With the death of the plastic instrument genre still ringing in Harmonix's ears, the Rock Band developer has accidentally revealed that its latest project is for PlayStation Network
Senior designer Brian Chan outed the news in his resume — though other than the project's existence, details are unsurprisingly scarce. The studio said in a statement...
In Japan, the newly released PlayStation Vita lacks one game: Monster Hunter. We might not be so hot on the franchise here in the West, but in the land of the rising sun it's a major driver of hardware sales. In an interview translated from LePoint.fr, Sony France gaffer, Philippe Cardon, has hinted that the system's saviour may...
Non PlayStation 4
Sony's France's Philippe Cardon has tempered expectations over an imminent PlayStation 4 unveiling, claiming that his company will "probably" be the last major manufacturer to announce its latest console. “It’s true that there are a lot of rumours, but I couldn’t..
Square Enix has a product named Hitman: Sniper Challenge in the works, if a trademark uncovered by Siliconera is to be believed
This is the second Hitman leak of the month, following the discovery of Hitman: Profession at the start of January. Both projects are linked to the newly formed Square Enix Montreal, who are confirmed to be the developers of the next Hitman project. Meanwhile, series..
There were things that we liked about IO Interactive's Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days
The visual style, for one, was extremely impressive — and we're surprised it hasn't been aped yet. But for all the game's good looks and presentation trickery, Dog Days just wasn't that fun to play. It was short, predictable and flat. Developer IO really needs to...
Few would argue that 2011 was one of the best years for exclusive PlayStation software
The growth of Sony's Worldwide Studios resulted in a new blockbuster release for almost every month of the year; a feat that was always going to be difficult to replicate in 2012. But while 2012 might not live up to its predecessor in terms of pure content quantity, we're certain Sony's still got a surprise or..
We loved Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing
Our only real disappointment with the Sumo Digital developed kart-racer was that it didn't go far enough. Sure, it was nice getting a glimpse of Ryo Hazuki and Amigo — but we wanted the game to dip even deeper into SEGA lore. Where was the Space Harrier stage? What happened to ToeJam & Earl? These are...
We've tagged this report as a rumour, but it's not: Resident Evil 6 is happening folks, and it's happening sooner than you think
A retail poster snapped by a GameStop-employed IGN reader all but confirms as much, showing off the game's logo in addition to a November 20th, 2012 release date. Oh, and there's a PlayStation 3 logo on there too. A full announcement is expected later tonight. If rumours..
Forget female associates such as Sheva Alomar and Jill Valentine -- Resident Evil 6's set to be an all out macho affair, according to rumours reported by VentureBeat this evening
The website claims that the latest entry in the survival horror franchise will see Leon S. Kennedy and Chris Redfield at the forefront of the plot. It won't be an entirely male affair however, as Resident Evil 4's Ada Wong..
"There's no hope left," claims a website supposedly teasing the announcement of Resident Evil 6
The blog — registered by a group linked to the viral marketing scheme behind Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City — contains photographs of a number of real-world locations, each bearing the slogan: "No Hope Left". Some of the images include biohazard symbols, while others include a date..
Forget what Kaz Hirai says about the PlayStation 4: someone, somewhere knows exactly what's going on
We'd be shocked if Sony hadn't shared intel on its next system with a handful of developers, and we'd imagine that Rockstar North — the team behind the massive Grand Theft Auto series — would be top of the platform holder's list. A new job posting on the Edinburgh-based studio's website suggests..
A job listing at Dead Rising 2 developer Capcom Vancouver has hinted that the studio is working on a new unannounced IP
The job posting notes that the studio is hard at work developing a new "third person action game". Meanwhile, a second listing describes the studio as a "multi-project and multi-IP developer", with "two new AAA titles in the works". Naturally,..
Yesterday, a slew of Tweets by IGDA Mobile SIG chair Kevin Dent alleged that THQ was in grave financial trouble, and that it was cancelling the entirety of its 2014 game line-up while holding out hope for a potential buyer
The rumours were not true. VG247 reached out to THQ's Australian branch — presumably the only one awake at the time — who outright denied the speculation. "THQ has not..
