Battlefield 5 Coming In 2016?
EA has revealed, during its latest investor call, that there will be a Battlefield game coming in 2016. Unlike Call of Duty, Battlefield’s not traditionally been an annualised franchise, so it wasn’t a given that we would be getting a new Battlefield game that soon.   “What we’ve said is that our intention over the next couple of years is to have a first-person shooter as one of the core titles,” said EA’s Blake Jorgensen. “This year, obviously, it&...
Zombi Coming To PS4, Ubisoft Announces With New Trailer
ZombiU, the formally exclusive Wii U survival horror released by Ubisoft, has been rebranded Zombi as it makes its way to PS4.   ZombiU had some cool ideas, such as forcing you to go into your inventory in real time while zombies edged towards you and the way it dealt with death, with characters that have died remaining in the world with the items they had accrued next to them.   However, it also based a lot of its mechanics around the Wii U’s gamepad, so it&rsq...
PS Plus: Vote To Play Will Let You Choose Next Game
Sony has announced ‘Vote To Play’, a new initiative that will give you a choice on the games that appear on PS Plus in a video released via the What’s New section on the PS4’s dashboard.   It appears that we will get to choose one game from a selection of three, with the runners up getting a discount on the PS Store.   The video shows Grow Home as one of the options for PS Plus, a game that’s not yet been announced for PS4. Sony has given no ...
Does This Mean Resident Evil 2 Will Get A PS4 Remake?
The release of the Resident Evil HD on PS4 has inevitably led to speculation about whether Resident Evil 2 could get the remake treatment and come to PS4 as well.   A post on Capcom’s Facebook page indicates that a Resident Evil 2 remake is now something that the company is seriously considering.   The post reads as follows:   “Hello Resident Evil fans! This is Capcom R&D Division 1!   First off, we would like to express our deepest appr...
Mafia 3 Announcement Trailer Coming Next Week
2K has announced that Mafia 3 is in the works and that an announcement trailer will be revealed on 5 August at 1PM. We’re revealing #Mafia3 next week! See the announcement trailer on 5/8/15 at 1PM BST. pic.twitter.com/tUK70ZvrqL — 2K United Kingdom (@2K_UK) July 28, 2015 No platforms for Mafia 3 have been announced at this stage, but it seems likely that it will be coming to PS4.   We’ll have more on Mafia 3 for you next week when the trailer drops....
PS Plus August PS4, PS3 & PS Vita Lineup Revealed
Sony has officially unveiled the PS Plus lineup for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita in August. If we’re honest, it’s not our favourite PS Plus lineup, but then, last month had Rocket League, so maybe we’ve just been spoilt.   The PS4 PS Plus games for August are Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones, Sound Shapes and Limbo.   The PS3 PS Plus games for August are God of War Ascension the aforementioned Stealth Inc 2 and Sound Shapes, and Castle...
Mafia 3 Announcement Trailer Coming Next Week
2K has announced that Mafia 3 is in the works and that an announcement trailer will be revealed on 5 August at 1PM. We’re revealing #Mafia3 next week! See the announcement trailer on 5/8/15 at 1PM BST. pic.twitter.com/tUK70ZvrqL — 2K United Kingdom (@2K_UK) July 28, 2015 No platforms for Mafia 3 have been announced at this stage, but it seems likely that it will be coming to PS4.   We’ll have more on Mafia 3 for you next week when the trailer drops....
In Defence Of Season Passes
Every month in Play Magazine, we take a hot topic and look at the arguments for and against. The controversial season pass is the subject of debate this time. Last week Retro Gamer Editor Darran Jones argued that season passes are little more than a cash grab. Play Editor Luke Albigés presents the other side of the argument…   Just as with anything else in life, not getting ripped off is a simple case of knowing what you’re buying. Would you pay up front for a ...
Need For Speed Vs Real Life – Can You Tell The Difference?
These latest Need For Speed is looking ridiculous. So good, in fact, that you can barely tell the difference between these real-life and in-game shots. Now let’s just hope Need For Speed isn’t going to suffer a graphical downgrade before its release on PS4. ...
Why Isn’t The Street Fighter 5 PS4 Beta Working?
