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World of Warcraft’s sixth expansion already in the works

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 00:20 GMT By Brenna Hillier

World of Warcraft’s fifth expansion Warlords of Draenor was only unveiled at BlizzCon this weekend, but the one after that is already on the go.

Speaking to Polygon, Blizzard’s Mike Morhaime confirmed the sixth expansion is already in the works.

“We’ve already started working on the expansion after [Warlords of Draenor],” he said.

“We’ve never done that in the past. We’ve been doing one expansion at a time, sort of a very linear content creation model, and we’ve looked at ways that we can parallelize that. So that while we’re working on this expansion we’re looking at the new one.”

World of Warcraft produced just four expansion pakcs in tis first eight years. Morhaime said Blizzard plans to release expansions more rapidly in the future, in order to keep current players engaged and entice returning players.

“It’s going to be on us and our development team to continually look at ways to evolve the game and keep it relevant, and look for new ways of maintaining engagement within the game. We view expansions as a huge opportunity to do that,” he said.

“We recognize that we need to release them on a faster cadence than we have in the past. So we’re investing in the team and our resources to enable us to do that.”

According to recent Activision Blizzard financials, following the inevitable spike at release of the fourth expansion, Mists of Pandaria, World of Warcraft noted a significant subscriber dip – down to 7.7 million.

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24 Comments

  1. Hcw87

    Awesome. More content can only be good.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Erthazus

    More like milking to death because with each expansion we get less content and less innovation or something new.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. DSB

    Plays game from 2004. Wants something new.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Erthazus

    @DSB, https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wR_BiyGvLIo

    Easy.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Phoenixblight

    @2

    10 more levels, a player hub, all character models will be updated to be more modern(1k polygon character to now 9-10k polygons). Sorry, this expansion puts even Wrath and Burning Crusade to shame.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. DSB

    @4 Yeah, still not a game from 2004.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Erthazus

    @5, Are you ok?

    Let me tell you what was in Burning Crusade:

    1) They added two new epic races (Draenei and Blood Elves) with two big islands with it’s own city.
    2) you can fly
    3) New Professions
    4) Outland
    5) New Battleground that had new gameplay mechanic
    6) they introduced Arena 2v2, 3v3, 5v5
    7) amazing new villain – Illidan
    8 ) +10 more levels
    9) Additional “outdoor” PvP objectives were implemented, which are different for each zone in which they are located.

    Because with Warlords Of draenor I get Outland reskin, Characters that Blizzard actually said that they will change in the Mists Of Pandaria (and updating characters is a SIMPLE patch in most MMO’s), Player hub is a RIP OFF from God damn LOTR MMO expansion.

    So I’m putting you to shame. Don’t let me start talking about Wrath Of The Lich King or you are going to sleep with nightmares.

    @6, What do you mean?

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Phoenixblight

    @7

    Haha oh man you keep trying. But no sell. Also Everquest Next is not even out and if it was its a F2P, soo there is nothing stopping anyone from playing that or any other MMO. I know what I am getting with WOW. Everquest Next is still very much in the air with gameplay and content. And the fact that the characters are very cliche and uninspired doesn’t exactly help either. For all I know the gameplay may be the same. What is to say that is not the case for the actual game especially with Sony’s history with MMOs.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Erthazus

    @8, so in other words you have nothing really to say and it’s the same blah blah blah when you said that “Crappy Star Wars Game MMO” from bioshit will be successfull…

    It’s F2P or not. It requires some serious investment. Everquest Next Landmark for example shows that and I’m not joking. It’s not even Everquest Next for now. https://www.eqnlandmark.com/founders-pack

    “And the fact that the characters are very cliche and uninspired doesn’t exactly help either.”

    Based on what I must believe to this bullshit? Please, explain.

    “For all I know the gameplay may be the same, what is to say that is not the case for the actual game especially with Sony’s history with MMOs.”

    So far Everquest Next Landmark brings the most innovations in MMORPG in history of gaming that in the end you can create your own MMO in the game and that’s where developers are going. Everquest Next that is going a traditional route will bring so much more with it’s voxel-based engine that gameplay is going to be amazing and without HOLY-TRINITY which makes it already different.

