Tag Archives: gamescom 2015

Want to know more about Xbox, Rock Band and Fallout 4? Read our second MCV @ Gamescom Daily now

The second MCV @ Gamescom Daily is available for you to read for free right this second. The Digital Edition of the special edition magazine includes an interview with Xbox, where it claims that it has the perfect game for every country in Europe, as well as news about Rock …

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Mad Catz targets ‘significant’ European growth for Rock Band 4

Rock Band will finally crack Europe this year, publisher Mad Catz has told MCV @ Gamescom. The Harmonix-developed series is a huge seller, but has struggled to compete with Guitar Hero outside of the US market. We think Rock Band has the potential to find a far bigger audience in …

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Vita and 3DS have ‘two to three years left’ in the West

The current generation of handheld games consoles will persist for up to another three years in Europe and the US, publisher NISA has predicted. Takuro Yamashita, president and CEO of NIS America, told MCV @ Gamescom that while publishers should be looking to transition from PS3 and Xbox 360 to …

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Developers must learn to tackle more serious issues in their games, says Ninja Theory

Ninja Theory says games companies need to tackle difficult topics if the industry wants to be held in the same regard as other forms of entertainment. The UK developer is currently working on Hellblade, the story of a warrior traumatised by Viking attacks on her homeland. The game will explore …

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Xbox: We have a killer game for every region in Europe

Xbox boasts that it has a game to suit every European territory. EMEA boss Neil Thompson stopped short of saying the company could take the No.1 position from PlayStation, which is currently dominating sales across the territory. But he did tell MCV @ Gamescom that the line-up for Christmas 2015 …

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GAMESCOM: Mafia III trailer confirms 2016 release

2K Games has released the first official trailer for the recently confirmed Mafia III. It’s being developed by new 2K studio Hangar 13, which is being led by Haden Blackman. The game takes place in New Orleans in 1968, and 2K promises to make the most of the period’s cultural …

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Forza 6 is ‘the biggest and most realistic’ game in the racing franchise yet

Forza Motorsport 6 will be the biggest and most realistic entry in the series yet, says Turn 10 Studios content director John Wendl. Unveiled at Microsoft’s press event last night, the developer revealed that the series will now include night-time racing and wet weather conditions that significantly impact gameplay. This …

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Skylanders Superchargers will ‘take the toy vehicle market by storm’, says Activision

Activision says its new Skylanders game will compete with the likes of Hot Wheels and Corgi. Skylanders Superchargers introduces planes, cars, submarines and boats to the toys-to-life franchise, which will see it moveinto the ‘vehicle’ category of toys. It’s an important move, says VP of Skylanders Josh Taub, because it …

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Revolution Software: If it wasn’t for Apple, we would be dead by now

Broken Sword developer Revolution is celebrating its 25th birthday at Gamescom, but it almost didn’t make it this far. Founder and industry luminary Charles Cecil says that working with publishers and retailers forced the firm to borrow money to survive, and that it was Apple’s decision to enter the games …

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Team17 rocks Gamescom with biggest-ever showing

Rapidly-rising UK games publisher Team17 says it is on course to double its revenue in 2015. The firm has just helped indie hit The Escapists pass $10m and almost 1m in unit sales. It also recently signed Yooka-Laylee, the new platformer from former Rare developers, and is creating two new …

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