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Watch Dogs and The Crew have been delayed into spring 2014

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 17:03 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Watch Dogs has been delayed into spring 2014, Ubisoft announced today, along with a delay for The Crew, it’s open-world racer. Due to the delays, the firm has revised its financial expectations for fiscal year 2014.

Watch Dogs and The Crew delayed

The Watch Dogs delay includes all versions, per the following statement from the Watch Dogs team:

“Our ambition from the start with Watch_Dogs has been to deliver something that embodies what we wanted to see in the next-generation of gaming. It is with this in mind that we’ve made the tough decision to delay the release until Spring 2014.

“We know a lot of you are probably wondering ‘why now?’ We struggled with whether we would delay the game. But from the beginning, we have adopted the attitude that we will not compromise on quality. As we got closer to release, as all the pieces of the puzzle were falling into place in our last push before completion, it became clear to us that we needed to take the extra time to polish and fine tune every detail so we can deliver a truly memorable and exceptional experience.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you. We thoroughly enjoy and appreciate the way you respond on the web, at events, press conferences and during other opportunities we have to interact. Your passion is what drives us.

“We can’t wait to see you in Chicago next Spring. We are confident you’ll love this game as much as we love working on it.”

Watch Dogs was originally announced for a November 19 release in the States, and a November 22 release across Europe on PC, PS3, PS4 Wii U and Xbox 360.

Amazon and GameStop will both still honor next-gen pre-order bundles, the retailers said in separate statements.

The original release date for Xbox One was November 22 worldwide and on PlayStation 4 November 29 in Europe.

Meanwhile, The Crew was previously planned for release in fiscal year 2013-14, and is now scheduled for fiscal year 2014-15, meaning it may not see a release until April 2014 at the earliest.

Developed by Ivory Tower, The Crew is an open-world racer originally slated for release on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in early 2014.

Ubisoft has told Kotaku in a statement it hopes those who “pre-ordered the game will still look forward to playing it in spring 2014,” and that the “extra polish and quality” will add to the game play experience.

Meanwhile, Sony has told CVG it is working “very closely” with both Ubisoft and its retail partners regarding the Watch Dogs PS4 bundle in the UK.

Amazon has said it plans to honor all Watch Dogs bundles this November, but it’s unknown at this time what game, if any, will be included with the console. The retailer said to stay tuned for more updates.

GameStop has said it too will be honoring the pre-order bundles, and will be contacting customers who had either the PS4 or Xbox One versions pre-ordered. Our local store told us customers can either choose a different bundle – which may have a price difference – or they can keep their current order, get their console at release, and then pick up or receive their pre-ordered copy of Watch Dogs upon its release.

Changes to financial targets

Due to delays, Ubisoft has revised its financial targets for 2013-14 and now expects sales of between €995 million and €1.045 billion compared to the prior target of between €1.420 billion and €1.450 billion.

The delays could see Ubisoft losing fiscal revenue of $560 million, which would result in a loss of around $88 million.

“Our long term goal is to win the next generation,” stated Ubisoft co-founder and CEO Yves Guillemot in the press release. “The tough decisions we are taking today to fully realize the major potential of our new creations have an impact on our short-term performance.

“We are convinced that, longer term, they will prove to be the right decisions both in terms of satisfaction for our fans and in terms of value creation for our shareholders.

“We are building franchises that will become perennial pillars of Ubisoft’s financial performance. In a context of growing successes for mega-blockbusters, the additional time given to the development of our titles will allow them to fulfill their huge ambitions and thus offer players even more exceptional experiences.

“Fueled by strong momentum for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, calendar 2014 will see the return of growth to the console market. Combined with the quality of our line-up and our strong financial situation, this growth will allow us to achieve record operating income in fiscal 2014-15 and 2015-16.”

Based on the information at Ubisoft’s disposal today, sales for the second quarter of 2013-14 should exceed €210 million.

Final first half earnings will be released on November 12, 2013.

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60 Comments

  1. Hcw87

    They want to max out sales on AC4, and they’re intimidated by GTAV for sure.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Triggerhappy

    Offt, never seen that one coming. I’m waiting til April to get it when I pick up a PS4, but ouch to the people who had it preordered for November :(

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Legendaryboss

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBUsuNBWVus
    Sure it is such a shame, I can deal with it though: now its just making my christmas spending this year a little easier.

    But my 2014 spending becomes somewhat harder and i’m sure there will be surprise purchases.

    Hit and a miss though.

    Oh well at least they are working on it some more, although little close to the curve release date wise. Might have been overshadowed by AC4 Black Flag, marketing and sales-wise.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. ClubCyberia

    I think you might have been first with this one, nice. Launch lineup is slim pickings.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. razvan2you

    #1 No, it’s a Ubisoft tradition……..to dissapoint fans, to annoy every customer and delay EVERY GAME they’re working on.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Dave Cook

    Beats rushing out AC games every year. I applaud their decision. In the end we’ll get a better game.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. MarcoosVGC

    So, is this every version or just ps4 and Xbox one versions?

