Hello weekend my old friend. Ever so good to see you again… but we all need to get through Friday first so let us help with the Gaming News Wrap.

Games

A new patch is due for The Crew on 12 February and will introduce a new PvP mode, new faction missions and other fixes and updates for the game. [More…]

Halo 5_Beta StatsThe Halo 5: Guardians beta saw more than 181 million kills over 20 million matches which equates to almost 290 years of gameplay. All these stats and more were revealed on Major Nelson’s blog.

Feedback from the Halo 5 beta will also lead to a number of changes to the game when it releases. You will be able to turn sprint off in custom games, the base movement speed will be increased (as will strafe acceleration), along with other items being tweaked. [More…]

Sales & Discounts

A new sale has kicked off on the PlayStation Store with Alien Isolation featuring as the ‘deal of the week’ with a discount of 65% off on PS4 and 60% off on PS3. A number of Call of Duty titles and DLC are also discounted until 11 February, as is DLC for a number of other titles. Full details are available here.

Industry

Activision‘s recent earnings report revealed that Destiny has more than 16 million registered users, while Hearthstone had more than 25 million. More of the financial details can be found here.

Screenshots & Concept Art

Videos

The EU PS Store update brings a number of sale items (as mentioned above) along with the latest PS Plus titles for your Instant Game Collection, and more.

A new developer diary for The Order: 1886 which focuses on the power behind the PS4 and game engine.

http://youtu.be/ki2C7pMhFz0

Gameplay footage of the PS4 version of Tropico 5.

“Co-operative action first person shooter and melee combat adventure” game Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide has been announced for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. The game is expected this year and is in development at indie studio Fatshark. [More…]

http://youtu.be/oNfapcJR17o

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin runs at 1080p and 60fps on the PS4 and Xbox One. [More…]

Assassin’s Creed Rogue will be available for PC from 10 March in Europe.

http://youtu.be/E9FBFjDoFFg

Journey into the Heart of Maguuma in Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns with this new trailer.

Midnight Star for iOS is now out and is a first-person shooter from the creators of Halo.

Watch as a team beats Crota’s End from Destiny without shooting a gun. There are explosions though…

Final Fantasy XIV will let you play as a… cat. Maybe.

http://youtu.be/g-PL-tN9Poc

Thankfully, there’s still a human element to Final Fantasy XV too, as this ‘Episode Duscae’ trailer shows.

http://youtu.be/0g9c1ZyYSok