Xbox One may get keyboard and mouse support in its post release future

Tuesday, 8 October 2013 21:57 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Xbox One may get keyboard and mouse support post release, according to Microsoft’s director of Xbox Live programming Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb.

Speaking in an interview with Newegg, Major Nelson said Microsoft will assist developers with said support if that is what they wish.

“We’ll certainly have this great SDK for developers to do what they like,” he said. “If that’s something they’re interested in doing, we’ll certainly help them do that. Certainly it’s possible, but we don’t have anything to announce at this time.”

Still, even if support for the peripherals is added, it may not be ‘ideal’.

“We kind of have this concept of when you’re playing a PC game you’re leaning forward,” Hryb said. “With an Xbox game, sometimes you lean back. You’re just kinda having fun. And I don’t want to incite the religious debate that will ensue, because I’m very aware. We want to provide a gaming experience that people enjoy, certainly with Windows–that’s our other large gaming platform at Microsoft.

“So there’s something there, but right now we’re really focused on really the console space.”

Xbox One launches in North America and Europe and other territories on November 22.

Via VideoGamer.


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  1. Hcw87

    For RTS games bring it on, but keep this crap away from my FPS games (i’ll play PC if i want to use a m+kb anyway).

    #1 2 years ago
  2. undermyrules

    So PC gamers are with Microsoft from now sry Sony….

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Hybridpsycho

    @2 Why? That doesn’t make any sense at all, just because they’re MAYBE adding native support for m+kb.

    You’ve been able to use m+kb for the PS3 and 360 for ages (with third party items), yet PC gamers haven’t prefered either one.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Xbone

    Good idea for RTS games (are there any?)
    But mixing m+k gamers with gamepad controller gamers are a nono. Its like cheating.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. undermyrules

    @3….hmmmmm 1 from 5000 games have m+kb support…yeah thats a lot

    #5 2 years ago
  6. FuntimeBen

    Adding M+K support to a console is a tricky thing as it gives players a big advantage in FPS. Personally this means noting to me, if I want M+K I’ll play my PC, I’ll stick with a controller for my consoles.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. undermyrules

    @6 FPS on consoles playing with a controler its retarded for PC gamers…brigning kb/m support to every game exept multiplayer segment(which is logical because controler players will be raped by kb/m players)

    #7 2 years ago
  8. runbmp

    So now Steam OS might be a threat you start giving keyboard and mouse options to the developers and users.

    Close eco system ftw…

    #8 2 years ago
  9. ChunkyLover112

    ^ cute. As if steam could ever become a thread to MS. Why on earth would someone play anything else but the next Xbox when it comes out?

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Panthro

    Some of these responses are pretty ignorant towards PC gamers who dont like gamepads…

    ‘If I wanted to use M/KB ill use my PC’ blah blah blah… Thats all well and good for you but when a good console exclusive comes out especially a shooter I always wish I could use my mouse and keyboard… Maybe this will be the time when major nelson actually done/ said something that isnt completely retarded or full of lies.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Panthro

    ^ lol at chunky defending his precious microsoft, I dont know the numbers to back this up but I can bet Valve makes more money per day than microsoft does with xbox digital games and steam games are cheaper

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Ireland Michael

    @9 Microsoft has been trying to emulate Steam’s success for years, and is infamously failing to do so.

    “Why on earth would someone play anything else but the next Xbox when it comes out?”

    In order to be able to play countless other games that will never appear on the format?

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Panthro


    I agree, Microsoft are too tight to even come close to what valve do.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. monkeygourmet

    PC Architecture
    Updates and game installation
    Keyboard & Mouse support
    Online MMOs with subscriptions


    When do we stop calling next gen consoles and just call them PC’s?

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Doppleganger

    Great now Im going to get my ass handed to me! I like consoles for the reason of having controllers but realize keyboard and mouse is so much better for FPS. Guess Ill have to hook one of so I can show these kids how its done.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Hybridpsycho

    There are great adapters for the 360 and PS3 which allows you to use m+kb for the consoles.

    The problem is that if the developers doesn’t take m+kb into account when they’re programming the controls it doesn’t matter, it will be really awkward.

    Previous console had m+kb support pretty much, didn’t mean the developers cared about it.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. DSB

    @12 They’ve been halfassing it though, it was clearly a backburner project right from the start.

