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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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  • Wreckfest Gets a Smashing Huge Update

    Wreckfest Gets a Smashing Huge Update

    Does that work? Saying "smashing huge" like that? Eh, whatever. Wreckfest, the Early Access racing game that's all about smashing cars up, just got a big update today. There are now more cars to wreck, more championships to win, and lots more.
    "After some minor delays we are proud to present the first big bang Early Access-Update for Wreckfest. We kept quiet for some time, but only to deliver a great demolition and racing experience now." Roger Joswig, Producer at THQ Nordic. "We
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  • Take Down Criminal Scum when Police Simulator 18 Releases in Summer 2018

    Take Down Criminal Scum when Police Simulator 18 Releases in Summer 2018

    Woop-woop! Become the long arm of the law in the Summer of 2018 when astragon releases Police Simulator 18 for the PC. You will get to "experience the exciting day-to-day life of a US police officer." I believe this is where it would be appropriate to use the Drew Scanlon blinking gif.
    Discover a large, lively and freely-accessible US city powered by Unreal (r) Engine 4 and arrest criminals, investigate crime scenes, or hunt down bank robbers. Record traffic accidents, search for
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  • Rockstar Added a New Radio Station to Grand Theft Auto V

    Rockstar Added a New Radio Station to Grand Theft Auto V

    As part of yesterday's big GTA Online update, Rockstar also quietly included an entirely new radio station to all of Grand Theft Auto V. The station is called "blonded" and it features artists such as Frank Ocean, Chief Keef, Curtis Mayfield, and others.
    blonded features tracks like “Rain” by SWV, “Crackrock” by Frank Ocean, “Winnin” by Chief Keef plus music from Todd Rundgren, Curtis Mayfield, Aphex Twin, JME, Jay Z, Migos, Marvin Gaye and many more. Check out a preview
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  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi Season Begins in Star Wars Battlefront II

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi Season Begins in Star Wars Battlefront II

    Some free content is here now for Star Wars Battlefront II in the form of the the start of The Last Jedi Season. EA and DICE say that this is the first free season for the game, so I would expect the game to get more content similar to this some time down the line.
    Finn joins the battle as a playable hero for the Resistance striving to keep the galaxy from oppression, while Captain Phasma is playable as a new villain leading the First Order in combat. Both characters are now unlocked
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  • Injustice 2 Free Trial Available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

    Injustice 2 Free Trial Available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

    WBIE and DC announced a free trial for the NetherRealm developed Injustice 2 today. This free trial is available from December 14 through to December 18 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This trial includes the first three chapters of the game's Story Mode. This trial also includes full access to the game's multiplayer and online modes, plus the full roster of all of the game's base character lineup. If you want to try out some of the DLC characters, players will be able to do so in...
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  • Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom Delayed Until March 23

    Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom Delayed Until March 23

    Akihiro Hino, the president and CEO of Level-5 issued a statement today that details how and why Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom has been delayed until March 23, 2018.
    “As you all know Level-5 is committed to delivering the highest levels of design and quality in each of our video game titles. The development of our latest project Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is coming along very well and we can’t wait to share this new adventure with you our fans. In an effort to constantly
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  • Overwatch Becomes a Winter Wonderland

    Overwatch Becomes a Winter Wonderland

    Winter has come to Overwatch with a new seasonal update released today. The Winter Wonderland 2017 event is now live and brings a little holiday cheer to the game from now until January 1, 2018.
    Overwatch is getting into the holiday spirit again for the next three weeks! Expand your collection of seasonal-themed items, and enjoy two winter brawls. This year, we’re celebrating with a new brawl: Yeti Hunter, as well as bringing back Mei’s Snowball Offensive. We’ve decked the
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  • The Doomsday Heist is Now Available for GTA Online

