Call of Duty: Black Ops III is coming to the PS3 and Xbox 360 after all

Treyarch aren't handling development duties though.

Activision has revealed that they will be bringing Call Of Duty: Black Ops III to PS3 and Xbox 360 after all.

The game was originally announced for PC, PS4 and Xbox One and Treyarch is focusing on bringing the game to these platforms and making the most of the hardware.

For folks that still haven't committed to a PS4 or Xbox One yet Activision has tasked Spiderman studio Beenox and Mercenary Technology with porting Black Ops III to the PS3 and Xbox 360. Sadly Wii U gamers are being left out again despite the game being ported to PS3 and Xbox 360.

The PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Call Of Duty: Black Ops III are aiming to launch alongside the PC, PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game on November the 6th. More information is available over on Activision's official Call Of Duty blog

Tomonobu Itagaki's Devil's Third gets a release date

Here's an odd trailer to look at too.

It looks like Tomonobu Itagaki's long-awaited new action game Devil's Third will see a summer release.

It was originally one of the titles that was axed as THQ collapsed but Nintendo stepped in to rescue the game as an exclusive release for the Wii U.

The game follows a tattooed hero Ivan as he battles his way through a war in the wake of the loss of all satellite communications. It's focused on melee combat and given that Itagaki has created games like Ninja Gaiden and Dead Or Alive you can bet it will be quite tough.

Nintendo has revealed that Devil's Third will hit the Wii U on August the 25th in North America and August the 28th in the UK.

Thanks Eurogamer.

Adr1ft is coming to PC and consoles at the end of the summer

Adam Orth's first game after leaving Microsoft gets a release window.

505 Games and Three One Zero have announced a release window for their first-person space survival title Adr1ft.

Adr1ft drops players in at the deep end, trapped in an EVA suit floating in space after your space station experiences a catastrophic accident.

“From the very beginning, Ian Howe and his team have passionately understood the game Omar and I are trying to make,” said Adam Orth, the creative mind behind the game. “They have empowered us with the freedom to explore and create something special with Adr1ft, both traditionally and with VR technology. It’s clear from games like Payday 2, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and some of their upcoming titles that 505 is not afraid to take chances and give gamers something fresh and new. That’s important to us. That’s what we’re all about. We’re excited to be part of that.”

Adr1ft is set to launch on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in September and it will be making an appearance at E3 next week.

EA gives the new Mirror's Edge a name – Mirror's Edge Catalyst

The next Mirror's Edge game is not a straight sequel.

EA's DICE studio has announced what name their long-awaited second Mirror's Edge game will release under – Mirror's Edge Catalyst.

In a new blog post the game's senior producer Sara Jansson announced the game's official name and emphasised that, while it does tell more of Faith's story, it is not a straight sequel to Mirror's Edge.

“Mirror’s Edge has always had a special place in the hearts of all of us at DICE,” Jansson wrote. “The first game had a lot of promise. It was unlike anything else in terms of the gameplay and style — it had a unique soul. But as much as we loved that game, we knew it could be more. So that’s what we have set out to do as we introduce Mirror’s Edge to a new generation.” EA gives the new Mirror's Edge a name – Mirror's Edge Catalyst

She went on, “The team has spent a lot of time re-evaluating every aspect of the game and making it a new experience. This is not a sequel, this is not Mirror's Edge 2. We have landed on a vision that honors the first game — pushing the boundaries of first person movement and diving deeper into the story behind our heroine Faith — but also brings a lot of great new, interesting gameplay and features to the experience for our players.”

It looks like they are finally ready  to start showing off Mirror's Edge Catalyst so expect it to feature in EA's press conference at E3 next week. 

ZombiU PS4 and Xbox One port reportedly in the works

Reanimation could be on the cards for Wii U survival title ZombiU.

It looks like Ubisoft may be bringing their Wii U zombie title ZombieU back from the dead.

A new report seems to indicate that Ubisoft are reworking and remastering ZombiU to capture a new audience on the PS4 and Xbox One.

