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SOE’s unannounced MMO “dedicated” to Star Wars Galaxies players, says Smedley

Saturday, 25 January 2014 17:29 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Sony Online Entertainment boss John Smedley’s extensive Reddit AMAA yielded many answers and many teases, one of which pertained to the unannounced MMO the firm has had in the works for quite some time.

In the AMAA, when pressed for details on the MMO, Smedley would only confirm it was a “completely new IP,” and that “the data is on the interwebs.. someone just has to find it.” So if you feel like doing a bit of sleuthing, by all means go for it.

He also said the game is “dedicated” to Star wars Galaxies players.

“Once we launch it… you can come home now,” he said. When pressed for what exactly he meant by that he replied: “It’s called ‘go figure it out for yourself’. ”

A bit cryptic, but interesting nonetheless as Smedley also said if there was one game shutdown by the firm he could relaunch it would be SWG and he would do “everything differently” with it.

Star Wars Galaxies signed off after eight years of operation back in December 2011 after SOE’s contract with Lucasarts at the time expired.

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29 Comments

  1. GrimRita

    This *could* be exciting. If they did relaunch SWG, gave it a graphical make over and it was all pre-NGE(even CU) – EA can kiss SWTOR goodbye!

    The planet is crying out for a good big IP sandbox MMO.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. DarkElfa

    SOE are the ones who ruined SWG.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Phoenixblight

    @1

    Its not Star Wars related as EA has exclusive rights to Star Wars.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Dendroball

    So yeah it won’t be a SW MMO, anyway even if they were relaunching SWG, I’m just not sure it would take off more than any other MMO (sandbox or not) already on the market. The market is already too crowded, so any new MMO needs to be not only good but great as soon as it’s out (which could be considered as a miracle after all these releases we’ve been through). It’s like GW2 trying to revive the tri faction PVP cherished by all of those former AoC players and well I’m not sure it really paid off as much as the hype pre-launch was leading us to believe.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Harrow

    @2 ha I was going to say was pre or post dumping on SWG.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. sebastien rivas

    Let’s make something really clear in this cryptic soup by John Smedley.

    I am ready to sub 15$ a month for a even a SWG with a lifting as long as and ONLY IF IT IS PRE-NGE . Better can also be implemented, by this mean, looks at game mechanics in general for adventure/action/RPG, They evolved since 2000. So beside re-texturing the whole game + adding meshes and mesh density in a good portion of the whole game + since episode I, II, III came out too taht could enforce/reinforce/change some of the quest trees and their own mechanics too!.

    Anything else such a re-hashing SWG post-NGE and I may come in if it is sub free and very unlikely to spend anything, you heard right, not a dime. Just jump in for all time sake for month or so, have a good spoof and then bye bye.

    In other words, SWG game mechanics Pre-NGE were one of the greatest MMO EVER PLAYED (as in EVER in capital), while more/better must be added to be adapted to 2014~15. get this in your cranium @ SOE orwell sorry but die like the rest.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. GrimRita

    They don’t own the rights to everything. Disney is so focused on the new Star Wars IP, that SOE could make a MMO based around the new movies but using the SWG sandbox approach.

    @4 SWG is already around on swgemu.com where you can play free with other fans of the game pre-nge.

    @2 – Actually, it was LucasArts who dumped on SWG. Together with SOE they both decided on NGE to take on WoW. However, their cloak and dagger approach back fired and it all ended in tears with another text book PR disaster for SOE.

    Just seen that the Clone Wars is shutting down on March 31 and others
    http://massively.joystiq.com/2014/01/24/soe-shuttering-vanguard-clone-wars-free-realms-and-wizardry/

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Phoenixblight

    @7

    “BURBANK & REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) and Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today announced a new multi-year exclusive licensing agreement to develop and publish globally new games based on Star Wars characters and storylines.”

    http://ea.newshq.businesswire.com/press-release/company-news/walt-disney-company-and-ea-announce-multi-year-star-wars-games-agreement

    #8 1 year ago
  9. GrimRita

    #8 just to shut you up -

    Under the agreement, EA will develop and publish new Star Wars titles for a core gaming audience, spanning all interactive platforms and the most popular game genres, while Disney will retain certain rights to develop new titles within the mobile, social, tablet and online game categories.

    Read in to it what you will. But ‘online game’ categories could mean MMO’s.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Phoenixblight

    “Could”, being the keyword here.

    Since we are playing the read into game.

