Only the next-generation console versions of FIFA 14, not the Windows PC version, will use the new Ignite engine, said Electronic Arts' Rob Hodson on Twitter.
"Clarification for the PC-related questions earlier — EA Sports Ignite will power FIFA 14 on Xbox One and [PlayStation 4], not PC," said Hodson, the U.K. community manager for EA's FIFA franchise. We reached out to FIFA 14 developer EA Canada, and a representative for the studio confirmed that fact.
EA Sports head Andrew Wilson announced the Ignite engine yesterday during Microsoft's Xbox One reveal event as a suite of technologies that will serve as the foundation for all of EA's next-generation sports titles. EA said in a press release afterward that FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, NBA Live 14 and EA Sports UFC will all be released...
Sony will release The Best of PlayStation Network Vol. 1, a bundle of four popular PlayStation Network titles, on June 25 at retail for PlayStation 3, the company announced today on the PlayStation Blog.
The collection will cost $39.99 and is the first in a series of collections that will bring the games to physical stores. These bundles are also subsequently "a great place to start" for players unfamiliar with the PSN platform, according to the post by Sony Computer Entertainment America's associate product manager David Bull.
Vol. 1 includes third-person adventure title When Vikings Attack, musical 2D platformer Sound Shapes, post-apocalyptic animal life simulator Tokyo Jungle and Fat Princess.
Bull notes the collection is available for $15 cheaper than purchasing all four games...
The European PlayStation Store is offering discounts on select fighting games today through June 5, including titles from the Virtua Fighter and Mortal Kombat series, the company announced today on the European PlayStation Blog.
For the next two weeks PlayStation 3 users can snag the following games on sale. PlayStation Plus subscribers can purchase all but two of these games at an additional 10 percent discount:
EA Sports MMA — €9.99 (£7.99), no PSP Plus discount
Double Dragon Neon — €3.99 (£3.19)
Fight Night Champion — €14.99 (£11.99), no PS Plus discount
Final Fight: Double Impact — €4.99 (£3.99)
Golden Axe — €1.99 (£1.59)
The Lord of the Rings: War in the North — €9.99 (£7.99)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Origins — €7.49 (£5.99)
Metro: Last Light developer 4A Games is planning four DLC packs for the post-apocalyptic first-person shooter, and players can pre-purchase all of them with the game's $15 season pass, publisher Deep Silver announced today.
The season pass is now available on Windows PC and PlayStation 3 for $14.99, and on Xbox 360 for 1200 Microsoft Points ($15). It costs £11.99 in the U.K. and €14.99 in Europe. PlayStation Plus subscribers can pick up the pass for $11.24, a 25 percent discount, from May 21 to June 4 in the U.S. and from today to June 5 in Europe and the rest of the world.
The first two pieces of DLC, the Faction Pack and the Chronicles Pack, will expand Last Light's single-player story. The Tower Pack will offer a single-player challenge that 4A said today is designed for Metro...
Watching violent media as a child is not an accurate predictor of future violent behavior, with genetics and social environment figuring more prominently into personal development, according to a recently-published study from Texas A&M International University.
The study, lead by university chair and associate professor of psychology Dr. Christopher J. Ferguson, suggests genetics is a high-contributing factor to criminal behavior. Data collected from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health showed genetic variance factored into violent behavior for 58 percent of women and 20 percent of men, says the report.
"We basically find that genetics and some social issues combine to predict later adult arrests," Dr. Ferguson said. "Despite ongoing concerns about media influences,...
Dead or Alive 5 Ulimate, the "definitive version" of Team Ninja's 2012 fighting title, will launch in Japan on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 Sept. 5, according to Famitsu as reported by Siliconera.
Famitsu also announced Dead or Alive series character Ein, a karate master with a bad case of amnesia, and Virtua Fighter's Indy car racer Jacky Bryant would also be included in Ultimate.
Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate will include bonus content from Dead or Alive 5 Plus, which was released on the PlayStation Vita last year. Famitsu earlier reported Ultimate would include the new stage Sky City Tokyo, set in a Japanese garde on a high-rise in the middle of the metropolis, as well as a handful of additional characters include Momiji from the Ninja Gaiden series.
Earlier this month Tecmo Koei...
The 2013 European Game Developers Conference has added a new round of talks to its panel lineup, including design talks on storytelling and Assassin's Creed 3 as well as discussions of the next console generation, according to a post on the conference website.
Ubisoft Montreal's Steven Masters will discuss how the studio worked on Assassin's Creed 3 for three years in the Design Track's keynote, "Designing Assassin's Creed 3." The company hosted a similar panel at GDC 2013, "Three Years of Collaboration on Assassin's Creed 3," but its GDC Europe panel will delve deeper into how the company built the title's core gameplay.
