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Gabe Newell shrugs off Xbox One sales figure, touts Steam user count

Tuesday, 7 January 2014 10:18 GMT By Dave Cook

Valve founder Gabe Newell has shrugged off Microsoft’s announcement that 3 million Xbox One consoles were sold last year, using the opportunity to remind everyone just how many of us have Steam accounts.

It follows Microsofts announcement that it shifted some 3 million Xbox One consoles in 2013.

CVG reports that during a Q&A session at CES 2014, an audience member asked Newell what he thought of the milestone, and if the company’s Steam Machines line-up could reach the same figures.

He replied, “Well, it’d take a while for them to catch up. I mean, we’re at 65 million,” touting the amount of users currently signed up to Steam.

Handbags at 20 paces gentlemen?

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36 Comments

  1. Gekidami

    As i’ve already said in the past;

    65 million users in just under 10 years for a service thats free to sign up to on a platform billions own. Sorry Mr. Newell, you have nothing to boast about.

    Remind me again how Steams user count compares to PS3/360 sales, which actually cost money to own and came out after Steam began to exist. By claiming that a free service thats been out for so long has more free accounts on it than a 500$ console thats been out for 2 months, he’s really just showing how dishonest he is.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Zares

    I’m interested to see if Gabe actually wants to fight the console war head on.
    First off, Steam has the larger user base, but that very base is comprised primarily of people who already rejected consoles in the first place. Not everyone is going to jump ship so easily, you can’t get the same level of monopoly on PC no matter how good your standing is.
    Secondly, the range of steam boxes he just unveiled are both pricey and intimidating in selection. Its hard to see how that’s going to appeal to anyone beyond the core selection of high end PC gamers who have their own rigs already.

    In spite of this he seems confident. It will be interesting to see how this three way choice plays out.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. absolutezero

    Its an off hand comment thrown out when some twat in the audience asked about something completely un-related to the subject he was there to talk about.

    Am I wrong?

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Harrow

    @1 was that you defending console service and pricing!!!

    Free service. check
    Cheaper games. check
    Yearly super sales. Check
    Free multiplayer. check
    65 million users. Check
    Constant frequent updates. Check

    Now add standardized PC’s
    And actually innovation in the controller space.

    Terrible!

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Gekidami

    ^ That isnt even remotely relevant to anything i said, not even a little.

    “was that you defending console service and pricing”
    No. Where did i do this exactly? Where did i even suggest this? Try actually reading, PC fanboy. Rather than quickly getting emotional.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Harrow

    Sounds right to me.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Harrow

    1. Everything I said he has to boast about.

    2. Look at ps3/360 sales which actually cost money to own. Sounds like a vailed defense or just bitterness. At a service MS/Sony immatate yet charge for hmmm.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Gekidami

    ^ Reading comprehension: 1/10

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Dave Cook

    I give this entire thread 1/10.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Harrow

    How longs live and psn been up and running now.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Panthro

    Many people have bought a gaming PC to primarily use steam, so technically it does cost money to use, I jumped ship last gen… Both companies lost it and began churning out recycled crap.

    I dont even consider what he said as boastful, someone in the crowd threw an irrelevant question his way and he just answered it, until I see the video he is innocent until proven guilty.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Gekidami

    @9 Maybe you shouldnt have started it then? Its sort of non-news to begin with and “Handbags at 20 paces gentlemen?”, so really you knew what type of responses this might have gotten off the bat. Though quite frankly i doubt it’ll cause that much of a stir, what i said in the first comment is nothing more than undeniable fact.

    I’m just sayin’ that comment you made right there is a bit empty and pretty patronising to your readership.

    @10
    Lives been around longer than Steam, PlayStation had something with the PS2, but PSN only really came about with the PS3, so after Steam. Of course i’m considering console sales Vs. free Steam accounts, if you want i could take PSN & Live accounts… But you really dont want me to do that.

    @11
    “Many people have bought a gaming PC to primarily use steam.”
    Citation needed. That will only become valid with Steambox sales.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. TheBlackHole

    Saying ‘we’ve got 65 million users’ in response to a hardware sales question is idiotic. I like Gabe, but this is just petty and ridiculous.

    Steam users: 65 million

    Xbox Live users: 48 million (around half of whom also paid for Gold subscription at some point in the last year, and let’s not forget ALL of these people will have paid for a console too)

    PSN users: 110 million

    Given that Steam’s users have been accumulated over a much longer period of time, Valve’s numbers don’t look as big as Gabe likes to make out.

