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The Elder Scrolls Online will have monthly subscriptions

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 11:41 GMT By Dave Owen

Subscription models seem to be going extinct, but that hasn’t stopped Zenimax Online and Bethesda from announcing that The Elder Scrolls Online will require a flat monthly fee to play.

“We’re building a game with the freedom to play – alone or with your friends – as much as you want,” said Zenimax Studios president Matt Firor in an interview with Gamestar. A game with meaningful and consistent content – one packed with hundreds of hours of gameplay that can be experienced right away and one that will be supported with premium customer support.”

As is standard practice you’ll get 30 days of full access included in the box. But after that you’ll have to pay in return for unlimited game-time.

It’s a strange move given the prevalence of free-to-play. “The Elder Scrolls games are all about allowing the player to go where they want, be who they want, and do what they want,” Firor said. “We feel that putting pay gates between the player and content at any point in game ruins that feeling of freedom, and just having one small monthly fee for 100% access to the game fits the IP and the game much better than a system where you have to pay for features and access as you play.”

The basic monthly charge will be $14.99/€12.99/£8.99, but players can “expect some discounts if you buy multiple months at a time.”

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31 Comments

  1. Kuppz90

    Good

    #1 2 years ago
  2. NocturnalB

    So what does this mean for PS4/XBOne players? I’m going to take a wild guess and say their PSN/XBL Gold subscriptions aren’t going to count in any way toward this sub?

    Don’t get me wrong I enjoy sub-based over F2P MMO’s but, paying 2 different subscriptions just to play on a console is likely to be a deal breaker for more than a few.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. backup

    PC gaming killing gaming industry nothing new here

    Sony only one trying to save it

    #3 2 years ago
  4. dsr

    Good luck with that. I’ll be there when it goes F2P eventually.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Sunshyme

    This is what changes the game from a potential popular MMO to a complete failure. It is a hopelessly outdated system to use monthly fees as a business model.

    After a year it will be free to play, after two years it will be gone.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Aullah

    Soo much stupidity in this topic. For one, im happy for this cause I rather pay than deal with the free and stupid microtransaction non-sense.

    @2 Pretty sure you will have to pay sub on console too.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Sunshyme

    Opinions vs stupidity. ;) I don’t like microtransactions either. However, the fact that you have monthly payments doesn’t make it a great game. Age of Conan, Lord of the Rings Online… I bet we can add TESO to that list in 2 years.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. backup

    @2
    why don’t ask casual wow and eve online PC beggars first

    #8 2 years ago
  9. ps3fanboy

    using a monthly fee is so 2005 stone age, this game will be Dead On Arrival.. nice reading about it thou… but RIP ‘The Elder Scrolls Online’ 2013.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Blackened Halo

    thanks god they can use their brains yet :)

    #10 2 years ago
  11. dsr

    @7
    You forgot RIFT, SWTOR and Secret World.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. _LarZen_

    This means I now have faith in the game, F2P games are cancer in the gaming industry.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. lookingglass

    What a relief. That just gave this game a chance at greatness.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. super3001

    paid sub = doa.

    it will change to f2p before release

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Blue Oni

    This was going to flop anyway but now it will flop even harder.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. budoshi

    I always wonder why ncsoft a ka areanet a ka guild wars 1 – 2 can be no monthy fee but all others noooooooooooooooooooooo we cant… screw it i wont touch it t ill it comes f2p wich it probably will anyway.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Kreion

    Mmmm This may not be the best decision for them. Sure they have a big franchise behind them, but when you have games like GW2 already going F2P and Everquest: Next coming out which will also be F2P…why would I want to pay a subscription fee?

    #17 2 years ago
  18. TheWulf

    So, levels and a subscription? Okay, this one’s off my list.

    The problem with that is is that it’s going to be designed in that precious way that all operant conditioning-based MMOs are. All that a subscription and levels says to me any more is ‘hey, our game isn’t really all that fun to just play, so we’re using carrot-on-a-stick compulsion as a replacement for enjoyable gameplay.

