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Sony confirms DriveClub delay, game will miss PS4 launch

Friday, 18 October 2013 10:05 GMT By Dave Owen

Following reports earlier this week, Sony has confirmed that DriveClub will miss PS4′s launch. The Evolution Studios racer has been delayed into early 2014, as the team “requires more time in order to deliver on their vision.”

The news comes via a post on the PlayStation Blog from President of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida.

It reads: “SCE Worldwide Studios and the team at Evolution Studios have made the difficult decision to delay the release of DRIVECLUB and DRIVECLUB PlayStation Plus Edition until early 2014.

“This decision also affects PlayStation Plus members‘ Instant Game Collection for launch. To be clear, DRIVECLUB PlayStation Plus Edition will still be part of the Instant Game Collection when it is released. For the PS4 launch, in addition to Resogun, I’m pleased to announce that Contrast, the highly anticipated game from Compulsion Games will also be available to PlayStation Plus members for free as part of Instant Game Collection.

“We understand that the delay is disappointing news, but can assure you that the reason we have made this decision is to ensure that when DRIVECLUB launches, it will realize the next gen racing vision.

“DRIVECLUB is a really ambitious racing title and the game is looking stunning. The extra time we’re giving the team means the visuals and overall experience are only going to get better. We can assure you that it will be worth the wait.”

The news deals a real blow to the PS4 launch line-up, following Ubisoft’s announcement that Watch Dogs has also slipped. In terms of next-gen grunt, PS4 will now only have Killzone: Shadow Fall and Knack to show for itself. The loss of a racer is particularly difficult, as not only are they staples of a next-gen console release, but Xbox One has Forza Motorsport 5 ready to go.

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67 Comments

  1. Erthazus

    Poor show Sony.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Fin

    aw

    #2 2 years ago
  3. DrDamn

    Disappointing. Contrast is a smaller title (though one which looked interesting). Better to give DC the time if it needs it though.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Beta

    I’d rather them release a good game than a mediocre one. Reserving judgment for now.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. KAP

    @3

    Exactly. Erthazus would be the first to complain about a lacklusture game if it were released early but turned out worse for it.

    Logic should come easy to most you’d think right?

    @4

    +1

    #5 2 years ago
  6. G1GAHURTZ

    Wasn’t this supposed to be free or something?

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Joe Musashi

    Disappointing. But at least Resogun isn’t being delayed. Yet.

    JM

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Lv01

    i was going to look at getting contrast anyway… now part of the IGC, thats a done deal!
    and as #3 and #4 say, id rather they give the game the time to be as good as it can be. and it’ll still be on the IGC when released, so it’ll get played, when its ready, and it’ll be better for the wait.

    a bit of a downer, but there are positives there!

    #8 2 years ago
  9. CyberMarco

    Poor news obviously, but better delay for a polished game compared to an unfinished one.

    Well, I guess this industry is becoming more and more incompetent by the day. They try to hype the shit out of its products and in the end they fail to deliver.

    Better late than ever I guess…

    #9 2 years ago
  10. DrDamn

    @6
    Read the post maybe? ;) Will still be included in PS+ IGC when released and at launch you now get Contrast in addition to Resogun.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. fengato

    I would have preferred that they used this team to do a nice basic port of GT6. Drive Club reeks of launch title, yet still doesn’t make launch.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. TheBlackHole

    @6 No, although that’s what Sony would have you believe. They are releasing a free ‘PS+ Edition’, which is clearly designed not to be the full game. Sneaky marketing though, as most people I’ve spoken to think they’re getting the full thing.

    I’m all for delaying games to ensure better quality, but cancelling launch with three weeks to go (when the game should already have gone GOLD) and moving it into ‘early 2014′ suggests that the game is seriously flawed.

    Aside from taking cheap shots at Microsoft, I’ve yet to see much I’ve been impressed with from Sony with regard to PS4.

    It seems that this launch period will be bereft of some of the best developers (naughty dog, valve, epic) so it’s hard to feel enthused about much of it.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. DuckNation

    So the PS+ version is still a go at launch? but the retail version still has a while ?

    errr nvm oh well not a game i cared for anyways all racing games are the same people should get over that NFS, Forza all the same shiz

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Zensi

    lol ..

