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Xbox One developers won’t be forced to shoot for 1080p, says exec

Thursday, 3 October 2013 10:04 GMT By Dave Cook

Microsoft won’t make 1080p a mandatory goal on the Xbox One platform, according to chief of staff for company’s devices and studios group Aaron Greenberg. It follows some chaos after Ryse was confirmed to run natively at 900p.

We covered Greenberg’s comments to Digital Foundry here, in which he explained the inner workings of the Xbox One CPU and more resolution-based details. 1080p was also touted during the article.

Confirming Microsoft’s stance on all things 1080p, Greenberg issued a statement to OXM. It reads, “Xbox One is designed to deliver the best blockbuster games today and for the next decade, and supports up to 4K resolution for games and entertainment.”

“However, we’ve left the decision up to individual developers to determine what resolution best fits their own design goals. Xbox One will present all titles at 1080p either natively or upscaled by the Xbox One.”

You can play catch-up on the Ryse 900p controversy – if it can be called that – here.

What do you think of the above?

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30 Comments

  1. DrDamn

    @Dave
    I think this was already covered by a previous article (though not by the article headline) …
    http://www.vg247.com/2013/10/02/microsoft-will-unlock-more-gpu-power-for-xbox-one-developers-in-the-future/

    Probably worth nuking rather than repeat the clusterfuck that was the comments section :)

    #1 2 years ago
  2. orakaa

    Ok, so new console, but some games still not in 1080p? And they’re talking about 4K? Is it really a new console?
    Oh boy…

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Dave Cook

    @1 The base topic was yeah, but that comment to OXM is new :)

    #3 2 years ago
  4. DrDamn

    @3
    Fair enough :)

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Erthazus

    “and supports up to 4K resolution for games and entertainment.”

    Comment of the motherfucking day. Any Videocard that is right now from AMD or Nvidia does not support that resolution for games because there is no way that current gen videocards can support such a massive stream data for games for at least 30 FPS. Current gen videocards max. resolution right now is 2560×1660 and even with that Res some of the older videocards (or not the top of them) have issues to make it right in 30 frames or more. You can check out the latest benchmarks:
    http://tpucdn.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_770/images/bf3_2560_1600.gif

    but XBOX ONE SUPPORTS 4K WITH GAMING with 720p BATTLEFIELD 4 and 900p RYSE

    OH GOD DAMN FUCK. Just awesome freakin faptastic. Such a crazy lie. I won’t buy this system no matter what games it will have. I hate lies. Lies such a this makes me sick.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Ignatius_Cheese

    1080p minimum or GTFO!

    #6 2 years ago
  7. monkeygourmet

    Halo 5 or whatever was confirmed 1080p and 60fps by MS. I wonder if / when they will change their mind with that?

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-06-10-next-halo-to-run-at-60-frames-per-second

    I have a feeling that MS and Sony to an extent are going to try and sell a 1080p upscale as proof of 1080p alot this upcoming generation…

    That gives me severe déjà vu from the current generation.

    I would like to bet Halo will be 720p or 900p up scaled to 1080p.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. digmouse

    Next-Gen my ass.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. DrDamn

    @7
    Aside from that link I can’t find any quotes or official info that Halo 5 has been announced as 1080p. 60fps yes, this was in the E3 presser, but 1080p? I think that was just an assumption.

    Why Sony to an extent? DC – 1080p native, KZSF 1080p native, Knack 1080p native, Resogun 1080p native. The only confirmed title from Sony which isn’t 1080p native is The Order which has gone for 1920×800 for the aspect ratio – technically no upscale ;).

    #9 2 years ago
  10. VibraniumSpork

    Pffffftttt…I love y’all and everything but I do wonder how much of this is peeps just getting their nerd on.

    GTA V was 720p…sold pretty well and I didn’t notice any ill effect. I game on a fairly high-end TV and to be honest my eyes don’t vomit when I play a 720p game, nor do they break out into song when it’s in 1080p (though both scenarios would be, admittedly, terrifyingly Lynch-ian). Usually I’m just too busy playing to notice?

