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Star Citizen will never be dumbed down for consoles, says Roberts, but next-gen could happen one day

Monday, 18 November 2013 15:07 GMT By Dave Cook

Star Citizen creator Chris Roberts has addressed the likelihood of the crowd-funded RPG heading to consoles in future. While he’s loathe to dumb the PC title down for a “lesser platform” such as PS3 and Xbox 360, he’s not ruling out PS4 and Xbox One.

In a forum post titled ‘Star Citizen, PC, PS4 and Consoles,’ Roberts wrote, “Star Citizen IS a PC game. It will NEVER be dumbed down for a lesser platform. We will NOT limit the input options or supported peripherals to the lowest common denominator. We will NOT pass on features and technology just because they will only run on some hardware configurations.

“I just upgraded my office rig to a pair of Titans running in SLI, driving a 4K monitor and a 1440P one (Thanks NVidia for the goodies!). We’re about ready to build the ultimate AMD rig with FOUR R9 290Xs and AMD’s eight core CPU driving a set of 4K monitors in Eyefinity (Thanks AMD!)

“You think that’s a good approximation for console, even a next gen one like PS4 or Xbox One?”

He went on to say that he favours PC as it’s an open platform that is constantly moving forward with powerful and affordable new components released each year. He added, “Because of this Star Citizen will always be primarily a PC game and will embrace the best and newest tech.”

On potential PS4 and Xbox One editiosn of Star Citizen, Roberts added, “As far as consoles go Star Citizen will never be on the PS3 or Xbox 360. As for the next gen consoles, PS4 and Xbox One, we have NO CURRENT PLANS, but my stance remains open and is consistent with the many interviews I’ve given -

“IF the platform holders (Sony & Microsoft) allow us to update the code and data without restrictions and odious time consuming QC procedures, IF they allow our community to openly interact with each other across platforms then I would CONSIDER supporting them.”

In closing he stated, “So fear not! The PC is the platform of Star Citizen. Anything else, if it happens at all, will just be after the fact.”

Are you glad to see Roberts focusing on PC for Star Citizen? Would you like to see it brought to next-gen units down the line? Let us know below.

Via Eurogamer.

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23 Comments

  1. foofly

    I’m glad he’s sticking to his original plan. It’s not like he has publishers pushing him to compromise.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Legendaryboss

    But isn’t it still being dumbed down anyway? I don’t expect the PC Version to be possible in its full glory.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. AmiralPatate

    It’s always good to hear. But with the ambition they have, I would be surprised if they ported the game anytime soon.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. _LarZen_

    He seams like a elitist PC turd to be honest. And with the feedback from people playing the game I don’t think console gamers will miss out at all.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. WaspHUN

    @4: Are you a time traveller or what ? The game will not be released until the end of 2014 or early 2015.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Erthazus

    @2, your assumption is based on what? At retarded comment that has nothing to do with reality?
    This game has 4K support (there is 4K video with it) and has fantastic gameplay and PC-like controls. You can keep your Aut-aim, bullet magnetism games and 16 button controls to yourself.

    @4, OH SO YOU PLAYED IT ALREADY? WOW. MAN. GIVE IT TO ME PLEASE. Time traveling at it’s finest.

    butthurt console peasent at it’s finest. This game is going to be incredible with PC-Like controls, own economy, Star Citizen will feature an accurate newtonian physics engine. Ships will come equipped with lateral thrusters that are required to turn the ship and reverse acceleration, Star system, ships and stuff.

    Keep your shitty AUTO-AIM and bullet magnetism POS to yourself. Indeed. you won’t miss anything.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Legendaryboss

    @6
    What are you on about? What i said was the potential PS4/One versions would be dumbed down in someway compared to the PC counterpart, hence “I don’t expect the PC Version to be possible in its full glory.”

    #7 1 year ago
  8. TheBlackHole

    Arrogant prat.

    He can keep his money-grabbing meta game and his ‘LOVE ME AND MY DREAM PROJECT’ attitude.

