Killzone: Shadow Fall can handle 24 AI enemies on screen before frame-rate drops

Wednesday, 16 October 2013 13:10 GMT By Dave Cook

Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla Games has stated that the PS4 shooter can handle 24 AI troops on screen before the frame-rate drops. It’s currently pegged at 60FPS.

Speaking with OPM, lead designer Eric Boltjes said of the leap to PS4, “For me as a game designer what I was really interested in was getting more gameplay elements on screen. More enemy types at the same time, more weapon types. Bigger areas. For me that gives us a lot more ingredients to play around with. Previously we were limited. You could have six or seven guys on screen, only two types, and it had to be at a specific range”

When asked about the on-screen enemy limit, Boltjes replied, “Yes. It’s about 24,” and added, “but that’s just enemy AI. And there are other types of enemy AI, lots of destructibility, lots of dynamic objects. Those have much higher limits but the amount of AI is around 24″.

When asked what would happen if a 25th enemy were to come on screen, he replied, “framerate drops,” and continued, “They’re all autonomous, they create their own effects. They’re busy little bees.” He concluded, “as soon as you push it over [24] then we get performance issues”.

The game recently shown at an event in Russia, and some naughty bugger has leaked the footage. Check it out here.

What do you think of the tech-chatter above? Let us know below.


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  1. gomersoul

    Holy shit there’s that f word again, dare I say 1080p?! Round 1… Fight!

    #1 2 years ago
  2. CyberMarco

    In before Erth and his “PS2-era textures, no light/shadow, 900p…” bullshit!

    #2 2 years ago
  3. VibraniumSpork

    @2 LOL :D

    24 enemies on-screen at once sounds impressive but then again…I’ve never counted how many enemies were on-screen at once in any other FPS. Apart from DOOM II; I distinctly remember that final ‘Hell-Portal’ level being positively awash with those fire-breathing ballsack dudes…

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Pytox

    @1 lol !

    CyberMarco , did he say something about KH3? :p

    #4 2 years ago
  5. monkeygourmet


    That’s a lot. Also explains the reason they had to reduce the quality of the models they used. They only used about 1/4 of the amount of detail compared to the models in Ryse.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Hcw87

    This is impressive indeed, but lets hope they’ve done something with the terribad AI we’ve seen so far. If you can support 24 AI at once, they should atleast be pretty intelligent.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. KineticCalvaria

    Hold the phone, is it 60 fps for SP now as well? Or is he just referring to MP?

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Keivz


    #8 2 years ago
  9. CyberMarco

    @4 He better not, if he doesn’t want to feel my wrath! :P

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Fin

    lol shitty consoles 60fps 1080p lol i only play 120fps on 4k with super mega ultra textures that are 1gb each in size
    all this on a pc i bought in 2008 for $50

    [/erth mode off]

    KZ SP fps is 30, MP is 60

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Hcw87

    SP is still at 30FPS, they haven’t announced that it’s 60 in SP.

    Hoping this won’t feel like playing GTAV all over again though.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. DrDamn

    Ryse model is now 85k for Marius – was reduced from original 150k in favour of no LoD and better shaders. KZ:SF is 40k at max LoD. Key point though is Marius is the main character for a third person game, you want him to have lots because he’s right there all the time. Does the 85k figure for Ryse apply to all character models or just Marius?

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Rockin a Jack D

    It’s still Killzone and it’s still shit…

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Legendaryboss

    The guy is Multiplayer lead, so likely only Multiplayer. But still a mistake.

    LOL, correct.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. illuminatusv

    @12: 85k models apply to all characters on screen! That was the trade off they made by reducing Marcus one single LOD. I think this is impressive.

    @14: Why should he mention AI if it is multiplayer, or they have something like Titanfall has with AI Players but I doubt it.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. monkeygourmet


    Sorry I was doing a troll! :)

    Just enjoying the next gen hypersensitivity going on at the mo, justify those pre-orders everyone! ;)

    It’s all futile, the Wii U still has the best line up…

    #16 2 years ago
  17. DrDamn

    I’ve only ever seen the 85k figure specifically attached to Marius. The tweet from Cevat Yerli gave the reasoning as … “Hero Marius 85k polys? It was choice: 150k polys w LODs vs 85K + better shading + no LODs (stable). The latter wo at better quality!”. Nothing about other characters.

