All News tagged with 'Industry News'

MotoGP and Milestone Will Continue To Race Together for at Least Four More Years

MotoGP and Milestone S.r.l. have come together and signed a contract renewal allowing the Italian developer to retain the licensing for the official MotoGP game. The future looks solid for the team's franchise.

Posted 14 days ago by Ashley Woodcock, 1 comment

Playground Games Creates Second Studio for Open World Action RPG

Playground Games is the developer known for the Forza Horizon series, but back in February they revealed that they were forming a second studio solely for the purpose of creating a AAA game within a different genre.

Posted 25 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 21 comments

McLaren Picks World's Fastest Gamer

Six months ago, McLaren's World's Fastest Gamer competition began. This week, Rudy van Buren won the competition and has now become one of the official simulator drivers for McLaren's F1 team for the 2018 season.

Posted 26 days ago by Rich Stone, 5 comments

Clicker Heroes 2 Developer Abandons Free to Play Model Over Ethical Concerns

Despite the fact Playsaurus made a lot of money, including from whales who would spend thousands, they have dropped the free-to-play model for Clicker Heroes 2, instead opting to sell it as a US$30 game.

Posted 27 days ago by Kelly Packard, 81 comments

TA Podcast: Battlefront II, CoD: WWII, Wolfenstein II and Win a Game

Welcome to episode 96 of the TrueAchievements podcast, where this week we were joined by our Editorial Manager, Mark, for another longer than normal podcast where we cover all of this week's hottest news and games.

Posted 1 month ago by Dave Horobin, 2 comments

Star Wars Battlefront II Microtransactions Removed Temporarily

After reducing the cost of heroes was not enough to quell the flames, today they are taking things a step further and removing the microtransactions entirely, at least for now.

Posted 1 month ago by Kevin Tavore, 103 comments

How to Watch The Golden Joystick Awards 2017

On Friday, the 35th Golden Joystick Awards will take place at the Bloomsbury Big Top in London. The best games from the past 12 months get to take away awards across a variety of categories.

Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca Smith, 18 comments

Xbox One X Launch Sales Beat Out PS4 Pro Launch in UK

It’s been nearly a week since its debut and it seems the Xbox One X is off to a strong start. Official sales figures from the UK have surfaced and it seems fans spoke with their wallets.

Posted 1 month ago by Will Cruz, 28 comments

Titanfall Developer Respawn Entertainment Becomes an EA Owned Studio

Electronic Arts made a surprise announcement today that they've purchased Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment. All of their current game projects will continue unhindered.

Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca Smith, 76 comments

Phil Spencer Talks First-Party Plans and More in Recent Interview

In a recent interview with Bloomberg, Phil Spencer spoke on all things Xbox, from the launch of the Xbox One X, to the company's interest in cloud-based streaming services, to the hot button of making more first-party games.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 43 comments

Telltale Games Cuts A Quarter Of Their Staff In Restructuring Effort

There's sad news today as Telltale Games has announced they will be cutting a quarter of their workforce -- 90 people -- in an attempt to restructure the point-and-click adventure specialist.

Posted 1 month ago by Andy Mills, 35 comments

Microsoft Ceases Manufacturing of Xbox's Kinect

Microsoft has officially stopped manufacturing the Kinect. The news was exclusively revealed to Co.Design in an interview with Alex Kipman, creator of the Kinect, and Matthew Lapsen, GM of Xbox Devices Marketing.

Posted 1 month ago by Kelly Packard, 78 comments

Activision Reveals How It Can Use Matchmaking to Sell Microtransactions

Activision's latest patent filing goes into gritty detail regarding how they use matchmaking to ensure they get as many sales of DLC as possible. Because of course they do.

Posted 1 month ago by Kevin Tavore, 134 comments

TA Podcast: Shadow of War, N++, theHunter: Call of the Wild and Win a Game Code

Welcome to episode 92 of the TrueAchievements podcast. Rich is away on holiday this week, so it was down to Jack and me to hold the fort and bring you all of the latest news and info from the wonderful world of TA.

Posted 1 month ago by Dave Horobin, 3 comments

EA Closing Visceral Games, Reroutes Upcoming Star Wars Project

In a statement from Patrick Söderlund, EA has today revealed the double whammy of Visceral Games' closing as well as a seismic shift in the production of the studio's former untitled Star Wars game.

Posted 2 months ago by Mark Delaney, 99 comments

TA Podcast: Shadow of War, Battlefront 2, Loot Boxes and Win a Game Code

Welcome to episode 91 of the TrueAchievements podcast. We're back with another show that is packed to the brim with chat about the past week's new releases and gaming news.

