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Battlefield 4: Don’t alienate fans by “adding crazy features, crazy changes,” says DICE

Saturday, 19 October 2013 22:29 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Battlefield 4 lands on PC and current-gen consoles week after next, and what better time than now for VG247′s Sam Clay to have a chat with executive producer Patrick Bach regarding the game’s development. Video inside.

While the game has many new features coming with it Battlefield 4 is still at its heart, a military shooter but one in which you can rise in the ranks; decide for yourself how to approach encounters; delve into 64 player matches, and watch as Levolution changes the entire area around you.

It all sounds a rather bit ambitious, but it’s meant to: while DICE likes to shake things up, it also strives to remain true to the core values it set out with from the first Battlefield developed.

“Since I started at DICE I feel we have the same core values, and of course that is both a good thing and a bad thing,” said Bach. We still believe in what we are doing; we still believe that our way of thinking is the right way of thinking when you want to create great, great games.”

With the game shipping just a week before its biggest competitor, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Bach also feels that unlike the head-to-head race between Battlefield 3 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 last time out – there is no need to “be a winner” as both are, to the point, two very different games.

“It’s all about tastes or what you prefer. That being said, there are similarities, and yes you want your game to be the number one shooter of course,” he said. “But we also feel everyone’s taste is different when it comes to what they feel is number one. Like movies, dining, etc. There’s not one thing that is the ultimate best.

“So for us, it’s about creating the best Battlefield game that we can ever create. Staying true to our core values; staying true to what we feel is best for the franchise. With Battlefield 3, we set quite a high bar and we know it’s hard to beat that especially since BF3 was in development for such a long time.

“There were things we wanted to introduce to the game and to the franchise without disturbing the core of the game – you don’t want people to feel alienated by crazy features and crazy changes.”

Bach said the majority of the changes in BF4 over BF3 are all under the hood, minus the few tweaks and supplemental changes to make gameplay flow better and more balanced. The main focus this time around has been to make the game more fun to play, deeper, more engaging and more intuitive.

“The biggest changes cannot be seen in trailers or screenshots, but when you pick up the controller – especially with the newer generation consoles. Thanks when you see the changes with BF4,” said Bach.

Bach also said the popularity of BF3 is still strong, and people still playing it everyday, it may not seem that two years have passed since a new addition to the franchise was released. However, Bach says the team felt the need to update the game with BF4, make it better, and take a big step forward in technology and gameplay.

Hopefully, all the hard work will pay off come October 29 when Battlefield 4 becomes available for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. It will also be made available on PS4 November 12 in North America and in Europe on November 29.

The Xbox One version will be release in North America on November 19 and in Europe on November 21.

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16 Comments

  1. AmiralPatate

    “Staying true to our core values”

    Serious contender for the joke of the year.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Lounds

    @1 I don’t know if you played on console or PC beta, but I loved BF4 Beta on PC. Now when I play BF3 it feels dated some how.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Diingo

    I keep trying to give Battlefield games on consoles a chance… but every time I play I can’t help but realize how empty it feels with only 24 players. It’s just not enough.

    Dice tried to balance it out by making the maps slightly smaller… but they’re barely smaller by comparison to the PC maps. It ends up me running around trying to find someone to only be shot because they’re hiding behind some corner ruble.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. AmiralPatate

    @2
    I played on PC alright. From my experience with the so-called beta, BF4 is a piece of garbage. I used to like DICE and Battlefield, now it’s just a piece of garbage. So I guess they did a pretty good job at not alienating fans.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Legendaryboss

    Emptiness was something obvious in the beta, that said this went from watch list to heavily price dropped purchase, hopefully for christmas.

    If not i can wait.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Dendroball

    @4 I guess you mean that you as a so called ex-fan being disappointed by the Beta (not even the final product in its entirety) is somewhat representative of the opinion of the whole fanbase regarding BF4. I sincerely hope Dice will contact you for the next game and design it all around your personal preferences, this way I’m sure they will have that perfect game on their hands and gain you back as a fan again at the same time.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. AmiralPatate

    @6
    I could argue the opposite of not alienating fans is alienating at least one, and therefore they did a pretty good job at not alienating fans.
    Then again, to judge the “final product in its entirety”, you’d have to pay for Premium and wait a year and a half until they release their final patch and DLC. Because BF3 at release was neither final nor complete, I doubt BF4 will be any different.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Shokaku

    The ending of this interview is wierd. He is NOT satisfied that BF3 is still popular… wth? If you are making a GOOD or GREAT game it will be played more then 2 years by the gamers… if ur making crappy game u will be forgotten after 4 months.

