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Xbox One: All European pre-orders include free copy of FIFA 14

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 10:44 GMT By Dave Cook

Xbox One pre-order customers to-date will receive a free bundled copy of FIFA 14.

Those who pre-order any version of the console will score FIFA 14 at no extra costs, and the scheme includes all current pre-orders as well as those made from now on.

The bonus copy will come as a download – not on a disc.

Microsoft announced the pre-order bonus during its gamescom press conference but gave few other details. It’s a bold move from the platform holder in a region where it has always held second place behind PlayStation.

FIFA 14 is due on Xbox 360 in September, but will not hit Xbox One till the console launches in November – obviously.

The Xbox version will have an exclusive mode – Ultimate Team Legends.

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62 Comments

  1. Hcw87

    God, why Fifa. Most boring franchise ever.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Pytox

    http://www.whosay.com/larry/photos/400992?wsref=tw
    @1 probably with madden or nfl in the us -_-

    #2 2 years ago
  3. TrickyAudio

    A voucher for ANY game would be more appealing the majority. I guess this will persuade (some) of the FIFA crowd to get an Xbox.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. OmegaSlayer

    LOLOL
    PS4 and a copy of Fifa is still cheaper than an XBOXOne, why bother?

    #4 2 years ago
  5. TF_PtMaster

    Ahahahaha. Nice markting play. All preorders made to date in Europe.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Hcw87

    @4
    Sony fanboy in full damage control?

    Atleast it’s free i guess.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. TrickyAudio

    So hang on, does this come out with the Xbox? If so does it come out for launch on PS4 too? And where are the launch dates?! So many questions..

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Lloytron

    Free! A game I will never play. Woo :D

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Coheno

    Will be interesting to see if anyone is willing to wait till sometime in 2014 to get a game that will come out in Sept of this year.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Madlink

    @ Damn, I really hope that’s not final box art. I don’t want a massive FIFA picture on my box….

    #10 2 years ago
  11. zoopdeloop

    pre-orders???way to go Microsoft.Score!

    #11 2 years ago
  12. TF_PtMaster

    @6 is nice for those who have already preorder Xbox one, but…. What is the incentive for those still waiting to see witch console to buy?

    Ps4 and FiFa is still cheap.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Hcw87

    @12
    Get both

    #13 2 years ago
  14. TF_PtMaster

    I’m getting both…

    #14 2 years ago
  15. redwood

    http://img.pandawhale.com/39108-one-sunglass-mother-of-god-6dZY.gif

    #15 2 years ago
  16. The_Red

    So the free game is a “pre-order” bonus.

    This finally confirms it: Xbox One’s pre-order numbers must have remained bad, even after all the u-turns (At least in Europe).

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Lv01

    so, what about people just picking up an xbox one off the shelf? this says that its just available to pre-ordering customers (admittedly pre-orders both past and future).
    but when the two consoles are sat next to each other on a shelf in your local games retailer or supermarket, there will be no free FIFA? and that gaping price difference will… still be there.
    only early adopters will benefit. and early adopters will not win the console war.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Fin

    Haven’t day-one preorders sold out at Amazon anyway?

    #18 2 years ago
  19. eXite85

    Whoa the preorders must have been really low in Europe, else they wouldn’t give a free game away!

    #19 2 years ago
  20. KAP

    @6

    Atleast kinect is free too right?

    #20 2 years ago
  21. TF_PtMaster

    @17 FIFA is a preorder bonus. I believe it all depends how well Xbone will do until then.

    @18 So they say, but you can preorder the standart edition, however they don’t garantee the deliver in the launch day.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. viralshag

    So happy, this is one game I won’t need to buy now… brilliant. Xbox One is shaping up to be a pretty good deal now, this pretty much secures which console I will be getting next gen.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Djoenz

    Pre order and get free game. Fifa 14. Big news man.
    Kudos for xboxone fans. I bitched bout ppl tht preorder but this is a hella incentive. I assume you can download as silver member as well otherwise ouch.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. redwood

    us fans should cancel their pre-orders now,… that way microsoft will get them a free copy of madden :D

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Ekona

    Whilst I’m not a current FIFA fan, I’ve played it in the past and really enjoyed it for a week or so until I get bored, but seeing as how my pre-order was in weeks ago this is just a nice little bonus really.

    I can’t see how anyone in their right mind could see this as anything other than a positive thing.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Christopher Jack

    Will the USA, Canada, Australia & well the rest of the world where soccer isn’t king receive a free game? If so, what? Madden is likely for the USA but it ain’t that big in Australia (I honestly like Fifa though, in small doses) but AFL is king here & there just hasn’t been a good Aussie Rules game in like, well forever.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. viralshag

    If EA will do a deal for FIFA, easily their biggest title in Europe (sports-wise at least), then surely they will do something for Madden in the US?

