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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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  • Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery First Gameplay Trailer and Pre-Registration

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  • Detroit: Become Human Release Date Set for May 25

    Detroit: Become Human Release Date Set for May 25

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  • Psychological Horror Game Rise of Insanity Out Today on Steam

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    A new psychological horror game has hit Steam today. Red Limb Studio released Rise of Insanity via Steam to some rather positive initial user reviews. Both Windows users and Linux users can scare themselves for just $9.99 (USD) plus a special 10% discount during this launch window.

    And if you really want to scare the pants off of yourself, you can play through this using your VR headset of choice.
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  • Now Available: Battlezone 2 Gets Remastered as Battlezone: Combat Commander

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  • Darwin Project Hits Early Access on Steam and Xbox on March 9

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  • Trump to Meet with Game Industry Executives to Talk About Guns and Violence

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    All we know is that notorious liar White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told the press this bit of news earlier this afternoon.
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  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Update for February 28, 2018

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  • H1Z1 Leaves Early Access with a New Car Battle Royale Mode

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    In a move that would indicate that hell has frozen over, H1Z1 has finally left Early Access today. In addition to this relatively surprising move, it launched alongside a new "Auto Royale" game mode.

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  • Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition Includes Sims 4 Costumes

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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
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    02-06-2024, 02:31 PM
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