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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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
  4. ClubCyberia

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

    #4 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
  8. Edo

    Well,fuck…

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Dark

    oh wow..

    #9 2 years ago
  10. mistermogul

    @7 – “delayed on all platforms”

    #10 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
  19. Stephany Nunneley

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

    #19 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
  24. AsianGameing

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

    #24 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
  27. bradk825

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

    #27 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
  30. Panthro

    :’( no….

    :’( watch dogs…. :’( no…

    #30 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
  34. Erthazus

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

    #34 2 years ago
  35. AmiralPatate

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

    #35 2 years ago
  36. Pitts

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

    #36 2 years 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 2 years ago
  38. Erthazus

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

    #38 2 years ago
  39. KineticCalvaria

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

    #39 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
  44. KineticCalvaria

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

    #44 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
  47. Keivz

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

    #47 2 years 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 2 years ago
  49. Phoenixblight

    @48

    Watch DOgs definitely won’t be that either.

    #49 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
  52. tezzer1985

    What happens to those PS4 bundle packs 😁

    #52 2 years 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 2 years ago
  54. TD_Monstrous69

    O what the fuck!

    #54 2 years 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 2 years ago
  56. Phoenixblight

    @55

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

    #56 2 years ago
  57. Hyperx64

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

    #57 2 years ago
  58. Stephany Nunneley

    Amazon tweet and statement from GameStop have been added.

    #58 2 years ago
  59. Biscuitpants

    cant wait until people buy this and become disappointed haha

    #59 2 years 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 2 years ago

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    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will indeed have a day one patch, to make the first-time experience as smooth as possible. Like many modern games, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will have its day one patch. According to the developer however, it wasn’t born out of necessity. Miles Tost, level designer at developer CD Projekt […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare owners get free pistol today

    Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games is adding a new pistol to the game, free to all players. The M1 Irons is a new pistol that comes to Advanced Warfare starting today. The weapon is offered as a thank you gift from the developer. Sledgehammer says the Irons is good at range and packs a punch. […]

  • Fall down the Skullgirls Big Band music video rabbit hole with me

    Skullgirls is a pretty amazing fighting game, but did you know it’s also a passable music creation suite? Earlier today I was idly perusing an episode of PlayStation Underground showing off Skullgirls 2nd Encore, a re-release of the indie fighter packing in loads of new features and coming to PS4 – with full cross-play! – […]

  • The many uses of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood’s pipe weapon

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood adds a sick new weapon to BJ’s arsenal: a pipe. In Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a pipe is not just a pipe. Not only can you bash nazis with it, you can use it to climb walls, reach hatches, and even break through some walls. Plus? You can dual wield it. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X teaser gives first look at Predator

    Mortal Kombat X’s next celebrity guest was teased during the latest Kast. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Kast was mostly about all about Jason, but also included a very brief nod to Predator. You can watch the full livestream to see the tease in situ if you’re really keen, but IGN shared this convenient edit: There’s […]

  • Rock Band 4 has count-ins, drum fills and vocal harmonies

    Rock Band 4 will more closely emulate the feeling of being a real musician with some neat personalisation touches. For Rock Band 4, Harmonix elected to double down on player ownership of their experience rather than technical precision. To this end, it has implemented a number of cool new features. I am wildly envious of […]

  • Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, Lost Planet 3 developer shuttered

    Spark Unlimited has gone down with all hands. The Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z and Lost Planet 3 developer has been shuttered and all staff laid off. Chief technical officer John Butrovich confirmed the news in a statement issued to IGN. “Spark Unlimited is closing as a video game developer. The ongoing opportunities for smaller mobile […]

  • PS Now subscription available on PlayStation 3 this month, Vita coming soon

    PlayStation Now’s all you can eat service has finally been dated for PS3. Subscriptions to PS Now, Sony’s cloud-based gaming service, will be available on PS3 from May 12 in the US. The all you can eat package will also be made available on select Bravia TVs and Sony Blu-ray players on the same date. […]

