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Yoshida weighs up Sony’s PS4 line-up versus Microsoft’s Xbox One slate

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 11:42 GMT By Dave Cook

PlayStation 4 had a solid showing at E3 2014, but many gamers and critics out there were impressed by Microsoft’s TV, entertainment and suit jacket-less conference. Sony president of worldwide studios Shuhei Yoshida has commented on the PS4′s current slate, and what’s on the horizon.

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Speaking with Eurogamer, Yoshida was asked to comment on how he felt Sony’s line-up compared to Microsoft’s.

“Very well, very very well,” he began. “Games like Destiny coming out, The Last of Us HD, it’s a new game to play for people who didn’t play on PS3. One amazing statistic, to me at least, was published by Nielsen a couple of months ago. They researched the PS4, and reported that 17 per cent of PS4 owners had never owned the last gen. A completely new consumer who skipped a generation. 32 per cent additionally didn’t own a PS3, but owned a 360 or Wii.

“Almost 50 per cent of people who have purchased a PS4 didn’t own a PS3, and that’s lots of people that missed exclusive PS3 titles like The Last of Us, so it’s a great way to welcome those people back to PlayStation, saying this is what you missed.”

Yoshida stressed that games like The Last of Us: Remastered are a good way of getting Sony’s new customers up to speed with the PS3 back catalogue, and suggested that the Uncharted series could be a good candidate for a similar remastered release.

Specifically, he said, “”here are requests from some consumers for games that were released later in the generation, like Uncharted, which people might have missed. That would be a good candidate. We don’t want to flood the market with remade games either.”

What do you make of the PS4 slate so far? Let us know below.

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37 Comments

  1. TheWulf

    >_>

    Microsoft: We had a great showing at E3!
    Sony: E3 doesn’t matter to the majority of people. Here are some sales figures.

    Oh console war.

    My toy car is better because my friends like it.
    Well, my toy car is better because it’s statistically superior!
    Nyeh!
    Nyehhh!

    #1 10 months ago
  2. Legendaryboss

    Yeah the ball is in MS’s court, exclusive wise. But that doesn’t matter for a very good reason, momentum is still on their side (not the reason). It depends on how they approach it (again that isn’t it either).

    Early next year is entirely different, similar to this year the ball is once again in Sony’s hands ATM.

    #2 10 months ago
  3. Mike W

    @TheWulf

    Huh??

    I’m sorry, but what point are you trying to make?

    #3 10 months ago
  4. OrbitMonkey

    Well you could argue the WiiU has the best console exclusive line-up… if your still in nappies!

    :)

    Between Sony/Ms though… Bit tougher to call really. Third party support will be going fir console parity, so that just leaves the exclusives…

    Really not much in it.

    #4 10 months ago
  5. LovesALLformats

    Remake a year old game…Sony needs $ bottom line

    #5 10 months ago
  6. Mike W

    @LovesALLformats

    Sigh….you can’t help can you?

    #6 10 months ago
  7. Obernox

    That has to be a record for shortest post by TheWulf.

    #7 10 months ago
  8. Homer2014

    where is the difference between sony and microsoft?
    MS
    Forza Horizon 2
    Halo The Master Chief Collection
    Sunset Overdrive

    Sony
    Driveclub
    LittleBigPlanet 3
    The Last of US Remastered

    preferences are subjective

    #8 10 months ago
  9. Homer2014

    @LovesALLformats

    remake 13 years old, 10 years old, 7 years old and 2 years old games…

    #9 10 months ago
  10. ManuOtaku

    For me as owner of the 3 consoles, i think between microsoft and sony at the moment is pretty even in quantity of titles, and in diversity as well, whih is a surprise in the microsoft side of things, were it tends to be more shooters than anything else. Although this might change in the future, but i believe microsoft under the new gaming leader, will take the neccesary actions to close the gap.

    Also, i do agree with orbitmonkey, nintendo offerings are great on this department, at the moment even better than the other two.

