Rockstar Games has finally announced that Grand Theft Auto V will arrive on the Xbox One (and other platforms) from November 18th, 2014 which was already rumoured thanks to various retailers. The PC version will follow on January 27th 2015.
Grand Theft Auto V for Xbox One will feature a range of major visual and technical upgrades to make Los Santos and Blaine County more immersive than ever compared to Xbox 360. In addition to increased draw distances and higher resolution, players can expect a range of additions and improvements including:
New activities New weapons New vehicles Additional wildlife Denser traffic New foliage system Enhanced damage and weather effects, and much more.
Grand Theft Auto V for Xbox One will also feature enhanced radio selections, with over 100 additional new songs and new DJ mixes from returning DJs across the game’s 17 radio stations.
All players who pre-order the game will receive $1,000,000 in-game cash to spend across Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online. A host of new, exclusive content also awaits for players returning from the Xbox 360 version including rare versions of classic vehicles to collect from across the Grand Theft Auto series such as the Dukes, the Dodo Seaplane and a faster, more maneuverable Blimp; activities, including wildlife photography; and new shooting range challenges, new weapons and more.
Enhancements to Grand Theft Auto Online include an increased player count, with online play now for up to 30 players. All existing gameplay upgrades and Rockstar-created content released since the launch of Grand Theft Auto Online will also be available with much more to come. Existing players on Xbox 360 will be able to transfer their current Grand Theft Auto Online characters and progression.
So whilst the rest of the world is going crazy for the Destiny launch today, last night Major Nelson gave a detailed breakdown of what to expect in the October Xbox One System update. The update includes changes and new features to added to the Snap functionality, TV and Media viewing and a plethora of other updates and tweaks. The update will be rolling out first from today to Xbox One Preview Program members and then to the rest of the Xbox Live Community at at later stage.
Enjoy the October Preview video and then full details further below that…. that’s if you manage to put Destiny down of course.
New Snap and Friends functions
Snap Updates – We’ve updated the Snap Center to include quick access to many of the things our fans wanted faster access to when playing a game – Friends, Messages, Game DVR, clock, and battery indicator – as well as making it easier to close and open new snap apps when playing a game. A double tap of the Xbox button on your controller will bring up a menu that allows you to open a new app in snap mode, close the current snapped app, or switch focus between your game and your running snapped app. Additionally, two apps have been optimized for Snap mode.
Friends Snap App – Access your friends list without leaving the game. Quickly check your friends list to see who’s online right now and take actions like send message, invite or join. Messages Snap App – You’ll be able to open, read and respond to messages in Snap mode, and messages will now be displayed in a threaded conversation view.
Bungie, the original creators of the Halo franchise and Activision, the creators and publishers of Call of Duty have now fully unleashed the world’s most pre-ordered new game IP in history across the land – Destiny has launched! Famous fans of the game that include Olympic medallist Anthony Joshua MBE, Manchester United footballer Ashley Young, rapper Professor Green and England Rugby star Danny Care attended the star-studded UK launch last night on London’s Southbank.
Destiny has won over 180 awards and nominations in total, setting the stage to become one of the biggest entertainment launches of the year and the next big blockbuster franchise in gaming. In July, over 4.6 million people tested Destiny in what became the biggest console beta of this console generation. Millions are expected to start playing the full game today.
Bungie’s President, Harold Ryan commented – “Destiny is the game we’ve always wanted to make… We’ve dreamt of this universe for years, so we couldn’t be more thrilled to swing open the doors and let fans shape this experience as they tell their unique stories in the game…”
In addition to the launch of the game, the Destiny Expansion Pass is available for purchase that will extend the Destiny adventure after launch with two expansions containing brand new story missions, cooperative activities and competitive multiplayer arenas as well as a wealth of all new weapons, armour and gear to earn. The Expansion Pass is available at a suggested retail price of £34.99, with Expansion I and Expansion II to be priced individually at £19.99 when they launch. Expansion I will launch in December, with Expansion II following.
In Destiny, you are cast as a Guardian of the last city on Earth, able to explore the ancient ruins of our solar system in a » Continue Reading.
It seems some new details have emerged online via the latest issue of Future Publishing’s GameMaster magazine. Although nothing has appeared on either Capcom’s official press site or other industry press sites, details look pretty solid.
Claire Redfield will return as the playable lead and it is said that “In the time since we last saw her (Claire), she’s grown to be a seasoned veteran.” Claire will be joined throughout the campaign with Moira Burton, daughter of the legendary Barry Burton. The campaign will be playable in co-op or singleplayer. When playing as Claire, her style will be more combat focused. Whereas Moira will be supplying Claire with health herbs, provided the flashlight and general support. Claire will be the only player death that will result in a Game Over, one of Moira’s key roles will be to help keep Claire alive (though Claire can obviously heal herself). The story will take place on an abandoned island detention facility. The campaign will begin with Claire and Moira awakening after being abducted. The events will take place between the events of Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6. Gameplay will be much more Survival Horror orientated (much like the first Resident Evil: Revelations), bringing the series back to its roots with less over the top action, unlike Resident Evil 5 and 6. Fan feedback has played a part in the development of Resident Evil: Revelations 2. Producer Okabe said that “The project has been finding the line between listening to fan feedback and also doing something different to confound expectations.” Okabe also said that “I want this to be both a game that doesn’t lose what made its predecessor great, while also bringing something new and exciting to the Resident Evil series.” He also added that » Continue Reading.
