Gaming News Wrap [1 Apr 2014]

Breakfast Wrap 01Good morning. We have news, more news and some videos for your perusal while downing your coffee this morning. Or any time of the day if you chose to visit us post-morning.

Games

April’s Games With Gold are Hitman Absolution (from 1 to 15 April) and Deadlight (from 16 to 30 April). Microsoft are now starting to offer better titles moving forward. [More on Major Nelson]

Games With Gold on the Xbox One “might not look exactly the way things have looked in the past.” That’s the word from Phil Spencer, speaking to IGN.

Metro Redux has been confirmed by Deep Silver, but the company is “not quite ready to reveal 4A Games’ first next-gen console project,” but “will be making an announcement this side of E3.” The publisher went on to say that they “think the reality is a lot more exciting than the out-dated material that got leaked shows, and we’re itching to share it with you. Just not yet.” [More on CVG]

A demo for Watch Dogs is not in development. [via Twitter]

A teaser image for episode three of The Wolf Among Us suggests that the big bad wolf will indeed be a prominent feature in the game. [More on CVG]

PS4 game Secret Ponchos will miss its previously scheduled release month of April. No new date has been given, but a beta has been promised before release of this online Wild West shooter. [More on CVG]

The ‘Naval Strike’ DLC for Battlefield 4 is now available on PC.

Cytek’s Warface has hit 25 million users worldwide.

A new patch and skin pack for Minecraft on PS3 will bring Nathan Drake of Uncharted, as well as various characters from Heavy Rain, Killzone and Sly cooper.

Industry

Phil Spencer has been promoted to the head of Xbox. [More on Major Nelson]

Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey says that he and his family have received death threats over his acquisition deal with Facebook. Seriously gamers, sometimes you need to think before you react. [More on CVG]

The Snowdrop Engine was designed with a focus to allow small development teams the ability to develop high-end triple-A games. [More on CVG]

Amazon may be planning to reveal its streaming device on 2 April at a New York media event. [More on The Verge]

Square Enix will shift its focus back to JRPGs and its core audience following the global success of Bravely Default. [More on Siliconera]

Capcom has halved its annual profit forecast. It has cited weaker than expected performance of its mobile contents business as a key reason for this. [More on CVG]

South Africa

Don Bradman Cricket 14 has been delayed in South Africa from 4 April to 8 April on Xbox 360 and PS3.

Videos

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution fourth Kazekage trailer.

A fan-made Half-Life 3 trailer.

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