The gaming industry in a week. 612 August 2012

INDUSTRY WEEK

In the UK the leading position in the top 10 ranked sports simulator London 2012. Tops the list of best-selling game of the second week in a row. It is interesting that in this time its sales increased by 88%. The second in popularity nahoditsya Mario amp; Sonic London 2012 Olympic Games, and the vtorom mdash; an elderly hit The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The full list is as follows:

  1. London 2012: The Official Video Game
  2. Mario amp; Sonic London 2012 Olympic Games
  3. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  4. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
  5. The Amazing Spider-man
  6. Battlefield 3
  7. Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
  8. Batman: Arkham City
  9. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  10. Forza Motorsport 4

In Russia, according to statistics provided by the online store OZON.ru, Top 10 PC games this week consists solely of pre-orders for potential hits. Topping the list of Crysis 3 mdash; project is the absolute best seller for two months does not alter the position. In second place is the sci-fi thriller Dead Space 3, and the third mdash; urban simulation SimCity.

Ten most popular console games headed reservation football simulator FIFA 13. The second project is the demand for Assassin’s Creed 3. Closes the top three platinum edition bloody action God of War 3. Read all ten positions of the two charts below you can.

PC Games:

  1. Crysis 3. Hunter Edition
  2. Dead Space 3 (DVD-BOX)
  3. SimCity (Limited Edition)
  4. Far Cry 3 (Collector’s Edition)
  5. Hitman: Absolution. Deluxe Professional Edition (English Version) (DVD-BOX)
  6. Far Cry 3 (DVD-BOX)
  7. Hitman: Absolution. Professional Edition (Russian) (DVD-BOX)
  8. Need for Speed: Most Wanted (Limited Edition) (DVD-BOX)
  9. Medal of Honor: Warfighter (Limited Edition)
  10. FIFA 13 (DVD-BOX)

          Games and accessories for consoles:

          1. FIFA 13 (PlayStation 3)
          2. Assassin’s Creed 3. Freedom Edition (PlayStation 3)
          3. God of War III. Platinum (PlayStation 3)
          4. Gears of War 3 (Xbox 360)
          5. Gears of War. Classics (Xbox 360)
          6. FIFA 13 (Xbox 360)
          7. Heavy Rain to Move. Platinum (PlayStation 3)
          8. Assassin’s Creed 3. Freedom Edition (Xbox 360)
          9. FIFA 12 (PlayStation 3)
          10. Mortal Kombat (Xbox 360)

            Company id Software disbanded unit working on games for mobile platforms. This is due to the revision of the strategy and direction of the company. During the event QuakeCon John Carmack (John Carmack) has announced that the studio goes to the development of high-budget high quality games. First project should be a shooter DOOM 4. It remains to wait for the official announcement and the first information about the game.

            Online Kickstarter campaign was launched to raise funds for the creation of a virtual reality helmet Oculus Rift. The device has a dual display with a resolution of 640×800 pixels, 110 degree viewing angle, as well as the DVI / HDMI and USB. Helmet weighs 220 grams and is compatible with PC and mobile devices based on iOS and Android. To sell and issue the developers sought to raise 250 thousand dollars, but now users have listed $ 1.5 million. Interestingly, all who have made donations of more than $ 300, in December will receive a helmet, development tools and game DOOM 3: BFG Edition, which can be used to assess the capabilities of the device. Working version of the Oculus Rift already shown at E3 2012 and QuakeCon, soon it will be presented at the event GamesCom in Germany.

            Number of players in Diablo 3 has reached 10 million people around the world. The project went on sale on May 15 and is now the most successful PC-game in the first half of 2012. On the first day after launch, the game got 3.5 million users, and after a week the audience was already 6.3 million people. Blizzard will also notes that 1.2 million copies of Diablo 3 have been provided free of charge, as a gift to those who designed the one-year subscription to the multiplayer role-playing game World of Warcraft.

            Of the game in the genre of horror inSANE discontinued. Cancellation of the project due to financial difficulties experienced by the publisher THQ. However, the company noted that the rights to the game will be returned to the author mdash; director Guillermo del Toro (Guillermo Del Toro). Recall that inSANE planned as a series of three pieces and had to make his debut on the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2013.

