Sony has confirmed that Ready at Dawn developed The Order: 1886 will not be released in late 2014 as expected, but has been pushed back to early 2015. This is a bit of a blow for Sony as it will likely leave a bit of a hole in their PS4 Christmas lineup.
Electronic Arts have announced Battlefield: Hardline for release in late 2014 on undisclosed platoforms. The game is currently in development at Visceral Games, a change from the usual developer DICE, with the games focus on cops and criminals rather then a war based setting. More will be revealed at EA's E3 press conference.
May 24, 2014
According to Kaz Hirai the Playstation 4 is now profitable for the company. By that we mean that the company does not lose money on every system sold - a regular occurance in any new console generation. Furthermore around half of the PS4 owners are Playstation Plus subscribers - that's an impressive number which provides a cashflow for Sony, but from a gamers perspective it's also fantastic value.
Sony have today released two minutes of gameplay footage from The Order: 1886 which is currently in development at Ready at Dawn and SCEA Santa Monica. Looking at the footage, it appears the game has improved from it's E3 2013 showing, but we expect to see a lot more at this years E3 Show in a couple of weeks. For now, enjoy...
PS3 News GRID Autosport is due out at the end of June on the PS3 (there are no next-gen versions planned, or at least announced, at this stage) and Codemasters have released a new trailer focusing on the Endurance races in the game.
May 23, 2014
Mojang has confirmed that the PSVita and PS4 versions of Minecraft will be released in August. The PS4 version will allow for much bigger worlds then the PS3 game with improved visuals and draw distance. Owners of the PS3 game will be able to play the PSVita game for free, or upgrade to the PS4 version for a few dollars, while PS3 game saves can be imported into the PS4 version. More details are available on Mojang's page here.
Those of you looking forward to Turtle Rock's online shooter Evolve might want to pencil in October 21 - that's the date the game will be hitting shelves.
May 22, 2014
Sony have announced that SingStar Ultimate Party will be coming to Playstation 4. Interestingly the game will allow you use your Smartphone to control and sing into (you will be able to use your old microphones too apparently). The disc will contain 30 songs to sing and will also be hitting the PS3. Of course hundreds more tracks will be available to purchase through the online store. No release date yet, but the game will possibly make an appearance at E3 soon.
May 17, 2014
Ubisoft have today announced that Far Cry 4 is currently in development and due for release on November 20 this year. The game is in development at Ubisoft Montreal in collaboration with Red Storm Entertainment, a Ubisoft studio, Ubisoft Toronto, Ubisoft Shanghai, and Ubisoft Kiev. As the press release states "In Far Cry 4, players find themselves in Kyrat, a breathtaking, perilous and wild region of the Himalayas struggling under the regime of a despotic self-appointed king. Using a vast array of weapons, vehicles and animals, players will write their own story across an exotic open-world landscape."
Ubisoft has confirmed that Watch Dogs has broken pre-order records for a new IP for the company and is the highest pre-ordered game of 2014 to date. Apparently the company is hoping for 6 million sales of the game when it hits most new and previous-generation consoles on May 27.
May 16, 2014
Sony Computer Entertainment Australia has today announced that the new PlayStation Vita Wi-Fi model (PCH-2000 series) is set to launch in Australia this June. The new PS Vita Wi-Fi model, featuring a more streamlined form factor and a 1GB internal memory card will become available in Australia on the 4th June, 2014, at a recommended retail price of AUD $269.95.
May 14, 2014
Ubisoft have today confirmed that Watch Dogs will in fact run at 900p at 30fps on the PS4 - a spec well below that listed by Sony a few days ago. How does that compare to XBox One, well Microsoft's console will also hit 30fps, but only run at 792p - then there's the PS4 exclusive missions. Seems like Sony may "win" this battle too. In other news Ubisoft have released a "Watch Dogs 101 Trailer". Impressive stuff so check it out...