    KZ:SF does online and offline bot matches.

    “Online and Offline Bots

    You can add bots to online matches for any Warzone you create. Human players can replace bots during the match, to ensure that there’s always a consistent amount of players present in the Warzone. You can even add bots to only one faction, to allow for ‘Bots vs. Humans’ type Warzones. In offline mode you can still create your own Warzones and play against bots, but you don’t have the ability to complete Challenges.”

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Legendaryboss

    AI in co-op? or Botzone, offline multiplayer?

    Edit: Damn you DrDamn, beat me :)

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Erthazus

    24 AI enemies on Screen. Does this game have an AI at all?
    Yesterday they already showed us what AI they have.

    You die – Little thing ressurects you and AI runs away for no reason at all without shooting little flying thing + it is also very blind if you are standing not in fron of him. So in other words nothing to brag about for a game that is 30 fps in singleplayer.
    + how much bodies PS4 can remember when you kill them off until it will start cleaning them? That’s also a question.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Legendaryboss

    The moment you all have been waiting for…

    Erthazus arrives read his post for what he has to say.


    #20 2 years ago
  21. Erthazus

    @20, I don’t care about stupid trolling from stupid people that buy a system for Call of duty. So yeah, deal with it.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. illuminatusv

    @17: Did not know that Bot-matches are available in KZ. Thx!

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Ilovesony

    @10 can I have whatever it is your smoking?

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Belazur

    @Dumbass Erthazus making dumbass comment.
    News at 12

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Hcw87

    Actually you raise a good point, despawning bodies have been a HUGE letdown for me in the past.

    Skyrim was awesome at this, where stuff really never despawned unless you fast forwarded time.

    Obviously it’s a memory issue, so hopefully we’ll never see despawning bodies in any next gen game (especially when it’s just a normal FPS game). Pretty sure Dead Rising 3 with thousands of zombies on the screen will have some despawning though, and that will be a shame.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. DrDamn

    It depends on the game as to whether I find it an issue. Skyrim I always found impressive for stuff being where I left it. Pretty sure Knack de-spawns enemies after they die. Personally I wouldn’t really care in that sort of game though.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Hcw87

    Yes, that’s what really put me off Knack. Destroying stuff, killing enemies and they’re despawning almost before hitting the floor.

    Same thing with Metal Gear Rising, it destroys immersion.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. DrDamn

    I don’t really have that much of a problem with a game like Knack doing it as it’s not an immersion sort of game. If it means a steady frame rate regardless of what mad things you try and it’s a reasonable compromise. Other games like RPGs or anything with more realistic graphics I’d find it off putting but not a deal breaker.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. tenthousandgothsonacid

    The single player runs at 30fps, only the multi at 60fps Mr Cook.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Erthazus

    @25, Yeah. Skyrim really was good at that with memory. I think from a technical standpoint Skyrim was really great.

    “Same thing with Metal Gear Rising, it destroys immersion.”
    In Rising you had enemies that you can destroy in pieces. That is too much for a current gen.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. lookingglass

    Glorious PC Master Race.

    5 years. Mobile phone graphics will be on par with the PS4 in 5 years. In 5 years, consoles will be to PCs what muskets are to dark energy beam delocalizing pulse weapons

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Erthazus

    ^ Less than 5 years If we are going to believe Nvidia’s Next Roadmap for Nvidia Mobile graphics cards


    #32 2 years ago
  33. Panthro

    ^ And the newest architecture they are working on for the GTX 800 series, gunna blow everyone away apparently,. Cant wait!

    #33 2 years ago
  34. CyberMarco

    ^ “gunna blow everyone away apparently”

    especially consumer’s pocket!

    #34 2 years ago
  35. fearmonkey

    The game looks really good, and I’m eager to play it, thats all I can say.

