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Driveclub: Inside PS4′s Forza killer

Thursday, 22 May 2014 15:00 GMT By Matt Martin

“Good enough isn’t good enough for Evolution.” Behind the scenes with the delays and determination of PlayStation 4′s great racing hope.

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There’s a lot riding on Driveclub. Sony has to deliver on the promise of a true next-generation racing game after that painful delay. The game has to square up to competitors already successfully carving their own space in the crowded racing genre. And Evolution has to prove it can still deliver as a development studio in a UK scene that has seen utter devastation over the past five years.

We recently visited the team in the north of England to get hands-on with the game, speak candidly about the difficult development process, and see Sony’s vision of the future of the racing genre.

Driveclub: What’s free, how is it better since the delay, and why you should care

Driveclub: Brand new off-screen race footage

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55 Comments

  1. Dog4life

    I hated Gran Turismo being boring as hell and enjoyed as hell Forza.

    Now that i own only PS4 , i hope Driveclub turn out as great and fun racer

    #1 11 months ago
  2. super3001

    flamebait headline. dc is nothing like forza.

    change troll headline

    #2 11 months ago
  3. Mike W

    @super3001

    Lol, it’s downright hilarious to hear a “troll” talk about a “troll” headline.

    #3 11 months ago
  4. Iliad

    “crowded racing genre” – are you kidding? There’s only two next-gen racing games, and only one of those on PS4. Also, Forza killer? Don’t be so dramatic – they’re nothing alike. Forza Motorsport is sim, and Forza Horizon open world… albeit it small world. DriveClub is shaping up to be more a PGR, and if it’s half as good as PGR2 it’ll be something special.

    #4 11 months ago
  5. Panthro

    30fps is the bare minimum for a game to be at least playable.

    I would take downgraded graphics to achieve 60fps any day.

    These developers have you all wrong apparently, if you really do only care about gameplay then they should be focusing more on things like framerate instead of pushing the console passed it’s boundaries so far that it negatively affects how the game plays.

    30fps is a negative experience in my book.

    Wont be playing it, 30fps is uncomfortable.

    #5 11 months ago
  6. Panthro

    There are MANY other games which will play better due to the 60fps.

    I won’t be missing much.

    #6 11 months ago
  7. gomersoul

    @panthro your snobbery makes you miss out on a lot of great games. Get over it

    #7 11 months ago
  8. illuminatusv

    Forza killer? hahahahaha in their dreams …. but in the end it is a compliment because the new role model for a racing series is now Forza and not Gran Turismo anymore it seems …

    #8 11 months ago
  9. Untold stories

    Any game directly competing against Forza sounds good to me. I just wish polyphony could have gotten their shit together.

    #9 11 months ago
  10. jmg24bad

    Miss out on a great game if you want to. 30 fps is more than playable

    #10 11 months ago
  11. Redh3lix

    Where has the PS4 filter gone from the header? Why is there a COD, Dark Shite and Pokeman filter? Site broke???

    #11 11 months ago
  12. jmg24bad

    And I am sorry to say. But gran Turismo 6 reviewed higher than forza 5. And then to cut forza up even more , to get 1080p 60fps on forza, the cut a shit ton of stuff out. Driveclub shits all over forza and even in its mouth in the details department.

    #12 11 months ago
  13. zoopdeloop

    @illuminatusv
    First it was the editor’s headline and not a quote from Sony or Evolution.
    Secondly as far as competition goes this is the only ps4 exclusive racing game right now hence the headline.So hardly making Forza the role model
    Thirdly the game isn’t out yet to know if the headline is spot on or not.

    …yes you’re that dumb

    #13 11 months ago
  14. Tech-N9ne

    @zoopdeloop
    Why insult @illuminatusv, he has a right to his opinion, people like you make me sick! Hiding behind a computer, insulting folks for no reason.

    #14 11 months ago
  15. ysleiro

    “Forza killer” jajajajajaja.

    #15 11 months ago
  16. Joe Musashi

    It is contradictory to champion someone’s right to express an opinion by begrudging another expressing theirs.

    JM

    #16 11 months ago
  17. majormayhem70

    @jmg24bad Considering that Forza and Drive Club were slated to be day one releases, and only one of those games found its way on store shelves along side console release date while the other kept getting pushed back… No, no, a little bit further… Keep going… Keeeeep going… Forget it, just keep backing up, and we’ll tell you when it’s safe to come forward. After all this time, it better run circles around Forza. Only problem is, it backed so far up that now Forza Horizon might be well, right on the horizon (pun intended) If F Horizon comes out this year, how about we make the comparison between two games that came out the same year.

