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Witcher 3 “fairly close” to maxing out PS4 & Xbox One, PC specs teased

Thursday, 23 January 2014 08:58 GMT By Dave Cook

The Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt RED is fairly close to maxing out the capability of PS4 and Xbox One, according to studio co-founder Marcin Iwinski.

It follows the latest Witcher 3 trailer, and our own Witcher 3 interview, in which we ask CD Projekt RED just how far it’s pushing the new consoles.

Now, speaking with IGN, Iwinski discussed Witcher 3 development on PS4 and Xbox One, and explained, “It is extremely manageable. There is a lot of power in these machines, and I don’t want to say we’re using them to their capacity, but we’re fairly close to doing so.

“We made a decision to go next-gen roughly two and a half years ago, so we’ve spent a lot of time with these machines, and it’s been a great experience across all three platforms. On the old platforms, namely the Xbox 360 and PS3, we probably would have had to sacrifice nearly half of our vision.”

On the game’s PC specs, he teased, “(Laughs) We’ll be releasing that information soon, but you can already start saving up for an upgrade.”

From what you’ve seen so far, do you feel that these claims are on the money? Let us know below.

Via DualShockers.

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35 Comments

  1. schrodinger_cat

    PS4 all the way then :)

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Nam3M3King

    They all say this, how can a multi plat game max out a console

    #2 1 year ago
  3. _LarZen_

    Every time a developer says they have maxed to are really close to maxing a console I smile. Because not long after a game comes out that magically have tapped in to more… :D

    That said, I cant wait to see how this game will be on PS4. Next week it’s Tomb Raider time. And with the rumors that is out now that the PS4 is aiming for 60fps and the XBO at 30fps it’s going to be even more interesting to play it.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Takeshi

    Already upgraded!

    Surely it’s what they’re capable of right now. If this was launching in 2020 then it would look a lot different on consoles, I think. There is no way they’ve already been able to fully utilize the power of PS4 and Xbox One.

    I wonder what the difference between the next-gen console versions and PC will be. I definitely don’t think next-gen consoles will have ubersampling. :p not as great as I would like probably. Fairly excited if they announce a bunch of graphic options that the consoles won’t have or simply can’t utilize.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. loki

    very dubious claim

    #5 1 year ago
  6. melonbuster1

    Oh please they both will at 30fps if they make it 60fps then both will be.. stop this ps4 is better then xbox1 crap . Pick a system and buy the game.. be happy I for one own all systems but I purchased most of my multi system games for xbox1 because all my friends are on. It.. If my friends were on Ps4 then I would go that way.. you game where your friends game

    #6 1 year ago
  7. The_Red

    @6
    While both versions will definitely be at 30FPS, the 60 vs 30 frame rate disparity is already happening. The PS4 version of Tomb Raider can run around 50-60 with unlocked frame-rate (Confirmed by producer during a Twitch stream which said the 30fps on both consoles was a misquote). It remains to be seen if both versions of TR Definitive Edition run at a locked 30fps or if they unlock the frame rate to allow a near double fps on PS4.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. _LarZen_

    @6 The XBO have been under-performing from day 1. And it will just continue. And sure it’s important to play with friends etc. I see that. But for me gaming is a visual experience. That’s why I play on PC and PS4 as my main systems. I don’t settle with less when I don’t have to.

    “The PlayStation 4 build is, on average, twice the framerate of the Xbox One build. Both builds are rendering at native 1080p resolution, and generally look the same in graphical effects (though some minor differences may apply). Performance is a different matter. Both feature unlocked framerates, meaning framerate fluctuates between higher and lower values. The Xbox One build can technically reach around 45 fps, though this performance is generally only achieved during the most empty, simplest environments. 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.”

    Source: http://www.rocketchainsaw.com.au/exclusive-tomb-raider-definitive-edition-ps4xone-framerates-revealed/

    #8 1 year ago
  9. TheBlackHole

    It’s not hyperbole – that probably DO max it out, but over the course of several years developers find more efficient ways of doing things, so graphics and framerates improve.

