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EA cut Battlefront single-player to meet holiday release target

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EA cut Battlefront single-player to meet holiday release target

Star Wars: Battlefront's lack of single player content was due to scheduling requirements, according to EA executive VP Patrick Söderlund.

Speaking at EA's Investor Day, Söderlund noted that the game's low (by video game standards) Metacritic score of 75 was, in part, due to "the lack of a single-player campaign."

"It was [a] conscious decision we made due to time and being able to launch the game side-by-side with [Star Wars: The Force Awakens] to get the strongest possible impact."

"Are we happy with the 75 rating? No," Söderlund said.

He added that future games would offer more "depth and breadth," and that with Battlefront in particular, the studio would "have to go back and course correct that."

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Overwatch is live, Competitive Mode expected late June

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Overwatch is live, Competitive Mode expected late June

Blizzard’s much, much-anticipated FPS Overwatch is now live on Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Overwatch takes place on a near-future Earth, where teams of soldiers, scientists, adventurers, and oddities clash for control of key locations around the world, from serene castle grounds in Japan to mech-production facilities in the wintry heart of Russia.

The game features 21 heroes – including Tracer, the time-jumping adventurer; McCree, the outlaw gunslinger; and Winston, the brilliant gorilla scientist – each armed with signature weapons and awe-inspiring abilities.

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Bethesda nukes leaked Fallout 4 DLC on mod site

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Bethesda nukes leaked Fallout 4 DLC on mod site

Fallout 4's new DLC, Far Harbor, has been swiftly taken down from mod site Nexus Mods, where it had been uploaded by an unscrupulous player.

The DLC, as with the game's prior DLC, had been in testing via a closed beta.

Beta testers took part in the programme under a non-disclosure agreement, though some elected to break their agreements by posting images or video online.

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Microsoft kills Project Spark game creation tool

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Microsoft kills Project Spark game creation tool

Microsoft has shut down development and distribution of its Project Spark

In a forum announcement, the Project Spark team announced that the game-creation tool would shut down its online services on August 12th, 2016.

The app has also been removed from the Microsoft Store.

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Capcom increasing development times after Street Fighter V debacle

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Capcom increasing development times after Street Fighter V debacle

Capcom will spend more time developing and polishing its games, following the disastrous launch of Street Fighter V.

In the company's recent financial briefing, CEO Kenzo Tsujimoto explained that extended development was be the cause of lower-than-expected (¥13.6 billion / NZ$185 million) earnings projections for the coming year.

He admitted that "some aspects of Street Fighter 5 needed more polish, such as the lack of content and server issues at launch."

"Accordingly, we feel it’s better to give a little more time to development than before, and have made slight adjustments to our portfolio."

Street Fighter V launched with a litany of problems, mostly centred around online connectivity and a lack of launch content (including no significant single-play mode).

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Overwatch cheaters to be instantly permabanned

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Overwatch cheaters to be instantly permabanned

Blizzard is taking an aggressive approach to combating cheating in its new shooter Overwatch.

In a battle.net announcement, the studio made its zero-tolerance policy clear.

"If a player is found to be cheating—or using hacks, bots, or third-party software that provides any sort of unfair advantage," the studio said, "that player will be permanently banned from the game. Full stop."

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Star Trek Online warping to consoles later this year

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Star Trek Online warping to consoles later this year

Star Trek Online is making the jump to consoles after six years of release on PC.

The free-to-play MMORPG will give console players a chance to create a Captain and explore the sprawling Star Trek universe via starship and ground combat.

All eleven seasons of content from the PC version will be included, most of which star prominent series actors like Michael Dorn, Jeri Ryan, Walter Koenig, and the late Leonard Nimoy.

