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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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

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  • Few Mass Effect FemShep cosplays are as elaborate as this one

    The internet is full of Female Commander Shepard cosplay from Mass Effect, but very few are as terrific as this one. Visual artist Freya Willia has spent over two years painstakingly creating the perfect suit of armour and the best weapons to make her cosplay of Female Shepard as authentic as possible, Omni tool and […]

  • Deals with Gold: Assassin’s Creed Unity, Red Dead Redemption and more discounted

    This week’s Deals with Gold titles for Xbox Live subscribers is a good mix of modern games and old favourites. The list of discounted games through this week’s Deals with Gold is live with discounts on Assassin’s Creed Unity, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne 3, and more. The deals are live now […]

  • Destiny guide: how to maximise your Grimoire Points

    Destiny players regularly compare the size of their Grimoire Points. Learn how to make yours the biggest. Destiny guide: how to earn Grimoire Points In Destiny, earning most Grimoire cards is just a matter of playing the game, maybe a little more attentively than usual. You’ll either need to complete a certain number of actions […]

  • Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows will let you play as a baddie

    Shovel Knight owners will benefit from the generosity of Kickstarter backers quite soon. Because Shovel Knight was overfunded during its Kickstarter campaign, developer Yacht Club Games committed to releasing free content updates. The first of these, Plague of Shadows, has now been detailed. The expansion stars baddy Plague Knight, who turns on his former allies, […]

  • GTA controversies, from Hot Coffee to PR manipulation

    GTA has a long history of controversy. The latest Did You Know Gaming tells the full stories behind the sensational headlines. Grand Theft Auto is such a byword for controversy that it’s easy to forget the full context of what actually happened to bring mainstream press, politicians and interest group awareness to the Rockstar series. […]

  • Infamous 2 one of five new PlayStation Now additions for March

    PlayStation Now will expand to the tune of five new games this month. The March PS Now additions are Infamous 2, Twisted Metal, R-Type Dimensions, Alone in the Dark: Inferno and Operation Flashpoint: Red River. PS Now will set you back $20 per month or $45 for a three month subscription. It offers all you […]

  • Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster gets PS4 release date

    Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster hits PS4 in May. The PS4 release date for Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster is May 12 in North America and May 15 in Europe. Gematsu reports a special pre-order bonus calendar with art by Yoshitaka Amano is available through the Square Enix Store and participating retailers. In Europe, pre-ordering […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare getting 15 new Prestige levels

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players can now aspire to the ranks of Grand Master Prestige. Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games will add 15 more Prestige levels to the latest Call of Duty, giving players at max XP a chance to grow even further. According to the Sledgehammer Games blog, when you enter Master level […]

  • Destiny: Crota’s End recreated in Minecraft

    Destiny’s toughest challenge gets even nastier if you throw Creepers into the mix. The ultimate Destiny challenge – for now – is the Crota’s End raid. Taking place in an alternate dimension accessed through the Hellmouth on the Moon, the Raid takes Guardians through a pit of darkness to the resting place of Crota himself. […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3D trailer introduces the Heir to the Monado

    Xenoblade Chronicles 3D protagonist Shulk is the Heir to the Monado, his distinctive red sword. Let this trailer fill you in on what that means. Xenoblade Chronicles 3D releases for New 3DS on April 2 in Europe and April 10 in North America. As well as all the content of the Wii original, it has […]

  • The Elder Scrolls: Total War mod covers Morrowind, Oblivion and more

    The Elder Scrolls: Total War is a terrific mod allowing you get get intimately involved with the history of Bethesda’s detailed fantasy universe. The first release of The Elder Scrolls: Total War dropped on the weekend, giving players their first chance to try out LoRdNazgu1‘s creation. This version runs from 3E 427 to 4E 45, […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 out now on Steam

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is out now. Yes, we’re surprised too. You can grab Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 on Steam for $8. Developer Scott Cawthon really doesn’t mess about; the game was only announced in early January. Here’s the blurb: Thirty years after Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza closed it’s doors, the events that took […]

  • EVE Online heister makes off with $13,000 worth of goods

    EVE Online is a hotbed of villainy, espionage and backstabbing, but one intrepid corporate thief has made waves even in this setting. The thing about EVE Online is that it’s a true sandbox: the game’s rules are very loose, and allow players to make careers out of theft, piracy, assassination and espionage in addition to […]

  • Marth Amiibo getting a stock refresh in North America

    Nintendo of America has announced a fresh supply of the difficult to find Marth Amiibo. The Marth Amiibo will be back in stock in the US in late April, the platform holder said on Twitter today. Planning to pick up Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. and don’t have a Marth amiibo? More are headed to stores in […]

