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News Blast for the Week: 27/04 / 02nd of May 2015

This week’s news has been virtually dominated by one story, the ongoing Kojima/Konami collapse. However during the brief window in which Konami’s failure to communicate properly with the press wasn’t dominating the news feeds of every gaming site, Batman: Arkham Knight revealed its special edition content and pricing, the much delayed Project Cars has finally unveiled its roster of cars, and developer of The last of Us, Naughty Dog, announced the game’s single-player DLC will soon be available as stand-alone content. So here’s a rundown of some of this week’s more interesting news in a brief, easy to digest, round-up.

First off Microsoft unveiled their HoloLens headset with a demo showing the tech running on Windows 10 with the added caveat that universal Windows apps will support it. This all but confirmed that support for the hardware will be making its way to the Xbox One in the near future as the apps have already been confirmed to be coming to the console. Microsoft also took the opportunity to announce their partnership with Unity, revealing that any games or apps that use the engine will be compatible with it.

Elsewhere Namco Bandai’s much delayed Project Cars has had its full roster of cars revealed, which we’ve kindly listed for you below. The latest simulation driving game from Slightly Mad Studios, Project Cars arrives on the 7th of May.

Standard Edition:
Alpine A450 Ariel Atom 300 Supercharged
Ariel Atom 500 V8 Aston Martin Rapide S Hydrogen Hybrid
Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Aston Martin Vantage GT4
Audi R18 TDI LMP1 Audi R8 LMS Ultra
Audi R8 V10 Plus BAC Mono
BMW 1 M CoupÈ BMW 320 Turbo Gr.5
Caper Monterey Stockcar Caterham Seven Classic
Caterham Superlight R500 Caterham SP/300R
Ford Capri Zakspeed Gr.5 Ford Escort RS1600
Ford Focus RS Ford Mustang Boss 302R1
Ford Mustang Cobra SCCA TransAm Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth Gr.A
Formula Gulf 1000 Ginetta G40 Junior
Ginetta G55 GT3 Ginetta G55 GT4
Gumpert Apollo S Lotus 49 Cosworth
Lotus 72D Cosworth Lotus 78 Cosworth
Lotus 98T Renault Marek RP219D LMP2
Marek RP339h LMP1 McLaren 12C
McLaren 12C GT3 McLaren P1
Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evo2 DTM Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.8 AMG
Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X FQ400
Oreca 03 Nissan Pagani Huayra
Pagani Zonda R Palmer Jaguar JP-LM
Radical SR3 RS Radical SR8 RX
Renault Clio Cup Renault MÈgane R.S. 265
Ruf CTR3 Ruf RGT-8
Ruf RGT-8 GT3 RWD P20 LMP2
RWD P30 LMP1 SMS Formula A
SMS Formula B SMS Formula C
SMS Formula Rookie SMS Kart 125cc
SMS Superkart 250cc

Limited Edition Car Pack:
Sauber C9 Mercedes Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe DTM
McLaren F1 Ford Mk. IV
BMW M1 Procar

Modified Car Pack:
Ariel Atom Mugen Ruf CTR3 SMS-R
Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster

Free Car:
W Motors Lykan HyperSport

The reveal of Batman: Arkham Knight’s special edition and its pricing this week has divided opinion, with fans of Rocksteady’s series eagerly tweeting their enthusiasm, whilst those less fond of the excessive nature of modern pre-order content have criticised Rocksteady and Warner Bros’ approach. The Collectors Edition’s RRP has been set at £87.99, with a season pass of £32.99, and includes custom Batmobile skins, a racing circuit, and challenge packs.

Finally, this week saw confirmation that Silent Hills, the reboot of the popular survival-horror franchise that had Guillermo del Toro and Hideo Kojima behind it, is no more. After an alleged internal power struggle which saw Kojima’s name and branding removed from Metal Gear Solid V’s website and press assets, and Konami’s de-listing from the stock market, it was announced that the reboot is no longer in development. Not only that, P.T. was also removed from Sony’s PlayStation store earlier this week.

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