So in a bid to increase the hype even more (like Destiny actually needed any more!), Activision have teamed up with one of the UK’s leading YouTuber’s Ismail aka ‘MoreConsole’ to stage the moment The Traveler arrived above Earth, for real with just 1 day before worldwide release.
The behind-the-scenes video follows below including the official release from Activision immediately below. Enjoy and don’t forget to let us know if you’ll be playing tomorrow.
At least that’s what it looks like – as Ismail launched a weather balloon into near space this week successfully recreating one of the iconic images from Destiny. The image was captured in the outer atmosphere, via a high-altitude weather balloon 107,841 thousand-feet above Earth, to celebrate the imminent arrival of the game ahead of its launch across the world on 9th September.
The idea was inspired by some of the game’s artwork, which shows The Traveler arriving above Earth. In Destiny’s lore, it was the discovery of The Traveler that heralded Earth’s Golden Age, during which a lost civilisation explored the Solar System and built colonies on Mars and Venus. When players begin their adventure in Destiny, the Golden Age has collapsed and The Traveler is found hovering low above Earth, over what is humanity’s only sanctuary on the planet – the last safe city on Earth.
As a Guardian of the City, players must fight countless battles against our enemies, venture out to explore our lost colonies and unlock the great mysteries of the past in order to protect their future on Earth.
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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Multiplayer is set to deliver one of the most game changing experiences in franchise history. Take a closer look at some of the new Multiplayer features, including exoskeleton movement, customization, maps, and modes.
Thisisxbox.com went hands-on with Sledgehammer’s sole entry into the greatest FPS franchise during Gamescom 2014.
With the Exoskeleton suit new strategies have to be thought through since enemies can climb buildings, jump higher, acquire tactical playing abilities such as shields, and it all seems to distance the age-old tradition of sitting in corners with Sniper Rifles – finally “Camping” might have been wiped out in Advanced Warfare! This new feature for Call of Duty has been seen in other games before; (before everyone starts chanting Titanfall clone) keep in mind that development for Advanced Warfare and Titanfall was around the same time period – and both have copied elements from Bungie’s developed Halo games! It is hard not to think of Halo: Reach when anything jetpack styled and futuristic soldier suits are concerned, but the underlying core of the gameplay is still a familiar Call of Duty territory albeit a new futuristic step in time.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare launches on November 4th 2014.
Deep Silver has a cracking line up of titles for the annual EGX (Eurogamer Expo) in London this year with Dead Island 2, Escape Dead Island, Metro Redux, Sacred 3 and Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments all playable at Earls Court from 25th to 28th September 2014. Gamers will get an early chance to play the hotly anticipated Dead Island 2 – sequel to the 2011 smash hit zombie action game – well ahead of its 2015 release date.
Also playable at the show will be Escape Dead Island, a thrilling survival mystery that fills in the events between Dead Island and Dead Island 2.
Showgoers will be wowed by Metro Redux, which brings the visual splendour of 4A Games’ acclaimed sci-fi shooters Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for the first time – in freshly remastered versions.
Also on the show floor will be Sacred 3, latest in the cult action role-playing game series, and the new Sherlock Holmes Crimes & Punishments, an investigation game that challenges players to reveal the correct perpetrator through 6 unique cases with a host of new mechanics for the series, as well as a new engine.
Tickets for EGX London 2014 are now available at www.egxlondon.net and are selling out fast!
It’s that moment you’ve all been waiting for, Violation’s next Saints Row title has finally been announced and it’s coming to both the Xbox One and Xbox 360, sometime in 2015 and it’ll set you back $20.
Gat out of Hell is a brand new, stand alone addition to the Saints Row universe where you play as the legendary Johnny Gat who is trying to rescue his boss from Satan… in Hell.
The game will feature co-op, devil wings and guns that are named after things from the bible.
It looks bat shit insane and we can’t wait to get our hands on it.
Ubisoft has announced that Assassin’s Creed Unity will now be released on November 11th in the US and on November 13th across Europe. Claiming that the two extra weeks will help ensure the quality of the game meets fans’ expectations by release.
Vincent Pontbriand, senior producer at Ubisoft:
As we got close to the finish, we realized we were near the target but still needed a bit more time to hone some of the details to make sure Assassin’s Creed Unity is exceptional. We sincerely appreciate players’ commitment to the game and their patience. It’s just a couple more weeks. And it’s going to be worth it.
The US release date for Assassin’s Creed Rogue remains unchanged as November 11th, but in EMEA territories, Assassin’s Creed Rogue will now release November 13th, alongside Assassin’s Creed Unity.
The Xbox One now supports preloading of Digital titles and has kicked things off with Madden NFL 15, if you head over to the Xbox Store you can purchase the game and it will start to download but won’t be available until 12:01am on Friday morning.
Payment will be taken straight away so you will need to contact Xbox Support to cancel the pre-order. If you are signed up to EA Access you can play 6 hours worth of the game now. Just head over to the EA Sports hub and the 14gig download will be waiting for you.