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Xbox One: install sizes for all the launch titles inside

Monday, 11 November 2013 15:34 GMT By Sherif Saed

Xbox is out next week and you will need every bit of that 500GB hard-drive if you are getting a number of launch games. Get all the install sizes of the games through here.

We already knew about the Call of Duty install size, courtesy of Moonlightswami, when he received his console early and spilled all the information on the store page of some games.

Here’s the list of all we know about said launch titles, it is unclear if the sizes will be the same for digital and physical:

  • Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag – 20GB
  • Battlefield 4 – 33GB
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts – 39GB
  • Dead Rising 3 – 19GB
  • FIFA 14 – 8GB
  • Fighter Within – 9.2GB
  • Forza Motorsport 5 – 31GB
  • Just Dance 2014 – 22GB
  • Killer Instinct – 3.4GB
  • Lococyle – 13GB
  • Madden NFL 25 – 12GB
  • NBA 2K14 – 43GB
  • NBA Live 14 – 9GB
  • Powerstar Golf – 3.9GB
  • Ryse: Son of Rome – 34GB
  • Skylanders: Swap Force – 15GB
  • Xbox Fitness – 246MB
  • Zoo Tycoon – 2.6GB
  • Zumba World Party – 24GB

Thanks, X-One magazine, NeoGaf.

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67 Comments

  1. Mr Sparkle

    Hmm…2TB HDD skus before the end of the cycle.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. gomersoul

    Is it mandatory to install?

    #2 1 year ago
  3. ddtd

    Yeah.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Phoenixblight

    @2

    246MB

    #4 1 year ago
  5. gomersoul

    Yeah I noticed after my post, I was a bit hasty posting!

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Fin

    Pretty sure these are download sizes, not install sizes.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Tecknologee

    @2 @6 Read the title: Install

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Phoenixblight

    @6

    No its right if you go to the Neogaf thread.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Ireland Michael

    I thought mandatory installation as a requirement was removed?

    #9 1 year ago
  10. bugmenot

    Calm down everyone, so far only one of the big three, Microsoft, has been colleborating with the NSA in the “PRISM”-initiative. Considering that Sony is a Japanese company
    I’m sure Edward Snowden would’ve given us proof by now that Sony is involved. He’s already named some of the biggest American companies.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. monkeygourmet

    Wowser…

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Pytox

    Why cant it all be streamed from the cloud? :D

    #12 1 year ago
  13. taternuggets

    I only play a certain number of games at any given time…. if I ever need room to install a new game, i’ll just delete an older one…. you can always download it again if you want to go back to it.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. Phoenixblight

    @12

    Because MS cloud is not made for doing that.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. bugmenot

    Edward Snowden aka “son of liberty”

    #15 1 year ago
  16. FrankJaeger

    bugmenot aka “Ctrl C + Ctrl V” posts.

    #16 1 year ago
  17. bradk825

    @9 I still think that’s true but I am not clear on it.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. Fin

    @7@8

    The Neogaf doesn’t say install sizes, it says download sizes.

    @9

    No, the mandatory install was never removed, just the DRM/ability to play the game without the disk after install.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. Ireland Michael

    @18 Are mandatory installations required on the PS4?

    #19 1 year ago
  20. Fin

    @19

    Yup. Though you can play at least KZ while installing on PS4 (TBC other games), you’re not able to do so with at least Ghosts on X1 (TBC other games).

    #20 1 year ago
  21. bobnice

    Microsoft has said that we have 500gb internal storage and unlimited online storage via cloud

    @20, wait a minute. I was under the impression that microsoft said we were able to play while downloading?

    #21 1 year ago
  22. Djoenz

    @21
    Unlimited online storage via cloud? Whaaaattt?????

    #22 1 year ago
  23. Phoenixblight

    @21

    So? You won’t be storing games on that space. It will be for the themes,saves and misc bs.

    “wait a minute. I was under the impression that microsoft said we were able to play while downloading?”

    Yes but in COD’s case you have to wait until you are atleast 50% until you can play which will be 25+ minutes.

    #23 1 year ago
  24. Hcw87

    @21
    Ofcourse you can play while downloading games, it’s been confirmed plenty of times. @20 is simply wrong.

    #24 1 year ago
  25. Fin

    @24

    You can play Ghosts while it’s installing, but not until it’s halfway through, which is about 15m.
    Microsoft said you could play while you downloaded, they never said what the initial payload would be.