    “completely new IP”

    Star War sandbox MMO is not a completely new IP, now is it?

    #10 1 year ago
  11. TheWulf

    I don’t understand what the obsession with Star Wars is, it’s fairly boring fare as far as sci-fi settings go. Wouldn’t just a sci-fi sandbox of their own creation be good enough? And it would allow them to be more creative, too, rather than sticking with the exceedingly grey and dull Star Wars aesthetic.

    If we have to have an IP, then how about a Firefly sandbox MMO, eh?

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Ireland Michael

    Because Firefly is boring.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. GrimRita

    Looks like Lucasfilm renewed Star Wars Galaxies trademark in December as well.

    http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/1w4t09/star_war_galaxies_trademark_renewed_122013/

    @11 Star Wars defined a generation and made movie history, essentially created the kind of special effects we see today. Watch a Flash Gordon TV show and watch Star Wars – you will see how Sci-fi was seen before the arrival of Star Wars.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. KineticCalvaria

    @12, how dare you?! FIREFLY IS TEH SHIIT!1

    #14 1 year ago
  15. Ireland Michael

    @14 Its characters are good. As a world, its boring.

    How do you make an MMO out of a universe where space travel only exists at conservative speeds? Set it on a single planet? What would the races, backstory, and locations be about? There’s almost nothing in the Firefly universe to actually build a world out of.

    If anything, a multiplayer shooter would make a lot more sense.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. KineticCalvaria

    @15, my thoughts exactly regarding an MMO from Firefly. One tv series worth of lore and 1 film is hardly enough to build a game out of but as a tv series Firefly was awesome. Least I thought so anyway.

    #16 1 year ago
  17. Dendroball

    @Grim Rita Yes I know there is an unofficial server run by SWG fans but let’s be honest it’s not that big of a thing otherwise we would see several articles/news about it in the mainstream gaming media.

    This article is absolutely not saying the new SOE sandbox MMO will be SW related, it will just use some SWG core gameplay mechanics to please a particular population of gamers. If a new MMO is in the plan on LucasArts’ side, it won’t see the light of the day before at least 3 years and beyond. Firstly because they’re currently in a deal with EA and BW with SWTOR, it’s pretty easy to understand they don’t want to release two SW MMO that are competing for more or less the same crowd of gamers (after all SWTOR came out 8 years after SWG and way after its demise, it will be the same thing with SWTOR maybe with a shorter time frame because of the new upcoming trilogy of movies). Secondly, simply because they’re covered in the SW IP presence in video games with their new deal with EA and all the other unannouced mobile/social/F2P games which will undoubtly come out around the release of the new movies.

    So yeah it will be supposedly a sci-fi sandbox MMO who will, again supposedly, please all the SWG veterans and sandbox fans and it certainly won’t come out before 2 or 3 years, knowing SOE is already deep in the development of the next Everquest. And that’s fine in my book.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. GrimRita

    People keep going on about EA and Star Wars – but they do not have the exclusive rights to publish on non gaming machines. The PC is a ‘non gaming machine’, hence why Star Wars Attack Squadron is coming and EA have sweet FA to do with it.

    Sure, there’s no guarantee that SWG is in fact about to return but there is something going on.

    Many Star Wars fans love the original movies and SWG gave them that chance to be a part of it so don’t count it out yet. As for SWTOR, it should be worried because they have demonstrated to Disney that they can’t do online games (WAR another failure) and given SOEs expertise(using the word loosely) and their huge database of players, it makes sense to bring another party to the table who can deliver the Star Wars experience many fans are crying for.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. Dendroball

    @18 If SWTOR is a failure then I guess DCUO or dare I say SWG are also failures. And I’m not even talking about Vanguard:SoH, The Matrix Online, Bullet Run and Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures. You see it’s all about perspective.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. Gekidami

    ^ Wasnt SWTOR like, the most expensive MMO ever made, if not one of the most expensive games all round? I’m assuming those other games you mentioned actually made money or at least came close to how much they cost to make. Pretty sure we can consider TOR a failure because it never got enough attention to make back its budget.

    Also it was just a horrible MMO.

    #20 1 year ago
  21. Dendroball

    @20 Sure you can find it’s an horrible MMO but does that make it objectively a failure financially speaking ? I can hardly believe so when frequent content updates are made, and then there is this link, do whatever you want with it but it exists : http://www.superdataresearch.com/blog/us-digital-games-market/

    #21 1 year ago
  22. Phoenixblight

    It really doesn’t matter. It will not be a SW title as the article says “a completely new IP” A Star Wars MMO is not a completely new IP its actually far from it.