    #14 2 years ago
  15. tenthousandgothsonacid

    I wouldn’t have fancied being the guy from Evolution having to make that phone call :-/

    “Errmmm you know that launch title we said we’d already finished …weeeeell”

    #15 2 years ago
  16. VibraniumSpork

    Gah, was hoping for Knack to replace Driveclub in some form, but Contrast looks okay. Free games is free games after all.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. DrDamn

    @11
    I think the racing sub-genre DC fits in is logical enough and it seems like this is the game that Evolution wanted to make. They won’t take GT away from Polyphony – much as I would think it might benefit the series. PS lacks a more serious racer in the PGR/Forza Horizons space. There are plenty of third party arcade racers out there already.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. G1GAHURTZ

    @10, 12:

    I skimmed the article, but missed that part… lol.

    Anyway, so there are two versions?

    Too confusing. Probably why most people don’t realise that there are actually two different versions…

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Keivz

    Again, not surprised. I predicted that we’d see more game delays after the Watch Dogs delay. These launch games have been looking mighty rushed for the most part. Question is, which game will be next to be delayed? NBA Live 14 perhaps?

    #19 2 years ago
  20. DrDamn

    @12
    The PS+ edition contains the full single player campaign, all the online features and is just missing some tracks and cars. You can platinum the game with the PS+ version.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. fengato

    @17 Yeah, Kazunori will never let western devs in on the action, though it feels silly to go back to an ancient console on its last legs for such a visually demanding game. I’m a huge GT fan – can’t believe that I’ll be skipping it come December – I’ll be waiting as long as it takes to get it on PS4. In the meantime Forza has my money.

    Couldn’t care less about Drive Club – free or otherwise.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Nakorson

    I don’t like racing games anyway, kinda glad i get Contrast now ;)

    #22 2 years ago
  23. bitsnark

    So instead of a mildly gimped version of Driveclub at launch, I now get Contrast free ?

    Yep. That works.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. KAP

    I find it funny people forget there will be a racer on launch. Need for Speed RIVALS. Don’t need to kill yourselfs yet guys…. ffs.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. stx

    “PS4 will now only have Killzone: Shadow Fall and Knack to show for itself.”

    And ResoGun!!

    #25 2 years ago
  26. DrDamn

    @23
    You get Contrast free *as well*. When it does release you get DC PS+ edition too.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. bitsnark

    @26 Yeah I know, I just typo’d myself like a fool.

    Coffee is needed! :)

    #27 2 years ago
  28. TheBlackHole

    @20

    No, you get to try all of the game modes, but if you’re missing tracks and cars then saying you get the whole single player campaign is a bit of a misnomer. It’s essentially the equivalent of GT Prologue.

    Not only this, but the fact they are charging users to upgrade to the full version’ suggests that the differences are significant enough to warrant charging extra for the full game.

    I’m not criticising the value in the free version, but the way the developer has been bandying around the concept of giving away the full game (and then charging to upgrade?) is just untrue.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. monkeygourmet

    Losing Drive Club now looks better by Contrast.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Reddpayn

    We got a bigassproblem

    #30 2 years ago
  31. VibraniumSpork

    @29 +1

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Keivz

    @25
    I think he meant true next gen titles. Let’s face it, Resogun and Contrast may end up being good games, but they could have been released on the PS3 with little to no visual difference. Why they aren’t being released on the PS3 as well is beyond me. The PS4 launch lineup gets some padding with such games.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. DrDamn

    @28
    There is a single player campaign mode which is fully included, the fact you can’t chose to play a particular track in a single race / time trial mode isn’t part of the single player campaign.

    This is how the PS+ version is described by the game director …
    “You can earn the platinum trophy in the PS+ Edition, remember its the full game minus a few cars/tracks.”

    #33 2 years ago
  34. DrDamn

    @32
    Whilst the core of Resogun is essentially a side scrolling shooter the visuals are very impressive and in no way possible with “little to no visual difference” on PS3.

    http://a.pomf.se/3Pe9.gif

    Those aren’t particle effects, they are voxels.

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-vs-resogun

    #34 2 years ago
  35. FabioPal

    Isn’t Contrast available on Steam since yesterday?

    meh…

    #35 2 years ago
  36. TheBlackHole

    @33

    They also said this:

    “It may be missing a few assets such as cars or tracks, that will be found in the full version”

    ‘may be missing’? that’s awfully vague and non-commital. It either will or won’t, and it clearly will.

