As part of Ubisoft's latest earnings report today, the French Assassin's Creed publisher released a chart that shows a breakdown of sales for Ubisoft games by platform. You might have guessed it, but this chart proves it: the PlayStation 4 is the king of current-generation consoles, for Ubisoft at least.
The chart speaks for itself. One of the most standout statistics is that PS4 rival Xbox One actually ranked fourth for the quarter ended September 30. With 9 percent of sales, the Xbox One was outsold by PlayStation 3 (19 percent), PC (17 percent), and Xbox 360 (16 percent) during that three-month period.
PS4 share for Ubisoft games widened when looking at sales for the six-month period ended September 30. 32 percent of all Ubisoft games sold during that term were PS4 titles, compared to 15 percent for Xbox One.
Along with the video, we'd like to announce This War of Mine will be released on November 14th, 2014 on Steam and Games Republic.
In This War Of Mine you do not play as an elite soldier, rather a group of civilians trying to survive in a besieged city; struggling with lack of food, medicine and constant danger from snipers and hostile scavengers. The game provides an experience of war seen from an entirely new angle.
Find out more about the multiplayer mode in this trailer! Will you take arms with the Golden Path, lock and load with the surety of steel and modern technology? Or will you choose the Rakshasa, ancient warriors that even the greatest soldiers fear as if they were death itself? There are two forces at war for Kyrat and you must choose which one you will fight for...
Click on the image for the screenshots and the headline for more info and the trailer.
Suit up and unleash the raw power of the advanced soldier in the live action trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Directed by Peter Berg and starring Taylor Kitsch and Emily Ratajkowski, fight your way through a series of enemy forces and discover new movements, capabilities and weaponry along the way in this heart-racing journey through 2059 Lagos.
Special Early Access Day Zero Edition available to fans worldwide November 3.
Following a leak on PEGI's website, SEGA has revealed its strategy RPG, Valkyria Chronicles, is coming to PC.
In the words of series’ favorite, Aika Thompson, “we’re just getting warmed up!” If you saw the news on twitter on Monday night, which saw ‘Valkyria Chronicles™’ trending worldwide, you’ll know that some eagle-eyed reporters spotted Valkyria Chronicles listed for PC on PEGI’s website. Well, we were going to tell you all about it tomorrow, but we have all the details for pre-ordering and content available at launch right here, right now.
In Valkyria Chronicles, for those who don’t know, players embark on an epic adventure through beautiful environments and battle legions of troops to save the small country of Gallia from total destruction. Valkyria Chronicles is set in a fictitious continent reminiscent of 1930s Europe on the verge of a great war. The game follows Welkin and his fellow soldiers of the Federation’s 7th Platoon that are fighting against the Empire, who is intent on unifying the continent under its power. The emergence of the “Valkyria”- an ancient race with special powers thought to exist only in legends, turns the tide of the war and the Federation’s ability to win and a hope for a better future hangs in the balance.
This Strategy RPG was a critical success, garnering a whopping 86% on Metacritic and even earned a Guinness World Record in 2010 for being the best Strategy RPG on PS3. Valkyria Chronicles will launch for Windows PC via Digital Download on November 11, 2014 and will come bundled with all the DLC that was available for the original PlayStation 3 game including:
Hard EX Mode (harder versions of skirmish missions in the main game)
Edy’s Mission “Enter the Edy Detachment” (a side story campaign)
Selveria’s Mission “Behind Her Blue Flame” (a side story campaign)
Challenge of the Edy Detachment (six challenge missions)
So you can pre-order now and pick up this award winning, critically acclaimed strategy RPG that’s so good it announced itself, for £14.99/€19.99/$19.99 from selected digital retail partners.
The Steam Halloween Sale is on now! Users with hypselotimophobia have nothing to fear, but the rest of us do. Watch out for ghastly discounts on hundreds of frightening titles across the Steam catalog. Zombies, vampires, and ghosts-- Oh my!
The Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co. vaulted to an unexpected quarterly operating profit as its new game "Mario Kart 8" stoked sales of its Wii U console, bolstering hopes it was on track for its first annual profit in four years.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Monolith Productions today revealed new details about Lord of the Hunt, the first DLC expansion pack for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, available for purchase and to Season Pass holders later this year. In Lord of the Hunt, Sauron has dispatched lethal Beastmaster Warchiefs to exterminate the monsters of Mordor. Talion will join Torvin the Dwarven Hunter and use his powers of Domination to turn these menacing new beasts against the Warchiefs, proving that Mordor cannot be tamed.
