Sections

PS4 won’t support voice chat via existing headsets

Friday, 11 October 2013 01:32 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Existing Bluetooth headsets won’t work with the PlayStation 4, apparently, and even USB jobbies won’t be compatible until after launch.

The news comes via GameInformer, which received its information directly from Sony. According to the platform holder, existing headsets just won’t work for voice chat on the PS4 – not even the Sony Pulse or official PS3 accessories.

A system update issued sometime after the PS4′s launch will make it compatible with current USB headsets, but existing Bluetooth headsets are not supported at all.

Presumably, new, PS4-friendly first- and third-party headsets will be released at or close to the console’s launch – but that’s no comfort for those who’ve recently splashed out on a new headset that won’t work with their new hardware.

It’s worth noting that the PS4 comes bundled with a mono headset, so you won’t be left with no option for voice chat at all.

The PS4 launches in November.

Thanks, Polygon.

Latest

  • 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 […]

57 Comments

  1. BraveArse

    I’m fine with the new headset tbh, but that directly contradicts an earlier story:

    http://www.vg247.com/2013/07/18/ps4-will-support-ps3-wireless-headsets/

    I have my doubts about this one.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. merrc

    Up until now, Sony has shown to be nothing but consumer friendly, but this goes against it. It’s only bluetooth! There is absolutely no justification for this

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Francis O

    @2 Up until now?

    - Forcing people to pay for PS Plus to access online play on PS4
    - Stripping backward compatibility for PS2 games on PS3
    - No backward compatibility for PS4, instead charge you through Gaikai to play PS3 games.
    - Making PS3 controllers incompatible with PS4
    - PS Vita memory card prices

    And now this…. Sony is not this perfect consumer friendly company you’re making them out to be.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. pcbros

    I wonder why they wouldn’t work.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. merrc

    @3 let me clarify, I meant this next generation they have been consumer friendly, as opposed to Xbox. Calm your tits

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Javinator

    Of course when it was announced that X1 at first wouldn’t support current gen headsets ppl went wild complaining, but then MS said that the X1 would have an adapter to support current gen. Silence.

    Today news: “PS4 will not support current gen headsets”
    Ppl say nothing, don’t complain..

    AND there’s NO adapter planned.
    Ppl still don’t complain.

    Glad i dropped my PS4 pre-order long ago. Stick’n with X1.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. G1GAHURTZ

    Well, well, well…

    Looky what we have here…

    Seems like a certain company just can’t help lying their butts off to win the internets!

    ‘Oh yes, mr cash cow fanboy respected consumer. All your peripherals are 100% compatible with the PS4.’

    Lies, lies, lies!

    So it turns out that the X1′s headsets will actually work. And the PS4′s won’t!

    Trollolololololol!!!

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Doppleganger

    Dont recall SONY ever being a consumer friendly company.
    I find it funny that we are finally getting info on the Sony console as it seems every news story is on Xbox One.
    I think most people favoured the PS4 cause no one knows nothing about it.. Sony cant hide forever :).
    I dont favour one console over the other and I go souly for content which I must admit am a Nintendo fan cause of their games but I will be getting a X1 cause of its 4 titles that intrigue me over then one 3rd party game on PS4. Which is Battlefield by the way and if the rumours are true and a third party game will run with higher res on PS4 I might re consider as thats a big deal.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. polygem

    let’s face it. xbox one is a mess you just cannot buy and ps4 also only is a ps3.5 with the same ol’ games.
    the business needs innovation. the next gen consoles focus on milking a market that became pretty huge. atm i cannot see ambitious, creative projects.
    nothing to see here to get excited about if you’re not between 16 and 23.
    sure, biz and journos try to generate hype as good as they can but if you look into it a little more the next gen is a pretty boring mess for now.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Valkryst12

    Title is perhaps a tad misleading? as you state that the current (SONY) Pulse and Pulse Elite wireless USB headsets will work, just not at launch. Also as I recall… Microsoft stated that only 1 current gen XBOX headset will work (which is their own proprietary one) and requires you to purchase ANOTHER peripheral at an added cost to the consumer. I’m sorry but Xbox is losing out here.. As I own a Pulse Elite I am glad I will not have to suffer an additional purchase as it will be supported with an update.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Maguire82

    LoL it shows you just what Sony were going to do and they saw the reactions to Microsoft announcements like there policy’s ect and U~tuned on everything that got a bad reaction.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Cort

    Oh dear, Mr Butthurt is back and his butt is really hurting.