    Anyone else back me up on that or am I just a total A/V pleb?

    #10 2 years ago
  11. monkeygourmet

    @9

    Yeah, your right with Halo, my bad. :)

    As for the ‘to an extent’, again I’m jumping the gun their 1080p output looks much more solid.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. monkeygourmet

    @10

    No, it’s just me being picky / unrealistic about these next gen machines! :)

    Still think they slightly miss timed the tech after the long wait though, especially MS after a pretty sterling job with the 360 innards vs. Price.

    The PS4 looks to be the 360 of this gen.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. DrDamn

    @12
    I agree. It seems fairly obvious the machines needed to be able to comfortably hit 1080p. That’s the resolution of the TVs. The hits they were both taking on the hardware last time were unrealistic though. This is where we are.

    Things will get better as the generation moves on though and I expect the X1 will step up a bit resolution wise as devs get their engines round the eSRAM situation. Launch is too soon to judge where they actually are.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. orakaa

    @10 : sure, and graphics aren’t everything in a game… but if NEW consoles aren’t able to do better and properly render games in 1080p, then why not stay on PS360 ?

    That’s the main point of getting consoles that will replace current gen : better possibilities and better graphics. Otherwise we would still be playing with NES games.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. zinc

    Well fuck it then. I’m off to spend thousands on a high end, bells & whistles pc!

    How can i enjoy Minecraft if its not 60fps & 1080p?!

    #15 2 years ago
  16. bradk825

    Sony has stayed pretty quiet on this despite taking every chance at a cheap-shot since E3. Could it be they are also not forcing devs to make 1080p and hoping no one will notice?

    #16 2 years ago
  17. DrDamn

    @16
    I doubt they are forcing devs, but they are leading by example at least.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Kane

    I can remember the very first games on the 360. They didn’t hit native 720P till around Year 2. So give developers time with final hardware and final code and we can expect some good stuff

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Keivz

    I agree with this and we have discussed this before. You always have to budget your resources to achieve your vision. While many games will have a vision that allows for 1080p, many will have a vision that cannot be achieved at 1080p. So why make 1080p an arbitrary restriction?

    On the other hand you could say that < 1080p is too low for some people (like <800×600 is too low for most any person) no matter the addition of AA. I think part of this stems from 'sitting on a desk' gaming that many PC gamers do rather than 'living room' gaming many console gamers do, where by sitting 7-9 feet away from your screen makes the 'jaggies' less obvious. But by saying that < 1080 is too low, you are asking developers to restructure their resource budget; or, in other words, to alter their vision of what the game should look like. That's what I disagree with.

    Also we should adjust our expectations for next gen a bit and cut these new boxes some slack. They are $400 machines for the most part. If a $1000 video card (Titan) + a $1000 processor (i7-3960X) can't hit 1080/60 (avg) on a current gen game (Crysis 3, less than maxed) then asking a $400 box to do even half that framerate is a bit over-expectant don't you think?

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Cobra951

    @1: Yes, and my comment there (#81) belongs here as well. I’d take 60 fps @720p over 30 fps @1080p any day of the week, and twice on Sunday.

    @19: Thank you!

    #20 2 years ago
  21. monkeygourmet

    @19

    But the argument is consoles are a closed dev environment, PC games are never optimised (the same as console titles) and can eat up more resources than they need.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Riseer

    Well I am buying a Ps4 over Xbox one but I expect some great looking games for both consoles.$400-$500 isn’t much for a next gen system ”PS4 is a awesome deal”people need to understand that after one year 360 was lagging well behind a highend Pc.Ps3 was never as powerful as a highend Pc when it launched.Yet look at the games both consoles had,Ps3 had some of the best looking games this gen,360 had some great looking games as well.Lets not judge consoles like Pc’s i don’t understand the Pc elitist owning a Pc and a console is the best route.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. pcbros

    I think people were expecting to achieve PC level graphics this generation. And that’s simple going to be impossible. You can optimize the game to run well and be some what comparable to it’s PC version, but it will never be equal or better. Console games do not run in “ultra” settings, then run in optimized settings.

