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EA Is Putting the Future of its Franchises, Including Titanfall, into its Studios’ Hands

Chief studios officer Laura Miele talks about her role working with EA’s internal studios, and how those studios are looking for more ways to listen and respond to their fans by Rebekah Valentine, IGN Laura Miele loves working with people who make games — a love that began to be cultivated around 25 years ago, when she got her start at former EA subsidiary and Command & Conquer creator Westwood Studios.”Those years working directly with developers forever shaped my understanding of the complexities and sophistication of game development, as well as my appreciation and admiration of game developers,” Miele says.Now, she’s the chief studios officer for EA, where she works with over 6,000 game developers across the company. Miele tells […]

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Anthem 2.0 Has Been Officially Canceled

The troubled history of Anthem is coming to an end, as Bioware reveals that Anthem 2.0 is officially cancelled in favor of focusing on other titles. by Anthony Puleo, Game Rant It’s no secret that Anthem had something of a troubled launch, but fans of the game placed all their hope in the elusive Anthem 2.0. Waiting for any sort of news on this has been an adventure in and of itself, but now the project is officially canceled. This news comes directly from Christian Dailey, the head of the Anthem reboot project, so there’s no denying its legitimacy. In summary, Dailey explains that the team that was working on Anthem will now be dedicating its resources towards other things like Dragon Age, Mass Effect, and Star Wars: […]

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Cyberpunk 2077 Is Not Selling Great On Console

by Ethan Gach, Kotaku Cyberpunk 2077‘s console launch was a disaster, and sure enough sales on console now seem to reflect that, with the game tumbling off of last month’s best seller list according to the latest report by the NPD market research group. Even the nearly four-year-old Switch exclusive The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sold better. Cyberpunk 2077 sank to the 18 spot on NPD’s list of the January 2021’s best selling games, down from the number two spot in December, the month it released. That puts it right below Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition, which was number 17, and right above Super Mario Party for Switch, which was number 19. Here’s the full list: 1. Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War 2. […]

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Former Halo Devs Are Reinventing Controversial Shooter, Six Days In Fallujah

Arriving for consoles this year by Fraser Gilbert, Pure Xbox Well, here’s something we never thought we’d see again! Controversial shooter Six Days in Fallujah was cancelled all the way back in 2009 after heavy criticism, but now it’s making a comeback under former Halo and Destiny leadership. The game is a first-person tactical military shooter that “recreates true stories of Marines, Soldiers, and Iraqi civilians who fought Al Qaeda during the toughest urban battle since 1968.” Players will reportedly lead a fireteam through real-life encounters enabled by unique technology that simulates the uncertainty and tactics of urban combat. Working on the project is developer Highwire Games, whose co-creators include Jaime Griesemer, former lead designer on Halo and Destiny, and Marty O’ Donnell, […]

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We could see some news for Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 2 this week

Chris Carter, Destructoid If you could measure thirst, the wait for Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 2 would be an ocean. It’s in a very unique position, to be sure. If the first Final Fantasy VII Remake bit bombed in every way, there probably wouldn’t even be a follow-up. But it was good! And it sold! So everyone is anxiously awaiting Part 2 for any number of reasons, which is definitely happening. A lot of us are curious as to how the team could possibly adapt the open world structure; a stark contrast to the more linear, yet personal Midgar setting. But for now, we can only speculate, as Square Enix hasn’t given us one iota of real info on Part 2. That could […]

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Anthem’s fate reportedly to be decided by EA this week

Is it worth expanding the team? Or is time to dump the game altogether? By Imogen Beckhelling, Rock Paper Shotgun Oh Anthem. The only BioWare game even I can’t defend. BioWare’s attempt at a Destiny-style online multiplayer game crashed and burned when it launched back in 2019, and the developers have made an effort to reboot and improve it ever since. In May last year, they announced Anthem Next, which sounds like its biggest overhaul yet. But now even Next’s future is uncertain. A new report claims BioWare’s parent company, Electronic Arts, will decide this week whether or not it’s worth trying to revive Anthem at all. According to Bloomberg, EA will hold a meeting this week to determine the game’s fate. They […]

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‘Grand Theft Auto V’ sold 20 million units in 2020, the most since its 2013 release, Take-Two CEO says

by Tyler Clifford, CNBC Nearly eight years since the release of “Grand Theft Auto V,” the biggest game under the Take-Two Interactive umbrella is selling better than ever, CEO Strauss Zelnick told CNBC’s Jim Cramer Tuesday. The video game, the latest major release of the “Grand Theft Auto” title series from the game developer’s Rockstar Games division, sold about 20 million units in 2020 and has now sold 140 million units since its release, according to figures released in Take-Two’s corporate earnings reports. “We’re grateful for the incredible work that Rockstar Games has done with ‘Grand Theft Auto’ and ‘Grand Theft Auto Online,‘” Zelnick said in an interview on “Mad Money.” “It’s absolutely amazing that ‘Grand Theft Auto’ has sold more units […]

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Ubisoft Makes Assassin’s Creed Game Free for Limited Time

by Tyler Fischer, Comic Book Ubisoft has made an Assassin’s Creed game free, for some at least. Since Assassin’s Creed debuted back in 2007, Ubisoft hasn’t just added to it with a metric ton of mainline games, but it’s released spin-offs and put the series through a few stints of experimentation, which is how the Assassin’s Creed Chronicles sub-series was born. Fast-forward to today, and one of these games is now free for players. More specifically, and for a limited time, PC players, via Uplay, can download Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China for free, no strings attached. Unfortunately, if you’re on console — such as PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, or Nintendo Switch — you’re out of luck. Further, if you’re a Steam-only user or prefer the Epic Games Store, you’re […]