  • Skyrim beta update upgrades creation kit file size

    Skyrim has been granted a new beta update – more than three years after launch! – to improve the experience for modders and those who use them. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim released in November 2011. I think that’s worth noting before we discuss the beta update that dropped today, even as Bethesda is working […]

  • Paradox’s next epic RPG is, uh, Knights of Pen & Paper 2

    Knights of Pen & Paper 2 is very serious business so please enjoy this very serious trailer. “Return to the dicey world of Knights of Pen & Paper for a new turn-based adventure, where players get to take on the role of players, and also of the game’s encounter-designing, rules-laywering GM in a fully customizable […]

  • Amplitude looks amazing in new gameplay trailer, has a team multiplayer mode

    Amplitude may have been delayed but we still get something this March: a fine new gameplay trailer. Amplitude is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 sometime in northern summer. It’s a reprisal of Harmonix’s classic rhythm action game, a forerunner to its later efforts with Guitar Hero and Rock Band, and was crowdfunded. Update: Turns […]

  • DayZ creator’s “crazy”, “esoteric” next game developed with Improbable

    DayZ creator Dean “Rocket” Hall has dropped the first vague details of his new game project. “I do not want to make safe games. I do not want to make games the way we have been making them. What if the most experienced video game staff in the world collaborated on the most esoteric and […]

  • Battlefield Hardline will support AMD’s Mantle

    AMD has confirmed what most Battlefield fans thought. Battlefield Hardline will indeed support Mantle. Battlefield Hardline will support Mantle, AMD has confirmed. Some players weren’t sure whether the retail version of the game will support AMD’s API, due to its absence from the recent PC beta. AMD did not say whether the feature will be […]

  • Unreal Engine 4 GDC 2015 sizzle reel shows what the tech can do

    Unreal Engine 4 is a pretty versatile bit of tech, as this new sizzle reel shows. As one of the more ubiquitous engines, Unreal will be on show at GDC this week. Developer Epic produced the following sizzle reel to quickly demonstrate what it can do – cutting edge graphics (there are very few games […]

  • Survarium’s latest patch removes limit on battle ammo, rebalances experience gain

    The latest Survarium patch has readjusted the value of experience and reputation points gained and removed the limit to the maximum amount of ammo you can use in combat. Survarium developer Vostok Games has released patch 0.27a to the public, having recently finished testing it. The patch is a major one and covers changes to […]

  • The Hunt Begins in new Bloodborne TV spot

    Bloodborne is so close you can almost smell its coppery tang on the wind – and also you can watch commercials for it. Bloodborne arrives on PS4 at the end of this month (March 24 North America, March 25 Europe, March 27 UK) so excitement is starting to build. Sony isn’t helping keep us calm […]

  • World of Warcraft: you’ll soon be able to buy game time with gold

    Blizzard will soon allow World of Warcraft players to exchange in-game gold for game time and vice versa. Blizzard has announced a new system that will launch soon for World of Warcraft. The system is called WoW Token. Using this system, players will be able to buy game time using in-game gold. Here’s how it […]

  • 3D Realms’ Bombshell returns with the first gameplay trailer

    Remember 3D Realms’ Bombshell? The isometric ARPG that was announced last year? Well, it’s back, and we get to see gameplay footage. The game stars Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison, a bomb technician turned mercenary with a mechanical arm. She will embark on a quest to rescue the president and save Earth, all while shooting aliens. The […]

  • Unreal Engine 4 is now free for everyone to use

    Epic Games has made Unreal Engine 4 available for anyone to download and use, for free. Unreal Engine 4 is now free. Anyone can download it and start using it, the developer announced today in a blog post. The download features the the full set of tools used by Epic, and includes 100% of the […]

  • Call of Duty European Championship winner announced

    The winner of the European round of the Call of Duty Championship has been announced. This past weekend, 28 teams representing UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, the rest of Europe and Middle East attended the final of the European round of the Call of Duty Championship. UK team Epsilon eSports was crowned […]

  • GOG brings back Insomnia sale with discounts up to 90% off

    GOG.com is bringing back its Insomnia sale event with even more games. GOG’s Insomnia sale is back with double the amount of games. This year, there will be two sets of games available at once. The sets are seasoned classics and fresh new titles. Each set will feature games with discounts up to 90% off, […]

  • 2K is shutting down NBA 2K14 online servers, won’t affect career save files

    2K will be shutting down the servers for NBA 2K14 this month. The publisher revealed yesterday that online servers for NBA 2K14 will be turned offline on March 31. “You will no longer be able to play ranked games/online association,” reads the announcement. NBA 2K14 relied on online servers to store save files for MyCareer […]

  • One Dead or Alive tournament organiser is proposing ban of “over-sexualised” costumes

