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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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  • Yoshi for Nintendo Switch - Screens, Trailer, First Details

    Yoshi for Nintendo Switch - Screens, Trailer, First Details

    Yoshi for Nintendo Switch (working title) was announced earlier today by Nintendo. Like other recent outings, Yoshi for Nintendo Switch is a side-scrolling action platformer with plenty of style.

    Features
    • New action platforming game with Yoshi
    • Each course offers both a main path and a hidden path that offers different views and surprises
    • The lively art style looks like a miniature diorama
    • Simultaneous 2-player action
    Yoshi for Nintendo Switch is slated for a gener...
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  • CS:GO Update for June 13, 2017

    CS:GO Update for June 13, 2017

    An update came out tonight for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. For those (like me) that needed a quick break from E3 news, this one is for you.

    Changelog for CS:GO for June 13, 2017
    MISC
    • Added a public WebAPI ICSGOServers_730/GetGameMapsPlaytime/v1 to allow community map creators to track play statistics of Operation Hydra maps in Casual and Competitive game modes. [details] • Windows dedicated server executable can now handle large >2GB addresses. • Replaced cl
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  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC Pack 1 Coming June 30

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC Pack 1 Coming June 30

    Nintendo detailed the first DLC pack coming for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild today. Slated for release on June 30, this "Master Trials" pack will include some rather interesting added content. Keep in mind that this is part of the $19.99 (USD) Expansion Pass for the game.

    Features
    • Trial of the Sword: challenges the player to go through waves of enemies in a total of about 45 rooms. By completing the challenge, Link will prove that he has grown worthy, and the
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  • Super Mario Odyssey E3 2017 Trailer and Details

    Super Mario Odyssey E3 2017 Trailer and Details

    Mario is back on a new 3D adventure the likes of which you haven't seen since Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine. Super Mario Odyssey finds Mario visiting plenty of diverse locations as he attempts to rescue Princess Peach from marrying Bowser.

    Features
    • Huge 3D kingdoms filled with secrets and surprises, including costumes for Mario and lots of ways to interact with the diverse environments - such as crusing around them in vehicles that incorporate the HD Rumble feature
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  • Metroid Prime 4 Announced for Switch

    Metroid Prime 4 Announced for Switch

    It wasn't the most prolific announcement but it's one that made tons of fans happy today. Metroid Prime 4 is being developed for the Nintendo Switch.
    "Metroid Prime 4 (working title) returns to the first person adventure roots of the original Metroid Prime game and introduces a new storyline that ties together the events of the Metroid Prime universe and takes the storyline in new directions" according to series producer Kensuke Tanabe. Tanabe is leading the project together with
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  • Kirby for Nintendo Switch Announced

    Kirby for Nintendo Switch Announced

    Nintendo announced that Kirby is making a big return, this time on the Nintendo Switch. You and three friends can team up when Kirby for Nintendo Switch (working title) releases in 2018.

    Features:
    • Recruit up to three enemies as helpers by hitting them with hearts
    • Returning copy abilities include: Sword, Fire, Water, Bomb, Broom, and more
    • Imbue copy abilities with different elements such as: Wind, water, fire, and electricity, by borrowing or giving them to helpers to
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  • SEGA and Atlus Showcase Six Titles at E3 2017 - Yakuza, Etrian Odyssey, and More

    SEGA and Atlas passed along information and trailer links to six titles they're showing off this week at E3 2017. We have some tasty new media for Yakuza Kiwami, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth, Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology, Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux, and Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth. So, let's just right into it.
    Yakuza Kiwami In 2005, a legend was born on the PlayStation 2 - the legend of Kazuma Kiryu, the Dragon of Dojima, in hi
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  • Final Fantasy XV Expanded Universe Showcased in New Videos

    Final Fantasy XV Expanded Universe Showcased in New Videos

    Square Enix used E3 to showcase some of the content coming to both the base game of Final Fantasy XV and some new projects they're working on to expand the "Final Fantasy XV Universe" as they're calling it.

    First up, the additions coming to the main game.
    Support of next level hardware including the Xbox One X, first showcased at this year’s Xbox E3 2017 Briefing. FINAL FANTASY XV also supports PlayStation®4 Pro.

    “FINAL FANTASY
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  • GTA Online: Gunrunning Now Available

    GTA Online: Gunrunning Now Available

    Rockstar just released the new Gunrunning update for GTA Online. We're looking at six new weaponized vehicles, new clothing, weapon upgrades, underground bunkers, mobile ops centers, and more.
    Dominate the illegal arms trade in Southern San Andreas with Gunrunning, the latest update to Grand Theft Auto: Online. Your career as a prolific arms dealer begins with the acquisition of a Bunker. These underground fortresses serve as your base of operations for all Gunrunning activities,
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  • Call of Duty: WWII Multiplayer Reveal Trailer

    Call of Duty: WWII Multiplayer Reveal Trailer

    There was a multiplayer reveal trailer shown tonight for Call of Duty: WWII. Chance are, if you are interested in this game you already say the trailer since it literally already has 1.1 million views in just a couple of hours. What was that about the franchise supposedly dying?
    Fast-paced, grounded combat returns in Call of Duty®: WWII Multiplayer. Armed with an arsenal of iconic Allied and Axis weaponry, players are immersed in brutal gameplay as they fight to liberate a continent
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  • Destiny 2 - New E3 Trailer, Beta Dates Announced, PC Release Date Announced

    Destiny 2 - New E3 Trailer, Beta Dates Announced, PC Release Date Announced

    First thing is first, Bungie has confirmed the dates for the Destiny 2 beta on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
    Destiny 2 BETA
    July 18: PlayStation 4 Pre-Order BETA
    July 19: Xbox One Pre-Order BETA
    July 21: Open BETA for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
    July 23: Console BETA End-date
    Late August: PC BETA

    They have also confirmed the release dates for all platforms.
    Destiny 2 LAUNCH
    September 6: PS4 and Xbox One
    October
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  • Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds DLC Announced; Releasing in 2017

    Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds DLC Announced; Releasing in 2017

    If you enjoyed Horizon Zero Dawn as much as I did, you're probably pretty excited to learn that there is some new DLC coming later this year for the game. Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds offers up some new locations, more fights, more story, and is set to be released later this year.

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  • Shadow of the Colossus Remake Coming to PlayStation 4

    Shadow of the Colossus Remake Coming to PlayStation 4

    Sony is once again utilizing the talented individuals over at Bluepoint Games to remake one of their most beloved titles. Yes, Shadow of the Colossus is being remade for the PlayStation 4.

    Like many other titles at E3, this one will be released at some point in 2018.

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  • Spider-Man PS4 Gameplay from E3

    Spider-Man PS4 Gameplay from E3

    Spider-Man for the PlayStation 4 finished out the Sony conference tonight at E3. It features a decent chunk of gameplay, which should give you a pretty good idea of what to expect from the full game.

    The game is currently set for a vague "2018" release. Also, I hope you don't mind some QTEs in your Spider-Man games!

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  • Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Story Demo Out Now, More Playable Characters Confirmed

    Capcom just released the demo for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite on both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. In addition to this playable demo, the studio also confirmed a handful of additional characters that you will get to play as.
    With the release of the new story demo, fans are now able to delve deeper and immerse themselves in MARVEL VS. CAPCOM: INFINITE like never before. This thrilling cinematic experience puts players at the center of a fierce battle as heroes from both universes
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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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