Microsoft has clarified (and attempted to calm continued concerns) over the Kinect surveillance. The Xbox One cannot transmit facial images and the player’s ’emotions’ are destroyed once the game session ends. While the Kinect sensor “identifies users by measuring the arrangement and length of certain facial features and calculating that into a number,” they have also said that the “unique number – even if passed onto government officials – could not be retroactively used to build an image of the user’s face.” [More on CVG]
The next title update (1.05) for GTA Online is expected “early this week”. The update will address player progress loss issues,and will be followed (hopefully) by the GTA$ Stimulus Package before the end of the week. [More on Rockstar Newswire]
DICE is working on a list of known issues with Battlefield 4. Issues include crashes and freezes, lost multiplayer progress, corrupt single player save files and audio related bugs, and other smaller problems. Patches and title updates are imminent for most issues. [More on Battlelog]
The Battlefield 3 maps due for return in the Battlefield 4 ‘Second Assalut’ DLC have been announced. The four maps coming back in all their Frostbite 3 glory are: Operation Firestorm, Operation Metro, Caspian Border and Gulf of Oman.
Warner Bros. has acknowledged – and promises to fix – technical problems that have affected Batman: Arkham Origins. Three main issues have been recognised, with one being a rare issue that is corrupting saves on the Xbox 360 version only, that they are struggling to solve, but are continuing to investigate. [More on Eurogamer]
Microsoft’s Phil Spencer reckons the Xbox One launch line-up is a strong one even without TitanFall, and believes they won’t have any trouble selling consoles. [More on CVG]
A Season Pass for Ryse: Son of Rome has been announced. Four add-on packs (totalling 14 new multiplayer maps, a new mode and more) will be released post launch. The Season Pass will cost $20 and will include additional exclusive in-game items, and also equates to a 25% discount versus buying each add-on pack individually. [More on Eurogamer]
Peggle 2 has been slightly delayed, and will now be heading to the Xbox One in December.
People Can Fly have been renamed Epic Games Poland and are currently involved with Epic’s first Unreal Engine 4 game, Fortnite. [More on Pixel Enemy]
God of War: Ascension game director Todd Papy has left Sony Santa Monica. He has not quit games, but appears to planning to do what he does in Germany. [More on CVG]
Capcom is forecasting their Xbox One exclusive Dead Rising 3 will sell 1.2 million copies. So many dead zombies. So. Many…
The ‘First Contact’ trailer of the ‘Extinction’ mode from Call of Duty: Ghosts.
An “epic night out” in this live action Call of Duty: Ghosts trailer.
A multiplayer gameplay video of Killzone: Shadow Fall. Sony has also confirmed native 1080p and 60fps support for their PS4 exclusive.
Forza 5 gameplay trailers and videos.
‘Basso’s Gamble’ – The first part in the ‘Stories from the City’ series of Thief.
Ratchet & Clank Into the Nexus weapons trailer.
The first chapter of Arma 3‘s singleplayer campaign has been released as free DLC.
A Japanese video showing off the PS Vita TV in action.
A video from Sony has teased at the possible revival of their PocketStation peripheral. An announcement about the device is to be made on 5 November. [via CVG]
A live action remake of the original Dead Island ‘backwards’ trailer.