    @1

    “I’m glad he’s sticking to his original plan.”

    You mean the one where he earns fifteen times the amount he planned for and spent it on an unnecessarily expensive mo-cap studio and kitting out his digs, while adding a couple of SHIPS to the game for every $2m raised?

    Yeah, stay classy Roberts

    #8 1 year ago
  9. VibraniumSpork

    “a pair of Titans running in SLI, driving a 4K monitor and a 1440P one…FOUR R9 290Xs and AMD’s eight core CPU driving a set of 4K monitors in Eyefinity.” – I am lazy/PC clueless. Can someone given me an approximate RRP on that bundle of swag this guy just got given for nothing?

    #9 1 year ago
  10. TheBlackHole

    @9
    £10-20k?

    It’s the 4k monitors that do it.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. viralshag

    Is this going to be the new Crysis of its time? Needing some suped up future computer to run it?

    #11 1 year ago
  12. WaspHUN

    @9: The 4K display is the most expensive piece there. It costs around 3500 $ (ASUS), 1440p (or 2,5K) is far cheaper, you can find a decent one for 400 $, 1 GTX Titan is around 1000$ and 570 $ for one R9 290x. the 8 core AMD CPU is not that expensive… you can grab an FX-8350 for less than 200$ on newegg.

    Now… do your math :)

    #12 1 year ago
  13. _LarZen_

    @5 Damn, i mixed it with X Rebirth. Read to fast :/

    @6 You sound like a psychopath.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. papizdano

    Erthazus relaaaax

    #14 1 year ago
  15. archaven

    Relax folks. This is just PR talks. This game will come to console. Mark my words. Which game developer is not swayed by the huge sales of consoles compared to peanuts on PC?

    If anything ALL games will come to consoles. Only PC have to beg for it. I’m not a console fanboy. This comes from a PC gamer.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. yeoung

    @15: I dunno man.. 27+ million buys a hell of a lot of peanuts. And those aren’t even sales yet, that’s pure backing.

    If anything, crowdfunding projects like this seem like a better fit for pc than the traditional retail model. Games that people want get made, and the developers won’t have publishers pulling strings, mandating and setting deadlines.

    Complacency may become a factor, but that’s what a developer’s reputation or vision is for.

    #16 1 year ago
  17. Erthazus

    @13, If I sounded like psychopath I would use some time traveling.
    But you said that some gamers played the game. Please, share with us.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. bradk825

    “Powerful and affordable components each year”

    “Affordable” is a relative target. Take two guys and ask them what is “affordable” and you’ll get an asnwer heavily weighted on what they make in a year.

    Consoles, in the gaming world, are the very definition of affordable. In 8-10 years you’ll still be able to buy new games for it without upgrading it.

    Meanwhile, when Diablo 3 came out I started watching for a sale at Futureshop and thought I might upgade my PC for it… I never once in a year saw a pre-built rig that would run the game. Affordable was out the window on that one.

    I certainly agree that there is more ability to get the latest and greatest on PC, but for him to list that equipment he just got and then mention affordable upgrades is assinine.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. TheWulf

    @8

    Yeah. For all the money that’s been put into this by gullible backers, all we’ve had out of it are essentially sexy car commercials and defensive “I will prove the doubters wrong!” screams.

    He smelled fishy from day one. The pandering to the elitist PC crowd was enough to raise an eyebrow, and he’s been playing them like a pro swindler. The horrible “I AM A PC GAME!” trailer with all of its painfully wrong typography lingers in my mind. I don’t know, this doesn’t seem like a real thing. You’d think that with all the money they have, and how long it’s been, they’d have a working alpha out by now.

    This just smells wrong. It smells like a con that they’re pushing as far as they can to get as much money as they can from people who have money to waste (usually upper 20 per cent elitists). And eventually he’s going to release some half-baked experience or he’s going to say that the project fell through. He’s really very sorry, but it just can’t continue.

    He has no obligation to do anything with this, and people aren’t really getting anything out of the deal, at all.