Blu-Ray Preview Nurse 3D is film whcih is sure to get a few heads turned. To sum up this film; it contains sexy nurses, a serial killer and is in 3D. Sounds pretty good doesn't it? We were keen to check it out however the end product disappointed somewhat. Still, here's our Blu-Ray review so check it out.
May 12, 2014
PS4 Preview EA Sports UFC is a game which next-gen gamers and MMA fans will be very pleased to see. The demise of THQ a few years ago saw games based on the worlds fastest growing sport in limbo, but the license was sure to be picked up quickly, and Electronic Arts grabbed the license. This game is looking gorgeous - and violent!
May 11, 2014
Resolution and frame rates have always been an interesting topic, and Sony have today posted on the product page for Ubisoft's upcoming Watch Dogs that the game will run at 1080p at 60fps on the PS4, and will be the only console to do so. Update: Sony have now removed those specs from the page.
May 9, 2014
Just as night passes day, Electronic Arts have confirmed that NHL 15 is in development, but the good news is that the francise will be hitting the Playstation 4 for the first time. The game is due out in Spring 2014.
Ubisoft have released a new "Watch Dogs Character Trailer" and it's definately worth checking out. So, do it...
May 8, 2014
According to reports doing the rounds The Elder Scrolls Online, which was released on PC last month and due on PS4/XBox One in June has been delayed by six months on consoles. The news comes from an offical FAQ which confirmed the six month delay before being removed - but not before some got screen captures. It probably won't be too long before we hear from Bethesda.
Indie developed game Don't Starve will receive an update later in the year which adds in some multiplayer modes for 2 or 4 players. The addition will be free for current owners.
Bandai Namco have released their financials for the year and the most interesting aspect is that Dark Souls II has shipped 1.2 million units to date - the original game has, to date, sold 2.3 million units including PC sales so the sequel is doing pretty well soon after release.
Rockstar has confirmed that GTA Online expansion "The High Life" will be released next week on May 13. The update is pretty expansive and as Rockstar states it "features new high-end apartments, multi-property ownership, four new vehicles, the powerful Bullpup Rifle and more. This automatic update to GTA Online adds five new options to the Los Santos real estate market at prime locations like Eclipse Towers, Richards Majestic and vothers, all featuring the latest new interior design. With multi-property ownership, you'll also now be able to own two distinct properties simultaneously." Non-contact racing, a new Bullpup Rifle, and 15 new jobs are some of the other additions.
May 7, 2014
Nintendo have announced they have sold through 6.17 million consoles to date, with only 2.72 million units sold in the last 12 months. To be honest, that's a pretty dismal number when you consider the PS4 has sold over 7 million units since the November launch.
Activision has confirmed that Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark will be released in Australia on June 25 and a day earlier in America.
Electronic Arts has confirmed that there will not be a Need for Speed releaed in 2014, but there will be a new game in the franchise released next year.
Activision CEO Bobby Kotick has confirmed that Bungie's upcoming Destiny has a total budget of around $US500 million. That includes development, servers, production and marketing and of course Destiny is being set up as a 10-year franchise.
May 6, 2014
In a somewhat surprising move Infinity Ward has now absorbed Neversoft - the company that used to develop the Tony Hawk skateboarding titles. It may seem like a strange move but Neversoft did work on the Extinction Mode on Call of Duty: Ghosts which hit shelves last year.
May 4, 2014
PS4 Preview Driveclub is a game which PS4 owners should have been playing by now - if Sony's launch plans panned out, but they didn't. This week Evolution Studios announced a new release date for late 2014, but the game is looking pretty sharp.
May 2, 2014
Well it wasn't meant to be announced until Sunday May 4, but due to a leak Activision have today officially announced Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare for release in November this year. The game, currently in development at Sledgehammer games (the franchise is now on a 3-year development cycle with Infinity Ward and Treyarch) is set in 2054 and, as you can see from the trailer below, is looking gorgeous. Oh, two more things as well as Kevin Spacey in the game, the main character is voiced by Troy Baker, while Microsoft consoles again get some DLC exclusivity. Still, enjoy...