Sony shuts down Evolution studios, possible trade-in option for games on Xbox- This week’s top 5 news

Written by Night Wolf

There’s never a quiet week in the video game industry. And here we are, like every week, bringing you this week’s top 5 news..

5. Manhunt, Bully release on the PS4Bully

Sony, in a surprisingly quiet way, released Manhunt and Bully on the PS4 as a part of the ‘PS2 classics’. Those of you who didn’t get a chance to play these when they first came out can now buy them on the PlayStation store and find out what all the fuss is all about. And those of you who have already played these, it’s time to go on a nostalgic trip down the memory lane.


4. The Walking Dead Season 3 scheduled to release in 2016

The Walking Dead

In an interview with Mashable, Kevin Bruner the CEO of Telltale games revealed that they were already working on The Walking Dead Season 3 and that the game is scheduled to release in 2016.

Unsurprisingly, many fans of this critically acclaimed franchise have been waiting for word about the third season and Kevin Bruner had more than a few words to share about the upcoming game. Read more about it here.


3. Reports say PlayStation 4.5 is real, possibly called PlayStation 4K

Earlier this week, following the end of GDC, there were rumors all over the internet suggesting that Sony was possibly working on new hardware, an upgraded PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 4.5, as many referred to it. This upgraded console would supposedly allow games to be displayed in 4K, along with providing some other perks.

According to Digital Foundry, the PlayStation 4.5 is indeed something that Sony is working on and it is apparently called PlayStation 4k. For more info check out Digital Foundry’s story.


2. Xbox asks users if they’d be willing to sell back their digital games at 10% the purchase price in their survey

Microsoft sent out a survey to its Xbox users asking if users would be willing to sell back their digital games at 10% of the purchase price. Which begs the question if Microsoft is thinking about implementing this feature.

When asked about this, Xbox marketing executive Aaron Greenberg responded to Gamespot saying that ‘the survey is only exploratory’ and that no feature of this kind is in works. For more details check out Gamespot’s coverage here.


1. Sony shuts down Driveclub Developer Evolution studiosDrivclub

Earlier this week, Sony announced that it was shutting down Evolution Studios, the people who were behind Driveclub and Motorstorm. It never feels good to hear about a studio closing down. Our hearts go out to those affected and we wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors.

There is no official statement as to what will happen to the Driveclub frnachise and Driveclub VR. For more details, read Kotaku’s coverage on the matter here.


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