    It will be most likely a scifi sand box in the same vein as SWG was.

    #22 1 year ago
  23. lolatfanboys

    All MMO´s have been failures to date. I´m not going back for that. SWTOR had a nice story, everything else was shit. Well the rails space combat was kinda fun for a while. Give me a Jedi knight 2 or Chivalry MMO, or a highly modified Arkahm combat system to make me come back to play MMOs.

    If other People like it, good for you, just don´t expect other players to come to play them. Outside of the free test month if ever.

    and @12 Shut up

    #23 1 year ago
  24. GrimRita

    @19 in terms of subscribers SWTOR fell flat on it’s face. Record exodus in record time seen in any MMO(something like 2m at launch, 500k after 8 months).

    It failed because it was EA’s last chance to take on WoW, hence why they invested so much time and money in to it but when players found out it was just WoW in a Star Wars skin, they abandoned it.

    SWG only failed due to LucasArts/SOE attempts to turn it into WoW. But despite that, it was still a paid to play MMO for 8 years without going free to play.

    Gamers see MMOs as a failure probably because it doesn’t reach the same dizzy numbers as WoW – which is wrong. If it makes money and has a loyal base of fans, then its a success, just a smaller one.

    The MMO genre has become stale so quickly with everyone trying to copy the WoW format. Hell, even Wildstar is heading the same generic path. Raids, tanks, wazones, arenas – just yawn.

    Even if this isn’t a new Star Wars MMO, it should be and Disney would be stupid not to make it happen.

    #24 1 year ago
  25. natesobol

    Yea, they should bring back SWG. Bring back features that were most popular from all eras of the game, and just make everyone one big happy family. I will not play if it isn’t Star Wars.

    #25 1 year ago
  26. GrimRita

    Actually, I wonder if SOE are going to publish The Repopulation? Everyone says it’s almost like SWG, many features from it etc etc and, its a new IP.

    Reading into Smeds info, ‘the information is already out there, you just need to find it’ – TheRepop is already out there and in development.

    #26 1 year ago
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    #27 1 year ago
  28. sebastien rivas

    @11
    Haaaa Star Warsss Haaaa, just kidding but none the less and truly yes, The dude G.Lucas adapted a great story in a far from dieing setting and loose, diversified, deep and focus enough to make it endless.

    Hell Fuck Yeah, that is a GREAT IDEA, bring us a good, deep, lenghly FIREFLY MMO that is NOT targeting 8~12 and it will probably kill everything around and a good and potential contender to Wow success perhaps.

    #28 1 year ago
  29. clarkbariowa

    Ok, taking into account all the clues… the next MMO is Homeworld!

    Thoughts?

    #29 1 year ago

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  • Far Cry 4 Complete Edition coming June 19 for PC, PS4 to the UK

    A Far Cry 4 Complete Edition has been announced and it includes the full game as well as the Season Pass. This is the sku which popped up on Amazon Germany earlier in the week. The Season Pass provides access to five separate pieces of DLC. Here’s a refresher on the DLC content: The Syringe: […]

  • The Witcher 3: live Q&A stream with CDP, new monster dev diary inside

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out in just two weeks, and if you want to know more about Geralt’s latest adventure, CD Projekt is hosting a live Q&A now on Twitch. There’s also a new developer diary below which focuses on monster in the game. The Witcher 3 is out on May 19. Huzzah! […]

  • Forza Horizon 2′s Alpinestars Car Pack has five cars and is ready for download

    The Alpinestars Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 is out now on Xbox One and its the only way you will ever be able to afford a 1992 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport. Unless, of course, you win the lottery or are left in some rich person’s will. In that case, I’ll take the ’53 Corvette, […]

  • Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition is now available in North America

    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition has been released in North America. It will be made available in the Europe on May 7 and in the UK May 8 for £49.99 on consoles and £34.99 on PC. As previously announced, this edition contains all previously released DLC content as well as […]

  • Two GAME exclusive versions of Halo 5: Guardians now available for pre-order

    GAME has announced two exclusive versions of Halo 5: Guardians, and both are now available for pre-order exclusively through one of the retail chain’s 318 stores or online. The £79.99 Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians, which delivers new digital content wrapped in a steel book. There’s also the £199.99 Halo 5: Guardians Limited Collector’s Edition […]