    #10 10 months ago
  11. OmegaSlayer

    Meh…
    I’m constantly annoying Sony executives via twitter because as a long time customer and a stylish hack’n'slash fan I feel left behind.
    Devil May Cry was the reason I got a PS2 and Devil May Cry 4 was the reason I got a PS3 (I actually purchased DMC4 a week before getting the PS3).
    Where’s my reason to get a PS4?
    As much as I find some upcoming games appealing (The Witcher 3 for example), I don’t feel cuddled by Sony.
    Not having a Platinum games on PS4 is a disgrace imho.
    I purchase one console per cycle because of time and money, and this time Sony’s hardware is not cutting it for me.
    So…remasters yes, Platinum Games not… (Korra is a downloadable game, so it doesn’t count)

    #11 10 months ago
  12. kingy

    I’m a bit bored of my ps4 to be honest so I’ve bought a wii u and Xbox one mariocart 8 and Titanfall are filling the gaps of boredom so I personally think they need to pull there fingers out ..I’m pritty sure I would feel the same if I had bought one of the other consoles first though , they all need to start releasing more software

    #12 10 months ago
  13. Legendaryboss

    @4
    Platform thats been out longer than the other two has more exclusives… Well who would have thought? Which makes the situation its in all the more worse.

    @8
    Don’t forget Project Spark & Singstar… Oh dear god i can’t believe i mentioned those! … Now that i think about it they are equal.

    @11
    Um isn’t that more to do with Capcom than Sony? In any case you know what you must do.

    #13 10 months ago
  14. Mike W

    @OmegaSlayer

    I hear you man, I wish the old Devil May Cry will return. I actually thought Capcom was going refresh the series with Nero (his Devil arm was a beast), but the executives there thought it would be a good idea to reboot the series to what we have now, which did not work out in their favor.

    I hope Sony works out something with Platinum Games to bring some new IP over to the PS4, but it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen anytime soon.

    #14 10 months ago
  15. gomersoul

    Knack is hack and slash, not quite the caliber you’re after, but still… Dmc will come, what it will be like is another question altogether

    #15 10 months ago
  16. Arcnail

    So he was asked about the game line up and mentions a game that’s also running on the Xbox1 and a PS3 remake (albeit a good game)…

    You sure convinced me buddy..

    #16 10 months ago
  17. Hcw87

    @16

    My thoughts exactly. MS has the strongest lineup this year by far.

    #17 10 months ago
  18. Clupula

    I think Sony has a far stronger lineup of exclusives than Microsoft, but I say that as someone for whom Halo has never held any interest (nor Destiny, for that matter) and who doesn’t like racing games. For someone into more mainstream FPS fare, MS would have a better lineup.

    But while I would sure love to play Scalebound, there’s not a single other title on the XB1 that interests me, while I’m super excited to play Bloodbourne, Uncharted 4, and may have to skip on LBP3 just as I skipped on LBP2: because I just don’t have time to dedicate my life to that game the way I know I did with LBP1.

    Not to mention, all the Japanese RPG’s that various Japanese developers say they’re making.

    That said, neither system holds a candle right now to the PS3 lineup, but this early in their lifetime, I wouldn’t expect either to.

    #18 10 months ago
  19. Jbumi

    The one thing I’ve been waiting for (for multiple generations now) is a re-release of Suikoden II on PSN. PLEASE, Sony, put it up!!!

    #19 10 months ago
  20. majormayhem70

    Some of y’all actually think that the remake of The Last if Us is on par with the Master Chief Collection?!? Wow. Smh…

    #20 10 months ago
  21. Untold stories

    I think your going to have to change the title. He only mentioned two games within the whole article and focused on statistics.

    #21 10 months ago
  22. Untold stories

    @majormayhem70 nobody mentioned that. Please stay out it.

    #22 10 months ago
  23. Mike W

    @majormayhem70

    Why compare either? All the titles are updates from their previous versions…..It was common sense for MS to update the visuals and cinematics for Halo 1 and 2 seeing how those titles were on the original Xbox……..so I fail to see the point you’re trying to make.

    Is there new information out there that we don’t know about that MS is also revamping the visuals of Halo 3 and 4? Or are they just boosting the framerate and resolution for those titles?

    #23 10 months ago
  24. fearmonkey

    I’m part of that 32% that didn’t own a PS3 so I am actually very happy about The Last of us Remastered. I’m happy with my PS4, and I’m happy that Xbox One will get the Master Chief Collection and Sunset Overdrive, as I’ll eventually get an Xbone.

    Most of the games I am excited about are third party games and they will mostly look and play better on PS4. Some great games coming to the PC as well, lots to look forward to.

    #24 10 months ago
  25. Mike W

    @Hcw87

    I think MS has Sony beat when it comes to indies department this year, unless Sony announces something new coming out for PS4 this year at Gamescom (but I’ll doubt it).

