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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 1 year 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 1 year ago
  3. Dave Cook

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

    #3 1 year ago
  4. DrDamn

    @3
    Fair enough :)

    #4 1 year 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 1 year ago
  6. Ignatius_Cheese

    1080p minimum or GTFO!

    #6 1 year 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 1 year ago
  8. digmouse

    Next-Gen my ass.

    #8 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
  17. DrDamn

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

    #17 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
  30. pcbros

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

    #30 1 year ago

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    Dragon’s Dogma Online looks pretty rad – an undesirable quality in a game unlikely to come west, from our perspective. The first Dragon’s Dogma trailer was released this afternoon; admire its beauty below. The free to play online RPG was announced for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4 overnight, but Capcom doesn’t intend to bring it […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X map about five times the size of last game’s

    Xenoblade Chronicles X is not a small game. This week’s Famitsu has a feature on Xenoblade Chronicles X giving some details on Monolith Soft’s next RPG and first Wii U game. According to Siliconera‘s translation of reports on the feature, the game’s map is about five times the size of that in Xenoblade Chronicles. The […]

  • Take on Mars expected to hit beta in April

    Take on Mars, the space sim from Bohemia Interactive will soon be reader for wider consumption. According to a new Take on Mars development roadmap, the sim will go into beta at the start of April, with full release expected in June. The project is currently available via Steam early Access, but between now and […]

  • Can you guess the next Mortal Kombat X character reveal from this fatality audio clip?

    Mortal Kombat X will have at least one very liquid-sounding fatality. NetherRealm is revealing Mortal Kombat X’s cats one character at a time, and has promised a new reveal during a community Twitch stream tomorrow. It also provided the following teaser video – it’s audio only, and apparently taken from a fatality sequence. What’s your […]

  • Nintendo Creators Program now recruiting YouTubers

    Nintendo has opened a Creators Program designed to ensure creators get a slice of ad revenue from videos featuring Nintendo assets. The Nintendo Creators Program will launch on May 27, but is currently in beta and taking registrations. This is Nintendo’s answer to the knotty question of YouTubers making money on videos featuring its assets […]

  • Xbox Live issues under investigation

    Can’t sign into Xbox Live? Microsoft is on the case. Xbox 360 and Xbox One users report being unable to sign in to Xbox Live. Microsoft is already aware of and working on the problem. “Our team is hard at work right now trying to get this resolved. Thank you for staying patient while we […]

  • Make money from your non-Valve mods with Steam Workshop

    Valve has opened the money-making side of Steam Workshop to third-party titles, giving enterprising modders more ways to make money. Steam now hosts curated Workshops for Dungeon Defenders: Eternity and Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, the first non-Valve games to support the scheme. What that means is that community members can create, vote on and eventually even […]

  • Check out DmC: Devil May Cry’s new manual lock-on

    DmC: Devil may Cry developer Ninja Theory has released a video showing off the new, controversial lock-on mode. The new manual lock-on is causing quite a stir, although its reception is probably better than the white-wigged Dante who makes fans even more upset than the original makeover. “The primary purpose of this video is to […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes looks pretty fun

    Dragon Quest Heroes is yet another Omega Force take on an existing property – like Hyrule Warriors or the One Piece games. And it looks pretty sweet. We haven’t heard much from Dragon Quest Heroes here in the west because it hasn’t been confirmed for release outside Japan. This isn’t terribly surprising as we still […]

  • Square Enix to reveal new PS4 game this weekend

    Square Enix is doing something pretty mysterious right now. The Final Fantasy publisher is teasing something called Project Code Z. The project, which Square Enix is tweeting about in Japanese, English and German, is due for reveal at Tokaigi 2015 on Saturday. It’s a PS4 game, but that’s all we know. There’s a website you […]

  • Tetris has crowned its first known western Grand Master

    Tetris fans have a new western champion. Tetris is one of those gaming obsessions that goes much deeper than you might expect. For example, did you know that some versions of the game assess your performance and over you the chance to become a “grand master”? Turns out that’s a thing, and according to Polygon […]

  • Ken Levine’s next game teased as “sci-fi-ish” small, open-world RPG

    A series of tweets from BioShock creator Ken Levine has shed a sliver of light upon his next project. According to Levine he and his team are considering something a bit sci-fi and contemplating first-person mode. The team is developing the game for PC with a large in scope, expandable, systems-based narrative where more can […]

