GS News - Batman: Arkham Knight Delayed; Forza Horizon 2 screens!

Batman: Arkham Knight gets a meaty delay, we get a glimpse of Forza Horizon 2, and the PS4 gets a new update!

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THESPEEDFREAK
THESPEEDFREAK

Making a Cam-eo that's the best thing I've heard all day!

ffspyda
ffspyda

"Cam-eo"  haha that ending

_Roo_
_Roo_

I much prefer the trend of delaying games over the trend of releasing broken games that the industry has been in.

scarred_fox
scarred_fox

I have several single player games I have to get on before I purchase any more new ones. Because of this, the delays on games have not been an issue for me. Batman: AK becoming pushed to next year is welcomed. 

snaketus
snaketus

So it has to be raining in every game now? OMG 2015 game is skipping consoles from decade ago, help!! HELP!

youre_a_sheep
youre_a_sheep

So Arkham Knight's environment will be five times the size of Arkham City.  Am I the only one who thinks that's excessive?  I can understand making it bigger if the Batmobile plays a large role and gets you around faster than gliding, but how big does it need to be?  We'd be getting the game on schedule if the size was more reasonable.

croxus
croxus

Its clear game devs were not ready for next gen, they got by surprised and they cant keep up...

CalamityKait
CalamityKait

I'm not bothered by the delay.  I'd rather see a game that's finished, without the game-breaking bugs and terrible game design decisions that plagued Arkham Origins.  Take your time and get it right.  Arkham Asylum was very good, Arkham City one of the great games of the 7th gen, and Origins a buggy mess with some horrible design decisions.  A great game that's finished and polished that one has to wait for is always better than a quickly produced installment that feels like filler (Arkham Origins, Dragon Age 2, Bioshock 2).


On the other hand, outsourcing a "more of the same" sequel (Bioshock 2, Arkham Origins, Borderlands Pre-Sequel) to a partner studio gives the core team time and resources to do the next installment right, so it's not all bad.  I'm assuming on the part of the upcoming Borderlands game that this was the reason and that Gearbox's core team is at work on a next-gen Borderlands.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

Delay it as long as you want. Batman Arkham Asylum was awesome. City was not so. If you need more time to make it as good as Arkham Asylum then I say make it next fall instead. The anticipation of a great game is a large part of a game experience.

I will be unable to sleep the night before I get Witcher 3 as a result of its awesome. Can't say the same for any other games.

Bensonator
Bensonator

ha ha - have people got absolutely nothing else to do other than play games? The impatience & anger of people when games are delayed is pathetic.


If it was released, had issues & a patch was needed to resolve it then you would complain - if it's delayed so it can be released without any issues then you complain!! It's a wonder these people are still alive as I'm sure they can't even wait for their food to be cooked and they just eat things raw. Get a life, stop moaning, have patience & play something else until Batman is released, it's not the end of the world people - tell 'em Danny

Securator
Securator

Can we atleast go one damn week without getting a game delayed...shoulda just launched these next gen machines in 2015....seems the only big next gen game coming out this year is Destiny.

Also after watch dogs these game delays dont mean anything to me....i mean what the hell did they optimise in those months....Aiden's jacket..??

Also Sony just give me a update that let's me change the goddamn theme or even the color of the theme at least....is that too much to ask.....i mean im soooo tired of blue i hate the freaking sky now.

At least xbox people get Sunset Overdrive this year....good for them...im kinda jealous.

waelse1
waelse1

The Batman looks good, but I want it delayed so it won't be full of bugs when released.  I bought Fallout New Vegas a year after release and it worked fine with all the patches they had to do, it was a great example of a great game released too soon.

I keep coming back for the awful puns :).

monson21502
monson21502

put a mute button on her and you would have a perfect ten

SaintsRowLA
SaintsRowLA

Hello San Francisco for Los Angeles

California Dreamin'


All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey

I've been for a walk on a winters day
I'd be save and warm if I was in L.A.
California dreaming on such a winters day

Stepped into a church I passed along the way
Well, I got down on my knees and I began to pray
You know the preacher likes the cold he knows I'm gonna stay
California dreaming on such a winters day

All the leaves a brown and the sky is grey
I've been for a walk on a winters day
If I didn't tell her I could leave today
California dreaming on such a winters day
On such a winters day, on such a winters day

SaintsRowLA
SaintsRowLA

Great Show. Thank you.


It's great to see you Cam.  Unfortunately, you're not have as good looking as Jess and I'd never want you for a girlfriend.  Thank God for Jess.


Forza Horizon 2: A great reason to get an XBox One along with Halo 5 as long Cortana is in it.


PS4 updates.

I never pay attention to them.  New features get added--I never use them.

Just for the sake of nit-picking, I have had the games spontaneous quite about 4 times over maybe 200+ hours or more of gameplay--no big deal.


Batman

They could improve the game by removing the clutter, and being a little more stealthy like Splinter Cell Blacklist.

Everything seem to turn into a full on brawl too quickly too often.

Pawfalcon
Pawfalcon

Nice Cameo :D but anyone else get a serious drop in video quality? Pretty sure I could have kept count of the frame rate with my fingers.... on one hand.

sunyatanada76
sunyatanada76

Damn cam, looks like you been hitting the iron!