  • GTA 5 is even better with a gravity gun

    GTA 5 modders have made a dream come true, adding a gravity gun to your arsenal of mayhem-causing weaponry. GTA 5 isn’t ready for this. It looks like a heck of a lot of fun, but the poor old Los Santos po po can’t deal with the resulting carnage at all. If Rockstar were ever […]

  • “Mod makers should be able to make money from their creations,” says DOOM creator

    DOOM co-creator John Romero has weighed in on the paid mods debate. Paid mods are a hot issue right now. For years, Valve has been enabling content creators to make money from their work on Counter-strike: Global offensive, Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2, but when it partnered with Bethesda to offer the same for […]

  • Watch WRC driver Kevin Abbring smash through a DIRT Rally challenge

    WRC driver Kevin Abbring has been participating in Dirt Rally’s daily events – and kicking ass. Dirt Rally seems to have ticked one of the most difficult to attain boxes of racing development – creating something professional drivers like to play, and which rewards their years of experience. Codemasters published the video below showing Hyundai […]

  • Mortal Kombat X patch to bring PC version up to console standard

    Mortal Kombat X PC will be fixed tomorrow, NetherRealm has promised. The PC version of Mortal Kombat X has come under fire for poor performance, including stuttering frame rate and bugs as plenty. About 45 minutes into a recent Twitch stream, NetherRealm boss Ed Boon said an update will drop tomorrow to address many of […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: all new Crucible maps detailed

    Destiny’s House of Wolves DLC will add four new maps to the Crucible, the game’s competitive multiplayer mode. Let’s take a look at all of them. Alex brings you new footage showing all of the four maps that will drop with House of Wolves. He goes over the layout, landmarks, gameplay styles, and other important […]

  • Custom Xbox One Star Wars controllers look very tempting

    Microsoft is celebrating May 4 by showing off concept designs for Star Wars-themed Xbox One controllers. May 4 is of course Star Wars Day and the controller concepts you’re about to see are just that, concepts. Or at least that’s what they said they are. There are four designs and they don’t look very practical. […]

  • Project Cars launch trailer is an anthology of race cars, set to the beats of Deadmau5

    Project Cars comes out this week and there’s just enough time for one last trailer. Project Cars, Slightly Mad Studios’ ambitious racer that has been in development for ages, is finally coming out this week. The racer received plenty of changes throughout its development based on community feedback and the final product will be in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront dev reveals planet Sullust

    Sullust, a planet that has not been previously shown, will be featured in one of Star Wars Battlefront’s maps. Star Wars Battlefront developer DICE revealed today that planet Sullust will be one of the game’s locations. The planet was mentioned in the films and other Star Wars works, but was only shown today. DICE posted […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: Tower vendor changes

    House of Wolves will change the inventory of some of Destiny’s vendors and add new roles to others. Here’s everything that has been announced so far. You know that House of Wolves will bring a new social space to the game in the form of The Reef. But did you also know that the good […]

  • Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, will reissue some out-of-stock figures

    Nintendo released a statement today to apologise for fan’s frustrations in finding some Amiibo figures and promised to handle distribution better going forward. Nintendo has been criticised recently for its lack of communication when it comes to new Amiibo figures. Something which has lead fans to not know if certain figures are limited to some […]

  • Halo: MCC “a black eye for us,” Halo 5 won’t suffer the same fate, says franchise director

    The development of Halo: The Master Chief Collection was of an “outrageous complexity,” which was one of the reasons it suffered a horrible launch. None of that will happen with Halo 5: Guardians, according to Frank O’Connor. Frank O’Connor, Halo franchise development director opened up to Xbox Achievements about the difficult task of developing The […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: weapon Reforging explained

    When House of Wolves drops in a couple of weeks, you’ll be able to change the stats of some in-game weapons. This process is called ‘Reforging’. Alex goes over all the details Bungie revealed about the new Reforging system. This covers the materials you need, the weapons that can be reforged and much more. Make […]

