Cryptic Studios Celebrates 20th Anniversary With Content Drops For Neverwinter And Star Trek Online

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Cryptic Studios is celebrating their 20th anniversary with content drops for Neverwinter and Star Trek Online along with free anniversary bundles for players. Champion Online players also get to claim an anniversary bundle by simply logging in to the game. “It’s a proud moment for all of us at Cryptic Studios, to be celebrating our twenty-year anniversary,” said Cryptic Studios [...]

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Raph Koster’s Playable Worlds Raises $10M During Their Series A Funding

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Raph Koster’s Playable Worlds has just landed a $10 million investment during their Series A funding led by Galaxy Interactive in partnership with Block.one. The new studio is currently working on a ground-breaking MMO built with cloud-computing in mind. According to the official press release, the MMO promises to open a “pathway to brand new kinds of gameplay and game [...]

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Final Fantasy XIV Fan Fest NA Has Been Cancelled, Patch 5.3 Delayed

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues its deadly course, numerous video game companies and development studios have already opted to cancel events and conventions that were supposed to be held this year. The latest one to be pulled is Square Enix’s annual North American Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival which was scheduled for November in San Diego, California. FFXIV Producer and [...]

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Blizzard Cancels This Year’s BlizzCon And Reveals Plans For An Online Event Early Next Year

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A few weeks ago, Blizzard Entertainment announced that they were pushing through with this year’s BlizzCon in spite of the coronavirus pandemic. Well, it looks like they’re cancelling the event after all. “During this time, we’ve had many discussions about what holding a convention could look like in light of all the health and safety considerations we’d want to make. [...]

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Daybreak Registers Trademark For A New Studio Called Wandering Monster Games

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Earlier this year, Daybreak Games founded three new spinoff studios: Darkpaw Games, Dimensional Ink, and Rogue Planet Games. Each of these studios was tasked with exclusively handling the EverQuest franchise, DC Universe Online, and the PlanetSide franchise respectively, while H1Z1 remained with Daybreak. Today, we have word that Daybreak registered the trademark for another studio called Wandering Monster Games courtesy [...]

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Ubisoft Files Lawsuit Google And Apple To Court Over Alleged Rainbow Six Siege Clone

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French video game developer and publisher Ubisoft has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Google and Apple for allegedly ignoring the publisher’s request to remove Area F2 from their respective stores, a game that Ubisoft says is a “near carbon copy” of Rainbow Six Siege. “R6S is among the most popular competitive multiplayer games in the world, and is among [...]

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Square Enix Revises Profit Forecast Upwards Due to Strong Performance of Final Fantasy XIV

Square Enix announced today that they're revising upwards their profit forecast for the year (April 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020) due to strong performance from "Final Fantasy XIV" and the mobile game "Dragon Quest Walk". Square Enix reported the following in the announcement: "...the Company now expects higher operating income, ordinary income, and profit attributable to owners of parent [...]

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