Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: FPS

Battlefield 4 multiplayer beta details announced, to go live October 1

Battlefield 4 (360, PC, PS3, PS4) Beta Details Announcement - Screenshot 1

EA has announced the multiplayer beta dates for the console and PC versions of Battlefield 4. The beta will feature the Siege of Shanghai map in Conquest Mode and Domination Mode, and will be open first to Battlefield 3 Digital Deluxe Edition pre-orders, Battlefield 3 Premium members, and registered owners of Medal of Honor Warfighter Limited Edition or Digital Deluxe Edition. Early access will begin on October 1, while all 360, PC, and PS3 owners will be able to join on October 4.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Metro: Last Light – The Developer Pack to launch September 17

Metro Last Light (360, PC, PS3) Developer Pack Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Deep Silver has announced that Metro: Last Light’s third DLC drop, Developer Pack, will be available on September 17 for 360, PC, and PS3. The pack will include a new solo mission, The Spider-Nest, which will require that players clear a catacomb of spiders using the lighter, torches, and the new Flamethrower. In addition, there will also be three new areas to utilize: a Shooting Range, where players can compete in marksman challenges with all gun and attachment combinations; an AI Arena, in which customizable squads of human soldiers and mutants face off in challenges; and a Metro Museum, where players can learn more about the characters and their mutant enemies.

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DLC, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Space shootouts and more in Call of Duty: Ghosts campaign trailer

A new single-player campaign trailer for Call of Duty: Ghosts has been released by Activision. The nearly three-minute video begins with a gunfight … in space. It looks as though Infinity Ward is on track to top Modern Warfare 3’s campaign, which was ridiculously over the top with global carnage and a rather nice near-future invasion of Normandy. As someone who plays the campaign: thumbs up.

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Call of Duty storms App Store with Call of Duty: Strike Team

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iOS received its Call of Duty debut today with the release of Call of Duty: Strike Team. The latest from developer The Blast Furnace is the first mobile entry for the series, and it’s also the first to prominently feature a focus on shifting perspectives. Players are tasked with commanding a squad of up to four Strike Team members, customizing their skills and gear, in hot spots around the globe. A third-person perspective allows commanders to get a better view of the battlefield, while a first-person view offers a ground-level view of the action. Strike Team includes a story-driven, single-player campaign, Survival Mode, and leaderboard support.

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Android, Apple Handheld

Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Apocalypse to go live Sept. 26 for PC, PS3

Call of Duty Black Ops II (360, PC, PS3) 360 Launch Vengeance Announcement - Screenshot 3

The Call of Duty: Black Ops II Season Pass is set to come to an end soon for PC and PS3 gamers with the announcement that Apocalypse, the last drop, will launch on September 26. Apocalypse will include four new multiplayer maps and a new Zombies mode, Origins. The maps, detailed below, include Pod, Frost, Takeoff (based off of Stadium from Black Ops’ First Strike pack), and Dig (an adaptation of World at War’s Courtyard). Origins transports Zombies players to a Dieselpunk-styled World War I-era France where they will fight alongside four old comrades (Tank, Nikolai, Takeo, and Rictofen).

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News

Metro: Last Light – Tower Pack to launch next week, screens released

Metro Last Light (360, PC, PS3) Tower DLC Detail Announcement- Screenshot 1

Deep Silver announced that Tower Pack, the second of 4A Games’ planned four downloadable packs for Metro: Last Light, will launch on September 3. The 360, PC, and PS3 drop adds a new tower that houses a virtual combat simulator. Players who enter must battle their way up the booby-trapped tower against waves of increasingly difficult enemies.

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Metro: Last Light announced for Mac OS X and Linux

Metro Last Light (360, PC, PS3) Mobius Trailer Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 2

4A Games is preparing to send Linux and Mac gamers into the mutant-infested world of post-apocalyptic Russia with Metro: Last Light. Publisher Deep Silver has announced that a Mac version is near completion, scheduled for release on September 10, and that a Linux version is currently on track for launch later this year. Both versions will support the same DLC as the console and Windows versions, as well as Steam Play, which means that owners of any Steam version will find the latest releases automatically added to their library. The Season Pass, the Faction Pack, and the Tower Pack will be available at launch for the Mac version, and the remaining two packs, Developer and Chronicles, will launch simultaneously with the other versions.

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PC News

Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Apocalypse launches for 360

Call of Duty Black Ops II (360, PC, PS3) 360 Launch Vengeance Announcement - Screenshot 1

Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Apocalypse, the final downloadable pack for the Season Pass, is now available on Live Marketplace. The drop includes a new Zombies mode, Origins, and four multiplayer maps. The maps, detailed below, include Pod, Frost, Takeoff (based off of Stadium from Black Ops’ First Strike pack), and Dig (an adaptation of World at War’s Courtyard). Origins is set in a Dieselpunk-styled World War I-era France and features the return of four heroes (Tank, Nikolai, Takeo, and Rictofen). New screenshots were also released.

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Xbox 360 News

Bungie releases new Destiny trailer, Out Here in the Wild

A new video has been release for Bungie’s upcoming shooter Destiny. The nearly five-minute-long clip, titled Out Here in the Wild, covers the studio’s motivations behind their design choices, as well as more about weapon design, character growth and online play.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

Call of Duty: Ghosts upgrade announced, current to next gen for $10

Call of Duty Ghosts (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Upgrade Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sony’s publisher-specific upgrade promotion we mentioned yesterday, as part of a plan to ease the transition to PS4 by allowing PS3 owners to purchase digital versions of PS4 titles for a discounted price, has been detailed a bit more by Activision. The publisher announced today that gamers who purchase the PS3 version of Call of Duty: Ghosts will be able to upgrade to the PS4 version for $10 for a limited time. However, they also announced that they have struck a deal with Amazon and GameStop to allow Xbox 360 owners the same opportunity, who will now be able to upgrade to the Xbox One version for $10. There are also plans to allow for Season Pass Content and in-game progress to be transferred over at no charge for a limited time.

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