Publisher Deep Silver has acquired the Homefront brand from Crytek, less than two months after Homefront: The Revolution was announced. The game’s development team, originally working out of Crytek UK’s offices, will be transferred to Deep Silver’s newly founded Dambuster Studios; both offices are located in Nottingham.
Following this announcement, Crytek confirmed this sale and additionally confirmed layoffs from its US studio. Crytek US was working on Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age; development of this title will be transferred to Crytek Frankfurt. Continue reading Deep Silver Acquires Homefront: The Revolution
EA has announced EA Access, its new subscription service launching on Xbox One. For $5.99 per month (or $39.99 per year), EA Access subscribers will receive a number of benefits, including access to a library of games, a 10% discount on digitally purchased EA titles and the ability to download and play upcoming games five days before release. Continue reading EA Unveils New Subscription Service
This week on New Game Plus, it's a 5v5 battle with our coverage of The International Dota 2 Championships, a 1v1 duel with Planeswalker Plus, and a 1v7777 skirmish in Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn. We also take a look at The Talos Principle. All this, plus more, on Episode 110 of New Game Plus!
Battlefield: Hardline has been delayed and will be released in 2015, while Dragon Age: Inquisition has been pushed back from October 9 to November 21.
DICE Vice President an General Manager Karl Magnus Troedsson explained the reasons for Battlefield: Hardline‘s delay in a blog post, citing feedback from the recent beta: “This feedback…spurred us to start thinking about other possibilities and ways we could push Hardline innovation further and make the game even better. The more we thought about these ideas, the more we knew we had to get them into the game you will all be playing. However, there was only one problem. We would need more time. Time that we didn’t have if we decided to move forward with launching in just a couple of months.” Continue reading Battlefield: Hardline, Dragon Age: Inquisition Delayed
This week on New Game Plus, we hope for a silent night in Valiant Hearts: The Great War, tell a bedtime story in Child of Light, and dance underneath the stars with Bounden. We also transform and roll out into Old Game Plus and look at a new Gigabyte motherboard. All this, plus more, on Episode 109 of New Game Plus!
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced in a company email that Microsoft will be letting go of 18,000 employees. 12,500 of these losses will come from the company’s recently acquired Nokia Devices and Services division, however other areas will be affected. Xbox head Phil Spencer has confirmed that the Xbox Entertainment Studios division will be closing in the coming months.
Xbox Entertainment Studios was originally set to produce original content for Xbox Live, including documentaries, reboots and original productions. A small number of employees will remain to continue production on the Halo: Nightfall digital series as well as the Halo TV series, as well as Signal To Noise, the documentary which recently found the fabled stockpile of buried E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial cartridges. Continue reading Microsoft Lays Of 18,000 Employees, Shuts Xbox Entertainment
This week on New Game Plus, it's all E3, all the time! We've bring you The Witcher 3, Forza Horizon 2, Battlefield Hardline and Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes! All this, plus more, on Episode 108 of New Game Plus!
With Valve’s DOTA 2 International in full-swing, 2K Games & Gearbox Software have announced their take on the MOBA genre, in the form of Battleborn – a PS4/PC/Xbox One title set to hit sometime in 2015/16. Continue reading 2K Games & Gearbox Software Announce Battleborn
This week on New Game Plus, we drift with Grid Autosport, dive into Fish Out Of Water, and dine on Kirby Triple Deluxe. We also have all the Evolve and Batman: Arkham Knight action from the E3 floor. All this, plus more, on Episode 107 of New Game Plus!
We talk to Neverealm Studios about the next Mortal Kombat game