Gaming News Wrap [24 June 2014]

News Wrap 07Good morning all. Jeez. Tuesday is the new Monday right? Nevermind, maybe this wrap of gaming news and videos will ease the pain a little.

Games

So it would appear that at least one returning game mode for the multiplayer of Call of Duty Advanced Warfare has been revealed. Or even confirmed. Michael Condrey of Sledgehammer tweeted an image which showed the results of a CTF (or Capture The Flag) game.

Ubisoft decided to drop Assassin’s Creed Unity‘s multiplayer to focus on the co-op portion of the game. [More…]

The engine for Assassin’s Creed Unity “took years” to rebuild to facilitate the focus on co-op…  “Because it’s very complicated to do.” [More…]

Assassin’s Creed Unity is expected to ship simultaneously on console and PC. At least that’s the aim anyway. [More…]

Batman: Arkham Knight has been listed for release on the US Microsoft Store for 24 February 2015. The release date is yet to be confirmed by Rocksteady and Warner Bros.

Towerfall and Strider may be part of July’s Instant Game Collection for PS Plus subscribers if the (now removed) listing on the Asia PlayStation site is to be considered proof.  Velocity Ultra (PS3, Vita), Hustle Kings (PS3, Vita), Table Ice Hockey (Vita) and Mind=0 (Vita) were also on the list. [More…]

Visceral have promised “great stability at launch” of Battlefield Hardline. Well, anything is an improvement on Battlefield 4 then right? [More…]

It would appear that DICE has been given creative freedom with Star Wars Battlefront, with general manager Karl Magnus Troedsson they “don’t feel limited in any way” with the licence. [More…]

DICE has said that with Mirror’s Edge 2 they will be “building Faith for a new generation” and with it they hope to “refine” first-person combat. [More…]

Forza Horizon 2 on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One are “different games inspired by the same ideas.” This is due to the new weather system and Drivatars only beng possible on Microsoft’s latest console. [More…]

Codemasters have promised post-launch DLC for GRiD: Autosport that will be in the form of themed mini-expansions and car packs. [More…]

Sniper Elite 3 on the Xbox One has a massive 10GB day one update. Ouch. [More…]

Blacklight: Retribution leaves beta from today and heads into full free-to-play release. Current PS Plus members will get a starter pack “in the near future” which consists of a Burstfire SMG, Revival Injector, and 250 ZCoins to spend on PlayStation Store. [More…]

Former The Last Guardian developers are working on a new open-world adventure game called Vane. The development is being handled by Friend & Foe – a new indie studio based in Tokyo. [More…]

2K Games has announced Civilization Revolution 2 for iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini and iPad Touch. The game will release on 2 July with an Android version “coming soon”.

Industry

Documents have been leaked that contains spoilers for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. CD Projekt has confirmed the leak of documents that reveal the game ending, characters and “boob physics”. [More…]

Crytek has denied rumours that it is on the verge of bankruptcy, due to the development of Ryse: Son of Rome being a “disaster”. [More…]

Microsoft has refuted rumours of the imminent demise of Games for Windows Live, saying they “remain committed to investing in PC gaming in the years ahead, and look forward to sharing more in the future.” However, game updates and buying games appears to be a thing of the past. [More…]

Nintendo is looking to appeal the Philips patent infringement ruling after losing the court case on 20 June. [More…]

eSports

This past weekend saw the Anaheim MLG event which featured Call of Duty, alongside a number of other titles. Evil Geniuses grabbed the big money in the ‘International Playoffs’ portion of Call of Duty Ghosts, while Optic Nation grabbed the winner’s cheque in the open bracket. For the full list of winners, head here.

Videos

An extended battle trailer from Kingdom Under Fire II.

Ubisoft has announced The Settlers for PC. The official website can be found here.

A new Hyrule Warriors trailer featuring Link and a Fire Rod item.

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