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Embracer Group to Split Into Three Separate Companies

Embracer Group has announced that it will split into three separate entities, calling the move a "transformative step for value creation". The new companies are Asmodee Group, Coffee Stain &…

April 22, 2024 | 03:28 EDT

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Human Fall Flat 2 Delayed, Devolver Details Major 2023 Sales Decline

Devolver Digital has released its financial statement for the 2023 fiscal year, and the report contains news of a Human Fall Flat 2 delay, as well as a somewhat gloomy portrait of the company's sales…

April 18, 2024 | 08:51 EDT

Michael on his phone in Grand Theft Auto 5, a game published by Take-Two Interactive subsidiary Rockstar Games

Take-Two Interactive to Lay Off 5% of Its Workforce and Scrap Projects

Take-Two Interactive will lay off around 5% of its workforce and cancel several projects currently in production as part of a plan to reduce costs across the company. According to Reuters, about 600…

April 17, 2024 | 08:16 EDT

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Miniclip Acquires PowerWash Simulator Developer FuturLab

Mobile and browser game publisher Miniclip has acquired PowerWash Simulator developer FuturLab in an attempt to shore up its presence in the console and PC gaming spaces. In a post on its official…

April 11, 2024 | 08:07 EDT

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Gearbox Publishing San Francisco Rebrands as Arc Games, Teases New Hyper Light Breaker Trailer

Gearbox Publishing San Francisco has announced a rebrand. The company is now going by Arc Games, and it's also teasing a brand new trailer for a hotly-anticipated indie project soon. In a post on…

April 9, 2024 | 08:52 EDT

A zombie in a helmet in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III, representing the canceled Call of Duty live-service Zombies game

Ex-Call of Duty Staffer Reveals Details of Canceled Live-Service Zombies Game

An ex-Call of Duty developer has shed new light on a canceled Raven Software live-service Zombies project, detailing what the game would have been and how it would have played. In an interview with…

April 8, 2024 | 10:35 EDT

Snake crouching next to a wall in the Konami remake of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

Konami Raises Base Salary for Japanese Employees for Third Year in a Row

Konami has announced that it will raise the base salary for its Japanese employees for the third consecutive year. In a press release (which is in Japanese; we're using machine translation), Konami…

April 8, 2024 | 09:28 EDT

Three soldiers in the Relic Entertainment game Company of Heroes 3

Relic Entertainment Lays Off 41 Employees Following Shift to Independence

Relic Entertainment, the studio behind Company of Heroes and Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War, has announced layoffs following its move to independence last week. In a post on the official Relic…

April 5, 2024 | 07:37 EDT

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Legendary Indie Outfit Vlambeer Returns Without Co-founder Rami Ismail

Legendary indie studio Vlambeer, best known for games like Ridiculous Fishing and Nuclear Throne, is making a return, but co-founder Rami Ismail won't be a part of the company anymore. Writing on…

April 4, 2024 | 11:03 EDT

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Sony Taps Bungie's Head of Revenue to Lead Live-Service Games

Bungie executive Jaremy Rich has departed the Destiny 2 developer to join Sony as its new head of live-service product management. This news comes via a post on Rich's LinkedIn page, wherein he…

April 4, 2024 | 10:40 EDT

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(UPDATED) Hellblade 2 Studio Ninja Theory Has Lost One of Its Founders

Update April 5th 7:38AM: A Microsoft spokesperson has confirmed to us that Tameem Antoniades is no longer with Ninja Theory.  The spokesperson told us that Antoniades "was involved in the early…

April 4, 2024 | 08:46 EDT

Eve, the main character of Shift Up game Stellar Blade, posing

Stellar Blade Developer Shift Up Is Making a New Next-Gen Action-RPG

Stellar Blade and Goddess of Victory: Nikke studio Shift Up has already begun advertising for employees for a new project, and it sounds like an ambitious one. Per the official Shift Up website (…

April 3, 2024 | 10:58 EDT

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Eiyuden Chronicle Developer Appoints New Director After Murayama's Passing

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes developer Rabbit and Bear has appointed a new representative director after the sad and untimely passing of its previous head. Back in February, Suikoden and …

April 3, 2024 | 10:13 EDT

The Joker leering into the camera while Harley Quinn stands behind him in Batman: Arkham City, intended to represent April Fools' Day 2024

April Fools' Day 2024 Gaming Roundup

It's April Fools' Day once again, and you know what that means: a ton of joke announcements from some of your favorite gaming publishers and developers. Here, for your perusal, is our roundup of the…

April 1, 2024 | 09:44 EDT

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Helldivers 2 Developer Arrowhead Shows Off Adorable Gift from Alan Wake 2 Studio Remedy

Amidst the current industry doom and gloom, it's sometimes nice to see two studios just getting along with one another, and that's exactly what Helldivers 2 developer Arrowhead and Alan Wake 2 studio…

March 29, 2024 | 10:52 EDT

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Cyberpunk 2077 Generated $752 Million in Revenue as CD Projekt Shares Update on its Future Games

Today Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher developer CD Projekt hosted its fiscal year 2023 earnings conference, and provided interesting information about its games and business. The livestreamed…