    24 characters at one time is a ton on screen that all have separate AI, most games have leass than half that, so I see noting to complain about. I’m just glad it’s 1080p, doesn’t matter to me in SP if its less than 60fps.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. Panthro

    @34 I’m not so sure, nvidia always give plenty of options for people with different budgets.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Erthazus

    @34, you know. You can always buy yourself a budget videocard and be done with it.
    Who want’s the best will buy the best.

    simple as that.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. deathm00n

    @36 And they work so well that you wonder if what you bought was in reality just a potato disguised as a videocard. Been there.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. pcbros

    I can spend $200 for a GTX660 with a free copy of Batman Origins ($50) that will keep me gaming for a long time.

    Not everyone needs a GTX780 or Titan…

    #39 2 years ago
  40. CyberMarco

    And yet a (2010) 600€+ GTX 480 struggles with “next-gen” games.

    @Panthro, I was referring to the 8xx price range, that it’ll not only blow everyone in terms of performance, but in terms of price too.

    @Erth, so money isn’t a factor now, is it?

    P.S. I got my GTX 480 for 180€ from EVGA, so you know before you say something funny.

    #40 2 years ago
  41. Panthro

    @38 Well thats to bad that you skimped on value and got tricked into buying a tatie.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. Panthro

    @40 Yeah i know, Im just hopeful they dont get to expensive for the mid-high ones, I usually go for the 70s or 80s, Last year I got a EVGA 670 FTW which is on par with a factory clocked 680, for price to performance I think it was well worth the money.#

    EDIT – found this table of GFlops per watt in their GPU’s before now and what they are currently working on ‘Maxwell’

    #42 2 years ago
  43. CyberMarco

    @42 Usually the x70 starts at ~400-450€ and the x80 at 600€+. So much for a high end graphics card that’ll be irrelevant 2-3 years after release. It’s simple their tactics to make their products less reliable and working.

    Pff… capitalism and stuff like that, go figure!

    #43 2 years ago
  44. Gekidami

    What graphics cards can do would be relevant if games were actually made to take advantage of them. They’re not of course, games on PC take lower end spec PC’s more into consideration than they do high end ones because more people have them. Thats why the number of PC games actually pushing impressive visuals can be counted on one hand. The rest are either on current console standard or have just a few extra options like high resolution and whatnot. That makes them look better, sure, but you’re kidding yourselves if you think PC gaming is this whole new generation of visuals. PC games only look as good as the devs make them based on the hardware the majority use, and that hardware majority is middling. Looking at the current trend of PC sales its not going to change any time soon either, it might even get worst, actually.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. wildBoar

    Tried buying a new dslr camera the other day.. Made me wanna kill myself. No matter what you buy, you’ll feel like you’re getting screwed over. And those fucking lenses!!! They’re priced as if they were made of diamonds.

    As long as next gen has 60fps, that’s all I care about. Between exclusives, ease of use and bang for your bucks, I’d say consoles still more than justify themselves.

    #45 2 years ago
  46. CyberMarco

    @44 And yet I couldn’t get a solid 40+ FPS in BF4 Beta with an i7-950, gtx 480 and 6gb Ram on LOW.

    Lazy fucks!

    #46 2 years ago
  47. Panthro

    @43 irrelevant? not likely… If you wanna keep the GPU up to par with what the consoles would be running you would simply set the games with no AA and sometimes at 720p.

    Dont forget, this generation coming is different… the consoles had the edge last time for the start but technology is growing faster these days and their are cards out on the market that surpass what the PS4 and X1 can do by 2x and that wasn’t the case when the 360 and PS3 came out.

    #47 2 years ago
  48. CPC_RedDawn


    Let me give you some insight into the PC hardware world.

    CPU manufacturers like Intel don’t really like to market their CPU’s are “gaming” CPU’s. Sure they use gaming from time to time but not only gaming. They also control the speeds at which their architectures run at so they can price them accordingly. So why don’t you try overclocking that i7-950 which should be pretty easy. I bet at stock speeds its bottlenecking that GTX480 also overclocking the 480 would also be a good start. Then throwing in another 4GB RAM at least would also help out with newer games such as BF4.

    Motherboard manufacturers are the ones that really push the gaming marketing as they build their boards with overclocking in mind as 9 times out of 10 you need to overclock your CPU in order to use even a mid-range GPU to its full potential. GPU architectures have come leaps and bounds in the past 10 years whilst CPU speeds and efficiency has dried up seen as AMD are giving Intel little to no competition meaning Intel can do what they like.

