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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...
 

Riot Games Lays Off 530 Employees, Shutters Riot Forge

Sigh...

Today's games industry layoff news comes to us courtesy of Riot Games, the development studio behind League of Legends and Valorant. In an effort to move towards "a more sustainable future", Riot Games announced plans to eliminate 11% of their entire workforce, or roughly 530 employees.

In today's announcement, Riot Games says that "teams outside of the core development" will be impacted by these layoffs the hardest.

Riot CEO...
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  • Activision Executive Warns Employes on the 'Consequences' of Unionizing

    Activision Executive Warns Employes on the 'Consequences' of Unionizing

    An Activision executive sends company-wide email that almost reads like a threat.

    Just this week, Activision Blizzard employees announced that they will be carrying out a full work strike against their employer. This comes as the mountain of sexual harassment lawsuits, allegations of sexual misconduct, deplorable behavior from CEO Bobby Kotick, and layoffs continues to cast a damning shadow over the company.

    Though talks about unionizing have been happening for "months,"...
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  • Alan Wake 2 Announced

    Alan Wake 2 Announced

    Remedy jumps into survival horror for the first time with a long-awaited sequel.

    Alan Wake 2 was announced at The Game Awards last night. A brief teaser trailer was shown that features Alan in some familiar locations such as New York City along with the first game's Pacific Northwest locale. The trailer also says that Alan Wake 2 will be out some time in 2023 at the earliest. It is in development for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC exclusively for the Epic Games Store....
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  • Among Us VR Announced

    Among Us VR Announced

    Now you can look sus in virtual reality.

    Deceive or be deceived, now in virtual reality. Among Us VR was just announced last night. The VR version of the game will launch on the Oculus Meta Quest, PlayStation VR, and SteamVR whenever it's ready to be released. This VR adaptation is in development by Schell Games, the development studio behind the well regarded I Expect You to Die VR franchise.

    Though the game will be in 3D and VR, the core mechanics remain largely the...
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  • New Elden Ring Story Trailer from The Game Awards

    New Elden Ring Story Trailer from The Game Awards

    A new open-world game that you probably haven't heard of just got a new story trailer.

    FromSoftware debuted a new story focused trailer last night for Elden Ring during The Game Awards. The highly anticipated open-world action title also won the "Most Anticipated Game" award last night.

    If you don't know what Elden Ring is by now, I really don't know what to tell you. We previously saw a bunch of new gameplay for the title just last month. There was also a closed...
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  • GTFO Had a Surprise Launch Last Night

    GTFO Had a Surprise Launch Last Night

    After years of being in Early Access, GTFO is now a fully released title.

    Last night during The Game Awards, developer 10 Chambers did what few studios tend to do: They announced and released a surprise launch of their new game. Last night, the tactical 4-player co-op horror shooter GTFO left Steam Early Access after over two years in the program.

    GTFO (Version 1.0) launched with some "dramatic improvements and new content." There are new game environments, communication...
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  • A Plague Tale: Requiem Gameplay Trailer

    A Plague Tale: Requiem Gameplay Trailer

    Not even a massive horde of rats could keep us from sharing this one.

    We were given a look at the gameplay that is to be expected in A Plague Tale: Requiem when it releases in 2022 for the Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, PC, and through the cloud on the Nintendo Switch. There is also confirmation that A Plague Tale: Requiem will be available at launch for Xbox Game Pass for consoles, PC, and through the cloud.

    The game picks up where the first game left off, with Amicia...
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  • Star Trek: Resurgence is a New Narrative Adventure from Former Telltale Devs

    Star Trek: Resurgence is a New Narrative Adventure from Former Telltale Devs

    To boldly go where no adventure game has gone before.

    Some former veteran devs from Telltale Games went and made a new game development studio called Dramatic Labs. Their first game is being made in collaboration with ViacomCBS Consumer Products. It is none other than a third-person narrative adventure set in the well-known Star Trek universe.

    The game is called Star Trek: Resurgence and it is looking at a Spring 2022 release for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox...
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  • New Look at Tchia from The Game Awards

    New Look at Tchia from The Game Awards

    Turn into birds, dogs, and... lamps?

    A new gameplay trailer for the open world adventures of Tchia was offered this week courtesy of The Game Awards. The game shows off the titular character exploring the archipelago "inspired by New Caledonia."

    The new gameplay trailer shows off features like sailing, exploration, acrobatic jumps, and some combat. Also, for the first time ever, the trailer shows off the game's soul-jumping mechanic in action. This allows Tchia...
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  • New Dying Light 2 Trailer from The Game Awards

    New Dying Light 2 Trailer from The Game Awards

    Another new Dying Light 2 video for you.

    The Game Awards featured another new trailer for Dying Light 2: Stay Human last night. This one is a cinematic CGI trailer created by Platige Image. Not only did we get a new trailer for the game, but we also got a look at a pre-order bonus that will give you an exclusive skin pack, "Reach for the Sky."

    The Reach for the Sky pack includes a crossbow, backpack, and paraglider skins. There is also an outfit for Lawan. This...
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  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 Announced

    Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 Announced

    40,000 or "40K" for you sophisticated types out there.

    A moment that got a lot of people excited last night was the reveal trailer for Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2. Focus Entertainment and Saber Interactive announced this upcoming third-person action title from the Space Marine franchise. The first game came out over 10 years ago on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC so I can forgive you if you forgot about it or don't know it at all.

    The new trailer, revealed...
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  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Revealed at The Game Awards

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Revealed at The Game Awards

    A new game from the Friday the 13th: The Game devs.

    Though they got stuck in the middle of a licensing battle with Friday the 13th: The Game, the devs at Gun Interactive are still trucking along. Their latest game announcement is The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, an asymmetrical multiplayer horror game for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S.

    This game is based on the 1974 film of the same name. ...
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  • Final Fantasy VII Remake is Coming to PC as Epic Games Store Exclusive

    Final Fantasy VII Remake is Coming to PC as Epic Games Store Exclusive

    It's good news, bad news time.

    The good news for those who have been waiting for Final Fantasy VII Remake to come to PC is that your wait is nearly over! After a year and a half of waiting, Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade will launch on the PC come December 16, 2021. This release will include the graphically-enhanced and expanded version of Final Fantasy VII Remake along with the Yuffie-focused content, Episode INTERmission.

    The bad news is that this will be sold exclusively...
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  • Forspoken Confirmed for May 2022 Release

    Forspoken Confirmed for May 2022 Release

    A new trailer shown at The Game Awards revealed new footage and the release date.

    Square Enix and Luminous Productions revealed a new trailer this evening for Forspoken. This new trailer offered up a new glimpse at the game that Square Enix first showed off back in September 2021.

    The new trailer provides us with a bit more story in this action-adventure title. It also shows off some fresh gameplay.

    Forspoken was also given a release date of May 24, 2022....
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  • The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Game Awards Trailer

    The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Game Awards Trailer

    My precious.

    Tonight, at The Game Awards, Daedalic Entertainment and NACON showed off a new teaser trailer for The Lord of the Rings: Gollum. This is the game where you play as the titular character himself in this stealth-action adventure that is slated to release in 2022. The game is looking to be released for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC. ...
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  • Evil West Gameplay Reveal

    Evil West Gameplay Reveal

    New gameplay from the Flying Wild Hog developed game.

    A new gameplay reveal trailer for Evil West was shown tonight at The Game Awards. This is a new dark fantasy third-person action game coming in 2022 for the PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One. ...
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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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