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Forestry Commission England launches Gruffalo AR app

Forestry Commission England launches Gruffalo AR app

Magic Light Pictures and Forestry Commission England have teamed up to offer an augmented reality Gruffalo app designed for use in a number of England’s forests.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 21st 2017 at 10:54AM in News
David Gardner becomes BAFTA's first games VP

David Gardner becomes BAFTA's first games VP

Games veteran David Gardner has been named as BAFTA’s first vice president of games. He joins current VP of film Barbara Broccoli and VP of television Greg Dyke and will ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 21st 2017 at 10:34AM in News
Square Enix announces new studio and new RPG Project Prelude Rune

Square Enix announces new studio and new RPG Project Prelude Rune

Japanese RPG specialist Square Enix has not only announced a brand new RPG, but also a new studio to make it.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 21st 2017 at 10:13AM in News
Dragon Quest Heroes download is too large for Switch's internal storage

Dragon Quest Heroes download is too large for Switch's internal storage

Nintendo Switch owners who intend to buy their games digitally will most definitely want to invest in some additional storage.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 21st 2017 at 9:42AM in News

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Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ will miss Switch launch

Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ will miss Switch launch

Nintendo’s already thin launch line-up for the Switch has trimmed back a tiny bit further.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 21st 2017 at 9:21AM in News
Final Fantasy XV

Trial by fire: the return of the game demo

Demos used to be a staple part of a game’s launch cycle. Even as far back as 1994, games magazines would boast about the number of playable demos they had ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 20th 2017 at 11:18AM in News
DI4D

DI4D scales up facial capture operations after Quantum Break success

Facial capture company Dimensional Imaging, also known as DI4D, has announced it's completed a £900,000 investment from Percipient Capital and existing shareholders.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 20th 2017 at 10:43AM in News
For Honor hacks and slashes its way to No.1

For Honor hacks and slashes its way to No.1

Ubisoft’s For Honor has debuted at No.1 in the UK All Formats Top 40. It’s the publisher’s first chart topper since The Division early last year. The game also boats ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 20th 2017 at 10:36AM in News

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No Xbox One release for Nier Automata, producer clarifies

No Xbox One release for Nier Automata, producer clarifies

There’s bad news for Xbox One fans hoping for a port of upcoming Square Enix RPG Nier Automata.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 20th 2017 at 10:14AM in News
Fallout 4 VR is already playable from start to finish

Fallout 4 VR is already playable from start to finish

The VR version of Fallout 4 will very much include the full game, and is already at the point where it can be played in its entirety.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 20th 2017 at 9:52AM in News
Leaked Switch console was stolen, Nintendo reveals

Leaked Switch console was stolen, Nintendo reveals

A Switch console that made it out into the wild far ahead of the machine’s official launch on March 3rd was stolen from a retailer.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 20th 2017 at 9:28AM in News
Nintendo finally ditches digital purchase hardware lock

Nintendo finally ditches digital purchase hardware lock

One of the most contentious oddities from Nintendo’s online console network is being ditched for the upcoming launch of the Switch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 20th 2017 at 9:17AM in News

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Disgaea 5 Complete

Disgaea 5 Complete release date confirmed for May on Switch

Disgaea 5 Complete will launch on the Nintendo Switch on May 26th 2017, MCV can reveal. The Switch port of the PS4 title, Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance, was originally ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 18th 2017 at 4:00AM in News
Dragon Quest Monsters

3DS sales rise in Japan following latest Dragon Quest Monsters launch

Nintendo 3DS sales are up in Japan after the successful launch of the latest title in Square Enix's Dragon Quest Monsters series, according to the latest market data from Famitsu.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 17th 2017 at 4:17PM in News
NES Classic Mini

UPDATE: NES Classic Mini 'production continues', says Nintendo UK

Nintendo UK has responded to our query about production concerns surrounding the NES Classic Mini, stating that the highly-sought after retro console is still in production and that it will ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 17th 2017 at 12:50PM in News
Resident Evil 7

Resident Evil 7 was January's best-selling game in the US, says NPD

The US games industry spend shrunk in January 2017, according to the latest report from NPD, showing a decline of 4 per cent year on year. Total industry spend reached ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 17th 2017 at 11:22AM in News

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Take-Two's Zelnick talks mobile, movies and GTA V's continued success

Take-Two's Zelnick talks mobile, movies and GTA V's continued success

“Better than expected” has become an accidental catch phrase for Take-Two when it reports its financials. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 17th 2017 at 10:59AM in News
PewDiePie apologises for offensive video, responds to Wall Street Journal coverage

PewDiePie apologises for offensive video, responds to Wall Street Journal coverage

YouTube superstar Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg has published a video in which he apologies for remarks people found offensive.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 17th 2017 at 10:25AM in News
MCV Jobs Weekly: Dead Good bolsters international PR team

MCV Jobs Weekly: Dead Good bolsters international PR team

Milewski joins from Techland, Future’s Daniella Lucas joins OXM and Fandom adds Sam Loveridge as UK gaming editor.

on Feb 17th 2017 at 10:23AM in News
Fig

Fig Finishing Fund announced to help combat Steam Direct's distribution fees

Crowd-funding and investment platform Fig has announced the Fig Finishing Fund to help developers put the final touches to their games in light of the imminent demise of Steam Greenlight ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 17th 2017 at 10:14AM in News
E3, Take-Two and the return of game demos headline this week's MCV

E3, Take-Two and the return of game demos headline this week's MCV

This week, we investigate the ESA’s latest move, with E3 opening its doors to 15,000 members of the public for the first time in 2017. Will it make or break ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Feb 17th 2017 at 10:00AM in News
Overwatch

Bits and Pixels wants Overwatch merch in supermarkets

New video games-focused licensing agency Bits and Pixels says it is aiming to get Overwatch-licensed goods into supermarkets as well as specialist retail.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 17th 2017 at 9:42AM in News
Nioh

Koei Tecmo: Nioh's opened a brand new audience for us

The Japanese publisher of recently-released action RPG title Nioh says the game has helped expand its audience. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 17th 2017 at 9:33AM in News
Ghost Recon Wildlands

Ghost Recon Wildlands open beta arriving on February 23rd

Ubisoft has announced that the open beta for its upcoming open world title Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands will be available next week between February 23rd and February 27th for ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 16th 2017 at 5:34PM in News
Cities Skylines Xbox One

Cities: Skylines coming to Xbox One this spring

Management sim Cities: Skylines is coming to Xbox One later this year, Paradox Interactive has announced. The game will launch this spring and will also include the original's first expansion, ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 16th 2017 at 2:12PM in News