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EA: no “strategic tilt” to Titanfall’s Xbox exclusivity, in-house games to be platform agnostic says Gibeau

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 11:12 GMT By Dave Cook

Titanfall is only coming to Windows, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, and along with initiatives like free FIFA 14 for all European Xbox One pre-orders, suggests that EA is getting into bed with Microsoft quite closely. However, EA’s Frank Gibeau has played down the exclusivity of Respawn’s shooter, and has said the deal bears no “strategic tilt”.

Speaking with CVG, Gibeau was asked to comment on EA’s relationship with Sony at present, to which he replied, “It’s very good.”

Gibeau was then asked if having games exclusive to rival formats undermines the potential commercial success of PS4 after launch. He countered, “Not internally developed EA games. We’re changing nothing in our policy about being platform-agnostic. One of the things that struck me this week is how a tactical deal with one of our platform partners has been blown out and perceived as strategic tilt – that’s a messaging error on our part. There is no strategic tilt.

“The Sony platform and the Xbox platform are both very important to us. If you look at the previous generation we did tactical deals with both Sony and Microsoft throughout the cycle. Titanfall is different, it’s an EA Partners game – everything else is platform agnostic.

“Sony has been executing exceptionally well on the next-gen transition. Their hardware’s hot, they’re clear and disciplined and consistent with their policies, they are showing some amazing things with indies, so overall I couldn’t be more pleased with how they’re executing. I hope both systems are successful – EA succeeds when more platforms are doing well.”

When asked if this means Sony itself may see some PS4-exclusives from EA, Gibeau replied, “It’s a long cycle, and certainly there’s potential with Sony exclusivity deals too.” He later stressed, “I can tell you now, our internal games, the games we make ourselves, will be multiplatform.”

Titanfall is exclusive, but does this mean there could be more deals made in Microsoft’s favour down the line, or – as Gibeau suggests – is this just a rare occurance?

Let us know what you think below.

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30 Comments

  1. BD

    Nobody ever seems to mention that this is a TIMED exclusive.

    Meaning it’ll go to PS4, PS3 and whatever in a few months time after release.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Dave Cook

    @1 They haven’t said that, have they? My apologies if they have, but I’m fairly sure this is a full-out exclusive (for now).

    #2 2 years ago
  3. ps3fanboy

    i guess when you pay your half budget of windows8 to get a half arsed exclusivity, you will have it to. people have said windows8 sucks for months now and now you know why, because micro$haft spent the budget on this half arsed exclusivity for the titanfall game. ballmer had to go because of it, but everything to piss off people and tease sony riiigth… if this idiocy of micro$hafts continue, expect to be on linux and apples in the future.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. amiga500

    Who gives a shit about Titanfalll???
    Another Fps…..in the endless fps list….

    Please FGS do not port it to PS4, it has enough Fps games, one more doesn’t change anything.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. _LarZen_

    @1 People hope and believe it’s a timed exclusive. There is nothing official that it’s a time exclusive.

    And if it is a timed exclusive game I bet MS will pay up more to keep it exclusive for as long as possible if not exclusive period. Especially with all the awards the game has gotten at Gamescom.

    MS would be smart to pay up to keep this game exclusive for the Xbox forever. It’s clearly a system seller.

    EDIT: Titanfall won the award as the best next generation game at Gamescom 2013. No PS4 exclusive game won any awards….

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Max Payne

    Yea I also Think its payed exclusive. If they can make game for xbox one you can make ps4 version also easy.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. tezzer1985

    @Dave Lets be real, you write about games and follow the industry, do you think TintanFall will not be on the PS4 within 12 months of the games release, also giving the install base of Xbox 1 by then will probs be on par with PS4

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Dave Cook

    @7 I didn’t say that, or anything for that matter aside from the fact that right now, it’s not been called a ‘timed’ exclusive.

    Bit confused as to what it is I’ve supposed to have said :/

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Sylrissa

    It’s coming to PC as well, so in my books that isn’t exclusive, so I’ll just pick it up when it comes out on PC

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Max Payne

    How many times developers actually said ” ok this is timed exclusive game ” ?

    #10 2 years ago
  11. ShiiRo

    The best proof that it’s a time exclusive is this interview

    “Let’s put it plainly: will PlayStation owners ever see Titanfall?

    “It’s definitely not out of the question,” Emslie replied. “We have a huge appreciation for the fans. Coming out and showing it to everybody, we’re super nervous and wanted to make sure everybody loved it. We love all our fans, whatever console they support.

    “So yeah. We want to make everybody happy, but this is where we’re at right now.”