Having trouble getting into the Street Fighter 5 beta on PS4? You’re not the only one.   After the beta went live, Capcom noted on its Street Fighter 5 Twitter account that it knew about users who were having issues logging in to the Street Fighter 5 beta as well as matchmaking problems.   In order to address those issues, Capcom has now taken the servers down for maintenance. Originaly until 1am PST, but it has now announced an extension. We will be extending the Street Fighter...
Real Crime On Sale Today! Get Three Issues For Just £1
Many of us regularly do bad things in videogames, but there are also those who choose to ignore the law in real life. And while these stories are often grim, tragic or otherwise horrible, they’re also often even more incredible than their fictional counterparts.Real Crime is a new magazine from the brightest minds in the knowledge and history publishing sector, each issue telling the fascinating true stories behind criminal events that rocked the world. Issue one is in stores today, or can...
Life Is Strange Episode 4 Release Date Announced With New Trailer
Square Enix has announced the release date for episode 4 of Life Is Strange. Episode 4 of Life Is Strange, entitled Dark Room, will release on 28 July.   “In Episode 4, Max pushes the investigation surrounding the disappearance of Rachel Amber and the strange happenings in Arcadia Bay into unexplored and daunting territory,” Square Enix said in a press release.  “As the End of the World party approaches, Max must use her powers to put all the pieces of the puzzle in p...
8 Of The Best Stealth Games
Proving that avoiding conflict can be just as fun as engaging in it, we pick out the best of the stealth genre.     Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory   Flying the flag for the Splinter Cell series is its best entry, Chaos Theory. You’ve got to pay attention to both light and sound in this game – ideally taking out lights to obscure enemies’ view, while also remaining as quite as possible (unless you want to whisper to foes lure them into a trap, you evil git). You can ...
Why Cash Grabbing Season Passes Can Do One
Every month in Play Magazine, we take a hot topic and look at the arguments for and against. The controversial season pass is the subject of debate this time. We start with Retro Gamer Editor Darran Jones, who feels that season passes are little more than a cash grab. Next week, we’ll hear the defence for season passes from Play Editor Luke Albigés.   I’ve got a reputation for being rather cynical and miserable in the office. But it’s not my fault &nd...
The Crash Bandicoot Cartoon You Didn’t Know Existed
A cartoon created in early concept work for Crash Bandicoot that even some Naughty Dog developers didn’t know existed has been uploaded by one of the series co-creators, David Sillier.   “This video is test animation that was done for Crash Bandicoot,” said Sillier, “produced by Universal Animation early in the development of the game.”   “It was based on ideas for where we were going with this IP at that time. It was probably too ambiti...
Street Fighter 5: New Character Revealed In Evo 2015 Trailer
Capcom has unveiled the new Street Fighter 5 character teased in the last trailer, with a new trailer debuted at Evo 2015.   The new Street Fighter 5 character is named Necalli. He’s got a cool V-Trigger ability which transforms his look and gives him access to new moves. See for yourself below in the Street Fighter 5 Necalli gameplay trailer:
Game Of Thrones Episode 5 PS4 Release Date & Trailer
Telltale has announced that episode 5 of Game Of Thrones, A Nest Of Vipers, is due to release on 21 July on PS4 and PS3.   A trailer for episode 5 of Game Of Thrones has also been released. You can watch it below:
We Know How To Get Outside Rocket League Stadiums – This Is What We Found
We’ve been playing a lot of the excellent Rocket League. So much, in fact, that we came across a way to get out of its stadiums. This video explains how you do it and shows off some of the stuff we found, including what appears to be an unfinished stadium and a working monorail:
Play Issue 259 Out Now!
In the latest issue of Play, we’ve got in-depth coverage on all the biggest games to come out of a spectacular E3, including the incredible lineup that’s only coming to PS4, including Uncharted 4, the Final Fantasy VII remake, Horizon, Shenmue 3, The Last Guardian and more! We’ve also got an expert look at the genre spawned by Monster Hunter, exclusive developer interviews and a whole lot more. Play 259 is available to buy online now and is also availab...
Discover Gaming’s Rich History At PLAY It! Manchester
Whether you’re relatively new to gaming or you remember the days when anything with more than two colours was considered incredible, it’s important that we don’t forget gaming’s rich and colourful past. PLAY It! Manchester is a celebratory event with six themed zones and over 120 classic games and consoles for visitors to play – it’s like having the entire history of gaming at your fingertips!PLAY It! Manchester runs from 25 July to 9 August, and we’ve ...