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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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  • Destiny Fans Believe a New Subclass was Leaked by a Bungie Artist

    Destiny Fans Believe a New Subclass was Leaked by a Bungie Artist

    It's just one big assumption based on one dev's ArtStation post.

    Destiny 2 fans are going wild at what they believe to be a leak of an entirely new subclass coming in the near future to their beloved MMOFPS. The leak comes from a very short clip that was posted to a Bungie artist's ArtStation account. The content, since removed from ArtStation but reposted elsewhere, was first reported on by the DestinyTwoLeaks Twitter account.

    From a quick look, the footage that runs...
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  • Delays Hit Both ARC Raiders and Marvel's Midnight Suns

    Delays Hit Both ARC Raiders and Marvel's Midnight Suns

    The only constant in the gaming world is that games will be delayed.

    We have a couple of quick game delay announcements to share with you today. First up, we learned that Marvel's Midnight Suns has been delayed. We also learned that ARC Raiders has met with the same fate.

    Marvel's Midnight Suns, slated for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S are now pushed to a "Fiscal Year 2023" release. This moves it fairly well beyond the planned release window of the second...
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  • A Live-Action Pac-Man Movie is Being Made

    A Live-Action Pac-Man Movie is Being Made

    It worked out for Sonic, so... maybe?

    A report by The Hollywood Reporter says that the classic yellow, pill gobbling, haunted video game character, Pac-Man, is set to be the star of an all-new live-action movie. Bandai Namco is partnering with Wayfarer Studios to bring Pac-Man to the big screen in a bit ol' Hollywood film of his own.

    The film will be based on an original idea by Chuck Williams, an associate producer on the 2020 Sonic the Hedgehog film. Williams will also...
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  • Tekken 8 Teased at Evo 2022

    Tekken 8 Teased at Evo 2022

    Bandai Namco seems to have teased the next entry in their popular fighting franchise.

    After the awards were given for the Tekken 7 portion of Evo 2022, Bandao Namco showed fans at home and in-attendance a new trailer.

    The trailer announced an upcoming free update for Tekken 7 but ends with the OG Tekken end-game cutscene where Kazuya drops Heihachi off the side of a cliff. That cutscene ends with Kazuya smiling really creepily at the camera and then immediately cutting...
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  • Kimberly and Juri Revealed for Street Fighter 6

    Kimberly and Juri Revealed for Street Fighter 6

    Two new fighters revealed at Evo 2022.

    Capcom revealed two new fighters that will be included in the launch roster of fighters when Street Fighter 6 releases in 2023. These two fighters are Kimberly, a ninja and Juri a sadistic thrill-seeker. Juri is actually a returning fighter, having made their debut in Street Fighter V.

    Kimberly will utilize her skills as a ninja and her love of 80s-era pop culture to "create a riveting, yet dangerous fighting style." Juri...
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  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Event Scheduled for September

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Event Scheduled for September

    A deep-dive into the next Call of Duty, plus some beta weekends to add to your schedules.

    To close out the Call of Duty League Championship Weekend, Activision announced an event that they are calling Call of Duty: Next. Next is not a new game in the franchise but rather a special event where Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 developer Infinity Ward will share tons of new details about this year's game.

    Call of Duty: Next will be held on September 15. This event will lead...
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  • Mobile is the Biggest Money Maker for Activision Blizzard

    Mobile is the Biggest Money Maker for Activision Blizzard

    And it's not even close.

    Activision Blizzard, by way of a recent financial report, says that they have made more money through their mobile releases in the last quarter than it has on all of its console and PC titles combined. TweakTown shares some of these quarterly report findings showing that games like Diablo Immortal, Call of Duty Mobile, and Candy Crush Saga make up about 51% of Activision's total earnings.

    Compared to the same quarter in 2021, Activision Blizzard's...
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  • Lawyer Ordered to Compensate Activision for Failing to Play Enough Call of Duty

    A lawsuit involving Infinite Warfare went nowhere in a hurry.

