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UPDATE: Tomb Raider Definitive PS4 confirmed at 60FPS, Xbox One still unconfirmed

Thursday, 23 January 2014 16:21 GMT By Dave Cook

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition has been confirmed to run at 60 frames-per-second on PS4, but the Xbox One version is still up in the air. Square Enix has now sent us a statement on the matter.

UPDATE: A Square Enix representative has sent us the following statement on the whole frame-rate issue. It reads, “Both platforms offer the same outstanding Tomb Raider experience. Delivering the core Tomb Raider gameplay at native 1080p and running at 30fps was always our primary goal given the type of experience Tomb Raider is and the exploration we want players to do. Anything beyond 30fps for this version is gravy.”

ORIGINAL STORY: The news follows my Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition interview, in which we discuss the game’s new improvements, next-gen tech, and how the experience will help fuel the Tomb Raider sequel.

It was confirmed in a GamesRadar livestream by executive producer Scott Amos.

During the stream he addressed claims the game was locked at 30FPS on both formats and explained, “Uh, no, I mean, you’re seeing it right here. So, there definitely, you know, one of the things that people had asked, they had heard various quotes, actually heard some misquotes, our goal from the beginning was always to be 1080p gameplay at 30 frames per second minimum.

“Some people have taken that and misconstrued like, ‘Oh, it’s locked to 30!’ Actually, no, it’s literally, the game was always from the beginning, our absolute requirement was gameplay at 1080p and minimum 30 frames per second. And anything past that was gravy. That’s the kind of game we are, the kind of world we are, and as you’re sitting here looking at it, like we said on the PS4, this is running at 60.”

He didn’t mention the Xbox One build. However, RocketChainsaw writer and NeoGAF admin EatChildren claims to have heard from “verified sources” that the Xbox One build is averaging at 30FPS, while both run at 1080p native resolution.

He added, “For most of your play, and during action scenes, the Xbox One build will sit on around 30 fps. On the other hand, the PlayStation 4 build will attempt to hit 60 fps as often as possible, and does a pretty good job of doing so, but does have slight dips under 60 fps during certain scenarios.”

Meanwhile, we’ve asked our own Square contacts for confirmation. Stay tuned.

What do you make of the above? Let us know below.

Via Gematsu.

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117 Comments

  1. Hcw87

    If this turns out to be true, and the same thing happens with Destiny for example, i will firmly shift my multiplat gaming over to PS4 (or PC). A shame really, my gamerscore is FAR bigger than my trophy collection, and most friends are on XBLive.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Fin

    That’s pretty damning really.

    “Oh yeah it runs at minimum 30 across both platforms…but PS4 runs at 60″

    #2 1 year ago
  3. DuckNation

    60fps on Ps4, 30fps on Xb1

    nothing new here

    #3 1 year ago
  4. fengato

    “If this turns out to be true”

    Once we got the specs, it became pretty obvious that the PS4 was going to be the right choice for 3rd party. I don’t understand the surprise or wait and see approach. For those who own both, it’s pretty simple.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Djoenz

    Well since I have been a console gamer my whole life I was always used to fps lower than 30…you pc fellaz are way too spoiled.

    Using terms like console peasants and pc master race…We console gamers should work together and defeat these evil pc scum!!!

    Off with their heads!

    @Hcw87
    Look on the bright side bro at least XboxLive is way more secure with XboxOne having dedicated servers and all.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. _LarZen_

    This pretty much sums it all up:

    The XBO, it’s trying so hard. But it just cant get it right.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOF80wX3EN8

    And then we have the PS4, the song pretty much sums it up.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UmaFTEIZ84

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Xbone

    I really really hope that this game wont run on 60 on this pos machine called xbone.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. absolutezero

    So its a swap from the last generation.

    Its not that much of a big deal. The PS3 ran most multi-plat games slightly worse than the 360. Now its the PS4 running games a lot better than the XBone. Games are still going to be released for each. Good games. Worth buying.

    I’m far more concerned about the complete silence from MS about when the updates for Live and the console are going to start rolling out. If that awful Party system is still there when Titanfall comes out I imagine a lot of people are going to be pretty pissed.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. KAP

    Here we go again.. Xbone and Nintendo are really having a crap start of the year.
    Like they say, if all this bad press is smoke, there’s fire soon to follow.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Belazur

    The PS4 is the clearly more powerful hardware, for a better/cheaper price.
    So no suprise here.
    All multiplats will look better on the PS4.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. The_Red

    What happened after Xbox One’s release?
    - Resolution (1080p vs 720p) no longer matters.
    - Frame-rate (60fps vs 30fps) no longer matters.
    - Being caught while illegally bribing no longer matters.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Pytox

    omg LOL :D

    #12 1 year ago
  13. absolutezero

    I’m not really trying to downplay anything, sorry if it came across that way, as it stands right now no one should buy the Xbone version of this game, its distinctly worse.