News Index


Overwatch is live, Competitive Mode expected late June
Overwatch is live, Competitive Mode expected late June
NEWS Microtransactions confirmed.
PC, XO, PS4, Mac
Action: First-Person
5
EA cut Battlefront single-player to meet holiday release target
EA cut Battlefront single-player to meet holiday release target
NEWS Brutal.
PC, XO, PS4
14
Bethesda nukes leaked Fallout 4 DLC on mod site
Bethesda nukes leaked Fallout 4 DLC on mod site
NEWS Crime doesn't pay.
PC, XO, PS4
6
Capcom increasing development times after Street Fighter V debacle
Capcom increasing development times after Street Fighter V debacle
NEWS Good!
PC, PS4
1
Microsoft kills Project Spark game creation tool
Microsoft kills Project Spark game creation tool
NEWS Fizzle.
PC, XO
2
Overwatch cheaters to be instantly permabanned
Overwatch cheaters to be instantly permabanned
NEWS No warning for you.
PC, XO, PS4, Mac
Action: First-Person
16
Star Trek Online warping to consoles later this year
Star Trek Online warping to consoles later this year
NEWS ...six years after initial release.
PC
RPG: MMO
3
Civilization VI to launch in October with "exciting new elements"
Civilization VI to launch in October with "exciting new elements"
NEWS Happy birthday.
PC
21
"Largest ever" Fallout DLC Far Harbor makes landfall this month
"Largest ever" Fallout DLC Far Harbor makes landfall this month
NEWS All ashore.
PC, XO, PS4
2
"Toxic" streamer permanently banned from League of Legends
"Toxic" streamer permanently banned from League of Legends
NEWS At least he has Mini Wheats.
PC
Action
18
Mighty No. 9 given another, allegedly final, release date
Mighty No. 9 given another, allegedly final, release date
NEWS No, this one's REALLY final.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4, 3DS, Vita, Mac
1
Total War: Warhammer's Chaos DLC free for the first week
Total War: Warhammer's Chaos DLC free for the first week
NEWS Cut content or fair play?
PC, Mac
2
Dark Souls III PC players warned not to "take candy from strangers"
Dark Souls III PC players warned not to "take candy from strangers"
NEWS Cheaters run amok.
PC, XO, PS4
Street Fighter V crowd member mimes blowjob
Street Fighter V crowd member mimes blowjob
NEWS Journalism!
PC, PS4
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Rainbow Six: Siege security flaw allows cheats, DDoS attacks – report
Rainbow Six: Siege security flaw allows cheats, DDoS attacks – report
NEWS P2P voice comms blamed.
PC, XO, PS4
Action: Third-Person
1
Former Titanfall coder: The Division may need total netcode rewrite
Former Titanfall coder: The Division may need total netcode rewrite
NEWS Uh oh.
PC, XO, PS4
6
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is getting a remaster – rumour
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is getting a remaster – rumour
NEWS The pre-robot era.
PC, 360, PS3, DS
Action: First-Person
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Blizzard considers classic WoW servers after Nostalrius shutdown
Blizzard considers classic WoW servers after Nostalrius shutdown
NEWS Mmm, vanilla.
PC
RPG: MMO
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Blizzard removes Hearthstone's oft-sarcastic "sorry" emote
Blizzard removes Hearthstone's oft-sarcastic "sorry" emote
NEWS Sorry not sorry.
PC, Mac, iOS, Android
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Rocket League dunks new Hoops mode next week
Rocket League dunks new Hoops mode next week
NEWS No crying Jordans here.
PC, XO, PS4
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Ubisoft gifting all Division players Phoenix Credits as apology for issues
Ubisoft gifting all Division players Phoenix Credits as apology for issues
NEWS Their bad.
PC, XO, PS4
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Ubisoft may "punish" players exploiting Division raid bug
Ubisoft may "punish" players exploiting Division raid bug
NEWS Glitch corps.
PC, XO, PS4
Mirror's Edge Catalyst locks abilities behind XP upgrades
Mirror's Edge Catalyst locks abilities behind XP upgrades
NEWS Faith climbs her own skill tree.
PC, XO, PS4
Kiwi survival horror Phantasmal gets full Steam release today
Kiwi survival horror Phantasmal gets full Steam release today
NEWS A locally made Lovecraftian roguelike.
PC
Remedy to remedy Quantum Break's broken PC version
Remedy to remedy Quantum Break's broken PC version
NEWS Can't rewind app crashes.
PC, XO
2
Lando Calrissian is finally landing in Star Wars Battlefront
Lando Calrissian is finally landing in Star Wars Battlefront
NEWS This deal's getting better all the time.
PC, XO, PS4
3
The Division 1.1 update deletes player characters
The Division 1.1 update deletes player characters
NEWS Ubisoft working on un-deleting them.
PC, XO, PS4
6
Ex-Rockstar boss sues for US$150m in unpaid royalties
Ex-Rockstar boss sues for US$150m in unpaid royalties
NEWS Rockstar: suit "without merit" and "downright bizarre".
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
2
Battleborn open beta kicks off
Battleborn open beta kicks off
SNIPPET Out now on PS4, tomorrow on XO and PC.
PC, XO, PS4
3
A Dark Souls board game is coming to Kickstarter
A Dark Souls board game is coming to Kickstarter
NEWS Prepare to "die".
PC, XO, PS4
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