Gaming News Wrap [31 Mar 2014]

ws_Cup_of_Coffee_2560x1600Good morning all. The Gaming News Wrap is to the point this morning as this zombie has had an epic weekend of gaming. Friday Fairmont High School allowed Call of Duty to entertain around 30 pupils, and Saturday and Sunday was the amazing UCON event. Both we will detail in upcoming articles, but our thanks and eternal gratitude to all the gamers, supporters and assistants that were with us this weekend.

Games

Alien Isolation will be out on 7 October for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

The Last of Us Complete Edition for PS4 has been listed by Spanish retailer Xtralife. [via AllGamesBeta]

According to a rumour, Metro Redux will be coming to the Xbox One and PS4.

The delayed Battlefield 4 DLC and patch has launch for Xbox One. [More on CVG]

The development schedule of Uncharted 4 is “not impacted”‘ by the departure of the game’s director. [More on Game Informer]

“If there were something called Halo 2 Anniversary, I think the multiplayer would have to be fantastic.” That’s the words of Microsoft’s Phil Spencer. [More on IGN]

Horror game Until Dawn is reportedly being reworked for PS4 Morpheus. [More on Polygon]

A new Forza 5 update will add purchased DLC cars to your garage (without needing to use in-game currency), as well as making 200 cars available as rentals. [More on CVG]

Minecraft for the Xbox One is “really close”. [More on IGN]

New US and German forces will be joining the Company of Heroes 2 multiplayer as part of the Western Front Armies expansion. It is set for June release, with prices starting at $13. [More on AllGamesBeta]

The DayZ standalone has now sold over 1.7 million copies. Lots, and lots, of dead zombies…

EA is offering a copy of Dead Space free of charge until Thursday 8 May as part of its On The House program. There is no catch, and more games will be offered for free in the future.

OlliOlli devs, Roll7, has revealed their new “2.25D shooter” project, Not A Hero. [More on AllGamesBeta]

The spaceship management sim FTL: Faster Than Light will be available on iPad from 3 April at a price of $10. [More on CVG]

Industry

‘Deus Ex: Mankind Divided’ has been trademarked by Square Enix suggesting the name of the next game in the series. [More on CVG]

Ubisoft plans to support the PS3 and Xbox 360 for years to come. [More on Edge]

John Carmack has spoken more on Facebook’s Oculus Rift acquisition. [More on CVG]

Online retailer Fast2Play has been accused of exploiting the Humble Bundle sales for profit. [More on Game Informer]

Hardware

Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida has said that selling Project Morpheus to indies is easier than selling it to third party publishers. [More on Polygon]

A new wave of PlayStation Now beta invites have sent out. [More on IGN]

Microsoft plans to showcase an “army of huge franchises” at E3. [More on CVG]

Microsoft has revealed its second generation Kinect for Windows hardware. [More on Microsoft’s Blog]

A mandatory PS Vita system update (version 3.12) has been released. [More on PlayStation Universe]

eSports

This weekend saw 32 teams battle it out for their share of $1 million in the Call of Duty Championship in Los Angeles. In the end, it was Complexity from the US that took the first place prize of $400,000 with Envy Us bagging $200,000 for second place. Two more US teams rounded out the top four (Optic in third, US champions Strictly Business in fourth), with an Australian team (Trident.T1Dotters) grabbing fifth.

You can find the full standings here, while Complexity’s road to becoming champions is detailed here.

Videos

Call of Duty Ghosts ‘Devastation’ gameplay trailer.

Over 1,000 self-publishers have signed up on the PlayStation 4. [More on PlayStation Blog]

Jet Car Stunts is coming to PSN, XBLA and PC this summer (or winter in the southern hemisphere).

Team17 has revealed Flockers. [More on AllGamesBeta]

The Plants vs. Zombies 2 ‘Far Future’ update is now out for iOS and Android devices.

About Zombie Dredd

Wannabe gaming journalist. Wannabe zombie. And sometimes clan leader of OAP. Clint O'Shea when in his human disguise.