  • Become a lynx in new Shelter 2 trailer

    Shelter 2 casts players in the role of a lynx, which makes for quite a different experience to the badger of the first game. The first Shelter game had you evading predators, but in the second, you becomes one yourself. That doesn’t mean there are no dangers to face, of course. Judging by the trailer […]

  • Why King of Fighters 13 isn’t coming back to Evo

    Evo, the premiere western fighting game tournament, has dropped support for a few previously favoured titles. King of Fighters 13 had a loyal following, but isn’t featured in the Evo 2015 line-up. “Many things go into what games makes it to Evo, but the most obvious one is, ‘Is the community playing this game?’” Evo […]

  • An average Evolve match takes less than ten minutes

    Evolve players are pretty quick at hunting each other down. Evolve developer Turtle Rock has released an infographic brimming with statistics garnered from its recent beta test. One of the key takeaways is that all three monsters, and all four classes, are working as intended – their performance in game matches Turtle Rock’s designs. If […]

  • Super Mario Amiibo can be pre-ordered on Nintendo UK, Mario and Peach sold out

    The latest set of Amiibo in the Super Mario series is now available for pre-purchase through the Nintendo UK Store. Each of the following sports a red base and will run you £10.99: Bowser, Luigi, Mario, Peach, Toad and Yoshi. It looks like Peach and Mario are both sold out, though. All six can be […]

  • The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 free to download now

    League of Legends has excellent music, and now you can have it too. The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 collects 15 tracks from the MOBA’s history, and is available for free. You can grab the music from iTunes, Google Play or via direct download. Tere’s an example track below to get you in […]

  • Super Bowl 49 update arrives on Madden NFL Mobile

    With Super Bowl 49 occurring this coming Sunday, February 1, EA Sports has updated Madden NFL Mobile with new feature enhancements and Super Bowl-themed Live Events. Updates include: League vs League Tournaments Obstacle Course Super Bowl Bonus Players Tom Brady and Richard Sherman Super Bowl Legends Super Bowl Moments Upgraded Auction House The Super Bowl […]

  • See Super Smash Bros.’ unused custom moves

    Super Smash Bros. was originally intended to have 16 custom moves per character. The final version of Super Smash Bros. only features 12 custom moves per fighter, but Nintendo left animations for some of the cut moves in place. A Youtuber called RED has dug these cut mvoes out of the brawler’s code, and displayed […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt contains 16 hours of sex scene mo-cap data

    Sex is nothing new to the The Witcher games, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is no exception. In fact, it contains 16 hours of sex scene motion capture data. Giggity. There’s a reason for the bedroom dalliances though, as Geralt is a flesh and blood human, or a modified human at any rate, with […]

  • Here’s the launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered

    A launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered has been released after an Amazon listing was revealed for it over the weekend. Key upgrades include: High-definition Graphics — All of the in-game textures have been meticulously recreated in HD for mobile and desktop. Widescreen Support – A true widescreen (not cropped) view strengthens the game’s […]

  • The open beta for Battlefield Hardline will be dated tomorrow

    The exact dates as well as more information on the Battlefield Hardline open beta will be shared tomorrow. This is according to the latest blog post from developer Visceral Games. “We’ll share the exact dates and info on the Battlefield Hardline open beta tomorrow,” wrote Visceral boss Steve Papoutsis. “Stay tuned, thanks again, and keep […]

  • Upcoming Hearthstone patch to apply balance change to Undertaker

    An upcoming Hearthstone patch will apply a balance change to the Undertaker card, Blizzard has announced. After the release of Goblins vs Gnomes, Blizzard said it kept an “eye on the state of game balance” as more matches were played using the additional cards. Released with The Curse of Naxxramas, Undertaker is considered an overly […]

  • February Games with Gold offers up Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

    The free games on offer in February via Xbox Live Games with Gold have been announced. Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One can download #IDARB during February. Xbox 360 users can grab Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons from February 1-15, when it will be replaced by Sniper Elite V2 from February 16 -28. […]

  • Kinguin blames unidentified Russian for deactivated Far Cry 4 keys

    Third-party game key seller Kinguin is issuing refunds to those who found their games deactivated through Ubisoft’s Uplay service. Customers which purchased keys for Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, The Crew and Watch Dogs are affected. Kinguin said 4,600 customer tickets were submitted over the last 72 hours and 35 out of 3,400 of […]

