Gaming News Wrap [10 Oct 2013]

Breakfast Wrap 04Good morning. Gaming news. In bite-sized chunks. Nomnomnom.

The new ‘Obliteration’ mode for Battlefield 4 is being rolled out for beta users on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. In fact, it might be available already.

New details about The Order 1886 have surfaced thanks to an upcoming article in the next issue of Game Informer magazine. The details have been summarised rather nicely here.

Achievements on the Xbox One will not all be automatically recorded as previously reported, unless a developer chooses to enable it. “It won’t be automatic for every Achievement. It’s a feature that Developers can unlock for achievements, OR, for instance, have hidden in the game for doing something cool or discovering something hidden. Basically we allow developers access to GameDVR and they can put conditions on an automatic recording,” said Director of product planning Albert Panello took on NeoGAF.

Adjustments to Killer Instinct‘s gameplay balance can – and will – be done via the Xbox One cloud. The game’s Torin Rettig told Game Informer: “Without having to content update or patch the game at all, we can just go in on the cloud and tweak these variables without the player having to know.”

Sale time. The EU PlayStation Store has a sale on Sony first-party content with “up to 50% off” titles like inFamous 1 and 2, the Uncharted series and LittleBigPlanet. For the full list of sale items head here.

The PS4 Eye is not a focus for early adopters of the PS4 reckons Sony’s Andrew House. He was discussing the reason Sony decided to leave out the PS4 Eye in launch bundles: “Certainly for the earlier part of the lifecycle, the vast majority of the audience that we speak to tells us that their primary wish is for the full controller interface and there’s not necessarily a huge emphasis being placed on camera interaction.” [More on CVG]

The PS3 nearly shipped without a GPU, as the console’s creators believed the Cell processor could handle all tasks. [More on IGN]

A Kickstarter campaign for PlayStation has been launched for action RPG Reborn. The new target is $200,000. More (including screens) available on AllGamesBeta.

Square Enix has announced the Collective program. The program allows game studios to pitch ideas (especially existing IPs) to the publisher via a community-focused vetting process, where should support be found, the idea it will be crowdfunded via a partnership with Indiegogo. [More on CVG]

The Russian government is getting behind their gaming industry by dangling both a carrot and threatening with repercussions for developers. The Russian government will offer grants to developers who produce games depicting the Russian army in a “patriotic” manner, while it may ban “falsely negative” ones. [More on CVG]

There are DLC plans for the Wii U version of Assassin’s Creed IV according to Ubisoft. [via Kotaku]

Square Enix has confirmed that Final Fantasy VI will be coming to Android and iOS devices in late 2013. Final Fantasy VII could follow sometime in the future. [More on Kotaku]

According to reports Apple is due to reveal new iPad models on 22 October.

Videos

The first gameplay trailer for THIEF. You can check out some screens here.

XCOM: Enemy Within ‘Security Breach’ video.

A launch trailer for The Wolf Among Us.

The latest PlayStation Store (Europe) update is detailed in the video below, or in the text here.

A gameplay video of the Beyond: Two Souls DLC included in the collector’s edition of the game.

http://youtu.be/KfhDGtWgEVE

Drakengard 3 will get a Western release in 2014 exclusively (as a digital release) on PS3. Details here.

Check out around 17 minutes of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.

A fan-made short film for Portal.

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