    All this means is that they’ve filled up most of the available resources with the codebase they are using. Not really that unusual.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. CyberMarco

    “but you can already start saving up for an upgrade”

    Screw that, just make a decent optimization *cough*The Witcher 1*Cough*

    #10 1 year ago
  11. dsr

    Well, Witcher 2 looked like shit on PC if you turn off bloom and annoying depth of field effects.

    Not holding my breath for this one either. But they might surprise me yet.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Major Mayhem 70

    @MELONBUSTER1
    I know what you mean man. I own both consoles but I tend to play my multiplat, multiplayer games on the X1. If the majority of the people I game with are there, why would I play somewhere else? I play games for the games, not the crispness of the graphics in the game. I don’t notice the difference unless the game is put side by side displaying the same scene. Since I only play on one TV, the chances of that happening is like…. Never gonna happen. I’ll continue playing multi with friends and enjoy the epic single player adventures that Sony gaming studios are known for on the PS4. Worked well for me last gen, not about to change it this gen.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. _LarZen_

    @12 Ignorance is bliss :)

    #13 1 year ago
  14. Hcw87

    EDIT: Wrong thread.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. Erthazus

    Both PS4 and Xbox One will have shitty visual component compared to PC it’s not even funny.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. Christopher Jack

    @15, Define shitty. They’ll both be lesser than more expensive PCs & the X1 will be even lesser than the PS4 but changes won’t be drastic.

    My guess is that you’ll need at least a $300+ GPU & $200+ CPU to achieve better results than the PS4 & that’s before including RAM(8GB minimum)$70+, HDD/SSD$60+, Case(too varied but lets say $60 for arguments sake), PSU (600w bronze) $60+, OS $100+, Mobo $50+, KB&M $20+ & maybe optical drive $20+.

    So you need $800USD MINIMUM to beat a $400 console. I lucked out & got a decent one a mate built & got bored of for $600AUD ($525USD).

    #16 1 year ago
  17. zoopdeloop

    @12 it’s not only a matter of graphics but perfomance as well which is important.

    @6+12
    Sure if you’re pushovers you’ll follow your friends otherwise you can let them follow you wherever you might want to go

    #17 1 year ago
  18. pablo2008jedi

    My personal opinion, just for the sake of saying. They probably are maxing out the PS4 with the tools they have now. As the console goes on, the tools are continuously updated to allow a developer better access to the hardware, better APIs etc.. so yeah they may claim to “to maxing out PS4 & Xbox One” with the current tools.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. Christopher Jack

    @17, It’s simpler to play the game all your friends play than convince them to play the games you play. A single friend is easier to convince depending on their income & how open minded they are but it’s unfair to even attempt to convince multiple people to switch.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. Harrow

    The visuals will be incomparable to the PC version. The consoles can not compete with the visuals a fully fledged gaming rig can output that is fact.

    #20 1 year ago
  21. zoopdeloop

    @19 True but never said convincing anyone.The point is never count on friends choices.One can do what he/she wanna do and if friends want they’ll follow…in this case they will follow just like many early ps3 adopters followed theirs on 360.Times and trends change all the time

    #21 1 year ago
  22. Tormenter

    If pc’s need an upgrade for this (although they haven’t said upgraded from what..) then yeah, i’d imagine it could push console HW.

    @11

    We’re obviously not playing the same game.. maxed out (including uberalaising.. which looks pretty amazing in itself, no crawling whatsoever) with bloom OFF (I hate bloom) it was, and still is one of, the prettiest game on the market.. You may have a problem with the grimey art direction, but any problems you have with the way it’s rendered are all in your head.

