Gaming News Wrap [26 May 2014]

ws_Cup_of_Coffee_2560x1600Good morning. Another weekend, and another bullet dodged by the zombies. We got the zombie apocalypse postponed so we could party this week. You can thank us later.

Games

In case you were wondering, and you’re concerned by these sort of things, Metro: Redux runs at 1080p on the PS4 and 900p on the Xbox One. However, both run at 60fps. [More…]

An update for the Xbox 360 version of Titanfall has been released. It weighs in at just over 60MB and fixes multiple issues and bugs, as well as reducing the number of players required for private matches of players from six to two. [More…]

CTF will be added back to the PC playlist of Titanfall with a wider regional search in matchmaking to ensure more active games are found. [More…]

A beta for DriveClub is rumoured to be arriving in July. The beta will be announced at E3 on 9 June, after which sign-ups will open. [More…]

Two more car packs will be released for Forza 5 Car Pass holders, following what was supposed to be the final pack in May. [More…]

According to Counter-Strike co-creator Minh Le, Half-Life 3 is being worked on and Left 4 Dead 3 is looking great. [More…]

Suggestions of a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Collection for PS4 and Xbox One have surfaced with a release date of 25 November. We’d suggest you take it with a pinch of salt. [More…]

The PS4 version of Basement Crawl is going to be rebuilt from the ground up, and owners of the panned game will get the new version for free. [More…]

Disney has canceled work on Star Wars: Attack Squadrons and taken its closed beta offline. [via Facebook]

The ‘Craglorn’ update has been released for The Elder Scrolls OnlinePatch 1.1.2 adds an “expansive adventure zone”, as well as class and skill updates, and fixes in the game. [More…]

Harmonix have hit their Kickstarter target for Amplitude. The game will be released for PS3 and PS4.

Industry

Half of all PS4 owners also subscribe to PS Plus, and the console is “also already contributing profit on a hardware unit basis, establishing a very different business framework from that of previous platform businesses.” [More…]

Microsoft has applied for a European trademark for the cult classic Xbox title Phantom Dust. Will the IP be resurrected then? [More…]

Take-Two has again applied for an extension on the trademark for Agent. The Rockstar Games website still has the game marked as ‘coming soon’. [via AllGamesBeta]

Former games journalist and writer for Telltale’s The Walking Dead, Gary Whitta, will write the script for the standalone Star Wars film due in 2016. [More…]

Screenshots & Concept Art

Videos

See four of Evolve‘s new hunters and the new map Dam in this trailer.

Watch PlayStation Access roadtrip across Chicago in this Watch_Dogs video.

Gameplay footage from The Order 1886 which was captured from Sony’s livestream on Twitch.

An ‘Endurance’ trailer for GRiD Autosport.

A gameplay video for Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark.

The Tropico 5 (PC) launch trailer.

From 29 May, an update for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team will be available for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The update is “a separate mode within FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT), lets players build their ultimate squad of players from all 32 National Teams attending this summer’s tournament in Brazil. FUT World Cup features all 32 National Team crests, the official adidas Brazuca match ball, National Team kits, the Estadio do Marcana stadium, and all new look and feel withinFIFA 14 Ultimate Team.

The first developer diary – called ‘Art & Emotion – for Ubisoft’s Valiant Hearts: The Great War.

The opening movie from Wasteland 2 which is due in August.

This is PlayStation Now (beta) on a 100MB line. Doesn’t bode well for SA gamers…

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Wannabe gaming journalist. Wannabe zombie. And sometimes clan leader of OAP. Clint O'Shea when in his human disguise.