    After 2 years since BF3 launched ur launching BF4 – number 4 should mean that the game is different and ‘next’ BF… but truth its not. Its still BF3 era with very cool tweaks and fixes (imo). DICE should name BF4 as BF3.5 or make it looks like Bad Company and named in Bad Company, and then the game would be looking much better in gamers eyes then its now with this silly number ’4′.

    Anyway, I do not want to be misunderstood. I played BF4 beta on PC and its great, its still BF3 but those tweaks/fixes/weapons balances feel like different game after 5-10h of playing, I like it much more then BF3 and I’m looking forward to it.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. DSB

    Tech does nothing without design. A game is meant to be played, not watched. They took a weird turn around the Bad Company era, just completely stopped innovating on anything but tech.

    BF3 is good enough, but it just doesn’t have the hook. BF4 brings commander mode back, and that’s lovely, but why take it out? Why not go in the opposite direction and make cooperation even more of a neccessity for players?

    Falling buildings and crashing destroyers are gonna be cool the first 5-7 times you see it, but if the fundamentals of the gameplay don’t feel great, it’s just smoke and mirrors.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. TheWulf

    That’s the siren song of the mainstream — to be as homogeneous as possible and to stay true to the verisimilitude expected by public perceptions. If you challenge that, you’ll meet a torrent of hatred borne of the inability to handle change of any form beyond mild variation. That’s why the mainstream is a constant flow of very subtle iteration with large amounts imitation of what already exists.

    Saints Row IV has been changing itself with every sequel and bringing large amounts of novelty by keeping the series fresh. What Volition also managed to prove is that most people don’t want that — they want exactly the same game over and over again, with mild iteration. And this is why DLC is so effective, because it provides more of the same. Always, always more of the same.

    Of course, Volition has managed to court different audiences with each game by making it different. Which is interesting. So I don’t agree with DICE on that, I just think that you’ll gain as many fans as you lose. I’m not sure there’ll be a net gain or loss, is the thing. So for many developers it’s probably just not worth the effort, as it’s not a work of passion, it’s just a job.

    I think it’s the willingness to change and try dangerous things that actually show the difference between something being a work of passion, and then just being a job. My favourite games have always been works of passion, rather than just the schlock entertainment that the mainstream seems to be drowning in, these days.

    Thankfully, the indie scene reminds me of the ’80s and ’90s mainstream, which was drowning in creativity, imagination, passion, and a drive to create rather than something just being a job in order to get money.

    When I look at certain Kickstarters, I do get that wonderful vibe that people are making to make again. It’s been common lately and that’s made me happy. The Obduction Kickstarter being a return to what Cyan Worlds did so well. They talk about publishers, and how publishers will only publish what exists in the mainstream — because it’s similar, because it’s familiar, because it’s safe — and being completely unwilling to even try something like what Cyan makes.

    Sometimes, it makes me sad to think that we don’t live in the same kind of world any more where Myst could be popular. But then I remind myself… that’s just capitalism and consumerism, that’s the nature of those things. It’s all about greed, it’s all about making the most amount of money for the least amount of effort. It’s about marketing, trickery, conditioning, and things like that. It’s clever, yes, but to me it’s not desirable.

    And I don’t think that the early days were about consumerism and capitalism because it was all so small. The nature of things appear to exist as diametric opposites. When you get too big, you become homogeneous, you become all. When you are small, you are one, and you have identity.

    Of course Battlefield can’t change. It has no identity. It can only iterate.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. KineticCalvaria

    @10, eating thesaurus’ can’t be good for you, ya know.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Lounds

    #AmiralPatate

    What didn’t you like?, it ran silky smooth on my PC and the map was awesome.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. AmiralPatate

    @12
    To make it brief:
    - It wasn’t stable. It crashed every 30 minutes. There are a ton of bugs, including the return of the insurmountable feet-height fence. I know it’s a “beta”, it still doesn’t fill me with confidence for the “final” game.
    - Graphics weren’t impressive and physics seemed just absent (except for the one scripted event). It looks just like BF3. Which shouldn’t be a big deal if it wasn’t their many selling point.
    - Said scripted event didn’t feel dynamic, as the building was destroyed with clockwork precision in the first minutes of every game. After that, it’s just a stupid pile of rubble.
    - The U100 has no recoil. Just like the AK12. On the other end, the suppression effect ups bullet dispersion to 11. It becomes hilarious when you and your target are both suppressed.
    - A gazillion meaningless things to unlock, as many unlock tree to go through. Why make it simple when you can make it ludicrously complicated.
    - The UI is heavy . Changing a scope on a rifle shouldn’t take more than two clicks. At least you don’t have to scroll through a list, BF3-style.

