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Project Morpheus: Sony talks advantages of fixed hardware, VR refresh rates

Saturday, 22 March 2014 14:31 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Project Morpheus and Oculus Rift were the hot topics at GDC 2014 this week, with the former in development on a fixed platform, and the latter developed for a system which becomes more powerful each year. It would seem Oculus Rift would have the advantage in the VR sector, but according to Sony R&D senior software engineer Anton Mikhailov, that’s not the case at all.

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Speaking with Eurogamer at GDC, Mikhailov said while fixed systems such as PlayStation 4 aren’t revised every year, there’s still an advantage to the hardware.

“We’re in this for the long haul first of all. One thing people forget is what they’ve seen from PS4 so far have been the launch titles – if you look at the difference in quality between PS3 launch and PS3 end of lifecycle, the quality difference is massive,” said Mikhailov.

“The advantage of fixed hardware is, while it doesn’t revise every year, developers continuously find new tricks to employ because it is a fixed platform. There’s a duality there. What you’re seeing currently is a pretty compelling VR experience, and these are tech demos that haven’t been optimized by top games studios. I think we’re in a good place.

“The Castle and The Deep, those are running on PS4. Eve Valkyrie and Thief are running on PC. They’re special builds for Morpheus, but I think you can get a sense of what’s possible with the PS4 with The Deep and The Castle, both of which are running at 60fps – and actually higher than 1080p in some cases.”

Games with high refresh rates, as Mikhailov noted above with The Castle and The Deep, are important for VR, and he doesn’t see issues preventing higher frames per second.

When Eurogamer questioned Mikhailov on the Thief demo for Project Morpheus, the site asked how a game which “struggles to reach 30fps on PS4″ fares on the VR headset.

“The build we have for Thief is running 60fps, but it’s a PC build so it’s not really a comparison,” he said. But The Deep and Castle are both running at 60, and there’s other games on PS4 that are graphically intense that are running at 60. Really 30 or 60 on PS4 is more an aesthetic choice than a technological choice. Of course you can squeeze in more graphics at 30, there’s no doubt, you have double the frame time.

“The reality is that when you’re rendering VR, a lot of the details that traditionally get done in games like post-effects, motion blur – they’re not needed. Things like a lot of the lens effects, a lot of the distortions people do, they’re quite expensive to do in post. You don’t need those in VR, because you’re trying to make a more believable world. So a lot of what people do in current games are camera artifact effects – vignetting, film grain noise – so you save a lot of processing power there first of all.

“There’s also another belief that people think it takes twice the power to render stereo – that’s not true because your physics, your AI, everything runs once when you’re rendering stereo, and a lot of the graphics even only run once. For example, shadow computations can be re-used from eye to eye. So it’s really not a 2x jump going from mono to stereo.

“I think it’s quite feasible to run 60 in stereo for Morpheus on PS4.”

Project Morpheus is still in the development stages, and Sony hasn’t announced when development kits will be available, but “it’s fairly soon.”

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11 Comments

  1. Tormenter

    “I think it’s quite feasible to run 60 in stereo for Morpheus on PS4.”

    Didn’t Sony also state.. or rather, STRONGLY infer that 60fps would be a standard for all games on the PS4?

    Yeah.. I think we all know how much marketing blurb is worth.

    It would be nice however if this article did something other than simply state “Sony’s VR is a thing.”… How about telling them to shove their press release until they actually have something YOU can show US?

    Unsubstantiated posturing is SOOO old.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Panthro

    @Tormenter

    +1

    I find it so hard to believe anything Microsoft and Sony say until I see proof of whatever they’re stating.
    These consoles have been nothing but smoke and mirrors from day one.
    I see the ability to be a fan of the exclusive games a console can give access to but I will never understand the attatchment some people have to the console manufacturers.
    Same goes for the fans of Apple, Nvidia, AMD, and others I just don’t get it. No company is perfect and gets every move right, it would be so difficult to support actions I would normally be against just because I am a fan of the company…

    Rant over. I went a little bit off-topic. I’m bored.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. runbmp

    I know the Oculus is striving to get past the 60Hz mark and are able to do so with the DEV kit 2

    From experience with my first dev kit, you need some horsepower to get you past the 60fps because essentially your GPU rendering two scenes. I usually do… I game with 120Hz in mind and have 4 7970′s running to get the frame rate there,

    Without a doubt there will be some compromises made on PS4 to get the smooth frame rate working along side the response time of Morpheus.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. TheWulf

    That’s a worryingly fallacious argument from Sony. See, the graphics API not changing in Windows very often is almost the equivalent of that. DirectX doesn’t magically gain new features because a new card arrives on the scene, it’s just that new cards allow you to play existing DirectX [whichever version] better.

