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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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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
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

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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

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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
Ukie tries to reassure industry after shock election result

Ukie tries to reassure industry after shock election result

Will Theresa May quit? Will the Brexit pause button be pressed? Where did Lord Buckethead get that lovely helmet?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 9th 2017 at 9:58AM in News
CD Projekt reveals Cyberpunk 2077 ransom demand

CD Projekt reveals Cyberpunk 2077 ransom demand

Thieves have obtained files pertaining to the in-development Cyberpunk 2077, and are demanding a ransom from its developer for their return.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 9th 2017 at 9:42AM in News

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Opinion: SuperData's CEO Joost van Dreunen talks E3 2017

Opinion: SuperData's CEO Joost van Dreunen talks E3 2017

A games conference like E3 offers a unique glimpse into the makeup of the industry at large. Like a microcosm in a petri dish you’ll find many of the elements ...

on Jun 9th 2017 at 9:30AM in News
Io is dropping Hitman's episodic model

Io is dropping Hitman's episodic model

Amidst a very uncertain backdrop, Io Interactive stealth game Hitman is dropping its episodic sales model.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 9th 2017 at 9:28AM in News
Andy Swanson

Twitch's Andy Swanson joins Discord as head of publisher relations

Voice and text chat app Discord has appointed industry veteran Andy Swanson as head of publisher relations. In this newly created role, Swanson will be responsible for reaching out to ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 8th 2017 at 5:00PM in News
Tim West

Stature PR appoints new business and digital director

Stature PR has appointed industry veteran Tim West as its new business and digital director to help support the firm's current range of services. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 8th 2017 at 3:33PM in News
Facebook on maximising the reach of your campaigns

Facebook on maximising the reach of your campaigns

The games market is always changing and games marketing has always changed with it. But with ever-increasing post-launch revenues, it seems there’s something more symbiotic between the design and content ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jun 8th 2017 at 3:00PM in News
The Escapists 2

The Escapists 2 to break into retail this summer thanks to Sold Out and Team17

Boxed specialist Sold Out is partnering with Team17 to bring The Escapists 2 to retail, the publisher has announced. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 8th 2017 at 2:25PM in News
Shenmue 3 delayed until 2018

Shenmue 3 delayed until 2018

In news that will be of little surprise to anyone, it has been confirmed that Shenmue 3 will not arrive this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 8th 2017 at 11:37AM in News
E3 Coliseum schedule revealed

E3 Coliseum schedule revealed

The full line-up for E3 2017's Coliseum showcase has been released.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 8th 2017 at 11:08AM in News