A trip to Costa Rica by Avalanche Studios has been exposed in a new developer diary, where they show staff capturing the abundance of jungle wild-life and even make sure there's plenty of ocean footage.
It's all for "reference material" and research in their "upcoming open world games," and the captured sky is partially used in Mad Max. They mention Just Cause and how important water simulation is.
Ubisoft has announced the release date for the first DLC pack for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, which stars Edward Kenway's quartermaster Adewale in his pursuit of freeing slaves in the colonies.
It's unclear when the PC version of Freedom Cry launches as the December 17th date is accompanied only by the Xbox and PlayStation logos. The DLC is worth 4+ hours of play.
Ubisoft's game designer James Everett has talked about the development of Splinter Cell: Blacklist and how it was important to take "nothing away" at the root level of the franchise.
Finally, fans could start worrying about leaving bodies lying out in the open again - it mattered. How else to make Sam Fisher vulnerable? Heavy infantry to discourage gun running.
Hideo Kojima has revealed a little more about the time frame for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain which he says will see a release when the PS4 has become "more spread out," offering no firm window.
Ground Zeroes is the spring 2014 due MGS V prologue, which doesn't feature an open world. It was to be a digital only title, but they opted for physical release.
With its recent release on PC, Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag has been receiving high scores from both reviewers and fans. To celebrate its glowing reception, Ubisoft has released a new trailer showing off some more story in between rave reviews.
WB Games has released a new trailer for the Initiation DLC that explores Bruce Wayne's even earlier life than in Batman: Arkham Origins, where he's training under martial arts master Kirigi in North Korea.
Challenge maps across "exotic locales" will test the martial skills of Bruce, facing "fresh enemies along with an epic final test" to prove his worthiness to master Kirigi. It's out tomorrow.
The upcoming content creator for Grand Theft Auto Online has been discovered among the game files and accessed ahead of time. Footage has appeared, from the same person who found the audio files.
New races and death matches were creatable but it's 'unfinished', they report, acknowledging their version is different from the updated Content Creator. Obviously this is all 'work in progress'.
Sega has dashed the hopes of eager gamers awaiting a sequel for their beloved open world game Shenmue, as the publisher has announced that a trademark filed last Monday for Shenmue III is a hoax.
Square Enix has launched a sale on its online store for its games, ranging from PC digital downloads to console and handheld titles, up to 75% off.
Assassin's Creed fans were disappointed to learn than the Alliance multiplayer game mode, which features a deathmatch pitting three teams of two against each other, was not included with Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag.
Capcom has released a host of screenshots for its upcoming remake of the classic Strider, showing off a climactic battle between the titular character and the Orobouros.
Volition has released a new downloadable content pack for Saints Row 4 to celebrate Thanksgiving, with explosions and airstrikes in the Element of Destruction Pack. The developer released a clothing pack as well called the Zinyak Attack Pack.
According to well-placed Bothan spies, EA Canada is recruiting for a "major new next gen open world action game," with the recruiter confirming it was for a Star Wars project. EA Canada is the third studio on the IP.
EA has confirmed DICE and Visceral working on Star Wars, however the position at EA Canada may in fact be joint as "multi-site development" experience is wanted.
Curve Studios's action-platforming stealth puzzler Stealth Bastard will be receiving its next DLC The Lost Clones early next month. It is also the final additional piece of content that expands the campaign 20%.
Sadly PC gamers aren't guaranteed a release for the new DLC, but if it does arrive it wouldn't be for a few months. For now it's exclusive to PlayStation version Stealth Inc.
In the 7th episode of DC All Access on YouTube, vice president of WB Games Ames Kirshen detailed a little bit of what to expect from the Initiation DLC from Batman: Arkham Origins.
Today's compiled code is no longer safe as it once was as now Rockstar's Beach Bum pack has been torn apart with audio files found to mention a casino, and racing with custom cars that can be pink slipped.
It's unclear whether these new features would be for single player, GTA Online or both? The Beach Bum DLC was given freely with this new content teased by characters.
Volition has announced a new Christmas-themed downloadable content pack for Saints Row IV, called "How the Saints Save Christmas". As part of the promotion, the developer has also announced a Sing-A-Long Contest for fans to send in recordings of their lyrics.
TT Games is putting their LEGO set together this time for The Hobbit, which some promotional artwork had already trot out of the Shire. Now its official as Warner Brothers decrees it so with a Spring 2014 release.
It comes out for practically every platform there is with Peter Jackson's movie adaptation of Middle-earth given life in plastic form once again. Feel better? Good.
As of November 20th, Take-Two has trademarked 'Bully Bullworth Academy: Canis Canem Edit' on European shores which includes an emblem for the dysfunctional boarding school educating Jimmy Hopkins.
Rockstar Games' Bully originally released as 'Canis Canem Edit' in Europe. A CV discovered in October revealed Rockstar was working on the "next version of a famous IP".
Promotional artwork on the back of LEGO instruction booklets reveal that LEGO The Hobbit will be "coming out" next year in video game form. Bilbo, Thorin and Gandalf figures are shown in the booklets.
The third and last Hobbit film is due for release December 17th, 2014. It's likely that LEGO The Hobbit will launch around the same time to maximise wallet gouging as fans want their precious.