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PS4 to launch at “a level we’ve never seen before”: Sony’s Gara

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 08:47 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Console gaming’s over? Not so fast. SCE UK boss Fergal Gara tells Patrick Garratt demand for PS4 is “spectacularly” above that seen in the current generation. Ready for November?

“[Pre-orders are] spectacularly up on the last generation. The number was greater than 1 million units and the UK represents a big chunk of that. Pre-orders are incredibly healthy. I think there are some naysayers out there who think console gaming’s on the way out: if you look at the pre-order numbers you’d come to a very different conclusion… If you go back a few months, the sheer level of demand wasn’t really anticipated. It’s the biggest we’ve ever seen. A level we’ve never seen before.”

Fergal Gara, MD of SCE UK, is not a worried man. Sitting in the lobby of Sony’s evergreen gamescom hang-out, the Raddison opposite the Kölnmesse, the exec is grinning in the knowledge that British PS4 pre-orders are high enough to make November’s launch a guaranteed success. PS chief Andrew House announced fixed release dates for the US and Europe the previous evening, and demand is so high Gara’s main problem is being able to keep up. Every member of the UK PlayStation team exudes confidence as they trot around the various software and hardware showings in the hotel, but none of them is as relaxed as the boss.

Gara speaks to Patrick Garratt on launching, Vita, bundling, broadband and more.

VG247: Can you give us any details about how PS4′s going to be marketed in the UK for launch?

Fergal Gara: We’re right in the process now of shaping the marketing plan, and while we’re very confident of a strong day one off the back of very, very strong pre-orders, we are investing in a brand for many years. It is important that we launch big and show our intent for the years to come. The UK’s clearly a very important market for us; it’s not been our best in recent years, and therefore it’s a key moment to assert ourselves. Expect PlayStation 4 to have big marketing, a big launch plan. The product deserves investing in, not just in day one but for the years to come.

In the press conference yesterday there was a massive focus on indie games, even more so than at E3.

Yep.

While a lot of core gamers completely get that, as we’re immersed in it and understand what indie is, do you think there’s going to be any kind of issue messaging it to the general public? Will indie be included in the general marketing?

We’re creating the best place to play. That’s the vision we’ve outlined, and if you want to be the best place to play you want to have something for everybody. Something for everybody last night was incredibly broad. At one end of the scale you have the family-friendly and accessible Playroom included and pre-installed on every PlayStation 4, and at the opposite end you have some quite eclectic and in some cases really cool-looking indie titles. That’s the vision: the broadest church we possible can be. We can and should be for everybody.

Will it be marketed to them? Of course it will. But which channels do we choose for which messages? That’s where the sophistication of the marketing plan comes in. Are they going to be front and centre in some big TV ad? Perhaps not, but we leverage lots of different channels to communicate.

You revealed the date last night. Are you happy with it?

Delighted.

Would you maybe prefer it to be a week or two earlier?

Possibly, but we’ve got a good run into Christmas and we’ve hit the month we’ve wanted to hit for a long time. That means the efforts of many people across the organisation – the planning, the design, the engineering, the software development – have all got it together to launch on time, to launch in 32 countries in November 2013. I can take no credit for it, but I think the teams have done a stunning job. I’m delighted.

There was a 1 million pre-order figure in the presentation. That was global. Are the UK pre-orders well up on the last generation?

They’re spectacularly up on the last generation. The number was greater than 1 million units and the UK represents a big chunk of that. Pre-orders are incredibly healthy. They give us every confidence that this generation will get off to a stunning start. I think there are some naysayers out there who think console gaming’s on the way out: if you look at the pre-order numbers you’d come to a very different conclusion. There’s a certainty it’s going to start with a big bang.

We’re very pleased with that, although there is a downside. How much stock to fulfil how much demand is now the game we’re playing. If you go back a few months, the sheer level of demand wasn’t really anticipated. It’s the biggest we’ve ever seen. A level we’ve never seen before.

I was going to ask you about the allocation and the ability to keep up with demand. Hardware manufacturers can struggle to cope, especially around launch. Do you anticipate having problems?