    Also, you are paying $400/$500 for a gaming console, you can’t expect miracles. On the plus side, every game you play will be optimized and you are assured a playable experience with no upgrading through out it’s life cycle.

    Drop the 1080p obsession and just enjoy games that will look several times better than the current-gen’s offerings. Remember, resolution != better graphics. Don’t forget about the details (polycount) and framerate.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. monkeygourmet

    @23

    No, but they (MS) did achieve that to some degree with the 360. The GPU was pretty beefy for a budget price console and the took EPICs advice and upped the RAM.

    After Samaritan was shown, I was hoping MS would have wanted Unreal 4 engine games to run at 1080p & 60fps on Xbone, likewise for Sony.

    What we have in reality (XBone) is a fucking expensive media box and camera that isn’t even focused on games. Ryse has been in development for years, and although it’s changed focus, it’s still a closed / corridor slasher. Dropping to 900p and 30fps is a bit of a poor show IMO and makes me worry and the supposed long term future of these consoles, especially the Xbone.

    There not even slightly worrying PC specs, the 360 almost achieved that for a bit with its GPU.

    Also, the buying power a company like MS has, I’m suprised they couldn’t get a better GPU considering bulk purchases.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. pcbros

    @24 – Just don’t jump the gun. Look at Call of Duty 2 (360 launch title) and compare it to Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 or Battlefield 3.

    Don’t remember how the 360 compared to the PC initially in performance but as of recent, the 360/PS3′s performance has not been on par with their PC counterpart (look at BF3 for example). But then again, it’s like comparing the performance of a Nissan 370 vs a GT-R. Not a fair comparison, one is way more expensive.

    Consoles do have an initial advantage because of bulk purchases. It’s hard, if not impossible, to build a comparable PC for the same price at first. But in a few years, the same hardware on the XB1/PS4 will be outdated and cheap for consumers. Eventually PC’s catch up and surpass consoles because consoles are fixed. They cannot be upgraded.

    Now I see why Microsoft/Sony waited so long to release new hardware. I can only imagine what the performance would have been 1-2 years ago. If people are complaining now… I can only imagine what it would have been like.

    Also, don’t be too quick to piss on the mediabox idea. Lots of people bought a PS3 because of the Blu-ray player. I can imagine some people will be wowed by the neat tricks the XB1 can pull off.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. monkeygourmet

    @25

    It’s a personal and selfish point of view! :) I will still enjoy the games, just haven’t been blown away by any shape or form by the reveals. Especially with the PS3 / 360 having one of the strongest 2 years in gaming history (IMO).

    As I have other options, I’m going to make sure I explore those aswell.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. pcbros

    I wasn’t impressed by Call of Duty 2 neither… but things got a lot more impressive as the years rolled on. Expect the same this upcomming generation.

    But I think holding on to your PS3/360 is not such a bad idea. They still have life in them (especially the PS3). Might as well game on those until you get tired and by then who knows how things turn out.

    I’m actually awaiting a PS3 sale to rebuy it. I was so upset with the fake PS3 price-drop ($200 for a stripped PS3). Hopefully something better comes up this holiday season.

    The PC/PS3 will keep me going for atleast another year (that’s the goal). Plan B, is to get a $300 Wii U Super Mario World 3D bundle with a $50 Best Buy gift card (hoping for it) ;)

    #27 2 years ago
  28. sebastien rivas

    Bah yes hehehe… Greenberg, Greenberg, Greenberg!

