Gaming News Wrap [5 May 2014]

News Wrap 01Good morning everyone. Hope you all had a great weekend and are ready for another week… No, we’re not either.

Games

The ‘official’ description of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has been released and the game is (in case you didn’t figure it out from the trailer) set in a “plausible future in which technological progress and today’s military practices have converged with powerful consequences.” The year is actually 2054 to be exact, and it looks like the future only has time for Xbox One, PS4 and PC as its chosen platforms. [More…]

You remember Unreal Tournament? Well, it looks set to be revealed on Thursday if tweets by Epic Games executives are to be believed. Paul Meegan and Mark Rein both tweeted: “You want to know about the future of #UnrealTournament ? Tune in to Thursday at 2pm ET.

Another map from the ‘Expedition’ DLC for Titanfall has been revealed. ‘Runoff’ is a “a small map” which still allows “Titans enough pathing options”.  The DLC is expected this month and will cost £7.99/$9.99. [More…]

There’s an Activision sale on Steam. It ends today, so hurry and grab titles like Call of Duty, Spider-Man and more before the sale ends.

Be reminded of what Star Wars 1313 could’ve been like with these pieces of concept art.

Are these screenshots from Project Beast – From Software’s new game? It doesn’t look unlike the Dark/Demon’s Souls games to be honest.

The Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare microtransactions have been priced. Coin prices start from £0.79/$0.99 for 13,500 coins and run up to £7.99/$9.99 for 200,000 coins. [More…]

Ultra Street Fighter 4 will include a Training Mode Fight Request feature and an Offline Battle Log. The game is expected in “early June”. [More…]

CCP Games has announced free-to-play sandbox FPS Project Legion for the PC. The game is set in the EVE Online universe, but no release date has been revealed yet.

Consoles & Hardware

The May Xbox One update will add a sound mixer for snapped applications, an opt-in Kinect feedback process and other features. [More…]

Industry

“I would like [PlayStation] to be the easiest, most accessible place for anyone that’s making great games to come out, and have their games come to the broadest amount of people”. That’s the words from Sony‘s Adam Boyes in an interview with CVG.

According to an alleged internal memo, Infinity Ward and Neversoft will merge to form a  ‘super studio’. [More…]

Night Dive Studios has filed trademarks for No One Lives Forever, The Operative, Contract J.A.C.K., and A Spy in H.A.R.M.’s way, indicating that the series may be getting a re-realease. [More…]

eSports

CompLexity have taken another Call of Duty tournament win when they beat Team EnVyUs in the final of UMG‘s UGC Niagara 2014 event. [More…]

Screenshots & Concept Art

Videos

Pre-order Call of Duty Advanced Warfare from GameStop and bag yourself customisation packs for Ghosts and Black Ops 2.

Two videos from EVE: Valkyrie. One is pre-alpha gameplay using the Unreal Engine 4, while the other is a message from Starbuck. We mean Katee Sackhoff.

There’s also a new trailer called ‘The Prophecy’ for EVE Online.

Super Time Force from Capybara Games will release on 14 May on Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

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