    Also, BF4 is an AMD Never Settle game and have had massive problems on the Nvidia side of the gate. Make sure you are using the latest drivers optimized for BF4.

    Remember with PC gaming comes the need to know how to look after your hardware making sure its software it either working or up to date. Consoles you just plug and play and if it looks terrible or has horrid frame rates your stuck with it.

    Remember also, your i7 950 CPU came out in 2009 you could easily get that to or past 4GHz with the right cooling and it will feed that 480 much nicer.

    One more thing, the GTX400 series of cards was a well known disaster for Nvidia. Based on the Fermi architecture it was troubled from the start they couldn’t get the yields up to exceptable levels and were behind AMD at the time so they turned off shader units to get the levels up to scratch. The GTX480 was meant to have 512 CUDA cores not 480, they had to drop the other cores in order to get them out to market but still the cards produced a ton of heat and needed a lot of power. Hence the funny advert from AMD that followed shortly after. They also hindered the performance of the card by only putting 1.5GB VRAM on the board to keep costs down when it should of been 2GB. Once they sorted out the issues with yields they released the GTX580 which had the full amount of CUDA cores and still to this day performs extremely well.

    I used to have a GTX480 which I overclocked, and an i7-920 which I also overclocked and 6GB RAM. I could easily play Skyrim @ 1080p maxed out with over 40 mods hald of them were texture or graphical mods. I still got a solid 60fps. If I put everything back to stock clocks I got around 45fps.

    Right now I have two rigs one of which cost me a ridiculous amount of money and the other is an i7-960 @ 4.2GHz, HD7970 @ 1150/1650, 12GB RAM, 256GB SSD. And on that rig at 1080p Ultra settings I get 67fps avg in BF4 and lowest of 51fps.

    Overclocking the CPU is generally a must for high end PC’s as no CPU out there can really push high end GPU’s only if you get into the stupidly overpriced Xeons or X79 platform like the i74960X.

    #48 2 years ago
  49. CyberMarco

    @48 Thanks for the insight. I’m not that clueless regarding maintaining and taking care of my rig. When I built my PC in late 2010, it was built with a budget in mind, and knowing how this market works, by the time you assemble a rig, the next upgrade is released just a few weeks/months later! -.-

    I know I can push my hardware with OC, but I still need a decent after-market cooler, that would be ~40/50€ for air-cooling, or 80-90€ for all-in-one water cooling solution, like the Corsair Hydro series.

    Anyhow, my point is that the way the market is handled, Intel being the major producer of CPUs, almost monopolizing the market and with AMD trying to catch Nvidia in the GPU sector you have to ask yourself if there is any “lobby” regarding producing and pricing of the hardware.

    All in all, the PC isn’t an easy venture for average-Joe to start messing around. I’m a PC gamer and console gamer and can see that each platform has its advantages and disadvantages.

    @Panthro, irrelevant not compared to consoles, but to other PC hardware and how they are performing compared to the said x70s and x80s.

    #49 2 years ago
  50. CathyKarr09

    First time i trusted an online job add and managed to make 90$ in 5 hours… Bow6com

    #50 2 years ago
  51. ctankep


    Appreciate your post –
    Wasn’t sure about 7970s for a setup.
    Do they suffer from being noisy?

    #51 2 years ago

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  • These screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt show superb attention to detail

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  • Namco kicks off Humble Store partnership with Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin

    Namco Bandai has started offering its PC titles on Humble Store, and this includes the recently released Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin. Other titles include Dragon Ball Xenoverse, and Project Cars. “In Japan, the Bandai Namco Group companies are known for supporting different charity programs and we are very happy to be […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 Bonus codes to give away

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  • Mad Max contains Top Dog camps with boss fights

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  • Just Cause 3 gameplay trailer reveal coming next week

    Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 28, because you won’t want to miss the gameplay reveal of Just Cause 3. Avalanche tweeted the date along with a teaser, as seen below. The box art has also made an appearance. Keep an eye on the game’s YouTube page, and we’ll be sure to post the video […]

  • First paid Skyrim Steam Workshop mod has been pulled

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  • Resident Evil HD Remaster has sold over one million copies worldwide