    If you want to extrapolate given the install/download size – 39GB, so you can start playing after a 20GB download.

    #25 1 year ago
  26. Phoenixblight

    @25

    At the end of the day it comes to the developers. KZ is a first party so they will understand the innards of the PS4 and be able to optimize so you can get in the fastest once downloaded or put in the system. I think it would be more comparable if we had info on such for MS exclusive titles like Forza, Ryse or Dead Rising 3.

    #26 1 year ago
  27. Fin

    @26

    Not if devs are mandated on one system and not on the other.

    #27 1 year ago
  28. Djoenz

    @24
    Here you go buddy:
    http://www.tweaktown.com/news/33816/xbox-one-needs-15-minutes-to-install-cod-ghosts-before-you-can-play/index.html

    #28 1 year ago
  29. Phoenixblight

    @27

    What do you mean mandated? Is MS or Sony telling all developers how to install their game unto the system? I doubt it. There is no reason why Xbox One can’t do the same thing as KZ, none. And all developers and publishers would want the same thing. The last thing they want is something like MGS4.

    #29 1 year ago
  30. Fin

    I meant it’s not necessarily up to the game team – one platform might say “hey, you have to do this or you can’t master”, and the other one says “you can do this if you like, but we won’t push you to”.

    “And all developers and publishers would want the same thing.”

    Nope, they want what’s easiest for them. Things that they wouldn’t do by themselves, the platform holders force them to do.

    #30 1 year ago
  31. fearmonkey

    Thats one thing I definitely don’t like about the Xbox One, the Hard drive is not upgradeable.

    When I bought my first Xbox 360, it had a 20GB drive in it, and I later got a 120GB for it and was always running out of space, and that was without mandatory game installation. When you have games like Oblivion/Fallout 3 with all that DLC it eats alot of space, and I could see the HD space in the consoles going very quick.

    I’ve heard that it can use external storage, but can you run games off of that? If true, that softens the blow a bit, but I would rather be able to throw a faster and bigger HD in there. By the time I get one, I hope they increase the storage, but unlikely.

    #31 1 year ago
  32. Ireland Michael

    So if I bought, say, Killzone at retail for the PS4, I would still have to install the whole game on the HDD?

    Are you guys *positive* about this?

    #32 1 year ago
  33. Phoenixblight

    @30

    Of course there are devs that go the easy way but not all devs will be doing the same thing. As I said we should wait to see how MS exclusive titles handle before we start thinking this is the norm especially when comparing to activision of all people.

    @32

    Yes all games are installed on both systems. Its to help with read times of Bluray.

    #33 1 year ago
  34. Fin

    @31

    External storage for X1 (though not at launch, afaik), replaceable HDD for PS4 (+maybe external storage in future, I think).

    @32

    It’s a limitation of BluRay read speeds. Also, it’s not exactly breaking news.
    You buy KZ at retail, you have to install it, but boot to first level is 2m44s – it installs during play.

    @33

    No the comparison shouldn’t be between first parties, it should be between multiplatform games. Granted, we’ve no info yet.

    #34 1 year ago
  35. monkeygourmet

    How comes you have to install COD on ps4 / Xbone yet on 360 / Wii U, no install is required?

    Surely the Bluray drives are fast enough now or is it purely a copy protection thing?

    @32

    I’m almost 100% that all retail games require installation on both consoles.

    #35 1 year ago
  36. Fin

    @35

    Bluray read speeds.

    #36 1 year ago
  37. Djoenz

    @32
    Quick googlesearch and its shockinh:
    45 GB mandatory Killzone ShadowBallz
    Ghosts is 55 GB

    :O

    I knew it I will buy ps4 when there is a slimmer version without the bugs and kinks AND it will have a 1tb hard drive.

    So long suckers muwhahahaha!!!!!! Next gen my ass. Digital future my ass twice!

    #37 1 year ago
  38. Hcw87

    @25
    My point is that you can play while DOWNLOADING, as in buying digital which is what @21 was asking. And you said it wasn’t possible at @20.

    On both PS4 and XB1 you can play while DOWNLOADING and while INSTALLING, the amount of time you have to wait depends on the games.

    #38 1 year ago
  39. monkeygourmet

    @36

    But surely they are at least double the speed of PS3 drives?

    A quick search said PS4′s drive is 3 times as fast as PS3?

    #39 1 year ago
  40. Phoenixblight

    @34
    I am just saying you are comparing KZ to COD. COD should be compared to another third party but COD is all we have thus far.

