Gaming News Wrap [24 July 2014]

News Wrap 08Good morning everyone. It’s Thursday. We’re just about at the weekend.

Games

EA continues its sequence of delayed titles and products. This time, the ‘Final Stand’ DLC for Battlefield 4 has been delayed. The DLC is now expected in the three months ending 31 December 2014.

Titanfall is getting a ‘Black Market’ and in-game credits. Credits can be earned via a number of ways, including completing daily challenges, selling burn cards and by converted XP at level 50. The credits can then be used to buy new Burn Cards and Titan Insignia. Respawn have said that players should not worry, no micro-transactions will be coming. [More…]

Find out more about the map Haven, which will be coming to Titanfall as part of the ‘Frontier’s Edge’ DLC.

‘Red Hood’ story DLC will be heading to Batman: Arkham Knight to those that pre-order the game from GameStop. This is along with the already revealed Harley Quinn story DLC. [More…]

Star Wars Battlefront may only arrive around the time of the new Star Wars film’s release, which is currently scheduled for 18 December 2015. EA’s Patrick Söderlund said: “Now, obviously we would prefer to be close to the movie, but I wouldn’t say that we’re directly tied to it.” [More…]

The Xbox One  version of the Destiny beta has launched with some stabilisation issues. Bungie is suggesting the following: “If encountering Party Stabilization errors on Xbox One: try turning off your console, fully unplugging, then plugging in and trying again.”

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris will be available for PS4, Xbox One and PC on 9 December. [More…]

The upcoming DLC for The Last of Us will be revealed later today via a Twitch stream which will also be “a basic introduction to the multiplayer mode, Factions.” [More…]

CounterSpy will be out on 20 August for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita at the price of €12.99/£9.99. A 20% launch discount will be available for PS Plus subscribers, and the game is Cross-Buy and also Cross-Save.

PopCap is making a new Peggle game, and is “moving through a test period in preparation for launch.”

Consoles & Hardware

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has confirmed that the monthly Xbox One updates have been planned through October, with digital pre-orders coming soon, and load and install times also being focused on. [via Twitter]

So why is the Xbox so awesome? Because it catches robbers. A burglar in the UK was caught by police after his robbery was overhead on an ongoing Xbox Live voice chat. [More…]

Now TV is available for the PS4 in Europe. [via Twitter]

Industry

Boss Key ProductionsCliff Bleszinski’s new studio – has confirmed its first round of employees which includes former Epic, Irrational, and Neversoft staff. [More…]

The produer of Crysis 3 and Ryse, Mike Read, appears to have left Crytek according to his Twitter and LinkedIn accounts. [More…]

The Uncharted movie is scheduled for release on 10 June 2016, and will replace The Amazing Spider-Man 3, which has been pushed to 2018. [More…]

Apple has reported a strong set of results for its fiscal 2014 third quarter ended 28 June. [More…]

Screenshots & Concept Art

Videos

The EU PS Store update has gone live and you can grab Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, episode four of the second season of The Walking Dead and more. Full details can be found here.

Another PS3 vs. PS4 Destiny beta comparison.

A trailer detailing the first free content update for EA Sports UFC.

Some gameplay from NHL 15.

Risen 3: Titan Lords heads ‘back to the roots’ in this trailer.

Guardians of the Galaxy will be heading to Disney Infinity 2.0. [More…]

Hohokum is out 12 August for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita. Here’s a launch trailer.

DJ Afrojack visited Sledgehammer to try out Call of Duty Advanced Warfare. Meanwhile, real people can expect to try the game’s multiplayer between the 13th and 17th of August at Gamescom.

Behind the scenes with the Sonic Boom animated TV series.

It’s real life Assassin’s Creed parkour.

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