  • Deals with Gold: Far Cry 4, Assassin’s Creed Unity, Bioshock Infinite, more

    Microsoft has announced its latest Deals with Gold discounts for Xbox Live Gold members. Franchises on sale include Far Cry, Call of Duty, along with individual titles Assassin’s Creed Unity and Bioshock Infinite. The full list is below. Bioshock Infinite discounts are available for both Xbox Live Gold and Silver members. Xbox One Far Cry […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has released, watch the launch trailer here

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has launched on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. You can watch the launch trailer for it below. Boxed copies in Europe arrive from May 15, and in Australia/New Zealand on May 14. You can grab digital copies from the following online services: Steam, PlayStation Network, Xbox Store.

  • GOG’s online service GOG Galaxy is now in open beta

    GOG Galaxy, the DRM-free online gaming platform from the folks at GOG, has left Alpha and is now in open beta for all to try. As previously announced, the online service, similar to Steam, is option. Players do not need to play online as all games are stored by the service and can be played […]

  • DayZ-inspired Goat Simulator DLC GoatZ is out this week on Steam

    Goat Simulator players can download DayZ-inspired DLC this week called GoatZ. According to Coffee Stain Studios, GoatZ is “the only survival game on Steam that isn’t in Early Access.” Jokingly of course. The DLC features: Mandatory crafting system because everyone else is doing it. Zombies that bug out. There’s a pun here about actual living […]

  • No, Far Cry 4 is not currently free on PSN

    You may have seen a few Tweets from people saying that the PS4 version of Far Cry 4 is available to download from PSN for free. This is not true. A few readers have tipped us off to what looked like a glitch on PSN that allowed players to download the full version of Far […]

  • Metal Gear Solid: The 1984 Collection confirmed to be a clothing line

    Konami is teasing a Metal Gear Solid thing called “The 1984 Collection.” The Metal Gear Solid Facebook page posted this image about an hour ago: The caption reads, “Step back into the 80′s with our new MGS collection coming very soon! Stay tuned!” This is supposedly in reference to the clothing line that was announced […]

  • Portal, The Simpsons, Jurassic World & Scooby Doo packs listed for Lego Dimensions

    Lego Dimensions is likely getting a few unannounced content packs. One of which is themed around Valve’s Portal. A set of unannounced content packs for the upcoming Lego Dimensions have been revealed by US retailer Walmart. The listings include packs for The Simpsons, Scooby Doo and Jurassic World, and most interestingly, Portal. The listings have […]

  • This is the most authentic recreation of GTA 2 in real life ever

    Affordable drones have many uses. Most of them are not nearly as exciting as recreating GTA 2 in real life. I am surprised it took us this long, but someone has finally captured footage using a drone that resembles the protagonist’s experience in the classic GTA 2. These aren’t just shots of cars from a […]

  • PlayStation 4 sales reach 2m in the UK

    Sony has sold 2 million PlayStation 4 consoles in the UK, faster than it did with the PlayStation 2 – the company’s best-selling machine in the country. MCVUK is reporting that as of last weekend, 2 million PlayStation 4s have been sold in the UK. The data is based on GfK Chart-Track estimates. This makes […]

  • H1Z1 gets female characters, skin colour options planned

    In an effort to improve diversity in the game, H1Z1 developer has added female characters. Female survivors can now be found throughout the world of H1Z1. Developer Daybreak added the new feature in a patch released last Friday. You will be able to choose a female avatar in the main game and in Battle Royale. […]

  • Possible teaser site for Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi’s new game opens

    Either Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi is working on a soon-to-be-launched Kickstarter for his new game, or someone is pulling an elaborate prank. At PAX Prime last year, during Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 panel, a flyer was handed out to attendees that showed what appeared to be a 2D game of some sort with […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for May 5: Heroic and Nightfall strikes detailed

    Tuesday is here and Destiny’s weekly reset is also here. Bungie announced that your weekly Destiny grind has now begun. The Nightfall and Heroic strikes are now live too. This week’s strike is Winter’s Run. Rainbow burn is back for the Nightfall, which means you do more damage with all elemental weapons, but also receive […]

  • PC version of Project Cars delayed in Australia due to severe weather

    Recent weather conditions in Sydney, Australia are responsible for a slight delay of the PC version of Project Cars in the country. Sydney recently suffered from storms that caused flooding in some areas. One of those is the place where publisher Namco Bandai was storing PC copies of Project Cars. The stock was “severely damaged,” […]

