All News tagged with 'Industry News'

GameStop launches NFT wallet for storing burst bubbles

Video game retailer GameStop is the latest firm to throw its fungible hat into the non-fungible ring, rolling out a new "self-custodial Ethereum wallet" that will allow users to store and use cryptocurrencies and NFTs.

Posted 3 hours ago by Luke Albigés 30

Xbox turned down Marvel game deal to focus on own IP

Head of Marvel Games Jay Ong has revealed that Microsoft once had the opportunity to create licensed Marvel games for Xbox, but it turned down the opportunity so it could focus on its own IP instead.

Posted 6 hours ago by Sean Carey 66

EA reportedly looking to sell or merge

Electronic Arts could be the next big video game company to be acquired. According to Puck, EA has reportedly held talks with several companies, including Disney, Apple, and Amazon, and is either looking to sell up or merge.

Posted 10 hours ago by Sean Carey 45

Poll: Do you want achievements in original Xbox games?

Following Sony announcing trophies for a PS1 classic, we want to know if you'd like to see Microsoft bring achievements to OG Xbox games? Let us know by voting in this week's TA poll!

Posted 2 days ago by Sean Carey 270

Eidos Montreal's "really cool" Final Fantasy game that never was

Square Enix originally gave Eidos-Montréal — the developer of two Deus Ex games and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy — the task of making Final Fantasy XV, former executive art director Jonathan Jacque-Belletête confirmed to TA.

Posted 4 days ago by Kes Eylers-Stephenson 40

Indie Live Expo 2022 kicks off this weekend

Indie Live Expo 2022 will be live this weekend, showcasing many currently available and early access titles, world premieres, and more. There is also a sale on the Xbox Store to coincide with the event.

Posted 4 days ago by Tom West 3

Ubisoft+ still planned for Xbox despite PS Plus partnership

Ubisoft has announced that it'll be launching Ubisoft+ Classics for PlayStation Plus subscribers, but fear not, because the full Ubisoft+ subscription service will be coming to Xbox in the future, but probably not Xbox Game Pass.

Posted 7 days ago by Tom West 55

Elden Ring backstabs CoD Vanguard in US sales

Elden Ring's boundless popularity has helped it become a remarkable success story — latest NPD data has it as the best-selling game of the last 12 months in the US, outselling even the likes of Call of Duty: Vanguard.

Posted 10 days ago by Luke Albigés 34

Sega plans to release more remakes and remasters

Sega plans to release a "significant" number of titles throughout its next financial year, including new titles, remakes, and remasters of classic games, all of which will launch before April 1st 2023.

Posted 10 days ago by Sean Carey 106

Want Persona on Xbox? Let Atlus know in this new survey

Atlus is running a new survey this weekend, asking fans for feedback on its slate of existing and upcoming games. If you want to see the likes of Persona and Shin Megami Tensei on Xbox, now is the time to speak up!

Posted 10 days ago by Luke Albigés 76

Xbox boss Phil Spencer comments on Starfield and Redfall delays

If you somehow missed it, Starfield and Redfall have been delayed to the first half of 2023. Xbox boss Phil Spencer has now commented on these delays, saying that Xbox Game Studios must "work better to meet expectations."

Posted 10 days ago by Sean Carey 66

Sonic the Hedgehog movies will become a trilogy

Sonic the Hedgehog will be getting a third movie outing in 2023 according to Sega's recent financial report, and we can expect to see an original series begin development for Paramount+.

Posted 10 days ago by Tom West 49

Ubisoft comments on acquisition rumours

Ubisoft has commented on acquisition speculation following a recent report that suggested several private equity firms were interested in potentially acquiring the publisher.

Posted 11 days ago by Sean Carey 17

EA to release "major IP" and remake in early 2023

EA has provided an update on its release plans for the rest of the financial year and has revealed that it plans to launch an undisclosed "major IP," a partner title, remake, and a sports game in early 2023.

Posted 12 days ago by Sean Carey 82

EA Sports FC is born and FIFA really doesn't like it

EA Sports FC has been announced to replace hugely successful football-sim FIFA with the backing of the Premier League, LaLiga, Bundesliga, UEFA, CONMEBOL, and more. However, the governing body FIFA is not best pleased.

Posted 12 days ago by Kes Eylers-Stephenson 70

Summer Game Fest showcase set for June

Geoff Keighley has confirmed that this year's Summer Game Fest Live event will take place on Thursday, June 9th at 11am PT/2pm ET/6pm BST, and promises "huge new game announcements, world premieres, special guests, and much more."

Posted 17 days ago by Sean Carey 12

Square Enix sells up western studios in $300 million Embracer deal

Embracer Group has announced that it has entered an agreement with Square Enix that will see the publisher pick up Crystal Dynamics and Eidos/SE Montréal, as well as IPs like Tomb Raider and Deus Ex, for 'just' $300 million.

Posted 21 days ago by Luke Albigés 143

Xbox & Bethesda Showcase fills the E3 2022 void

Xbox & Bethesda are primed to fill the hole left by E3 2022's cancellation with the announcement of a June 12th showcase, which promises a "diverse lineup of games" from Xbox Game Studios, Bethesda, and their partners.

Posted 25 days ago by Tom West 46

Xbox job listing suggests more acquisitions on the way

It appears that Microsoft has no plans to slow down on the acquisition front, as a new job listing reveals the company is looking for someone to help manage and evaluate potential future acquisitions for Xbox.

Posted 28 days ago by Sean Carey 51

Dying Light 2 sales leap past five million mark

Dying Light as a series has shipped more than 25 million copies to date, five million of which come from the first month of Dying Light 2's release. It's a major milestone for Techland, and numbers are "growing every month."

Posted 28 days ago by Tom West 17

Ubisoft takeover rumours resurface

Assassin's Creed and Far Cry creator Ubisoft is reportedly attracting early takeover interest from multiple private equity firms, according to two recent reports.

Posted 28 days ago by Sean Carey 48