THE BIG STUFF:
PS4 Sales Reach 25.3 Million: The PlayStation 4 continued to soar this week, as Sony revealed a new lifetime shipment tally for the new-generation console. During their respective latest quarters, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One by a very large margin.
Fallout Was “Basically Done” Before Bethesda Even Announced It: Bethesda’s Pete Hines says there is no more time to add new features between now and the game’s launch in November. All that’s left to do is fix bugs and polish. Good luck!
Mafia 3 Confirmed: After years of rumor and speculation, 2K Games officially announced Mafia 3 this week by way of a cryptic teaser image. The full reveal is slotted for next week at Gamescom. Tune in!
THE OTHER STUFF:
Ever wonder what Mad Men’s Don Draper thinks about Destiny after its first year? You’re in luck, as this funny parody video lets us know.
Tomonobu Itagaki is not holding back in discussing his upcoming Wii U exclusive Devil’s Third. He says in a new interview with Famitsu that he believes the action-shooter-brawler will be a “breakthrough” for the industry, and one that “takes shooters to the next level.”
Australian developer League of Geeks has announced that its “fantasy board game come to life,” Armello, will launch on September 1 for PS4, PC, Mac, and Linux. The final version of the game will be playable before then, however, as League of Geeks is taking it on the road to PAX Prime.
Guacamelee developer Drinkbox announced this week that its next game, Severed, has been delayed. It was previously expected to launch this summer, but Drinkbox needs “a few additional months” of playtesting and tuning to ensure it’s the best it can be. “We also need sufficient time to add more memes and dumb jokes.”
Polygon has an excellent, deep-dive feature on the upcoming Gears of War Ultimate Edition. The story is packed with intriguing details about the game and even some teases about the future. Check it out here.
Naughty Dog did a nice thing for a fan whose father recently passed away. Get the full story here.
It sure sounds like Ubisoft chose the right director for its upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie. Check out this interview with director Justin Kurzel over at IGN, in which he talks about his love of Assassin’s Creed and more.
Crackdown fans, this one is for you. Xbox boss Phil Spencer has confirmed that gameplay footage for the new Crackdown game for Xbox One will debut at Gamescom next week during the Microsoft briefing. It’s set for August 5.
This week, there was a lot of talk about evil robot overlords. Veteran game designer John Carmack, however, is not afraid–so long as the robots we create are laser-pointing droids that keep squirrels off our lawns. I can get behind that.
Here’s the first trailer for Chicago-based developer Phosphor Games’ upcoming PC title Corpse of Discovery. The game is described as “thought-provoking” and featuring procedurally generated worlds. What’s that look like in action? Take a look at the video below.
Bigmoon Entertainment has announced a new “dark fantasy” turn-based RPG for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. The game is called Demons Age, and in it, players will explore ancient ruins and dungeons while battle against monsters. Look for Demons Age in Q1 2016. Read more about it here.
Tanks invaded Xbox One this week, as Wargaming launched the Xbox One edition of its popular free-to-play tank game World of Tanks. It’s available now and even supports cross-platform play with the Xbox 360 version. There’s also better graphics and a new PvE mode. Read more about it here.
The next episode in the Gears of War Ultimate Edition behind-the-scenes series has arrived. Check out the video below to hear directly from developer The Coalition about how they going about respecting the original but also pushing things forward with better graphics and more.
Deus Ex and Epic Mickey designer Warren Spector has written an in-depth blog post for Gamasutra about The Walking Dead developer Telltale Games. It’s a good read, and may make you think about Telltale (and probably Spector) differently than you did before.
Have a great weekend! Gamescom starts next week…buckle up.
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Author: Eddie Makuch
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