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Watch Dogs PS4 does 1080p/30FPS, Xbox One at 960p – report

Friday, 7 March 2014 13:05 GMT By Dave Cook

Watch Dogs is the next game to get scrutinised under the big resolution magnifying glass, and it seems PS4 has the edge over its closest rival.

It follows Ubisoft’s confirmation that Watch Dogs will come with an 8-player free mode. There’s also this new trailer, which confirms the game’s new May 27 launch date.

The rumblings began over at The Arab Gamer, which claims Ubisoft laid out the following resolution and frame-rate setting during a press event:

  • PS4: 1080p/30fps
  • Xbox One: 960p/30fps
  • PC: up to 4K/framerate varies

The report was then backed up by this tweet from NeoGAF insider Shinobi602 who had this to say in February:

framerate

These are just claims however, so do approach them with an air of caution.

Do you care? Let us know below.

Via OPM.

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68 Comments

  1. Luciferous

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA…

    That is all i have to say on the matter.

    hehehe*Snort* HAHAHAHA…

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Xbone

    so next, many gen, wow

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Ekona

    Oh god please let this shit stop soon :(

    So, so tiresome.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Djoenz

    OMG PC up to 4k! WOW!
    I wonder how much a 4k monitor costs lol.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. MFBB

    @Ekona thats not gonne stop because those news are always great for Sony and bad for Microsoft (and they dont even have to do anything for it)

    That puts a smile on Sonys face whenever a game is released.

    Bet if the developers wouldnt always tell us when they release a game, Sony would :)

    #5 1 year ago
  6. DeVitowned

    And what all did they sacrifice to achieve this? *looks at the video and shakes his head*

    #6 1 year ago
  7. The_Red

    The resolution doesn’t matter when Ubi has downgraded the visuals to the level of 360/PS3 on both next-gen platforms (Hopefully at least the PC can look like the reveal video and not the current trailers).

    #7 1 year ago
  8. mistermogul

    I bought a PS4 rather than a Bone but if it was the other way round I couldn’t say I’d care much.

    Obviously it’s nice having the best things in life but this really makes little difference when you’re engrossed in a game.

    Also it won’t matter at all if Watch Dogs turns out to be shit!

    #8 1 year ago
  9. jomac3db

    Does this even matter when it’s multigen? This game looks horrible on next gen. I hate the fact they keep compromising graphics because they want it on all platforms. I can’t wait for the division. Now that game is truly next gen.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. OlderGamer

    Tbh, 1080p isn’t that much to brag about. Esp when it is coupled with 30fps. Bother versions are just console versions.

    PS4 owner here, but whatever.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. johnapocalypse

    Tired of hearing this shit now

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Someboooodie

    OMG this res shit is getting boring now. Just enjoy the game on your favourite console.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. OlderGamer

    Jomac, you might want to give some consideration that maybe next gen console graphics aren’t going to be as mind blowing as you had been hoping. There isn’t a significant difference between last gen and next gen. A few bells and whistles, improved texturing and lighting. But nothing revolutionary. These systems aren’t giant leaps into the future.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. undermyrules

    they are know current gen ubisoft treating them as current gen hahahahaha….this game is created to be played on PC for full experience.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. matirishhh

    After seeing that yesteday my hyped went down by 90% for WatchDogs…
    Are they even freaking allowed to cheat people like that?

    http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/065/e/7/watch_dogs_e3_2012_vs_march_2014_by_endless_1-d795oxr.gif

    #15 1 year ago
  16. Tech-N9ne

    1080p has now become the definition of a good game?

    As someone who owns both XB1 and PS4, and have AC4 on both consoles, with the same resolutions as Watch Dogs, the difference on both console on my 46in TV are so little you cant even tell what version is which. This resolution argument is reasonable but way over blown that its now silly. I guess for news sites like VG247 it gets them clicks so why not. I’d be more worried about an FPS difference than a resolution difference.

    We should be asking why UBIsoft is not uping the FPS in their games to 60.

    #16 1 year ago
  17. Djoenz

    @matirishhh
    Is that for real? PS3 and or Xbox360 version?
    @Tech-9
    You bought AC4 for both consoles? Hmmm.
    Third person games doesnt need 60fps perse. 30fps is enough.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. Michael Ireland

    Here we go again.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. Tech-N9ne

    @Djoenz No, have a digital copy for XB1, borrowed the disc version for PS4, just for kicks.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. Michael Ireland

    @matirishhh Holy crap. Even by current gen standards, that looks atrocious…

    #20 1 year ago
  21. Djoenz

    @Tech-N9ne
    Aah I see. I guess this game has been held back because of cross gen and in such a terrible way too.