    @39 Still slower than HD DVD Drives :P

    #40 1 year ago
  41. Fin

    @38

    Yup, show me when I said it wasn’t possible to play while downloading.

    @40

    Yeah fair enough, but I’m more optimistic about PS4′s download sizes/install speeds.

    #41 1 year ago
  42. Ireland Michael

    @34 Blu-ray read speeds? Bullshit. That was a valid excuse 6 years hem the PS3 drive was slower than molasses, but that doesn’t swim in 2013, when the read speeds are over 8 times faster.

    I don’t care how long it takes – unless the game requires read / write data outside of the available RAM, there is absolutely no excuse for it now to run straight from the Blu-ray.

    My HDD would be full within six months. At least with the PS4 I can swap in a bigger hard drive, so I guess thats pretty much seals the deal for me as far as hardware goes.

    #42 1 year ago
  43. aseddon130

    i’m 100gb down on just the launch titles, shit this 500gb ain’t gonna see me till 2015!!!

    #43 1 year ago
  44. Hcw87

    @41
    ”you can play at least KZ while installing on PS4 (TBC other games), you’re not able to do so with at least Ghosts on X1”
    >
    ”You can play Ghosts while it’s installing, but not until it’s halfway through”

    Sure, it’s about installing, but it’s contradicting nonetheless.

    #44 1 year ago
  45. Phoenixblight

    @42

    Yeah I honestly see no point in going digital for next gen especially with the size of games at least with the physical versions I can uninstall it and put it back in and use very minimal bandwidth. Indie and small games sure but triple A titles naw I’ll pass.

    #45 1 year ago
  46. Djoenz

    Dont forget the extra money to buy that hard drive.
    Come on ppl I knew 500gb was way too insufficient and now yall ready to buy that extra.

    Is it so hard for ppl to wait a extra year or two? :(
    Am I the only one. Oh and CyberMarco :D

    #46 1 year ago
  47. KineticCalvaria

    @42, Here ya go Mike.

    http://kotaku.com/how-mandatory-game-installations-will-work-on-ps4-1462283797

    Definitely need another HDD.

    #47 1 year ago
  48. Ireland Michael

    @46 Nope. I don’t find myself touching any of the new hardware until the start of 2015 at the earliest. It would take an absolutely monumental title to make me even remotely consider putting down money on it sooner.

    @47 Bah.

    At least it’s fast caching. I really don’t want to sit and watch Snake smoking a cigarette for ten minutes in MGS5.

    #48 1 year ago
  49. KineticCalvaria

    @48, My thoughts exactly, I also didn’t know about this.

    :( sad panda.

    #49 1 year ago
  50. Phoenixblight

    @46

    My ps3 has worked for 6 years so throwing 400$ for a new console is a drop in a pond especially if it lasts at least as long as the PS3 has provided me. As I said I can just uninstall games I am not playing its not a huge deal and buy a bigger HD at a later point especially since I bought a 2 TB HD a few months ago for less than 100$.

    #50 1 year ago
  51. Fin

    @44

    “Yup, show me when I said it wasn’t possible to play while downloading.”

    “Sure, it’s about installing”

    CLOSE ENOUGH

    #51 1 year ago
  52. Hcw87

    @51
    You still provided a false statement, so no need to get on your high horse yet.

    #52 1 year ago
  53. Djoenz

    @48
    My thoughts exactly. Perhaps a new Naughty Dog game or FFXV, but I can wait.
    @50
    I mean I can buy it but not afford it tbh. A lot of bills. I dont want the YLOD fiasco so I will wait for the slim version like I did with ps3. To each its own.

    #53 1 year ago
  54. Phoenixblight

    @53

    That is fine but don’t be passing judgement on those getting a system at launch. I have money and I know its an investment and as far as the YLOD or RROD there are warranties for such and all I have to do is do a backup on an external drive. The only thing that is really lost is time of the system getting repaired.

    #54 1 year ago
  55. Phoenixblight

    @53

    That is your right but passing judgement on those that do have the money to purchase a system at launch is uncalled for. There are such things as warranties and you can back up your data on the HD so the only thing that is lost if a YLOD were to happen is the time getting the system repaired.

    #55 1 year ago
  56. Djoenz

    @54
    Oh yeah many solutions and actions you can take for a product that shouldnt have these issues in the first place. Keep fooling yourself and I will keep passing judgement for that is my right as in freedom of speach.

