Sony VR headset due in autumn 2014, uses PlayStation Eye – rumour

Thursday, 5 September 2013 00:05 GMT By Brenna Hillier

More unconfirmed details have emerged regarding Sony’s rumoured VR headset, believed to rival Oculus Rift.

GamesIndustry cites anonymous sources for word that the headset has a tentative release date of northern autumn 2014 – about one year from now, then, although the sources said it is subject to change.

The sources said the headset looks quite a lot like the Oculus Rift, but with small white spheres attached; these are used in conjunction with the PlayStation Eye camera, much like the Move controller or DualShock 4′s light bar, for extra accuracy.

The tone of the report suggests the current design looks pretty ridiculous, and is likely to change.

The headset will not be on show at the Tokyo Game Show, the sources added, despite rumours it was almost shown at gamescom; there aren’t enough games yet, and Sony is focusing on the PlayStation 4 launch.

Oculus Rift has been diplomatically silent on the topic of a potential rival, but has in the past been positive on the prospect of competitors, which could speed the development and adoption of VR technologies.



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  1. onlineatron

    going against oculus is a mistake.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. wildBoar

    Would definetely be a defining next-gen feature for the PS4… The fact that this thing is real in the first place makes me hopeful Next gen really is gonna be innovative after all. TGS is in October right? Can’t fucking wait.

    @1 they’ve clearly been working on this at least as long as Oculus have. We just haven’t heard much about it until now.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Erthazus

    They don’t go against Oculus. They are creating their own so they can fuse games with it.

    Anyway, they can’t go against Oculus which is not even mainstream to begin with. Oculus Rift is a freakin experiment and nothing more.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. monkeygourmet

    If true, already a fail…

    This is why you don’t try and ‘cheap out’ if you seriously intend to use peripherals like the ‘eye’…

    In this instance, you would have to buy this new VR & the ‘eye’, and Move? Yeah, okay… Many devs will support this…

    Massive fail if true, but classic Sony if true! :)

    If anything, this will just be a distraction technique, something Sony are well known for.

    In the future, MS can release glasses to combat ‘Google glass’ or whatever, and have the comfort that Kinect is in every home from launch….

    Sony did well short term (me happy indie supporter…) but long term vision, I’m not so sure…

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Major Mayhem 70

    Agree with you on every point. Been preaching this when Sony removed the Eye from the PS4 bundle.!

    #5 1 year ago
  6. monkeygourmet


    “Surely it’s got to be a fad,” Sony Computer Entertainment Europe senior vice president Ray Maguire told an audience at the Edinburgh Interactive Festival this morning during a presentation entitled “From the Lens to the Living Room”.

    “Well, maybe not this time. Maybe things are slightly different this time.”

    -on 3D…

    Just before Sony tried to push their shitty 3D content on everyone…


    Now, I’m not saying for a second this is the same as the 3D push, but Sony is the company I would least trust with quality media adoption and service.

    The fact they are potentially offering a device that needs ‘other devices’ before it works just highlights the fact they were trying to ‘short change’ MS…

    Lame tactics, and ultimately will come back and bite you in the ass unless you have been 100% initial attachment with people.

    MS were dicks… But we knew that, Son are trying to be the good friend, but we will see where it all lies in the next year! :)

    TGS will be fun, that’s for sure! :)

    #6 1 year ago
  7. pcbros

    @4 – +1

    Now Sony has to worry about selling the VR goggles AND the PS Eye.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Phoenixblight


    You can just do it as a bundle or sell the VR by itself for those that already have the eye. Its not a problem.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. monkeygourmet


    It won’t worry, it’ll do the same as most products it unveils. Promise loads, then forget about them. :)

    Also, thanks for the + bump! ;)

    #9 1 year ago
  10. monkeygourmet


    Come on dude… That will NEVER have decent ‘attach rates’…

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Phoenixblight


    You can’t say what it will or will not have. All it needs is software to entice people.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. MCTJim

