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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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  • New Destiny 2 Mission Unlocks an Exotic Bow Wish-Keeper

    New Destiny 2 Mission Unlocks an Exotic Bow Wish-Keeper

    Play the Starcrossed mission to earn the new weapon.

    Bungie released the new exotic mission, Starcrossed, to Destiny 2 players today. This mission will take players back into the Black Garden "to uncover Ahamkara remains deep within." Those that complete this new mission will unlock the new Wish-Keeper exotic strand bow.

    This new bow is craftable. In addition, those that complete this new mission each week will unlock new weapon intrinsic modifiers to enhance...
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  • Over 1.6TB of Stolen Data from Insomniac Games Published Online

    Over 1.6TB of Stolen Data from Insomniac Games Published Online

    Includes information on several future projects, internal Sony fears on Microsoft, personal data, and more.

    A week back, a ransomware group named Rhysida claimed that they gained access to Insomniac Games and stole internal data. The group demanded they be paid 50 BTC (or about $2 million USD) within a week or they would release the entirety of the data they stole to the public.

    A week has come and gone and true to their word Rhysida did release the data that they stole....
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  • Spoilers for Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Leak Online, Warns Rocksteady

    A little warning for those that are afraid of spoilers for this game.

    If you are really, really excited for the story of the upcoming Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, then you may want to avoid the internet until you get a chance to play on February 2, 2024. Apparently, several key plot points for the game, including the entire ending, have already started to leak online.

    I cannot imagine too many people are worried about spoilers for Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice...
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  • Activision Blizzard Settles California Lawsuit for $54 Million, Additional $47 Million Set Aside for Employees

    This lawsuit was first brought against Activision Blizzard in 2021.

    The sexual harassment lawsuit brought against Activision Blizzard by the California Civil Rights Department (formerly the Department of Fair Employment and Housing), has been settled. Blizzard has agreed to a $54 million (USD) settlement with the state of California for the lawsuit that was first brought against Activision Blizzard in 2021.

    This week's settlement was first shared by the New York Tim...
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  • Steam Year in Review Shows You Just How Many Hours You Wasted in Starfield

    Steam Year in Review Shows You Just How Many Hours You Wasted in Starfield

    Too many hours. That's how many.

    The 2023 Year in Review for Steam is now live! This little recap of your year of Steam gaming will show you your most played titles in 2023. It will show you how you stack up against the rest of the Steam userbase in terms of games played, achievements earned, and more. You can even go through on a month-by-month basis to see just when it was you played each game throughout the year.

    For instance, my Year in Review says that my top three...
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  • EA Rebrands Frostbite for 2024 and Onwards

    EA Rebrands Frostbite for 2024 and Onwards

    Frostbite is now a "platform for collaborative innovation."

    Electronic Arts and DICE are rebranding and evolving the Frostbite game engine into a "platform for collaborative innovation." To that end, EA revealed a new logo and brand identity for Frostbite. Gone is the broken glass hand design logo that has been used since 2013. In its place is a more "real" hand design that looks more akin to a topographical map than anything else.

    The new...
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  • James McCaffrey, Max Payne and Alan Wake 2 Voice Actor, Dead at 65

    James McCaffrey, Max Payne and Alan Wake 2 Voice Actor, Dead at 65

    McCaffrey passed away after a battle with cancer.

    James McCaffrey has passed away at the age of 65 after a battle with cancer. McCaffrey is an actor that is best known as the voice of Max Payne in the entire Max Payne series. McCaffrey's voice was most recently heard in the form of Alex Casey in Alan Wake 2.

    The news of McCaffrey's passing first broke on TMZ. According to TMZ's initial report, McCaffrey passed away on Sunday while surrounded by friends and family. The...
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  • Peter Molyneux's Unfinished Godus Games Pulled from Sale After a Decade of Empty Promises

    Molyneux has done it again.