  • GTA 5 PC: control the in-game phone with your iPhone using this mod

    GTA 5′s latest mod lets you control the in-game phone with your real-life iPhone. Reddit user Planetleak wanted to see if he would succeed in getting his iPhone to control the phone in GTA 5. He did it and has a video to prove it. It’s not a mod per-se, but it emulates mouse and […]

  • SoulCalibur dev wants to know fans’ favourite characters for “something huge”

    SoulCalibur developers are probably working on a new game, because they’re asking fans to vote on their favourite characters. Project Soul, the longtime developer of the SoulCalibur series is soliciting feedback on fans’ favourite characters. The developer said as much in a post on its Facebook page. “Calling all SoulCalibur Fans! Project Soul would like […]

  • Jason Voorhees doesn’t look out of place in new Mortal Kombat X trailer

    Jason Voorhees comes to Mortal Kombat X starting tomorrow and it’s time to celebrate his arrival. Jason Voorhees, the first DLC character for Mortal Kombat X has been given the trailer treatment. Jason is part of the game’s Kombat Pack, owners of which can start using him tomorrow, May 5. Being an iconic horror character, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition – Dragonslayer DLC announced, free to all this week

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is getting a multiplayer expansion this week. BioWare has announced that all owners of Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a new multiplayer expansion, for free. The expansion is called Dragonslayer and it’s centred around fighting dragons, hence the name. Three new playable characters will join the roster as you explore an all-new […]

  • Sonder is still happening, and this is the best news of the week

    Sonder is a really interesting-looking new indie adventure, which I am quite excited to remember exists. We first heard about Sonder in late 2013, when its debut trailer introduced us to a Kamai Media’s ambitious vision. In the intervening months Kamai has been hard at work on its space station management sim slash non-linear narrative […]

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

    The dream has died: Twitter has disabled Internet Archive game embeds. Remember how for a few days you could tweet a link to an a game on the Internet Archive and it was playable direct from that tweet? Well, Twitter has cancelled that. All those tweets now just show links. GamesIndustry suspects it has something […]

  • Lords of the Fallen, Divinity: Original Sin developers will reveal new games at E3 2015

    Lords of the Fallen developer Deck13 and Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian Studios have new projects in the works which will be revealed at E3 2015. Publisher Focus Home Interactive is behind both new games. In a French press release [PDF] spotted by RPG Codex, Focus said it will show off the two unrevealed titles […]

  • Rare game announce expected at E3 2015

    Rare’s new game will be shown off at E3 2015, apparently. Rare hasn’t announced a reveal, and neither has Microsoft, but it looks like the news has slipped out anyway. IGN cites a tweet from Rare creative director Simon Woodroffe in which he says that a new project from Rare designer Gregg Mayles will be […]

  • Batgirl expansion included in $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass

    Here’s what you get in the $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass. Batman: Arkham Knight’s season pass was announced last week, but apart from the news that it would cost a whopping $40/£33, we didn’t get many details of what it would include. Thankfully, Warner Bros. has since acknowledged the clamour this caused, as players […]

  • Star Wars Day Xbox sale discounts Force Unleashed, Lego games

    Star Wars Day is upon us, and here’s an Xbox sale to mark it. Microsoft is offering discounts on Xbox 360 games to celebrate May 4. From my desk here in Australia the sale is a bit light on content – two Lego games, plus The Force Unleashed and its DLC packs. Your mileage may […]

  • Here’s hoping this tease means we see Mass Effect at E3 2015

    Mass Effect boss Mike Gamble has shared a teaser image, which we’re more than happy to draw speculative conclusions from. The new Mass Effect game in the works at BioWare Edmonton is a mysterious beast. Judging by how long it’s been in development, it feels like we’re about due for a proper reveal, to clear […]

