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Xbox One and PS4 specs are “almost identical,” says Resident Evil creator

Thursday, 24 October 2013 08:39 GMT By Dave Owen

Shinji Mikami, creator of Resident Evil, has said that there is “no real difference” between next-generation console specifications. “We only need one console,” he said in an interview with Edge magazine, as reported by The Sixth Axis.

“Why do I have to make two versions of a game?” he continued. “And when Xbox One was first announced, it had lower specs than PS4, but noe they’re almost identical. So either will do.”

Mikami’s next game is The Evil Within for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC, as well as next generation consoles. It’ll make use of id Software’s brand new graphics engine, id Tech 5, and is designed as a return to classic survival horror, a genre in which Mikami has been instrumental. Some gruesome new screenshots were released yesterday.

Thanks, GameSpot.

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44 Comments

  1. Beta

    He almost makes this sound like a bad thing.. Platform parity should hopefully mean the end of inferior ports, better for everyone.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. BrahManDude

    agreed

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    That’s not true at all. Not even in close comparison.

    If we are going to believe this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_video_game_consoles_(eighth_generation)
    Then in fact, PS4 is more powerfull than Xbox One for about 30%-40%
    Videocard is way more stronger and memory is more efficient and faster for about 50%

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Fin

    @3

    I’d never thought I’d say this, but…

    you’re right.

    http://www.edge-online.com/news/power-struggle-the-real-differences-between-ps4-and-xbox-one-performance/

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Joe Musashi

    Prediction.

    JM

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Hirmetrium

    It’s hard – as he says, they are almost identical, but at the same time? One has more power under the hood. They are the same car model, but one has a 2.0L engine and one has a 1.2L engine. You don’t see the difference, but you can feel it sometimes.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Fin

    @6

    That’s actually one of the best analogies I’ve seen for NG consoles.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. zoopdeloop

    …guess with who Bethesda has very strong relations with.It’s a given

    #8 2 years ago
  9. monkeygourmet

    It honestly wouldn’t suprise me if MS still had better multi plats again for a good while.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Tech-N9ne

    I have heard the same thing from Carmack, Kojima and Mikami. But some of you guys rather believe “anonymous sources”. Weird!

    #10 2 years ago
  11. AmiralPatate

    Software plays a huge part in performance. All those “it’s x% better” are meaningless if the software can’t make use of it.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. zoopdeloop

    @9 for what reason this time?
    i believe even if Ps4 is easy to develop for and has more juice into it multis will be exactly the same,God forbid, developers make high all mighty Microsoft upset and lose those big sums for timed exclusives

    @10 saying things anonymously avoids all the RAGE from fans and Microsoft.While doing things the other way around gains respect.I wouldn’t be surprised if these devs are also part of these “anonymous sources”

    #12 2 years ago
  13. monkeygourmet

    @12

    Pretty much for the reason you have said. I would like to know who is losing more per unit though. I wonder if MS are taking a bigger hit because of Kinect 2?

    #13 2 years ago
  14. monkeygourmet

    @10

    lol, exactly.

    I was very suprised Edge ran alot of those ‘articles’.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Fin

    @10@14

    You’re not going to get an honest answer from a third party dev, unless they want to alienate one side.

    PS4 is better.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Erthazus

    @monkey, it won’t be the case with multiplatform this time.

    The reason why multiplatform was better on the Xbox 360 is because it was a traditional PC machine where you could do any shit you want with x86 platform.

    Now PS4 and XBO is the same x86 thing. Who has more power will have the difference unless some dev wants to alienate one side or another.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Tech-N9ne

    @15

    Been hearing that BS for the PS2, PS3 and now PS4, yet I don’t see it.

    I’m never gonna get this fanboying, its not like you guys own Sony or Microsoft shares. We’are all here arguing on something we make zero money on, all we do is spend money on it. Well I guess its because gaming can be a competitive thing and some people have taken that competition outside of the actual games.

    This PS4 is better argument is never gonna make me get a PS4, I’ll get one when I see enough game to make me want one, all I see now is The Order, sticking with XB1 for the next few years.

