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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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  • 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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  • Vacation Simulator Announced by Job Simulator Studio

    Vacation Simulator Announced by Job Simulator Studio

    Owners of the PlayStation VR, Vive, or Oculus headsets will want to keep an eye out for Vacation Simulator in 2018. Owlchemy Labs, the studio behind the amusing Job Simulator, is hard at work so that you can spend time relaxing.
    As per the Owlchemy way, we never stop jobbing over here at the Labs! Since the launch of Job Simulator, we’ve been hard at work prototyping fun, concocting spatial interactions, and quantitatively analyzing jokes for our next original VR title. After p
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  • In the Valley of Gods Announced by Firewatch Devs Campo Santo

    In the Valley of Gods Announced by Firewatch Devs Campo Santo

    Last night, Campo Santo, the development studio behind Firewatch, released a new trailer for their upcoming first-person adventure title. In the Valley of Gods takes place in Egypt in the 1920's.
    You play as a disgraced former filmmaker and explorer, reunited with your old partner for a project that could leave you with fame and fortune—or dead and buried in the sand.
    The game is currently in development for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Additional platforms have yet to be deter...
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  • Dying Light: Bad Blood is a Multiplayer Battle Royale Expansion with Zombies

    Dying Light: Bad Blood is a Multiplayer Battle Royale Expansion with Zombies

    And now Dying Light is getting in on the hot battle royale genre with Dying Light: Bad Blood. This is an "all-new multiplayer expansion that combines Dying Light's intense zombie survival gameplay with PvP action."
    Dying Light: Bad Blood thrusts seven players in the infested city of Harran with the goal of collecting biosamples from the infected. Players can cooperate to overcome the city’s undead threats or betray each other to reap the biggest rewards.
    If you haven't already cli...
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  • (Updated with 4K Direct Feed Trailer) These 8 Minutes of Death Stranding from The Game Awards 2017 are Weird and Confusing

    A new trailer was shown off tonight for Kojima Productions' Death Stranding. If you thought that the previous reveals were confusing as hell, wait until you get a load of these nearly eight minutes of the game. You may want to sit down for this one.

    Hopefully we'll get a non-stream capped version of the trailer up soon. It doesn't seem to be up on either the PlayStation YouTube page nor the Kojima Productions page just yet.

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  • (Updated with Info and Screenshots) SoulCalibur VI Welcomes Fighters Back to the Stage of History

    Does your Soul still burn? It better, because SoulCalibur VI was announced tonight during The Game Awards 2017! SoulCalibur VI will be out on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam in 2018.
    The SOULCALIBUR franchise has been the premier 3D weapon-based fighting series since the original SOUL BLADE released in arcades in 1995. SOULCALIBUR VI retains the series’ signature 8-Way Run movement system, providing super smooth 3D movement, while integrating new gameplay systems such
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  • Romancing Saga 2 Remastered for Consoles, Vita, and PC

    Romancing Saga 2 Remastered for Consoles, Vita, and PC

    The original Romancing SaGa 2 (volume warning) was initially released back in 1993, which is probably before some of you reading this were even born. Now, on December 15, 2017 Square Enix is bringing about a remastered version for the PlayStation 4, Switch, PC via Steam, Xbox One, Windows 10, and the... PlayStatation Vita. Vita, really? Hey, alright.
    Originally released in 1993, the landmark title in the SaGa series has players leading the Varennes Empire in battle against the Seven
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  • The Evil Within 2 Has a Free Trial Available Now

    The Evil Within 2 Has a Free Trial Available Now

    If you've been sitting on the fence about The Evil Within 2, now would be a good time to check it out. There is a free trial for The Evil Within 2 on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC that allows you to play through the game's opening chapters.

    If, at the end of the trial, you want to purchase the full game, all of your save data will carry over. The opening chapters contain a mix of the game's more linear sections as well as the first open area of Union where you can freely...
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  • Metro Exodus Confirmed for Fall 2018 Release, New "Aurora" Trailer

    Metro Exodus Confirmed for Fall 2018 Release, New "Aurora" Trailer

    We have another new trailer to share with you tonight courtesy of The Game Awards 2017. Deep Silver and 4A Games showed off a brand-new trailer for Metro Exodus and confirmed that the game will be out in Fall 2018 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
    The Aurora Trailer offers a glimpse of post-apocalyptic Moscow - a hostile world locked in an endless nuclear winter. The desperate survivors who cling to existence beneath the surface in the ruins of the Metro have long given up
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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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