    #27 2 years ago
  28. kingy

    Lets see what Sony do ,a lot of people say sony keep waiting to see what Microsoft do and then do one better so your turn sony !! Lol

    #28 2 years ago
  29. zoopdeloop

    @25 positive yes for the herd of fan sheeps who already are into this .Not exactly the intensive for the neutral

    #29 2 years ago
  30. OmegaSlayer

    LOLOLOL

    Guess who’s the official sponsor of Uefa Champions League?
    Sony PS4 LOL

    #30 2 years ago
  31. viralshag

    @30, Well technically EA/FIFA games don’t have the Champions League anyway, Konami and PES have the rights to it.

    It’s called the Champions Cup in FIFA.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Christopher Jack

    @28, Free EA stock, they’ll literally give you a piece of EA.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. redwood

    @28 sony really can’t top this IMO/

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Ekona

    @29: So what would be an incentive to add value? Price drop or removing Kinect is clearly not an option, so other than adding the biggest-selling game in Europe to the console I’m not sure what else they can do really.

    Sure, free download of any launch-day game would’ve perhaps been better, but free FIFA is far easier to promote and, as we’ve seen recently, MS aren’t the best at promoting positives. ;)

    Thanks for the fan-sheep comment as well. Nice to know that there’s already an assumption that anyone who has already ordered an Xbone cannot clearly have made their mind up based upon their own preferences.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. Docker Al

    @26 Australia is always classified as ‘Europe’ in gaming terms – stupid I know. Our release dates are the same etc. So I’d guess that we will get FIFA too, which will be as popular as a turd in a swimming pool here. Soccer; a boring girls game. Won’t even bother downloading it.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. DuckNation

    Well i’m not getting a Xbone but id still rather it be disc based and not downloadable so then i can just trade it in when i’m done with it

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Joe Musashi

    Ah, so the rumours were about the European pre-order sweetener mentioned last week, not all Euro Xbox Ones sold.

    Well, you have to hand it to them, FIFA’s a game with huge market appeal and a really strong brand. Age-friendly too. I’m surprised they’ve not gone with something more Kinect-focused but maybe there wasn’t an option available to Microsoft that would have fit.

    My 360 came with a soccer game. Never played it. :)

    Still, if I were a retailer my first instinct would not be to sell the cheaper console.

    It would be to price-match. Bump up the price of PS4 to match that of Xbox One and bundle what I can with it. Make more profit for the same sale. Maybe include something extra on one platform or the other depending on what I want to push based on margins/stock levels.

    Reminds me of the PS2 launch where retailers bundled DVD players with Dreamcasts and pricematched.

    JM

    #37 2 years ago
  38. Belazur

    @redwood
    #28

    Top what?
    It was a desperate movie by Microsoft, because their pre-orders sales suck in europe, compared to the PS4. And then there is the delay of the XBone in several european countries. Microsoft had to do something.
    Sony/PS4 is in the lead for months now.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. viralshag

    @38, Got any hard figures on the pre-orders out of interest? Not that pre-orders really mean that much anyway.

    There is no “lead” as there hasn’t been any sales. What does it matter anyway?

    Try harder to put a downer on good news though.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. Major Mayhem 70

    They better give us Madden in the states!!!

    #40 2 years ago
  41. NiceFellow

    It’s a nice move but IMHO not a game changer. PS4 + purchase FIFA will still be cheaper than XBone plus “free” FIFA. All this really does it make XBone more attractive to those who would already want an Xbox and like FIFA – but if you’re leaning to Sony you’re still getting the cheaper deal so there’s no reason to switch.

    I suspect this move (which must have cost a bit to fund I suspect) is more about trying to increase uptake from those who would buy Xbox anyway but were scared off by all the DRM stuff vs trying to win market-share from Sony (because to do that it has to be the cheaper option not still more expensive).

    I suspect EA agreed beacuse the approach will likely not lose them sales on Sony platform and MS will be footing the bill for ever “free” copy so they don’t lose money there either.

    Of course, coming on the heels of MS delaying many European countries until 2014 this has a lot less impact too – if you’re neutral you can buy a PS4 this year with FIFA for less money or wait until sometime early to mid 2014 to get the game with XBone and spend more money.

    At least it will generate some much needed positive news for MS but despite the potential cost of the move I think it will provide to have little major impact on actual units sold – it’ll simply get a few people who would have bought an XBone to get one earlier (which is useful of course but not a huge win vs say a full exclusive or something like that)

    #41 2 years ago
  42. monkeygourmet

    This also makes sense as we know that Fifa games drop in price to about £5.00 about 4 months after launch.

    Sports titles don’t generally hold there value and 2014 holds another World Cup and another FIFA game will release then.

    This is a clever deal that adds value without either party losing out too much (EA & MS that is).

