Gaming News Wrap [26 Sep 2013]

Breakfast Wrap 04Good morning all you tasty treats you. Another day, another edition of the daily Gaming News Wrap.

GTA Online is going to be massive. Rockstar has confirmed 16 man lobbies and lots to do. One of the content updates for the game is ‘The Content Creator’ which will “launch with tools to tailor and publish your own Deathmatches & Races.” There are plenty more details of what you can expect on the Rockstar Newswire.

More details have emerged regarding the GTA Online micro-transaction packs. You can find out more on Eurogamer.

Cowen & Company analyst Doug Creutz has suggested that GTA V has surpassed 15 million sales worldwide, with the analyst going on to predict that the game will reach 25 million after a year on sale. [More on CVG]

Rockstar has released an update for their free iOS app iFruit which “addresses connectivity issues”.

Upgradable cross-generation games will be done by sacrificing singleplayer progression, meaning restarting an campaigns you have started or even finished. Multiplayer progression will carry over as previously confirmed. [More on Kotaku]

A number of images of the PlayStation 4 interface and the PlayStation App have hit the internet via SonyIt looks really good, and you can see the images here.

Ubisoft‘s Alain Corre says that the first crop of PS4 and Xbox One titles are “second-to-none” and that “the first generation of games on [PS4 and Xbox One] will be miles, miles better than the first generation of games we used to have at the launch of previous consoles.” [More on CVG]

Capcom is working on frame rate issues with Dead Rising 3 to ensure a smooth performance when the game releases on Xbox One.

The Splinter Cell: Blacklist DLC which was only available in the special edition and for pre-orders is now available to all for $7. The ‘Homeland’ DLC adds two co-op mission maps, new gear and gadgets.

NBA 2K14 will see its control set change for the third year in a row – an issue that designer Mike Wang finds regrettable and embarrassing. [More on CVG]

A PS Vita version of Injustice: Gods Among Us has been rated by the German classification board, even though the game itself has not been announced yet. [More on Siliconera]

Worms Revolution Extreme will be available on Vita via the PlayStation Store from 8 October in the US and 9 October in the UK at a price of $14.99 / £11.99 / €14.99.

Valve has announced (their second of three this week) a variety of SteamOS based gaming machines called ‘Steam Machines‘ which will be in a living room near you in 2014. A beta to test the hardware has been announced, but it is limited to less than 30. [More on CVG]

Videos

The pre-order DLC incentive for Thief has been announced. The in-game additional mission is called ‘Bank Heist’ and is a “true homage to the Bank mission in Thief II: The Metal Age.” Screens and information here.

Batman: Arkham Origins ‘Deathstroke’ trailer which shows off the ‘100-to-1’ mode.

Check out 30 minutes of gameplay from Beyond Two Souls. The footage is taken from the upcoming demo of the game.

Ubisoft has announced that South Park: The Stick of Truth will be available in the UK from 13 December 13 on PS3 and Xbox 360.

The Armored Core: Verdict Day launch trailer.

The EU PlayStation Store has been updated with Far Cry 3 joining the Instant Games Collection. You can see the full list available here.

Want to hear what the startup beep and initial fan noise of the PS4 sounds like? Watch below.

Some gameplay footage from Killer Instinct.

F1 2013 UK TV spot.

Nosgoth has been revealed. The game is a free-to-play multiplayer game set in the Legacy of Kain universe.

Check out the character aesthetics in Unreal Engine 4.

Check out the first trailer for the upcoming Need for Speed movie, featuring Breaking Bad’s Paul Aaron.

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