Beta 3 opens up more than 2,400 star systems, with two new ships to explore them in. Players can now own multiple spaceships, use the fuel scoop to pick up energy on long journeys, mine asteroids to make more money, and pull other players out of supercruise through interdiction.
Ubisoft has announced that the second closed beta for The Crew on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will run from November 6th to November 10th.
London, UK – October 29, 2014 – Today, Ubisoft announced that The Crew™ second closed beta will take place from November 6th to November 10th on the Xbox One video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. Players willing to get involved in the beta can register on the waiting list here. Players who preorder The Crew on Uplay® Shop will get a guaranteed access to the closed beta.
The closed beta will allow players to explore the entire United States and complete challenges in two of the five regions available in the game, the Midwest and East Coast. The Crew offers a truly enormous living, breathing open world with varied and detailed environments, full of activities to explore seamlessly either alone or with friends.
The PvP lobbies in the Midwest and East Coast regions will also be accessible for players who want to prove their competitive skills. For those who like to customise and fine turn their ride, two of the five spec classes, Street and Dirt, will also be available to players.
The closed beta will be accessible to all Xbox Live and PlayStation® Network members; however some online features will require an Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus membership.
The 2014 Game Critics Awards Best Racing Game of E3 , The Crew is a revolutionary action-driving MMO that takes gamers on a wild ride throughout a massive open world recreation of the United States, filled with exciting challenges and populated by other real players. The Crew will be available on December 2nd for Xbox One, PlayStation®4, Xbox 360 and PC.
Techland has announced that development on the previously-announced Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Dying Light has now ceased. The game will be released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC in 2015 on January 27th in the Americas, January 28th in Australia and New Zealand, and January 30th in Europe and Asia.
As you probably know, we’re wrapping up the development of Dying Light, our biggest and most ambitious project to date. We spent the last three years making sure that all the features of our game add up to create a truly next-gen experience.
Much of this “next-gen feel” is tightly connected to the technological side of Dying Light. For instance, up to 200,000 objects can be displayed in the game at once. Add to this our use of realistic, physics-based lighting technology and you really start to push the next-gen systems to the limits. Features like these along with our core gameplay pillars – such as the player-empowering Natural Movement, threefold character development system, and vast open world – are all an inherent part of how Dying Light plays. However, combining all of these into one fluid experience is only possible on technologically advanced platforms.
Therefore, after thorough internal testing, we have come to the conclusion that we have no choice but to leave past-gen systems behind and release Dying Light exclusively on the next-gen consoles and PC. Put simply, older consoles just couldn’t run the game and stay true to the core vision of Dying Light at the same time.
To ensure you enjoy Dying Light as much as we would like you to, we chose to release it without any compromises on the three strongest systems available. Thanks to this, you’ll get the full and best experience regardless of the platform you play on.
We hope you understand the hard choice we’ve had to make. With the launch just around the corner, we can’t wait to show you Dying Light in the state it was meant to be. We’re looking forward to your reactions and impressions as we release the game in January 2015.
Starting with PS4 owners, it seems the rumours were indeed true and The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth will be one of the titles on offer. Joining the freshly released game will be the robot/western mish-mash SteamWorld Dig.
PS3 owners, meanwhile, will get shooter/strategy title Frozen Synapse Prime or, if that's not your cup of tea, Luftrausers is a modern arcade shooter where you try to complete objectives in order to power-up your aircraft. Last but by no means least. Vita owners have The Hungry Horde, in which you need to struggle and infect as many people as you can before the government nukes you and puzzler Escape Plan to look forward to.
Do you want to know more? Bungie has announced that the first Destiny expansion pack, The Dark Below, will launch on December 9th.
Destiny Expansion I: The Dark Below Gears Up to Expand the Destiny Adventure on December 9
Activision and Bungie today announced that Destiny Expansion I: The Dark Below will be available for download on December 9th. The Dark Belowmarks the first expansion to the universe since Destiny‘s launch in September and features all-new weapons and gear to earn through new story, cooperative and multiplayer activities.
“Destiny was created as a living universe, which has allowed us to improve the experience post launch in real-time,” says Harold Ryan, President of Bungie. “It also gives us insight into the things players are looking for in new content. We’ve seen from feedback that people want new activities, gear and weapons, and of course the immensely popular Raid. The community helps shape our development decisions and that’s really important to us.”