  • Twitch’s new process makes it easier for streamers to appeal flagged content

    Twitch has updated its appeals process concerning videos that have been flagged by the audio ID system. Towards the end of last year, Twitch introduced a new audio recognition system that scans archived streams and automatically mutes the audio whenever copyright music is identified. The system has been in-use ever since and Twitch has today […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a day one patch, but it’s not a major one

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will indeed have a day one patch, to make the first-time experience as smooth as possible. Like many modern games, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will have its day one patch. According to the developer however, it wasn’t born out of necessity. Miles Tost, level designer at developer CD Projekt […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare owners get free pistol today

    Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games is adding a new pistol to the game, free to all players. The M1 Irons is a new pistol that comes to Advanced Warfare starting today. The weapon is offered as a thank you gift from the developer. Sledgehammer says the Irons is good at range and packs a punch. […]

  • Fall down the Skullgirls Big Band music video rabbit hole with me

    Skullgirls is a pretty amazing fighting game, but did you know it’s also a passable music creation suite? Earlier today I was idly perusing an episode of PlayStation Underground showing off Skullgirls 2nd Encore, a re-release of the indie fighter packing in loads of new features and coming to PS4 – with full cross-play! – […]

  • The many uses of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood’s pipe weapon

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood adds a sick new weapon to BJ’s arsenal: a pipe. In Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a pipe is not just a pipe. Not only can you bash nazis with it, you can use it to climb walls, reach hatches, and even break through some walls. Plus? You can dual wield it. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X teaser gives first look at Predator

    Mortal Kombat X’s next celebrity guest was teased during the latest Kast. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Kast was mostly about all about Jason, but also included a very brief nod to Predator. You can watch the full livestream to see the tease in situ if you’re really keen, but IGN shared this convenient edit: There’s […]

  • Rock Band 4 has count-ins, drum fills and vocal harmonies

    Rock Band 4 will more closely emulate the feeling of being a real musician with some neat personalisation touches. For Rock Band 4, Harmonix elected to double down on player ownership of their experience rather than technical precision. To this end, it has implemented a number of cool new features. I am wildly envious of […]

  • Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, Lost Planet 3 developer shuttered

    Spark Unlimited has gone down with all hands. The Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z and Lost Planet 3 developer has been shuttered and all staff laid off. Chief technical officer John Butrovich confirmed the news in a statement issued to IGN. “Spark Unlimited is closing as a video game developer. The ongoing opportunities for smaller mobile […]

  • PS Now subscription available on PlayStation 3 this month, Vita coming soon

    PlayStation Now’s all you can eat service has finally been dated for PS3. Subscriptions to PS Now, Sony’s cloud-based gaming service, will be available on PS3 from May 12 in the US. The all you can eat package will also be made available on select Bravia TVs and Sony Blu-ray players on the same date. […]

  • GTA 5 is even better with a gravity gun

    GTA 5 modders have made a dream come true, adding a gravity gun to your arsenal of mayhem-causing weaponry. GTA 5 isn’t ready for this. It looks like a heck of a lot of fun, but the poor old Los Santos po po can’t deal with the resulting carnage at all. If Rockstar were ever […]

  • “Mod makers should be able to make money from their creations,” says DOOM creator

    DOOM co-creator John Romero has weighed in on the paid mods debate. Paid mods are a hot issue right now. For years, Valve has been enabling content creators to make money from their work on Counter-strike: Global offensive, Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2, but when it partnered with Bethesda to offer the same for […]

  • Watch WRC driver Kevin Abbring smash through a DIRT Rally challenge

    WRC driver Kevin Abbring has been participating in Dirt Rally’s daily events – and kicking ass. Dirt Rally seems to have ticked one of the most difficult to attain boxes of racing development – creating something professional drivers like to play, and which rewards their years of experience. Codemasters published the video below showing Hyundai […]

  • Mortal Kombat X patch to bring PC version up to console standard

    Mortal Kombat X PC will be fixed tomorrow, NetherRealm has promised. The PC version of Mortal Kombat X has come under fire for poor performance, including stuttering frame rate and bugs as plenty. About 45 minutes into a recent Twitch stream, NetherRealm boss Ed Boon said an update will drop tomorrow to address many of […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: all new Crucible maps detailed