    #17 11 months ago
  18. zoopdeloop

    @Tech-N9ne
    if you haven’t figured it out he isn’t forming an opinion.

    #18 11 months ago
  19. bobnice

    Ooh I dont know about the headline, does seem a little like flame bait. Forza5 has more car physics and driving simulation in its small pinky than driveclub looks to have, Forza has more in common with a Gran Turismo than Drive Club. Drive club looks more in the genre of a Dirt 2, Dirt Showdown or NFS Pro Street with exotic cars.

    #19 11 months ago
  20. bobnice

    As far as a graphical comparison to Forza, here is what IGN had to say:

    “Since we have nothing else on PS4 to compare it to yet, I’d say that Driveclub’s 1080p, 30 frame-per-second graphics are roughly on par with Forza Motorsport 5′s 1080p/60fps looks. I’d give the slight edge to Forza when making a mental comparison, but I’d have to put them side-by-side in order to really make a call. But this isn’t a console face-off; PS4 players are certainly not going to be disappointed by Driveclub’s looks.”

    They also said it plays more like a PGR than a pure Sim.

    #20 11 months ago
  21. Nintendo1985

    Lol funny title.
    It can’t even run on 60fps like Forza5.
    It’s stuck at 30 fps.

    Plus, Forza 5 came out last year as a launch title.

    #21 11 months ago
  22. Nintendo1985

    Wait for Forza Horizon 2 which is heavily rumored to show up at E3.

    Then we can do a fair comparison.
    DriveClub vs Forza Horizon 2

    Should be fun :)

    #22 11 months ago
  23. Panthro

    @gomersoul

    Like what?

    #23 11 months ago
  24. Panthro

    @gomersoul

    Racing isn’t exactly the most varied genre, I bet I have played this game 100 times before at 60fps

    It’s not snobbery either.

    I want a higher quality experience since I’m used to higher quality experiences.

    It’s like going from driving a new BMW to a banged up Renault.

    Don’t call a man a snob for liking Steak just because your happy eating turd.

    #24 11 months ago
  25. illuminatusv

    @zoopdeloop some living in their own world and some in the reality …

    #25 11 months ago
  26. Joe Musashi

    Comparing different games and declaring one better than an (unreleased) other based on frame-rate?

    Seems legit.

    JM

    #26 11 months ago
  27. MuscledRMH

    Gran Turismo 6 was a fail and I don’t think Driveclub can compete with a big game like Forza tbh

    #27 11 months ago
  28. Nintendo1985

    At both consoles now at $400, this E3 will decide which one I finally buy.

    #28 11 months ago
  29. zoopdeloop

    @illuminatusv
    i guess you fall into the 1st category since you don’t have experience with the subject at hand

    #29 11 months ago
  30. Panthro

    @Joe Musashi

    How did I declare one better?

    I basically said all racing games are mostly the same, and they are.

    And I would take a 60fps title over a 30fps title.

    What about Drive Club has been released which actually sets it apart from other racing simulators?

    #30 11 months ago
  31. zoopdeloop

    @Nintendo1985
    it’s obvious they chose not to go with 60fps to give more visual detail.Not that it couldn’t handle it.
    Forza was 60fps but looked really close to a 360 game (forza 4)

    “Plus, Forza 5 came out last year as a launch title.

    Wait for Forza Horizon 2 which is heavily rumored to show up at E3.

    Then we can do a fair comparison.
    DriveClub vs Forza Horizon 2″

    Until Forza Horizon 2 launches wouldn’t that make DC old?Same thing.So not really a fair comparisson.

    #31 11 months ago
  32. Joe Musashi

    Isn’t it interesting that you felt I was referring to you? I wasn’t.

    Though your antics here are as transparent as they have been everywhere.

    If you’re going to posit yourself as a non-snob then allow me to add another term and assert you, and many of your tiresome rhetoric ilk, have an inferiority complex. For if you were so smugly content with your über-machine as your blathering desperately attempts to convey, over and over and over and over again, you would be playing games on it and not constantly shitting over console topics saying how superior your gaming experience is to those you demean.

    Don’t take this personally though. The observation applies to all platform elitists he are unable to control their need to talk down to others about their platform’s superiority. You’re far from alone.

    I’m really puzzled as to why you’re acting the way you are rather than playing something like Assetto Corsa. Puzzled. Not interested. Note the distinction.