March 28, 2024 | 02:28 EDT

The Sega logo next to an Imperial Knight from the Relic Entertainment game Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 3

Sega Sells Company of Heroes Developer Relic Entertainment, Cuts Jobs

Sega has sold off Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War and Age of Empires IV developer Relic Entertainment, and a number of layoffs have also impacted other Sega studios. According to,…

March 28, 2024 | 08:51 EDT

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Grand Theft Auto Publisher Take-Two to Acquire Gearbox from Embracer, New Borderlands in Development

Today Take-Two Interactive Software announced that it has reached a deal with Embracer to acquire the developer of the Borderlands franchise Gearbox Entertainment.  The announcement made via press…

March 28, 2024 | 12:50 EDT

A character firing two pistols in the Smilegate game Lost Ark

Crossfire and Lost Ark Developer Smilegate Shuts Down Barcelona Wing

The Barcelona wing of Lost Ark and Crossfire studio Smilegate is to close down and all of its employees are to be laid off, if the studio's world director is to be believed. In a post on his…

March 27, 2024 | 09:47 EDT

Cover art for TimeSplitters 2, a game worked on by Free Radical Design head Steve Ellis

TimeSplitters Co-Creator Says He's Probably Done With the Franchise

Free Radical Design co-founder and TimeSplitters co-creator Steve Ellis has declared that the studio's recent closure is "probably the end" of his involvement with the legendary FPS franchise. In a…

March 26, 2024 | 09:56 EDT

A Helldiver in front of a Super Earth flag in Helldivers 2, the best-selling multi-platform game in February 2024 according to Circana

Helldivers 2 Reigns Supreme in Circana February 2024 US Sales Data

US sales analyst group Circana has released its gaming industry sales data for February 2024, and I'll give you three guesses as to which game managed to come out on top. Given the fact that it…

March 21, 2024 | 09:46 EDT

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UK ASA Upholds Complaints Against Three Major Studios Over Lack of Loot Box Disclosure

The UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld complaints against three major gaming studios over their failure to disclose the presence of loot boxes in ads for their games on social…

March 20, 2024 | 10:08 EDT

Jesse sitting behind a desk in the Remedy game Control

Remedy Financials Show Declining Revenue After "Challenging Year"

Alan Wake 2 and Control studio Remedy Entertainment has released its financial statement for 2023, and things aren't looking too rosy for the studio right now, although there are reasons to stay…

March 20, 2024 | 09:46 EDT

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Rise of the Ronin Shows Off Painstaking Development Process in New Video

Team Ninja and Sony have released a brand new Rise of the Ronin deep dive video that goes into detail regarding the developer's painstaking process of bringing the game to life. In the video, game…

March 19, 2024 | 11:11 EDT

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Nvidia AI Demo Unwittingly Proves that Human Voice Actors, Artists, and Writers are Irreplaceable

Today, during the GTC AI conference, Nvidia presented Covert Protocol, a tech demo aiming to showcase the "power" of the Nvidia Ace technology applied to video game characters. The demo is created…

March 18, 2024 | 07:18 EDT

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Dark and Darker Appears on Epic Games Store In Spite of Legal Battle Against Nexon

Today Ironmace, the South Korean developer behind the PvPvE FPS game Dark and Darker, launched the Epic Game Store page for the game.  While the page doesn't yet have the game for sale, its launch…

March 17, 2024 | 03:57 EDT

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Islands of Insight Developer Looking for Work as "Current Income Cannot Feed the Whole Team"

Lunarch Studios of Islands of Insight fame has announced today that the team is looking for contract work and potential business partners. The announcement made by CEO Elyot Grant on the company's…

March 15, 2024 | 04:56 EDT

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Apex Legends Developer Respawn Hit by Layoffs Among Cuts at Electronic Arts

Today multiple Respawn Entertainment employees have reported layoffs at the studio, specifically within the team working on Apex Legends. We hear on X (formerly Twitter) from former Global Social…

March 14, 2024 | 04:00 EDT

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Embracer Group Sells Space Marine 2 Publisher Saber Interactive

Embracer Group has announced that it has sold Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 publisher Saber Interactive. This sale was rumored as early as last month, but the two studios have now confirmed it.…

March 14, 2024 | 09:22 EDT

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SNK Announces Deal With Arika to Revive Past Non-Fighting Game IPs

Osaka-based developer SNK and Tokyo-based developer Arika have announced a deal to collaborate in the reviving of SNK's older IPs. To be specific, the deal establishes that Arika will help SNK bring…

March 12, 2024 | 06:48 EDT

Cal holding a lightsaber with BD-1 sitting next to him in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, a game directed by Giant Skull head Stig Asmussen

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Director Founds New AAA Studio Giant Skull

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor and God of War 3 director Stig Asmussen has founded a brand new AAA studio by the name of Giant Skull. According to a press release (via, Asmussen and his…

March 12, 2024 | 11:04 EDT

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Starbreeze Studios CEO Steps Down Following Payday 3's Poor Performance

Payday 3 developer Starbreeze Studios has announced that its CEO Tobias Sjögren will step down. An interim CEO has been appointed in his place, and the search for a permanent CEO is ongoing. In a…