    FIFA 12 is 0.79p:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B005A2BDZY/ref=sr_1_1_olp?ie=UTF8&qid=1376995543&sr=8-1&keywords=fifa+12&condition=used

    FIFA 13 is £10.00 already.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. FuntimeBen

    Not to hate on Microsoft, because getting a $60 free game from them is more than impressive, but this falls into the sports dude demographic they seem to have been focussed on from launch. I really hope in the states the game isn’t bundled with Madden or some other equally sports related franchise. I have literally no interest in sports of any kind.

    Now if they gave us Battlefield 4? I would pee myself.

    #43 2 years ago
  44. polygem

    wow i am so not target audience.
    hating sports games.
    well, i bought a wiiu again today. (this pain in the ass update is downloading right now)
    i think i will skip the next gen for a long time…
    i don´t want a fifa game. not even for free.
    someone fifa hacked my 360 account and i have a few fifa achievements on my account now…and i hate that :)

    well, it´s ok. i will wait and see what happens. not feeling ps4 as well tbh.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. mark_t50

    On the face of it this seems like a pretty good deal I guess, I mean it’s free so it’s hard to complain.

    However, I think there are questions to be asked about what constitutes a pre-order, i.e. if I pre-order a machine today do I still qualify (if you can still even pre-order given some recent news about pre-orders drying up)?, how long will people be able to pre-order for and still get the game ?

    Major Nelson tweeted “In Europe this Holiday: All pre-orders of #XboxOne will include a copy of FIFA 14 (while stock lasts)” How much stock have MS paid for ? Is this in the thousands, hundreds of thousands, millions ? What are the chances of people pre-ordering and still ending up with no game anyway ?

    I have to wonder how bad the pre-order figures are for XboxOne in Europe for them to splash the cash like this, I think things must be looking pretty bad, and I’m not sure this will be enough. Surely for the Football mad gamer, who just buys a console to play maybe Fifa and CoD on, it still works out cheaper to buy the PS4+Fifa, seems like a strange gamble from MS to me anyway.

    I’ve got both machines pre-ordered, at the minute I’m 100% certain I’m picking up the PS4, however I’m still 50/50 on the XboxOne, this hasn’t changed things for me in the slightest, but then I’m one of those weird English blokes who hates football :p

    #45 2 years ago
  46. viralshag

    @44, Well at least you’re accepting that the WiiU isn’t a next-gen console anymore so at least there’s one positive in that comment… ;)

    #46 2 years ago
  47. kingy

    @32 lol 😃

    @33 a free copy of FIFA is very good no one in Europe can say otherwise I know not everyone plays FIFA but still it’s a free big game with exclusive mode to boot but it would be piss funny if Sony dose a one up man ship and pulls something crazy out of the bag , I don’t or can’t think of what they could do but for shits and giggles it would be funny

    #47 2 years ago
  48. polygem

    well the wiiu totally is next gen. i was talking about sony´s and ms´s take on the next gen

    :)

    #48 2 years ago
  49. zoopdeloop

    @34 see comment @41

    also since many countries in europe are devastated from the economic crisis many will want to buy One first day with Fifa in it instead of Ps4 alongside Fifa at a lower price.

    Nothing personal.it’s clearly out of fanservice and loyalty to Microsoft in this case or Sony to other cases here .Hence the sheep.Any logical neutral person doesn’t rush to pre order with little to nothing they’ve given us so far from this whole Next-Gen console gaming experience

    #49 2 years ago
  50. viralshag

    Hmmm, I think the jury is still out on that one. ;)

    #50 2 years ago
  51. super3001

    great news that mean I can afford another game at launch

    ms are making this best launch ever

    #51 2 years ago
  52. monkeygourmet

    @44

    Welcome back! lol :)

    Check out the forum so I can get your new ID, d9on’t want to derail this thread ;)

    #52 2 years ago
  53. polygem

    i am kinda (wii)u-turning now viral. i really start to think about a 3ds, wiiu, x1 setup for my nextgen :)

    #53 2 years ago
  54. polygem

    will do mg! excited!

    #54 2 years ago
  55. mistermogul

    Am I right in thinking Sony said they’d bundle DriveClub with PS4 or did I make that up?

    #55 2 years ago
  56. monkeygourmet

    @55

    Not quite bundled but PS Plus activated I think.

    Also, I think you get about 3 PSN games too…

    And a hand shandy.

    #56 2 years ago
  57. DrDamn

    @56
    Who is the hand shandy from? Quite important.

    #57 2 years ago
  58. mistermogul

    @56 – Ah yeah thought they said it was bundled with something…

    Think I’ll give the hand shandy a miss though, lol!

    #58 2 years ago
  59. Joe Musashi

    Hand shandy?? Pah. PS Plus Uber Elite Gold Deluxe EX Plus Alpha Origin members get some special personal attention from Jonathan Blow.

