Gaming News Wrap [28 May 2014]

Breakfast Wrap 02Good morning. Yeah, we know, it’s tough to get yourself out of bed and fully functional. Well, it’s a fact (because saying so, makes it so) that reading the Gaming News Wrap makes it easier to do so every single morning.

Games

Battlefield Hardline has been spotted on EA’s Battlelog server, suggesting a police-themed entry into the Battlefield franchise. Details, including items, vehicles and more, have made it onto NeoGAF. **UPDATE** Now officially confirmed.

Micro-transactions have hit Battlefield 4. You can now buy Battlepacks for real cash, with Bronze Battlepacks available for $1, Silver for $2, and Gold for $3. [More…]

EA has announced the pricing for the FUT World Cup packs which arrive on 29 May for FIFA 14. “The FUT World Cup Store features a single pack that costs 5000 coins or 100 FIFA Points, similar to a regular Gold Pack in the regular FUT 14 game mode.” [More…]

Making Gears of War apparently involves having to “betray fans enough to give them something new and surprising.” That’s according to Rod Fergusson, so it’s all good. [More…]

There’s some Deals with Gold this week on the Xbox 360. Aliens: Colonial Marines, Star Trek, Lost Planet 3 and more are discounted and you can find the details here.

A number of PC players are not able to play Watch_Dogs due to connectivity issues with Uplay. [More…]

Final Fantasy III is now available on Steam at a price of  £10.99/€12.99. [More…]

Consoles & Hardware

Valve has announced that the Steam Controller has been delayed until 2015. [More…]

Industry

The Xbox One has been priced for Japan. The console bundled with Kinect will sell for 49,980 yen (£291/$490) and the one without will go for 39,980 yen (£233/$392). Now, before everyone thinks to use that as a yardstick for the price in South Africa, I doubt we will be getting the console for around R5200 and R4100 respectively… do you?

Sony is banking on their network services and the PS4 to help turn around the fortunes of the company’s electronics division. [More…]

The shooting of the World of Warcraft film is done and it took just 123 days. It’s now down to all the post-production needed before the film arrives in 2016. [More…]

Screenshots & Concept Art

Videos

As we suggested yesterday, The Order 1886 has been delayed until “early 2015”. To tide you over, here’s a new behind the scenes video. [More…]

A gameplay video from EA Sports UFC featuring Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate.

The Evil Within has been pushed back to October. It will now be available in North America on 21 October, in Australia on 23 October, and throughout Europe on 24 October. Console yourself with this new trailer. [More…]

You want 15 minutes of gaemplay from Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel? Alright then.

Sacred 3 gets a gameplay trailer. And a release date. The RPG will be available for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on 1 August in Europe and 5 August in the US.

A features trailer for WildStar.

This is what Halo looks like when it crashes into Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition. The pack costs $3.99/€3.79/£2.69 and includes 40 character skins depicting Master Chief, Cortana, Sergeant Johnson, the Arbiter, and many more.

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