Rumor: Studio Working on DayZ was Shut Down [Updated]
Czarus, 28 April 2020, 12:26
Rumor has it that the Bratislava studio, one of the two responsible for developing DayZ, has been closed down. If the reports turn out to be true, the game may no longer receive new content.
Overwatch Writer Leaves Blizzard
Jacob Blazewicz, 12 March 2020, 13:32
Michael Chu has announced his departure from Blizzard Entertainment. The main screenwriter of the Overwatch series leaves the company after almost 20 years of work, but still wants to create stories for video games.
Disney's Got New CEO; Bob Iger Leaves After 15 Years
Bart Swiatek, 26 February 2020, 16:36
Bob Iger, who has been the CEO of Disney for the last fifteen years, has decided to resign from his post with immediate effect. His place will be taken by Bob Chapek, the former head of the theme parks, experience and product department.
Rockstar is Not Planning Any More Departures After Dan Houser
Konrad Serafinski, 08 February 2020, 21:31
Rockstar Games does not plan any more departures. This is what Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two Interactive, said when asked about this eventuality after Dan Houser left the studio. By the way, he stresses that the company has never been stronger.
Layoffs in the Studio Responsible for System Shock 3
Frozen, 08 February 2020, 21:08
Disturbing news comes from OtherSide Entertainment, the studio that makes up the third installment of the iconic System Shock series. The future of the series awaited by fans was questioned after the company layoff a significant number of employees at the end of last year.
Sony Shuts Down the Studio Responsible for PS VR Games
Adrian Werner, 05 February 2020, 12:10
Sony announced that it will soon dissolve the Manchester Studio devteam, which was established in 2015 to create VR games.
Dan Houser, Co-creator of GTA, Leaves Rockstar Games
Peter Doron, 05 February 2020, 11:58
On March 11 2020, Dan Houser, co-founder of the Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption franchises, will leave the ranks of Rockstar Games. Unfortunately, the reasons for this surprising decision were not revealed.
Mass Layoffs at the Polish Publisher of Cyberpunk 2077 [Updated]
Christian Pieniazek, 23 January 2020, 22:00
According to reliable sources, CDP, which was supposed to be the Polish distributor of Cyberpunk 2077, has just laid off a lot of staff. The company will probably soon be completely extinguished. At present, it is not known which company could take over the rights to distribute the title in Poland.
Assassin's Creed Developers Will Make Games for Google Stadia
Paul Wozniak, 30 November 2019, 17:50
Google's newly-created video gamedev team just employed some people who have worked on the Assassin's Creed series. They will be responsible for creating exclusive and original titles for the Google Stadia streaming platform.
Yesterday, Human Head Studios Released Rune II, Today it was Absorbed by Bethesda
Bebop, 13 November 2019, 22:20
Today, the American studio Human Head closed its operations after 22 years of existence on the gaming market. However, all the employees quickly found employment in the newly formed Roundhouse Studios team opened by Bethesda.
Layoffs in Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
Frozen, 10 October 2019, 11:22
Dozens of employees in the European branch of SIE were laid off on the day of the official announcement of PlayStation 5. The decision for the restructuring is explained by the need to unify individual branches of the company.
Worldwide Studios CEO Shawn Layden Leaves Sony
Bebop, 01 October 2019, 14:38
Shawn Layden unexpectedly parted with Sony. The name of the new head of Worldwide Studios, which brings together development studios creating games for PlayStation 4 and 5, has not yet been announced.
Pathologic 2 Was a Financial Failure
Agnes Adamus, 24 August 2019, 19:29
In May, Pathologic 2 - a remake of the action-adventure game released in 2005 - hit the stores. It turns out that the game has sold poorly. In an interview for DTF, Ice-Pick Lodge admitted that a number of its employees have been laid off and plans for further development of the series had been postponed indefinitely.
Dragon Age 4 Loses Lead Producer
Jacob Blazewicz, 18 August 2019, 17:08
Another dev has left BioWare. Fernando Melo, the lead producer of the upcoming Dragon Age, has just said goodbye to the studio.
Lead Producer of Anthem has Left BioWare
Jacob Blazewicz, 16 August 2019, 14:27
Ben Irving has left BioWare. The creator was known mainly as the lead producer of the online shooter Anthem.
Co-creator of Doom and Quake Helps With Porting Witcher 3 to Switch
Michael Kulakowski, 13 August 2019, 22:44
Tim Willits, an industry veteran working for id Software since 1995, where he co-created Doom and Quake as a studio director and level designer, joins Saber Interactive's development team responsible for The Witcher 3 port to Nintendo Switch. At the new company, Willits will take up the position of creative director.