    The same is true with OpenGL. Though admittedly OpenGL is ahead of DirectX and the consoles, it still doesn’t have huge updates that often.

    So whilst there’s new hardware, all of that hardware has to be DirectX compatible. A better card means you might be able to jam some settings up a little bit higher, but ultimately you’re going to have a very similar experience to another user so long as you have a DirectX [whichever version] compatible card.

    This is something people never really think of when they’re talking about the PC. They treat it like it’s some kind of arms race, and it’s not. Even if we switched over to OpenGL, the cards would be based around being OpenGL [whichever version] compatible.

    So better hardware gives you better performance and allows you to crank some settings up, but until there’s an agreed upon leap by everyone, that doesn’t really happen. I mean, this is why there was no tessellation before DirectX 11 and so on. Each new DirectX version allowed for new kinds of hardware. As will each new OpenGL version if/when the change happens.

    So you have the fixed state on the PC, too. It’s just that if you want to wring more performance out of it, you can get a higher end card. If you’re okay with putting your options (resolution and anti-aliasing especially) lower, then you’re fine with a lower-end card.

    Really, anyone who thinks the PC has an arms race going on is talking out of their arse. And it’s really weird to see a Sony engineer talking out of their arse.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. TheWulf

    I mean, yes, back in the days of Windows 95/98, there was an arms race, but does anyone actually realise how long ago that was? That’s some seriously outdated information right there.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. TheWulf

    @2

    Yay! Thank you! I could hug someone whenever I see them say that.

    Throughout my time, I’ve flip-flopped between so much hardware. I was happy to try out a Riva TNT card after my last Voodoo card, and I’ve gone back and forth between AMD and Nvidia between various different card suppliers ever since. The thing is is is that it isn’t just AMD and Nvidia, there are so many graphics card producers, like Asus, Sapphire, Gigabyte, and many others. Over the years I’ve had all sorts of concoctions, and the thing is is that they all provide a similar kind of result, so I just buy the product that gives me what I want.

    If AMD or Nvidia gives me more of what I want, I’m happy to switch. I have no brand tribalism. Currently I’m running an Nvidia card, but I’m thinking of hopping over to AMD for my next card because Mantle is an interesting technology that I’d like to take advantage of.

    My sound cards have been anything between Creative, Turtle Beach, and many others. I’ve even just settled for on-board, whereas other times I’ve had something more fancy. I think currently I have an X-Fi but I’m not actually 100 per cent sure because I don’t fetishise my hardware! 8D It’s just a pile of junk that I do stuff on and play games on.

    With the new consoles, I’ve actually been asking people what the consoles are doing for them, and why they’re buying them. And I haven’t had a single logical, sensible, real world answer. It all comes down to brand tribalism. They just want a new talking point. They want to talk about how great the XBox One is, and how shit Sony and the PC are by comparison, or they want a PS4 so they can talk about how shit the PC and XBox One are.

    Ignoring, of course, the fact that games look the same on all platforms. (Hello titles like Titanfall and Watchdogs.) And that the only difference between titles is some fidelity and extra options, but nothing to go crazy about. And the fact that I get called a Maaaaster Raaaace Eliiiitiiiiist [echo-y voice] because I can put my anti-aliasing up a little higher than an XBox One owner is, quite frankly, fucking ridiculous.

    And this is why I hate brand tribalism. It seems to cut off the air supply to their brains.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. TheWulf

    Essentially, my problem here is that Sony is trying to convince me that their hardware is god because [reasons]. The [reasons] are obviously false, but that’s not even the crux of the matter, the issue is that they’re putting down another platform with these [reasons], and they’re doing this to try and convince me that their platform is the one, true platform. The god platform.

    It isn’t. No platform is that. Shut up, Sony, please. And Microsoft, you too. I’m sick of this. There is no ‘god platform,’ stop using cheap trickery to pull the wool over the eyes of brand tribals, because all that does is it makes any particular societal group more toxic. We waste more time arguing over the bullshit that pours from the mouths of Sony and Microsoft than we ever should.

    The consoles, even, are barely a step up from the 360 and the PS3. This is something that’s going to become apparent over time, which is why I wonder why people would even rush to make the leap in the first place.

    Why buy a Sony console?

    Because Sony is god!

    No, Sony isn’t god. Brand loyalty, which turns into brand tribalism, has to die. It really does. It’s just really winding me up at this point that people are so thick that they buy into this. That they don’t even know why they’re buying into it, just that they feel more validated by having a new brand sitting under their telly. I’m interested in AMD’s new Mantle technology, sure, but as a technology. I’m not rushing out to rebuild my entire computer TODAY because of that, I’m biding my time and watching, because it fascinates me.