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‘Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake’ has been delayed indefinitely

by Igor Bonifacic, Engadget Ubisoft has delayed Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake once again, this time indefinitely. “We have made the decision to shift the release for Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake to a later date,” Ubisoft said in a statement attributed to the game’s development team. “This extra development time will enable our teams to deliver a remake that feels fresh while remaining faithful to the original.” When Ubisoft announced The Sands of Time Remake in September, it said it would release the game in January. Before the end of the year, it delayed the game by two months to March, blaming the coronavirus pandemic for the setback. When it does finally come out, it will be available on PlayStation 4, […]

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Cyberpunk 2077 Removes Mod That Let You Bang Keanu Reeves

by Luke Plunkett, Kotaku There was a mod available for Cyberpunk 2077 that let you have sex—or a very unsettling approximation of it—with Keanu Reeves’ character. That mod is gone now. As Eurogamer report, the mod—really just a collection of skins that could be swapped with certain others in the game—let you transform a “Joytoy” sex robot into Reeves’ character Johnny Silverhand, then engage in a very brief, not very graphic sex scene with him (as opposed to Silverhand’s existing sex scenes in the actual game, which are seen from the player’s perspective). It was a pretty rough job, of course, since all it did was swap textures, and not bring over Johnny’s animations or even more importantly voice acting. But it was enough to get […]

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Inside Cyberpunk 2077’s Disastrous Rollout

Developers say they knew the game wasn’t ready to be released publicly. by Jason Schreier, Bloomberg CD Projekt SA Chief Executive Officer Marcin Iwiński made a public mea culpa this week about the disastrous rollout of the video game Cyberpunk 2077 in December. He took personal responsibility and asked fans not to blame the team.  In a somber five-minute video address and accompanying blog post, Iwiński acknowledged the game “did not meet the quality standard we wanted to meet. I and the entire leadership team are deeply sorry for this.” Iwiński’s apology, the second within a month, was an attempt to restore the Polish company’s reputation with scores of fans – and investors – who had waited eight years for the game, only to […]

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Starfield and The Elder Scrolls 6 “aren’t affected” by Bethesda’s Indiana Jones game

Todd Howard’s main focus is still directing Starfield and The Elder Scrolls 6 by Jordan Gerblick, Games Radar The Indiana Jones game Bethesda announced won’t have an impact on the development of Starfield and The Elder Scrolls 6, Bethesda marketing boss Pete Hines has confirmed. Likewise, Hines says Bethesda’s Todd Howard will continue to focus primarily on directing Starfield and The Elder Scrolls 6, despite being attached to the Indiana Jones game as Executive Producer. Responding to fans on Twitter who were concerned about the number of projects Howard is taking on at once, Hines clarified Howard’s priorities at Bethesda. “Todd is currently EP on many [Bethesda Game Studios] and other projects, such as the Fallout TV show. His main focus remains Directing the upcoming […]

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Bethesda’s MachineGames is working on an Indiana Jones game

Wolfenstein developer MachineGames is making an Indiana Jones game, parent company Bethesda has announced. by Andy Robinson, VGC he collaboration with the newly reformed Lucasfilm Games label was announced via a video on Tuesday, which features a pan over a desk littered with iconic items from the movie series, including Indy’s famous hat and whip. Executive produced by Elder Scrolls and Fallout director Todd Howard, the Indiana Jones game will tell a wholly original, standalone tale set at the height of the career of the famed adventurer, Bethesda said. “It’ll be some time before we have more to reveal, but we’re very excited to share today’s news,” the company added. In a separate post on StarWars.com, Lucasfilm said that some clues to the game’s […]

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New open-world Star Wars game announced by Ubisoft and Massive Entertainment

From the developers that brought you Assassin’s Creed and The Division 2 by Chris Garcia, One More Game If there’s any company out there that knows its open-world games, it would be Ubisoft. With their success on the Assassin’s Creed Franchise, they’re looking ready to take on a new challenge as developers Massive Entertainment (The Division 2) have entered into a partnership with Lucasfilm games to work on a new open-world Star Wars game. According to a report from Wired, this is the first time that a Star Wars game will be developed by someone outside of EA since 2012. This title is still very early in development, and no other details like characters and setting / timeline has been decided […]

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Gotham Knights Features Arkham-Style Combat Redesigned for Co-Op

“It is in many ways very different” by Stephen Tailby, Push Square Warner Bros. Montreal’s long-teased game turned out to be Gotham Knights, a co-op superhero action game starring the extended Bat-family of vigilantes. Instead of the Caped Crusader himself, you’ll be playing as Batgirl, Robin, Nightwing, and Red Hood in an adventure designed to be played with others. You can tackle it solo, of course, but it’s clear there’s an emphasis on co-op. That extends to the combat system too, as you might expect. The studio, which previously brought us Batman: Arkham Origins, is familiar with the series’ “Freeflow” brawling, but it’s had to make some changes to account for two players. Speaking with GamesRadar, executive producer Fleur Marty explains the […]

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GTA 5 On PS5 & Xbox Series X May Use Red Dead Redemption 2 Engine

A new update to GTA Online included some code from RDR2, which suggests that the upcoming Series X and PS5 updates could include a leap in tech. by Alex Santa Maria, Screen Rant Code found hidden away in a recent Grand Theft Auto V update suggests that the upcoming enhanced version of the game for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S may be sharing tech with Rockstar Games’ latest hit sandbox, Red Dead Redemption 2. Released just over two short years ago, there are few games that have matched the technical achievement of the cowboy open-world adventure in 2021. This level of technical achievement did come with a human cost for those working at Rockstar, and the cruel practice of crunch is evident in the final product’s slightly ridiculous attention […]