    Why would Carmack, Kojima and Mikami rather not keep their mouth shut, when they see such huge performance difference as much as 50%? Its gonna make them look really silly later if true.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Fin

    @17

    It’s different this time as the architecture is the same, but the PS4 simply is more powerful (+easier to develop for, but that’s a whole other story).

    I’m not a fanboy – I was all 360 this gen, but I know the PS4 is the better console NG.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Bomba Luigi

    I’m a bit tired of all the Hardware talk. Because that dosn’t really matter in the End, its the Games.

    And which Consoles has the better Games is something I will decide for myself in six Years or so. Why People need to find now a Winner in the First Days of the Console or even before they are on the Market is out of my Understanding.
    Its like someone whants to decide who Wins the Footbal World Cup 2014 now, makes no sense. And there at least you can have a clear, objectiv Winner, you can’t have that with a Console because its all about personal Preference.

    Just having Fun with playing Games, thats all I want from a Console.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. The_Red

    Guess we have to wait and see until the games actually come out. Right now and on paper, PS4′s hardware IS stronger but maybe Mikami is right. Then again, even if they turn out to be identical, Xbox One is still 100 dollars more expensive due to the black paper weight.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Ekona

    So let’s assume that the PS4 is more powerful, and the games will look better. Let’s take that as 100% fact now.

    How is that any different to the current gen, where multiplats look almost universally better on the 360? Do any of the PS3 owners feel seriously hampered by any of this? Of course they don’t, because we’re talking marginal differences. Even on the 360, where some very big name games have been 900p, no-one has cared because they still looked great and, more importantly, gave a great experience.

    Honestly, this is all utter nonsense right now. Until we start seeing Xbone games that look massively inferior to the PS4 versions, any of this better-than-yours crap is just that: Crap.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Keivz

    @21
    Agreed (except for the 900p(?) part).

    360 = better GPU, better RAM (unified+eDRAM)
    PS3 = slightly better processor

    Sound familiar? Yet here we are years later and the differences between the two boxes at the game level remains minimal. Now big name developers are coming out and saying the differences are even less significant this time around and yet we still this back and forth from people who really know nothing about true game development. I mean if you looked at the launch lineup not knowing the system specs, which HW would you say was more powerful? Let’s just let the games speak for themselves. We won’t have to wait terribly long.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Unknown_Gamer

    I just lost faith in this idiot when says he is interested to develop a Kinect game , and he said many stupid things before about RE Remake sales and in the other hand bashing Sony for nothing , this derp clearly lost his mind and i think he is putting himself in the wrong side of gaming .

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Fin

    @22

    360 = easy architecture
    PS3 = hard architecture

    X1 = easy architecture
    PS3 = easy architecture

    When both systems are based off the same architecture (x86 in this case), differences between them are more apparent, and more easily measured.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. DrDamn

    @24
    At the moment, due to the ESRAM issue, I’d say X1 has the relatively harder architecture to get the most out of. This will improve with time and tool refinements though. The CoD rumour is certainly helping back this up.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. pcbros

    @24 – The only problem is that we have yet to see any “apparent” differences. Until I see a side by side comparison of a game that looks or runs noticeably better on the PS4, this will mean nothing to me.

    I think the difference in hardware power only serves to feed egos and will not show any real advantage in games.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Fin

    @26

    Honestly, I’d be surprised if any launch games are significantly better on either console (hence the rumours of 720p Ghosts surprise me).

    This is about the long game.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. mistermogul

    @5 – Nice! lol

    I wonder if Shinji has been “slipped” a wad of cash from MS to publicly state this? Or is that just the cynic in me?

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Doppleganger

    They went with gamecube cause it wasn’t more powerful but had better tech. They will make the same decision and go for Xbox one.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Cobra951

    @18, 19: Given parity in games available, I would prefer the more powerful hardware. If that also happens to be the less expensive hardware, so much the better. But will there be parity in software? That’s the big question.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. sebastien rivas

    The same no, we cannot say it is the same but do developers need to make two variations of games, no, they do not either, we are not talking a huge discrepancy of hardware between the 2 giants, not enough to get the developers interested in creating two variant of a game.

