UPDATED: Gaikai site redesign reveals potential PS Now game prices

Monday, 10 March 2014 09:17 GMT By Dave Cook

PlayStation Now developers Gaikai has updated its official site, which now contains a UI concept for the service, along with some price-points for games such as Far Cry 3, Uncharted 3 and The Last of Us.

It follows Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter calling PlayStation Now “a joke.”

We’ve also got a full report on what PlayStation Now is and how it works here.

These are possibly place-holder RRPs, but here’s the concept image, as found in GaiKai’s history section.


As you can see; there are options to stream Far Cry 3 and Uncharted 3 in their entirety using PS Now in for $5.99 and $4.99 each, while The Last of Us is priced $49.99 to buy outright. They each say “Full Game” next to them.

Over on Gaikai’s About section, the company writes

“At Gaikai, we believe in solving difficult problems to create exceptional experiences. People said it was impossible to stream video games at high quality with low latency. We did it anyway. They said there was no way for a small company to build the world’s fastest interactive entertainment network. So we did that too. We even won a Guinness World Record for it.

“It isn’t easy. It requires custom hardware. Dozens of software systems. And a world-class team to put it all together. But you know what? It’s worth it. Because, when you find yourself playing a PlayStation game within seconds of pressing a button, without downloading or installing anything, on a device that was never designed to do that, it’s nothing short of magical.”

We’ve contacted Sony to see if these prices are in the right ballpark, and our local rep replied, “we don’t comment on rumour speculation. ”


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  1. Fin

    You’ve misinterpreted the image.

    UC3 and FC3 prices are for PS Now, but there’s no Now symbol on Infinite or Last of Us, so presumably those’re the download prices.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Dave Cook

    @Fin Yeah, I know. It says ‘Full Game.’

    #2 1 year ago
  3. nikk900

    I know you’re trying to plug another article, but putting in Patchers comments seemed a bit random and a bit harsh, still, made me chuckle.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Dragon

    Price seems great… too great.
    Although will it be time based or unlimited? Well, everything will be cleared once the release date is closer.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Fin

    @Dave Cook

    Article implies TLOU price is for PS Now.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Dave Cook

    @Fin It is. You can stream full games via PS Now.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Erthazus

    With the Gaikai shitty streaming where internet speed is important… This price is not worth it especially when you can buy yourself TLOU for 25$+ at some store. The game is almost one year already.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Djoenz

    So not subscription based? Why would I pay for games I already paid for?

    Gamers can now play games the same way they stream TV, movies and music…instantly. Starting with PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®4, and expanding to PlayStation®Vita, BRAVIA TV’s and other Sony and non-Sony devices, PlayStation™Now will be available on the electronic devices gamers use most.
    I can dig this. You wouldn’t even need a console lol.

    It should be tested…a lot.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. X14EVR

    wow another shitty copy company xbox had this first
    who would pay for this crap anyway expecielly on ps4 where the quality of stream and the quality of games will be megashitty
    buy xbox = buy quality with games like ryse and forza and cod map packs first
    buy piss4 = buy waste of money with games like resogay and indie pc shit that real gamers dont want with streaming shit that wont work because sony dont have enough money unlike MS who could pull this off because they better company overall
    heard it here first this will fail like everthing the shitstation 3.1 does

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Dave Cook

    @Djoenz You can pay by game, subscribe and rent, it seems.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Erthazus

    @Djoenz This is going to be interesting if they are going to make PS Now available on the PC. I’m not sure for that. Maybe not at launch.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. MFBB

    @Erthazus 4-5 € price for Gakai games in Europe would be amazing.

    My internet connection here in Germany is grea and my PSN connection aswell.
    Always get great speed.

    I would use Gakai for anything that dosnt require fast reactions like ego shooters/sport games.

    Strategy, RPG, Adventure etc could all work really well.

    Would also be quite cheap if the prices are real, renting a PS3 game for 7days costs me 3-8€.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. Erthazus

    @MFBB 4 and 5 euro’s is an awesome price for games but what games exactly? 2-5 year old games?
    There will be no publisher that is going to use this service for new games and price them for 4-5 euro’s. Not possible.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. Fin

    @Dave Cook

    No, you’ve misunderstood.

    The Far Cry 3 price is to play with PS Now.
    The Uncharted 3 price is to play with PS Now.
    The Last of Us price is a full game download price.
    The Bioshock Infinite price is a full game download price.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. mongbatstar

    @Fin Possibly, possibly not. TLOU also appears on the Vita screen in the image. That would happen under normal circumstances; the Vita store only shows you Vita products.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. Michael Ireland

    “Stream games with low latency”

    Why would I want to do that when I could just play them with none?