    Will he EVER recover from earlier this year…..

    #12 1 year ago
  13. DrDamn

    Well that’s a bit rubbish. Strangely I have a feeling my X41′s which are designed for the 360 may actually work. Have they confirmed whether wired 360 headsets work on the PS4? That would be a bit odd but it’s just a mono+mic mini-jack isn’t it? :)

    #13 1 year ago
  14. monkeygourmet

    Why wouldn’t Sony want to sell a whole load of new peripherals?

    People’s reaction to Sony since E3 has been pretty funny. This story isn’t a biggy, but after MS’s fuck ups, Sony literally kept their mouths shut and fanboys were proclaiming them the next messiah.

    We still don’t know what went on behind closed doors. There policies seem reactive rather than consumer friendly IMO.

    The words ‘best out of a bad bunch’ spring to mind…

    #14 1 year ago
  15. Legendaryboss

    @Francis
    Oh look who came out of his own imaginary fairy world to haunt a VG247 user for having a opinion thats different to your own.

    1. Forcing? Its a choice just like its a choice not to pay for PS Plus, is Sony forcing that option?

    2. Getting rid of backwards compatibility? How in the world is that non consumer friendly, its no more worse than an launch Wii U update apparently bricking consoles/taking too long, oh wait doesn’t apply to oh holy Nintendo. How about chargers being sold separately on 3DS up until 2DS?

    3. Oh yes paying for backwards compatibility via Gaikai on PS4 isn’t confirmed, maybe in your world but not in real world.

    4. PS3 controllers aren’t compatible with PS4? WTF is this? That doesn’t even make any sense. Nice forgetting PS Move backwards compatibility on PS3/PS4. Oh but hey if its a fact that doesn’t fit in with your opinion you just ignore it pretending it doesn’t exist.

    5. Can’t argue on the prices of memory cards.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. FabioPal

    http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/popcorn_yes.gif

    #16 1 year ago
  17. VibraniumSpork

    #15 http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/costanza-clapping.gif

    #17 1 year ago
  18. Joe Musashi

    This seems incredibly arbitrary and dumb. Especially if the functionality can be patched in afterwards. Clearly someone dropped the ball somewhere on this whilst they were too busy wining and dining all those indie devs.

    So I’m left to make degrading comments about another gamer’s mother in MONO during my play sessions? Simply not good enough.

    JM

    #18 1 year ago
  19. Legendaryboss

    @16/17
    LOL :D

    #19 1 year ago
  20. Hcw87

    @15
    Do you honestly think playing PS3 games through Gaikai will be free? Honestly?

    That would surprise the hell out of me.

    Also if something was backwards compatible and it was suddenly taken away from me, i’d say that was pretty consumer UNfriendly.

    #20 1 year ago
  21. Legendaryboss

    @20
    I’m not talking personal opinion (if so no i don’t think so either) , i’m talking about if its confirmed, if not its based on two people telling him.

    Suddenly? They warned us all beforehand.

    #21 1 year ago
  22. Hcw87

    @21
    It’s pretty gullible to think you’re going to be offered games for free from a major corporation just like that. They’re probably spending millions just to get servers up in major parts of Europe allready and they’ll have every reason to cover that cost by charging people for streaming games they allready own.

    And just because they warned you doesn’t mean it’s suddenly OK, i can’t see one single reason why they had to take away backwards compatibility/Linux support at all. There was major uproar.

    Also, i find it funny that you accuse someone of ”haunting” another user of having another opinion of something. That happens EVERY single day in here (You just did the same thing to him, and it’s far from the first time i’ve seen that between you two lovebirds), and it’s kinda the point of having a comment section. If someone sees anyone posting shady ”facts”, like i just did with you, they’re going to comment, with good reason.

