Day: 29/11/2012

Assassin’s Creed 4 in 2013?

By: Eddie Makuch The next entry in Ubisoft‘s Assassin’s Creed series could include co-op play and be on store shelves as early as next year. The Gaming Liberty has obtained a survey reportedly stemming from Ubisoft that gauges fan interest in a range of new features and ideas for the series. The survey reportedly asks a series of questions covering players’ thoughts on Assassin’s Creed III, including their enjoyment or dissatisfaction with its gameplay, combat, and story. Additionally, the survey asks what []

New Microsoft studio to ‘build the next Halo’

By: Eddie Makuch Halo may not be Microsoft’s tentpole franchise forever. Microsoft Game Studios Vancouver has been rebranded Black Tusk Studios, and has received the go-ahead to get to work on “the next Halo.” “What that means is we are working on Microsoft’s next big entertainment franchise,” studio manager Mike Crump told the Vancouver Sun. “We’re not working on an existing franchise, we’re looking to build the next Halo here in Vancouver, for example, which is really exciting. We are building something []

Dragon Age III for next-gen in 2014?

By: Eddie Makuch When Electronic Arts officially announced Dragon Age III: Inquisition in September, the company did so without specifying platforms. Now, it has been suggested that the upcoming role-playing game, officially due late 2013, could land on still-unannounced next-generation systems from Microsoft and Sony. The LinkedIn resume of an EA Shanghai employee (spotted by Superannuation) states the scope of Dragon Age III: Inquisition has changed, and it is now planned for next-generation consoles. Additionally, this employee says the game has been []

Final Fantasy next-gen tech demo took 12 months to make

By: Eddie Makuch This summer, Square Enix showed off a next-generation Final Fantasy tech demo called “Agni’s Philosophy,” created using the company’s proprietary Luminous Studio Engine. Now, it has been revealed that Square Enix spent an entire year creating the four-minute spot. Kotaku translated a Game Watch report that states Square Enix spent six months planning the “Agni’s Philosophy” demo before spending another six months actually developing it. The Luminous Studio engine is currently in development at Square Enix and is planned []

Girls’ Generation Releases Audio Previews for Second Japanese Album

By: Sylphid Girls’ Generation released their second Japanese studio album “Girls’ Generation II ~Girls & Peace~” today, November 28. A thirteen minute long audio preview for all the tracks on the album was also revealed today. While the tracks are introduced in Japanese and some English, we learn about the many popular artists, writers and producers that worked on each of the songs. As the video features a variety of computer animations instead of featuring the girls, they tried to have a []