    The resolution I can give or take, its not really all that important in the scheme of things. Frame-rate however, is very important.

    The more console gamers we can expose to 60FPS and the difference it can make, the more eyes we can educate the more games are going to start seeing it as an obtainable target. 60FPS is a wonderful beautiful thing, you just don’t know it yet.

    Let us educate your eyeballs.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. aseddon130

    Wow, the first few comments seemed promising in this not just turning into your typical fanboy warfare but then comment #6 lets me down :(

    Still preordered this game, i’d like to play this game again with enhanced visuals as it was an extremely solid game on the 360, if it runs the same as that and looks better then that’s enough for me.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. Djoenz

    @Absolutezero

    COD Ghosts on PS4 Singleplayer 60fps or 30fps? Cause like I heard Killzone has 30fps in SP but 60fps in MP. I have to say there is a huge difference between Ghosts on PS3 and Ghosts on PS4 however I guess its still ok on PS3 you spoiled brat!

    #15 1 year ago
  16. The_Red

    @13
    Sorry about my earlier comment. After reading some seriously defensive / downlplaying reactions from twitter and GAF, I was on “hyperbole” mode. I’ve edited the comment seeing how your comment was actually balanced and fair.

    #16 1 year ago
  17. Fin

    @15

    60fps both SP and MP.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. Gekidami

    ^ And 1080p, unlike on XB1. Same goes for AC4. Last gen ports failing to meet those basic standards despite being straight up carry overs should have been more than enough of an alarm. This news should surprise no one.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. Nickwpearce

    Ghosts was 1080p for PS4 with slowdown and 720p upscaled on xbox one with no slow down… I played last gen at 720p cause i was sick of slowdown and screen tearing…

    IMO its quick lazy porting for both consoles, we know PS4 is more powerful but all this crap ’3rd party is for ps4′ honestly with sonys servers???

    also this is an article that doesnt confirm a thing, lately all the bashing for m$ and nintendo is getting out of control while sony is close to being bankrupt the other two companies are financially fine for many many years unlike sony.

    Tomb raider which is a fast action platform shooter at 60fps sounds awesome, but no one has mentioned that it isnt constant, it dips! this isn’t the n64 and this isnt goldeneye or perfect dark frame rates staying at 30fps is better than 60fps dropping to 40fps

    each to their own i guess

    #19 1 year ago
  20. Gekidami

    ^ Excuse me?
    http://www.gamepur.com/news/12653-cod-ghosts-xbox-one-has-frame-rate-issues-and-main-reason-not-buy-says-ex-i.html

    #20 1 year ago
  21. KAP

    @11

    World war 1. No longer matters.

    World war 2. No longer matters.

    9/11. No longer matters.

    Everything wrong with the world. No longer matters.

    lol.. you see where I’m going with this right?

    #21 1 year ago
  22. Mike W

    @19

    You sound like a bitter fool. Do you even know the point you’re trying to make?

    #22 1 year ago
  23. Ireland Michael

    I have a dream…

    I have a dream, that one day we will live in a culture where games will not be judged by the format they are released on, or the resolution and framerate they run at, but by the quality of their gameplay!

    Some day!

    #23 1 year ago
  24. absolutezero

    In certain genres FPS is directly tied to quality of gameplay. Resolution less so much.

    #24 1 year ago
  25. Ireland Michael

    @24 Yes, I know. I even made that argument to Dave that in certain cases (depending on genre), the framerate can have a huge impact on gameplay.

    But at the end of the day, we’re all gamers. We can enjoy our games on numerous format that gives us what we want, and that’s all that matters. Whether it’s PC, PS4, Xbox 360, or a freaking GameBoy.

    Someone called me “The Martin Luther King of gaming” earlier today, which I found funny. So I just decided to run with it. Hahahaha.

    #25 1 year ago
  26. absolutezero

    I’m with you brother.

    Preach it. Walk a mile in another man’s games.

    #26 1 year ago
  27. Digital Bamboo

    Well, this is good news, since I plan to get a PS4 in a few years.

    To be honest, I thought Tomb Raider looked and played great on PS3–one of the years best–but if the improvement is really this dramatic, then I guess I’ll sell my PS3 copy and pick up the Definitive Edition later on…or just get it for PC. It remains to be seen how well my future rig will run this.

    #27 1 year ago
  28. Ekona

    I can’t even tell the difference between 30fps and 60fps. 20fps and 30fps yes, but not any higher.

