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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
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

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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

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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
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
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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
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