Monthly Archives: October 2014

  • First Kingdom Hearts Game could still hit PS4 and XBOX ONE

    Kingdom_Hearts_III_LogoSquare Enix hasn’t ruled out about putting the frist kingdom heart game on the PS4 or Xbox One. Tai Yasue the co-director of kingdom hearts 2.5 HD and kingdom heart III explained while an interview with IGN, Square Enix plans to release HD 1.5 Remix and HD 2.5 Remix to help the latecomers of the franchise.

    "When we first came up with the idea for Kingdom Hearts III, it was always 1.5, then 2.5 and we were always thinking about those three titles at the same time," he stated. "I think [putting the games on PS4] is something we’ll explore. We understand what our players want, so we will explore the possibility. I’m not making any announcements though, we can’t make any announcements yet!"

    Yasue was hesitant when asked whether the first two HD remix 1.5 and 2.5 would be coming to the Xbox One, this was initially thought to e and exclusive deal with Sony it would seem that the resource plays a big part as well Yasue he said. "It’s a big old question. There’s a lot of things we need to think of when we consider consoles. One of them is what our players want, so we will definitely consider that. But there’s also schedule constraints, as we really don’t want the development of Kingdom Hearts III going later, so we have that to think about. We’ll consider all these things and come to a decision."

  • Sony, FTC Settlement Results In Refunds for Vita Owners

    psvita_str_aboutThe Federal Trade Commission just announced that Sony Computer Entertainment America will settle false advertising claims relating to technical capabilities of the PlayStation Vita. During the US launch campaign between late 2011 and early 2012 they promoted the console’s remote play, cross platform and cross save features with ads. The FTC jumped on this and this settlement will result in the gamers getting either a 25$ or credit of a 50$ merchandise voucher for PlayStation games and services.

    Jessica Rich who is the FTC director on consumer protection stated:

    "As we enter the year's biggest shopping period, companies need to be reminded that if they make product promises to consumers--as Sony did with the 'game changing' features of its PS Vita--they must deliver on those pledges. The FTC will not hesitate to act on behalf of consumers when companies or advertisers make false product claims."

    Sony earlier stated that the Vita would "revolutionize gaming mobility" by letting the users enjoy PlayStation 3 games using the features that were previously mentioned, but the FTC said that this was misleading to the consumers.

    In reality however this was only compatible with a few games some of this example are the pause-and-save capability that was talked about in some of the ads varied depending on the games played, FTC claimed that the Vita ads showed false and misleading information that stated that gamers with 3G Vitas would be able to play online over the PSN.

  • Battlefield: Hardline’s Stealth Aspect

    Battlefield-Hardline-BannerBy stealth we are not referring to the occasional stealth games like thief, MGS etc. but the new battlefield will be having some stealth elements.

    GameSpot's preview showed some details that the upcoming Battlefield Hardline will feature a slower systematic approach to modern combat.

    The preview stated that the players will be using scanners to mark and track enemies prior to engagement, and players will also be able to perform non-lethal takedowns. Enemies will also have alert meter. If caught it will pretty much play much like the standard FPS. Having this new dimension to the game is a welcome addition and a good change of pace.

  • Ubisoft Apologies for Unity Fiasco By Giving Free Game or DLC

    acu-gi-03_147187This week’s Assassin's Creed Unity patch had over 300 fixes.

    These fixes could have been easily avoided. As an apology Ubisoft will be offering their first DLC for Assassins creed Unity free for everyone. This is included in the Season Pass, if you are one of the people who purchased the limited editions with this season pass, don’t worry you can choose between the following games and get them for free!

    1. The Crew 2. Far Cry 4 3. Watch Dogs 4. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag 5. Rayman Legends 6. Just Dance 2015

    Ubisoft are also working on a way to deliver these free games to the players.

    Ubisoft Montreal and Toronto CEO Yannis Mallat stated: "Unfortunately, at launch, the overall quality of the game was diminished by bugs and unexpected technical issues. I want to sincerely apologize on behalf of Ubisoft and the entire Assassin's Creed team. These problems took away from your enjoyment of the game, and kept many of you from experiencing the game at its fullest potential."

  • Planetside 2 Beta Coming To PS4 Before End of 2014

    259290-planetside_2-HDFor the people waiting eagerly waiting for Planetside 2 on PlayStation 4, we’ve got good news.

    Matt Higby told Eurogamer, that the beta will be ready before the end of this year.

    For those who are also concerned about the PS4 version. Higby said that they were not just "blowing smoke" and they're doing their best so as to deliver a true, full-on console experience. That is "not just like a port."

    Higby said, "Our goal is at the end of the day to have our launch on the PS4 feel like a great PS4 native console game. Not just a PC port."

    They wanted the game to run at 60fps in 1080p. Higby says if they did go with 30 "it'll be because we want to maintain a completely solid 30fps. But that's the optimization we're working on right now."

  • Metal Gear Online To Be Unveiled

    metal-gear-online-logoGeoff Keighley hinted that the highly popular MGO would resurface again in the coming month.

    “Kojima will announce the next edition of Metal Gear Online during the annual Video Game Awards in early December. We don't know whether we'll see actual gameplay at the time, but we'd settle for a teaser trailer.” Geoff Keighley tweeted out, he also tweeted out that Hideo Kojima would be joining him at the game awards to premiere MGO.

    MGO came bundled with Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots back in 2008. Kojima had decided to sadly shut down the servers even though millions of people were still playing it.

    Metal Gear Online will be making its return alongside Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. A new trailer made a debut this weekend's PlayStation Experience event, it shows the fact that a military multiplayer game does not have to be entirely about guns. We are eagerly waiting to learn more about it.