The Killzone franchise didn't really make its mark until the PS3 came along
While the original PlayStation 2 title was dubbed as Sony's "Halo killer" at the time, the final product ultimately fell short. Sure, the PlayStation Portable spin-off, Killzone: Liberation, remains one of the best entries in the series — but it wasn't until...
The start of the year has been dominated by new console speculation
Various reports last week indicated that Sony was getting ready for an E3 reveal of its new system, but SCE gaffer, Andy House, was quick to laugh off such speculation. Now chairman Kaz Hirai's chipped in — backing up his colleague, and reiterating that there are no current plans to reveal the next PlayStation. Andy is..
It's unclear whether this story is based on legitimate inside information, or simply too much time spent on the NeoGAF message boards; but a pamphlet released by a US retailer has hinted at the release of a "Monster Hunter Portable 3" (presumably Monster Hunter Portable 3rd) for the PlayStation Vita
The listing is joined by two previously announced, but unconfirmed for US release titles, Final..
Two PlayStation 4 rumours in a single day? The next generation must be nearing
PSM3 magazine's the latest publication to jump on the bandwagon. The magazine speculates that early signs already point to Sony's next console being "quite a bit more powerful" than the next XBOX, though it's unclear of the publication's sources for the claim. Additionally, the magazine states that the next..
It was only a matter of time before the ball started rolling
With rumours already swirling around the production of PlayStation 4 titles, MCV has published a bumper rumour this morning claiming that Sony's new home platform will be unveiled at E3 in June. The website speculates that both Sony and Microsoft will attempt to spoil Nintendo's Wii U coming out party with reveals of their own at the..
Put those white flags away: the PlayStation Vita is saved
A report on Nikkei Trendy [not really safe for work that site - Ed] quotes an "industry insider" as confirming that Monster Hunter is coming to the PlayStation Vita after all — and apparently it's coming this year. There's little elaboration other than the combination of the words...
We're suckers for James Bond games -- real suckers
How many people do you know that have the platinum trophy in Quantum Of Solace? Yeah, erm, we do. So obviously, we're more than a little excited to learn that the latest issue of movie magazine, Empire, has hinted at the release of a new 007 title to tie-in with the upcoming flick, Skyfall. It's not the first time that we've heard whispers about a..
It's 2012; the future is upon us
You didn't notice? Seriously, stop reading this article right now and find your nearest window — don't worry, we'll wait. Good, you're back. Did you notice the flying cars and newly built steel sky-scrapers on the horizon? Yeah, exactly. The future, huh? Unfortunately the future isn't quite as exciting as late 70s...
At this point there is no doubt that Diablo III is coming to consoles
There have been so many rumours, so many nods and winks, that it seems inevitable at this point. Edging us closer to that burgeoning inevitability is the discovery of a job posting on Gamasutra. In the listing, Blizzard states that it's in need of a Console Network Senior Software Engineer. A what, Blizzard? The job listing notes..
Since its inception, the God Of War franchise has been all about its epic single-player experience
But if rumours in the latest issue of British magazine, PSM3, are to be believed, Kratos could be on the verge of heading online. The publication speculates that the next mainline entry of God Of War will sport online co-op and centre on the plot of Kratos and his brother Deimos, as the siblings..
Poor Shuhei Yoshida's Twitter feed is a sight for sore eyes this evening
The Worldwide Studios executive spent the best part of the night clearing up rumours that suggested Team ICO's troubled title, The Last Guardian, had been cancelled. It hasn't — but there's definitely some confusion over the matter. Rumours hit overdrive when customers holding pre-orders for the anticipated PlayStation 3..
An eagle-eyed Battlefield 3 player has spotted what looks like a hint at developer DICE's next game
An Easter egg hidden deep within Wake Island — which ships as part of the the game's Back To Karkand expansion pack — shows the number 2143 scrawled on a wall. Alone it means nothing, but fansite BF3Blog points out that DICE has a habit of revealing future sequels in existing games. Way back in..