    The main difference I can see is that Kinect is with every X1 which devs can explore knowing that its already on every system..and in time will get a handle on integrating with their games….with this you indeed have to buy the extra hardware to support the software. Classically most addons that have to be purchased afterwards have been received poorly with little support from the development community albeit a few that dared to venture into that realm..examples are the Virtual boy, Sega CD, 32x, Atari Jaguar CD, Tony hawk Ride, R.O.B, power glove to name a few…Dont get me wrong there were just a few that were successful

    Though I think VR would be cool, spending the extra money on a system such as this would be costly for the consumer and be mainly adopted by those who have the need to have the latest tech.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. monkeygourmet


    Of course not, but I kinda have history on my side…

    How many PS Eye 4 games or compatibility have been announced over Kinect 2.0 functions? Not for a second saying those functions will be worthwhile, but just from an inclusion perspective.

    The best I’ve heard is LBP offshoot you mentioned the other day (with move aswell), and the double fine thing, which I imagine is the thing they already released for Kinect about a year ago, maybe with some more ‘levels’…


    The price for Xbone will eventually reduce… As will the PS4, thing is, Sony can only ‘add’ features like the cam… This is a big problem if you want to make the device seem a necessity…

    #13 1 year ago
  14. pcbros

    @8 – How well did that work out for the EyeToy and PS Move bundle?

    @12 – I 100% agree. I said it from the beginning. When Sony dropped the PS Eye, they basically said, “We don’t think most people will want this, so we are taking it off in order to cut costs.” If Sony really believed most people would want the PS Eye, it would have been included. There’s a reason why every PS4 has a hard drive, WiFi and a controller. They know people will want these things.

    So if Sony from the beginning does not believe that most people will want the PS Eye, how can you expect it to sell well and have a big enough install base where developers will feel comfortable using it?

    #14 1 year ago
  15. Phoenixblight


    MS is not forcing devs to utilize the kinect and as history has shown no multiplat dev is going to bother with it. First and second parties sure because they have to and are encouraged.

    THere is no point in plugging in these devices if its not forced on the developers. The real winners for the next gen will be the multiplatform developers. THe Manufacturers will just being playing a game of hungry hungry hippos between each other for whatever developer they can to get the consumer.

    “How well did that work out for the EyeToy and PS Move bundle?”

    No games proved a reason for the bundle let alone the devices.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. MCTJim

    @15 I really dont think they can force devs to make anything for it be it the VR or Kinect. I think and I said I think, that if its there already included with the package they will be more inclined to make some effort to use the peripheral and incorporate it into their game.

    Edit..@15 whoops…misread your post :)

    #16 1 year ago
  17. monkeygourmet


    BF4 & COD Ghosts have Kinect functionality ‘out of the box’… That’s the 2 ‘biggy’s'…

    Then; Forza 5, Ryse, DR 3, Zoo Tycoon, Spark (beta)…

    That’s pretty much all of the ‘main’ games that are being released…

    Compared to PS4 eye?

    PS4 has the token demo… It’s like the ‘T-Rex’ on the PS1 demo disk all over again.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. monkeygourmet

    The biggest killer MS could make are something to combat ‘google glass’… IMO (inb4 people jumping on this prediction over my other points…)

    #18 1 year ago
  19. pcbros

    @15 – Atleast developers have the option.

    And it’s interesting that Sony has been pushing indie games in everyone’s face and it will probably be indie developers who really make the Kinect shine. Ironic isn’t it.

    I’m excited to see what they will come up with personally.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. monkeygourmet


    To be brutally honest…

    Most ‘Indie devs’ are easily ‘bought’…

    It’s not the biggest ‘seal of approval’ in a long term strategy. Nothing to be sniffed at obviously, but, Sony look cheap as hell pretending they are Indie’s new love…

    Fun watching fanboys pretending they are ‘true gamers’ though… Im sure PC gamers and most people actively using the very old Indie ‘section’ on Xbox Live would ‘wince’ a little though…


    Inb4 people take these statements off on a tangent without addressing the comments above…

    #20 1 year ago
  21. Phoenixblight

    “BF4 & COD Ghosts have Kinect functionality ‘out of the box’… That’s the 2 ‘biggy’s’…”

    You mean voice commands? Its tacked on just like the 3rd party games on the Wii U which just tacked on the minmap and inventory to the game pad. Spark is the only exception but it has to work with surface, keyboard and mouse, controller and kinect. The demo they showed of the Kinect being used for animation was horrendous and wasn’t even 1:1.

