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Microsoft's policies on game ownership on Xbox One have not been taken very well. However, while trading and sharing retail games may be more difficult on Microsoft's next-gen console, they argue that their new digital policies "look forward" to what consumers really want. Read more

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Jun 14, 2013 3:00PM PDT

Apparently, Square Enix's secrecy regarding the upcoming Final Fantasy action game was due to the company's decision to move to next-gen. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jun 14, 2013 1:15PM PDT

Hideo Kojima says that Metal Gear Solid 5 will have "less cutscenes" due to the open-world environment. He compared the other games to movies, and this one to episodes of a TV show. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jun 14, 2013 12:45PM PDT

Ubisoft has three Assassin's Creed games in the works right now, and Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot says the rotating teams will help them keep each one "appealing and fresh." Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jun 14, 2013 11:45AM PDT

A new Metal Gear Online is in development alongside the Metal Gear Solid 5, Kojima has revealed. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jun 14, 2013 11:15AM PDT

DICE general manager Karl-Magnus Troedsson has confirmed that Battlefield 4 won't include mod support, though he noted that it's a subject DICE is actively considering for future games. Read more

Nomura warns Kingdom Hearts fans that "looking at the current development status, I think we may have announced it a little too early." Time to wait for PlayStation 5, perhaps? Read more

EA is finally ditching Online Passes so the three-year experiment clearly didn't work out quite as it had hoped, but how bad was it? "The amount of money that we made, it didn't replace the amount of frustration we put on our customers and it didn't offset the reputation damage it caused the company," EA Labels president Frank Gibeau has said at E3. Ah. So quite bad. Read more

EA's announcement of a new Star Wars: Battlefront at E3 was, well, it was nothing. EA has since dribbled out a few more details, saying "DICE wants to put its own flavour" on the classic Battlefront formula. As Battlefront was essentially Battlefield with Star Wars, well, you probably know what to expect. Read more

EA is assuring fans that the reboot of Mirror's Edge will not be turned into a shooter, but will be more action-adventure. Read more

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