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Report: Sony won't be at E3 2019

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Report: Sony won't be at E3 2019

In a statement to Gameinformer, Sony has announced the rather curious decision for PlayStation not to appear at E3 in 2019. The event, which is arguably the biggest one in gaming is approaching it's twenty fifth year and usually sees Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft hosting a press conference or showcase of some sort.

Sony stated that "As the industry evolves, Sony Interactive Entertainment continues to look for inventive opportunities to engage the community. PlayStation fans mean the world to us and we always want to innovate, think differently and experiment with new ways to delight gamers. As a result, we have decided not to participate in E3 in 2019. We are exploring new and familiar ways to engage our community in 2019 and can’t wait to share our plans with you”. When asked if fans could expect to see Sony holding an event off-site during E3. the company further elaborated "We will not activate or hold a press conference around E3."

It's a very strange decision on Sony's part, but gaming fans have been questioning the importance of E3 during recent years. Sony's press conference has long been one of the more popular parts of the show and this will mark the companies first time not attending E3 in twenty four years.

This news will likely concern some fans, but I'm sure Sony will find new and exciting ways to talk about their games. What do you think? Is this the beginning of the end for E3?

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It looks like Square-Enix is working on a PS5 title.

It looks like Square-Enix is working on a PS5 title.

Gamers are an eagle-eyed bunch. We're always scraping the depths of the internet for leaks and hints at things to come.

Someone has spotted a lovely little tidbit on the unlucky Square-Enix staffer's Linkedin page. Luminous 3D's Lead Character Model Artist, Tomohiro Tokoro profile included mention of a "New AAA title for PS5". The page, as expected was updated to remove the listing, but thanks to the impossible nature of removing anything from the internet, we've got a snapshot of the resume below.

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THQ Nordic has 35 unannounced games in development

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THQ Nordic has 35 unannounced games in development

It seems THQ Nordic isn't just buying up game developers on a whim – the company has over 50 titles in the works.

During a recent financial report, founder and CEO Lars Wingefors confirmed that the company has a total of 55 games in development across its numerous studios. Of those 55, only 20 have been announced.

Of the announced titles from THQ Nordic, Darksiders III is set to release on the 27th of this month, while Metro Exodus will release early next year.

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Spider-Man's next DLC releases next week

Spider-Man's next DLC releases next week

The second chapter of Marvel's Spider-Man has a confirmed release date of November 20.

Turf Wars will centre around Hammerhead, a mob boss with a surgically enhanced cranium that he uses as a deadly weapon. He and his crew have armed themselves with equipment left behind by Sable International and are waging war against the other Dons of the Maggia.

Spidey will need to team up with Detective Watanabe to take them down and put an end to the violence that's erupted throughout the streets of New York.

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The Game Awards 2018 nominees announced

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The Game Awards 2018 nominees announced

The year is almost over and with it comes the time when we all start discussing the prestigious title of "Game of the Year". The nominees for The Game Awards 2018 have been announced, with God of War and Red Dead Redemption 2 leading the pack with a whopping eight nominations each.

Red Dead Redemption 2, God of War, Spider-Man and Assassin's Creed Odyssey are all up for the coveted "Game of the Year" along with Celeste and Monster Hunter: World.

Check out the full list of nominations below.

Game of the Year

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New Sony patent points to a controller with a touchscreen

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New Sony patent points to a controller with a touchscreen

A recent patent filed by Sony Interactive Entertainment America suggest that the company may have plans to build a controller with touchscreen functionality.

Revealed by the folks at DualShockers, this new design patent comes at an interesting time. It seems highly unlikely that we would see any major revision of the PlayStation 4's controller design this late in the consoles life, so my money is on this being a potential idea for the inevitable PlayStation 5.

The idea of a controller with a touchscreen is nothing new, but it does feel like the natural evolution for the DualShock 4 and its touchpad.