    And btw, i don’t see the logic if your 4th point.

    http://www.joystiq.com/2013/02/21/yoshida-dualshock-3-wont-work-with-ps4/

    So unless you’re going to be playing Killzone with a PS Move controller, you’re going to have to buy a new controller.

    #22 1 year ago
  23. Tech-N9ne

    @Legendaryboss and @VibraniumSpork are just a bunch of silly ass fanboys.

    They’d be saying something totally different had this been about the XB1. I wish VG247 had a way to look up user comments history. You’d never really take these guys serious. Nothing but a bunch of hypocrites.

    @6 and @7 are spot on. I’d imagine that thing like this should have been priority for what is the “best game console ever made” according to some, Sony is so silent about details on the PS4 people just make assumptions for the better. I still wonder what else will not be available at launch.

    #23 1 year ago
  24. Lahanas

    @9 “xbox one is a mess you just cannot buy”

    How in God’s name is the One a mess you just cannot buy? It’s launching with the best lineup in console history and it’s games (Forza 5, Ryse, Killer Instinct, Dead Rising 3, Below, D4, etc) are far more interesting than anything sony has shown.

    #24 1 year ago
  25. Legendaryboss

    @22
    “i don’t think so either” I’m not gullible, i never said they will or won’t charge (up until a certain point), i just said it isn’t proven. What do you mean you don’t see logic in the fourth point? I meant it doesn’t make sense as in just that. PS4 and a controller are both in the box just like Xbox One and controller are in the box. Now if it wasn’t in the box i would agree. I know it ain’t compatible. As for the PS Move that was only mentioned to prove a point. Shady facts? Point me towards where Sony said they were going to charge.

    @23
    Saying what? Go on saying what? Because i have no idea what your going on about: oh wait, can you prove it? No? Speaking out of your ass? Bravo. Just like the Battefield 4 “hypocrites” post you ran when you and your cohorts couldn’t pin anything on me. So i am just not going to take you seriously.

    #25 1 year ago
  26. DrDamn

    @22
    “i can’t see one single reason why they had to take away backwards compatibility/Linux support at all. There was major uproar.”

    Really? Cost and security. They may not be reasons you like depending on your perspective, but not being able to see them?

    #26 1 year ago
  27. Hcw87

    @26
    They should have thought about that before they made it available then. Pretty shortsighted.

    Nevertheless, it was consumer UNfriendly to just take that away, which was my point.

    #27 1 year ago
  28. Dragon

    “i can’t see one single reason why they had to take away backwards compatibility/Linux support at all. There was major uproar.”

    Sorry, useless argument. Sony was taken to court on this one and the complainants got their ass handed back to them.
    End of discussion. Sony did nothing wrong.

    On topic, it sucks. But again, support will be there, but not day one.

    #28 1 year ago
  29. Hcw87

    @28
    Typical fanboy response. If Microsoft had backwards compatibility in the 360 and just suddenly decided to take it away because of ”cost and security” there would be massive uproar aswell.

    Just because they lost in court doesn’t mean their arguement wasn’t valid. Sony fans hated it and actually sued them.

    http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20100429/0752099237.shtml

    Taking away backward compatibility was a consumer UNFRIENDLY decision, there is no other way to look at it. At all.

    #29 1 year ago
  30. Eregol

    As far as Bluetooth goes the PS4 will support bluetooth right? It’s just BT headsets that were specifically made for PS3 that wont have the on screen display as you change settings supported. Not a massive deal.
    The thing that confuses me is the Pulse headset. As this will work with TVs, PCs and even the 360. So I have no idea why this wont work on PS4, unless, once again, it’s just the loss of the on screen notification of when you change a setting, which, once again, is no biggy.

    #30 1 year ago
  31. Dragon

    @29,
    I see that you know more that jury and judges. Good for you.
    Dat typical internet superiority…
    “You know you are right when the other guy starts calling you names”, nuff said.

    #31 1 year ago
  32. Hcw87

    @31
    Honest question. Do you think taking away backwards compatibility/linux support was a consumer friendly decision? If you answer yes to this, you’re an ignorant fanboy, if you answer no, you prove i’m right. Either way you lose. So have at it.