    As long as the game is good, I don’t really mind if it’s technically inferior. Ghosts was superior on PS4, but to my eyes it looked better on the Xbone due to the colouring and lighting.

    #28 1 year ago
  29. absolutezero

    FPS is not linked to how good a game “looks”. Which is why using the cinematic FPS of 24 wrong-headed.

    FPS is directly linked to interaction, it makes everything smoother and far more responsive, it makes your link to the gameworld better, faster, stronger.

    So no a higher FPS will not make your cut-scenes look better but will always improve the actual meat of playing games, which is interaction. Your a passive viewer of a movie you never change the camera position and the way movies are produced means that there is almost constant motion blue which obviously helps disguise the slower frame rate.

    I can easily believe that there are people that can not tell the difference between 60 and 30 FPS but I also believe that if you sit down one of those people in front of a PC displaying a variety of games at 60 and have them play for a few hours they really will begin to notice the difference not necessarily in visuals but in the smoothness of gameplay and controls.

    #29 1 year ago
  30. Belazur

    #28
    Jesus…. Ekona please…!

    It’s funny how every Xbox fan got faulty eyes after the generation switch.

    As it seems, they can’t see a difference anymore between “native 1080p” and “native 720p” or 30FPS and 60FPS.

    “Uh…..it’s all the same to me.”
    Yeah, sure!

    #30 1 year ago
  31. Ireland Michael

    @28 Trust me mate, there is a huge difference. Not just in how it looks, but how it *feels*.

    60FPS is 30 extra frames in which an imput can be calculated or done. That allows for more precise aiming in a shooter, better steering in a racer, tighter controls in a beat-em-up, and skillful timing in a spectacle shooter.

    I agree with you in that it shouldn’t be the be all and end all. The willy waving about specs and hardware and all that crap is so tedious. Let people enjoy their games on whatever format offers them the experience they want.

    #31 1 year ago
  32. Panthro

    The Xbox is a potato compared to the PS4, confirmed once again.

    Happy at least one side will be experiencing 60fps though, it isn’t as overrated as you all think!

    I agree @31, it shouldn’t be a factor of “if this game isn’t running at 60fps I wont buy it” otherwise I wouldn’t have played GTA V, The Last of Us, MGS4 and the rest of the good part of the console library but if I had a choice in the matter I would never play 30fps again.

    #32 1 year ago
  33. Moonwalker1982

    Weird these conflicting reports. On January 20 they said 30fps for both.

    Either way, it’s ridiculous if one can reach 60fps and the other can’t. This is a fucking old-gen game too with some improvements. Is the difference between X1 and PS4 really that night and day after all? I recall multiple devs saying the difference between the two would be even smaller to PS360. Bullshit, this actually would be far worse and we are this early in the consoles’ lifecycle, what could this mean for future multiplatform games? Similar differences to this or even worse?

    As a big Xbox guy this is definitely bad news, not because i give a shit about this very unessecary Tomb Raider edition, but because this could mean the same kind of difference or worse for other upcoming multiplatform games. Not good at all.

    #33 1 year ago
  34. pandulce1

    The denial is strong with some xbone fans, and this is only month two of the consoles release. Will they be able to withstand five or six years of this?

    #34 1 year ago
  35. Panthro

    @33

    Just enjoy your games on your platform of choice.

    Graphics and FPS don’t matter after all remember…

    #35 1 year ago
  36. Ireland Michael

    @34 Most will be too busy enjoying the games on their format of choice to give a fuck.

    The rest will be ailing on the internet exercising their this because a misguided sense of superiority requires them to justify their life decisions regarding pieces of hardware.

    #36 1 year ago
  37. Someboooodie

    Well this just says it all. Ps4 the TRUE next gen.

    #37 1 year ago
  38. Ireland Michael

    @38 There is nothing “next gen” about either piece of hardware, because they’re both only roughy at the level of what would be considered a half decent gaming PC.

    In five years, these machines will be more outdated than the Xbox 360 or PS3 are now.

    But who honestly cares which is “better”? Why are people so invested in that fact? Why do they get so wrapped up in it? What does it really matter?

    #38 1 year ago
  39. Panthro

    @38

    Michael don’t be nasty, allow them to think their consoles are something “new” for a little bit longer… It’s nice to see them happy, bless.

    _____

    At this point all they have is the argument of which console has more power since they have no decent software to compare yet.

    #39 1 year ago
  40. Moonwalker1982

    @38

    That’s why i really don’t see these consoles lasting as long as the PS3 and 360 did.

    Resolution is not even that big of a deal for me. I thought it was until i saw the difference and it really ain’t all that noticeable for me. But 30fps vs 60fps….is very noticeable. Especially on a 110 inch screen. If all my friends weren’t on Xbox, i’d be going all PC, but sadly there are still plenty games that only release on the consoles and it will stay that way too.

