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PS5 Technical Specifications Announced

19 March 2020
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Sony Interactive Entertainment announced the technical specifications for PlayStation 5 in a “Road to PS5” deep dive presentation by lead system architect Mark Cerny originally scheduled for Game Developers Conference 2020. Watch “The Road to PS5” Presentation: Here are the specifications compared to PlayStation 4, via Digital Foundry: Here is the PlayStation Blog‘s official summary…

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E3 is Officially Cancelled

12 March 2020
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The Entertainment Software Association has cancelled E3 2020, which was originally planned to run from June 9 to 11 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, due to concerns surrounding the novel coronavirus CODVID-19. While nothing specific has been announced, the Entertainment Software Association is currently “exploring options with our members to coordinate an online experience…

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Outriders ‘Frontiers of Enoch’ Trailer

4 March 2020
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Publisher Square Enix and developer People Can Fly have released a new trailer for Outriders introducing the world of Enoch where the game is set. Check Out the Outriders ‘Frontiers of Enoch’ Trailer: If you missed it in mid-February, watch the first gameplay footage and read up more on the cooperative RPG third-person shooter here….

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THQ Nordic Parent Company Embracer Group Acquires Saber Interactive

20 February 2020
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Embracer Group, the parent company of THQ Nordic, has acquired Saber Interactive, the company announced. The acquisition includes all of the assets of Saber Interactive and related assets, including studios in Russia, Sweden, Belarus, Spain, and Portugal. The purchase price includes an initial consideration of $150 million, plus an earn-out consideration of a up to…

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THQ Nordic Has Greenlit a Full Remake of the Classic RPG Gothic

20 February 2020
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Two months after the release of its Gothic Playable Teaser that served as a means to gauge interest in a potential Gothic remake, publisher THQ Nordic has announced that it will establish a new studio based in Barcelona, Spain to go into full production on a Gothic remake for “next-gen consoles” and PC. A release…

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Outriders Debut Gameplay, ‘101’ Trailers, Details and Screenshots

17 February 2020
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Publisher Square Enix and developer People Can Fly have released the debut gameplay footage, a set of ‘101’ trailers, details, and first screenshots for cooperative RPG shooter Outriders. Watch the Outriders Debut Gameplay and New Trailers: Additionally, various outlets have published additional gameplay videos. Here is an overview of the game, via Square Enix: What…

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Quantic Dream Announces Self-Publishing Venture

17 February 2020
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In a blog post celebrating its 23rd birthday, Quantic Dream announced a self-publishing venture. “For the first time in 23 years of working with prestigious publishers, we are now in a position to self-publish,” Quantic Dream said in the blog post. “This new venture will allow us to make decisions in total independence, and to…

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The Need for Speed Franchise Will Once Again be Developed by Criterion

14 February 2020
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Future Need for Speed titles will be once again developed by the UK studio Criterion. Ghost Games who has developed the previous four Need for Speed entries will go back to being called EA Gothenburg and will take on a supporting development role. EA told gamesindustry.biz, “With a strong history and passion for racing games…

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Outriders Adds PS5 and Xbox Series X Versions. Delayed to Holiday 2020

12 February 2020
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Square Enix today announced the Outriders Reveal Stream and unveiled its debut gameplay trailer. Watch the Outriders Official Reveal Trailer: From People Can Fly, the developers of Gears of War: Judgment and Bulletstorm, and Square Enix External Studios, the minds behind Sleeping Dogs and Just Cause, Outriders is a co-op RPG shooter for a new…

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2K Silicon Valley Officially Named 31st Union

12 February 2020
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2K announced today that 2K Silicon Valley, the label’s wholly-owned development studio founded in February 2019 and led by video game industry veteran Michael Condrey, will officially be known as 31st Union. Alongside revealing its new state-of-the-art development facility, branding and core values commitment to further establish its identity, the studio also announced plans to…

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THQ Nordic Sets Up Nine Rocks Games Studio. Developing a Shooter/Survival Game

11 February 2020
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THQ Nordic has announced the establishment of Nine Rocks Games, a new studio based in Bratislava, Slovakia that will be working on a new game in the shooter / survival genre. More information on the game will be announced “in due time.” The staff of Nine Rocks Games have previously worked on titles such as…

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Gears of War boss Rod Fergusson Leaves Microsoft to Oversee Diablo at Blizzard

8 February 2020
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Rod Fergusson, studio head at Gears of War studio The Coalition and producer on the series for over 15 years, will leave the Microsoft-owned studio in March in a move to Blizzard Entertainment to oversee the Diablo franchise, he announced. “I began working on Gears of War over 15 years ago and since then, it…

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Official Sony PS5 Sign-Up Page Goes Live

5 February 2020
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Sony Interactive Entertainment has launched a PlayStation 5 newsletter page across its European territory websites. “We’ve begun to share some of the incredible features you can expect from PlayStation 5, but we’re not quite ready to fully unveil the next generation of PlayStation,” reads a message on the page. “Sign up below to be among…

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Wizards of the Coast Opens New Studio. Working on Sci-Fi Multiplatform RPG

3 February 2020
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Archetype Entertainment is a game development studio in Austin, Texas led by industry veterans from BioWare and other AAA studios. Founded in 2019, Archetype is an autonomous division of Wizards of the Coast. We are assembling a world-class team to build a multi-platform roleplaying game set in a new science fiction universe. “At Archetype, we…

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C77 Entertainment Studio Established, “Big Action Experiences for PC and Console”

3 February 2020
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The new game development studio, C77 Entertainment in Seattle, is the latest addition to the Amplifier Game Invest portfolio and an expansion onto the North American market for the company. The team will focus on big-action experiences for PC and console players. “We found an opportunity to set up a new studio together with Mattias…

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