    Until he sells 65 million Steamboxes, he ought to quit making silly comments like this. Comes across as childish.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. TheBlackHole

    @11 The question is perfectly relevant. The guy is asking whether he feels Valve’s hardware has the potential to shift as many as the next gen consoles.

    Knowing that he doesn’t want to publicly bait the other companies (and that he knows he won’t sell 3 million units in one month), he answered with a daft response that does himself an injustice.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. Gekidami

    @13
    Which is exactly the point (and sole point) i made. What Gabe is saying is just pandering to the fanboys.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. Harrow

    Yep

    #16 1 year ago
  17. Panthro

    They solely asked him about Xbox and he replied with Xbox in mind, why are you bringing PSN into this?

    Seem like all you guys ever do is try to start a massive war between steam, psn and Xbox whenever you get the chance…

    #17 1 year ago
  18. Gekidami

    ^ Ok.

    As i’ve already said in the past;

    65 million users in just under 10 years for a service thats free to sign up to on a platform billions own. Sorry Mr. Newell, you have nothing to boast about.

    Remind me again how Steams user count compares to 360 sales, which actually cost money to own and came out after Steam began to exist. By claiming that a free service thats been out for so long has more free accounts on it than a 500$ console thats been out for 2 months, he’s really just showing how dishonest he is.

    PS3 mention removed. Better? What exactly is the difference, then? 360 still has more sales in less time as a paid device than Steam has users for a free service. Its still ridiculous and dishonest to compare the free account number of a 10 year old service to the 2 month sales of a console.

    So what exactly does the exclusion of PlayStation change?

    #18 1 year ago
  19. Harrow

    Its disgusting ;). I don’t think he(gabe) thinks of the steam box in the same way as MS/Sony do there machines anyway I mean alienware and others have been at it for awhile now. Its more about service, innovation and freedom so if that was being called into question or baited as the question sort of suggests it wouldnt be an argument.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. manamana

    1/10

    #20 1 year ago
  21. absolutezero

    -10/10

    In other news League of Legends.

    #21 1 year ago
  22. Elvis71

    These are just the accounts that have paid games on it and have been online the last month. So actually there are more than that. Even when i look in my friendlist, there are many who been offline for some months now.

    PSN / Xbox Live active users should be compared to active Steam Users to really talk about that. And even than .. who cares ?

    #22 1 year ago
  23. wishdokta

    Early. Gaming news were about games. Those days were bonkers.

    #23 1 year ago
  24. Cobra951

    The handbags at 20 paces were entertaining, as usual.

    If a standardized game PC could take off, and achieve high enough sales numbers for economies of scale to kick in (read: lower prices), I’d be all for it. This is a hardware question, though. The number of Steam accounts is irrelevant, Gabe’s skillful deflection notwithstanding.

    #24 1 year ago
  25. TheBlackHole

    “These are just the accounts that have paid games on it and have been online the last month. So actually there are more than that.”

    No, that’s a flat out lie. Sorry. That’s all-time account creation. Some sites misinterpreted the press release and said active accounts, when that was actually referring to the 30% year-on-year growth.

    #25 1 year ago
  26. Kreion

    @24 A standardized game PC IS a console, it’s already taken off. That’s my biggest problem with the Steam Machines – they are removing the biggest strength which a console has by having it be so free and open (like a PC should be, but not necessarily a console).

    To Gabe’s point – you’re right his answer was irrelevant. As of right now he has no sales figures to be touting, so he should have said something else. Because no, 65M users are not going to get Steam Machines – mainly because a good proportion of them already HAVE gaming PC’s.

    #26 1 year ago
  27. Dragon

    @13,
    And steam box is a fancy rebranding of pre-assembled PCs, nothing else.
    Its clear Valve has invested hardly anything here.

    And as you said, he is just blabbering here.

    #27 1 year ago
  28. DarkSoulz

    Lame LOL Overpriced PCs with code word Steam.

    As a Steam user I’ll stick with my PCs.

    #28 1 year ago
  29. Erthazus

    Look at that Gekidami, Playstation warrior in full force.

    “Remind me again how Steams user count compares to PS3/360 sales, which actually cost money to own and came out after Steam began to exist. ”

    For your knowledge, you need to buy PC to play Steam. Right? Right.

