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Horizon Forbidden West delayed to early 2022 – report

By Stephany Nunneley 30 July 2021 20:12 GMT Sony is said to be delaying Horizon Forbidden West to early 2022, according to a report from Bloomberg.According to the report, Horizon Forbidden West will miss its proposed holiday 2021 release and instead arrive sometime in early 2022.Watch on YouTubeIf accurate, it wouldn’t come as much of a surprise considering Guerrilla Games wasn’t quite sure if the game would meet a 2021 release. Back in June, PlayStation Studios head Herman Hulst said that while the game was “on track” for release this year around the holidays, “that isn’t quite certain yet.”“For Horizon,…

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How lockdown changed gaming in the UK: 9 key takeaways from Ofcom’s Online National 2021 Report

Ofcom has published its Online National 2021 Report which features a host of data about gaming habits in the UK – and how these changed after the pandemic hit last year. We’ve rounded up 9 stats from the report. 1. Almost two thirds of adults played games last year With people at home for much of the year, online gaming saw a big increase in 2020. Nearly two thirds (62%) of adults, and 92% of 16- to 24-year-olds, said they played games on an electronic device, and over half of all gamers agreed that gaming helped them get through lockdown….

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Shin Megami Tensei 5 coming to Nintendo Switch in November – report

By Dom Peppiatt 6 June 2021 12:27 GMT Shin Megami Tensei 5 release date and gameplay details have leaked, with new information suggesting that the game will be landing on Nintendo Switch later this year.The Japanese website for the Nintendo Switch-exclusive RPG from Atlus apparently listed a November 11 release date for the fifth title in the highly-acclaimed cult franchise, before it was taken down (thanks, PersonaCentral).Shin Megami Tensei 5 was announced back in January 2017, and we’ve heard precious little about the RPG since then. At least we know we’re getting an English translation of the game, though.Watch on YouTubeIf…

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The Last of Us remake for PS5 is reportedly in the works at Sony

By Stephany Nunneley 9 April 2021 17:21 GMT Sony has a remake of The Last of Us in the works for PS5, according to a report. The Bloomberg report states Visual Arts Service Group was working on The Last of Us remake, and that work began around 2018. According to Bloomberg, the project was eventually handed over to Naughty Dog.Watch on YouTubeAccording, to the report, Michael Mumbauer’s group almost made an Uncharted remake instead, but the idea was canned when Sony realized it would be too expensive to make, especially with added design work. Instead, the team started work on…

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New Nintendo Switch model to have a bigger OLED screen – report

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 4 March 2021 11:59 GMT Nintendo is apparently planning to release an upgraded Nintendo Switch console later this year that will include a 720p OLED screen, according to a new report.As per a new article from Bloomberg, Nintendo is planning to launch an upgraded version of the Nintendo Switch later this year that will use Samsung Display tech for its screen.The report suggests that the new Switch model will use a 7-inch 720p rigid OLED panel – an improvement over the current Switch’s 6.2-inch LCD panel – and will go into production in June.For reference, the Switch…

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Amazon spends “$500 million a year” on its game division and has yet to release a hit – report

Amazon has spent and continues to spend, plenty of money on its gaming endeavors, but it has yet to release a hit and this may have something to do with internal struggles and mismanagement in its gaming division.According to a report on Bloomberg, two sources close to the company state Amazon spends almost “$500 million a year” on its video game division – excluding Twitch and Amazon Luna.However, the spending isn’t paying out, as noted in the report, as the company has canceled Amazon’s a number of titles such as Breakaway and the Overwatch-style free-to-play shooter Crucible, which was released…

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Scavengers suspends co-founder following workplace abuse allegations

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 28 January 2021 16:12 GMT After a report exposed a slew of sexual harassment and abuse allegations against the studio, Scavengers has announced it has indefinitely suspended co-founder and creative director Simon Darveau.A report published by GamesIndustry.biz earlier this week outlined a series of grievous misdemeanors enacted by senior staff at the studio, leading to a “toxic work environment”.Creative director Simon Darveau and his romantic partner (at the time of the studio’s founding) CEO Amelie Lamarche were reportedly mostly to blame for the toxicity in the Montreal-based studio, known for its work on both Darwin Project and…

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Cyberpunk 2077 release contributed to digital sales record in December – SuperData

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 23 January 2021 15:56 GMT Digital games saw a significant sales increase year-over-year setting a $12 billion record for the month of December, thanks in part to the release of Cyberpunk 2077.According to SuperData figures, the release of Cyberpunk 2077 helped digital PC sales grow 40% year-over-year (yoy). December also saw 15% growth from the prior year with the total monthly revenue ever. Mobile grew 5% yoy while console earnings grew 16%. The SuperData report states Cyberpunk 2077 had the biggest game launch of all time based on digital revenue and digital units sold, which were…

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SuperData: Digital games revenue grew 12% in 2020, Cyberpunk 2077 made $609M

SuperData has released its 2020 report, and it finds gaming revenue up to 12% year-over-year, with $139.9 billion spent on digital games.In the SuperData report, it notes that the top 10 premium titles accounted for 34% of total premium market earnings.Premium console earnings grew 28% year-over-year, with North America accounting for over half (57%) of the premium console market. The report suggests the “significant impact” of COVID-19 on the US resulted in higher console engagement, pushing worldwide revenue upward.Animal Crossing: New Horizons became one of the biggest hits in 2020, breaking the console record for premium launch downloads, selling 5…

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PS5 has 664GB of usable storage space – report

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 4 October 2020 11:34 GMT A new leak suggests that the 825GB PS5 will give players 664GB of useable storage space on the system’s SSD.A new image that has surfaced over on gaming forum ResetEra seems to show off the PlayStation 5 UI, along with some data about just how much space you will actually be able to use on its SSD.Once the operating system and essential system files are taken into account, it seems to show that you will be left with 664GB to store your games and other media on.The leaked images are pretty…

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Rocksteady accused by employees of ignoring harassment in the workplace [Update]

Rocksteady has posted a tweet featuring an unsolicited letter it received from female employees at the company regarding the Guardian’s recent report on accusations of abuse and harassment at the studio. The tweet features an unsolicited letter from seven of the female Rocksteady staffers that signed the initial 2018 letter calling out inappropriate conduct in the workplace. According to the new letter, eight of the ten employees who initially brought harassment issues to light are still with the company. It goes on to state Rocksteady addressed the issues immediately, and not two years later as the Guardian report claimed. Here…

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Rocksteady accused by employees of ignoring harassment in the workplace  

Batman developer Rocksteady Studios has been accused by multiple employees of ignoring harassment in the workplace.According to a report from The Guardian, female employees at Rocksteady signed a letter two years ago and sent it to the bosses, accusing the studio of failing to prevent inappropriate behaviour and sexual harassment.The letter was issued in 2018, and 10 out of 16 female staffers signed it. The letter noted various “slurs regarding the transgendered community,” chatting about women in a “derogatory or sexual manner”, and sexual harassment. The latter occurred in the form of advances, “leering,” and “inappropriate comments.”One of the women, who spoke with…