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Microsoft responds to PlayStation's crossplatform omission

Microsoft responds to PlayStation's crossplatform omission

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has bitten in what is almost approaching a war of words in the crossplatform multiplayer dispute.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 15th 2017 at 9:33AM in News
Joost van Dreunen

Horizon Zero Dawn DLC puts Sony exclusive on track to hit 'Uncharted territory' and 8m lifetime sales - SuperData

Analysts might not have made up their minds about Microsoft's Xbox One X reveal at this year's E3, but most seem to be in agreement that Sony showed a much ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 14th 2017 at 4:45PM in News
GAME Belong Arena Clash

GAME Belong's Arena Clash tournaments return for second season

GAME has announced a second season for its Belong centres' Arena Clash tournaments. Taking place in stores nationwide this summer, gamers will compete for a range of prizes in Call ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 14th 2017 at 4:08PM in News
A Way Out

Indie GoneGone - where are all the indies at E3 2017?

EA's been marching to its own E3 drum for a couple of years now, but last weekend saw the publisher putting players at the heart of its event like never ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 14th 2017 at 12:35PM in News

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Phil Spencer wants to extend Xbox backwards compatibility to PC

Phil Spencer wants to extend Xbox backwards compatibility to PC

The prospect of official emulation of original Xbox games on PC looks like it could be a realistic one.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 14th 2017 at 11:31AM in News
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is getting an official Zombie mode

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is getting an official Zombie mode

The ambitious plans for PC hit PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds continue to ramp up with confirmation of an all-new zombie mode.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 14th 2017 at 11:06AM in News
Yes, there's a Mario Kart VR game for HTC Vive

Yes, there's a Mario Kart VR game for HTC Vive

Bet this wasn't an announcement you were expecting this week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 14th 2017 at 10:40AM in News
Level-5 acquires Comcept

Level-5 acquires Comcept

Dragon Quest and Ni No Kuni developer Level 5 has acquired Keiji Inafune's studio Comcept.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 14th 2017 at 10:19AM in News

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Sony addresses crossplatform multiplayer block

Sony addresses crossplatform multiplayer block

With true crossplatform multiplayer now very much a reality, Sony has tried to explain why PS4 has left itself isolated from the party.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 14th 2017 at 9:44AM in News
Metroid

Metroid and Mario & Luigi return in new 3DS titles

Nintendo's E3 Spotlight might have been all about new titles for Switch, but those tuning in to Nintendo's Treehouse stream will have seen a handful of new 3DS titles as ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 13th 2017 at 9:06PM in News
Zelda DLC

First Zelda: Breath of the Wild Expansion Pass DLC dated for June 30th

As well as announcing a slew of new titles for the Nintendo Switch today, Nintendo also announced when players will be able to get their hands on the first DLC ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 13th 2017 at 8:32PM in News
Reggie

Nintendo surprises with Metroid Prime 4, Rocket League and new Yoshi and Kirby titles on Switch

Nintendo kicked off its E3 Spotlight with a slew of announcements, confirming release dates for a number of titles announced earlier in the year, as well as confirmation of a ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 13th 2017 at 4:54PM in News

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Microsoft says selling more Xbox One S units than X next year has 'always been the plan'

Microsoft says selling more Xbox One S units than X next year has 'always been the plan'

Microsoft's E3 press conference may have been all about the power of Xbox One X (previously Project Scorpio) this year, but Xbox boss Phil Spencer still expects the company to ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 13th 2017 at 2:16PM in News
There's a $799 edition of Assassin's Creed Origins

There's a $799 edition of Assassin's Creed Origins

Freshly revealed historical stab-em-up Assassin's Creed Origins comes in many flavours – one of which will set you back a thumping $799.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 13th 2017 at 11:21AM in News
PS4 install base to hit 69m units worldwide by end of 2017 - IHS

PS4 install base to hit 69m units worldwide by end of 2017 - IHS

Hot off the back of its E3 press conference and the news that PS4 sales have now hit 60.4m worldwide, analyst firm IHS Markit now expects Sony's unstoppable console ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 13th 2017 at 10:50AM in News
Joost van Dreunen

Xbox One X price is 'an obvious weakness' - SuperData

Now that the dust has settled on Microsoft's Xbox One X reveal, it seems analysts are still uncertain about 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 13th 2017 at 10:40AM in News

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Sony confirms 60.4m PS4 sales

Sony confirms 60.4m PS4 sales

Total global sales of the PS4 console have now reached “more than 60.4m units”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 13th 2017 at 10:31AM in News
Sony saved its biggest surprises for VR

Sony saved its biggest surprises for VR

PlayStation VR owners who had voiced doubt about Sony's level of commitment to the hardware fear not – there were plenty of VR surprises at the E3 showcase this morning.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 13th 2017 at 10:06AM in News
VIDEOS: Spider-Man, God of War and Days Gone

VIDEOS: Spider-Man, God of War and Days Gone

Sony's relatively light array of new titles at its E3 show in the early hours of this morning does no detract from the strong catalogue of games already in development.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 13th 2017 at 9:45AM in News
Shadow of the Colossus remake and Horizon DLC revealed

Shadow of the Colossus remake and Horizon DLC revealed

In a showcase that was surprisingly light on new announcements, it was the confirmation of a full and proper remake of cult hit Shadow of the Colossus that stole the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 13th 2017 at 9:29AM in News
Sony E3 2017

PlayStation's E3 showing is strong & stable

Sony’s press conference once again rounded off the E3 run-in with a bang – quite literally, as pyrotechnics shook the Shrine Auditorium to accompany Call of Duty WWII. Other games ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jun 13th 2017 at 5:48AM in News
Star Link

Ubisoft enters toys-to-life market with Star Link: Battle for Atlas

In an evening of surprises and unexpected reveals, Ubisoft continued on this theme at its E3 press conference by announcing a brand-new toys-to-life title, Star Link: Battle for Atlas, a ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 12th 2017 at 10:57PM in News
Beyond Good and Evil 2

Ubisoft resurrects Beyond Good and Evil 2 and goes to space

After teasing fans that Beyond Good and Evil 2 wouldn't be at this year's E3, Ubisoft surprised gamers this evening with an in-depth trailer for that very game. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 12th 2017 at 10:35PM in News
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