All News tagged with 'Industry News'

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 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 29 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 13 days 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 13 days 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 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 2 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 3 months ago by Dave Horobin, 206 comments

Microsoft Moves E3 2017 Conference to Sunday

Despite the fact that it's only February, today Microsoft has announced the date and time for their E3 2017 conference. The tech company has forgone their usual Monday briefing in lieu of a new Sunday spot.

Posted 3 months ago by Kelly Packard, 25 comments

Milestone's New Partnership Reveals MotoGP 17 and One Other Title

Milestone S.r.l. is well-known in the racing game industry for series like RIDE, WRC, MotoGP, SBK and MXGP. Their recent partnership with Koch Media has also let us know about MotoGP 17 and another unannounced game.

Posted 3 months ago by Kelly Packard, 0 comments

E3 2017 Is Open to the Public

E3 was once a bastion for the press and industry insiders to go and play the year's hottest games well before they released. No longer. This year E3 is open to the public.

Posted 3 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 15 comments

Starbreeze Invests $8 Million to Publish Psychonauts 2

Starbreeze AB sees profit potential in Double Fine's upcoming Psychonauts 2 as they have announced an investment of $8 million to aid in the publishing of the game, which is expected to launch in 2018.

Posted 3 months ago by Kelly Packard, 9 comments

EA Reveals Upcoming Titles in Earnings Call

Another financial quarter has finished and it's the time for most of the publishing companies to start declaring their financial results from the last three months to their shareholders. Publisher EA was the first to lead the way.

Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 25 comments

Bioware Teases New IP

Bioware's new IP will be right at home in the developer's portfolio, offering a whole new universe to play in with one unique detail: you'll do it with your friends.

Posted 3 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 27 comments

Crytek Refocuses Company, Releases Satellite Studios

In a move to focus on its core services and games from its headquarters and Kiev studios, five satellite development studios will be sent out from under the developer's wing.

Posted 5 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 16 comments

Evolve's Turtle Rock Studios to Develop New Free to Play FPS

The last we heard from Turtle Rock Studios, they had ended support for 2015's Evolve after a last ditch free to play model failed to revive the game. They've announced a partnership with Perfect World to develop a new IP.

Posted 5 months ago by Kelly Packard, 13 comments

Bigben Interactive Acquires the Test Drive Franchise

This week Bigben Interactive, publisher of Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter, has purchased the rights to the Test Drive series from Atari. Perhaps we'll see an entry into the franchise for the first time in years.

Posted 5 months ago by Kelly Packard, 15 comments

We Deserve Better

The Game Awards was broadcast live across several platforms on Thursday night. If you missed it, consider yourself fortunate. The show was as bad as ever, and as gamers we deserve better. When will we see improvement?

Posted 5 months ago by Mark Delaney, 103 comments

The Game Awards Winners List

Another year has come to an end, so it's time to reflect on all that we played and experienced throughout 2016. Check out the winners from The Game Awards. Did your favorites take home any trophies?

Posted 5 months ago by Mark Delaney, 95 comments

Ubisoft Details New DLC Policy

Rainbow Six Siege has apparently taught Ubisoft a valuable lesson: you don't need story DLC in order to monetize a game beyond its initial purchase price, at least if there's multiplayer involved.

Posted 6 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 46 comments

Xbox Streaming Comes to Oculus Rift in December

So you've got an Oculus Rift headset, but achievements are your heart and soul in gaming so you can't pull away from your Xbox. MS now has a solution for you.

Posted 6 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 6 comments

NBA 2K17 Getting Fitbit Integration

2K has announced a new partnership between NBA 2K17 and Fitbit that will reward active gamers with in-game rewards. Players who rack up 10,000 steps in a day tracked with Fitbit will be able to receive in-game boosts.

Posted 6 months ago by Lexley Ford, 8 comments

The Game Awards 2016 Nominees Announced

It's far from the only video game award show, but because of the outlets involved and its secondary duty as a teaser trailer landing spot, The Game Awards have made a name for themselves with the industry.

Posted 6 months ago by Mark Delaney, 60 comments

Voice Acting Strike May Have Revealed Several Unannounced Titles

Telltale's Guardians of the Galaxy, Saints Row, the next Call of Duty, and more highlight the list of titles that are potentially currently in development.

Posted 6 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 83 comments

Xbox One UK Retail Chart - Dishonored 2 Enters at 6, Infinite Warfare Stays Top

Infinite Warfare retains the top spot, ahead of FIFA 17 which rose two places. Last week's biggest new release, Dishnored 2, had to settle for 6th place.

Posted 6 months ago by Dave Horobin, 15 comments

TA Podcast: Infinite Warfare, Modern Warfare Remastered, Steep and Titanfall 2

The big releases keep on coming, and like magpies attracted to the next shiny thing it sees we continue to fill our Gamercards with more games that we possibly have time for.

Posted 6 months ago by Dave Horobin, 8 comments

Xbox One UK Retail Chart - Infinite Warfare Knocks Battlefield 1 Off Top Spot

The behemoth that is the Call of Duty franchise has entered the latest Xbox One retail charts in the top spot, with Infinite Warfare knocking Battlefield 1 down to second place.

Posted 6 months ago by Dave Horobin, 53 comments

Project Scorpio - Backwards Compatibility Confirmed

Xbox head Phil Spencer has confirmed that the Xbox 360 Backward Compatibility programme will continue on Microsoft's upcoming Project Scorpio console.