Epic Games level designer James Brown will explore whether or not a game's story can co-exist with a player's "organic" experience, or the story they build as they...
Dying: Sinner Escape, a game developed in partnership with one of the creators of the Saw film franchise, is coming to PlayStation Vita and iOS devices, developer Nekcom Entertainment announced.
The studio did not specify which of the Saw creators is included in the project — neither director James Wan nor screenwriter Leigh Whannell are mentioned.
Sinner Escape follows a Saw-like narrative, however, with characters trapped in various rooms and forced to solve puzzles in order to escape. The title will be released episodically, while the first episode "Last Hour" will arrive May 25.
The day of the Xbox One's worldwide debut may not have been the best time for Sony Computer Entertainment to fully spill the beans on their new multiplayer PS Vita action game. But Famitsu obliged in this week's issue nonetheless, devoting a full 12 pages to coverage of SCE Japan/Asia's Freedom Wars, a title Sony teased last week with a neat online trailer.
Freedom Wars is set in a dystopian near-future where mankind lives in walled-off city-states called Panopticon. In this world, most people have million-year "sentences" placed upon them from birth as a government-mandated method of population control; to reduce this sentence, they must serve "penance" by engaging in battle and retrieving helpless citizens from huge, hideous monsters known as Abductors.
The preview showed off a hero...
Following Call of Duty: Ghosts official reveal during Microsoft's Xbox One event, Infinity Ward announced that Raven Software and Neversoft supported the studio during Ghosts development.
"Now that our reveal is live, we wanted to give a special thanks to @RavenSoftware & @Neversoft for their support in developing #CODGhosts," the official Twitter account of Infinity Ward posted.
Raven Software previously worked on Call of Duty: Black Ops' and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's downloadable content and user interfaces. Polygon reported in June last year that Neversoft was working content for a Call of Duty title when it announced that it was "ready to push the first-person action genre in support of Activision's Call of Duty franchise."
For more information about Call of Duty: Ghosts,...
A game even less likely to attract Western gamers' attention the day after the big Xbox One reveal: A new puzzle game released by Sony Computer Entertainment themed after the Yusha no kuse ni namaikida franchise, most recently released in the States under the title No Heroes Allowed!
Yu-Nama: The Puzzle, as it's called, is a basic kind of color-match game with a twist. You're tapping blocks on the screen to dig them up and allow space for monster blocks to fall downward. Slide them around to match up colors and create monster hordes to fend off the would-be heroes invading your territory. Beat 'em all, and it's on to the next level. Simple.
The game's available now on PlayStation Mobile across the world, and you can get it for both the PlayStation Vita and Android systems for only 600...
Kojima Productions developers decided to go through the expense of creating an entirely new engine, the Fox Engine, in order to avoid the limitations of licensed engines, according to an interview with KojiPro developers in the latest issue of Famitsu magazine.
"The control flow and tools we had been using were no longer a match with the times," replied Junji Tago, technical director at KojiPro. "So after Metal Gear Solid 4, we decided to design a tool from scratch that did. With commercial engines, you tend to be bound by the limits of the features already in the engine. We're looking to make something that goes one step beyond normal games, and to make that happen, it's best not to let ourselves be bound by other things as much as possible. That's why, when we thought about it, we...
Class of Heroes 2, Acquire's dungeon-crawler role-playing game, is set to launch June 4 for $24.99 on the PlayStation Network for the PlayStation Portable and PlayStation Vita, MonkeyPaw Games announced today.
Last month, Class of Heroes 2 was available for pre-order for $36.99 from Amazon, which included the UMD disc, game manual and a voucher for a digital copy of the game. Pre-orders closed on May 8.
The game features more than 140 quests, more than a hundred dungeon maps, monster hordes, branching storylines and endings.
"We're extremely excited to release this addicting sequel for more reasons than the obvious localization enhancements," Ray Almeda, marketing and PR manager at MonkeyPaw Games said in a prepared statement. "Class of Heroes 2 is just one of many J-RPGs that...
Battlefield 4 will be released Oct. 29 on Windows PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and will also be available on Xbox One, publisher Electronic Arts announced today.
EA previously said that the game is also in development on PlayStation 4. The company gave no release window for the PS4 or Xbox One versions today.
All players who pre-order Battlefield 4 will receive the China Rising expansion pack, which includes four multiplayer maps set in mainland China. Those who pre-order the game's Origin-exclusive Digital Deluxe Edition — which will cost $69.99, $10 more than the standalone game — will also get bonus in-game items and access to the Battlefield 4 multiplayer beta. The beta will be available this fall; EA has already promised access to anybody who pre-ordered last year's Medal...