    History of Sony MMO’s were different all the time and it depends on the team and Everquest team is the most experienced devs in mmo’s in the industry that works for 15 years.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. hitnrun

    I can’t believe over 7 million people still play a game that’s been on autopilot, gameplay-wise, basically since Blizzard brought in its B-team to stat-out Burning Crusade while the A-team moved on to other projects.

    I mean I literally can’t believe it, because I know for a fact that virtually no guilds survived the first expansion (the conversion from 40 man to 25 man shattered existing guilds) and not one of the dozens of people I know who played in the first four years has touched it since then.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Phoenixblight

    @9

    “Based on what I must believe to this bullshit? Please, explain.”

    All character models are the same crap you see in those generic fantasy book covers nothing unique. I see far more interesting character on those romance novel covers. They are cliche and general looking.

    “Everquest Next that is going a traditional route will bring so much more with it’s voxel-based engine that gameplay is going to be amazing and without HOLY-TRINITY which makes it already different.”

    Based on what? What pray tell do you have that show it will be different? Oh nothing? Thought so.

    There are endless amount of games that chuck the holy trinity lots of them are already out and there are more that will be coming out.

    The only thing that EQ Next has is the voxel based environment,have player created content and dynamic events which all sound cool on paper but they have yet to prove that it will be fun or even functional.

    “History of Sony MMO’s were different all the time and it depends on the team and Everquest team is the most experienced devs in mmo’s in the industry that works for 15 years.”

    So we are playing that game, huh? WOW 7.6 million subscribers. None of Sony’s games have hit that number. Sure in some of their F2P games but any person can create an account for those games. Blizzard has kept 7 million+ subscriber entertained for almost 10 years. No MMO can say that.

    Yeah, thanks for playing.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. absolutezero

    World PvP

    ppfffttt aha ha ha ha ha

    #12 1 year ago
  13. DSB

    @7 Check the first post.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. Erthazus

    @Phoenixblight,

    “All character models are the same crap you see in those generic fantasy book covers nothing unique. I see far more interesting character on those romance novel covers. They are cliche and general looking.”

    Let’s say that this is true, how World of Warcraft is any different? They have the same generic looking characters.

    I don’t understand this because the art style in EQN is very good and it is made by one of the best Art directors in the industry – Rosie Rappaport that works since MMO genre started.

    “Based on what? What pray tell do you have that show it will be different? Oh nothing? Thought so.”

    Based on what was already shown. Voxel based destructibility engine was shown and it is amazing. Story-bricks technology you can watch from Story bricks youtube channels. The AI in this game will be amazing.

    “There are endless amount of games that chuck the holy trinity lots of them are already out and there are more that will be coming out.”

    Name at least FIVE AAA MMORPG games.

    !!!!!! SOE don’t just chuck The Hony Trinity. Everquest developers INVENTED holy trinity and they created absolutely new mechanics for EQN that soon they will show after “Landmark”. That’s the whole point. It’s not about ditching mechanic. It’s is about creating new one that will be Next-Gen. !!!!!!

    “So we are playing that game, huh? WOW 7.6 million subscribers. None of Sony’s games have hit that number. Sure in some of their F2P games but any person can create an account for those games. Blizzard has kept 7 million+ subscriber entertained for almost 10 years. No MMO can say that.”

    I never said that Sony’s games hit that number but that is going to be changed very soon.
    Blizzard started to milk it’s franchise just to be sure that they will have these numbers at lest. But you need also to understand that these numbers are slowly going down.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. Phoenixblight

    “Let’s say that this is true, how World of Warcraft is any different? They have the same generic looking characters.”

    SOrry what? I hadn’t realized EQ Next has been out for 9 years.

    “I don’t understand this because the art style in EQN is very good and it is made by one of the best Art directors in the industry – Rosie Rappaport that works since MMO genre started.”

    So? As if length of working in a field somehow equates to quality. I am really sorry that is the best she can do especially when there are games like Wildstar and every single character race(boatload to boot) is vastly different to the next.