    #22 1 year ago
  23. X14EVR

    pcs will need upgrade to match xbox performance confirmed

    sad all you pay extra $2000-$4000 on pc but you all cannot even play good games at same visuals as xbox
    you all have to upgrade every few months to play games lololol waste of cash since we pay less but get better

    #23 1 year ago
  24. Tormenter

    @23

    Aww dood.. You blew it.. I just agreed with you, somewhat, in the Tomb Raider thread, now I come here and see you blowing shit out of your nose. :(

    #24 1 year ago
  25. X14EVR

    dood i just dont see a point in spending $500 every few month to play games its a waste of money could be spending dat shit on females and weed

    #25 1 year ago
  26. Christopher Jack

    @23, Are you high? Just above I mentioned you can build a PS4 killer for $800~ after that it’ll be years before you need to upgrade anything. Not to mention PC games themselves are significantly cheaper so if you’re a huge gamer & buy dozens of games a year the PC ends up cheaper with better visuals & more variety.

    #26 1 year ago
  27. Tormenter

    @25

    Few months? Try every couple of years for someone who DOESN’T suffer from ocd or have a burning wallet in their pocket.. and that’ll provide you some good gaming.. Constant, top of the range upgrades are a myth for 90% of PC gamers. Generational jumps in engine requirements take a couple of years to mature.. you can pretty much guarantee, that if you buy a high-mid card one of your other components will burn out before you NEED to upgrade your GPU.

    There’s plenty money for Weed.. and the woman can buy her own.

    #27 1 year ago
  28. pukem0n

    no it’s not and it won’t be until the end of the generation, marketing bullshit ^^

    #28 1 year ago
  29. X14EVR

    dont lie everyone knows pc needs upgraded like every month to even play the games you want thats why console is best choice since you pay $400-$500 and your set for over 5 years + the support from microsoft and the free games because they love the users that buy there stuff do valve give out free games every month? nope they just nickel and dime you with free to play shooters and hats hats hats hats thats why i stick with Microsoft they care about our money and dont want to rip us off by giving us sales constantly since developers and fans dont benefit from them as much as paying full price and supporting them properly

    #29 1 year ago
  30. Tormenter

    @29

    Ahh…You overplayed your hand. You had me going, I just though you were misinformed or criminally biased, but you’re just flicking our knackers with a wet towel, aren’t you.

    #30 1 year ago
  31. Cobra951

    Another comment thread devolved into fanboy crap. Great.

    As I said in a comment to a previous story on this, as long as they prioritize stillshots over animation, we’ll continue to get half the hardware frame rate. It’s all about making promo images from game footage look best. While optimization in the programming code will improve markedly over time, they may continue to use most of that power to make screen grabs look best for advertising purposes, while neglecting the need for smooth, full frame rate. Let’s hope not.

    #31 1 year ago
  32. Major Mayhem 70

    @13 Ignorance is bliss, and you’ve obviously been basking in it for some time.
    @17 Pushover? Only if I were to take your advice. I enjoy who I play with and what we play on. Not a pushover. In fact I’m quite content with my choices. You see it is I who can choose which system to play , when to play it and how I want to play it. Now you go back and play just your PS4.

    #32 1 year ago
  33. justerthought

    @_LarZen_

    They did not say they were maxing it out. They claimed they were close. They have probably been maxing out the low hanging fruit and measuring the success with various tools, but they confess there is higher stuff that will takes years of research. Tech like hUMA on PS4 will takes years to implement and take PS4 to another level. But any games that use it will not work on PC or XB1, unless they create an extremely advanced game engine that allows memory usage to be routable to different architectures.

    #33 11 months ago
  34. justerthought

    @melonbuster1
    So your advice is buy the more expensive console and suffer games at a lower resolution or lower frame rate. If one console has a better frame rate or higher resolution overall, it is better. There is no denying it even if you don’t want to hear it. You cannot claim they are the same. That does not make sense.

    Thankfully your friends have more sense than you and have opted for PS4, allowing you to buy it. You need to show a bit more leadership and choose the best available for the price you can afford.

    #34 11 months ago
  35. Joe Musashi

    Maxing out a console can be done in less than 5 lines of highly ineffecient code.

    It is not an accolade.

    JM

    #35 11 months ago

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    Ubisoft has announced another small passion project in the wake of the success of recent releases. Child of Light, Valiant Hearts: The Great War and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon are all the products of a new initiative at Ubisoft where the publisher lets key developers rest after big triple-A projects by working on something […]

  • What mysterious reveal is Xbox teasing for May 4?