    I’m wondering what’s going to come of Mantle, and if it does turn out to be something good, especially something that enables my staying on Windows 7, then it’s going to become desirable. Not because I lust after the Mantle brand, but more because it’s moving quicker than DirectX right now and it allows me to not upgrade to Windows 8. Not only that, but I may be in a good position with an AMD card when the Linux exodus happens. Or I might not.

    I buy what suits me. You know, me, muggins, the consumer. We forget about the consumer, don’t we? Sony and Microsoft aren’t religious zeitgeists to be worshipped. They’re companies supplying products. Can we please start treating them like that again? The PS4 and XBox One are no different than having an Asus Nvidia card or a Gigabyte AMD card. You pick which works for you, and you’re happy for someone else if what they have works for them.

    For the longest time I’ve been happy to be happy for console users. They made their choice and they’re happy with it. But they attack me for my choice, and then they call me the Master Race elitist after they attacked me!!! This is what’s pushing me over the edge. PC users aren’t making me hate console owners. Console owners are making me hate console owners.

    You could just stop insulting me and be happy with the platform you own.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Djoenz

    @Tormenter
    Sony never stated that -> http://www.dualshockers.com/2014/03/20/shuhei-yoshida-morpheus-games-have-no-problem-reaching-1080p60fps-only-the-deep-and-the-castle-run-on-ps4/

    60fps a standard ? I would hope so for Morpheus games,but Yoshida never stated that. Only the fact it should have no problems hitting that 60fps.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Djoenz

    @TheWulf
    What the hell dude? You feel attacked because according to Sony R&D senior software engineer Anton Mikhailov, “The advantage of fixed hardware is, while it doesn’t revise every year, developers continuously find new tricks to employ because it is a fixed platform. There’s a duality there. What you’re seeing currently is a pretty compelling VR experience, and these are tech demos that haven’t been optimized by top games studios. I think we’re in a good place.

    What has this article have to do with PC’s?

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Gekidami

    “What has this article have to do with PC’s?”
    Just the usual PC “tribe” witch doctor feeling his backside aking so he invokes the PC spirits to banish the dirty console savages.

    I’d recommend you do what i do in regards to Wulf; Read the first line of his comments (if that even) then ignore the rest. His boring diatribes are always the same anyway, “PC GUD! CONSOLE BAD! LOOK HOW THEY VICTIMIZE ME!”

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Tormenter

    @Djoenz

    Re-read what I wrote..

    #11 1 year ago

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    The 3D Realms Anthology, announced back in October, is now available on Steam for PC and Mac for a limited-time price of $29.99. After the introductory period has ended, it will run you $39.99. The collection contains 32 games, which if purchased individually would you run more than $120. Here’s the list in case you […]

  • A Portal-themed pinball table is coming to Zen Pinball later this month

    Valve and Zen Studios have announced a Portal-themed pinball table is coming to Zen Pinball. The table will be made available on all pinball platforms, including Zen Pinball 2 and Pinball FX2, from May 25. Called the “Aperture Science Heuristic Portal Pinball Device”, it contains the characters Chell, Wheatley and of course GLaDOS. Portal Pinball […]

  • Star Wars characters coming with release of Disney Infinity 3.0: Play Without Limits

    Star Wars characters are coming to Disney Infinity 3.0: Play Without Limits. Disney says it will contain “many favorite characters and include more gameplay content and variety than ever before.” There will be three Star Wars Play sets: Twilight of the Republic set in the Episodes 1-3 timeline, Rise Against the Empire set during the […]

  • Hearthstone has been played by 30 million people

    Blizzard’s strategy game Hearthstone has 30 million players, the developer announced on Twitter. The figure doesn’t breakdown players numbers by platform, but Activision will release its recent financial report tomorrow, so maybe more information will be forthcoming. Hearthstone was releases on PC March 14, 2014 followed by Mac, phones, and tablets. Blackrock Mountain, the latest […]

  • Tomorrow’s Destiny livestream focuses on Prison of Elders – here’s a teaser

    Another Destiny: House of Wolves livestream takes place tomorrow, and it will focus on Prison of the Elders. The Prison of Elders is a prison facility in The Reef which is watched over by Variks and is part of the new Arena game mode which is limited to three players. The livestream will be hosted […]

  • Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 has been announced for current and last-gen

    Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 has been announced by Activision, which isn’t shocking in the slightest. Correction: My stupid brain has EA on it due to the financials release later today. The game is being published by Activision. Not EA and I previously stated. I apologize, and have reprimanded myself in a most sever manner. […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Collector’s Edition is sold out in the UK

    Hopefully, you pre-ordered the Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Collector’s Edition in the UK already. If not, you are likely out of luck. According to GAME, the pack which contains the Half Scale Replica of Snake’s Bionic Arm has sold out in the UK. The retailer confirmed the news to Videogamer this morning. […]

  • 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 […]