Projekt RED and their PR team kindly sent us an email to inform the sad news that we will not be playing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in 2014. As I continue to type with a little lump in my throat due to this being one of the most anticipated game releases on Xbox One for me – a snippet of information taken from a really long winded boring piece is below:
The decision we made was difficult, thoroughly considered, and ultimately clear and obvious. We could have released the game towards the end of this year as we had initially planned. Yet we concluded that a few additional months will let us achieve the quality that will satisfy us, the quality gamers expect from us. Consequently, we have set the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for February 2015.
Dear gamers – we know many of you would have liked to play The Witcher 3 sooner, as soon as possible, even. We’re sorry to make you wait longer than you, or we, initially assumed you would. At the same time, we believe the game will prove to be worth the wait and meet the expectations you have of us. We believe The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be an exceptional RPG, one of the best, providing many hours of wonderful entertainment.
So, we’ll just plod on and assume that this has nothing to do with the increasing popularity of The Elder Scrolls online which will hit the Xbox One later this year?
Xbox have very kindly sent thisisxbox.com one of the very perfectly designed wireless Xbox One controllers themed especially for the sure-hit title from EA and Respawn Ent’ – Titanfall. Being primarily white in appearance with signature Titanfall colours of orange, black and greys the controller is every bit as stunning in-hand as it appears from many of the promotional images you might have seen advertising the controller in stores.
Check out some images taken by thisisxbox.com below of the controller, the packaging and how it compares next to a “Day One” controller that I had to unfortunately pay for myself (smiley face)
Designed by Respawn Entertainment, the sleek controller was inspired by the C-101 carbine, used by the elite IMC titan pilots of the Frontier. Crafted in striking detail for maximum authenticity in colour and graphics, it looks and feels like an artefact from the world of Titanfall and is a must-have for every Titanfall fan.
The Xbox One Titanfall Limited Edition Wireless Controller is sold exclusively at GAME in the UK for £54.99 and will be available from March 11th 2014 to coincide with (you guessed it) the release of Titanfall in the UK only on Xbox One
If you’ve picked up one of those new Turtle Beach headsets for your Xbox One, you’ll need to update your controller. It’s relatively painless once you know what to do, taking only a few minutes, but here’s a quick and easy rundown to help you.
1. Turn on your Xbox One. This is important. If you follow the rest of the steps without turning the console on first, you might not see the pop-up messages you need to in order to run the update.
2. Remove the batteries from your controllers. Yup. Take those batteries right out. You won’t need them until you’re done.
3. Plug your new headset or Headset Adapter with the headset attached into your controller. Easy stuff here. Just connect the headset/headset adapter to your battery-less, deactivated controller.
4. Connect your controller to your console using a mini USB cable. You should have a mini USB cable included with whatever headset you’ve purchased. If you have a play-and-charge kit, you can use the lengthy mini USB cable it comes with. The smaller end plugs into your controller, with the port located just above the battery housing. The larger end plugs into your console’s USB port, which can be found on the left side of the machine, near the front.
5. Follow the instructions on the screen. Once you’ve followed steps 1-4, a pop-up should appear alerting you that your controller needs an update. If it doesn’t, you’ve done something wrong. Choose yes and put your controller down with the headset and mini USB cord still plugged in. Wait for the progress bar to fill up; it shouldn’t take longer than 2-3 minutes. Once that’s done, you’ll have the option of syncing another controller right away. If you want to do that, select the option and then switch the mini USB and the headset to the » Continue Reading.
Our friends over at BioWare have released a new, shiny awesome trailer for the third entry in their Dragon Age series, Inquisition. The trailer highlights and focuses on the new world built using EA’s Frostbite engine. The trailer accompanied a blog post from Producer; Cameron Lee:
When we started Dragon Age: Inquisition, one of our earliest goals was to bring the world to life and let you decide who you want to be in this vast and complex world. We accomplished this by using the Frostbite engine, which supports massive areas, destruction, and the most advanced next-gen technology we’ve ever seen. Dragon Age: Inquisition is BioWare’s first next-gen game. It’s also our most ambitious game to date! Nowhere is this more visible than in the incredible size and diversity of locations, life, and hidden places you’ll discover on your journey.
Our new “Discover the Dragon Age” video highlights only some of the locations you can choose to visit during your adventure. Each area in the video has its own realistic ecosystem with predators, prey, factions, and opportunities to expand your Inquisition.The world’s population is based on an emergent system that adjusts what you’ll encounter based on how your actions tip the balance in the area. You’ll see towns attacked by bandits, deer fleeing from wolves, giants feeding on bears, and countless other scenarios.
The artists, designers, programmers, animators, audio and VFX specialists and many others are the most talented I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. They are the people bringing the world of Dragon Age to life for you to discover. They’ve built incredible graphics systems like weather that creates naturally-formed puddles, spider webs that blow in the wind, and huge amounts of various materials that look more realistic » Continue Reading.