    Xbox is teasing something we’ll be waiting quite a while to learn more about. Xbox community manager Raj Patel tweeted the following earlier today: Hmm… pic.twitter.com/4wBGu6xsDc — Raj Patel (@Rajio) January 22, 2015 NeoGAF users spotted the morse code in the background of the image, which translates as follows: “Presented by Xbox, 10am PDT, 1pm […]

  • 2011 PSN hack class action settlement claim forms available

    PlayStation Network members affected by the 2011 hack and downtime can now claim part of a $15 million settlement. The PSN was down for months on end in 2011 following a major hack, which resulted in user details being compromised. Sony apologised and provided free games as compensation, but unhappy gamers banded together in a […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has a true open world

    Final Fantasy 15 doesn’t just have “open world gameplay”, it has a true open world – one continuous stretch of environment. “The world is connected by continuous land,” director Hajime Tabata told Gamespot. “If those areas were disconnected, it would feel distant from reality. You’ll find that you’ll be able to walk or drive or […]

  • Suikoden, Suikoden 2 EU PSN release date locked down

    Suikoden and its first sequel will be available via the European PlayStation Network soon. Suikoden publisher Konami has confirmed a February 4 release date for the two RPG classics. CONFIRMED! #Suikoden I & II EU #PSN release date is FEB 4TH! http://t.co/ObOIvZDJAK pic.twitter.com/aM760R2Gez — Konami UK (@KonamiUK) January 22, 2015 It’s been a long wait […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 20, says Gamestop Italy

    Dying Light’s physical release has been delayed, but at least one European retailer thinks it knows what’s going on. Dying Light’s physical release date is February 20, according to Gamestop Italy. According to Tmag (Italian, via Google Translate), there’s been no response from local representatives of publisher Warner Bros. Although the digital release will take […]

  • Free online multiplayer update now available for Trials Fusion

    Online multiplayer is now available as a free update to Trials Fusion. The online component includes three new four to eight player multiplayer modes on PC, PS4 and Xbox One and up to four players on Xbox 360. These are the three new gameplay modes included with the update can be found through a previous […]

  • This video for indie survival horror Monstrum features all in-game footage

    Monstrum launches on Steam Early Access January 29 and today, you can have a look at a video for it featuring all in-game footage. Developed by Team Junkfish the survival horror game set on a derelict cargo ship which combines roguelike elements, such as procedurally generated levels and permadeath thanks to AI driven predators. Monstrum […]

  • Here’s quick look at Dead Rising: Watchtower starring Rob Riggle

    A short look at the film adaptation of Dead Rising has surfaced. Transformers director Lorenzo di Bonaventura headed the project and it was directed by Zach Lipovsky. It stars comedy actor Rob Riggle as Frank West, along with Academy Awards nominated actress Virginia Madsen (Candyman, Sideways), Dennis Haysbert (24), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time), and […]

  • A Kickstarter for Underworld Ascendant will launch next month

    OtherSide Entertainment, an independent games studio fronted by Paul Neurath, has announced it’s developing Underworld Ascendant. Neurath is the founder and CEO of the new studio ad his resume includes franchises such as Thief, System Shock and 1992′s Underworld Underworld. The studio hopes Underworld Ascendant will “innovate and revitalize” the fantasy genre. More details will […]

  • APB Reloaded heading to PS4 and Xbox One during Q2 2015

    APB Reloaded will indeed be heading to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One during late Q2 this year, which puts its release sometime around the end of June. Reloaded Productions announced in September 2014 it was working on bringing the free-to-play PC title to consoles during the Digital Media Wire event in New York City. The […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 2 -The Lost Lords arrives in February – video

    Release dates for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series have been announced. A new video offering a “first look” has also appeared. Below is the story synopsis, which you may want to skip if you haven’t played Episode One. House Forrester is in disarray. Their liege lord and his heir are dead, and Ironrath […]