    YET, smart as developers can be what the guy does not tell us is that he will develop game on least powerhouse and leave it as is for the ever so slightly more powerful hardware, wrap it up, and call it good job.

    Whether remaining on 720 p, 960 p, or 1080 p. It does not matter, the best res goes and call for least polygonal scenes and more stuffed up maps or scenes calls for least hi def. Do you truly believe “optimization” is going to change something?

    There is only so much developers can do WITH current techs and workflow and I do not believe anyone will come with a magic wand to be honest.

    So.. humm…… 60 fps 720 and currently beautiful games or 1080p and empty area or boxed meshes?

    I truly felt the empty areas in BF4 Shangai, streets are empty etc…, it felt like a reversal from Bf3 with polycounts.

    It truly going to be rough and tough for developers

    #31 2 years ago
  32. fearmonkey

    @6 – That is a great analogy!

    Really, what he and Carmack have been saying is feature wise, the consoles are the same. Third parties are going to develop a game that looks the same across both consoles. The main difference is that the PS4 can do everything at higher res and a bit faster, and this will be noticeable eventually in first party games. As the systems age, the PS4 will look better than the Xbone, but unlike previous generations, there isnt a huge difference in architecture this time.

    Like Erth said, you just cannot get away from the fact that one has a much more power powerful GPU than the other. The Xbone has a $150 class GPU and the PS4 has a $300 class GPU. AllI can say is that right now I have a ATI 7870 in my PC and the PS4′s GPU is close to that in performance, and that excites me. I know what the chip is capable of.

    Esram is great an all, and im sure that it ill eventually translate into better performance butnot overtake the raw power of a different class of GPU. I wish Activision would just come out and tell us what resolution COD:GHOSTS is on each for sure single player and multiplayer wise. If its true that PS4 has 1080p and Xbone 720p, there is some conference room talks going on right now I’d bet money on it.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. pcbros

    Does anyone know for a fact what class GPU is in each console? Last I read, it was just estimated conclusions.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. xxJPRACERxx

    @33 You’re right, everyone speculate that it’s the basic AMD SoC. Sony and MS had specific changes and features implemented so right now it’s impossible to really tell what these chips are capable of and it’s stupid to compared them to specific PC parts.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. Erthazus

    PS4 and Xbox One’s GPU chips are from 7000 Radeon series. That’s for sure.

    With 28 nm chips (for both GPU and CPU). PS4 version so far at least has more shaders than Xbox One by 20%-25%. Overall we know the performance.

    PS4 does 1.84 TFLOP and XBO – 1.31 TFLOP. Not that much by PC standards but you can clearly see who has more power.

    Sony spent more money on the hardware. That’s for sure.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. pcbros

    I feel like we are going to see the same comparisons from last generation. Side by side videos or images where one version has more lens flare and the other has darker blacks.

    Reality is coming and soon all these spec debates will mean nothing.

    In the mean time, I need to upgrade my PC for Star Citizen and Euro Truck Simulator 2 :)

    #36 2 years ago
  37. TheWulf

    What makes this more difficult for developers is that each closed system has its own proprietary ways of doing things. So creating something for the XBO is very different from creating things for the PS4, and vice versa.

    The hardware doesn’t really matter quite as much as that as the cooperation between PC and Android shows, it’s more down to how easily the developer can interact with each particular system. I remember everyone threw their lot in with the 360 at launch, and because of this they had a hard time almost recreating their games for the PS4, due to the PS4 working so differently.

    If Microsoft and Sony were less tribal and less prone to tribal warfare, they’d open their systems up — they’d go for completely open APIs and try to homogenise things across the systems for the sake of developers. Now, AMD has done their best to do this with this new generation (fair play to them), but the graphical component is only one element of a console.

    This is why timed exclusives occur, because it’s expensive to do multi-platform unless you already have systems in place for that. It’s easier for some developers as they make games which are less demanding, and they think ahead. TT Games is a great example. But when you’re pushing the limits of, say, the 360, it’s hard then to take that optimisation and bring it to the PS3. This is why we had things like dragons flying backwards in the PS3 version of Skyrim.

