Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Xbox One

Destiny beta breaks records, logs over 4.5 million players

Destiny (360, PC, PS3, PS4) E3 2013 Media Announcement - Screenshot 3

Activision has released details about the recent beta for Bungie’s upcoming first-person shooter Destiny. The beta period kicked off on July 16 and closed on Sunday, and in the intervening period, the game logged over 4,638,937 unique players. According to Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg, the program marked “the biggest beta of this console generation by a wide margin and the largest console beta ever for a new video game IP to date.” Bungie COO Pete Parsons added that they “cannot thank the community enough” and that “the response was humbling.”

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare storyline detailed in new trailer

A new trailer has launched for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. The three-minute-long Campaign Story Trailer follows the events that lead up to the game, which revolves around a massive terrorist attack on nuclear facilities across the globe. As nations struggles to rebuild, a private military contractor takes the lead and begins to emerge as the sole superpower. Expect to see a lot of sci-fi-styled armament and fast-paced action. Some new screenshots were also released and have been posted below.

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Pinball FX2 pushed back to next month for free 360 table transfers

Pinball FX2 (360, Xbox One) Xbox One Transfer Announcement - Screenshot 1

Pinball FX2 has been delayed slightly, but the extra time is for a good reason: free table transfers from the Xbox 360 version. Initially, previously purchased tables would be locked to the 360, but after community feedback, the studio followed up with Microsoft about the process and came up with a solution. As a result, the studio has decided to push the release date back until next month, which will allow them the time to work out the transition process so that players will be able to import their tables at launch.

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New extended version of Tekken 7 trailer revealed at Comic-Con

Bandai Namco has released an extended version of the Tekken 7 teaser that was debuted during this year’s Evo. The new cut was shown at the studio’s Fighting Game panel during Comic-Con and runs a little over a minute and a half longer than the original.

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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor console, PC versions dated

Middle-earth Shadow of Mordor (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Gamers will be able to once again battle the forces of Mordor on September 30 when Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor launches for 360, PS3, PS4, and Xbox One. PC gamers will get their chance shortly thereafter via Steam on October 2. As the ranger Talion, players will find themselves guided by the Spirit of Vengeance in a war against Sauron and his forces after the death of his family. The game uses a new mechanic dubbed the Nemesis System, which allows the computer to keep track of the player’s action with each enemy so that future encounters play out differently, with an archenemies emerging before the end.

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Tetris Ultimate out this fall online for console and PC, retail for 3DS

Tetris Ultimate (3DS, PC, PS4, PS Vita, and Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Tetris, also known as The Best Game Ever, will be making its way to 3DS, PC, PS4, PS Vita, and Xbox One this fall in Tetris Ultimate. Ubisoft has announced that this latest iteration will feature six modes, including a Challenge mode for solo players and seven modes for 1-4 players, such as Sprint, a race to clear 40 lines as quickly as possible; Battle Ultimate, a last-man-standing mode that will feature power-ups; and Ultra, where the goal is to score as many points as possible in three minutes. Worldwide leaderboards will also be supported.

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Mondo creates Sunset Overdrive poster for SD Comic-Con 2014

Sunset Overdrive (Xbox One) Mondo Comic-Con Announcement - Header

A new limited release poster for Insomniac Games’ upcoming action title Sunset Overdrive will be available at San Diego Comic-Con 2014. Designed by the Austin, TX-based studio Mondo, who makes some rather nice art for vinyl film soundtracks and VHS re-releases, in addition to newer formats, the print marks the gallery’s gaming debut and was created by UK artist Matt Taylor. The poster will be available at Mondo’s booth (#835).

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Convention, Xbox One News

Bandai Namco reveals Tekken 7 at Evo 2014

Bandai Namco decided to add even more energy (some might say “hype”) to Evo 2014 by announcing Tekken 7. Details were scarce, save for that Unreal Engine 4 is being used to power the brawler. According to series executive producer and game director Katsuhiro Harada, the team went with UE4 to “focus our efforts on making Tekken 7 the best possible game without worrying about spending time creating a stand-alone graphic engine.” A teaser was released, however, offering a few hints at what’s in store.

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EA to kick off summer-long Battlefest for Battlefield 4 this weekend

Battlefield 4 (360, PC, PS3, PS4) Dragon’s Teeth DLC

EA will be holding a summer-long event for Battlefield 4, Battlefest. The festivities will begin this week with a double XP weekend from July 12-13 and the start of the Battleshot screenshot contest. Battleshot will run daily until August 13, with gamers getting the chance to win an AMD graphics card, $50 gift card to the Dice Store, and a Battlefield 4 Premium membership by submitting screenshots based on different themes. Community Missions, beginning on July 15, will reward all players with free gold Battlepacks when community challenges are met. Free camo unlocks will take place each week as well. A month-long stunt video competition is also being held, with the community picking the top three from Dice’s favorite 12 to win special prize packages.

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Destiny beta dated, Ghost and Limited editions detailed

Destiny (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Bta and CE Announcement - Header

Activision has released new details about the upcoming Destiny beta as well as three premium versions. Gamers who pre-order the game will be able to enter the beta at 10:00 a.m. (PDT) on July 17 for the PS3 and PS4 versions and at 10:00 a.m. (PDT) on July 23 for Xbox 360 and One versions. A PSN subscription is required to access some features, and Live Gold is required for all features. Maintenance will take place between beginning on July 21-22 and continue until July 27 across all platforms, at which point the beta will go back online. Three special editions were also announced and have been detailed below: Ghost Edition ($149.99), Limited Edition ($99.99), and Digital Guardian Edition ($89.99). The first two DLC packs, Expansion I and II, have been priced at $19.99 and the season pass at $34.99.

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