There can be trouble keeping up, especially if demand is higher than you anticipated, and it is very much going in that direction. The downside of it being very popular is that there is a risk of disappointing some people. The guidance we’re giving to retailers and gamers out there is to get your names on that list. Get on the pre-order list. We’re confident of satisfying all the pre-orders on day one that were executed before August 5. We might do a bit better than that, but the earlier you’re on the list, the earlier you’re likely to get a PS4. We’ll do our damnedest to meet that demand as quickly as we possibly can.

“We’ve changed our demeanour: we’re more engaged with our partners; we’re more humble; I think we listen more; we try to respond better. I’m certainly not saying there isn’t more we can do, but I believe we’ve shifted our posture, which has come at a good time as our products have stepped up a gear as well. Put all that together and you have to feel confident.”

Which of the launch titles do you expect to have the most traction in the UK? Which are you most excited about?

From a first-party perspective I’d pick out Killzone as a stand-out title. It was good to see the multiplayer from that last night. From third-parties: from a personal view, one that stands out as one starting to shape-up the next-gen world is Watch Dogs. I’d say that’s a very cool, very next-gen-looking title. The whole theme of the game is good to have for next-gen consoles. That’s a wonderful partnership to have, but I’m not just picking it out because of that.

Further down the line, I’m very excited by Destiny. That’s a little bit further out, but it’s a hugely ambitious project and one we happen to have a nice, close association with as PlayStation. Those are just some examples. The stand-out titles can be huge blockbusters, but I’m really excited to see what are the big hits that come out of the indie development side.

One of the most interesting announcements to come out of the press conference yesterday got glossed over by everyone, I think. You’ve signed deal with ISPs to allocate specific levels of broadband to gamers. When are you going be talking more about that, and do you see farming bandwidth off to gamers as a trend?

We said we’re here for the gamer, and we put the gamer front and centre of the entire PS4 concept. The entire experience is not complete without broadband connectivity, as you’ve rightly underlined. It covers two of the key issues: one is having latency at the lowest possible level, so multiplayer is as exceptional as it possibly can be; and secondly, we are definitely into a more download-led market now, and the play-as-you-download functionality in PS4 means there are more reasons to consume big chunks of data than ever. Clearly, there’s a great brand-match. Virgin’s a great one for the UK, with a good brand-fit and a good fibre-optic infrastructure there. I look forward to getting into much more detail on it. We’ll talk more about it in the coming months, but it’s certainly exciting and you’re right to pick up on it.

Does it mean that you’re able to download games faster if you’re signed up to one of those packages? Is that the upshot? Or does it just mean you’re connected at the right level so everything works exactly as it should?

There’s plenty more detail to flesh out, but at its most basic it should mean that the PlayStation 4 experience is optimised via the Virgin Media broadband service. It could go well beyond that, of course, such as buying the two together, for example, via integrated packages. There’s all kind of things that could come out of the partnership, but what we were able to announce last night is that we are going to work together, based on directional feedback of what the benefits might be in the short-term. But partnerships are partnerships, and they should evolve. There’s loads of potential in it.

We heard a lot of chatter recently about a Vita-PS4 bundle. We called around a lot of retailers and were told it isn’t happening right now, but do you see that as a potential for the future? It seems pretty obvious Vita was made specifically to properly integrate with PS4. Is this something you can see happening a little further down the line?

Yeah, definitely. It’s not even out of the question that we can’t put the two together, not necessarily in a one-box bundle, but retail in the UK’s incredibly flexible in putting together what you call soft bundles. That’s by no means out of the question, that we can offer the consumer a package including Vita and PS4, even round launch. Now that we have a date on the table, and now that we have reasonably clear visibility on volume, our conversations with retailers are far more focused on tangibles. These are the sort of details we need to get into now.

“[It's] by no means out of the question, that we can offer the consumer a package including Vita and PS4, even round launch.”

But do we see Vita gaining further strength on the back of PS4? Absolutely. And the likely cost of the two together is, OK, significant, but shapes up well competitively and shapes up well versus, say, the start-point on PS3. We’re excited about that.

Finally then, now the date’s been announced is there some weight off your shoulders? You said you’re talking to retailers with a lot more clarity now, so is this the best bit for you?

