Gaming News Wrap [11 July 2014]

News Wrap 05Good morning all. Let”s not keep the weekend waiting to long and get you straight into the Gaming News Wrap.

Games

If you’ve signed up for the Destiny beta, you will be able to bring along two friends. Each code will grant three download keys according to DualShockers.

The recently announced pre-order incentive DLC for Alien: Isolation will be available to all at a “later date”. Sony announced via an official statement following a community outcry: “we do plan to release both Crew Expendable and Last Survivor at a later date and we’ll have more details for you guys on that shortly.”

Details of Assassin’s Creed [Comet] for the Xbox 360 and PS3 will be revealed “soon”. That is the word of Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot during a financials call.

New gameplay footage for The Witcher 3 will be shown off at Comic-Con later this month. It will be “30 hot minutes of live Witcher 3: Wild Hunt unpublished gameplay”.

Update 0.9.0 has been released on iOS and Android devices for Minecraft Pocket Edition. Infinite worlds, caves and more have been added to the game. [More…]

Consoles & Hardware

A standalone version of the Glacier White PS4 will become available in Europe after its release as part of the Destiny bundle. [More…]

Sales & Discounts

Day 4 of the Xbox Ultimate Game Sale is now live Grand Theft Auto V (50% off), Need for Speed Rivals (58% off), Crysis 3 (70% off), Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (60% off), Ninja Gaiden 2 (83% off) and Bastion (75% off).

Industry

The new live-action digital series, Halo: Nightfall, will be shown off for the first time at Comic-Con. Halo: The Master Chief Collection will feature as a panel at the event.

More than 100 million PlayStation products have been sold according to Sony. The sales figure includes sales of the PS3, PS4 and PS Vita, with the PS3 accounting for 80 million of the sales alone. [More…]

Microsoft‘s CEO Satya Nadella has confirmed his -and the company’s – commitment to the Xbox, while Xbox UK marketing boss Harvey Eagle has said they want to build on the recent positive “momentum shift”. So all good news it seems from the Microsoft lip men then.

Watch Dogs (or Watch_Dogs) has shipped more than eight million units, meaning it is “now well positioned as a major franchise and we [Ubisoft] will be able to replicate and build on its success in the coming years.” [More…]

Minecraft has sold more than 16 million units on PC and Mac. [via the official site]

Ubisoft is tightly controlling their movie tie-ins to ensure the highest quality. You can read more in the second part of Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot’s interview with the Ubiblog.

Don’t worry (in case you were), GameStop is not planning to tell developers how to do their job in their bid to acquire exclusive content. [More…]

Comic-Con will feature a Smash Bros. 3DS tournament, which Nintendo will stream via Twitch.

Videos

The trailer for the pre-order DLC for Alien: Isolation.

Sigourney Weaver discusses her reprisal of her Ripley role in Alien: Isolation.

Episode 1 in the making off… Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.

A new Elder Scrolls Online update (number 3) is expected in August. Details can be found here, and a preview video below.

It has been confirmed that Skullgirls Encore will be heading to the PS4 and PS Vita “later this year”.

Hellraid: The Escape is now available for iOS devices at a price of $2.99.

Mighty No. 9 in action.

Watch The Sopranos opening sequence recreated in GTA V. It is a thing of beauty.

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