Gaming News Wrap [14 Jan 2015]

Breakfast Wrap 03Good day and welcome to zombie apocalypse HQ. Or as we like to call it, home.

Games

GTA V has been slightly delayed for PC and will now be released on 24 March 2015. Rockstar has also revealed the PC specs and some screenshots here.

The Escapists – published by Team 17 and co-developed by Mouldy Toof – launches for Xbox One on 13 February 2015.

In a surprise announcement, Rock Band 3 has just received new DLC. Available now on Xbox 360 (and available 21 February for PS3) are new tracks by Arctic Monkeys, Avenged Sevenfold and Foo Fighters, with each song costing £0.99, $1.99 or €1.49.

Sales & Discounts

This week’s Deals with Gold are live and include WWE 2K15 and NMB 2K15 on Xbox One, and a variety of 2K titles and more on Xbox 360. Full details can be found here.

The US PS Store has kicked off a 20th Anniversary sale with discounts of up to 75% available for more than 60 games. The sale ends on 19 January. The full list of titles and prices are available here.

Industry

Xbox One has won an Emmy Award for its “industry-leading television-on-demand and media centre capabilities”. [More…]

Naughty Dog has put all other potential projects on hold while it focuses “110 per cent” on Uncharted 4, so any ideas for The Last of Us 2 will need to wait. [More…]

Telltale Games has revealed that it is working on an original IP and unannounced partnerships. This goes along with their ongoing development of the Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Tales from the Borderlands and Minecraft: Story Mode. They have also revealed that co-founder Kevin Bruner has replaced fellow co-founder Dan Connors as CEO. [More…]

Videos

The Xbox One will be getting its first system update of the year in February. Game hubs and TV are the focus for the update.

‘Havoc’ – the first bit of DLC for Call of Duty Advanced Warfare – has a trailer and a confirmed release date of 27 January for Xbox platforms. [More…]

The season pass for Evolve DLC has been detailed, as has the new Behemoth monster and various editions available for purchase.  The Evolve Hunting Season Pass contains “$29.96 of content for $24.99” which appears to mainly be skins for characters and new hunters. Details here.

A walkthrough of ‘Escape from Durgesh Prison’ from Far Cry 4.

The ‘Dead Kings’ DLC (which is free) for Assassin’s Creed Unity is now available for almost all platforms and regions (Sony platforms in Europe will receive it later today). And here’s a trailer for it.

The ‘Little Bobby Paige’ trailer for The Order 1886.

Alien: Isolation has received its third DLC content called ‘Safe Haven’. The DLC adds a new challenge mode, a new playable character and more.

The ‘Arrow’ DLC pack for LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is available from today.

Blizzard’s free-to-play MOBA Heroes of the Storm has entered closed beta.

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