    65 milion users is a record that no Sony or Microsoft has achieved. They sold only consoles that are irrelevant after the next bunch comes out which was the point of the discussion while Steam “Users” can easily migrate from one hardware to another. So in other words what Sony or MS achieved? They sold 150 million consoles together in 8 years when There are 450 million PC’s sold EACH year.

    In fact, right now there are 5 million people onlline right now on Steam and that is not even Origin, League Of Legends (the most popular game in the work that has 70+ million accounts), UPlay, Battle.net and etc.

    #29 1 year ago
  30. Erthazus

    @Dragon, “And steam box is a fancy rebranding of pre-assembled PCs, nothing else.
    Its clear Valve has invested hardly anything here.”

    Same as current gen Playstation 4 or Xbox One. They are fancy new PC’s with PC like architecture. In fact you can even change HDD to SSD on the PS4, everything else is custom made (CPU, GPU, Motherboard and PSU) to protect it’s console closed environment and that’s it. This is the same thing Apple does with Mac’s but with Mac’s except they offer much more freedom.

    the strength in Steam machines is not in the hardware but in the new OS that will be powered by these “Steam machines” that has console configuration and console like Power-consumption and optimization. OS is a huge investment and it’s a Gamer’s OS with clans, guilds, chat’s, mods, emulators, TWITCH, Share thing (WITH DECENT RESOLUTION, not like on the PS4 or Xbox one) and stuff. It’s not just a Big Picture mode.

    Steam OS is The Thing with Steam controller.

    Yeap. You can install Steam OS on your PC because you CAN, but on consoles you can’t do even That. Sony tried that in the past, but console was so weak that no one used Linux before except for some hackers and Sony stripped that feature in the past for “Protection”.

    Closed eco-system’s exist only to protect companies, not customers.

    #30 1 year ago
  31. _LarZen_

    I am a PC gamer, and this made me laugh.

    #31 1 year ago
  32. rrw

    there you are Erthazus, I wondering where are you when 13 Steambox is been introduce what you think about them?

    also tell me why should we buy steam box over console and PC?

    #32 1 year ago
  33. Gekidami

    “65 milion users is a record that no Sony or Microsoft has achieved”

    “So in other words what Sony or MS achieved? They sold 150 million consoles together in 8 years”

    Oh wow. Keep on truckin’ PC master race.

    The number of PC’s sold is irrelevant because the majority are sold as tools, not gaming machines. Still, as i said, Steam is free to download and make an account for, considering the number of PC’s out there (billions) their number of accounts should be higher, instead they’re making (less than) console numbers. Its a testament to just how little gaming gets done on all of those PC’s sold.

    #33 1 year ago
  34. Kalain

    @33
    Not all game players have steam installed or even an account. I have 2 friends who do not have anything on steam since they are, primarily, MMO players, so would you count them?

    If you want to compare active user statistics, you should compare the platforms overall. So PSN and Xbox Live for the consoles, Steam/Battle.net/Uplay/MMO’s for the PC, of which you will probably find that the PC as a platform probably has more ‘Active Gaming User Accounts’ than both PSN and Xbox Live together.

    On topic of what Gabe said, yeah, it sounded like an off the hand answer to a question he should’ve been prepared for. Not his greatest of moments I have to say.

    #34 1 year ago
  35. Panthro

    @34 +1

    Its pretty funny that people think Steam is the only option for games on PC and that the number of Steam users is the stat people should consider when thinking of how many PC gamers there is.

    #35 1 year ago
  36. bradk825

    I might be the only one who seems to get what Gekidami is trying to say, and it’s not so bad.

    Of course he has more members, it’s free.
    See? That’s not so bad.

    Valid point too. Gabe makes this “my dick is bigger” comment which seems petty to begin with. Then throw in that the service he’s comparing himself to charges money. It’s not apples to apples.

    Gekidami also mentioned that Xbox charges. This means people saw enough value in it to pay money. He illustrated the difference between having enough sales to be proud of your product, and having enough free sign ups to be proud of your product. Again pointing out this is not an apples to apples comparison.

    In short Gabe, wait for Steam Machine to hit the market and make some sales before you bring out the tape measure.

