Gaming News Wrap [10 Sep 2013]

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Respawn’s co-founder Vince Zampella isn’t expecting Titanfall to outsell Call of Duty, saying that his new game will “build up momentum over the years”. [More on GameSpot]

Speaking of sales of Call of Duty, Ghosts is “on track to be the most pre-ordered title of the year,” according to a GameStop PR. [via CVG]

Still sticking with Call of Duty Ghosts, the sniping in the game is being overhauled with quick-scoping possibly being removed according to Infinity Ward executive producer Mark Rubin. Or as he said on Twitter: “Is it gone completely? Maybe. It certainly won’t be viable in the way it previously was.”

Sony has surprisingly announced that Japan will only get the PS4 months after the ‘West’ does. The console will be available on 22 February 2014 and will arrive in two flavours – the console priced at 39,980 yen (£256 / $401), or 41,979 yen (£269 / $421) with tax, or the console with the PS Camera for 43,980 yen (£282 / $441), or 46,179 yen (£296 / $463) with tax.

Beta tests for the PS4 version of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will begin when the console launches in  Japan. Square Enix has also confirmed that owners of the PS3 version of the game can upgrade to the PS4 version of the game for free, and their existing character data will be carried over, and players will be able to continue playing on the new platform at no extra cost.

If you’re unsure about Diablo 3 on console – even after r0gue was so enamoured with it – you can grab the demo on Xbox Live now.

The spiritual successor to Capcom’s Mega Man –  Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 - has been updated with PS4 and Xbox One stretch goals. The new goal has been set for a target of $3.3 million, but the game is currently only confirmed for PC so far but looks on target to hit the $2.2 million target for Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii U versions. [More on CVG]

Halo 4‘s lead designer Scott Warner has left 343 Industries to work with Visceral Games. [More on CVG]

The minimum and recommended PC specs have been released for Battlefield 4. Recommended memory is 8GB with a 3GB graphics card. See the full specs on Twitter.

Xbox Music is now available for all iOS and Android devices, along with a new web version which allows anyone to stream music through a browser. [More on CVG]

Videos

Sony has announced the PS Vita TV microconsole which will allow players to play 1,300 PS Vita, PSP and older, classic PlayStation games on a television screen. The console will launch first in Japan with a worldwide release to follow. [More on CVG] A list of compatible titles is available here, but you will need to know Japanese… Full technical specifications are available here.

A new Assassin’s Creed IV developer diary which focuses on the game’s “diverse open world”.

The pre-order trailer for inFamous Second Son.

A new The Evil Within trailer has been released, fresh from yesterday’s Sony PlayStation Japan press conference.

http://youtu.be/UwoTTdhn3Y4

The third trailer for PS4 exclusive RPG Deep Down has been released by Capcom, as well as a gameplay video.

Yakuza Restoration will be released in February 2014 on PS4, PS3 and Vita in Japan, Sega has announced. No Western release plans have been announced.

Grasshopper Manufacture has announced a new PS4 game called Lily Bergamo, which is due in 2014.

A new trailer for The PlayRoom.

A video leak of the Xbox One Dashboard has hit the internet.

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