    A Dead or Alive tournament organiser has suggested a soft ban on some of the game’s “over-sexualised” costumes, and not everyone is happy. Tournament organiser “The HuBBs” took to the FreeStepDodge forums to suggest a list of rules that other offline tournaments can follow. The list goes over stages, characters, moves, which is certainly in […]

  • Destiny: all the news from Bungie’s open house Q&A

    Bungie hosted an open house Q&A session with the community last week and lots of exciting news have come out of it. Arekkz Gaming has gathered all the information that came out of Bungie’s open house Q&A in one handy video. The list is massive, going over Exotic weapon balance, upcoming events, PVE, Crucible rewards, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen to honour Nimoy with in-game memorials

    Developers behind space exploration games Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen will honour the memory of Leonard Nimoy through in-game memorials. The develops of both games have confirmed separately that in-game memorials will be established to honour the memory of the late Star Trek actor, Leonard Nimoy, famous for playing Spock. Elite: Dangerous executive producer Michael […]

  • Deal: get a PlayStation 4 + three exclusives for $399

    Amazon’s latest PlayStation 4 deal is not one to miss. With purchase of a PlayStation 4 console from Amazon in the US, the online retailer will throw in digital codes for Infamous Second Son, Killzone Shadow Fall and The Last of Us: Remastered, all for the same MSRP of $399. The Last of Us Remastered […]

  • Destiny: this is how one player predicted House of Wolves details and Xur’s inventory

    The method one Redditor possibly used to leak some details from Destiny’s House of Wolves was the same one he used to predict the inventory of Xur: Agent of the Nine. Last week, Reddit user Megamanexe4 leaked a few pieces of House of Wolves expansion content. The leaks included strikes, new Crucible mode, and a […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is coming to iOS… as a card-battler

    Mortal Kombat X will be releasing on mobile devices in some form, just not the one you except. Mortal Kombat X is coming to Android and iOS devices as an extension of the main game. It will launch in April alongside the console versions. The mobile game will be part card collecting and part fighting […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain announcement coming this Wednesday

    Kojima Productions will unveil something about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain this Wednesday. Metal Gear Solid fans should standby for a Phantom Pain-related announcement on Wednesday, March 4. According to developer Kojima Productions’ Twitter, there’s going to be an announcement at 2pm GMT on Wednesday. The developer posted the following image. The image […]

  • Reader survey: time to let us get to know you better!

    We’d really appreciate it if you could fill in this survey about the websites you read and the games you buy. It massively helps! You can fill out the survey right here and obviously all the information you supply is confidential. It helps us build a better picture of the people who read our site […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium: here’s everything you get for $50

    Battlefield Hardline’s Premium membership will give players access to 4 new features, early access to expansion packs and more. EA detailed the offer today – it costs $50 in total (£40 in the UK) and gives players a whole bundle of new gear and content. Check it all out in handy list form below: Masks […]

  • Hayter’s gonna hate: the voice of Solid Snake wouldn’t answer my Metal Gear question

    Voice actor and Hollywood writer David Hayter discusses the differences between movies and games. And politely declines my leading question. “It might be fun to do a crazy, over-the-top film version of Saint’s Row.” Yeah, that headline is a bit cheap but you’re reading the work of a man who once asked the maker of […]

  • Xbox One bundle gets £100 price cut in UK

    Microsoft has knocked up to £100 off Xbox One bundles in the UK. The Xbox One with Kinect Assassin’s Creed bundle is now £100 cheaper and comes with a free £20 voucher to be spent on the official Microsoft online store. Over on the Xbox online store there’s a £70 price cut on the white […]

  • Pokemon Shuffle downloaded 1m times, free stuff given out to celebrate

    Free-to-play 3DS title Pokemon Shuffle has been downloaded over 1 million times. As a reward for playing the match-3 puzzle game Nintendo has gifted players a Complexity -1 item for free. The item reduces the difficulty of a level, according to Eurogamer. By all accounts Pokemon Shuffle is a cynical game with poorly implemented microtransactions. […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power sure is pretty

    FrozenByte Games has revealed Trine 3, due for release in 2015 And what better way to reveal a new side-scrolling adventure than with a very pretty trailer full of gameplay? The latest in a series that has already sold 7 million copies is earmarked for PC and “other” formats. Trine 2 released on PS3, PS3, […]

  • Dying Light takes UK number one

    A month since it was released on digital platforms, Dying Light’s physical release has topped the UK charts. Techland and Warner’s zombie survival game has proven to be one of the big hits of the year so far. It was released on digital formats a month ago but has only just been released on good-old […]

  • GTA 5: that’s some seriously accurate grenade throwing

    Think you can take down a jet plane with a grenade throw? This guy can. In fact, he can do it twice. This is in a variation on the player-created deathmatch “Stunters Versus Snipers” which seem to be all the rage in GTA Online at the moment. One team has a sniper rifle (and grenades) […]