    JM

    #32 11 months ago
  33. Panthro

    @Joe Musashi

    Joe! You are a genius! Wow, I’m blown away by how good you read people, you should be a psychiatrist, diagnosing me with an inferiority complex like that!

    …Now now we can’t play games all day can we.

    Had a good 3 hours on Gmod TTT earlier followed by an hour or so on Minecraft.

    Also I never once even mentioned in my post that my ‘uber rig’ was better, I didn’t even MENTION PC at all.
    I also have both last gen systems and a PlayStation 4, sorry I don’t kiss the toes of every title that comes out on a platform I own.

    Also, the reason I’m not playing Asseto Corsa is… because it sucks.
    _____
    I was discussing framerate and racing titles? if you don’t want people to confuse your posts as replies then maybe next time include there name in the comment.

    #33 11 months ago
  34. Panthro

    Currently have Wolfenstein downloading to.

    #34 11 months ago
  35. Joe Musashi

    Rather than pay attention, you opted to prove my point. In your haste to trip over your smug self and exhibit your master-race prowess in a topic that, as you fully know, doesn’t address your particularly insipid elitist demographic:

    You’ve done what you did before: assert to all the people that really couldn’t give a shit and didn’t ask for your diatribe how happy you are to be gaming on a superior platform and having a superier experience. Keep on banging that drum about being so pleased and so superior. Bang! Bang! Bang!

    Your need to tell us, over and over and over and over and over again far far eclipses our need to know.

    You’re not trying to convince others. You’re trying to convince yourself.

    There’s many better places in this site to lecture us on your state of gaming nirvana. But you grace us with your elitist bile in places where you find it easiest to lord over others. Preaching your sermon to those lesser beings. Or rather, those you percieve as being lesser than you.

    Your actions, not your words are what displays your true colours.

    And, underlining all that, you don’t pay attention.

    I said I was puzzled. I made a point of saying I wasn’t interested. I made a point of suggesting you observe the distinction between the two. You failed to do that quite spectacularly.

    JM

    #35 11 months ago
  36. Panthro

    @Joe Musashi

    Your reading my post’s wrong, as usual.
    WHEN HAVE I MENTIONED PC GAMING?
    I have had some of the best experiences with racing games on console, why the fuck do you keep trying to jump on my comments like I am attacking a console for no reason? I’m not, I am talking about Driveclub, a game on a console I own.

    Is 60fps a PC exclusive feature? Of course it isn’t, hence why I never mentioned the PC platform and was solely talking about RACING GAMES ON CONSOLE.

    You like to reply to people’s comments as if you are the voice of reason when really, you just come off as to put it bluntly a stuck up prick.

    I’m done, see ya’ JM.

    #36 11 months ago
  37. Joe Musashi

    Oh dear.

    After blatantly acting the platform snob and being called out on it, you now play the victim card and weep about being unfairly accused.

    Where, precisely, did I refer to a specific platform?

    Though, of course, it should be noted that in the time it’s taken you to squeeze out a theatrical crocodile tear, you’ve posted elsewhere about how you love your PC graphics card that allows you to play games on ‘Ultra’ settings. And, let’s not forget all those other times you’ve made similiarly specific smug boasts also.

    Your victim plea is as convincing as the one where you claim not to be a snob.

    Like I said, actions speak louder than words. You can say you’re not an elitist platform snob, but you certainly act like one.

    I look forward to you shitting more Driveclub topics to talk about frame-rater superiority. Or any other topic that refers to sub-60fps. Why break the habit now, hmm?

    JM

    JM

    #37 11 months ago
  38. Armitage Shanks

    “WHEN HAVE I MENTIONED PC GAMING?” on pretty much every thread on this site,ad nauseam…

    #38 11 months ago
  39. Panthro

    @Armitage Shanks

    Speaking on this thread specifically, well done.

    #39 11 months ago
  40. Panthro

    @Joe Musashi

    Wanna know a couple of secrets?

    I actually liked The Last of Us, Uncharted 2 and loved God of War 3.
    Dead Rising 1 was awesome, Gears of War 3 was pretty good and I consider Shadow Complex to be on of the best side scrolling games that I have played in years.

    I also like playing the Crash Bandicoot, Resident Evil 2 and The Oddworld games on my PS3.

    Just because I say I love PC gaming and have an opinion that it is better than console gaming, I still enjoy playing on consoles sometimes.

    Also, what has me saying I love my 670 got to do with this? It’s an awesome card.

    #40 11 months ago
  41. Legendaryboss

    That’s far too many articles on one game for my liking and again the headlines are working in the comment totals favour.