    Remember Godus? Of course you don't, nobody remembers Godus. The game's developer, 22cans, barely remembered that game. Anyway, Godus is now dead. Also, Godus Wars is dead. They have both been removed from sale on Steam in a move that 22cans blames on an "upcoming technical change to Amazon Web Services."

    Nobody really seems to know just what is meant by that excuse.

    Godus was made available through Steam Early Access...
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  • Epic's Tim Sweeney Open to Bringing Fortnite to Steam, But Only if Valve Ditches 30% Cut

    Like a broken record.

    Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney recently mentioned on Twitter that he's open to bringing Fortnite to Steam, the Microsoft Store, and other platforms. Of course, there's a catch to that. Sweeney says that he would only be open to bringing Fortnite to these other platforms if the platform holders got rid "of these ridiculous 30% fees."

    To preface this a bit, Valve does take a 30% cut of sales made through Steam but only up to a point. Once certain...
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  • Valve Issuing Gift Wrapped Bans to DOTA 2 Players and It's Absolutely Hilarious

    Happy holidays you filthy animals.

    The 7.35 update for DOTA 2 released in the late evening hours on December 14. With it came the usual assortment of balance adjustments, a few fixes, and a few gameplay related changes. You know, the usual. The update also kicked off Frostivus 2023, an in-game event that delivers a little holiday cheer to the world of Dota 2. It comes complete with festive cosmetics, three new premium sets for Dota Plus users, and more. Tonight's update for Dota 2 ...
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  • Naughty Dog Officially Cancels Dedicated The Last of Us Multiplayer Game

    Naughty Dog Officially Cancels Dedicated The Last of Us Multiplayer Game

    The writing was on the wall for quite some time.

    In early November, Naughty Dog game director Vinit Agarwal said that the studio was still working on the dedicated The Last of Us Multiplayer game, or The Last of Us Online as Naughty Dog called it. This was despite several reports that said the project was basically dead or stuck in development limbo. Today, Naughty Dog officially announced that The Last of Us Mutiplayer is officially dead.

    Naughty Dog's Neil Druckmann...
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  • Expeditions: A MudRunner Game Coming in March

    Expeditions: A MudRunner Game Coming in March

    For those that like to get a little dirty.

    March 5, 2024 is the release date for Expeditions: A MudRunner Game. Saber Interactive will bring the latest off-roading experience to PC via Steam and Epic Games Store on this date. The game is also hitting PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch on the same day.

    This release date comes courtesy of a new release date trailer for the game. The trailer also offers up a fresh look at the new...
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  • Ubisoft Delists The Crew, Shutting Down Servers in 2024

    Ubisoft Delists The Crew, Shutting Down Servers in 2024

    Time for one last drive.

    Ubisoft has pulled all digital storefront listings for their open-world racing game, The Crew. The Crew is no longer being sold for any platform as the end of its online life is quickly coming to an end.

    On March 31, 2024, Ubisoft will shut down the online servers for The Crew. This will render the entire game unplayable on all platforms: PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Amazon Luna, and Ubisoft+. The Crew first launched back in December...
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  • Atomic Heart's Second DLC to Take Players to Limbo

    Atomic Heart's Second DLC to Take Players to Limbo

    You'll have to solve new mysteries and fight to get out.

    A new look at the upcoming second DLC for Atomic Heart was just shared by developer Mundfish and publisher Focus Entertainment. This second DLC will be out on February 6, 2024 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

    This DLC is aptly named "Trapped in Limbo" as it will take players back to the colorful and bizarre world of Limbo. Here, players will have to solve new mysteries...
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  • House Flipper 2 Released

    House Flipper 2 Released

    Destroy, design, decorate.

    House Flipper 2 just launched today featuring new graphics, updated and new gameplay mechanics, a new Sandbox mode, over 1700 unique items, and a new story campaign to play through. This cozy sequel to the cozy original game can be yours for $39.99 (USD) when purchased for the PC through Steam.

    Like the original House Flipper, players will once again take to renovating a number of run-down houses. This time, the flipping takes place in the...
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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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