    ‘such as cars or tracks’ suggests that there are other things missing too.

    I just don’t trust the way the developer has spoken about it – never defining how much content is missing. i.e. 20 cars, 8 tracks.

    They will have to when they announce upgrade pricing, and I’m keen to see the truth of the matter. If they have enough missing content to charge for MTX and a full upgrade price, they must have held back a significant chunk of content.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Mike W

    There’s no denying that Xbox has a way better line up then PS4 now, if Sony delays anything else they’re shooting themselves in the foot. Although DC wasn’t on my purchase list, nobody wants to buy a $399 system with nothing to play on it.

    I have a feeling now that Ryse and DR 3 are going to be a buggy mess. :(

    #37 2 years ago
  38. stx

    “I think he meant true next gen titles. Let’s face it, Resogun and Contrast may end up being good games, but they could have been released on the PS3 with little to no visual difference.”

    The same can be said about DriveClub. In fact the same can be said about most PS4/XBO launch games, with a few exceptions.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. TrickyAudio

    Shame, but I’d rather it was delayed and came out decent.

    AC4, KZ3 and FIFA will keep me going for a couple months, especially if games are gunna be £50 to start with..!

    #39 2 years ago
  40. DrDamn

    @36
    The upgrade price, what ever it is set at, covers the fact you no longer need to sub to PS+ to play it too.

    #40 2 years ago
  41. RussellGorall

    I think the developer is a bit in over their head. Also, like others, I have questions about the PS Plus edition of the game and how much it differs from retail. Seems like they were either putting a beta out as the Plus edition, or the people buying it were looking foolish.

    Driveclub at launch was the reason I felt good about not getting a single one of the launch games.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. Legendaryboss

    @41
    The Driveclub Playstation Plus Edition is Early 2014. It has less content than the retail version think of GT Prologue editions, so it could be seen in someway as a Beta. A sampling and precursor to the full version of Driveclub. So it may get updates like GT prologue.

    Less cars and tracks, is what has been said and then there is upgrade price, unknown now.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. Hcw87

    @42
    Are you sure about this? I thought the PS+ edition was delayed, therefore we got Contrast instead at launch?

    #43 2 years ago
  44. DrDamn

    @42
    “SCE Worldwide Studios and the team at Evolution Studios have made the difficult decision to delay the release of DRIVECLUB and DRIVECLUB PlayStation Plus Edition until early 2014″

    Both delayed.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. Legendaryboss

    @43/44
    Changed, misread another article.

    #45 2 years ago
  46. Eregol

    @37 ‘nobody wants to buy a $399 system with nothing to play on it.’

    Subjective surely?
    Just because you don’t see anything there that interests you doesn’t mean others don’t.
    I don’t see anything in the XB1 line up that interests me and that has less games overall than the PS4 will have at launch. But if people want to buy one then it’s up to them.

    #46 2 years ago
  47. Dragon

    Does really matter to me, since I don’t really buy home consoles at launch. Although it sucks a bit for early adopters.
    I will be getting it free anyway :D

    #47 2 years ago
  48. stretch215

    More confirmation that I made the right choice by going xbox first. By the time I get my ps4 this will be out (along with infamous!).

    #48 2 years ago
  49. derpachu

    Lol. Should of brought GT. Oh well, forza5 makes this irrelevant.

    #49 2 years ago
  50. Mike W

    @46

    Good point, I mean I have AC 4 and KZ preorder for the system so I’m all set.

    #50 2 years ago
  51. zoopdeloop

    Both ps4 and One are wasted money for now.We’re not talking about 200 or 300$.Their launch line ups don’t deserve throwing out 399 and 499 IMO
    This generation’s hardware is old but there are still games coming out and still looking good.
    Why would i want to throw out 399 to actually enjoy 2 titles at best right now when i can enjoy 5 upcoming titles on the current gen.Same applies for the majority of early adopters

    Some will buy them at launch very few will get to keep them for now.I can already tell many Ps4 and Xboxes on e-bay.

    early adopters are just victims of consumerism

    #51 2 years ago
  52. stretch215

    @51 yeah, because once we buy a next gen system we can’t play games on current gen anymore. Lol

    #52 2 years ago
  53. Eregol

    @51 & 52 To be honest, if there’s a better looking, shinier version I’d rather have that. It’s why I’m holding off getting Diablo 3 until it launches on next gen systems.