    #56 1 year ago
  57. Phoenixblight

    @55

    Well then you will keep coming off as jealous prick.

    #57 1 year ago
  58. TheDeathKwonDo

    Games install as you download them. Disc installation-to-play will be much quicker than download-to-play, which will be determined by your download speed.

    #58 1 year ago
  59. livewired500

    Well the OS is going to chew up some space. Plus if you have more than one profile, that will take some more. Then you will need room for updates. Don’t forget apps like Netflix and Hulu. Then you have DVR/Share button that you will be trimming movies and dropping those onto the drive as well.

    Then you have games getting much bigger and looking like they will get smaller. Don’t forget all the DLC they will shove at you for games like BF4 and Ghosts.

    In reality, it looks like you may only be able to have a very limited amount of games installed and ready to play at one time. I think that is going to get old very quickly.

    I would not be surprised if Sony has a 1tb sku in the works already and we could see it by next spring. That will be okay for myself since I won’t be picking one up until at least then.

    Going to be an interesting launch to watch.

    #59 1 year ago
  60. Judicas

    Rofl comparing those two nba game install sizes no wonder nba live looks current gen and nba 2k looks next gen!

    #60 1 year ago
  61. sebastien rivas

    Considering the OS itself needs space and considering all games combined at launch is already more than 500 gigs then good luck swapping/uninstalling/installing.

    Games are swelling and a 2 TB or bigger should not be uncommon.

    #61 1 year ago
  62. noamlol2

    so many shitty titles, so little space

    #62 1 year ago
  63. CPC_RedDawn

    Well done Microsoft you just made it so your user base will only be able to install around 10 triple A games on your system if each game is 50GB in size. With no option to swap it out that is just a joke. I, and many others don’t want yet ANOTHER device attached to your already ugly box (external HDD) to install games on.

    I have had a 1TB HDD in my PC for around 5 years now, and right now I have 2x1TB drives(one for media and one for games), and a 240GB SSD (OS Drive).

    This is the most backwards way of doing things, oh yea and installing an SSD into either the Xbox One or PS4 will result in a pointless buy as they are STILL using Sata2 connection not even Sata3 which is common place on PC. Heck even my girlfriends £299 laptop has Sata3 and USB3 as standard!

    #63 1 year ago
  64. DSB

    Yeah I don’t see any reason why they’d go with a 500GB HDD. They’re cheaper than dirt.

    That’s kinda disastrous if you want to be a digital platform.

    #64 1 year ago
  65. G1GAHURTZ

    Use an external HDD.

    Problem solved.

    There… That was easy, wasn’t it?

    #65 1 year ago
  66. Phoenixblight

    @64

    FOr storing, I am not sure you can. The PS4 will not support Ex HD and the Xbox One will support them at some point later on.

    #66 1 year ago
  67. Legion

    @61

    Don’t worry. You don’t have to worry about numbers of titles on release for your system of choice. Seeing that Indie titles appears to be the main focus of your choice this generation. ;)

    @64

    Xbox 360 allowed some games to be have portions of disks saved to external (GTA V for example with one of the disks) so that possibility is still there. I have a 350GB HDD for my Xbox 360…. and feel that 500 HDD is an acceptable amount.

    #67 1 year ago

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    Rockstar is set to release a patch today that will fix a bug preventing players from installing the game. The bug is tied to Windows usernames that use certain characters not supported by Rockstar. There’s already a workaround available on the Rockstar Support site, but those waiting for an official update will be able to […]

  • Prey 2 dev’s new mobile horror Lost Within out now on iOS and Fire

    Remember Lost Within, that mobile survival horror erstwhile Prey 2 developer Human Head Studios was making with Amazon Game Studios? It’s now available on iOS and for Amazon’s Fire devices, through the appropriate App Stores. There’s a little bit of extra info on it on the AGS blog, if you’re keen; unfortunately the blog doesn’t […]

  • Let’s take a look at Blood Bowl 2′s Chaos faction

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  • “Second-person” shooter Screencheat coming to PS4 and Xbox One

    Goldeneye players should be familiar with the concept of screencheating, which is what this new indie is all about. Screencheat has been on our radars for a while but has now been confirmed for PS4, sparking a new wave of interest with a trailer and PS Blog post. However, it was one of a number […]

  • World of Warcraft Timewalking will make old dungeons fun again

    World of Warcraft will soon introduce a feature called Timewalking, designed to make you feel young again. When WoW players participate in a Timewalking event, they’ll be transported to a randomly selected classic dungeon. Upon entering, their level and gear will be scaled way, way down to the Dungeon’s Heroic level – so they won’t […]

