Since our staff is responsible for covering pretty much everything related to the video game industry on a daily basis, it can be tough to post all the stories we think our readers would like to see. Videos go unwatched, new release dates are missed and silly quotes just float away without ever being heard. So, instead of ignoring the news that slipped through the cracks each week, we decided to put it all in one convenient place!
This week, the CEO of Electronic Arts steps down, the classic Carmageddon is coming to next-gen and some gameplay footage of Metro: Last Light and Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen
EA CEO John Riccitiello steps down
Perhaps some of the biggest news this week was that EA CEO John Riccitiello would be stepping down effective as of March 30. Most of the reasons stem from missing financial guidelines that John is accountable for.
Riccitiello will be replaced by Jeff Probst who’ll assume a day-to-day leadership role as Executive Chairman for transitory reasons. You can read more about the resignation letter and what Riccitiello will be doing in the upcoming months here in their investor press release.
Carmageddon Reincarnation coming to PS4 and Xbox 720
Thanks to a $3.5 million dollar investment, Stainless Games will be able to bring the upcoming Carmageddon Reincarnation, a reboot of the classic Carmageddon.
This is also in turn with their successful Kickstarter last year and the iOS release of the original title. The new title will have reinvigorate the gameplay for modern tastes and bring all the weird and disturbing humor over with lots of running over pedestrians.
You can read more about it in their press release.
Shadows of the Damned director working with Sony on new franchise
Shadows of the Damned director has a new studio entitled Ovosonico and they’ve announced a partnership with Sony for a new IP. Not much else is known like what type of game it is exactly.
Although the director did say he was working on a movie length title that aims to ’emotionally challenging’.
Ten minutes of Metro: Last Light gameplay[youtube id=”5mOr8-I2H70″ width=”620″ height=”360″]
Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut announced for Wii U
Eidos Montreal announced that we’ll be getting a new version of 2011’s Deus Ex: Human Revolution with a new Director’s Cut exclusively for the Wii U. It’ll take full advantage of the GamePad with touch-screen hacking, map editing, sniping augments. It’ll also have Miiverse support, developer commentary and guides.
You’ll also have access to the Missing Link DLC and Tong’s rescue mission, integrated into the narrative of the original game. One of the best bit of news is the overhauled boss fights will accompany every type of player since before, they were pretty imbalanced to exclusive hackers and no-kill run enthusiasts.
No release date has been set.
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen Mystic Knight gameplay[youtube id=”Z5sa4DIKhaw” width=”620″ height=”360″]