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EA announced earlier this week that The Sims 4 would be released sometime next year. Yesterday, company President Frank Gibeau confirmed that the next entry in the popular franchise will be available for the PC and Mac in early 2014.
The Sims 4 will be joined by ten other titles in EA’s “fiscal 2014″ lineup. All of these games will be in stores before March 31, 2014, but most are already on the schedule for 2013:
- Fuse (May 28)
- NCAA Football 14 (July 9)
- Madden NFL 25 (August 27)
- NHL 14 (September 10)
- FIFA Soccer 14 (September)
- FIFA Manager 14 (October)
- Battlefield 4 (Fall)
They’ll be joined by the free-to-play Command & Conquer (which is expected to be released sometime in 2013), the next Need For Speed game (NFS games are typically released in the Fall), and NBA Live 14. Many of these titles were also confirmed for release on the PS4 and the Xbox 720/Durango during the same briefing.
For more than a decade, Electronic Arts has greeted the launch of a new console from Nintendo, Sony, or Microsoft with a huge lineup of new games. This Fall’s release of the PlayStation 4 and (presumably) the Xbox 720/Durango will be no exception.
Speaking at the company’s quarterly financial briefing yesterday, EA President Frank Gibeau announced that the publisher will release multiple games that are “breakthroughs in graphics and gameplay for some of our biggest franchises” on the PS4 and Xbox 720 this year. Gibeau specifically confirmed that Madden [NFL 25], FIFA [Soccer 14], Battlefield , and a new game in the Need For Speed series will be available this year.
All four of these titles will make their worldwide debut at this year’s E3 Expo along with new next-generation games from BioWare, DICE, and the EA Sports group. A smattering of “brand new games” will round out the comapny’s next-generation announcements at E3.
The 2013 E3 Expo begins on June 11.
Doom 4 is still in limbo and no one knows what’s going on with the Quake series, but id’s other big FPS franchise, Wolfenstein, will return this Fall in an all new game.
Wolfenstein: The New Order will be available for the PC, PS3, Xbox 360, and “next-generation consoles.” The game is in development at Machine Games, a relatively new studio founded in 2009 by a few former members of Starbreeze Studios.
Wolfenstein: The New Order will be set in an alternate 1960 where the Nazis won World War II. Naturally, this doesn’t sit well with American war hero B.J. Blazkowicz and he sets off for Europe to take down the Third Reich’s war machine. And I mean that quite literally, the announcement trailer above shows Blazkowicz squaring off against a never-ending wave of goose stepping mechs.
“We are excited to bring a new chapter of Wolfenstein to gamers everywhere,” said Jens Matthies, Creative Director at Machine Games. “As fans of the series, working on this game is an honor, and our team is driven to create an unforgettable action-adventure experience that will make FPS fans proud.”
According to Bethesda, additional details about the game will be released in “a series of exclusive feature stories” on GameSpot.com beginning tomorrow.
Rumor has it that Lucid Games, which was founded in the wake of Bizarre Creations closing, is hard at work on Project Gotham Racing 5 for the Xbox 720/Durango. The developers themselves poured a little gasoline on that rumor over the weekend, with a cryptic Facebook message promising “an exciting update” in “mid May.”
We all know the “Next Xbox Reveal” is happening on May 21 and we all know that Microsoft loves the racing genre, so while this rumor doesn’t give us much to go on, I have a good feeling about the truthiness of it.
We’re less than three weeks away from Microsoft’s “Next Xbox” event, but Big Redmond may have dropped a huge clue as to what their next-generation system will be called. It’s not the Durango and it’s definitely not the Xbox 720.
It’s the Xbox Fusion! According to a report on Fusible, Microsoft has registered more than a dozen domain names that use the Xbox Fusion name including XboxFusion.com, XboxFusion.net, XboxFusion.org, XboxFusion.co.uk, and many others.
But before you start shouting about how much better the Xbox Fusion will be than the PS4, remember that this is just speculation right now. And its speculation based on domain names that were initially registered in 2004, which is before the public even had their first glimpse of the Xbox 360. So the next Xbox could be called the Xbox Fusion (Fusible further opines that the infinity symbol claimed to be the logo of the console also means “fusion”) or it could be something else entirely.
Honestly, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Xbox 720 come out on top.
The Internet may have spoiled the surprise a few days ago, but Activision went ahead and officially announced the tenth game in the Call of Duty series, Call of Duty: Ghosts.
As expected, Ghosts is being developed by Infinity Ward and will be available for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on November 5. A Wii U version was not specifically mentioned by the publisher, but let’s face it, a Wii U box was part of last week’s initial leak and, more importantly, why wouldn’t Ghosts come to the Wii U?
The game is also coming to “next-generation consoles” sometime this year, presumably whenever it is those consoles (the PS4 and Xbox 720/Durango) launch. Activision has confirmed that a more in-depth look at Ghosts will take place during Microsoft’s next Xbox reveal event on May 21.
Finally, Activision released a teaser trailer for Call of Duty: Ghosts, which you can view after the break. (more…)
The secret is out… Ubisoft has announced that Watch Dogs will be released on November 19. On that date, the game will be available for the PC, PS3, Wii U, and Xbox 360. A PS4 version is in the works and will be released at the next-generation console’s launch. Finally, Ubisoft has confirmed that Watch Dogs is also coming to “other next generation consoles,” which can only refer to an Xbox 720/Durango version of the game.
Unless Nintendo has got a secret next-next-generation console in the works.
Ubisoft is also putting your spy skills to the test with the latest Watch Dogs trailer, which is posted above. Somewhere in that cinematic thrill ride is supposed to be some new “gameplay” footage. Can you find it? Because I can’t.
Last week, Bethesda announced that the legendary Shinji Mikami is working on the upcoming survival horror title The Evil Within. Yesterday more details about the game plus some frightful screenshots of the title has been revealed.
In The Evil Within you play as Detective Sebastian Castellanos, he comes across unnatural forces around an asylum and, after being knocked unconscious, Sebastian wakes up in a world where monsters really do exist.
Speaking to IGN earlier this week, Mikami-San spoke of his desire to bring back the survival horror genre saying, “[T]he thing that I want to focus on [with The Evil Within] is having the perfect balance between horror and action.” He also spoke about how having limited ammo brings excitement to the game and he mentioned the game will lack heavy weapons like assault rifles to blast through your foes.
The Evil Within releases in 2014 on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, and “next-generation consoles.” You can check out the first screenshots after the break. (more…)