  • Bloodborne and Dark Souls messaging – in real life

    Soapstone is a cool little app that mimics the messaging system found in Bloodborne, Dark Souls and Demon’s Souls. Bloodborne and Dark Souls fans will surely agree that the asynchronous multiplayer side of things, with players leaving anonymous tips, encouragement and jokes for each other, is one of the cooler aspects of the From Software […]

  • Mass Effect fans, get a load of this My Talking Elcor plushie

    I have been waiting to write about this all day because oh my god. Mass Effect attracted a devoted fanbase and Bioware has found tons of clever ways to satisfy that fanbase’s desire for clothes, collectibles, books, comics and toys related to the future world of Commander Shepard and company. The company has been so […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection headed to retail

    Homeworld fans can purchase a neat little package of gloriously remastered nostalgia soon. The Homeworld Remastered Collection has been available online since the end of February, but is now on its way to retail thanks to a deal between new rights holder Gearbox and Ubisoft. The PC exclusive will launch in physical form from May […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt download size lower than predicted

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a hefty install footprint, but it’s not as bad as we expected. The Witcher 3 was expected to be a 50GB download after a note to this effect was added to the PlayStation Store. It looks like that might have been a placeholder figure, as DualShockers noted today that […]

  • Bloodborne, beaten with a Guitar Hero controller

    Come on now, you didn’t expect anything less from the Souls community, did you? Bloodborne has been vanquished with a Guitar Hero controller, just a few weeks after its release. Kotaku reports Bearzly took nine hours to finish the game, which is probably less than many players using a Dual Shock. You can watch a […]

  • Vendors? New social space? Your House of Wolves questions will be answered

    Destiny players learned more about House of Wolves in this week’s Bungie update than you might realise at first glance. Resident Destiny expert Arekkz cast his eagle eye over this week’s Bungie Weekly Update, which announced next week’s Reef tour livestream. I personally am most excited to learn about gear upgrade paths, but Arekkz points […]

  • GTA 5 playable with Virtuix Omni VR treadmill

    You’ve seen GTA 5 with Oculus Rift, Now see GTA 5 with the Virtuix Omni. GTA 5 PC has unlocked a number of exciting possibilities. Modders and hackers are still working on making the game’s files accessible to third-party creation tools, but several cool things have been produced even with this barrier still in place. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: play as Rain and other locked characters on PC

    Mortal Kombat X players comfortable with tinkering with the game’s files can unlock unplayable characters. Mortal Kombat X includes a number of familiar fighters available only as opponents, not playable characters. if you’re super keen to try out Rain, Baraka and co, you can – with a bit of fiddling. Redditor XVermillion figured out that […]

  • Madden 16 release date set for August, of course

    Madden NFL 16 has a deeply unsurprising release date. Madden’s release date always falls at the end of US summer, and Madden 16 is no exception. EA Sports has announced that the NFL sim will release on PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on August 26. We have absolutely no further information at […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront won’t have Battlelog support

    Star Wars Battlefront is not just Battlefield in a Hallowe’en costume, so don’t expect the same suite of features. Star Wars Battlefront is the subject of intense anticipation and curiosity, so it’s not surprising a bunch of rumours have turned up. One of these rumours suggests that Battlefront will have its own version of Battlelog, […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beats Bloodborne to top March NPD chart

    PS4 had a good month but it was EA’s multi-platform Battlefield Hardline that was the best-selling game. March 2015 NPD at a glance Total spend down 6% YoY. Hardware and software both down. Console hardware blamed for significant hardware dip. Accessories up. Battlefield Hardline tops software chart. PS4 outsells other consoles. Wii U, 3DS and […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves gear upgrade paths will be revealed next week

    Destiny developer Bungie will reveal new equipment upgrade paths during a livestream next week. Destiny: House of Wolves will release on May 19, the developer announced last week, promising a full schedule of reveals over the next few weeks. It also gave a broad outline of some of the things it will be discussing in […]

  • Don’t forget: the Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow

    Just a quick heads up to remind you that The Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow, April 17 at 10am EDT. The free weekend is an incentive to bring back beta players which tried the game, but decided not to pursue a purchase. You can play the MMO until 10am EDT on […]

