End of the week boom. Oops. Wrong feature. Good morning, it’s the end of the week Gaming News Wrap. Thanks for spending the week with us. You’re all awesome. We love you dearly. I wonder if I’ve taken too much medication…
Let’s start by reminding you where you can find all of our E3 news and videos. Right here.
New E3 news. Or next-gen news. It’s all one and the same until next week really. Microsoft has already announced that the Xbox One will be launched in 21 countries (or markets) this November. Now a list of “Xbox One-supported Xbox Live countries” appears to clarify which 21 countries will be getting the new Microsoft console first. Now, before a bunch of South African gamers get all their knickers in a twist, it’s pretty safe to assume that the Live support will arrive as the console launches in each country. And spare a thought for Asia, as according to the Wall Street Journal, the region will only be seeing the console in “late 2014”. Hopefully SA will be on the receiving end earlier in 2014. Or you can just play on your Xbox 360…
And don’t go thinking about importing an Xbox One. You can’t activate games with an XBL account registered in unsupported region. [via Eurogamer]
So… if you still need to decide which console to go with, and you prefer to judge a book by its cover, maybe the packaging the consoles come in will swing you. So here’s your opportunity to decide between black and blue.
It appears that anti-used-game DRM has at least one supporter outside of Microsoft. Cliff Bleszinski had his say via Twitter: “You cannot have game and marketing budgets this high while also having used and rental games existing. The numbers do NOT work people.” More on CVG if you care.
Rainbow 6: Patriots has now been confirmed as a next-gen title by Ubisoft. Or at least, there’s a Rainbow 6 title coming to the next-gen consoles and not to the current generation. [via IGN]
The Xbox One, PS4 and PC bound Mad Max game will not feature multiplayer. Makes sense, as Max is a loner and a badass who doesn’t need “friends” to help him. [via GameSpot]
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain allows players to ‘create user-generated missions within the world’. Series creator Hideo Kojima revealed this to CVG, although no specifics were given. The MGS top man also revealed that a new Metal Gear Online is in development.
The additional 60 minutes of exclusive gameplay for the PlayStation versions of Assassin’s Creed IV has been detailed. The content will be three missions featuring the heroine of Vita game Assassin’s Creed Liberation Aveline. [via Kotaku]
You want some screens and the boxart for Killzone Shadow Fall, head on over here then.
For more screenshots, click on the link of the game below. All screens courtesy of AllGAmesBeta.
- Batman: Arkham Origins/Blackgate
- Dark Souls II
- Lords of the Fallen
- Saints Row IV
- Watch Dogs
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Do you know about BandFuse: Rock Legends? Neither did we, but the game will be out on PS3 and Xbox 360 “Fall 2013” [Northern Hemisphere] and allows up to three real guitars and a singer to play. So a little like Rocksmith crossed with Rock Band but without drums. The game will feature lessons from guitarists such as Slash, and will ship with 55 tracks on disc and more as DLC and will feature bands such as Pearl Jam and Pantera. Along with the band below called Halestorm.
The first gameplay footage of The Evil Within has been released. Clean underwear on hand is optional.
Sony’s coverage at E3 has been pretty extensive, and has led to this 30 minute video of Batman: Arkham Origins.
Ubisoft is going to make movies of Watch Dogs, Far Cry and Rabbids, which join the already in progress Assassin’s Creed, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon. [via Variety]
And more movie news to close with. The writer and executive producer of the Buffy the Vampire TV series has been appointed as the writer of the Tomb Raider movie reboot. [via Eurogamer]