Cyberpunk 2077 is a “true RPG,” definitely not a multiplayer shooter

By: Eddie Makuch CD Projekt Red’s upcoming title Cyberpunk 2077 is a “true RPG,” and is “definitely” not a multiplayer shooter, studio CEO Marcin Iwinski has said. In a new interview, Iwinski explained that the developer is not going to deviate from its core strengths–storytelling and big game worlds–for Cyberpunk 2077. The game isn’t expected to launch until 2015 or 2016. “People have been asking … Continue reading Cyberpunk 2077 is a “true RPG,” definitely not a multiplayer shooter

Witcher 3 for Xbox 360 or PS3 would be impossible, dev says

By: Eddie Makuch Polish developer CD Projekt Red has ruled out bringing its upcoming open-world role-playing game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. “It’s impossible. It would have to be a different game–a smaller game, not an open-world game, or with terrible loading times, with sacrifices in graphics,” CEO Marcin Iwinski told MCV India. Instead, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt … Continue reading Witcher 3 for Xbox 360 or PS3 would be impossible, dev says

Titanfall closed test gameplay footage leaked

By: Emanuel Maiberg On Jan. 16 we heard that Electronic Arts was contacting Origin account holders asking them to participate in a Titanfall beta on Xbox One. Not surprisingly, participants in what developer Respawn later clarified was a “limited technical test” started posting gameplay footage to video sharing sites like Vimeo and Blip. This is a closed test of the game, meaning EA strictly prohibits … Continue reading Titanfall closed test gameplay footage leaked

Gabe Newell on why Valve doesn’t churn out Half-Life sequels

By: Eddie Makuch Valve cofounder Gabe Newell has explained why the popular Seattle studio does not churn out Half-Life sequel after Half-Life sequel, even though it could have been successful doing so. “When we started out, we were a single-player video game company that could have been really successful just doing Half-Life sequel after Half-Life sequel,” Newell told The Washington Post in a new interview. … Continue reading Gabe Newell on why Valve doesn’t churn out Half-Life sequels

Get Square Enix’s open-world game Sleeping Dogs free on Xbox Live right now

By: Eddie Makuch Square Enix’s 2012 well-received open-world action game Sleeping Dogs is now available as a free download for Xbox Live Gold subscribers on Xbox 360 as part of Microsoft’s Games with Gold program. The game is free through January 15. From January 16-31, Microsoft will offer Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light as a free download for paying members. Sleeping Dogs, developed … Continue reading Get Square Enix’s open-world game Sleeping Dogs free on Xbox Live right now

How is Dragon Age: Inquisition shaping up?

By: Eddie Makuch BioWare executive producer Mark Darrah today penned a detailed blog post regarding the status of the studio’s long-in-development role-playing game Dragon Age: Inquisition, saying it has “come a long way” since the company last showed it at PAX Prime in August. Darrah also explained that BioWare has created a “Holiday Build” for the game, that is, a build of the game that … Continue reading How is Dragon Age: Inquisition shaping up?

Christmas DLC coming to Borderlands 2 next week

By: Martin Gaston A third Headhunter DLC pack for Borderlands 2, How Marcus Saved Mercenary Day, will be released on December 17. The DLC will be released across all of the game’s platforms–PC, Mac, Xbox 360, and PS3–for $2.99/£2.39/€2.99, and will contain a Christmassy mission alongside an unlockable head and skin for each character. The new mission is set in a town called Gingerton, which … Continue reading Christmas DLC coming to Borderlands 2 next week

Hearthstone beta survey mentions new features including raids, replays, and paid tournaments

By: Martin Gaston A survey being sent to beta testers of online collectible card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft has hinted at possible future additions Blizzard is considering for the title. Hearthstone is still in closed beta, with an open beta expected before the end of the year. During BlizzCon 2013, the company said it would be bringing card expansions and a PvE adventure mode … Continue reading Hearthstone beta survey mentions new features including raids, replays, and paid tournaments

Blizzard COO on how Diablo 3 for consoles isn’t “milking” the franchise

By: Eddie Makuch Blizzard has never made a game better suited for consoles than Diablo III, Blizzard COO Paul Sams told GameSpot during BlizzCon last weekend. As such, he said bringing the dungeon crawler to consoles is not “milking” the franchise, but is rather a logical extension of the series. “What brought us back to console is the game that we chose,” Sams said. “It … Continue reading Blizzard COO on how Diablo 3 for consoles isn’t “milking” the franchise

Final version of State of Decay hits Steam tomorrow

By: Eddie Makuch The final version of State of Decay for PC will be available tomorrow, November 5, through Steam, developer Undead Labs has announced. State of Decay originally released for PC via Steam in September through Early Access. Those who paid $20 for the Early Access version will receive the final version, for free and with no need to restart, when the game officially … Continue reading Final version of State of Decay hits Steam tomorrow