    #36 1 year ago

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  • The Division pre-alpha footage leaks, Ubisoft says it’s well out of date

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  • Microsoft HoloLens designer killed in hit and run accident

    Very sad news out of Redmond this week, as Mike Ey was killed in a tragic accident. Ey, 30, was one of the key project designers on Microsoft’s HoloLens AR headset. He was killed on Saturday morning in a rear-end collision. The driver of the second vehicle fled the scene but was tracked down by […]

  • AMD throws support behind VR with new low-latency anti-nausea tech

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  • Danganronpa 3 in the works, but a long way off yet

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  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare MLG Pro League 2015 schedule announced

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  • Happy Birthday PlayStation 2, you are almost old enough to drive

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  • Here’s what the final version of Valve’s Steam Controller looks like

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  • The Sims, SimCity developer closed down

    The Sims 4 developer Maxis has been shuttered, EA has confirmed. The Sims, SimCity and the rest of the Sim franchise has traditionally been helmed by Maxis, which had its flagship studio in Emeryville, California. Now EA has confirmed with Kotaku that this studio is being closed. “Today we are consolidating Maxis IP development to […]

  • Gigantic MOBA coming to Windows 10 and Xbox One with cross-play

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  • Here’s a look at Unreal Tournament DirectX 12 gameplay

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  • Wireless adapter for Xbox One controllers out later this year

    Microsoft announced at GDC 2015 today it will that all wireless Xbox gaming accessories will be designed for and supported on both Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PCs moving forward. Later this year, a wireless adapter will be released, allowing current Xbox controllers and future devices to be used wirelessly on PCs. This will […]

  • Microsoft offers up more details on Spencer’s GDC 2015 talk

    Microsoft has provided more details on Cross-Buy functionality between Windows 10 and Xbox One as well as the Xbox Live SKU and other announcements made during Phil Spencer’s talk today. During the session, the head of Xbox shared “the next step” in the company’s plans for a unified platform across all Windows 10 devices which […]

  • Wasteland 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 this summer

    Wasteland 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 as a Game of the Year Edition. inXile Entertainment announced the news on the PS Blog, noting the edition contains enhancements and improvements. The game has been ported to Unity 5, which was announced over the weekend, providing upgraded visual effects, “improved character models, upgraded environments, and Unity […]

  • Cross-Buy detailed for Windows 10 and Xbox One; Elite: Dangerous coming to Xbox One

    During Xbox boss Phil Spencer’s session at GDC 2015 today, it was announced Elite: Dangerous would release on Xbox One. Spencer also outlined cross-buy functionality across Windows 10 and Xbox One. Spencer’s talk started off with Frontier Developments announcing Elite: Dangerous for release this summer as a console debut on Xbox One, suggesting the Elite: […]

  • Longbeards Culture Pack available now for Total War: Attila

    The Longbeards Culture Pack is now available for Total War: Attila and it comes with three new playable factions. The Langobards, the Burgundians and the Alamans can be played in both single and multiplayer campaign modes as well as custom and multiplayer battles. A new feature called The Lay of Ybor is also included. It […]

  • Nvidia unveils Titan X as world’s “most advanced GPU” – video

    Nvidia revealed Titan X as “the world’s most advanced GPU” during Epic founder Tim Sweeney’s State of Unreal session a t GDC 2015 today. Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took the stage during the panel stating it contains “8 billion transistors,” and has 12GB of RAM. Pricing wasn’t announced, but it was rumored back in January […]

  • Steam sale discounts titles announced for SteamOS

    With many of the year’s most popular games heading to SteamOS, Valve has decided to host sale in celebration. Here’s a short list of titles on sale. The full list of PC, Linux, Mac and SteamOS discounts can be found through the link. The Banner Saga Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Batman: Arkham […]

  • PayDay 2 announced for SteamOS, celebrating with franchise sale

    PayDay 2 is coming to SteamOS, Overkill has announced. Still under development, a release date will be announced at a later date. “Making sure PAYDAY 2 is available on SteamOS felt like a no-brainer,” said Bo Andersson Klint, CEO of Starbreeze in the press release. “With PAYDAY 2: Crimewave Edition coming to the next generation […]

  • Magicka 2 has a release date and a crazy new trailer

    Magicka 2 has a release date for PC and the PlayStation 4, and Paradox Interactive has released a trailer featuring “Vlad’s latest lyrical triumph,” which is his rendition of the Game of Thrones theme. Magicka arrived on PC and PS4 May 26 and the game can be pre-ordered on PC beginning today, with PS4 pre-orders […]

  • Nintendo eShop schedule: Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, Never Alone, others

    Nintendo has sent over a list of titles heading to the eShop in 2015. The schedule contains titles such as Affordable Space Adventures, Runbow, Swords & Soldiers 2, Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, Never Alone and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars. Below a preliminary list of games scheduled to launch in the Nintendo eShop on […]

  • Week 8: Can you win the weekly VG247 GTA Online playlist? Play tonight at 8pm UK time!