  • Watch almost a whole hour of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is almost here. Are you ready for old-school shooter action? Wolfenstein: The Old Blood publisher Bethesda livestreamed almost an hour of the Machine Games shooter recently, and has now uploaded the archive to YouTube. Check it out below: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood launches digitally on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on […]

  • Splatoon lacks voice chat to promote a positive online experience

    Nintendo’s multiplayer game Splatoon will not contain a voice chat option in order to “focus on the positive aspects” of online gaming. Speaking in the latest issue of Edge magazine (thanks, GamesRadar), Splatoon co-director Yusuke Amano said personal experience with negativity in online voice chat was one of the main reasons for excluding the feature. […]

  • D4 on PC: differences from Xbox One version, system specs announced

    D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die – Season 1 is coming to PC, and Access Games has provided a list of features different from the Xbox One version. We’ve pulled most of the changes off the game’s website and posted them below, along with the PC specs. D4 on PC Kinect gesture input controls replaced with […]

  • The Megalodon returns to Battlefield 4 with the latest CTE patch

    The Megalodon Easter Egg in Battlefield 4 may have been removed earlier this year from Naval Strike, but it has since resurfaced on the CTE with the latest patch. I’d make a Jaws reference, but it’s been done to death. The shark is shown in the video on the Paracel Storm map which was where […]

  • Survival horror game Kodoku has a new work-in-progress trailer

    Kodoku, the survival horror title from Carnivore Studio, has a new work-in-progress video available, showing you how the game is coming along. Announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita back in 2013, the game is slated for release sometime this year, and tasks the player with avoiding mythical Japanese ghosts using only magic and stealth. Thanks, […]

  • Current HoloLens prototype has noticeably “tighter” FoV compared to January build

    Microsoft’s augmented reality headset HoloLens is still very much in the prototype stage, according to various reports out of the Build Conference. Microsoft hasn’t discussed technical specs with the press yet as nothing is set in stone, but during a hands-on at Build, Ars Technica noticed the prototypes had a “x86 processor, 2GB RAM, 802.11ac […]

  • Silent Hills petition asking Konami to continue development has over 50,000 signatures

    A petition to save the Silent Hills game has been formed by fans in the hopes Konami will change its mind and bring the collaboration with Guillermo del Toro back from the dead. Konami confirmed on Monday the Silent Hill remake from film director Del Toro and Metal Gear’s Hideo Kojima had been cancelled, but […]

  • Attack on Titan has a US release date, title changed in EU over copyright claim

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains will be released under a different title in Europe, according to the publisher, and while a release date has been set for North America, the same cannot be said for fans across the pond. According to Atlus, a copyright claim in Europe has forced the company to publish the […]

  • Yooka-Laylee meets final Kickstarter Stretch Goal in less than 24 hours

    The Kickstarter for Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee sailed beyond its final £1 million ($1.5 million) Stretch Goal overnight, which will allow for a simultaneous release on all announced platforms. Once funded, Yooka-Laylee was slated for release on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and Xbox One; however, a simultaneous release on all platforms wasn’t guaranteed unless […]

  • Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, but not by much

    Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, according to an announcement from Roll7. Not to worry though, it’s only by a week. According to the developer, the delay is due to “having undergone super-secret upgrades to crank shit up to 60fps.” The extra week will provide the additional time needed for tweaking […]

  • Assassin’s Creed, The Crew, Far Cry 4, other Ubisoft titles on sale through the Humble Store

    Ubisoft has put a number of its games on sale through the Humble Store. Franchises Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry are on discount as are single release titles. The list of games on sale are below. For pricing in your region, head over to the Humble Store. Anno 2070 Complete Edition Assassin’s Creed 3 Assassin’s […]

  • Payday 2: Repeater rifle, Peacemaker pistol introduced with The Butcher’s Western Pack