    ” dont think they can force devs to make anything for it be it the VR or Kinect.”

    Manufacturers can if they so desire its part of the requirements to get on the machine. Nintendo’s requirement is that developers have to use the game pad in some form that is why most of them just tacked on mini-map or inventory.

    “And it’s interesting that Sony has been pushing indie games in everyone’s face and it will probably be indie developers who really make the Kinect shine. Ironic isn’t it.”

    Not really “ironic” as I haven’t seen any developers announcing anything for the kinect specifically, indie or otherwise.

    #21 1 year ago
  22. Bashtee

    Wouldn’t be surprised if this was something similar to the HMZ-T2 as I said in another comment. T3 with tweaks for better immersion? We will see.

    #22 1 year ago
  23. monkeygourmet


    It’s going to be a fun year seeing how much or how little Kinect functionality comes in! :)

    Given that the last few E3′s for MS were Kinect focused (and it didn’t even work then), I would posit that it’s going to do big things with the upgrade + the advertising link + the fact it’s in EVERY box…

    PS Eye can never even get on the same stage; purely as its not in every box and companies can’t ‘rely’ on people using it…

    Look at the demo of Driveclub… Everyone’s avatars (real life pics) are attached to the cars as they are racing… That is much more natural (as the demo is trying to portray… Oh… Social aspects!… Etc…), if the console had a camera out of the box…

    #23 1 year ago
  24. beast313

    I think the whole thing of packed in or separately bought isn’t the point. Key thing is if something is shown that makes the VR Headset interesting for people to want. Shows a new or different interaction for people to have with games. If it looks fun people will buy it. Just because one part is already bought meaning the camera, doesn’t mean they will automatically buy the other. Going by this last gen it is incumbent for the the platform holders to show the worth of devices, not 3rd parties.

    I could see this working if they are able to get it out by the end of the first year of the console. Enough time to offer bundles with cameras and without. It seems Sony whole thing is about letting people choose how they play. Buy now or later.

    #24 1 year ago
  25. pcbros

    @20 – If true, that’s sad. I’ve been gaming on my PC since the wonderful Lucasarts era. But atleast on PC, indie developers have full creative freedom. I guess there is no place like the PC for indie development.

    @21 – I’d like to know if BF4 & COD Ghosts have PS Eye functionality. If it doesn’t even have voice commands, then it shows what developers think of the PS Eye.

    @24 – Maybe… but historically add-ons have never been well received. Thinking back to the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), I don’t think I can name one.

    #25 1 year ago
  26. wildBoar

    You know Xboners, I know how much everyone hates Kinect is a sore point for you guys, but this amount of projection is just ridicilous. It isn’t hard to sell peripherals. Even the original Kinect sold 24 million units or whatever, like you guys spam on everyone of these articles, and that thing was a piece of shit in the first place!

    Of course, if Sony wants to do VR, they should force everyone who wants to buy their console to flail their arms around like idiots. Not give consumers a choice on what they want to play and what they want to spend money on, that would be sooooo dumb.

    The same broken ass logic spammed over everyone of these articles, FFS.

    #26 1 year ago
  27. sebastien rivas

    … if BF4 & COD Ghosts have PS Eye functionality. If it doesn’t even have voice commands, then it shows what developers think of the PS Eye. \

    would it be true for MS kinect stuffs too? Still don;t see the use for neither eye nor Kinect beside Just Dance franchises, family games and alike.

    Also I am stomped. What good would the eye be in parallel with a VR just to look at balls.
    I am stomped and I don’t see the use while the VR could come with its own attachable device to the PS4. The VR headset would be more… useful.. less cords everywhere and less I want to throw stuffs in our throat trying to make extra cash!
    Or perhaps the use is simply to look at yourself with the VR headset on but again, I don’t think I am alone in stating I dont give a dam about looking at myself or my opponent irl while playing a game and I find it rather… useless.

