Phil Spencer, head of the gaming division of Microsoft, has quickly become a mouthpiece for Microsoft in a good way. His insistence on accessibility and a welcoming gaming environment has been welcomed by many. What hasn’t been so well-received is console fans criticizing the Xbox brand for a lack of powerful and attractive exclusive games.
Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa made it very clear that the company isn’t feeling threatened during the next console generation. In a Q&A with investors and analysts, the executive has made the point that Nintendo is focusing on using the combination of a strong game library and their portable gimmick for the Switch to remain competitive
Doom Eternal may still be quite a ways away from release, but that hasn’t stopped developers Bethesda Softworks from making the rounds to promote the game in this final push ahead of release. The latest iteration in the press blitz is a discussion about difficulty within the upcoming FPS. According to the development team, players
According to new announcements from Fortnite giant Epic, Epic Games Store will keep the games flowing in 2020. This comes after months of backlash over the policies that Epic has used to compete with Steam. A huge part of their strategy was to push major AAA and indie titles as Epic Games Store exclusives, causing
Escape from Tarkov is a strange tale in the games industry. The game is an military ARPG being developed by Russian studio Battlestate Games. The game first debuted in 2016, and found inordinate success off the back of crisp gameplay and immersive combat. There have been some issues though. It’s an indie game, so bugs
The last three years have been a wild ride for Nintendo. After the rough launch and dismal sales of the Wii U, the company was looking to iterate on the idea of a touchscreen-based games console. And in 2017, they hit on what may well amount to another lightning-in-a-bottle game console idea. The Nintendo Switch
Capcom finally confirmed the long-awaited remake of PS1 classic Resident Evil 3. We’ve seen plenty of teasers of the game the last few weeks. This of course includes the incredible Collector’s Edition that has a really cool statue of main character Jill Valentine. And of course, there’s some more stuff coming out about the game
Ghost of Tsushima is a new action game coming out of Sucker Punch, and it’s quite a bit different from anything they worked on before. inFAMOUS fans will know the developer well. Their emphasis on stylized and fluid action in the various mainline and offshoot games in that franchise helped set the bar for what
Sony has always tried to push into new and emerging markets and technology, trying to keep pace with the pace of development. For their console efforts and the PlayStation brand, this has often meant faster iteration on existing and new hardware. PS4 Pro released in November 2016, with a massive sales boom that has led
Russ Bullock, President of developer Piranha Games spoke with various outlets, notably wccftech, in a pre-launch interview, talking about the future of their newest game, MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries. In particular, there’s been some bad news. The company behind the new action and robots title has now revealed that the launch version of MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries.
Overwatch 2 stormed into the minds of gamers after its surprising reveal this past BlizzCon. The reveal was spoiled by leaks ahead of time, but fans were not any less excited about it. Promising a new and refreshed shooter experience, Blizzard has revealed plans to completely overhaul the game for new fans, but also to
Speaking with Stevivor, Xbox head Phil Spencer explained that the company’s next console won’t have a focus on VR. Sony has already doubled down on their own iteration though, PSVR. As Sony has already announced that a new version of PSVR will eventually debut for the PS5. The former will no doubt be looking to
Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard, has made a statement that gamers are going to be either laughably annoyed or rather angry at. The CEO game an interview with CNBC wherein he spoke about various issues facing gaming in the modern era. Kotick also remarked on the nature of how political statements have become increasingly
Nintendo spoke with TheVerge on various plans it has for the future in a recent interview. And in typical Nintendo fashion, the company used one of its most iconic characters to make the plans known. In this case, beloved bad boy Bowser showed up to make the announcement. Of course the company also talked about
Overwatch is a very popular video game, owed in large part to its impressive roster of likable characters, wide array of game modes and maps, but most importantly the engaging gameplay. Players have dumped hundreds upon hundreds of hours on an individual level into it as they blitz through match after match. So the surprise
The upcoming Witcher Netflix series is drumming up a ton of hype, and so the team behind the project is doing the rounds in the press to push the series. In particular, the newest issue of SFX magazine, scheduled to land on newsstands this week, featured an interview with The Witcher’s visual effects supervisor, Julian
The company that formed out of the Final Fantasy XV departing from Square Enix, Luminous Productions, has some news about their ongoing work on a new game, as confirmed in an interview with studio head Takeshi Aramaki. This comes after the company was formed to pick up the slack on new goals that various developers
Konami may have moved a lot of their business interests away from video games directly, but they still contribute a healthy amount of work to the industry as a whole. In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, Konami Europe president Masami Saso spoke openly about the plans the Japanese company has for the future, and how they
Between the Sheets is a bit of a departure from the wild and crazy nonsense that is Critical Role, but it’s a treat nonetheless. The interviews with various industry pros, voice actors and just lovely people in general are somewhat of a gold standard for insights into the games industry, tabletop gaming and nerd culture.
You might be reading that headline and rolling your eyes, or it might make you angry. Well strap in buddy boy because we’re going on a roller coaster with another game industry punching bag. And this time we’re not talking about Randy Pitchford for once. No, we’re going to talk about the man being blamed
It should not really be a surprise, but a sudden up-and-comer in the video game console business is going to have a rough time. The infamous Red Ring of Death that plagued Microsoft’s efforts last generation, combined with the failure of the Xbox brand in overseas markets, nearly killed the hopes of seeing a profit
DeAndre Cortez Way, known by his rapper persona Soulja Boy, appeared on a panel as part of Complex’s Everyday Struggle this week, mostly to talk about his business of selling consoles. Yes, those same cheap knock-off consoles that he’s marking up heavily to turn a profit. The same ones Nintendo got pulled from sale after