    Edit: oh looks like the title just changed to answer that ahah

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Edo

    Well,fuck…

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Dark

    oh wow..

    #9 1 year ago
  10. mistermogul

    @7 – “delayed on all platforms”

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Triggerhappy

    @ 5: To be fair though it is for polish this time rather than for putting distance between the console and PC versions… But yeh with other high profile Ubi titles in the same month almost… it does make sense.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Legendaryboss

    What? The Crew Too?

    Its release date was Q1 2014 right?

    Edit: Steph answered my question in the article, you go girl with lightning speed editing.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. Moonwalker1982

    I honestly had not seen this coming. Then again, both AC4 and WD is not good for sales no. But i had expected AC4 to be delayed then.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. Mike W

    Damn Ubisoft!!!! What a bunch of fucking pricks, why the hell did they wait this late to delay the fucking game?!!!

    #14 1 year ago
  15. locus2k1

    I wonder what this does for Sony’s Boxed Watch Dog PS4 bundles that were mean to come out on 29th November

    BY that I mean from a logistical point of view – will all bundles now be changed to Killzone, for example

    #15 1 year ago
  16. Ireland Michael

    Delaying an incomplete game is always a good thing. I’m just surprised its being delayed this close to launch, and for so bloody long. It clearly wasn’t in a complete state.

    #16 1 year ago
  17. Legendaryboss

    @15
    Edit below: Delayed as well, is the most likely situation seeing as the game ain’t ready to release with the bundles.

    Edit: An alternative might be added, i think. Not necessarily Killzone, wait for official updates.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. mihau

    ” along with a delay for The Crew, it’s online shooter based on the Tom Clancy franchise.” the crew is a racing game, The Division is a shooter.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. Stephany Nunneley

    @18 yes it is already fixed you need to hit refresh (too many games cause confusion)

    #19 1 year ago
  20. Bomba Luigi

    Delays are normaly a good Thing, its better then Releasing a unfinished Product. As long as its not getting silly like Duke Nukem or The Last Guardian, thats no longer a good Thing.

    #20 1 year ago
  21. locus2k1

    @17 ShopTO have tweeted to say they will update as soon as they know more… seems like Retailers may not have been told in advance.

    Still, glad I got the Mega-Bundle pre-ordered now, fingers crossed for those who did change to the Watch Dogs bundle though!

    #21 1 year ago
  22. Hunam

    I don’t think GTAV had anything to do with this.

    I’m actually not that surprised by the news. For one, Assassin’s Creed is out the same day on next gen, two Ubisoft franchises, both open world on the same day isn’t smart. Don’t compete against yourself.

    Secondly, the fact that at Eurogamer they didn’t even have a playable build. That was so telling it wasn’t ready. I’m more than happy to wait really, but it is a bit of a fuck up for PS4 bundles.

    #22 1 year ago
  23. Hcw87

    @22
    Really? GTAV is the current most played online title (on XBLive atleast) beating even CoD.

    That and AC4 releasing at the same time and it would have KILLED their sales.

    It’s smart, but they could have announced this weeks ago.

    #23 1 year ago
  24. AsianGameing

    good , take time as long they can. i am want don’t bugs game and for good PS4 and pc

    #24 1 year ago
  25. cggraham1333

    They did this with GTA5 too, it was supposed to come out in march but they delayed it to September… @ HCW87- completely agree, this is def bc of AC4′s sales & Ubisoft’s overall profit. Can’t blame them but it still sucks

    #25 1 year ago
  26. game_on

    That’s a shame, I had this one planned for my Wii U. Oh well, then it will be good old Mario all over again for me.

    #26 1 year ago
  27. bradk825

    For me this is almost good news, lol. Too many awesome games already coming out in November.

    #27 1 year ago
  28. fearmonkey

    Bummer – But it does make it easier what games I want for launch. Killzone and Knack for me so far, Watch Dogs was third on my list.

    I was debating on whether I wanted Watch dogs on PS4 or PC, this will give me more time.

    To people making comparisons to GTA5, they moved it back so now it could compete with the launching of PC and next gen GTA5 release.
    They will need to watch that.

    #28 1 year ago
  29. Phoenixblight

    Well I was getting this game with the PS4 at launch. Guess what that means? I am hocking my two systems(purchased an additional one just for selling) for double their worth and purchasing the PS4 at a later point.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c764JWVt5Fw

    #29 1 year ago
  30. Panthro

    :’( no….

    :’( watch dogs…. :’( no…

    #30 1 year ago
  31. Legendaryboss

    @To Those Interested:
    PS4 Bundle Update via CVG: “Sony is working closely with Ubisoft & retail partners to manage effects of #WatchDogs delay on #PS4 bundles.”
    https://twitter.com/CVG_News/status/390158436500914176

    #31 1 year ago
  32. Lv01

    I hadnt preordered a watch dogs bundle, but I did have it preordered separately… Just have to wait now… Less money to spend on launch day tho!