    #41 11 months ago
  42. polygem

    hey p. don´t argue with him. he´s just playing games. it´s a waste of time. pat needs to discuss with him finally – you shouldn´t. not worth your attention.

    at this point this is joes site. he has come a long way :D

    #42 11 months ago
  43. Joe Musashi

    “Speaking on this thread specifically, well done.”

    Um, no. That’s not how the observation and perception work. You don’t get to dictate what people may or may not observe about how you freely conduct yourself. You said it, so be accountable for it.

    Cowardly side-stepping your own remarks and trying to make that behaviour look like a flaw in others with a sardonic “Well done.” digs your hole that much deeper.

    JM

    #43 11 months ago
  44. Legendaryboss

    @polygem I would lead by example, before warning others off. We not the ones sure about to “dance another dance sometime”.

    #44 11 months ago
  45. illuminatusv

    @zoopdeloop dream on

    #45 11 months ago
  46. DarkSoulz

    Killing Forza at 30 FPS at a time….

    #46 11 months ago
  47. Nintendo1985

    @31 zoopaloop
    Both DC and Forza Horizon 2 are coming around fall 2014. Again, that’s the better comparison.

    #47 11 months ago
  48. Nintendo1985

    DriveClub comes out October 6, 2014
    Forza Horizon 2 is rumored for November 2014.

    Same time frame. Better comparison.

    #48 11 months ago
  49. kisame

    if there is a game that wold make you buy a xbone day 1 that’s Forza so yeah sorry but can not kill that

    #49 11 months ago
  50. polygem

    @LB: you either really don´t get what is going on here or you are indeed just playing the puppet for joe, or both. probably both.

    but sure boss, if the recent dance with joe and panthro will contnue, you could, you know, just call panthro a catalyst or something. that could be helpful.

    :D

    this has NOTHING to do with you anyway. you are not to blame. you stopped posting gifs. you have learned your lesson. it´s others, always others.

    #50 11 months ago
  51. Legendaryboss

    @Polygem
    Whatever gets you through the day sunshine. But once more your jumping to conclusions, my comment never made mention of “both” scenarios. You need stop placing yourself in my shoes, that just never works. Hmm you seem sour, because you keep bringing up claims in the past to use now…. Well you can dwell on that, Peace!

    #51 11 months ago
  52. zoopdeloop

    @Nintendo1985
    you said it rumored….i heard other rumors though ;)

    #52 11 months ago
  53. polygem

    don´t worry lb, it is sunshine indeed. not sour at all. i just share my analysis of what´s happening. no need to agree with it but i think it´s ok to do just that.

    again, if you are throwing stones, you shouldn´t look too surprised if one day you´ll get hit by one as well. that applies to you, me, joe, everyone.

    if you cannot see a pattern in joes behaviour but in mine then, well, then it really only proves my point again.

    i am sorry about that but i can´t change it for you.

    :D

    #53 11 months ago
  54. Nintendo1985

    @52 zoopdeloop yes it’s a strong rumor, given that there’s always a new Firza game every November. E3 should tell all and clear things up. Hope to see you back on the message board after E3? ;)

    #54 11 months ago
  55. CrazyDave

    DriveClub running at 30fps is just uncalled for. Embarrassing really.
    Forza 4 does 60fps on the Xbox360. Sheesh!

    #55 11 months ago

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  • “Second-person” shooter Screencheat coming to PS4 and Xbox One

    Goldeneye players should be familiar with the concept of screencheating, which is what this new indie is all about. Screencheat has been on our radars for a while but has now been confirmed for PS4, sparking a new wave of interest with a trailer and PS Blog post. However, it was one of a number […]

  • World of Warcraft Timewalking will make old dungeons fun again

    World of Warcraft will soon introduce a feature called Timewalking, designed to make you feel young again. When WoW players participate in a Timewalking event, they’ll be transported to a randomly selected classic dungeon. Upon entering, their level and gear will be scaled way, way down to the Dungeon’s Heroic level – so they won’t […]

  • Bloodborne and Dark Souls messaging – in real life

    Soapstone is a cool little app that mimics the messaging system found in Bloodborne, Dark Souls and Demon’s Souls. Bloodborne and Dark Souls fans will surely agree that the asynchronous multiplayer side of things, with players leaving anonymous tips, encouragement and jokes for each other, is one of the cooler aspects of the From Software […]

  • Mass Effect fans, get a load of this My Talking Elcor plushie

    I have been waiting to write about this all day because oh my god. Mass Effect attracted a devoted fanbase and Bioware has found tons of clever ways to satisfy that fanbase’s desire for clothes, collectibles, books, comics and toys related to the future world of Commander Shepard and company. The company has been so […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection headed to retail