    The prices seem fair, but not much better than the cost in store. It’s just an excuse to make people pay for something they’ll never actually own.

    #16 1 year ago
  17. Fin


    It has “Full Game PS3″ under TLOU, the same under UC3, but there’s a very visible PS Now icon under UC3. No such icon under TLOU.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. mongbatstar

    @Fin No wiggle room for ambiguity? Ok, let’s draw firm conclusions from a single promo image without context. Choo choo!

    TLOU and Bioshock: Infinite Vita ports confirmed!

    #18 1 year ago
  19. Fin


    It’s ok for there to be ambiguity, but not ok for an article discussing it not to acknowledge said ambiguity.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. Fin

    Eurogamer did it right:

    “The $49.99 price for The Last of Us in the image is presumably for a full game download, because there’s no PS Now icon and it’s, you know, the price of a full game.”

    #20 1 year ago
  21. Dave Cook

    @Fin No, I understand that. I think you’re making assumptions about what I *thought* the image meant.

    Where did I *not* say that TLOU was the full priced game?

    #21 1 year ago
  22. Erthazus

    What’s funny is that you get Far Cry 3 for 6$ that is a PS3 version but PS3 version is crap. For this price you can get Far Cry 3 at summer sales back in the day that is in 1080p/60 fps and on max graphics with HD textures.
    If you are promoting Gaikai service, quality of the image should be from a PC but with limitations because of streaming.

    No point in Gaikai.

    #22 1 year ago
  23. Erthazus

    @Erthazus I’m talking about Steam sales.

    Damn you, EDIT button. Where are you? =(

    #23 1 year ago
  24. Ninos

    @Erthazus, you never get tired of being an arse with those comments about fps, resolution… Your suposed superiority, just because you care about these tecnicall bullshit is just pointless for almost every gamer in the world.

    we just want to have fun playing games, like that’s why we don’t get a new TV just because of their specs like contrast, hrz, brightness.

    And 5€ to stream a game is just great, because i can be in the mood to play a title i’ve never had a chance to do. Is like Netflix, when i want to watch a new tv show. Simple, easy, user friendly, and the most important really cheap.

    #24 1 year ago
  25. Joe Musashi

    #16 ” It’s just an excuse to make people pay for something they’ll never actually own.”
    No, because, you know, you never own the software anyway. Never.

    This is another example of what game sales already are: paying to access content owned by others.

    And, far more significantly, it is the a next step towards what I’ve been saying will happen for a while: games as a service.

    Being a service, the aspect of ownership is completely bypassed anyway. So misappropriating speculative laws made in various parts of the world won’t even apply here.

    For anyone saying it’ll never happen, you should note that it already has.

    For further examples of games-as-a-service see Instant Games Collection on PlayStation Plus.


    #25 1 year ago

    @X14EVR I wonder how someone can fit an Xbox, Xbox 360 and an XBoxOne in their ass cause it seems like you are full of shit. Wait, if you are being compensated for your crazy comments then I get it but otherwise damnmmm… Fanboys are such a-holes.

    #26 1 year ago
  27. Erthazus

    @Ninos “just because you care about these tecnicall bullshit is just pointless for almost every gamer in the world.”

    Just because you have crappy TV or a monitor does not mean that your opinion is exclusive and no one cares. A lot of people care about god quality image and decent frames per second.

    If no one cared about resolution there would not be a lot of dumb hysteria over PS4/XO resolution and frames per second thing.

    #27 1 year ago
  28. Michael Ireland

    @Joe Musashi Except I will always be able to use the disc in my hand.

    The same can’t be said for digital downloads, especially when they’re tired to a single console. Streaming gaming is even stupider, because it’s not running natively on your machine.

    Twenty years down the line, when Gakai has already shut down because nobody wanted to use it and consoles are considered “old fashioned” because everyone will be able to do everything they need to on a portable device, I’ll still be able to pop Suikoden 2 into a second hand machine and play it to my hearts content.

    My point wasn’t even about straight up ownership. It was about accessibility.

    #28 1 year ago
  29. Joe Musashi

    Historically, the terms of videogame sales have never ever provided ownership. Only access.

    The assumption that holding it in your hand equates to ownership is just that: assumption.


    #29 1 year ago
  30. MrSec84

    @X14EVR [QUOTE] wow another shitty copy company xbox had this first[/QUOTE]

    No Xbox didn’t have this first, Microsoft hasn’t got a service capable of streaming video game content on demand to anyone with an internet connection.
    Microsoft can’t host all Xbox games, handle the processing so it can be received to any device they choose, you’re talking BS.

