The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Overkill’s The Walking Dead, which were due to launch next month, have been postponed indefinitely instead. Starbreeze Studios, which owns Overkill Software, made the announcement on Friday in a two-sentence news release for investors. “Starbreeze AB is currently evaluating and reviewing the performance of the game Overkill’s The Walking Dead on consoles,” it said. No other reasons or details were given. Overkill’s The Walking Dead has been written about since August 2014, well past peak interest in either the AMC series or the zombie genre at large. When the game’s development was formally announced, it was originally given a launch window for 2016. At one point, Overkill’s The Walking Dead also had a virtual reality version in development. It was delayed by a year in January 2016. It was delayed by a year in 2017. During the PC Gaming Show at E3 2018 it was given a November launch date for all … [Read more...] about Overkill’s The Walking Dead delayed again on consoles, this time indefinitely
The full-length version of “Face My Fears,” the opening theme song to Kingdom Hearts 3, is now available to stream — and it does a great job of further whetting our appetite for the game. Japanese mega-star Utada Hikaru returns to perform, and she’s joined by American mega-star Skrillex this time for the fitting saga-capper. Say what you will about the pairing, but Skrillex has actually been the man behind some other Very Good Songs. We’re not here to talk about (or pass judgment on) Justin Bieber’s life choices, but his Skrillex collab “What Do You Mean?” is undeniably earworm-y pop. So it’s not actually a surprise that Skrillex would do the same for Utada, who has been attached to the Kingdom Hearts series since day one. Kingdom Hearts theme “Simple and Clean,” this is not; it doesn’t have the same grandiosity of KH2’s “Sanctuary,” either. But Kingdom Hearts launched in 2002, and Kingdom Hearts … [Read more...] about Kingdom Hearts 3’s theme song, ‘Face My Fears,’ is a total bop
report this adRecent rumors have suggested that Sony could release the PlayStation 5 as early as next year. While there is just speculation (and no concrete information) to go on at the moment, a new job listing from the PlayStation platform holder confirms that Sony is at least ramping up progress on its next-generation console. On industry recruiting website, Greenhouse.io, Sony had posted a job listing for the role of senior network operations engineer on its Alison Viejo, CA. team. The job will involve developing the Sony network in order to support the “robust, low latency” game streaming offered by Sony’s PlayStation Now streaming service.But that’s not all; the job listing also stated that the hired candidate will contribute to the “automation first operations team” in order to “increase our efficiencies and ability to scale rapidly as we build the next generation PlayStation backbone.” After the job listing was picked up on by … [Read more...] about Sony Job Listing Hints at PlayStation 5 Features
Do you remember the demo disc of yore? A slick little diddy packed with playable slices from upcoming games. Those demo discs disappeared into the void generations ago, but now with new PSVR demo “discs,” a renaissance may be upon us. Sony dropped a new PSVR demo “disc” that includes slices from nine popular PSVR titles like Astro Bot Rescue Mission and Moss. Polygon noticed the demo “disc” pop up in the PlayStation Store earlier this week. The new PSVR demo disc is the third of its kind, and while they aren’t discs at all its great to see hand-picked demos bundled together. The roughly 12GB download includes a chunk of nine games from a variety of genres. Astro Bot Rescue Mission Battlezone Headmaster Job Simulator Kitchen Moss Superhot VR The Persistence Thumper All are packed together in the PSVR demo sampler. Job Simulator and Superhot VR require PS Move controllers, while the other games are playable with a … [Read more...] about New PSVR demo has 9 games, including Astro Bot Rescue Mission and Moss
The Resident Evil 2 remake, launching Jan. 25, looks like it will include plenty of fan service. Resident Evil 2 producer Yoshiaki “H” Hirabayashi told Polygon in an interview during E3 last year that some of the weirder elements of the 1998 game, like a sentient block of tofu wielding a knife, would be back in the 2019 remake. A trailer that plays after the 30-minute “1-Shot Demo” confirmed the return of the aforementioned Tofu Survivor, as well as Hunk, another unlockable character from the original Resident Evil 2. Resident Evil 2 will come in three versions: a Standard, Deluxe and Collector’s Edition. Mega fans of the Resident Evil series — those who’d be excited about the return of a playable hunk of bean curd, for example — may be willing to splurge on the Collector’s Edition. The Deluxe Edition is a good middle ground for Resident Evil fans who don’t want to drop $200 but still want some extra goodies. Below, we break … [Read more...] about Which edition of Resident Evil 2 should you buy?