Gaming News Wrap [14 Jan 2014]

News Wrap 02Good morning. Anyone else wishing it was still the holiday season? We do. Lots of chilled humans then. Easier to sneak up on…

Games

The leaked Call of Duty Ghosts DLC has been confirmed by Activision. ‘Onslaught’ will be out on 28 January. This was confirmed via Instagram with a teaser clip and the warning that: “Something menacing is coming Jan. 28. Get ready for the #Onslaught. | #CODGhosts #COD #CallofDuty”. Details on the maps and contents have been revealed here. The trailer is below.

Dirt 4 will be more rally orientated according to the series’  chief game designer Paul Coleman. In response to a fan’s tweet asking if the game can be more Rally oriented, he replied: “Yes it can and it will :D”

A new GTA V title update has been released for Xbox 360 and PS3. The update boosts anti-cheat measures and introduces fixes for several GTA$ and Reputation Points exploits. [via Rockstar Games]

Meanwhile the petition to get GTA V on PC has reached 650,000 signatures.

An unconfirmed (by Capcom) Dead Rising Collection has been spotted on Amazon.  Selling for £24.99, the product includes Dead Rising, and Dead Rising 2 (along with Case Zero and Case West). It is indicated for release on Xbox 360 for 24 January. [via CVG]

Survival horror game Outlast will be out on PS4 in February. PS Plus subscribers will get free access to the game. [via Facebook]

The US PlayStation Store will see more than 20 titles discounted by up to 75% (for PS Plus members, 50% for regular members) from today as part of Sony’s 14 for ’14 sale. The sale will end on 20 January and includes Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon, Puppeteer, Killzone: Mercenary, and more. Full details on PlayStation Blog.

BioShock Infinite will join the US PlayStation Store’s Instant Game Collection from today. [More on PlayStation Blog]

Six PS One imports will be available on the US PlayStation Store starting from today. Double Dragon will be first and will be followed by a new game every week as part of the MonkeyPaw Games Retro Rush. [More on PlayStation Blog]

A PC title update for Battlefield 4 has released, with an update for the other platforms to follow later in January. Details on Battlelog.

EA has published the rules for modding SimCity, essentially restricting approved mods to cosmetic changes. [More on the Official Blog]

DayZ has gone past one million downloads in four weeks. And the game is still in alpha…

Industry

Microsoft‘s Phil Spencer has suggested that the Xbox One will not be their last console – at least as “we know it”. In other words, it appears “local computing” is on the horizon for the next generation of consoles. [More on CVG]

A number of staff members have been reshuffled at 343 Industries. Josh Holmes is now the firm’s executive producer, with former LucasArts developer Tim Longo replacing him as creative director. A number of other members have been moved in the knock-on effect. Full details here.

Capcom developer Masaru Ijuin has said that games for the Xbox One and PS4 can require as much as ten times work to develop as those for Xbox 360 and PS3. [More on Capcom’s Site]

The arrival of the Steam Machines is not making Xbox’s Marc Whitten sweat. He told Engadget that “there’s space for both [Xbox and Steam Machine]. I’m not sweating it.”

Sony is in discussions with Microsoft to possibly manufacture Windows Phones. [More on TechRadar]

China may have (temporarily) lifted a ban on games consoles in the country, but they will still be controlling games themselves. China’s Ministry of Culture head Cai Wu, said at a recent press conference that anything which did not “conform with the outlook of China’s government” would never see light of day. [More on Eurogamer]

A new Tekken film is in the works. Tekken: A Man Called X is a prequel to the 2009 Tekken movie. [More on Kotaku]

Hardware

According to PlayStation UK’s Fergal Gara, the PS Vita was not designed to compete with mobile gaming. The handheld suffered lower than expected sales due to having to deal with phone and tablet gaming which was on the rise at the time of the Vita’s release. Speaking to VG247, he said: “The market Vita entered was more complicated than it was when the console was originally thought about and designed. Games on tablets and phones have changed the marketplace and people can’t carry too many things around at one time.”

Videos

Call of Duty Ghosts ‘Onslaught’ DLC pack.

A new The Last of Us ‘Left Behind’ trailer. The DLC will cost $14.99.

Another look at the multiplayer component of Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare. The “Gardens & Graveyards” mode gets a run on the Driftwood Shores map.

A new car will be available for Gran Turismo 6 players after the next PS Store update. You can get into the Toyota FT-1 Concept coupe for nothing.

A new Xbox One advert.

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