Capcom has teased the announcement of a new Dead Rising game
A post on the franchise's official Facebook page suggests that protagonist Frank West is gearing up for a new undead adventure. "I'm getting packing for my new adventure - camera, notebook and baseball bat. What else would i need for a break in paradise? - Frank," the post says. Frank West featured in Dead Rising 2: Off The..
The PlayStation Blog's got a mysterious new background, presumably in preparation for the announcement of upcoming PS3 exclusive The Last Of Us
The image shows little more than foliage and sunshine, but it looks like a real-time screenshot. Meanwhile, the unannounced game's teaser website has updated with a similar image of trees. Interestingly, both background images are entitled as..
Take this one with a huge pinch of salt, because we can already sense the inevitable backlash
According to a report on Thrifty Nerd, a Sony representative at a recent PS Vita hands-on event has confirmed that digital releases for the upcoming handheld are set to get a hefty discount. The website claims that retail releases will be capped at $40, while digital releases could be discounted as low as..
There are still surprises in the video game industry
When GameTrailers' Geoff Keighley promised an unbelievable PlayStation 3 exclusive would debut at this year's VGAs, speculation automatically pointed towards the heavily rumoured Sony Smash Bros. But a brand new teaser trailer has proved us all wrong. The Last Of Us is the name of Sony's next PlayStation 3 exclusive. The
If you think Sony's done with PS3 for the year, you're dead wrong
SCEE's gaffer Jim Ryan has teased that there's still plenty of surprises to come before the year's out, though the suit wouldn't be drawn on specifics. "Theres a bunch of stuff at the back end of the year which Im very excited by, and youll hear about it over the coming months. Itll give you plenty to write about,"..
It's only been a couple of days since the last Resident Evil 6 rumour, but that's not stopped online super-sleuths from digging up another
According to the resume of Chinese voice actress Wendy Mok, she's currently playing the part of a Chinese villager in Resident Evil 6. Does this point to a new setting for the unannounced game? Wendy Mok has previously performed voice work for Dead Island and..
The man behind two of Sony's most loved games -- ICO and Shadow Of The Colossus -- has left the company according to a report published by Eurogamer this evening
The website claims that the creative power-house is working on completing upcoming title The Last Guardian in a freelance capacity. Once finished, it's reported that Ueda will leave Sony in order to pursue personal projects. The..
EA really is aiming to incorporate multiplayer into all of its franchises
According to a Kotaku report, the publisher is pushing Bioware to release an online arena based battle system as part of its action RPG series. The site claims that dragons will be playable in the multiplayer component, but is unclear whether the mode will be released as a standalone product or as part of a future Dragon Age..
Kotaku's dumped a slew of EA rumours this morning, starting with the Dead Space franchise
The publication claims that the publisher is looking at "new ways to expand" the survival horror space series, and has a first-person shooter in the works. But apparently, that's not all. The publisher also has a Dead Space flight game in development — presumably a downloadable twin-stick shooter..
The Resident Evil 6 speculation has died down a touch recently
The game was supposedly set to get a reveal at this year's Tokyo Game Show, but after the Japanese exposition came and went without a trace of the survival horror series, speculation has been unsurprisingly muted. Until now. Eagle-eyed Internet sleuths have uncovered the portfolio of voice actor Joe Cappelletti, who lists Resident Evil..
Gamers have speculated about the possibility of a Sony mascot fighting game for years, but we never believed it would actually happen
We were so wrong. Chalk this up under your rumour folder for now, but investigative gamers have all but proved that a "Sony Smash Bros" type game is in development at US developer SuperBot Entertainment. SuperBot Entertainment describes itself as a..
Call Of Juarez: The Cartel didn't get the strongest critical reception, but it definitely had some cool ideas
Sadly the execution just wasn't quite up to snuff. But that's not stopping Ubisoft mulling over a sequel. According to The Gaming Liberty, players that synced The Cartel with their Uplay accounts have been sent a survey, asked to discuss the game's strengths and weaknesses. While the site..