    #32 1 year ago
  33. junguler

    in most cases delay means better and more polished end product and even some may add some additional content in the game insted of making them for dlcs (which in ubisoft case is not true :D)

    #33 1 year ago
  34. Erthazus

    They just finished GTAV… and thought they have unpolished turd.

    #34 1 year ago
  35. AmiralPatate

    With GTA V coming to PC in Q1 2014, the probability imma buy Watch Dogs just dropped by 69 points.

    #35 1 year ago
  36. Pitts

    “Watch Dogs and the Crew” would’ve been a great show back in the 80s.

    #36 1 year ago
  37. KineticCalvaria

    I literally swapped my Amazon preorder from the BF4/KZ:SF bundle to the Watch Dogs bundle this morning… now I’ve swapped to the bundle with just KZ:SF, decided to get BF4 only on PC.

    What a bloody nightmare, I’m not even that interested in KZ :(.

    #37 1 year ago
  38. Erthazus

    Hey, Kinetic, Battlefield 4 duel with me. *evil Erth* At this November. Prepare to die, my son.

    #38 1 year ago
  39. KineticCalvaria

    @38, I’ll gladly play with you, as long as you don’t start talking about ‘teh graphix’. :D

    #39 1 year ago
  40. Erthazus

    Ofc mate. What’s the point talking about graphics with the player that play PC games!? :D
    It’s all about match.

    #40 1 year ago
  41. Erthazus

    btw, fun fact though.

    Battlefield 4 is the first game in the history of gaming that will have wind-simulation physics.
    Watch Dogs is the second one but it is delayed so the prize goes automatically to Battlefield 4.

    amazing.

    #41 1 year ago
  42. YoungZer0

    Smart decision. The next two months are packed enough. Pity though. GTA V was such a bad game, I was thirsting for something better and quick.

    #42 1 year ago
  43. CaptPierce

    First word: What?
    Second word: THE FUCK?

    I was anticipating this game something fierce. :(
    Oh well, hope the extra results in a better game in the end.

    #43 1 year ago
  44. KineticCalvaria

    @41, oh boy >.< lol. Although I didn't know that to be fair…

    #44 1 year ago
  45. OmegaSlayer

    I’m totally with Dave.
    The game is quite ambitious, if they want to make a franchise out of it, they better not waste it losing sales due to release a rushed game and being cannibalized by their own same game (AC4).
    You need balls to delay a game.
    Ubi has shown those balls.
    Kudos to them.

    #45 1 year ago
  46. Ekona

    Fucksocks and cockweasels :(

    I’ve got this on pre-order for the Xbone, guess I’ll pick Ryse up instead then along with Forza and DR3. Ah well, one of those things I guess.

    #46 1 year ago
  47. Keivz

    Not surprised at all. I expect more game delays to be announced in the coming days as well.

    #47 1 year ago
  48. Uncontested

    Woooow… This is really disappointing news. Was really looking forwards to this game. I’m kinda bored with GTA V already.. Just isn’t the fun mayhem game it was in the past with wanton destruction and so on.. lol..

    #48 1 year ago
  49. Phoenixblight

    @48

    Watch DOgs definitely won’t be that either.

    #49 1 year ago
  50. SplatteredHouse

    Welp, better get used to seeing more Ubisoft ads. And reports. and all the screens and movies. On a weekly basis, And then, all the other shit that I just skip because: after a while it’s just noise. Bettong the farm on AC…What-was-it-this-time! Let’s hope that works out for ‘em.

    #50 1 year ago
  51. Xbone

    Delaying the game 5 weeks before realese a dick move. I dont have problem with delays, but im sure its not because it is not done… FU UBI. Guess what… GTA5 PC will come at the same time and I dont have money for both.

    #51 1 year ago
  52. tezzer1985

    What happens to those PS4 bundle packs 😁

    #52 1 year ago
  53. Phoenixblight

    @52

    I emailed Amazon and they said that I will still get the launch Ps4 but the game won’t come with it. So just get a new console, thats it.

    #53 1 year ago
  54. TD_Monstrous69

    O what the fuck!

    #54 1 year ago
  55. Certainty

    Just a thought but could they actually be focusing on making it native 1080 instead of the native 720 and up scaled to 1080?

    #55 1 year ago
  56. Phoenixblight

    @55

    No this is from the fear of cannibalizing their own sales along with feeling the pinch of GTA V.

    #56 1 year ago
  57. Hyperx64

    That sux! No problem. Assassins Creed 4 it is – will love me some more ocean escapades :)

    #57 1 year ago
  58. Stephany Nunneley

    Amazon tweet and statement from GameStop have been added.

    #58 1 year ago
  59. Biscuitpants

    cant wait until people buy this and become disappointed haha

    #59 1 year ago
  60. kaffikjelen

    Hopefully they scrap that stupid faux science fiction UI. That’s just distracting, as it also is in Assassin’s Creed.

    #60 1 year ago

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    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 […]

  • 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 […]