It is the best bit for us. It’s the most intense part for us, but the team are absolutely buoyed up, because, as you can imagine, things are going really well. Top-to-toe of the organisation there’s a fighting spirit, there’s a confidence. That’s contagious. It’s really exciting in a business to have all the troops really giving it eleven out of ten. It feels great. In the UK, I believe, we’ve changed our demeanour: we’re more engaged with our partners; we’re more humble; I think we listen more; we try to respond better. I’m certainly not saying there isn’t more we can do, but I believe we’ve shifted our posture, which has come at a good time as our products have stepped up a gear as well. Put all that together and you have to feel confident.

PlayStation 4 releases on November 15 in North America and November 29 in Europe.

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9 Comments

  1. polygem

    still having mine on preorder. x1 as well. i must say, i am much more excited about the wiiu and 3ds lineup for the fall, winter and spring. not so sure if i will buy into the one or the four at launch. they say they have something for everyone but in fact nothing of the launch lineup really interests me. they made an awesome job in making me excited about the hardware, but in the software department everything screams meh.
    we’ll see. will keep my preorders for a while but still have to think about that…

    #1 1 year ago
  2. monkeygourmet

    @1

    But with ‘project Spark’ on Xbox One, you can finally make a sequel to ‘Medievil’! :)

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Dragon246

    “In the UK, I believe, we’ve changed our demeanour: we’re more engaged with our partners; we’re more humble; I think we listen more; we try to respond better. I’m certainly not saying there isn’t more we can do, but I believe we’ve shifted our posture, which has come at a good time as our products have stepped up a gear as well. Put all that together and you have to feel confident.”

    Most important part. Ditching the circa 2006 ego will help them a lot.

    Still, the lineup is much better than 30 year old rehashes and sequels.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Sadismek

    @2 Haha!

    I was playing Game Dev Tycoon on Steam the other day and I made sure to make Medievil a thriving AAA franchise on the “Playsystem” :P

    #4 1 year ago
  5. polygem

    @2,4

    :)

    #5 1 year ago
  6. KAP

    This is what I like to hear.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Juice_Man101

    @1 You’ve posted that comment on almost every next-gen article I see.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Unknown_Gamer

    Project Spark is on PC too , So …

    NEW TIMESPLITTERS IN DEVELOPMENT FOR PS4 OMG OMG :D

    #8 1 year ago
  9. polygem

    @7…sure, and i will probably continue doing so, as long as marketing convinces me otherwise.

    #9 1 year ago

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    Dying Light’s physical release has been delayed, but at least one European retailer thinks it knows what’s going on. Dying Light’s physical release date is February 20, according to Gamestop Italy. According to Tmag (Italian, via Google Translate), there’s been no response from local representatives of publisher Warner Bros. Although the digital release will take […]

  • Free online multiplayer update now available for Trials Fusion

    Online multiplayer is now available as a free update to Trials Fusion. The online component includes three new four to eight player multiplayer modes on PC, PS4 and Xbox One and up to four players on Xbox 360. These are the three new gameplay modes included with the update can be found through a previous […]

  • This video for indie survival horror Monstrum features all in-game footage

    Monstrum launches on Steam Early Access January 29 and today, you can have a look at a video for it featuring all in-game footage. Developed by Team Junkfish the survival horror game set on a derelict cargo ship which combines roguelike elements, such as procedurally generated levels and permadeath thanks to AI driven predators. Monstrum […]

  • Here’s quick look at Dead Rising: Watchtower starring Rob Riggle

    A short look at the film adaptation of Dead Rising has surfaced. Transformers director Lorenzo di Bonaventura headed the project and it was directed by Zach Lipovsky. It stars comedy actor Rob Riggle as Frank West, along with Academy Awards nominated actress Virginia Madsen (Candyman, Sideways), Dennis Haysbert (24), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time), and […]

  • A Kickstarter for Underworld Ascendant will launch next month

    OtherSide Entertainment, an independent games studio fronted by Paul Neurath, has announced it’s developing Underworld Ascendant. Neurath is the founder and CEO of the new studio ad his resume includes franchises such as Thief, System Shock and 1992′s Underworld Underworld. The studio hopes Underworld Ascendant will “innovate and revitalize” the fantasy genre. More details will […]

