added to the EA Vault, a stash of games available on demand for EA Access subscribers. It's still Madden Season for EA Access members – Madden NFL 15 is now in The Vault for all members. Go […]

  • Source Engine 2 doesn’t have hidden costs or royalties – but is Steam exclusive

    Three major engines went free at GDC 2015, and each of them is monetising in a different way. There’s been a heck of a lot of discussion about development tools and the costs associated with them during GDC 2015. First Epic announced that Unreal Engine 4 would be free, bar royalities on successful releases. Then […]

  • Final Fantasy creator hates sequels

    Final Fantasy, a byword in prolific franchises, was created by a man who hates sequel. Final Fantasy games are famous for being reinvented with each core release, and it was not until series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi began to withdraw from the franchise after Final Fantasy 9 that we started seeing regular sequels and spin-offs. Speaking […]

  • Guardian complaints led to the closure of Destiny’s Loot Cave

    Destiny players are to blame for the shuttering of the much loved Loot Cave. Early in Destiny‘s history, many players got hugely excited about the “Loot Cave”. Accessible shortly after starting the game for the first time, this high-volume spawn point allowed players to stand in one place, taking out waves and waves of low-level […]

  • Xbox and PC games boss Phil Harrison to leave Microsoft – rumour

    Microsoft Interactive Entertainment Business VP and EMEA head of games Phil Harrison is rumoured to have thrown in the towel. Microsoft has not issued a statement on Harrison’s alleged departure, despite repeated questioning by press at GDC 2015. Instead, word comes via multiple sources speaking to GamesIndustry at the show. According to the rumours, Harrison […]

  • Metal Gear Online commentated trailer explains stuffed dog – but not invisibility

    Metal Gear Online developer Kojima Productions has provided significantly more insight into how the multiplayer side of The Phantom Pain works. Metal Gear Online is the online multiplayer component of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. Konami hasn’t shared a great deal about it yet, but we did see a very cool Metal Gear […]

  • Elite: Dangerous Xbox One trailer shows off space MMO

    If Elite: Dangerous looks this good on Xbox One we have nothing to complain about. Microsoft revealed Elite: Dangerous is coming to Xbox One this year during its GDC presentations today. We don’t know very much about the port, but I suppose we ought to have expected it; Frontier Developments has a very close relationship […]

  • Battletoads to appear in Shovel Knight Xbox One

    A Battletoads remake must be on the horizon. Right? Right?? The Battletoads will appear in the upcoming Xbox One version of Shovel Knight, Yacht Club Games revealed today. The Battletoads drop in for a fight! Shovel Knight is headed to Xbox One and meets up with @RareLtd brawling trio! pic.twitter.com/OCQIuWbH3W — Yacht Club Games (@YachtClubGames) […]

  • The Division pre-alpha footage leaks, Ubisoft says it’s well out of date

    The Division fans finally got a look at Ubisoft’s MMO this week, but the publisher has said the footage is not in any way representative. Pre-alpha footage of the The Division was leaked this week, but has since been thoroughly smacked down by takedown notices. All that remains are a few screenshots and a GIF: […]

  • Microsoft HoloLens designer killed in hit and run accident

    Very sad news out of Redmond this week, as Mike Ey was killed in a tragic accident. Ey, 30, was one of the key project designers on Microsoft’s HoloLens AR headset. He was killed on Saturday morning in a rear-end collision. The driver of the second vehicle fled the scene but was tracked down by […]

  • AMD throws support behind VR with new low-latency anti-nausea tech

    GPU manufacturer AMD has released a new SDK compatible with “a broad set of VR devices”. Called LiquidVR, the tech is designed to “bring better content, comfort, and compatibility to VR applications” including games, simulation, entertainment, education, social media, travel, medicine, real estate and ecommerce, apparently. AMD said maintaining comfort and realism in VR environments […]

  • Danganronpa 3 in the works, but a long way off yet

    A new Danganronpa is happening. Danganronpa 3 is in the very, very early production stages, writer Kodaka Kazutaka has confirmed. Nothing about the project is “set in stone”, Kazutaka told Polygon, so there are no details to share yet; the characters and story may change several times before being finalised. The writer said he’s weighing […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare MLG Pro League 2015 schedule announced

    Major League Gaming has announced the full schedule for the 2015 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare MLG Pro League. The eSpots firm revealed two more seasons of Pro League, a live Relegation tournament for Season Three, and a season ending World Championship with $250,000 up for grabs You can watch all the action on MLG.tv […]

  • Happy Birthday PlayStation 2, you are almost old enough to drive

    Amidst all the GDC 2015 hoopla today, we forgot to wish PlayStation 2 a Happy Birthday. The system turned 15 years old today, going by its March 4, 2000 launch date in Japan. It was released in the west that autumn, and had shipped 100 million units in less than six years post launch. PS2 […]

  • Here’s what the final version of Valve’s Steam Controller looks like

    A look at the updated Steam Controller has surfaced via a hands-on post from Polygon. Valve said what you see in the images below is the final version of the controller. The controller has gone through numerous revisions since it was first revealed, but it seems Valve has decided on two touch pads which work […]

  • The Sims, SimCity developer closed down

    The Sims 4 developer Maxis has been shuttered, EA has confirmed. The Sims, SimCity and the rest of the Sim franchise has traditionally been helmed by Maxis, which had its flagship studio in Emeryville, California. Now EA has confirmed with Kotaku that this studio is being closed. “Today we are consolidating Maxis IP development to […]

  • Gigantic MOBA coming to Windows 10 and Xbox One with cross-play

    Today during GDC 2015, Microsoft announced that the new IP from Motiga called Gigantic will be cross-play enabled. Slated for Windows 10 and Xbox One, the five-on-five third-person battle arena game allows the player to select from an array of heroes with distinctive powers and play styles. Players will then make their way through areas […]

  • Here’s a look at Unreal Tournament DirectX 12 gameplay

    Epic Games is creating Unreal Tournament using Unreal Engine 4 running on DirectX 12, which Microsoft says “sets a new bar for visual fidelity.” DirectX 12 is a single API developers can access across Windows devices, which can result in a 20% improvement in performance over DX11 running on the same machine. The Unreal Tournament […]

  • Wireless adapter for Xbox One controllers out later this year

    Microsoft announced at GDC 2015 today it will that all wireless Xbox gaming accessories will be designed for and supported on both Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PCs moving forward. Later this year, a wireless adapter will be released, allowing current Xbox controllers and future devices to be used wirelessly on PCs. This will […]