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Crackdown 3 confirmed for February 15 release

Crackdown 3 confirmed for February 15 release

During its X018 event this weekend, Xbox confirmed that Crackdown 3 will be releasing on February 15 early next year.

The worldwide launch see the game available on Xbox One and Windows 10, while also getting a Day One release on Xbox Game Pass.

The announcement was followed by the debut of a new Crackdown 3 multiplayer mode, Wrecking Zone, which will focus heavily on environmental destruction in a 5v5 match.

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Activision is unhappy with Destiny 2: Forsaken sales

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Activision is unhappy with Destiny 2: Forsaken sales

While players are celebrating Destiny 2's return to glory, publisher Activision is unhappy with its current sales performance.

Discussion of the game's sales came during an earnings call, in which the publisher noted the title "did not achieve our commercial expectations", and that "there is still work to do to fully reengage the core Destiny fanbase."

"Some players we think are still in 'wait and see' mode," said Activision COO Coddy Johnson. "When you’re in, you’re deeply engaged, and if you’re not, we’re hoping now’s the time. We’re working to bring players back in and win them back."

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Final Fantasy XV director resigns from Square Enix

Final Fantasy XV director resigns from Square Enix

Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata has left Square Enix to start his own business.

The news came as part of an official Square Enix livestream, in which global brand director Akio Ofuji noted "the company has made an important directional change, and the decision has been made to re-examine these projects."

As such, three of the upcoming four DLC releases have been cancelled. The final content, Episode Ardyn will release March 2019.

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Red Dead Online's Beta is coming later this month

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Red Dead Online's Beta is coming later this month

Red Dead Redemption 2's Online element will be getting a public beta towards the end of November.

Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick stated in an earnings call that "it will launch in public beta towards the end of the month – Rockstar will have a lot more to say about it."

Details regarding Red Dead Online are slim, however Take Two's president Karl Slatoff has described it as "an evolution of the classic multiplayer experience in the original Red Dead Redemption, blending narrative with competitive and cooperative gameplay in fun new ways."

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Blizzard has mobile titles in the works for multiple IPs

Blizzard has mobile titles in the works for multiple IPs

Hot on the heels of its Diablo Immortal announcement, Blizzard has confirmed it has mobile projects in the works for multiple franchises.

During a BlizzCon Q&A session [posted to Reddit], executive producer Allen Adham discussed the company's philosophy towards the mobile platform.

"In terms of Blizzard's approach to mobile gaming, many of us over the last few years have shifted from playing primarily desktop to playing many hours on mobile, and we have many of our best developers now working on new mobile titles across all of our IPs," said Adham.

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Microsoft aquires Obsidian Entertainment and InXile

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Microsoft aquires Obsidian Entertainment and InXile

It's no secret that Microsoft has struggled to maintain momentum when compared to Sony and it's incredible line of console exclusives.

In an effort to bolster the companies output of triple-A console exclusives, Microsoft has announced the acquisition of two major RPG studios. Both Obsidian Entertainment and InXile will be joining Microsoft Games Studios

The announcement was made during Midrosoft's X018 event in Mexico this past weekend and brings the count of Micorsoft's internal game studios to a solid thirteen. InXile and Obsidian will join the likes of Undead Labs, Playground Games, Rare, 343 and The Coalition

Matt Booty, the Corporate VP of Microsoft Studios stated that "The 13 distinct and diverse game development teams that form Microsoft Studios are focused on implementing new Microsoft technologies, delivering content for new platforms and services like Xbox Game Pass, and creating exclusive games that turn players into loyal Xbox fans. We are committed to expanding the Microsoft Studios franchises players already love, and investing in new, exclusive content for every type of gamer."

