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, Sony wants all PS4 games to support remote play, Blizzard reportedly delays Project Titan and much more.
All Playstation 4 games to support remote play on Vita
According to a source speaking to Digital Foundry, Sony is asking developers to include Remote Play in all their Playstation 4 games. Games that require use of the new Playstation Eye would be exempt, but if developers comply that would still leave a significant chunk of the PS4 library playable on Sony’s portable platform.
Blizzard delays Project Titan, resets development process
GamesBeat has word from a trusted source that Blizzard’s as yet unannounced MMO, codenamed Titan, has been delayed. Though it has yet to be officially announced, the project was expected to launch sometime in the next year. But according to GamesBeats’ source, Blizzard have decided to scrap current development and start over. This means the MMO is unlikely to see the light of day till at least 2016.
Shon Damron a spokesman for Blizzard commented on the report, saying, “We’ve always had a highly iterative development process, and the unannounced MMO is no exception. We’ve come to a point where we need to make some large design and technology changes to the game. We’re using this opportunity to shift some of our resources to assist with other projects while the core team adapts our technology and tools to accommodate these new changes. Note that we haven’t announced any dates for the MMO.”
505 Games announces ‘How to Survive’
Zombie survival games set on tropical islands are fast becoming a popular sub-genre. 505 Games has just announced How to Survive, a top-down survival game from EKO Studios. How to Survive will allow you to control several different playable characters, as you face off against “infected” on a remote archipelago off the coast of Colombia. Alone or with friends, you’ll have to find water, food and shelter as well as craft tool and weapons to survive.
‘Rise of the Triad’ specs and box art revealed
Interceptor Entertainment and Apogee Software have released the specs for their upcoming Rise of the Triad reboot, alongside the box art for the new release. The latter is shown below alongside the original games artwork, spot the difference!
OS:Windows XP 32-bit
Processor:2.4 GHz Dual Core Processor or Better
Memory:2 GB RAM
Graphics:ATI Radeon HD 3870 / NVIDIA 8800 GT
Hard Drive:5 GB HD space
OS:Windows 7 64-bit
Processor:2.4 GHz Quad Core Processor or Better
Memory:4 GB RAM
Graphics:AMD Radeon HD 6950 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
Hard Drive:5 GB HD space
Amusement Park content pack released for ‘SimCity’
Maxis have just released an Amusement Park DLC pack for SimCity. Included in the DLC are nine rides, three entry gates and five concessions stands to install in your city. Rides ranger from Ferris Wheels to Rollercoasters, also in the pack are five new missions to play through, geared toward mastering the Tourism City specialization. You can get the pack as a digital download for $9.99.
Crysis 3: The Lost Island Multiplayer DLC Pack Announced
EA and Crytek will be releasing a new multiplayer DLC pack for Crysis 3 on June 4th. The Lost Island will include four new maps, two additional multiplayer modes, Frenzy and Possession, and some new weapons. The island setting is not dissimilar to that of the original Crysis, and much like that island, there be aliens. The Lost Island will be 1200 MSP on Xbox 360 and $14.99 on PC and PS3.