  • APB Reloaded heading to PS4 and Xbox One during Q2 2015

    APB Reloaded will indeed be heading to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One during late Q2 this year, which puts its release sometime around the end of June. Reloaded Productions announced in September 2014 it was working on bringing the free-to-play PC title to consoles during the Digital Media Wire event in New York City. The […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 2 -The Lost Lords arrives in February – video

    Release dates for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series have been announced. A new video offering a “first look” has also appeared. Below is the story synopsis, which you may want to skip if you haven’t played Episode One. House Forrester is in disarray. Their liege lord and his heir are dead, and Ironrath […]

  • The open beta for Nosgoth has gone live

    Consider this a friendly reminder: the Nosgoth open beta has started. Announced last week, the open beta can be accessed through the official website. Once you link your Steam account, just log into the service and start downloading the client. Everyone that plays the tester will receive double XP through January 28. More information is […]

  • First gameplay footage of Homeworld Remastered Collection being shown this weekend

    Homeworld Remastered Collection news and the first gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake will be revealed at PAX South this weekend. The news and video will be shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel at 10.30am CST on Sunday. It will also be streamed on Twitch. Gearbox is hoping to have Homeworld Remastered released by […]

  • Latest Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video delves more into combat

    Square Enix has released its latest Orience News video for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, and it provides insight into character combat styles and techniques. In the video you will see the elite combat force of Class Zero going deeper into battle to improve their skills. Combat is party-based and each of the three characters in […]

  • Something really cool happens when you finish Resident Evil HD *spoiler*

    Those who finish Resident Evil HD will be met with a really nice surprise at the end. If you wish to find out what it is on your own, DO NOT head below the break. You have been warned. According to images posted by Reddit user omeganemesis28, a thank you message from Resident Evil creator […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain release date “should be” announced soon

    A release date for Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain “should be able” to be announced soon, according to the latest Kojima Station webcast. New information on the game will also be announced at the Taipei Game Show on January 31, per Game Spark (thanks, Gemtasu). “I know you’ve all been eagerly await for […]

  • Punch-Out!!, more Throwback offerings arrive on Nintendo US eShop

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Punch-Out!!, Citizens of Earth and Part Two of the Throwback Sale. Here’s the entire update: Nintendo eShop releases Punch-Out!! (originally for Wii) – also 50% off until January 29 Citizens of Earth – introductory price of $11.99 until January 27 Breezeblox (Wii) Midnight (Wii […]

  • The Witcher Battle Arena has arrived on the App Store and Google Play

    The Witcher Battle Arena, CD Projekt RED and Fuero Games’ mobile MOBA, has been released. In Battle Arena, two three-hero teams fight it out as they try to capture and hold conquest points. The game features “no pay-to-win elements”, instead it contains a “player-friendly monetization system.” Every item and functionality can be unlocked entirely through […]

  • Second wave of Star Wars titles arrive on GOG, third wave next week

    The second wave of Star Wars titles will arrive on GOG.com today with more coming January 27. Today you can pick up the following: Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D (digital distribution premiere) Star Wars Rebellion (digital distribution premiere) Star Wars Empire at War: Gold Pack On January 27, the final three games of this wave […]

  • If Microsoft is serious about PC games, Xbox One should be the real Steam Machine

    Forget the magic space goggles. Maybe Valve doesn’t have the wherewithal to realise PC gaming’s TV dream, but Microsoft holds all the keys. If Microsoft really wants to get into PC gaming full-time, it needs to get around the table with Mr Newell and its platinum chequebook. “It’s time for us to talk about gaming […]

  • Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 releases on Steam next week

    Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 will be released on Steam for PC next week. The PC version of the was announced earlier this month and contains upgraded graphics, runs in 1080p, and has both Japanese and English audio. It will release on January 28 for $14.99. Fairy Fencer F and Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2 also coming […]

  • Take a look at the controls and special abilities in The Order: 1886

    The Order: 1886 has a new trailer available that highlights the game’s controls and reveals the two special abilities the main protagonist has at his disposal. The game uses a similar control scheme to other shooters, but just in case you wanted to see more gameplay, we’ve got just the thing. The most interesting parts […]

  • These elderly people are better at GTA 5 than you’d expect

    Do old people get video games? Namely something known for its violence like GTA? Well, you’re about to find out. The latest REACT production sits a few elderly men and women in a room and lets them play GTA 5. The results are not what you’d expect, they start off getting a feel for the […]

