Category Archives: Rumour
Wed, Apr 24, 2013 | 11:14 BST
Batman: Arkham Origins could be the first in the series to contain multiplayer mode, if a source close to Kotaku is accurate. According to the report, players will be able to step into the shoes of villains from the series and battle it out against Batman and Robin. Gameplay would see players as members of either Bane or Joker’s gang which include all sorts of familiar faces. We won’t delve into that end too much on here in case you want to remain unscathed, plus we don’t want to get yelled at. It hurts our feelings. We’ve sent a mail to Warner on the matter. Batman: Arkham Origins is out in October 25 for PC, PS3, Wii U and Xbox 360.
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 | 06:28 BST
An actor is going to appear in Metal Gear Solid 5 as “the one you thought I would be from the start”, apparently. If this were any other game, I’d probably bury this story in so much salt just looking at it would close your arteries.
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 | 02:31 BST
Following this weekend’s report that bidding for remaining THQ properties has closed, Joystiq cites an anonymous source for word that results may be revealed as early as Monday afternoon, US time. The claim comes in contradiction to documents obtained by Polygon, which suggest the offers won’t be presented in court until May, let alone finalised – but perhaps we’ll just hear who bid how much and for what. Darksiders, Homeworld, MX vs ATV, Red Faction and two bundles of licensed and in-house properties were offered in this most recent round of auctioneering.
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 | 19:50 BST
Skyrim: Legendary Edition has been spotted at Ultima, a Polish retailer and is down for a June 7 release, according to a Eurogamer Poland report. According to the retailer, the pack will contain Dawnguard, Hearthfire and Dragonborn DLC packs for PS3 and Xbox 360 for around £35/$54 with the PC version said to run £29/$44. While Bethesda has not announced such a SKU yet, it would not be uncommon for the firm, as it has released bundles for its Fallout and Elder Scrolls series in the past. We’ll still send a mail and ask. Thanks, Eurogamer.
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 | 10:22 BST
Multiple reports suggests the development group formerly known as Team Bondi has been let go after the LA Noire studio was unable to find a publisher for new project Whore of the Orient.
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 | 02:29 BST
Cancelled superhero TV series Heroes may yet get a second lease on life. TVLines cites anonymous sources for word that MSN is in preliminary talks with NBC to develop a new version of the show for Xbox Originals, with all new stories and characters but cameos from the original cast. Microsoft certainly seems to be making a major push to turn the Xbox 360 – and likely its successor – into something like a cable box.
Wed, Apr 17, 2013 | 21:58 BST
Xbox 720 will not require an online connection to function, the recent round of VGLeaks specs were correct and Kinect 2.0 is a thing. That’s the claim of an alleged Microsoft insider working in software, who has spilled plenty of fresh information online.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 | 06:37 BST
Namco Bandai hasn’t made any noises about bringing the DS version of Ni No Kuni west, but according to PocketGamer, one representative said a 3DS release of the Level-5 adventure is possible. The unnamed spokesperson said there’s no official plan in place, but the publisher might look into the matter if it garners enough fan demand. Ni No Kuni is quite a different game on DS; it released in Japan in 2010 with the subtitle The Jet-black Mage.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 | 15:13 BST
Ryse is a next-generation Xbox launch title according to a report on The Verge.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 | 00:51 BST
Adam Orth, the Microsoft Game Studios creative director whose comments regarding always-on Internet requirements sparked furious debate last week, has reportedly left the platform holder’s employ.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 | 13:31 BST
A trio of next-Xbox rumors have surfaced today, and no matter whether the sources call it Xbox 720 or Durango, keep in mind we will know nothing for sure until Microsoft announces something. Click the break for today’s lowdown.
Tue, Apr 09, 2013 | 17:29 BST
Another source has popped up with support for rumours that Microsoft’s next consoles, codenamed Durango and nicknamed Xbox 720, will use a PC-like architecture.
Mon, Apr 08, 2013 | 00:04 BST
A report out of Spain claims EA Sports will show FIFA 14 to the press this week at an event in Madrid, with an embargo on details lifting on April 17. Assuming FIFA 14 releases sometime around September, as previous entires have, the timing seems plausible, so expect new details soon. All we’ve heard about the new entry to date is that it is “huge”, and will emphasise social features alongside traditional single-player modes; we’re not even sure if it’ll be current or next-gen.
Thu, Apr 04, 2013 | 21:14 BST
Star Wars 1313, the game shelved by Disney due to the closure of LucasArts studio, would have had players starring as none other than bounty hunter Boba Fett, according to a report on Kotaku which was handed some concept art from the project. According to the report, Fett being the star of the game was an order handed down to developers last May by George Lucas himself. While the future of the game looks grim at present, a representative stated yesterday that other development studios will now be able to license the Star Wars IP, and this includes the possible take over of development on 1313 as well as Star Wars: First Assault.
Thu, Apr 04, 2013 | 19:39 BST
Microsoft’s next Xbox console will require an Internet connection in order for games or apps to be started, according to the latest from two Kotaku sources.
Thu, Apr 04, 2013 | 03:10 BST
AR-heavy RPG Bravely Default: Flying Fairy is coming west, according to Siliconera. The site touts its almost perfectly reliable sources, gossiping at GDC, for the news. Square Enix has never made any official commitment to bring the 3DS title to English-speaking audiences; it released in Japan in October last year, topping the charts, and is a kind of spiritual successor to Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light. A PC spin-off is currently in beta.
Tue, Apr 02, 2013 | 21:59 BST
There’s a rumor posted over on Titan Focus cites a source with information pertaining to Blizzard’s Titan MMO. According to the site’s source, the MMO is based on Earth’s history, and delves into historical myths such as those penned by the Greeks, Romans, and Vikings. It will also contain loads of time-travel. It plays from a third-person perspective, was created using a new game engine, and may land on consoles as well as PC. The source also said Jay Wilson along with a 150 developer-strong team are working on it, and a teaser will be shown during BlizzCon before testing starts in 2014. As usual, take with a grain of salt until all is confirmed. Thanks, Massively.
Wed, Apr 03, 2013 | 06:02 BST
A report over on Kotaku states that the controller for the next Xbox console won’t differ greatly from the current offering. Everything you see now on the Xbox 360 controller is still there, and the shape has stayed the same as well, only it will be a bit smaller. The report also states that each developer kit has controllers which are decorated with stripes, so that if a shot of it leaked, was lost, or stolen, Microsoft would be able to tell which developer the controller was in use by. Tricky.
Tue, Apr 02, 2013 | 06:35 BST
The generally reliable Exophase has done it again, this time claiming to have the full list of achievements for Metro: Last Light. The list contains a number of possible spoilers so you may wish to just scroll onwards, waiting patiently for its May release on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Tue, Apr 02, 2013 | 03:07 BST
Microsoft may have accidentally let slip a solid release date for Battlefield 4. According to NeoGAF and GamingEverything, a post on the Xbox forums originally gave an October 29 release date before being edited. We didn’t sight the slip ourselves, unfortunately, and nobody has screen-grabbed it. Battlefield 4 is officially headed to PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in northern autumn. No word on a next-gen release.