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News: Capcom Teases New PS4 Title That Will Turn Heads

Capcom Teases New PS4 Title That Will Turn Heads

"Sony's made a really incredible system"

It’s been a quiet generation for Capcom so far. While free-to-play dungeon crawler Deep Down was expected to be its first flagship PlayStation 4 release, the game has been delayed dozens of times, with its beta still out of sight. Fortunately, the Japanese publisher is set to pick up the pace early next...

News: EA Apologies for "Unacceptable" Battlefield 4 Issues, But Will Continue To "Push The Boundaries" At All Costs

EA Apologies for "Unacceptable" Battlefield 4 Issues, But Will Continue To "Push The Boundaries" At All Costs

Company doesn't want to take the Call of Duty route

When Battlefield 4 went toe-to-toe with Call of Duty: Ghosts late last year, EA's offering was found somewhat wanting. While the game's multiplayer mode was a revelation — with "emergent" gameplay and rapidly changing arenas — the title was blighted by issues which prevented players from...

News: PS4 Exclusive inFAMOUS: Second Son Goes Gold

PS4 Exclusive inFAMOUS: Second Son Goes Gold

Time for a break

There's exciting news for PlayStation 4 owners, as inFAMOUS: Second Son has officially gone gold. In case you're not familiar with developer jargon, this means that the game is finally completed and is now ready for mass production. Sucker Punch's co-founder Brian Fleming confirmed the news through Twitter, stating that it's a...

News: There Are More Developers Working on PS4 Than Any Other Console

There Are More Developers Working on PS4 Than Any Other Console

Teacher's pet

This week just keeps getting better and better for the PlayStation 4. With Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima proclaiming that the system is the "best console" currently available and Sony revealing that it has already sold over five million units, figures have now been released that show that a whopping one-in-five developers are...

News: PS4 Answers the Call of Duty with Next-Gen Focus for First-Person Property

PS4 Answers the Call of Duty with Next-Gen Focus for First-Person Property

Fighting new formats

With upstart Sledgehammer working on the umpteenth Call of Duty game, Activision executive Eric Hirshberg has shed some light on the title's development, revealing that it will be built with the PlayStation 4 in mind. Speaking with IGN, the suit said that the studio is "approaching this as next-gen first development"...

News: Don't Worry, Killzone: Shadow Fall Will Have Dedicated Servers

Don't Worry, Killzone: Shadow Fall Will Have Dedicated Servers

Smooth as a Helghast's helmet

A lot like cloud compatibility and 60 frames-per-second, dedicated servers have become a bit of a buzzword in the build up to the PlayStation 4. While plenty of PlayStation 3 titles took advantage of the preferred online networking functionality, many pondered if the same would apply to Sony’s next generation console...

Weirdness: God of War Creator David Jaffe Has Finally Lost His Mind

God of War Creator David Jaffe Has Finally Lost His Mind

Claims latest project is being funded by pensioner who can cure werewolves

God of War creator David Jaffe has always worn the signs of a mad genius. After all, who could forget his customary curse-laden rants or that weird Twisted Metal trailer where he started shooting a machine gun at a replica of Sweet Tooth’s famous ice cream truck – in...

News: There Was Very Nearly a World without Grand Theft Auto in It

There Was Very Nearly a World without Grand Theft Auto in It

Like nailing jelly to kittens

While we’re all chomping at the metaphorical bit to play Grand Theft Auto V, ex-DMA Design (now Rockstar North, of course) employees have revealed that the original PSone game almost didn’t make it to market. Chatting with The Guardian, producer and creative director Gary Penn explained that the project was a mess...

News: Polyphony's Yamauchi: Gran Turismo 6 Is "About 80 Percent Done"

Polyphony's Yamauchi: Gran Turismo 6 Is "About 80 Percent Done"

Remember, it's supposed to be out in December

Gran Turismo 6 producer Kazunori Yamauchi has revealed to Famitsu that the PS3 racer is "80 percent" complete, despite the impending December 6th launch date. Yamauchi said: The basic components are already complete, so overall I'd have to say about 80 per cent. The physics engine, the steering...

News: Sony's Secret to Indie Success: Don't Be a Jerk

Sony's Secret to Indie Success: Don't Be a Jerk

Wise words

Sony has the indie development community eating out of its hand like a hedgehog hovering over a plateful of mealworms. The platform holder has turned its third-party relations around, assembling a dream team of taste-makers who have become the focal point of the brand. And during that transition, the company has learned some important...