Retailer EB Games has confirmed DICE has included the cob-webbed Commander Mode in Battlefield 4, which has a single individual guiding their team's strategy - it's like trying to herd cats, really.
Also mentioned is Drone Strike as the first downloadable content, although no date is provided, but it'll add "exclusive uniforms, weapons, and more," declares the promotional poster.
2K Marin has been busy 'evolving' the planned XCOM experience announced way back in 2010. Thanks to Firaxis' XCOM: Enemy Unknown, "the time is right" is explore a new experience in the series.
It seems the XCOM shooter has become a "high-stakes narrative" that's imbued with "core XCOM concepts." It's all rather fuzzy as to what that means, but we can expect to hear more soon.
Ubisoft has announced today that Call of Juarez: Gunslinger will be released on the 22nd May, 2013 for £11.99 on the PlayStation Network and PC, while it will cost 1200 Microsoft Points on the Xbox Live Arcade.
The apparent rebranding of XCOM
is in full force. After the official site had been closed and new website registrations appeared
, a new viral video has popped up claiming that the Russian meteor explosion that occurred this past February was a hoax.
developer TimeGate Studios won
its appeal last year in arbitration over a ruling it pay Southpeak $7.35M in damages as well as the Section 8
Alleged US retailer GameStop promotional materials for Battlefield 4 seems to indicate that the popular Commander Mode will be returning for the first time since Battlefield 2142.
It's a conspiracy! 2K Games has apparently pulled the website for their announced XCOM shooter, which has already been plunged into uncertainty more times than a probe into someone's [REDACTED].
The official site now returns a 404 error, and the marketing trailers via 2K's YouTube channel have been reclassified as 'private' so they can't be viewed. A G-Man cover-up!
Ubisoft confirmed this morning that it's developing Blood Dragon, a stand-alone digital expansion for Far Cry 3, which will be released for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on 1st May, 2013.
Developed by Ubisoft Montreal, Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon has about 8 hours of content and lets players get the girl, kill the bad guys and save the world in a VHS-era vision of the future. As Sergeant Rex Colt, you are part man, part machine, all American. You are a state-of-the art Mark IV cyber-commando on a mission of vengeance.
Lost Planet 3
may have been delayed
til August, but a host of preorder bonuses have been announced for the North American release for GameStop, Amazon and Best Buy. Europe will probably have its own retailers with the preorder content.
Bethesda has announced a new patch for Dishonored, which will prep the game for the upcoming expansion, The Knife of Dunwall. The update will also fix a host of bugs and game tweaks.
Rod Fergusson is on the move again, as the ex-Epic Games exec is leaving Irrational Games, after having been a vice president in charge of "closing" BioShock Infinite.
Bucking the dominent trend of the last two years, Insomniac Games' first multiplatform game, Fuse, will not have season DLC pass, an online pass, or microtransactions.
Totally rad, dude. Ubisoft is set to release a spin-off to Far Cry 3 called Blood Dragon this May 1st. It's set in a dystopic 2007 where we play as Sargent Rex Colt, a "Mark IV Cyber Commando" fighting rogue cyborgs!
For that extra "80's VHS vision of the future" authenticity, Blood Dragon features Terminator and Aliens movie star Michael Biehn. Our mission is simple: "get the girl, kill the baddies, and save the world."
The PC version of Crysis 3 recently received the 1.3 patch - it is now available for the console versions of the sci-fi shooter.
Rumours have swirled that id Software's Doom 4 wasn't going so well and the latest statement from Bethesda's marketing boss Pete Hines confirms it. It "did not exhibit" quality fans would expect.
The Doom developer has "refocused its efforts on a new version" of the hellish shooter, which should meet the "very high expectations" fans have of it. Bethesda not ready to talk more about it.
The UK's Advertising Standards Agency has received a response from SEGA Europe with the publisher admiting game trailers "did not accurately reflect the final content" of Aliens: Colonial Marines.
However, as SEGA has "agreed to amend or withdraw" advertising for the game, the ASA won't be pursuing a formal investigation. SEGA "weren't aware of issues" when airing the trailers.
The Personalization Packs downloadable content is now available for purchase on Xbox Live Marketplace for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, which adds a multitude of skins such as bacon and $50 bills for guns, shields and camo.
If you played co-op in Halo it didn't feel like much of a joint effort during cut scenes, as your team mate got shoved to the sideline. Bungie are approaching it differently with Destiny, as your heroics carry over.
The studio also wants to present players a lot more choice, small and big. Destiny's world is to continue evolving much like a typical MMO's world would, but they're still figuring it out.
A marketing poster for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 has revealed the next bout of DLC will be launching April 16th, exclusively to Xbox Live first, and includes four new multiplayer maps.
A new zombies map is included too called 'Mob of the Dead'. The DLC is entitled 'Uprising' and is yet to be announced by Activision through a press release. Four DLCs total are planned.
Microsoft may have accidentally leaked the release date for Battlefield 4 in an official blog post about the upcoming DICE military shooter.