    #32 1 year ago
  33. Eregol

    Backwards compatibility: No. It’s just not financially viable. But then again, no-one ever complained in the NES/SNES and Master System/Megadrive days.

    Linux: Yes. While it’s nice to customise your console it left open way too many security issues. As such it would not have been consumer friendly to leave that open to the majority of people who wouldn’t put Linux onto their machine.
    Hell, if you wanna stick linux on it, there’s nothing stopping you from hacking it and then not connecting to PSN ever.

    #33 1 year ago
  34. DrDamn

    @Hcw87
    I think you are confusing the issue by lumping backwards compatibility and linux together. B/C was removed in a PS3 hardware revision. I have a Phat PS3 from launch which still supports backwards compatibility. The Cost point applies to this and it also applies to the consumer too – they got a cheaper product by removing that feature. The choice was still there that if you wanted b/c you could buy the older version.

    Linux is a different issue that was a combination of cost and security. Someone used this feature to hack the PS3 and Sony had the choice of patching, re-patching and re-patching to keep the feature or remove it and remove the problem. They took the cheaper and safer option from their view of removing it completely. Shitty if you used the feature as it was effectively forced upon you.

    #34 1 year ago
  35. monkeygourmet

    This arguement never works.

    If a company announces Backwards compatibility, fanboys say it’s a huge plus.

    If they remove it, fanboys say it doesn’t matter.

    Stale mate, as always.

    If Nintendo removed B/C from the 3DS, many people would be pretty pissed, and rightfully so.

    #35 1 year ago
  36. Legendaryboss

    @23
    Oh look 3 hours later and surprise, surprise ran away without any proof just as predicted.

    #36 1 year ago
  37. Legendaryboss

    Double post? Anyway this has been discussed, no more to add.

    #37 1 year ago
  38. Playmaker

    Second that legendsryboss and vibraniumspork are ponyboys who just slurp slurp. When they post all intelligent people know to stay away from the comments area. Basically as I have done. Knowing people like them will be on PSN makes me cringe and makes everyone on XBL very pleased I’m sure.

    #38 1 year ago
  39. Legendaryboss

    Yep, fanboys @23/38. Avoiding you both now. Its so telling.

    #39 1 year ago
  40. Panthro

    lol at the people getting mad over backwards compatibility, your paying for a new system with a different architecture…

    If you want to play your PS3 games with your PS3 controller why dont you play Your PS3 games with your PS3 controller on your fucking PS3′s.

    People are too tight these days and expect to be given everything in one package.

    Nobody complained when the SNES came out and you couldnt play NES games on it… You know why? because there wasn’t so many whiney little bitches back then.

    #40 1 year ago
  41. Ireland Michael

    ITT: Fanboys who call people fanboys being called fanboys by fanboys.

    #41 1 year ago
  42. VibraniumSpork

    @40 Nailed it.

    #42 1 year ago
  43. Panthro

    @41

    +1 XD

    #43 1 year ago
  44. Eregol

    @40 In a way the PS2 being backwards compatible was quite possibly the worst mistake Sony ever made.
    You do these things once and people expect them again, and again. But it just isn’t cost effective.

    #44 1 year ago
  45. Panthro

    @44 I agree, I never really wanted to revisit any PS2 games that bad either… The ones I did want got a HD port… MGS3, God of war and God of war II and shadow of the colossus.

    So glad they kept the PS1 classics though, Thats still my favorite console to date.

    #45 1 year ago
  46. VibraniumSpork

    Oh wow. Only just seen that Tech-N9ne called me a “silly ass fanboy,”…huh.

    In fact, when the news first broke that MS were looking at putting the headset back into the box I commented that “Including the headset in the box makes perfect sense and, I’d have thought, is bound to be confirmed in the next few weeks…only thing now is to see if there’s any impact on the console price. I’m guessing no, but would love to sit back and watch the fireworks if they do.” Sounds pretty impartial no?

    Meh, why am I even bothering? Must have way too much time on my hands. At least that’s *something* we share in common, Tech.