The news came from Youtuber Unseen64 who seems to have some insider knowledge of the new-gen remaster of the game although he did stress that, “This is not confirmation that it will see release. I am confirming that it is in development and the Ubisoft team is finally ready to move forward with it. Maybe there is some hope at Ubisoft that they can turn this around and they can build this into a viable franchise.” ZombiU PS4 and Xbox One port reportedly in the works

ZombiU was one of the Wii U's best launch titles although it sadly didn't find enough of an audience on Nintendo's errant home console to warrant Ubisoft making a sequel.

Thanks MCV.

Mike Bithell's Volume to be released this August

Volume to sneak onto PS4, PS Vita and Steam all at the same time.

Mike Bithell has announced a release date for his second title Volume. It will be hitting the PS4, PS Vita and Steam on August the 18th.

The game is a stealth-action retelling of the Robin Hood story and the main gameplay mechanic revolves around being as quiet as possible. It also stars the vocal talents of Andy Serkis as well as the return of Thomas Was Alone narrator DannyWallace.

Bithell said, “Roughly 3 years after the launch of my last game, Thomas Was Alone, I'm incredibly excited to announce that Volume (a stealth game about being heard, starring Andy Serkis) will be out on the 18th August, simultaneously on Playstation platforms and Steam.”

He added, “The team have worked very hard putting this game together for the last couple of years, and to be honest, we're all pretty excited to find out if it's good or not.”

2K Games and Gearbox have released a brand new trailer for the new FPS title Battleborn ahead of its appearance at this year's E3.

Battleborn is a new team-based shooter set in the far-future where the universe has gone dark courtesy of a mysterious force. Players take control of fighters called Battleborn as they battle for the last remaining resources in the only solar system left with a live star, Solus.

The game will feature 25 playable heroes, three modes of competitive multplayer, 10 levels of character progression and a story mode that can be experienced either in single-player or with up to five players online.

It's in development on PC, PS4 and Xbox One and will be playable at the 2K Games booth at E3 between th 16th and 18th of June. Battleborn is aiming for release towards the end of 2015.

Steam Controller launches in October, Steam Machines arrive in November

PC gaming could get a whole lot better in the autumn.

Valve has announced when the first wave of new Steam-based hardware will arrive for eager PC gamers.

First to arrive will be the Steam Link box which will allow PC gamers to stream gameplay from their gaming rig to the living room TV and the Steam Controller which they have painstakingly designed to offer a complete controller solution for PC gamers. These will launch on October the 16th.

Next up will be the first wave of Steam Machines; a range of under-the-TV gaming PCs for a range of budgets and built by a range of hardware partners. These will launch on November the 10th. Steam Controller launches in October, Steam Machines arrive in November

Steam Link and the Steam Controller can be pre-ordered from today at GameStop and on Steam in the US and from GameStop, EB Games, Micromania, and GAME UK in Canada and Europe as well as directly from Steam. Steam Machines will be available for pre-order directly from the manufacturers over the coming weeks.

More information is available over on Steam.

Black Tusk boss Rod Fergusson has taken to the internet to announce a name change for the studio ahead of this year's E3 where they're expected to unveil their new Gears Of War game.

Fergusson revealed that the studio is changing its name to The Coalition both as a nod to the COG (Coalition of Ordered Governments) in the Gears series and in respect of the working philosophy at the studio.

“Beginning today,” Fergusson explained, “the Vancouver-based Xbox team working on the Gears of War franchise will be known as The Coalition. What's in a name? In short, The Coalition speaks to who we are as a team, and what it is we're working on. A coalition is a team of diverse individuals working together for a common purpose, a concept that we feel describes our studio quite well. Fans will also recognize the Coalition of Ordered Governments (COG) from Gears of War lore.”

The Coalition are set to unveil their new Gears Of War title at Microsoft's Xbox press conference at E3 on June the 15th.

Microsoft bringing Windows 10 to the PC Gaming Show at E3

Microsoft is working a full-court press at E3 this year.

Microsoft will be making an appearance at the PC Gaming Show live press conference at E3 this year.

While they will be focusing on the Xbox One at their own press conference on June 15th they will be appearing at the three-hour PC Gaming Show the next day to talk about all of the improvements that they will be bringing to the PC gaming ecosystem with the arrival of Windows 10 and DirectX 12.

