Tag: Gaming Industry

  • New Report Unveils the Chaos Surrounding the Cancellation of Disco Elysium Sequel

    New Report Unveils the Chaos Surrounding the Cancellation of Disco Elysium Sequel

    Disco Elysium developer, ZA/UM, is facing upheaval as revealed by a recent report by PC Gamer. A stand-alone expansion for Disco Elysium was in advanced stages of development when it got canceled, resulting in layoffs within the team. In 2022, key developers, Robert Kurvitz, Aleksander Rostov, and Helen Hindpere, exited the company amid controversial circumstances;…

  • Devolver Digital Hints at New Game from Heart Machine

    Devolver Digital Hints at New Game from Heart Machine

    Devolver Digital recently teased a new game by developer Heart Machine, the creators of Hyper Light Drifter, in their upcoming Devolver Direct presentation. This follows a previous teaser seen during Devolver Digital’s anniversary sale, making this the second game confirmed for their presentation on June 7, alongside Nerial’s forthcoming title The Crush House. While details…

  • “ReFantazio Demo Booth to Feature Three Modes: An Overview”

    “ReFantazio Demo Booth to Feature Three Modes: An Overview”

    The playable demo of Metaphor: ReFantazio, which will be featured at Atlus Fes on June 8 and 9, 2024, will offer three different modes, each with varying difficulty levels. The free event will be held at Bellesalle Akihabara, and while attendees can try out the game during their turn, there may be a line-up at…

  • Handheld Playdate Devices Worth $400,000 Recovered Near Unrelated Restaurant

    Handheld Playdate Devices Worth $400,000 Recovered Near Unrelated Restaurant

    Panic, the creators of the retro handheld gaming system, Playdate, have recovered $400,000 worth of their product that had been stolen due to a FedEx misdelivery. The misplaced shipment, initially delivered to a wrong address, was is said to be taken by thieves who then later dumped the Playdate handhelds at a random restaurant. Photos…

  • Does GTA 6 Have a PC Release? Take-Two Head Gives an Elusive Answer

    Does GTA 6 Have a PC Release? Take-Two Head Gives an Elusive Answer

    PC players have been anxiously awaiting news on whether the much-anticipated GTA 6 will be released on PC following its console release on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S. In response, the CEO of Take-Two, Rockstar’s parent company, has hinted in a recent interview at the possibility of a later PC release. The…

  • Amazon Games Acquires Open-World Driving Game from Former Forza Horizon Developers

    Amazon Games Acquires Open-World Driving Game from Former Forza Horizon Developers

    Amazon Games has announced a partnership with Maverick Games, a studio formed by numerous veterans of Playground Games, to create a new narrative-led, open-world driving game for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S. The team includes Mike Brown, Forza Horizon 5’s creative director, who stated that Maverick Games was founded to foster an environment…

  • Stellar Blade Leads April Sales, Yet Records Lowest April Sales Since Prototype 2

    Stellar Blade Leads April Sales, Yet Records Lowest April Sales Since Prototype 2

    In April 2024, Stellar Blade, a third-person action game developed by Shift Up, became the top-selling video game in the U.S. It was also the only new release to be included amongst the top 20 best-selling premium games for the month, surpassing other debut games such as Sand Land and Another Crab’s Treasure. Mat Piscatella,…

  • “$450 Bundle Introduced in League of Legends, Fans Respond With Surprise”

    “$450 Bundle Introduced in League of Legends, Fans Respond With Surprise”

    Riot Games raised the stakes with its latest League of Legends bundles as tribute to esports legend, Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok. Celebrating Faker’s induction into the company’s Hall of Legends, three bundle tiers have been released. The highest bundle, the Signature Immortalized Legend Collection, is priced at an astonishing $450 or 59,260 RP, offering exclusive content…

  • Producer of Kerbal Space Program 2 Affirms Extensive Layoffs, Contrary to CEO’s Comments

    Producer of Kerbal Space Program 2 Affirms Extensive Layoffs, Contrary to CEO’s Comments

    The Kerbal Space Program 2 producer has confirmed mass layoffs among developer teams at Intercept Games following ambiguous statements from Take-Two Interactive’s CEO, Strauss Zelnick. Despite denial of studio closures by Zelnick, Senior Design Manager Quinn Duffy stated on LinkedIn that Intercept’s team would be laid off as of June 28, praising his colleagues and…

  • Square Enix Reports Significant Job Cuts in North America and Europe

    Square Enix Reports Significant Job Cuts in North America and Europe

    Square Enix, the well-known Japanese gaming company, has recently announced considerable downsizing operations on both its North American and European branches. This decision, which is speculated to impact hundreds of employees, is a part of broad restructuring goals that aim to bolster profitability by redirecting resources to live service and mobile game development. Their CEO,…

  • Vanillaware is Hiring Personnel for a New Fantasy Action-RPG Project

    Vanillaware is Hiring Personnel for a New Fantasy Action-RPG Project

    Vanillaware is actively searching for new talent to join their team for an upcoming fantasy action-RPG game. The positions are set to take place in Azuchi, Osaka, beginning with a six-month contract that has the potential to transition into a full-time, permanent role. The company promises the same benefits, treatment, and competitive pay for all,…

  • Nintendo Acquires Hogwarts Legacy, Mortal Kombat Port Studio Prior to Switch 2 Launch

    Nintendo Acquires Hogwarts Legacy, Mortal Kombat Port Studio Prior to Switch 2 Launch

    Nintendo has announced its acquisition of Miami-based Shiver Entertainment, the game studio responsible for the Switch versions of Hogwarts Legacy and Mortal Kombat 1. The acquisition will make Shiver a fully-owned subsidiary of Nintendo, with a focus on continuing to port and develop games across multiple platforms, including the Nintendo Switch. Despite not disclosing the…