All News tagged with 'Industry News'

TGN Podcast: Fallout 76, Red Dead Redemption 2, Black Ops 4, Spider-Man and More

Welcome to episode three of the TGN podcast, where Ollie, Sam and I discuss all of the hottest news and the biggest games from the past seven days.

Posted 2 days ago by Dave Horobin, 0 comments

Rockstar: Former Employee Speaks Out About Working Conditions

Following some controversial comments from Rockstar's lead writer, later somewhat clarified, a former Rockstar employee has taken to Twitter to reveal that the company's work ethic has been problematic for years.

Posted 6 days ago by Sam Quirke, 9 comments

Red Dead Redemption 2 Head Writer Clarifies 100-Hour Work Week Comments

Red Dead Redemption 2 writer Dan Houser came under fire after an interview with New York Magazine suggested that Rockstar had been working 100-hour weeks. Houser later clarified that he was talking about the writers.

Posted 7 days ago by Sam Quirke, 2 comments

More Evidence of PlayStation 5 as Marketing Job Listings Appear

The evidence for an imminent next-gen console continues to ramp up as Sony put out a job listing for a Senior Product Manager, to manage the "next generation PlayStation campaign"

Posted 8 days ago by Sam Quirke, 4 comments

TGN Podcast: Red Dead Redemption 2, xCloud, Bully 2 Rumours and More

Welcome to this week's TGN podcast, where this week I was joined by Ollie and Sam, as we discuss the Red Dead Redemption 2 trophy list leak, rumours of Bully 2, xCloud and more.

Posted 11 days ago by Dave Horobin, 0 comments

Rumour: Is Bully 2 Finally Happening? Casting Call Has Some Fans Wondering

Could the long-rumoured Bully 2 finally be rolling into production? It's a bit of a stretch, but fans at Rockstar Intel think some recent casting calls could point to Rockstar finally making a return to Bulworth Academy...

Posted 11 days ago by Sam Quirke, 3 comments

Suikoden Website Gets First Update in Two Years, Fuelling New Release Rumours

Suikoden is one of those JRPG series that sits just outside of the mainstream. A new site update has fans wondering if the series is finally making a return of some sort.

Posted 13 days ago by Sam Quirke, 4 comments

Sony Chief Confirms Development of Next-Gen Hardware

Sony's chief executive Kenichiro Yoshida spoke to the Financial Times about the company's hardships and PlayStation's value. Among his revelations was the existence of next-generation hardware, though he didn't say PS5.

Posted 13 days ago by Sam Quirke, 1 comment

Skybound Make Deal to Finish The Walking Dead, Seeking Original Developers

Robert Kirkman is the original author of The Walking Dead comic which Telltale's doomed series was inspired by, though it follows a completely different narrative. His company, Skybound, want to finish Clementine's story.

Posted 13 days ago by Sam Quirke, 0 comments

PSN ID Changes Officially Coming, Entering Preview Soon

Following on from the strong rumours last week, PlayStation Blog have confirmed that PSN Name changes are finally headed to the network with the functionality being tested in the Preview program.

Posted 13 days ago by Sam Quirke, 12 comments

Rumour: Multiple Developers Preparing for PSN Name Change Functionality

Another long-awaited policy shift may be on the cards. It's rumoured that multiple developers are working towards implementing an upcoming PSN feature that will finally allow players to change their user names.

Posted 19 days ago by Sam Quirke, 15 comments

Rocket League Full Cross-Play a Top Priority for Pysonix

Psyonix have offered their thoughts on PlayStation's about-turn on the matter of cross-play. The CEO has issued a statement via Reddit that they're very excited to get to work on universal access across their platforms.

Posted 22 days ago by Sam Quirke, 0 comments

Sony Japan Drops the Price of the PS4 Pro, Other Regions May Follow

The PS4 Pro price has been officially reduced in Japan, and other regions may follow suit. The drop is equivalent to about $50 US. The Glacier White limited edition is going to be available as standard in Japan too.

Posted 22 days ago by Sam Quirke, 5 comments

Bungie Files a Trademark for Something Called Matter

Halo and Destiny creators Bungie have filed a new trademark in the EU for something called "Matter". There's a logo to go along with it, but so far the studio have been quiet about what the trademark is for.

Posted 22 days ago by Sam Quirke, 0 comments

There Won't Be a PlayStation Experience in the US This Year

On the PlayStation BlogCast, Shawn Layden has revealed that the regular 2-day event in the States in December, the PlayStation Experience, will not be happening in 2018. The reason? There's not enough to show...

Posted 25 days ago by Sam Quirke, 3 comments

Analysis: Beyond The Walking Dead, No One Has Been Playing Telltale Games

How did Telltale crumble? Our analysis shows that despite critical acclaim and fan hype, the company never even got close to the success of its most famous creation, the first season of The Walking Dead.

Posted 25 days ago by Sam Quirke, 27 comments

Fortnite Cross-Platform Play Confirmed By PlayStation, Open Beta Starts Today

Sony are finally backtracking on their cross-platform stance. Fortnite is getting cross-play in open beta from today. Once tested PlayStation plan to open up cross-play permanently. A policy shift suggests more games could benefit

Posted 27 days ago by Sam Quirke, 9 comments

Confirmed: No Post-Launch Content or Trophies for the PlayStation Classic

The PlayStation Classic was revealed last week and pre-orders are already flying off of digital shelves, despite the fact that only five of the 20 pre-installed games have been announced. No further games will be added.

Posted 29 days ago by Sam Quirke, 8 comments

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and Rondo of Blood Bundle Rated for PS4

It seems highly likely that PlayStation 4 players are going to get a bundle of two Castlevania classics. Both the Korean ratings board and the ESRB have now posted the bundle, the latter with an English description.