    #21 1 year ago
  22. Djoenz

    @Michael Ireland
    OMG man rumours are that gif footage was from a ps4 session :O
    Is someone seriously trolling here?

    I am going to check the latest trailer asap. I missed them.

    #22 1 year ago
  23. Xbone

    @Tech-N9ne “1080p has now become the definition of a good game? ”
    No. 1080p should be a standard… the minimum.

    #23 1 year ago
  24. Djoenz

    Ok ppl i suggest we all read this article asap: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-watch-dogs-on-ps4-tech-analysis

    :P

    That gif must be from PS3 or Xbox360 footage.

    #24 1 year ago
  25. Djoenz

    Scratch that old article damnit. I will get to the bottom of this.

    #25 1 year ago
  26. jomac3db

    @OlderGamer True, but if you’ve seen Ryse, the order and the division then those are what is considered next gen.

    #26 1 year ago
  27. Djoenz

    http://www.giantbomb.com/watch-dogs/3030-38538/forums/watch-dogs-got-a-massive-graphics-downgrade-1474194/?page=2

    So that footage is supposed to be from PS4. That Gif. Gamespot had an article of the preview.

    https://twitter.com/smcinnis/status/441669019444076544 Confirmation.

    I can’t believe this man. It’s a serious downgrade. Unbelievable.

    PC is the way to go.

    #27 1 year ago
  28. illuminatusv

    960p ????? The text in the twitter message states 900p !!!! So what is wrong ????

    #28 1 year ago
  29. Erthazus

    I saw PS4 footage and it looks like crap and has nothing to do with the hardware.

    It looks worse in some moments then GTAV.

    #29 1 year ago
  30. laxan96

    So tired of the resolution talk by now don’t care. Just wish they would’t sacrifice 60fps to 30fps cause of 1080p would rather had seen both on 720p and 60fps or something along those lines

    #30 1 year ago
  31. Erthazus

    @laxan96 So you like to play with 60 frames per second with crappy looking games? Ok.

    Wow. What a generation. I remember when 1080p for console users was a luxury but now it’s oppossite. LOL

    DOUBLE STANDARDS.

    #31 1 year ago
  32. Djoenz

    People are definitely not exaggeRATING here it looks terrible.

    PC way to go for real. Ya dig?

    Textures has gone to shit. Wind physics thrown out the window.

    #32 1 year ago
  33. X14EVR

    lol @ pc getting unsteady “varied” framerate because ubi dont care for those dirty pc fags
    pc is getting short end of stick this time and wont be as silky and steady as 30fps which is what they deserve anyway to be honest in the end though fps doesnt even matter and xbox will come out on top as usual
    30fps on console vs 60fps on pc is almost the same because consoles are optimised to make the 30fps look like 60fps which in come cases makes it even smoother than the 60fps setting lololololo pc is shit

    #33 1 year ago
  34. Djoenz

    @X14EVR
    FFS.
    STFU and Kill Yoself.

    #34 1 year ago
  35. Michael Ireland

    @Djoenz The new consoles aren’t going to set the tech world alight, but I think it’s pretty obvious to a casual viewer that the bad looking one is clearly PS3 / 360 and not new hardware. They’re not *that* weak,

    #35 1 year ago
  36. Michael Ireland

    If it is PS4… damn.

    #36 1 year ago
  37. Djoenz

    @Michael Ireland
    It’s actually been confirmed to be ps4 footage. Last year they actually previewed ps4 gameplay and you can’t compare that footage with E3 reveal obviously (since that was on a high end PC) but the ps4 gameplay was still top notch.

    This latest gameplay trailer is according to Gamespot running on PS4. This latest gameplay trailer is seriously downgraded compared to the ps4 gameplay video they have shown back in september.

    This terrible.

    #37 1 year ago
  38. grizzlycake

    A shame the game looks like shit in every resolution.

    #38 1 year ago
  39. Legendaryboss

    Another week, another resolution rumour and a eventual confirmation.

    But the problem now is the downgrade.

    #39 1 year ago
  40. DeVitowned

    1080poop

    #40 1 year ago
  41. Llewelyn_MT

    That was to be expected. The new consoles are about as powerful as the minimal PC specs.

    #41 1 year ago
  42. Druined

    In my opinion that will be good game. I and my PC wait for it.

    #42 1 year ago
  43. Hcw87

    The Division will be next. There is no way in hell it’ll look the way it did during the PS4 reveal.

    It’s really bullshit.

    #43 1 year ago
  44. mistermogul

    This new footage looks like the Wii U version filmed on a 2006 smartphone, off-screen with added shitness!

