It looks like Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will feature a take on Treyarch’s signature Zombies mode.
A leaked trailer doing the rounds (and getting removed at a rapid pace) shows footage of the unannounced mode in Sledgehammer Games' upcoming FPS.
However, the zombies here are fast-moving, high-jumping creatures that pile on top of each other World War Z-style.
Last year’s Call of Duty: Ghosts featured a co-op alien mode called Extinction in the place of Zombies.
Earlier this week, Sledgehammer co-founder Glen Schofield expressed his dismay that many of the game’s multiplayer details had been leaked.
◆ According to Ars Technica, the one-hour time limit for the PlayStation 4’s Share Play feature simply requires you to restart the sharing session after 60 minutes. There is apparently no limit on the number of times you can do this.
◆ It looks like Blizzard is planning on having World of Warcraft stick around until at least 2024. "I definitely can't tell you what our 20th anniversary is going to be, I can tell you there is definitely going to be one,” lead designer Ion Hazzikostas told CNET. “I have no doubt saying that. We're definitely planning into the future, talking about what the next expansion is going to be, and what the one after that is going to be, just in terms of big picture storylines, how can we start setting things up now, where do we want the game to go.”
◆ Twitch is streaming many of the panels taking place this weekend at PAX Aus. The full schedule is here, and you can watch here.
Polarising game developer Denis Dyack is back, and so is his twice-rejected Kickstarter project Shadow of the Eternals.
Dyack’s new company is called Quantum Entanglement Entertainment Inc. (or "QE2"), and its mission is to develop video games, movies, and television shows.
As reported by IGN, Dyack called the merging of the three platforms “the singularity”, and said that Shadow of the Eternals would be QE2's first project.
An error in Evolution Studios' code rather than server trouble is to blame for Driveclub's online woes, Sony says.
“In the programming of the game, there was an error that prevents us from welcoming enough players at the same time,” PlayStation France's Philippe Cardon told French outlet Gameblog [via Google translate].
“All this is being reprogrammed, but it takes much longer than simply adding 1000, 2000, or 3000 servers.
Gamers in Australia and New Zealand will be first into the beta of BattleCry, which kicks off early next year.
BattleCry is a free-to-play online multiplayer action combat game that features 32-player battles and – according to publisher Bethesda – “visceral brutality”.
It’s in development at Austin-based studio BattleCry Studios, under the gaze of president and executive producer Rich Vogel (Star Wars: The Old Republic, Ultima Online).
Ubisoft has unveiled Battles of Kyrat, Far Cry 4’s PvP mode the company says shows the world in a completely different way.
Battles of Kyrat is a re-telling of a long-past war that the Golden Path rebellion fought against the Rakshasa, Pagan Min’s elite guard.
The Rakshasa are mythical warriors of Kyrat with strong ties to their natural surroundings. They only use traditional weapons – specifically the bow – but are capable of crafting multiple alterations to their weapons, and can call upon animals to help defend and attack.
The contents of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor's first DLC pack have been outlined by publisher Warner Bros.
Lord of the Hunt, which is due later this year, will see the player tame and ride two new beasts while seeking out mounted warchiefs.
The new beasts are both variations on those existing in the game: a wretched graug is a graug that spits poison, and there’s a stealthier caragor called a caragath. The player will also be able to summon hordes of ghuls (zombies) to do his or her bidding.
◆ The Xbox One is getting a price cut in the US. The console will soon retail for US$350 rather than US$400 without Kinect. It hit shelves almost a year ago for US$500 (including Kinect). There won't be a price cut here.
◆ Penny Arcade has announced that PAXAus will be held in Melbourne for the next five years.
◆ Titanfall is half price on Xbox One until November 3.
“Cut scenes and dialogue are delivered with plenty of fourth-wall breaking tongue in cheek, serving as a constant reminder that you’re playing a game - not some sort of interactive commentary on the human condition or whatever.”
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