All News tagged with 'Industry News'

Xbox Joins Forces with Red Nose Day

The United States will be having their Red Nose Day fundraiser next month, and Microsoft has chosen to team up with the charity to support their efforts.

Posted 10 hours ago by Rebecca Smith, 8 comments

Apex Legends Streaming Drops Significantly to EA's Concern

The latest report shows that streamers are abandoning the game. EA's reliance on the title to improve their financial performance after a disappointing last quarter means this news will not be encouraging.

Posted 2 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 45 comments

The Witcher Netflix Series to Air in Late 2019

If you're a fan of the Witcher series, you're in luck. Netflix has been working on a TV adaptation, and the season one premier isn't far off.

Posted 3 days ago by Nicole René, 23 comments

GameStop Will Be Launching 48-hour Money-back Guarantee On Game Sales

Retailer GameStop will be launching a new program in which gamers will have the opportunity to return a brand new game and get all of their money back but in the form of Trade-in Credit.

Posted 6 days ago by Ashley Woodcock, 69 comments

Live-Action Minecraft Movie Scheduled For 2022

Originally scheduled for next month, a Minecraft movie is now on the way in 2022. Peter Sollett -- the director of 2008's Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist -- is attached and Warner Bros have partnered with developer Mojang.

Posted 6 days ago by Andy Mills, 63 comments

Xbox FanFest: E3 2019 Begins on June 9th and Offers Free Goodies

Starting on June 9th, players will get priority access to the Xbox E3 2019 Briefing before getting access to the main E3 showcase over the following three days, and a range of free goodies.

Posted 7 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 11 comments

New Website Enables Players with Disabilities to Make Games Accessible

In a bid to help developers create games that are more accessible to players with disabilities, the charity AbleGamers has set up a new Accessible.Games website.

Posted 7 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 5 comments

Ubisoft Donates Funds Towards Rebuilding Notre Dame

In solidarity with Ubisoft's fellow Parisians, the publisher will be donating €500,000 towards the fund to rebuild and reconstruct the cathedral.

Posted 8 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 77 comments

Tonight's Inside Xbox Will Reveal More About E3 2019 – Watch It With Us Here!

Tonight's Inside Xbox promises to be a good one, with Major Nelson recently sharing a high-level plan for Xbox's E3 2019 presence. We'll surely hear more about that tonight, as well as some other announcements. Join us!

Posted 9 days ago by Sam Quirke, 24 comments

Microsoft Reveals Their E3 2019 Plans

Microsoft has confirmed that they'll be kicking everything off at E3 2019 by holding their Xbox E3 2019 Briefing first. The next day will bring along that month's Inside Xbox episode.

Posted 9 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 44 comments

Industry Veteran Jason West Joins Epic Games

The latest exclusive for Unreal Engine creator and Fortnite developer Epic is not a game but a person, as Geoff Keighley revealed that Infinity Ward and Respawn co-founder Jason West has joined the company.

Posted 10 days ago by Andy Mills, 2 comments

Focus Home Interactive Reveals Their Plans for 2019

Focus Home Interactive's annual "What's Next" event took place in Paris this week, and the publisher revealed everything they have planned for 2019 and beyond.

Posted 13 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 11 comments

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Sells 2 Million Copies in 10 Days

It looks like the difficulty of FromSoftware's Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has not halted its sales all that much as publisher Activision revealed that the action title has sold two million copies in just ten days.

Posted 13 days ago by Andy Mills, 21 comments

Players Can Now Change Their PlayStation ID to Match Their Xbox Gamertag

If you're one of the players who has an account on both systems and the names don't match, yet your Xbox Gamertag is always the name you've preferred, now is your chance to change it.

Posted 13 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 28 comments

This Month's Inside Xbox Episode Promises E3 2019 Details

This month's episode has been confirmed for Tuesday, April 16th, and promises to bring news on E3, including Xbox FanFest. Of course, that won't be all the episode includes.

Posted 15 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 17 comments

Yves Guillemot Teases a New Splinter Cell Title

During an interview with IGN, Ubisoft's CEO Yves Guillemot revealed that it was the Tom Clancy branding that had the most impact on the company, and there was one brand in particular that got all of the attention.

Posted 15 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 27 comments

Microsoft Vows to Do Better After Sexual Harassment Claims Emerge

Microsoft's employees have recounted stories of sexual harassment and discrimination, but while the allegations may have initially been passed over, Microsoft's senior leadership has vowed to do better.

Posted 17 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 49 comments

Upcoming Xbox Game Pass Deal: Three Months for $1

An eagle-eyed Redditor has spotted an upcoming Xbox Game Pass deal which will give three months subscription to the service for only $1.

Posted 17 days ago by Lucy Wood, 91 comments

UK Government Body To Investigate Xbox's Auto-Renewal Practices

A government body in the UK has today confirmed that they will open an investigation into Xbox's service renewal policies and practices, along with the other major console manufacturers, to make sure the process is fair.

Posted 20 days ago by Sam Quirke, 80 comments

Rumoured Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Includes Gold, Priced $14.99 Per Month

A notable Twitter leaker has posted a tweet suggesting Xbox are about to announce Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, combining Xbox Game Pass with Xbox Live Gold in a single subscription for $14.99 per month in the US.

Posted 20 days ago by Sam Quirke, 47 comments

Watch the BAFTA Game Awards 2019 Live Right Here!