    Da fuq Ubisoft?

    #44 1 year ago
  45. BrokenSpline

    SOrry I find it hard to believe this is the final version as Assassins Creed 4 also a cross gen game looks far better than that image.

    #45 1 year ago
  46. pukem0n

    and round 35 of the p’s vs fps bullshit

    #46 1 year ago
  47. dontbescaredhomie92

    Higher resolution=better game… nice logic

    #47 1 year ago
  48. Moonwalker1982

    Wow Ubi….just…wow.

    http://i.imgur.com/eSuH6bD.png

    Flat out lying.

    #48 1 year ago
  49. Xbone

    @Moonwalker1982 Hahah
    No.

    #49 1 year ago
  50. mistermogul

    @Moonwalker1982 – that’s hilarious!

    #50 1 year ago
  51. kingy

    I can understand sony fanboys sticking it to xbots over all this coz the wounds are still deep it could help their recovery make the pain a bit easer form last gen

    #51 1 year ago
  52. Djoenz

    @kingy
    lmao not all complainers are sony fanboys.

    #52 1 year ago
  53. TheKeyPit

    Just sayin’ http://youtu.be/yEHwaScI6es
    People thinking it looks sh** for a cross-gen title: Please stop…

    #53 1 year ago
  54. Djoenz

    @TheKeyPit
    Compare that footage to this footage (which they released yesterday)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEJSBu20Hqs

    Most definitely improved I must say.

    #54 1 year ago
  55. TheKeyPit

    @Djoenz As I said: It looks good for a cross-gen title. AC4 hasn’t been a graphical masterpiece either.

    #55 1 year ago
  56. Djoenz

    @TheKeyPit
    Well thats your oppinion. I on the other hand think this major downgrade is outrageously bad.

    #56 1 year ago
  57. kingy

    @Djoenz Ahh this is true but they will just have to just live with buyers remorse

    #57 1 year ago
  58. bobnice

    Really, this again…I’m getting so tired of this resolution crap as if that’s what should be front and center when talking about games. If we care so much about resolution then just play it on a pc and be done with it. This must be so frustrating to developers when all that gets copied and pasted all over sites like this, is the games Goddamn resolution. News flash, it don’t matter in the end, Killzone multiplayer ended up being a very low resolution compared to its 1080p singleplayer and no one was the wiser. Even after 3 months people didn’t notice the difference, they had to be told. So what does it truly matter?

    #58 1 year ago
  59. Djoenz

    @bobnice
    not very low smartass. It was 1080i apparantly I still get your point though.

    #59 1 year ago
  60. Hyperx64

    @Djoenz 1080i = 540p :/

    #60 1 year ago
  61. Hyperx64

    People who still don’t realise that texture resolution governs the maximum screen resolution needed.

    Also, thinking 60hz (fps) is only achievable on advanced 3D GPUs’ shows how little you know about how video hardware actually works. Sega Master System and NES ran most games @ 60fps.

    Get some knowledge before sprouting nonsense!

    #61 1 year ago
  62. Djoenz

    @Hyperx64
    Good lord I have done the 1080i research as soon as I found out my tv signal (europe) outputs tv in 1080i.

    http://www.avsforum.com/t/267306/1080i-is-540p-interlaced

    1080i is NOT 540p lmao.

    #62 1 year ago
  63. The_Red

    The comparison shots for early The Division reveal and final product are going to be glorious. It will be like Witcher 3 vs Pong.

    Seriously, if Watch_Dogs, a game that was only mildly good looking / next-gen-ish gets this sort of downgrade for the final product, just imagine how much worse the insanely / fake-ish good looking Division (With the car door and all) will look when it comes out.

    #63 1 year ago
  64. the Bridgeburner

    @The_Red

    Nothing like promoting tech demos as gameplay! LOL. Oh, Ubi….

    #64 1 year ago
  65. Panthro

    @The_Red

    Don’t get the PC version and the console version confused.

    On PC it will look just as good if not better than that first E3 demonstration.

    You all seem to forget that developers have to lie to you to make you think the games look better than they actually do on the consoles, I see this same shit every year and everyone likes to pretend it doesn’t happen.

    #65 1 year ago
  66. Hyperx64

    @Djoenz Yep, you are right. What I should of said is “1080i/60 scales to 1080p/30.”

    1080i does only display 540 lines at a time – 540 even, 540 odd, every 1/30th alternating to get 60hz. So 60 full frames a second in 720 is preferable over 60 half frames in 1080 – especially for fast moving objects (and that’s where the trouble starts in de-interlacing interlaced signals )

    I am sure, though, that there is a lot more things that can be done with progressive and interlaced signals at the hardware level.