    Homeworld fans can purchase a neat little package of gloriously remastered nostalgia soon. The Homeworld Remastered Collection has been available online since the end of February, but is now on its way to retail thanks to a deal between new rights holder Gearbox and Ubisoft. The PC exclusive will launch in physical form from May […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt download size lower than predicted

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a hefty install footprint, but it’s not as bad as we expected. The Witcher 3 was expected to be a 50GB download after a note to this effect was added to the PlayStation Store. It looks like that might have been a placeholder figure, as DualShockers noted today that […]

  • Bloodborne, beaten with a Guitar Hero controller

    Come on now, you didn’t expect anything less from the Souls community, did you? Bloodborne has been vanquished with a Guitar Hero controller, just a few weeks after its release. Kotaku reports Bearzly took nine hours to finish the game, which is probably less than many players using a Dual Shock. You can watch a […]

  • Vendors? New social space? Your House of Wolves questions will be answered

    Destiny players learned more about House of Wolves in this week’s Bungie update than you might realise at first glance. Resident Destiny expert Arekkz cast his eagle eye over this week’s Bungie Weekly Update, which announced next week’s Reef tour livestream. I personally am most excited to learn about gear upgrade paths, but Arekkz points […]

  • GTA 5 playable with Virtuix Omni VR treadmill

    You’ve seen GTA 5 with Oculus Rift, Now see GTA 5 with the Virtuix Omni. GTA 5 PC has unlocked a number of exciting possibilities. Modders and hackers are still working on making the game’s files accessible to third-party creation tools, but several cool things have been produced even with this barrier still in place. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: play as Rain and other locked characters on PC

    Mortal Kombat X players comfortable with tinkering with the game’s files can unlock unplayable characters. Mortal Kombat X includes a number of familiar fighters available only as opponents, not playable characters. if you’re super keen to try out Rain, Baraka and co, you can – with a bit of fiddling. Redditor XVermillion figured out that […]

  • Madden 16 release date set for August, of course

    Madden NFL 16 has a deeply unsurprising release date. Madden’s release date always falls at the end of US summer, and Madden 16 is no exception. EA Sports has announced that the NFL sim will release on PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on August 26. We have absolutely no further information at […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront won’t have Battlelog support

    Star Wars Battlefront is not just Battlefield in a Hallowe’en costume, so don’t expect the same suite of features. Star Wars Battlefront is the subject of intense anticipation and curiosity, so it’s not surprising a bunch of rumours have turned up. One of these rumours suggests that Battlefront will have its own version of Battlelog, […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beats Bloodborne to top March NPD chart

    PS4 had a good month but it was EA’s multi-platform Battlefield Hardline that was the best-selling game. March 2015 NPD at a glance Total spend down 6% YoY. Hardware and software both down. Console hardware blamed for significant hardware dip. Accessories up. Battlefield Hardline tops software chart. PS4 outsells other consoles. Wii U, 3DS and […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves gear upgrade paths will be revealed next week

    Destiny developer Bungie will reveal new equipment upgrade paths during a livestream next week. Destiny: House of Wolves will release on May 19, the developer announced last week, promising a full schedule of reveals over the next few weeks. It also gave a broad outline of some of the things it will be discussing in […]

  • Don’t forget: the Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow

    Just a quick heads up to remind you that The Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow, April 17 at 10am EDT. The free weekend is an incentive to bring back beta players which tried the game, but decided not to pursue a purchase. You can play the MMO until 10am EDT on […]

  • Tale of Tales announces May release for Kickstarter success Sunset

    Those attending Kill Screen’s Two5six Festival next month will be able to play Tale of Tales upcoming title Sunset before it’s released. Along with the news provided to us by BeefJack, Tale of Tales have also released new set of lovely screenshots which we have posted below. Sunset will be released on Linux, Mac and […]

  • Take 50% off select racing titles through the Codemasters online store

    Codemasters has launched an online store and is celebrating by giving you 50% off the titles listed. Here’s what’s on sale: F1 2013 Classic Edition F1 2014 – F1 RACE STARS BUNDLE F1 2013 GRID 2 GRID 2 Reloaded GRID Autosport DIRT 3 Complete Edition DIRT Showdown Toybox Turbos F1 RACE STARS Hit up the […]

  • Spy_Watch coming to Apple Watch from Surgeon Simulator devs

    Surgeon Simulator developers Bossa Studios have announced its working on an Apple Watch game called Spy_Watch. Spy_Watch, according to the developer, has players heading up a spy agency which isn’t faring too well. Players will need to train a spy and then send him out on various missions to “reclaim the agency’s former glory.” Real-time […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power hits Steam Early Access next week

    Frozenbyte has announced Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power will launch on Steam Early Access next week. The early access title will run you $19.99/€19.99/£14.99 and you can purchase it come April 21. If the short video above isn’t enough to tempt you, a video showing nine minutes of gameplay was released last week.

