We’re just days away from the beginning of the next-generation console launch and Gamers Heroes returns with our hottest gaming news of the week. We’ve found some really hot news this week as Microsoft confirm that the free Xbox One email is legit, Square Enix release a rather questionable business plan for themselves and Eidos and an ex-IGN Editor has a real stab at Call of Duty: Ghosts. Read on for more information.
|Square Enix||New PDF Highlighting Business Plan Concerns SE Fans|
|Microsoft||Free Xbox One Email Is Legit|
|Naughty Dog||Boasting Quality Of Next-Gen Game Before Its Reveal|
|Call of Duty: Ghosts||Ex-IGN Editor Attacks Next-Gen|
|PlayStation 3||Sells 80 Million Units|
|Call of Duty: Ghosts||Makes $1 Billion On Release Day|
|Soul Calibur: Lost Swords||New Screenshots & Beta Details|
Questionable Future For Square Enix
During a recent financial report Square Enix published a new PDF that highlights their plans to restore the fabled developer back to its former glory. To the surprise and disappointment of many, Square Enix and Eidos will focus on MMO online gaming and mobile platforms, arguably two of the most unstable aspects of gaming today. Square Enix haven’t had the best of luck with MMORPG’s in the past but FFIX and FFXIV have proven to be successful. Their also renowned for slapping ridiculously high price tags on their mobile games. What are your thoughts?
Microsoft Confirm Free Xbox One Email Is Legitimate
Earlier this week some Xbox 360 users reported an email that most assumed to be fake. In that email was a claim that the individuals were due to receive an Xbox One, for free. You can’t really blame gamers for expecting this to be fake, after-all Microsoft aren’t overly famous for their generosity. A user then took to Twitter and the official Microsoft customer support helpline but to their surprise, it was confirmed. More information here.
Naughty Dog Hoping To Impress With Next-Gen Title
The developers of the critically acclaimed The Last of Us recently took to Reddit for a developer Q&A but they couldn’t resist the urge to tease their next-generation title. During the Q&A session Uncharted 3’s Lead Multiplayer Designer, Robert Cogburn, said the following:
“If I said anything about what we’re doing right now it wouldn’t be exciting,” he teased. “The PS4 is awesome. It gives us the chance to do a lot of things that we’ve been talking about for some time. You’ll be in awe when you play it.”
I don’t really care if it’s a new IP or a sequel, Naughty Dog have yet to disappoint.
Jeremy Conrad Slams Call of Duty: Ghosts
A recent Tweet from Ex-IGN Editor, Jeremy Conrad, has sparked controversy among next-generation fans as he claims FPS drops are a reason to avoid purchasing Call of Duty: Ghosts. The game has already caused issues between PlayStation 4 and Xbox One fans after the announcement of the difference in resolution but Conrad claims that both the 720p Xbox One version and 1080p PlayStation 4 version suffer from FPS drops from 60-50. The importance of resolution can be argued until your blue in the fact but FPS is incredibly important in games like COD.
PlayStation 3 Not As Successful As PlayStation 2
Sony announced this week that the PlayStation 3 has sold an impressive 80 million units, which isn’t quite on par with the 120 million units sold for the PlayStation 2. However, guesstimating at a an average $300 per console purchase, that still puts Sony over $20 billion ahead. The PlayStation 3 has over 4220 games in its arsenal, a figure that overshadows that of its predecessor. For more information on this story check out GameIndustry.
Call of Duty: Ghosts Smashing First Day Sales Records
Grand Theft Auto V recently took the world by storm after earning $1 billion worth of sales in 3 days for developers Rockstar. However that hype is short lived as Call of Duty: Ghosts has completely smashed GTAV to pieces, earning over $1 billion in a single day. These figures are impressive enough before you consider the fact that at least some gamers will be waiting for next-generation versions available later this month. Love it or hate it, the Call of Duty franchise is going nowhere fast.
New Screenshots Released For Soul Calibur: Lost Swords[ngg_images gallery_ids=”1″ display_type=”photocrati-nextgen_pro_horizontal_filmstrip”] Earlier this week Namco Bandai released a host of gorgeous new screenshots for the upcoming fighting game, Soul Calibur: Lost Swords. Also this week the developers revealed a closed beta that will give fans the opportunity to test the game before its upcoming release. The beta event will run for 4 days beginning next Wednesday, November 14th, on the PlayStation 3. In that time players will be able to download the 4GB version, experience combat as Siegfried, Mitsurugi and Sophitia, and enjoy the games item mall free of charge.
- A new MMO game on PC, iOS and Android is boasting a unique crafting system akin to Materia in Final Fantasy 7. Check it out.
- The world of the MMO is set to get stranger as a new Kickstarter project has launched for a Jane Austen inspired MMO. Confused? Click here.
- Ah Muzen Cab is the latest God to join the ever-expanding SMITE roster. Check out his new release video here.
- Rockstar Games have issued the $500,000 apology to players that attempted to experience Grand Theft Auto Online during October. More on that here.