  • More major Microsoft titles will be coming to PC

    Microsoft will bring more of its franchises to PC. Following on from yesterday’s big Windows stream, Microsoft has released a full recap on Xbox Wire. In the blog post, the firm hid a small bit of news revealing that Fable Legends will not be the only title to come to PC. “Today we announced that […]

  • Someone is attempting to recreate Dark Souls’ Lordran in Minecraft

    Lordran, the land of the ancient lords will soon be explorable in Minecraft thanks to a passionate modder. Davweed is a talented modder attempting to recreate the entire world of Lordran in Minecraft. Lordran is the land where the entire Dark Souls game is set. The goal is to make it a 1:1 scale of […]

  • Elite: Dangerous is getting Community Goals with update 1.1 – all the details

    Patch 1.1 is Elite: Dangerous’ first major update. Developer Frontier has detailed Community Goals, the big change coming with the patch, and more. We were told last week that big additions are coming with patch 1.1, due in February. Today, we learn in more detail what those features are. Namely, what the developer is calling […]

  • Sunset Overdrive, Skyrim and Dead Rising 3 highlight this week’s Deals with Gold

    A new week, a new set of deals for Xbox Live Gold subscribers and we’ve got the full list. Major Nelson posted the deals which are live now and run through Monday, January 26. Highlights include Sunset Overdrive, Dead Rising 3, Skyrim, Final Fantasy 13-2 and more. Check the full list below. Xbox One Dead […]

  • Survarium: 10,000 FREE Premium account keys to give away

    We have 10,000 codes to give away for MMOFPS Survarium, granting the player a Premium account for 24 hours along with 5,000 Silver coins. Each key gives the player a Premium account for 24 hours along with 5,000 Silver in-game currency. A Premium account gives you 50 percent more experience, income and reputation for 24 […]

  • “I don’t like people thinking we’re doing underhanded, dirty shit,” says Evolve dev

    Despite what it looks like, Evolve developers did not intend to give out the wrong signals when it comes to the game’s DLC plan. Evolve creative director Phil Robb spoke to Destructoid in an interview that was conducted late last year about the studio’s approach to DLC, map packs and more. Robb’s idea is that […]

  • Clock Tower spiritual successor Night Cry gets first screens

    Night Cry is coming along nicely and today we get our first look at it. Ever since the announcement of Project Scissors (at the time) last September, and then the name change to Night Cry, we’ve been waiting to see what the game looks like, especially since it’s developed with mobile platforms in mind. Today, […]

  • Tekken X Street Fighter is still happening, 40 people working on it

    Tekken X Street Fighter is definitely not vaporware. A team of 40 developers is currently working on it, according to director Katushiro Harada. Harada was interviewed by Polygon. In the interview, he touched on many topics, one of which is the status of the seemingly-never-coming-out Tekken X Street Fighter. “It’s very difficult to talk about,” […]

  • From Game of Thrones to Borderlands: all of Telltale’s adventure games rated

    Telltale Games has an impressive back catalogue of licensed adventure games to its name, and we have opinions about all of them. Note that this rundown doesn’t include bundles, the non-adventure games or games published by Telltale but created by other developers. It’s also got a fair bit of speculation in it, since at least […]

  • There is probably a new Battletoads game coming

    If you’ve watched last night’s Windows presentation you knew you recognised that logo on Phil Spencer’s t-shirt. Wearing a t-shirt with a logo of an upcoming game is an antic we’ve come to expect from Xbox boss Phil Spencer now. Based on that, we wouldn’t be alone in predicting that a new Battletoads game is […]

  • Here’s a short, 60fps trailer for DmC: Definitive Edition

    DmC: Definitive Edition has a new video available that shows the game running at 60 frames-per-second. Capcom has put out a short new trailer for the Definitive Edition of DmC: Devil May Cry that takes a look at different stages and boss fights. The video begs to watched in 1080p60 quality, if your connection can […]

  • Xbox One to PC streaming targeting 1080p, 60fps

    Microsoft has revealed that it’s looking to achieve 1080p resolution at 60 frames-per-second when the Xbox One game streaming launches later this year. The question of what final resolution and framerate Xbox One game streaming will operate at was on a lot of people’s minds when the demo was shown. Thankfully, Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra has […]