Today, the UK's British Academy Games Awards will honour the best achievements in the industry in a live ceremony. You can watch it with us right here when the event starts at 5pm UTC.

Posted 21 days ago by Sam Quirke, 7 comments

Xbox Live Gold Prices Increasing by 25% in the UK

UK citizens are pretty used to a bunch of bad news of a morning, but this one hits Xbox Live subscribers specifically. Due to "changing market conditions", a year of Xbox Live Gold will now set you back £49.99 instead of £39.99.

Posted 21 days ago by Sam Quirke, 133 comments

BioWare Addresses Allegations of Anthem Development Issues

Yesterday, a report emerged from Kotaku on the many reasons why the development of Anthem was far from smooth. Now BioWare has issued a statement and acknowledges that "there is always room to improve".

Posted 22 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 29 comments

Phil Spencer Visits Studios in Korea and Japan

One of the areas with which Microsoft struggles is attracting the attention of developers in countries such as Japan and Korea. However, it seems like we could be in for some news on that front fairly soon.

Posted 23 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 33 comments

Hyper Light Drifter TV Series In The Works, With Castlevania Producer on Board

If you were left wanting more after finishing off the Hyper Light Drifter achievements list, you might be excited to learn that the game is getting a television adaptation, from the producer behind Netflix's Castlevania.

Posted 27 days ago by Sam Quirke, 3 comments

Ubisoft Will Still Have an E3 Conference

Big companies are looking forward to the biggest gaming conference of the year in June. Ubisoft has joined in by confirming their conference will take place in its usual slot at 1PM PST on June 10th.

Posted 28 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 16 comments

New Minecraft Patch Removes Notch References from Menus

Mojang have removed references to Minecraft's original creator Notch from the game's menus, where randomised messages often mentioned the developer or facts and quotes associated with him.

Posted 28 days ago by Sam Quirke, 38 comments

EA Lays Off 350 Employees

EA has had a difficult few months with several games not performing to their expectations. The effect of this has been that the company has undergone a restructure, resulting in 350 layoffs across the company.

Posted 29 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 62 comments

Poll: Will You Play Games On Google Stadia?

This week, we're focusing on the biggest story out of GDC: Google is officially all the way in the games market. What do you think of their all-streaming platform, Stadia? Too soon, or is the time right for such a system?

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 172 comments

Microsoft Asked Cuphead Developer to Bring the Game to Switch

Earlier this week, Studio MDHR announced that they are bringing Cuphead to the Nintendo Switch, and they have also revealed that it was Microsoft who approached them to with the idea.

Posted 1 month ago by Dave Horobin, 45 comments

Report: Xbox One S All-Digital Set for May 7th Release

More leaked documents and box art point towards a disc-less Xbox console called the Xbox One S All-Digital being released on May 7th of this year.

Posted 1 month ago by Dave Horobin, 124 comments

Has Google Stadia Stolen The Next Xbox's Thunder?

Like a commenter on a message board, Google saw gaming starting to shift toward cloud gaming and swooped in to exclaim, "first!" What do Stadia's impressive features mean for Xbox's future cloud-based gaming?

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 99 comments

SEGA Want To Know What Players Want For Their Favourite Franchises

Following a similar survey run by their subsidiary ATLUS, SEGA are running a survey to find out what players want in the future from the favourite SEGA franchises, from Sonic to Jet Set Radio to Yakuza and more.

Posted 1 month ago by Andy Mills, 62 comments

Phil Spencer Responds to Google Stadia Announcement: 'We Will Go Big' at E3

Following the Google Stadia announcement yesterday, Thurrott has reportedly revealed details of an internal memo sent to the Xbox team by Phil Spencer with the promise that Xbox "will go big" at this year's E3 in response.

Posted 1 month ago by Dave Horobin, 35 comments

Google Announces Stadia, A Universal Gaming Platform without a Console

At this year's GDC, Google have finally thrown their hat into the gaming ring. They announced Stadia, a console-free gaming platform intended to deliver top quality gaming to any device, with no installation required.

Posted 1 month ago by Sam Quirke, 108 comments

Unlike EA and PlayStation, Bethesda Will Still Have an E3 Showcase

Unlike some of their biggest competitors, it looks like Bethesda are going to have a physical presence at this year's E3. The only game mentioned in the release is DOOM Eternal, but the company promise "much much more".

Posted 1 month ago by Sam Quirke, 42 comments

Xbox Live Will Expand to Android and iOS Devices

Microsoft is releasing a new SDK for developers that will allow Xbox Live to be added to Android and iOS apps as part of a new initiative called Microsoft Game Stack.

Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca Smith, 120 comments

EA Reportedly Paid Ninja One Million Dollars To Promote Apex Legends

With Apex Legends currently going from strength to strength, it has been revealed roughly how much EA paid Ninja, one of the world's most popular streamers, to play the game on the all-important launch day.

Posted 1 month ago by Andy Mills, 98 comments

Watch Inside Xbox on Mixer Tomorrow for Another Mixpot

The next episode of Inside Xbox is due to air tomorrow, and players who watch the show on Mixer will be in line for another Mixpot with exclusive goodies.

Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca Smith, 26 comments

Dark Souls and Sekiro Director Interested In Making A Battle Royale Game

Ahead of the release of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Kidetaka Miyazaki may have hinted at what's next for FromSoftware as the Dark Souls director revealed the company's interest in the battle-royale genre.

Posted 1 month ago by Andy Mills, 47 comments