EA has announced it's shutting down Visceral Games, the studio responsible for some big titles, including the Dead Space series and Battlefield Hardline. Visceral's parent company plans to move the majority of employees to other projects with other groups, minimizing layoffs.
John Hanke, CEO of Niantic, believes augmented reality on smartphones is "great" but the "UI is not perfect." The AR form isn't going to take off and reach its full potential until suitable glasses become available, Hanke explained during the Wall Street Journal's D.Live event.
Mass Effect: Andromeda can now be played for free if you have a subscription to either Origin Access for PC or EA Access for the Xbox One. Andromeda will be accessible through the Origin and EA Access Vaults so long as you remain an active, paying subscriber.
Sony is launching a new publishing label that's going to publish games for the Nintendo Switch, not just for the PS4 and PC. Its "Unties" label is part of Sony Music Entertainment rather than Sony Interactive Entertainment. It'll work with small development teams.
Microsoft is no longer going to release its remastered version of Age of Empires this year. Instead, the game has been pushed back to 2018. The company said the game would be ready on October 19, so it has announced the delay just ahead of the anticipated release.
Blizzard's popular shooter, Overwatch, now has 35 million players. The game has been out on consoles and PC since May 2016 and its last milestone of 30 million players was announced in April 2017. Blizzard is sharing its total player count rather than the number of actives.
Doom will become available on the Nintendo Switch next month, id Software has revealed. Marty Stratton, the game's executive producer, confirmed players will receive the entire campaign and all of the available difficulty modes. It arrives on November 10.
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, a massively popular game and the title with the most concurrent players on Steam, is banning more than 6,000 accounts per day with its anti-cheat system. According to BattlEye, even close to 20,000 have even been banned in 24 hours.
The Xbox One is still going to receive backwards compatibility support for the original Xbox and that feature is set to arrive this year. Microsoft announced Xbox support was coming during E3 this summer, but it hasn't said much since then. Phil Spencer confirmed it's on track.
The existing SteamVR tracking system supports rooms up to 13-by-13 feet, but that'll grow significantly with SteamVR Tracking 2.0. When that update arrives, the system will work with spaces as large as 33-by-33 feet. Support is rolling out early next year.
IGN, one of the largest gaming and entertainment media companies, is acquiring Humble Bundle. Users aren't going to notice any changes on the indie game store, says Humble Bundle. The company's "office, culture, and amazing team" won't be affected by the deal.
If you preorder the Xbox One X right now from Currys PC World in the UK you'll be able to get three free games alongside the console. The retailer is offering Forza Motorsport 7, Halo 5 Guardians, and Quantum Break with the system at no extra cost. The bundle costs £449.99.
The Star Wars: Battlefront 2 beta has been extended and will now be accessible until Wednesday. EA announced the extension of the public beta on Monday. People with a preorder for the upcoming title were able to access the beta beginning last Wednesday.
Hulu has ordered four eSports series from ESL, one of the largest content producers and tournament hosts in the industry. The shows are going to arrive in the United States later this year. They represent the streaming service's first notable move into gaming content.
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds is fast approaching a remarkable milestone of 2 million concurrent players. It's already the best-performing game on Steam in that respect, having surpassed Dota 2's 1 million concurrent players. Recent data shows it's peaked at 1.96 million.
A Japanese accessory maker Cybergadget is not very popular outside Japan, but if you are in search for a docking station for your Nintendo Switch, then take a look at their latest dock. While it might not be significantly cheaper than the official Nintendo Switch, it does have
The SNES Mini has been hacked just a week after its release, enabling users to play downloaded SNES games on the platform. You'll be able to attach your mini console to a PC via USB and then modify its software to (if everything goes well) play more games.
Eve Online, a space-based MMORPG, is headed to mobile devices. iOS and Android users won't have access to the same title per se, they'll instead get to play in the Eve universe with a game called Project Aurora. This title was co-developed by PlayRaven.
It is safe to say that not even Nintendo thought it would have such a big success with its new gaming console, but the Nintendo Switch is in high demand and the company needs to increase production to meet the demand. According to new reports, Nintendo
Aside from announcing new virtual reality headset, or should we say an updated version of the PlayStation VR, Sony has also announced something for the PlayStation gamers. If you often purchase new things from the PlayStation Store, then you are probably interested in some