Mass Effect movie five or six years away, says producer

By: Eddie Makuch Gamers holding out for the upcoming Mass Effect movie may want to get comfortable. Producer Avi Arad told Kotaku in a new interview that the film’s release is five or six years away, putting its potential debut at 2018 or 2019. “It’s a big idea, that we, humans, are the least developed, the least trusted. It’s an interesting mirror image of our … Continue reading Mass Effect movie five or six years away, says producer

Xbox One to launch November 8? – Report

By: Dan Chiappini Microsoft’s Xbox One console may go on sale from November 8, according to a recently leaked retailer document, as reported by Kotaku . The information–an internal email for a conference call outlining midnight store activity for upcoming major software (both current and next generation) includes Battlefield 4 , Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag , and Call of Duty: Ghosts –was reportedly shared … Continue reading Xbox One to launch November 8? – Report

Microsoft reverses Xbox One indie publishing requirements

By: Eddie Makuch [UPDATE] Following the publication of this story, Microsoft confirmed that independent developers will be able to self-publish titles on Xbox One and that every system can be usedto make games. More details about the program will be shared at Gamescom next month. “Our vision is that every person can be a creator. That every Xbox One can be used for development,” Xbox … Continue reading Microsoft reverses Xbox One indie publishing requirements

New Tomb Raider game will lead on from comic book plot

By: Martin Gaston Square Enix’s Tomb Raider  reboot will continue in a 2014 comic book series, which will lead into Lara Croft’s next video game. The comic series, due to start on February 26, 2014, will take place after the conclusion of the first game. “We start just a few weeks after the end of the game,” said author Gail Simone to Kotaku , “and this is … Continue reading New Tomb Raider game will lead on from comic book plot

Star Wars: First Assault is downloadable multiplayer shooter – Report

By: Eddie Makuch Star Wars: First Assault, which emerged last October, is a downloadable multiplayer shooter. That’s according to a Kotaku source, who told the site the unannounced game was originally pegged to release this spring, but is now in limbo following Disney‘s high profile acquisition of the Star Wars franchise last year. According to the source, LucasArts parent company LucasFilm suspended all hiring and game announcements when it … Continue reading Star Wars: First Assault is downloadable multiplayer shooter – Report

XCOM shooter overhauled?

By: Eddie Makuch Supposed marketing survey reveals game now being pitched as team-based third-person shooter; may launch as $30 downloadable game. Little has been heard of 2K’s new XCOM shooter for some time, and that may be because the project has undergone a major overhaul. Kotaku today posted images and information supposedly stemming from a marketing survey about the game, which indicate the project is now … Continue reading XCOM shooter overhauled?

Starcraft for Wii U ‘might’ work – Blizzard

By: Eddie Makuch Starcraft II lead designer says Wii U’s GamePad touch screen provides opportunity to bring RTS to consoles, but admits interface not there yet. Real-time strategy games like Starcraft require players to manage multiple units simultaneously, and for this reason, among others, the genre has remained mostly tied to PCs, which offer keyboard and mouse controls. But could Blizzard’s RTS find a home … Continue reading Starcraft for Wii U ‘might’ work – Blizzard