Far Cry 4 Map Editor Won’t Support Competitive Multiplayer at Launch

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Far Cry 4’s map editor will not support competitive multiplayer levels at launch next week, Ubisoft has confirmed. Screencaps from an early version of the open-world game posted to the Ubisoft forums suggested this would be the case, and now creative director Alex Hutchinson has confirmed it.

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Explaining why Far Cry 4’s map making tools won’t support head-to-head multiplayer levels, Hutchinson said some features don’t make the cut due to the budget and timing concerns.

“I direct the game but I don’t set budgets or timelines,” he said. “We always squeeze in as much as we can, but we’re always prioritizing.”

It’s possible that multiplayer map-making support could be added to Far Cry 4 through a post-release update, but he’s not making any promises.

“We’re going to keep supporting the game so hopefully we can get it done post release,” he said. “No promises but we will try.” Hutchinson added: “We try very hard to support the map making community, trust me. But there are millions of players who play the campaign only.”

News that Far Cry 4’s map editor won’t have support for competitive multiplayer levels has led to a 131-page forum thread where fans of the series are voicing their displeasure. Some specifically took issue with the fact that previous Far Cry games did include the feature on day one.

One fan suggested Ubisoft actively removed the map-making tool from Far Cry 4, but Hutchinson said this is not true. “It wasn’t removed: the MP was rebuilt from scratch,” he said.

Far Cry 4 launches next Tuesday for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC. For more, check out GameSpot’s roundup of everything you need to know ahead of release.

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Final Fantasy XIII for PC Has Basically No Graphics Options

Not all PC games have a multitude of graphics options like Crytek’s Ryse: Son of Rome. The PC version of Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XIII was released today on Steam and early reports show the game does not offer much in the way of configuration options.

GameSpot installed the game today and found that configurable options are limited to basic elements like difficulty, subtitles, and camera. The options you see in the image below, the Final Fantasy XIII Settings screen, represent the extent of what you can change.The extent of Final Fantasy XIII’s PC options

What’s more, we found that if you ever hit the Escape button during gameplay, the game closes and exits to Steam. More bizarrely, hitting Alt+F4 brings up a screen that asks if you want to exit the game. On top of that, Final Fantasy XIII for PC appears to be locked at a maximum resolution of 720p.

Amazingly, however, noted modder “Durante”–who basically fixed the PC version of Dark Souls–has already released a plugin that brings the game’s resolution up to 1080p.

We weren’t the only ones to notice Final Fantasy XIII’s shortcomings on PC, as community hubs Reddit and NeoGAF are flooded commentary about the PC version. We’ve reached out to Square Enix for comment regarding the PC version of Final Fantasy XIII and will update this post with anything we hear back.

Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Lightning Returns are also coming to PC through Steam, and are expected to launch by spring 2015.

Information from GameSpot hardware editor Peter Brown is included in this report.

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Assassin’s Creed Unity’s “No Face” Bug Now Fixed, Ubisoft Says

Assassin’s Creed Unity’s “No Face” bug–which was never very widespread–should now be fixed, developer Ubisoft says. Writing on the game’s live updates page, Ubisoft said it was able to isolate the issue after “rigorous” testing, and found that it only occurs with “one or two specific graphics cards,” though these were not named outright.

In both cases, the No Face bug was fixed right away with Unity’s launch day patch (and its subsequent updates), Ubisoft explained. .”This should not be affecting any players who are allowing their game to be automatically patched as recommended with updates as they are released,” the developer wrote. “If you believe you are seeing this issue under any other circumstance, contact our support team and let us know!”Unity’s No Face bug was brought to our attention by Steam user Retro_Apocalypse, who posted images of the bug to his Steam page last week. Now we can only wonder if Ubisoft will take this in stride and release some “No Face” Halloween costumes next year. For more on Unity, check out GameSpot’s review and what other critics are saying.Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.comFiled under:Assassin’s Creed Unity Written By

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New Killer Instinct Character Kan-Ra is a 2500-year-old Sorcerer

A new character to join the roster on free-to-play fighting game Killer Instinct has been revealed on the official Killer Instinct forums (via IGN). Kan-Ra is a 2,500-year-old sorcerer who hails from Babylon. He has been cursed by dark magic that causes him to rot, which is the reason why he is covered in bandages.

A live stream showcasing gameplay footage of the character will air on November 21. In addition to the announcement, Microsoft Studios creative director Adam Isgreen also clarified the schedule for monthly new character releases. “‘Every month’ could more accurately be represented as ‘every calendar month’ instead of every 30 days,” Isgreen said.