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  • The Crew: the Raid Car Pack and Raid Live Update now available for download

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  • Geralt is very professional in the latest Witcher 3: Wild Hunt TV spot

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  • Steam roguelike sale is live, offers deep discounts on a stellar collection of titles

    If you’re into challenging, procedurally-generated, and infinitely-replayable games, Steam’s current sale will hook you up. Steam is hosting a sale on roguelike games. Plenty of titles in the genre are on sale for upwards of 75% off. Highlights include Risk of Rain at 75% off, Don’t Starve at 66% off, Spelunky at 75% off, FTL: […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 finally gets online co-op in Raid Mode on Xbox One

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  • A section in Killing Floor 2′s EULA about cyberbullying is riling up some fans

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  • World of Tanks: 2,000 free tanks and in-game cash to giveaway

    To celebrate the World of Tanks grand finals this weekend we’ve got some great freebies to give away to new players. We have 2,000 PC invite codes to giveaway, with each one offering new accounts a T2 Light Tank, 100 Gold and 1 Days Premium worth around €8.00. All you need to do is enter […]

  • Marvel announces partnership with Telltale, first game due in 2017

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  • Destiny: Bungie is not saying no to a player trading system

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  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for April 24, 25 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    The weekend Exotics market run by Xur: Agent of the Nine is now open for business. Destiny’s bizarre vendor, Xur, has arrived at the Tower. Xur is your man if you’re looking for Exotic armour or weapons. Not only that, but he will also let you exchange your old Exotic gear for new, upgraded versions. […]

  • Warcraft movie delayed yet again

    The Warcraft movie will no longer hit theatres in March 2016. The release date of the Warcraft movie has been pushed back by three months. The movie was expected in March 2016, but Legendary Pictures announced yesterday that it is now due on June 10, 2016. No reason was given for the delay. This is […]

  • Destiny: Iron Banner returns on April 28

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  • Deus Ex devs take the piss out of Black Ops 3

    Deus Ex developers have been having a bit of a laugh at the expense of Call of Duty’s official Twitter account. You would be forgiven to think that yesterday’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 ‘Ember’ teaser was part of an ad campaign for a Deus Ex game, with all the biohacking, wearable tech, augmentation, […]

  • Bungie weekly update: Commendations begone

    Destiny’s weekly update is here to determine the fate of all those Commendations you’ve been earning in the past few months. Bungie started off this week’s update with a recap of the details revealed during the recent livestream. There wasn’t really anything on this front that they haven’t talked about already. With the exception of […]

  • This GTA 5 trainer lets you play as almost anything and it’s the best thing ever

    Want to play GTA 5 as a monkey, a cat, a fish, a deer or some other non-human thing that we eat or keep as a pet? ScriptHook has you covered. Not only can you play as critters, it change other game values, according to an explanation from PC Gamer. These values include making changes […]

  • EA Sports moves Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR release date to July

    EA Sports has announced Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR will be released in July. Originally announced for June, the golf game will now release the same week as the Open Championship at St. Andrews, on July 14. EA also provided some more color on gameplay features such as the ability to customize the game by borrowing […]

  • Jason Voorhees joins Mortal Kombat X in May, Kombat Pack owners get first dibs

    Jason Voorhees will arrive for Mortal Kombat X players in May, NetherRealm Studios announced today during the latest Kombat Kast. Jason will be shown for the first time on Monday, May 4 during a special Kombat Kast. According to EventHub which watched the livestream, the developer will also show off the character’s move and Variations. […]

  • The Witcher 3: Nvidia heads to Poland for a behind-the-scenes look – video

    A video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been released, taking you behind-the-scenes with CD Projekt RED. Nvidia’s GeForce crew went to the firm’s studio in Poland to talk with the game’s executive producer John Mamais, who provides a look at the PC version of the upcoming RPG. CD Projekt, according to the video […]

  • Microsoft notes decline in Xbox unit sales for Q3 FY15 to 1.6 million

    Microsoft reported its Q3 FY15 earnings today, citing growth in Xbox Live usage as one of the contributing factors to the firm’s reported revenue. However, the firm noted a decline in units sales for its Xbox consoles during the quarter. Microsoft Q3 2014 (yoy comparison) Microsoft Q1 fiscal 2015 Microsoft Q2 fiscal 2015 The firm […]