Vengentz
Vengentz

Delayed !!?!?!?! Thats great !! I hope the era of the rushed, unfinished, games is at an end.

TimberWolf_CLT
TimberWolf_CLT

"Cam-eo" - That was pretty cute, well done.

No offense but judging from your energy level and voice I'd say that somebody's been having fun in SF. Glad you're enjoying yourself!

Batman AK looks like it could be worth the wait.


ptown58
ptown58

Please delay your game!  (always delay to make better)

Batman AK looks like it  could have a lot of potential.

Gazkapop
Gazkapop

That was quite the swerve with the handling pun. ;)

I can always dig a CAMeo too.

RevLux
RevLux

@youre_a_sheep  I believe you nailed the reason for the huge increase in size of the game world. The addition of the batmobile as a major game mechanic likely necessitates a much larger world. Of course there is still a relatively fine line between feeling constricted by a tiny game world and a world that feels much larger than it needs to be with too much empty space between locations simply for the batmobile to be useful. I have faith that they can pull it off though.

ShowgunSam
ShowgunSam

@youre_a_sheep Since when has gaming ever been about "needs?" Some of you will truly do anything you can to rationalize your impatience. You need to understand that games are costing as much, if not way more, than feature-length Hollywood blockbusters and take about as much (again, if not more) time to produce.
 
  Far be it from developers to actually sign with a publisher who will let them finish what they start and release a gold product, right? Face it, if you had the game "on schedule," as you say, something wouldn't be up to par with your already-ridiculous standards and you'd hurl it back to the developer.

youre_a_sheep
youre_a_sheep

@croxus  Which is funny when people swore up and down that it's very similar to PC and would thus be easy to work with.  If tools aren't created that make game design easier, we're going to be looking at 4-5 years for one project, which is unsustainable.

spuriousgeorge
spuriousgeorge

@Dannystaples14 Really? I mean I loved every minute of Asylum, but, to me, the non-segmented map layout of the city and the added gliding mechanics made arkham city a joy to simply move around in.

youre_a_sheep
youre_a_sheep

@Bensonator  Yeah, I mean, someone says they're going to release a game at a certain time, then they say they're not.  It's as if people develop expectations based on what they're told and react when they feel deceived.  How unnatural, right?

RevLux
RevLux

@Securator  Ubisoft said a number of times that they spent the entire delay period perfecting the hacking mechanic. They did very little, if anything, to the optimization. The hacking does work great most of the time. I can only imagine if it launched last year just as poorly optimized along with hit or miss hacking mechanics. Personally I've enjoyed the game for what it is. Certainly not the game changer that some expected but not nearly the garbage it's made out to be. Full disclosure though: I bought the PS4 version after having issues with it on my p.c. I'll likely go back to the p.c. version when/if they get everything worked out though.

93ChevyNut
93ChevyNut

@Securator I lol'd at this:  "i mean im soooo tired of blue i hate the freaking sky now."

RevLux
RevLux

@SaintsRowLA  "It's great to see you Cam...I'd never want you for a girlfriend." Seriously? You do realize these are other humans you are speaking to across the void, right?


A general rule of "thumb" is if you wouldn't walk up and say something to someone's face then don't say it online either. If you are the type of person to approach a complete stranger and critique their looks before telling them you'd never want them for a girlfriend then you need serious psychological help. I'm not even joking about that.

youre_a_sheep
youre_a_sheep

@Pawfalcon  Any time I watch this on my Mac it's like an old kung fu movie crossed with Max Headroom.  It's usually smooth on my work PC though, and I'm using Firefox on both.

youre_a_sheep
youre_a_sheep

@Vengentz  Agreed, but it has been replaced with the era of broken promises.  Don't tell us a game is six months away when it's really over a year.

RevLux
RevLux

@spuriousgeorge @Dannystaples14  I agree. Asylum was awesome but I really found City to be the overall better game. Origins...not so much. (Though that was a completely different dev team of course.)

Bensonator
Bensonator

@youre_a_sheep @Bensonator  ...by using the word deceived, your effectively saying that the developers KNEW from the beginning that it would be a 2015 release but LIED to you with the original 2014 release date. Do you believe that? I'm not saying it's not disappointing, but it's not like they promised to end world hunger - it's a game - don't get so upset - it will be released - don't panic. It's not like you've already paid full price for it or anything.


Wait........................don't tell me you pre-ordered.................................?!?!?!?

SaintsRowLA
SaintsRowLA

@RevLux You're judgement describes what kind of person you are, not me.


That was a friendly joke.  Yes, guys jibe each other like that in real life.  Where have you been?

RevLux
RevLux

@youre_a_sheep @Vengentz  While it's not usually quite this bad, most new console generations have their fair share of game delays early on.Hopefully devs will get better at judging how close they realistically are to launching their game this gen. I have faith that they will.

Vengentz
Vengentz

@RevLux @youre_a_sheep @Vengentz It's a Q4 release, there will be a good amount of games to fill in the void. This just gives me more time to play things like Civilization: Beyond Earth.

I still stand by Delayed games are (usually) a good thing if it is to maintain the quality of the franchise.

Games like, Dragon Age 2 with a limited environment and no visual changes on armor is a huge joke. Battlefield 4 which is getting a follow up but isn't even stable is hilarious. Games like CoD that hits their mark every year but don't change anything is also a good example.