5 Xbox Acquisitions for Bethesda

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 Franchises That Need Revived

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”

Looking Ahead to an Xbox Dominated E3

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”

IOI working on 2nd Unannounced Game

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”

10 Signs Microsofts About To Acquire More Big Name Video Game Studios

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”

News Roundup: Bunch of New Games on the Way

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”

IOI working on a 3rd AAA Game

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”

At Xbox, the Future is Bright

The last console generation Xbox was criticized for not having games or enough first party content on their console. This eventually led to the management changes including Phil Spencer and Matt Booty taking rthe reins for Xbox and Xbox Games Studios. They quickly worked to identify the issues in their market position in terms ofContinue reading “At Xbox, the Future is Bright”

Remedy Entertainment Joining the F2P GaaS Market

New job listings reveal that Remedy Entertainment is working on a F2P GaaS title for one of their games for Epic. The listing, shown below gives the first hint about the next title from the traditionally single player focused studio. This should be quite the departure from that mold and it will be interesting toContinue reading “Remedy Entertainment Joining the F2P GaaS Market”