Console News

  • Destiny for the Xbox One Needs 40GB Install Space

    destiny xbox one - CopyIt has been revealed that Bungie's brand new open world loot n' shooter game, Destiny, will require a massive 40GB internal memory free on the Xbox One for it to be able to install.

    This news comes from a range of leaks showing off the game case for Destiny and the details on the back of the case. In the small print underneath the promotional images, it clearly states that 40GB hard drive space will be required for players to install the game.

    Whilst these leaks are only directly related to the Xbox One version of Destiny, it's very likely that the PlayStation 4 will receive similar treatment, and 40GB or around that size will most likely be needed on the PS4 too.

    Whilst both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One come with 500GB hard drives as standard, this space will quickly be used up if games like Destiny are put on the market. Destiny is bound to receive many patches and content packs in the future that will only make the file size even larger too.

    In fact, the day one patch for Destiny has been confirmed to be 300MB in size, making the total file size of Destiny on day one 40.3GB for the Xbox One version of the game.

    Luckily, Microsoft has added external hard drive support for the Xbox One recently, but it's still a shame that the internal memory available is quite limited.

  • PlayStation Plus September Games Announced

    ps plus september gamesThe new game lineup for the PS Plus games on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PS Vita have now been announced, and whilst it's lineup may perhaps be the weakest it's been for a few months, there's still a decent amount of free games to delve into. As usual, the lineup spans six games across all three current PlayStation consoles.

    For the PlayStation 4, PS Plus subscribers will be able to get their hands on Velocity 2X, a fast paced side scrolling platformer that has a wide range of cool shooting, teleporting and other great sci-fi mechanics. The second PS4 title is Sportsfriends, which is a great party game filled with all sorts of quick arcade and puzzle games that people can play together on the same console.

    On the PlayStation 3, All Stars Battle Royale has been put up for free - this is a great game that pits together all of PlayStation's best known video game characters and sticks them in the same arena for a Super Smash Bros' style fighting experience.

    Hoard, which is the merge of both a real time strategy game and a dual stick shooter, is the second PS3 game available this month.

    As for the PS Vita, Joe Danger, an action packed racer/platformer has been put up for free, along with TxK, a really colorful arcade shooter. All of the new PlayStation Plus subscriber games were put up for free on September 2nd, and will remain there till the start of next month.

  • New Watch Dogs Update Adds Friend Hacking Features

    watch dogs new featuresA new update for Watch Dogs has been recently released that adds a few new features and also addresses a large number of bugs and issues present in the previous version of the game. In terms of new features, with the new Watch Dogs update players will finally be able to interact with their friends by hacking their worlds.

    The online hacking and tailing missions were previously limited to random matchmaking, however with the new update players will now be able to make the choice to play against their friends instead. Players will also be able to turn off friend invasions, just in case your friends start to become a pest to play with.

    On top of adding the new online play feature for friends, Ubisoft have put a few efforts in with the latest patch to help cut out bad player behaviour in Watch Dogs by pooling those who frequently disconnect with each other. Typically, from now on, if you frequently display any forms of bad behaviour, you'll have to get a taste of your own medicine and be forced to play with others who do the same.

    In the singleplayer portion of the game, players can now reset gang hideouts and convoy missions in case they feel like replaying a mission for fun.

    Finally, the drinking games in Watch Dogs have been adjusted to be made a little bit easier. Some bug fixes have also been made across the board.

  • New August Xbox Live Games With Gold Announced

    xbox live games with gold augustWe've just rolled into a new month, and that means it's time to talk about the next Xbox Live Games with Gold lineup. We've got quite a few treats in store this week, including some Xbox 360 retail titles, as well as a couple digital-based Xbox One games.

    Firstly, Xbox One owners with Xbox Gold will be able to treat themselves with Crimson Dragon, an Xbox exclusive that saw itself as one of the few available Xbox One launch titles the day the console was released. Crimson Dragon is an indirect sequel to Panzer Dragoon, a game that made it's rounds on the Original Xbox many years ago. Crimson Dragon will be available all the way throughout the month.

