The introduction to this Sunday’s edition of Our Week in Games is going to take a quick glance at some Sony related news bits. First up is word from Drive Club developers to Eurogamer about progress on the much delayed game and micro-transactions for cars. I’m sure some will be up in arms about paying for individual cars, but it doesn’t sound like a deal-breaker as you will still win freebies when progressing through the ranks.
The other, more important news is that Sony are already selling the PlayStation 4 for a profit, something which doesn’t normally happen until much deeper into a consoles lifespan. Additionally, around half of the 7 million PlayStation 4 owners are using PlayStation Plus which adds a nice bit of change to Sony’s bank account each month.
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This past Friday saw the release of Titanfall and Dark Souls II in the UK. I will be taking on Titanfall and delivering a Verdict over the coming weeks, while it seems like we are all waiting for the PC release of Dark Souls II. There seems to have been a fairly even split between those I follow on Twitter between chatter on these two titles, as spring beckons the big guns are landing. Furthermore, GDC takes place this week in San Francisco, I’m expecting fireworks.
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IGN have released an exclusive Dark Souls 2 gameplay demo earlier today. Whilst looking very similar to the previous game, it’s apparent that a lot of improvements have been made both visually and gameplay wise. These are talked about during the demo by Yui Tanimura, director of From Software and Tak Miyazoe, Global producer of Namco Bandai. Hit the break to see the full 12 minutes of gameplay.
A number of screenshots were also released earlier today to coincide with the video. These can be found here courtesy of Eurogamer.