Xbox Game Studios has grown a lot in recent years and that growth is not stopping anytime soon. Xbox has more than 400 positions open and is taking up growth efforts at multiple studios. With this newfound growth, it is possible that Xbox may prefer to make their next acquisitions managed by their newest publisher,Continue reading “5 Xbox Acquisitions for Bethesda”
Xbox, like some other publishers, is sitting on some absolutely beloved franchises. Not all of those franchises have continued to get new games though. Here’s the franchises that make the most sense for a revival in the Series S/X and Gamepass Era. Viva Pinata By far the game with the most potential to evolve andContinue reading “Xbox Franchises That Need Revived”
The rumor mill has been claiming that maybe someone has purchased Silent Hill or Metal Gear Solid. However, with statements from industry insiders about big IPs being shopped for, I wanted to take a look at what companies and games might fit well in this discussion. I’ll go by the companies I think are mostContinue reading “Most Likely To Sell Big Video Game IP”
There’s ton of conversation lately on Xbox Gamepass and as a result some predictions and rumors about a Sony Gamepass are beginning to pop up everywhere. Today I’ll explain why they may do something about it but also cover why it won’t be anything similar to Xbox Gamepass. The biggest thing to understand about XboxContinue reading “Why Sony won’t make a clone offering of Xbox Gamepass”
Now that we’re past the 10 week countdown to the new look digital E3, it’s time to start looking at what Xbox’s digital showcases may look like. This year Xbox will be holding two showcases, one focused on the 15 studios under Matt Booty and one on the Zenimax/Bethesda teams. So let’s take a lookContinue reading “Looking Ahead to an Xbox Dominated E3”
Jobs listings at IO Interactive indicate they are hiring for a 2nd Unannounced AAA project in addition to the 007 game. Is this possibly the 1st hint at Hitman 4 or is this a new IP as the studio branches further out after leaving Square Enix? After a hugely successful Hitman 3 and the jobContinue reading “IOI working on 2nd Unannounced Game”
Per a job listing for a network engineer, it looks like Double Fine may be working on a new unannounced game. Now this is very likely in pre-production as most of not all of their team is finishing up Psychonauts 2. The exciting part is that Double Fine has expertly branched into new genres andContinue reading “Double Fine’s Next Game to Add Multiplayer”
Satya Nadella in several interviews, since the intent to purchase Zenimax has been made known, that they intend to purchase more studios to expand their IP and content portfolio. Even as the Zenimax deal was being finalized, there were ongoing talks to purchase WB Game Studios from AT&T. Satya Nadella has a compensation incentive (reportedContinue reading “10 Signs Microsofts About To Acquire More Big Name Video Game Studios”
In case you missed it, this week I broke the news that new AAA games are in the works at IOI, Respawn and Eidos-Montreal. IOI is working an an unannounced AAA multi-player focused game. Respawn is in the early development phase for a New IP. Eidos-Montreal is in production phase on an unannounced open worldContinue reading “News Roundup: Bunch of New Games on the Way”
According to the IO Interactive , tjob postings they are putting together a team for another AAA title, this one focused on multi-player. We already knew they were wrapping up Hitman 3 and in production on a new James Bond video game. It will be exciting how the studio that has focused on stealth developsContinue reading “IOI working on a 3rd AAA Game”
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