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News: Rockstar Games to Reveal Exciting Future Projects Soon

Rockstar Games to Reveal Exciting Future Projects Soon

Red dead?

Could we get a glimpse of Red Dead Redemption 2 at this year's E3? It's still one of this author's big predictions for next month's show, and while label Rockstar Games is remaining quiet, publishing overlord Take Two has hinted that we may hear more soon. Indeed, speaking as part of the firm's latest round of financial results, CEO...

News: Disney Infinity Dumped as Avalanche Software Shuttered

Disney Infinity Dumped as Avalanche Software Shuttered

Company will license out brands

Disney Interactive is exiting the video game business for what feels like the umpteenth time. The publisher has announced today that it will no longer self-publish console titles, meaning that it's shuttering Avalanche Software and ditching toys-to-life release Disney Infinity. The latter will result in around 300...

News: Destiny Continues to Be a Big Hit for Activision

Destiny Continues to Be a Big Hit for Activision

Shooter has almost 30 million users

Activision's revealed some pretty impressive Destiny statistics during the company's most recent financial report, claiming that the game now has almost 30 million registered players. Those keeping pace will remember that back in November of last year, the publisher stated that Destiny had around 25 million...

News: Sony Has Now Shipped a Staggering 40 Million PS4 Consoles

Sony Has Now Shipped a Staggering 40 Million PS4 Consoles

Beast mode

PlayStation helped propel Sony to a very profitable financial year, with the company's operating income up 329 per cent to ¥294.2 billion (~$2.7 billion). The company's gaming division played a huge part in that, its own sales up 11 per cent, with profits doubling to ¥‎88.7 billion (~$819 million). For a snapshot of just how well...

News: You Better Hope SEGA Publishes Persona 5 in Europe, 'Cause NIS America Won't Be

You Better Hope SEGA Publishes Persona 5 in Europe, 'Cause NIS America Won't Be

Uh oh

Persona 5 is probably getting a Japanese release date next month, but the painful wait for any kind of confirmation of a European launch looks set to continue. For years now, NIS America has been bringing Atlus' games to European shores, ensuring that the likes of Persona 4 Golden made it overseas. However, following SEGA's purchase of...

News: Oddworld's Lorne Lanning: Consoles Lasting 7 Years Is Becoming Less Viable

Oddworld's Lorne Lanning: Consoles Lasting 7 Years Is Becoming Less Viable

It's an odd world

While there are conflicting reports on where developers stand on the PlayStation 4K, industry veteran Lorne Lanning has hinted that Sony may be making the right move in an interview with Game Informer. The silver haired suit – who co-founded Oddworld Inhabitants – suggested that he personally believes the concept of seven year...

News: GameStop Signs Tequila Works, Ready at Dawn as Retailer Firms Publishing Plans

GameStop Signs Tequila Works, Ready at Dawn as Retailer Firms Publishing Plans

Time for RIME?

GameStop, the specialist US retailer, is making a move into god's honest video game publishing – and it's signing up some familiar names to help make its charge. Regular readers will already know that Insomniac Games is on board, with its underwater adventure Song of the Deep due out on the PlayStation 4 later this year. However,...

News: The Art Lead on Alienation Has Sadly Passed Away

The Art Lead on Alienation Has Sadly Passed Away

At just 42

There's a bit of sad news coming out of Housemarque today: veteran Finnish developer Antti Kallioinen has passed away. Having worked in the industry for many years all around the world, Kallioinen joined the Resogun developer in 2012 in order to serve as the Art Lead on its upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive, Alienation. "Antti...

News: Sony Computer Entertainment Officially Rebrands As Sony Interactive Entertainment

Sony Computer Entertainment Officially Rebrands As Sony Interactive Entertainment

Not an April Fools' joke

Yes, it's still 1st April in some parts of the world – though the period of pranks is surely over globally at this point – but the formation of Sony Interactive Entertainment is no joke. You may remember us reporting on this a few weeks ago – well, now the deed is done, the documents are signed, and the new logo is...