  • Journey, Flower, flOw trilogy to be released this summer on PS4 in 1080p at 60fps

    A remastered version of the Journey Collector’s Edition is coming to PlayStation 4 from ThatGameCompany. According to Gamespot, the trilogy will contain PS3 titles flOw, Flower and Journey on one disc, and it will run in 1080p at 60fps. A standalone version of Journey will arrive close to the trilogy’s release on PS4 through the […]

  • Here’s a few screenshots of PS4-exclusive Alienation from Housemarque

    Screenshots for Alienation, Housemarque’s four-player co-op PlayStation 4 exclusive, have been released and you can have a look at them in the gallery we’ve posted. Announced at gamescom 2014, the game features three main character classes, weapon customization, and various team set-ups. The game has players shooting at things with twin-stick gameplay with a top […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront website notes November 17 release, teaser video and first image hit

    The first Star Wars: Battlefront image has been posted, and apparently it appeared on the official website at some point this morning. The game will also be released on November 17, according to the official website’s source code. The release date is noted in the code located in the image below. Props to Gematsu for […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is the fastest selling entry in the series to date

    Mortal Kombat X has sold faster than any other game in the series to date, making it the “biggest launch” in Mortal Kombat history, according to creator Ed Boon. Speaking in a series of tweets, Boon said both the mobile and console versions have “literally millions of players getting online” resulting in the servers being […]

  • Shadow of the Beast reboot resurfaces with some new screenshots

    The Shadow of the Beast reboot, which was announced in 2013, has show its face once more with early screenshots. Screenshots of the Amiga classic remake show off the Karamoon’s desert and the main character, Aarbron. According Matt Birch, CEO and founder of Heavy Spectrum, the team is currently hard at work on the “core […]

  • Halo: Spartan Strike arrives on Windows 8, iOS and Steam today

    Halo: Spartan Strike is now available on Windows 8, Steam, iOS devices and Windows 8 phones. The mobile top-down shooter will run you $5.99. Halo: Spartan Strike tells a new story in the Halo universe set during the events of Halo 2 on New Mombasa in 2552. Those playing on Windows 8 devices can compete […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video shows highlights from the Episdoe Duscae demo

    Square Enix has released a Final Fantasy 15 video which shows highlights from the Episode Duscae demo included with launch editions of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. FFT0 has shipped over one million copies worldwide, and a player feedback survey is available for the Duscae demo until May 19. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is available on PlayStation […]

  • Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since release – SuperData

    PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since it was released on March 24, according to SuperData’s latest report. The figure produced by SuperData is worldwide and comes on the heels of the one million units sold announcement earlier this week. “After the release of the beautiful but terribly short game The […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Mega May returns, Super Smash Bros. update, Mii Fighter costumes

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a Super Smash Bros. update and the StreetPass Mii Plaza games Battleground Z and Ultimate Angler. The update is rather detailed, and a bit larger than normal, and you may wish to pay special attention to the activities listed. Here’s the full update: StreetPass […]

  • Here’s your first look at Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida in Super Time Force Ultra

    Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida is a playable character in Super Time Force Ultra, and today, Capy Games has provided a couple images of the man himself in the game. Yoshida was announced as a playable character in the game during Sony’s PlayStation Experience event back in December 2014. The PS4 and Vita version will […]

  • The wait is almost over – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold

    CD Projekt RED has announced the news we’ve all been waiting to hear: The Witcher 3 has gone gold. This means Geralt’s latest, and possibly last, adventure has been sent to the factory to be pressed into lovely gaming discs. “We worked so damn hard over the past three years to bring you this game,” […]

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a “couple weeks out from beta,” new trailer

    Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is just a “couple of weeks out from beta,” according to development studio The Chinese Room, and a release date will be announced “shortly.” To give you an idea of how development has been coming along since it was announced at gamescom 2013, the team has released a new trailer […]

  • GTA 5 on PC looks incredible, but I can’t recommend it to console players

    As much as Matt Martin loves GTA 5, he can’t recommend upgrading from console to PC just for a slick editing suite and even prettier graphics. “This is the third time in as many years that I’ve bought GTA 5.” I have a Grand Theft Auto 5 obsession, as I’m sure you know if you’ve […]

