Gaming News Wrap [30 Oct 2013]

News Wrap 03Good morning all. Lots to get through today, so let’s not delay shall we?

Titanfall is not a timed exclusive on Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC, but a full-on exclusive title. So says Major Nelson via Twitter: “Yes, @Titanfallgame game is exclusive. No, not a timed exclusive. It will only be available on Xbox One, Xbox 360 & PC”.

Respawn Entertainment – the Titanfall developers – have however said that a potential sequel to the game may make it to the PS4. [More on CVG]

The ‘China Rising’ DLC for Battlefield 4 has been dated for release. Battlefield Premium members can download the content on 3 December, while the general public needs to wait an additional two weeks until 17 December. More (along with additional dates to mark in your calendar) available on MP1st.

DICE is strongly urging players to download the day one patch for Battlefield 4. The 119MB patch is available now on the Xbox Live Marketplace and “contains improvements to the multiplayer portions of the game.”

The PS4 version of Battlefield 4 appears to be the critic’s choice when it comes to next-gen versions of the game. VideoGamer said the game “looks stunning – especially on PS4”. [More on CVG]

The Sony-exclusive Assassin’s Creed IV content will remain just that – exclusive to Sony’s platforms and not a timed exclusive. This comes via a Ubisoft representative who confirmed with Joystiq.

Take-Two has revealed that they have “more than ten unique titles planned for next-generation consoles”. [More on CVG]

Turn 10 has revealed its DLC plans for Forza 5. Six packs featuring ten cars each will be released post launch, and will be available separately or via the ‘Car Pass’ which will represent a discount bought this way. [More on the Turn 10 Blog]

Reports of the Xbox One development situation being “dire” and “dramatic” have been dismissed by Xbox director of product planning Albert Penello. [More on CVG]

There’s a new Xbox Live Terms of Use going live this week which requires players to commit to keeping their contact and personal information current. Essentially, this is for your own protection apparently. [More on Xbox Wire]

GTA V has already gone passed GTA IV’s total lifetime sales by selling nearly 29 million copies in just six weeks. [More on CVG]

The mobile game Halo: Spartan Assault will be coming to the Xbox 360 and Xbox One this December. The game will arrive with “over 30 stimulating missions at your fingertips,” and you can “play longer than ever with the all-new online Co-op mode and the Operation Hydra expansion that delivered an action-packed addition to the single player campaign.” [via Halo Waypoint] [More on AllGamesBeta]

The US beta of Dark Souls 2 has been scheduled following technical issues on 27 October. The beta will now start at 11:00pm PST on 10 November (2:00am EST on 11 November) and run for three hours.

EA has cancelled their free-to-play Command & Conquer, and have disbanded the Victory Games development team. [More on Polygon]

A six month (in-game) demo for Football Manager 2014 is now available on Steam.

Oculus Rift is heading to Android devices, however iOS devices are unlikely to see the product in the near future due to the platform being “problematic.” [More on Eurogamer]

Apple has reported fourth quarter and full-year profit declines, even with a record number of iPhones sold in three months. Despite this, CEO Tim Cook has claimed the business is “stronger than ever”. [More on CVG]

UK retailer Blockbuster has gone into administration for the second time this year. [More on CVG]

EA‘s second fiscal quarter results have topped $1 billion which they say is due to “great title launches, continued digital growth, and financial discipline.” [More on CVG]

Videos

The Battlefield 4 multiplayer launch trailer.

If these sort of things interest you, here’s Xbox One vs PS4 comparison videos for Battlefield 4.

Watch Battlefield 4 launch from the PS4’s XMB.

If that’s not enough Battlefield 4 footage for you, here’s around 50 minutes of PS4 footage.

A comparison video between the current-gen and next-gen of Assassin’s Creed IV.

Ryse: Son of Rome ‘Fight for Rome’ trailer.

Need for Speed Rivals ‘Ultimate Cars, Speed & Rivalry’ trailer.

The Walking Dead Season 2 by Telltale Games will be out “later this year” on PC and Mac, iOS devices and “home consoles”. The five episodes in the second season will focus on the young girl, Clementine. A Season Pass priced at $22.49 will represent a 10% discount on buying each episode separately. Some details and screens here.

All the map DLC for Uncharted 3 – including a brand new on – is now available for free. This is to celebrate the game’s second anniversary, which also sees a new patch available.

Final Exam, the 2.5D sidescroller from Mighty Rocket Studios for XBLA, PSN and PC, has a 4 player co-op mode. This trailer says so.

Tearaway story trailer.

SimCity ‘Cities of Tomorrow’ launch trailer.

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