    The Doomsday Heist is Now Available for GTA Online

    Rockstar released the new Doomsday Heist. The heist is carried out over three acts and includes some of the most over the top scenarios not seen since Saint's Row 4.
    The Doomsday Scenario Billionaire entrepreneur Avon Hertz and his pet neural network Cliffford have stumbled upon evidence that nefarious outside forces are working on a plan so diabolical it could end life as we know it. Somehow, Lester Crest is tasked with assembling a team deadly enough - and crazy enough - to do
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  • Killing Floor 2 Gets Festive with the Krampus Christmas Seasonal Update

    Killing Floor 2 Gets Festive with the Krampus Christmas Seasonal Update

    Tripwire Interactive invites fans to "deck the halls with blood and corpses" with today's release of the Krampus Christmas Seasonal Update for Killing Floor 2. You're looking at a new map, new looks for the zeds, a new boss, new weapons, new cosmetics, and more.

    Let's get a better look at what this big update brings to the table.
    Staying true to Tripwire Interactive’s continued commitment to support the KILLING FLOOR 2 community with free updates and events post-launch,
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  • Resident Evil 7 DLC Packs "Not a Hero" and "End of Zoe" Available Today

    Resident Evil 7 DLC Packs "Not a Hero" and "End of Zoe" Available Today

    Capcom has released the "Not a Hero" and "End of Zoe" DLC packs today for those with the Gold Edition of Resident Evil 7. Obviously, this content is also available for those that own other versions of the game as well, but the Gold Edition comes bundled with the game and all other previously released DLC packs such as Banned Footage Vol. 1 and Banned Footage Vol. 2. Not a Hero is a free download to those that own all versions of the game.
    End of Zoe is a shocking installment of the
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  • PSA: Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag is Free for a Limited Time

    PSA: Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag is Free for a Limited Time

    You can pick up Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag for free between now and December 18 at 5AM. This is part of Ubisoft's ongoing free game promotion that seems to pop up a new game here and there.

    All you need to do is hit up the free Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag promotional page, log in with your Ubisoft account, and it'll be added. It's yours to keep provided you actually add it to your Uplay account during this window of opportunity....
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  • One Piece: World Seeker Coming to PS4, XB1, and Steam in 2018

    One Piece: World Seeker Coming to PS4, XB1, and Steam in 2018

    Bandai Namco announced today that ONE PIECE: World Seeker will arrive in 2018. This new open world action-adventure game will arrive for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.
    Featuring the swashbuckling spirit of the beloved series, ONE PIECE: World Seeker lets fans explore a brand new world from the perspective of series protagonist, “Straw Hat” Luffy. In ONE PIECE: World Seeker, players experience and wage battles in an expansive and seamless world filled with castles,
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  • Quake Champions Update Adds New Character, New Map, Ranked Play, Holiday Cheer, and More

    An update from id Software for Quake Champions will arrive on December 14. This is being called the game's "largest update to date" and includes a new Champion, Keel, along with a new map, Ranked Play, leaderboards, and some holiday cheer to share.
    NEW CHAMPION – Keel is Back! Quake 3 Arena’s resurrected war machine Keel will join the roster of heroes next week, bringing a Grenade Swarm active ability that allows him launch a barrage of grenades and the Stockpile passive ability,
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  • Cloud Strife, Midgar, and Special Holiday Events Coming to Final Fantasy Brave Exvius

    Over the weekend, Square Enix hosted the finale of the Final Fantasy Brave Exvius Fan Festa world tour. During the event, producers Kei Hirono and Hiroki Fujimoto announced some fresh content coming very soon to the game.

    These new announcements include Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy VII, a special Midgar focused event, new holdiay content, new Trial boss, and the King's Knight collaboration.
    New Unit – Cloud: Beginning December 15th, players can obtain the FINAL
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  • PUBG on a Budget - Is It Possible?

    PUBG on a Budget - Is It Possible?

    With the upcoming early access release of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds for the Xbox One, many PC players have started to wonder if their computers would be able to deliver similar performance. Beyond that, many PC gamers have begun to wonder what sort of budget it would take to get PUBG to run at a solid 30fps at high resolutions similar to what is expected of the game on the Xbox One X at launch. As it stands, the only thing we know for sure is that all Xbox versions of PUBG will r...
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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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