    “Name at least FIVE AAA MMORPG games.”

    Secret World, Guild Wars 1 and 2, DCU, City of Heroes and Villains, Champions Online.

    “these numbers are slowly going down”

    Then they climb right back every expansion. MOP it went right passed 8 million. In between expansion numbers always go down still the fact they maintain 7 million subscribers interest over 9 years is proof.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. Erthazus

    @Phoenixblight,

    “SOrry what? I hadn’t realized EQ Next has been out for 9 years.”

    and Everquest games been here for 15 years and still continue to this day. People still play Everquest 1 and it is very much alive and supported by SOE and in fact not too long ago Everquest 1 expansion was out. Same goes to Everquest II. It is alive.

    your point?

    “So? As if length of working in a field somehow equates to quality. I am really sorry that is the best she can do especially when there are games like Wildstar and every single character race(boatload to boot) is vastly different to the next.”

    Well. Fucking sorry that Everquest is not about insane cartoon characters with guitars and anime stereotypes.
    It is still fantasy-based MMO and characters have fantastic art style and not generic like for example in The Elder Scrolls Online.

    http://images.wikia.com/everquestnext/images/3/38/EverQuest_Next_Concept_Art_07.jpg

    http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/original/0/1992/2524517-screen+shot+2013-08-02+at+3.46.52+pm.png

    Generic characters? Give me a break. that’s how you create one with fantastic color pallete.

    “Secret World, Guild Wars 1 and 2, DCU, City of Heroes and Villains, Champions Online.”

    So in other words you just said only 2 (Guild Wars 2 and Secret World) because everything else is old as F and it’s gameplay mechanics has nothing to do with something called Trinity.

    With this comment you could add World Of Tanks or League of Legends because DUH they have no Trinity.

    But I will give you some slack. Two games you have. Let’s just take the most successfull one – Guild Wars 2. It does everything poorly when it comes to it’s combat mechanics because AI does not exist in this world.

    “Then they climb right back every expansion. MOP it went right passed 8 million. In between expansion numbers always go down still the fact they maintain 7 million subscribers interest over 9 years is proof.”

    They had 12 million subscribers at Wrath. It is going down every time. What expansion will give them is a temporary boost. That’s why Mike Morhaime said that they want to release expansions faster so players could keep up with the game.

    It is going down Phoenix.

    #16 1 year ago
  17. Phoenixblight

    “Well. Fucking sorry that Everquest is not about insane cartoon characters with guitars and anime stereotypes.
    It is still fantasy-based MMO and characters have fantastic art style and not generic like for example in The Elder Scrolls Online.”

    Yeah I have seen the characters. They are bland the 3d models don’t match the actual concept work. You won’t be proving me otherwise because I am just as informed as you. Also EQ Next is using the very same exact techniques as WOW and Wildstar. They are going with a painted look so just a diffuse, maybe some spec and their job is done so don’t go with the whole cartoon anime bs because EQ Next is going the same route. It looks cartoonish.

    “So in other words you just said only 2 (Guild Wars 2 and Secret World) because everything else is old as F and it’s gameplay mechanics has nothing to do with something called Trinity.”

    Oh jeezus and now you are making your own rules for a debate. Its like arguing with a 12 year old. You really have nothing and the fact that I bring up points and you use your own rules on why those points don’t work is just proof enough there is no point to even talking to you.

    You are just a person bitching and moaning about a MMO and its success and trying to scream how a new MMo will be a WOW killer as claimed by every fanboy of every new MMO. We will see when EQ Next releases in what happens until then you are just a person going to other MMO articles and banging on how its the second coming of christ. I am done.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. Erthazus

    “Yeah I have seen the characters. They are bland the 3d models don’t match the actual concept work. You won’t be proving me otherwise because I am just as informed as you. Also EQ Next is using the very same exact techniques as WOW and Wildstar. They are going with a painted look so just a diffuse, maybe some spec and their job is done so don’t go with the whole cartoon anime bs because EQ Next is going the same route. It looks cartoonish.”