    On the other hand, the new Elite game has released a bunch of info about how their game works, dev diaries, lore stuff, and it has an upcoming alpha. That has me more inclined to trust it. I mean, Roberts has been nothing but marketing and shilling thus far, and I don’t trust that.

    For what it’s worth, I’m a PC gamer. But I don’t subscribe to sociopathy or elitism.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. Neroist

    @18 Console gaming can cost more during an 8 year period than a PC gaming. Buying 2 Xboxes(RROD), peripherals,Xbox Gold, and 50 six month old games in an 8 year period compared to a single PC using Steam and you will see that PC gaming is much cheaper.

    #20 1 year ago
  21. TheWulf

    @18

    Your logic is illogical, and dumb. Console elitists are every bad as PC elitists, and sometimes worse.

    Consider:

    a.) You only have to buy one PC, and it’ll last for as long as a console does. This is because the mainstream aims at the console, so you won’t have to upgrade the PC until the next console generation. And if you’re going to play indies, then you can set your sights even lower than that.

    This idea that you constantly need the latest and greatest hardware components is a FUD fantasy and utter tripe. It’s what you tell yourself to justify your purchase.

    On the other hand, whilst console purchases often cost anywhere between $60 and $80 for each and every mainstream release, they can go for anywhere between $3 and $60 on the PC. Often averaging at around $35 on release day if you shop around enough. So even if the PC costs a hundred bucks more than a console, that’s going to pay for itself within the first 5-10 games you buy.

    So ultimately, it just comes down to whether you want a console or a computer. It’s the product for the person. If you don’t ever want to think and you just want to push a button to get a game, then the console is the ideal choice. But the open nature of the PC platform means you have benefits like indies, crazy sales, and mods — but you just have to think a little more.

    It’s like the difference between an iPhone or an Android. Yeah, sure, Apple users are snobby but a good Android phone can do anything an iPhone can. Plus, Android has the benefit of being an open platform. With Android you have to think more about what you’re doing, and the iPhone is just about pushing a button and things immediately (and stylishly) working. It’s just what different people want.

    Do you want true simplicity or do you want to sacrifice simplicity to truly own your system and do what you want with it?

    It’s all about choice.

    Snobbery is snobbery, whether it’s a PC user or a console user.

    #21 1 year ago
  22. bradk825

    @20 and 21 thanks for missing the point guys.

    This guy is talking about yearly upgrades and calling them affordable, and I disagree. As for peripherals you’ll buy those for PC too, don’t be silly. And cheap games, go to Gamestop or wait a while. Indies are on console as well.

    You didn’t need to reply as if I’d just written a big anti-PC tirade and tried to wreck your day. I used to be a PC gamer and I like it. I just can’t keep up with the upgrades all the time now that I have kids to support. And yeah, if you want to play new games, you have to upgrade, it is what it is. Not saying it’s a horrible thing, but it’s not the most cost-effective way to play.

    The fact is this dude just listed a shit-tonne of expensive gear that he just got and then in the same breath he’s talking about affordable upgrades.

    #22 1 year ago
  23. archaven

    To those who said console gaming is more affordable than PC is plain wrong. I haven’t been upgrading my PC since 3 years ago. I’m still gaming on my Geforce GTX 560Ti. There’s not much changes on the advancement on technology for PC because gaming was hindered by 8 years old console. Many pubilshers/developers doesn’t want PC to look better so most multi-platform games will be hogged down by consoles graphics.

    It’s a steal if you go to digital distribution (steam sales is one of it) that you can get alot of older AAA games that is so freaking cheap.

    The ONLY reason for you to get a console because of “exclusives” monopolization. And this should end in my honest opinion. So that is why i’m deterred in getting a console.

    I’m getting a console later just because of the exclusives. Otherwise i won’t be bothered with the Un-upgradable box, costly (in my country the PS4 cost the same as a Geforce 780. So please go figure), annual subscriptions and the expensive retail box games which i can get much cheaper digitally (and go green too).