    We’re hotdogging tonight. I don’t even know what that means. Eight weeks of ridiculous death. Such a brave, true milestone. We’re going to celebrate two entire months of playing weekly GTA Online playlists with VG247 readers with Hotdogging, a set of six jobs I named completely at random. This one ends with a straight-up border […]

  • Puzzle platformer Four Sided Fantasy coming to PC, consoles in early 2016

    Curve Digital and developer Logan Fieth’s studio Ludo Land are bringing puzzle platformer, Four Sided Fantasy, to PC all major consoles in early 2016. Ludo Land are developing the PC version, with Curve Digital handling the console and Vita versions. Four Sided Fantasy tasks players with venturing across “dreamlike levels” by controlling and manipulating the […]

  • Tropico 5 arrives on PS4 in April – video

    A release date for Tropico 5 on PlayStation 4 has been announced. This is the franchise’s first foray onto PlayStation consoles. It arrived in Europe on April 24 and in North America on April 28. A Limited Edition has also been announced, and it includes The Big Cheese DLC and the Bayo Del Olfato sandbox […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Limited Edition PS4 releasing in Asia

    A limited edition Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain PlayStation 4 system will be released in Asia. The system and its DualShock controller were designed in collaboration with Konami Digital Entertainment and targeted for the Asia region, per Gematsu. It will be released as part of PS4 Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain […]

  • This video shows Sid Meier’s Starships being played on iPad

    Sid Meier’s Starships will be released on iPad alongside Mac and PC, and to give you an idea on how it plays on the tablet, a new video has been released. Watch below as Pete Murray and lead producer Stuart Zissu show off the iPad version. The 4X space-strategy releases on March 12.

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood announced as standalone prequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a standalone prequel to The New Order, will release May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The game takes pace in 1946, and and players take on the role of B.J. Blazkowicz as he embarks on a two-part mission in Bavaria. Part one, Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves, […]

  • Observer Mode coming soon to Evolve as a free update

    Observer Mode will be released for Evolve as a free update for all platforms, 2K and Turtle Rock have announced. The community feature was designed to give Evolve players the ability to observe and add commentary as well as livestream, allowing a sixth user to “passively enter a custom game” with the ability to switch […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes and PS4 top Media Create charts in Japan

    The PlayStation 3 and PS4 skus for Dragon Quest Heroes were the top sellers on the Media Create charts in Japan, moving a combined 594,749 units. Elsewhere on the chart, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D was in third place with 39,751 units moved, and last week’s top seller, God Eater 2: Rage Burst, […]

  • Watch Hideo Kojima answer lots of your burning Phantom Pain questions

    What’s better than learning the official release date of MGS5: The Phantom pain? Hideo Kojima talking more about it, of course! Hideo Kojima has decided to answer a few fan questions about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, to help boost everyone’s hype to insane levels. He talks about the game’s story, his relief […]

  • MGS5: The Phantom Pain Day 1 and Collector’s Edition revealed

    Konami has officially revealed the release date of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain alongside the game’s Day 1 and Collector’s Edition. Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will release September 1, worldwide, as previously leaked. It will be available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The PC Steam […]

  • EU Club Nintendo: Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack back in stock

    Club Nintendo members in Europe can once again pick up The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack. For 3000 Stars, members of the program will receive the double-CD soundtrack which features 89 tracks with liner notes from Ryo Nagamatsu and 12 sheet music excerpts. It also comes with 16 Milk Bar Musician pieces. […]

  • HTC apologises over “confusing” Half-Life VR comments

    HTC has misspoke when it talked about Half-Life coming to VR headset Vive. HTC chairwoman Cher Wang has apologised over the comments she made yesterday about the possibility of Half-Life coming to Vive, the VR headset it’s manufacturing with the help of Valve. Sources close to Valve, have indicated to the BBC that the developer […]

  • What do Heists and Daily Objectives tell us about the future of GTA Online?

    Daily Objectives could be more important to GTA Online than Heists. These theories and more, from a giddy Matt Martin. Yesterday Rockstar dropped a bombshell. Not only is it releasing Heists next week – the mythical 4-player missions for GTA Online – but it’s also going to be introducing daily challenges and more modes to […]

  • Breaking down Hardline Premium, is it worth it?