Activision shared a behind the scenes video for Call of Duty: Ghosts during Microsoft's Xbox One unveiling event, detailing the development ideology behind the company's next-gen Call of Duty title.
The video above shares more details on the development of the game's plot and characters, as well as information on features new to the franchise such as dynamic maps and the ability to have a dog as a squad mate.
A teaser trailer for the game leaked earlier this morning prior to the Xbox One announcement, but has since been taken down. The full trailer from Microsoft's presentation is available here.
Call of Duty: Ghosts will launch on Nov. 5 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U and Windows PC. The game will hit Xbox One at an unspecified date and will receive all downloadable content...
Activision shared a new trailer for Call of Duty: Ghosts during Microsoft's Xbox One unveiling event today, offering viewers a first look at the game's world.
The game will feature a new world, characters and story on the company's new next generation engine.
"We're ghosts," the narrator says, "fighting for something that can't be killed."
A shorter version of the trailer leaked this morning prior to Microsoft's event.
Call of Duty: Ghosts will launch on Nov. 5 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC and Wii U. The game will launch on Xbox One at an unspecified date and will receive all downloadable content for the title first as timed exclusives.
Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Ghosts will make the game world a character, according to executive producer Mark Rubin.
Speaking to Polygon, Rubin said that when the studio set out to make the game — long before it decided what the game was going to be or what it would be called — it asked itself what would happen if the game world was a character rather than just an environment where battles take place.
"What if the world actually affects the player, and the state of the world directly affects the player from a story standpoint?" Rubin said. "A character means someone who has a material effect on your emotional state within the game, and I think a lot of what we've done — especially in Modern Warfare 3 — started to hit on that. You saw your hometown getting destroyed, so...
Electronic Arts showed off next-generation versions of its FIFA, UFC, Madden NFL and NBA Live franchises at Microsoft's reveal event for the Xbox One today, and said all next-gen EA Sports titles will run on the new Ignite engine.
EA Sports president Andrew Wilson announced "a brand-new, broad strategic partnership between EA and Microsoft," and said that Xbox One and PlayStation 4 entries in all four franchises will be released within the next year. In addition, the Xbox One version of FIFA 14 will feature exclusive content for FIFA Ultimate Team.
"Fueled by EA Sports Ignite, EA Sports games will be alive with players who think, move and behave like real athletes and dynamic living worlds, transforming the way people play and experience games on next-gen consoles," said EA in a press...
Slant Six Games, the studio behind the SOCOM: U.S. Navy Seals games and Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, was working on a Medal of Honor title for the PlayStation Vita, according to the online portfolio of concept artist Alex Carigi.
Carigi worked at Vancouver-based Slant Six between 2006 and 2009, according to his LinkedIn profile. His online portfolio includes a piece of concept art featuring soldier designs and bearing logos for both Slant Six and Sony's PS Vita in the bottom right corner.
In January, EA announced it would take the Medal of Honor franchise "out of rotation" for its annual games lineup, citing low scores and poor public reception of its latest installment, Medal of Honor Warfighter.
"We struggled with two challenges: the slowdown that impacted the entire...
NBA Live 14 will be released on next-generation consoles, said Electronic Arts chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen during a talk at the Stifel Nicolaus 2013 Internet, Media and Communications Conference today.
In discussing EA's upcoming slate of releases, Jorgensen mentioned new games such as NBA Live, which he said "will come out on Gen 4," an industry term for the fourth generation of 3D gaming consoles. The PlayStation 4 will be released this holiday season; Microsoft will announce the next Xbox at an event later today.
NBA Live 14 is set for release later this year. EA may debut the game at the Xbox reveal event today — the Facebook and Twitter accounts for the NBA Live franchise teased an imminent unveiling yesterday, mentioning a "countdown to tip-off" with the hashtag...
What if BioShock Infinite ended differently — and its characters ended up on a reality show?
Proceed with caution: this video contains some pretty heavy spoilers.
In yet another parallel universe, Booker and Elizabeth are living a not-so-peaceful life in the suburbs, attempting to heal from their ordeal in Columbia. Booker struggles to have normal interactions with his neighbors, deal with rebellious Elizabeth — whose relationship with Songbird has become somewhat different — and struggle to cope with himself. Literally.
Timtimfed's Michael Shanks' reimagining of BioShock Infinite's conclusion takes some of the most dangerous elements of Irrational Games' tale and warps them into something hilarious. Shanks' YouTube channel also features several other video game-themed videos,...