Take this one with a serious pinch of salt
According to a report on The Daily, Microsoft is looking to integrate its Kinect technology into next-generation televisions from the likes of Vizio and, erm, Sony. The report claims that Microsoft is looking to aggressively push the Kinect into as many living rooms as possible", including those without an XBOX system. The implementation would..
According our buddies over at TheSixthAxis, Sony is preparing to make a MotorStorm Vita related announcement at a swanky soirée in London tonight
The site points to inside whispers and the Twitter account of Evolution developer Paul Rustchynsky, who's been cheekily dropping hints about making a "special guest appearance" at the event all day. MotorStorm: Arctic Edge proved a big hit when..
SEGA is hard at work resurrected one of its most "beloved IP"
But don't expect that IP to include the familiar faces of Ryu Hazuki and Nozomi Harasaki, because it's SEGA of America that's handling the development. According to a job listing, SEGA is looking for an executive producer to work on a "a high quality product based on a reimagining of one of Sega's most beloved IPs". Your guess..
On top of a bunch of XBOX successor rumours this week, EDGE has revealed via an unnamed source that at least one major Sony developer has switched attention to the next PlayStation system
According to the report, the Sony subsidiary has had an input on the graphics technology adopted by the new system. But which studio could it be? Our money is probably on Guerrilla Games, with Evolution and Media..
If your eyes are averse to reading things that might be considered spoilerific, you might want to cover them up with a thick piece of paper and turn off your computer monitor right now
That is if the comments of one naughty British magazine employee regarding Grand Theft Auto V are to be believed. Assuming they are legitimate, then it's probably...
Tenuous one this, but still fun
NowGamer has spotted what it believes to be a cryptic release date in Grand Theft Auto V's debut trailer. There's lingering scene that focuses on a man erecting a 'For Sale' sign. Written on the curb to the right is the number '2405', which NowGamer hypothesises could point towards a May 24th release date. Before you...
It's always exciting when Sony teases the words "surprise announcement"
But it nearly always leads to a bunch of wild and unattainable expectations. So let's keep our hype gauge in check, then. Jump Festa, a Japanese games festival, is set to take place in Tokyo later this year. Awkwardly the event will coincide with the launch of PlayStation Vita, with the exposition taking place on December 17th..
Ready for more ridiculous graphics and terrible accents? Good, because if rumours are to be believed Avalanche is hard at work on a new entry in the Just Cause series
The news comes via XBOX World magazine (sigh, we know), which claims that the game is due for release next year. We'll take a new Just Cause, just less Bolo Santosi this time ta.
Hot on the heels of yesterday's shock announcement, the rumour mill for Grand Theft Auto V has hit overdrive
Perhaps the most persistent rumour at the moment is that the game will take place in a "Rockstarified" Los Angeles — a rumour that's been running since before the game's announcement. Are we on the cusp of experiencing a...
Rumours are flying that Bethesda has temporarily postponed development of Doom 4 after the recently released RAGE didn't meet expectations. Apparently parent company Zenimax has "a serious lack of confidence in the project management at id," following the technical issues and luke-warm reviews surrounding RAGE. We thought the game...
So it starts
Ironically on the week we've spent a lot of time pondering PlayStation 4. We got to thinking about Sony's next system when we came to the conclusion that Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception would probably be Naughty Dog's final PlayStation 3 game. We figured that by analysing the portfolio of Sony's internal studios, we could probably formulate assumptions on the time-frame and..
Spider-Man: Edge Of Time is barely cold on store shelves
But already speculation is high about Spider-Man developer, Beenox's next project. According to sneaky photographs snapped by IGN at the NYCC, that project is a tie-in to next year's Sony Pictures' Spider-Man reboot. A poster snapped at the convention clearly shows The Amazing Spider-Man with Beenox and Activision logos plastered beneath..
Syphon Filter's been out of the spot-light for some time
Once a mega franchise in the original PlayStation's arsenal, the series trundled through the PSP and PS2 era with some impressive but overlooked releases. But according to Official PlayStation Magazine, franchise creator Sony Bend is lining up a new entry in the series once it's done with Uncharted: Golden Abyss. According to the publication,..