    This is why I’m hoping that the Steambox or something like it will clear up this mess by encouraging competitors to create open systems, thus incentivising developers into doing multi-platform releases because it would be so much easier. It’d be simpler for them to look at the systems, then, and to figure out what optimisations they could do. They could then split those optimisations off of the main codebase and compile with those for each platform.

    It’s a pipe dream, I know.

    But I really hope that this is a paradigm shift that the Steambox will bring around. No one really thinks about how shitty it is for the developers.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. Zult

    There once was a strong man but not so smart, everyone thought that he could not be beat. The thing was he was going to fight for the princess of the kingdom and there was an “average” man going to fight for her as well. The strong man thought, “Hey, this will be an easy fight, I am more powerful than this man”. But, in the end the strong man lost because he underestimated the “average” man because that man was smart and he knew tactics that would help him through the entire fight. That my friends is PS4- Strong Man, Xbox One- The Underestimated.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. Hyperx64

    #10 @Tech-N9ne Hey, biased commenters aren’t going to let reason get in the way of “MOAR GRAPHICS” nonsense. What’s that saying… “Ignorance is Bliss” ;)

    #16 @Erthazus No. Xbox360 was IBM PowerPC based. The original Xbox was x86.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. Hyperx64

    #18 @Fin Complete nonsense. All you post E3 2013 “hardware experts” are driving me nuts. Oh yeah, Carmack, Kojima and Mikami don’t know what they are talking about, but random commenters with no hardware engineering knowledge do?! Get off it, mate!

    #40 2 years ago
  41. Hyperx64

    O Yeah, and aliens are holding him captive at Area-51 to make sure people don’t realise the PS4 is 80% Moar Powerful! Nonsense of the highest order.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. Hyperx64

    #33 @pcbros No, not at all. Though, all the new hardware experts will explain (the lack of actual facts), in lengthy diatribe based on key-words that they heard someone say in an article somewhere else. :P

    #42 2 years ago
  43. Javinator

    woah, not good for PS4:
    http://kotaku.com/the-ps4-launch-minus-the-hype-1450976276

    #43 2 years ago
  44. Fin

    @40

    “All you post E3 2013″ – I knew about the tech lonnnng before E3 ;)

    No, multiple anonymous sources that confirm each others stories are more trustworthy to speak candidly about systems than figureheads.

    —–

    Anyway, I was reading the Edge article this morning, and the quote is out of context – the full quote is

    “There’s no real difference between them. Why do I have to make two versions of my game? Either one will do. The user doesn’t care about spec; the want the design to be cool. If Apple released a game console, it would make a lot of gamers happy”

    He was talking about from the end/casual user perspective, there’s not much difference between them. He just wants to design games and not care about platform.

    #44 2 years ago

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  • 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

    Blizzard is heading to gamescom 2015 in August and it will have 500 game stations set up for attendees to get their hands on five of its titles. The developer will be set up in Hall 7 and those who stop by will be able to get hands-on with the latest content for Heroes of […]

  • 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 Amazon.co.uk 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

    Codemasters has pulled the veil back on the next Overlord game, and its a four-player co-op game called Overlord: Fellowship of Evil. Rhianna Pratchett is back to write the story. The game may be co-op at its core, but it can still be played single-player. Each of the four playable character have strengths and weaknesses, […]

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

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire along with Pokemon X and Y are being updated by Nintendo to fix a few bugs and in-game text. There’s also the possibility of a few hacks and exploits being fixed. Per Nintendo Life (via Serebii), both patches are 250-270 blocks in size, and it’s a mandatory update which […]

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

    Not a Hero, the upcoming game from OlliOlli developer Roll7, has received a demo. The demo for Not a Hero was made available today on Steam. In the game, you play as Steve, the campaign manager for BunnyLord. A time-travelling rabbit who’s running for mayor of London. Think this is an absurd premise? This trailer […]

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

    Harmonix has announced that those looking to export their song collection from Green Day: Rock Band into Rock Band 3 can only do so until the end of the month. April 30 will be the cutoff date for anyone who wants to export tracks from Green Day: Rock Band into their Rock Band 3 library, […]