Posted 2 months ago by Dave Horobin, 5 comments

OpenCritic Says They Are Going to Take a Stand Against Loot Boxes

The loot box debate isn't going away, but hopefully it can become a bit clearer soon. OpenCritic,is looking to build a platform where consumers can easily determine what kind of in-game paid content each game offers.

Posted 2 months ago by Mark Delaney, 155 comments

Microsoft Gives Up on Groove and Embraces Spotify

Sometimes the most honorable thing to do is admit defeat. Microsoft has done so with their Groove music streaming service, formerly known as Xbox Music, instead opting for a partnership with Spotify.

Posted 2 months ago by Kelly Packard, 100 comments

PUBG Devs Call Out Fortnite for "Replicating" Their Game

The games industry is one of imitators and inspirations. One game does something fun and innovative and several others follow suit like clockwork. How close is too close, though? Bluehole Inc. thinks they know the answer.

Posted 3 months ago by Mark Delaney, 92 comments

TA Podcast: Gamescom 2017 Part Two

On Wednesday and Thursday of this year's Gamescom, we had a schedule completely filled with appointments for developer sessions and hands-on gameplay.

Posted 4 months ago by Dave Horobin, 1 comment

TA Podcast: Gamescom 2017 Part One

We are here in Cologne, Germany once again for Gamescom, and this year we are seeing more games than ever before. You can hear our thoughts on everything we've been up to so far, in the first of our Gamescom 2017 specials.

Posted 4 months ago by Dave Horobin, 1 comment

The Desperate Failure of Games to Tell a Tale

The sky is not blue because it is blue; the sky is blue because the author says it is. Authors use imagination to create worlds which become real. Video games are a bit rougher than that.

Posted 4 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 137 comments

Gamescom 2017 Schedule

Gamescom is almost upon us, and we're making it as easy as possible for you to get involved and stay up to date with all of the latest announcements as they happen.

Posted 4 months ago by Dave Horobin, 18 comments

After the Storm: Six Takeaways from E3 2017

As the dust settles on E3 2017, it's time to take a look back and understand what actually happened. We saw the games, demos, interviews -- all that. But what narratives have emerged following the gaming expo?

Posted 6 months ago by Mark Delaney, 37 comments

TA Podcast: DiRT 4, Injustice 2, New Avatars, Final E3 Thoughts and Win a Game

E3 has been and gone, but there was still some announcements that were revealed after the main conferences for us to discuss, games to be played, and your questions to be answered.

Posted 6 months ago by Dave Horobin, 2 comments

Minecraft Will Feature Cross Platform Online Play

Cross platform online is something gamers have been wanting since the dawn of time. Now it's possible via Minecraft's latest announcement bringing the community together.

Posted 6 months ago by Will Cruz, 20 comments

IO-Interactive Now An Independent Company

In arguably the best outcome for everyone involved, IO-Interactive's split from publisher Square Enix has resolved amicably with the Danish company becoming independent and keeping their most famous IP, Hitman.

Posted 6 months ago by Andy Mills, 17 comments

TA Podcast: E3 2017 Special

It's been a crazy few days of E3, and rather than trying to remember all of the big announcements in one go, Rich, Jack and I decided to get together after each one to share our thoughts for our E3 2017 special.

Posted 6 months ago by Dave Horobin, 2 comments

Live Blog: Ubisoft E3 Conference

We are live blogging the whole of Ubisoft's E3 2017 presentation, and we'd love for you to join us!

Posted 6 months ago by Rich Stone, 3 comments

Live Blog: Microsoft Conference

Come and join us as we watch the Microsoft E3 2017 presentation!

Posted 6 months ago by Rich Stone, 31 comments

Live Blog: EA Conference

We'll be live blogging the whole of Electronic Arts' E3 2017 presentation, and we'd love for you to join us!

Posted 6 months ago by Rich Stone, 8 comments

Mixer Offering Free Games and DLC for Watching E3

The catch? There isn't one. All you've gotta do is connect your accounts and watch Microsoft's E3 press conference live on Mixer and you'll reap the rewards.

Posted 6 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 162 comments

E3 2017 Schedule

E3 begins tomorrow. Here on TrueAchievements, we'll have more ways than ever for you to get involved and stay up to date with all the latest announcements as they happen.

Posted 6 months ago by Dave Horobin, 23 comments

What's On Your E3 Wishlist?

