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900 People Laid Off Across Multiple PlayStation Studios

Multiple studios across all SIE regions impacted.

Sony just laid off about 900 people across multiple PlayStation studios around the world. These 900 or so laid off employees account for roughly 8% of the total workforce for Sony Interactive Entertainment.

President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, Jim Ryan, announced the layoffs to the public today. The public statement came after an email was sent to all employees informing them of the layoffs. From Ryan's...
 

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...
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  • Piccolo and Krillin Join Dragon Ball FighterZ Roster

    Piccolo and Krillin Join Dragon Ball FighterZ Roster

    Some no-names in the Dragon Ball universe have joined the roster for Dragon Ball FighterZ with today's announcement. Some guys named Piccolo and Krillin have been confirmed for the Dragon Ball FighterZ lineup.
    Both characters deliver their own unique fighting styles and moves that are sure to add even more gameplay depth and visual excitement for players to enjoy when the game launches in early 2018 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PCs via STEAM in the Americas.
    We have so...
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  • Prise de Tahure Update Notes for Battlefield 1

    Prise de Tahure Update Notes for Battlefield 1

    The Prise de Tahure update for Battlefield 1 rolled out today across all platforms. This update includes the general title update fixes and changes alongside a new map for Premium owners and those with They Shall Not Pass.
    PRISE DE TAHURE Prise de Tahure is our second night map and the final map for Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass. French raiders and German stormtroopers clash in an urban trench setting as the nights grow colder in the Champagne-Ardennes region. The frontline trenc
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  • Pokemon GO Finally has Legendary Pokemon

    Pokemon GO Finally has Legendary Pokemon

    Legendary Pokemon have arrived on Pokemon GO. Let me show you them.
    In celebration of Pokémon GO’s one-year anniversary, Niantic and The Pokémon Company International have revealed that Legendary Pokémon will begin to soar into the real world soon. A new Pokémon GO trailer offers a glimpse at the way Trainers will cooperate with one another to discover, battle, and catch elusive and extremely powerful Legendary Pokémon. Once in the wild, Trainers can search for unique Legendary
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  • Fights and Fun Highlight New Yakuza Kiwami Gameplay Trailer

    Fights and Fun Highlight New Yakuza Kiwami Gameplay Trailer

    The newest trailer for Yakuza Kiwami may not teach you how to fight in real life, but it may show you a thing or two about getting into brawls in a virtual world. And by "you" I mean Kiryu. You are not Kiryu. I mean you are, but only if you play Yakuza.
    Our new video shows off some of the fun activities you can indulge in to pass the time in Yakuza Kiwami! It should come as no surprise that the streets are filled with thugs who are just asking for a beat down, but luckily Kiryu is
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  • Stormy Ascent - Unreleased Crash Bandicoot Level Released Today for Free

    Stormy Ascent - Unreleased Crash Bandicoot Level Released Today for Free

    The "Stormy Ascent" level in Crash Bandicoot was never before released publicly. That is, it was never released before today. Those who own the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy can download this piece of history for free. You have until August 19 to get this content for free after which there will be a price tag slapped on it.

    Taylor Kurosaki, one of the original Crash Bandicoot developers at Naughty Dog joins N. Sane Trilogy Game Director, Dan Tanguay, to answer a few que...
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  • New Teaser for Black Desert Online's Mystic Class

    New Teaser for Black Desert Online's Mystic Class

    Kakao Games and PearlAbyss have a new teaser for you today featuring the upcoming Mystic class coming soon to Black Desert Online.
    Lore The Mystic came from a small village in Calpheon that was devastated during the war. She felt abandoned and lost the will to live. One day, a wise martial arts master appeared and took care of her and showed her a spark of hope for the future. Later they moved east together and began to live amongst the Oriental people. The master saw a very powerf
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  • One Piece: Unlimited World Red Deluxe Edition Available on September 29 for Switch

    One Piece: Unlimited World Red Deluxe Edition is slated to be released on September 29 for the Nintendo Switch from Bandai Namco. The game will be available through the Nintendo eShop. This is following the August 25 release on other digital platforms for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.
    Sail the high seas with Monkey D. Luffy and the rest of the Straw Hat pirates in this action-adventure title remastered for the current generation of consoles with 1080p resolution*, higher
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  • Layton's Mystery Journey Brings Puzzles and Intrigue to Android and iOS Today

    A new Layton title was released today but not for a platform you were expecting. Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy was released today in North America for Android and iOS devices. Interestingly, this release is out well ahead of the 3DS release of the game, which is slated for October. Those living in Japan also have the 3DS release to enjoy today if they choose.

