All News tagged with 'Industry News'

BANDAI NAMCO to Publish Cyberpunk 2077 to the UK

CD Projekt Red has revealed that BANDAI NAMCO will once again be assisting in the distribution of their games to the UK. In this case, it's with the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077.

Posted 17 hours ago by Nicole René, 1 comment

TGN Podcast: Red Dead Redemption 2, xCloud, Bully 2 Rumours and More

Welcome to this week's TGN podcast, where this week I was joined by Ollie and Sam, as we discuss the Red Dead Redemption 2 trophy list leak, rumours of Bully 2, xCloud and more.

Posted 6 days ago by Dave Horobin, 16 comments

Report: Microsoft Closing in on Acquiring Famed RPG Developer Obsidian

Might the rumors be true? A report from the usually reliable Jason Schreier at Kotaku has further corroborated the idea that Microsoft is acquiring Obsidian, with one source saying the deal is now 90% complete.

Posted 9 days ago by Mark Delaney, 53 comments

Microsoft Wants Gamers to Play Anywhere, Anytime with Project xCloud

Microsoft Corporate Vice President Kareem Choudhry peeled back the curtains today on Microsoft's cloud-based game streaming service, Project xCloud.

Posted 10 days ago by Lane Plummer, 67 comments

Robert Kirkman's Skybound Label Set to Finish Telltale's The Walking Dead

It wouldn't be a zombie story without something coming back from the dead, would it? It appears Robert Kirkman's own label is set to save Clementine's final season, and they'll do it with contract work from the original devs.

Posted 11 days ago by Mark Delaney, 87 comments

Sony Policy Changes Allow Fortnite Cross-Play Between PS4, Xbox One and Switch

Fortnite has officially become the first game with cross-play and cross-progression features between Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The features went into open beta on PlayStation 4 today and could mean big changes for the future.

Posted 21 days ago by Kelly Packard, 48 comments

The Walking Dead: The Final Season Has Been Delisted, Called Temporary

The Walking Dead's final season has officially become messier than cloaking one's self in zombie guts. The game has been delisted from all vendors, though the studio is apparently referring to the move as "a temporary pause."

Posted 22 days ago by Mark Delaney, 84 comments

Microsoft Announces X018, Promises Huge Announcements

In recent times, the show may have lost some of its luster but there’s always potential for something really cool to pop up. In fact, on the recent Inside Xbox, Phil Spencer said to expect major announcements.

Posted 23 days ago by Kevin Tavore, 78 comments

Telltale: Multiple Partners Have Offered to Help Finish The Walking Dead

It seems the Telltale story isn't quite over yet -- and neither may be Clementine's. After several former Telltale employees offered their thoughts on the likely cancellation, Telltale has announced all hope may not be lost.

Posted 23 days ago by Mark Delaney, 87 comments

A Farewell to Telltale

As Telltale Games begins the difficult process of closing down, we say farewell to the studio that gave us so many memorable stories and characters. It's an all too common storyline in the industry.

Posted 25 days ago by Mark Delaney, 227 comments

[UPDATED] Telltale Games Hit By Massive Layoffs Amid Speculation of Closure

Telltale Games laid off 25% of their workforce last year, but today it looks like nearly the whole studio is shutting down. With just 25 staying on for reasons not yet fully known, all other games seem to have been canceled.

Posted 27 days ago by Mark Delaney, 417 comments

THQ Nordic Acquires Kingdoms of Amalur IP From 38 Studios

Following up subsidiary Koch Media's purchase of TimeSpliiters and Second Sight. THQ Nordic continue to grow their collection of AA-level games and franchises, picking up the Kingdoms of Amalur IP.

Posted 1 month ago by Andy Mills, 62 comments

Special Edition White Xbox Elite Controller Revealed

Following on from today's announcement of a special edition white Xbox One X, Microsoft has also revealed a new white special edition of the Elite controller will be released in October

Posted 1 month ago by Dave Horobin, 40 comments

Special Edition White Xbox One X and Fallout 76 Bundle Announced

Microsoft has today announced that the Xbox One X will be available in white for the first time, as part of the Robot White Special Edition Fallout 76 Bundle for $499.99 or your regional equivalent.

Posted 1 month ago by Dave Horobin, 37 comments

Xbox All Access Announced So You Can Get Your Consoles Cheaper

Sound too good to be true? It's not. It is true, at least if you live in the US. Then you're just a credit check away from a 2-year payment plan for $22 - $35 a month depending on which console you get.