    I’ve played MMOs where that isn’t the case, where the base of the game is actually fun. The two that I’ve been sticking with lately are Marvel Heroes and The Secret World. Marvel Heroes has levels, but they’re hilariously just cosmetic. See, a lady friend and I brought another friend into Marvel Heroes — we were around 15, his character was level 3. It made next to no difference. In TotalBiscuit’s Marvel Heroes video, he also commented on how levels were cosmetic, and how he brought a low level Wolverine into a higher level area.

    That’s just something you can do. And there’s no grind in that game because loot drops like candy. And often loot actually gives you abilities that you haven’t even unlocked yet via ‘levelling,’ so it’s all the funnier. So without an operant conditioning basis to play Marvel Heroes, why stay? Because it’s actually fun to play, damn it! It’s fun to play in precisely the same way that Torchlight II is.

    Except I’ve been playing Marvel Heroes a lot more than Torchlight II, because I can’t pick up and throw cars in Torchlight II. And you all know how much I love TL II.

    So the only two MMOs I’ve stuck with in the longest time have no subscription, and either no levels or inconsequential levels, thus removing the feeling of vertical progression. I don’t feel like I’m actually climbing to some power plateau where I can finally have fun, instead I’m actually just having fun.

    That’s the distinction.

    If you were to pick up TSW or MH, you’d start having fun right away. If you were to pick up Wilstar or Elder Scrolls Online, you’d feel pressured to reach the power plateau, the max level with the best gear. You’d grind, and grind, and not really be having fun. You’d feel stressed, and irritable, and you’d just push yourself. And when you finally do reach the power plateau you’ll just force yourself to play the game then even though it isn’t fun because you earned it.

    How do I know this? I have a roomie that became addicted to WoW, and I kept asking him why he did so.

    Why do you grind?
    I have to reach max level, that’s when the fun starts.
    Why are you grinding now?
    I have to get consumable sets to have fun with a raid.
    Why are you grinding now?
    Gear to beat the next raid, they said the next raid is really fun.
    Why are you grinding now?
    I need consumable sets to help my friends beat the next raid.
    Why are you grinding now?
    Gear to–
    Wait, wasn’t this supposed to be that magical point you told me about where you could stop grinding and start actually having fun?
    …shut up, I’m busy.

    And so it went.

    Some people are weak-willed like that, but that does nothing for me. I can see through it and I find it very transparent. So all a game with vertical progression and operant conditioning-based compulsion ever does? It just makes me bored. Bored, bored, bored. Why buy an unfun, boring game?

    I’ll stick to games without subscriptions and/or levels, thanks.

    I finally realise what makes a good MMO, I’m just waiting for everyone else to catch up and realise that they’re not having fun.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. TheWulf

    @16

    The Secret World and Marvel Heroes are doing a good job at that. Check them out!

    I’ll warn you about some iffy writing and sometimes dull combat in TSW, though, but still it’s definitely worth it for the research, exploration, puzzling, and deck-building stuff.

    And if you like dungeon crawler/loot hoarder style games (like Torchlight II) then Marvel Heroes is a blast. It’s an amazingly fun game. And the new survival maps they put in are hilarious and definitely worth seeing.

    Like Torchlight though, MH is more fun if you go into it with friends.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. TheWulf

    @12

    How so?

    I’d say that, contrarily, subscription games are the cancer. I can’t remember the last time that a free to play game was responsible for actually killing people, or having children killed by proxy.

    It’s not fun sharing a name with the latter, I’ll tell you. Especially since I had a roomie who almost met the same fate thanks to WoW.

    No, I think it’s fairly obvious which is the cancer.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. TheWulf

    @6

    Play either The Secret World or Marvel Heroes and tell me how the microtransactions ruin them.

    Furthermore, both games give you game-shop money to buy stuff without actually putting down real money. The first time I quickly reached 600 eternity splinters in Marvel Heroes without even trying, I was stunned. Likewise, I was shocked when The Secret World dropped enough game-shop money in my lap at one point to buy a complete outfit.

    Microtransactions don’t ruin MMOs. Greedy business plans do. And often you’ll find more greedy business plans in a subscription MMO than you will in a free to play one.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. TheWulf

    @3

    Your trolling is boring at this point, but you did actually say something mildly profound, there.

    See, I can agree that SOE are always trying new and interesting things. They have been since day one. I wouldn’t dream of arguing with that. There was a point where you could see how SOE was trying to be Blizzard, around the Everquest II era, as EQ II was all about expansions, subscriptions, grinding, and greed.