    #40 1 year ago
  41. Eregol

    Regardless of the difference in frame rate the PS3 to PS4 comparison video didn’t really show enough of a difference in the general look to convince me to part with my money for this version. I’ve already played and completed it on PS3, and really enjoyed my time with it.
    I could possibly be swayed if they were to do it as a PS3 to PS4 upgrade. But really I’m struggling to see the point in this new version.

    #41 1 year ago
  42. Nickwpearce

    @22 can you read? posting some twitter post of an ign (worse site online) editor is proof? there is various reports of the ps4 having lots of issues with games running at 60 fps

    I’m not bitter at all i enjoy my games on all consoles, but a constant frame rate is more important than one that drop from 60 to 40/50 IMO

    most pc dickheads are too far up on their pedestal to even admit it

    this console ‘war’ is far from over in all honesty i hope sony goes bankrupt because they are one of the worse companies around and have been for years

    “PlayStation 4 build will attempt to hit 60 fps as often as possible”

    if it isn’t constant whats the point??

    oh and i love this game but why would i for out full price for some upgraded visuals that dont even compare to the pc??

    #42 1 year ago
  43. Panthro

    @42

    Wow, he is right though.

    You sound like one bitter dude.

    “i hope sony goes bankrupt because they are one of the worse companies around and have been for years” – Nahh they are not that bad like, you just sound angry you ‘sided’ with Xbox and now the PS4 is pushing more power.
    ______

    I would rather have an inconsistent framerate trying to hit 50-60 than play a full game running at 30fps.

    “slight dips under 60 fps” hardly matter, you won’t feel them.

    ______

    “oh and i love this game but why would i for out full price for some upgraded visuals that dont even compare to the pc??”

    At least your consistent with what you say, most of them have been shouting that graphics don’t matter for years but this proves once again they are all mostly ignorant fools since they are all running out to pay more money for ‘upgraded visuals’…

    #43 1 year ago
  44. xxxGamesMasterxxx

    60fps on Ps4, 30fps on Xb1? oh dear Xbone fails again.

    #44 1 year ago
  45. Dragon

    Major Nelson – “I cannot wait for truth to come out”

    #45 1 year ago
  46. Tormenter

    Really? More of this?

    I may have to make a longer appearance here in the near future.

    #46 1 year ago
  47. X14EVR

    I heard they still are working on code for some secret optimisation/part to kick in in the xbox inside.

    It was in the news ages ago i am surprised none of you even saw. xbox have a lot more power than ps4 and pc but since they had to rushed xbox to get it out to the fans faster so we could enjoy it longer they didnt finish the code properly unlocking its true power, few more months and the code will be done I heard and I should know I have a relative at microsoft who helped make the xbox.

    #47 1 year ago
  48. CyberMarco

    @47 You are so funny, and delusional! :P

    #48 1 year ago
  49. Tormenter

    @47

    Actually I’ll agree with you on this.. not that it’s MORE powerful than PS4, but yeah, there is some optimisation going on, I read that also. Isn’t it something to do with the eSRam?… or something along those lines..

    At the end of the day though I still think the PS4 will have it.. There’s only so much optimisation you can do.. and the PS4 does actually have the better HW.

    #49 1 year ago
  50. X14EVR

    see even people know its true like tormentor
    all the rumors about the second graphics card were fake but were true as well because thats what they were calling the secret optimisation i think thats what my relative says anyway

    #50 1 year ago
  51. Moonwalker1982

    @49

    Yeah this stuff was being said last year too, that some development tools weren’t fully ready yet and that is why some multiplats weren’t the same resolution as PS4. But damn…a game that came out for the last-gen consoles, only with some graphical improvements and can’t reach 60fps while the other can? That is bad. But i hope you are right about optimisation, fact is…CD did not mention Xbox One at all, not a good look.

    #51 1 year ago
  52. Tormenter

    @50

    Woah up there, cowboy.

    I don’t know nothing ’bout no second gpu.. The issues are down to the existing configuration leaving room to be improved on.. but it’s not going to become some uber machine.

    #52 1 year ago
  53. X14EVR

    dont lose faith xbox has always been better and always will be it just needs to unlock the new code they are making

    #53 1 year ago
  54. Ekona

    @30 I made my commitment to Xbone knowing that it was the technically weaker platform. I’m still comfortable with that, as for me it’s a system I prefer in all other aspects.

    720/30 and 1080/60 are not the same, not by a country mile, I don’t disagree with that. I don’t disagree that the PS4 version of most (if not all) multiplats will look better on that system to most. I’m only telling you what my eyes tell me. It’s the same reason I prefer LCD TVs to Plasma ones: They simply look better to my eyes. There may be a hundred technical reasons why plasma is better, but I can’t see it.

