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Upcoming horror game, The Chant, will only release on PC and next-gen consoles

The Chant will no longer be releasing on PS4 or Xbox One. The Chant is an upcoming horror game that is set to explore the dark side of spirituality. Set at a spiritual retreat, the third-person horror is going to require players to scramble to survive when things turn awry. You are expected to craft and fight your way out of the retreat, escaping the psychedelic horrors and cosmic terror that occurs when one ritual goes wrong. Sounds like an interesting take, right? Well, for players on Xbox One and PS4, I bear bad news. Following a recent press release,…

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Crossfire: Legion is the future of the RTS as it was in 1999

Can I get a ‘woop woop’, or at least a ‘wololo’, for the spin-off strategy game? The Ensemble Studios swansong that was Halo Wars, an RTS so streamlined it was aerodynamic. The ballistic ballet of Gears Tactics, which piled extra biceps atop XCOM’s shoulders. Even when money has moved through the membrane in the opposite direction, it has resulted in projects that were – let’s not overstate this – endearingly experimental. Can I get an understanding nod for Command & Conquer: Renegade? The strangeness of Crossfire: Legion’s situation is that you might not recognise it as a spin-off at all….

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Embracer Group has acquired the maker of Deep Rock Galactic, Huntdown, and six other studios

By Sherif Saed 5 August 2021 12:26 GMT Embracer Group is expanding its studio portfolio further with eight new teams.Embracer Group, the parent company of THQ Nordic, Koch Media, and many other publishers and developers, has announced today the acquisition of eight established studios. The teams will fall under Embracer’s various arms, bringing the group’s total size to over 8,000 employees.Watch on YouTubeWithin the premium games space, Coffee Stain will now own Deep Rock Galactic developer Ghost Ship, and Huntdown maker Easy Trigger. Koch Media, through its subsidiary Vertigo Games, has acquired VR developer Forcefield. Koch is also now the…

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Sorry, no Metro or Saint’s Row surprise at E3 this year, Deep Silver say

June is here and the smell of E3 is in the air. Social media managers are making vague, cheeky posts about their games that don’t yet have release dates. Fans are wondering if the 23rd entry in their favorite series will be announced. In among all that excitement is always bound to be a reality check or so. Deep Silver have helpfully popped up to name four things that you don’t need to get your hopes up for during any of the upcoming summer showcases. Saint’s Row, TimeSplitters, Metro, and Dead Island are going to be keeping their collective heads…

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Here’s The E3 (And Not-E3) 2021 Press Conference Schedule So Far

Last year, amid a mismanaged pandemic and sweeping social distancing regulations, the Entertainment Software Association called off its annual E3 event. But the stretch between late May and early November was positively littered with digital showcases and press conference conferences. If you followed video games closely, you tuned in to a new event on what felt like a weekly basis. This year is shaping up similarly. E3 is back, but as an all-digital event. Many of the industry’s biggest players are following suit, turning to digital presentations to relay the spree of trailers, updates, reveals, and “just one more thing”s…

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It’s Official: E3 Returns As An All-Digital, All-Free Event June 12

Following the cancelation of 2020's event due to covid-19, and much rumor and speculation regarding this year’s iteration of what was once the most important video game trade show in the world, the Entertainment Software Association today announces E3 2021, a free all-digital event running June 12 through 15. Nintendo, Xbox, Capcom, Konami, Ubisoft, Take-Two Interactive, Warner Bros. Games, and Koch Media are already slated to participate. The good news is everybody gets to go to E3 this year for free. The other good news is nobody needs to fly across the country or around the world to participate in…

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Payday 3 is coming to consoles and PC in 2023

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 19 March 2021 13:14 GMT Starbreeze has announced a release window for Payday 3.Coming in 2023, Payday 3 will be made available on PC and consoles.While console platforms weren’t announced, it’s safe to assume PS5 and Xbox Series X/S will be included.Additional content and functionalities are planned for the long term beyond the original release date.Alongside the release window, Starbreeze also announced a co-publishing deal with Koch Media with Starbreeze retaining ownership of the Payday IP.“We are excited to announce this exclusive long-term Payday 3 co-publishing deal with Koch Media who shares our passion for the…

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Valve and five publishers fined €7.8 million for geo-blocking Steam keys

Valve and a handful of game publishers have landed themselves in hot water with the European Commision for geo-blocking Steam keys in certain regions in Europe. The Steam owners, along with Bandai Namco, Capcom, Focus Home, Koch Media and ZeniMax (Bethesda’s parent company), have been collectively fined €7.8 million (around £6.9 million) for “breaching EU antitrust rules”. (more…)