            Founder studio Monolith Jace Hall (Jace Hall) is considering the possibility of reviving the game Blood. The developer plans to re-release the original project by making a number of changes to the gameplay and updating the graphical component. Raising money for a remake planned by resource Kickstarter. It is expected that the classic shooter released for PC and will be distributed free of charge. Jace Hall also noted that he has a source Blood, but it will be possible to publish the following address issues regarding the license agreement.

            In Resident Evil 6 will be a full story campaign for Ada Wong. Access to information can be achieved after the third play through, first laquo; prosmotrevraquo; scenario Chris Redfield, Leon Kennedy and Jake Muller. Details of the history of Ada Wong were not disclosed. We only know that she is armed with a crossbow and time bombs, as well as excellent knowledge of techniques of unarmed combat. She, unlike the other characters in the game, no teammates, it always works alone. Exit Resident Evil 6 will be held on October 2 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

            Studio CD Projekt Red released the first details of a new role-playing game Cyberpunk. The main site of action will be the city Night City mdash; is a big open world in which the lion’s share of the events unfold. Selecting a role for the character, the user can give the hero personality traits through implants, skills, equipment, and more. The role of the protagonist and features affect the way of passage of the project and the development of the story line. According to the authors, regardless of the player’s history in Cyberpunk will be an exciting and interesting. Release date of the project and target platforms have not been announced.

            In Dishonored protagonist will own more specific abilities. Many fighting skills have very damaging effects and are able to literally sweep the enemies on the way. However, the developers claim that the game is balanced mdash; each ability has a certain duration and consumes a certain amount of mana when activated. Thus, even if the character has appeared skill with a truly gigantic force, it will operate only a few seconds. Dishonored will release on October 12 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

            In late August, the company BioWare will release Leviathan addition to Mass Effect 3. Captain Shepard and his team will go in search of the renegade Reaper Leviathan, which can help him destroy the representatives of this race. History disclosed in the appendix will clarify many issues related to the Reapers, their goals and motivations. As you progress through the players to open new locations in the Citadel will meet unfamiliar characters, and there will be two additional samples of weapons: assault rifle, M-55 and a shotgun Argus AT-12 Raider. DLC will cost $ 10.

            Publisher Sony plans to launch two collections mdash; God of War Saga and inFamous Collection. Both sets will be released exclusively for the PlayStation 3 and will go on sale August 28. Edition God of War Saga includes:

            • God of War
            • God of War II
            • God of War III
            • God of War: Origins Collection (God of War: Chains of Olympus and God of War: Ghost of Sparta)
            • subscription for one month PlayStation Plus
            The composition

            InFamous Collection will include two-part series, the addition of inFamous: Festival of Blood, as well as all previously unreleased bonus missions, costumes, weapons and more specific abilities.

            Valve Company opened to accept pre-orders for a computer version of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Customers who purchase the game in digital distribution service Steam, receive a discount of 10%. Among the nice bonuses also means access to the multiplayer beta test blockbuster, which starts on August 14. Release Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will be held on August 21.

            UPCOMING WEEK

            Publisher Electronic Arts announced Army of Two: The Devil s Cartel. Development of the third part of the series deals with studio Visceral Games, known for projects such as Dead Space and Dante s Inferno. The game, which is based on the engine, Frostbite 2.0, released in March 2013 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The focus will again be mercenaries stories Alpha and Bravo. They have to go to Mexico and perform a number of tasks to eliminate the drug. The project is designed to co-flow in two cooperative modes: network and mode laquo; divided ekranaraquo.; Among other innovations claimed expanded arsenal of weapons and equipment that will allow players to use a variety of strategic and tactical moves.