    #53 2 years ago
  54. Hcw87

    @51
    Idiots buying a new Iphone every year is the victims of consumerism.

    When there’s new consoles coming out after 8+ years, ofcourse i’m going to buy them on day one. Anyone saying differently is either broke or just jealous. Or both.

    As yourself this. If you had the money to buy whatever you wanted, wouldn’t you? Ofcourse you would.

    #54 2 years ago
  55. ysleiro

    So are we ready to conclude which line up is the better one or are some still blind?

    #55 2 years ago
  56. Arcnail

    Both line ups sucked before the delays… it’s starting to get funny now.

    #56 2 years ago
  57. Eregol

    @55 & 56 Both line ups while better than many previous console launches are poor.
    However, people buying a new console based solely on the launch line up rather than the long tail are stupid, naive or both.

    #57 2 years ago
  58. Arcnail

    @57 Totally.. thus why I’ll wait it out.

    #58 2 years ago
  59. tezzer1985

    Xbox One clearly has the better games this November.

    #59 2 years ago
  60. stretch215

    @53 same for me with bf4. Why play on current gen if I can play on next gen with 64 players, bigger maps, and better visuals.

    #60 2 years ago
  61. bradk825

    @51 If no one buys it on Day 1, it won’t be there to buy on day 365 lol.

    Why not buy day one? There are enough games to keep me happy until Spring, actually more games than I can play through before the spring ones come out.

    #61 2 years ago
  62. sebastien rivas

    More time needed heh?

    Does that time solely include the optimization for Ps4?
    So instead of optimizing for raw power, now dev have to optimize to provide best/most with least power housing…

    Where are we going that way?

    We need 10 more years to develop our next gen game for the new 386 DXII 33 mega powerful processor raaawwwrrr.

    What else is there to understand when circumstance(s) is or are so dam vague anyway….

    #62 2 years ago
  63. fearmonkey

    This will barely effect sales, anyone who loves racing so much that they need it at launch would probably be a Forza fan.

    I am disappointed that there will be no PS+ edition of the game, was looking froward to that. Not a huge racing fan, but enjoy them from time to time.

    #63 2 years ago
  64. derpachu

    @60 people been doing that on pc on bf3…

    #64 2 years ago
  65. stretch215

    @64 thank you captain common sense! What would I have done without your input!?!

    #65 2 years ago
  66. Hyperx64

    Either way, DriveClub looks like a very average game and is not worth worrying about to begin with.

    #66 2 years ago
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    Who’s gonna drive you home tonight.

    #67 2 years ago

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    GTA 5 mods just keep giving. GTA 5 doesn’t have the suite of cheats progenitor GTA: San Andreas did, but you can recreate at least one of them using a new mod by Trumple. The mod, which can be toggled in-game with F5 once installed, gives pedestrians weapons and makes them hyper aggressive. The streets […]

  • Mega Man Legends prequel The Misadventures of Tron Bonne is now available [Update]

    That was fast. Mega Man prequel The Misadventures of Tron Bonne, a PSone classic, has been released on PlayStation Network. For $6 you can grab it for PlayStation 3, PSP or Vita. Thanks, Destructiod. Original Mega Man Legends still isn’t available on console networks, but it looks like its prequel is on the way. The […]

  • Tales of Zestiria PS4 rumours to be cleared up soon

    Tales of Zestiria will exit rumour limbo quite soon. Tales of Zestiria is rumoured for PS4 release, but Bandai Namco has so far refused to comment on the matter. In a Facebook post inaccessible in many territories but screengrabbed by Gematsu, the publisher’s Asian branch said it would be able to comment on rumours related […]

  • Sega is skipping E3 for the first time ever

    Sega won’t even have a booth at E3 2015. The end times approach, hey. Sega games will be on show at partner’s booths, but the publisher itself is missing from the attendees list. Ars Technica reports Sega hasn’t missed an E3 since the show launched in 1995, but will break tradition this year. Sega doesn’t […]