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-06-12-will-titanfall-ever-come-to-playstation-respawn-and-ea-weigh-in

    Now, if it were a full exclusive then why wouldn’t he just say no to the question? It’s pretty obvious that this is another Bioshock or Mass Effect timed exclusive by MS.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. ps3fanboy

    @11 it will come to the ps4 in a better and improved complete edition with all the patches and dlc. we have seen it happen before with half arsed exclusivity of games. so your right it is a timed exclusivity…

    #12 2 years ago
  13. actuallyisnotafox

    @9 yeah they love that word exclusive, they say most games are when theyre clearly not :/

    #13 2 years ago
  14. viralshag

    It’s a console exclusive, in which case they’re correct. Mass Effect was a console exclusive too, which then went multi-plat to the PS3 and WiiU.

    Who cares if it’s on the PC? MS aren’t launching the X1 in direct competition with the PC and neither is Sony.

    Why are you all getting so hung up on the word “exclusive”? It’s available on ONE console and the PC. If anything it’s a MS exclusive.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Major Mayhem 70

    I’m not sure, but what I got out of this article is that Titanfall won’t be coming to PS4 but what is certain is that what EA makes will be out for both consoles. Respawn and EA are “partners” in creating Titanfall and for some reason this “partnership” hinders the chance of PS4 seeing Titanfall. MS must have paid an outrageous amount of dough if this holds true.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. ps3fanboy

    @14 hey dumbass it is not an exclusive if it appears on other format than one… its a given.

    @15 it will come to ps4 sometime that is for sure… but as times exclusivity micro$haft have payed outrageous amount of dough as you say. they have taken the money from the windowns8 budget.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. OmegaSlayer

    @Dave

    The timed exclusive was mentioned by the amous CBoat, a Gaf poster which is probably a Microsoft insider.
    He also told that if whenever an exclusive is not clearly mentioned to be full-time to not believe it, because deals and money are in place to keep things undercover.

    So far TitanFall has been branded as a “next-gen exclusive debut” on XBOXOne, like many PS4 indie titles.
    It has to be mentioned that at EA conference at Gamescon Peter Moore didn’t mention the plaforms.
    At last, the pr girl of Respawn mentioned after E3 that the PS4 version has never been ruled out.

    So far it’s exclusive, that means timed exclusive.
    It’s also worth of mention that any exclusive deal has install base and sold copies as target parameters.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Lord Gremlin

    I’m surprised people care. Multiplayer-only? Besides why would they launch on PS4 – to compete with Killzone 4? That’s 0 sales for Titanfall there, son. Better game with proper and interesting story campaign already coming there… And it has jetpacks and mechs and it had it since Killzone 3.
    Seriously though, timed exclusivity is cake for EA there – they don’t go against Killzone and they get money from MS.
    Personally, I don’t think I’ll play it on anything. I’m mostly interested in SP shooters. If they’re engaging enough, I can get into MP too, that’s how it is with Killzone.
    Anyway, EA is not doing exclusives. They only do timed exclusives and timed exclusive DLC.
    @Dave Cook When it’s timed exclusive devs say “can’t comment right now” and “not out of question”. Also, do you think it would be even feasable to launch it on a platform that has Killzone 4?

    #18 2 years ago
  19. CycloneFox

    Well it’s good to be a gamer who doesn’t care about any EA-games. I’ll stick with a PS4 and a Wii U as soon as Monoliths next game gets released and don’t care for EA, if I play on my consoles.

    Oh and btw. if I want to play titanfall, I would do it on my PC anyway, the platform of choice for fps for me and where all of my friends play shooters, too. I only play shooters like gears of war, uncharted, killzone or halo on consoles because the’re first-party exclusives and nice graphic benchmarks for the consoles. But normally my consoles are platforms for JRPGs or action-adventures.

    edit: I’m also pretty sure, that titanfall and also Quantum Break will definitely come to the ps4 after a year or so, or even earlier, if Xbox One doesn’t sell as much as expected, but I wouldn’t bet on that.

    edit2 @Lord Gremlin: I wouldn’t see it as extreme. Especially Killzone 3 is one of the best and most underrated shooters to date and I also like shooters with a decent SP more than pure MP shooters, but I suppose, Titanfall might still sell more than Killzone 4, as sad as that sounds. Again, I think, Killzone is by far the better game, but for some reason, I can’t understand, EA games always appeal more to the broad audience. Killzone 4 will of course also perform really well in terms of selling numbers. I think it will sell better than any other Killzone before.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Lengendaryboss

    @19
    Quantum Break? No, Titanfall? Possibly.

    Comments: Like i said before you cannot change the definition of exclusive to meet your views.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Keivz

    For a journalist to call Titanfall “a timed exclusive” without any worthwhile proof to that end (i.e. anonymous posts on Gaf don’t count) would be idiotic.

    However, calling a game “exclusive” is taken generally to mean that it WILL NOT be released on a competing platform (Vita and PS4 don’t compete, neither do the 3DS and wii U, or XO & 360) as far as anyone can tell.

