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Jonathan Blow talks about the making of The Witness on PlayStation 4, discussing his new open-world and the reduced pressures of working as an indie developer. Read more

Super Stardust HD dev Housemarque has released games in the arcade rock-blaster series for the last three Sony systems and it has PS4 plans too. It's working on a "spiritual successor" to the series which surely will be based around rocks, right? Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, May 23, 2013 10:30AM PDT

Oh, live-action trailers! They're how publishers try to convince us that their games have deep, meaningful stories, and that our parents will definitely respect us now because look, these are actual human beingsshooting men in the face and the face-shooting isn't the part we enjoy, honest! So here's a new trailer for Bungie's FPS-RPG Destiny, which mixes live-action footage with that other hollow trailer medium, CG. Read more

Electronic Arts has announced Need for Speed Rivals, coming from Criterion Games and EA's newest studio Ghost Games. The popular racing franchise is set to come to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on November 19, as well as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later this year. Read more

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, May 23, 2013 6:00AM PDT

Zombies are still in vogue, but it's surprising to see Dead Island developer Techland move onto an entirely different first-person zombie game. While Dead Island could be described as an undead take on The Elder Scrolls, their new game, Dying Light, could be quickly summed as Mirror's Edge with walkers. Read more

Battlefield 4 producer Patrick Bach says that DICE is designing the single-player campaign to make the player feel "autonomous" rather than "locking the player in situations where things go boom." Read more

Infinity Ward has been working on an all new engine for Call of Duty: Ghosts, and while we discussed it our our first preview of the game, a picture--or trailer--is worth a thousand words. Activision has released a new video comparing the current graphics to Modern Warfare 3. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, May 22, 2013 8:00AM PDT

Gosh, wasn't the big reveal trailer for EA Sport's new next-gen engine Ignite exciting? To think, that's how sports games will be on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4! Ah. Well. Not quite. As you may have guessed, that wasn't in-game footage. No, EA says, that was pre-rendered footage which did at least use in-game assets and is supposedly "in line with" how the games actually are. Read more

With the next generation of consoles now revealed, EA has announced that Battlefield 4 will, surprise surprise, hit both Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It also confirmed a release date for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 of October 29 but, as neither new system has a launch date yet, merely said it'll be on them this holiday season. The pre-order bonus will be BF4's first multiplayer DLC pack, named 'China Rising.' Read more

We got an early look at Call of Duty: Ghosts and got a bit of detail on the story, a new character, multiplayer and the new engine. Read more

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