  • GTA 5 car gun mod is ridiculous, awesome

    Today, the Internet is in love with a particularly ridiculous GTA 5 mod. GTA 5 has a lot of cool weapons and mods have added even more. Topping yesterday’s excellent gravity gun is the vehicle cannon, which fires cars instead of bullets. Cars. Instead of bullets. Here’s a video of the mod in action courtesy […]

  • Mortal Kombat X PC patch pulled after erasing save files

    Mortal Kombat X was updated on PC overnight, but it wasn’t exactly what fans were hoping for. The PC version of Mortal Kombat X has come under criticism for a number of reasons, but NetherRealm said recently that a major patch would make it just as good as the console version. It’s not clear whether […]

  • PS4 and Xbox One to hit 50 million sales within a year – EA

    EA is absolutely positive on the future of the current generation of consoles, as well as the the digital sphere. During a conference call following a financial release earlier today, EA executives made several interesting comments and predictions on the state of the industry. The publisher expects an install base of close to 50 million […]

  • EA making “incubation efforts” in virtual reality space

    EA isn’t ready to make a massive commitment to virtual reality, but when the time comes it intends to be a market leader. During a post-earnings release conference call today, one caller asked if EA had any plans for VR. CEO Andrew Wilson said EA intends to “lead from the front” when VR comes into […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront expected to shift 9-10 million units in FY 2016

    Star Wars: Battlefront will sell strongly, but not make a lot of money for EA this financial year, the publisher has warned. Star Wars: Battlefront isn’t just a license to print money, EA emphasised in a post-earnings release conference call this morning. Judging by the series’s historical sales, and by sales of Battlefield 4, EA […]

  • Don’t expect Titanfall 2 for at least nine months

    Titanfall 2 is still quite a long way out. Titanfall 2 wasn’t listed in EA’s upcoming release slate in its financials release this morning. Answering a query in a conference call following the release, EA said we can safely assume the Respawn sequel won’t release in fiscal 2016. “You assumption should be 17,” an executive […]

  • Mirror’s Edge 2 due early 2016, new Need for Speed in Q4 2015

    EA has indicated general release windows for a number of anticipated new titles. Mirror’s Edge 2 has an early 2016 release date. EA confirmed the release plan in today’s financials release, also noting that a new Need for Speed and a new Plants vs Zombies are coming in the same window. Mirror’s Edge 2 is […]

  • EA financials highlight millions of hours played in Battlefield Hardline, Dragon Age: Inquisition

    Electronic Arts reported its Q4 and year end FY15 financial results today, highlighting the amount of hours played in Battlefield Hardline and Dragon Age: Inquisition. Selected Operating Highlights and Metrics: For fiscal year 2015 EA was the #1 publisher on PlayStation4 and Xbox One consoles in the world, driven by the success of Battlefield Hardline, […]

  • Black Mesa can now be acquired through Steam Early Access

    Black Mesa, the re-imagining of Half-Life 1 from Crowbar Collective, has entered Steam Early Access. At present, 85% of the campaign is complete with around 10 hours worth of gameplay. Early Access users will be helping test the multiplayer deatmatch and team deathmatch modes via six maps as well as the single-player portion. As will […]

  • Three Easter Eggs spotted in Wolfenstein: The Old Blood – video

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has been released in North America, as you know, and it contains some fun Easter Eggs which you can take a look at in the video below. Don’t watch or read any further if you don’t want to be spoiled. Eurogamer’s Ian Higton spotted three Easter Eggs so far, and there […]

  • Destiny: Prison of Elders – here’s what to expect from tomorrow’s livestream

    Bungie today released its Destiny teaser for tomorrow’s livestream, which focuses on Prison of Elders. Below is a breakdown of the teaser and what to expect tomorrow. Arekkz Gaming gives you the lowdown above. You can watch the full stream tomorrow here on the site. House of Wolves is out on May 19.