    But as far as exclusive titles goes from its “first party” camp, it’s just as dry as Sony’s. We have Halo and Forza and the rest is coming from independent developers (Insomniac) and third party developers.

    So I failed to see what you are talking about, that MS has the “strongest line up this year by far”.

    Am I missing something?

    #25 10 months ago
  26. majormayhem70

    @Untold stories Mmmmm, nah idioso. I come n go as I please. Read between the lines.

    #26 10 months ago
  27. majormayhem70

    Just phucking with y’all. I do think the Halo collection edges out whatever is coming out for the ps4

    #27 10 months ago
  28. Savan

    The presentation of the console’s lineup entirely depends on the person looking at it, honestly I couldn’t care less about the XboxOne’s shooter exclusives, I’m not saying that it’s a worse lineup, it just doesn’t suit me as a gamer. I’m feeling more suited towards the PS4 at the time, with exclusives like Bloodborne and Little Big Planet 3… Maybe a little No Man’s Sky too.

    #28 10 months ago
  29. OmegaSlayer

    @Mike W exactly
    Platinum games, like 95% of Japanese titles are “AA” titles at best if we consider the production costs and I’m dead sure that getting an exclusive title from Platinum costs less than the moneyhat to have Battlefield and Far Cry DLC exclusive for a month.
    I’m sure making The Wonderful 101 costed less than getting those DLC.

    Look…
    http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Witcher-2-Cost-10-3-Million-Make-58698.html
    And everyone knows how BIG The Witcher 2 is.

    Now remember…
    http://www.gamespot.com/articles/microsoft-paid-75-million-to-stop-gtaiv-ps3-exclusivity/1100-6262370/
    Microsoft paid $ 50 million to have exclusive content.

    This exclusive content war is killing AA gaming

    #29 10 months ago
  30. Seventizz

    Sony still riding that marketing train.

    Sadly, gamers aren’t very savvy and it’s working.

    #30 10 months ago
  31. zoopdeloop

    @Homer2014
    exactly
    in this case they both have poor line ups
    Last Of Us in only one year old(whoever really wanted to play it,did one way or the other)and Sunset Overdrive is well…for the majority just what Knack was for ps4 …irrelevant (wait till you see how badly scores).
    But what matters most is their line up in the long run.We already know Sony comes first by a long shot when it comes to the number of 1st and 2nd party development teams

    #31 10 months ago
  32. antraxsuicide

    @zoopdeloop
    Actually, MS has more 1st party studios than Sony does at the moment. Sony had to close several studios last generation, and MS has opened a ton of new ones specifically for X1 development. Said studios have not released (or even announced) their projects yet. So it may very well be a good fight from MS on the 1st party front.

    #32 10 months ago
  33. zoopdeloop

    @antraxsuicide
    Only if you count those that only work on the mobile and PC market and some of them that don’t even produce games
    nontheless a lot of the projects made from most of their party will still be lower budget, motion gaming peripheral based on Arcade titles.(just because Kinect became optional doesn’t mean they won’t support it)
    So yeah not a lot of AAA there compared to what Sony’s or Nintendo’s studios can produce

    #33 10 months ago
  34. derpex

    PS4 has many great AAA games that gamers love. That’s why it’s 8.5+ million in sales and growing. Sony’s large number of well funded 1st parties will ensure PS4 has a ton of great AAA exclusives, as many or more than PS3.

    1st/2nd party studios include Japan Studio, Polyphony Digital, Naughty Dog, SCE Bend, SCE San Diego, SCE Santa Monica, Sucker Punch, Pixel Opus, Evolution Studios, Guerrilla Games, Guerrilla Cambridge, SCE London, Media Molecule, Ready at Dawn, Quantic Dream, etc.

    For some reason PS4 keeps selling like hotcakes despite attempts to downplay its library. All 3 consoles have good exclusive games, it’s only fanboys trying to trash one or the other and pretend it has “no gaems lolol”.

    Some of the AAA PS3 2013 exclusives: Beyond Two Souls, The Last of Us, Puppeteer, God of War: Ascension
    Gran Turismo 6, Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (not 1st party), Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus. Expect a similar level of long term PS4 support with tons of 1st party games.