  • Microsoft is looking at offering PC to Xbox streaming

    Having announced Xbox One to PC streaming as part of its Windows event last night, Microsoft said that making the process a two-way street is on the cards. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer sat down to do a group interview following the Windows event and talked a little bit about the firm’s plans for streaming, including a […]

  • Watch John Romero play Doom

    John Romero made DOOM, and now you can watch him play it, dropping many a delightful gem of insight regarding one of the most important shooters of all time. This video was organised by Double Fine as part of its Devs Play series, a thing I only just discovered and now want to marathon all […]

  • World of Speed has gotten fairly pretty over the past year

    World of Speed has produced a new trailer, showing off the racing MMO’s progress over the past year. Announced one year ago, World of Speed is looking pretty damn shiny now. Check it out in this trailer, which introduces the Mountain Spiral Road location and teases several yet to be revealed. World of Speed comes […]

  • Minecraft user data leaked in plain text – change your passwords

    Minecraft users should change their passwords and those of any accounts using the same log-in details. Minecraft’s user data servers have apparently been compromised, with user names and passwords leaked online in plain text. 1,800 Mojang accounts were affected. The news comes via German source Heise and The Guardian and has been treated quite seriously […]

  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will commence filming in August

    The sixth Resident Evil movie is back on track. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will begin filming in August, having been delayed to accomodate star Milla Jovovich’s pregnancy. In a Facebook post, Jovovich said she’s currently being very mindful of gaining enough weight to ensure a healthy birth for her second child, without the risk […]

  • Nintendo bosses “do not really understand modern gaming”, says former executive

    Former Nintendo executive Dan Adelman has provided frank insight into the Japanese platform holder’s inner workings. Adelman, who was one of Nintendo’s most important developer liaisons, left in August 2014. One of the first things he did was say that Nintendo had issued a gag order on his social media use, and shortly thereafter called […]

  • Sony’s 10% apology discount doesn’t apply to pre-orders

    Sony has updated the terms and conditions of its apology discount to exclude pre-orders. PSN members have been offered a 10% discount voucher as an apology for downtime over the holidays due to DDoS attacks. In an update to the PlayStation Blog announcement post, Sony clarified that you can’t use this for pre-orders. So. That […]

  • 343 to beta test Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking fix

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection is still broken, believe it or not. The next Halo: The Master Chief Collection update is, like most of the others so far, designed to resolve the shooter collection’s ongoing matchmaking woes. 343 Industries is determined to get it right, apparently, as it’s gone so far as to elect to […]

  • Here’s the release schedule for Star Citizen’s story and first-person modules

    Star Citizen lead Chris Roberts has shared release windows for several modules of the space simulation sandbox. Star Citizen was the focus of a BAFTA Masterclass presentation yesterday, during which Roberts outlined the game’s current development milestone goals. Polygon captured the details. The first person shooter, planetside and social elements on the game are expected […]

  • Destiny: Crota’s End Hard Mode has already been beaten

    Destiny’s toughest challenge got extra tough today, but a troop of willing Guardians stepped up to the line of duty. Destiny developer Bungie has verified the identities of the first Guardians to beat hard mode for the Crota’s End raid, which launched earlier today. Bungie User Research has confirmed the World First finishers for the […]

  • All maps and modes for Battlefield Hardline detailed

    A third map and mode has been announced for Battlefield Hardline which means all modes and maps have been revealed. The new mode is Crosshair, a second competitive mode in which a former criminal “turned state’s witness” is on the run. His former buddies, who are criminals, are trying to kill him and the cops […]

  • Alien: Isolation has sold over 1 million copies

    Alien: Isolation has sold over 1 million copies, Creative Assembly and SEGA announced today, and probably in joyous fashion, although PR mails never denote the writer’s mood. The quote included from creative lead, Alistair Hope does sound as though he is super pleased with the milestone. “It has been fantastic to watch the reviews come […]

  • Fable Legends launching on PC alongside Xbox One with cross-platform play

    Fable Legends was announced for PC today during Microsoft’s Windows 10 event, along with the news it would contain cross-platform play with Xbox One. The game will allow you to play with up to four of your friends online across both platforms. A video from the team at Lionhead, which goes into more detail, was […]