- Hunt Around the World: Capcom has confirmed that Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will allow players from America and Europe to play together. This comes in both Local and Online modes, allowing visitors to other countries to play with strangers and friends locally in the visiting country or online with everyone back home.
This comes as quite a surprise, as most online games are divided by region, usually because of a need to run separate servers to provide the best online experience (which is why American and European players will not be able to play with Japanese players). It will be interesting to see if this works well and whether the trend will catch on.
- PS4 Pulls Sony Out of the Red: Sony's Games division has seen a sharp increase in profits thanks to the newest console. According to Sony, PS4 sold 3.5 million units in Q1, along with 700 000 PSP, PS Vita and PS Vita TV's sold. These sales numbers have pulled Sony's profits up from a 16.9 billion yen loss to 4.3 billion yen profit.
This is huge news for Sony, which has been at a fiscal loss every year for years now. With the success of the games division, this will hopefully mean that Sony will pump in more money for hardware and (more importantly) software development as well as services like PlayStation Now.
- Sony finally comments on PlayStation Now and PS1/PS2 games on the service
- Nintendo will have a Direct Stream on Monday, August 4th to talk about Hyrule Warrirors.
- Killer Instinct will get a retail release.
- Call of Duty: Ghosts last DLC pack comes out on August 5th.