    A company like Microsoft, specializing in software, should be able to make a client like Origin without even breaking a sweat.

    The only way they could fuck up as badly as they have is if it was very low on their list of priorities. I would think.

    But then again… The Zune was a serious project, and that was an awful fucking device. Maybe I’m giving them too much credit here.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Ireland Michael

    I swear, sometimes people literally read nothing but the headlines.

    Larry pretty much said that while it’s entirely possible, they have absolutely no plans to implement it, for the simple and obvious fact that the console market isn’t the PC marker.

    @17 Microsoft is bad at designing things full stop. If it wasn’t for the success of Windows (an openly useable ripoff of the Mac OS), the company would have been nothing but a footnote in history.

    The Xbox brand was the closest they’ve ever come to a follow up success since, and well… they completely destroyed the possibility of that continuing to be the case thanks to the Xbox One.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Doppleganger

    Yea its too bad that theres actually nothing wrong with the Xbox One at all and all there faults were inflicted by dumb ass poeple not knowing what they want.
    But its funny cause its true about Microsoft.. but they do know there gaming.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. sebastien rivas

    Well kb and m did nottake long for MS and gamers tobunderstand where the threat comes from.
    Kb and m are a must for bf series and alike. Also kb and m are a must to go through library orxsurf the net painlessly.
    Of course valve is NOT going to swallow MS, of course not but heyvprofit is profit and market share may not be sooo… welcoming after all.
    And that is for our best interest.
    Though remember something MS, a kb and a mouse is not more than 25 bucks by lookingbonline. May not be best indeed but don’t expect huge profit on a xbox 1′s kb and m orvthose inputs will never take off and will leave Valve on a free ride

    #20 2 years ago
  21. pcbros

    @18 – “The Xbox brand was the closest they’ve ever come to a follow up success since, and well… they completely destroyed the possibility of that continuing to be the case thanks to the Xbox One.”

    It’s a little early to call the Xbox One a failure isn’t it?

    We, the minority, who patrol gaming websites know all the mistakes Microsoft has made with the Xbox One’s reveal. But the majority of Xbox gamers are actually playing as we write this and are probably excited about getting the next-generation of Xbox.

    Also, with commercials constantly rubbing Smart TVs in our faces with their voice/motion control… people might see the Xbox One as a nice way to upgrade their gaming console and TV.

    A lot can happen in the next ten years… it’s not a sprint to see who wins the launch, it’s a marathon to see who makes it to the end on top.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. pcbros

    @17 – “If it wasn’t for the success of Windows (an openly useable ripoff of the Mac OS), the company would have been nothing but a footnote in history.”

    Actually both Apple and Microsoft ripped off Xerox.

    “Xerox did go to trial to protect the Star user interface. In 1989, after Apple sued Microsoft for copyright infringement of its Macintosh user interface in Windows, Xerox filed a similar lawsuit against Apple.”

    Just a little computer history :)

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Kuwabara

    he resembles jimmy from sons of anarchy

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Dunno

    In this case I might buy an Xbox one after all

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Ireland Michael

    @21 At best, it will be a second runner to the PS4. At worse, it will die a slow and painful death after launch when developers notice a vastly larger audience on the competing platform, and decide that the attach rate on one format isn’t really high enough to justify developing for multiple formats.

    @22 True, but its undeniable that Windows followed in the success of the Mac OS… without any of the reliability, polish or stability of the competition A fact that has remained mostly constant for almost 20 years.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. pcbros

    @25 – The Xbox 360 had a larger installed base versus the PS3 for a while and it didn’t stop companies from developing for multiple formats. The PS3 actually even made quite a comeback in it’s last years.

    As for Microsoft “stealing ideas”… doesn’t Sony do the same?

    The d-pad, analog stick, shoulder buttons, start/select buttons, four face buttons, motion controls (which look so close to the Wii-mote) are all ripped from Nintendo.

    We could argue that if it wasn’t for Nintendo, Sony (and Microsoft) would be nothing in the gaming industry.

    Sony didn’t invent anything that made them successful… very few companies do.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Legendaryboss

    Sony ripped of motion controls from Nintendo? I’ll forget all about Eyetoy in 2003.