  • The 3D Realms Anthology is now available on Steam for PC and Mac

    The 3D Realms Anthology, announced back in October, is now available on Steam for PC and Mac for a limited-time price of $29.99. After the introductory period has ended, it will run you $39.99. The collection contains 32 games, which if purchased individually would you run more than $120. Here’s the list in case you […]

  • A Portal-themed pinball table is coming to Zen Pinball later this month

    Valve and Zen Studios have announced a Portal-themed pinball table is coming to Zen Pinball. The table will be made available on all pinball platforms, including Zen Pinball 2 and Pinball FX2, from May 25. Called the “Aperture Science Heuristic Portal Pinball Device”, it contains the characters Chell, Wheatley and of course GLaDOS. Portal Pinball […]

  • Star Wars characters coming with release of Disney Infinity 3.0: Play Without Limits

    Star Wars characters are coming to Disney Infinity 3.0: Play Without Limits. Disney says it will contain “many favorite characters and include more gameplay content and variety than ever before.” There will be three Star Wars Play sets: Twilight of the Republic set in the Episodes 1-3 timeline, Rise Against the Empire set during the […]

  • Hearthstone has been played by 30 million people

    Blizzard’s strategy game Hearthstone has 30 million players, the developer announced on Twitter. The figure doesn’t breakdown players numbers by platform, but Activision will release its recent financial report tomorrow, so maybe more information will be forthcoming. Hearthstone was releases on PC March 14, 2014 followed by Mac, phones, and tablets. Blackrock Mountain, the latest […]

  • Tomorrow’s Destiny livestream focuses on Prison of Elders – here’s a teaser

    Another Destiny: House of Wolves livestream takes place tomorrow, and it will focus on Prison of the Elders. The Prison of Elders is a prison facility in The Reef which is watched over by Variks and is part of the new Arena game mode which is limited to three players. The livestream will be hosted […]

  • Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 has been announced for current and last-gen

    Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 has been announced by Activision, which isn’t shocking in the slightest. Correction: My stupid brain has EA on it due to the financials release later today. The game is being published by Activision. Not EA and I previously stated. I apologize, and have reprimanded myself in a most sever manner. […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Collector’s Edition is sold out in the UK

    Hopefully, you pre-ordered the Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Collector’s Edition in the UK already. If not, you are likely out of luck. According to GAME, the pack which contains the Half Scale Replica of Snake’s Bionic Arm has sold out in the UK. The retailer confirmed the news to Videogamer this morning. […]

  • Far Cry 4 Complete Edition coming June 19 for PC, PS4 to the UK

    A Far Cry 4 Complete Edition has been announced and it includes the full game as well as the Season Pass. This is the sku which popped up on Amazon Germany earlier in the week. The Season Pass provides access to five separate pieces of DLC. Here’s a refresher on the DLC content: The Syringe: […]

  • The Witcher 3: live Q&A stream with CDP, new monster dev diary inside

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out in just two weeks, and if you want to know more about Geralt’s latest adventure, CD Projekt is hosting a live Q&A now on Twitch. There’s also a new developer diary below which focuses on monster in the game. The Witcher 3 is out on May 19. Huzzah! […]

  • Forza Horizon 2′s Alpinestars Car Pack has five cars and is ready for download

    The Alpinestars Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 is out now on Xbox One and its the only way you will ever be able to afford a 1992 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport. Unless, of course, you win the lottery or are left in some rich person’s will. In that case, I’ll take the ’53 Corvette, […]

  • Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition is now available in North America

    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition has been released in North America. It will be made available in the Europe on May 7 and in the UK May 8 for £49.99 on consoles and £34.99 on PC. As previously announced, this edition contains all previously released DLC content as well as […]

  • Two GAME exclusive versions of Halo 5: Guardians now available for pre-order

    GAME has announced two exclusive versions of Halo 5: Guardians, and both are now available for pre-order exclusively through one of the retail chain’s 318 stores or online. The £79.99 Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians, which delivers new digital content wrapped in a steel book. There’s also the £199.99 Halo 5: Guardians Limited Collector’s Edition […]

  • Deals with Gold: Far Cry 4, Assassin’s Creed Unity, Bioshock Infinite, more

    Microsoft has announced its latest Deals with Gold discounts for Xbox Live Gold members. Franchises on sale include Far Cry, Call of Duty, along with individual titles Assassin’s Creed Unity and Bioshock Infinite. The full list is below. Bioshock Infinite discounts are available for both Xbox Live Gold and Silver members. Xbox One Far Cry […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has released, watch the launch trailer here

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has launched on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. You can watch the launch trailer for it below. Boxed copies in Europe arrive from May 15, and in Australia/New Zealand on May 14. You can grab digital copies from the following online services: Steam, PlayStation Network, Xbox Store.

