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Skull and Bones

Ubisoft's Skull and Bones aims to be the ultimate pirate game

If you thought Rare's Sea of Thieves was the only team-based pirate game on the horizon, then you're in for a real treat. Announced at Ubisoft's E3 press conference, Skull ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 12th 2017 at 9:40PM in News
Mario+Rabbids: Battle Kingdom lands on Switch August 29th

Mario+Rabbids: Battle Kingdom lands on Switch August 29th

After an unexpected leak last month, Mario+Rabbids: Battle Kingdom has been officially announced at Ubisoft's E3 press conference, with none other than Miyamoto himself coming out on stage to ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 12th 2017 at 9:33PM in News
Xbox Design Lab

Xbox Design Labs arrives in the UK

Microsoft's customisable controller service, Xbox Design Labs, has finally arrived in the UK, the platform holder announced on Twitter today. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 12th 2017 at 3:30PM in News
Minecraft

Microsoft 'would love' to have PS4 join Minecraft crossplay initiative

Last night Microsoft announced it was bringing crossplay functionality to Minecraft, allowing gamers to play together and use their DLC purchases and save files across a multitude of different platforms. No ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 12th 2017 at 2:50PM in News

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Metro Exodus takes the series open world

Metro Exodus takes the series open world

A third entry in the cult Metro franchise was last night confirmed at E3.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 12th 2017 at 10:57AM in News
Crackdown 3, Forza 7 and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds front Xbox lineup

Crackdown 3, Forza 7 and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds front Xbox lineup

A name and price for the Xbox One X and backwards compatibility with the original Xbox were far from the only announcements at Microsoft's E3 press conference last night.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 12th 2017 at 10:38AM in News
Piers Harding Rolls

Xbox One X will NOT reignite Xbox One sales in Europe - IHS

After years of being told the Xbox One has no exclusives, Microsoft went on a full frontal assault last night during its E3 press conference, showing a total of ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 12th 2017 at 10:30AM in News
Microsoft adds original Xbox backwards compatibility to Xbox One

Microsoft adds original Xbox backwards compatibility to Xbox One

Xbox One's backwards compatibility credentials are getting a huge boost with the addition of original Xbox compatibility.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 12th 2017 at 10:11AM in News

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Wipeout claims its first ever UK No.1

Wipeout claims its first ever UK No.1

Sony's decision to remaster some of its classic Wipeout games has been rewarded with a UK All Formats No.1.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 12th 2017 at 9:48AM in News
Xbox One X

Project Scorpio unveiled as Xbox One X, priced at £449 in the UK

Project Scorpio finally has a name and a price. Meet the Xbox One X, which is launching worldwide on November 7th later this year for $499 in the US and ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 12th 2017 at 9:44AM in News
BETHESDA: Skyrim meets Zelda, Wolfenstein 2, new Dishonored

BETHESDA: Skyrim meets Zelda, Wolfenstein 2, new Dishonored

Bethesda's E3 showcase last night gave us more details on projects we already knew about and confirmed a couple of brand new titles heading to retail this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 12th 2017 at 9:22AM in News
Anthem

Bioware's new IP Anthem looks like Mass Effect meets Destiny

Bioware has a brand-new IP named Anthem, and it looks to be a cross between Mass Effect's epic space opera and Destiny's sci-fi co-op play. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 12th 2017 at 12:22AM in News

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Assassin's Creed Origins

Assassin's Creed Origins release date confirmed for October 27th

The long-rumoured Assassin's Creed Origins will arrive on October 27th, Microsoft announced at its E3 press conference this evening.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 12th 2017 at 12:05AM in News
Microsoft E3

2m 'disengaged Xbox One owners' ripe for Scorpio, says Kantar Worldpanel

Project Scorpio is due to be unveiled tonight at Microsoft's E3 press conference, but while its specs point toward a 4K powerhouse targeted at the Microsoft super fan, there ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 11th 2017 at 3:00PM in News
Piers Harding Rolls

IHS predicts Project Scorpio price will be £429 in the UK

Project Scorpio will finally get its first public showing at tonight's Microsoft E3 press conference, and market research firm IHS Markit has predicted that Microsoft's new machine will cost ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 11th 2017 at 2:30PM in News
Xbox One

Watch Microsoft's E3 presentation and Scorpio reveal right here

In just eight hours time, Microsoft will be unveiling its new Project Scorpio console to the worldwide games industry, and you can watch the action right here at MCV. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 11th 2017 at 2:00PM in News

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Star Wars Battlefront 2

Star Wars Battlefront 2 will be 3x bigger than its predecessor

Over 30 minutes of EA's Play event was dedicated to Star Wars Battlefront 2 this evening, giving players an in-depth look at what to expect when the next instalment in ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 10th 2017 at 10:02PM in News
Battlefield 1

New Battlefield 1 expansion 'In the Name of the Tsar' coming this September

EA's Battlefield 1 is set to get even bigger in 2017 with the addition of eight new maps by the end of the year, the publisher has announced at its ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 10th 2017 at 9:40PM in News
A Way Out

Hazelight's prison escape co-op title A Way Out is EA's next Originals title

EA unveiled the third title in its EA Originals series this evening, which is a brand-new IP from Hazelight, the creators of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 10th 2017 at 9:08PM in News
UPDATED: Testology owner called out for anti-Muslim comments

UPDATED: Testology owner called out for anti-Muslim comments

Andy Robson, the managing director of QA company Testology, has suggested in a Facebook post that Muslims should be forcibly removed from the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 9th 2017 at 3:12PM in News
Tekken 7

Tekken 7 claims No.1 in Japan, prompting 6% rise in PS4 sales

Tekken 7 has punched straight in at No.1 in the Japanese weekly chart, according to the latest figures from Famitsu, selling 54,319 copies in its first four days on sale.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 9th 2017 at 2:15PM in News
Opinion: Steve Boxer looks back at the evolution of E3

Opinion: Steve Boxer looks back at the evolution of E3

Today, E3 seems like the most monolithic of institutions, but it wasn’t ever thus. The first one I attended was the second ever, in 1996, and it had a very ...

on Jun 9th 2017 at 11:30AM in News
G2A claims Business Insider Innovation award

G2A claims Business Insider Innovation award

Business Insider has apparently handed its Innovation Initiator award to controversial key reseller G2A.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 9th 2017 at 10:41AM in News
Opinion: Stefano Petrullo discusses E3 2017 and the impact of Brexit

Opinion: Stefano Petrullo discusses E3 2017 and the impact of Brexit

Welcome to E3, Los Angeles, and the biggest video games trade show in the world! In truth, I’m penning this piece not while basking in the hot, Californian sun, ...

on Jun 9th 2017 at 10:30AM in News
Accolade returns with new Bubsy game

Accolade returns with new Bubsy game

Two of gaming's forgotten brands are making an unexpected return.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 9th 2017 at 10:25AM in News