    And according to Wikipedia Nintendo ripped off most if not all things stated.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. pcbros

    ^^^ They ripped off the Wii-mote and Nunchuck setup. Sony had no shame ripping that design.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Joe Musashi

    I do so enjoy grandiose accusations of copycat behavior. Which are then disputed. And then reduced to lesser and more ambiguous examples of copying.

    “Bu.. bu.. Just cos I’m wrong doesn’t mean my criticism isn’t valid”

    Good grief. Back to 2005 and beyond.


    #29 2 years ago
  30. monkeygourmet


    Yeah, we’ve been here before.

    Sony / MS didn’t copy. Nintendo used an existing device and made it popular, then other companies wanted a piece of the pie and brought out similar devices they had been sitting on.

    So Nintendo don’t really invent things, just make them popular or market things well enough for other companies to want in on that market share.

    Don’t ever say they invent things or other companies copied them.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. pcbros

    I stand corrected on Nintendo actually inventing some of those things.

    But my point still stands, Microsoft isn’t the only one that steals ideas, Sony does it all the time as well. Whether they copied Nintendo or another company… they copied them.

    I do find it interesting that Microsoft being accused of copying Apple was not a problem but the minute Sony is accused of doing the same… Damage Control steps in to lessen the situation.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Legendaryboss

    I’m sorry i look at @26 and see damage control as well and I find it interesting how you constantly backpedal on your points and resort to a final retort “as soon as Sony is mentioned”. I could say “As soon as MS copy Mac OS is mentioned” someone says Nintendo invented various things, disproven, go to another example, disproven and then we have the above.

    Damage control, which seems to be unknown in the eye of the beholder.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. pcbros

    @32 – My point was that Sony’s own success is also based on stolen ideas. Whether they stole it from Nintendo or Xerox doesn’t change that fact.

    I did say I stand corrected on Nintendo actually inventing some of those things. Where is the back pedaling?

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Legendaryboss

    I am not refuting Sony stealing ideas, i’m refuting the supposed origin of where the idea came from. Where? “are all ripped off from Nintendo” “i stand corrected on Nintendo actually inventing some of those things” By your logic Nintendo’s success is also based on stolen ideas.

    Backpedaling and cherrypicking.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. fearmonkey

    I like Larry but it’s a bit annoying to hear “we have the best” yadd yadda yadda. It’s cool his 70 year old mother builds her own pC’s though lol.

    “We have the headset in the box of course” – Yeah after the internet complained when it was first announced there wasn’t an included headset.

    I am a PC gamer that pretty much uses controllers rather than keyboard and mice unless I am playing competitive multiplayer on PC and need that extra precision. Adding keyboard and mice support is nice, but if they put it in a multiplayer setting, it won’t be a fair fight. Listening to Larry, he never really says its a planned thing, that its “possible”, so no reason to get excited.

    I thought it a more interesting point that the Xbox One and Xbox 360 wont be able to chat on XBL at launch.

    “It supports 4k gaming” hahahahahahaha…………. Yeah Pong at 4k will look great. It must have one heck of a scaler because no way the GPU can handle that.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. pcbros

    @34 – “By your logic Nintendo’s success is also based on stolen ideas. Backpedaling and cherrypicking.”

    I’m not defending Nintendo’s success is not based on stolen ideas, am I? I’ll do my own research to confirm exactly what Nintendo did or did not invent but I already said I would take your word for it. No argument here on that point.

    So me accepting correction is backpedaling?

    Also, where does cherry picking even come into play?

    #36 2 years ago
  37. DSB

    @35 If they moved now though, they could really sandbag Valve by doing a reverse Steambox.

    Create a cross platform client, PC oriented, Origin/Steam quality, great design, and simply allow your purchases on the PC to transfer to your Xbox One and vice versa. Add keyboard/mouse functionality.

    Instant Steam Machine. Sans the open platform thing.

    Of course I think it’s very unlikely that they’d feel that was worth doing (plus it would ruin gamepad shooters) but it’s obviously gonna be a while until Valve break free of Windows, so now would be the perfect time. It would be pretty Machiavellian.

    It’s obviously on their radar “somewhere” in the ether though, with all the streaming features they’re announcing – Sony as well. Valve definitely has competition there.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. Legendaryboss

    You did backpedal.

    Cherrypicking Sony as stealing ideas when almost every business does in some way.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. pcbros

    @38 – “Cherrypicking Sony as stealing ideas when almost every business does in some way.”

