Microsoft’s game revenue up by $550 million as Xbox readies for Series X debut

While the Xbox One generation is winding down, the Xbox brand is holding strong and is even listed as a driving force behind year-over-year growth in Microsoft’s “more personal computing” segment as a whole. Revenue for Microsoft’s game business is up 22 percent year-over-year, an increase of $550 million when compared to Q1 FY2020. This…

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Report: Latest Cyberpunk 2077 delay announcement blindsides its dev team

CD Projekt Red has once again announced a delay of its blockbuster RPG Cyberpunk 2077 but, according to comments now circulating online, it did so without first informing the developers currently working on the game. Shortly after the announcement hit social media, Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier shared on Twitter that a source within CDPR says an…

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Sony delays PS5 launch title Destruction AllStars until 2021

Sony has delayed its multiplayer vehicular brawler Destruction AllStars to February 2021, meaning the PlayStation 5’s launch lineup just got a little bit lighter. Destruction AllStars had initially been slated to launch alongside the PS5 in November, but will now arrive next year as a free PlayStation Plus title. According to Sony, the decision is…

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Ubisoft and Netflix partner for live action Assassin’s Creed series

Ubisoft and Netflix are partnering up to create a new live action series based on the Assassin’s Creed franchise. According to a press release, the two companies have signed an agreement to create “dynamic stories with global mass appeal for adaptations of live action, animated, and anime series. It also notes that the Assassin’s Creed…

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Uplay+ subscription rebrands as Ubisoft+ and adds multi-platform support

Ubisoft is rebranding its Uplay+ subscription service as Ubisoft+ and adding multi-platform support. The move comes shortly after Ubisoft announced both Uplay and its Ubisoft Club reward program would be melted down and reforged as Ubisoft Connect. The revamped Ubisoft+ service will continue to offer access to a catalog over over 100 PC titles for $14.99 per…

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Starbreeze CEO Mikael Nermark resigns with immediate effect

Mikael Nermark has resigned as CEO of Payday 2 developer Starbreeze with immediate effect due to personal reasons. The Starbreeze board of directors has named Tobias Sjogren as acting CEO following Nermark’s departure, but has already begun searching for a permanent successor. Sjogren has plenty of industry pedigree, having previously served as studio manager at DICE…

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