Gaming News Wrap [6 Jan 2015]

News Wrap 02Good day to you and your hunger for gaming news. Dig in.

Games

The first DLC for Call of Duty Advanced Warfare – ‘Havoc’ – will be available for Xbox One and Xbox 360 from 27 January 27, and brings four new multiplayer maps (Sideshow, Core, Drift, Urban) and the new Exo Zombies mode. [via Twitter]

Ubisoft is polling gamers to find out what sort of settings they would enjoy for future entries into the Far Cry series. Vampires, dinosaurs, Peru, Alaska, historical settings such as the Vietnam War and “a Spaghetti Western-style tale in late 19th Century America” all feature in the survey. [via Eurogamer]

A few Xbox One users are unable to boot up their digitally bought Far Cry 4 following the mysterious removal of the game from the Marketplace. Microsoft and Ubisoft are investigating. [More…]

Limbo looks set to be heading to the PS4. No official announcement has been made yet, but a PEGI listing suggests it will be coming sometime soon. [via Eurogamer]

Consoles & Hardware

The Xbox One has more power available to it than generally thought, with part of the console’s seventh core reportedly being available since November last year.

The Xbox Avatars look set to be getting a makeover. Two job listings suggest plans for “gorgeous” new graphics and a number of new features. [More…]

Sling TV is heading to the Xbox One “in the coming weeks”. For $20 per month (so only in the US we assume) you get access to live sports, lifestyle, family, news and information channels, Video-On-Demand (VOD) entertainment, and Internet video. The app will launch with a free trial. [More…]

Industry

The PlayStation 4 has sold 18.5 million units, while 81.8m PS4 games have been sold. [More…]

A new french game studio called Big Bad Wolf has been announced. The studio features ex-developers from Cyanide, Ubisoft and Blizzard and will be RPG-focused across multiple platforms. [More…]

Videos

PlayStation Now is getting a new subscription model from 13 January in the US and Canada. There is a monthly payment option of $19.99 per month, and a three-month plan for $44.99. This will give subscribers access to over 100 PS3 titles via their PS4 in the initial phase. [More…]

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