Destiny Expansion I: The Dark Below will feature the following
• New weapons, armour and gear to earn, including Legendary and Exotic items
• Light Level cap raised to 32 and five additional Bounty slots added
• New story quests and missions – after years hiding amongst the Hive shadows, a new character, Eris, has come forth bearing an ominous warning: The Hive seek to summon a god, Crota, to destroy the Earth. Find Eris in the Tower to take on special quests that include three new missions where you will increase your Light and earn new rewards
• New co-operative Strike, The Will of Crota, pits you and your Fireteam against Omnigul as she works to expand the Hive army at the command of her master, Crota
• Three new competitive multiplayer arenas
- Pantheon – set deep within the Black Garden in an ancient Vex temple that features Vex-designed landscapes and tight corridors
- Skyshock – an old interplanetary defence array that offers both vehicle and infantry engagements
- The Cauldron – an abandoned Hive ritual site that offers close-quarter combat
• New six-player Raid, Crota’s End, set deep within the depths of the Hellmouth
• PlayStation platforms will also get access to an exclusive co-operative Strike, The Undying Mind and an exotic weapon, and more (timed exclusive until at least Autumn 2015)
Players can purchase The Dark Below individually ($19.99/£19.99), or as part of the Destiny Expansion Pass ($34.99/£34.99), which includes both Expansion I and Expansion II, on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.
When Tony Stark jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as they battle to save the planet from destruction at the hands of the villainous Ultron. In Cinemas April 2015
"Doctor Strange," ''Black Panther," ''Captain Marvel" and the "Inhumans" are joining the Marvel cinematic universe.
The studio unveiled the titles and release dates of its upcoming superhero films through 2019 during a Tuesday event in Hollywood. The schedule includes a mix of sequels featuring familiar faces and originals focused on Marvel characters that have yet to be introduced on the big screen.
The slate includes "Captain America: Civil War" and "Doctor Strange" in 2016; "Guardians of the Galaxy 2," ''Thor: Ragnarok" and "Black Panther" in 2017; "The Avengers: Infinity War — Part I," ''Captain Marvel" and "Inhumans" in 2018; and "The Avengers: Infinity War — Part II" in 2019.
The movies join next year's "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" and "Ant-Man."
"When we have information we want to reveal, we reveal it," Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige told fans and members of the media on stage at the El Capitan Theatre. "Sometimes that's in a press release, sometimes that's in San Diego Comic-Con — if everything comes together well — and sometimes that's on a random Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the morning."
You can read more about the upcoming movies right here on Marvel's website.
Electonic Arts’ quarterly earnings for its fiscal Q2 2015 (ending September 30, 2014) exceeded expectations, with the Battlefield Hardline and FIFA 15 publisher earning a net revenue of more than $1.2 billion dollars.
FIFA, Madden NFL, and Hockey Ultimate Team contributed to this enormous success, growing 96% year over year. EA CEO Andrew Wilson credits mobile gaming, specifically relating to sports and Ultimate Team, as another massive success for EA, who have engaged more than 40 million players. Additionally, EA Access "has grown well beyond our expectations."
Digital growth, particularly around its Ultimate Team services, continues to see monumental success for EA. "By emphasizing player engagement and our digital live services, we’ve grown revenue, expanded gross margins and delivered EPS well above prior year and our guidance," said Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen.
Just a few days from its PC release this Thursday, we are pleased to lead you to the fields of Farming Simulator 15 one last time with the launch trailer! Here's a good opportunity to get a last sneak peek of some of the many activities that are yours to enjoy in the new generation of Farming Simulator, available on October 30 on PC, and early 2015 on consoles.
Farming Simulator is a real phenomenon in today's video gaming landscape, offering an experience very different from what we are used to: put away your battle gear, and get into your wellington boots before throwing yourself into the daily routine of the modern day farmer. Farming Simulator managed to seduce a broad range of players: younger gamers are attracted to the accessibility of the title and the sandbox aspect of the game, agricultural vehicle enthusiasts revel in the vast array of machinery reproduced in loving detail, and seasoned players enjoy its accurate and realistic simulation. Farming Simulator beat all the odds by becoming a real best seller with its latest 2013 version, with over 2.5 million copies sold worldwide. With a new graphics and physics engine, and many new features, Farming Simulator 15 is getting ready to take the franchise into a new era!
MX vs ATV Supercross is now available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Get ready to gear up! Rip, jump, scrub your way around 17 tracks. Try to cross the finishing line first against 60 official riders. Join online multiplayer events and customize your rider with items from more than 80 licensed motocross companies.
