The Xbox Reveal last week attracted more than 8 million viewers, making it – according to Microsoft – one of the most watched streams ever. Reports that over 7.999 million were disappointed by what they saw remain unconfirmed.
There appears to still be plenty of unanswered questions about both next-gen consoles. A new report is suggesting that PS4 games will be required to support Vita Remote Play, with only PS4 Eye games exempt. This after it was stated by PlayStation Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida that he’d like all first and third-party studio partners to consider Vita Remote Play as a standard feature for future PS4 games. [via Eurogamer]
The Xbox One controller will last ten years – according to Microsoft – and will handle 3 million button presses. [via Pocket-lint]
Another Mirror’e Edge 2 listing has appeared on the internet. This time the Italian branch of Amazon has the game listed, and it is showing up on Xbox One. I’m going to go out on a limb and toss an idea in that maybe EA and Microsoft have a little exclusivity agreement on this one. Timed or otherwise… [via OXM]
The studio behind Driver: San Francisco – Ubisoft Reflections – is rumoured to be working on a new “realistic” racing game called The Crew. The game will apparently challenge GT and Forza on the next-gen consoles and is expected to be announced at E3. [via CVG]
Speaking of Ubisoft, the publisher is optimistic about the sales of both the Xbox One and PS4. They’re suggesting that the sales of the next-generation consoles in the first two years will be double that of their predecessors. “As the industry transitions to a new console cycle, past market trends and Ubisoft’s internal estimates indicate that within two years the next-gen consoles’ installed base could double that of the previous generation over a comparable period.” – via a Press Release for E3 (see more below).
Rockstar’s PS2 version of The Warriors is now officially available to download from the PlayStation Store for $9.99 / €9.99 / £7.99. It’s a beat-’em-up, in which you beat people up.
The PlayStation Store has has been updated, and you can grab a number of pretty uninspiring items this week.
505 Games has announced How to Surive – a zombie game which will teach you how to survive a zombie apocalypse. The game, which features “a robust crafting system, unique survival guide and a host of playable characters” will arrive on XBLA, PSN and Steam in ‘Autumn’ [Northern Hemisphere]. Look, we’ve said this before, no amount of preparation will save you…
The Devil’s Third is still in development. In case you thought the third-person shooter wasn’t. It’s hit a few bumps (THQ related), but Valhalla Game Studios is still searching for a publisher for the game which is “pretty well along”. [via Polygon]
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 GOTY edition has been spotted in the wild. According to a now pulled listings on Amazon.ca, a GOTY edition with the Revolution DLC included should’ve been out today. It seems it might not be anything but an Amazon special actually, but there is no-one willing to comment at the moment of writing. [via PlayStation LifeStyle]
Sony has released free DLC and an update for Soul Sacrifice. If you want to see what all that means to your Vita exclusive, head here.
The Unreal Engine 3-powered iOS boxing ‘sim’ Real Boxing will be arriving on the PS Vita in August. That’s all for now. Stock up on Vaseline.
Ubisoft has confirmed the games it will show off on the floor at E3, as well as teasing “exclusive next-generation games, innovative editions of popular franchises and new brands and titles”. The teaser trailer also suggests Aisha Tyler will reprise her role as host of the Ubisoft media briefing. Games at the Ubisoft stand include: Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, Rayman Legends, South Park: The Stick of Truth, Splinter Cell Blacklist and Watch Dogs. The Ubisoft media briefing is 10 June at 3pm Pacific time (11pm UK / 12am SA).
Deadpool visits Marvel HQ’s Legal department to promote his new game… and discovers his freedom of speech is not so free.