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VIDEO: New Destiny trailer gives more story details

Activision has released a new trailer for its upcoming MMO FPS title Destiny. The video – entitled New Beginnings – was shown during last night’s Sony conference. It sheds more light on the title’s narrative and the backstory of in-game character The Traveller as well as showing off some gameplay. …

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Star Wars shooter First Assault in development… but may never be released

A digital-only precursor to the ill-fated Battlefront III is in development at LucasArts, but may not now ever be released. That’s according to Kotaku, which says that Star Wars: First Assault is a 16-player multiplayer shooter that was at one stage scheduled for a release this spring. The idea behind …

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Ben Cousins wants to reinvent the touchscreen FPS with The Drowning

Touchscreen need not play second fiddle to physical controls in the first person shooter sector, DeNA’s Ben Cousins argues. And the former exec intends to prove it with upcoming release The Drowning. The game will shun virtual joystick controls in favour of a gesture-based affair. Shooting is handled by the …

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Future Crysis titles may abandon the FPS genre

Crysis 3 is unlikely to be the last in the series… but it could turn out to be the series’ last first person shooter. "At this point I don’t want to give anything away," Crytek producer Michael Elliot Read told OXM. "But I think the Crysis franchise itself has life …

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How Far Cry 3 is staying sane amidst the mad Q4 rush

Call of Duty, Halo and Medal of Honor are now on shelves, but there is still one major shooter to watch out for. MCV asks the minds behind Ubisoft’s Far Cry 3 about standing out in the market’s most competitive genre… Far Cry 3 arrives shortly after two of the …

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DICE: Modern FPS setting is "stale"

The general manager of Battlefield developer DICE has warned that fans will begin to abandon the FPS if developers don’t move to revolutionise” the increasingly stale” modern war setting. Gamers aren’t exactly short of modern military shooters. In the last 12 months alone the market has welcomed the likes of …

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Miyamoto want to make a first person shooter

Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of super-cute IP such as Mario, Donkey Kong and Zelda, has confessed his desire to make a first person shooter. Don’t hold your breath for this intriguing concept, however – the Nintendo development boss says he hasn’t got the time to dedicate to such a project …

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CCP: Dust 514 is the biggest multiplayer FPS

Upcoming downloadable PS3 shooter Dust 514 will be the largest in its genre, says developer CCP Games. The title – which connects players to the in-game world of PC space MMO EVE Online – will allow thousands of players to take part in large-scale battles at the same time. CCP’s …

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Motion control ‘the future’ of FPS

The arrival of Killzone 3 on February 25th marks a big step forward for traditional console gaming and motion controllers. In fact, Guerilla Games believes that it could be the beginning of a new future for the first person shooter genre. "I think, as this develops, in a few years …

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