    In July 2022, a lawsuit against Activision Blizzard was dismissed because the plaintiffs did not play enough Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. This is part of the actual ruling made by a judge in the Southern California District Court as relayed by Kotaku.

    A report by the law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati says that Activision Blizzard was sued in November 2021 by Brooks Entertainment Inc., a company...
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  • Official QuakeCon 2022 Schedule Announced

    Official QuakeCon 2022 Schedule Announced

    A lot of Bethesda games will be shown off, except Starfield.

    Bethesda just shared their QuakeCon 2022 schedule with everyone today. There will be some Quake Pro League action, a lot of developer presentations, and plenty of Bethesda-related games shown off during the event. Before you get your hopes up too high, it seems like there won't be any Starfield presentations at QuakeCon this year.

    Maybe we'll finally get a new Quake game announced that has been rumored to be...
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  • Far Cry 6 Free Weekend Begins

    Far Cry 6 Free Weekend Begins

    Plus save up to 60% off for a limited time.

    Ubisoft announced today that a free weekend for Far Cry 6 has just kicked off. You have from now through to August 7 to play Far Cry 6 for free through either the Ubisoft Store or the Epic Games Store on PC. It's also available to play for free on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Google Stadia.

    This free access gives you full access to the base game, plus Danny Trejo, Rambo, and Stranger Things crossover...
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  • Crypt of the Necrodancer Sequel Announced

    Crypt of the Necrodancer Sequel Announced

    It was a stealth announcement that flew under most people's radar.

    Crypt of the Necrodancer just had a sequel low-key announced today by Brace Yourself Games. The studio took to Twitter to announce that Rift of the Necrodancer is in development.

    This announcement of a new game came alongside a substantial DLC release for Crypt of the Necrodancer called Synchrony. This DLC adds in three new characters to the game, along with co-op and competitive multiplayer for up to eight...
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  • MultiVersus Season 1 and Morty Delayed

    MultiVersus Season 1 and Morty Delayed

    The details have been left vague as to why.

    A day ago, we were informed that the Season 1 Battle Pass for MultiVersus would cost you 950 Gleamium for 50 tiers of unlocks. Today, we're now learning that the first season for the popular platform fighter is actually getting delayed.

    The official MultiVersus Twitter account informed everyone that they are delaying the start of Season 1 along with the release of Morty "to a later date." A reason for the delay was...
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  • Steam Deck Pre-orders Open in Select Asian Regions

    Steam Deck Pre-orders Open in Select Asian Regions

    The first units will soon ship to Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

    Valve just partnered with Komodo to make Steam Deck hardware available throughout Asia. The first units are targeting the areas of Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Those of you living in any of these areas can get your pre-orders in right now by going to https://steamdeck.komodo.jp/.

    Once shipments start to ship out, the first devices will hit Japan. Then, additional units will be sent to Korea,...
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  • Hooked on You: A Dead by Daylight Dating Sim Released on Steam

    Hooked on You: A Dead by Daylight Dating Sim Released on Steam

    Love kills, drills you through your heart.

    The visual novel dating sim, Hooked on You: A Dead by Daylight Dating Sim, is very real and very available right now through Steam. This was announced in May 2022 and was in development by Psyop, the same studio that brought the world I Love You, Colonel Sanders! A Finger Lickin’ Good Dating Simulator.

    This visual novel dating sim will let you fulfill your wildest fantasies, provided those fantasies involve wooing and dating...
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  • Dead by Daylight Devs Reveal New Game

    Dead by Daylight Devs Reveal New Game

    Meet Your Maker combines tower defense with FPS raiding.

    Behavior Interactive, the development studio behind the very popular Dead by Daylight, just revealed their new game that shares very, very little with the title that put them on the map. Their new, in-development title is called Meet Your Maker and it looks to combine elements of tower defense, base building, and first-person shooter raiding action.

    The Earth is dying. The Earth is also dying in the fictional universe...
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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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