Morning DLC: Video Games News And Rumors 2/7/14

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Sega has moved to clarify that Sonic Boom, the spin-off transmedia Sonic ‘universe’, will not replace the more traditional titles developed in Japan by Sonic Team.

Sonic Boom was unveiled in New York on Thursday and encompasses Wii U and 3DS games, a CGI television series and a new range of toys.

Most significantly, it features a “bold” and “brave” redesign of Sonic’s classic cast of characters. But for those less impressed with the series’ new look, Sega insists it will continue to release other titles featuring “Modern Sonic”.

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EA Sports will release the official game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on April 15. There are no PC, Xbox One, or PlayStation 4 versions of the game in development.

When questioned about the lack of Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions, producer Matthew Prior told GameSpot that due to the international appeal of the game, they expect the vast majority of fans to be playing on current-gen systems. Emerging markets, such as host nation Brazil, had prohibitively low next-gen adoption rates.

Though the official 2014 FIFA World Cup game won’t be available for the Xbox One or PlayStation 4, EA Sports confirmed on Twitter that FIFA 14 on those platforms will have a “range of World Cup content and tournaments” within FIFA Ultimate Team. More news will be shared as the tournament approaches.

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A German court has ruled in Valve’s favour in a case hoping to force it to permit the sale of pre-owned Steam codes.

It’s the second time a consumer rights group has failed to force Steam’s hand following a European Court of Justice ruling in 2012 that ruled consumers have the right to re-sell digital purchases.

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