  • Video Unlimited to be re-branded as PlayStation Video starting in February

    Like Music Unlimited, Sony’s Video Unlimited service is being replaced and re-branded PlayStation Video. PlayStation Video will become part of PlayStation Network to streamline digital services for the over 64 million PSN users. PlayStation Video and PlayStation Music will be added to PSN which is already a destination point for the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Plus, […]

  • Spotify arrives on PlayStation Music this spring, Music Unlimited closing

    Spotify will launch on PlayStation Network this spring as part of a new music destination called PlayStation Music. PlayStation Music is a replacement for Music Unlimited, and those with a PSN account can link to Spotify which can be used just for music, or when playing games on PlayStation 4. Existing playlists from current Spotify […]

  • Closed beta for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts tomorrow

    The private beta period for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts on January 29. Those who pre-order the game via Steam, will automatically be included in the beta, enabling them to provide feedback on the first campaign in single-player mode. An additional beta period will be announced in the weeks leading up to launch. The […]

  • Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL available once more on UK store

    UK residents who want to get their hands on the shiny Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL can once again pre-purchase it through the Nintendo UK Store. If you want one, you better hurry because units will likely go rather fast. Only one per customer is allowed, and once you drop £209.99 on it, […]

  • Nintendo Q3: 1.9M New 3DS models sold, Wii U lifetime sales hit 9.2M

    New 3DS XL has sold 1.3 million units as of December 31, 2014, Nintendo announced in its Q3 financial results today. New 3DS moved 580,000 units by the end of the same period. Lifetime sales of both systems combined total a little under 1.9 million. Combined global sales for current 3DS models available in Europe […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s exo zombies reanimate a familiar format

    Advanced Warfare’s exo suits manage to bring an undead format back to life. Dave Cook welcomes zombies back to Call of Duty. “The challenges start to spike early so seasoned zombie slayers needn’t worry about being coddled.” Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s first DLC went live this week, dropping four very solid maps for multiplayer […]

  • YouTube app and Maps will be removed from PS Vita

    Sony said that it will end support for the YouTube and Maps apps, as well as remove the “near” feature in an upcoming firmware update. Sony has revealed that a system update releasing in March will remove the Maps app and prevent the “near” feature from obtaining location address or display maps, making it redundant. […]

  • There is a Destiny loot cave Easter egg in Dying Light

    Dying Light is the latest game to take a jab at Destiny by having its own loot cave. Destiny’s infamous loot cave has been recreated in Dying Light, sort of. Of course the loot cave in Dying Light is only an Easter egg and doesn’t actually net you any loot. Instead, upon entering it, you […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 supports co-op in story mode, but only offline

    You can play the campaign of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 in co-op, but not online. 4gamer spoke to producers of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 and made out with a few details concerning story, setting and more. The site confirmed that while you will be able to switch between characters in the single player, and have […]

  • The Witcher 3 may have a permadeath “Insanity” mode

    Although not yet confirmed, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD Projekt RED is working on a difficulty mode dubbed “Insanity” that will delete your save if you die. During Monday’s Twitch stream, the developer took a few questions from the chat and we’ve got a bunch of answers. There are many interesting little bits […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition is the most successful launch for BioWare, based on sales

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is responsible for the most successful launch in developer BioWare’s history, according to EA. During last night’s EA Q3 2015 earnings call, the publisher said that Dragon Age: Inquisition was the most successful launch for developer BioWare. Today, we get a bit more detail. “In particular, Dragon Age: Inquisition had by far […]

  • Here’s a walkthrough of one mission from Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack, Hurk Deluxe, seems like good fun, judging from this video. The Hurk Deluxe Pack was released today on all platforms. It comes with five new missions. The video below takes a look at the “Call of the Wild” mission. In the walkthrough you’ll get to see some of the […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date confirmed on Xbox Store

    The beta date for Battlefield Hardline has popped up on the Xbox Store, confirming the rumoured date. The listing for the Battlefield Hardline beta is available for anyone to see right now on the Xbox Store. Granted, it’s for Xbox 360, but unless EA is starting this beta early on Xbox 360, this will pretty […]

  • GTA player flies jets backwards in impressive stunts

    Doing stunts with jets in GTA 5 can be impressive, but it’s nothing like flying them backwards. Making videos of your jet stunts has become too mainstream. Which is why the latest video from YouTube channel GTA5Videos is all about defying that. The video below features some insane stunts mostly done by flying jets backwards, […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare balance patch out, System Hack nerfed, HBRa3 buffed