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

    Batman: Arkham Knight is looking like it’s going to be quite a taxing game. Nvidia has released a list of the minimum, recommended, and ultra PC requirements for Batman: Arkham Knight. Here’s the full thing: Minimum OS: Win 7 SP1, Win 8.1 (64-bit Operating System Required) Processor: Intel Core i5-750, 2.67 GHz | AMD Phenom […]

  • 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

    Get your first look at the map designed by the community of Battlefield 4. Battlefield 4′s community-designed map is a reality. DICE has recently updated CTE to include an early version of the map. It’s not fully textured as Westie is about to show you, but the layout is nearly finalised. Westie goes over the […]

  • 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

    Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is the game Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Desilets has been working on. Patrice Desilets has just announced that the next game his indie studio Panache Digital Games is making is called Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey. The announcement comes from Desilets’s keynote at the Reboot Develop event in Croatia. The trailer started […]

  • 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 […]

  • Mod-friendly Galactic Civilizations 3 will leave Steam Early Access in May

    Galactic Civilizations 3 will leave Steam Early Access next month for a full release, Stardok has announced. The developer called the game the “largest and most diverse strategy sandbox to date,” as players have a variety of tools such as diplomatic treaties to resource exchanges, and United Planets resolutions to hundreds of research directions for […]

  • Ys 6: The Ark of Napishtim is out next week on PC – here’s the pre-order trailer

    Ys 6: The Ark of Napishtim will be released next week on PC, and today, we have a pre-order trailer for you. The game will be made available on April 28 for $19.99/€17.99/£13.99 on GOG, the Humble Store and Steam. Along with improvements over the original PSP version, it will contain less backtracking, controller support […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves – full gear set up to level 34 in PvP and PvE, upgrades, more

    The Destiny: House of Wolves livestream this afternoon was chock full of information. Read onward for our full report. According to Bungie, Petra Venj, who serves the Queen, is the main story agent who leads the player through the main series of quests. Players who complete bounties will be able to level up in her […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves – watch the livestream right here

    Bungie will host a Destiny: House of Wolves livestream at 2pm EDT today, and you can watch it right here. Watch live video from Bungie on www.twitch.tv The stream will introduce the new social space, The Reef, as well as gear upgrade paths. House of Wolves contains new Strike missions, The Prison of Elders three-player […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 22 team includes Barcelona, Chelsea players

    This week’s FIFA 15 Team of the Week is now available for FIFA Ultimate Team players. Each team member, as with previous weeks, is selected base on the previous weekend’s matches. Here’s the list of players now available: Starting GK: Claudio Bravo – FC Barcelona (Spain) CB: Leonardo Bonucci – Juventus (Italy) CB: Ömer Toprak […]

  • Sony’s Spring Fever Sale winds down with Shovel Knight and Call of Duty discounts

    It’s the final week of Sony’s Spring Fever Sale which means more games have been added to the mix. Shovel Knight, which launches today is one offer, and the rest are all Cal of Duty titles. The Taken movie series is on sale as well. With Shovel Knight available today on PlayStation 3, PS4 and […]

  • Drivers for Xbox controllers, voice messages, more features available in Xbox One preview

    Microsoft has announced new features coming to Xbox One and the Xbox App on Windows 10 through the preview program this month. Some of the new features have been requested by the community for both Xbox One and Xbox One SmartGlass. Here’s what to expect, straight from the horse’s mouth: Xbox on Windows 10 Game […]

  • Total War: Warhammer has been announced for PC, Mac, SteamOS

    Total War: Warhammer has been announced after previous teases from The Creative Assembly touched upon it. The game will contain “gigantic monsters, flying creatures, legendary heroes and storms of magical power.” It is also the first in a trilogy which includes two additional standalone titles and extra content packs. It will feature thousands of warriors […]

  • This video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt features a quest from the prologue

    A new video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been released, showing off the Precious Cargo quest contained in the game’s prologue. The quest tasks Geralt with helping a merchant retrieve a mysterious box from the swamps. The scene looks familiar, but we’ve seen so many videos for the game it’s hard to tell […]

  • Limited public beta for The Elder Scrolls Online kicks off tomorrow on consoles