News Index


It looks like Square-Enix is working on a PS5 title.
It looks like Square-Enix is working on a PS5 title.
NEWS Nothing like Linkedin for breaking news
Report: Sony won't be at E3 2019
Report: Sony won't be at E3 2019
NEWS Uhhh what?!?
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THQ Nordic has 35 unannounced games in development
THQ Nordic has 35 unannounced games in development
NEWS And hasn't stopped buying studios
1
Spider-Man's next DLC releases next week
Spider-Man's next DLC releases next week
NEWS Starring crime boss Hammerhead
PS4
The Game Awards 2018 nominees announced
The Game Awards 2018 nominees announced
NEWS You get an award & you get an award!
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New Sony patent points to a controller with a touchscreen
New Sony patent points to a controller with a touchscreen
NEWS Is Sony looking to switch things up?
2
Crackdown 3 confirmed for February 15 release
Crackdown 3 confirmed for February 15 release
NEWS Coming to Game Pass on Day One.
Activision is unhappy with Destiny 2: Forsaken sales
Activision is unhappy with Destiny 2: Forsaken sales
NEWS "There is still work to do..."
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Microsoft aquires Obsidian Entertainment and InXile
Microsoft aquires Obsidian Entertainment and InXile
NEWS Is it enough to beat Sony's massive exclusives?
1
Red Dead Online's Beta is coming later this month
Red Dead Online's Beta is coming later this month
NEWS Howdy, partner.
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Final Fantasy XV director resigns from Square Enix
Final Fantasy XV director resigns from Square Enix
NEWS Majority of remaining DLC cancelled.
Blizzard has mobile titles in the works for multiple IPs
Blizzard has mobile titles in the works for multiple IPs
NEWS Developed both in-house and through partnerships.
Kingdom Hearts III voice cast unveiled
Kingdom Hearts III voice cast unveiled
NEWS The big names are back!
Path of Exile is coming to PS4 next month
Path of Exile is coming to PS4 next month
NEWS Perfect timing.
Assassin's Creed Odyssey Mercenary Events put on hold
Assassin's Creed Odyssey Mercenary Events put on hold
NEWS Thankfully I still have about 1300 blips on the map to investigate
Moonlighter arrives on Nintendo Switch
Moonlighter arrives on Nintendo Switch
NEWS Yet another Indie gem
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Warcraft III: Reforged will remaster an RTS masterpiece
Warcraft III: Reforged will remaster an RTS masterpiece
NEWS Lok'tar Ogar!
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Nintendo reveals the final fighters for Super Smash Bros.
Nintendo reveals the final fighters for Super Smash Bros.
NEWS Plus details for new game modes and more.
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The Quiet Man silently releases
The Quiet Man silently releases
NEWS Put out to pasture
PlayStation Plus lineup for November confirmed
PlayStation Plus lineup for November confirmed
NEWS Guns, Swords and Burly Men for everyone!
Camera tests reveal Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia
Camera tests reveal Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia
NEWS Plus casting for Triss confirmed
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The Nintendo Switch has now sold over 22 million units
The Nintendo Switch has now sold over 22 million units
NEWS From strength to strength
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Red Dead Redemption 2 has already made $725 million
Red Dead Redemption 2 has already made $725 million
NEWS Quite the heist.
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No Man's Sky's latest update plunges to new depths
No Man's Sky's latest update plunges to new depths
NEWS Hold your breath.
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Sony announces full line-up for the PlayStation Classic
Sony announces full line-up for the PlayStation Classic
NEWS Sweet, sweet mother of nostalgia
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Check out Anthem's first mission
Check out Anthem's first mission
NEWS Still not sure I'm sold
Bethesda: Fallout 76 "wasn't doable" on Nintendo Switch
Bethesda: Fallout 76 "wasn't doable" on Nintendo Switch
NEWS Still plenty of titles coming to the platform
Xbox Game Pass will be coming to PC
Xbox Game Pass will be coming to PC
NEWS More bang for your buck.
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Vampyr is coming to the Nintendo Switch
Vampyr is coming to the Nintendo Switch
NEWS Suck em dry on the go
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Bethesda tells Fallout 76 fans to expect problems
Bethesda tells Fallout 76 fans to expect problems
NEWS Isn't that what a BETA is for?
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