    #46 1 year ago
  47. Legendaryboss

    @47
    Sigh, I’m not defending anything but i am no longer bothered to debate/clarify further.

    #47 1 year ago
  48. Panthro

    @47

    well said, people need to drop this allegiance to a company bullshit, it is soooooo uninteresting and got very old quick.

    EDIT- I used to love my PS3… Then I bought an xbox and loved that, Then I bought a gaming PC and now I love steam… Why cant people just roll with whatever they like without trying to defend a companies actions… Its sooo monumentally stupid.

    #48 1 year ago
  49. Eregol

    People have to realise there’s a difference between standing up for a megacorp and putting people right on a thorny issue.

    #49 1 year ago
  50. Legendaryboss

    @50
    Thank you, +100.

    #50 1 year ago
  51. fearmonkey

    I am bummed about this, I thought it was a sure thing that it would work with any Bluetooth headset. I was really hoping for that…..

    #51 1 year ago
  52. pcbros

    This is all very simple, would you prefer your existing headsets to work with the PS4? If yes, then complain.

    #52 1 year ago
  53. justerthought

    PS4 had the feature but they dropped it at the last minute. Strange. There must be a technical reason. Maybe the new controller needs more bluetooth bandwidth in order to run with a low latency.

    #53 1 year ago
  54. noamlol2

    there is always PC….

    #54 1 year ago
  55. RocknRolla

    @55 do you see PC anywhere near the article? no now fuck off..
    and yeah to your completely unrelated post my answer is “there is always a Mac” lol..

    #55 1 year ago
  56. bradk825

    That’s kind of a bummer for anyone who bought one. Similar situation over at the XB1 camp but there will be an adapter for them eventually, plus there’s a couple available at launch, like the TB XO Four and Seven which are pretty reasonably priced. Not sure if the blue tooth ones are going to work or not, I never checked.

    #56 1 year ago
  57. bradk825

    @56 LOL, there’s always N64.

    #57 1 year ago

Comments are now closed on this article.

  • EA Q3: Battlefield 5 still on for holiday 2016, PGA Tour 15 spring release confirmed

    EA announced its financial results for its Q3 fiscal year 2015 quarter, ended December 31, 2014, noting total net revenue $1.13 billion in total net revenue compared to $808 million year-over-year. For the nine months ending December 31, total net revenue came in at $3.3 billion. Net revenues were up 39% and net income came […]

  • Players logged 113M single-player hours in Dragon Age: Inquisition, other EA games stats

    Ahead of its Q3 2015 earnings release, Electronic Arts has released a game infographic showing some interesting stats compiled through gameplay from October – December 2014. For FIFA 15, over 3.3 billion goals were made; 73 million knockouts occurred in EA SPORTS UFC; over 10 million families were created in The Sims 4; 113 million […]

  • Hyrule Warriors has shipped 1 million units worldwide

    Koei Tecmo has announced shipments of its Wii U hack and slash action title, Hyrule Warriors, has shipped one million units worldwide. The Omega Force-developed title was released in Japan on August 14 and in the west on September 26. Two packs of DLC for the game are slated for February alongside the version 1.5.0 […]

  • Xbox Games Store discounts Never Alone, Dragon Age: Inquisition, more

    This week’s deals available through the Xbox Games Store will be valid until February 2 with titles such as Battlefield 4, Dragon Age Inquisition, Never Alone, and Titanfall discounted. Discounted titles with an asterisk are for Xbox Live Gold members only. Xbox One Just Dance 2015* – 40% Another World* – 50% Never Alone* – […]

  • Say hello to Mortal Kombat X’s latest character: Reptile

    As promised, one of two character reveals this week for Mortal Kombat X has occurred: it’s the acid-spitting Reptile. Nice! Watch the video above. Mortal Kombat X is slated for release on April 14 and will be available on PC, PS3, PS4,Bxo 360 and Xbox One. Thanks, MrTGJelly (Trent).

