Welcome to another instalment in our weekly news digest where the team at PSU Towers picks our favourite slices of gaming gossip from the past seven days. See below for the week’s highlights.
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U.K. Charts: Assassin’s Creed III silences the competition
The latest instalment in the Assassin’s Creed franchise has silenced Medal of Honor: Warfighter’s chart reign after just one week, debuting in first place on the U.K. All Format Charts.
F2P can make PlayStation the ‘key console,’ says Crytek boss
Sony’s push into the free-to-play business model could be just the ticket PlayStation 3 needs to propel it to new strengths, reckons Cevat Yerli, CEO of Crytek.
CCP Games keeping Dust 514 in beta until 2013
David Ried, CCP Games executive, told Eurogamer that CCP Games plans to keep its massively-multiplayer online first-person shooter title DUST 514 in beta form until 2013.
Billy Murray clarifies Modern Warfare 4 chatter
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 voice actor Billy Murray has clarified comments he made last week regarding his possible involvement in a sequel to the Activision military shooter.
Gran Turismo series has sold over 67 million units
Polyphony Digital has revealed that the Gran Turismo franchise has sold approximately 67.89 million units worldwide since its inception in 1997.
Metro: Last Light, South Park delayed by THQ
The president of THQ has confirmed delays for Company of Heroes 2, Metro: Last Light and South Park: The Stick of Truth.
Bid farewell to PlayStation: The Official Magazine, circulation to soon end
PlayStation: The Official Magazine is shutting down and the last issue is slated for the 2012 Holiday issue. Publisher Future US confirmed the news today. Earlier in the year Future US also announced it was stopping production of Nintendo Power.
Uncharted: Fight for Fortune outed
A new Uncharted game for PlayStation Vita has been outed on the Brazilian ratings board. Don’t get too excited though; Uncharted: Fight for Fortune isn’t a fresh stab at the action-adventure franchise, but rather a casino card game spin-off.
Skyrim DLC for PS3 is ‘close’ says Bethesda
The trials and tribulations for gamers who remain loyal to the PlayStation 3 version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim are well-documented. Persistent framerate issues, nasty bugs galore, and the systematic failure of developer Bethesda Game Studios to bring the first two expansions, Dawnguard and Hearthfire, to Sony’s console have made the PS3 port something of an industry laughing-stock.
Activision: Black Ops II could be biggest-selling game ever
Call of Duty: Black Ops II has what it takes to become the biggest-selling videogame of all time, reckons Activision’s Eric Hirshberg.
Andrew House confirmed as new boss of Sony Network Entertainment
The Financial Times has confirmed that Sony Computer Entertainment boss Andrew House is replacing Tim Schaaff as president of Sony Entertainment Network.
GTA V will have three protagonists, confirms Game Informer cover
Game Informer’s much anticipated December issue is nearly upon us. The magazine promises to pack 18 pages of GTA V details and the cover has been released to build hype for what is already a title that needs no introduction.
BioWare: New Mass Effect in early stages of design
BioWare has confirmed that the next entry in the Mass Effect series is currently in the early design stages.
New Sonic titles confirmed for 2013
SEGA has revealed that a series of new Sonic the Hedgehog titles will be released in 2013.