Gaming News Wrap [16 Apr 2015]

News Wrap 08Let’s not waste time boring you with an introduction. It’s the gaming news and videos wrap.

Games

Star Wars Battlefront will be revealed on Friday via live stream. You can catch it on the Star Wars’ official YouTube channel from 10:30AM PST / 1:30PM EST / 7:30PM SA time.

Battlefield Hardline will be getting its first patch soon and Visceral is working on adding a number of community requested fixes and updates. Details can be found here.

F1 2015 will aim to run at 60fps on consoles, but the PS4 will feature 1080p resolution against the Xbox One’s 900p. The game is expected to release on 12 June. [More…]

EA will be shutting down four of its free-to-play PC titles by July. Battlefield Heroes, Battlefield Play4Free, Need for Speed World and FIFA World will see all services and support cease in the next 90 days. [More…]

Batman Arkham Knight is getting an origins story by way of a six-part comic book. The oddity of that all is that the comics will release 29 July – over a month after the game hits the retail shelves. [More…]

Wildstar is looking set to go free-to-play if the recent pulling of retail copies is anything to go by. [More…]

Consoles & Hardware

Two Xbox One bundles for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be made available in Europe – and seemingly Africa and the Middle East too. The one bundle features the console and game for £310 in the UK, while the other bundle adds a Kinect for an unconfirmed price. [More…]

Sales & Discounts

A number of latest releases feature in the EU PS Store Deals of the Week, including Dying Light and other Warner Bros. titles such as Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, LEGO Batman 3 and more.

Industry

2K Australia – the team behind Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel – is being closed down. The decision has been made to “”better manage ongoing development costs while improving the working proximity of our creative teams.” [More…]

Nordic Games has acquired the Men of Valor IP from 2015 Games. Other than the acquisition happening, no additional information regarding game releases have been mentioned. [More…]

Looking for a realistic hand cannon or weapon from Destiny and other games? Then Zander Brandt might be one of the best people to contact. You can see his work here.

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Videos

Project CARS is now ‘guaranteed’ for release on 8 May according to Bandai Namco. Meanwhile (and according to Eurogamer) the console versions of the game have “PC-like graphics settings”.

The Ferrari LaFerrari is heading to DriveClub next week. To gain (free) access to the car, you need to reach Level 5 in the ‘Ferrari Owners Club’ Driver Accolade.

The ‘Ascendance’ DLC pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will be released for PC, PS3 and PS4 on 30 April.

Season three of Defiance is coming, and a new update to the game brings Alcatraz into the world. [More…]

Klei Entertainment – the developers of Don’t Starve – have announced Invisible Inc. for PS4. [More…]

The Escapists is heading to the PS4 “soon”. [More…]

Head Back to Dinosaur Island with this Crytek VR Demo.

Bloodborne gets the Honest Game Trailer treatment.

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