    Having been announced just a few days ago, the Premium service for Battlefield Hardline has been a topic of constant debate among the Battlefield community. Many look at Hardline as a Battlefield off-shoot that will just tide everyone over until Battlefront comes out in the fall. EA has other plans however, announcing a $50 Premium […]

  • Watch Dogs sold more than GTA 5 and FIFA 15 in Australia in 2014

    Watch Dogs outsold GTA 5, and FIFA 15, at retail in Australia last year. According to data obtained by the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA) from the NPD Group Australia, last year’s year retail sales charts look a bit different in Australia. The top-selling game was Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, followed by Watch […]

  • Watch PC footage of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt from GDC 2015

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new gameplay video available that shows a bit of action from the PC version. The video below was captured from Nvidia’s GDC conference live-stream. Developer CD Projekt RED was on hand to show off The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s graphical prowess running on a PC. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • Dying Light: Hard Mode and Ultimate Survivor Bundle out March 10

    Dying Light’s second DLC drop, the Ultimate Survivor Bundle, and the free Hard Mode, have been given a solid release date alongside a new trailer. Dying Light developer Techland has confirmed that the Ultimate Survivor Bundle, the game’s second DLC drop, will release March 10. The DLC is part of the season pass, but will […]

  • Exploration puzzler Ether One is coming to PlayStation 4

    Ether One, the first-person exploration game that puts you in the minds of other people to help change events of their past is coming to PlayStation 4 this year. Ether One is coming to PlayStation 4 this year, developer White Paper Games announced at GDC 2015. A retail version will also be available alongside the […]

  • Larian “murdered” Divinity: Dragon Commander to focus on Original Sin

    Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian talked very candidly about the business side of development and the many unfortunate events that took place for the game to come out as it did. Larian Studios founder Swen Vincke gave a post-mortem on the troubled development of Divinity: Original Sin, and how it managed to overcome all of […]

  • Firewatch probably has the most natural dialogue of any game to date

    Firewatch developer Campo Santo has revealed the first ever gameplay footage of the upcoming exploration game. Firewatch is the first game from super indie studio Campo Santo. The game is set in the Wyoming forests where the player will be exploring the environment and act as a fire lookout. The game features extensive voice-acting as […]

  • White Night launch trailer is a noir thriller trip

    White Night is here, not long after it was revealed and with a mysterious launch trailer. White Night, the black-and-white survival horror set in 1930s Boston, has revealed its launch trailer. White Night is mix of old-school horror, exploration and puzzling solving in an eerie, noir setting. The game’s main mechanic is light. any object […]

  • Free-to-play is “a significant part” of PlayStation’s digital future

    Free-to-play games on PlayStation 4 have seen enough growth that Sony is now considering the model a major part of its future digital business. Sarah Thompson, senior account executive for PlayStation’s free-to-play business said at a GDC panel that Sony has witnessed impressive growth in the free-to-play sector. “We’re really looking at this as a […]

  • Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter documentary releasing free on YouTube

    Broken Age making of documentary Double Fine Adventure will be made available to all. When Double Fine turned to crowdfunding, changing the industry forever, it promised to give an unprecedented look behind the scenes with a professional documentary of the whole development process of Broken Age. That documentary was initially restricted to Kickstarter backers, but […]

  • Gone Home console ports cancelled following Midnight City difficulties

    Gone Home won’t be made available to the console masses after all. Indie hit Gone Home was announced for console release almost exactly one year ago, and we’ve heard absolutely nothing since then. Turns out, that’s because it’s not happening: developer the Fullbright Company confirmed to Eurogamer that the ports have been cancelled. “Our publishing […]

  • Microsoft rang Mojang the day Notch joked about selling

    Minecraft developer Mojang was sold because founder Markus “Notch” Persson made a joke on Twitter. Ever wondered how Minecraft came to be a Microsoft property? It’s actually a pretty great story. Remember when Notch tweeted this? Anyone want to buy my share of Mojang so I can move on with my life? Getting hate for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking update rolling out

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been updated to help fix its tragic matchmaking. Again. Now almost four months old, Halo: The Master Chief Collection was still pretty broken as of this morning, with rubbish matchmaking and plenty of other issues to go around. 343 Industries is still trying to fix it, and has today […]