News Wrap 04

Good morning.  Everything back to normal after all the Xbox One activity?  Nope…

Ryse, the Crytek developed Kinect title, has been confirmed as an Xbox One exclusive ahead of its E3 reveal.  And no-one’s even surprised by that news… [via CVG]

With Tuesday’s Xbox One reveal came a fair amount of confusion over a number of elements.  None of those have been cleared up, however, if you are a FIFA fan who thought that Microsoft’s console had secured complete exclusivity of the Ultimate Team feature, fear not.  The Xbox One edition is just set to feature exclusive elements.  What those are is not yet clear. [via CVG]

On the other hand Major Nelson – also known as Larry Hryb – has asked everyone to ‘keep calm and carry on waiting’ with regards some of the confusion.  Actually, he said: “We are months away from the launch of XboxOne & policy decisions are still being finalized.When they are, we will let you know.”  This is specifically in regards to the pre-owned games saga.

On the other hand, Mr. Hryb did confirm that the new Xbox console will support 3D and 4K resolution.  We assume the 4K support is for video playback and not gaming.  Either way… Hooray?! [via Yahoo]

You may already have heard the news, but any of your current generation peripherals – controllers and headsets, etc – will not be supported by the Xbox One due to a proprietary data port.  According to an IGN source, this port means Microsoft can control the production of third party peripherals with licensing and authentication standards that manufacturers will be required to meet.

Microsoft’s decision to not have “dedicated channels” on Xbox Live Marketplace has meant Indie developer Curve to shift its focus to the PS4. [via CVG]

Far Cry news:
The map editor in Far Cry 3 has been updated with assets from Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon.  The new content, entitled ‘Mark IV Style’ is available to download free for Xbox 360 andPlayStation 3.
Meanwhile, the Brazilian classification board has outed an HD remake of the original Far Cry for Xbox 360 and PS3. [via CVG]

The Warriors will be on your PSN next week.  That’s Rockstar’s game The Warriors in case you needed that kinda spelled out.  From 28 May in the US and 29 May in Europe the PS2 game will hit the PlayStation Network.  You can grab it for $9.99 / €9.99 / £7.99.

A fighting game sale has hit Europe’s PSN Store.  You can grab a number of titles on discount for the next two weeks including Tekken Tag Tournament 2 for £11.99.  There’s plenty more, so check them all out here.

Meanwhile, the weekly PSN Store update brings with it the usual mixture of new games, DLC and other fluff no-one really looks at.  You can look at what’s on offer right here.

Would you be surprised to hear that there might be another Need for Speed game?  Didn’t really think so.  A teaser screenshot on EA’s Australian Facebook page alongside the text: “Have no rules, show no mercy” suggests so, and it’s likely to appear at E3.  Not really news when you kinda knew it would be coming then right?

The recently revealed EA Sports engine ‘Ignite’ will not power FIFA 14 for the PC – only the versions heading to the Xbox One and PS4.  And if you wanted to know about the video shown off: “The video uses assets pulled directly from the in-game engines, and was rendered to create this first look multi-product trailer. It’s representative of where we expect our games will be when they launch.” [via Joystiq]

Activision has released the tech video from Tuesday’s Xbox Reveal event which showed off the graphical differences between the upcoming Call of Duty: Ghosts and Modern Warfare 3.  Who’s a cute doggy-woggy then?

Some behind-the-scenes shenanigans of “The Replacers” on the Black Ops 2 ‘Uprising’ DLC.

http://youtu.be/oOlmtoK8Vwg

“Gothic-noir steampunk action-RPG” The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing is now available worldwide for PC for $14.99 through Steam.  Here’s the launch trailer showing you how to take a vampire or 200 down.