    Once you have a game in the isolation of your living room, and cannot do a direct comparison, then as long as it looks amazing to you then nothing else matters. If it looks and plays like arse as well at that time, that’s when you have a problem.

    @31 It’s a fair point about reaction times, but then again I’ve never noticed the difference in previous gens between 30 and 60fps, even back when I was gaming on the PC and could change it at will. I’m not saying that I’m right and everyone else is wrong, as the reverse is more likely true, but it’s not something I considered important when I made my next-gen gaming decision.

    TLDR: As long as I’m happy, people can argue over specs all they want.

    #54 1 year ago
  55. Fin

    @54

    Srs about never noticed difference between 30 and 60?

    http://boallen.com/fps-compare.html

    #55 1 year ago
  56. Bomba Luigi

    Yeah, 60 FPS are better then 30, at least as long as they are stable. But do you have to care? No. Some do, some not, its fine, you can have the same fun with 30 like someone other has with 60.

    In the End, if you didn’t have a Problem with 30 FPS on the old Consoles why should you have one now?

    #56 1 year ago
  57. One-Shot

    Jokes on the PC fanboy commenters in the last TR thread that were holding onto the belief TR:DE was only 30fps. (which didn’t even matter then either.)

    #57 1 year ago
  58. Mike W

    @42

    Right back at you, I never stated anything in my first post on whether this article is fact or fiction because I could give two shits about this whole “my console can do more frames than yours” debate.

    Like I stated before you sounded “bitter” and even immature with your original post, because this article stated that the PS4 version of this game runs at a higher fps than the Xbox one and something about that appeared to upset you.

    You first mentioned COD: Ghost’s resolution for both the PS4 and Xbox one, which made no sense regarding the information provided to you by this article.

    You then stated how you’re upset on how both the XBO and Nintendo are receiving negative press at the moment and Sony is not, which again, made no sense regarding the information provided to you by this article.

    Then you took a turn for the worst when you starting mentioning on how both Microsoft and Nintendo are doing well financially than Sony and “Sony” is on the verge of going bankrupt when its finances is compare to its competition.

    Once again, you’re making no “sense” regarding the information provided to you by this article.

    So like I stated before, do you even know the point that you were trying to make?

    And you know what?

    You don’t even have to answer that, cause you’re clearly to foolish to realize what you even wrote..

    #58 1 year ago
  59. Moonwalker1982

    @54

    Agreed about the Xbox One, i prefer it too in all the the other aspects. That is why i am so gutted about this news. I had definitely expected X1 to do 60fps too. Interesting what you said about LCD and Plasma. I can never ever get used to LCD after having owned Plasma. The ghosting/blurring is terrible on LCD. Might have gotten better through the years, but in 2012 i owned of the best LED/LCD’s for gaming and the blurring was just impossible for me.

    #59 1 year ago
  60. pukem0n

    who the fuck cares about 30 or 60 fps?

    #60 1 year ago
  61. Ireland Michael

    “TLDR: As long as I’m happy, people can argue over specs all they want.”

    Quote of the motherfuckin’ year. Stick this one in a plaque folks, we’re done for 2014!

    #61 1 year ago
  62. Fin

    @60

    Dude, playing at 60 is a faaaarrr better experience. Seriously.

    Again:
    http://boallen.com/fps-compare.html

    #62 1 year ago
  63. Dragon

    This alt account thing needs to stop.
    Although, you can easily guess who it is.

    @62,
    I checked that, but I am not sure if its far better. Its better though.
    Just my opinion.

    #63 1 year ago
  64. X14EVR

    true I dont even care about fps really i have a gaming pc thats really powerful and has the 60fps setting and when i put on my xbox and pc at the same time i cant even tell the difference when 30fps on xbox looks better anyway 60fps is to fast.

    i think fps is just a word that you pc and sony gamers made up to make you think your console is better when in fact it is not

    #64 1 year ago
  65. Fin

    @64

    “i think fps is just a word that you pc and sony gamers made up to make you think your console is better when in fact it is not”

    Trolling’s a fine art, but you went too far here :P

    #65 1 year ago
  66. Dragon

    ^He is an alt account. Quite easy to guess who.

    #66 1 year ago
  67. CyberMarco

    @66 Why are you “afraid” on calling out people? Or better yet, why do you hesitate?

    #67 1 year ago
  68. Hcw87

    Man, the PS4 fanboy gloating is massive in this thread. If this was so obvious from the start, why bother reacting this way whenever there’s a story like this? It’s like we finally have proof just now that PS4 will handle multiplats better and you have to rub it in just for good measure. Kindergarden mentality.

