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.
It appears THQ Nordic isn't done with its shopping spree either, having just announced the acquisition of Bugbear Entertainment and Coffee Stain Studios in separate deals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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
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."
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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