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900 People Laid Off Across Multiple PlayStation Studios

Multiple studios across all SIE regions impacted.

Sony just laid off about 900 people across multiple PlayStation studios around the world. These 900 or so laid off employees account for roughly 8% of the total workforce for Sony Interactive Entertainment.

President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, Jim Ryan, announced the layoffs to the public today. The public statement came after an email was sent to all employees informing them of the layoffs. From Ryan's...
 

Xbox Confirms PlayStation 5 Releases, Diablo 4 on Game Pass, and Future Hardware Plans

No, Starfield and Indiana Jones are not going multi-platform any time soon.

The heads of Xbox stayed true to their word and were indeed a part of a special edition of the Official Xbox Podcast. During today's pre-recorded podcast and subsequent blog post, head of Xbox Phil Spencer stated that four Xbox exclusives are going to be multi-platform releases. Is it Starfield? Indiana Jones? Gears of War? Halo?! No, no, no, and no. Though Spencer did not specify what those four titles ...
 

Embracer Lays Off 97 Employees from Eidos; Cancels New Deus Ex

Embracer's rampage continues.

Eidos-Montreal, a development studio currently under the Embracer umbrella, made the sad announcement that employees at the studio were being laid off. Eidos took to social media to confirm that 97 people have been let go "from development teams, administration, and support services".

The studio says that "global economic context, the challenges of our industry, and the comprehensive restructuring announced by Embracer have...
 

Microsoft Lays Off 1,900 People from Gaming Divisions

Impacted teams include Activision Blizzard, Xbox, and ZeniMax.

Layoffs are happening again within Microsoft as roughly 1,900 employees are being let go. The initial report comes from an IGN report that says the layoffs hit Microsoft owned Activision Blizzard, Xbox, and ZeniMax.

Xbox lead Phil Spencer sent out a memo to staff which announced these layoffs. In the memo, Spencer says that as Microsoft is "committed to aligning on a strategy and an execution plan with...
 

Layoffs Hit Black Forest Games and People Can Fly

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Two more studios announced layoffs today. Those studios are Black Forest Games and People Can Fly.

Black Forest Games is the studio behind the remakes for Destroy All Humans! and Destroy All Humans! 2. The studio reportedly laid off roughly 50% of its entire workforce. In 2023, Black Forest Games reportedly had 110 employees, meaning that about 55 people are now out of a job today. These layoffs were announced on January 24th.

According to sources speaking...
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  • Saber Interactive and Toys for Bob Split from Parent Companies

    Saber Interactive and Toys for Bob Split from Parent Companies

    Gearbox may soon follow suit.

    In a sea of games industry layoff news, there is finally a little shining light to share. Today, two studios announced that they have separated from their parent companies.

    First, Saber Interactive broke free of Embracer Group's deadly embrace in a $500 million deal. Saber Interactive is now a privately owned company. According to the initial report from Bloomberg, Saber Interactive retains its near 3,500 employees. Furthermore, Saber Interactive...
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  • New Deceive Inc. Update Makes Big Changes to Core Gameplay

    New Deceive Inc. Update Makes Big Changes to Core Gameplay

    Plus a free weekend is now live.

    Sweet Bandits Studios just released the new 'Operation Overhaul' update for Deceive Inc., their spy-focused multiplayer FPS. This update is all about tackling a bunch of the community feedback offered for the game. This includes quality of life improvements and a good deal of changes to the combat.

    The full patch notes for Operation Overhaul are extremely long. The changelog is so long and so full of reference gifs and images that only...
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  • Destiny 2 Guardian Games All-Stars Event Kicks Off March 5

    Destiny 2 Guardian Games All-Stars Event Kicks Off March 5

    The annual event returns with new rewards.

    Come March 5th, the annual Guardian Games competition returns to Destiny 2. This year, Bungie is touting this one as "an all-star event" that will bring new challenges and new rewards to players. This event will also introduce the first-ever hoverboard, the Skimmer, to Destiny 2.

    Like previous Guardian Games this year's event will pit Hunters, Titans, and Warlocks against each other over a period of three weeks. The...
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  • Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Now Available on PlayStation 5

    Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Now Available on PlayStation 5

    Did Sephiroth... do this?

    Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is now available for PlayStation 5 owners today. Rebirth continues the story that began in 2020's Final Fantasy 7 Remake, featuring a story that somewhat follows closely to the original 1997 Final Fantasy 7 release.

    Players will again assume control of the mercenary Cloud Strife and his partners in arms as they go after Sephiroth, "a haunting figure from Cloud's past bent on ruling the planet." Players will...
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  • Electronic Arts Lays Off Around 670 People, Cancels Games, Closes Ridgeline Games

    It's not even March yet.

    Electronic Arts joins the rest of the gaming industry today in announcing a huge number of employee layoffs. The studio will mass layoff 5% of its total workforce, which equates to about 670 people. Today's announcement from EA comes just a day after Sony announced that they were laying off 900 people across multiple PlayStation studios.

    The latest on EA comes from a February 28 report by IGN. IGN says that a note was sent out to EA staff today....
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  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Remake Released

    Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Remake Released

    Comes with a 20% discount for the launch.

    Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Remake is out today, offering a slightly upgraded version of the much loved 2013 original. This release is published by 505 Games, developed by Avantgarden, and endorsed by Josef Fares.

