BY: SCOTT LOWE With the debut of Project Morpheus, Sony touted that virtual reality could play a critical role in the future of gaming. While the viability of VR as a mass market product remains unclear, a hands-on demo today proved that Project Morpheus is much more than just a gimmick for PlayStation. The prototype, though certainly still rough around the edges, meets and in … Continue reading GDC: Sony Project Morpheus VR Headset for PS4 Hands-on – IGN
By: Martin Gaston PS4 launch shooter Killzone: Shadow Fall has received its 1.05 update. The end of chapter 7 in the single-player campaign has been shortened, and chapter 8 has been made easier due to a raised collision ceiling. These two sequences had previously been criticized by players as being some of the more unenjoyable parts of the campaign. The patch notes also say that … Continue reading Killzone: Shadow Fall gets 1.05 patch
By: Eddie Makuck The next Microsoft CEO would be smart to consider spinning off the company’s consumer business, which includes search advertising and the Xbox brand, according to cofounder Paul Allen’s investment group Vulcan Capital. Allen is “intrigued and interested” by the recent Microsoft management and structural changes, Vulcan Capital chief investment officer Paul Ghaffari said during the Financial Times Investment Management Summit in New … Continue reading Microsoft cofounder’s investment group calls for Xbox spinoff
By: Eddie Makuch DICE considered delaying the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of Battlefield 4, but was able to overcome development hurdles to have the game ready for launch, executive producer Patrick Bach has said. Speaking with GamesIndustry International, Bach said some people fail to understand how difficult it can be to develop alongside new hardware like the Xbox One and PS4. “We’ve been … Continue reading DICE considered delaying Battlefield 4 on Xbox One, PS4
By: Eddie Makuch Just a day after announcing that the PlayStation 4 would support gameplay capture through HDMI , Sony has confirmed that the feature will not be available at launch. President of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida confirmed the news on Twitter (via Videogamer). Gameplay capture through HDMI will come later through a post-launch patch. The PlayStation 3 used HDCP copy protection over an HDMI … Continue reading HDMI capture on PS4 won’t be available at launch
By: Eddie Makuch Sony will pull the plug for online services for PlayStation 3 games MAG ,SOCOM: Confrontation , and SOCOM 4 on January 28, 2014, the company announced today in a tweet from the PlayStation account. “Advisory: Online multiplayer services for MAG, SOCOM Confrontation, and SOCOM 4 will be ending on 01/28/14,” Sony said. MAG and SOCOM: Confrontation require an Internet connection to play, meaning the first-person … Continue reading Sony dropping online play for three PS3 games early next ye
By: Eddie Makuch The first information about Respawn Entertainment‘s debut effort may have been exposed. Several sources have told Kotaku that the studio’s first game will be a multiplayer-focused, always-online Xbox 720 exclusive. A version may also release for Xbox 360, but iterations for PlayStation and Nintendo consoles are not in the cards, one source said. Call of Duty studio Infinity Ward founders Jason West and Vince Zampella created … Continue reading Respawn’s first game an always-online Xbox 720 exclusive?
By: Eddie Makuch The PlayStation 4 will have the strongest software launch lineup in PlayStation history. That’s according to lead system architect Mark Cerny, who told Gamasutra that this is the result of developers being familiar with the system’s PC-based architecture. “The launch lineup for PlayStation 4–though I unfortunately can’t give the title count–is going to be stronger than any prior PlayStation hardware,” Cerny said. “And that’s a … Continue reading Sony: PS4 will have strongest launch lineup in PlayStation history
By: Eddie Makuch Noted Windows blogger Paul Thurrott has details on Microsoft’s recently confirmed next-generation Xbox. In an update to his website today, Thurrott claimed the platform will launch in November at $500. This release window would put the Xbox 720 up against the PlayStation 4, alsobelieved to release during November. A $300 Xbox 720 will also be available, Thurrott said, though this model will require consumers commit to … Continue reading Xbox 720 launching in November at $500 – Report
By: Eddie Makuch Eidos Montreal‘s upcoming stealth game Thief is in development for Microsoft’s recently confirmed next-generation platform. That’s according to the LinkedIn profile page of an Eidos Montreal developer spotted byVideogamer, who lists the game as in development for “PS4/Xbox 720/PC.” Publisher Square Enix has only confirmed Thief for PC, PlayStation 4, and “other next-generation platforms.” The company declined to comment when approached. If Thief is in fact in development for … Continue reading Thief coming to Xbox 720?