2K Games’ Head Believes Consoles Should Always be Relevant

With the coming of cloud gaming and Smart TV’s with internet connections, some in the industry have suggested that consoles could be phased out all together in future. Speaking with GamesIndustryBiz 2K Games head, Christoph Hartmann suggested that he is not totally convinced we will see the console become obsolete, and believes we should always have a need for the platform.…

Fifa 13 and Madden NFL 13 Launching With the Wii U

EA Sports is will be bringing two of its leading sports franchises – Fifa Soccer 13 and Madden NFL 13 — to the Nintendo Wii U and both titles will launch with the Wii U. “Our teams have truly delivered creative new football experiences with FIFA Soccer 13 and Madden NFL 13 for the Wii U.” “We challenged our teams to develop innovations designed specifically for the Wii…

2K Boss Believes ‘Real-life Graphics’ is a Very Necessary Goal

2K Games boss Christoph Hartmann believes ‘real-life graphics’ is a very necessary goal in a shooter market that is a bit inundated. Hartmann explained in an interview with GIBiz that in order for the industry to truly reach the next level and expand into new genres, ‘pure photorealism’ is needed. Comparing the games industry with that of film, Hartmann explained that because…

Devs Have Future Plans for Darksiders Universe but Series’ Future Depends on Darksiders II Sales

It seems this is the way with gaming franchises nowadays, with publishers not willing to take on smaller projects where the success is not guaranteed. This rings especially true with new IP’s or the smaller franchises, where the success at retail will determine whether a franchise will continue or not. It seems a logical theory, but we could see less…

PES Setting Up Shop in London as Konami Invests in the Franchise

MCV report that no official statement has been made, but that they can confirm that Konami is opening a new London studio as part of its investment in the Pro Evolution Soccer franchise. The London studio will be the European wing of the PES productions which will handle development duties of the franchise. Job adverts online read: “PES Productions is opening…

Batman and Assassin’s Creed Wii U Games Claimed to be Running at 1080p

Nintendo previously confirmed that the Wii U launch games will run at 720p, and the Nintendo president has previously stated that the Wii U’s graphics will be able to compete with next-generation of consoles. MyNintendoNews are now reporting that Nintendo representatives confirmed during a recent Wii U Experience that third-party Wii U games, Batman: Arkham City – Armored Edition and Assassin’s Creed III will run natively at 1080p. The…

Gearbox Interested in Bringing Borderlands 2 to Wii U

We have previously learned that Gearbox were interested in a Playstation Vita version of Borderlands 2, but were not able to develop it themselves. The Official Nintendo Magazine now report that the studio may also be interested in Borderlands 2 making its way to Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U console. In an interview with Dealspwn, Gearbox co-founder Brian Martel acknowledged that Gearbox…