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Square Enix Trademarks Super Famicom RPG Live A Live in Numerous Countries

2 August 2020
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Multiple trademarks in various nations have been filed for Live A Live, leading to speculation of an announcement from Square Enix. Multiple registered trademarks had been discovered since early July for Australia, Canada, and Europe. Live A Live is a JRPG with eight chapters. The first seven take place in different points and places in time. For…

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Fallout TV Series from Westworld Creators and Amazon Studios Announced

30 July 2020
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Amazon Studios has licensed the rights to the worldwide best-selling game franchise Fallout, with acclaimed producers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy’s Kilter Films attached to produce the project, currently in development with a series commitment. “Fallout is one of the greatest game series of all time. Each chapter of this insanely imaginative story has cost…

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Cyberpunk: Edgerunners Anime Produced by Studio Trigger Announced

21 July 2020
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CD Projekt RED, Studio Trigger, and Netflix announce an all new original anime series Cyberpunk: Edgerunners set in the same universe as the upcoming game, Cyberpunk 2077. The series will premiere in 2022. Watch the Cyberpunk: Edgerunners Announcement Video: Cyberpunk: Edgerunners tells a standalone, 10-episode story about a street kid trying to survive in a…

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Focus Home Interactive Acquires Deck13

21 July 2020
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Focus Home Interactive, a leading French publisher of video games, announced the acquisition of 100% of share capital of Deck13 Interactive. Deck13 Interactive is a leading German game development studio and long-time partner of Focus Home Interactive. Deck13 employs a team of 60 highly skilled workers and has developed over 20 games in the past…

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Facebook Acquires Ready At Dawn

21 July 2020
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Facebook continues to add VR developers to its stable of Oculus studios, as the company announced the acquisition of Ready at Dawn Studios. “Having shipped titles to multiple platforms in the past, Ready at Dawn is a veteran game developer with some serious chops-as well as a VR pioneer, ” Facebook VP of AR/VR content…

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Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Heart of the Forest Announced

15 July 2020
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The RPG industry veterans from Different Tales and Walkabout Games have announced Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Heart of the Forest. The new video game will continue the style of Different Tales’ previous productions and use the iconic World of Darkness setting. Check Out the Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Heart of the Forest Teaeer Trailer: Heart…

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Electronic Arts Launches 25+ Games on Steam

8 June 2020
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Electronic Arts launched the first wave of 25+ EA games on Steam, with more on the way. Starting now, players can explore BioWare’s award-winning Role-Playing Games – Dragon Age: Inquisition and Dragon Age II, experience high-speed, white-knuckle driving action in Need for Speed Heat, Need for Speed: Rivals and Need for Speed (2016) and battle…

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Codemasters Has Secured the Official WRC Licence From 2023 to 2027

6 June 2020
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Codemasters, the award-winning British videogame developer and publisher specialising in high-quality racing games, has announced that it has signed a licence agreement with WRC Promoter for the exclusive rights to develop and publish the FIA World Rally Championship (“WRC”) videogames and esports tournaments. The Agreement allows the Company to release videogames based on the franchise…

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BlizzCon Canceled for 2020. Online Event Planned for Early Next Year

3 June 2020
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Blizzard Entertainment won’t hold its annual BlizzCon convention this year, BlizzCon executive producer Saralyn Smith confirmed, citing health and logistical concerns with holding the mass gathering. But Blizzard is considering an online event that “channel[s] the BlizzCon spirit” for early 2021. On the BlizzCon website, Smith said “after considering our options, we’ve come to the…

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New Game+ Expo is a New Japanese Games Showcase Coming This Summer

1 June 2020
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New Game+ Expo (NGPX), a collaborative initiative of 14 video game publishers based in North America and Japan, will host a digital presentation featuring dozens of games that includes new title announcements and live gameplay demos. The showcase will be featured live exclusively on Twitch on June 23, 2020 at 8 AM PDT (5 PM…

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gamescom 2020 Opening Night Live Will Begin August 27

1 June 2020
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The all-digital version of gamescom 2020 will run from August 27 to 30, event organizers Koelnmesse and Game – The German Games Industry Association announced. Since the world’s largest event for computer and video games cannot take place on location in Cologne this year due to the corona pandemic, digital formats and platforms are therefore…

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Minecraft Developer Mojang Rebrands as Mojang Studios

1 June 2020
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Minecraft maker Mojang has rebranded to better reflect its current status as a multi-studio operation, and will now be known as Mojang Studios.  Check Out the ‘Meet Mojan Studios’ Video: The Microsoft-owned company announced the news in a blog post celebrating Minecraft‘s 11th birthday, where it also unveiled a new logo. “From our humble beginnings in…

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Unreal Engine 5 Revealed. PS5 Tech Demo Showcased

30 May 2020
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Epic Games announced a first look at Unreal Engine 5. One of Epic’s goals in this next generation is to achieve photorealism on par with movie CG and real life, and put it within practical reach of development teams of all sizes through highly productive tools and content libraries. Watch the Unreal Engine 5 PS5…

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Ubisoft Announces “E3-Style” Digital Showcase Event Ubisoft Forward for July

27 May 2020
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Ubisoft will hold an “E3-style showcase,” called Ubisoft Forward, on July 12, the company announced Monday. “With physical gaming shows around the world postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ubisoft will be hosting its first digital conference, called Ubisoft Forward, on July 12 at 12PM PDT/9PM CEST,” the company said in a news release. “Get…

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Ex-Respawn Devs Establish New Studio: Gravity Well

26 May 2020
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Drew McCoy and Jon Shiring, both recent Respawn expats, have set up a new game development studio with the goal of creating triple-A games with a small team that keeps creative freedom at its core. That studio is Gravity Well, and is currently looking to hire a small batch of developers to get its initially…

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