  • The open beta for Nosgoth has gone live

    Consider this a friendly reminder: the Nosgoth open beta has started. Announced last week, the open beta can be accessed through the official website. Once you link your Steam account, just log into the service and start downloading the client. Everyone that plays the tester will receive double XP through January 28. More information is […]

  • First gameplay footage of Homeworld Remastered Collection being shown this weekend

    Homeworld Remastered Collection news and the first gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake will be revealed at PAX South this weekend. The news and video will be shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel at 10.30am CST on Sunday. It will also be streamed on Twitch. Gearbox is hoping to have Homeworld Remastered released by […]

  • Latest Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video delves more into combat

    Square Enix has released its latest Orience News video for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, and it provides insight into character combat styles and techniques. In the video you will see the elite combat force of Class Zero going deeper into battle to improve their skills. Combat is party-based and each of the three characters in […]

  • Something really cool happens when you finish Resident Evil HD *spoiler*

    Those who finish Resident Evil HD will be met with a really nice surprise at the end. If you wish to find out what it is on your own, DO NOT head below the break. You have been warned. According to images posted by Reddit user omeganemesis28, a thank you message from Resident Evil creator […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain release date “should be” announced soon

    A release date for Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain “should be able” to be announced soon, according to the latest Kojima Station webcast. New information on the game will also be announced at the Taipei Game Show on January 31, per Game Spark (thanks, Gemtasu). “I know you’ve all been eagerly await for […]

  • Punch-Out!!, more Throwback offerings arrive on Nintendo US eShop

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Punch-Out!!, Citizens of Earth and Part Two of the Throwback Sale. Here’s the entire update: Nintendo eShop releases Punch-Out!! (originally for Wii) – also 50% off until January 29 Citizens of Earth – introductory price of $11.99 until January 27 Breezeblox (Wii) Midnight (Wii […]

  • The Witcher Battle Arena has arrived on the App Store and Google Play

    The Witcher Battle Arena, CD Projekt RED and Fuero Games’ mobile MOBA, has been released. In Battle Arena, two three-hero teams fight it out as they try to capture and hold conquest points. The game features “no pay-to-win elements”, instead it contains a “player-friendly monetization system.” Every item and functionality can be unlocked entirely through […]

  • Second wave of Star Wars titles arrive on GOG, third wave next week

    The second wave of Star Wars titles will arrive on GOG.com today with more coming January 27. Today you can pick up the following: Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D (digital distribution premiere) Star Wars Rebellion (digital distribution premiere) Star Wars Empire at War: Gold Pack On January 27, the final three games of this wave […]

  • If Microsoft is serious about PC games, Xbox One should be the real Steam Machine

    Forget the magic space goggles. Maybe Valve doesn’t have the wherewithal to realise PC gaming’s TV dream, but Microsoft holds all the keys. If Microsoft really wants to get into PC gaming full-time, it needs to get around the table with Mr Newell and its platinum chequebook. “It’s time for us to talk about gaming […]

  • Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 releases on Steam next week

    Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 will be released on Steam for PC next week. The PC version of the was announced earlier this month and contains upgraded graphics, runs in 1080p, and has both Japanese and English audio. It will release on January 28 for $14.99. Fairy Fencer F and Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2 also coming […]

  • Take a look at the controls and special abilities in The Order: 1886

    The Order: 1886 has a new trailer available that highlights the game’s controls and reveals the two special abilities the main protagonist has at his disposal. The game uses a similar control scheme to other shooters, but just in case you wanted to see more gameplay, we’ve got just the thing. The most interesting parts […]

  • These elderly people are better at GTA 5 than you’d expect

    Do old people get video games? Namely something known for its violence like GTA? Well, you’re about to find out. The latest REACT production sits a few elderly men and women in a room and lets them play GTA 5. The results are not what you’d expect, they start off getting a feel for the […]

  • More major Microsoft titles will be coming to PC

    Microsoft will bring more of its franchises to PC. Following on from yesterday’s big Windows stream, Microsoft has released a full recap on Xbox Wire. In the blog post, the firm hid a small bit of news revealing that Fable Legends will not be the only title to come to PC. “Today we announced that […]

