As rumoured, Rock Band 4 is on the way.
Mad Catz Interactive and Harmonix are partnering up to launch the title, which will release later this year for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Mad Catz will develop and manufacture a new generation of wireless music game controllers for the game, although old peripherals will work as well.
According to Harmonix, Rock Band 4 will focus on the features and gameplay that people love, and expand the franchise in innovative ways informed by how fans play and what they want.
It will support the 2000+ tracks released since the 2007 debut of the original Rock Band, and players who have purchased or downloaded music on last-generation consoles will be able to download and play those tracks on their new platforms (within the same console family) at no additional charge. That said, the timing of the release of this legacy content is yet to be determined.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor has been named 2014 Game of the Year at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.
Monolith's licensed adventure beat out Alien: Isolation, Bayonetta 2, Destiny, and Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft.
Shadow of Mordor was the Gameplanet Critics Game of the Year, and one of the Gameplanet community's top three Games of the Year. Shadow of Mordor also cleaned up at the DICE Summit, but was pipped for the top honour by Dragon Age: Inquisition.
Valve announced its long-rumoured Source 2 engine at GDC 2015 in San Francisco this week.
The company said that, unlike other engines that have licensing fees and royalty costs attached, Source 2 will be entirely free. The only condition is that any game made with Source 2 must also be released on Valve's proprietary storefront and PC gaming portal, Steam.
Speaking with Rock, Paper, Shotgun, Valve’s Erik Johnson explained that games don't need to be exclusive to Steam, only that the platform must be included among the distribution channels used.
Nvidia has unveiled a streaming-focussed game console for the living room called the Shield Android TV Console.
Like the Shield portable and Shield tablet, the Shield TV’s primary focus is as a recipient for games streamed from Nvidia’s new cloud system at 1080p/60fps.
That cloud system, Nvidia Grid, will be a subscription service that offers top-tier PC titles for streaming at two price points: one for 720p and one for 1080p.
Valve has unveiled its new Steam Controller.
It includes two touch pads that work as buttons, triggers, bumpers and three tow buttons on the back on each side of the controller, for a total of six. On the front there are an additional four face buttons.
The controller also has a thumbstick on the left.
Microsoft has finally released the long-awaited matchmaking patch for Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
According to the company, the patch improves matchmaking search times and times to match, matchmaking stability and success rates, and party stability.
It also improves shot registration in Halo 2, campaign stability across the entire game, aim assist issues in Halo 1, UI inconsistencies, and more.
The Heists update to GTA Online will bring with it a number of new modes and challenges, Rockstar has announced.
Three new PvP "Adversary" modes will be added to the game, and these will be unlocked as players complete the new GTA Online Heists.
The first is called Come Out and Play. In it,a team of three runners is trying to evade a team of hunters. The runners are well-armed but must flee on foot and only have one life, while the hunters have unlimited lives and free-aim shotguns, but must remain on motorbikes and ATVs.
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