EA has informed IGN that its Fight Night boxing franchise is on hold. “Right now, a great portion of the core of the Fight Night team are actually the team that are building UFC,” Andrew Wilson, the head of EA Sports told IGN. The team has "an amazing understanding of the pugilistic arts" that keeps them "really dedicated and focused on UFC right now.”
Wilson cited the rising global popularity of the Ultimate Fighting Championship as the reason for EA's different direction. The developer claimed the UFC rights from THQ last year. With Fight Night on indefinite pause and UFC only growing year over year, one wonders if it will ever return.
Bungie has discussed the possibility of a PC version of Destiny, plus the potential for transferring saves between platforms. In the wake of Destiny’s PlayStation 4 and Xbox One announcements, we asked Bungie if a PC version could still be in the cards moving forward.
“We haven’t said yes, and we haven’t said no,” Bungie senior writer and head of community Eric Osborne told IGN. “The more platforms we take on, the more work it ultimately becomes, and what we don’t want is to compromise the core experience on any platforms. We have a lot of people who play on PCs. We have a lot of appetite to build that experience. We haven’t announced it yet, but we’re looking forward to talking more about that kind of stuff in the future.”
What do Braid developer Jonathan Blow, a former NASA Engineer, and a veteran Bioware developer all have in common? All three were in town this week showing off awesome indie games for Indie Press Day. We had 11 of these developers come in to the IGN office and explain what it is that makes their game rad. Check out the demos below!
Throw Trucks With Your Mind
Throw Trucks With Your Mind developer Lat Ware strapped an EEG reader to my brain and promised that my brain waves alone would let me toss trucks and other objects around a room. It's bananas.
Forza Motorsport 5’s cover art has been revealed, providing our first look at what game boxes will look like for Xbox One titles.
The art was revealed on Forza 5’s Twitter account and features an orange McLaren P1 along with a green Xbox One banner and what appears to be a green case.
The tweet also confirms that Forza Motorsport 5 will be available at the launch of Xbox One, which is confirmed to be coming later this year (though a specific date has yet to be revealed).