    A bit late as we all figured that out already quite some time ago but more importantly, I do hope you felt the slap in the face for pulling the thread of ever more competitiveness in detriment to powerhousing…
    I really hope you do because again, while it seems like it, gamers are not fools nor milking cows. It would really sadden me to see MS going out of competition, especially when you know the brand and bunch of coders are not faulty but higher decisions so far are the cause to effect.
    Now you have Steambox coming too, the competition is going to rage on buddy and MS does not start in situation that is its usual self, that is, start first, be first, be on top. This gen begins with their respective antonyms and I’ll let you figure this out because I don;t want to say it, I don’t like it, not even a bit!

    #28 2 years ago
  29. sg1974

    Is this the same Aaron Greenberg who in 2009 mocked and criticised Sony for having non-gaming things such as an internet browser on a games console. I remember the quote clearly:

    “Sony have to decide whether the PS3 is a games console or a home entertainment centre. Ours is a games console for gamers.”

    Jump to 2013…..

    #29 2 years ago
  30. pcbros

    @29 – But what’s to be expected? I bet half of these guys can’t even play their own systems.

    #30 2 years ago

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    Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 has been announced by Activision, which isn’t shocking in the slightest. Correction: My stupid brain has EA on it due to the financials release later today. The game is being published by Activision. Not EA and I previously stated. I apologize, and have reprimanded myself in a most sever manner. […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Collector’s Edition is sold out in the UK

    Hopefully, you pre-ordered the Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Collector’s Edition in the UK already. If not, you are likely out of luck. According to GAME, the pack which contains the Half Scale Replica of Snake’s Bionic Arm has sold out in the UK. The retailer confirmed the news to Videogamer this morning. […]

  • Far Cry 4 Complete Edition coming June 19 for PC, PS4 to the UK

    A Far Cry 4 Complete Edition has been announced and it includes the full game as well as the Season Pass. This is the sku which popped up on Amazon Germany earlier in the week. The Season Pass provides access to five separate pieces of DLC. Here’s a refresher on the DLC content: The Syringe: […]

  • The Witcher 3: live Q&A stream with CDP, new monster dev diary inside

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out in just two weeks, and if you want to know more about Geralt’s latest adventure, CD Projekt is hosting a live Q&A now on Twitch. There’s also a new developer diary below which focuses on monster in the game. The Witcher 3 is out on May 19. Huzzah! […]

  • Forza Horizon 2′s Alpinestars Car Pack has five cars and is ready for download

    The Alpinestars Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 is out now on Xbox One and its the only way you will ever be able to afford a 1992 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport. Unless, of course, you win the lottery or are left in some rich person’s will. In that case, I’ll take the ’53 Corvette, […]

  • Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition is now available in North America

    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition has been released in North America. It will be made available in the Europe on May 7 and in the UK May 8 for £49.99 on consoles and £34.99 on PC. As previously announced, this edition contains all previously released DLC content as well as […]

  • Two GAME exclusive versions of Halo 5: Guardians now available for pre-order

    GAME has announced two exclusive versions of Halo 5: Guardians, and both are now available for pre-order exclusively through one of the retail chain’s 318 stores or online. The £79.99 Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians, which delivers new digital content wrapped in a steel book. There’s also the £199.99 Halo 5: Guardians Limited Collector’s Edition […]

  • Deals with Gold: Far Cry 4, Assassin’s Creed Unity, Bioshock Infinite, more

    Microsoft has announced its latest Deals with Gold discounts for Xbox Live Gold members. Franchises on sale include Far Cry, Call of Duty, along with individual titles Assassin’s Creed Unity and Bioshock Infinite. The full list is below. Bioshock Infinite discounts are available for both Xbox Live Gold and Silver members. Xbox One Far Cry […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has released, watch the launch trailer here

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has launched on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. You can watch the launch trailer for it below. Boxed copies in Europe arrive from May 15, and in Australia/New Zealand on May 14. You can grab digital copies from the following online services: Steam, PlayStation Network, Xbox Store.