    Personally I am thrill to find a VR coming on the market soon but I am disappointed it comes in 2 sellable items. It does not make me dream nor want to buy.

    Also my last point, I assume it will be a massive EPIC fail if ANY VR, whether Sony or Occulus do not work on respective platform(s) in native forms, that is, just use your any game for your platform and voila you are in your VR mode instead of 2D TV flat screen.

    #27 1 year ago
  28. pcbros

    @27 – I was just saying that if multi-platform games (like BF4 and COD:G) include some kind of Kinect functionality but zero PS Camera functionality… doesn’t it say something?

    Just my 2 cents… either way, VR tech looks cool. Maybe Microsoft will buy Oculus Rift ;)

    #28 1 year ago
  29. Legion

    LMFAO the glove…. the glove, hahahaha

    #29 1 year ago
  30. Brenna Hillier

    @29 the image is not of the headset, that’s just a random image search for “virtual reality”. There have been no rumours regarding gloves.

    #30 1 year ago
  31. Patrick Garratt

    The new 3D.

    #31 1 year ago
  32. Christopher Jack

    Why would it need a camera? Accelerometers and gyroscopes are cheap as chips. Probably cheaper to put a couple of sensors in then design a few odd looking glowing LEDs to work with the PSeye.

    #32 1 year ago
  33. Phoenixblight


    Maybe for depth perception?

    #33 1 year ago
  34. machy

    imagine VR working on vita while in remote play mode .. ”free movement baby”

    #34 1 year ago
  35. super3001

    failed before it even launch. no way this can take off only smallest group will wear ugly stupid headset.

    nobody can trust sony when they push unwanted tech and then drop it like 3d

    3d failed hard. vr fails harder

    sony can not innovate leave that to ms and nintendo

    #35 1 year ago
  36. Lengendaryboss

    If only you could actually prove it instead of basing it on a denied rumour.

    #36 1 year ago

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    Lucius 2 has a really fitting release date. Lucius developer Shiver Games has produced a follow-up to the dark tale of an evil child, and it’s coming your way on February 13 – which just so happens to be a Friday. Lucius 2: The Prophecy will set you back $20, and release through Steam. As […]

  • Saints Row 4: Re-Elected PS4 recalled in Australia, incorrect content to blame

    Saints Row 4: Re-Elected has been recalled in Australia due to a mysterious manufacturing issue. An Australian PR representative said that the retail PS4 version of Saints Row 4: Re-Elected has “a serious manufacturing issue” and has been recalled nation-wide. Here’s what we were told (emphasis mine): “A manufacturing issue has caused an incorrectly classified […]

  • The Whispered World follow up now coming to PS4, too

    Deadalic’s gorgeous-looking adventure Silence has been confirmed for a fourth platform. Originally announced for Mac and PC with an Xbox One port one revealed at a later date, Silence is now on its way to PS4 as well. All versions are due later this year. Silence is Deadalic’s first multi-platform release and in my mind […]

  • Mythbusters to tackle DOOM this weekend

    DOOM is the subject of the next episode of Mythbusters. Having been airing for over ten years now, Mythbusters has pretty much run out of myths to bust, which is why we find ourselves in 2015 with an episode dedicating to answering the question “could DOOM be real?” Bethesda has rveealed that the January 31 […]

  • Destiny hosting a Bungie Bounty – go go go

    Destiny players have a chance to take down Bungie employees in return for one of the most exclusive vanity items in the game. Destiny’s Bungie Bounties usually feature guests from the community, and today’s event is no exception. Joining Bungie community manager David “Deej” Dague are several members of, the developer’s most staunch fan […]

  • Elite: Dangerous developer issues lay-offs

    Elite: Dangerous team Frontier Developments has had to let staff go. At least 15 staff have been laid off from the developer’s Halifax studio. According to an investor update, this decision will allow Frontier to focus its efforts at its primary studio in Cambridge, England. “With its business emphasis now on two major self-published franchises, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition tavern songs free for a limited time