    On the upside,

    So, here you have it.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. hitnrun

    It’s hard not to be sad about this, but really, this isn’t such a bad thing.

    The Annual Athleticized War FPS is its own genre now. If you don’t like it, it’s not for you. We don’t write bitter laments over the popularity Madden, do we? (Actually, come to think of it, people did for a good long while.)

    #14 1 year ago
  15. DSB

    @14 “If you don’t like it, it’s not for you”? Deep. But what if I like the genre, and don’t like the game?

    Don’t even get me started on Madden. Back in the 90′s it was fun to play a football game because you knew the technology wasn’t there to make it anything like the real thing.

    It is today, but EA doesn’t really give a fuck. They make Madden games with the same sensibility as they make NBA games or FIFA games. Even though it’s nothing like those sports.

    To make a truly good football game, one that feels like the real thing, I really think you’d have to make it a pause-action RPG.

    Allowing people to stop the action is the only way you’re going to effectively give anyone control over all the millisecond decisions that happen during a football play.

    I actually think that would be amazing. The effectiveness of the blocking could be a roll based on a stat, the likelihood of catches and interceptions would be down to rolls on a stat. You could get critical tackles. Peyton Manning would be Gandalf.

    Barring that you’d need some truly spectacular AI, and I think it’s obvious that the industry as a whole doesn’t give a fuck about that. Probably because it’s expensive and hard to do, but that’s essentially why Madden is a pretty shitty football game.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. JRAtk94

    This is what I like about Bach – he’s a sensible guy. Unlike EA’s advertising madmen, he understands that Battlefield can’t simply topple Call of Duty.

    Good lad.

    #16 1 year ago

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  • Borderlands 3 information teased for tomorrow’s Gearbox PAX South panel

    During PAX South this weekend, Gearbox Software is hosting a panel titled Inside Gearbox Software which will provide “the latest news and updates on Borderlands and upcoming Gearbox titles.” Yesterday during Gearbox’s panel called Question and Answer Time, CEO Rady Pitchford was asked “when or if” fans can expect Borderlands 3. “I’ll tell you what,” […]

  • Best Buy cancels multiple pre-order units of Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL

    Multiple sources reported overnight Best Buy has cancelled some pre-orders for the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL. As of press time, it appears to only affect those who pre-ordered more than one system. Only one system was allotted per order, so the cancellation notices were sent out to comply with the restriction. Those […]

  • Rob Huebel is your KillCameraman in this CoD: Advanced Warfare video

    A live-action video for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Havoc has been released by Activision. Subtitled: Randall Higgins: KillCameraman gives you a look at the action from a different perspective. In the video, Higgins is played by comedic actor and writer Rob Huebel (Children’s Hospital, Parks and Rec, The Mindy Project). The first DLC […]

  • Xbox App features included with Windows 10 January build outlined

    The January build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview includes a basic version of the Xbox App announced earlier this week. With the initial preview release, the team at Microsoft wanted to only include the basics such as high resolution monitor support along with keyboard and mouse input. Additional functionality will be released with each […]

  • Standalone version of DayZ has sold 3 million units

    The standalone version of DayZ sold 3 million units, Bohemia Interactive has announced. Release Just over a year ago on Steam Early Access, the milestone was hit yesterday. The standalone version was created by Dean Hall as a Arma 2 modification which has been updated 24 times since its initial release. In 2014, the development […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt video shows gameplay clips, global hands-on events

    CD Projekt has released a video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, giving a glimpse of gameplay and noting that hands-on impressions of the game will be bombarding the Internet next week. We’ll have extensive coverage of The Witcher 3 on Monday Jan 26 at 3pm GMT. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming to […]

