Morning DLC: Video Games News And Rumors 1/1/14


"True to their course thus far, yet another delay Battlefield 4 delay has been announced. This time it’s the AMD Mantle patch, which is intended to update the games visuals and the speed with which they are rendered.The source of these delays, according to a representative from AMD, is due to the decision from EA to halt all further game development until all bugs in the current versions of the game have been dealt with. It is unclear how long that process will take at this time."


"Devil’s Third, the all-new action game from Dead or Alive creator Tomonobu Itagaki and Valhalla Game Studios, is 80 percent finished and on track to launch in 2014.Devil’s Third was at one time planned for release on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, though that was when the now-bankrupt THQ was signed on to publish the game. It is unclear if the game remains planned for those platforms, or if it has shifted to Xbox One and PlayStation 4."


"Gaming industry officials in South Korea are looking to 2014 with a mix of hope and trepidation, with prospects for continued growth dampened by the specter of heightened government regulation, reports the Korea Times.According to the Korea Creative Contents Agency, the country’s gaming market saw almost 10 percent year-over-year growth in 2013, with gaming-related exports rising to $29 million, 60 percent of all cultural exports from Korea.But the Korean president’s political party, the Saenuri Party, is continuing efforts to implement tougher regulation on video games. The country already has a law in place that restricts minors under the age of 16 from playing games between midnight and 6 a.m., and some party representatives have argued that games are as addictive as substances such as drugs and alcohol."