In a recent blog post from Ubisoft they revealed that the resolutions for Watch Dogs on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One won’t be running at 1080p and at 60 frames per second like the PC version. This statement from Ubisoft is different than what Sony said just a few days ago. In the post the team states that the game is more about the experience of Watch Dogs rather than the resolution or the frame rate. What’s missing from the article is mention of the Wii U version. This begs the question of which version of Watch Dogs will be the best experience. Wii U has some extra time for the team to polish some things further so maybe we’ll see the unmentioned Wii U version of Watch Dogs reigning supreme when it comes out after the other versions. The PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Watch Dogs will be released on May 27th of this year.
Omega Quintet is the first Japanese RPG scheduled for release on the PlayStation 4. The game is expected to be released in Japan on September 18th of this year. Developer Compile Heart just released some screenshots of the game in 1080p resolution and also gave the game a new trailer. The trailer seems to be a continuation of the first one we saw a few days ago.
Among the Sleep is an independent title by Krillbite studios that was successfully funded last year on Kickstarter. The team at Krillbite have just announced that Among the Sleep will be making its way to the PlayStation 4. The Kickstarter raised close to $250,000 and has a playable alpha version of the game that can be downloaded on the game’s Kickstarter page.
Kickstarter sure is producing some fantastic indie titles nowadays. OMORI by Omocat is one part Earthbound, one part Yotsuba!&, and possibly a little bit of Inception, but a completely original creation all its own.
Listed as horror/surreal/exploration, the video pitch featured some impressive hand-drawn anime graphics and pretty-looking Pokemon/Golden Sun style sprites.
A new update for Call of Duty: Ghosts was released today, and in it featured some interesting new character skins. Both an astronaut and a rainbow skin were shown in the menu, but neither of them accessible. When selected the game crashes, forcing you to restart the console. 3 Gun customization camo’s were also leaked. A unicorn camo, a phoenix and what looks to be like skulls on a blue and red background. It is likely that this update was intended, but adding in these unannounced new DLC packs wasn’t. To see the skins and camo’s featured, click below.
Xbox’s “Games With Gold” continues in the month of June with a twist. Following the announcement of an Xbox One without a Kinect for $100 less Games With Gold will be making it’s way to Xbox One starting in June. Dark Souls, Charlie Murder and a bonus game of Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition will be available on the Xbox 360 and Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and Halo: Spartan Assault will be available on Xbox One.
Wii U took another big hit a few days ago when Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata revealed that the console sold less than 3 million consoles last year – a year in which it was projected to sell 9 million. Going forward into fiscal 2014, Iwata’s projections are not much higher, with Wii U expected to sell 3.6 million. This may not seem like a very hopeful projection, but Iwata went on to explain to investors that he still believes Wii U can sell at a respectable rate.
The $100 price difference between PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is about to disappear. Microsoft has just announced that they will release a new Xbox One SKU with no Kinect on June 9 for $399, the same price as PlayStation 4. Microsoft revealed that they’re aiming to give gamers more options by providing this cheaper, Kinect-free model, but they are still planning to support Kinect heavily, and will make the device available as a standalone product for those who pick up Xbox One without it. Hit the jump to catch the announcement video.
Interstellar Incorporated is a real-time strategy business game which lets the player create a growing enterprise that plans to manage the galaxy. According to the Kickstarter page Interstellar Incorporated draws inspiration from; Elite, Civilization, SimCity, Railroad Tycoon, the X series and the Anno series. There are many videos detailing more finite aspects of the game which aren’t immediately apparent in the Kickstarter campaign video. These videos show the core idea of how the planets, supply routes, markets and systems will function so if you’re impressed with the Kickstarter video it’s recommended that you look at the additional videos that Ideologic Studios have provided.
CVG takes a look at the Project Morpheus Headset by Sony which looks to take the reigns of where Oculus Rift was in the gaming world. The video has several opinions from the tech demo’s that were played and seem to offer generally favorable views of the Project Morpheus headset. We’ll likely see more from Sony at E3 this year with Project Morpheus and with some more details maybe we’ll be able to judge if it’s the ‘next big thing’ in gaming.
Respawn Entertainment has released a trailer for Titanfall Expedition. Hit the jump to give it a watch.
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls will be released on consoles on August 19th. The expansion to Diablo III has been out on PC for several months and will be released under the name Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It will retail for $59.99 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and $39.99 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Ultimate Evil Edition will include all of the acts from the previous Diablo III and the new Crusader class. Blizzard also noted that there will be a pre-order bonus. The Infernal Pauldrons will be available as a pre-order from retailers.