    Alongside Crimson Dragon, Xbox Live gold subscribers will be able to get their hands on Strike Suit Zero: Director's Cut, which made it to reality after successfully being backed on Kickstarter. Both Xbox One games are available till August 31st.

    As for the Xbox 360, players will be able to pick up Motocross Madness, a Trials lookalike till August 15th, whilst later on in the month, Dishonored will be available from August 16th till August 31st.

    All of these games are still fairly new, so Microsoft are being pretty generous with month's round of Xbox Live free Gold games. This is possibly one of the best months we've seen since the Xbox Live Games with Gold loyalty reward program began.

  • FIFA 15 Gameplay Trailer Released

    fifa 15 emotions trailerA brand new gameplay trailer has just been released for the upcoming EA Sports title, FIFA 15. Showcasing new crowds, player interactions and unique behaviour both for players and crowds, the trailer points out the 'emotion and intensity' the franchise has started to pick up on.

    Whilst the new changes to crowd and player emotions isn't exactly a huge gameplay feature, it's nice to see just how far the franchise has come in terms of capturing the spirit that many fans and players experience on the real pitch.

    Unsurprisingly, Lionel Messi will make it to the front cover box art for FIFA 15, for many regions across the globe.

    Despite showing some great advancements in crowd and player behaviour in the latest trailer for FIFA 15, EA have also stated that not all platforms will offer the same experience, which is most likely due to both hardware limitations and console exclusivity deals.

    For example, only Xbox consoles will receive FIFA 15 Ultimate Legends, which will most likely be a life time exclusive for the Xbox One and Xbox 360.

    FIFA 15 has been scheduled for launch later this year on September 29th, for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 & 3, Wii, 3DS, Vita and the PC.

    It will be interesting to see how each version differs from one another, especially when considering the game has been set to launch on the Wii, 3DS and the PS Vita. Surprisingly, the Wii U has been left out of the picture.

  • Cross-Platform Play Won't Happen on Destiny

    destiny cross-platformThe divide between last gen and current gen consoles has been a problem for many. It's stopped friends from playing with one another, forced developers to develop for multiple platforms, and overall it's been a transition that's slow and frustrating to go through.

    Despite this, it isn't entirely possible for developers to make the multiplayer portion of the games compatible with one another. For example, Final Fantasy: A Realm Reborn already combines both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 players into the same server.

    However, the reasons behind a lack of cross-platform support is rarely down to technicalities, and usually more to do with player equality and fairness. This is certainly the case with Bungie, who have recently confirmed that cross-platform play wasn't going to happen with Destiny.

    Whilst it is possible to allow PS3 players to play alongside those on a PS4, Bungie don't want PS3 players to feel like they have a considerable disadvantage over PS4 players in Destiny.

    Typically, the current gen versions of games are considered to have better frame rates, higher resolution, and possibly even better render distances, all of which could help those with a newer console gain an advantage over those with older consoles.

    And for this reason, Bungie have decided to leave cross-platform play out of the question for Destiny's multiplayer.

    Whilst PS4 players won't receive any definite advantages over PS3 players per-se, would you feel happy playing against a player that could potentially have better hardware than you do?

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  • White PS4 Releasing As Standalone Product After Destiny Release

    white ps4 bundleA Destiny bundle featuring a white PlayStation 4 has already been officially confirmed by many retailers across the globe, but recently Sony revealed plans to sell the white version of the console separately from the Destiny bundle after the game launches later this year.

    According to Shuhei Yoshida, Sony plan to release the 'glacier white' PlayStation 4 console as a standalone product shortly after Destiny is released, so if you're not interested in Destiny but like the idea of a bright white PS4 console, you'll be able get your hands on it with just a little patience.

    "In Europe, we're going to launch the bundle with Destiny on September 9th, but after that, later this year, we're going to release the white standalone PS4 as well in Europe," Yoshida mentioned.

