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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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  • Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Announced, Pre-orders Available Now

    Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Announced, Pre-orders Available Now


    After multiple weeks and a few months of teases, including a long running ARG surrounding a dating app called Tinder, we now have an official announcement of Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2. Paradox Interactive made the big reveal just moments ago via a GDC party. The party was "supposed" to be for a new Tinder reveal but thanks to some unintentionally cheesy live-action role playing, it turned out to be a big reveal for Bloodlines 2.

    This is a direct sequel...
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  • Valve Finally Shows Off New Steam UI Overhaul

    Valve Finally Shows Off New Steam UI Overhaul

    An update to the Steam user interface and library has been in the works at Valve for years now. Today, the company finally feels comfortable enough to show off their Steam UI overhaul and did just that during a presentation at GDC 2019. I'd like to first thank Game Informer and PC Gamer (and again) for a lot of the information and screenshots you'll see below.

    Library
    First up, let's talk about the changes coming to how your Library will look and function with this new update....
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  • Life is Strange 2 Episode 3 Releases in May, Episodes 4 and 5 Dated

    Life is Strange 2 Episode 3 Releases in May, Episodes 4 and 5 Dated

    The third episode for Life is Strange 2 will be released on May 9. Square Enix and DONTNOD announced that Episode 3, "Wastelands," will hit the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on this date.

    Beyond this new reveal, the two studios also wanted to toss out the release dates for both Episode 4 and Episode 5.

    Episode 4 will be released on August 22, while Episode 5 will be released on December 3. ...
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  • New Hitman 2 Sniper Assassin Map Takes You to Singapore

    New Hitman 2 Sniper Assassin Map Takes You to Singapore


    WBIE and IO Interactive just announced that a new map is being added to the Sniper Assassin mode for Hitman 2. The new map will take players to Singapore. It will be released on March 26.

    A new trailer was even released today that shows off some of the ins and outs of the map that they're calling "Hantu Port Sniper Assassin Map." The map will take players "to a container yard set on the island of Singapore where Han Ldong and his wife have been kidnapped by a...
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  • Kotal Kahn Revealed as Latest Mortal Kombat 11 Fighter

    Kotal Kahn Revealed as Latest Mortal Kombat 11 Fighter


    WBIE and NetherRealm revealed yet another addition to the Mortal Kombat 11 playable roster today. That new character is none other than Kotal Kahn. "Who?!" I hear you ask. Well, I'll tell you.

    Kotal Kahn is an "Osh-Tekk warrior and Emperor of Outworld."

    And that's your explanation. Look for Mortal Kombat 11 on March 28 for the beta and April 23 for the full release of the game on PS4, XB1, Switch, and PC.

    Oh, you wanted to know more?...
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  • Nintendo Embraces Indie - Cuphead, Darkwood, a Dancing Zelda, and More Revealed Today for Switch


    Are you ready for the invasion of the Indies on the Nintendo Switch? Earlier today, a new Nindies Showcase for Spring 2019 outlined a good number of independent developed titles that are coming soon to the portable console otherwise known as the Switch.

    Some of the highlights in today's announcement include Cuphead from Studio MDHR. This one will be out on April 18. In addition, Cadence of Hyrule - Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring the Legend of Zelda was also announced today....
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  • Oculus Rift S VR Headset Announced - More of a Lateral Move Than an Upgrade

    Oculus Rift S VR Headset Announced - More of a Lateral Move Than an Upgrade


    Today at GDC, Facebook announced a new version of their Oculus Rift headset that they're simply calling the Oculus Rift S. They announced a $399 (USD) price point for the device that will start shipping later this Spring.

    On paper, the headset sounds like a decent device. It features an LCD 2560x1440 panel (1280x1440 per eye), better pixel density compared to the Rift, updated lenses, an 80Hz refresh rate, updated Oculus Touch controllers (functionally the same as the old ones),...
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  • The Outer Worlds, Remedy's Control, Detroit: Become Human, and More Announced as Epic Games Store Timed Exclusives


    As part of today's GDC presentation, Epic Games announced a number of timed exclusives that are coming first to the Epic Games Store. Among these games are The Outer Worlds, Control from Remedy Entertainment, and even some PlayStation 4 exclusives like Detroit: Become Human from Quantic Dream.

