Gaming News

GTA V Sales Pass 85 Million

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 Working On A Harry Potter Game

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 Cuts Workforce By 25%

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."

PUBG Has Sold 20M Copies

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.

Microsoft Officially Launches Xbox One X

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.

Blizzard Details First Overwatch League Season

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.

StarCraft 2 Switching To Free-To-Play

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.