    Now this is going to the subjective “taste” of discussion. That is your opinion about “bland 3d models that don’t match the actual concept work” because that is not true at all and I’m not the only guy in the world who thinks the same as me.

    and no. You are not informed. You don’t even knew that EQ1 and EQ2 were still alive so… Here you go. Another one of your failures. Just like with Diablo III. I remember everything ; ) SCHWING!

    About cartoonish look. Yeah. They are going that way. Of course. They have something to do with WoW but not with Wildstar because Wildstar in it’s soul is a cartoon first of all. Everquest Next is using cartoon look to make it look good after so many years and that’s where Everquest II made a mistake with more “realistic-look” because even if they had more advanced graphics then WoW after all these years WoW still looked better with all enchancements over the years.

    So what did SOE devs? They learnt it’s past mistakes.

    “Oh jeezus and now you are making your own rules for a debate. Its like arguing with a 12 year old. You really have nothing and the fact that I bring up points and you use your own rules on why those points don’t work is just proof enough there is no point to even talking to you.”

    I’m not making my own rules. I asked you a decent question. You didn’t answered me at all. Uou just took random MMO’s with combat mechanics that has nothing to do with Holy Trinity or closed battle system with enemies that required at least decent Tank and that were new AAA MMOS.

    I asked you also about AAA titles and not niche one’s.

    “You are just a person bitching and moaning about a MMO and its success and trying to scream how a new MMo will be a WOW killer as claimed by every fanboy of every new MMO. We will see when EQ Next releases in what happens until then you are just a person going to other MMO articles and banging on how its the second coming of christ. I am done.”

    Hey, 8 year old. you were the one that screamed this about STAR WARS MMO from EA every freakin thread!

    I’m not screaming anything at all. I’m just saying that New WoW expansion is not a big deal. I hope you will get this. Thank you.

    and yeah. I’m not screaming that EQN is a WoW killer in subs. But I’m sure that this is a next gen game that has potential to be the biggest MMO because Everquest was always big.
    WoW subscribers are overrated. It was a holy damn luck from their part. Even Blizzard never expected these numbers.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. Phoenixblight

    “and no. You are not informed. You don’t even knew that EQ1 and EQ2 were still alive so”

    Uh yeah where did I say it wasn’t “alive”? Go point it out. I will be waiting.

    “Hey, 8 year old. you were the one that screamed this about STAR WARS MMO from EA every freakin thread!”

    Hahha Right please go prove it. You will see I haven’t posted anything on any recent TOR article maybe in the beginning when I was playing. I have never claimed TOR was a WOW killer or anything that you are claiming EQ N to be.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. Judicas

    “We’ve already started working on the expansion after [Warlords of Draenor],” he said. “We’ve never done that in the past. ”

    Roflmao kid needs to be quiet if he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Every blizzcon they’ve said oh yeah we have a small team looking at the next expansion after the one we just announced, every single damn time. Trying to pretend they have never done that in the past is just stupid.

    #20 1 year ago
  21. Ireland Michael

    “More like milking to death because with each expansion we get less content…”

    No we don’t. This is absolutely untrue, and I know this because I’ve played it. Mists of Pandaria was packed with more quests, additional content, extra stuff to discover, and regular content updates than *any* expansion that’s comes before it.

    I agree in that I’m disappointed by the lack of new features, and the locations just won’t like very diverse or half as elaborate as Pandaria, but the claim the game is getting less content is utterly and completely false.

    “Every blizzcon they’ve said oh yeah we have a small team looking at the next expansion after the one.”

    Conceptualising and developing are not the same thing.

    #21 1 year ago
  22. Darkfield

    Well Erth I know you played a lot of WoW since you’re on my friend list and I had the pleasure of playing with you and you have every reason to be burntout by it, but and I hope you wont be upset with me, MoP compared to the previous expansions had fuckton of contents, it was and IS a delight. I fucking enjoyed it, I do believe Blizzard learnt its lesson well, they are updating the game on technological front and are keep adding variety of features to that. This is a win for all MMORPGers because as the competition gets more tense, people introduce more content, better features than before to be able to out-perform one another. This is good and Warlords of Draenor will be a great expansion.