  • Twisted fairy tale Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries hits Steam Early Access

    Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries, the successful Kickstarter from GRIN Studios, has launched on Steam Early Access. The PC title is described as a “cinematic fable featuring a vengeful Red Riding Hood,” who armed with an axe sets out on a quest to avenge the murder of her parents. Gameplay features action-platforming, combo-based hack ‘n […]

  • Dead or Alive 5: Last Round delayed to late March on Steam

    Koei Tecmo has announced it is delaying the PC release of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round to March. According to an updated listing on Steam (thanks, AGB), the fighter was delayed “in order to provide you with the best experience possible.” To apologize for the delay, Team Ninja will offer the Halloween 2013 Set, […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online will be F2P “no plans” for western release

    Dragon’s Dogma Online will be a free-to-play title for PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Set for release this year, Dragon’s Dogma Online has a lobby which will support up to 100 players, is open-world, and the executive producer is Hiroyuki Kobayashi. Players can form groups with up to four players or pawns while raids […]

  • Watch this release video for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel DLC Lady Hammerlock

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel releases today on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and coinciding with the release is the launch trailer. In the Lady Hammerlock DLC, players are introduced and will be able to step into the shoes of Sir Hammerlock’s sister, Lady Aurelia the Baroness. The DLC will run […]

  • Free DLC for Tales of Zestiria takes place after main storyline

    Free DLC will be released in Japan for Tales of Zestiria, and while Bandai Namco has yet to state whether it will be released westward with the core game this summer, it’s an interesting slice of content. According to information from Jump posted by Siliconera, the DLC Alisha After Episode: What Is Reflected In The […]

  • This video of a Paris flat looks the real deal, but it’s all Unreal Engine 4

    I’m not entirely sure when, or how, this fella managed to sneak into my secret flat in Paris and film it, but since it’s out there I may as well share it with you. All joking aside, this video is rather amazing. It provides a virtual tour of a flat located in Paris; however, it’s […]

  • The Witness passes key development milestone, still no release date

    The Witness has seemingly come back from the dead. Creator Jonathan Blow has posted an update on the game’s development. Surely you still remember The Witness? Jonathan Blow’s follow-up to Braid, which was shown during the PlayStation 4 reveal event all the way back in February 2013? Well, today we got our first development update […]

  • You can now take selfies in World of Warcraft

    The latest patch to World of Warcraft has added a S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera to the game. And it does exactly what it sounds like it does. Patch 6.1 is currently being deployed to World of Warcraft’s Public Test Realms (PTR). There’s a massive list of patch notes, but the most pressing one, other than Twitter integration, […]

  • Hellblade: early gameplay and prototype footage revealed

    The latest developer diary for Hellblade is here with a look at some early gameplay prototypes and a peek at some polished areas. Hellblade developer Ninja Theory has revealed even more details of how game development works behind the scenes. The eighth part of this ongoing diary shows early gameplay footage along with some intriguing […]

  • Resident Evil Revelations 2: Raid mode offline-only on launch, more details

    Capcom has revealed a tonne of new details about Raid mode in Resident Evil: Revelations 2. Capcom has confirmed that Raid mode will launch with the first episode of Revelations 2 in February. You will be playing it offline only though, either solo or in split-screen co-op. As for the online portion, Capcom promised it […]

  • Watch the first 20 minutes of Life is Strange

    The first 20 minutes of Life is Strange have been posted online for anyone to watch. The opening 20 minutes of Life is Strange set the stage for what kind of game it is. The kind that you’ll probably like if you’re a fan of Telltale games. The video is courtesy of consolewarsofficial and you […]

  • Don’t blame Ubisoft for cancelling keys – blame the culture of overpriced games

    Publishers need to drop PC games prices in order to stem the flourishing grey market, says Matt Martin. “How are you going to sell me Far Cry 4 for £45 when I can pick up Far Cry, Far Cry 2, Far Cry 3, Far Cry: Blood Dragon and extra DLC for just £30?” Some players […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online is real, full reveal in this week’s Famitsu

    What’s been heavily-rumoured to be the next instalment in the Dragon’s Dogma franchise, Dragon’s Dogma Online, will be fully revealed this week. According to a recent post by Famitsu, the magazine’s upcoming weekly issue, which releases January 29, will contain a massive feature on Dragon’s Dogma Online. The magazine will dedicate 18 pages to all […]