Posted 6 months ago by Luc1d, 93 comments

Microsoft Now Supports Operator Billing for Digital Purchases

Do you ever run out of money and wish you could charge your gaming purchases to your cell phone bill? Now you can if you use select European carriers!

Posted 6 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 41 comments

Beam Integration and Gamer-Created Tournaments Coming to Xbox One and Windows 10

The upcoming Creators Update will allow gamers to start a Beam broadcast for any game and create their own tournaments.

Posted 7 months ago by Lexley Ford, 15 comments

TA Podcast: Red Dead Redemption 2, Battlefield 1 and Industry News

It's been a slower week for new AAA releases but there's still a lot to discuss as it has been a huge week for news; a certain cowboy game was announced and a we saw short trailer showing what Nintendo has to offer next.

Posted 7 months ago by Dave Horobin, 16 comments

Xbox One Wins September NPD, Makes it Three Months in a Row

Microsoft has announced that the Xbox One has outsold the PS4 in the U.S., U.K. and Australia during the month of September.

Posted 7 months ago by Dave Horobin, 23 comments

TA Competition: Mafia III Officially Licensed Merchandise Courtesy of Numskull

Mafia III releases tomorrow on the Xbox One and we've teamed up with our friends at Numskull for a special giveaway to celebrate their brand new line of officially licensed Mafia III merchandise.

Posted 7 months ago by Dave Horobin, 528 comments

How To Fix Done! Unlocking... Achievement Problems on Xbox One

We've made it easy for you to banish your Done Unlocking and 100% Complete achievements for good. Completionists can finally breathe a sigh of relief!

Posted 8 months ago by Rich Stone, 160 comments

TA Podcast: Forza Horizon 3, NBA 2K17: The Prelude, PES 17 and More

Welcome to the latest episode of the TrueAchievements Podcast with Rich, Jack and myself, where we sit down to discuss all of the hottest news and new releases from the past week.

Posted 8 months ago by Dave Horobin, 5 comments

What Does The PS4 Pro Mean For Project Scorpio?

Following Sony's PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro reveal, the gaming world has now sets its focus on Microsoft's rebuttal. The Project Scorpio reveal is coming next year. What does the new Sony console teach us about the next Xbox?

Posted 8 months ago by Mark Delaney, 70 comments

TA Podcast: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, In Between and More Ben-Hur

After an extremely busy week at Gamescom that was filled with great games, amazing people and, most likely, too many beers, the TA Podcast crew is back in familiar surroundings to record episode 36.

Posted 9 months ago by Dave Horobin, 8 comments

Allison Road Rekindled Under Creator's New Label

Just a few short months ago, horror fanatics were devastated when Allison Road was canceled. The creator has revealed he will continue to develop the game under a label of his own creation.

Posted 9 months ago by Kelly Packard, 26 comments

TA Podcast: Gamescom 2016 Day Three

Guten tag podcast listeners. Yesterday was our last day at Gamescom 2016, and we once again had a full calendar of hands-on gameplay and presentations to attend.

Posted 9 months ago by Dave Horobin, 5 comments

TA Podcast: Gamescom 2016 Day Two

It's past midnight local time and our feet our extremely sore from walking over 30,000 steps, but we've remained true to our word and are back for round two of our Gamescom 2016 podcast.

Posted 9 months ago by Dave Horobin, 7 comments

TA Podcast: Gamescom 2016 Day One

It's that time of the year again! The TA podcast crew are in Cologne, and after a busy day of gaming and lots of walking we sat down over a nice cold bottle of Kölsch to record our a special edition of the TA Podcast.

Posted 9 months ago by Dave Horobin, 6 comments

Microsoft Expands the Xbox Wireless Ecosystem

Microsoft is continuing their goal of converging all of the industry's devices into one coherent ecosystem with new Xbox Wireless options. Controllers, headsets, PCs and more are getting Xbox Wireless compatibility.

Posted 9 months ago by Kelly Packard, 22 comments

Watch the EA Gamescom Presentation Live!

You can watch the show live here! FIFA, Titanfall 2, Battlefield 1, NHL, Madden and lots lots more - live from Gamescom 2016

Posted 9 months ago by Rich Stone, 1 comment

Nordic Games Undergoes A Name Change

After THQ's unfortunate demise in 2012, many of the assets were bought by the relatively unknown Nordic Games. Nordic is now putting those assets to good use with a name change that should bring more recognition.

Posted 9 months ago by Andy Mills, 15 comments

Streaming Service Beam Acquired By Microsoft

Beam will offer an interactive livestreaming experience like never before. Using any game on any platform, viewers will be able to directly influence the streamer's game and broadcast.

Posted 9 months ago by Ashley Woodcock, 14 comments

Gamescom 2016

Gamescom kicks off next week, and as always 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 9 months ago by Dave Horobin, 10 comments

Disney Infinity Outlines Server Shutdown Schedule

After Disney Infinity announced its discontinuation of the toys in May, it comes as no surprise they have detailed an outline for the servers' shutdown. All online services will be discontinued as of March 2017 with some earlier.

Posted 10 months ago by Kelly Packard, 118 comments

TA Podcast: Tumblestone, Unravel, Alto's Adventure and EA SPORTS UFC 2

The UK is currently basking in the one week of sunshine that we have during the summer, but despite that we've closed the office windows and endured the uncomfortably hot conditions to record our fourth podcast of the month.

Posted 10 months ago by Dave Horobin, 5 comments