Elyon – Kakao Games announce conversion to Free-to-Play business model

Publisher Kakao Games today announced that the NA and EU server of Elyon will be transitioning from a Buy-to-Play model to a Free-to-Play one due to competition from other games. Developed by Korea-based Bluehole Studio, the team which made TERA,…

Lost Ark – Amazon Games announces Fall 2021 launch in North America and Europe

[Steam page] Amazon Games, a division of Amazon.com, and Smilegate RPG today announced the award-winning MMOARPG Lost Ark will be available in North America and Europe (see below) on PC in Fall 2021. Players can sign up now at playlostark.com…

ANVIL – Sci-fi action game finds global distribution partner and taking part in E3 2021

First announced back in January, Korean developer Action Square has found a global distribution partner in the massive telecoms company SK Telecom for its Xbox and PC title, ANVIL. Taking part in E3 2021 held in Los Angeles later this…

Black Desert Online – First co-op dungeon Atoraxxion announced for both PC and console versions

Pearl Abyss today announced that Atoraxxion, the game’s first co-op dungeon, will launch later this summer on both Black Desert Online and Black Desert Console. The dungeon will be released in four themed parts — the first, Vahmalkea, will be…

Amazon Games – Past failures left behind as Amazon pushes forward with 4th game studio

Amazon Games, formerly known as Amazon Game Studios, today announced it has opened a new game development studio in Montreal, Canada. The Montreal studio, which joins Amazon Games development studios in Seattle, Orange County, and San Diego, will focus on…

Activision Blizzard – Company with USD 8 billion revenue in 2020 fires more employees due to COVID-19

Activision Blizzard, which drew in USD 8.09 billion in revenue for the year ended December 31, 2020, has fired 50 employees earlier today. The reason? COVID-19. The company cites the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on both the viability of live productions…

Blade & Soul – Western server to receive Unreal Engine 4 update this summer

Following the news of the new Unreal Engine 4 upgrade for the Korean server of Blade & Soul, NCSOFT has made a statement for the Western server. This summer, the Western server of Blade & Soul will be upgraded to…

Anthem – BioWare says “Game development is hard” and cancels game

Following tons of promises about rebooting Anthem with new content, upgraded features and renaming to Anthem NEXT, developer BioWare today officially announced the cancelation of Anthem. Owned by the merciless studio-killer known as Electronic Arts (EA), majority of the blame…

Black Desert Online – Pearl Abyss to publish North America and Europe servers next year

According to several Korean news outlets, the publishing contract between Kakao Games and developer Pearl Abyss for Black Desert Online has expired, with the official final day to be on 24 February 2021. However, it is unknown at this point…

4Story – Classic PC MMORPG announced by publisher Papaya Play

[Pre-register now] Games publisher Papaya Play announced that it is preparing for the 19 November launch of 4Story, the classic PC MMORPG developed by Korean studio Zemi Interactive. Do note that the Europe server is still under Gameforge. According to…

Crucible – Amazon’s epic fail attempt at a team-based shooter has stopped development

After an epic failure of a launch, Amazon Game Studios recently announced it has stopped the development of Crucible, its team-based action shooter. Crucible is the second game to be closed by Amazon Game Studios following Breakaway, which did not…

Worms Rumble – PC + PlayStation cross-play beta begins next month

[Steam page] Team17 today announced a slew of Worms Rumble news, confirming a PlayStation/PC cross-play beta from 6th November, and a full release for the strategic real-time action game on PlayStation 4+5, and PC in December. The latest instalment features…

Dreamhaven – Blizzard co-founder Mike Morhaime reveals new gaming venture

After leaving the corrupted hell-hole known as Blizzard Entertainment since April 2019, co-founder and former president Mike Morhaime has kept a rather low profile. Earlier today, he finally revealed what he has been working on – Dreamhaven, a new company…

Microsoft – Software giant buys The Elder Scrolls developer for $7.5 billion

[Official press release] Microsoft today announced it has closed a deal to take control of ZeniMax Media and its game publisher Bethesda Softworks, the company which made games such as DOOM and The Elder Scrolls franchise. Under the terms of…