  • Valve responds to recent Counter-Strike match-fixing scandal, bans offenders

    Valve has investigated the recent case of match-fixing involving two teams in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive professional scene and decided to ban those involved from future tournaments. Recent allegations involving match-fixing between iBUYPOWER and NetcodeGuides.com – two of the professional teams that played in Cevo Season 5 – came to light. Valve has took notice […]

  • Having issues playing Grim Fandango Remastered on PS4? Sony is offering help

    Sony has offered a few steps to help those who are having issues with their pre-loaded PS4 installs of Grim Fandango Remastered. A few reports have started to appear online from users who’ve pre-ordered and pre-loaded Grim Fandango Remastered on their PS4 consoles. Sony has since posted a support thread on the official forums, to […]

  • Get Dragon Age: Inquisition for $36 and more in EA’s Xbox One sale

    Many EA digital games are being offered at considerable discounts on Xbox One right now. The latest EA sale is pretty good, offering sales on many AAA titles. It’s only available on Xbox One, with extra savings for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. The list below covers prices for Gold Subscribers. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare […]

  • Grim Fandango Remastered reviews round-up, all the scores

    Grim Fandango Remastered is a classic game brought into the new generation, so it’s time for everyone to know how great it is. The reviews for Grim Fandango Remastered have started popping up and as per usual, we’ve collected a few of them below. Grim Fandango Remastered is, as the name suggests, a remastered version […]

  • The Witcher 3: latest build is 1080p on PS4, 900p on Xbox One

    The recent preview build of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was running at full-HD resolution on PlayStation 4 and 900p on Xbox One. German website Gamestar attended the recent preview event for The Witcher 3 and examined the three versions that were on offer, PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Here’s the quote, courtesy of Google […]

  • Joystiq is likely to close – rumour

    AOL is rumoured to be closing its video game site, Joystiq. Re/code is reporting that AOL is likely to close its video game site Joystiq soon, according to “various sources.” The move is part of a company-wide restructuring that will affect Joystiq and other “under-performing content properties.” Joystiq is one of the most renowned sites […]

  • The Last of Us movie will be “pretty faithful” to the game

    The Last of Us will bring many of the same elements to the big screen as the small one, according to writer Neil Druckmann. Although The Last of Us will have to be adapted in various ways to make the transition from lengthy interactive adventure to cinema-friendly story arc, Druckmann is hoping to keep the […]

  • Microsoft is fixing Xbox One’s slow controllers

    Xbox One control pads have many charms, but quick start up is not one of them. The Xbox One controller currently takes up to five seconds to connect to your console after switching on, which is an eternity for someone with an attention span as short as mine. Luckily, Microsoft is working to fix this […]

  • Lucius 2 releases on Friday the 13th (of course)

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mythbusters to tackle DOOM this weekend

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

  • Destiny hosting a Bungie Bounty – go go go

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

  • Elite: Dangerous developer issues lay-offs

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

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

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

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

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

  • 6.6 million Xbox consoles shipped last quarter

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

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

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

  • Grim Fandango Remastered looks sharp in these new screens

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

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

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

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

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

  • Watch The Witcher 3 developers stream new gameplay on Twitch

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

  • Finally, some screens for Final Fantasy 15

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

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

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

  • Two Mortal Kombat X characters to be revealed this week

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

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

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

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

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

  • Everything we know about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date leaked – rumour

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

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

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

  • Bringing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to life

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

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

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

  • The Witcher 3 sets a new generational standard for graphics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Gearbox wants “badass” talent for the next Borderlands

    Borderlands 3 may not have been announced at PAX this weekend, but studio boss Randy Pitchford is currently recruiting for the next game in the series. We are recruiting for next Borderlands. This is the big one. Industry badass? E-mail me: heyrandy@gearboxsoftware.com pic.twitter.com/ZG9dLytX1B — Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) January 26, 2015 A recruitment push would suggest […]

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

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

  • Halo: The Master Chief Disaster

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

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection dated, first gameplay footage released

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