Despite just about every single game of note transitioning away from Microsoft’s ill-fated Games for Windows Live service, Microsoft just doesn’t want to let the thing die. Last year, Microsoft’s Ensemble studios suggested that the service would be officially retired on 1 July this year.
As you already likely know, some clever clogs has found a way to unlock a number of graphical options hidden within the PC version of Watch Dogs. They make the game look, for all intents and purposes, like the stunning E3 reveal. We suspect they were disabled so that console gamers don’t feel like they drew the short straw, but Ubisoft says that’s not the case.
FIFA 14 on consoles uses EA’s fancy new Ignite engine, which significantly affects player and ball physics, making the new-gen versions of the football simulator the ones to play.Unfortunately, the same can;t be said for the PC version of FIFA 14 – which despite looking prettier, is essentially a last generation game. Not so with FIFA 15.
In five or so months, it’ll be a year since Battlefield 4 was released – and for many, it’s still a bit of an unplayable mess. On the one hand, we should be a little thankful that DICE is still trying their best to fix it, but on the other, they should never have released the game in the state they did. They’ve haemorrhaged enough goodwill that people are hesitant to buy the next Battlefield game. That aside, the newest patch for Battlefield 4 should make it a smoother experience for many, provided they have fast enough internet connectivity.