Morning DLC: Video Games News And Rumors 1/25/14


"In spite of having already been available on nearly every other platform imaginable, the late-arriving PS3 version of Minecraft has sold over a million copies. Launched on December 17, Mojang has just announced that the PlayStation Network game has recently sold over a million copies, boasting “that has to be some kind of record on PSN, no?”"


"Sony Online Entertainment has confirmed plans to shut down four of its MMO titles in the coming months.Clone Wars Adventures and Free Realms will be the first to go, with their servers due to go offline on March 31. These will be followed by Wizardry Online and Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, which will shut down on July 31.In the Free Realms announcement, the firm said, “In a nutshell, the game has reached a stage in its life cycle where players are growing up and moving on to other games.”"


"The Witcher 3 will have at least 36 different endings, CD Projekt’s Marcin Iwinski told IGN in a new interview this week. The developer’s next-gen open world RPG, which takes place in a fantasy realm that has a tone not unlike Game of Thrones‘ Westeros, was already looking promising for an actual “next-generation” title, and this little tidbit just sounds all the more promising.Iwinski said it’s a matter of actual player choice, because the game doesn’t explicitly tell you whether or not a choice you’ve made will have good or bad long-term effects."

"Japanese publisher Namco Bandai will rid itself of its odd naming conventions by changing its western title.31 subsidiaries of Namco Bandai worldwide will be renamed on April 1 to… wait for it… Bandai Namco. Shocker, isn’t it?"