Posted 1 month ago by Kevin Tavore, 64 comments

Monster Jam Series Revival on the Books for 2019

The Monster Jam series has been dormant since 2016, but that's about to change with a new licensing agreement announced during Gamescom week.

Posted 1 month ago by Kelly Packard, 7 comments

Vampyr TV Series In The Works From FOX21 And DJ2 Entertainment

Despite only releasing back in June, Vampyr has already garnered interest from the outside world with FOX21, Wonderland Sound & Vision and DJ2 Entertainment looking to collaborate to adapt the vampire RPG for television.

Posted 1 month ago by Andy Mills, 7 comments

Koch Media Acquires Rights For TimeSplitters And Second Sight IPs

Good news for Free Radical fans as Koch Media has announced that they've acquired the IPs for both Second Sight and the TimeSplitters IPs, with plans for products in both in the future.

Posted 2 months ago by Andy Mills, 42 comments

Playground Games Pick Up Some More Talent For Their Second Studio

While the game that Playground Games second studio is still to be officially announced, that doesn't mean the team hasn't been busy, picking up six new hires to work up the upcoming RPG.

Posted 3 months ago by Andy Mills, 15 comments

NBA Playgrounds 2 to Be Published Under NBA 2K Brand

NBA Playgrounds 2, the follow-up to the arcade basketball game NBA Playgrounds, has resurfaced under the NBA 2K brand as NBA 2K Playgrounds 2, published by 2K.

Posted 3 months ago by Kelly Packard, 13 comments

Xbox Live Has 57 Million Active Users, Gaming Business is Growing

Microsoft has just reported their Q4 FY18 earnings and it's no surprise that they've done fairly well. Their gaming revenue has been a large part of this success.

Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 31 comments

TA Podcast: E3 Roundup with Mark and Maka

Welcome to the 125th episode of the TrueAchievements podcast, where Jack and I were joined by our Editorial Manager Mark and our special guest Patrick Maka to talk about their time at this year's E3.

Posted 4 months ago by Dave Horobin, 13 comments

TA Podcast: E3 2018 Special

Another year of E3 conference has drawn to a close, and that means we're back with our annual TrueAchievements E3 special.

Posted 4 months ago by Dave Horobin, 5 comments

Ubisoft E3 2018 Press Conference - As It Happened

We'll be live blogging throughout EA's E3 2018 press conference, join us to watch it in the embedded player and chat to other community members about the show!

Posted 4 months ago by Dave Horobin, 21 comments

Square Enix E3 2018 Press Conference - As It Happened

We'll be live blogging throughout Square Enix's E3 2018 press conference, join us to watch it in the embedded player and chat to other community members about the show!

Posted 4 months ago by Dave Horobin, 17 comments

Microsoft E3 2018 Press Conference - As It Happened

Look back on all the announcements and trailers from Xbox's biggest E3 conference ever! And if you missed it, you can watch the whole show again here.

Posted 4 months ago by Dave Horobin, 45 comments

Bethesda's E3 2018 Press Conference - As It Happened

We'll be live blogging throughout Bethesda's E3 2018 press conference, join us to watch it in the embedded player and chat to other community members about the show!

Posted 4 months ago by Dave Horobin, 6 comments

Microsoft Acquires Four Studios and Opens a New One

Onstage, Phil Spencer announced that Microsoft has acquired four existing and highly rated development studios: Playground Games, Ninja Theory, Undead Labs and Compulsion Games. They also opened a new one.

Posted 4 months ago by Kelly Packard, 24 comments

Microsoft to Unleash 15 World Premieres Today

Phil has been teasing things all week, but last night he let out one tweet to really drive the hype up. What did it say? Well, he let us know that they'd be showing 15 world premieres.

Posted 4 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 44 comments

EA E3 2018 Press Conference Live Stream and Blog

We'll be live blogging throughout EA's E3 2018 press conference, join us to watch it in the embedded player and chat to other community members about the show!

Posted 4 months ago by Dave Horobin, 44 comments

E3 2018 Schedule

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

Posted 4 months ago by Dave Horobin, 34 comments

Top Ten Games to Watch at E3 2018

We covered the many rumors swirling around E3 earlier this week and now today we dial back the speculation and look at just the games we know will be at the show. Here are our ten biggest games to watch at E3 2018.

Posted 4 months ago by Mark Delaney, 28 comments

Poll: What Part of the E3 Press Conferences Are You Most Excited For?

For most people taking in E3 from the comfort of their own homes, the press conferences are the true highlight of the hectic week. But which element of those pressers are you most looking forward to?