  • New Assassin's Creed Unity Patch Detailed

    unity patch 4Patch 4 for Ubisoft’s latest title, Assassin’s Creed Unity, has been put on hold, but despite this Ubisoft have given details about what the new patch will do to the game, and how it will affect gameplay and the overall player experience.

    Two weeks ago, it was stated that the new patch 4 for Assassin’s Creed Unity would be released on December 15th, but without much notice, it was delayed, and it seems as if Ubisoft have pushed it back further to a currently announced date. We’ll let you know more about when the update will be released, but for now, let’s talk about what patch 4 actually does for Assassin’s Creed Unity.

    In Ubisoft’s community post, they revealed that patch 4 will “address issues with stability and performance as well as online matchmaking and connectivity (as well as other fixes and improvements.)”

    What this basically states, without really saying it, is that the new patch 4 update will fix some of the long running problems that have been in Assassin’s Creed Unity since day one. Things including latency in online games, frame lag in certain areas, and overall bad performance and playability will be worked on, but ultimately not 100% fixed.

    We can’t really say just how much of Unity will be playable in patch 4 as Ubisoft have been so vague in their patch notes, but hopefully the game will be in a fairly playable state in time for Christmas.

  • Original Borderlands Remastered Rumored

    borderlands remasteredHonestly, there are a thousand games on this planet that I would like to see remastered for the new generation of consoles, but it seems that developers are opting to remaster games that don’t really need much work done to them at all.

    It seems as soon as both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One don’t support backwards compatibility, every developer has jumped on the HD remaster train, and whilst at first I was happy to see ports for games like The Last of Us and Grand Theft Auto 5, I do think there is a point where it becomes frustrating that backwards compatibility is no longer a thing.

    Take this new rumor for example - according to an Australian ratings board that decides the age rating of video games, the original borderlands has popped up into existence, and it seems to suggest that it will be developed for the PS4 and the Xbox One.

    I did enjoy playing through Borderlands and Borderlands 2, and haven’t had the chance to play the Pre-sequel yet, or more truthfully, haven’t felt the want to, and quite frankly if these rumors of the Borderlands port were to be true, I’m not sure if I'd be interested either.

    Perhaps if Gearbox take the initiative to mix up all of the first three games into one big package I might be interested. If we could access all three campaigns, and play all twelve characters, I might be interested. Otherwise, I think I may pass.

    What are your thoughts on this news? Would you pick up a remastered version of the original Borderlands game?

  • Killing Floor 2 PS4 Release Will Hopefully Get 60FPS, 1080P

    killing floor 2 ps4Killing Floor is a game that has given thousands of hours of zombie slaying enjoyment to groups of players for years now, but the developers behind the game, Tripwire Interactive, have revealed some of their plans for the sequel, Killing Floor 2.

    Whilst it’s been known for some time now, details on Killing Floor 2 have mostly been kept quiet, so it’s been exciting to hear some new details about the game straight from Tripwire themselves this week.

    Firstly, the development team have answered questions about the whole 60FPS/1080P debacle, and whilst the game is still under development, they have provided an answer that explains the potential for high resolution and frame rate to the best of their abilities.

    “Our goal is to get to 1080 and 60 frames per second. We can’t guarantee we will hit that goal, but we wanna make the game look as good as possible and try and achieve that goal. We’ll see where we’ll get to and we’ll keep the community informed along the way on where we manage to get.”

    What is really important about this quote is that firstly, the Killing Floor 2 developers are trying to reach for 1080P and 60FPS on the PlayStation 4, but more importantly, they are going to keep the community up to date on their progress - if they can’t reach the golden 60 frames per second, they will let us know instead of keeping things hushed up like most AAA developers have done in the past.

  • Witcher 3 Delayed to May 2015

    witcher 3 delayed may 2015Dear oh dear, it looks as if Witcher 3 has been delayed yet again. Whilst it may be upsetting to hear, developers Projekt Red have recently revealed that they plan to delay the release of Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, even further beyond its originally planned launch date of autumn 2013, but it’s all for the best.

    Projekt Red’s first delay for Witcher 3 brought their planned release date to the 24th of February, so the move to May isn’t too much of a big jump. This extra time will hopefully give the developer the needed time to fully polish the game, so it should hopefully be released without any bugs or major issues.

    The extra delay has been put in place to allow the developers to fully test the game’s sheer size and complexity, and correct key details before the game’s launch. Whilst we don’t expect the game to be delayed again, the extra delay will give the developers 12 more weeks of development time, which will mean Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will land on the 19th of May, 2015.

    A full press release accounting for details of the delay can be read below.

    Dear Gamers, Ever since we started working on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, we knew it would be an ambitious game. We wanted, and still aim, to give you an incredible experience, an epic adventure in a vast, completely open fantasy universe. The sheer size and complexity of The Witcher, key features of the title, have had a decisive impact on production. Now, nearing the end of our work, we see many details that need to be corrected. When we release the most important game in our studio's history, we must be absolutely sure that we did everything we could to limit any bugs to a level that will allow you to enjoy the game thoroughly. With this in mind, we took another look at current workloads and what they mean for the team. Even though everyone is working at full speed, we concluded that we need another 12 weeks, so we are shifting the release date of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to May 19th, 2015. We owe you an apology. We set the release date too hastily. It's a hard lesson, one to take to heart for the future. We know what we want to do to make Wild Hunt one of the best RPGs you will ever play. And we continue to work hard to achieve just that. So, we apologise and ask for your trust. Thank you for the all support you show us on a daily basis. We truly do appreciate it. It has fueled us in our passion since the start and will continue to do so. - The Board of CD PROJEKT SA

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