    Dragon Age: Inquisition tunes can be yours for the bargain price of zero cashmoney. The tavern songs from Dragon Age: Inquisition will be made available for purchase from various digital distributors sometime after February 9. Until then, though, you can have them for free – including their sheet music. To take advantage of this generous […]

  • Even the Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 teaser is frightening

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is probably going to be just as tense and uncomfortable as its two prequels. This teaser for Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is the first we’ve heard of the project since creator Scott Cawthon confirmed it is in the works. The third entry in the series is now up on […]

  • 6.6 million Xbox consoles shipped last quarter

    Xbox One and Xbox 360 console sales were strong last quarter, although Microsoft isn’t talking hard numbers yet. Microsoft shipped 6.6 million Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles to retailers in the quarter ending December 31, the company revealed in its latest financial briefing. This figure wasn’t broken down by platform, and Microsoft didn’t supply […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection: five minutes of b-roll footage

    We may not have proper, uncut gameplay footage of the Homeworld Remastered Collection, but we have the next best thing. Homeworld Remastered Collection was confirmed to release on February 25. Gearbox has only showed a trailer, but no extended gameplay demos. There was however a b-roll video showing at PAX South, and we’ve embedded it […]

  • Grim Fandango Remastered looks sharp in these new screens

    Grim Fandango will come back from the dead with the Remastered edition, and it’s looking great. Grim Fandango Remastered has a few new screens available to prove that even old games can look stunning with the right remaster, especially ones with an already well-defined art style. Have a look at them below and get excited. […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: beta weapons, maps, modes, progression system and more

    The Battlefield Hardline beta will include a third new map and a new game mode, on top of what’s already announced. You may remember last week DICE started a community mission for all Battlefield 4 players. The goal was to reach 2 billion points playing Rush mode. That goal has been achieved and as a […]

  • Dying Light launch trailer is one last display of its forte

    The launch trailer for Dying Light is here one day ahead of the game’s release. Techland and Warner Bros. have put out the launch trailer for Dying Light. The trailer is a short reminder of the game’s main selling points: free-running, weapon crafting, drop-kicking zombies. Reviews should start to come out tomorrow for the game […]

  • Watch The Witcher 3 developers stream new gameplay on Twitch

    The Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt RED is hosting a Twitch live-stream to show off brand new gameplay footage and answer some fan questions. The live-stream will start at 7:00pm GMT, 2:00pm EST, 11:00am PST. It will show off plenty of new footage, some of which was shown only to the press so far. The […]

  • Finally, some screens for Final Fantasy 15

    Patience is a virtue and we finally have our hands on a few gameplay screens from Final Fantasy 15. There’s not a lot of them, but they show the impressive lighting and they’re all gameplay as far as I can tell, so take a look. There is no release date for Final Fantasy 15 as […]

  • Here’s 15 minutes of gameplay from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in 1080p

    The Witcher 3 has a new direct-feed, 1080p video available that’s 100% gameplay. Would you like some gameplay of The Witcher 3 in beautiful 1080p? Why, of course you would! The gameplay below shows combat, conversations, travelling. In short, it’s a small sample of everything the game will offer. If you’re looking to learn much […]

  • Two Mortal Kombat X characters to be revealed this week

    Mortal Kombat X will get not one, but two character reveals this week. Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon has been at again on Twitter, teasing all kinds of reveals over the past few days. Firstly, Boon tweeted this image, which at first glance appears to show a character holding a bow. However, further examination by […]

  • Planetside 2 successfully claims the Guinness World Record for biggest FPS battle

    The Planetside 2 community has successfully organised an online battle involving over 1000 players, breaking the previous Guinness World Record. The event, which was organised by Planetside Battles was pitched to the community last week. 1,158 players have answered the call, smashing the record for “Most Players Online in an FPS Battle.” The previous 999 […]