    At #26 I said, “Sony didn’t invent anything that made them successful… very few companies do.”

    Doesn’t sound like I singled out Sony… but I guess you would see it that way.

    You didn’t correct the accusation that Microsoft copied Apple, yet corrected my comment on Sony copying Nintendo. Smells like cherrypicking to me. By your logic, wouldn’t that make you a hypocrite?

    #39 2 years ago
  40. Legendaryboss

    Why would I when you already done it? @22/26. Thats hardly the original problem anyway. You said Sony ripped off Nintendo Motion controls, proved wrong but wasn’t the real point.

    What logic? My problem was you giving credit to Nintendo for inventing all those things. Thats it.

    @34: “I’m not refuting that Sony steals ideas cont…” So no not a hypocrite. More so when i acknowledge almost every business does it.

    #40 2 years ago
  41. DSB

    Good artists copy, great artists steal. That’s why patents are poisonous to everything we want to do.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. pcbros

    @40 – My main point was that Microsoft isn’t the only company that steals ideas.

    Whether Nintendo was the source of Sony’s ideas or not, wasn’t my real point. I just wanted to show others do it too.

    #42 2 years ago

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    Destiny players learned more about House of Wolves in this week’s Bungie update than you might realise at first glance. Resident Destiny expert Arekkz cast his eagle eye over this week’s Bungie Weekly Update, which announced next week’s Reef tour livestream. I personally am most excited to learn about gear upgrade paths, but Arekkz points […]

  • GTA 5 playable with Virtuix Omni VR treadmill

    You’ve seen GTA 5 with Oculus Rift, Now see GTA 5 with the Virtuix Omni. GTA 5 PC has unlocked a number of exciting possibilities. Modders and hackers are still working on making the game’s files accessible to third-party creation tools, but several cool things have been produced even with this barrier still in place. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: play as Rain and other locked characters on PC

    Mortal Kombat X players comfortable with tinkering with the game’s files can unlock unplayable characters. Mortal Kombat X includes a number of familiar fighters available only as opponents, not playable characters. if you’re super keen to try out Rain, Baraka and co, you can – with a bit of fiddling. Redditor XVermillion figured out that […]

  • Madden 16 release date set for August, of course

    Madden NFL 16 has a deeply unsurprising release date. Madden’s release date always falls at the end of US summer, and Madden 16 is no exception. EA Sports has announced that the NFL sim will release on PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on August 26. We have absolutely no further information at […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront won’t have Battlelog support

    Star Wars Battlefront is not just Battlefield in a Hallowe’en costume, so don’t expect the same suite of features. Star Wars Battlefront is the subject of intense anticipation and curiosity, so it’s not surprising a bunch of rumours have turned up. One of these rumours suggests that Battlefront will have its own version of Battlelog, […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beats Bloodborne to top March NPD chart

    PS4 had a good month but it was EA’s multi-platform Battlefield Hardline that was the best-selling game. March 2015 NPD at a glance Total spend down 6% YoY. Hardware and software both down. Console hardware blamed for significant hardware dip. Accessories up. Battlefield Hardline tops software chart. PS4 outsells other consoles. Wii U, 3DS and […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves gear upgrade paths will be revealed next week

    Destiny developer Bungie will reveal new equipment upgrade paths during a livestream next week. Destiny: House of Wolves will release on May 19, the developer announced last week, promising a full schedule of reveals over the next few weeks. It also gave a broad outline of some of the things it will be discussing in […]

  • Don’t forget: the Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow

    Just a quick heads up to remind you that The Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow, April 17 at 10am EDT. The free weekend is an incentive to bring back beta players which tried the game, but decided not to pursue a purchase. You can play the MMO until 10am EDT on […]

  • Tale of Tales announces May release for Kickstarter success Sunset

    Those attending Kill Screen’s Two5six Festival next month will be able to play Tale of Tales upcoming title Sunset before it’s released. Along with the news provided to us by BeefJack, Tale of Tales have also released new set of lovely screenshots which we have posted below. Sunset will be released on Linux, Mac and […]

  • Take 50% off select racing titles through the Codemasters online store

    Codemasters has launched an online store and is celebrating by giving you 50% off the titles listed. Here’s what’s on sale: F1 2013 Classic Edition F1 2014 – F1 RACE STARS BUNDLE F1 2013 GRID 2 GRID 2 Reloaded GRID Autosport DIRT 3 Complete Edition DIRT Showdown Toybox Turbos F1 RACE STARS Hit up the […]

