Gaming Update: 'State of Decay,' 'GT 6,' 'Call of Duty: Ghosts'

In this week's Gaming Update, get details on 'State of Decay,' 'Gran Turismo 6' and 'Call of Duty: Ghosts.'

State of Decay will remain single-player after all, Gran Turismo takes drivers to school, and Activision entices players to pre-order CoD.

Undead Labs has nixed plans to incorporate a multiplayer mode in State of Decay via DLC. Executive producer Jeff Strain confirmed the news on the game's forum, saying that the team did not have the resources necessary to create a good multiplayer experience.

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State of Decay

State of Decay will remain single-player after all, Gran Turismo takes drivers to school, and Activision entices players to pre-order CoD.

State of Decay Multiplayer DLC Cancelled

Undead Labs has nixed plans to incorporate a multiplayer mode in State of Decay via DLC. Executive producer Jeff Strain confirmed the news on the game's forum, saying that the team did not have the resources necessary to create a good multiplayer experience.

"It's easy to imagine how [the multiplayer experience] would come together—as many have said, the game is practically begging for it —but retrofitting the game to add that experience would take the rest of this year and well into the next," explained Strain. "Worse, it would preclude our ability to offer any kind of support for the game, including title updates and DLC."

The developer will make it a point to include multiplayer in the open-world zombie game in the future. "I can say definitively that co-op multiplayer will be the absolute heart of any future State of Decay games," added Strain.

Gran Turismo 6 Demo Released; GT Academy Kicks Off

A GT 6 demo popped on the PlayStation Network last week. With it, gamers have the chance to race on UK's Silverstone Circuit, a track new to the series, and drive a limited selection of Nissan cars, including the Leaf, 370Z and GT-R.

The demo also marks the start of Sony's GT Academy 2013 competition. Now through July 28, GT players can submit their track times to compete for spots in the first round of the contest. The grand prize presents an opportunity to join a real-life racing team. The demo ends on Aug. 31.

The full version of GT 6, set to be released on Nov. 28, is currently available for pre-order on Amazon for $59.96. The online retailer is offering $1 million in-game cash and a few more cars (BMW Z4 GTE, Nissan NISMO GT-R GT3, Tesla Model S and the Corvette Stingray) in your garage. Sony has also announced an anniversary edition.

Call of Duty: Ghosts Pre-Order Perks Revealed

Gamers who pre-order Call of Duty: Ghosts will be treated to a bonus multiplayer map called "Free Fall." The freebie will take players inside a skyscraper "on the brink of collapse" and demonstrate the game's ability to alter the environment during gameplay.

"Dynamic map events change the way players approach the game, and 'Free Fall' does a great job illustrating this new mechanic," said executive producer Mark Rubin. "As the match progresses, the geometry of the world continues to change and players need to adjust on the fly or else. It's a really fun new feature that adds layers of strategy and constantly evolving gameplay options for players."

CoD: Ghosts will hit shelves Nov. 5 for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.


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