  • Powerplay is a new feature included in the Elite: Dangerous May update

    The next update for Elite: Dangerous is coming next month and it includes a new feature called Powerplay. According to Frontier Developments, Powerplay allows players to participate in an ongoing battle that “enhances every aspect” of the game. Players can become allies with a number of galactic Powers and guide their strategy, pursue objectives in […]

  • Facebook says it’s “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift

    Facebook has said it is “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift as the VR headset is still in the development stages. Speaking during a call to investors, Facebook CFO David Wehner said the company had nothing to announce regarding the amount of stock it expected to ship. “We have not announced any […]

  • Battlefield Hardline’s first patch and rental server program hits next week

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch has a release date for both consoles and PC. PC & Console patch and RSP for Consoles coming April 28th. Fixes include TDM spawns and more: — Battlefield (@Battlefield) April 23, 2015 The update will include fixes to Punkbuster, Nvidia DirectX drivers, TDM spawns, contains weapon balance tweaks and […]

  • Modders can now earn money through Steam Workshop starting today with Skyrim

    Valve has introduced a new functionality within Steam Workshop which will allow mod makers to earn money for their creations, starting with Skyrim. The update will allow content such as mods, items, or maps to be sold through Steam Workshop for titles which have the feature enabled. A new “streamlined process for listing” has been […]

  • Play Skyrim for free this weekend on Steam and take 75% off while you’re at it

    Skyrim is free this weekend on Steam providing wanna-be Dragonborns who have procrastinated on wetting their blades with Stormcloak blood the perfect opportunity to give the RPG a try. Head over to Steam and download the game and play for free until April 26 at 1am PDT. The game is also 75% off if you […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 “Ember” teaser video released ahead of full reveal

    Activision has released a Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 teaser video titled “Ember” and you can watch it right here. Here’s the video blurb: “In the next 50 years, technological advancements will lead us into a world where only those who risk going too far, will find out how far we can actually go.” […]

  • Dragon Age Keep update includes more customizability and control

    Bioware has updated Dragon Age Keep after listening to community feedback. The update includes more customization and control over heroes, world states, career and more. Players can now customize hero portraits or delete Dragon Age: Inquisition heroes from the Hero section. They can also remove playthrough states from the World State Manager and keep up […]

  • Here’s a look at some Conker community creations in Project Spark

    Conker’s Bug Reunion releases today, and below is a video showing some of the community creations you will be able to download using the creation pack. Project Spark is a free download on Xbox One and Windows 8.1, and you can download the Conker Creation Pack today. It contains 350 assets in order for users […]

  • Rainbow Six: Siege video shines spotlight on the British Counter Terrorist Unit

    Ubisoft has released a Rainbow Six: Siege video which gives you a look at the British Counter Terrorist Unit which features “the best of the Army, Navy, and Air Force.” The firm said that over the next few weeks it will introduce the public to each of the units in the game. Rainbow Six Siege […]

  • Mario Kart 8 DLC and Mewtwo for Super Smash Bros. headline eShop update in North America

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with an update and new DLC for Mario Kart 8 and the Mewtwo DLC for Super Smash Bros. Other highlights include Mario Kart DS on Wii U Virtual Console, the continuation of International StreetPass Week and more. Full update is below. Nintendo eShop Mario Kart […]

  • Square Enix host E3 2015 conference this year on June 16

    With Final Fantasy 15, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on the horizon, it should come as no surprise to learn that Square Enix will be hosting a dedicated E3 2015 conference this year. The presentation will take place Tuesday, June 16 at 9am PDT/12pm EDT/5pm UK. It will be broadcast […]

  • Final Fantasy 4: The After Years 3D remake releasing on Steam next month

    Final Fantasy 4: The After Years has been given a makeover and will be released on Steam of PC next month. You can now pre-order it on Steam and take 10% off for the time being. The game will be released on the digital service May 12 and will include trading cards and achievements. Thanks, […]

