Gaming News Wrap [1 May 2014]

Breakfast Wrap 04Good morning. Yes. We’re here again on a public holiday.

Games

Ubisoft titles have been discounted to coincide with this week’s PS Store update. Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Tom Clancy games and more are available for less than usual. Full details on the PlayStation Blog.

May’s Games with Gold are: Dust: An Elysian Tail from 1 May and Saints Row: The Third from 16 May. Get them while they’re free. [More on Major Nelson]

Halo for the Xbox One is being listed by Walmart for release in October. It might just be a placeholder however. [More on OXM]

Bigben Interactive has announced Rugby 15, the “first rugby game on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One”. The game will feature the official TOP 14 and PRO D2 licences and will be released in autumn 2014 on Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, PS Vita and PC.

Have you been wondering why DriveClub was delayed? Because of menus. Game director Paul Rustchynsky posted on the PlayStation Blog that “The dynamic menu is key to how much fun you’re going to get out of the game” and that Evolution “wanted to make sure we got one important feature right”. There is more to the delay than that, but you can find details on the PlayStation Blog.

PS3 and PS4 gamers can play the Call of Duty Ghosts multiplayer for free this weekend. The three modes, three maps and Extinction will be available from Friday 2 May (10am Pacific) until Monday 5 May (10am Pacific).

From today until 30 May, playing a series of GT5 races will reward you with cars for GT6. This is the last hurrah for Gran Turismo 5 players as its online services will be shutdown on 31 May. [More on the Official Website]

 

A teaser image released by Housemarque suggests that DLC for Resogun is inbound sooner rather than later. [More on CVG]

Left 4 Dead Survivors is coming. Sadly, it’s only coming to Japanese arcades. [More on CVG]

Industry

An Indie-focused event was hosted by Sony in San Francisco yesterday. In the spotlight was their indie gaming campaign and the games coming to PS4 and Vita. For a full rundown, as well as trailers, head here.

Sony has applied for a ‘Bloodborne‘ trademark, causing speculation that a new game will be announced at E3. [More on Siliconera]

Guerrilla Games is working on a new IP with a “significant online focus”. This is according to a job ad looking for “regular/senior designers with online, multiplayer or coop experience” to work on the new, unannounced title. [More on CVG]

Companies making and selling hacks for cheaters in online multiplayer games like Counter Strike and Battlefield are raking in millions of dollars annually from paying customers, according to an investigation by PC Gamer.

The Disney Infinity starter pack has passed 3 million in sales since its launch in August 2013.

Macbeth director Justin Kurzel may be brought in to direct the Assassin’s Creed movie, according to Deadline.

Screenshots & Concept Art

Videos

Check out the career mode in EA Sports UFC.

The ‘Bell Killer’ trailer for Murdered Soul Suspect.

http://youtu.be/MU6z3aTuI9w

Child of Light has launched on PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4 and Wii U for £11.99/$14.99.

Hellraid will be heading to the PS4 and Xbox One along with the already announced PC in 2015. Have a trailer to celebrate.

Disney Infinity 2.0 will arrive in the fall [northern hemisphere] for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U, PC, and iOS. The game will feature Marvel superheroes. [More on AllGamesBeta]

The EU PlayStation Store update is live and brings plenty of content. You can read about it here or watch the video below for the highlights.

This is what the Xbox One UI could look like in the future if Microsoft take the ideas by this fan seriously.

CVG caught the unveiling of CCP Games’ Eve Online monument.

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