    PS4/Sony exclusives Jun-Dec: The Last of Us Remastered, Driveclub, LittleBigPlanet 3, Infamous: First Light, Samurai Warriors 4, Natural Doctrine, Guilty Gear Xrd, Singstar, Resogun DLC, and lots of indies.

    PS4 has 36+ AAA games from July to December 2014, or 6 per month. Most of those are multiplatform but there’s no shortage of AAA games for PS4 owners.

    PS4/Sony exclusives 2015 (announced): Bloodborne, The Order, Ratchet & Clank Remastered, Uncharted 4, Let It Die, Deep Down, and lots of indies.

    PS4 AAA games from July-Dec 2014: The Last of Us Remastered, Driveclub, LittleBigPlanet 3, Infamous: First Light, Samurai Warriors 4, Guilty Gear Xrd Sign, Singstar, Sniper Elite III, Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition, Madden NFL 15, Metro: Redux, Destiny, NHL 15, FIFA 15, Alien: Isolation, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Grand Theft Auto V, NBA 2K15, NBA Live 15, Battlefield: Hardline, Evolve, Just Dance 2015, The Evil Within, Assassin’s Creed Unity, WWE 2K15, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, The Crew, Far Cry 4, Lords of the Fallen, Shadow Warrior, Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate, Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments, LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, The Legend of Korra, Project Cars, etc. Plus a truckload of indies.

    #34 10 months ago
  35. RingTrainer

    It’s funny how last E3, Sony fans criticized Nintendo releasing Zelda Windwaker HD because it was just a remake. They also criticized Microsoft for talking about TV in their conference and not focusing on games only. This E3 Sony talks about TV and introduces Last of Us HD (I guess the original was not HD???) and does not really show anything game wise that we haven’t already seen.

    For me, this NEXT generation has been disappointing. I’m glad I didn’t jump on the hype.

    #35 10 months ago
  36. Panthro

    @RingTrainer

    All in all, both shit.

    The hype never gets lived up to, xbox and playstation are all talk and no game.

    #36 10 months ago
  37. RingTrainer

    @Panthro

    True.

    Believe it or not, I’ve been really interested with the Wii U recently. I can list quite a few games I’m interested in. I tend to really enjoy Nintendo games (although the Wii was some what of a let down). It might also be because I have a daughter on the way :D

    #37 10 months ago

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Steam exchange rate mix-up closes down community market

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

  • 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 – […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch disables mods. Here’s how to get them working again

    A new patch for the PC version of GTA 5 was released yesterday and, as it turns out, has wiped the ability to use mods with the game. The wasn’t great news for some players, but YouTuber taltigolt has already figured out how to play the PC version with mods after installing the patch. Matt […]

  • Xbox One ad stealth launches a mysterious Halo 5 competition

    A new Xbox One advert released today isn’t as straightforward as it appears. The trailer has a couple of pretty conspicuous ‘glitches’ throughout, and members of NeoGAF wasted no time in breaking it down. The first item of interest is the screen from the hunt the signal site, which displays an error message when accessed […]

  • Battlefield 4 Jungle map improved with latest update

    DICE LA has updated the Battlefield 4 Jungle map, adding more foliage and a new route. As demonstrated by Westie in the video above, the map now has the kind of foliage you’d expect in the jungle, helping to conceal infantry players. The update also tweaks positions of objective points and has added a concealed […]

  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate free DLC pack for May includes Metroid and Mega Man armour

    The May DLC pack for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate boasts some big ticket items, including Metroid, Street Fighter, and Mega Man gear. This big fat chunk of free DLC, detailed on the capcom unity blog, includes Hunter equipment: Metroid’s Varia Suit Metroid’s Zero Suit Metroid’s Arm Cannon Taiko Drum Master Hunting Horn USJ’s Star Rook […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for May 1, 2 – Hard Light edition

    Here he comes with his weird face, dealing goods and gear for Guardians. It’s Friday. Xur: Agent of the Nine is back in the Tower. Of Course he is. Got your Strange Coins? Here’s what’s in his bag this week: Ruin Wings [Exotic Titan gauntlets] – 13SC Don’t Touch Me [Exotic Hunter gauntlets] – 13SC […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC drops for PS4 on May 26

    Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC has now been announced for May 26 for PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360. The announcement was made on Twitter via the official Dragon Age account. Mark your calendars! #DAIJawsOfHakkon pic.twitter.com/mU1WfkSrQV — Dragon Age (@dragonage) May 1, 2015 The DLC was released for PC and Xbox One back in March thanks to […]

