Quick Hits- New details for upcoming Transformers game, PS4 hits the 5 million mark in sales, Kingdom Come: Deliverance coming to PS4, Xbox One

Activision released sometransformers details for the upcoming Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark game. The game is being said to be a “video game complement” to the upcoming movie Transformers: Age of Extinction. From Activision: “Rise of the Dark Spark jumps worlds and factions as it weaves the tale of the hunt for an ancient relic as powerful as the Matrix of Leadership- the Dark Spark. Players will be able to switch between the heroes of the noble Autobots and the nefarious Decepticons throughout the single-player campaign.” Gameplay is purported to be similar to the two Cybertron titles which were made by High Moon Studios, with over 40 playable characters and large open battlefields. Escalation mode will return for the multiplayer side of things, and leveling will be shard between the multiplayer and single-player campaign. The game is due out later this year for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U, 3DS, and PC.

Sony announced that sales for the PS4 have hit a new milestone. The console has now sold over 5.3 million units, well ahead of Sony’s goal of selling 5 million consoles by the end of its fiscal year on March 31, and ahead of the console’s launch in Japan, which is set for February 22. Once the console launches in Japan, those sale numbers are going to increase, a good sign for Sony. The PS4 has been selling well since launch, becoming the fastest selling console in UK history.

The medieval-RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance has secured enough funding from a Kickstarter campaign that both Sony and Microsoft have sent developer Warhorse Studios dev kits, and have confirmed that the developer will be able to self publish. The studio released the following on Kickstarter: “While we never doubted our technical ability to do it, we were not sure about the actual publishing and distribution. In the last console generation, it just wasn’t possible to have a game on console without an official publisher. In this generation it’s going to be different though. We had a lot of discussion with both Microsoft and Sony in the past weeks and are happy to announce that the game concept of Kingdom Come: Deliverance was approved by both Sony and Microsoft for the next-gen platforms (PS4 and Xbox One). Both companies are very eager to work with independent developers now and were really helpful in speeding up the whole process. We were provided with dev kits and will get cracking on the console version right away.” As of now the game will be released in a digital version only on the PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, and Linux, though a boxed retail version is being discussed. Take a look at the gameplay trailer below (courtesy of IGN).

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Thomas Juretus

Born in 1963. Enjoy videogames, movies, comics- anything that tells a story. Have written three novels (The Zarchler Chronicles Book One: The Cassandra Crisis, Shalgroth The Zarchler Chronicles: Book Two, Madman's War The Zarchler Chronicles: Book Three) all published and available through PublishAmerica. Currently working on my fourth book, a sci-fi/murder mystery.

Thomas Juretus

Born in 1963. Enjoy videogames, movies, comics- anything that tells a story. Have written three novels (The Zarchler Chronicles Book One: The Cassandra Crisis, Shalgroth The Zarchler Chronicles: Book Two, Madman's War The Zarchler Chronicles: Book Three) all published and available through PublishAmerica. Currently working on my fourth book, a sci-fi/murder mystery.

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