    Destiny’s House of Wolves DLC will add four new maps to the Crucible, the game’s competitive multiplayer mode. Let’s take a look at all of them. Alex brings you new footage showing all of the four maps that will drop with House of Wolves. He goes over the layout, landmarks, gameplay styles, and other important […]

  • Custom Xbox One Star Wars controllers look very tempting

    Microsoft is celebrating May 4 by showing off concept designs for Star Wars-themed Xbox One controllers. May 4 is of course Star Wars Day and the controller concepts you’re about to see are just that, concepts. Or at least that’s what they said they are. There are four designs and they don’t look very practical. […]

  • Project Cars launch trailer is an anthology of race cars, set to the beats of Deadmau5

    Project Cars comes out this week and there’s just enough time for one last trailer. Project Cars, Slightly Mad Studios’ ambitious racer that has been in development for ages, is finally coming out this week. The racer received plenty of changes throughout its development based on community feedback and the final product will be in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront dev reveals planet Sullust

    Sullust, a planet that has not been previously shown, will be featured in one of Star Wars Battlefront’s maps. Star Wars Battlefront developer DICE revealed today that planet Sullust will be one of the game’s locations. The planet was mentioned in the films and other Star Wars works, but was only shown today. DICE posted […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: Tower vendor changes

    House of Wolves will change the inventory of some of Destiny’s vendors and add new roles to others. Here’s everything that has been announced so far. You know that House of Wolves will bring a new social space to the game in the form of The Reef. But did you also know that the good […]

  • Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, will reissue some out-of-stock figures

    Nintendo released a statement today to apologise for fan’s frustrations in finding some Amiibo figures and promised to handle distribution better going forward. Nintendo has been criticised recently for its lack of communication when it comes to new Amiibo figures. Something which has lead fans to not know if certain figures are limited to some […]

  • Halo: MCC “a black eye for us,” Halo 5 won’t suffer the same fate, says franchise director

    The development of Halo: The Master Chief Collection was of an “outrageous complexity,” which was one of the reasons it suffered a horrible launch. None of that will happen with Halo 5: Guardians, according to Frank O’Connor. Frank O’Connor, Halo franchise development director opened up to Xbox Achievements about the difficult task of developing The […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: weapon Reforging explained

    When House of Wolves drops in a couple of weeks, you’ll be able to change the stats of some in-game weapons. This process is called ‘Reforging’. Alex goes over all the details Bungie revealed about the new Reforging system. This covers the materials you need, the weapons that can be reforged and much more. Make […]

  • GTA 5 PC: control the in-game phone with your iPhone using this mod

    GTA 5′s latest mod lets you control the in-game phone with your real-life iPhone. Reddit user Planetleak wanted to see if he would succeed in getting his iPhone to control the phone in GTA 5. He did it and has a video to prove it. It’s not a mod per-se, but it emulates mouse and […]

  • SoulCalibur dev wants to know fans’ favourite characters for “something huge”

    SoulCalibur developers are probably working on a new game, because they’re asking fans to vote on their favourite characters. Project Soul, the longtime developer of the SoulCalibur series is soliciting feedback on fans’ favourite characters. The developer said as much in a post on its Facebook page. “Calling all SoulCalibur Fans! Project Soul would like […]

  • Jason Voorhees doesn’t look out of place in new Mortal Kombat X trailer

    Jason Voorhees comes to Mortal Kombat X starting tomorrow and it’s time to celebrate his arrival. Jason Voorhees, the first DLC character for Mortal Kombat X has been given the trailer treatment. Jason is part of the game’s Kombat Pack, owners of which can start using him tomorrow, May 5. Being an iconic horror character, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition – Dragonslayer DLC announced, free to all this week

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is getting a multiplayer expansion this week. BioWare has announced that all owners of Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a new multiplayer expansion, for free. The expansion is called Dragonslayer and it’s centred around fighting dragons, hence the name. Three new playable characters will join the roster as you explore an all-new […]

  • Sonder is still happening, and this is the best news of the week

    Sonder is a really interesting-looking new indie adventure, which I am quite excited to remember exists. We first heard about Sonder in late 2013, when its debut trailer introduced us to a Kamai Media’s ambitious vision. In the intervening months Kamai has been hard at work on its space station management sim slash non-linear narrative […]

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

    The dream has died: Twitter has disabled Internet Archive game embeds. Remember how for a few days you could tweet a link to an a game on the Internet Archive and it was playable direct from that tweet? Well, Twitter has cancelled that. All those tweets now just show links. GamesIndustry suspects it has something […]