The News Review: Edition 32

Madden NFL 16 will be launched on August 25th…

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Here at The Gaming Review, we know that the modern gamer can be far too busy to search for all the latest in gaming news. So that’s why we’ve put together the biggest stories from over the past 7 days in one easy to read package:

  • Phil Harrison, the corporate Vice President of Xbox in Europe, has left his position in Microsoft, the company has revealed.
  • EA has announced that Star Wars: Battlefront will be released one month ahead of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and will be available on PS4, Xbox One and PC on November 17th in North America, and November 20th in the UK.
  • In an interview with IGN, DICE has revealed that Star Wars: Battlefront will not have a single player campaign mode, however it will feature co-op.
  • The first DLC for Star Wars: Battlefront will be free to download. The Battle of Jakku will be available from December 8th, or December 1st for those who pre-order Battlefront.
  • Meanwhile, Microsoft’s head of game marketing Aaron Greenberg has taken to Twitter to announce that Star Wars: Battlefront will be available to play on Xbox One before the other platforms, however no other details have been confirmed.
  • Stainless Games have pushed back the release date of Carmageddon: Reincarnation back to May 21st, however the Steam early access build will still be updated up until release.
  • A modder has found a way to make Rain, Sindel and Baraka playable characters in Mortal Kombat X’s training mode, taking to Reddit to explain how he managed it.
  • Players on PC have found issues with Mortal Kombat X’s pre loading feature, with content being unavailable and the game crashing to desktop.
  • EA Sports have officially announced that Madden NFL 16 will be launched on August 25th.
  • Blizzard have revealed a new feature will be coming to World of Warcraft in the latest patch, called Timewalking, which makes old dungeon raids more challenging and rewarding by scaling the player down to the enemies level without removing any abilities.
  • Codemasters has announced their Formula One racing sim, F1 2015 will be released on Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC on July 12th.
  • Meanwhile, Bandai Namco’s racing sim, Project CARS, will be coming out on May 8th on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
  • Bandai Namco have also announced J-Stars Victory VS+, the fighting game featuring manga and anime characters from the likes of Naruto, Bleach and Dragonball Z, will be released on June 30th on Playstation 4, Playstation 3 and Playstation Vita.
  • Visceral Games has stated that an upcoming patch for Battlefield Hardline will help fix the top 5 issues that the gaming community has flagged up.
  • The second DLC pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Ascendance, will be available for download on Playstation 4, Playstation 3 and PC on April 30th.
  • EA have said that in the next three months, they will stop supporting and developing a number of their free-to-play titles. Battlefield Heroes, Battlefield Play 4 Free, Need for Speed World, and FIFA World will all face the chop.
  • Prison breaking indie game The Escapists is finally coming to Playstation 4, after previously being released on both PC and Xbox One.
  • Sony has announced that a new patch will be coming this month that will reduce load times.
  • The Xbox One’s price in the UK has been dropped even further, down to £299. However at the time of writing Amazon.co.uk are currently selling the console for £279.

 

Finally, here are the top releases from over the past week:

Mortal Kombat X – Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC

Car Mechanic Simulator 2015 – PC

Titan Souls – Playstation 4, Playstation Vita, PC

Halo: Spartan Strike – iOS, Windows Phone, PC

 
 

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