    The limited public beta for The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited will launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One tomorrow, and Sony has provided details on the tester for those who’ve been invited to participate. The beta test contains the full version of the game and will run from April 23-27, and will start and […]

  • Dying Light debuts in second place on Media Create charts

    Techland’s Dying Light made its debut in Japan lats week, coming in a respectable second place behind Nintendo’s Girls Mode 3: Kirakira Code. The zombie shooter sold 25,530 units on PlayStation 4, while the top earner for the week moved a little over 55,000 units on 3DS. Another western release when landed on the chart, […]

  • Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven will release in the west this June

    Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven has been given a release date by XSEED Games, which announced the localization back in February. The title will launch for 3DS in North America on June 2 digitally and through retail. It will be an eShop only title in Europe and Australia when it releases on June 4. A […]

  • This Overlord video teases four new faces of evil

    A new Overlord game is in the works, going by the previous teasing and this video – which teases the possibility of four-payer co-op. Or just four characters to choose from. We don’t know just yet – all we know is the team is asking you to “join the fellowship.” A new entry in the […]

  • GTA movie will star Daniel Radcliffe as Rockstar’s Sam Houser, the BBC confirms

    The GTA movie Game Changer will star Daniel Radcliffe as Rockstar co-founder and president Sam Houser, theBBC has confirmed. The BBC also confirmed Bill Paxton will play Jack Thompson, a role Paxton already confirmed last week when speaking with Deadline. Here’s the synopsis per the BBC: “Conceived for an adult audience, this special 90-minute drama […]

  • Take a look at Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold’s Classic Mode

    Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold’s Classic Mode has received a trailer today. Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold will come with two modes, Classic and Story. Classic Mode was trailered today and in it, you’ll get to make your party by choosing from 13 classes. You’ll be able to customise them too using the character creation tool. Revamped […]

  • Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows to come with new challenge mode

    Shovel Knight’s upcoming expansion Plague of Shadows will bring with it a new challenge mode. Shovel Knight developer Yacht Club Games has revealed the challenge mode, one of the new additions coming to the game with the free Plague of Shadows expansion. “Are you more into digging than distillation? Already have your Feats book long […]

  • Nvidia releases complete graphical guide for GTA 5

    Those with GeForce cards will be happy to know that Nvidia has released a comprehensive graphical tweaks guide for GTA 5. Nvidia usually produces graphical guides for the big AAA games, and GTA 5 is no different. Their guides offer in-depth coverage of each in-game setting, how much they affect framerate, if they can be […]

  • Cthulhu voodoo: why Bloodborne is the best Lovecraftian game

    Sherif Said tackles Bloodborne’s links to Lovecraftian horror, explaining why you should face the madness and immerse yourself in its lore. Spoilers inside. No other game could commit to its themes so religiously without feeling the need to compromise its vision and veer towards accessibility. Bloodborne stands tall above any game that dares attach itself […]

  • WWE 2K15 is coming to PC this year

    WWE 2K15 will make its way to PC this spring. WWE announced that WWE 2K15 will make its debut on PC in the spring. The game will be based on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions, both of which came out in November. MyCareer and 2K Showaces modes are included, as well as all […]

  • GTA 5 PC: new mod adds snow to GTA Online

    If you’re looking to get some snow in your GTA Online, someone figured out a way. Modder ECB2 created a mod that works with GTA Online on PC. The mod is called “Snow in GTA Online” and it does what it says on the tin. YouTube channel imperfectplayers captured a video showing it in action. […]

  • Deals with Gold: Call of Duty edition

    Xbox Live Deals with Gold for the week of April 20 are now live with mostly Call of Duty games. Various Call of Duty games are on sale on Xbox One and Xbox 360 through Xbox Live this week. Indie games Never Alone and We Are Doomed managed to sneak in as well. With the […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: PSN sign in problems fixed in new patch

    Patch 1.03 is now live for Mortal Kombat X and it brings an end to the aggravating sing in issue encountered by some users on PS4. Mortal Kombat X 1.03 patch has been released. The patch fixes bug CE-34878-0, which affected the PlayStation 4 version. The bug caused users to have to log in and […]

