Gaming News Wrap [20 Feb 2015]

Breakfast Wrap 07Let’s wrap this week up shall we? Hey, we laughed OK?

Games

EA will reward players of previous Battlefield with ‘The Veteran’s Pack’ for Battlefield Hardline if they buy the upcoming game. If you own Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Battlefield 3 or Battlefield 4, you will score the pack which offers an “in-game Veteran’s Patch, one 200 per cent Objective Boost (active for 30 minutes once activated), and one 200 per cent Teamplay Boost (active for 30 minutes once activated).” [More…]

A new patch for Assassin’s Creed Unity has been released and does away with the need to use the game’s companion app to access content in the main game. Full patch notes can be found here.

The next update for Destiny (version 1.1.1) will add matchmaking for the Weekly Heroic Strike. The update is expected at the end of February. [More…]

The delayed update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection is in the final stages of testing to ensure it is stable and playable when released. A number of other issues will be sorted out with the patch. [More…]

EA has updated (and upgraded) the stats and ratings of 130 players for FIFA Ultimate Team to mirror their real-world performances. Details of the FIFA 15 Winter Upgrades can be found here.

Capcom has confirmed that PS4 exclusive Deep Down is still a thing, but it might be a while away still. [More…]

According to an article on Bloomberg, a new Rock Band game is being developed for Xbox One and PS4. This is not really a surprise given the recent flurry of DLC for Rock Band 3.

Frontier (the developer of Elite: Dangerous) has registered a trademark for something called Elite: Deadly. It’s not clear what it might actually be but speculation is leaning to a companion app or an expansion pack. [More…]

Dreamfall Chapters Book Two: Rebels will be available via Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for Windows/Mac/Linux on Tuesday 10 March.

Industry

Research firm Strategy Analytics has predicted that the PS4 will outsell the Xbox One by 40% through 2018. A total of 80 million PS4s are expected to be sold by 2019, while the Xbox One will have sold 57 million. [More…]

Epic Games is offering a total of $5 million to developers using the Unreal Engine 4 as part of a new grants program. Grants will be selected on merit and will receive between $5000 and $50,000.

Todd McFarlane has said that NetherRealm Studios has access to his creation, Spawn, for use in Mortal Kombat games, due to a deal with Warner Bros. Interactive. The seed has been planted for Mortal Kombat X… [More…]

Hotline Miami 2 has an official digital comic, and it’s free via Steam.

Videos

The Order: 1886 has a day one (today) patch of only 30MB. If you’re looking to start playing a digital version of the game, you will be able to start playing once 6.44GB of the game’s total 31.6GB download is complete. [More…]
Meanwhile, here’s the game’s launch trailer.

Project CARS goes ‘in-depth’ with a new series of videos, the first focuses on the game’s career mode.

This IGN First video for Bloodborne is all about the story.

OlliOlli developer Roll7 has dated the release of their new game Not A Hero. The game will be available for PC on 7 May and the PS4 and PS Vita versions will follow “later this year”.

A cinematic trailer for Homeworld Remastered Collection.

Get behind the scenes with PlayStation TV series Powers.

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