Assassin’s Creed IV being built by 1,000 people?

By:  Eddie Makuch Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is being built by eight different Ubisoft studios and according to a new claim, may have a developer headcount of nearly 1,000. Electronic Arts executive producer Giordano Contestabile recently tweeted, “Assassin’s Creed IV is made by 7 studios and (I hear) nearly 1,000 people. Is this new new AAA?” Asked to comment on this figure, a Ubisoft representative told GameSpot, “Ubisoft does … Continue reading Assassin’s Creed IV being built by 1,000 people?

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American McGee gauging interest for Alice 3

By: Eddie Makuch American McGee wants to know if gamers would be interested in Alice 3. Writing on Facebook, the game designer asked fans if they would support a Kickstarter campaign for the game, provided the rights could be acquired from Electronic Arts. McGee said fans should “make some noise” if they want the game to become a reality. “I’m trying to gauge interest in case I … Continue reading American McGee gauging interest for Alice 3

Dark Souls Xbox 360 Now Available Via Games On Demand

By: Darryl Kaye   (@DarrylGU) Namco Bandai has announced that Dark Souls will now be available to download digitally on the Xbox 360 via Games on Demand. Dark Souls, which was the spiritual successor to Demon’s Souls, launched to rave reviews on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2011. It featured the same loveable difficulty, with an improved sense of exploration and intrigue. It released on the … Continue reading Dark Souls Xbox 360 Now Available Via Games On Demand

Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall DLC launches April 16

By: Eddie Makuch A new Dishonored expansion will launch next month. Bethesda today announced Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall, a new story-focused expansion due April 16 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC for $10. In The Knife of Dunwall, players take on the role of Daud, a legendary assassin who killed the Empress. Players will have access to his weapons, gadgets, allies, and supernatural abilities. “After assassinating … Continue reading Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall DLC launches April 16

Cyberpunk 2077 has multiplayer

By:  Eddie Makuch Cyberpunk 2077 will have a multiplayer component. Developer CD Projekt Red managing director Adam Badowski confirmed the news toEurogamer, but did not go into greater detail. “It will be a story-based RPG experience with amazing single-player playthroughs, but we’re going to add multiplayer features,” Badowski said. Badowski also confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077 will not cast players as a pre-defined hero, but rather allow them to … Continue reading Cyberpunk 2077 has multiplayer

Final Fantasy VIII achievements show up in Steam database

By:  Erren Van Duine Nearly two years ago, Final Fantasy VIII (along with Final Fantasy VII) showed up in Steam’s registry database. The original find, reported on by RPG Site, contained dummy files for both titles – with FFVIII appearing to be a modified version of the original PC release. Since their discovery, the files were promptly removed and their existence fell into obscurity. Last year, however, … Continue reading Final Fantasy VIII achievements show up in Steam database

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be a digital download too

By:  Erren Van Duine Lightning Returns will eventually see a digital release, according to Director Motomu Toriyama. In a new interview published on Final Fantasy Network, Toriyama penciled in a few more details on the game as well as a confirmation that the title would see a digital release. This comes as no surprise at least on the PS3 side of things as Sony has been pushing … Continue reading Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be a digital download too

CD Projekt Red ‘thinking about’ multiplayer for Witcher 3

By: Eddie Makuch The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt could be the first entry in the series to include a multiplayer mode. CD Projekt Red managing director Adam Badowski told Eurogamer that the studio is “thinking about something.” “But I cannot explain it now,” he added. “You can expect some information later on. Sorry for that!” Asked if this could be similar to The Witcher 2‘s wave-based Dark Arena mode, Badowski … Continue reading CD Projekt Red ‘thinking about’ multiplayer for Witcher 3

Valve has ‘no involvement’ with Xi3’s $1000 Steam Box

By: Martin Gaston Valve has said it has no current connection with Xi3, the PC-maker behind the $1000 Piston. Valve marketing director Doug Lombardiconfirmed the company’s position to Eurogamer. “Valve began some exploratory work with Xi3 last year, but currently has no involvement in any product of theirs.” Xi3 announced it had received an investment from Valve alongside the unveiling of the Piston, and the machine … Continue reading Valve has ‘no involvement’ with Xi3’s $1000 Steam Box

PS4, Xbox 720 games to cost $70, says analyst

By:  Eddie Makuch PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720 games will likely cost $70, according to a presentation at South by Southwest this weekend from Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter (via the Twitter feed of Geoff Keighley). This is a $10 increase over the current-generation sticker price of $60 and does not match up with past commentary. Last month, SCEA CEO Jack Tretton in a TV interview said … Continue reading PS4, Xbox 720 games to cost $70, says analyst