  • New Witcher 3 screenshots highlight Geralt’s questionable fashion choices

    Even though The Witcher 3 release date is drawing closer, it still feels like a million year away. So here are some more screenshots to tide you over until then. We got to look at in-game shots yesterday, but these new screens show Geralt riding through some gorgeously vibrant mountains, in the midst of combat […]

  • Sims Gurus patch out pregnant men

    Say goodbye to The Sims 4 unique take on fatherhood, as The Sims Gurus confirm that male pregnancies are no more. The Sims 4 players have been reporting high numbers of alien abductions, leaving their male characters with sore bottoms and a bellyful of alien baby. Kotaku reports that not everyone was getting their knickers […]

  • Black Mesa countdown probably points to Half-life remake release date

    Half-life remake Black Mesa may have a release date at last. Black Mesa is a Source Engine remake of the original Half-life, which like everything related to Half-life feels like it’s taking forever to come out. The first part launched in September 2012, and it looks like we might have a release date for the […]

  • Spector puts down rumours of troubled Epic Mickey development

    Epic Mickey seemed like a surprising follow-up project from the man who made Deus Ex, but Warren Spector has put down rumours of a difficult relationship with Disney. Epic Mickey displays several qualities found in Spector’s other games and which he has always espoused in interviews – heck, this is the man whose dream it […]

  • Ubisoft makes good on Child of Light promise with free eBook

    Child of Light fans can check out a gorgeous new illustrated book set in the world of Lumeria. Earlier this month, creator Patrick Plourde confirmed that there were more Child of Light projects on the way. As we expected from the cagey wording, at least the first of these projects isn’t a game: it’s an […]

  • Half-life episode from Junction Point would have featured a magnet gun

    Half-life seems to be on near permanent hold, but at least we can glean some insight into what might once have been. Junction Point’s cancelled Half-life game came up in Warren Spector’s Reddit AMA overnight. Commenting that he isn’t sure whether he’ll get into legal trouble for discussing the project, Spector gave a few comments […]

  • Destiny: exclusive shader, emblem on offer with Nepal benefit shirt

    Destiny developer Bungie has asked Guardians to offer their aid, and they’ve already responded in troves. A new Destiny shirt added to the Bungie Store is the object of a fundraising drive to provide aid in Nepal following a devastating earthquake this week. Bungie popped the pretty stylish shirt on sale earlier today, offering an […]

  • What does the creator of Deus Ex think of Human Revolution and Mankind Divided?

    Deus Ex creator Warren Spector seems pretty positive about the direction the sci-fi series has followed under Square Enix’s hand. Deus Ex was created by Spector and his team at Ion Storm, and remained with Eidos after the developer shuttered. When Square Enix purchased the British publisher, it put new studio Eidos Montreal to work […]

  • Protest Goat secures future for Elite Dangerous destruction derbies

    One of the stranger and more beautiful stories to manifest in the gaming world this week, I think. Elite: Dangerous has given birth to an unintended, emergent style of gameplay; a destruction derby like affair where players gather in no combat areas to both race and gleefully smash into each other until a victor limps […]

  • Destiny’s stunning landscapes captured in panoramas

    Destiny has some beautiful environments, which screenshots don’t necessarily do justice to. Walking around Destiny exclaiming over the lighting effects and the tiny animated details is the best way to experience Bungie’s tremendous achievements, but these panorama images stitched together from in-game screenshots are a good second. Click to see them fullsize. Redditor CenturyEagle made […]

  • Star Wars Disney Infinity re-release on the cards – rumour

    Star Wars is a no-brainer for Disney Infinity, and at long last it looks like it’s happening. A Star Wars re-release called Disney Infinity 3.0 has reportedly leaked from German retailers. We have to lable this one a rumour as we haven’t seen the original source, but the story was originally reported by DisKingdom, which […]

  • Award-winning mobile indie Monument Valley out now on Windows Phone

    Windows Phone’s game selection can be a bit restrictive, but has expanded delightfully today: Monument Valley is now available. Monument Valley is one of those gorgeous, mind-bending puzzlers the indie scene produces on the regular, winning awards and consuming everyone’s lives for weeks on end. Developed by Ustwo Games, with beautiful, understated art from Ken […]

