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Skull and Bones is Now a Live-service Game

Adrian Werner, 18 February 2022, 16:00

Thanks to Ubisoft's financial report, we learned that Skull and Bones has been turned into a live-service game. It was also reported that Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is expected to debut before April 2023.

Jade Raymond's New Live-Service Game Will Use Revolutionary Solutions

Przemyslaw Dygas, 08 February 2022, 14:23

Jade Raymond has shared new information on her studio's debut project. The live-service game from Haven Studios is expected to take full advantage of the PS5's potential, though it will also appear on PC.

Sony Reports: Boxes Dying Out, Microtransactions Worth More Than Games

Adrian Werner, 08 February 2022, 12:27

Sony's new financial report shows that microtransactions are the biggest source of revenue for PlayStation games. In the light of this news it's no surprise that the corporation has as many as 10 live-service game planned.

PS5 Sells Worse Than PS4; Sony Wants to Release 10 Live-service Games by 2027

Hubert Sledziewski, 02 February 2022, 17:21

Sony has released its financial report for the third quarter of fiscal 2021. From it, we learned that PS5 is selling worse than PS4, but probably still better than XSX|S. What's more, the Japanese company wants to release 10 live-service games by the end of 2026.

Bungie Will Support Sony in Live-service Game Development

Przemyslaw Dygas, 01 February 2022, 12:34

Bungie will continue to create multiplatform titles - the acquisition by Sony will not change anything here. Instead, the studio will assist the company in the development of live-service games.

„This Style of Review is Dead” - Jeff Gerstmann on Gaming Journalism and Live-service Games

Michal Ciezadlik, 07 December 2021, 18:03

While reviewing Halo Infinite, Giantbomb's journalist Jeff Gertsmann shared his thoughts on the shape of video game reviews and their relevance in their current form in the age of increasing popularity of live-service games and subscriptions.

Buying All Items in Marvel's Avengers Would Cost Thousands of Dollars

Adrian Werner, 22 November 2021, 14:46

One Marvel's Avengers player counted how much buying all the cosmetic items in the game would cost. The total amount is impressive.

Marvel's Avengers Failure Caused by Poorly Chosen Studio; Square Enix Draws Conclusions

Jacob Blazewicz, 04 November 2021, 15:28

Square Enix has once again spoken out on the poor performance of Marvel's Avengers and admitted that it needs to match projects to the „unique qualities and talents” of its studios in the future.

Assassin's Creed Infinity Won't be an F2P Game

Przemyslaw Dygas, 29 October 2021, 14:33

The upcoming Assassin's Creed will not be a free-to-play game. Such information was revealed during the recent investor call.

Impostors is Fortnite's New Mode Inspired by Among Us

Szarmancki, 17 August 2021, 18:28

Epic Games' billion-dollar game Fortnite added an Impostors mode, inspired by last year's popular hit Among Us.

Battlefield Aims at Live-service Model; EA Wants Players Engaged 365 Days a Year

Adrian Werner, 05 August 2021, 15:45

Battlefield 2042 is supposed to usher in a new form of development for the franchise, one that is more like a service than a series of standalone games. Among other things, EA wants new installments released every two years. Free components are also being considered.

EA is Making a Ton of Money on Live-service Games

Jacob Blazewicz, 05 August 2021, 12:09

Live-service games like Apex Legends and FUT mode in FIFA 21 remain a vein of gold for Electronic Arts. Meanwhile, the publisher is reporting diminishing revenues from sales of its titles.

Sony's New Exclusive From Jade Raymond to be a Live-service Game

Szarmancki, 21 July 2021, 19:09

According to an anonymous recruiter who provided information to the Italian website Multiplayer.it, Sony's new exclusive title from Jade Raymond is expected to be a live-service game.

Ubisoft Confirms Assassin's Creed Will Switch to Live-service Formula

Przemyslaw Dygas, 21 July 2021, 12:32

Ubisoft admitted that the future of the Assassin's Creed series lies in the live-service model. At the same time, we were assured that Infinity will retain the character of the previous installments.