    [QUOTE]who would pay for this crap anyway expecielly on ps4 where the quality of stream and the quality of games will be megashitty[/QUOTE]

    The mountains of people that have a PC, Tablet, any number of devices, kids with parents that have a Bravia TV, that wants to play the many quality games Sony & their 2nd & 3rd party publishers, many of which you likely play on your XBox 360 (assuming you have one).
    Gaikai was the best streaming service handling PC titles like Witcher 2, the quality of the stream depends entirely on bandwidth from Sony’s end & the internet.
    As far as servers go Sony can build whatever they like & stream anything, this is a true game changer because it’s not only about the current content, but all future content, this is very much going to be a multi billion dollar profit machine every year for Sony.

    [QUOTE]buy xbox = buy quality with games like ryse and forza and cod map packs first[/QUOTE]

    You really just wrote that?
    Ryse by many accounts is more boring than a calculator & Forza is a microtransaction filled copy of it’s former self that looks like a slightly clearer Forza 4, what a joke.
    As for Cod Map packs first, only while Xbox One sales of COD games are within striking distance of PS4′s, but they’re pulling away, there’s nothing stopping Sony from pulling the “we have better software sales of all COD games” card & Activision will have to sit up & take notice, hell they can still make exclusive content for the PS4 version of the game & just cut down the map pack DLC coming to Xbox One because of Microsoft’s failed console experiment.

    [QUOTE]buy piss4 = buy waste of money with games like resogay and indie pc shit[/QUOTE]

    You seriously put an awesome game & the industry if developers that will bring real innovation to gaming in negative light.
    You’re joking here, the indie content already available on PS4 trumps that junk you listed above by miles.

    [QUOTE]that real gamers dont want with streaming shit that wont work because sony dont have enough money unlike MS who could pull this off because they better company overall
    heard it here first this will fail like everthing the shitstation 3.1 does[/QUOTE]

    Real gamers want quality, this is a platform that can deliver anything & the rubbish you spouted about Sony not having the money to support it is laughable.
    Sony actually sees gaming content as a core focus, this is a platform for them to deliver that to anyone around the world.
    The service will grow with demand.
    Having PS3 motherboards means they can just upload a digital database of all content available on the platform & anyone with hardware capable of receiving a connection can play it.
    The content doesn’t stop at PS3, but any games Sony has in their library, from any device.

    Those games trump the tiny library of mediocre titles & rehashed games Microsoft has out out.

    Seriously this is coming from someone that saw the the Original Xbox as a spiritual successor to one of the most amazing consoles of all time (that being the Dreamcast), Microsoft lacks any interest in developing their 1st party or bringing quality they had with that platform to the games industry.

    Now all they do is try to money hat their way around, but they’re going to lose the only positive in the way of games content, which came from 3rd party & having the majority of the best versions of those games.

    Microsoft has never been about creating quality 1st party studios, that’s always been Sony & Nintendo’s strength, their 1st party studios are juggernauts.
    Halo, Forza & Fable are the only 1st party games worth a mention & those have been rinsed dry to the point where they’re shadows of their former selves, at least Nintendo can reinvent their games & Sony’s 1st party can invent great new IPs, Microsoft as I said has to rely on other developers outside of their ownership.

    With software sales failing them, their install base falling far behind the competition they will hold no weight, even their money won’t be enough to turn the tide, because costs to money hat 2nd party exclusives will be too much against the massive gap Sony’s creating with their much larger install base.

    PS Now is a great concept & can easily provide more weight to Sony’s negotiations to get exclusive content on their platforms in the future.

    MS doesn’t have a similar platform to Gaikai, they don’t have Sony’s exclusives & pretty soon they’ll lose 3rd party support, which leaves them in a precarious position within the console games industry.
    It’s no wonder that rumors have been rife about Microsoft leaving the console space.

    A 3rd party box that can’t play games anywhere near as good as the competition isn’t going to have much appeal.
    The living room entertainment system, without appealing exclusives has no selling point.
    People can use their PC, PS4, PS3, 360, Wii U & Tablets to use streaming services, they have a TV remote, home audio system that can do switching between devices so there’s no need to spend hundreds on a system that offers them nothing but some initially novel gesture control that only works 60% of the time, which eventually that novelty wears off, until you’re left with a box that doesn’t play the quality 1st party of Sony or Nintendo, gets terrible ports of 3rd party, doesn’t have the killer 2nd party even to cater to it’s tinier install base.

    This is how things are likely to be, you banked on the wrong box, should have seen this coming considering what Sony bought to PS3 throughout it’s life, which is how Sony managed to sell a more expensive machine that got inferior multiplats, now that every positive is in Sony’s court they’re capitalizing on it.

