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Huawei Sells Honor Sub-brand

Bartlomiej Sagan, 17 November 2020, 17:32

Recent rumors have suggested the sale of the Honor sub-brand by Huawei. Today, reports have been confirmed.

Fans Ask Sony to Buy Konami After Microsoft Acquired Bethesda

Jacob Blazewicz, 21 September 2020, 20:17

Microsoft's buyout of ZeniMax caused a storm in the web. In response, Sony fans proposed that the company should purchase another large publisher.

BloodRayne Returns - Franchise Gets a New Publisher

Jacob Blazewicz, 15 June 2020, 23:17

Ziggurat Interactive took over the legacy of Majesco Entertainment. Among the brands acquired by the publisher was the BloodRayne series, which will receive upgraded PC editions and - perhaps - a new installment.

Sniper Elite Devs Buy The Bitmap Brothers Along With Their IPs

Agnes Adamus, 25 November 2019, 22:47

Rebellion has taken over The Bitmap Brothers and its entire portfolio. The devs of the Sniper Elite series announce that they will port their older games to new platforms and develop new titles based on freshly acquired, classic IPs.

Telltale Games Resurrected

Michael Kulakowski, 28 August 2019, 22:40

Adventure game specialists Telltale Games will be revived by the new owners of the rights to the team name and its achievements, who have purchased them thanks to Chinese capital. There is a chance that in the future there will be a continuation to such series as The Wolf Among Us and Batman: The Telltale Series.

Master of Magic - Return of Iconic 4X Strategy Announced

Jacob Blazewicz, 05 August 2019, 23:55

Slitherine Software has acquired the rights to the Master of Magic franchise. Thus, the publisher continues the practice of resurrecting forgotten strategies, this time aiming at the iconic 4X game.

Remedy Entertainment Regains Rights to Alan Wake

Bart Swiatek, 01 July 2019, 14:50

The publishing rights to the horror game series Alan Wake have returned to its creators - the team at Remedy Entertainment. The information appeared in a report on royalty profits. The previous owner of the franchise was Microsoft.

THQ Nordic Takes Over Piranha Bytes and its IPs

Adrian Werner, 22 May 2019, 10:55

THQ Nordic bought Piranha Bytes, a team of Risen and Elex fame. At the same time, the publisher also acquired the rights to the Gothic series, i.e. the first IP of the team.

THQ Nordic Plans More Acquisitions

Frozen, 22 February 2019, 00:05

THQ Nordic has just got a hold of 2,09 billion Sweden Krona (around $225 million) and intends to use it to acquire new IPs, developer teams and other assets that will contribute to the company's further development.

Scalebound Returns... on Nintendo Switch?

Jacob Blazewicz, 19 February 2019, 15:33

Nintendo Insider acquired information suggesting the revival of Scalebound. According to the website's sources, the game from PlatinumGames will launch as a Nintendo Switch exclusive.

Bungie parts ways with Activision, takes Destiny

Bart Swiatek, 11 January 2019, 11:48

Bungie ends its cooperation with the publishing company Activision. The rights to Destiny are given to the developer.

Outcast franchise bought by THQ Nordic

Christian Pieniazek, 10 January 2019, 23:25

THQ Nordic announced that it has acquired the rights to the Outcast brand, originally created by Appeal. The IP joined the constantly growing portfolio of the Swedish giant.

Prison Architect brand in the hands of Paradox Interactive

Christian Pieniazek, 09 January 2019, 15:30

Paradox Interactive became the new owner of rights to the Prison Architect brand, which was bought from Introversion Software studio. While the publisher has ambitious plans related to its development, the existing authors intend to focus on new projects.

I.G.I. 3 may be in works

luckie, 04 January 2017, 14:41

Back in the early 2000s Project I.G.I. and I.G.I. 2: Covert Strike first-person shooters gained a faithful following of fans who loved the games despite some technical issues. Now the series is about to get another installment from the original creators.

PayDay 3 confirmed; PayDay 2 drops microtransactions

luckie, 31 May 2016, 10:57

PayDay 3 is going to happen, confirmed Starbreeze Studios. As for PayDay 2, the game will be receiving support for another 18 months. The next update will also remove microtransactions and add free features for all players.

Ron Gilbert asks Disney to have Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion IPs back

luckie, 24 May 2016, 11:58

Since Disney is no longer making video games, Ron Gilbert asked the company to sell him Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion IPs back. Apparently, the game creator has plans for the future development of these legendary franchises.