  • GOG’s online service GOG Galaxy is now in open beta

    GOG Galaxy, the DRM-free online gaming platform from the folks at GOG, has left Alpha and is now in open beta for all to try. As previously announced, the online service, similar to Steam, is option. Players do not need to play online as all games are stored by the service and can be played […]

  • DayZ-inspired Goat Simulator DLC GoatZ is out this week on Steam

    Goat Simulator players can download DayZ-inspired DLC this week called GoatZ. According to Coffee Stain Studios, GoatZ is “the only survival game on Steam that isn’t in Early Access.” Jokingly of course. The DLC features: Mandatory crafting system because everyone else is doing it. Zombies that bug out. There’s a pun here about actual living […]

  • No, Far Cry 4 is not currently free on PSN

    You may have seen a few Tweets from people saying that the PS4 version of Far Cry 4 is available to download from PSN for free. This is not true. A few readers have tipped us off to what looked like a glitch on PSN that allowed players to download the full version of Far […]

  • Metal Gear Solid: The 1984 Collection confirmed to be a clothing line

    Konami is teasing a Metal Gear Solid thing called “The 1984 Collection.” The Metal Gear Solid Facebook page posted this image about an hour ago: The caption reads, “Step back into the 80′s with our new MGS collection coming very soon! Stay tuned!” This is supposedly in reference to the clothing line that was announced […]

  • Portal, The Simpsons, Jurassic World & Scooby Doo packs listed for Lego Dimensions

    Lego Dimensions is likely getting a few unannounced content packs. One of which is themed around Valve’s Portal. A set of unannounced content packs for the upcoming Lego Dimensions have been revealed by US retailer Walmart. The listings include packs for The Simpsons, Scooby Doo and Jurassic World, and most interestingly, Portal. The listings have […]

  • This is the most authentic recreation of GTA 2 in real life ever

    Affordable drones have many uses. Most of them are not nearly as exciting as recreating GTA 2 in real life. I am surprised it took us this long, but someone has finally captured footage using a drone that resembles the protagonist’s experience in the classic GTA 2. These aren’t just shots of cars from a […]

  • PlayStation 4 sales reach 2m in the UK

    Sony has sold 2 million PlayStation 4 consoles in the UK, faster than it did with the PlayStation 2 – the company’s best-selling machine in the country. MCVUK is reporting that as of last weekend, 2 million PlayStation 4s have been sold in the UK. The data is based on GfK Chart-Track estimates. This makes […]

  • H1Z1 gets female characters, skin colour options planned

    In an effort to improve diversity in the game, H1Z1 developer has added female characters. Female survivors can now be found throughout the world of H1Z1. Developer Daybreak added the new feature in a patch released last Friday. You will be able to choose a female avatar in the main game and in Battle Royale. […]

  • Possible teaser site for Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi’s new game opens

    Either Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi is working on a soon-to-be-launched Kickstarter for his new game, or someone is pulling an elaborate prank. At PAX Prime last year, during Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 panel, a flyer was handed out to attendees that showed what appeared to be a 2D game of some sort with […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for May 5: Heroic and Nightfall strikes detailed

    Tuesday is here and Destiny’s weekly reset is also here. Bungie announced that your weekly Destiny grind has now begun. The Nightfall and Heroic strikes are now live too. This week’s strike is Winter’s Run. Rainbow burn is back for the Nightfall, which means you do more damage with all elemental weapons, but also receive […]

  • PC version of Project Cars delayed in Australia due to severe weather

    Recent weather conditions in Sydney, Australia are responsible for a slight delay of the PC version of Project Cars in the country. Sydney recently suffered from storms that caused flooding in some areas. One of those is the place where publisher Namco Bandai was storing PC copies of Project Cars. The stock was “severely damaged,” […]

  • Twitch’s new process makes it easier for streamers to appeal flagged content

    Twitch has updated its appeals process concerning videos that have been flagged by the audio ID system. Towards the end of last year, Twitch introduced a new audio recognition system that scans archived streams and automatically mutes the audio whenever copyright music is identified. The system has been in-use ever since and Twitch has today […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a day one patch, but it’s not a major one

    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 […]