  • The Forest engine updated to Unity 5, major graphical and gameplay improvements made

    The Forest’s latest patch added substantial improvements to the game. The Forest version 0.16 is now live on Steam with plenty of new additions. The game has been ported over to Unity engine version 5. The plant and skin shaders have been replaced or rewritten. Many other visual tweaks have been made, such as model […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront banner leaks from Star Wars Convention

    EA has been setting up the Battlefront booth at Star Wars Celebration, and one leaked picture shows what could be the game’s main art. Someone on Reddit posted a picture of the game banner at EA’s booth. Here it is: Lots of things happening here. There’s a Star Destroyer in the distance, TIE Fighters and […]

  • Get GTA 5 working with Oculus Rift using this tool

    There’s a way you can play GTA 5 in VR if you own an Oculus Rift Dev Kit and have a bit of cash to spare. VorpX, the go-to program for adding VR support to games has received an update recently to support GTA 5. This is far from perfect, as it only translates the […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 15 team revealed

    This week’s Team of the Week is now available for anyone to challenge in FIFA Ultimate Team. The team members get selected each week based on their performance during the weekend matches. You can fire up FIFA Ultimate Team on any platform and challenge this squad. You’ll also find some Team of the Week items […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will let you stealth all encounters, including bosses

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will bring back one of the original game’s major features. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is considered by many to be a great game and worthy of bearing the franchise name. One of its grating issues though was its boss fights. You only had one way to fight them: be confrontational. The […]

  • Project Cars PC specs and supported wheels announced

    The release date of Project Cars is inching ever closer and more details have been revealed to answer all your burning questions. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios has revealed the full list of supported steering wheels on all platforms, as well as the minimum and recommended PC specs. Minimum specs CPU – 2.66 GHz […]

  • GTA 5 gets custom FOV mod on PC

    Those not satisfied with GTA 5′s built-in field of view slider can use a new mod to push the number even further. The PC versions of GTA 5 – just like its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts – lets you switch between third and first-person view in shooting and driving. The game has an FOV […]

  • Win! GTA 5 on PC!

    Want to win a Steam key for Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC? Just enter here. GTA 5 released on PC this week and is going down a storm. We like it a lot, which is why we’re giving away a Steam code for Rockstar’s latest. All you need to do is enter your email […]

  • GTA 5 topples Skyrim’s record for highest concurrent players on Steam

    Not factoring in Valve games, GTA 5 is the new king of concurrent player numbers on Steam. GTA 5 is very popular on PC, even more popular than games like Skyrim in its heyday. The number of concurrent players for GTA 5 has peaked today at 301,246. This makes it the only non-Valve game to […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: what does a modern fighting game look like?

    Mortal Kombat continues to evolve as NetherRealm adds RPG systems and daily challenges to a solid fighting game, says Sherif Saed. “Mortal Kombat X takes many cues from games like Destiny, Call of Duty, and GTA Online with hourly, daily and weekly events.” For as many of its familiar facets, Mortal Kombat X has enough […]

  • J-Stars Victory VS+ coming west in June – new trailer

    J-Stars Victory VS+ will make the jump (see what I did there) to the west after all. J-Stars Victory VS+ is the western title for the fighting game which stars characters from a variety of Shonen Jump-published manga. Bandai Namco has announced the fighter will release in Europe on June 26 and in the Americas […]

  • Codemasters F1 license good through 2016

    Codemasters has at least one more F1 game in it. F1 2015 isn’t out yet, so Codemasters is naturally not talking about what it might get up to in the future. We do know what it can get up to, though; Codemasters’ Steven Embling told Videogamer has the option to continue the series. “We have […]

  • Project Cars has pretty deep graphics options on consoles

    Project Cars offers players a wide variety of ways to customise their graphic settings on PS4 and Xbox One. Project Cars is a graphics showcase and all early indications suggest it’s going to be one of the best-looking games out there. Slightly Mad’s commitment to graphics seems to go deeper than making things pretty, though: […]

  • Super Smash Bros. patch nerfs Diddy Kong – report

    Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U is great but Diddy Kong is a beast and must be stopped. The latest Super Smash Bros. 3Ds and Wii U patch seems to have nerfed Diddy Kong, a character so over-powered that serious tournament players generate controversy by choosing to use him. Nintendo doesn’t publish patch notes, […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer shuttered