    #68 1 year ago
  69. gomersoul

    Hey I took 7 years of bashing from xbots, now my loyalty is paying off I’m gonna enjoy it for all its worth! Ps4 ftw

    #69 1 year ago
  70. CyberMarco

    @68 I don’t care what console is better or not, but that’s very hypocrite of yours to say something like that regarding Sony fans.

    lol xbots! :P

    #70 1 year ago
  71. Hcw87

    @70
    Uhm what? Read the very first post in here.

    If anything, people should want the consoles to be as good as possible, as competition only makes things better for us gamers. I’m sure there are some dumbass fanboys out there wishing MS/Sony will go bankrupt or something, but that would not be a good thing for gamers at all.

    #71 1 year ago
  72. CyberMarco

    @71 I’m not referring to this particular post, but attitude in general to bash Sony/defend MS at any given opportunity.

    But whatever keeps you happy I guess…

    #72 1 year ago
  73. Dragon

    @67,
    Because I have no proof.

    But since you asked, see from end of last page, when the guy first appears. It should give a good idea of who it is. I think I am guessing right, but in the end, its just a guess.

    #73 1 year ago
  74. Hcw87

    @72
    Feel free to link a single post where i’ve bashed Sony.

    #74 1 year ago
  75. CyberMarco

    @74 I’m not that bothered to search for any link, but that Microsoft/Machinima, you said something that it’s just common practice, while it’s clearly not. And by that I mean to don’t say anything about being a paid promotion, non-disclosure agreement and stuff like that…

    I’m sure other users must have something similar to say…

    #75 1 year ago
  76. Arcnail

    You really would have thought they would have made these consoles powerful enough to play locked in 1080p, 60fps games. It should have been baseline.

    If that was too expensive, they should have just waited. There’s still a ton of life in the PS3/360.

    #76 1 year ago
  77. Kuwabara

    its a last gen game with minor updates, id expect it to run at 120 fps at the least.

    #77 1 year ago
  78. Panthro

    They really need to stahp beating around Lara’s bush and just admit the obvious.

    #78 1 year ago
  79. The_Red

    Funny how Square’s updates calls 60fps “gravy”. Unlike resolution, 60fps is actually an important gameplay element as seen in games like Burnout , Call of Duty and pretty much anything on a decent PC.

    #79 1 year ago
  80. OneLifeCycle

    Personally, I like seeing XBone suffer from lower spec hardware. Karma from their horrendous roll-out of the system, their policies, backtracking of policies and outright arrogance – all while trying to force the Kinect on every one of their loyal gamers.

    Congrats Microsoft! Your “gaming” console is second best at playing the games people want to play (and that’s because there’s only two worth considering here)! But I can channels surf cable on it!!! YAY!!!!!

    #80 1 year ago
  81. fearmonkey

    Wow….It seems someone posting on here is a fan of the baloney misterxmedia and his “insider”s keep preaching. Dual layer MB that will be powered by optimization and it’s only half performance, secret GPU, etc etc.

    As a Xbox Fan, I realized the fact the PS4 was more powerful long ago, and I own a PS4 because of it. No amount of optimization can overcome the fact that one console simply has a more powerful GPU and faster Ram. If optimization could fix it all, then none of us PC gamers would need anything past a mid range video card because they could simply optimize it, right?

    Give it up already, it’s $500 for a less powerful gaming console that gives you better motion controls and a better multimedia experience. it’s what it is #dealwithit.

    #81 1 year ago
  82. Spider Law

    I dont have a problem with either 30 or 60fps, even though i would prefer 60fps either way. But still, the FPS for this game shouldnt determine whether to buy it or not.

    My problem is the people saying there isnt much improvement. Yeah, ok. There are tons of improvements and if you cant see them, i feel bad for you because you will be missing out.

    #82 1 year ago
  83. raftos

    @47 and 49

    This?

    http://www.giantbomb.com/xbox-one/3045-145/forums/x1-esram-dx-11-2-from-32mb-to-6gb-worth-of-texture-1448545/

    It’s promissing, but ps4 will still be better.

    #83 1 year ago
  84. Legendaryboss

    Another thing not to care about for certain reasons.

    #84 1 year ago
  85. raftos

    According to Anandtech, Tomb Raider on High Quality, 1920×1200, runs at 73fps using a Radeon HD 7870 and at 40fps using a Radeon HD 7770. Considering they’re almost the same GPUs used on PS4 (7870) and X1 (7770), but with less shaders, I think these numbers are what we should expect.