    Some of these titles, such as The Outer Worlds, will also appear on the Microsoft Store for Windows 10. I guess this just lends more confirmation that Epic is less about purchasing exclusives...
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  • Mutant Year Zero Coming to Nintendo Switch this Summer

    Mutant Year Zero Coming to Nintendo Switch this Summer


    This Summer, Mutant Year Zero will be released on the Nintendo Switch. Mutant Year Zero is a tactical title in the same vein as XCOM. When it releases on the Switch on June 25, it will include the full game along with the DLC expansion. There will also be a retail release out at the same time.

    The retail release will also be for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on the same date. The price for the retail Deluxe Edition will be $39.99 (USD).

    This was announced today at GDC as part of the keynote delivered by Epic Games. ...
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  • The Walking Dead: The Final Season Finale Dated for March 26

    The Walking Dead: The Final Season Finale Dated for March 26


    The last episode of the last season is upon us. March 26th marks the release date for the conclusion to The Walking Dead: The Final Season.

    The episode is entitled Take Us Back and it will serve as the fourth and final episode for the adventure series. A new trailer, courtesy of Skybound Games, shows players a bit of what they can expect. This final episode will launch digitally for the PC via the Epic Games Store, along with the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One....
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  • Apex Legends Season 1 'Wild Frontier' Update is Out Now

    Apex Legends Season 1 'Wild Frontier' Update is Out Now


    The first major season for Apex Legends is now available. Respawn is calling this season "Wild Frontier" and with it comes a bunch of "seasonal swag" for players to earn. It also comes alongside the release of the Wild Frontier Battle Pass.

    The Battle Pass comes in two flavors. The first, priced at 950 Apex Coins, grants you access to the Pass. Play to level the Pass up to get more rewards. You can also spend 2,800 Apex Coins to get the Battle Pass Bundle...
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  • System Shock Remake - Full Medical Level Gameplay Video

    System Shock Remake - Full Medical Level Gameplay Video


    In addition to this week's sneak peak at System Shock 3 from OtherSide Entertainment, we get a long look at the System Shock remake. This remake is being handled by Nightdive Studios. Today, they released a 21-minute long gameplay video. This video shows off a full level of gameplay. Specifically, the "Medical" level is shown off here.

    The team makes sure to note that this is pre-alpha footage and not at all final yet. They say that the level still has missing enemies,...
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  • Third I.G.I. Game in Development

    Third I.G.I. Game in Development


    A third entry in the I.G.I. franchise is currently in development. I.G.I. stands for "I'm Going In" and the first game, Project I.G.I., was released back in 2000 from Innerloop Studios and published by Eidos Interactive. It had a sequel, I.G.I.-2: Covert Strike, that came out back in 2003.

    I suppose 16 years after the last game is as good a time as any for a sequel. The series has a focus on tactical stealth action. It is an FPS and will actually serve as a prequel...
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  • My Time at Portia Releases on PS4, XB1, and Switch on April 16

    My Time at Portia Releases on PS4, XB1, and Switch on April 16


    Though already released on the PC, My Time at Portia finally has a release date for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

    That date is April 16.

    To celebrate today's announcement, a new trailer was released for the game. For those that don't know, My Time at Portia is a bit like Stardew Valley but 3D and with some different things to do. You can mine resources, farm, form relationships, carry out quests, build a variety of things, and more. ...
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  • Google Unveils 'Stadia' Gaming Platform and Controller, Launching in 2019

    Google Unveils 'Stadia' Gaming Platform and Controller, Launching in 2019


    A short time ago today, Google formerly unveiled their new gaming platform. It's called Stadia and it's slated to launch later this year. It is a streaming platform that utilizes server hardware more powerful than an Xbox One X to deliver games in up to 4K, 60fps with HDR capabilities to your screen of choice.

    During their presentation, Google showed off their Stadia controller that can be used across a number of devices. They showed Assassin's Creed: Odyssey being streamed...
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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%
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    I am against the idea of Xbox games on other platforms
    0%
    0
    02-06-2024, 02:31 PM
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