    #66 1 year ago
  67. JezzupWuzzup

    Inb4 Wii U 1080p/60fps LOL xD

    #67 1 year ago
  68. JezzupWuzzup

    @Erthazus Maybe because your bias. The things people see when they want to believe something is always far from the truth.

    #68 1 year ago

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    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 […]

  • Lords of the Fallen, Divinity: Original Sin developers will reveal new games at E3 2015

    Lords of the Fallen developer Deck13 and Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian Studios have new projects in the works which will be revealed at E3 2015. Publisher Focus Home Interactive is behind both new games. In a French press release [PDF] spotted by RPG Codex, Focus said it will show off the two unrevealed titles […]

  • Rare game announce expected at E3 2015

    Rare’s new game will be shown off at E3 2015, apparently. Rare hasn’t announced a reveal, and neither has Microsoft, but it looks like the news has slipped out anyway. IGN cites a tweet from Rare creative director Simon Woodroffe in which he says that a new project from Rare designer Gregg Mayles will be […]

  • Batgirl expansion included in $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass

    Here’s what you get in the $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass. Batman: Arkham Knight’s season pass was announced last week, but apart from the news that it would cost a whopping $40/£33, we didn’t get many details of what it would include. Thankfully, Warner Bros. has since acknowledged the clamour this caused, as players […]

  • Star Wars Day Xbox sale discounts Force Unleashed, Lego games

    Star Wars Day is upon us, and here’s an Xbox sale to mark it. Microsoft is offering discounts on Xbox 360 games to celebrate May 4. From my desk here in Australia the sale is a bit light on content – two Lego games, plus The Force Unleashed and its DLC packs. Your mileage may […]

  • Here’s hoping this tease means we see Mass Effect at E3 2015

    Mass Effect boss Mike Gamble has shared a teaser image, which we’re more than happy to draw speculative conclusions from. The new Mass Effect game in the works at BioWare Edmonton is a mysterious beast. Judging by how long it’s been in development, it feels like we’re about due for a proper reveal, to clear […]

  • Watch almost a whole hour of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is almost here. Are you ready for old-school shooter action? Wolfenstein: The Old Blood publisher Bethesda livestreamed almost an hour of the Machine Games shooter recently, and has now uploaded the archive to YouTube. Check it out below: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood launches digitally on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on […]

  • Splatoon lacks voice chat to promote a positive online experience

    Nintendo’s multiplayer game Splatoon will not contain a voice chat option in order to “focus on the positive aspects” of online gaming. Speaking in the latest issue of Edge magazine (thanks, GamesRadar), Splatoon co-director Yusuke Amano said personal experience with negativity in online voice chat was one of the main reasons for excluding the feature. […]

  • D4 on PC: differences from Xbox One version, system specs announced

    D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die – Season 1 is coming to PC, and Access Games has provided a list of features different from the Xbox One version. We’ve pulled most of the changes off the game’s website and posted them below, along with the PC specs. D4 on PC Kinect gesture input controls replaced with […]

  • The Megalodon returns to Battlefield 4 with the latest CTE patch

    The Megalodon Easter Egg in Battlefield 4 may have been removed earlier this year from Naval Strike, but it has since resurfaced on the CTE with the latest patch. I’d make a Jaws reference, but it’s been done to death. The shark is shown in the video on the Paracel Storm map which was where […]

  • Survival horror game Kodoku has a new work-in-progress trailer

    Kodoku, the survival horror title from Carnivore Studio, has a new work-in-progress video available, showing you how the game is coming along. Announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita back in 2013, the game is slated for release sometime this year, and tasks the player with avoiding mythical Japanese ghosts using only magic and stealth. Thanks, […]

  • Current HoloLens prototype has noticeably “tighter” FoV compared to January build

    Microsoft’s augmented reality headset HoloLens is still very much in the prototype stage, according to various reports out of the Build Conference. Microsoft hasn’t discussed technical specs with the press yet as nothing is set in stone, but during a hands-on at Build, Ars Technica noticed the prototypes had a “x86 processor, 2GB RAM, 802.11ac […]

  • Silent Hills petition asking Konami to continue development has over 50,000 signatures

    A petition to save the Silent Hills game has been formed by fans in the hopes Konami will change its mind and bring the collaboration with Guillermo del Toro back from the dead. Konami confirmed on Monday the Silent Hill remake from film director Del Toro and Metal Gear’s Hideo Kojima had been cancelled, but […]

  • Attack on Titan has a US release date, title changed in EU over copyright claim

