Gaming News Wrap [11 Aug 2014]

ws_Cup_of_Coffee_2560x1600Good morning from a slightly more dead and slow moving zombie central than usual (hey, chasing humans all weekend is tiring business), but we’ll make this Gaming News Wrap happen.

Games

A new Battlefield 4 update will be released in September. ‘Netcode’ improvements are promised, along with changes to soldier movement, weapon balancing and more. Full details can be found here.

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris will feature a ‘Gold Edition’ and a DLC season pass. Featured in the special edition is a three inch Lara figurine, an artbook, a map and a DLC season pass. The season pass will allow access to all planned DLC including the Icy Death and Twisted Gears add-ons. Each DLC pack will include additional tombs to explore and treasures to collect, plus six additional costumes. [More…]

New characters will be heading to Tekken 7, and this may (or may not) be one of them.

A ‘Legendary Edition’ of Ryse: Son of Rome has been spotted on a Belgian retailer’s website, suggesting the original game will be arriving on Xbox One with all the DLC in a box. you know the score though – wait for official confirmation. [via AllGamesBeta]

A second round of beta testing for the PC version of The Crew will kick off on 25 August and run until 29 August. Ubisoft has said that users who participated in the first beta event are guaranteed access to the second event, but progression will not be carried over. Pre-ordering the game before 25 August will also secure a spot in the closed beta, and a number of keys are available if you register here.

Crazy Taxi City Rush is now available for Android devices.

Industry

Crytek UK had planned to resurrect the Timesplitters franchise, and while the studio has been sold to Deep Silver, the rights to the game remain with the studio. Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli spoke to Eurogamer about their “painful” transformation.

Ex-lead designers of Vigil and Crytek USA have formed Gunfire Games with the view to be involved with making more Darksiders games. [More…]

The new Twitch policy for music copyright in Videos on Demand will have an ‘appeal button’ to allow creators to refute copyright claims. [More…]

Some “parts will be quite different” in The Last of Us movie. According to screenwriter Neil Druckmann, “some parts will be similar to the game”. [More…]

Videos

Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition has been confirmed by Square Enix. The re-mastered update of the game will be available on 10 October for Xbox One, PS4 and PC and will feature the main game and 24 pieces of downloadable content, including ‘Year of the Snake’ and ‘Nightmare In North Point’. [via Press Release]

Get behind the scenes in this new Middle-earth: Shadows of Mordor video.

Dying Light will feature four player co-op and lots of zombies to kill. But you knew about the zombies already…

Metro Redux gets uncovered.

It looks like Sierra Entertainment (who developed and published games such as King’s Quest, Space Quest and Leisure Suit Larry) are about to return, and Activision has promised that “more [is] to be revealed at Gamescom 2014”.

More Hyrule Warriors.

The ‘Weirder’ sims in The Sims 4

…and if one wasn’t enough, well, knock yourselves out…

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