Gaming News Wrap [10 Feb 2014]

News Wrap 01Good morning to you all on this new week. We’re only this enthusiastic because we read all the gaming news below, so imagine what it will do for you…

Games

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil has been announced for Xbox 360 and PS3 but not Xbox One and PS4 as EA Sports wants to “create a great game within our development resources that could reach as many people as possible”. In other words, there are not enough Xbox Ones and PS4s sold yet… [More on CVG]

However, EA does plan to bring FIFA 14 players on the Xbox One “a range of engaging content, promotions and tournament within FIFA Ultimate Team” which allows players to “experience the World Cup in unique and fun ways”. [More on VideoGamer]

Far Cry Classic will be released for Xbox 360 and PS3 in US on 11 February for $9.99. The game has already been announced for the EU as part of a Far Cry compilation titled ‘Far Cry Wild Expeditions’ which will be available from 14 February for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

Meet the IMC – The Interstellar Manufacturing Corporation – from Titanfall. They feature a South African mercenary among their ranks… The game has also had SmartGlass support confirmed for it. No details were given as to how the intergration will work.

Ubisoft Reflections – the studio behind The Driver series and The Crew – is working with Massive on The Division. They are “working on all systems of the game. Main characters, enemies, RPG pillars, building Manhattan, our Core technology, online components, and so on.” In an interview with Develop, MD Pauline Jacquey also revealed that the studio assisted with Watch Dogs and Just Dance.

According to a report by Digital Foundry, the recent Xbox One Call of Duty Ghosts update has negatively impacted on the games framerates. They have requested comment from Infinity Ward and Activision but are still awaiting a response.

The are “currently no plans” for a new patch for Batman: Arkham Origins as the team is “working hard on the upcoming story DLC”.  This is according to a community manager on the official WB Games website. [More on CVG]

An image of the special edition of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 has appeared on AllGamesBeta. An art book and special edition Belmont box are the main draw cards.

The Deep Down beta has been delayed, and will now miss the Japanese release date of the PS4 on 22 February. [More on CVG]

Diablo 3 has reached sales figures of 15 million according to Activision Blizzard. [More on Eurogamer]

Ubisoft still has Watch_Dogs listed for the Wii U, despite rumours that it has been cancelled. [More on Eurogamer]

Flappy Bird has been removed from the App Store and Google Play as the game’s creator, Dong Nguyen, feels the game has ruined his “simple life”. The game has been making $50,000 a day, and has been downloaded at least 50 million times across smartphones. [More on CVG]

Industry

Activision‘s Kristin Southey has said in an interview that the company didn’t expect the Xbox One and PS4 to sell as well as it did, however demand for the games is  “weaker than expected”. [More on OXM]

Sony says that more than half of PS4 owners are PS Plus subscribers. [More on CVG]

Team Ninja has confirmed it is working on a PS4 game. No details have been given about the project. [More on Gematsu]

Pre-order inFamous: Second Son from GameStop Italy and get glow-in-the-dark condoms and Red Bull… [More on AllGamesBeta]

eSports

Curse Las Vegas beat EnVy in the COD MLG Winter Invitational recently to take home $4,000. You can read a match summary on eSports Nation.

Videos

Turtle Rock Studios has released an Evolve teaser trailer. Basically, be ready for more on 11 February.

The first gameplay footage for Sniper Elite 3 has hit the internet, courtesy of Outside Xbox.

Check out this Dark Souls II Japanese Collector’s Edition.

Check out some PvP action from the upcoming online multiplayer game Nosgoth.

A new trailer for PC bound Transformers Universe.

The Lego Movie Videogame launch trailer.

A new trailer for Disney Infinity featuring the Sorcerer’s Apprentice version of Mickey Mouse.

A tropical island appears in Kinect Sports Rivals.

The second trailer for Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution.

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