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains will be released under a different title in Europe, according to the publisher, and while a release date has been set for North America, the same cannot be said for fans across the pond. According to Atlus, a copyright claim in Europe has forced the company to publish the […]

  • Yooka-Laylee meets final Kickstarter Stretch Goal in less than 24 hours

    The Kickstarter for Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee sailed beyond its final £1 million ($1.5 million) Stretch Goal overnight, which will allow for a simultaneous release on all announced platforms. Once funded, Yooka-Laylee was slated for release on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and Xbox One; however, a simultaneous release on all platforms wasn’t guaranteed unless […]

  • Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, but not by much

    Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, according to an announcement from Roll7. Not to worry though, it’s only by a week. According to the developer, the delay is due to “having undergone super-secret upgrades to crank shit up to 60fps.” The extra week will provide the additional time needed for tweaking […]

  • Assassin’s Creed, The Crew, Far Cry 4, other Ubisoft titles on sale through the Humble Store

    Ubisoft has put a number of its games on sale through the Humble Store. Franchises Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry are on discount as are single release titles. The list of games on sale are below. For pricing in your region, head over to the Humble Store. Anno 2070 Complete Edition Assassin’s Creed 3 Assassin’s […]

  • Payday 2: Repeater rifle, Peacemaker pistol introduced with The Butcher’s Western Pack

    Overkill Software released the 21st DLC pack for Payday 2 yesterday, titled The Butcher’s Western Pack. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and other digital distribution channels. “For our 21st DLC we go back in time to visit the Wild West and the arsenal it was known for,” said the developers. “With it we’re introducing […]

  • The Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter just launched and has already met its funding goal

    Playtonic Games launched the Kickstarter campaign for Yooka-Laylee at 5pm UK, and in just over 30 minutes it already hit its $270,000 funding goal. You can watch the funding counter continue to roll over through the link. Yooka-Laylee is a 3D platformer where the characters use special moves such as Yooka’s tongue grapple and Laylee’s […]

  • Batch of hi-res Persona 5 screenshots released by PlayStation Japan

    A set of screenshots have been released for Persona 5, and while you’ve seen these before in magazines and on the official website, these are high-res versions. Some will even look familiar to those who watched the first gameplay trailer back in February. The shots were posted over on the PlayStation Japan Persona 5 game […]

  • Is Alien: Isolation getting HTC Vive support?

    Placeholder images for SteamVR icons have been found and it looks like there may be support for Alien: Isolation, so if you enjoy soiling yourself, get psyched! NeoGAF members found a thread on Reddit, where a little rooting around in a Steam directory unearthed the images. The list includes both games and apps, and as […]

  • Xbox Live multiplayer is free this weekend on Xbox 360

    Xbox 360 players in all Xbox Live regions can play multiplayer online for free this weekend. If you are a Silver member, this means you are Golden from May 1-3 and can play multiple games online with your buddies. All you have to do is log-in to Xbox Live.

  • Assassin’s Creed actor Michael Fassbender confirms film production starts September

    The Assassin’s Creed movie will start production this fall, actor Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, 300, X-Men:First Class) as confirmed. Speaking with ComingSoon.net, Fassbender said filming will start in September, which is inline with Ubisoft’s announcement in February. The actor will star in the film alongside Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard, both reuniting with their MacBeth director Justin […]

  • Eve Online boss states VR won’t be as big as we think next year

    I don’t think I’m the only one who wants VR to hurry up and manifest into a Sword Art Online-esque reality. Unfortunately, the chief executive officer at the studio behind Eve Online doesn’t think that will be happening any time soon. Talking to Venture Beat, Hilmar Veigar Pétursson touched on his excitement at the prospects […]

  • The Last of Us: Left Behind goes standalone in May on PS3, PS4

    Naughty Dog has announced that The Last of US DLC Left Behind will be released as a standalone experience next month. It can be purchased for both PlayStation 3 and PS4 through the PS Store and a two-hour demo of the Factions multiplayer will also be made available. “The Left Behind standalone game will have […]

  • EA’s annual E3 press conference takes place on June 15

    Electronic Arts has announced its annual E3 2015 press conference will take place the day before the show kicks off on June 15. EA, Microsoft, Sony and Ubisoft always hold press events the day before E3 officially starts, so this isn’t any surprise, really. The presser, dubbed “Live to Play”, will last one hour and […]

  • Steam exchange rate mix-up closes down community market

    The Steam community market was buggered up big time today after a mix-up with currency conversion had items selling from practically nothing, to millions of dollars. PC Gamer picked up on the news after a thread on Reddit appeared with screenshots depicting just how silly things were getting over there. The currency exchange rate data […]