Gaming News Wrap [9 Jan 2015]

News Wrap 05Is it just us or is this year already flying by? It’s the second Friday of the year already and we haven’t planned the zombie apocalypse. Oh well, rest easy this weekend…

Games

The Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of Call of Duty Advanced Warfare has received a new patch which improves connectivity, along with a few other tweaks. Sledgehammer is also working on bringing Daily Challenges to the last-gen consoles following their introduction on Xbox One, PS4 and PC in December 2014. [More…]

Titanfall on Xbox One and PC has received game update #9 which “provides minor bug fixes and connectivity fixes.” [via Twitter]

BioWare’s Shadow Realms may have headed back to the drawing board and could be heading to PS4 and Xbox One alongside the previously announced PC version. But only in 2017. That’s according to Kotaku sources.

Hellblade by Ninja Theory has been confirmed for PC and could possibly support PC mods and 4K resolution. [More…]

Bladestorm: Nightmare has been delayed by two weeks and will now hit PS4, Xbox One and PS3 on 17 March in North America and 20 March in Europe. [More…]

Joe Danger 2 will be released for the PS Vita on 13 January in the US and 14 January in Europe.

Industry

Microsoft has a new RTS studio called Decisive Games. The studio is searching for a ‘Senior Software Engineer’. [via AllGamesBeta]

Zombie Studios – who developed Spec Ops and Blacklight Retribution – is shutting down after 21 years. Blacklight Retribution will continue to run with support from new studio Builder Box. [More…]

The release of the PS4 has been delayed in China to a new -as yet unspecified – date. “Various factors” have been cited for the delay. [More…]

eSports

MLG, Activision, Sledgehammer and Xbox have announced the 2015 Call of Duty Championships to be hosted in LA on 27 to 29 March. For more details, head here, where you will also discover that this is not SA’s year.

Videos

A new cinematic trailer for Evolve. And more importantly, the game has gone gold.

How about over 90 minutes of gameplay from Dying Light? OK we suppose if you are not a supporter of zombies…

Rebellion will be releasing its Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army games on PS4 and Xbox One in early 2015, along with a new third entry in the series. The Zombie Army Trilogy will be a digital-only release on PS4, Xbox One and PC. [More…]

DayZ has a fan-made live-action short film. And it’s pretty good actually – even without a zombie in sight.

About Zombie Dredd

Wannabe gaming journalist. Wannabe zombie. And sometimes clan leader of OAP. Clint O'Shea when in his human disguise.