Electronic Arts Announces Price Hike For Standard And Pro EA Play Subscriptions

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Electronic Arts is set to raise the price of EA Play this summer for both its Standard and Pro subscription tiers. According to GamesIndustry.biz, the publisher recently started sending out emails notifying users of the impending price increase with details on how much they’ll be tacking on to the current monthly subscription prices. The price hike will go into effect [...]

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KingsIsle Entertainment Unveils Single-Player Wizard101 Prequel Ravenwood Academy

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KingsIsle Entertainment is expanding the Wizard101 franchise with a visual novel-styled prequel called Ravenwood Academy: A Wizard101 Story. Like the original free-to-play MMORPG, it promises a narrative-driven adventure that plops players into the shoes of a student of the titular school of magic, although it’s apparently going to be a single-player game. “Step into the role of an outcast student [...]

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Frost Giant Studios Kicks Off Equity Crowdfunding Drive For Multiplayer RTS Stormgate

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Indie developer Frost Giant Studios is looking to secure additional funding for its multiplayer real-time strategy game, Stormgate, by launching an equity crowdfunding campaign. For those unfamiliar with the term, equity crowdfunding allows supporters to actually invest in a project and earn money based on its performance rather than making a donation in exchange for in-game perks or physical merch. [...]

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Embracer Group Shuffles Gearbox Publishing Into Arc Games Amid Company Restructuring

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The restructuring at Embracer Group continues as the video game holding company shuffles Gearbox Publishing into Arc Games after selling off Gearbox Entertainment to Take-Two Interactive in a $420 million stock deal late last month. The deal saw Take-Two acquire full ownership of Gearbox Software, Gearbox Quebec, and Gearbox Montreal and its respective games which are now under the supervision [...]

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Blizzard And NetEase Have Partnered Once Again To Revive Blizzard Games In China

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Blizzard Entertainment and NetEase have mended their fences after a particularly nasty falling out last year. For context, both parties cut ties with each other in January 2023 after failing to negotiate new terms, which Blizzard chalked up to a difference in principles while NetEase accused them of negotiating in bad faith. The end of the partnership led to mass [...]

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Fallout TV Show Premiering On Prime Video Tonight, One Day Ahead Of Schedule

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Fallout fans are in for a treat today as Amazon announces that the highly awaited and much-hyped Fallout TV series will be premiering on Prime Video tonight, a day earlier than scheduled. That will include all eight episodes of the show’s pilot season with a special interactive premiere event to celebrate its release. “The special release includes a live global [...]

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Wayfinder Temporarily Pulled From Storefronts As Transfer From Digital Extremes Begins

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It’s been four months since Airship Syndicated announced that it had broken ties with Digital Extremes and will be self-publishing Wayfinder instead. The transfer process, however, has been tied up in red tape, resulting in updates that have been few and far between. The wait is almost over though as both parties have finally come to an equitable agreement and [...]

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Blizzard Entertainment Is Looking To Fill High-Level Positions For Unannounced Game

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Blizzard Entertainment is ramping up to start work on an unannounced game hot on the heels of the mass layoffs at Activision Blizzard. The studio is looking to fill several positions to work on the mystery game, including high-level positions like creative director, narrative director, senior art director, combat AI design director, among others. Details on the game itself are [...]

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Embracer Group Sells Gearbox Entertainment For Parts To Take-Two Interactive

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After Gearbox Entertainment CEO Randy Pitchford all but denied rumors that Embracer Group was selling them off earlier this month, a press release now confirms that the Swedish video game holding company did just that. Most of Gearbox and its exclusive IPs have now been acquired by Take-Two Interactive in a $460 million stock deal. Gearbox Entertainment is now part [...]

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Microsoft Says Video Game Industry Stagnation Partly To Blame For Mass Layoffs

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Since Microsoft announced plans to layoff nearly two thousand employees across its gaming division, it’s given the public plenty of reasons for doing so. As is the case with other video game companies, it all boils down to ballooning game development costs and the lack of projected growth in the video game industry, which Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer acknowledged [...]

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