You may have the body of a Greek god, all rippling muscle and taut sinew, but no matter how good you look in a Speedo (or out of one), Twitch would very much appreciate it if you'd keep yourself covered up while you're streaming on its service. In fact, it's gone so far as to insist on it, with an update to its rules of conduct mandating that all streamers dress "appropriately."
"Nerds are sexy, and you're all magnificent, beautiful creatures, but let's try and keep this about the games, shall we?" the "Dress... appropriately" section of the Twitch Rules of Conduct states. "Wearing no clothing or sexually suggestive clothing—including lingerie, swimsuits, pasties, and undergarments—is prohibited, as well as any full nude torsos, which applies to both male and female broadcasters. You may have a great six-pack, but that's better shared on the beach during a 2-on-2 volleyball game blasting 'Playing with the Boys.'"
If you happen to be broadcasting from an "unbearably hot" location, the solution is simple. "Just crop the webcam to your face," the rule states. "Problem solved."
If you're in the market for an Xbox One, you may want to wait until this weekend to buy a system. Confirming an earlier rumor, Microsoft announced today that it is cutting the console's price by $50 effective November 2.
The limited-time promotional offer (valid in the United States only) applies to any Xbox One console. This means you can get the Kinect free system for $350 or the standard Kinect bundle for $450.
In Spacebase DF-9, you'll build a home among the stars for a motley population of humans and aliens as they go about their daily lives. Mine asteroids, discover derelicts, and deal with the tribulations of galactic resettlement in Earth's distant future. Spacebase will be hitting 1.0 in October.
Take part in a relentless ride to infiltrate and overtake the 510s, a gang grown around Detroit’s illegal street racing scene. Your plan? Grow your rep in the underground-racing scene and sabotage their activities city-by-city all across a fully-open world United States. Maneuver through the bustling streets of New York City and Los Angeles, cruise down sunny Miami Beach, or trek through the breathtaking plateaus of Monument Valley. Each locale comes with its own set of surprises and driving challenges to master. On your journey you will encounter other players on the road – all potentially worthy companions to crew up with, or future rivals to compete against.
Set in a persistent, massive and living world, The Crew is driving at its most exciting, varied, and open.
A little bit of new info on Final Fantasy XIV's new expansion called Heavensward has been revealed at the Final Fantasy Fan Fest in London.
New additions include:
Flying Mounts - Two types of flying mounts were revealed at the Fan Festival, a flying black chocobo and single-rider airships, both making it easier to explore the floating lands that will be featured prominently in the expansion.
Two New Beast Tribes - Heavensward also introduces two new beast tribes, the Vanu Vanu and the Gnath, as well as their primals, Bismarck, and Ravana, respectively.
Dark Knight Job - The first new job to be released in Heavensward was revealed: Dark Knight. This new job will serve as a tank, wields a two-handed greatsword, utilizes darkness-based actions and unlike the existing jobs in the game, will not feature a base class that later evolves into a job.
They also talked about revealing a new gun wielding job. Probably they are going to reveal it during the Tokyo fan fest, seems it's not what people expect (corsair.)
The playstation blog has a new video showing the new features on the system update 2.00. The system update is coming tomorrow.
Here’s a recap of some top features you can expect with Masamune in list form:
Share Play: PlayStation 4 will create an online local co-op experience by allowing you to invite a friend to join your game — even when they don’t own a copy of it. PlayStation Plus membership is required for certain Share Play features.
YouTube: Upload your gameplay highlights directly from PS4 to YouTube by clicking the “SHARE” button on DualShock 4. In addition, a YouTube app for PS4 will be available to download from the PlayStation Store.
Themes & Colors: Personalize your home screen background with select themes and colors. As a big thank-you to the PlayStation Nation, we want to kick-start your dynamic theme options by giving away a theme for two of the biggest titles gamers will be playing on PlayStation 4 this fall; Destiny and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Both themes will be available for download on Tuesday.
Live Broadcasting Enhancements: Search filters, archived broadcast support and more have been added to Live from PlayStation
Content Area & Library: Find and access your content quicker with a redesigned Content Area and improved filter and sort functions for the PS4 Library.
USB Music Player*: Insert USB memory with music in your PS4 and start playing your favorite tunes in the background.
What’s New: To make the activity feed more relevant and timely for you, What’s New will add Friends of Friends suggestions and Live Broadcasting updates from your friends at the top of your feed.