Embracer’s acquisition of Gearbox leaves all Homeworld 3 investors without potential profit
Developers of upcoming RTS Homeworld 3 have been collecting donations on crowdfunding platform Fig since 2019. However, all investment reservations were cancelled after publisher Gearbox was acquired by Embracer Group.
Insomniac employees on making Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart without crunch and ‘suffering’
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart has received positive reviews from critics, getting an average score of 89/100 on Metacritic. And some Insomniac employees are now sharing their experience of working on the game and making it without crunch.
CD Projekt reportedly used “Winnie the Pooh” tag in Cyberpunk 2077 to mark China-related content
China has very strict rules when it comes to publishing games. According to the data from the latest hack, CD Projekt removed certain content from the Chinese version of Cyberpunk 2077. Controversially, this censored content happens to be labeled “Winnie the Pooh.”
Apple updates App Store Review Guidelines. Misleading ads to be banned
Designer sues Capcom for stealing her photos to make textures in Resident Evil 4 and other games
Capcom faces a new lawsuit, as the company has been accused of using other designer’s photos without a license in games like Resident Evil 4 and Devil May Cry. The Japanese publisher could pay off more than $10 million in damages.
Cory Barlog defends employees from online harassers after God of War 2 delay: “Be angry with me”
Sony Santa Monica Studio creative director Cory Barlog stood up for his colleagues who have been receiving hateful messages after a sequel of God of War was delayed to 2022. He asked everyone to blame himself and not other developers.
Festivals, Reddit, and demos: how Mind Scanners got almost 40,000 wishlists by launch
Brave At Night, known for its simulator Yes, Your Grace, has launched its first game as a publisher. The studio shared its experience of promoting Mind Scanners, a psychiatry simulation from indie studio The Outer Zone.
US parent organization accuses Roblox of baiting children into “casino-level” spending
Non-profit organization ParentsTogether urged Roblox to stop baiting children into “casino-level spending sprees.” According to activists, kids spend thousands of dollars in the game without parents’ knowledge and experience financial exploitation.
Sierra On-Line founders and King’s Quest creators developing first game in over 20 years
Ken and Roberta Williams are making their comeback to the games industry after being retired for two decades. Co-founders of Sierra On-Line, known for some of the most iconic quests of the 80’s and 90’s, are working on their new game.