Assassin's Creed Infinity May be a Live-service Game, Claims Jason Schreier

Przemyslaw Dygas, 07 July 2021, 18:06

Jason Schreier revealed what we can expect from the Assassin's Creed series in the future. According to the journalist, the next project associated with the franchise will be a huge live-service game.

Ultimate Team Modes Bring EA $3k Per Minute

Jacob Blazewicz, 28 May 2021, 15:45

Ultimate Team packs continue to bring Electronic Arts huge money. According to the company's financial report, last year alone the revenue from lootboxes in sports series like FIFA amounted to more than one and a half billion dollars.

EA With Record Revenue; Plans to Develop Live-service Games

Angelika Kaldus, 12 May 2021, 20:43

Electronic Arts boasted record revenue in last fiscal year, with as much as $4 billion coming from live-service games (LGS). CEO Andrew Wilson talks about further development of the category.

New Projects From Warner Bros. Games Bet on Live-service Model

Edwin Witaszek, 26 January 2021, 16:34

Everything seems to indicate that Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will emphasize the so-called live-service games. This follows from the announcement on the developer's website about internship offers.

Microtransactions Dominate; Game Sales Revenue Becomes Secondary

Adrian Werner, 26 June 2020, 13:30

According to Newzoo analysts, this year as much as 74% of the industry's revenue will come from microransactions. The sales of premium games will provide only 21%.

Hideo Kojima: Death Stranding's Success Funded Next Game

Czarus, 30 May 2020, 19:54

In a recently published interview for Livedoor, Hideo Kojima confirmed the success of Death Stranding. He also mentioned ongoing work on the next production and presented his vision of the future of the industry. In his opinion, traditional AAA titles will be replaced by cheaper live-service games.

Rainbow Six Siege With 60 Million Players; The Division 2 Makes Up for Losses

Adrian Werner, 15 May 2020, 11:35

Ubisoft's new financial report showed how good of an idea it is to support games for many years. The company boasts record results for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege. Despite a poor start, The Division 2 is currently doing very well, and Assassin's Creed: Odyssey earns much better than AC Origins.

Leak: New BioShock Will be a Live Service Game

Konrad Serafinski, 09 November 2019, 22:13

A job offer published by 2K Games shows that the company is looking for a senior game designer who would take care of the post-release content for the new live service game. Unfortunately, the said game will probably be the new BioShock.

Apex Legends Has 70 Million Players, EA Boosts Investment in Live-service

Adrian Werner, 30 October 2019, 13:43

70 million people have already played in Apex Legends. The success of the production, as well as the FIFA Ultimate Team and Madden Ultimate Team modes, has increased the importance of digital sources of revenue to EA and the company intends to invest more in live-service games.

Ubisoft Won't Go Back to Making Smaller Games Like... AC Unity

Paul Wozniak, 11 September 2019, 21:30

Yves Guillemot, CEO of Ubisoft, said in an interview that the company no longer intends to develop games with stories lasting only for a dozen or so hours. Instead, it wants to focus on creating titles that enable for the experience of many such adventures in one game.

DICE is Not Interested in Creating Star Wars Battlefront 3

Adrian Werner, 03 September 2019, 11:51

Dennis Brännvall from DICE informed that the team has no plans for Star Wars: Battlefront 3. The developer prefers to concentrate on developing the second installment, which has regained the sympathy of the fans after a less than stellar launch.

Maxis, The Sims Devs, are Working on New Live Service Game

Julia Dragovic, 26 August 2019, 14:25

Maxis begins working on a new, non-Sims, long-term live service AAA game, which will keep you chained to your computers. And mobile devices. At least that's how (more or less) the creators of a job offer for a new creative director see it.

EA is Disappointed With Anthem, but Won't Abandon the Franchise

Bart Swiatek, 21 June 2019, 13:01

During E3 2019, the CEO of Electronic Arts gave an interview to GameDaily.biz. The topic was, among others, the online shooter Anthem, as well as the future of the devs behind it - BioWare.

Take-Two Wants to Speed Up Game Development by Limiting Launch Content

Bart Swiatek, 19 June 2019, 16:44

Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick said in an interview for GamesIndustry.biz that games will be slightly smaller in the future. The development time is also to be shortened. In return, we will receive more post-release content.