Electronic Arts expects to generate more than US$1 billion in revenue from selling post release gaming content this year, according to Bloomberg.
A sizeable portion of that optimism is driven by the success of the Madden NFL series. Analyst firm Cowen & Co estimates that Madden 15 and its DLC will generate over US$350 million in revenue alone.
The "margins on Madden Ultimate Team are through the roof" added Longbow Research. It predicts DLC will generate US$50 million alone.
EA's own numbers are also promising. In June, EA reported that Madden DLC had grown 350 percent year-on-year.
EA has 14 games locked into its current content schedule.
The Sons of Anarchy video game the show's creator Kurt Sutter has been promising is indeed coming, but only to tablets.
Sutter last teased the game in February with the following description: “First person, action adventure. HD graphics. It represents the evolution of gaming. I’m hard just typing this.”
However, Sutter has told Twin Galaxies it will be a "very high-end tablet game,"
Capcom is suing Koei Tecmo for US$9.43 million over what it claims are patent infringements.
Capcom claims that Samurai Warriors: Xtreme Legends and 49 other Koei Tecmo games violate its patents.
In 2002, Capcom patented a function wherein players “acquire new content by combining an existing game with another piece of software,” reports Siliconera. It appears that Capcom is referring to importing existing saves into expansion pack content.
Amazon has no plans to step in and tell Twitch how to run things, says the tech giant's vice president of games, Michael Frazzini.
Yesterday Amazon confirmed it had reached an agreement to buy game livestreaming service for US$970 million.
In a "town hall" meeting Twitch CEO Emmett Shear said Twitch will remain in full control as an Amazon subsidiary.
The first substantial content patch for Diablo III: Reaper of Souls on PC and Mac is now live.
Patch 2.1 brings a number of highly anticipated features, including Seasons, Leaderboards, Greater Rifts and scaling Legendary Gems, and a new Nephalem Rift tileset called The Cesspools.
Seasons work like Call of Duty Prestige levels. Periodically, players are able to reset their characters and artisans to level 1. By doing so, they will be able to access new unique Legendary items, achievements, and other rewards. Competing in Seasons will also allow players to climb new leaderboards.
Dragon Age: Inquisition features a four-player co-op multiplayer mode, BioWare has announced.
Three multiplayer campaigns will be available at launch, and each features levels randomly generated from a series of templates. The player will choose one of nine customisable heroes to play.
Naturally, Inquisition’s tactical camera can’t be used.
Blizzard already has concepts for another "six or seven" World of Warcraft expansions, says game director Tom Chilton.
The developer is in active development on the World of Warcraft expansion that will come after this year's Warlords of Draenor.
"We already have zones in production for it", said Chilton.
Don’t Starve: Giant Edition is coming to PS Vita on September 4, and those who own the game PlayStation 4 version will get it for free, developer Klei Entertainment has announced.
The reverse is also true: those that buy the game on Vita will get the PlayStation 4 version for free.
Giant Edition includes the Reign of Giants expansion, which adds new characters, seasons, biomes, and other challenges to the base game.
Normal PlayStation Network service has resumed following a distributed denial of service attack yesterday.
Due to the outage, Sony has postponed a scheduled maintenance.
“Like other major networks around the world, the PlayStation Network and Sony Entertainment Network have been impacted by an attempt to overwhelm our network with artificially high traffic,” said Sony.
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