  • Microsoft looking into possible HoloLens support for PC, Xbox One

    Microsoft’s HoloLens may be a dedicated device, but the company is obviously looking into how it could be used with PC and Xbox One. Speaking with Polygon, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said should the stand-alone product become a success, “specific scenarios” on how it could be used with Xbox One are already being brainstormed. “We […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video compares PSP graphics to PS4, Xbox One

    A video for Final Fantasy Type-0 comparing the upcoming console version of the game to the original PSP version has been released by Square Enix. While comparing PSP graphics to those of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One seems rather unfair, it’s worth a watch anyway. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD releases March 17 in North America […]

  • Payday 2′s The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character Pack released

    In case you forgot, The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character content packs for Payday 2 were released yesterday. The new heist pack is available for $6.99/€6.99/£4.99 and the Dragan character will run you $4.99/€4.99/£3.99 through Steam and other digital distribution sites. Here’s the details: The Bomb Heists A new contact, called the Butcher, brought to […]

  • Rockstar offers tips on scaling GTA Online creations to support 30 players

    Rockstar has posted a tutorial of sorts on how to edit your GTA Online’s creations to support up to 30 players. According to the developer, when selecting Load Creation, users will be able to access any previously published Jobs and edit them in any way they wish. Users can also increase the Maximum Players races […]

  • Video for Life is Strange shows you how to rewind time

    If you could rewind time, would you change the events of your day or leave things be? In Life is Strange, you will make this choice. In the developer diary below, Dontnot Entertainment touches upon the main character’s ability to rewind time. How Max’s ability works and originated is also discussed. The first episode of […]

  • Take a look at one of the historical battles in Total War: Attila

    The Creative Assembly has revealed historical battles for Total War: Attila and shown off one of them. In the latest episode of Rally Point, developer Creative Assembly takes a look at one of the nine historical battles that will be included in Total War: Attila when it launches next month. But before you see the […]

  • ARMA 3 video lists 33 of its features, teases upcoming expansion

    ARMA 3 is an impressive military simulator, but that’s not the only thing impressive about it. In fact, this video lists 33 of the game’s most notable features. ARMA 3′s latest video gives you a tour of many of its strengths. It goes over the number of vehicles, weapons and playable area. But that’s not […]

  • No Man’s Sky dev explains what you actually do in the game

    No Man’s Sky is simultaneously the most intriguing mystery and the most scary. Developer Hello Games is asked some questions and gives some solid answers. Eurogamer asked Hello Games’ Sean Murray a number of questions that are on everyone’s mind when they think about No Man’s Sky. The biggest one being, what do you actually […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 27, Be The Zombie mode goes free

    The release date for the physical version of Dying Light has been confirmed for Europe, along with the release dates for all regions. Dying Light developer Techland has confirmed that the PC version of the game will release digitally, worldwide, on January 27. The physical version and the digital PS4 and Xbox One versions will […]

  • Guild Wars 2 is $10 this weekend

    ArenaNet is offering Guild Wars 2 for $10 this weekend only, and hosting a double XP event during the same period. The regular and Digital Deluxe editions of Guild Wars 2 are both offered at 75% off this weekend. The regular edition can be yours for just $10 while the Deluxe is $15. The offer […]

  • Cyberpunk 2077 development still going, but the focus is on The Witcher 3, says dev

    If you’re dying to hear anything about CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077, you’ll be waiting a while still. The focus is on The Witcher 3 right now. Ever since Cyberpunk 2077′s announcement all the way back in 2012 developer CD Projekt Red has been really quiet about the sci-fi RPG. We’ve not seen any gameplay […]

  • Digital pet Animin gamecards get May release

    With AR being all the go, it might be worth checking out virtual pet Animin for iOS and Android. Game-cards for Animin, the virtual pet for iOS and Android, are set to appear at UK retail this May, the developers have announced. Animin sits on your touch device and does cute stuff. The little dude […]

  • You won’t need a new GPU for DirectX 12, except for some features

    Microsoft has clarified that while you’ll need a new GPU to get the full potential of DirectX 12, existing hardware will support it just fine. Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra said in a press meeting following the Windows 10 event that you will need a new graphics card to get “the full benefits” of DirectX 12. “There […]