Posted 4 months ago by Mark Delaney, 112 comments

E3 2018 Rumor Roundup: Gears of War 5, Rocksteady's Superman, and More

It feels like E3 has been spoiled this year more than most. What hasn't been outright spoiled has often still been rumored or teased. With the big week approaching, we examine some of the event's loudest whispers.

Posted 4 months ago by Mark Delaney, 68 comments

7 Burning Questions for E3 2018

E3 is nearly here, which means rumors and reports have reached a fever pitch. We look at one burning question for each publisher putting on a press conference in this E3 2018 preview.

Posted 4 months ago by Mark Delaney, 98 comments

Mixer Celebrates One Year Anniversary with New Features and Promotions

It's been one whole year since the streaming site formerly known as Beam switched its name to Mixer, and they are celebrating with a range of promotions and new features.

Posted 5 months ago by Dave Horobin, 29 comments

Microsoft Looks Toward Accessibility With the Xbox Adaptive Controller

After earlier leaks revealed Microsoft was designing a controller to increase gamer accessibility, Microsoft has officially announced the Xbox Adaptive Controller.

Posted 5 months ago by Kelly Packard, 66 comments

Exclusive: Stats Show How Rarely Game Campaigns Are Played

With reports citing Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will come without a story mode, we decided to take another deep dive into our sea of gaming data to look at the landscape of single player participation. The results were telling.

Posted 5 months ago by Mark Delaney, 244 comments

Techland Purchases Call of Juarez Franchise from Ubisoft

Ubisoft has now sold the rights to the Call of Juarez franchise to its developer, Techland. One of the first things Techland did was to republish Call of Juarez: Gunslinger.

Posted 5 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 26 comments

Discord Account Syncing Coming Soon to Xbox Users

Aside from Spotify, for which an Xbox One app finally launched last August, Discord has to be the most-requested app for Xbox One. This isn't a Discord app, but it might be the start of one: connecting an XBL and Discord account.

Posted 6 months ago by Kelly Packard, 30 comments

Firewatch Developer Campo Santo Acquired By Valve

Following the release of Firewatch and the announcement of upcoming title In The Valley Of The Gods, Campo Santo has been acquired by Valve.

Posted 6 months ago by Andy Mills, 20 comments

Netherlands Gaming Authority Wants Changes for Loot Boxes

The Netherlands Gaming Authority has examined loot boxes in games and has ruled that several of them violate the country's gambling rules, due to the fact that they have elements that can be found in the gambling world.

Posted 6 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 69 comments

Former Crystal Dynamics Head Darrell Gallagher Joins Microsoft Studios

There's a new face at Microsoft Studios as Darrell Gallagher, the former head of Crystal Dynamics, and most recently senior vice president at Activision, joins the company in an executive leadership role.

Posted 6 months ago by Andy Mills, 13 comments

Konami To End 10-Year Partnership With UEFA Champions League

A decade-long partnership between Konami and UEFA for Champions League competition rights is set to end after this year's final in Kyiv, the European football federation has announced.

Posted 6 months ago by Andy Mills, 23 comments

EGX Rezzed 2018: Tim Schafer Talks About His Career

One of the main attractions of EGX Rezzed is the developer sessions. The sessions at this year's conference were opened by Eurogamer's editor Oli Welsh and his 40 minute interview with Tim Schafer.

Posted 6 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 7 comments

Bug Changes Settings to Reveal Real Names to Public on Xbox One

An apparent bug has changed some users’ settings to show their real name attached to their Gamertag to the general public. Be sure to check your settings to ensure your information remains private.

Posted 7 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 81 comments

ESRB Addresses Lootbox Controversy With In-Game Purchase Label

Following increasing fury from players and potential government intervention from countries across the globe over lootboxes, the ESRB has taken action with the announcement of an In-Game Purchases label going forward.

Posted 8 months ago by Andy Mills, 131 comments

THQ Nordic Acquires Koch Media For €121 Million

THQ Nordic entered into a deal to acquire Koch Media. THQ Media is best known for game series such as Darksiders and MX vs ATV, while Koch is best known for the series Dead Island, Metro, and Risen.

Posted 8 months ago by Dave Bricker, 49 comments

Price Increase for All Artifex Mundi Games

Artifex Mundi has announced that all of their titles have received an immediate price increase by 50%, citing increased development costs as the reason for the change.

Posted 8 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 210 comments

Indie Retailers Decry Xbox Game Pass, But What Did They Expect?

It's been reported lately that independent gaming retailers have decried the moves by Microsoft to put exclusives on Game Pass at launch. Sympathies aside, what did these people honestly expect in a digital world?

Posted 8 months ago by Mark Delaney, 156 comments