Sony passed on EA’s recently-announced subscription service because it didn’t offer enough to gamers.
“We evaluated the EA Access subscription offering and decided that it does not bring the kind of value PlayStation customers have come to expect,” a Sony representative told GamesIndustry.
“PlayStation Plus memberships are up more than 200% since the launch of PlayStation 4, which shows that gamers are looking for memberships that offer a multitude of services, across various devices, for one low price.
“We don’t think asking our fans to pay an additional US$5 a month for this EA-specific program represents good value to the PlayStation gamer.”
EA's Access program costs US$5 per month or US$30 for a full year.
Bungie has finally opened up about Destiny's six-player raid content designed to challenge top level characters.
Speaking with IGN, Bungie's Luke Smith described raids as "one of the pillars of the game". Players will need to group with five other friends and there will be no random matchmaking as communication will be essential, he add.
"The activity is going to take you and your group of five buddies into a place that you’ve never been. A place that you will return to frequently. And demand of you things you’ve never even really been asked to do in a shooter before," said Smith.
More than 4 million people participated in the Destiny beta, making it the biggest ever for a new intellectual property, Activision has announced.
The beta, which began first on PlayStation consoles on July 18 and finished on all consoles July 28, was played by 4,638,937 unique players.
"This is the biggest beta of this console generation by a wide margin and the largest console beta ever for a new video game IP to date,” said Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg. "Hosting a beta at this scale is an incredible feat, so we’re thrilled to see the phenomenal response."
Crytek has closed its United Kingdom studio and sold the Homefront IP to Deep Silver parent company Koch Media.
Crytek UK was once TimeSplitters creator Free Radical Design, a studio Crytek acquired out of administration in February 2009. It worked on the multiplayer portions of Crysis 2 and Crysis 3 before contributing to Xbox One launch title Ryse: Son of Rome.
Since 2011, it had also been working on a Homefront sequel for publisher THQ. After THQ folded in 2012, Crytek purchased the Homefront IP so Crytek UK could continue developing the game on CryEngine. Deep Silver then got on board as publisher.
A Swiss online retailer briefly posted a listing for a game called "Assassin's Creed Rogue" for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The listing has lead to speculation that Rogue the final title for the game previously referred to by the codename "Assassin's Creed Comet".
The listing has since been taken down, but not before users managed to get the screengrab above.
In an investor call earlier this month, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot confirmed that this year's Assassin's Creed for last-gen consoles would be announced "soon".
More than 20 million viewers from around the world tuned in to watch Valve's 2014 International Dota 2 Championship, the publisher has announced.
The 2014 event doubled its viewership over 2013, and concurrent viewers peaked at over 2 million, reports GamesIndustry.biz.
The event was aired on ESPN3, and Valve's Gabe Newell also appeared on ESPN2 to promote the Championship.
This morning, Electronic Arts unveiled EA Access, a program that will give gamers access to a selection of EA titles for a recurring monthly fee.
EA Access goes into beta on Xbox One today, and will come first to Microsoft's new console. The service will cost local gamers AU$6.99 a month, or AU$39.99 a year (New Zealand prices TBC). At launch, four full games will be available to subscribers: Peggle 2, Madden 25, FIFA 14, and Battlefield 4.
In addition, subscribers will be offered 10 percent discounts on upcoming releases, and the ability to trial game demos up to five days before they're released.
Shadow Warrior is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 26, distributor Bandai Namco has announced.
The new-gen version of will feature extra content in the form of a new wave-based arena mode, as well as new campaign content featuring the head of the nefarious Zilla corporation.
It will also boast some extra weapons including the sledgehammer from Serious Sam 3, the katana from Hotline Miami, the 'Zilla Enterprises Z45 katana, and the classic Shadow Warrior katana.
An epilogue cut from The Last of Us was performed at yesterday’s live reading of the acclaimed game.
The Last of Us director Neil Druckmann said the scene is a goodbye to Joel and Ellie, and asked those in attendance to not record it as he didn’t want it released in any form.
According to posts on NeoGAF, the scene was set four years after the end of the game and took place at Tommy’s dam. Ellie is listening to music alone when Joel enters and chats with her about Tommy’s plan to get him to marry a woman named Esther. Ellie acts somewhat distant.
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