    However, they’re also responsible for PlanetSide, PlanetSide 2, Free Realms, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, Dragon’s Prophet, and Everquest Next. Some of those I still have issue with and take umbrage at, but there’s no denying that each of those games was, at the time, something new.

    Free Realms is something that I lost way too many months too as it was a compelling experience about something other than killing everything in sight for a change. And it actually had half decent writing, which shocked me considering that it was a kid’s games. The blatantly dark undertones in some of the areas shocked me — such as the fairies who were using mind controlling drugs on everyone to make them happy and to force them to have fun, some are on the cusp of freaking out but they always receive a new supply of ‘party foods’ just in time.

    Why was I angry? I… forget. Hm. Oh well! PAR-TAY!” *shiver.*

    But yeah, I have some good memories thanks to Sony’s offerings, and I’m intrigued by Everquest Next.

    The thing is is that Sony hasn’t always had good ideas — Everquest II is an awful mess of grind and greed, and Vanguard: Saga of Heroes deserved to fail for reasons which become obvious when playing it. Dragon’s Prophet just feels like the humans are only there so that objectified tit fests can be a thing, and it feels like the game would be much more fun if you controlled the dragon directly… but still.

    They do have ideas, at least. Even if not always good ones. Even if sometimes really bad ones. They are trying.

    So I’ll be interested to see how Everquest Next turns out.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Phoenixblight

    @20

    Man you are a moron.

    http://www.joystiq.com/2007/07/16/mmo-couple-plead-guilty-to-child-neglect/

    #23 2 years ago
  24. viralshag

    @23, As much as it pains me to do this, technically D&D:O went F2P sometime in 2009 and that article is from 2007.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Phoenixblight

    @24

    There was another article where parents in africa had killed their children due to them playing DDO.

    Apparently WUlf is right F2P is a cure for mental illness.

    http://www.gamepolitics.com/2010/08/25/teenager-plays-ddo-forget-murdering-raping-disabled-teen#.UhTUjZJDnat

    #25 2 years ago
  26. viralshag

    @25, Wow.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Stardog

    EverQuest Next is the game for those who aren’t into these kind of generic MMO’s.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Dargoth

    To the comments about TSW and Marvel Heroes. Somehow you all forgot Guild Wars 2 :)

    #28 2 years ago
  29. budoshi

    @ 28 check again *cough* 16 *couch*

    #29 2 years ago
  30. brfyr5

    If final fantasy xiv requires a monthly subscription then TESO will have one too. I don’t get why people think TESO is the same as F2P. You still have to pay 60 bucks for the game. So it’s not free. Also it’s just speculation that you won’t need PS Plus to play the game, either way you’ll be paying for a subscription with or without PS Plus.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. McLovin

    Has no one played GW2? The Buy to play model is the only one that makes any sense. You’re buying an online game to play, you’re not receiving a new game every month like when you subscribe for other things such as magazines… The subscription model is the biggest load of bullshit I’ve ever seen.

    #31 2 years ago

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    Just a quick heads up to remind you that The Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow, April 17 at 10am EDT. The free weekend is an incentive to bring back beta players which tried the game, but decided not to pursue a purchase. You can play the MMO until 10am EDT on […]

  • Tale of Tales announces May release for Kickstarter success Sunset

    Those attending Kill Screen’s Two5six Festival next month will be able to play Tale of Tales upcoming title Sunset before it’s released. Along with the news provided to us by BeefJack, Tale of Tales have also released new set of lovely screenshots which we have posted below. Sunset will be released on Linux, Mac and […]

  • Take 50% off select racing titles through the Codemasters online store

    Codemasters has launched an online store and is celebrating by giving you 50% off the titles listed. Here’s what’s on sale: F1 2013 Classic Edition F1 2014 – F1 RACE STARS BUNDLE F1 2013 GRID 2 GRID 2 Reloaded GRID Autosport DIRT 3 Complete Edition DIRT Showdown Toybox Turbos F1 RACE STARS Hit up the […]

  • Spy_Watch coming to Apple Watch from Surgeon Simulator devs

    Surgeon Simulator developers Bossa Studios have announced its working on an Apple Watch game called Spy_Watch. Spy_Watch, according to the developer, has players heading up a spy agency which isn’t faring too well. Players will need to train a spy and then send him out on various missions to “reclaim the agency’s former glory.” Real-time […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power hits Steam Early Access next week

    Frozenbyte has announced Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power will launch on Steam Early Access next week. The early access title will run you $19.99/€19.99/£14.99 and you can purchase it come April 21. If the short video above isn’t enough to tempt you, a video showing nine minutes of gameplay was released last week.

