Word from Sony’s VP of brand marketing, Guy Longworth, has revealed that Activision will make a version of it’s highly successful Call of Duty franchise available for the PS Vita come autumn.
There was no mention whether the version will mimic the Vita’s older PlayStation brothers’, however the likelihood is high. No offence Activision, but that’s usually the case.
Longworth talks about the excitement contained within his kids on the prospects of a CoD game for the Vita, and then boasts that its “… going to be an absolute game changer for the platform.”
It will be interesting to see what comes of this portable version. Why? Well there has been much talk of cross platform gaming when Valve announced the feature (then removed) from the imminent Counter Strike Global Offensive. And with a Vita version on the horizon, and Sony’s emphasis on cross platform play between the Vita and PS3, you can guarantee they will give it a go.
However, if you are on the go and want a bash on CoD, would you want to play on an open Wi-Fi hotspot? Or even through your 3G connection? Or would you just wait to get home and play on your Vita, leaving your PS3 version out in the cold? I know which version I’d rather play… What about you? Leave your thoughts below.
Activision has released a launch trailer for Goldeneye Reloaded ahead of it’s arrival later this week (November 4th).
The shooter, which is a reimagining of Rare’s 1997 classic Goldeneye, has gone quietly under the radar in recent weeks with the BF3 and MW3 hype machines hitting full stride.
Developer Eurocom also worked on the critically acclaimed Wii version, released last year, created a new engine for the 360 and PS3 versions.
The game’s online multiplayer will support up to 16 players and expect the new co-op ‘M16 Ops Mode’ to play similarly to Modern Warfare 2’s spec-ops missions.
Whether the game can live up to the heights of the N64 original is debatable, but you can enjoy the trailer for Mr Bond’s latest (sort of) adventure below:
Developer DICE has promised to fix a series of bugs and exploits on the Battlefield 3 beta allowing console players to host 128 player games.
DICE have warned anybody hacking the Battlefield servers or taking part in 128 player matches could be banned from playing future EA games online. The console version of Battlefield 3 can only officially host a maximum of 32 players compared to 64 on the PC.
Since the release of the beta, many gamers have expressed disappointment at a series of glitches and graphical issues. As a result, DICE have promised to amend all issues ahead of Battlefield 3′s October 28 release. The developer will reveal what will be fixed in the final version over a series of announcements.
Part 1 of the changes is listed below:
A SELECTION OF CHANGES FROM OPEN BETA TO FINAL, PART 1
* Fixed occasional client crash when reviving.
* Fixed killcam showing glitched area under map if your killer is dead.
* Issue with spawning on dead squad mates fixed.
* Fixed a bug where shooting at a moving enemy could cause more than the intended amount of damage.
* Crosshairs for shotguns have been replaced with a new, thinner, art.
* A subtle low health screen effect has been added.
* Tweaked scores of Medals and Service Stars.
* Tweaked the Rank progression.
* Pushing prone on console will not play the animation twice.
* Fixed loss of Squad Leader after EOR at some times.
* Framerate stability fixes.
* The 3D spotting icons has been tweaked to better match the target’s visibility. Icons will show frequently less on mostly obscured targets.
* Fixed issue with crosshair disappearing after round transition.
* Fixed issue with crosshair disappearing after trying to deploy while the countdown timer still active.
* Squad list now shows specializations chosen, VOIP activity and dead squad mates.
* Non working options in squad menu fixed: ‘Private’ flag and ‘Switch Teams’.
Crysis, the formerly PC exclusive title, is making its long awaited debut on consoles a few months after Crysis 2 hit store shelfs.
We all know the impact this one title had on the PC gaming scene back in 2007, and developers Crytek are hoping to emulate that level of excitement when the console iteration is released on both Playstation Network and Xbox Live Arcade on October 4th.
Improvements have been made, one of which is graphical. This is due to the game being redesigned with Crytek’s CryEngine 3.
The Crysis remake will be downloadable on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in a weeks’ time, costing 1600 Microsoft Points or $19.99/£15.99 on Sony’s PSN.
So are you still willing to buy this classic? Or has it’s time passed? Leave your thoughts below.
Crytek and EA, the masterminds behind Crysis 2, are to release the PC only Crysis on both Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network.
Back in 2007, Crysis changed the game. The title introduced a whole new level of visually stunning and jaw-dropping graphics, and mixed it all with one mighty fine single player campaign. It brought in a new era of supreme quality and polish to PC games. Being a Half-Life fan, it was hard to avoid the impact this title was going to have.
PC gamers who wished to play this title in all its beauty had to get the best graphics cards, running them in ATi’s Crossfire or nVidia’s SLi configuration, and not forgetting over-clockable processors. To play the game, you had to have THE BEST computer to play it on, otherwise it just wasn’t worth owning. Yup, I’ll admit I did the same… Slightly on the cheaper side though.
However, those that didn’t upgrade their PCs or were only stuck with consoles to game on, they would have missed out. But that is all about to change.
The console version of Crysis will be remastered utilising Cryteks’ latest game engine, CryEngine 3, optimising the visuals and lighting effects to name but a few tweaks.
When the announcement was made, Crytek’s CEO, Cevat Yerli said, “We are extremely proud of what we were able to accomplish with Crysis. We set out to create a next-generation FPS and delivered a PC experience that became a benchmark for quality – and still is for many gamers even four years later.” He then continued saying, “By bringing the single-player campaign to console, we believe we are again setting a new standard for quality in downloadable gaming.”
The remastered Crysis will be available next month. Currently stated as being downloadable on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, costing 1600 Microsoft Points or $19.99 on PSN. Thats £15.99 in the UK. A disced version has not been mentioned, whether there is to be one or not.
Never played the game? Want to play it? I do highly recommend it… So, are you willing to splash out on a four year old game changer?! Leave your thoughts below.