    #22 1 year ago
  23. Hcw87

    Personally, going back to the best continent of WoW (Outland) is going to be nostalgic as hell.

    #23 1 year ago
  24. Darkfield

    @Hcw87 pity there’s no Zangarmarsh, it’s my favourite place in Outland :<

    #24 1 year ago

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    Batman: Arkham Knight will indeed be a download-only title on PC in the UK, Warner Bros. has confirmed to VG247. Batman: Arkham Knight will be available as both a physical and digital release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe. Again, in the UK, the PC version will be “available as […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

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  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

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  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

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  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

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  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

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  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

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  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

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  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

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  • PS Store Easter sale discounts MGS: Ground Zeroes, Far Cry 4, more

    The Easter Sale is live on the EU PS Store, with Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes for less than £10, FIFA 15 Deluxe Edition for £30 and other savings. Some of the PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita discounts are valid through April 8, other through April 15. PlayStation Plus members can also take an […]

  • Bloodborne video: how to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam

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  • Bloodborne issue prevents summons at Vicar Amelia fight

    A Bloodborne bug has prevented players calling on help to take on one of the nasty early bosses. Bloodborne bosses are significantly easier to take down in co-op. Unfortunately, at least one of them is proving difficult to find help for – and not just because not many players have obtained the Small Resonant Bell […]

  • Mass Effect 3 on sale on EU PSN, but not free

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  • Elite: Dangerous Race to Elite winners announced, one player makes £10,000

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  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: How to make the most money with Special Bonuses and Elite Challenges

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  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 coming tomorrow

    PlayStation 4 firmware 2.50, codenamed Yukimura, is due for release tomorrow, March 26. Firmware update 2.50 for PlayStation 4 will be launching tomorrow, March 26, Sony has announced. Codenamed Yukimura, the system update is promised to bring suspend/resume feature, trophy sync improvements, accessibility options, and much more. 2.50 has been in beta testing a while […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges and more

    Heists aren’t the only addition in GTA Online’s latest DLC – there’s a lot of content that can earn you big RP and cash payouts. GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges While heists are the talking point and big payoff after more than a year of waiting, there’s a […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: what’s the best Police sniper rifle?

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  • Evolve 1.3 patch nerfs Wraith, adjusts Kraken

    Evolve is receiving a new patch that aims to put an end to the Wraith’s dominance. Evolve developer Turtle Rock outlined a few of the changes coming in patch 1.3. The patch brings balance changes to the monsters – mainly the Wraith – as well as other various changes to Hunters’ tools based on player […]

  • Bloodborne: watch the opening 40 minutes

    The opening minutes of Bloodborne really do set the stage for what’s to come. They’ll also help you decide if this game is for you. Arekkz Gaming has captured the first 40 minutes of Bloodborne. Complete with the opening cutscene, and the first few obstacles you’ll face. The video is commentary free, so wear headphones […]

  • YouTube will relaunch livestreaming service with focus on eSports and gaming – report

    According to industry sources, Google is preparing to relaunch YouTube’s livestreaming service with a focus on eSports and gaming. According to anonymous sources speaking to TheDailyDot, Google is planning to bring back YouTube’s livestreaming service. The company is said to have started recruiting around 50 engineers with experience in the field, “a pretty big statement […]

  • I think I’m too old for Final Fantasy 15

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  • New multiplayer mode for Splatoon announced

    Nintendo has sent over three screenshots for Splatoon along with information on the Wii U another of the title’s multiplayer modes. Called Ranked Battle, it keeps track of each player’s online ranking. Splat Zones is one of the additional ways to play online in this mode. It differs from Turf War, which is the main […]

  • 2015 WoW Arena World Championship has a $250,000 prize pool

    Blizzard has announced the WoW Arena World Championship will culminate at BlizzCon 2015. World of Warcraft 3v3 Arena teams from around the globe will compete for spot at the 2015 WoW Arena World Championship and for a share in the $250,000 prize pool. Online qualifiers will be held for North America, Southeast Asia, Australia, New […]