Posted 29 days ago by Sam Quirke, 14 comments

Ten Games We'd Love to See on the PlayStation Classic

Sony have announced the PlayStation Classic, a mini PS1 arriving this holiday season. Five of 20 preloaded games have been announced - what else do you want to see on the device to justify a purchase?

Posted 1 month ago by Sam Quirke, 18 comments

Telltale Games is Shutting Down, and We May Not See the End of Clem's Journey

Some worrying news is trickling out from Telltale Games. Reports state that there have been more massive layoffs with only a core team of 25 remaining on site. Projects have been cancelled, and Clem might not even get her finale.

Posted 1 month ago by Sam Quirke, 29 comments

PlayStation Now is Finally Allowing Game Downloads

Finally! PlayStation Now is getting into a position to give Xbox Game Pass a run for its money. PS4 and PS2 offerings on the subscription service can now be downloaded if customers would prefer not to stream.

Posted 1 month ago by Sam Quirke, 10 comments

THQ Nordic Acquires The Kingdoms Of Amalur Franchise

Another forgotten IP with a cult following has been snapped up by acquisition-hungry publisher THQ Nordic. Kingdoms of Amalur was a pretty popular fantasy concept that vanished after a single game. Could it return?

Posted 1 month ago by Sam Quirke, 10 comments

Gamescom Nominations Include Mysterious "Project Mephisto"... Is It Diablo IV?

Gamescom have release the nominees for the annual awards that take place during the event, and there's a curious entry in the "Best Console Game" for PlayStation 4. The internet's buzzing about it being Diablo IV.

Posted 2 months ago by Sam Quirke, 6 comments

THQ Nordic Acquire TimeSplitters, and Might Actually Do Something With It

Timesplitters has been acquired by THQ Nordic via Koch Media, and it sounds like plans are already under way for some sort of product. Whether it's a sequel or a remaster - or both! - remains to be seen.

Posted 2 months ago by Sam Quirke, 10 comments

Poll: What's Your Stance on Kids Playing 18+ Games?

It's a tired old argument, but with Fortnite freaking out the mainstream press everyone is once again asking after what games we're allowing our kids to play. Apparently, a lot of parents aren't even checking the age rating.

Posted 3 months ago by Sam Quirke, 21 comments

Sony's PlayStation Hits Range Provides Modern Classics At Reduced Prices

Back in the era of the original PlayStation there was the "Platinum" range, where the best PlayStation games would receive an official RRP slash to a more affordable price. It looks like that concept is returning with a new name.

Posted 4 months ago by Sam Quirke, 14 comments

Fortnite Cross-Play Block Comes Down to Money, Says Former Studio Boss

A former internal studio president for Sony claims that based on his experience in the company, issues like the current cross-play block are entirely down to PlayStation players using content purchased from a rival.

Posted 4 months ago by Sam Quirke, 0 comments

Sony Responds to Fortnite Cross-Play Backlash

Minecraft, Rocket League, and now Fortnite. There's something that links these games, and that's the fact that everyone in the community can play together... unless you're on a PlayStation. People are starting to notice.

Posted 4 months ago by Sam Quirke, 25 comments

Sony E3 2018 Press Conference Live Stream and Blog

We'll be live blogging throughout Sony's E3 2018 press conference, join us to watch it in the embedded player and chat to other community members about the show!

Posted 4 months ago by Dave Horobin, 3 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 4 months ago by Mark Delaney, 1 comment

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 4 months ago by Mark Delaney, 5 comments

E3 2018 Rumor Roundup: Splinter Cell, 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 4 months ago by Mark Delaney, 0 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 4 months ago by Mark Delaney, 7 comments

PlayStation 5 Will Not Arrive Before 2021, Suggests Head of PlayStation Business

Tsuyoshi “John” Kodera, Head of PlayStation Business at Sony, has suggested that we'll have to wait at least three years for a new PlayStation generation. Unlike previous executives, he also sees a future for a handheld or hybrid.

Posted 5 months ago by Sam Quirke, 7 comments

Boss Key Productions Closes Its Doors

CliffyB's gaming studio Boss Key Productions has shut down, citing the failure of Lawbreakers to gain traction in the gaming community.

Posted 5 months ago by Dog_of_Thunder, 3 comments

Sony Announces E3 Showcase: Dates, Times and Key Games

Sony are a little late to the table announcing their E3 plans this year, but now we have everything we need. Not just the date and the time, but also the four games that the Showcase will focus on.

Posted 5 months ago by Sam Quirke, 4 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 5 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 7 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 6 months ago by Andy Mills, 0 comments

Dutch Gaming Authority Wants Changes for Loot Boxes

The Dutch Gaming Authority has examined loot boxes in some 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 6 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 1 comment

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 6 months ago by Andy Mills, 0 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 6 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 0 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 8 months ago by Andy Mills, 4 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 8 months ago by Dave Bricker, 0 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 8 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 14 comments

TT Podcast Episode 59 - Critically Awarded

This week, there's a lot of award talk to be had. The Video Game Awards have come and gone, as has PSX, and that's only the beginning of the news.

Posted 10 months ago by Brandon Fusco, 0 comments

TT Podcast Episode 58 - Speechless

We've about had it with these video game companies, what with the loot boxes and the disingenuous experience reporting. What about you?

Posted 10 months ago by Brandon Fusco, 2 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 10 months ago by Ashley Woodcock, 1 comment

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 11 months ago by Kelly Packard, 1 comment

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 11 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 1 comment