All News tagged with 'Industry News'

First-party studios stand up to Sony over abortion rights

PlayStation Studio Insomniac Games, the developer of Marvel's Spider-Man and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, has reportedly contested a company-wide email from Jim Ryan — but is unable to talk about it publically.

Posted 5 days ago by Kes Eylers-Stephenson 30

Craving a Persona PS5 update? Atlus' new survey may help

Atlus has a new survey running this weekend. Use your feedback about its range of games — including Persona 5, Shin Megami Tensei, and Dragon's Crown — across PS3, PS4, and PS Vita well by asking for PS5 updates.

Posted 9 days ago by Kes Eylers-Stephenson 1

EA has four secret games for early 2023

EA has confirmed that four unrevealed games are set to release in Q4 FY23 as part of its end of the financial year 2022, including a non-FIFA sports game, a "major IP", a partner title, and a secretive remake.

Posted 11 days ago by Kes Eylers-Stephenson 3

PS5, PS4 exclusive game sales up 84%, but PS Plus subs decrease
PS5, PS4 exclusive game sales up 84%, but PS Plus subs decrease

Sony's financial results for FY21 are in, revealing that PS5 and PS4 exclusive game sales are doing extremely well thanks to Horizon Forbidden West and Gran Turismo 7. However, PS Plus subscriptions are down on last year.

Posted 12 days ago by Kes Eylers-Stephenson 3

Sony's $3.6 billion Bungie deal subject to in-depth FTC investigation
Summer Game Fest will be your E3 2022 replacement

The Summer Game Fest is set to replace E3 2022 this year as the event date has been confirmed. The day is Thursday, June 9th at 11am PT/2pm ET/6pm BST.

Posted 16 days ago by Kes Eylers-Stephenson 0

PlayStation job listing suggests more acquisitions might be coming

This year alone, Sony has acquired Bungie as a siloed live-service team and Haven for PlayStation Studios. Now, the company appears to remain intent on further expansion after a job posting for a director of corporate development.

Posted 19 days ago by Kes Eylers-Stephenson 3

CDPR's next Gwent game folds on PlayStation

CD Projekt Red has confirmed the news that the single-player Gwent spinoff, codenamed Project Golden Nekker, won't be on consoles.

Posted 1 month ago by Kes Eylers-Stephenson 1

Sony invests $1 billion into Epic Games

Epic Games has secured $2 billion in funding from Sony and the company behind The Lego Group (Kirkbi) "to advance the company’s vision to build the metaverse and support its continued growth."

Posted 1 month ago by Sean Carey 1

Sony answers why new PS Plus won't have day one exclusives

PlayStation Plus is getting a revamp, with the middle tier — called 'Extra' — granting access to over 400 PS4 and PS5 games. A small bunch of games have been revealed, and PlayStation boss Jim Ryan has teased what to expect.

Posted 1 month ago by Kes Eylers-Stephenson 11

Sony exec speaks PlayStation acquisitions: "we have more planned"

Sony has only just bought another developer, Haven, but PlayStation boss Jim Ryan has already teased that more are on the way. The notoriously business-first CEO wants to feed PlayStation's "virtuous cycle" of top-tier games.

Posted 1 month ago by Kes Eylers-Stephenson 7

E3 cancelled for 2022, plans to return in 2023

The Entertainment Software Association has confirmed that there will be no digital or physical event for E3 this year, but that there are plans for a "reinvigorated showcase" in 2023.

Posted 1 month ago by Heidi Nicholas 1

Sony acquires Haven Studios
Sony acquires Haven Studios

Sony has announced it has acquired Haven Studios, the Canadian-based team headed up by industry veteran Jade Raymond.

Posted 2 months ago by Sean Carey 6

Original Dino Crisis producer confirms he's working on Exoprimal

Dino Crisis influence was all over Exoprimal when that first trailer dropped, but now we know that that DNA runs much deeper in Capcom's new game than first thought. The game dev talent is, in fact, partially shared.

Posted 2 months ago by Kes Eylers-Stephenson 2

Gran Turismo 7 seemingly pulled from Russia by Sony

Polyphony Digital's Gran Turismo 7 sounds like it will not be released in Russia in the near future, as Sony appears to have quietly pulled it from the storefront.

Posted 2 months ago by Kes Eylers-Stephenson 9

Dead by Daylight is getting a board game

The Dead by Daylight board game will arrive on Kickstarter later this month, as announced by Level 99 Games, which says it "brings the authentic Dead by Daylight experience to life on your table."

Posted 2 months ago by Heidi Nicholas 0