Naughty or nice doesn't really factor into E3 weekend like it does for kids at Christmas, but the mood can feel the same? What will the trade show put under our gaming trees this year? Here's what's on our lists!

Posted 6 months ago by Mark Delaney, 61 comments

Poll: Which E3 Press Conference Are You Most Looking Forward to Watching?

This is the calm before the storm. Beginning on Saturday and continuing for the next several days thereafter, there will be an unrelenting stream of gaming news. But whose show has you most excited heading into E3?

Posted 6 months ago by Mark Delaney, 71 comments

E3 2017 Rumor Roundup: Whispers, Leaks, and Best Guesses From Around the Web

Last year's E3 was hit with so many pre-show leaks that it felt like all the surprises had been revealed by the time they received their official presentations. This year's rumors haven't been as loud, but there's still been some.

Posted 6 months ago by Mark Delaney, 53 comments

E3: Is It Time For A Change?

E3 remains a great event with plenty to look forward to, but the gaming world is constantly evolving. Is it time for the industry's biggest expo to forgo its roots and to move with the times?

Posted 6 months ago by Andrew Ogley, 61 comments

Ubisoft Teases Its Plans for E3 2017

Ubisoft has outlined its plans for E3 2017, where they will be showing more from Far Cry 5, South Park: The Fractured but Whole and revealing new details from the latest instalments of some of their other well known titles.

Posted 6 months ago by Lexley Ford, 29 comments

Focus Home Interactive Announces E3 Lineup Featuring Seven Games

The biggest publishers like EA and Ubisoft often garner a lot of conversation at E3 each year, but some up-and-coming publishers are building their own brand, like Focus Home Interactive, who's bringing seven games to E3.

Posted 7 months ago by Mark Delaney, 20 comments

WWE 2K18 and NBA 2K18 Give Take Two a Quieter Year

Take Two will have an unusually light release slate in FY18 with just two new titles to anticipate, but what's the highly anticipated new title from one of 2K’s biggest franchises that will be appearing in FY19?

Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 20 comments

E3 2017 Presentation Times

In the days leading up to Tuesday, June 13th, many publishers hold presentations at E3 2017 to reveal all of the big titles on which they're working. Now, that presentation lineup is confirmed.

Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 30 comments

New BioWare IP Delayed, Mass Effect Potentially Put on Backburner

EA is looking forward to the next 12 months, but not everything has a rosy outlook. BioWare has reportedly been downsized to a support studio and their new IP has fallen out of the FY18 window.

Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 32 comments

Square Enix And Hitman Developer IO Interactive Part Ways

Eight years on from controlling the company after the purchase of Eidos in 2009, Square Enix have announced that they are parting ways with Hitman developer IO Interactive.

Posted 7 months ago by Andy Mills, 19 comments

Bandai Namco Teases New Project With #PrepareToDine

Bandai Namco has teased an upcoming title with a short video. According to the prolific publisher and developer, the footage is "original animation inspired by a new title in development by Bandai Namco Entertainment."

Posted 8 months ago by Kelly Packard, 12 comments

TA Podcast: Yooka-Laylee, LEGO CITY Undercover, ID Games and More

Welcome to episode 65 of the TrueAchievements Podcast! With a shorter week due to the long Easter weekend, it's been an especially busy week.

Posted 8 months ago by Dave Horobin, 0 comments

Self-Service Refunds Are Coming to Xbox

Microsoft's new refund program is there as a saving grace for those of us who make...unfortunate purchases. It will allow you to refund your purchases if you haven't played too much of them.

Posted 8 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 203 comments

Project Scorpio Specs Revealed

Ever since Project Scorpio was announced at E3 last year with the promise that it would be the most powerful console ever, rumours have been swirling around the internet regarding just how powerful it will be.

Posted 8 months ago by Dave Horobin, 189 comments

Next Star Wars Battlefront and Need for Speed to Be Shown at June's EA Play

EA has revealed more details about their upcoming event EA Plays. As you may remember from a few months back, this is the pre-E3 event that EA has forgone their usual E3 Sunday briefing in order to host.

Posted 9 months ago by Kelly Packard, 25 comments

Xbox Goes to GDC

Microsoft views San Francisco's Game Developers Conference as an important part of their calendar year -- they reveal a lot of new and upcoming features for the Xbox One and Windows 10.

Posted 9 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 32 comments

Xbox Game Pass Coming This Spring - Unlimited Access to Over 100 Games

A new subscription service giving you access to over 100 games from a wide range of publishers for $9.99 a month.

Posted 10 months ago by Dave Horobin, 214 comments