All News tagged with 'Industry News'

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 28 days 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago by Kelly Packard, 64 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 2 months ago by Mark Delaney, 241 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 5 months ago by Andy Mills, 130 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 5 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 5 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 5 months ago by Mark Delaney, 156 comments

TA Podcast: Jump, Step, Step, Fable 4 Rumours, AC Origins and Win a Game Code

Welcome to episode 103 of the TrueAchievements podcast, where Rich, Jack and I discuss all of this week's hottest news, take a look at what we've been playing and answer your listener questions.

Posted 6 months ago by Dave Horobin, 22 comments

Microsoft Promotes Minecraft Boss Matt Booty to Lead Microsoft Studios

If you're one to worry about Microsoft's first party plans for the future, today's news may quell some of your nerves. Spencer's promotion last year left him to promote Minecraft boss Matt Booty to fill his former post.

Posted 6 months ago by Mark Delaney, 30 comments

Xbox One Consoles Unaffected by Spectre and Meltdown Chip Issues

You're likely the owner of at least one PC and/or mobile device, so you should already be aware of the Meltdown and Spectre threats to these devices, but what about Xbox One consoles?

Posted 6 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 39 comments

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 7 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 months ago by Kelly Packard, 100 comments