  • Tale of Tales announces May release for Kickstarter success Sunset

    Those attending Kill Screen’s Two5six Festival next month will be able to play Tale of Tales upcoming title Sunset before it’s released. Along with the news provided to us by BeefJack, Tale of Tales have also released new set of lovely screenshots which we have posted below. Sunset will be released on Linux, Mac and […]

  • Take 50% off select racing titles through the Codemasters online store

    Codemasters has launched an online store and is celebrating by giving you 50% off the titles listed. Here’s what’s on sale: F1 2013 Classic Edition F1 2014 – F1 RACE STARS BUNDLE F1 2013 GRID 2 GRID 2 Reloaded GRID Autosport DIRT 3 Complete Edition DIRT Showdown Toybox Turbos F1 RACE STARS Hit up the […]

  • Spy_Watch coming to Apple Watch from Surgeon Simulator devs

    Surgeon Simulator developers Bossa Studios have announced its working on an Apple Watch game called Spy_Watch. Spy_Watch, according to the developer, has players heading up a spy agency which isn’t faring too well. Players will need to train a spy and then send him out on various missions to “reclaim the agency’s former glory.” Real-time […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power hits Steam Early Access next week

    Frozenbyte has announced Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power will launch on Steam Early Access next week. The early access title will run you $19.99/€19.99/£14.99 and you can purchase it come April 21. If the short video above isn’t enough to tempt you, a video showing nine minutes of gameplay was released last week.

  • Journey, Flower, flOw trilogy to be released this summer on PS4 in 1080p at 60fps

    A remastered version of the Journey Collector’s Edition is coming to PlayStation 4 from ThatGameCompany. According to Gamespot, the trilogy will contain PS3 titles flOw, Flower and Journey on one disc, and it will run in 1080p at 60fps. A standalone version of Journey will arrive close to the trilogy’s release on PS4 through the […]

  • Here’s a few screenshots of PS4-exclusive Alienation from Housemarque

    Screenshots for Alienation, Housemarque’s four-player co-op PlayStation 4 exclusive, have been released and you can have a look at them in the gallery we’ve posted. Announced at gamescom 2014, the game features three main character classes, weapon customization, and various team set-ups. The game has players shooting at things with twin-stick gameplay with a top […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront website notes November 17 release, teaser video and first image hit

    The first Star Wars: Battlefront image has been posted, and apparently it appeared on the official website at some point this morning. The game will also be released on November 17, according to the official website’s source code. The release date is noted in the code located in the image below. Props to Gematsu for […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is the fastest selling entry in the series to date

    Mortal Kombat X has sold faster than any other game in the series to date, making it the “biggest launch” in Mortal Kombat history, according to creator Ed Boon. Speaking in a series of tweets, Boon said both the mobile and console versions have “literally millions of players getting online” resulting in the servers being […]

  • Shadow of the Beast reboot resurfaces with some new screenshots

    The Shadow of the Beast reboot, which was announced in 2013, has show its face once more with early screenshots. Screenshots of the Amiga classic remake show off the Karamoon’s desert and the main character, Aarbron. According Matt Birch, CEO and founder of Heavy Spectrum, the team is currently hard at work on the “core […]

  • Halo: Spartan Strike arrives on Windows 8, iOS and Steam today

    Halo: Spartan Strike is now available on Windows 8, Steam, iOS devices and Windows 8 phones. The mobile top-down shooter will run you $5.99. Halo: Spartan Strike tells a new story in the Halo universe set during the events of Halo 2 on New Mombasa in 2552. Those playing on Windows 8 devices can compete […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video shows highlights from the Episdoe Duscae demo

    Square Enix has released a Final Fantasy 15 video which shows highlights from the Episode Duscae demo included with launch editions of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. FFT0 has shipped over one million copies worldwide, and a player feedback survey is available for the Duscae demo until May 19. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is available on PlayStation […]

  • Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since release – SuperData

    PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since it was released on March 24, according to SuperData’s latest report. The figure produced by SuperData is worldwide and comes on the heels of the one million units sold announcement earlier this week. “After the release of the beautiful but terribly short game The […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Mega May returns, Super Smash Bros. update, Mii Fighter costumes

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a Super Smash Bros. update and the StreetPass Mii Plaza games Battleground Z and Ultimate Angler. The update is rather detailed, and a bit larger than normal, and you may wish to pay special attention to the activities listed. Here’s the full update: StreetPass […]

  • Here’s your first look at Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida in Super Time Force Ultra

    Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida is a playable character in Super Time Force Ultra, and today, Capy Games has provided a couple images of the man himself in the game. Yoshida was announced as a playable character in the game during Sony’s PlayStation Experience event back in December 2014. The PS4 and Vita version will […]

  • The wait is almost over – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold

    CD Projekt RED has announced the news we’ve all been waiting to hear: The Witcher 3 has gone gold. This means Geralt’s latest, and possibly last, adventure has been sent to the factory to be pressed into lovely gaming discs. “We worked so damn hard over the past three years to bring you this game,” […]

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a “couple weeks out from beta,” new trailer

    Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is just a “couple of weeks out from beta,” according to development studio The Chinese Room, and a release date will be announced “shortly.” To give you an idea of how development has been coming along since it was announced at gamescom 2013, the team has released a new trailer […]

  • GTA 5 on PC looks incredible, but I can’t recommend it to console players

    As much as Matt Martin loves GTA 5, he can’t recommend upgrading from console to PC just for a slick editing suite and even prettier graphics. “This is the third time in as many years that I’ve bought GTA 5.” I have a Grand Theft Auto 5 obsession, as I’m sure you know if you’ve […]

  • The Forest engine updated to Unity 5, major graphical and gameplay improvements made

    The Forest’s latest patch added substantial improvements to the game. The Forest version 0.16 is now live on Steam with plenty of new additions. The game has been ported over to Unity engine version 5. The plant and skin shaders have been replaced or rewritten. Many other visual tweaks have been made, such as model […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront banner leaks from Star Wars Convention

    EA has been setting up the Battlefront booth at Star Wars Celebration, and one leaked picture shows what could be the game’s main art. Someone on Reddit posted a picture of the game banner at EA’s booth. Here it is: Lots of things happening here. There’s a Star Destroyer in the distance, TIE Fighters and […]

  • Get GTA 5 working with Oculus Rift using this tool

    There’s a way you can play GTA 5 in VR if you own an Oculus Rift Dev Kit and have a bit of cash to spare. VorpX, the go-to program for adding VR support to games has received an update recently to support GTA 5. This is far from perfect, as it only translates the […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 15 team revealed

    This week’s Team of the Week is now available for anyone to challenge in FIFA Ultimate Team. The team members get selected each week based on their performance during the weekend matches. You can fire up FIFA Ultimate Team on any platform and challenge this squad. You’ll also find some Team of the Week items […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will let you stealth all encounters, including bosses

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will bring back one of the original game’s major features. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is considered by many to be a great game and worthy of bearing the franchise name. One of its grating issues though was its boss fights. You only had one way to fight them: be confrontational. The […]

  • Project Cars PC specs and supported wheels announced

    The release date of Project Cars is inching ever closer and more details have been revealed to answer all your burning questions. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios has revealed the full list of supported steering wheels on all platforms, as well as the minimum and recommended PC specs. Minimum specs CPU – 2.66 GHz […]

  • GTA 5 gets custom FOV mod on PC

    Those not satisfied with GTA 5′s built-in field of view slider can use a new mod to push the number even further. The PC versions of GTA 5 – just like its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts – lets you switch between third and first-person view in shooting and driving. The game has an FOV […]

  • Win! GTA 5 on PC!

    Want to win a Steam key for Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC? Just enter here. GTA 5 released on PC this week and is going down a storm. We like it a lot, which is why we’re giving away a Steam code for Rockstar’s latest. All you need to do is enter your email […]

  • GTA 5 topples Skyrim’s record for highest concurrent players on Steam

    Not factoring in Valve games, GTA 5 is the new king of concurrent player numbers on Steam. GTA 5 is very popular on PC, even more popular than games like Skyrim in its heyday. The number of concurrent players for GTA 5 has peaked today at 301,246. This makes it the only non-Valve game to […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: what does a modern fighting game look like?

    Mortal Kombat continues to evolve as NetherRealm adds RPG systems and daily challenges to a solid fighting game, says Sherif Saed. “Mortal Kombat X takes many cues from games like Destiny, Call of Duty, and GTA Online with hourly, daily and weekly events.” For as many of its familiar facets, Mortal Kombat X has enough […]

  • J-Stars Victory VS+ coming west in June – new trailer

    J-Stars Victory VS+ will make the jump (see what I did there) to the west after all. J-Stars Victory VS+ is the western title for the fighting game which stars characters from a variety of Shonen Jump-published manga. Bandai Namco has announced the fighter will release in Europe on June 26 and in the Americas […]