Killer Instinct shipped on the same day as the Xbox One launch with a character available to play for free. Players could unlock other characters and items by paying a fee. Microsoft’s plan is to continually update the game’s roster.

Killer Instinct developer Double Helix was acquired by Amazon earlier this year. Microsoft claimed the game would not be affected and said that the franchise, which it owns, would continue on.

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Destiny Has 9.5 Million “Registered Users,” Activision Says

Just how sell is Bungie’s recently released shooter Destiny selling? We now have some idea, as Activision Blizzard today announced that, to date, Destiny has “more than 9.5 million registered users.”

Not only are Destiny’s ranks deep, but gamers are spending loads of time with the game. According to Activision Blizzard’s data, “active” Destiny users are playing the game for more than three hours per day on average.

Destiny launched on September 9 across Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. The game grossed more than $325 million in its first five days. Activision maintains that Destiny is the biggest new IP launch of all time. The game also “ranks among the top 10 largest video game launches of all time in the United States,” the publisher says.

Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg said various other Destiny engagement trends are proving positive, including the number of players across all game modes, as well as peak concurrency levels.

In terms of financials, Activision Blizzard posted $1.17 billion in revenue for the quarter ended September 30. This is up significantly from the $657 million that the publisher hauled this quarter last year. The company also saw profits increase year-over-year, rising from $90 million last year to $173 million this year.

Activision Blizzard also reiterated that World of Warcraft had 7.4 million subscribers as of September 30, while Heartstone: Heroes of Warcraft has now reached 20 million users.

Digital sales played a major role for Activision Blizzard during the quarter, coming in at $505 million, or about 43 percent of total revenues. Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick offered a statement about the company’s better-than-expected results today.

“In addition to new content releases of Skylanders Trap Team and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, next week Blizzard Entertainment plans to launch World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor,” Kotick said. “Today, we have some of the most important franchises in entertainment and we expect to continue growing our product portfolio in 2015 with two additional franchises–Call of Duty Online, which we expect will enter an unlimited beta test, including virtual item sales, in China during the first quarter, and Blizzard Entertainment’s Heroes of the Storm.”

“Looking ahead, we have more opportunities than ever before to fuel our growth by creating great content using new platforms and business models while also expanding into new geographies,” he added. “We are embracing all of these growth opportunities with the same commitment to excellence that we have demonstrated over the past 23 years.”

Activision Blizzard has a few big-name game releases in the pipeline. Following Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s release today, the company will release the Warlords of Draenor expansion for World of Warcraft on November 13, while Destiny’s The Dark Below add-on will arrive on December 9.

Activision Blizzard also announced today that it is raising its full-year net revenue outlook from $4.7 billion to $4.8 billion.

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Bayonetta 2 Review Roundup

The review embargo for Platinum Games’ Bayonetta 2 has gone live, and the majority of critics have recommended the Wii U exclusive with substantial praise.

GameSpot’s own Bayonetta 2 review scored it a 10, making it the ninth game ever to do so. That degree of praise was shared by other publications such as Edge and Eurogamer, but not all were in agreement about how highly the title should be recommended. Polygon, which scored Bayonetta 2 with a 7.5, wrote in its review that the game was let down by the prominent sexualization of its eponymous character.

Below is a sample of the first reviews for Bayonetta 2 from major publications. For more of a comprehensive breakdown, take a look on GameSpot’s sister site Metacritic.

Game: Bayonetta 2Developer: Platinum GamesPlatforms: Wii URelease Date: October 24Price: $60 (UK- from £30)

“Bayonetta 2’s combat is so expertly constructed, and its presentation so joyously insane, that you’d have to try so very hard to get bored of it all. In a year filled with the promise of ever more elaborate experiences on all the shiny new hardware, that Bayonetta 2–a homage to classic game design and escapism–should be the most fun I’ve had playing a game all year is unexpected. But maybe it shouldn’t have been. After all, its predecessor still stands as one of the finest games of its genre. To have surpassed that with Bayonetta 2, and to have created a game that will be remembered as an absolute classic, is nothing short of astonishing.” – Mark Walton [Full review]

“Sega’s loss is Nintendo’s gain: Bayonetta, twirling away from a gigantic demon’s maw and smacking the highest choir of angels on the nose, has just given Wii U its first true classic.” [Full review in magazine’s latest issue]

