The Catch-Up: May 2nd, 2014 – Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC First on Xbox

Adding to the story from yesterday, John Carmack said, “Oculus uses zero lines of code that I wrote while under contract to Zenimax.”

General News

  • Interesting piece of PS4 news: Octodad: Dadliest Catch had the biggest first week in terms of sales for any PSN-only third-party title. [Twitter]
  • Naughty Dog’s Bruce Straley “got goosebumps playing & talking thru a prototype a designer was sketching in yesterday!” [Twitter]
  • Want to learn more about the multiplayer in Watch Dogs? [Check Out This Guide]
  • It may not be the trophies, but the Xbox One achievement list for Watch Dogs is available for viewing. [Check it Out]
  • Continuing the tradition, all Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC will appear first on Xbox. This means PS3 and PS4 owners of the game will probably be waiting a month to play each new DLC pack. [Source]
  • A double XP weekend for Call of Duty: Ghosts has begun! [Twitter]
  • GameStop USA has announced that Power Up Rewards members who pre-0rder Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare from them will receive an exclusive Advanced Warfare Personalization Pack (includes Weapon Camo, Reticle, Player Card, Background, Patch) for use within Call of Duty: Ghosts or Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Also, anyone who trades in a game towards Advanced Warfare between May 5th and 11th will receive 30% extra credit. [Check It Out]
  • Speaking of Black Ops 2, PS3 patch 1.17 brought out yesterday “added a number of security system enhancements.” [Source]
  • Today and tomorrow, GTA Online is offering double GTA$ and double RP as Rockstar prepares for the High Life Update coming later this month. [Source]
  • That Terraria patch to fix the issues brought up in patch 1.2 is “nearing completion of our internal testing this weekend and plan to have a solid submission (aka “certification”) ready patch to send over to Microsoft and Sony in the first half of next week.” This means the new update should be out sometime this month. [Source]
  • Campaign Update 2 for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is going to be out on May 13th and helps to make pre-order DLC accessible. [More Info]
  • Based on feedback, Guerrilla Games has reduced the number of official Warzones in Killzone: Shadow Fall to 24 Player Warzone, 24 Player Team Deathmatch, and the rotating Warzone (this week it is 24 Player Domination). The developer said, “This sets us up for phase II, which will focus on user interface improvements to the main multiplayer screen, streamlining for the most popular play styles and making it easy for you to get into a game. This way we want to offer our community much more variation when playing Killzone online. All previous official Warzones will remain playable, but simply won’t be tagged official, and will also be featured on the official rotating Warzone one by one. [More Info]
  • Want to help make some new bot names in Killzone: Mercenary? [Head Over Here For Details]
  • A new Guerrilla Games job listing suggests their next title may include “micro-transactions and/or nontraditional recurring revenue models.” [Source]
  • Asked about the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes, Executive Producer John Vignocchi said, “In terms of what we’re doing with [PS4 and Xbox One], we’re planning on making use of the graphical prowess of those machines — they can pump out some amazing-looking graphics. In addition to that, what we’re planning on doing is taking advantage of the overall memory footprint. In Disney Infinity there were certain platforms that were constrained by the amount of RAM, so people couldn’t truly build the toy box of their dreams. We’ve optimized the engine to allow the last-gen, PS3 and 360, to still build compelling Toy Box levels, but with Xbox One and PS4, the sky’s the limit.” [Source]
  • According to John Vignocchi in a recent webcast, Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes will be released in September 2014. Since the previous August report turned out to be false, we’ll just have to wait and see if this is 100% accurate. [Via, Source]
  • A new patch for Child of Light will change the difficulty names from ‘normal’ and ‘hard’ to’ casual’ and ‘expert’. [Source]
  • You can now rent servers in the console versions of Battlefield 4 for 1 day ($1.49), 7 days ($6.99), 30 days ($24.99), or 90 days ($59.99). [Full Details]

New Videos

  • Originally planned for the PS3 and Xbox 360, Techland has announced that Hellraid will now arrive on PS4, Xbox One, and PC in 2015, complete with a new engine. Techland says, “Since its reveal last year, Hellraid has expanded and evolved thanks to the developers’ experience and players’ feedback,” prompting the move to new consoles [More Info]:

Does Hellraid’s new-gen upgrade make you interested?