  • Microsoft aiming for Xbox One-to-PC streaming to function while you watch TV

    Streaming Xbox One games to PC while you watch TV on the console through the HDMI pass-through is something Microsoft is hoping to achieve when the service launches with Windows 10. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer has been on Twitter answering fan questions following last week’s Windows 10 event. One interesting bit that came out of those […]

  • Everything we know about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is sure to be one of the biggest RPGs of the year, due for release in May on PC, Xbox One and PS4. Delayed since its target release of 2015, CD Projekt Red’s latest game takes the series to a true open world environment, and charges the player with tracking […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date leaked – rumour

    According to an email sent to some YouTubers, the upcoming beta for Battlefield Hardline is scheduled for February 3. The date for the Battlefield Hardline beta is believed to be February 3. It comes from an email that’s been sent by Ronku to various YouTubers reminding them of the starting date, February 3. Ronku is […]

  • The history of The Witcher: beyond the Road With No Return

    We take a look at The Witcher franchise, from the original short stories to its blockbuster video games. The world was first introduced to Geralt through a set of short stories called The Witcher (English translation) written by author Andrzej Sapkowski. The first short story was published in the Polish fantasy and science fiction magazine […]

  • Bringing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to life

    In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, CD Projekt RED takes a whopping enormous map and fills it with stuff you actually want to see and do. Do you remember back before Oblivion came out there was a lot of chat about how much more lifelike and realistic the NPCs would be? Rather than just hanging […]

  • The big Witcher 3 questions answered: delays, playing as Ciri, and why enemies don’t scale

    Spending some time with The Witcher 3 level designer Miles Tost we were able to put some of our immediate questions to him after playing the game for over 4 hours. “That sense of improvement doesn’t happen if the monsters around you remain the same strength, there’s no sense of achievement.” Tost is a relaxed […]

  • The Witcher 3 sets a new generational standard for graphics

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the new standard in outrageously pretty. “The Witcher 3 is more than just eye-candy. Destiny, once the loveliest thing I had ever looked upon, has been outclassed.” The Witcher 3 is even better looking than the screenshots would have you believe, and until you see it in motion, running […]

  • The Witcher 3: hands-on with the RPG of the year

    Getting to know a bawdy hero; Geralt of Rivia’s third outing is accessible, untamed, and dripping with story. Warning: some spoilers are inevitable. “The Witcher 3 is horror and violence. It’s charming, witty and cheeky. Like Geralt, it knows what it wants and it’s going to grab it with both hands.” The Witcher 3: Wild […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel gets Lady Hammerlock DLC tomorrow

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be released on PS3 and Xbox 360 tomorrow, January 27. The new playable character comes with three skill trees and the action skill Cold As Ice. If you haven’t bought the season pass for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel you can download the DLC for $9.99, you lucky […]

  • A limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 just sold for $128,000

    Sony has just auctioned one of its limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 consoles for over $128,000. The model had the serial number 00001, according to the Wall Street Journal. “We appreciate all who participated in the auction and are surprised at the highest bid price, which was higher than our expectations,” said a rep for […]

  • Here’s Killer Instinct’s new Omen and Golem fighters in action

    Microsoft has revealed Killer Instinct Season 2′s fighter Omen in a new trailer. Stick around for the end of the video and you’ll also get a peek at another new fighter, Golem. Omen is a bonus character and as such isn’t available as part of the main season roster. He’s available for free to Ultra […]

  • Digital copies of Far Cry 4 are being deleted from Uplay

    Ubisoft appears to be deleting copies of Far Cry 4 bought through digital third-party retailers. According to the Ubisoft support forums, copies of the game acquired via G2Play and G2A are being removed from Uplay. Users had not been given any warning by publisher Ubisoft that the game will be removed, although it is now […]

  • Gearbox wants “badass” talent for the next Borderlands

    Borderlands 3 may not have been announced at PAX this weekend, but studio boss Randy Pitchford is currently recruiting for the next game in the series. We are recruiting for next Borderlands. This is the big one. Industry badass? E-mail me: — Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) January 26, 2015 A recruitment push would suggest […]