  • Spy_Watch coming to Apple Watch from Surgeon Simulator devs

    Surgeon Simulator developers Bossa Studios have announced its working on an Apple Watch game called Spy_Watch. Spy_Watch, according to the developer, has players heading up a spy agency which isn’t faring too well. Players will need to train a spy and then send him out on various missions to “reclaim the agency’s former glory.” Real-time […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power hits Steam Early Access next week

    Frozenbyte has announced Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power will launch on Steam Early Access next week. The early access title will run you $19.99/€19.99/£14.99 and you can purchase it come April 21. If the short video above isn’t enough to tempt you, a video showing nine minutes of gameplay was released last week.

  • Journey, Flower, flOw trilogy to be released this summer on PS4 in 1080p at 60fps

    A remastered version of the Journey Collector’s Edition is coming to PlayStation 4 from ThatGameCompany. According to Gamespot, the trilogy will contain PS3 titles flOw, Flower and Journey on one disc, and it will run in 1080p at 60fps. A standalone version of Journey will arrive close to the trilogy’s release on PS4 through the […]

  • Here’s a few screenshots of PS4-exclusive Alienation from Housemarque

    Screenshots for Alienation, Housemarque’s four-player co-op PlayStation 4 exclusive, have been released and you can have a look at them in the gallery we’ve posted. Announced at gamescom 2014, the game features three main character classes, weapon customization, and various team set-ups. The game has players shooting at things with twin-stick gameplay with a top […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront website notes November 17 release, teaser video and first image hit

    The first Star Wars: Battlefront image has been posted, and apparently it appeared on the official website at some point this morning. The game will also be released on November 17, according to the official website’s source code. The release date is noted in the code located in the image below. Props to Gematsu for […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is the fastest selling entry in the series to date

    Mortal Kombat X has sold faster than any other game in the series to date, making it the “biggest launch” in Mortal Kombat history, according to creator Ed Boon. Speaking in a series of tweets, Boon said both the mobile and console versions have “literally millions of players getting online” resulting in the servers being […]

  • Shadow of the Beast reboot resurfaces with some new screenshots

    The Shadow of the Beast reboot, which was announced in 2013, has show its face once more with early screenshots. Screenshots of the Amiga classic remake show off the Karamoon’s desert and the main character, Aarbron. According Matt Birch, CEO and founder of Heavy Spectrum, the team is currently hard at work on the “core […]

  • Halo: Spartan Strike arrives on Windows 8, iOS and Steam today

    Halo: Spartan Strike is now available on Windows 8, Steam, iOS devices and Windows 8 phones. The mobile top-down shooter will run you $5.99. Halo: Spartan Strike tells a new story in the Halo universe set during the events of Halo 2 on New Mombasa in 2552. Those playing on Windows 8 devices can compete […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video shows highlights from the Episdoe Duscae demo

    Square Enix has released a Final Fantasy 15 video which shows highlights from the Episode Duscae demo included with launch editions of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. FFT0 has shipped over one million copies worldwide, and a player feedback survey is available for the Duscae demo until May 19. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is available on PlayStation […]

  • Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since release – SuperData

    PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since it was released on March 24, according to SuperData’s latest report. The figure produced by SuperData is worldwide and comes on the heels of the one million units sold announcement earlier this week. “After the release of the beautiful but terribly short game The […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Mega May returns, Super Smash Bros. update, Mii Fighter costumes

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a Super Smash Bros. update and the StreetPass Mii Plaza games Battleground Z and Ultimate Angler. The update is rather detailed, and a bit larger than normal, and you may wish to pay special attention to the activities listed. Here’s the full update: StreetPass […]

  • Here’s your first look at Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida in Super Time Force Ultra

    Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida is a playable character in Super Time Force Ultra, and today, Capy Games has provided a couple images of the man himself in the game. Yoshida was announced as a playable character in the game during Sony’s PlayStation Experience event back in December 2014. The PS4 and Vita version will […]

  • The wait is almost over – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold

    CD Projekt RED has announced the news we’ve all been waiting to hear: The Witcher 3 has gone gold. This means Geralt’s latest, and possibly last, adventure has been sent to the factory to be pressed into lovely gaming discs. “We worked so damn hard over the past three years to bring you this game,” […]

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a “couple weeks out from beta,” new trailer

    Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is just a “couple of weeks out from beta,” according to development studio The Chinese Room, and a release date will be announced “shortly.” To give you an idea of how development has been coming along since it was announced at gamescom 2013, the team has released a new trailer […]

  • GTA 5 on PC looks incredible, but I can’t recommend it to console players

    As much as Matt Martin loves GTA 5, he can’t recommend upgrading from console to PC just for a slick editing suite and even prettier graphics. “This is the third time in as many years that I’ve bought GTA 5.” I have a Grand Theft Auto 5 obsession, as I’m sure you know if you’ve […]

  • The Forest engine updated to Unity 5, major graphical and gameplay improvements made

    The Forest’s latest patch added substantial improvements to the game. The Forest version 0.16 is now live on Steam with plenty of new additions. The game has been ported over to Unity engine version 5. The plant and skin shaders have been replaced or rewritten. Many other visual tweaks have been made, such as model […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront banner leaks from Star Wars Convention

    EA has been setting up the Battlefront booth at Star Wars Celebration, and one leaked picture shows what could be the game’s main art. Someone on Reddit posted a picture of the game banner at EA’s booth. Here it is: Lots of things happening here. There’s a Star Destroyer in the distance, TIE Fighters and […]

  • Get GTA 5 working with Oculus Rift using this tool

    There’s a way you can play GTA 5 in VR if you own an Oculus Rift Dev Kit and have a bit of cash to spare. VorpX, the go-to program for adding VR support to games has received an update recently to support GTA 5. This is far from perfect, as it only translates the […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 15 team revealed

    This week’s Team of the Week is now available for anyone to challenge in FIFA Ultimate Team. The team members get selected each week based on their performance during the weekend matches. You can fire up FIFA Ultimate Team on any platform and challenge this squad. You’ll also find some Team of the Week items […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will let you stealth all encounters, including bosses

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will bring back one of the original game’s major features. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is considered by many to be a great game and worthy of bearing the franchise name. One of its grating issues though was its boss fights. You only had one way to fight them: be confrontational. The […]

  • Project Cars PC specs and supported wheels announced

    The release date of Project Cars is inching ever closer and more details have been revealed to answer all your burning questions. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios has revealed the full list of supported steering wheels on all platforms, as well as the minimum and recommended PC specs. Minimum specs CPU – 2.66 GHz […]

  • GTA 5 gets custom FOV mod on PC

    Those not satisfied with GTA 5′s built-in field of view slider can use a new mod to push the number even further. The PC versions of GTA 5 – just like its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts – lets you switch between third and first-person view in shooting and driving. The game has an FOV […]

  • Win! GTA 5 on PC!

    Want to win a Steam key for Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC? Just enter here. GTA 5 released on PC this week and is going down a storm. We like it a lot, which is why we’re giving away a Steam code for Rockstar’s latest. All you need to do is enter your email […]

  • GTA 5 topples Skyrim’s record for highest concurrent players on Steam

    Not factoring in Valve games, GTA 5 is the new king of concurrent player numbers on Steam. GTA 5 is very popular on PC, even more popular than games like Skyrim in its heyday. The number of concurrent players for GTA 5 has peaked today at 301,246. This makes it the only non-Valve game to […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: what does a modern fighting game look like?

    Mortal Kombat continues to evolve as NetherRealm adds RPG systems and daily challenges to a solid fighting game, says Sherif Saed. “Mortal Kombat X takes many cues from games like Destiny, Call of Duty, and GTA Online with hourly, daily and weekly events.” For as many of its familiar facets, Mortal Kombat X has enough […]

  • J-Stars Victory VS+ coming west in June – new trailer

    J-Stars Victory VS+ will make the jump (see what I did there) to the west after all. J-Stars Victory VS+ is the western title for the fighting game which stars characters from a variety of Shonen Jump-published manga. Bandai Namco has announced the fighter will release in Europe on June 26 and in the Americas […]

  • Codemasters F1 license good through 2016

    Codemasters has at least one more F1 game in it. F1 2015 isn’t out yet, so Codemasters is naturally not talking about what it might get up to in the future. We do know what it can get up to, though; Codemasters’ Steven Embling told Videogamer has the option to continue the series. “We have […]