    #23 1 year ago

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  • Joystiq is likely to close – rumour

    AOL is rumoured to be closing its video game site, Joystiq. Re/code is reporting that AOL is likely to close its video game site Joystiq soon, according to “various sources.” The move is part of a company-wide restructuring that will affect Joystiq and other “under-performing content properties.” Joystiq is one of the most renowned sites […]

  • The Last of Us movie will be “pretty faithful” to the game

    The Last of Us will bring many of the same elements to the big screen as the small one, according to writer Neil Druckmann. Although The Last of Us will have to be adapted in various ways to make the transition from lengthy interactive adventure to cinema-friendly story arc, Druckmann is hoping to keep the […]

  • Microsoft is fixing Xbox One’s slow controllers

    Xbox One control pads have many charms, but quick start up is not one of them. The Xbox One controller currently takes up to five seconds to connect to your console after switching on, which is an eternity for someone with an attention span as short as mine. Luckily, Microsoft is working to fix this […]

  • Lucius 2 releases on Friday the 13th (of course)

    Lucius 2 has a really fitting release date. Lucius developer Shiver Games has produced a follow-up to the dark tale of an evil child, and it’s coming your way on February 13 – which just so happens to be a Friday. Lucius 2: The Prophecy will set you back $20, and release through Steam. As […]

  • Saints Row 4: Re-Elected PS4 recalled in Australia, incorrect content to blame

    Saints Row 4: Re-Elected has been recalled in Australia due to a mysterious manufacturing issue. An Australian PR representative said that the retail PS4 version of Saints Row 4: Re-Elected has “a serious manufacturing issue” and has been recalled nation-wide. Here’s what we were told (emphasis mine): “A manufacturing issue has caused an incorrectly classified […]

  • The Whispered World follow up now coming to PS4, too

    Deadalic’s gorgeous-looking adventure Silence has been confirmed for a fourth platform. Originally announced for Mac and PC with an Xbox One port one revealed at a later date, Silence is now on its way to PS4 as well. All versions are due later this year. Silence is Deadalic’s first multi-platform release and in my mind […]

  • Mythbusters to tackle DOOM this weekend

    DOOM is the subject of the next episode of Mythbusters. Having been airing for over ten years now, Mythbusters has pretty much run out of myths to bust, which is why we find ourselves in 2015 with an episode dedicating to answering the question “could DOOM be real?” Bethesda has rveealed that the January 31 […]

  • Destiny hosting a Bungie Bounty – go go go

    Destiny players have a chance to take down Bungie employees in return for one of the most exclusive vanity items in the game. Destiny’s Bungie Bounties usually feature guests from the community, and today’s event is no exception. Joining Bungie community manager David “Deej” Dague are several members of Bungie.org, the developer’s most staunch fan […]

  • Elite: Dangerous developer issues lay-offs

    Elite: Dangerous team Frontier Developments has had to let staff go. At least 15 staff have been laid off from the developer’s Halifax studio. According to an investor update, this decision will allow Frontier to focus its efforts at its primary studio in Cambridge, England. “With its business emphasis now on two major self-published franchises, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition tavern songs free for a limited time

    Dragon Age: Inquisition tunes can be yours for the bargain price of zero cashmoney. The tavern songs from Dragon Age: Inquisition will be made available for purchase from various digital distributors sometime after February 9. Until then, though, you can have them for free – including their sheet music. To take advantage of this generous […]

  • Even the Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 teaser is frightening

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is probably going to be just as tense and uncomfortable as its two prequels. This teaser for Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is the first we’ve heard of the project since creator Scott Cawthon confirmed it is in the works. The third entry in the series is now up on […]

  • 6.6 million Xbox consoles shipped last quarter

    Xbox One and Xbox 360 console sales were strong last quarter, although Microsoft isn’t talking hard numbers yet. Microsoft shipped 6.6 million Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles to retailers in the quarter ending December 31, the company revealed in its latest financial briefing. This figure wasn’t broken down by platform, and Microsoft didn’t supply […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection: five minutes of b-roll footage