  • Destiny: less grind, fairer economy in House of Wolves DLC

    Destiny developer Bungie has said it aims to lessen the grind in House of Wolves, and it won’t repeat mistakes it made with rewards in The Dark Below. Gear rewards will be fairer, according to lead designer Luke Smith in a Neogaf thread. For example, buying from a vendor should not invalidate gear rewarded for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Disaster

    Over two months since release and Xbox One’s big Christmas game is still a turkey, says Rich Stanton. “The game has now been available for two-and-a-half months, including the blockbuster Christmas season, and by any reasonable standard it doesn’t work.” Halo: The Master Chief Collection launched worldwide on November 11, 2014. Intended as something of […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection dated, first gameplay footage released

    Homeworld Remastered Collection has a release date, and as promised, the gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake has been released along with the news that Homeworld Shipbreaker development continues. The video was shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel earlier this morning at PAX South. Last year, Gearbox had said hoped to release the title […]

  • Clock Tower spiritual successor Night Cry has landed on Kickstarter

    The Kickstarter for Clock Tower spiritual successor, Project Scissors, recently announced as Night Cry, has launched. A teaser directed by The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu was released for the game earlier this month, and the full short film can be viewed below. Shimizu is also creative director on the project and Silent Hill creative and environment […]

  • Toukiden Kiwami mission trailer released, pre-order bonuses detailed

    Pre-order bonuses for Toukiden Kiwami have been announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita. Here’s the pre-order bonus list for each participating retailer: North America GameStop – Armor inspired by new slayers Reki and Soma’s costumes and classic armor from Toukiden‘s six original NPC slayers. Amazon – 2 exclusive pieces of armor: a set of Tenko […]

  • More Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Final Fantasy 15 info doled out by Tabata

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD director Hajime Tabata took part in a Reddit AMA yesterday, and answered a variety of questions pertaining to the game and Final Fantasy 15. According to Tabata, the first playthrough of the game will last around 40 hours, but “the real fun” starts from the second playthrough which contains new events. […]

  • This video gives you an idea of what Borderlands Online is like

    A video for Borderlands Online, the China-exclusive title from 2K, Shanda Games and Gearbox, has been released. Posted on MMO Culture, the video was released to announce the “technical test” which started today. Borderlands Online is an instance-based online shooter, and will probably never reach western shores. Still, you can have a look anyway.

  • Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns is the MMO’s first expansion

    The first expansion for Guild Wars 2, Heart of Thorns, was announced today during PAX South, and ArenNet has posted a few content details for it on the official webiste. Heart of Thorns contains a reimagined progression with the new Mastery system, which provides new training opportunities for characters beyond level 80. Players will be […]

  • Turn-based action platformer Ronin has been polished up, nets a publisher

    Tomasz Waclawek has polished up his freeware title Ronin and will be releasing it through publisher Devolver Digital later this year. The turn-based action platformer stars a vengeful ninja who is determined to kill important memebers of a powerful corporation. Weapons at your disposal include razor wire and a katana, or you avoid combat by […]

  • Footage of cancelled Justice League brawler surfaces

    Footage of the cancelled Double Helix-developed Justice League brawler has surfaced online. The game was supposed to be a tie-in title for the also cancelled Justice League film directed by George Miller, according to leaked images and information from 2012. Jon Gwyn, the game’s artist and now Rockstar San Diego staffer, said at the time […]

  • Free Icona Vulcano DLC for DriveClub releases next week

    Sony has posted a video of the Icona Vulcano, which will be released as DLC next week for DriveClub. The video was posted on Facebook and we’ve embedded the video below courtesy of GamesHQMeida. It was announced earlier this week the Icona Vulcano would be released on the PS Store as a free download.