  • Codemasters F1 license good through 2016

    Codemasters has at least one more F1 game in it. F1 2015 isn’t out yet, so Codemasters is naturally not talking about what it might get up to in the future. We do know what it can get up to, though; Codemasters’ Steven Embling told Videogamer has the option to continue the series. “We have […]

  • Project Cars has pretty deep graphics options on consoles

    Project Cars offers players a wide variety of ways to customise their graphic settings on PS4 and Xbox One. Project Cars is a graphics showcase and all early indications suggest it’s going to be one of the best-looking games out there. Slightly Mad’s commitment to graphics seems to go deeper than making things pretty, though: […]

  • Super Smash Bros. patch nerfs Diddy Kong – report

    Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U is great but Diddy Kong is a beast and must be stopped. The latest Super Smash Bros. 3Ds and Wii U patch seems to have nerfed Diddy Kong, a character so over-powered that serious tournament players generate controversy by choosing to use him. Nintendo doesn’t publish patch notes, […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer shuttered

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer 2K Australia has been closed down. Kotaku broke the news, and also had word from an anonymous source, who said that all staff have been let go. 2K responded to our request for comment with the following statement: We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process […]

  • Samorost 3 trailer shows Amanita still in fine form

    Samorost 3 looks as delicately beautiful as its siblings. Samarost 3 developer Amanita Design has a reputation for gorgeous, slightly surreal world building. This new trailer for its latest adventure looks just as if not more lovely than the previous Samarost games and Botanicula. Samarost 3 is coming to Mac and PC later this year, […]

  • Amnesia dev’s new project SOMA now in beta

    SOMA is nearly here and I am torn between excitement and horrified dread. SOMA is the latest horror project from Frictional, the team behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent. We’re pretty excited to see what Frictional comes up with next, and we won’t have too long to wait, apparently; the developer has announced that SOMA is […]

  • Steam Guard mobile authenticator now in beta testing

    Steam is now testing its latest security measure. Steam helps you protect your account by offering two-factor authentication, a solution so beautifully elegant and effective that it’s astounding every gaming network doesn’t do the same (looking at you, Sony). Valve’s version is called Steam Guard, and it works via email. This isn’t always super convenient, […]

  • Godzilla battles Mothra in new trailer

    Godzilla lets you stomp around cities and battle classic kaiju. I’m in. Godzilla is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 in early July, but we haven’t seen a great deal of it since its December reveal. The new trailer below gives you an idea of just what Natsume has done with one of the biggest […]

  • Tales of Zestiria to launch this year – new trailer

    Tales of Zestiria continues Bandai Namco’s delightful new habit of bringing the popular JRPG series to the west before the shine wears off. Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, the publisher has announced. That’s not a bad turnaround, given it first hit Japan in January, and localisation of text-heavy titles is expensive […]

  • Project Cars release date locked down, new trailer released

    Project Cars finally has a release date. Project Cars will release on May 8, Bandai Namco UK has announced. We haven’t yet had an update from Namco Bandai’s other regional offices, but its probably safe to bet the racer will release around the same time in the Americas, Europe and ANZ region. We can now […]

  • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains trailer shows combat, online multiplayer

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains has plenty to offer fans of the anime. Previously known as Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind, the Spike Chunsoft action game is coming west thanks to Atlus. Gematsu reports it’s due in both Europe and North America in May, via the 3DS eShop. The trailer below […]

  • Bloodborne stamina recovery rate affected by equip weight

    Bloodborne players have unearthed an important gameplay detail not mentioned in the game’s menus or manual. In Bloodborne, players need to manage their stamina carefully for best results. A far more aggressively-tuned affair than past Souls games, Bloodborne does away with equip weight limits, and items have no listed weight details. As far as players […]

  • Street Fighter’s Ryu, Fire Emblem’s Roy spotted in Super Smash Bros. patch – rumour

    Street Fighter’s Ryu is rumoured for future Super Smash bros DLC following datamining of the latest patch. Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U were updated recently, and hacker shinyquagsire23 claims to have found some interesting files while poking around in the 3DS patch data. As detailed on Reddit, the audio files included a new […]

  • Suikoden 3 PEGI rating suggests PS2 Classic re-release

    Suikoden. Suikoden 2. And now: Suikoden 3. Suikoden 3 has been rated by PEGI for PlayStation 3, presumably ahead of an upcoming re-release. Gematsu turned up the rating, and although we have no further information at this time, it’s not much a leap to assume the RPG will turn up as a PS2 Classic on […]