    #85 1 year ago
  86. SplatteredHouse

    “On the other hand, the PlayStation 4 build will attempt to hit 60 fps as often as possible, and does a pretty good job of doing so, but does have slight dips under 60 fps during certain scenarios.”” It was confirmed in a GamesRadar livestream by executive producer Scott Amos.”
    DEVELOPER UNCHAINED
    …oh god! Noooo! He’s broken free of his handler! :p

    Publisher (cowering) “Anything beyond 30fps for this version is gravy.”

    #86 1 year ago
  87. Kalain

    I do remember, reading on here and other sites, when the 360 had a better FPS than the PS3, the Sony owners where saying FPS didn’t matter. Now, all of a sudden, it does matter. People have a really short memory when it comes to their blind fanboyism for their device of choice.

    But really, does it matter?

    #87 1 year ago
  88. Dragon

    @86,
    Which makes even more sense considering how TR DLC released first on 360.
    Its just PR funded by MS money.

    #88 1 year ago
  89. _LarZen_

    @60 Gamers care.

    #89 1 year ago
  90. OmegaSlayer

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BerB0ttIEAAFbbu.jpg

    #90 1 year ago
  91. Xbone

    I love how they say “who cares”. They are so cute :D

    #91 1 year ago
  92. Djoenz

    Havent you noticed how a lot of these sources say one thing first and different things later. This is marketing and hype. They are on top of this. Either deliberate statements or dumb fuck ups which I really doubt.

    I can not trust the interwebz anymo. Tsk.

    They will probably both end up with 60fps.

    #92 1 year ago
  93. dontbescaredhomie92

    @91 If you look at the update you muppet you’ll find the developer doesn’t care, such a cute little fanboy aren’t you :)

    #93 1 year ago
  94. kisame

    hahaha the next gen is still to bee seen yet peoples are talking big

    I guess when GTA 6 will come out and will run 25 fps on both then they will say who cares this looks insane oh dear

    #94 1 year ago
  95. dtyk

    @92

    It’s deliberate. You can’t just come out and say things that damage the image of your business partners. Especially when that business partner has enough money to bury you 3 times over.

    #95 1 year ago
  96. Spider Law

    @87
    Except with Xbox 360 and PS3 it was usually a difference of 3-5 frames, which doesnt make a huge difference (rather small) and it wasnt a consistent frame rate difference. Now with Xbox One and PS4 we are seeing a difference of 10-30fps which makes a big difference, and its consistent.

    #96 1 year ago
  97. NECR6MANCER

    so will there be a multiplayer for this as well? making a all new leader boards

    #97 1 year ago
  98. Tormenter

    @73 DRAGON… your name goes first in the hopes that you are still around to read this in the comment stream so early.

    This fucking comment here…

    “But since you asked, see from end of last page, when the guy first appears. It should give a good idea of who it is. I think I am guessing right, but in the end, its just a guess.”

    Considering that I am the only only one who posted after him on that page, and that is what you are getting at.. I take it you are calling me the alt. That’s not a guess.. that’s a fucking wild stab in the dark, with shit all to back it up except the buzzing in your head…

    Get your fucking facts straight before shouting your mouth on things like that….I don’t give two fucks what people think of me, let alone enough to hide behind different accounts.. WANKER…Sorry, cowardly wanker… Next time you have something to say, say it instead of hiding behind your words because you’re too shit scared that you’ve got it wrong..

    #98 1 year ago
  99. Spinergy02

    So I picked up a copy of this game for Xbox One today and must say…the framerate is far closer to 60fps than 30fps. I haven’t noticed a lick of stuttering so far and everything is very smooth. Thanks for the previous speculation, though.

    #99 1 year ago
  100. Phoenixblight

    @99

    Anecdotal =/= Fact. People will wait for DF to do a comparison with actual video and analysis than someone saying they played an unreleased game and it being “far closer to 60fps”.

    Especially with your clear bias for the Xbox One.

    #100 1 year ago
  101. Spinergy02

    @100 There was no edit. Gamestop is already selling the game.

    Edit: (this is how I edit my comments, by the way) If you want, my nick here is my Xbox gamertag. Check out the game I’m currently playing if you need proof.

    #101 1 year ago
  102. Phoenixblight

    Its not released until next week and it doesn’t matter as I said anecdotal is not fact. Any person can tell a story.

    #102 1 year ago
  103. Spinergy02

    @102

    http://www.videogamer.com/ps4/tomb_raider_definitive_edition/news/tomb_raider_definitive_edition_release_brought_forward_in_us.html

    “Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is available to buy now in stores across North America, multiple user reports claim, days in advance of its official release date.”

    http://www.gamestop.com/xbox-one/games/tomb-raider-definitive-edition/113245

    Unlike many users here I’m not much for speculation. There is your proof that the game is out, and you can obviously check my gamertag to see that I’m currently playing Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition on Xbox One.