    Oddly, Sony have not yet made any comments about a white PS4 console bundle being released in any other territories, but it would seem odd to limit it specifically to Europe. At E3 earlier this year, Sony announced the glacier white PS4 bundle, and mentioned a $450 price tag, suggesting that the bundle will make it's way to North America, even if the standalone white PS4 doesn't.

    The white PlayStation 4 will have the exact same hardware and hard drive capacity as the original black one, and in terms of appearance, the only difference will be the color of the console; everything else will be the same as the original black variant.

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  • Civilization Beyond Earth Planned for October Release Date

    civilization beyond earth release2K Games has finally announced the release date for the next Civilization game. Civilization: Beyond Earth will be available for players to purchase on October 24th this year.

    Beyond Earth will take the core gameplay of Civilization 5 and breathe new air into it by offering new experiences, and most importantly, the ability to send your civilization to space, which is a first for the franchise.

    So far, Civilization: Beyond Earth has been set for an exclusive PC launch, and details for a console release have not yet been given. However, if you're still interested, you'll be able to purchase Beyond Earth for $50.

    If you decide to pre-order Civilization: Beyond Earth, you'll also receive a fairly decent pre-order bonus in the name of a new map pack. The map pack has been named the Exoplanet pack and it comes with six different maps.

    So far it is unclear whether the Exoplanet map pack will be exclusive for early adopters, or whether it will be made available after the release date of Civilization: Beyond Earth as a DLC pack.

    The Exoplanet pack will come with the following maps; Kepler 186f, a forest-based planet similar to Earth, Rigil Khantoris Bb, a continental based planet, Tau Ceti d, a planet filled with sea and expensive resources, Mu Area f, a hot desert planet, 82 Eridani e, a planet with limited water, and Eta Vulpeculae b, a planet filled with 'mysterious terrain.'

  • Two New AAA Games Coming from Deep Silver This E3

    deep silver aaa gamesOver the last few years, Deep Silver have been kept busy. A lot of developers have gone to them for help with publishing, and they are now the publisher for many different development studios, including 4A Games, the development team behind Metro Last Light.

    This year, Deep Silver have plans to announced two brand new triple A titles, and details of these will be shared at E3. According to Forbes writer Jason Evangelho, Deep Silver will reveal "two unannounced AAA games," which has certainly got us at Evil Controllers curious.

    So far, we have no idea what the two new games from Deep Silver could be, and whether these new titles will be sequels to already existing franchises, or whether they will be completely new IP is currently unknown.

    Seeing as we haven't heard much about IP filings and the such, it's more likely that the new AAA games will be parts of existing franchises. This means we could expect to see a brand new Dead Island title, or perhaps a new Metro game.

    More interestingly, Volition Games now have the rights to make a new Saints Row title, which means we could even expect to see a brand new SR game under a fresh new face. At this point in time, it's all just speculation, but with E3 just around the corner, we really don't have that much waiting to do before we can get our hands on juicy new information from Deep Silver.

  • Various Destiny Game Modes Revealed

    various destinyOne of the biggest news outlets for brand new Destiny information, More Console, has just released a video that gives information on the various game modes that we will be able to play when Destiny is released.

    The first game mode that was revealed is Patrol, and in this mode players will be able to play through the various missions available in Destiny and explore the world at a pace and direction they see fit.

    The second mode has been named Bounty - this offers a little bit of a different experience from the typical free roam Patrol mode, and places players into a MMO dungeon-like instance that gives players the chance to find rare and valuable gear.

    The next game mode is called Strike, and this has been designed to work as a matchmaking system for players who want to jump into the action as quickly as possible. Most Strike games last around 15 to 30 minutes, and are designed for three player squads.

    Finally, the last announced game mode is Faction Wars. This is some kind of multiplayer experience that allows players to challenge other factions. Details on this are quite slim at this point, and it's unclear whether this mode will actually offer PVP content, or whether it relies on a competitive scoring system.

    Once in-game, you'll be able to switch between the various game modes by using the Director, a special immersive system designed to work as a menu navigation tool.

    Destiny will be released for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4 and PS3 on September 9th.

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