Gaming News Wrap [1 May 2015]

News Wrap 06You know us – the gaming news doesn’t just stop because there’s a public holiday…

Games

Project CARS will launch (on 8 May) with 74 cars if you get one of the limited edition versions, or 65 if you buy the standard edition of the game.

Dead Island 2 has been delayed until 2016 as developer Yager feels it hasn’t reached the “goal [they] set out to achieve quite yet.” And millions of zombies get a reprieve…

The Escapists will be released for PS4 on 29 May in Europe and 2 June for the US. It will cost you £14.99 / €17.99 / $19.99, with the ‘Alcatraz’ DLC available at launch for £1.99 / €2.49 / $2.99.

The spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie has been revealed as Yooka-Laylee and will be funded by a Kickstarter which will go live later today. The plans are for the game to be released for PC, with versions for the Wii U, PS4 and Xbox One also in the works. [More…]

An image of the Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars Starter Set has been leaked and it shows off Anakin and Ahsoka figures.

The Call of Duty Black Ops 3 season pass is already available for pre-order on Steam. The season pass will cost you £34.99, and will be for four DLC packs.

In Call of Duty related news, but moving back to Advanced Warfare, the ‘Ascendance’ DLC for Sledgehammer’s entry to the series is now available for PC, PS4 and PS3.

A new 353MB patch for GTA V on PC has been released and focuses on fixing a number of bugs in the game. Details of the patch can be found here.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is being ported to PC by Netherlands based studio Nixxes. And that’s all there is to say about that then. [More…]

Team Fortress 2 will be introducing support for competitive matchmaking soon – either 6v6 or 9v9 – and Valve is also considering lobbies for the game. [More…]

Consoles & Hardware

A new update for the Xbox 360 is available and rolls out support for 2TB hard drives, as well as adding access to your purchase history, network statistics and more.

Industry

Sony has sold 22.3 million PS4s since launch. And they expect to sell another 16 million before 31 March 2016. This is in stark contrast to the sales of the PS Vita and PSP. [More…]

Watch Dogs 2 has appeared on the CV of a Ubisoft employee. Like a sequel was going to be a surprise…

E3 2015 will feature a PC gaming portion for the first time ever. The press conference (brought to the world by PC Gamer and AMD) will take place on 16 June. [More…]

BioWare has a released the first in a series of short stories that will focus the lore, land and characters that make up Dragon Age. The short stories will be free and the first – Paper & Steel – is available now.

A free downloadable storybook for Child of Light has been released entitled Child of Light: Reginald The Great is now available. Kids may love it more than grown-ups however.

Screenshots & Concept Art

Videos

Square Enix has revealed a new real-time tech demo which shows off their Luminous Engine running on Direct X 12. [More…]

Shoot ’em up Project Root is now available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.

Microsoft has been showing off HoloLens – kinda their Windows 10 (and possibly Xbox One) VR headset. Kinda. Just watch the videos. HoloLens will support the Unity engine.

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