Hottest Gaming News – Week Ending 12/08/2013
The festive season approaches and for those of us that continue to hide away from the horror that is Christmas shopping, we’ve got more of the hottest gaming news from Gamers Heroes. Some exciting news this week as the PlayStation 4 breaks records in the UK, Destiny gets some new information, popular characters make a return in The Walking Dead Season 2 and community efforts attempt to bring Shenmue 3 to life.
|PlayStation 4||Fastest Selling Console In UK History|
|Sony||Bringing Original Shows To PSN|
|Naughty Dog||Co-op Featured In Upcoming Title|
|The Walking Dead||Fan Favorites Return In The Walking Dead Season 2|
|Destiny||New Details Revealed|
|The Elder Scrolls Online||New Character Progression Video Released|
|Shenmue 3||Community Refuse To Give In|
|Destiny||New Trailer & Release Date Revealed|
|TellTale||Game Of Thrones Announced|
PlayStation 4 Is The Fastest Selling Console In UK History
According to official sales figures released earlier this week the PlayStation 4 launch is the most successful console launch in the history of the UK. The previous holder was the Sony PSP with 185,000 while UK sales reached an impressive 250,000 sales. The PlayStation 4 sold over 1 million units in the first 24 hours of its US launch.
The news comes at the same time that Sony announced impressive global sales figures of 2.1 million units. Things are looking good for fans of next-generation.
Sony Bringing Original Shows To PSN
The Six Axis recently spent some time exploring a domain that Sony registered last year. Originally the domain name led to nothing but more recently it has become a forwarding address for a new website that appears to be advertising potential future content for the PlayStation Network.
From the #1 studio worldwide, Sony Pictures, comes a series of original shows ranging from comedy to reality to sports. PlayStation Productions is dedicated to bringing high quality, professionally produced content to the PlayStation Network. Sponsorship and product integration opportunities are available upon request.
For more information you can check around the website yourself.
Naughty Dog Featuring Cooperative Play In Next Title
A new post on the opportunities section of the official Naughty Dog website states that the award-winning developers are seeking a “Co-Op game designer”. The news follows the recent new employees hired by the developers of The Last of Us and Uncharted bringing aboard popular Halo 4 programmer, Corrinne Yu. The post also goes into specifics, asking that applicants have experience working with third-person games. The possibility of cooperative play in the next Naughty Dog title is secured further as multiplayer positions are actually featured in a different location on the website.
Fan Favorites Return In The Walking Dead Season 2
The highly anticipated release of The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 1: All That Remains is less than a month away but Telltale are still teasing us with additional details. The award-winning development studio tweeted a new image showing Clementine and Omid, the latter a character featured heavily in player choices towards the end of the first season. The image was accompanied with the text “A familiar face returns”. You can check out the official Tweet here.
Exciting New Details Revealed For Destiny
Game Informer managed to get a hold of a ton of exclusive information for the massively anticipated FPS from Bungie, Destiny. The article goes into great detail surrounding the races available in Destiny as well as the environments and areas players can expect to explore. Character progression, PvP and cooperative features were also included so check out the GI website.
Character Creation & Progression Video Released For ESO
The Elder Scrolls Online is quickly becoming one of the most anticipated MMO games of our time and that hype train took on more passengers this week following the release of a brand new video highlighting character creation and progression. Sticking true to the formula of The Elder Scrolls players will be given full freedom to develop the character they wish to play, without the typical class restrictions seen in most of today’s MMO titles. For more information watch the video above.
Community Band Together To Help Make Shenmue 3 A Reality
Over 10,000 fans took to Twitter this month in an effort to get SEGA to return the Shenmue license to Yu Suzuki after he stated that he would be happy to move on the United States to work on the project if he was given enough freedom. The Twitter crew came out in force as they launched the #GiveYuTheShenmueLicense, pleading with SEGA to give Shenmue fans something to hope for. Nothing so far but watch this space.
The VGX awards were also this weekend and CVG have you covered with everything gaming related. You can check it out here.