Gaming News Wrap [7 Feb 2014]

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Games

The Xbox 360 version of Titanfall has been delayed by two weeks. The game will miss its original release date of 11 March and now be available on 25 March so that it gives “Bluepoint [Xbox 360 developer] time to put the finishing touches on the game”. [via Twitter]

The beta for Destiny is now being targeted for this summer [northern hemisphere].

Call of Duty has been switched to a three year cycle with the addition of a third developer. Sledgehammer Games has been added to the current Infinity Ward and Treyarch rotation, and is lead developer on this year’s Call of Duty title. [More on CVG]

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain could be out in October 2014. Or December 2015. It all depends on the development stage. No kidding… [More on CVG]

PS4 exclusive The Order 1886 will be a singleplayer experience only, and will not feature a “half-assed” multiplayer.

A new Killzone Shadow Fall patch is out and one of the additions is the ability to force the game’s singleplayer frame-rate to stick to 30fps, rather than fluctuate between 30 and 35fps. Other additions include in-game Clan features to let you invite members to a party and show clan tags, the Warzone options have also been given a refresh and campaign checkpoints have also been improved – your progress will now be auto-saved whenever you revive. [More on Killzone.com]

Free-to-play PS3 exclusive Soul Calibur: Lost Swords will be available in Europe and Australia in “spring”. We assume northern hemisphere spring and southern hemisphere autumn.

Xbox 360 gamers struggling to download the second episode of The Wolf Among Us via their season pass have been issued with download codes by Microsoft. [More on Eurogamer]

Sign-ups for the closed beta of Dead Island Epidemic are now open. [More on AllGamesBeta]

Industry

Sony has announced that it sold its PC division (which includes the VAIO brand) to investment firm Japan Industrial Partners. The sale is valued at an estimated 50bn yen (£300m). The company also announced plans to restructure its TV division which will result in the loss of around 5,000 jobs. [More on CVG]

Of course, who needs a division generating a loss when Sony has the PlayStation division. Sales of the PS4 and PS Vita has boosted the company but overall Sony is still expecting to make net loss of £665m ($1.bn) at the end of the financial year in March, due to the poor performance of the TV and PC divisions. [More on CVG]

Activision has seen their profit dip in the first quarter of their 2014 financial year, but say it was “better than expected”. [More on CVG]

Disney Interactive has seen a 38% sales increase year over year, thanks to the popularity of Disney Infinity. Profits have also climbed from $9 million to $55 million. [More on CVG]

Mamoru Samuragochi – the non-composer of the Resident Evil theme – has had new allegations leveled against him. His claims that he is deaf are a lie according to Tagashi Niigaki, the revealed ghostwriter. [More on Kotaku]

Screenshots

Videos

A Titanfall mini-documentary.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 ‘Void Sword’ trailer.

Turn-based RPG Child of Light will be released on 30 April for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, Wii U and PC via download at a price of £11.99/$14.99.

SEGA has revealed Sonic Boom – a new branch of the Sonic universe – which will feature a new look for Sonic and his friends. [More on AllGamesBeta]

Footage from the upcoming PC release of Resident Evil 4 Ultimate HD Edition.

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