  • Journey, Flower, flOw trilogy to be released this summer on PS4 in 1080p at 60fps

    A remastered version of the Journey Collector’s Edition is coming to PlayStation 4 from ThatGameCompany. According to Gamespot, the trilogy will contain PS3 titles flOw, Flower and Journey on one disc, and it will run in 1080p at 60fps. A standalone version of Journey will arrive close to the trilogy’s release on PS4 through the […]

  • Here’s a few screenshots of PS4-exclusive Alienation from Housemarque

    Screenshots for Alienation, Housemarque’s four-player co-op PlayStation 4 exclusive, have been released and you can have a look at them in the gallery we’ve posted. Announced at gamescom 2014, the game features three main character classes, weapon customization, and various team set-ups. The game has players shooting at things with twin-stick gameplay with a top […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront website notes November 17 release, teaser video and first image hit

    The first Star Wars: Battlefront image has been posted, and apparently it appeared on the official website at some point this morning. The game will also be released on November 17, according to the official website’s source code. The release date is noted in the code located in the image below. Props to Gematsu for […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is the fastest selling entry in the series to date

    Mortal Kombat X has sold faster than any other game in the series to date, making it the “biggest launch” in Mortal Kombat history, according to creator Ed Boon. Speaking in a series of tweets, Boon said both the mobile and console versions have “literally millions of players getting online” resulting in the servers being […]

  • Shadow of the Beast reboot resurfaces with some new screenshots

    The Shadow of the Beast reboot, which was announced in 2013, has show its face once more with early screenshots. Screenshots of the Amiga classic remake show off the Karamoon’s desert and the main character, Aarbron. According Matt Birch, CEO and founder of Heavy Spectrum, the team is currently hard at work on the “core […]

  • Halo: Spartan Strike arrives on Windows 8, iOS and Steam today

    Halo: Spartan Strike is now available on Windows 8, Steam, iOS devices and Windows 8 phones. The mobile top-down shooter will run you $5.99. Halo: Spartan Strike tells a new story in the Halo universe set during the events of Halo 2 on New Mombasa in 2552. Those playing on Windows 8 devices can compete […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video shows highlights from the Episdoe Duscae demo

    Square Enix has released a Final Fantasy 15 video which shows highlights from the Episode Duscae demo included with launch editions of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. FFT0 has shipped over one million copies worldwide, and a player feedback survey is available for the Duscae demo until May 19. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is available on PlayStation […]

  • Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since release – SuperData

    PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since it was released on March 24, according to SuperData’s latest report. The figure produced by SuperData is worldwide and comes on the heels of the one million units sold announcement earlier this week. “After the release of the beautiful but terribly short game The […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Mega May returns, Super Smash Bros. update, Mii Fighter costumes

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a Super Smash Bros. update and the StreetPass Mii Plaza games Battleground Z and Ultimate Angler. The update is rather detailed, and a bit larger than normal, and you may wish to pay special attention to the activities listed. Here’s the full update: StreetPass […]

  • Here’s your first look at Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida in Super Time Force Ultra

    Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida is a playable character in Super Time Force Ultra, and today, Capy Games has provided a couple images of the man himself in the game. Yoshida was announced as a playable character in the game during Sony’s PlayStation Experience event back in December 2014. The PS4 and Vita version will […]

  • The wait is almost over – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold

    CD Projekt RED has announced the news we’ve all been waiting to hear: The Witcher 3 has gone gold. This means Geralt’s latest, and possibly last, adventure has been sent to the factory to be pressed into lovely gaming discs. “We worked so damn hard over the past three years to bring you this game,” […]

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a “couple weeks out from beta,” new trailer

    Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is just a “couple of weeks out from beta,” according to development studio The Chinese Room, and a release date will be announced “shortly.” To give you an idea of how development has been coming along since it was announced at gamescom 2013, the team has released a new trailer […]

  • GTA 5 on PC looks incredible, but I can’t recommend it to console players

    As much as Matt Martin loves GTA 5, he can’t recommend upgrading from console to PC just for a slick editing suite and even prettier graphics. “This is the third time in as many years that I’ve bought GTA 5.” I have a Grand Theft Auto 5 obsession, as I’m sure you know if you’ve […]

  • The Forest engine updated to Unity 5, major graphical and gameplay improvements made

    The Forest’s latest patch added substantial improvements to the game. The Forest version 0.16 is now live on Steam with plenty of new additions. The game has been ported over to Unity engine version 5. The plant and skin shaders have been replaced or rewritten. Many other visual tweaks have been made, such as model […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront banner leaks from Star Wars Convention

    EA has been setting up the Battlefront booth at Star Wars Celebration, and one leaked picture shows what could be the game’s main art. Someone on Reddit posted a picture of the game banner at EA’s booth. Here it is: Lots of things happening here. There’s a Star Destroyer in the distance, TIE Fighters and […]

  • Get GTA 5 working with Oculus Rift using this tool

    There’s a way you can play GTA 5 in VR if you own an Oculus Rift Dev Kit and have a bit of cash to spare. VorpX, the go-to program for adding VR support to games has received an update recently to support GTA 5. This is far from perfect, as it only translates the […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 15 team revealed

    This week’s Team of the Week is now available for anyone to challenge in FIFA Ultimate Team. The team members get selected each week based on their performance during the weekend matches. You can fire up FIFA Ultimate Team on any platform and challenge this squad. You’ll also find some Team of the Week items […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will let you stealth all encounters, including bosses

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will bring back one of the original game’s major features. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is considered by many to be a great game and worthy of bearing the franchise name. One of its grating issues though was its boss fights. You only had one way to fight them: be confrontational. The […]

  • Project Cars PC specs and supported wheels announced

    The release date of Project Cars is inching ever closer and more details have been revealed to answer all your burning questions. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios has revealed the full list of supported steering wheels on all platforms, as well as the minimum and recommended PC specs. Minimum specs CPU – 2.66 GHz […]

  • GTA 5 gets custom FOV mod on PC

    Those not satisfied with GTA 5′s built-in field of view slider can use a new mod to push the number even further. The PC versions of GTA 5 – just like its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts – lets you switch between third and first-person view in shooting and driving. The game has an FOV […]

  • Win! GTA 5 on PC!

    Want to win a Steam key for Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC? Just enter here. GTA 5 released on PC this week and is going down a storm. We like it a lot, which is why we’re giving away a Steam code for Rockstar’s latest. All you need to do is enter your email […]

  • GTA 5 topples Skyrim’s record for highest concurrent players on Steam

    Not factoring in Valve games, GTA 5 is the new king of concurrent player numbers on Steam. GTA 5 is very popular on PC, even more popular than games like Skyrim in its heyday. The number of concurrent players for GTA 5 has peaked today at 301,246. This makes it the only non-Valve game to […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: what does a modern fighting game look like?

    Mortal Kombat continues to evolve as NetherRealm adds RPG systems and daily challenges to a solid fighting game, says Sherif Saed. “Mortal Kombat X takes many cues from games like Destiny, Call of Duty, and GTA Online with hourly, daily and weekly events.” For as many of its familiar facets, Mortal Kombat X has enough […]

  • J-Stars Victory VS+ coming west in June – new trailer

    J-Stars Victory VS+ will make the jump (see what I did there) to the west after all. J-Stars Victory VS+ is the western title for the fighting game which stars characters from a variety of Shonen Jump-published manga. Bandai Namco has announced the fighter will release in Europe on June 26 and in the Americas […]

  • Codemasters F1 license good through 2016

    Codemasters has at least one more F1 game in it. F1 2015 isn’t out yet, so Codemasters is naturally not talking about what it might get up to in the future. We do know what it can get up to, though; Codemasters’ Steven Embling told Videogamer has the option to continue the series. “We have […]

