Gaming News Wrap [31 July 2014]

Breakfast Wrap 02Good morning everyone. Another day, another Gaming News Wrap. Get to it now.

Games

The full list of changes (coming with update 5) for Titanfall has been detailed here. The update will hot the Xbox One and PC versions first with the Xbox 360 version following a little while later.

Over 4.6 million gamers participated in the recently completed Destiny beta making it the “biggest beta of this console generation”.

A teaser image suggests that the Watch_Dogs DLC may be heading to Camden, New Jersey. [More…]

A retailer listing may have leaked this year’s Xbox 360 and PS3 Assassin’s Creed. The game listed by Swiss retailer World of Gaming is Assassin’s Creed: Rogue and is dated for 28 October. [via AllGamesBeta]

Bethesda is asking you to vote for the new cover for The Evil Within. Head here to select your favourite.

The second wing of Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft DLC Curse of Naxxramas is now available for $6.99/£4.99 or 700 in-game gold.

The Dragon Age Inquisition companion app, Dragon Age Keep, has been delayed with no confirmed release date announced. [More…]

Consoles & Hardware

Sony does not see EA Access rolling out to the PS4 as they don’t see it as “good value”. The program has launched on the Xbox One for £3.99 a month and offers early access, discounted prices and free access to EA titles. [More…]

The Now TV app has launched for the Xbox One in the UK.

Sales & Hardware

There’s a Summer Sale heating up the PlayStation Store from now until 20 August, and titles such as Battlefield 4, FIFA 14, Need for Speed and more (including its associated DLC) are now discounted.

Industry

Koch Media has acquired the “Homefront brand and all coherent assets from Crytek.” Homefront: The Revolution will now be developed by Nottingham-based Deep Silver Dambuster Studios. [via Press Release]

Meanwhile, Crytek USA has been significantly downsized with the game HUNT: Horrors of the Gilded Age now being handled by the Frankfurt studio following internal restructuring.

What does it cost to launch an indie game for ID@Xbox? Quite a bit actually. Second Shooter Prime developer Jamie Fristrom has given some insight on the costs involved for his game on his blog.

Ninja Theory is set to reveal a new IP soon. [via Twitter]

Nintendo has reported a first quarter loss despite a rise in sales of the Wii U and nearly 3 million units sold of Mario Kart 8. [More…]

Videos

So, what’s coming to your PlayStation Instant Game Collection in August? Road Not Taken and Fez will be your games for the PS4, while Crysis 3 and Proteus are your PS3 titles, and Metrico and LEGO Harry Potter will be available for the PS Vita. Details can be found here.

The EU PS Store update is live. The Last of Us, Pure Pool, Sacred 3 and more is now available for your pleasure.

Free-to-play (but Gold membership needed) AirMech Arena is now available for Xbox 360.

MMO Neverwinter is coming to the Xbox One in 2015. [More…]

The PS Now beta is open to all US PS4 players from today. [More…]

The emotional side of The Sims 4.

Sheik stars in this new Hyrule Warriors trailer.

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