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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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  • Halo played by Twitch is an exercise in great patience

    TwitchPlaysHalo is ridiculous. Halo: Combat Evolved is the latest game to be sucked into the “TwitchPlays” phenomenon, and the results are somewhat painful to spectate. If you’re not familiar with the setup, which debuted with TwitchPlaysPokemon, the game accepts commands from the channels’ chat stream. Although it doesn’t have the strategic RPG elements of Pokemon, […]

  • Gold Amiibo sold out, selling at five times RRP on auction sites

    Gold Mario Amiibo are expected to sell for pretty astounding profits on eBay and other auction sites. The Walmart-exclusive Gold Mario Amiibo is already completely sold out. Plenty of people managed to snaffle them to resell, though. There are now dozens of listings on eBay and other auction sites. One of the average asking prices […]

  • Canadian new game prices jump to $75

    Canadian gamers are in for an unpleasant price hike. As spotted by HardcoreGamer, the local Canadian branches of Amazon and EB Games have raised the prices of upcoming games to CAD$75. The CAD$5 increasing comes within a year of prices hitting the CAD$70 point. CAD$75 (£38/€53) currently exchanges for $60, the standard US pricing. The […]

  • New Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows weather, day-night cycle

    The latest Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows off a gloriously beautiful world. Xenoblade Chronicles X is Monolith Soft’s first solo Wii U game, and the developer is clearly enjoying being able to build a big open world with all the features we’ve come to expect. Missed the whole Xenoblade thing? Chronicles X is a sort […]

  • Dead Rising: Watchtower teaser talks up the benefits of Zombrex

    Live-action Dead Rising movie Watchtower is almost upon us. Dead Rising: Watchtower will release on Crackle on March 27, and via other digital distributors thereafter. Enjoy the short teaser below, courtesy of IGN.

  • We Happy Few debut hits you upside the face with a frying pan

    Contrast developer Compulsion Games has revealed its next project – the delightfully creepy-looking We Happy Few. We Happy Few is set in “a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England” where “a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial”. Players are tasked with blending in with […]

  • Slender: The Arrival creeping onto PS4, Xbox One in March

    Slender: The Arrival sold like hotcakes on PC and last-gen consoles, so why not terrify yourself on PS4 and Xbox One, too? Slender: The Arrival will release on PS4 on March 24 and on Xbox One on March 25, developer Blue Isle Studios has announced, for $10. No word on that Wii U version, though. […]

  • GOG weekend sale celebrates German debut

    DRM-free games vendor GOG is celebrating its German-language launch with a tasty sale. The sale offers discounts over 25 “German favourites”. Highlights inclue 97% off Deponia, and less steep but still tasty savings on Memoria and Blackguards 1 and 2. The sale will run through March 3, and you do not have to be, speak, […]

  • Humble Weekly Bundle goes back to Japan

    The latest Humble Weekly Bundle is called Made in Japan, and I’m sure you can guess the theme. Pay what you want for Cherry Tree High Complete Pack (PC; Steam or DRM free), Fairy Bloom Freesia (PC; Steam or DRM free) and Influent + Language Pack (Linux, Mac, PC; Steam or DRM free). Pay more […]

  • Capcom “looking into” solutions to Resident Evil: Revelations PC co-op issue

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 fans should sit tight for a bit, as Capcom is working on some sort of solution to the co-op issue. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 doesn’t have local co-op on PC and fans are pretty mad about that, as it was advertised ahead of release as a key feature. Although Capcom has […]

  • The games industry is disruption, says Assassin’s Creed producer

    Former Assassin’s Creed producer Jade Raymond has characterised the games industry as one long series of upsets. The games industry changes all the time, and that’s one of its best qualities, Raymond said. The ex-Ubisoft leader told Polygon that the reason seh got into games in the first place was because it “is this undefined […]

  • GTA 5 made $31 million in digital revenue in January

    GTA 5 is the highest-grossing title at the moment in terms of digital revenue, and the PSN is absolutely minting it. Digital games industry analyst Superdata has extended its scope to include console games, which means we suddenly have access to a whole bunch of data we’ve only been able to guess at, or extrapolate […]

  • Destiny: Inferno playlists debut next week

    Destiny PvP will shake things up next week with a new way to slaughter your mates in the Crucible. Destiny is already a skilled PvP game, but the new Inferno playlists will turn things up a notch with a focus on “basic gunplay”. The first of these, Inferno Control, kicks off on March 3 and […]

  • First-person camera coming to Guild Wars 2 next month

    ArenNet has announced its adding nonrestrictive first-person view to Guild Wars 2. Here’s what top expect come March 10: First-person Camera: Zooming in all the way will allow players to experience a first-person view. First-person mode is available while standing in place, walking, running, jumping, playing PvP and just about anything else. There aren’t any […]

  • Shadowrun Online signs on with Nordic

    Shadowrun Online has been given a nice little boost thanks to a distribution deal with Nordic Games. Shadowrun Online is a new team tactical RPG from Cliffhanger Productions. Although it’s already available through Steam Early Access, Nordic has agreed to distribute the finished version, which is due on Linux, Mac and PC in the second […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, game world ten times the size of demo

    Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, according to director Hajime Tabata. Speaking with IGN, Tabata said development will kick into high gear once the Episode Duscae demo is released. “It’s about 60% now. People may look at that and say ‘well, you’ve only done five more percent!’ [since 55% in September] but it’s actually a […]

  • Destiny: you don’t need to visit the tower to access your vault

    Destiny players, you asked for it and Bungie has delivered it: you can now swap items in and out of the vault using the companion app. “Destiny needs more vault space” you cry – and yes, this is true. But while we all struggle with the limitations imposed on us by Bungie, we face all […]

  • Mortal Kombat X will contain over 100 Brutalities

    During the Mortal Kombat X stream today, NetherRealm Studios revealed Brutalities are back for the game, and stated there will be over 100 to pull off. You won’t gain any extra experience for being overly cruel with your painful moves, but you will at least get to laugh at some and “cringe” at others, according […]

  • Numenera: Strand is a film based on the game up on Kickstarter

    Numenera, the 2012 Kickstarter success and foundation for Torment: Tides of Numenera, could become a film if the Kickstarter for the movie is successful. With five days left, Monte Cook Games and Swedish film company Valdes/Eriksdotter needs £22,542 to reach its goal. Titled Numenera: Strand, it tells the tale of a drifter who “roams a […]

  • Gran Turismo 6 update adds MINI Clubman Vision, more

    A Mini Cooper has invaded Gran Turismo 6 via a new update. The Mid-Field Raceway track has also been added, and its a new and improved version of the original track from previous Gran Turismos. The new B-Spec Mode feature has also been added which allows the AI driver to race on your behalf. Additional […]

  • Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and some playable titles to PAX East

    Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and Splatoon with it to PAX East next month. The E3 2014 build of the game lets eight players transform into squids in a race for “splattered-paint dominance.” Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will also be playable and featured in stage presentations at the Nintendo booth. Upcoming or newly released Nintendo […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

    Battlefield Hardline Premium perks have apparently leaked a bit early, according to a post on Reddit. Over on the Hardline subreddit is an image which was take at a GameStop location, noting two week early access to content additional Battlepacks and more. Here’s the rundown: Four expansions Two weeks early access 12 additional Battlepacks Exclusive […]

  • Final Fantasy: Record Keeper arrives in the US this spring

    Final Fantasy: Record Keeper will be released in the US on iOS and Android this spring, DeNA and Square Enix today. The mobile titles allows players to “relive favorite moments” across all Final Fantasy installments and build a team of classic characters from across the entire franchise. If you sign up for email updates, you […]

  • Battlefield Hardline now available for pre-order, pre-download on Xbox One

    Battlefield Hardline is now available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One. You can pre-order it now from the Xbox Store and once you have paid for it, you can start your pre-download. Battlefield Hardline releases on March 17, and will be made available to pre-downloaders come 12.01am EDT. Check pricing and availability for your […]

  • Dying Light interactive video allows you switch between day and night

    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Titan Attacks, Donkey Kong Land, Donkey Kong Country and more. eShop on 3DS Ironfall Invasion Titan Attacks! Donkey Kong Land – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 2 – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 3 – Virtual Console Luv Me Buddies Wonderland Around the World […]

  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

    Sony is hosting its annual Spring Fever Sale which runs for eight weeks and features a new title each week. The sale starts next week on March 3 with the launch of Helldivers. Here’s just a few items included in the sale: HELLDIVERS (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March 3 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March […]

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

    Fable Legends will be free-to-play when it launches on PC and Xbox One. According to Lionhead, the one versus four cross-platform title borrows from MOBA games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends as it will contain free, rotating heroes which will be added to a roster for a two week period. Once the […]

  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

    Isometric shooter LA Cops is coming to Xbox One on March 13. Already on Steam Early Access, the game looks like it’s been heavily inspired by Hotline Miami. Walk into a room, open fire, leave bloody puddles in your wake. It’s being published by Team 17. Check out the video below for some 70s cop […]

  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

    Shelter 2 is a game in which you are a mother lynx and must protect a den of kittens. Yes, it’s delightful. Shelter 2 is coming to Mac and PC on March 9. Pre-orders are now available on Steam at 10% off or on GOG.com with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s trailer is like a Transformer – there’s more than meets the eye. The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer contains a number of codes. Eagle-eyed users have spotted four so far, and work on cracking their meaning is progressing. According to an /r/games thread rounding up results so far, the codes pertain to […]

  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

    Assassin’s Creed fans, don’t try this at home. Assassin’s Creed characters can survive falls of almost any distance as long as they aim for the haystacks scattered handily throughout the environment. As you probably deduced from your familiarity with common sense, this isn’t a real thing: falling from heights kills you, the same way a […]

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

    PS4 is outselling Xbox One – but why? A new report may have the answer. Last month, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US again, returning it to the top of the charts after just two months away. Why? What has caused this reversal in fortunes in Microsoft’s home territory? According to a […]