A new Crackdown appears to be in the works. Eagle-eyed viewers (not us) picked the hint chucked in to the Microsoft Xbox One Reveal on 21 May. Microsoft Studios boss Phil Spencer said to IGN: “I have a lot of love for that franchise. The homage to Crackdown in the [21st May 21] reveal screenshots was… I know there was some, like, ‘Did we accidentally sneak that…?’ It wasn’t accidental. Definitely.” Who might be tasked with developing the third game is anyone’s guess, as Realtime Worlds is no more, and Ruffian – developers of the second game – are busy with Tribal Towers.
With Saints Row IV banned in Australia, it seems the “mature” rating for games is a little bit of a non-starter. Now State of Decay has joined the list. Apparently the depiction of “drug use” is the issue. You pop pills to kill the pain. [via CVG]
And in case you were wondering what exactly caused the ban of Saints Row IV in Australia… it’s because of an “alien anal probe”. Hell. I’m laughing just thinking about it. [via AllGamesBeta]
GTA V is looking to break the UK sales record with three million copies ordered for release day. It is expected to outsell the 1.4 million Black Ops achieved on its release. [via CVG]
Codemasters is hinting that they have a new rally game in the works. It could be a Colin McRae reboot. It could be a new franchise. It could – and should – be all revealed later today. [via CVG] Evidence is however pointing towards an iOS based Colin McRae.
Sony reportedly ditched a PS4 camera bundle to ensure they undercut the price of the Xbox One. According to multiple sources [via IGN] the firm was going to launch the PS4 for $499 with the PS4 Camera bundled with the console, but revised its pricing strategy in the months leading up to E3. It does sound a little like Sony were sneaky so-and-so’s by discretely notifying retailers they would be removing the Camera from the PS4 box, but mention the reduced price to avoid word getting back to Microsoft.
The EU PlayStation Store has been updated, and you can grab plenty of new content and DLC, as well as a few specials. If you’re in the mood for nostalgia, then a sale of PSone titles should really sate that hunger.
Spartacus Legends is now available to download on Xbox Live for… free! Free stuff. Go. Do it now. In-game purchases may be required however.
Reports suggest that Microsoft will launch a web version of Xbox Music next week. Whether it will work in SA is debatable. [via The Verge]
Will Wright has applauded Microsoft’s decision to backtrack on their DRM policies for the Xbox One. So are a number of consumers, but your opinion is much more important… [via CVG]
id Software president Todd Hollenshead has resigned to “pursue other personal interests”. [via IGN]
You can ‘defy history’ with Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and become a part of the game’s history. From press release: “To becoming part of Assassin’s Creed history, simply send images of yourself expressing as much emotion and passion as you can muster. Share your entry via social media, watch the artwork progress over time, and ‘like’ your favourite faces. Members of The Watch, the premium service for the Assassin’s Creed community, will have early access to the competition.”
Discover the ‘Toy box’ in Disney Infinity.
Watch Pikmin 3 creator Shigeru Miyamoto and Japanese comedian Hitoshi Matsumoto play Pikmin 3 for 20 minutes. If you want to of course.
Plants vs. Zombies 2 has been delayed. The game will miss its original 18 July release date and arrive only “later in the summer”. Northern hemisphere’s summer that is.
- Dragon Age: Inquisition [via AllGamesBeta]