Right then, new week, same old Snatch but rather heavy on the text this week, all the videos and trailers were posted during E3. We do have a couple though, starting with a features trailer for Hellraid which is coming to PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Borderlands 2 on PS Vita will be patched this week, control issues will be tweaked including “giving you control of the size of touch area [on the back touch panel] so you can make it smaller as needed.”
The identity of the Arkham Knight from Batman: Arkham Knight may have been revealed in a slip up by the developer. SPOILERS, obviously, but if you are curious and want the story ruined, click here.
Development news! Unity has finally been released to the public for PlayStation 4. It supports all the PS4 gubbins including the controller’s speaker, touchpad, vibration, and light colour, and depth detection, hand and face positioning and PS Move detection via the camera.
Meanwhile Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman has told Polygon that “Close to 1,000 developers sign up every month,” for the console, with 36,000 teams working on games. Oddly, they have only managed to produce 825 games.
It turns out Magicka 2 may be a timed exclusive on PlayStation 4, rather than an exclusive exclusive.
“Back then, it sounded like Sony had a more solid offering. But we hope to go to the Xbox One as well. We want to be on all platforms where all gamers are,” said Paradox CEO Fredrik Wester. “We’ll see if Microsoft is still interested in working with Magicka when that time is up. We’d be happy to bring it to the Xbox One.”
Drinkbox studios, the chaps who made Tales From Space: Mutant Blob Attacks and Guacamelee! are have big announcemnts this week, but it’s not more Tales from Space.
Do you really need to know what Minecraft will look like on PS Vita? Can’t you just imagine it? Like, Minecraft but a bit smaller? No? Well you had better watch the video above then. Oh, and try and be more imaginative in the future.
Lucky sods in the Destiny Alpha, I have some bad news. Your stats will not carry forward to the Beta. Boo!.
David Braben of Elite fame is now David Braben OBE after being named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. A well deserved award, our congratulations go to David.
Heartfelt thanks to all those that have sent congratulations on my OBE. This award is for all of us at Frontier that have worked very hard.
— David Braben (@DavidBraben) June 13, 2014
All the innuendo from the old Indiana Jones: Fate Of Atlantis game. Fnar fnar, as we used to say at Your Sinclair.
ShopTo listed and then deleted Sleeping Dogs HD for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Perhaps it was a mistake and meant to be a listing for Sleeping Dogs: Triad Wars, or perhaps they are remastering the original game.
YouTube celebrity PewDiePie is making 4 million a year by swearing, shouting and twerking at video games. I just hope Peter does not read this, I really don’t want to see Blair twerk his way through Alien: Isolation.
It look’s like Thomas Was Alone will be coming to LittleBigPlanet 3. “I am dead serious when I say that if this is in LBP3 I will buy it, and create TWA stages!” tweeted a fan, “You better get practicing then ;)” replied Pete Smith, Executive Producer for Sony Xdev Europe.
Sony are thinking about an “Early Access” system, much like the one found on Steam.
“That’s one of the massive conversations we have internally — that, at what point does [a game meet standards of release]?” said Sony’s Adam Boyes. “Because at some point, we have to ensure that we’re being mindful of the consumer. You don’t want someone to stumble across [a game in alpha] and expect it to be finished, and have a negative experience.”
“Honestly, we’re working through [paid alpha discussions] right now,” he added. “We’re figuring out what is ok. And obviously we have the technical requirement checklist that people have to adhere to.”
Sunset Overdrive runs at 900p 30fps and Insomniac have no plans to push the game to 1080p.
And Finally, we head over to Japan where a chimp and a
monkey pig would like to announce a new PlayStation 4 game.