  • Someone is attempting to recreate Dark Souls’ Lordran in Minecraft

    Lordran, the land of the ancient lords will soon be explorable in Minecraft thanks to a passionate modder. Davweed is a talented modder attempting to recreate the entire world of Lordran in Minecraft. Lordran is the land where the entire Dark Souls game is set. The goal is to make it a 1:1 scale of […]

  • Elite: Dangerous is getting Community Goals with update 1.1 – all the details

    Patch 1.1 is Elite: Dangerous’ first major update. Developer Frontier has detailed Community Goals, the big change coming with the patch, and more. We were told last week that big additions are coming with patch 1.1, due in February. Today, we learn in more detail what those features are. Namely, what the developer is calling […]

  • Sunset Overdrive, Skyrim and Dead Rising 3 highlight this week’s Deals with Gold

    A new week, a new set of deals for Xbox Live Gold subscribers and we’ve got the full list. Major Nelson posted the deals which are live now and run through Monday, January 26. Highlights include Sunset Overdrive, Dead Rising 3, Skyrim, Final Fantasy 13-2 and more. Check the full list below. Xbox One Dead […]

  • Survarium: 10,000 FREE Premium account keys to give away

    We have 10,000 codes to give away for MMOFPS Survarium, granting the player a Premium account for 24 hours along with 5,000 Silver coins. Each key gives the player a Premium account for 24 hours along with 5,000 Silver in-game currency. A Premium account gives you 50 percent more experience, income and reputation for 24 […]

  • “I don’t like people thinking we’re doing underhanded, dirty shit,” says Evolve dev

    Despite what it looks like, Evolve developers did not intend to give out the wrong signals when it comes to the game’s DLC plan. Evolve creative director Phil Robb spoke to Destructoid in an interview that was conducted late last year about the studio’s approach to DLC, map packs and more. Robb’s idea is that […]

  • Clock Tower spiritual successor Night Cry gets first screens

    Night Cry is coming along nicely and today we get our first look at it. Ever since the announcement of Project Scissors (at the time) last September, and then the name change to Night Cry, we’ve been waiting to see what the game looks like, especially since it’s developed with mobile platforms in mind. Today, […]

  • Tekken X Street Fighter is still happening, 40 people working on it

    Tekken X Street Fighter is definitely not vaporware. A team of 40 developers is currently working on it, according to director Katushiro Harada. Harada was interviewed by Polygon. In the interview, he touched on many topics, one of which is the status of the seemingly-never-coming-out Tekken X Street Fighter. “It’s very difficult to talk about,” […]

  • From Game of Thrones to Borderlands: all of Telltale’s adventure games rated

    Telltale Games has an impressive back catalogue of licensed adventure games to its name, and we have opinions about all of them. Note that this rundown doesn’t include bundles, the non-adventure games or games published by Telltale but created by other developers. It’s also got a fair bit of speculation in it, since at least […]

  • There is probably a new Battletoads game coming

    If you’ve watched last night’s Windows presentation you knew you recognised that logo on Phil Spencer’s t-shirt. Wearing a t-shirt with a logo of an upcoming game is an antic we’ve come to expect from Xbox boss Phil Spencer now. Based on that, we wouldn’t be alone in predicting that a new Battletoads game is […]

  • Here’s a short, 60fps trailer for DmC: Definitive Edition

    DmC: Definitive Edition has a new video available that shows the game running at 60 frames-per-second. Capcom has put out a short new trailer for the Definitive Edition of DmC: Devil May Cry that takes a look at different stages and boss fights. The video begs to watched in 1080p60 quality, if your connection can […]

  • Xbox One to PC streaming targeting 1080p, 60fps

    Microsoft has revealed that it’s looking to achieve 1080p resolution at 60 frames-per-second when the Xbox One game streaming launches later this year. The question of what final resolution and framerate Xbox One game streaming will operate at was on a lot of people’s minds when the demo was shown. Thankfully, Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra has […]

  • Microsoft is looking at offering PC to Xbox streaming

    Having announced Xbox One to PC streaming as part of its Windows event last night, Microsoft said that making the process a two-way street is on the cards. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer sat down to do a group interview following the Windows event and talked a little bit about the firm’s plans for streaming, including a […]