  • Old-school EverQuest servers safe from legal troubles thanks to Daybreak agreement

    EverQuest rights holder Daybreak Game Company given its blessing to the wonderful Project 1999. EverQuest: Project 1999 is one of those lovely ideas that it are all too often crushed by the realities of the games industry. An entirely fan-managed affair, it provides an emulated version of the classic EverQuest experience, which is no longer […]

  • Free Dragon Age short stories fill us in on Corypheus’s followers

    Dragon Age: Inquisition developer BioWare invites you to learn more about the lore and characters that make up its beautiful role-playing setting. Dragon Age is set in Thedas, a world still only partially revealed by the three core games to date. BioWare puts a heck of a lot of work into its worldbuilding, employing a […]

  • Remember that gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo? It now utilizes DirectX 12

    Remember the gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo Square Enix showed off three years ago? The firm showed it again at Microsoft’s Build Conference, this time utilizing DirectX 12. The Witch Chapter 0 [cry] real-time tech demo was created from research Square conducted using real-time CG technology and DX12 in collaboration with Microsoft and Nvidia. The […]

  • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones sneaks onto GOG and Steam services

    Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones can now be purchased through GOG and Steam. On both services it will run you £12.99/€14.99/$14.99. Links here and here. The game features: Fully explorable ‘Metroidvania’ style overworld, laying siege to a diabolical cloning facility with varied and detailed environments. A variety of special equipment to unlock new […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Ascendance has arrived on PC, PlayStation consoles

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players on PC and PlayStation consoles can now download the Ascendance DLC. The second content pack contains the OHM weapon, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the second entry in the Exo Zombies saga, Infection. Four new maps are also included: Perplex, Site 244, Climate, and Chop Shop. Ascendance was […]

  • Latest Xbox 360 system update is live, now supports 2TB hard drives

    Xbox 360 now supports 2TB hard drives via the latest system update for the console. Support for the drives was announced earlier this month and has been available for preview members. “In addition we will also no longer reserve space in advance on your hard drive,” said the firm. “If you are using 16GB of […]

  • Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee launches tomorrow

    Playtonic Games has announced the Kickstarter campaign for its spiritual successor to the Banjo Kazooie series, Yooka-Laylee, will launch tomorrow. The title of the game was announced today along with the Kickstarter date. Formerly known as Project Ukulele, the 3D platformer is said to be “between the size of Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie,” and stars Yooka […]

  • Console version of Mistwalker’s Terra Battle is in development

    Now that Mistwalker’s Terra Battle has surpassed 2 million downloads on mobile, the developer is now working on a console version of the tactical RPG. As part of the original Download Starter campaign, the 2 million milestone means the company will begin development on Terra Battle’s console version with details to be announced at a […]

  • Prison break game The Escapists is heading to PlayStation 4 from May 29

    The Escapists, Mouldy Toof’s prison break game originally released as a timed console exclusive Xbox One, has a release date for PlayStation 4. For those unfamiliar with the title, which is also a PC release, it tasks players’ time management skills as they do a bit of digging and crafting, and other prison-type stuff as […]

  • Dead Island 2 delayed into 2016 to ensure series is “taken to the next level”

    Dead Island 2 has been delayed into 2016 by Yager in order to ensure the sequel “takes Dead Island to the next level.” According to a tweet from the developer, it set “big goal” for the game, and in order to deliver what fans expect, the team needs more time to reach development goals. “We […]

  • Project Cars: here’s a list of all available cars at launch

    Project Cars will contain many, many cars and if we are counting correctly, there will be 74 total at launch. The standard edition contains 65 total, and when factoring the free car as well as the Modified and Limited Edition cars packs, you can add an additional nine cars to the mix. Comb through the […]

  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

    Team Fortress 2 will soon feature support for competitive matchmaking, which Valve says is a “high priority” project for it at the moment. According to a report from TeamFortress.tv, which visited Valve headquarters recently, Valve is looking into the possibility of 6v6 or 9v9 matches 9v9, a possible quick play option and it is also […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch fixes garage, Job crashes – full notes here

    Rockstar has pushed out a 353 MB patch for GTA 5 on PC The patch fixes a number of annoying bugs related to vehicles and garages, some deathmatch issues and purchase errors. It should also fix various freezing and crashing bugs, as well as a little issue with Steam. Time will tell if the patch […]

  • Fire Emblem If will come in White Kingdom and Black Kingdom versions with amiibo support