Ubisoft have finally revealed that Watch Dogs, will be released worldwide on May 27th 2014 – and this should hopefully be the actual final release date! Just in case you’ve forgotten amidst the hype of other toip titles, in Watch Dogs, you’ll become Aiden Pearce, a new type of vigilante hero who, with the help of his smartphone, will use his ability to hack into Chicago’s central operating system (ctOS) to control almost every element of the city! How exciting does that sound?
Watch Dogs will be available on both the Xbox 360 and Xbox One (as well as other platforms that we’re not interested in)
Check out the trailer above also for more jaw dropping gameplay.
Devastation, the second DLC Pack for Call of Duty: Ghosts is set to launch on April 3rd exclusively first on Xbox Live for both Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles. Devastation is set to deliver four new small to medium-sized multiplayer maps that include a mountaintop Mayan temple, a mangled container ship, a giant excavation digger in South America and a fully reimagined version of Infinity Ward’s fan-favourite map “Dome” from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – each with their own unique Field Order. There’s also the all-new “Ripper” tactical 2-in-1 weapon and “Episode 2: Mayday” – the gripping second chapter in Extinction’s four-part episodic narrative which includes multiple mod-able versions of the Venom-X weapon and closes with a battle against a monstrous, 100-foot tall Cryptid alien boss, aptly named the Kraken.
Additionally, as a special offer available starting today for players on Xbox Live, Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC Season Pass owners get instant access to Devastation’s all-new “Ripper” weapon, which features the unique ability to quickly convert from Sub Machine-Gun (SMG) to Assault Rifle and back again in the midst of battle and can be used in all Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer maps.
Devastation delivers four distinctive new maps with the fast-paced gameplay Call of Duty fans love, each with their own surprises. The first map, “Ruins,” is located on a Mexican peninsula and set amidst the remnants of a mountaintop Mayan temple, with multiple levels providing verticality for longer-range weapons and underground pathways perfect for close-quarters encounters. Savvy players that find and complete the unique Field Order will be able to trigger the map’s volcano to erupt and enjoy watching enemy players attempt to take cover as fiery debris fall from the sky.
The Titanfall Official Site now has an FAQ section will details the Season Pass for Titanfall, out next week for Xbox One and Windows PC, March 11th for US and 14th for UK and Europe. The Xbox 360 version is due out on Marh 25th in US and 28th in UK/Europe
The FAQ explains how the season pass will work for Xbox consoles. If you buy the season pass for Xbox 360 you will only get content for the Xbox 360, if you move up to an Xbox One you would need to buy the Season Pass again for an Xbox One version of Titanfall.
No details other then Map Packs are included in the Season Pass, but it will be a saving if you get the pass rather then buying the DLC as and when it comes out. The retailer GAME have confirmed the price of the Season Pass as £19.99
Below is the FAQ from the site, with questions and answers:
The latest chapter in the Sniper Elite series, Sniper Elite 3, will take players to the unforgiving yet exotic terrain of WWII’s North Africa conflict in a battle against a deadly new foe. Sniper Elite 3 will be released at retail and digitally on Xbox One from July 1st, 2014.
Some say Hitler shot himself in a bunker in Berlin in 1945. Others believe he fell to a sniper bullet two years earlier during a secret trip to North Africa. Or was it his double? Decide for yourself when you get your hands on Sniper Elite 3’s pre-order bonus “Hunt The Grey Wolf.”
Hitler, Allied code name “Grey Wolf”, and his double have embarked upon a clandestine trip to the Libyan port town of Tobruk in 1942. In order to prepare for this mission, and that crucial final shot, you must infiltrate the ancient streets and crumbling rooftops of the German-held town using stealth and distraction. Featuring an expansive open environment, and randomized target identities, journals and locations, no two playthroughs will be the same. The question is – can you tell fact from fiction, the real target from the double?
You can pre-order Sniper Elite 3 at participating retailers and a collector’s edition for Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 features a limited edition ammo tin box, dossier, three exclusive ammo and weapon DLC packs, collectible playing cards, sniper shooting range target, dog tag and a bullet-shaped torch pen.
The official launch trailer for EA’s highly anticipated shooter is out, check out Titanfall by hitting the play button above. Get.Ready.
Stand by for Titanfall. Crafted by key developers behind the CALL OF DUTY franchise, Titanfall is the first next-gen shooter that combines fluid wall-running, double-jumping action with powerful, fast-paced titan warfare to set the new bar for online multiplayer gameplay. Already the winner of more than 75 awards from critics around the world, Titanfall is winning over fans with its thrilling, dynamic first-person action gameplay featuring elite assault pilots and agile, heavily-armored, 24-foot titans.