  • This Project Cars video shows off the racer’s multiplayer

    Project Cars developer Slightly Mad has released a new video giving you a look at the game’s multiplayer. The game is out next month, and if you would like to refresh yourself on the tracks included,  give this a look. While you are clicking links, here’s the minimum and recommended PC specifications which dropped last […]

  • Looks like Logitech is getting out of OEM mouse production business [Clarification]

    Logitech will no longer produce “low-end” mice, citing a decline in PC accessories. This story has been updated to include a clarification. According to a Reuters report, per MCV, the firm will instead focus on video accessories and streaming music, as its wireless Bluetooth speakers are now its best-selling product rage. This will help offset […]

  • Win! We have 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys to give away

    Must have more MOBA? Win one of our 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys and see if you’re more Blizzard than LoL. Can’t wait for June 2? Of course you can’t. We have 1,000 closed beta keys for Heroes of the Storm to give away this week, allowing you access before Blizzard’s MOBA goes […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct airs tomorrow, April 24

    A Nintendo Direct devoted entirely to Xenoblade Chronicles X will air this Friday, April 24. The video showcase will start at 11am PDT/2pm EDT/7pm UK. After the showcase, a new Nintendo Treehouse: Live presentation featuring the game will air. This is the second Xenoblace Chronicles X Nintendo Direct, but the first in English. The first […]

  • Blizzard will have 500 game stations set up at gamescom 2015

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  • PS4 price cut to £299 in UK

    Sony has dropped the price of the PS4 in the UK. For a limited time only, you can grab the console for £299.99 from Argos, Game, Tesco and Very. Go to and you’ll get it for £289. You’ve only got until April 28, then it goes back up to £349. Go, go, go. For […]

  • Mad Max: first ever gameplay footage revealed

    Today, we get to finally take our first look at gameplay from Mad Max. Avalanche and Warner Bros. have shown off the first gameplay trailer for Mad Max today. The trailer below offers a look at melee combat, car combat, customisation and much more. Give it a watch below: There are a few new screenshots […]

  • Overlord: Fellowship of Evil has four-player co-op like we figured

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  • Update now available for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Pokemon X and Y

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  • Side-scrolling cover shooter Not a Hero gets a demo

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  • You have until April 30 to export your Green Day: Rock Band tracks to Rock Band 3

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  • Batman: Arkham Knight minimum, recommended, and ultra PC specs revealed

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  • Bloodborne patch 1.03 is live, reduces loading times, fixes suspend/resume bugs, more

    Patch 1.03 is now live for Bloodborne. The patch reduces loading times, adds item descriptions to loading screens, and fixes other various bugs. From Software has pushed update 1.03 live to all Bloodborne owners. As promised, it reduces loading times by approximately 5 to 15 seconds. Another new addition is showing item descriptions instead of […]

  • Battlefield 4: first look at Community Map in action

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  • Microsoft apologises for uploading misleading Witcher 3: Wild Hunt footage

    Xbox’s YouTube channel uploaded a video of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt yesterday that was captured from the PC build. The most recent gameplay video for the The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt appeared on the Xbox YouTube channel and showed a quest from the game’s opening section. A few minutes after it had gone live, […]

  • Assassin’s Creed creator’s new game is Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

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  • Bloodborne: Cathedral Ward closed door mystery solved

    The mystery of the locked door at the bottom of the Cathedral Ward in Bloodborne has been solved. Bloodborne, like earlier From Software games, is filled with doors that don’t open the first time you try them. Some will give you “locked” messages, others “does not open from this side”. Some of these will open […]

  • Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Desilets is revealing his next game now [UPDATE: ended]

    Patrice Desilets, one of the original creators of Assassin’s Creed is hosting a presentation where he’s expected to talk about his next project. Patrice Desilets has emerged once again. This time he’s attending development conference in Croatia. Desilets is giving a live keynote and there’s a good chance we’re going to hear about his next […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: everything you need to know about gear upgrades & The Reef

    Bungie revealed plenty of important details in last night’s Destiny stream. Let’s go over everything. Alex wants to make sure you don’t miss any of the information revealed yesterday. Most of it affects all Destiny players too, even those who don’t intend on buying House of Wolves. During the first stream, Bungie explained the armour […]