    We may not have proper, uncut gameplay footage of the Homeworld Remastered Collection, but we have the next best thing. Homeworld Remastered Collection was confirmed to release on February 25. Gearbox has only showed a trailer, but no extended gameplay demos. There was however a b-roll video showing at PAX South, and we’ve embedded it […]

  • Grim Fandango Remastered looks sharp in these new screens

    Grim Fandango will come back from the dead with the Remastered edition, and it’s looking great. Grim Fandango Remastered has a few new screens available to prove that even old games can look stunning with the right remaster, especially ones with an already well-defined art style. Have a look at them below and get excited. […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: beta weapons, maps, modes, progression system and more

    The Battlefield Hardline beta will include a third new map and a new game mode, on top of what’s already announced. You may remember last week DICE started a community mission for all Battlefield 4 players. The goal was to reach 2 billion points playing Rush mode. That goal has been achieved and as a […]

  • Dying Light launch trailer is one last display of its forte

    The launch trailer for Dying Light is here one day ahead of the game’s release. Techland and Warner Bros. have put out the launch trailer for Dying Light. The trailer is a short reminder of the game’s main selling points: free-running, weapon crafting, drop-kicking zombies. Reviews should start to come out tomorrow for the game […]

  • Watch The Witcher 3 developers stream new gameplay on Twitch

    The Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt RED is hosting a Twitch live-stream to show off brand new gameplay footage and answer some fan questions. The live-stream will start at 7:00pm GMT, 2:00pm EST, 11:00am PST. It will show off plenty of new footage, some of which was shown only to the press so far. The […]

  • Finally, some screens for Final Fantasy 15

    Patience is a virtue and we finally have our hands on a few gameplay screens from Final Fantasy 15. There’s not a lot of them, but they show the impressive lighting and they’re all gameplay as far as I can tell, so take a look. There is no release date for Final Fantasy 15 as […]

  • Here’s 15 minutes of gameplay from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in 1080p

    The Witcher 3 has a new direct-feed, 1080p video available that’s 100% gameplay. Would you like some gameplay of The Witcher 3 in beautiful 1080p? Why, of course you would! The gameplay below shows combat, conversations, travelling. In short, it’s a small sample of everything the game will offer. If you’re looking to learn much […]

  • Two Mortal Kombat X characters to be revealed this week

    Mortal Kombat X will get not one, but two character reveals this week. Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon has been at again on Twitter, teasing all kinds of reveals over the past few days. Firstly, Boon tweeted this image, which at first glance appears to show a character holding a bow. However, further examination by […]

  • Planetside 2 successfully claims the Guinness World Record for biggest FPS battle

    The Planetside 2 community has successfully organised an online battle involving over 1000 players, breaking the previous Guinness World Record. The event, which was organised by Planetside Battles was pitched to the community last week. 1,158 players have answered the call, smashing the record for “Most Players Online in an FPS Battle.” The previous 999 […]

  • Microsoft aiming for Xbox One-to-PC streaming to function while you watch TV

    Streaming Xbox One games to PC while you watch TV on the console through the HDMI pass-through is something Microsoft is hoping to achieve when the service launches with Windows 10. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer has been on Twitter answering fan questions following last week’s Windows 10 event. One interesting bit that came out of those […]

  • Everything we know about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is sure to be one of the biggest RPGs of the year, due for release in May on PC, Xbox One and PS4. Delayed since its target release of 2015, CD Projekt Red’s latest game takes the series to a true open world environment, and charges the player with tracking […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date leaked – rumour

    According to an email sent to some YouTubers, the upcoming beta for Battlefield Hardline is scheduled for February 3. The date for the Battlefield Hardline beta is believed to be February 3. It comes from an email that’s been sent by Ronku to various YouTubers reminding them of the starting date, February 3. Ronku is […]

