Gaming News Wrap [28 Aug 2013]

Breakfast Wrap 03Good morning on the day that parades itself as the “middle of the week”. It’s clearly not as cool as the “end of the week”, but what can you do other than kill some time with us right here.

There is an “official trailer” for GTA V coming this Thursday. That is all. Time when Rockstar announces it.

The Day One Editions of Forza 5, Dead Rising 3 and Ryse have been detailed. All come with exclusive content such as cars, outfits and a map. For full details, check out Xbox Wire.

The microtransactions in Ryse have been explained by Microsoft. In essence: “Players who purchase ‘booster packs’ with real-world currency will only receive a minor boost in how quickly they acquire the items they’ve earned compared to those who only use in-game Gold.” [More on CVG]

EA still has “faith in Dead Space” according to EA Labels boss Frank Gibeau, and they are not ruling out future installments. [More on CVG] The man from EA also believes that Call of Duty versus Battlefield is “good for the industry”, because “competition drives innovation”. [More on CVG] He has a lot more to say, and he said it to CVG in an interview.

DICE has no plans to annualise the Battlefield franchise any time soon as the developer “can’t build a game every year”. [More on VideoGamer]

The final bit of DLC for Black Ops 2 – ‘Apocalypse’ – is now available for download on Xbox 360 as a timed exclusive for £10.20 and weighs in at 1.98 GB. The PS3 and PC versions are likely to arrive in about a month’s time.

A GameStop employee has told IGN that a Borderlands 2 Game of the Year edition is set for release in the near future. The edition will contain the game and all the DLC released to date.

Bethesda wants both Microsoft and Sony to allow their upcoming subscription-based MMO – Elder Scrolls Online – to be playable without Xbox Live or PSN Plus. No, the game will not be for free then, it will just mean not paying for two subscriptions to play the game on your chosen platform. [More on OXM]

The Xbox One release delay in eight countries is not due to supply issues, but due to Kinect voice-control localisation. [More on OXM]

The white Xbox One which is being given to team members may make it to retail one day according to Microsoft’s Major Nelson. Or at least, it might, as in a joking ‘maybe.'” kinda way. [More on Polygon]

Sign-ins for the closed beta of Dead Island Epidemic have opened. Registrations for the Dead Island free-to-play MOBA can be done via the game’s official website.

Metro: Last Light will be arriving on Mac and Linux later this year, complete with all the DLC. The Mac version has been dated for a 10 September release. [More on CVG]

After the initial eight characters are released for Killer Instinct at a cost of $20, Microsoft plans a second season of DLC in 2014 which will bring more characters. In the end the game will cost you $40, making it decidedly not free-to-play actually. [More on Shacknews]

Splash Damage has renamed their upcoming free-to-play multiplayer shooter Dirty Bomb to Extraction. [More on the official website]

PS4 launch game Knack will have a local drop-in drop-out co-op mode. Why is this news? No idea. But it’s apparently been designed with younger players in mind. [More on Joystiq]

Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead will be heading to the Ouya “this winter”. Episode 1 of Season 1 will be available for free.

Videos

The Lost Planet 3 launch trailer.

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag game director Ashraf Ismail takes you through the naval and fort gameplay elements.

See the power of the cloud in his Xbox One video.

Some team deathmatch multiplayer action from Killzone: Shadow Fall.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn launch trailer.

Not one. Not two. But three FIFA 14 matches in this Gamescom video.

The Madden 25 launch trailer.

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