Xbox boss Phil Spencer said, “Specifically, we’ll share our vision for gaming on Windows 10 and why it’s the best version of Windows ever for both gamers and developers alike. We have bold ambitions, but we also want to set expectations early and often as to what gamers and developers should expect. Also, we want to make clear that when we talk about Xbox going forward, we’re talking about gaming on all Windows 10 devices – PCs, tablets, phones, Xbox One and HoloLens. And we’ll talk about some of the games we have coming to the PC this year.” Microsoft bringing Windows 10 to the PC Gaming Show at E3

The PC Gaming Show will be streamed live from the Belasco Theatre in Los Angeles on June the 17th at 1am BST (June 16th 8pm EST, 5pm PST). It will run for a full three hours.

Thanks PC Gamer.

Uncharted remastered collection coming to PS4 in October

PS4 gamers will get a taste of Nathan Drake this year after all.

Sony and Naughty Dog have announced that they are indeed preparing to release a collection of the original Uncharted trilogy remastered for the PS4.

It has been rumoured for a while that Nathan Drake's PS3 adventures would be getting a 1080p/60fp facelift for the PS4 after the success of the remastered edition of The Last Of Us and it is indeed coming.

Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection will include fully remastered versions of Drake's Fortune, Among Thieves and Drake's Deception with all of the improved lighting, textures and models as well as 1080p visuals at 60fps just like The Last Of Us.

Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection is coming to PS4 on October 6th in North America and October 7th in Europe and October 9th in the UK.

Planetside 2 to launch on PS4 later this month

Daybreak's MMOFPS will finally arrive on PS4 in a couple of weeks time.

Daybreak has announced a final release date for the PS4 version of their popular MMOFPS Planetside 2.

The PS4 version of Planetside 2 has been in the works for some time now and owners of Sony's latest console have been eagerly awaiting its arrival. The game even holds the record for the number of players involved in a single battle set at 1,158.

Planetside 2 is currently in closed beta on the PS4 and gamers will be able to look forward to a few exclusive features like the new Koltyr battle map which will hit the PS4 version first along with a bunch of gameplay enhancements designed to make the game work better on console. Planetside 2 to launch on PS4 later this month

Planetside 2 will hit the PS4 on June the 23rd as a free-to-play title. Like all other free-to-play games currently available on the PS4 it will not require a PS Plus subscription to play it.

Bethesda has given the news gaming fans all around the world were waiting for by announcing Fallout 4.

It has been a long time coming although it was more-or-less a given ever since Bethesda Game Studios announced that they were ceasing work on Skyrim to fully focus on their next project and they tend to alternate between Elder Scrolls and Fallout games.

The new game is being directed by Todd Howard and it will be shown off more fully during Bethesda's E3 press conference streamed live on Twitch and Youtube at 3am BST on June the 15th (June 14th 10pm EST, 7pm PST). Fallout 4 confirmed, will be shown off at E3

Howard said, “We know what this game means to everyone. The time and technology have allowed us to be more ambitious than ever. We’ve never been more excited about a game, and we can’t wait to share it.”

Fallout 4 is in development on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Click on the image above to see the first array of screenshots from the game.

Valve introduces a new refund policy for Steam

Now you can get a refund on Steam for almost any reason.

Valve has instituted a brand new refund policy for shoppers on Steam.

Up until now, most digital distribution platforms have operated on a strict no-refunds policy for downloadable games and content but Valve has now changed that offering Steam users a refund on virtually anything for almost any reason.

Of course there are still restrictions. Valve will refund a game or DLC purchased on Steam within the first 14 days of purchase provided the user has played it for no more than 2 hours. This even counts for pre-orders within 14 days of release and bundles helping to mitigate buyer's remorse ahead of the Steam Summer Sale. Valve introduces a new refund policy for Steam

Valve warned against abusing this though stating, “Refunds are designed to remove the risk from purchasing titles on Steam—not as a way to get free games. If it appears to us that you are abusing refunds, we may stop offering them to you. We do not consider it abuse to request a refund on a title that was purchased just before a sale and then immediately rebuying that title for the sale price.”

Thanks Kotaku.

