Tuesday Gaming News – 10/9/13

September 10, 2013

  • According to Infinity Ward’s Mark Rubin, the addition of the Marksman class in Call of Duty: Ghosts could mean the death of quick-scoping. The new class focuses on “really powerful high-caliber weapon systems” which means the ability to quick-scope could lead to unbalanced gameplay and increased rage quits. The development team are still on the fence at this stage.
  • In an interview with The Guardian, Rockstar’s Sam Houser revealed that research for GTAV consisted of 100 days in LA. “We spoke to FBI agents that have been undercover, experts in the Mafia, street gangsters who know the slang – we even went to see a proper prison. These poor buggers in the middle of the salt flat desert, miles away. It was eye-openingly depressing”
  • Square Enix have announced that Final Fantasy XIV players will be able to transfer their content to the PS3 for free. The PS4 Beta will launch Feb 22 to coincide with the consoles Japan release, four months after EU and US.
  • A wild indie studio has been appeared! Hinterland is a powerhouse of veterans hailing from studios such as BioWare, Riot Games, Ubisoft Montreal, Sony Santa Monica, and id Software. Their debut game is titled The Long Dark, a survival simulator based on a “quiet apocalypse” where technology suddenly and mysteriously stops. This Visionaries-esque apocalypse comes complete with “morally challenging scenarios” and all. No release date yet, but it’s being developed for PC only at this stage.


  • Assassin’s Creed: Liberation is getting an upgrade – being released in HD on the PS3, X360 and PC in 2014. At this rate, it seems only a matter of time before Uncharted: Golden Abyss puts on a new skin and appears on the PS3 too, leaving many to question why they bought the Vita in the first place…