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer 2K Australia has been closed down. Kotaku broke the news, and also had word from an anonymous source, who said that all staff have been let go. 2K responded to our request for comment with the following statement: We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process […]

  • Samorost 3 trailer shows Amanita still in fine form

    Samorost 3 looks as delicately beautiful as its siblings. Samarost 3 developer Amanita Design has a reputation for gorgeous, slightly surreal world building. This new trailer for its latest adventure looks just as if not more lovely than the previous Samarost games and Botanicula. Samarost 3 is coming to Mac and PC later this year, […]

  • Amnesia dev’s new project SOMA now in beta

    SOMA is nearly here and I am torn between excitement and horrified dread. SOMA is the latest horror project from Frictional, the team behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent. We’re pretty excited to see what Frictional comes up with next, and we won’t have too long to wait, apparently; the developer has announced that SOMA is […]

  • Steam Guard mobile authenticator now in beta testing

    Steam is now testing its latest security measure. Steam helps you protect your account by offering two-factor authentication, a solution so beautifully elegant and effective that it’s astounding every gaming network doesn’t do the same (looking at you, Sony). Valve’s version is called Steam Guard, and it works via email. This isn’t always super convenient, […]

  • Godzilla battles Mothra in new trailer

    Godzilla lets you stomp around cities and battle classic kaiju. I’m in. Godzilla is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 in early July, but we haven’t seen a great deal of it since its December reveal. The new trailer below gives you an idea of just what Natsume has done with one of the biggest […]

  • Tales of Zestiria to launch this year – new trailer

    Tales of Zestiria continues Bandai Namco’s delightful new habit of bringing the popular JRPG series to the west before the shine wears off. Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, the publisher has announced. That’s not a bad turnaround, given it first hit Japan in January, and localisation of text-heavy titles is expensive […]

  • Project Cars release date locked down, new trailer released

    Project Cars finally has a release date. Project Cars will release on May 8, Bandai Namco UK has announced. We haven’t yet had an update from Namco Bandai’s other regional offices, but its probably safe to bet the racer will release around the same time in the Americas, Europe and ANZ region. We can now […]

  • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains trailer shows combat, online multiplayer

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains has plenty to offer fans of the anime. Previously known as Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind, the Spike Chunsoft action game is coming west thanks to Atlus. Gematsu reports it’s due in both Europe and North America in May, via the 3DS eShop. The trailer below […]

  • Bloodborne stamina recovery rate affected by equip weight

    Bloodborne players have unearthed an important gameplay detail not mentioned in the game’s menus or manual. In Bloodborne, players need to manage their stamina carefully for best results. A far more aggressively-tuned affair than past Souls games, Bloodborne does away with equip weight limits, and items have no listed weight details. As far as players […]

  • Street Fighter’s Ryu, Fire Emblem’s Roy spotted in Super Smash Bros. patch – rumour

    Street Fighter’s Ryu is rumoured for future Super Smash bros DLC following datamining of the latest patch. Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U were updated recently, and hacker shinyquagsire23 claims to have found some interesting files while poking around in the 3DS patch data. As detailed on Reddit, the audio files included a new […]

  • Suikoden 3 PEGI rating suggests PS2 Classic re-release

    Suikoden. Suikoden 2. And now: Suikoden 3. Suikoden 3 has been rated by PEGI for PlayStation 3, presumably ahead of an upcoming re-release. Gematsu turned up the rating, and although we have no further information at this time, it’s not much a leap to assume the RPG will turn up as a PS2 Classic on […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront gameplay reveal to be streamed live, new Instagram tease

    The Star Wars Battlefront gameplay reveal will be live-streamed during a panel hosted by EA as part of the Star Wars Celebration festivities this Friday. This is according to an announcement from Verizon and Disney courtesy of MP1ST. The main stream for the event kicks off at 10am PDT/1pm EDT on Thursday, April 16. It […]

  • GameStop to launch retro game and console trade-in experiment

    GameStop wants to get into the retro game and console business, providing it’s a worthwhile endeavor. To test the possibility, it will soon allow customers in Birmingham, Alabama and New York City to trade-in classic consoles and games in-store. Speaking with IGN, a spokesperson for the company said the initiative will kick off on April […]

  • Battlefield Hardline’s first patch addresses five priority issues requested by the community

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch is in the works, and today, Visceral Games has added Punkbuster and Nvidia DirectX driver fixes to the list of issues to be addressed. Miscellaneous fixes for “the most frequent crashes” will be included in the patch, as well as the following “top five priority” issues voiced by the community. Punkbuster […]