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD coming to PC via Steam

Square Enix confirms rumours of a PC release for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD.

Square Enix has announced that their next-gen remake of the popular Japanese PSP Final Fantasy game Final Fantasy Type-0 is coming PC.

The PC version of Final Fantasy Type-0 is to feature additional graphical options to allow high-end PC users to make full use of their hardware as well as improved battle and camera controls and Steam community features.

It has already been quite successful on PS4 and Xbox One although sales were probably helped along by the fact that the game released with a demo of Final Fantasy XV for those that pre-ordered or bought the Day One edition. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD coming to PC via Steam

There's no release date for the PC version of Final Fantasy Type-0 other than “coming soon” but it will be released exclusively on Steam.

Dark Souls 3 could be revealed at E3

The next Souls game to be helmed by Hidetaka Miyazaki himself.

It looks like one of the big surprises of this year's E3 has been leaked early. Dark Souls 3 may be poised for a reveal at this year's show in LA.

An anonymous source has suggested that Bandai Namco and From Software will be unveiling Dark Souls 3 at E3, probably during Sony's press conference on June 15th.

The other big bit of news that came with this supposed leak was that after finishing Bloodborne Hidetaka Miyazaki is back at the helm for Dark Souls 3 which makes it all th emore interesting. Dark Souls 3 could be revealed at E3

This will make for a curious E3 especially given Shuhei Yoshida indicated last month that they will be talking about downloadable content for Bloodborne later this year.

Bandai Namco are yet to comment on the leak.

Thanks VG247.

This is not a hoax: Official Fallout 4 teaser site appears

Honestly, the teaser promises a reveal tomorrow.

Bethesda has finally launched an official teaser site for Fallout 4.

We know it's official because they announced it on Twitter and Facebook and the web address is “” plus it features all of the Bethesda standard fine print and logos at the bottom of the page.

The bulk of the page is a counter using the style of Fallout 3 artwork counting down to 7pm BST tomorrow (2pm EST, 11am PST). This is not a hoax: Official Fallout 4 teaser site appears

We were already expecting to see Fallout 4 briefly at E3 this year but it looks like Bethesda has decided to build a little more hype around it by teasing an early reveal.

Will this be the rumoured cinematic trailer which news leaked out about last month? We hope so. It's either that or Bethesda are planning to nuke us all tomorrow evening.

Windows 10 will launch at the end of next month

New Windows will arrive with DirectX 12 at the end of July.

Microsoft has announced the final release date for their next PC operating system, Windows 10.

Windows 10 brings back the Start menu after it was ditched in Windows 8 but, more significantly, it sees the arrival of DirectX 12 which promises significant improvements in visual quality for games on PC, smartphone, tablet and Xbox One.

The new OS will be offered for free to PC users who are currently using Windows 7 or 8.1 and they've even included a handy new widget in the most recent Windows Update in both versions to pre-register for your free upgrade. Windows 10 will launch at the end of next month

Windows 10 will launch on PC, Windows phones, Windows tablets and Xbox One on July the 29th.

Thanks MCV.

The new King's Quest trailer looks at the making of the game's music

The Odd Gentlemen talk the music for King's Quest.

The latest trailer for the new King's Quest game takes a behind-the-scenes look at the game's music.

The video sits down with composer David Stanton with him talking about how he goes about producing the score for a game with such a rich world and lore.

This is the fourth video in the series that have been produced by The Odd Gentlemen and Sierra with the others looking at the overall vision of the game, the voice cast which includes Zelda Williams and Christopher Lloyd and the hand-painted art for the game.

King's Quest is in development for PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360 and is due for release later on this year.

Microsoft has released a new teaser trailer to get Tomb Raider fans excited ahead of E3 later this month.

The new trailer shows Lara tackling a pretty tough climb up an ice mountain and sets the scene for Rise Of The Tomb Raiders first gameplay showing during the Microsoft E3 press conference on June the 15th.

Rise Of The Tomb Raider has already been in the news in the last week or so over the absence of the Xbox 360 version in Square Enix's financial forecast for the current financial year prompting questions over whether or not it will be released alongside the Xbox One version.

