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”

Unknown Worlds Part 5: Studio Acquisitions (Part 3)

As we close in on August and have not yet heard of any big game conference for Xbox this month other than their Gamescom presence, it is becoming less likely we’ll hear something this month on Studio Acquisitions. However, it does seem like there is going to be a bigger showing in September from someContinue reading “Unknown Worlds Part 5: Studio Acquisitions (Part 3)”

Unknown Worlds Part 3: A Look At Potential Studio Acquisitions (Part 1)

Everyone has been talking first party games since the delay of Halo Infinite. The consensus is that despite the numerous game studios that Microsoft has acquired in recent years such as Obsidian, Double Fine, Ninja Theory and inXile Entertainment, that Microsoft still needs to add some more studios dedicated to publishing more AAA games. IContinue reading “Unknown Worlds Part 3: A Look At Potential Studio Acquisitions (Part 1)”

Best 25 Titles In Gamepass (XB1 Titles)

This best of games in Xbox Gamespass is as of 8/12/2020 and will fluctuate over time. New versions will be released throughout the year. These best of Xbox Gamepass will be broken down between generation. The Witcher 3 Red Dead Redemption Forza Horizon 4 Gears 5 The Outer Worlds Quantum Break Slay the Spire OriContinue reading “Best 25 Titles In Gamepass (XB1 Titles)”