  • Project Cars has pretty deep graphics options on consoles

    Project Cars offers players a wide variety of ways to customise their graphic settings on PS4 and Xbox One. Project Cars is a graphics showcase and all early indications suggest it’s going to be one of the best-looking games out there. Slightly Mad’s commitment to graphics seems to go deeper than making things pretty, though: […]

  • Super Smash Bros. patch nerfs Diddy Kong – report

    Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U is great but Diddy Kong is a beast and must be stopped. The latest Super Smash Bros. 3Ds and Wii U patch seems to have nerfed Diddy Kong, a character so over-powered that serious tournament players generate controversy by choosing to use him. Nintendo doesn’t publish patch notes, […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer shuttered

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer 2K Australia has been closed down. Kotaku broke the news, and also had word from an anonymous source, who said that all staff have been let go. 2K responded to our request for comment with the following statement: We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process […]

  • Samorost 3 trailer shows Amanita still in fine form

    Samorost 3 looks as delicately beautiful as its siblings. Samarost 3 developer Amanita Design has a reputation for gorgeous, slightly surreal world building. This new trailer for its latest adventure looks just as if not more lovely than the previous Samarost games and Botanicula. Samarost 3 is coming to Mac and PC later this year, […]

  • Amnesia dev’s new project SOMA now in beta

    SOMA is nearly here and I am torn between excitement and horrified dread. SOMA is the latest horror project from Frictional, the team behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent. We’re pretty excited to see what Frictional comes up with next, and we won’t have too long to wait, apparently; the developer has announced that SOMA is […]

  • Steam Guard mobile authenticator now in beta testing

    Steam is now testing its latest security measure. Steam helps you protect your account by offering two-factor authentication, a solution so beautifully elegant and effective that it’s astounding every gaming network doesn’t do the same (looking at you, Sony). Valve’s version is called Steam Guard, and it works via email. This isn’t always super convenient, […]

  • Godzilla battles Mothra in new trailer

    Godzilla lets you stomp around cities and battle classic kaiju. I’m in. Godzilla is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 in early July, but we haven’t seen a great deal of it since its December reveal. The new trailer below gives you an idea of just what Natsume has done with one of the biggest […]

  • Tales of Zestiria to launch this year – new trailer

    Tales of Zestiria continues Bandai Namco’s delightful new habit of bringing the popular JRPG series to the west before the shine wears off. Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, the publisher has announced. That’s not a bad turnaround, given it first hit Japan in January, and localisation of text-heavy titles is expensive […]

  • Project Cars release date locked down, new trailer released

    Project Cars finally has a release date. Project Cars will release on May 8, Bandai Namco UK has announced. We haven’t yet had an update from Namco Bandai’s other regional offices, but its probably safe to bet the racer will release around the same time in the Americas, Europe and ANZ region. We can now […]

  • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains trailer shows combat, online multiplayer

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains has plenty to offer fans of the anime. Previously known as Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind, the Spike Chunsoft action game is coming west thanks to Atlus. Gematsu reports it’s due in both Europe and North America in May, via the 3DS eShop. The trailer below […]

  • Bloodborne stamina recovery rate affected by equip weight

    Bloodborne players have unearthed an important gameplay detail not mentioned in the game’s menus or manual. In Bloodborne, players need to manage their stamina carefully for best results. A far more aggressively-tuned affair than past Souls games, Bloodborne does away with equip weight limits, and items have no listed weight details. As far as players […]

  • Street Fighter’s Ryu, Fire Emblem’s Roy spotted in Super Smash Bros. patch – rumour

    Street Fighter’s Ryu is rumoured for future Super Smash bros DLC following datamining of the latest patch. Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U were updated recently, and hacker shinyquagsire23 claims to have found some interesting files while poking around in the 3DS patch data. As detailed on Reddit, the audio files included a new […]

  • Suikoden 3 PEGI rating suggests PS2 Classic re-release

    Suikoden. Suikoden 2. And now: Suikoden 3. Suikoden 3 has been rated by PEGI for PlayStation 3, presumably ahead of an upcoming re-release. Gematsu turned up the rating, and although we have no further information at this time, it’s not much a leap to assume the RPG will turn up as a PS2 Classic on […]