    We’ve finally got some juicy details on the next Fire Emblem game, but the most interesting aspect is that there will be two versions of the game. According to Siliconera, who translated an interview between Intelligent Systems and 4Gamer, there will a White Kingdom and a Black Kingdom version that offer different aspects of the […]

  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess heads west with “Golden Toilet” pre-order bonus

    Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess will debut on western PlayStation 4 systems this summer, Koei Tecmo has announced. It is also coming to PS3 and Vita. The game was produced by Keisuke Kikuchi of Fatal Frame fame and takes up where Deception 4: Blood Ties left off allowing players to relive Laegrinna’s pursuit to free […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario demo, Paper Mario, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo of Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, Paper Mario on Virtual Console, and amiibo Tap. The full update is below. eShop update amiibo Tap – free – Wii U Star Wars Pinball DLC – Wii U Paper Mario – Wii U […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC port handed off to Nixxes

    The PC port of the new Deus Ex has been handed over to Netherlands based studio, Nixxes software. After the initial reveal trailer at the beginning of April, we’ve only had a few morsels in the way of additional news. The most intriguing tidbit to date has got to be the fact that you’ll be […]

  • First-ever PC Gaming Show to take place at E3 2015 in June

    PC gaming will finally have its very own E3 press conference this year, thanks to PC Gamer and AMD. The PC Gaming Show will take place on June 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles and it will be livestreamed on Twitch. PC Gamer said speakers at the presentation will include representatives from Blizzard, […]

  • Majora’s Mask light available now on Club Nintendo for 6000 stars

    Club Nintendo shuts up shop on September 30 and members are being encouraged to spend accumulated stars before then. And what better to spend them on, than this adorable Majora’s Mask light? If you’re a member based in Europe you can nab it for 6000 stars. If you’re in Australia or New Zealand, it’ll only […]

  • Unity support announced for HoloLens, will work with Windows universal apps

    Microsoft is partnering with game engine developers Unity in order to make HoloLens compatible with apps and games which use the cross-platform engine. The partnership was announced yesterday during its Build Developer Conference. Universal apps for Windows 10 systems will also be available on Xbox One later this year, suggesting possible HoloLens functionality with the […]

  • Splatoon Nintendo Direct airs Thursday, May 7

    A Nintendo Direct focused on Splatoon, the Wii U multiplayer title, on May 7. It will kick off at 7am PDT/10am EDT/3pm UK and it can be watched via the Nintendo Direct website. You can also have a look at the game through Nintendo’s Twitch channel. The last game-specific presentation took place last week and […]

  • GTA 5 PC: clean up the streets as a member of the San Andreas PD with this new mod

    Remember the awesome mods for GTA 4 and San Andreas that let you run amok online as a member of the po-po? Well, dust off your taser and load up your gun, because it’s coming to GTA 5. The new mod for GTA 5 is currently in alpha and can be downloaded at palmbeachgames.com. You […]

  • Indie shoot ‘em up Project Root comes to Xbox One, PS4 and PSVita

    Project Root is a self-proclaimed rejig of the shoot ‘em up genre that was released on PC last year, and it’s finally coming to consoles. Combining free-roaming elements with the usual business of shooting things, Project Root was released this week for Xbox One, PS4 and the PSVita.

  • You can now bet on eSports online, starting with League of Legends

    If you’re getting bored with sticking a pony on the races, you can expand your gambling horizons at Unikrn where you can watch esports streams and get a little action on the side. The new platform was set up by Rahul Sood – previously the general manager of Microsoft Ventures. At the moment, customers are […]

  • Has Watch Dogs 2 been leaked?

    Ubisoft employee, Julien Risse, may have inadvertently confirmed Watch Dogs 2, thanks to his online CV over at LinkedIn. Videogamer.com spotted the slip up, in which Risse lists Watch Dogs, the DLC Bad Blood, and Watch Dogs 2 on his profile. Creative Director Jonathan Morin has already talked about his ideas for improvements for the […]

  • GTA 5′s Trevor makes his Jackass debut, complete with leopard-print knickers

    YouTuber Abstract Mode has shared his vision of what Trevor Philips’ life might have been like, had he not been completely batshit crazy. Watch Trevor get mauled, run over, and hit by a train, before taking a majestic swan-dive into someone else’s pool at the climax. Thanks, Kotaku.