“Bayonetta 2 is the perfect action game. It oozes style and boasts gameplay that’s both refined and lacking in excess. The combat is so purely entertaining that it’s easy to lose yourself in the almost-zen flow of dodging, countering, and kicking enemies to death. Bayonetta 2 rewards a player’s drive to look as cool as possible in combat with gameplay designed for exactly that–and with the acrobatic violence of a winking heroine who is as legitimately endearing as she is completely ludicrous. Even if Bayonetta 2 did not include an enhanced remake of its predecessor, it would launch as one of the Wii U’s best games, but this generous inclusion pushes Platinum’s first sequel into no-brainer territory for anyone with even the slightest affection for action games. If you bought the Wii U months ago explicitly in anticipation of Bayonetta 2, congratulations, your decision has paid off in spades.” – Earnest Cavalli [Full review]

“When Platinum Games is on, it’s really, really on, and Bayonetta 2 is in almost any respect that counts a better game than the first, whose mechanics were already exemplary. But every time I’d feel on a roll, enjoying my time with Bayonetta 2 immensely, I’d be broken out of it by another cheap shot of T&A. I would be wrecking a flock of angelic or demonic enemies, sliding in and out of witch time almost at will, and then the special weapon I had picked up became a literal stripper pole for Bayonetta to dance on, because … well, because, I guess.” – Arthur Gies [Full Review]

“The rhythm of combat remains the same, though it’s hard to complain when it’s riffing off such a heady beat, where chimed enemy attacks are lithely dodged into slo-mo pugilism, where impossible combos culminate with a 20-foot boot weaved from hair crashing from the heavens and where spinning amidst the avalanche of color and cartoon violence is Bayonetta herself, stopping only briefly to wink at a player exhausted by the unrelenting joy of it all. Bayonetta 2’s biggest disappointment may be that it’s an iterative sequel, but it’s not such a problem when it’s iterating on genius.” – Martin Robinson [Full Review]

Further reviews can be found in the selection below:

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Oculus’ and Samsung’s Gear VR Coming in December

Samsung’s Gear VR, a virtual reality device which uses software made by Oculus, will release next month, Oculus VR has announced on its website.

The Gear VR Innovator Edition for the Galaxy Note 4 smartphone is available for pre-registration from Samsung, and is slated for delivery in the United States early next month. It will come in two versions: for $249, you’ll get the headset bundled with a Bluetooth gamepad, and for $199, you’ll get only the headset.”The Innovator Edition, much like the Oculus Rift Development Kit, provides developers and enthusiasts everything they need to build and experiment with the platform before the hardware and software are ready for consumers,” Oculus said. “There are numerous made-for-VR apps that will ship for Gear VR over the next few months.”Gear VR stands out for its use of the Galaxy Note 4. The enlarged smartphone slots into the headset’s micro-USB dock and acts as the screen.

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Blizzcon 2014: Everything You Need to Know

We’ll be updating this story throughout the weekend so check back again for the latest updates from Blizzcon 2014. In the meantime, here are the biggest stories so far.

Blizzcon road trip. Hop in the car with the GameSpot crew as we drive from San Francisco to Blizzcon central in Anaheim.

Blizzard CEO and Founder Mike Morhaime started off his presentation with a pointed discussion deriding hate and harassment in the gaming community. He added, “”Let’s carry the good vibes from this weekend out into the world all year round.”

The next World of Warcraft expansion, Warlords of Draenor, is releasing just next week. But the primary Warcraft news at the show focused on the upcoming movie. Director Duncan Jones called it “Avatar and Lord of the Rings at the same,” during a panel.

Legendary and Blizzard also brought down the wall on the Warcraft movie cast list, so you can check out the cast of the Warcraft movie. We got to see a work in progress trailer for the film (which will hopefully be available for viewing for non-Blizzcon attendees soon. But, in short, it looks epic and absolutely nails the look and feel of the Warcraft universe.

For the World of Warcraft game, 100% of the sales for an upcoming ram pet called Argi will go towards the Red Cross for Ebola relief efforts.

Blizzard’s first new, original game in 17 years, Overwatch is a team-based multiplayer shooter that was announced during the Blizzcon opening ceremony. After spending some time with a playable version of the game, we give our thoughts and initial impressions here.

The developer has said that there will be a lot more heroes coming in the future, but you can compare the members of first group that we got to play with here. Since it’s early, we don’t have a lot of other firm details; asked about whether Overwatch would be free-to-play or would come to consoles, Blizzard basically said, “Maybe.”

Is Overwatch just made of the remnants of the previously cancelled project Titan? Not quite, but Blizzard discussed that issue in depth at a press conference for the game following Overwatch’s announcement.

Blizzard’s entry into the MOBA arena has a beta incoming January next year.