  • The history of The Witcher: beyond the Road With No Return

    We take a look at The Witcher franchise, from the original short stories to its blockbuster video games. The world was first introduced to Geralt through a set of short stories called The Witcher (English translation) written by author Andrzej Sapkowski. The first short story was published in the Polish fantasy and science fiction magazine […]

  • Bringing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to life

    In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, CD Projekt RED takes a whopping enormous map and fills it with stuff you actually want to see and do. Do you remember back before Oblivion came out there was a lot of chat about how much more lifelike and realistic the NPCs would be? Rather than just hanging […]

  • The big Witcher 3 questions answered: delays, playing as Ciri, and why enemies don’t scale

    Spending some time with The Witcher 3 level designer Miles Tost we were able to put some of our immediate questions to him after playing the game for over 4 hours. “That sense of improvement doesn’t happen if the monsters around you remain the same strength, there’s no sense of achievement.” Tost is a relaxed […]

  • The Witcher 3 sets a new generational standard for graphics

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the new standard in outrageously pretty. “The Witcher 3 is more than just eye-candy. Destiny, once the loveliest thing I had ever looked upon, has been outclassed.” The Witcher 3 is even better looking than the screenshots would have you believe, and until you see it in motion, running […]

  • The Witcher 3: hands-on with the RPG of the year

    Getting to know a bawdy hero; Geralt of Rivia’s third outing is accessible, untamed, and dripping with story. Warning: some spoilers are inevitable. “The Witcher 3 is horror and violence. It’s charming, witty and cheeky. Like Geralt, it knows what it wants and it’s going to grab it with both hands.” The Witcher 3: Wild […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel gets Lady Hammerlock DLC tomorrow

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be released on PS3 and Xbox 360 tomorrow, January 27. The new playable character comes with three skill trees and the action skill Cold As Ice. If you haven’t bought the season pass for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel you can download the DLC for $9.99, you lucky […]

  • A limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 just sold for $128,000

    Sony has just auctioned one of its limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 consoles for over $128,000. The model had the serial number 00001, according to the Wall Street Journal. “We appreciate all who participated in the auction and are surprised at the highest bid price, which was higher than our expectations,” said a rep for […]

  • Here’s Killer Instinct’s new Omen and Golem fighters in action

    Microsoft has revealed Killer Instinct Season 2′s fighter Omen in a new trailer. Stick around for the end of the video and you’ll also get a peek at another new fighter, Golem. Omen is a bonus character and as such isn’t available as part of the main season roster. He’s available for free to Ultra […]

  • Digital copies of Far Cry 4 are being deleted from Uplay

    Ubisoft appears to be deleting copies of Far Cry 4 bought through digital third-party retailers. According to the Ubisoft support forums, copies of the game acquired via G2Play and G2A are being removed from Uplay. Users had not been given any warning by publisher Ubisoft that the game will be removed, although it is now […]

  • Gearbox wants “badass” talent for the next Borderlands

    Borderlands 3 may not have been announced at PAX this weekend, but studio boss Randy Pitchford is currently recruiting for the next game in the series. We are recruiting for next Borderlands. This is the big one. Industry badass? E-mail me: heyrandy@gearboxsoftware.com pic.twitter.com/ZG9dLytX1B — Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) January 26, 2015 A recruitment push would suggest […]

  • Destiny: less grind, fairer economy in House of Wolves DLC

    Destiny developer Bungie has said it aims to lessen the grind in House of Wolves, and it won’t repeat mistakes it made with rewards in The Dark Below. Gear rewards will be fairer, according to lead designer Luke Smith in a Neogaf thread. For example, buying from a vendor should not invalidate gear rewarded for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Disaster

    Over two months since release and Xbox One’s big Christmas game is still a turkey, says Rich Stanton. “The game has now been available for two-and-a-half months, including the blockbuster Christmas season, and by any reasonable standard it doesn’t work.” Halo: The Master Chief Collection launched worldwide on November 11, 2014. Intended as something of […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection dated, first gameplay footage released