    Today's release is available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and on PC via Steam, Epic Games Store, and GOG. ...
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  • Gas Station Simulator 'Tidal Wave' DLC Out March 21

    Gas Station Simulator 'Tidal Wave' DLC Out March 21

    Tropical paradise is less than a month away.

    A release date for the Tidal Wave DLC for Gas Station Simulator was finally revealed today by Drago Entertainment. This tropical-themed DLC will be released on PC via Steam on March 21, 2024.

    Tidal Wave takes players to a tropical island. Enjoy the ocean breeze, appease the island volcano gods, rent out some surfboards, and keep the locals fueled up. Players will have to deal with shark attacks and the "wrath of the island's...
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  • Epic Games is Investigating an Alleged Hack

    Epic Games is Investigating an Alleged Hack

    A ransomware group claims they stole almost 200GB of data, but have shown zero proof.

    The ransomware group known as Mogilevich claims to have pulled 189GB of data from internal servers at Epic Games. The group claims to have obtained a slew of data including, but not limited to, "email, passwords, full name, payment information, source code and many other data." The group says that the "have quietly carried out an attack to Epic Games' servers."

    Mogilevich...
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  • Nintendo is Suing the Makers of Nintendo Switch Emulator Yuzu

    Nintendo is Suing the Makers of Nintendo Switch Emulator Yuzu

    Nintendo claims that Tears of the Kingdom was pirated 1 million times.

    Nintendo has filed a lawsuit against the makers of the Yuzu emulator, Tropic Haze. In their filing, made February 26, Nintendo says that Trophic Haze knowingly and willingly let people pirate The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom over one million times over a week before the game was officially released to the public.

    Nintendo filed the lawsuit in the US District Court of Rhode Island. In the...
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  • 900 People Laid Off Across Multiple PlayStation Studios

    900 People Laid Off Across Multiple PlayStation Studios

    Multiple studios across all SIE regions impacted.

    Sony just laid off about 900 people across multiple PlayStation studios around the world. These 900 or so laid off employees account for roughly 8% of the total workforce for Sony Interactive Entertainment.

    President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, Jim Ryan, announced the layoffs to the public today. The public statement came after an email was sent to all employees informing them of the layoffs. From Ryan's...
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  • GameScent to Allow Gamers to Experience the Outdoors Without Going Outside

    GameScent to Allow Gamers to Experience the Outdoors Without Going Outside

    Scratch and sniff without the scratch.

    There is now a new way to immerse yourself in your favorite video game. GameScent is a new device that will "automatically release scents that correspond with gameplay." This is all apparently done without needing the game to be specifically developed with the device in mind. How does it do it? Would you believe it's done via AI? Because it's done via AI.

    GameScent apparently captures audio in real-time, and thanks to...
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  • Horror Franchise Paranormal Activity is Getting a Video Game Adaptation

    Horror Franchise Paranormal Activity is Getting a Video Game Adaptation

    Wait, there are seven Paranormal Activity films?

    DreadXP is set to publish a new game based on the long-running horror film franchise, Paranormal Activity. DarkStone Digital is teaming up with Paramount Game Studios to create an "all-new interactive game experience" based on this franchise.

    DreadXP says that they aim to bring the "groundbreaking found-footage style to horror enthusiasts in surprising new ways." This game "expands upon the lore...
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  • Warhammer 40,000 Invades PowerWash Simulator Today

    Warhammer 40,000 Invades PowerWash Simulator Today

    Purge the unclean!

    The new Warhammer 40,000 Special Pack for PowerWash Simulator is now available! This special collaboration comes to you courtesy of a partnership between Square Enix Collective, FuturLab, and Games Workshop. This pack of filthy 40K-themed content is going for $7.99 and is available for PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch.

    This pack includes several different Warhammer 40,000 vehicles and machines to cleanse,...
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  • Stardew Valley 1.6 Update Releasing on March 19

    Stardew Valley 1.6 Update Releasing on March 19

    The update will hit the PC first.

    Stardew Valley fans have been eagerly awaiting news on when the 1.6 update for the game would be released. Developer Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone has been working on this update for quite some time now. The 1.6 update was supposed to be a relatively small update to the game but it ultimately grew to be "a little larger in scope" than what ConcernedApe had initially planned.

    Earlier today, Barone celebrated Stardew Valley's...
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  • Assassin's Creed Infinity to Feature Daily and Weekly Cosmetics

    Assassin's Creed Infinity to Feature Daily and Weekly Cosmetics

    More details possibly leaked for Ubisoft's live-service Assassin's Creed hub.

    In 2021, news about a new live-service project for Assassin's Creed was shared via Bloomberg. Ubisoft later confirmed that they are working on this new project and that it will be called Assassin's Creed Infinity. Back in 2021, it sure sounded like Infinity was going to be a new game, one full of "games as a service" style trappings.

    Today, we know that Assassin's Creed Infinity is...
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  • Poll: How do You Feel About Xbox Going Multi-Platform?
    by Shawn Zipay
    An announcement is expected to take place soon.

    For a little while now, rumors suggested that Xbox will begin to offer many of their first-party titles on competing hardware platforms. Just this week, those rumors were given more substance from a number of sources that say games such as Starfield, Indiana Jones and the Great Circle, Hi-Fi Rush, and even Gears of War could end up on PlayStation 5 and the Nintendo Switch.

    If these new reports are to be believed, these first-party...
    I am in favor of playing Xbox games on other platforms
    100.00%
    4
    I am against the idea of Xbox games on other platforms
    0%
    0
    02-06-2024, 02:31 PM
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