  • GTA 5 PC: new patch fixes Windows Media Player issue, getting stuck in the clouds

    GTA 5 has received a new patch on PC to fix issues caused by the lack of Windows Media Player and getting stuck between online matches. Patch 335.1 is now available to all owners of GTA 5 on PC. The strange issue that affected those who didn’t have Windows Media Player installed, has been fixed. […]

  • Halo 3: ODST and Relic remake come to The Master Chief Collection in May

    Halo 3: ODST and Halo 2′s Relic map remake are coming to Halo: The Master Chief Collection next month. 343 Industries has announced that Halo: The Master Chief Collection owners will get Halo 3: ODST campaign and the Relic remake in the next content update, due in May. And as promised, the April update has […]

  • Rockstar says Social Club wasn’t hacked, account details leaked from other websites

    Following a number of reports from users who had their Social Club accounts hijacked, Rockstar has confirmed that the service has not been hacked. Over the last couple of days, a few users on Reddit and Rockstar Twitter support started reporting getting kicked out of their GTA Online sessions and seeing an error telling them […]

  • That Destiny: House of Wolves teaser is packed with new intel, Reef reveal at 11.00am PST today

    The new Destiny: House of Wolves social space was revealed more fully than you might believe in today’s teaser. A teaser for a Destiny: House of Wolves’ new social space went live earlier to advertise today’s full reveal. But resident Destiny expert Arekkz went over the teaser with his very fine-toothed comb and turned up […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront content not shaped by DLC plans, says producer

    Star Wars Battlefront may have DLC on the cards already, but DICE hasn’t built the game with extra content in mind, apparently. Star Wars Battlefront releases on November 17, and then on December 8, before the launch of the new movie, it’ll receive a slab of tie-in DLC. This early, pre-meditated content drop is a […]

  • We’ll finally get a look at Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 at E3 in June

    CI Games will show off Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 at E3 in June, according to the event’s official website. The Lords of the Fallen developer confirmed the game was in the works back in December as a AAA “production effort”. It is set during a modern day conflict in Eastern Europe and players will be […]

  • Ultima 7 Complete, Wing Commander 3, others added to Humble Origin Bundle 2

    The Humble Origin Bundle 2 has been updated with four more titles. The new titles are for Windows only and are SimCity 2000, Wing Commander 3: Heart of the Tiger, Wing Commander 4: The Price of Freedom and Ultima 7: The Complete Edition. All can be yours if you pay above the current average, which […]

  • Don’t Starve Together has been updated to inlcude Reign of Giants expansion

    Don’t Starve Together has been updated and now includes “the vast majority” of the Reign of Giants content. Players who currently own Don’t Starve on Steam will get Don’t Starve Together for free when it exits Early-Access. During Early-Access, current owners of Don’t Starve get 2 copies of Don’t Starve Together through the Frontier Pack […]

  • Xbox Live Gold Members can play NBA 2K15 for free this weekend

    NBA 2K15 is free to play this weekend on Xbox Live for Gold Members in celebration of the NBA Playoffs. All Gold Members can play the basketball game for free starting at noon PDT April 24 through 12.01am Monday, April 27. Should you decide you want to purchase the game, your progress will carry over […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power hits Steam Early Access and is 10% off

    Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power has finally arrived on Steam Early Access and until April 28, you can knock 10% off the list price. After that, the title will run you $19.99/€19.99/£14.99. There’s also a three-pack available if you want to buy some friends a gift. It will run you $44.99 with the 10% […]

  • You can now grab Killing Floor 2 through Steam Early Access

    Killing Floor 2 is now available through Steam Early Access. Players who purchase Killing Floor 2 during Early Access for $29.99/₤19.99/€26.99 will given free content which carries over to the full release and even more content upon release. The Early Access version of the game contains the following, per Tripwire: Three non-linear levels – The […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves livestream will reveal The Reef social space tomorrow

    A Destiny Twitch stream will take place tomorrow and provide a sneak peek at the House of Wolves expansion. The stream takes place at 11am PDT/2pm EDT tomorrow and will show The Reef social space along with a look at new Vendors. House of Wolves contains new Strike missions, The Prison of Elders three-player arena […]