    Homeworld Remastered Collection has a release date, and as promised, the gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake has been released along with the news that Homeworld Shipbreaker development continues. The video was shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel earlier this morning at PAX South. Last year, Gearbox had said hoped to release the title […]

  • Clock Tower spiritual successor Night Cry has landed on Kickstarter

    The Kickstarter for Clock Tower spiritual successor, Project Scissors, recently announced as Night Cry, has launched. A teaser directed by The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu was released for the game earlier this month, and the full short film can be viewed below. Shimizu is also creative director on the project and Silent Hill creative and environment […]

  • Toukiden Kiwami mission trailer released, pre-order bonuses detailed

    Pre-order bonuses for Toukiden Kiwami have been announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita. Here’s the pre-order bonus list for each participating retailer: North America GameStop – Armor inspired by new slayers Reki and Soma’s costumes and classic armor from Toukiden‘s six original NPC slayers. Amazon – 2 exclusive pieces of armor: a set of Tenko […]

  • More Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Final Fantasy 15 info doled out by Tabata

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD director Hajime Tabata took part in a Reddit AMA yesterday, and answered a variety of questions pertaining to the game and Final Fantasy 15. According to Tabata, the first playthrough of the game will last around 40 hours, but “the real fun” starts from the second playthrough which contains new events. […]

  • This video gives you an idea of what Borderlands Online is like

    A video for Borderlands Online, the China-exclusive title from 2K, Shanda Games and Gearbox, has been released. Posted on MMO Culture, the video was released to announce the “technical test” which started today. Borderlands Online is an instance-based online shooter, and will probably never reach western shores. Still, you can have a look anyway.

  • Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns is the MMO’s first expansion

    The first expansion for Guild Wars 2, Heart of Thorns, was announced today during PAX South, and ArenNet has posted a few content details for it on the official webiste. Heart of Thorns contains a reimagined progression with the new Mastery system, which provides new training opportunities for characters beyond level 80. Players will be […]

  • Turn-based action platformer Ronin has been polished up, nets a publisher

    Tomasz Waclawek has polished up his freeware title Ronin and will be releasing it through publisher Devolver Digital later this year. The turn-based action platformer stars a vengeful ninja who is determined to kill important memebers of a powerful corporation. Weapons at your disposal include razor wire and a katana, or you avoid combat by […]

  • Footage of cancelled Justice League brawler surfaces

    Footage of the cancelled Double Helix-developed Justice League brawler has surfaced online. The game was supposed to be a tie-in title for the also cancelled Justice League film directed by George Miller, according to leaked images and information from 2012. Jon Gwyn, the game’s artist and now Rockstar San Diego staffer, said at the time […]

  • Free Icona Vulcano DLC for DriveClub releases next week

    Sony has posted a video of the Icona Vulcano, which will be released as DLC next week for DriveClub. The video was posted on Facebook and we’ve embedded the video below courtesy of GamesHQMeida. It was announced earlier this week the Icona Vulcano would be released on the PS Store as a free download.

  • The Bard’s Tale 4 announced by inXile Entertainment at PAX South

    The Bard’s Tale 4 was announced today by inXile Entertainment CEO Brian Fargo during a panel at PAX South. inXile hinted around back in December that a sequel was in the works. Granted, The Bard’s Tale wasn’t mentioned. Still, everyone figured this was the game when Wasteland 2 project lead Chris Keenan stated the team […]

  • Here’s another Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video

    Last week, YouTube user Master0fHyrule uploaded a Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video, and we’ve embedded it for you below. The video shows 4.5 minutes of footage which appears before hitting the start button and the first meeting between Link and the Skull Kid. Another comparison video was released by another user back in […]

  • The Game Awards 2015 already in the planning stages

    The Game Awards 2015 are already in the planning stages, according to Geoff Keighley. The inaugural show took place on December 6, 2014. Keighley announced the 2015 show during his Storytime with Geoff Keighley panel at PAX South this weekend and through Twitter. He said more details will be announced in the spring. You can […]