Staff of under 20 working new DiRT title
Racing developer Codemasters has been hit with layoffs. The team responsible for development of the yet to be announced DiRT title has been downsized to less than twenty. Due to the reduction in man power, sources are whispering to us that the planned early access release in February is now unlikely at best.
Is a new Age of Empires coming?
Microsoft has opened a brand new gaming studio that will be focused on strategy games. The studio is said to be working on the next chapter in a beloved strategy games franchise. This information comes from a number of job postings on the company’s web site.
Digital-purchases remain playable even if removed
Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox One owners do not have to fear the possibility of their digital purchases disappearing, even if they are pulled from the Xbox Store. Like on the Xbox 360, if a title is pulled from the Xbox Store, those that have purchased it will still be available for the original purchase to download again.
More info each week till release
Visceral has announced that they will be dropping new info each week on Battlefield Hardline till release.
Beta for Xbox One starts January 15th
Turtle Rock and publisher 2K have confirmed that Evolve has gone gold and had been sent out to replication. The game will release in February as previously announced.
External bay adds ability for 3.5” hard drives
Nyko has come up with a pretty nice solution for PlayStation 4 owners who need to upgrade their internal hard drive.
Everyone gets 2010 Mazdaspeed 3 for free
In keeping up with the car packs sees Forza Horizon 2 get its latest Car Pack for download.
No word on if it will be a multi-platform release
Tony Hawk himself confirmed a 2015 release of a new game that bears his name for the PlayStation 4. During Sony’s press conference where he was there to promote the Action-Cam, he spent a few minutes afterward talking about the game.
Will it get unsigned code running
The hacker group H4LT is claiming responsibility for leaking the Xbox One SDK documentation. The SDK offers significant documentation about the hardware and software used on the Xbox One. It is unknown if it will help get unsigned code running on the console.