We also learned about new additions to the game’s roster including:

The Lost VikingsJaina ProudmooreThrallSylvanas Windrunner

New battlgrounds will include:

Sky TempleTomb of the Spider QueenDiablo-themed battleground

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At Friday’s Blizzcon Diablo III panel, it became clear the Diablo team is focused on the longevity of Reaper of Souls, making pretty substantial additions with each patch. Version 2.1.2 will see the addition of new types of treasure goblins (that drop gems and other materials), and the start of season two, but special attention has also been paid to rifts. The development team behind Diablo wants to improve areas that didn’t necessarily make for good rifts due to placement of conduits (that will now be counter-acted by pylons that give buffs), the lack of variation in rift guardians, and problems associated with how and where players died. In fact, members of the development team revealed the possibility of a death timer, but they’re expecting feedback if that ever gets integrated into the public test realm version of the game.

Additionally, some extensive work is going into the adventure mode. Many of the areas that were lacking in randomization are getting some attention. For example, Tristram Fields will be rebuilt with an eye for making it feel a little more dynamic than it was previously, almost by splitting it down the middle. But perhaps the most notable addition coming in a future patch is the addition of the ruins of Sescheron. Fans of Diablo will remember that as the barbarian stronghold laid to waste by Baal in the Lord of Destruction expansion for Diablo II, and it was great to see it interpreted for Diablo III.

There are several other items coming down the line for Diablo 3 beyond patch 2.1.2, including new monsters like the Rat King, as well as ancient items that are even more powerful than the game’s legendary offerings. So while some may have been disappointed by the lack of an expansion announcement, it would seem the team is keeping itself plenty busy.

We got lots of new trailers for Starcraft II’s next expansion Legacy of the Void, including an introduction Oblvion trailer and announcement of Archon mode. Sign ups for the beta area available now. Watch the other trailers here:

Less than a year since its official release, Hearthstone will be getting its first expansion next month: Goblins vs. Gnomes. You can get a sneak peek at 30 of the game’s cards right here.

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About Half of All Wii U Owners Have a Copy of Mario Kart 8

Nearly half of everyone who bought a Wii U also owns a copy of the system’s marquee racing game, Mario Kart 8, according to sales information released by Nintendo this week.

Mario Kart 8 has now sold 3.49 million copies as of September 30. With Wii U hardware sales currently sitting at 7.29 million units, that’s about a 48 percent attach rate. This assumes, however, that people did not buy multiple copies of the game. Strong sales for Mario Kart 8 are not entirely unexpected. After all, the game was adored by critics and the kart racing franchise is one of the most beloved from Nintendo of all time.Mario Kart 8 still has a lot of work to do to catch up to its predecessor, 2008’s Mario Kart Wii, however. That game has sold more than 35 million copies.

Mario Kart 8’s release in May is just the beginning for the Wii U game. Multiple paid expansion packs are in the works. The Zelda-themed DLC Pack 1 coming in November includes three playable characters–Link, Tanooki Mario, and Cat Peach–four karts, and eight tracks. It’s priced at $8 on its own, or $12 as part of a bundle that also gets you the Animal Crossing-themed DLC pack coming next year.

For more on Mario Kart 8, check out GameSpot’s review.

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New Destiny Hoverbike Lets You Do Sweet Freestyle Tricks

A new and improved Sparrow hoverbike is coming to Destiny, publisher Activision and developer Bungie announced today. The special vehicle is called the EV-30 Tumbler Sparrow, and it’s available starting today for select Guardians.

Unlike the standard issue Sparrow, the EV-30 drives faster and can take flight. Riders can also perform mid-air tricks, as you can see in the dubstep-powered trailer above.

The EV-30 Sparrow

“The EV-30 Tumbler features advanced modifications that bypass standard safety systems, disabling the stabilization and gyroscopic-force dampeners designed to keep you grounded,” Bungie wrote on its website, also calling out its slick paint job.

The special Sparrow is available in Destiny right now for players who have purchased the game’s $35 Destiny DLC pass. If that’s you, all you need to do is visit the Postmaster to redeem your EV-30. The vehicle will unlock for people who buy Destiny’s first DLC–The Dark Below–when the expansion launches December 9.

The EV-30 is only available for a limited time. You’ll need to buy the Destiny DLC pass or The Dark Below by January 15, 2015 to receive it for free. It’s unclear if the EV-30 will be offered as a paid download later on, but we’d have to imagine that will be the case.

In other Destiny-related news, Bungie has released a free demo for the game across all platforms.

Destiny launched in September, and has 9.5 million registered users by Activision’s latest count. In addition to The Dark Below, Bungie will release another expansion–House of Wolves–later on in 2015. On top of that, we now know the studio is working on a full-on Destiny sequel.For more on the title, check out GameSpot’s review.

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