            Publisher Codemasters has announced a racing game GRID 2. The competitions will take place on the roads the U.S., Asia and Europe. Fighting for the championship, riders will visit the California coast, as well as in Miami, Chicago, Paris and Abu Dhabi. The project includes a single player campaign, co-op mode in the format of a split-screen and multiplayer component. According to the developers, the new game is much improved artificial intelligence, introduced a new system upgrade and customize the look of the car, add realistic physics, and integration with the service RaceNet. Presentation of the project showing the demo version will be on display Eurogamer Expo 2012, which will be held in London from 27 to 30 September. The game is scheduled for 2013 for the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

            Company Reef Entertainment is working on a game based on the legendary series of fighters for John Rambo. The project was called Rambo: The Video Game and created in versions for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Story will serve as the basis of the first three episodes of the film cycle: laquo; Rambo: First krovraquo;, laquo; Rambo: First Blood mdash; 2raquo; and laquo; Rambo mdash; 3raquo;. According to the authors, spectacular fight scenes will be in harmony with laquo; shpionskoyraquo; component. Users to provide a large arsenal of weapons and has beautifully modern graphics and realistic physics. The exact release date will be announced in the near future.

            City Interactive

            Company together with the studio Deck 13 reported the development of role-playing game Lords of the Fallen. Supervises the work of a former producer on the project The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Tomasz Gop (Tomasz Gop). The game takes place in a world where God is dead, a thousand years ago. His body turned into a mountain ridge that divided the land into two parts. Peoples living in different hemispheres, hold radically differing religions. The main character will cross the mountain and meet strangers. Depending on the actions and deeds, he will have to take sides. The main focus of the Lords of Fallen is on the conflict between humans and demons obeying Fallen Divine. Information about the game mechanics of the project while a little. We only know that the game is non-linear, and from the point of view of the combat system will be similar to Dark Souls, Kingdoms of Amalur and Batman: Arkham City. Lords of Fallen release in 2013 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

            Company Interceptor Entertainment and Apogee Software presented a remake of classic shooter Rise of the Triad. The game is being developed for PC on Unreal Engine 3. The main characters will be five agents HUNT (High-Risk United Nations Taskforce), each with unique combat skills. They have to go to a deserted island and eliminate the followers of extremist cult, hiding in an abandoned monastery. The game includes a single player campaign consisting of 20 levels, as well as multiplayer. The last includes all the modes from the original version of the project: Elasto Mode, Mercury Mode, Shrooms Mode and Dog Mode. Additionally, users will be given a map editor to create your own levels and modifications. Output Rise of the Triad will be held later this year in the digital distribution service Steam.

            OUR NEWS

            Administration World Cyber ??Games began accepting applications for participation in the qualifying rounds for the game Cross Fire. Start of the Russian stage of the international eSports tournament is scheduled for August 18. Users can form teams of 5 people. Under the rules of the organization of the competition, the team was eliminated after the first loss. The winners will be the two most persistent team. The main prize mdash; access to Russia Preliminary Final in 2012.

            Laquo; 1C SoftKlabraquo, will be the official publisher of PC-3 version of Lost Planet. The company also acquired the rights to distribute the console adaptation of the popular shooter. The game will retain the original sound system and will be supplemented subtitled in Russian. World release Lost Planet 3 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 will be in 2013.

            Publisher Electronic Arts has presented details of Russia’s limited edition of Medal of Honor Warfighter Limited Edition. Customers who pre-order will get access to the beta-testing of Battlefield 4, which will start in autumn 2013. The structure of the publication also includes:

            • Early access to the Sniper’s U.S. division SEAL, armed with rifles McMillan TAC-300;
            • set Medal of Honor Warfighter SFOD-D Pointman Pack, providing early access to the operative’s U.S. division laquo; Deltaraquo;;
            • set Medal of Honor Warfighter Trijicon Optics 3, which includes three optical sights for rifles Heckler amp; Koch HK416: Trijicon ACOG, SRS Reflex and RMR;
            • set Medal of Honor Warfighter British SAS Spec Ops Pack, provides access to the British special forces SAS;
            • set Medal of Honor Warfighter Digital Deluxe Pack, which will allow users to play for the Russian Spetsnaz Heavy laquo; Alfaraquo.; DLC also contains a digital version of the soundtrack of the game.

            Exit Project on 23 October.