News Wrap 01It’s a public holiday in South Africa (not sure about the rest of the world), but that doesn’t stop the news machine…

E3 2013 was a record-breaker. 48,200 game industry professionals, analysts, journalists and retailers from 102 countries visited the event this year  breaking the previous record of 45,700 set last year. The date for E3 2014 has been set for 10 to 12 June 2014. We suspect it might be a little more low key than 2013’s event.

Sony has stated that the PS4 demand “may well outstrip supply”. Not a bad position for a company to be in. The company has increased their internal sales projection. [via WSJ] In other (not actually real) news, Microsoft has lowered sales projections of the Xbox One by almost 90%…

If games are what drive your decision making with the next-gen consoles, then CVG has very kindly compiled a list of games coming to both platforms. The PS4 list is here, and the Xbox One list is here.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise, but Microsoft may have set themselves to fail with the US military. According to Navy serviceman Jay Johnson says Microsoft’s always online requirement is the “greatest sin” the company has committed against service members. He says the “reason that I am so influriated about it is that I, and my brothers and sisters in arms, will not ever be able to play Xbox One when deployed or on detachment.” That Xbox 360 on a nuclear submarine comment must be biting back really hard now Microsoft. Read his impassioned write up on Gamasutra.

Insomniac has explained the reason for Sunset Overdrive‘s Xbox One exclusivity. The developer has said via their website: “The Xbox One and Xbox Live will support our ambitions to create an ongoing two-way dialogue with our community. It will also allow us to have quicker production cycles, enabling timely content updates for new weapons, characters, storylines and even pop culture-relevant content like memes based on social commentary.” The company also said that “doesn’t mean we can’t or wouldn’t make games with our longtime friends at Sony.”

Battlefield 4 will not support community mods, but future entries into the series may do. That’s what DICE general manager Karl-Magnus Troedsson confirmed via PCGamer at E3 last week.

Ubisoft is currently developing three Assassin’s Creed titles, with each delivering differing gameplay and innovations to the series says Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot. No other details were given, but it seems they will all be released at one year intervals of each other. [via Kotaku]

Dead Space 4 is not in development, EA has confirmed. The series is still alive however, just no-one is working on it. Visceral Games is busy on an unannounced game which “they have passion for”.[via Eurogamer]

The fourth DLC character for Injustice: Gods Among Us will be General Zod. Superman’s enemy will be seeing his gameplay video released this week, with the DLC available in July. [via CVG]

The recent State of Decay patch fixed nothing due to an error in applying the patch. While some claimed things were fixed by the patch, others reported ongoing issues, and developer Undead Labs is “getting everyone mobilized” to resolve the issue. [via Undead Labs Forum]

Gearbox is being sued by 3D Realms over $2 million Duke Nukem royalties. Can’t even believe the game made that much… [via CVG]

EA has said it will resume support of the Wii U when it is a “viable platform”. Ouch. That is a very clear call for dropping the price of a console to sell more units. [via CVG]


Some eSports news to end with. OpTic would’ve – by this past weekend – moved into their team house to allow themselves more time to practice together. Yes, gaming is serious business, and maybe one day, we’ll be doing things like this in South Africa. Maybe.