Gaming News Wrap [13 Nov 2014]

News Wrap 01Hello to you. Welcome to yet another daily dose of news in easy to digest morsels.

Games

GTA V is now available for pre-order and pre-download on the Xbox One. The game is priced at £54.99 / $59.99, and pre-ordering brings $1,000,000 of in-game cash to spend across GTA V and GTA Online. The launches 18 November. There is also a day one patch for the game (both on Xbox One and PS4) with “tweaks and optimisation fixes”.

A number of server updates should now have been rolled out for Halo: The Master Chief Collection which will fix the excessive wait some players experienced when matchmaking. [More…]

Bungie will take Destiny offline for about four hours today for maintenance work on the servers. It’s expected to begin around 8am PT/11am ET/4pm UK / 6pm SA time. [More…]

Bloodborne has been delayed for release by around two months. The game – originally scheduled for 6 February – will now be available on 24 March in the US, 25 March in Europe and 28 March in the UK and Ireland.

Sales & Discounts

A PS4 software sale has kicked off on the European PSN. The real deal is for PS Plus members who score double the discount over other buyers. Watch_Dogs, Killzone Shadow Fall, inFAMOUS Second Son, Thief, Metal Gear Solid V Ground Zeroes and more are on sale until 27 November. Details can be found here.

Industry

The Xbox One has sold almost ten million units to retailers, with the recent US only, limited-time, price drop accredited with ‘skyrocketing’ sales. [More…]

Ubisoft Montreal will have “more time” to work on future Assassin’s Creed installments thanks to plans to hand one entry in the series over to Ubisoft Quebec. Many would say that they should first focus on sorting out the latest release in the series before worrying about the next one. [More…]

Original Assassin’s Creed creative director Patrice Desilets has announced his new Montreal-based studio, Panache Digital Games. [via Twitter]

The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty writer Mark Boal will be involve in the script for the Uncharted movie. [More…]

Videos

Far Cry 4 gets a launch trailer which tells you all you need to know about Kyrat.

PES 2015 has a launch trailer.

Assassin’s Creed Unity is the latest game to launch with issues. The game struggles to maintain a a smooth 30fps framerate on consoles, as Digital Foundry have discovered. PC players are also suffering, at least those with “certain AMD CPU and GPU configurations.”

Dark Souls 2 beaten in under an hour… *gulp*.

If you’re into eSports (if not, why not?) then this short movie from ESWC 2014 will be just up your street.

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