Gaming News Wrap [15 Apr 2014]

Breakfast Wrap 01Good morning. We would like to start by congratulating Fairbairn College for grabbing the FIFA 14 inter-schools event against Fairmont High that we had the honour of hosting at MWEB yesterday afternoon. We will have a full report still, but we hope to see the concept grow in the future thanks to these trendsetting schools.

We would also like to congratulate the Southern Barbarians who beat Sweden to secure a grand final spot in the ESL Battlefield 4 Country Championship.

Now on to the Gaming News Wrap.

Games

A new Assassin’s Creed game may take place in ancient Rome – this is not likely to be the already announced Assassin”s Creed Unity, but may be a future title or one developed for the older consoles. [More on CVG]

Trials Fusion will run at a native 1080p on the PC and PS 4, while the Xbox One will run in 900p following a day one patch, and the Xbox 360 will run at 600p. All the games will run at 60fps. The game will be available from 16 April on Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PS4, and 24 April on PC.

OlliOlli is coming to the PS4, PS3 and PC in July. Most likely 22 July, which is the studio director Simon Bennett’ birthday. [More on CVG]

Grave, a first-person survival horror game, will be heading to the Xbox One via the ID@Xbox program. The game is still busy with its Kickstarter campaign.

You can get a free weapon for Warframe to celebrate the game’s first anniversary. You can find out how to redeem the weapon, as well as find out a little more about update 13 here.

US PS Plus members can now get Castle of Illusion from Instant Game Collection. A number of titles – most notably LEGO games – are also discounted. [More on PlayStation Blog]

To run Watch_Dogs on your PC with ‘ultra specs’ you will need an “Intel Core i7-4770K with a GeForce 780.” [via Twitter]

Zenimax has endorsed a third party marketplace for The Elder Scrolls Online. More details can be found on the game’s forums.

Crysis and Crysis 2 on PC will be joining the list of games losing its online capability on 31 May when GameSpy shuts down. For a comprehensive, but unconfirmed list of games affected by the GameSpy shut down, head here.

Rollercoaster Tycoon 4 will be available on PC in “holiday 2014”. The game is now available for iOS however for £1.99.

Dead Nation will be available for the PS Vita today in the US and tomorrow in Europe. The game will feature Cross-Buy support for PS3 owners.

Freedom Wars, Soul Sacrifice Delta and Oreshika have all been confirmed for release in the US and Europe on the PS Vita by Sony. No release dates have been announced. [More on PlayStation Blog]

Hardware

A new Xbox One system update is rolling out, bringing a host of improvements. You can get the full skinny on Major Nelson’s blog.

A total of 85,000 Oculus Rift dev kits have been sold to date, with 25,000 being the new DK2 version of the headset. [More on Gamasutra]

Atlantic Productions is looking to create an Oculus Rift version of an upcoming Sir David Attenborough wildlife show. If they do decide to do so, it may need to raise money through crowdfunding efforts. [More on CVG]

Industry

Ubisoft has set the date and time of its E3 media briefing. On 9 June from 3pm PT (12am SA time) to find out what’s next for the publisher.

CCP has pulled the plug on its MMO World of Darkness after seven years of development, resulting in 56 people losing their jobs. [More on CVG]

Capcom is building two new research and development buildings in Osaka, Japan that will cost approximately eight billion yen (£47m/$79m). [More on CVG]

PAX South has been announced for 23 to 25 January 2015 in San Antonio. [More on CVG]

eSports

For your daily dose of Call of Duty eSports news, head over to eSportsLive.

Videos

Two new trailers for Daylight.

DICE is investigating the ‘death shield’ bug in Battlefield 4 which sees revived team mates become invisible shields. The video explains it all a lot better than I ever could. [More on MP1st]

A new Child of Light trailer.

Get a glimpse of new concept art from Beyond Good & Evil 2.

The PS4 launch trailer for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.

Guacamelee developer DrinkBox Studios has announced their next game called Severed.

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