    JM

    #59 2 years ago
  60. monkeygourmet

    @57

    Their announcing it later. :)

    @58

    It’s compulsory! O_o

    @59

    Badum Tish! :P

    #60 2 years ago
  61. Djoenz

    Hmmm apparently a lot of dutchfolks cancelled their pre orders after the announcement of the delayment. Im curious how many of those will pre order again. A lot of Fifa fans here yo!

    #61 2 years ago
  62. silkvg247

    Wasn’t going to get one, definitely won’t now, their target audience is kind of the complete opposite to who I am.

    #62 2 years ago

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    Halfbrick has announced Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 for Xbox One will release next month. The mobile title made its way onto Xbox 360 garnering 1 million downloads as of March 2012. It has a new multiplayer mode for up to four players with Battle and Party modes along with a new progression system. An announcement […]

  • New GTA 5 PC screens – shit the bed!

    Rockstar has pumped out 15 new screens for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5. Don’t touch them, because they’re electric. And if you touch them, you’ll get shocked. The PC version of GTA 5 has been delayed until April 14, which both sucks and blows. BUT! There’s a new trailer coming between now […]

  • Sony Japan accidentally erases 20th Anniversary PS4 contest entries

    Sony Japan has accidentally erased all information obtained from PlayStation owners who entered to win a 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4. Those who purchased PlayStation 3, PS4, Vita or Vita TV between December 4 – January 15 were handed a calendar with a code which entered them into the contest. Somehow, all data collected from the […]

  • Hearthstone datamine suggests Blackrock Mountain expansion on the way

    Hearthstone’s next update may be based on World of Warcraft’s Molten Core raid, if datamined information posted on Hearthpwn is spot-on. According to files mined from the latest patch, three new cosmetic card backs are on the way, one of which is called Molten Core. The data suggests that pre-ordering the Blackrock Mountain expansion will […]

  • Using Battlefield Hardline single-player gadgets increases your metagame rewards

    Gadgets contained in Battlefield Hardline’s campaign mode have been detailed, and each provides the player with various ways in which to solve crimes. According to design director Scott Warner, one way to “diffuse” a conflict when confronted with criminal activity is to flash your badge and ordering the criminal to freeze. Putting your gun on […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video is all about story mode, new characters

    After promising a new Mortal Kombat X reveal “soon”, NetherRealm Studios has made good on said promise by releasing the story trailer. The video shows parts of the story mode featuring Mileena, which takes place 25 years after the events of 2011′s Mortal Kombat. Outworld has become a larger threat and new fighters joining the […]

  • Destiny’s shotgun and pulse rifle buffs mean it’s time to rethink your load-out

    Destiny’s most-ignored weapons got major boosts this week. It’s time to start thinking about how to work them into your set-up. Even if you’re used to using scout rifles and sniper rifles as a general loud-out (neither class was touched by 1.1.1), the buffs to pulse rifles and shotguns should make you rethink your contextual […]

  • Battlefield Bad Company 2: five years later, what did it do so right?

    It’s been five years since the release of Battlefield Bad Company 2. What did the much-loved entry in the franchise do for the Battlefield series? Westie’s played Battlefield Bad Company 2 for over 1,260 hours on PS3 and PC. That’s dedication. In his latest video he discusses the stand out moments from a FPS classic, […]

  • War is hell in this Zombie Army Trilogy gameplay trailer

    Here’s five minutes of headshots, shambling zombies and an undead Hitler from Rebellion’s upcoming Zombie Army Trilogy. The Sniper Elite spin-off arrives on PS4, PC and Xbox One March 6 and includes three games (obviously) and a new Horde mode.

  • Titan Souls releases on PS4, Vita, PC on April 14

    Ace indie giant-slayer Titan Souls will be released on PS4, Vita and PC on April 14. Publisher Devolver confirmed the date to Eurogamer. Those of us in Europe will have to wait until a day later for release. Titan Souls is a tough-as-nails indie game where you have one life to slay a giant enemy. […]

  • Destiny weekly update: lowdown on Inferno Crucible, Vault Transfer improvements

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

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory Feb 27, 28

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

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

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

  • Win Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One

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

  • Life is Strange Episode 2 delayed

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

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

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

  • Halo played by Twitch is an exercise in great patience

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

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

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

  • Canadian new game prices jump to $75

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • GOG weekend sale celebrates German debut

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

  • Humble Weekly Bundle goes back to Japan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Destiny: Inferno playlists debut next week

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

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

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

  • Shadowrun Online signs on with Nordic

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mortal Kombat X will contain over 100 Brutalities

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

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

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

  • Gran Turismo 6 update adds MINI Clubman Vision, more

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

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

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

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

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

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

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

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

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