Double Fine’s Next Game to Add Multiplayer

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”

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”

Why Microsofts Going To Buy More Publishers/Studios

If you take a look back at 2013 and the state of Xbox’s first party when Phil Spencer took over it was a sad state of affairs. The first party consisted of 343, The Coalition, Turn 10, Publishing and Rare. That’s it, 5 studios. Recently they had closed the studio that made their Fable titles,Continue reading “Why Microsofts Going To Buy More Publishers/Studios”

Why Xbox Acquired Bethesda and Will Make The Titles Exclusive

Everyone has been buzzing for days since Microsoft announced their intent and agreement to purchase the publisher Zenimax which included the famed Bethesda studio. This bold move aligns with the vision that Phil Spencer has developed with Sataya Nadala. They have the ambitious goal of reaching the more than 3 billion gamers worldwide. Those 3Continue reading “Why Xbox Acquired Bethesda and Will Make The Titles Exclusive”

Gaming: Why It’s Not Just A Hobby

There is absolutely no denying that gaming is a huge part of my life as it likely is for anyone reading this. I just wanted reflect on why and what gaming has brought me in life for a few minutes. As I think back, my first memories of video games are back when my ageContinue reading “Gaming: Why It’s Not Just A Hobby”