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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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  • 30 Minutes of NieR: Automata Gameplay Focuses on RPG Elements of Game

    30 Minutes of NieR: Automata Gameplay Focuses on RPG Elements of Game

    Square Enix released a new NieR: Automata video today. The didn't just release a piddly two minute long video, no sir. This video is about 30 minutes long and focuses on the RPG elements in this action-RPG title.
    Showcased elements include: • “Reliquary” System – Players can return to where their characters were defeated to gain additional buffs, or even gain an ally to assist in their battle against the fearsome machines. • 17 Different Pod Skills – Using “Pods,”
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  • Live-Action Trailer for Construction Simulator 2 Announces Mobile Release Date

    A new live-action trailer for Construction Simulator 2 helps to announce the release date for the game on iOS and Android devices. For those that just want the information, the release date is March 23. For those that want a little something more, then feel free to read on.
    Construction Simulator 2 takes the player to the fictional US-American federal state of Westside Plains, where he will receive the opportunity to work his way up from being the owner of a small construction company
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  • Overwatch Competitive Season 4 Begins Today

    Overwatch Competitive Season 4 Begins Today

    The fourth season of Competitive play for Overwatch began today. Blizzard detailed some of the major changes between this season and the third season.
    Top 500 Changes We're also making some changes to the Top 500 leaderboard. Previously, any player who managed to break into the top 500 at any point throughout the season would receive a special spray and player icon at the end of the season. This meant that many players no longer had an incentive to maintain their status as the s
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  • Yooka-Laylee Glitterglaze Glacier Trailer

    Yooka-Laylee Glitterglaze Glacier Trailer

    A new trailer for Yooka-Laylee came out today that shows off the Glitterglaze Glacier level.
    Glitterglaze Glacier is one of five engrossing worlds that will feature within Yooka-Laylee. All five worlds are open to exploration and can even be expanded to uncover new areas to roam, puzzles and challenges to beat and even a boss to conquer! One of the many ways in that Yooka-Laylee offers player choice is the way the worlds appear in the game. Players may decide to progress and find mo
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  • Mass Effect Andromeda Gameplay from IGN - Peebee's Loyalty Mission

    Mass Effect Andromeda Gameplay from IGN - Peebee's Loyalty Mission

    IGN First has some exclusive gameplay footage for Mass Effect Andromeda. Their 17 minutes of gameplay footage shows off Peebee's loyalty mission. It should go without saying that if you don't want to be spoiled, you probably shouldn't watch the video. Though it should be noted that IGN says that they have edited the video to try to avoid spoilers....
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  • AMD and Bethesda Announce New Partnership

    AMD and Bethesda Announce New Partnership

    It looks like Ryzen (and probably Vega) are making some very impressive waves with developers already. Earlier today, AMD and Bethesda announced a "long-term strategic partnership" between the two companies....
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  • Nintendo Announces Over 60 Indie Games Coming to Switch in 2017

    Nintendo Announces Over 60 Indie Games Coming to Switch in 2017

    Nintendo let the world know today that the Switch will be a welcoming environment for Indie titles, at least in 2017. The company announced that 64 Indie games are slated to be released on the Switch throughout the rest of the year. Nintendo put their own spin on these games by calling them "Nindies."...
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  • Agony: Official Demons Trailer and Demon Gameplay Video

    Agony: Official Demons Trailer and Demon Gameplay Video

    A new video for the upcoming first-person survival horror game, Agony, was released today. The trailer, much like the entire game, is NSFW. Consider that your only warning here.
    Players will begin their journey as tormented soul within the depths of hell without any memories about his past. The special ability to control people on their path, and even possess simple minded demons, gives the player the necessary measures to survive in the extreme conditions they are in. By e
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  • Xbox Game Pass Announced - Unlimited Xbox Game Access for a Monthly Fee

    Xbox Game Pass Announced - Unlimited Xbox Game Access for a Monthly Fee

    Microsoft announced the Xbox Game Pass today. For a monthly fee of $9.99 (USD) you get instant and unlimited access to over 100 games. These games include Xbox One (including Windows 10) titles and Xbox 360 games. I'm going to assume Microsoft saw how good EA Access was doing and decided to get in on that action.
    With great games from top industry publishers such as 2K, 505 Games, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, Capcom, Codemasters, Deep Silver, Focus Home Interactive, SEGA, SNK CORPORATION,
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  • Epic Releases Unreal Engine 4 Features Trailer from GDC

    Epic Releases Unreal Engine 4 Features Trailer from GDC

    Epic just released a new "features" trailer that shows off the latest improvements made to Unreal Engine 4. The video comes to us thanks to GDC 2017, which is going on for the rest of this week.
    Unreal Engine is a complete suite of creation tools designed to meet ambitious artistic visions while being flexible enough to ensure success for teams of all sizes. The new video highlights world-class tools including photoreal character rendering, professional grade cinematography, high-performance
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  • GTA Online - New Rockstar Created Stunt Races Plus Double RP and GTA$ on All Stunt Races

    From now until March 13, Rockstar has made it so that you earn double RP and double GTA$ on all Rockstar created and Rockstar verified stunt races. In addition to this, they created new Stunt races, they are offering discounts on a number of vehicles, giving you a free Stunt Suit, and more. Read on for the details!...
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  • Dying: Reborn is Now Available on PS4 and PlayStation VR

    Dying: Reborn is Now Available on PS4 and PlayStation VR

    Can you escape in this horror filled room? That is your task in Dying: Reborn for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR. The game includes six chapters on the PS4 and three "shorter but even more intense" chapters for PlayStation VR. A PlayStation Vita version is coming later. This release will also include the base six chapters.
    DYING: Reborn is a dark, horror-themed puzzle game that creates a unique first-person room escape experience. Players will play as Mathew, a distraught young
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  • Report: Mass Effect Andromeda to Feature "Full Nudity" and "Softcore Space Porn"

    According to BioWare General Manager Aaryn Flynn on Twitter, Mass Effect Andromeda will include "full nudity" and "softcore space porn."...
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  • Bulletstorm - New Story Trailer and Duke Nukem Gameplay

    Bulletstorm - New Story Trailer and Duke Nukem Gameplay

    Gearbox and People Can Fly put together a new trailer today for the upcoming release of Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition. This new trailer shows off some updated gameplay alongside new footage of Duke Nukem.
    Updated with hi-res textures, increased polygon counts, sterling audio, smoother framerates, and running in up to 4K resolution on PC and PS4 Pro, this upgraded version of the critically-acclaimed shooter comes with all of the previously-released DLC along with brand-new content.
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  • Injustice 2 - Swamp Thing Gameplay

    Injustice 2 - Swamp Thing Gameplay

    If you want to learn what sort of skills Swamp Thing brings to Injustice 2, then you should watch this new gameplay video! Injustice 2 is coming May 16 for the PS4 and XB1....
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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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