The Xbox 360 version is being developed by porting specialists Nixxes who have previously worked on Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition.

XCOM 2 coming to PC this November

XCOM returns but there's no console version for now

2K Games has announced the game that was being teased with the Advent teaser website and it is XCOM 2.

The new game is in development at Firaxis, the studio behind the Civilization series as well as the XCOM reboot from 2012 and it is set 20 years after the events of the last game. The aliens have won and now control the Earth. It offers a bold new direction for the series as now XCOM has slipped into obscurity and becomes the invading force on Earth trying to push the aliens off the planet and reclaim it for humanity.

The game's creative director Jake Solomon said, “The feedback from the passionate XCOM community played an important role in the development of XCOM 2, driving us to push the visual, gameplay and replayability boundaries of what a strategy game can be. We’re thrilled to implement long-time fan requested features such as procedural levels and modding support, as well as adding more of what makes XCOM great like new aliens, enemies and soldier classes.” XCOM 2 coming to PC this November

XCOM 2 is in development for PC at the moment and is aiming for a release some time in November of this year. Click on the image to see the first load of screenshots from XCOM 2.

Possible dates for the Steam Summer Sale appear online

Steam Summer Sale could be less than two weeks away.

It looks like the inevitable Steam Summer Sale could be almost upon us if a new supposed leak is correct.

A premature post on a Russian forum has indicated that the Steam Summer Sale 2015 will run from June 11th to June 20th.

As usual we can expect a load of ridiculously cheap Linux, Mac and PC games from big triple-A titles to the smallest of indie games as well as exclusive Steam Trading Cards and crafting opportunities. Possible dates for the Steam Summer Sale appear online

This has not been confirmed by Valve as yet but an announcement will probably not be long off if it is indeed to begin on June 11th.

Thanks IGN.

Rise Of The Tomb Raider might not appear on the Xbox 360 at the same time as it arrives on the Xbox One.

The Xbox 360 version of the controversial Tomb Raider sequel does not appear on Square Enix's financial projections for the financial year ending on March the 31st 2016. This usually means that a game isn't expected to be released during a given financial year.

There is probably a large audience for the Xbox 360 version of the game as well but it may be that part of the deal with Microsoft includes it coming to Xbox One first in order to encourage hardware sales over the Christmas season. Rise Of The Tomb Raider on Xbox 360 doesn't appear in Square Enix's financials for this year

Either that or it's just an oversight on Square Enix's part. Whatever it is we will probably find out more during E3 either at Microsoft's press conference or Square Enix's own one.

Thanks Attack Of The Fanboy.

The Iron Banner returns to Destiny next week with new gear and rewards

Etheric Light will feature as a reward in the next Iron Banner.

Bungie has announced that Lord Saladin will be bringing back the Iron Banner next week.

The new instance of the Iron Banner will feature a new array of quality loot from boots and gauntlets to fusion rifles and scout rifles as well as the Etheric Light thatwill allow players to level up their gear to the maximum possible.

Lower ranked Guardians will receive a repututation boost in order to help them catch up with the higher-ranked Guardians. The rewards will cost less Glimmer and Etheric Light will be available to purchase at ranks three and five. The Gunsmith will now handle all of the weapon reforgiung duties. The Iron Banner returns to Destiny next week with new gear and rewards

Power is even more crucial as the different between Guardians increases and Cauldron and Pantheon have been added to the playlist along with Exodus Blue, exclusively on PlayStation consoles.

The Iron Banner will return again on June the 2nd.

Titanfall developers Respawn won't be at E3 this year

Vince Zampella looking forward to playing some new games at E3 instead.

Respawn Entertainment has indicated that they will have nothing to show off at this years E3.

After a torrent of questions on when Titanfall 2 will make an appearance studio co-founder Vince Zampella explained on Twitter that they're not going to be at E3 in an official capacity this year.

He stated, “For everyone asking, we aren't showing anything at E3 this year. I'll get to actually see all the games!” Titanfall developers Respawn won't be at E3 this year

It has been made clear by EA that Titanfall 2 is coming and that it will be released on PS4 as well as PC and Xbox One although it's probably still some way off.

Thanks GamesRadar+.