Gaming News Wrap [5 Nov 2014]

Breakfast Wrap 07Good day to you all. There’s something for everyone in today’s Gaming News Wrap. So let’s not waste time in this paragraph shall we?

Games

Destiny 2 is already in development. Or at least, the “next full game release” in the new Destiny IP is being worked on by Bungie. [More…]

It seems Bungie released and pulled the Iron Banner in Destiny within a couple of hours. It seems that the event may have been released prematurely. [More…]

Destiny has over 9.5 million registered users and “active players are playing the game an average of more than three hours per day.” That’s the word from Activision in their recent financial report.

DriveClub looks set to get DLC set in Japan. [More…]

Rugby 15 will be released on 21 November 2014 (South Africa) for PC, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Rocksmith 2014 will be available for Xbox One and PS4 on 7 November in the UK. The game ships with more than 50 on-disc songs, as well as 500 downloadable tracks, including 12 Jimi Hendricks tracks which are available for free to Xbox One and PS4 owners until 31 January 2015.

Day For Night Games has said that it will add VR support to The Black Glove if the project meets its Kickstarter funding target.

Elder Scrolls Online has received its fifth update. Version 1.5.2 of the game includes a number of new features and addresses numerous issues related to general gameplay, combat, dungeons and quests. Details can be found here.

EVE Online‘s ‘Phoebe’ update (now available) brings some of “the boldest developments in more than 11 years to EVE’s massive sci-fi universe”, including force projection changes, unlimited skill queue and more. Details can be found here.

EA has decided to cancel their MOBA Dawngate. The game has been in beta for 18 months and will continue for another 90 days. Any players that have spent money during the beta will be entitled to a full refund.

Sales & Discounts

This week’s Deals with Gold sees Thief and Murdered: Soul Suspect discounted on both Xbox One and Xbox 360, while Sherlock Holmes and D4 join the discount list on Xbox One and Sonic and Deus Ex are also available for less than usual on the Xbox 360. Details can be found here.

Sony looks set to turn around their recent list of disappointing PS Plus Instant Game Collection titles. In December, PS4 will get Injustice: Gods Among Us: Ultimate Edition and Secret Ponchos, while in January inFamous: First Light and The Swapper will be available. This might be a reaction to the lack of DriveClub PS Plus Edition or simply an attempt to give PS Plus a real ‘added value’ feeling. [More…]

Industry

Activision’s Eric Hirshberg believes Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will outsell Call of Duty: Ghosts in the long-term, despite lower pre-order numbers. He says that they see “purchase intent well above last year” and “engagement with the brand in social media channels” are all “markedly up, so I’m still optimistic.” [More…]

Atari: Game Over will air exclusively on Xbox One, Xbox 360, and xboxvideo.com on Thursday,  20 November. The documentary is free on all of these platforms, for both Gold and Silver Xbox Live members. [More…]

Sega has posted a loss for the first half of the fiscal year ending 31 March 2015. [More…]

eSports

MLG and ESPN are teaming up to bring CS: GO to the X Games in Aspen on 23 to 25 January 2015. [More…]

Screenshots

Videos

Far Cry 4 gets a story trailer.

First-person mode has been confirmed for GTA V on PS4, Xbox One and PC. The game will also run at 1080p resolution and at 30FPS on PS4 and Xbox One, and will be 4K compatible on PC. [More…]

Dragon Age Inquisition ‘Choice & Consequence’ trailer.

The Falken Tire Car Pack is now available for Forza Horizon 2. Seven cars are included in the DLC, one of which (the 1990 Subaru Legacy RS) is available to everyone, while the remainder will cost $5 standalone or come as part of the season pass.

A new WWE 2K15 trailer showing off a number of wrestler’s entrances.

Meet OddSock and Swoop the latest playable characters for LittleBigPlanet 3.

The Mystery of the Genesis Prime is coming to WildStar.

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