Nintendo is planning to manufacture significantly more Switch units during the next fiscal year. In the current year it'll sell an estimated 14 million consoles, yet it wants to make 25 to 30 million units between April 2018 and March 2019 (fiscal year 2019).
Call of Duty publisher Activision is facing a lawsuit from Humvee manufacturer AM General due to the unauthorized use of Humvees in multiple games, albeit not the latest, Call of Duty: WW2. AM General believes the company has improperly benefited from its use of those vehicles.
The first season of Telltale Games' Batman series will be available on Nintendo Switch next week, with a release scheduled for November 17. You can either get it digitally from the Switch's eShop or in a retail store. Right now the second season is underway.
EA has picked up Respawn Entertainment, developer of the Titanfall series. It's acquiring the developer in a deal worth over $400 million. They've worked together in the past, with EA publishing both of Respawn's Titanfall games. Some projects are already underway.
The current console generation will persist at least a couple more years, says Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot. Speaking on an investor's call, Guillemot explained how iterative upgrades, like the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X, mean a new generation is still years away.
EA may stop coming out with new Madden and FIFA titles every year. Speaking with Bloomberg, EA chief Andrew Wilson mentioned the possibility that annual releases could be swapped for a much greater focus on game updates and ongoing subscription services.
SteamVR games will become available in Windows Mixed Reality on November 15, quickly giving the platform access to a larger set of titles. A preview program for SteamVR games will arrive on that date, letting headset owners begin to access titles before the software is finished.
GameStop was close to running out of the Xbox One X after just one day. SVP of merchandising Bob Puzon says the retailer "sold through most of [its] initial allotment" of consoles on the first day of availability. It's working with Microsoft to receive more units.
Over 85 million copies of Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto V have now been sold, publisher Take-Two announced this week. It mentioned the game's new milestone in a quarterly financial report. That sales figure is up from 80 million in May of this year.
Niantic, the developer behind Pokemon Go, is reportedly working on a Harry Potter game called "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite." The mobile game is significantly "influenced" by Ingress, an augmented reality experience somewhat like Pokemon Go that Niantic launched in 2012.
Telltale Games is restructuring and it's laying off 25% of its workforce as a result. The studio, which is known for series like The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, says 90 people will lose their positions. It's decided to reduce its staff so that it can be "more competitive."
More than 20 million copies of Playerunknown's Battlegrounds have now been sold, creative director Brendan Greene announced on Twitter. All of those sales have occurred just since March 2017, when the game became available on PC through Steam Early Access.
The Xbox One X was released today and a large selection of enhanced games will already be available for the system within a week. 160 games are currently being enhanced to offer 4K support on the higher-spec console. 70 of those will be available by the end of the first week.
As promised earlier, Microsoft has officially launched its latest gaming console worldwide today. The "world's most powerful console" is now available for purchase in a total of 35 markets worldwide, with pricing to vary depending on local taxes in each region.
A game streaming service that doesn't require a console may launch from Microsoft by 2020, says Xbox boss Phil Spencer. Speaking with Bloomberg, he said the company will "probably" come out with a streaming option for "some types of content in the next three years."
Final Fantasy XV's multiplayer DLC, Comrades, was supposed to come out on October 31 but Square Enix ended up delaying its release. It has now confirmed the expansion will become available on November 15 instead. The original release was announced in September.
Microsoft intends to grow the Xbox video game market by coming out with more of its own software. Xbox chief Phil Spencer says the company will open more of its own studios or it'll acquire them. It had previously moved towards closing studios and cancelling games.
Call of Duty: WW2 appears to be off to a good start in the UK, with Chart-Track reporting the game has seen 57% more launch sales than 2016's Infinite Warfare. The space-based Infinite Warfare wasn't received particularly well, even by long-standing fans of the franchise.
Details of the first Overwatch League season were shared at BlizzCon this week. Blizzard announced tickets will go on sale November 6, with the first match scheduled for January 10. Each of the twelve teams is going to play twice per week. Four days are dedicated to matches.
Seven years after its release, Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty is switching to a free-to-play model. Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaine announced the switch during the opening ceremony at BlizzCon 2017. People who've already paid for the title will get the Heart of the Swarm expansion.