    Even online multiplayer has drastically improved, to the point where the majority that thought PSN was worse than XBL on 360 doesn’t care anymore about the differences.
    Sure you’ll get the odd Xbot claiming XBL is so much better, but when people can get a fine experience on PS4 & get free quality games every month for the platform, with their subscription fee they don’t care about such minor differences, especially when the better versions of multiplats with noticeable differences are on PS4.

    Anyway PS Now has a lot of potential, you’re narrow minded view & lack of foresight for something that has a lot to offer is the trouble with fanboys, your trolling of anything positive is a joke.

    #30 1 year ago
  31. MrSec84

    @Erthazus [QUOTE]What’s funny is that you get Far Cry 3 for 6$ that is a PS3 version but PS3 version is crap.[/QUOTE]

    Well it’s the same basic game.

    [QUOTE]For this price you can get Far Cry 3 at summer sales back in the day that is in 1080p/60 fps and on max graphics with HD textures.[/QUOTE]

    But you can’t just run that on anything, you need the hardware.

    [QUOTE]If you are promoting Gaikai service, quality of the image should be from a PC but with limitations because of streaming.[/QUOTE]

    Do you realize what of making a sever farm, with the hardware to run the multiplats at the level you’re talking would cost?
    We’re talking about over a grand to run every stream, PS3 hardware is considerably cheaper.
    If you wanted to optimize for that PC to get more copies on the platform that would take recoding & why not just recode those games for PS4′s hardware to run PS3 games directly?
    Because again it’s about cost.

    [QUOTE]No point in Gaikai.[/QUOTE]

    Of course there’s a point to it, there’s a major point to it, but you can’t see that because you don’t want the PS3 experience, that you can take anywhere with you.

    I agree that it would be better if Sony could at least get the PS3 IQ level at 1080p 60FPS+, but that would mean extra cost per game, basically making it a less economical service for Sony to put out.

    The very point of this service is that people can play Playstation games anywhere provided they have an authorized device & an internet connection.

    The very people that this will be marketed to won’t have any experience with PC level IQ at 1080p 60FPS or above those settings, so I guess you could say ignorance is bliss.
    This doesn’t mean that Sony couldn’t improve the content’s level of experience in the future, but this is the initial platform Sony’s talking about launching.

    As a company Sony has been quick to change, to please their audience, I suspect PS Now will be a similar thing.
    Maybe they’ll have a entry level & other levels of say a premium experience that eventually does boast better quality of output in these games, but such a thing would cost more, so there has to be a compromise in the beginning.

    Anyway this is initially about getting PS3 games to stream to a variety of places, that’s right now, I wouldn’t write off the possibility of things improving in the future.
    At first it would just be about getting a taster of content out in the wild, then increasing that library, until it’s as large as possible, maybe even encompassing the full Playstation 1, 2, 3, 4, Vita, PSP, etc library.
    Such a thing would have a huge selling point, if the price is right.

    Right now we’ll just have to wait & see where Sony goes with this.

    #31 1 year ago
  32. OlderGamer

    I admire the work and time you spent putting all of that together Mr.Sec84

    I don’t agree with a few of the points, but hey your entitled.

    #32 1 year ago

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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,” […]

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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 […]

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    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

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

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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, 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 […]

  • Britney Spears signs five-year deal with Glu for new mobile game

    Pop star Britney Spears has signed a five-year deal with Glu mobile for a new, untitled game. The mobile game will feature her “voice, likeness, and creative influence,” and is due for release sometime next year. Glu also signed a deal with Katy Perry in February, so expect a game revolving around her to hit […]

  • Large Activision publisher sale on Steam discounts Call of Duty, Prototype, more

    Activision has put the majority of its library on sale through Steam this weekend, and if other titles weren’t included, it could be referred to as a Call of Duty sale. Below are a few standouts. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Gold Edition 25% off Call of Duty: Ghosts 67% off Call of Duty: […]

  • The Dota 2 International Compendium is out, second Stretch Goal almost complete

    The International Compendium has been released for Dota 2 with the prize pool sitting at a lovely $1,917,155 as of press time. Valve said over the weekend to expect the International Compendium to drop sometime this week. As with previous years, those who purchase the Compendium can earn rewards by completing challenges, making predictions and by […]

  • If permadeath RTS games are up your alley, check out indie project XO

    The Square Enix Collective showcases projects for a limited time to help drum up community support and potential backers, and RTS title XO from Jumpdrive Studios is worth taking a look at. The teaser trailer is fairly brief, but if you visit the page for XO over at the Square Enix Collective, it’s understandable – […]