Sony’s PlayStation 4 has had an interesting launch week, with a ridiculous unboxing trailer, reports of numerous problems with already shipped units and a huge game reveal. How has the Internet responded now that the PlayStation 4 has been released in North America?
The much-awaited upgraded version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, bearing the Director’s Cut moniker, is out now. Sadly enough, if you want it on the consoles, you’ll have to wait till next week since it has been delayed because of some snags with local distributor e-xpress Interactive.
The PC version, however, is available through digital distribution platform Steam for $19.99 (Rs 1,230 approx). If you already own a copy of the game, you can get the extra goodies from Director’s Cut for $9.99 (Rs 613 approx), and if you already own the game with its DLCs, the Director’s Cut price goes down to $4.99 (Rs 306 approx).
The next-gen consoles are using x86 processors, the Xbox One is built on the Windows kernel, and most of what makes up online multiplayer is being handled server-side these days. Fundamentally, there isn’t much of a difference between console and PC infrastructure now, but most games still can’t connect players across different platforms. Why is that? Why hasn’t Microsoft exploited its platforms to the fullest? Redmond is finally discussing the possibility of cross-platform multiplayer, but the answers given remain unsatisfactory.
Video games don’t get much bigger than Take-Two Interactive’s (NASDAQ: TTWO ) Grand Theft Auto, otherwise known as GTA. With the release of Grand Theft Auto 5 on Sept. 17, the franchise moved beyond just being one of the biggest video game franchises in the world and set its sights on a larger crown; becoming the world’s most successful release across all of entertainment. In just its first three days after release, Grand Theft Auto 5 raked in more than $1 billion in sales. Compare that to this summer’s biggest blockbuster at the box office, Iron Man 3, which brought in “only” $372 million in its first weekend across the globe.
Nomura couldn’t discuss the worlds we’ll be seeing in Kingdom Hearts 3, however, he stated that past games always had some “surprise” locations, and he wants to keep the tradition with KH3, stating there will be a lot of surprises.