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Black Ops 2 ‘on track for record sales’ – analyst

Black Ops 2 ‘on track for record sales’ – analyst

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is on track to achieve record sales, according to Cowen & Company analyst Doug Creutz. He said in a research note: “Post-holiday sales trends for BO2 have been significantly better than those for last year’s Modern Warfare 3, and we expect BO2 to slightly beat the previous franchise high […]

God of War: Ascension development cost around $50 million

God of War: Ascension development cost around $50 million

God of War: Ascension cost approximately $50 million to develop, according to lead producer Whitney Wade. During an interview with 20 Minuten, Wade revealed that “a mid double-digit million amount” was invested in developing the title. It’s unclear whether that figure is solely for development, or whether it also includes marketing, promotion and distribution. In […]

Heavy Rain earned Sony $100 million

Heavy Rain earned Sony $100 million

Quantic Dream co-CEO Guillaume de Fondaumiere has revealed that the studio’s 2011 title Heavy Rain has grossed $100 million for Sony. In a keynote speech at the Digital Dragons games festival in Poland (via Games Industry), de Fondaumiere used the figure as evidence that experimental games can be profitable. “Let’s say it’s $22 million to […]

Borderlands 2 Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade

Borderlands 2 Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade

2K and Gearbox Software today announced that the  Borderlands 2 Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack  is now available via digital download across all available platforms. The new downloadable content pack will increase players’ level cap from 50 to 61, as well as unlock a third play through of the game via the Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode, and […]

Disney shuts down LucasArts game publisher

Disney shuts down LucasArts game publisher

Disney has shut down the video game publishing arm of LucasArts, it has been confirmed today. A LucasArts representative confirmed the news in a statement to Game Informer: “After evaluating our position in the games market, we’ve decided to shift LucasArts from an internal development to a licensing model, minimizing the company’s risk while achieving […]

Square Enix president Yoichi Wada to resign

Square Enix president Yoichi Wada to resign

Square Enix has announced the resignation of president Yoichi Wada and forecast an “extraordinary loss” for the current financial year. The Japanese publisher plans for current representative director Yosuke Matsuda to succeed Wada as president in June as it reorganises its management team amid wider reforms to its business operations. Square Enix said: “In view […]

China giant Tencent paid $330m for half of Epic Games

China giant Tencent paid $330m for half of Epic Games

China based online games giant Tencent owns 40 per cent of Epic Games, financial documents reveal for the first time. In the months following last year’s acquisition, which was announced in June, two key directors at Epic Games departed from the company. Cliff Bleszinski and Mike Capps both resigned from the studio towards the end […]

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance – Free VR Missions DLC Available Now

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance – Free VR Missions DLC Available Now

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. announced that the DLC Virtual Reality (VR) Missions is available now on the Playstation3 Entertainment System. Free for a limited time, the DLC adds 30 all-new missions to the game, featuring the classic VR look inspired by the original METAL GEAR SOLID VR Missions. The pack is pure, uncut gameplay that […]

Dishonored DLC: ‘The Knife of Dunwall’ announced

Dishonored DLC: ‘The Knife of Dunwall’ announced

Bethesda has officially revealed the next Dishonored DLC pack, which is titled The Knife of Dunwall. The campaign add-on – and its follow-up DLC, The Brigmore Witches – will see players assume the role of Daud, the assassin who killed the Empress at the beginning of the main game, granting access to his weapons, gadgets, […]

Dead Space 3 DLC: Awakened released

Dead Space 3 DLC: Awakened released

EA has released Dead Space 3 DLC Awakened. The Dead Space 3 DLC is priced at $9.99 on PS3. Here’s the official blurb for the campaign add-on: Left for dead on Tau Volantis, Isaac Clarke and John Carver face a daunting journey. As madness takes hold, they find they can’t trust their eyes or each […]