    Edit: Just for you, I’m about to record a clip of my current game.

    #103 1 year ago
  104. Phoenixblight

    @103

    Its irrelevant whether its been prematurely released or not. No person is going to bother listening you bang on about how its “closer to 60 FPS”. You have no evidence other than your hear say to prove otherwise. Digital Foundry will do a comparison and when they do there will be cold hard facts on the matter. For all we know you are just a Xbot trying protect your precious.

    Edit: Make a video but know this Youtube only plays videos at 30 FPS. Thanks for playing.

    #104 1 year ago
  105. Spinergy02

    @104

    http://puu.sh/6wZ0D.mp4 I used Xbox Record Now to capture a clip. Uploaded to skydrive and then puush. The point of the video is that you should probably check some other sources before you spout old information. The release date was pushed up.

    #105 1 year ago
  106. Phoenixblight

    @105

    *cough* http://www.polygon.com/2013/8/5/4591972/xbox-one-game-dvr-720p-30-fps *cough*

    Keep arguing about the game being pushed on its release as I said its pointless. It has nothing to do with the argument.

    #106 1 year ago
  107. Spinergy02

    The point wasn’t to prove actual framerate. You stated earlier that the game wasn’t released.

    #107 1 year ago
  108. Phoenixblight

    @107

    I said it was unreleased. Which it is as the official release date is the 28th. I was arguing about your claim about it being 60 FPS. I could care less about people having it right now because a few stores went ahead and sold it.

    You are like a broken record. I never denied that gamestop wasn’t selling it.

    #108 1 year ago
  109. Spinergy02

    You obviously didn’t check my sources showing that the release date was pushed forward and that it is available for purchase. Anyways, I’m going to go play some Tomb Raider. You guys can keep arguing about the framerate being 30fps on Xbox One.

    #109 1 year ago
  110. Phoenixblight

    @109

    I did nor do I care as it has nothing to do with this article or the argument against Xbox One version being subpar.

    #110 1 year ago
  111. Spinergy02

    @110

    Shouldn’t you wait until Digital Foundry officially compares the two, since as of now you have nothing official to go off of? Also, good job on going back and ninja editing most of your posts.

    #111 1 year ago
  112. Phoenixblight

    @111

    I only edited for clarification. My point still stood and was the same only that much clearer.

    “Shouldn’t you wait until Digital Foundry officially compares the two”

    That is exactly what I said. You came in this article claiming the Xbox One version was 60 FPS when I said DF will have videos and actual analysis so it was better to wait.

    #112 1 year ago
  113. justerthought

    There is a lot xbox frustration in this comment section all arguing about nothing. The frame rate is the issue. Who gives a toss if someone got the game early. It’s still 30fps. If you are not happy, complain to those who caused the problem. MS made the lame console, so get angry with them. You don’t gain anything arguing with people who have PS4 because we are happy. I’m just glad Crystal Dynamics had the sense not to gimp the PS4 version to match the lame XB1 version. That would have been wrong.

    #113 1 year ago
  114. Spinergy02

    @112

    Your first reply to my first comment on this article was originally that I did not have a copy because the game wasn’t even out yet. I never stated it was running AT 60fps, but it was much higher than 30 and closer to 60. Anyone that has played video games for a few years should be able to easily spot 30fps and 60fps.

    @113

    The game looks gorgeous regardless that it’s probably running a bit slower than PS4. I’ve put in a couple hours of gameplay and still haven’t noticed any hiccups or obvious drops so I’m very happy with it. They did a great job with the voice commands, but I could care less about their usage of the kinect (you can lean to change POV in certain situations). Also, I wasn’t targeting PS4 owners with my comment. Merely stating that the game runs great on Xbox One regardless of if running at a slightly lower framerate (and definitely not 30fps).

    #114 1 year ago
  115. Phoenixblight

    @114

    Lrn2Read

    “Anecdotal =/= Fact. People will wait for DF to do a comparison with actual video and analysis than someone saying they played an unreleased game and it being “far closer to 60fps”.

    Please point out where my argument was about the game not being out. I told you what unreleased means as the game is not officially out. Only select stores selling it as a large majority still have January 28th for release date.

    #115 1 year ago
  116. Spinergy02

    Your ORIGINAL comment, not the edited one. This community would be so much better if you guys would stop editing your posts after someone points out your error. It seems to be common practice here from what I’ve seen so far.

    #116 1 year ago
  117. Phoenixblight

    @116

    The only thing I did remove was saying you had edited your post when in fact you didn’t just posted another comment on a similar article. I deleted like 4 words.

    #117 1 year ago

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    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 […]