    I don’t think Titanfall qualifies at this point. It may or may not come to the PS3, which is what “not out of the question” means.

    There are many ways to skirt around the semantics,

    Titanfall, scheduled to release on the XO, 360, and PC early next year.
    Titanfall, scheduled to release on MS platforms early next year.
    Titanfall, currently exclusive the the XO, 360, and PC, to be released early next year.

    …and so on, depending on how you want to tilt things. That probably would calm the fanboys down a bit at least.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. monkeygourmet

    It’s quite clear which game the Sony fanboys are worried about competing with…

    First it’s a ‘boring shooter’, then it’s ‘a timed exclusive’…

    LOL, insecure much?!

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Major Mayhem 70

    @ps3fanboy. This is the latest word concerning Titanfall and I read nothing that stated it was time exclusive. Till someone states that Titanfall is in development for the ps3/4. I’m going to have to assume its not going to be available to Sony. That makes sense than to say its a timed exclusive when no where in the article does it say it is. Only time will tell. I pull for both companies so it doesn’t matter. I’ll play Titanfall and killzone.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. VibraniumSpork

    @22 True enough. I’m getting PS4 at launch but am very envious of this title. I’m hoping the ‘timed-exclusive’ ish has some truth to it as otherwise I’d definitely have to consider picking up an XB1 at some point next year. It just looks a bit special, and the hands-on buzz from VG247 and others only seems to confirm that.

    I can only imagine how much MS would love to have had this ready for XB1 launch day though; it’s the very definition of a ‘System Seller’ right now.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. bobnice

    @1

    Could you please provide a link to where Respawn, EA or Microsoft ever said this was a TIMED exclusive please. If you cant I will assume you’re trying to spead misinformation. Thank you.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. monkeygourmet

    @24

    Im guessing that they know the die hard will be in day 1. Especially with Forza 5, DR3.

    I don’t think they should be that worried up against Killzone (which is the only launch game i’ll be getting on PS4.)

    Titan Fall should hopefully arrive second wave, maybe to combat Infamous Second Son.

    Basically, they seem to be doing the exact opposite of Wii U’s game delivery system.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Cobra951

    This game is multiplayer only, right? Without good SP, I couldn’t possibly care less which platform(s) see its release.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. cluggy89

    lmao, been hearing ps4 fans saying this is going to be a timed exclusive since E3 all because respawn entertainment told some reporter that making a ps4 game wasnt off the table in the future. its the same with dead rising 3 as well as quantum break, folk keep bablling about how these are timed exclusives yet i have seen nothing to support any of it, have seen evidence against it though

    #28 2 years ago
  29. wildBoar

    Like someone else said, they have NEVER said it’s fully exclusive or that it’s never going multiplat, NEVER, and having them say that is LITERALLY the only reason MS would have to buy full exclusivity, and propably have to pay another, say 70M$, over giving them half, 2 years of exclusivity and making an agreement for them to STFU about it.

    People may infer what they will, last gen is not a strong indicator to the contrary however.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. dkpunk

    This is getting ridiculous. This simple fact is that Titanfall is EXCLUSIVE to X1 and PC. There has yet to be anything stating otherwise. Quit living in a dream world people and move on. EA has nothing to do with the game being exclusive. If you read back it was a developer (respawn) decision to make it platform exclusive.

    #30 2 years ago

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

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare owners get free pistol today

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mortal Kombat X teaser gives first look at Predator

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • GTA 5 is even better with a gravity gun

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Destiny House of Wolves: all new Crucible maps detailed

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

  • Custom Xbox One Star Wars controllers look very tempting

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

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

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

  • Star Wars Battlefront dev reveals planet Sullust

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

  • Destiny House of Wolves: Tower vendor changes

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

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

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

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

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

  • Destiny House of Wolves: weapon Reforging explained

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

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

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

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

  • Rare game announce expected at E3 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Splatoon lacks voice chat to promote a positive online experience

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Batch of hi-res Persona 5 screenshots released by PlayStation Japan

    A set of screenshots have been released for Persona 5, and while you’ve seen these before in magazines and on the official website, these are high-res versions. Some will even look familiar to those who watched the first gameplay trailer back in February. The shots were posted over on the PlayStation Japan Persona 5 game […]

  • Is Alien: Isolation getting HTC Vive support?

    Placeholder images for SteamVR icons have been found and it looks like there may be support for Alien: Isolation, so if you enjoy soiling yourself, get psyched! NeoGAF members found a thread on Reddit, where a little rooting around in a Steam directory unearthed the images. The list includes both games and apps, and as […]

  • Xbox Live multiplayer is free this weekend on Xbox 360

    Xbox 360 players in all Xbox Live regions can play multiplayer online for free this weekend. If you are a Silver member, this means you are Golden from May 1-3 and can play multiple games online with your buddies. All you have to do is log-in to Xbox Live.