    Overkill Software released the 21st DLC pack for Payday 2 yesterday, titled The Butcher’s Western Pack. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and other digital distribution channels. “For our 21st DLC we go back in time to visit the Wild West and the arsenal it was known for,” said the developers. “With it we’re introducing […]

  • The Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter just launched and has already met its funding goal

    Playtonic Games launched the Kickstarter campaign for Yooka-Laylee at 5pm UK, and in just over 30 minutes it already hit its $270,000 funding goal. You can watch the funding counter continue to roll over through the link. Yooka-Laylee is a 3D platformer where the characters use special moves such as Yooka’s tongue grapple and Laylee’s […]

  • Batch of hi-res Persona 5 screenshots released by PlayStation Japan

    A set of screenshots have been released for Persona 5, and while you’ve seen these before in magazines and on the official website, these are high-res versions. Some will even look familiar to those who watched the first gameplay trailer back in February. The shots were posted over on the PlayStation Japan Persona 5 game […]

  • Is Alien: Isolation getting HTC Vive support?

    Placeholder images for SteamVR icons have been found and it looks like there may be support for Alien: Isolation, so if you enjoy soiling yourself, get psyched! NeoGAF members found a thread on Reddit, where a little rooting around in a Steam directory unearthed the images. The list includes both games and apps, and as […]

  • Xbox Live multiplayer is free this weekend on Xbox 360

    Xbox 360 players in all Xbox Live regions can play multiplayer online for free this weekend. If you are a Silver member, this means you are Golden from May 1-3 and can play multiple games online with your buddies. All you have to do is log-in to Xbox Live.

  • Assassin’s Creed actor Michael Fassbender confirms film production starts September

    The Assassin’s Creed movie will start production this fall, actor Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, 300, X-Men:First Class) as confirmed. Speaking with ComingSoon.net, Fassbender said filming will start in September, which is inline with Ubisoft’s announcement in February. The actor will star in the film alongside Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard, both reuniting with their MacBeth director Justin […]

  • Eve Online boss states VR won’t be as big as we think next year

    I don’t think I’m the only one who wants VR to hurry up and manifest into a Sword Art Online-esque reality. Unfortunately, the chief executive officer at the studio behind Eve Online doesn’t think that will be happening any time soon. Talking to Venture Beat, Hilmar Veigar Pétursson touched on his excitement at the prospects […]

  • The Last of Us: Left Behind goes standalone in May on PS3, PS4

    Naughty Dog has announced that The Last of US DLC Left Behind will be released as a standalone experience next month. It can be purchased for both PlayStation 3 and PS4 through the PS Store and a two-hour demo of the Factions multiplayer will also be made available. “The Left Behind standalone game will have […]

  • EA’s annual E3 press conference takes place on June 15

    Electronic Arts has announced its annual E3 2015 press conference will take place the day before the show kicks off on June 15. EA, Microsoft, Sony and Ubisoft always hold press events the day before E3 officially starts, so this isn’t any surprise, really. The presser, dubbed “Live to Play”, will last one hour and […]

  • Steam exchange rate mix-up closes down community market

    The Steam community market was buggered up big time today after a mix-up with currency conversion had items selling from practically nothing, to millions of dollars. PC Gamer picked up on the news after a thread on Reddit appeared with screenshots depicting just how silly things were getting over there. The currency exchange rate data […]

  • Britney Spears signs five-year deal with Glu for new mobile game

    Pop star Britney Spears has signed a five-year deal with Glu mobile for a new, untitled game. The mobile game will feature her “voice, likeness, and creative influence,” and is due for release sometime next year. Glu also signed a deal with Katy Perry in February, so expect a game revolving around her to hit […]

  • Large Activision publisher sale on Steam discounts Call of Duty, Prototype, more

    Activision has put the majority of its library on sale through Steam this weekend, and if other titles weren’t included, it could be referred to as a Call of Duty sale. Below are a few standouts. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Gold Edition 25% off Call of Duty: Ghosts 67% off Call of Duty: […]