  • Project Cars has pretty deep graphics options on consoles

    Project Cars offers players a wide variety of ways to customise their graphic settings on PS4 and Xbox One. Project Cars is a graphics showcase and all early indications suggest it’s going to be one of the best-looking games out there. Slightly Mad’s commitment to graphics seems to go deeper than making things pretty, though: […]

  • Super Smash Bros. patch nerfs Diddy Kong – report

    Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U is great but Diddy Kong is a beast and must be stopped. The latest Super Smash Bros. 3Ds and Wii U patch seems to have nerfed Diddy Kong, a character so over-powered that serious tournament players generate controversy by choosing to use him. Nintendo doesn’t publish patch notes, […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer shuttered

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer 2K Australia has been closed down. Kotaku broke the news, and also had word from an anonymous source, who said that all staff have been let go. 2K responded to our request for comment with the following statement: We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process […]

  • Samorost 3 trailer shows Amanita still in fine form

    Samorost 3 looks as delicately beautiful as its siblings. Samarost 3 developer Amanita Design has a reputation for gorgeous, slightly surreal world building. This new trailer for its latest adventure looks just as if not more lovely than the previous Samarost games and Botanicula. Samarost 3 is coming to Mac and PC later this year, […]

  • Amnesia dev’s new project SOMA now in beta

    SOMA is nearly here and I am torn between excitement and horrified dread. SOMA is the latest horror project from Frictional, the team behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent. We’re pretty excited to see what Frictional comes up with next, and we won’t have too long to wait, apparently; the developer has announced that SOMA is […]

  • Steam Guard mobile authenticator now in beta testing

    Steam is now testing its latest security measure. Steam helps you protect your account by offering two-factor authentication, a solution so beautifully elegant and effective that it’s astounding every gaming network doesn’t do the same (looking at you, Sony). Valve’s version is called Steam Guard, and it works via email. This isn’t always super convenient, […]

  • Godzilla battles Mothra in new trailer

    Godzilla lets you stomp around cities and battle classic kaiju. I’m in. Godzilla is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 in early July, but we haven’t seen a great deal of it since its December reveal. The new trailer below gives you an idea of just what Natsume has done with one of the biggest […]

  • Tales of Zestiria to launch this year – new trailer

    Tales of Zestiria continues Bandai Namco’s delightful new habit of bringing the popular JRPG series to the west before the shine wears off. Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, the publisher has announced. That’s not a bad turnaround, given it first hit Japan in January, and localisation of text-heavy titles is expensive […]

  • Project Cars release date locked down, new trailer released

    Project Cars finally has a release date. Project Cars will release on May 8, Bandai Namco UK has announced. We haven’t yet had an update from Namco Bandai’s other regional offices, but its probably safe to bet the racer will release around the same time in the Americas, Europe and ANZ region. We can now […]

  • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains trailer shows combat, online multiplayer

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains has plenty to offer fans of the anime. Previously known as Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind, the Spike Chunsoft action game is coming west thanks to Atlus. Gematsu reports it’s due in both Europe and North America in May, via the 3DS eShop. The trailer below […]

  • Bloodborne stamina recovery rate affected by equip weight

    Bloodborne players have unearthed an important gameplay detail not mentioned in the game’s menus or manual. In Bloodborne, players need to manage their stamina carefully for best results. A far more aggressively-tuned affair than past Souls games, Bloodborne does away with equip weight limits, and items have no listed weight details. As far as players […]

  • Street Fighter’s Ryu, Fire Emblem’s Roy spotted in Super Smash Bros. patch – rumour

    Street Fighter’s Ryu is rumoured for future Super Smash bros DLC following datamining of the latest patch. Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U were updated recently, and hacker shinyquagsire23 claims to have found some interesting files while poking around in the 3DS patch data. As detailed on Reddit, the audio files included a new […]

  • Suikoden 3 PEGI rating suggests PS2 Classic re-release

    Suikoden. Suikoden 2. And now: Suikoden 3. Suikoden 3 has been rated by PEGI for PlayStation 3, presumably ahead of an upcoming re-release. Gematsu turned up the rating, and although we have no further information at this time, it’s not much a leap to assume the RPG will turn up as a PS2 Classic on […]