Gaming News Wrap [3 Oct 2013]

News Wrap 04Good morning, and welcome to the day before rAge. If you’re going, we will see you there. Otherwise, cry into your bowl of cereal while reading the news round-up.

The Xbox One reserves 10% of its GPU power for multitasking and the Kinect, however Microsoft aim to free up some of this in the future for developers to use. [More on Eurogamer]

Rockstar are continuing their efforts to get GTA Online running properly, but have temporarily disabled the micro-transactions to do so. No ETA has been given on when the connectivity issues and other bugs will be sorted in the multiplayer component of GTA V. Meanwhile, the petition to get GTA V on the PC has gone past 570 000 people. Whether the power of the people is enough to get Rockstar to do it is another matter altogether.

DICE is aware of, and is investigating, a number of issues on all three platforms of the Battlefield 4 beta. They hope to have the issues addressed by the time the beta opens to from 4 October. [More on EA Forums]

Bungie will be treating the Destiny beta “like a full product launch.” [More on GameSpot] The developers have also hinted at a game-changing “as-yet-unrevealed gametype” and competitive multiplayer in a Q&A session on the PlayStation Blog.

A new sale has kicked off on the EU PS Store. LEGO gets a big focus, but there is also other options such as Sleeping Dogs, Devil May Cry HD and Saints Row games. Full details on the EU PlayStation Blog.

The first DLC pack for The Bureau: XCOM Declassified has been announced by 2K. Hangar 6 R&D will be released exclusively on Xbox 360 and will cost $4.99. The content is set before events in the game with players taking on the role of Agent DaSilva, who has volunteered for a series of psychic experiments.

Eidos Montreal has confirmed that they are currently working on a next-gen Deus Ex game dubbed Deus Ex: Universe. No release window has been announced as yet, but a few details and concept art are available here.

Namco Bandai has trademarked Soul Calibur: Unbreakable Soul – what could be a new entry into their weapon-based fighting series. [More on CVG]

Kick-Ass 2 has been announced for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC and will be out in November 2013. Expect “classic beat ‘em up gameplay” with contextual kills and finishing moves.

Hideo Kojima has decided to assure fans that the PC version of Metal Gear Rising Revengeance is “looking good” but remains tight lipped on when the game will actually release on PC. [More on Siliconera]

Ubisoft has bought free-to-play mobile studio Future Games of London – which claims to have generated more than 100 million downloads of its games like Hungry Shark and Pool Bar Online Hustle – for an undisclosed amount.

Maxis boss Lucy Bradshaw has been promoted to Electronic Arts Senior Vice President according to a report by Polygon. Patrick Söderlund takes over as EA Sports head, while Frank Gibeau will take over EA Mobile and Origin.

Bethesda Softworks will be opening a branch in Australia to handle sales, marketing and distribution in the region, which was previously handled by a PR company.

Author Tom Clancy has passed away at age 66. More on CVG. RIP.

Videos

The weekly EU PlayStation Store update has happened and there is the usual mix of awesome, mediocre and down-right-mundane. Full details here. The big one for some will of course be the Beyond: Two Souls demo.

The Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut has been confirmed and dated for the PC, Wii U, Xbox 360 and PS3. The game will be available in the US from 22 October and in Europe from 25 October.

The Australian touring car track Bathurst has been confirmed for Gran Turismo 6.

Two new videos to show off the power of Kinect.

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