  • Assassin’s Creed Victory: fans speculate over characters and locations

    Ubisoft has not yet started talking about Assassin’s Creed: Victory, so some eager fans are speculating about everything they can just from those leaked screens. A very popular thread right now on the Ubisoft forums attempts to gather fans’ specualtion about characters, events and story of Assassin’s Creed: Victory. What followed was quite a lot […]

  • This is what co-op looks like in Dying Light

    Dying Light’s cop-op mode has been given a short demo by developer Techland. Dying Light supports drop-in/ drop-out co-op for up to four players. The entire campaign is playable in co-op, and there are special co-op challenges. Watch as four members of developer Techland take on the game’s zombie apocalypse. Dying Light is out January […]

  • Get Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third and all DLC for $5

    Bundle Stars’ latest bundle packs Saints Row 2 and the complete Saints Row: The Third for $5. The Saints Row bundle is priced $5. It is live now and for another 14 days. It comes with Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third – The Full Package, which is basically the game plus all the […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for January 23, 24

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has made the trek to Destiny’s Tower for another week of business. Destiny’s Exotics vendor, Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at the Tower as per the weekly schedule. Xur will sell you Exotic weapons and armour pieces if you have the Strange Coins to afford it. He also […]

  • Bloodborne is getting two special edition PS4s in Japan

    Sony will launch two limited-edition, Bloodborne-themed PlayStation 4 bundles in Japan. Two bundles are available, one in black and another in white, complete with a controller and a headset. The hard disk cover is engraved with the title and the cover shot. Both bundles come with the collector’s edition release of the game, which was […]

  • Best Destiny videos of the week – Xur vs Cryptarch rap battle

    Destiny has once more produced a slew of entertaining, educational and occasionally baffling videos. Destiny players have repeatedly sparked crazes by exploiting the game’s little foibles – Sparrow surfing is one example. This latest one is kind of mysterious; I don’t know how it’s done, or why you would want to, but Hidden Reach has […]

  • The Sims 4 free for 48 hours with Origin Game Time

    The Sims 4 is the latest game to be offered free through Origin’s Game Time promotion. The Sims 4 is now free to download from Origin, granting you a 48 hour window to try it out and see if you want to pay for the full game. The free time starts counting as soon as […]

  • Check out Destiny’s new PvP mode, Doubles

    Destiny Crucible players can enjoy a new kind of PvP action with Doubles. Destiny may not be as PvP focused as some Halo fans were hoping, but Bungie is slowly ramping up Crucible support, starting with better Iron Banner events. Some time ago the developer promised to introduce experimental game modes, and the latest Bungie […]

  • Halo: New Blood novel launching digitally in March

    A new Halo novel will explore the backstory of Gunnery Sergeant Edward Buck. Halo: New Blood is a digital-first short novel launching on March 2. The 60,000 word novel was penned by Matt Forbeck, an award-winning author of many licensed fantasy and sci-fi publications. It’s an all-new story, but fans of Halo 3: ODST will […]

  • Destiny players purchased 1.1 million Ice Breakers last week

    Destiny players know what’s hot, and Exotic sniper rifle Ice Breaker is definitely warm. Destiny vendor Xur offered Ice Breaker for sale last weekend, much to the delight of everyone yet to find this terrific bit of gear. According to the latest Bungle Weekly Update, Xur sold 1,143,320 Ice Breakers. He left the tower with […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition nets GLAAD special recognition award

    Dragon Age: Inquisition has been honoured for its diverse representation by LGBT advocacy body GLAAD. Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a special recognition award for “the many complex and unique LGBT characters prominently integrated throughout the game”. GLAAD doesn’t normally honour video games (maybe one day, if we ever have enough that deserve it), but […]

  • The Order: 1886 AR game is full of puzzles

    The Order: 1886 has spawned a new promotional website with lots of info to ferret out. Called The Order Exposed, the new site pertains to be the blog of a missing researcher, who had been hoping to uncover the secrets of the alternate history. This on its own is quite interesting but it’s also full […]

  • Grow Home is the next game to follow Child of Light, Valiant Hearts

    Ubisoft has announced another small passion project in the wake of the success of recent releases. Child of Light, Valiant Hearts: The Great War and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon are all the products of a new initiative at Ubisoft where the publisher lets key developers rest after big triple-A projects by working on something […]

  • What mysterious reveal is Xbox teasing for May 4?