  • The Bard’s Tale 4 announced by inXile Entertainment at PAX South

    The Bard’s Tale 4 was announced today by inXile Entertainment CEO Brian Fargo during a panel at PAX South. inXile hinted around back in December that a sequel was in the works. Granted, The Bard’s Tale wasn’t mentioned. Still, everyone figured this was the game when Wasteland 2 project lead Chris Keenan stated the team […]

  • Here’s another Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video

    Last week, YouTube user Master0fHyrule uploaded a Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video, and we’ve embedded it for you below. The video shows 4.5 minutes of footage which appears before hitting the start button and the first meeting between Link and the Skull Kid. Another comparison video was released by another user back in […]

  • The Game Awards 2015 already in the planning stages

    The Game Awards 2015 are already in the planning stages, according to Geoff Keighley. The inaugural show took place on December 6, 2014. Keighley announced the 2015 show during his Storytime with Geoff Keighley panel at PAX South this weekend and through Twitter. He said more details will be announced in the spring. You can […]

  • Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered listed for January release

    It looks like Quantic Dream’s Indigo Prophecy is returning in remastered form next week, if an Amazon listing is any indication. According to the listing posted on NeoGAF, the uncut version of the game contains Steam DRM and will release January 29 at 12pm PST/3pm EST for a Linux, Mac and PC download. Titled Fahrenheit: […]

  • Indie Flash Sale kicks off on North American PS Store

    The North American end of the PlayStation Store is hosting a Flash Sale a beefy list of indie games and some films. The sales includes titles such as Resogun, Shadow Warrior, The Unfinished Swan, FEZ, Costume Quest 2, Joe Danger, Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons, and more for up to 80% off. The full […]

  • The Witcher 3 Twitch stream to show 15 minutes of new gameplay footage

    New The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gameplay footage will be shown Monday, January 26 on’s Twitch channel. Along with the footage, the developers will be answering questions from the community as well as providing commentary on the gameplay being shown. Live questions posted via Twitter chat will be answered by senior gameplay designer Damien […]

  • Borderlands 3 information teased for tomorrow’s Gearbox PAX South panel

    During PAX South this weekend, Gearbox Software is hosting a panel titled Inside Gearbox Software which will provide “the latest news and updates on Borderlands and upcoming Gearbox titles.” Yesterday during Gearbox’s panel called Question and Answer Time, CEO Rady Pitchford was asked “when or if” fans can expect Borderlands 3. “I’ll tell you what,” […]

  • Best Buy cancels multiple pre-order units of Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL

    Multiple sources reported overnight Best Buy has cancelled some pre-orders for the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL. As of press time, it appears to only affect those who pre-ordered more than one system. Only one system was allotted per order, so the cancellation notices were sent out to comply with the restriction. Those […]

  • Rob Huebel is your KillCameraman in this CoD: Advanced Warfare video

    A live-action video for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Havoc has been released by Activision. Subtitled: Randall Higgins: KillCameraman gives you a look at the action from a different perspective. In the video, Higgins is played by comedic actor and writer Rob Huebel (Children’s Hospital, Parks and Rec, The Mindy Project). The first DLC […]

  • Xbox App features included with Windows 10 January build outlined

    The January build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview includes a basic version of the Xbox App announced earlier this week. With the initial preview release, the team at Microsoft wanted to only include the basics such as high resolution monitor support along with keyboard and mouse input. Additional functionality will be released with each […]

  • Standalone version of DayZ has sold 3 million units

    The standalone version of DayZ sold 3 million units, Bohemia Interactive has announced. Release Just over a year ago on Steam Early Access, the milestone was hit yesterday. The standalone version was created by Dean Hall as a Arma 2 modification which has been updated 24 times since its initial release. In 2014, the development […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt video shows gameplay clips, global hands-on events

    CD Projekt has released a video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, giving a glimpse of gameplay and noting that hands-on impressions of the game will be bombarding the Internet next week. We’ll have extensive coverage of The Witcher 3 on Monday Jan 26 at 3pm GMT. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming to […]

  • Microsoft looking into possible HoloLens support for PC, Xbox One

    Microsoft’s HoloLens may be a dedicated device, but the company is obviously looking into how it could be used with PC and Xbox One. Speaking with Polygon, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said should the stand-alone product become a success, “specific scenarios” on how it could be used with Xbox One are already being brainstormed. “We […]