    The game is just $15.99 (USD) on both mobile platforms.
    Mystery lovers,
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  • Wargaming Releases 12GB Update 0.6.8 for World of Warships

    Wargaming Releases 12GB Update 0.6.8 for World of Warships

    Wargaming released a massive 12GB update for World of Warships today. This update is said to include reworked ambient lighting, added Operation Dynamo, added in new ships, added in a new port, added in anti-spam functionality, and more.

    So farewell to your bandwidth as you read through some additional details on today's Dunkirk inspired update. If you don't like these short patch notes, you can read the full thing right here.
    Operation Dynamo—A new event for Operations
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  • New Code Vein Screenshots for July 20

    New Code Vein Screenshots for July 20

    We have a handful of new screenshots for Code Vein from Bandai Namco. These new screens show off two bosses in addition to Mia Karnstein and Yakumo Shinonome.
    Mia Karnstein – A wandering female Revenant accompanied by her younger brother, the only family she has left, whom she will do anything to protect. Her weapon of choice is a bayonet-styled weapon that can be used to attack at a distance.

    Yakumo Shinonome – A Revenant and former mercenary, Yakumo is a faithful
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  • Gigantic Out Today on PC and Xbox One

    Gigantic Out Today on PC and Xbox One

    Gigantic was released today on Steam, Arc, Xbox One, and Windows 10 from Perfect World Entertainment and Motiga, Inc. Gigantic is a free-to-play "strategic hero shooter" that will be better explained in the press release excerpt below.
    Gigantic launches with an exciting new update which introduces text chat, new packs and a brand-new, blade-wielding hero. Players can now access the game’s 19th hero, Ramsay, a cunning heavy-hitter brandishing a seriously lethal blade. Ramsay is the
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  • Rogue Trooper Redux Graphical Comparison to Original 2006 Release

    Rogue Trooper Redux Graphical Comparison to Original 2006 Release

    Rebellion released a new comparison trailer today that compares the upcoming Rogue Trooper Redux with the visuals from the game's original release in 2006. The trailer also reveals that the game will be released on October 176, 2017 on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (via Steam & GOG.com) for $24.99 (USD).

    This release will include the main campaign and dedicated online co-op modes.
    Something old, something new … The detailed new “Graphics Comparison” trail
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  • Know Your Limits with New Albion Online Trailer

    Know Your Limits with New Albion Online Trailer

    A new trailer for Albion Online will have you questioning your limits in this new MMORPG. Released on July 17, Albion Online is a bit of a sandbox MMO that allows you to specialize in almost anything you wish to. This latest railer will show hopeful fans what they are able to do and what they may not be able to do just yet throughout their adventures.
    Will you travel the realm, taking in the sights and challenging the dangers of Albion’s diverse regions? Will you dedicate yourself
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  • Surprise! Voice Chat on Switch is a Disaster

    Surprise! Voice Chat on Switch is a Disaster

    Early tests reveal that the voice chat solution for the Nintendo Switch is a total disaster. We aren't even talking about the number of wires and connected devices you need to use if you want to use a headset (pictured above). Unlike conventional voice chat systems on say the Xbox or PlayStation, Nintendo went with a unique approach for the Switch. You have to download an app for either your iOS or Android device. Don't have one of those? Too bad. Nintendo is quick to point out on the offici...
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  • Doom Update 6.66 Unlocks All Multiplayer DLC for Free; Overhauls Progression System

    Bethesda and id Software have blown open the gates (of hell) today with the 6.66 update for Doom. Today's update unlocks all multiplayer DLC content for all players. This includes nine maps, three weapons, three demons, new armor, and equipment that may have been locked behind a paywall with the game's Season Pass. This update also totally overhauls the game's progression system. In the past, gear such as guns, equipment, and customization options were unlocked randomly. Now, the unlocks...
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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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