  • Watch John Romero play Doom

    John Romero made DOOM, and now you can watch him play it, dropping many a delightful gem of insight regarding one of the most important shooters of all time. This video was organised by Double Fine as part of its Devs Play series, a thing I only just discovered and now want to marathon all […]

  • World of Speed has gotten fairly pretty over the past year

    World of Speed has produced a new trailer, showing off the racing MMO’s progress over the past year. Announced one year ago, World of Speed is looking pretty damn shiny now. Check it out in this trailer, which introduces the Mountain Spiral Road location and teases several yet to be revealed. World of Speed comes […]

  • Minecraft user data leaked in plain text – change your passwords

    Minecraft users should change their passwords and those of any accounts using the same log-in details. Minecraft’s user data servers have apparently been compromised, with user names and passwords leaked online in plain text. 1,800 Mojang accounts were affected. The news comes via German source Heise and The Guardian and has been treated quite seriously […]

  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will commence filming in August

    The sixth Resident Evil movie is back on track. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will begin filming in August, having been delayed to accomodate star Milla Jovovich’s pregnancy. In a Facebook post, Jovovich said she’s currently being very mindful of gaining enough weight to ensure a healthy birth for her second child, without the risk […]

  • Nintendo bosses “do not really understand modern gaming”, says former executive

    Former Nintendo executive Dan Adelman has provided frank insight into the Japanese platform holder’s inner workings. Adelman, who was one of Nintendo’s most important developer liaisons, left in August 2014. One of the first things he did was say that Nintendo had issued a gag order on his social media use, and shortly thereafter called […]

  • Sony’s 10% apology discount doesn’t apply to pre-orders

    Sony has updated the terms and conditions of its apology discount to exclude pre-orders. PSN members have been offered a 10% discount voucher as an apology for downtime over the holidays due to DDoS attacks. In an update to the PlayStation Blog announcement post, Sony clarified that you can’t use this for pre-orders. So. That […]

  • 343 to beta test Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking fix

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection is still broken, believe it or not. The next Halo: The Master Chief Collection update is, like most of the others so far, designed to resolve the shooter collection’s ongoing matchmaking woes. 343 Industries is determined to get it right, apparently, as it’s gone so far as to elect to […]

  • Here’s the release schedule for Star Citizen’s story and first-person modules

    Star Citizen lead Chris Roberts has shared release windows for several modules of the space simulation sandbox. Star Citizen was the focus of a BAFTA Masterclass presentation yesterday, during which Roberts outlined the game’s current development milestone goals. Polygon captured the details. The first person shooter, planetside and social elements on the game are expected […]

  • Destiny: Crota’s End Hard Mode has already been beaten

    Destiny’s toughest challenge got extra tough today, but a troop of willing Guardians stepped up to the line of duty. Destiny developer Bungie has verified the identities of the first Guardians to beat hard mode for the Crota’s End raid, which launched earlier today. Bungie User Research has confirmed the World First finishers for the […]

  • All maps and modes for Battlefield Hardline detailed

    A third map and mode has been announced for Battlefield Hardline which means all modes and maps have been revealed. The new mode is Crosshair, a second competitive mode in which a former criminal “turned state’s witness” is on the run. His former buddies, who are criminals, are trying to kill him and the cops […]

  • Alien: Isolation has sold over 1 million copies

    Alien: Isolation has sold over 1 million copies, Creative Assembly and SEGA announced today, and probably in joyous fashion, although PR mails never denote the writer’s mood. The quote included from creative lead, Alistair Hope does sound as though he is super pleased with the milestone. “It has been fantastic to watch the reviews come […]

  • Fable Legends launching on PC alongside Xbox One with cross-platform play

    Fable Legends was announced for PC today during Microsoft’s Windows 10 event, along with the news it would contain cross-platform play with Xbox One. The game will allow you to play with up to four of your friends online across both platforms. A video from the team at Lionhead, which goes into more detail, was […]