March 12, 2024 | 10:19 EDT

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Apple to Reinstate Epic Games' iOS Developer Account Paving the Way for Fortnite's Return to iPhone

Today Epic Games announced that Apple will reverse its decision to ban its iOS account which made headlines a few days ago. According to the announcement, Apple not only told Epic that the account…

March 8, 2024 | 03:33 EST

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Adult Swim Games Titles Are Being Pulled From Digital Stores by Parent Company Warner Bros

Developers of games published by Adult Swim Games are being told by the publisher's parent company Warner Bros that their games will be delisted from digital storefronts soon.  As confirmed by…

March 8, 2024 | 10:44 EST

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EA Hopes to Use Generative AI to Drive Monetization and Make Development 30% More Efficient

Today Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson spoke at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference, and provided a look into his ideas for the use of generative AI in the company's…

March 6, 2024 | 07:22 EST

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Apple Terminates Epic Games' Developer Account, Takes Issue With Tim Sweeney's Tweets

Epic Games has announced today that Apple has terminated its developer account just a couple of weeks until it was enabled.  The account, held by Epic's Swedish subsidiary Epic Games Sweden, was…

March 6, 2024 | 04:53 EST

Luke with his fist raised up in the Capcom game Street Fighter 6

Capcom To Raise New Graduate Salaries by 28%, Average Salary by 5% in Japan

Capcom has announced that it will raise the starting salary for new graduates by almost 30% in Japan in a move to attract "exceptional talent" to the studio. In a press release, Capcom revealed that…

March 6, 2024 | 08:57 EST

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Warner Bros Executive Believes AAA Console Market is "Very Volatile," Eyes Mobile and Live Services

JB Perrette, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO for Global Streaming and Games spoke about the company's gaming business at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference. During the…

March 5, 2024 | 02:37 EST

Cortez firing his guns into a portal in artwork for TimeSplitters: Future Perfect

Canceled TimeSplitters Game Footage Seemingly Posted by Ex-Free Radical Employee

An ex-Free Radical employee has uploaded what appears to be gameplay footage of the canceled TimeSplitters project that was in development before the studio was shuttered. In a post on LinkedIn, ex-…

March 5, 2024 | 08:28 EST

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Creators of Switch Emulator Yuzu Surrender to Nintendo's Demands and Settle Out of Court

Today we learn that Nintendo and Tropic Haze, the creators of the popular free Switch emulator Yuzu, have agreed to settle out of court following the recent lawsuit filed by the house of Mario and…

March 4, 2024 | 02:41 EST

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Steam Page to Promote Japanese Games Launched by Japan Government-Related Organization

For those who love Japanese games, a new feature page has been launched on Steam to promote games made in Japan. The "Made in Japan Games Market" page can already be found on Steam and features…

March 4, 2024 | 12:30 EST

Crash Bandicoot 4: it's About Time

Crash Bandicoot Developer Toys for Bob Becoming Independent, Considering Partnership With Microsoft

Today Toys for Bob announced that it's going independent, spinning off from its former parent company Activision, which is now owned by Microsoft.  In a blog post, the company announced the new…

February 29, 2024 | 02:04 EST

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Warhammer 40K: Space Marine 2 Developer Saber Interactive Reportedly Splitting from Embracer

In the midst of layoffs and studio closures, one large developer and some of its subsidiaries may be able to escape Embracer's clutches, and it's Saber Interactive. According to a report by…

February 29, 2024 | 01:00 EST

Artwork of Jesse Faden from the Remedy game Control

Remedy Acquires Control Franchise Rights From Publisher 505 Games

Control developer Remedy says it's regained full rights to the franchise from now-former publisher 505 Games, suggesting that the publisher won't be involved in publishing future Control projects.…

February 29, 2024 | 08:51 EST

A soldier dressed in cold weather gear and wielding a scoped rifle in Call of Duty: Black Ops, on which David Vonderhaar worked

Ex-Call of Duty Veteran Founds New "AAA Global Game Studio" Under NetEase

Call of Duty: Black Ops veteran David Vonderhaar has announced a brand new studio venture under the auspices of NetEase Games. BulletFarm is, according to an announcement post on its official…

February 28, 2024 | 08:55 EST

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Life Is Strange and The Expanse Developer Deck Nine Games Hit by Layoffs

Life Is Strange: True Colors and The Expanse: A Telltale Series developer Deck Nine Games is the latest studio to be hit by the ongoing wave of industry layoffs. In a post on X (formerly Twitter),…

February 28, 2024 | 08:31 EST

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Nintendo Sues Creators of Switch Emulator Yuzu

Nintendo has filed a civil lawsuit against creators of the popular free Switch emulator Yuzu Tropic Haze with the US District Coury of Rhode Island in an attempt to shut down a major player in the…

February 27, 2024 | 05:54 EST

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Dark Pictures Developer Supermassive Games Hit by Layoffs as Part of “Reorganization”

The Quarry and The Dark Pictures Anthology developer Supermassive Games has announced that it will lay off several of its employees as part of a "reorganization" effort. Speaking on X (formerly…

February 26, 2024 | 10:15 EST