  • GOG’s online service GOG Galaxy is now in open beta

    GOG Galaxy, the DRM-free online gaming platform from the folks at GOG, has left Alpha and is now in open beta for all to try. As previously announced, the online service, similar to Steam, is option. Players do not need to play online as all games are stored by the service and can be played […]

  • DayZ-inspired Goat Simulator DLC GoatZ is out this week on Steam

    Goat Simulator players can download DayZ-inspired DLC this week called GoatZ. According to Coffee Stain Studios, GoatZ is “the only survival game on Steam that isn’t in Early Access.” Jokingly of course. The DLC features: Mandatory crafting system because everyone else is doing it. Zombies that bug out. There’s a pun here about actual living […]

  • No, Far Cry 4 is not currently free on PSN

    You may have seen a few Tweets from people saying that the PS4 version of Far Cry 4 is available to download from PSN for free. This is not true. A few readers have tipped us off to what looked like a glitch on PSN that allowed players to download the full version of Far […]

  • Metal Gear Solid: The 1984 Collection confirmed to be a clothing line

    Konami is teasing a Metal Gear Solid thing called “The 1984 Collection.” The Metal Gear Solid Facebook page posted this image about an hour ago: The caption reads, “Step back into the 80′s with our new MGS collection coming very soon! Stay tuned!” This is supposedly in reference to the clothing line that was announced […]

  • Portal, The Simpsons, Jurassic World & Scooby Doo packs listed for Lego Dimensions

    Lego Dimensions is likely getting a few unannounced content packs. One of which is themed around Valve’s Portal. A set of unannounced content packs for the upcoming Lego Dimensions have been revealed by US retailer Walmart. The listings include packs for The Simpsons, Scooby Doo and Jurassic World, and most interestingly, Portal. The listings have […]

  • This is the most authentic recreation of GTA 2 in real life ever

    Affordable drones have many uses. Most of them are not nearly as exciting as recreating GTA 2 in real life. I am surprised it took us this long, but someone has finally captured footage using a drone that resembles the protagonist’s experience in the classic GTA 2. These aren’t just shots of cars from a […]

  • PlayStation 4 sales reach 2m in the UK

    Sony has sold 2 million PlayStation 4 consoles in the UK, faster than it did with the PlayStation 2 – the company’s best-selling machine in the country. MCVUK is reporting that as of last weekend, 2 million PlayStation 4s have been sold in the UK. The data is based on GfK Chart-Track estimates. This makes […]

  • H1Z1 gets female characters, skin colour options planned

    In an effort to improve diversity in the game, H1Z1 developer has added female characters. Female survivors can now be found throughout the world of H1Z1. Developer Daybreak added the new feature in a patch released last Friday. You will be able to choose a female avatar in the main game and in Battle Royale. […]

  • Possible teaser site for Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi’s new game opens

    Either Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi is working on a soon-to-be-launched Kickstarter for his new game, or someone is pulling an elaborate prank. At PAX Prime last year, during Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 panel, a flyer was handed out to attendees that showed what appeared to be a 2D game of some sort with […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for May 5: Heroic and Nightfall strikes detailed

    Tuesday is here and Destiny’s weekly reset is also here. Bungie announced that your weekly Destiny grind has now begun. The Nightfall and Heroic strikes are now live too. This week’s strike is Winter’s Run. Rainbow burn is back for the Nightfall, which means you do more damage with all elemental weapons, but also receive […]

  • PC version of Project Cars delayed in Australia due to severe weather

    Recent weather conditions in Sydney, Australia are responsible for a slight delay of the PC version of Project Cars in the country. Sydney recently suffered from storms that caused flooding in some areas. One of those is the place where publisher Namco Bandai was storing PC copies of Project Cars. The stock was “severely damaged,” […]

  • Twitch’s new process makes it easier for streamers to appeal flagged content

    Twitch has updated its appeals process concerning videos that have been flagged by the audio ID system. Towards the end of last year, Twitch introduced a new audio recognition system that scans archived streams and automatically mutes the audio whenever copyright music is identified. The system has been in-use ever since and Twitch has today […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a day one patch, but it’s not a major one

    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 […]