    Xbox is teasing something we’ll be waiting quite a while to learn more about. Xbox community manager Raj Patel tweeted the following earlier today: Hmm… pic.twitter.com/4wBGu6xsDc — Raj Patel (@Rajio) January 22, 2015 NeoGAF users spotted the morse code in the background of the image, which translates as follows: “Presented by Xbox, 10am PDT, 1pm […]

  • 2011 PSN hack class action settlement claim forms available

    PlayStation Network members affected by the 2011 hack and downtime can now claim part of a $15 million settlement. The PSN was down for months on end in 2011 following a major hack, which resulted in user details being compromised. Sony apologised and provided free games as compensation, but unhappy gamers banded together in a […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has a true open world

    Final Fantasy 15 doesn’t just have “open world gameplay”, it has a true open world – one continuous stretch of environment. “The world is connected by continuous land,” director Hajime Tabata told Gamespot. “If those areas were disconnected, it would feel distant from reality. You’ll find that you’ll be able to walk or drive or […]

  • Suikoden, Suikoden 2 EU PSN release date locked down

    Suikoden and its first sequel will be available via the European PlayStation Network soon. Suikoden publisher Konami has confirmed a February 4 release date for the two RPG classics. CONFIRMED! #Suikoden I & II EU #PSN release date is FEB 4TH! http://t.co/ObOIvZDJAK pic.twitter.com/aM760R2Gez — Konami UK (@KonamiUK) January 22, 2015 It’s been a long wait […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 20, says Gamestop Italy

    Dying Light’s physical release has been delayed, but at least one European retailer thinks it knows what’s going on. Dying Light’s physical release date is February 20, according to Gamestop Italy. According to Tmag (Italian, via Google Translate), there’s been no response from local representatives of publisher Warner Bros. Although the digital release will take […]

  • Free online multiplayer update now available for Trials Fusion

    Online multiplayer is now available as a free update to Trials Fusion. The online component includes three new four to eight player multiplayer modes on PC, PS4 and Xbox One and up to four players on Xbox 360. These are the three new gameplay modes included with the update can be found through a previous […]

  • This video for indie survival horror Monstrum features all in-game footage

    Monstrum launches on Steam Early Access January 29 and today, you can have a look at a video for it featuring all in-game footage. Developed by Team Junkfish the survival horror game set on a derelict cargo ship which combines roguelike elements, such as procedurally generated levels and permadeath thanks to AI driven predators. Monstrum […]

  • Here’s quick look at Dead Rising: Watchtower starring Rob Riggle

    A short look at the film adaptation of Dead Rising has surfaced. Transformers director Lorenzo di Bonaventura headed the project and it was directed by Zach Lipovsky. It stars comedy actor Rob Riggle as Frank West, along with Academy Awards nominated actress Virginia Madsen (Candyman, Sideways), Dennis Haysbert (24), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time), and […]

  • A Kickstarter for Underworld Ascendant will launch next month

    OtherSide Entertainment, an independent games studio fronted by Paul Neurath, has announced it’s developing Underworld Ascendant. Neurath is the founder and CEO of the new studio ad his resume includes franchises such as Thief, System Shock and 1992′s Underworld Underworld. The studio hopes Underworld Ascendant will “innovate and revitalize” the fantasy genre. More details will […]

  • APB Reloaded heading to PS4 and Xbox One during Q2 2015

    APB Reloaded will indeed be heading to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One during late Q2 this year, which puts its release sometime around the end of June. Reloaded Productions announced in September 2014 it was working on bringing the free-to-play PC title to consoles during the Digital Media Wire event in New York City. The […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 2 -The Lost Lords arrives in February – video

    Release dates for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series have been announced. A new video offering a “first look” has also appeared. Below is the story synopsis, which you may want to skip if you haven’t played Episode One. House Forrester is in disarray. Their liege lord and his heir are dead, and Ironrath […]

  • The open beta for Nosgoth has gone live

    Consider this a friendly reminder: the Nosgoth open beta has started. Announced last week, the open beta can be accessed through the official website. Once you link your Steam account, just log into the service and start downloading the client. Everyone that plays the tester will receive double XP through January 28. More information is […]

  • First gameplay footage of Homeworld Remastered Collection being shown this weekend

    Homeworld Remastered Collection news and the first gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake will be revealed at PAX South this weekend. The news and video will be shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel at 10.30am CST on Sunday. It will also be streamed on Twitch. Gearbox is hoping to have Homeworld Remastered released by […]