NCSoft Will Officially Be Changing Their Name To NC By September 2021

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NCSoft is reportedly dropping the “soft” in their company name and is currently working on rebranding themselves as simply NC. This is in line with the company’s more widespread and diverse business focus. The new company logo that was revealed earlier this year that can now be seen on the company’s official Twitter page. The name-change doesn’t seem to indicate [...]

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Epic Games Responds To Apple’s Breach Of Contract Counterclaim

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There’s still a few months to go before the Epic Games vs. Apple trial starts next year but that doesn’t mean that both companies will lay down quietly waiting for the day. Back in September, Apple filed a counterclaim against Epic seeking damages for breach of contract, unjust enrichment, and tortious interference with Apple’s customers. “[Apple’s] actions were undertaken in [...]

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Los Angeles Comic Con 2020 Has Been Cancelled

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This year’s Los Angeles Comic Con has been cancelled. The in-person event was initially planned for September but was rescheduled to December 11-13 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A few weeks ago, event organizer Comikaze Entertainment insisted that the event was still a go for December in spite of the pandemic but were finally forced to cancel the event when [...]

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ArenaNet Is Reportedly Going Through Another Round Of Layoffs And Restructuring

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After laying-off hundreds of employees in early 2019 as a result of NCSoft’s restructuring, ArenaNet looks like it’s going through another round of layoffs. Jennifer Scheurle, a lead game designer at the studio and senior designer on an unannounced project, recently tweeted that she had been let go as part of yet another “re-shuffling” at the studio. “I just lost [...]

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Focus Home Interactive Partners With French Indie Studio Douze-Dixièmes On A New Indie Game

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Focus Home Interactive has partnered with indie French studio Douze-Dixièmes and are now working on a new indie game. Douze-Dixièmes is made up of seven developers from a variety of backgrounds ranging from animation to video game development. According to the official press release, they are currently working on their first game with the goal of creating “unique, touching, and [...]

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Activision-Blizzard Is Planning To Shut Down Its Versailles Studio

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Following Activision Blizzard's mass layoffs last year, the company is now shutting down its office in Versailles, France. According to Bloomberg, the French studio employed around 400 people before the layoffs whose jobs included customer support, marketing, and game localization for the European market. “Over the past year we have been exploring how we might best integrate our capabilities across [...]

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Soulbound Studios Responds To Pre-Litigation Letter, Insists That Chronicles Of Elyria Has Just Been Delayed

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Here’s the latest update on the class action lawsuit against Chronicles of Elyria developer Soulbound Studios. The lawsuit was filed against Soulbound Studios and Xsolla, a third party payment processing company, back in July following reports that Soulbound Studios CEO Jeremy Walsh had cancelled the game and fired all of the studios’ staff. As part of the process, the backers’ [...]

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Gamigo Celebrates 20th Anniversary With Rewards For All Of Their Games

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Gamigo is celebrating their 20th anniversary and is throwing a birthday bash in all of their games, including ArcheAge, Aura Kingdom, Echo of Soul, Eden Eternal, Defiance, Fiesta Online, Rift, Trove, and Twin Saga. “Twenty years. Dozens of games. Millions of players making infinite, unforgettable moments. As a thank you to our community of players across all games, we’re celebrating [...]

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