    The latest patch to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is here with some major changes to game balance. Making good on the promise to nerf System Hack, developer Sledgehammer Games has released the latest patch to Advanced Warfare to do just that, and much more. The patch is out now on Xbox platforms, with PlayStation […]

  • Grinding three purples in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel may crash your game [UPDATE]

    Update: Gearbox Software has announced there’s currently a hot-fix in place for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel as a temporary solution to crashes caused with the DLC update. Until a permanent fix can be made, the hotfix should correct crashing issues. All will be fixed in the next major game update. Original Story A bug that snuck […]

  • Havoc maps up the tempo for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

    Dave Cook dons his Exo suit to find the new Havok DLC maps a great change of pace for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Given that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare places great emphasis on verticality, it’s little wonder that Sledgehammer Games has designed the first of its four DLC map packs with elevation and […]

  • G2A responds to deactivated Far Cry 4 keys debacle

    G2A, one of the third-party sellers that were named in the ongoing episode of deactivated Far Cry 4 keys has decided to release a statement. G2A is a well known third-party key sellers online. Most users know it through its sponsorship deals with many YouTube and Twitch channels. The service sells keys both through its […]

  • Petroglyph’s Victory resurfaces with Korean co-developer

    End of Nations, Mytheon and Grey Goo developer Petroglyph Games seems to have salvaged a stalled project. Victory popped up back in early 2013 after Trion Worlds took End of Nations in-house. Petroglyph’s attempt to crowdfund the unusual strategy title ended in iniquity, but it vowed to do whatever it could to bring the game […]

  • Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC now available

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack adds new story missions and a pile of new weapons. Far Cry 4: Hurk Deluxe is now available on PC and Xbox platforms, and is rolling out to the PSN in line with local network updates. The pack bundles five story missions, including Yak Farm, Blood Ruby and Hurk’s […]

  • Yes, Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions, but thankfully they’re not as outrageous as initial reports suggested. The subject of Resident Evil: Revelations 2′s microtransactions arose earlier today with reports filtering out of a European press event that you’ll be able to pay to keep playing after your character dies. The ramifications of this are pretty […]

  • Play mini-games to unlock Magicka 2 content

    Magicka 2 publisher Paradox Interactive has invited fans to earn in-game rewards by playing other games. The Magicka website will host various mini-games in the build up to Magicka 2′s launch later this year on PC and PS4. Playing these games controbutes to a community score total which will eventually unlock in-game content as well […]

  • Deactivated Far Cry 4 keys were purchased through Origin

    Far Cry 4 owners who found their games deactivated without warning may be surprised to learn where they came from. Many copies of Far Cry 4 purchased through third-party re-sellers have been deactivated without notice. Although resellers affected by the deactivations argued that they had made authorised purchases, Ubisoft has denied this. The publisher told […]

  • Will Assassin’s Creed visit Japan in 2016?

    The next Assassin’s Creed game after Victory may finally bring ninja and assassins together. An Assassin’s Creed fan has spotted what certainly looks like a heavy hint that the next game after Victory will be set in Japan. Ubisoft forums member Cornik22 was looking through the Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag official art book when […]

  • Resident Evil HD modder aims to restore original, terrible voice acting

    Resident Evil and its early sequels are justifiably famous for their simply dire voice acting. Some Resident Evil fans feel they just can’t enjoy the experience of exploring Umbrella facilities if someone isn’t talking at them with absolutely no regard for pacing, content or tone. As a result, modder Bunny has stepped up to the […]

  • Record iPhone sales drive Apple to revenue spike

    The iPhone is still going strong – in fact, it’s selling better than ever. Apple has announced its financial results for the quarter ending December 27 2014, exceeding expectations with a 29.5% increase in revenues to $74.6 billion. This was a new record for the company. One of the key factors in this spike is […]

  • HoloLens has “mind-blowing” potential for games, says Microsoft CEO

    Microsoft’s VR wearable HoloLens is going to be great for games, according to CEO Satya Nadella. Speaking to investors, Nadella made Microsoft’s entertainment plans for the device explicit. “It’s also getting clearer how the games people love today will evolve to mind-blowing experiences in the future when designed for the mixed reality that Windows 10 […]