Category: Xbox 360

Ubi developer justifies yearly Assassin’s Creed installments in this interview

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OXM has published an interview with Assassin’s Creed 4 creative director Jean Guesdon. The thorough interview talks about various things regarding the game, including DLC, but what struck me most was the developer’s justification when it came to the cyclical approach Ubisoft has taken with the franchise.

Guesdon said that “we have proven that this franchise is relevant,” adding that it still has a “long way to go.” The same could be said for Call of Duty, which is a sort of ironic place to be since gamers are still lapping up new entries despite being tired of the annual release cycle taken up by Activision.

Keeping that in mind, Guesdon noted that “the scale and scope of the world, the completely new setting, the new gameplay mechanics, and our new characters… [will] get the job done and avoid fatigue altogether.” I hope that’s true because, although it’s a worrying trend, other notable franchises are trying or have done the same thing.

Assassin’s Creed 4 is due out on October 29 for PC, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and PS4.

The reason why Metal Gear Solid Legacy Collection isn’t coming to Xbox 360

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It comes as no surprise that Medal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection isn’t coming to Xbox 360. But why not? Main man Hideo Kojima explained that the amount of data in Metal Gear Solid 4 was “just too enormous.” He said this on his radio show, noting that “an Xbox 360 version of MGS4 hasn’t gone on sale” either.

Kojima adds that the game would take up seven DVDs, which is something they aren’t willing to do. However, all hope isn’t lost, as he mentioned that the collection might come out on the next Xbox.

The Legacy collection is a package of gaming goodness that includes all four titled MGS games alongside Peace Walker HD Edition and MGS: VR Missions. It’s due out next month exclusively on PS3.

Call of Duty Ghosts officially announced, live action teaser released

As expected, Activision has taken the wraps off of Call of Duty Ghosts, the next installment in the wildly popular shooter series. Infinity Ward is making the game for a November 5 release on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. It’s also confirmed for the next Xbox and will make an appearance at Microsoft’s reveal for the Xbox successor on May 21.

The developer said that it will have an entirely new story, setting, and cast of characters. All of these will be powered by a next-gen engine. Although they didn’t show any gameplay or graphics, a live action trailer was released to highlight the significance of masks.

More details are expected at Microsoft’s Xbox event on May 21.

Interesting interview about Remember Me’s music talks about memory and rewards

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Music is undoubtedly one of the most important things about a videogame. Total silence isn’t good nor is blasting music in the player’s face. This is where Remember Me is getting to be quite an interesting piece of work.

In a captivating interview with MTV Multiplayer, composer Olivier Derivere talked about how music plays an integral role in the upcoming brawler. “Every music cue is a part of Nilin (the game’s protagonist),” he said. “Actually, the whole score is a reconstruction around Nilin’s memory and it’s only during the last fight of the game that you can hear the full main theme.”

The biggest challenge they faced was developing a sound based on the game’s concept, which was “the digitization of an organic form which is electronically manipulated.” He noted that the music system is linked to the player’s actions within the game, so it will change based on how players fight. In a sense, the music will support the player’s moves, with Derivere adding that it “adds a sense of support and reward.”

Remember Me  is in development for release on June 4 for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

Character trailers for Grand Theft Auto V

Not one, not two, but three brand new trailers for GTA V is out today. Each of these trailers is dedicated to the game’s three characters: Michael, Trevor, and Franklin.

The trailers look awesome! The game is due out on September 17 on PS3 and Xbox 360. It isn’t known whether it will be released on PC and Wii U.

Mass Effect 3’s Citadel trailer brings together old friends for one last adventure

I can’t help but be excited about Citadel, the final piece of single-player DLC for Mass Effect 3. Conspiracies, hanging out with friends, and going on one last adventure with old friends and partners? Definitely the last hurrah for Shepard and crew. It comes out tomorrow.