Frank Pearce Leaves Blizzard Entertainment
Paul Wozniak, 20 July 2019, 14:10
The co-founder of Blizzard leaves the company after 28 years of work. In his official statement, he thanks others for the opportunity to fulfill his dream of creating video games.
After Layoffs Blizzard is Recruiting Again... For the Same Positions
Julia Dragovic, 05 July 2019, 15:38
After a considerable purge of staff, Blizzard started recruiting Community Managers for Hearthstone. It would not be surprising if it were not for the fact that six months ago, for financial reasons, the company fired all of them. Former employees are not particularly satisfied with this fact, to put it mildly. Some of them are still unemployed.
Creator of Call of Duty Will Make Games For PUBG Corp
Jacob Blazewicz, 26 June 2019, 23:45
PUBG Corp. has announced the employment of Glen Schofield as head of the new studio. The creator of Dead Space and the Call of Duty series will lead the Striking Distance team in creating story-oriented productions set in the Playerunknown's Battlegrounds universe.
Former CEO of Sony, Kaz Hirai, Retires
Paul Wozniak, 20 June 2019, 18:08
The former CEO of Sony, who has been the chairman of the supervisory board since last year, Kazuo (Kaz) Hirai, retired on June 18. Hirai has worked for 35 years in the company and has a lot of successes to his credit.
Lumberyard Engine Responsible For Trouble in Amazon Games Studio
Adrian Werner, 18 June 2019, 15:25
Things are bad in Amazon Game Studios. Several dozen employees were laid off and unannounced projects were cancelled. One of the main reasons for these problems is the Lumberyard engine.
Blizzard Will Lose Even More Employees?
Jacob Blazewicz, 02 June 2019, 23:48
More high-profile employees can leave the ranks of Blizzard Entertainment. According to Dexerto there will be several resignations from the Blizzard E-sports team in the next two weeks. Reason - low morale due to the decisions made by the management.
CD Projekt RED Hires the Creator of The Witcher Prologue Remastered
Bart Swiatek, 05 April 2019, 16:28
In a recent podcast organized by the editorial staff of GameStar, one of the CD Projekt RED developers admitted that it is not rare for the company to hire talented modders.
Intel Lays Off Common Employees, Hires a Pro From Nvidia
ElMundo, 01 April 2019, 14:59
One of the biggest producers of hardware components – Intel – plans to lay off several hundred people from two of its offices. What's more, Tom Petersen, one of Nvidia's top workers is going to join the company.
Kaz Hirai Retires in June
Bart Swiatek, 28 March 2019, 15:20
Former CEO of Sony, currently the company's chairman – Kazuo (Kaz) Hirai – will retire on June 18. Hirai has spent 35 years in the company and is responsible for many of its successes.
Electronic Arts Lays Off 350 Employees
ElMundo, 27 March 2019, 00:19
Electronic Arts announced that 350 workers will be laid off - the redundancies will mainly affect the publishing and marketing departments.
Google Announces "Future of Gaming", Jade Raymond Becomes Deputy CEO
ElMundo, 13 March 2019, 17:29
Google is serious about entering the video game market – the company announced that it will present "the future of gaming" during the upcoming Game Developers Conference 2019.
Blizzard Lays Off 209 Employees
Frozen, 09 March 2019, 23:26
According to EDD, 25% of the 800 people recently laid off by Activision Blizzard were Blizzard Entertainment employees.
Artifact - Valve Lays Off Two Lead Designers
Adrian Werner, 09 March 2019, 20:44
Artifact's situation is getting progressively worse. As it turns out, the title has lost its two lead gameplay designers, Richard Garfield and Skaff Elias.
Valve Fires Employees
Bart Swiatek, 08 March 2019, 16:19
Valve has laid off 13 full-time employees last month. Some third-party contracts were also cancelled. The reason for the layoffs remains unknown.
Layoffs at GOG.com
Adrian Werner, 26 February 2019, 10:05
GOG.com has fired a significant number of employees. The reason for the layoffs is allegedly financial difficulties and the mounting market pressure to reduce the revenues of digital distribution stores.
Bowser Takes Over Nintendo of America
Bart Swiatek, 22 February 2019, 14:19
On April 15, Reggie Fils-Aime will resign as the CEO of Nintendo of America. His duties will be taken over by Doug Bowser, currently the company's Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
Activision Plans Massive Layoffs?
Konrad Serafinski, 09 February 2019, 19:27
More alarming news concerning Activision. Bloomberg news agency reports that next week the company is to cut as much as hundreds of jobs.
Cyberpunk 2077 key dev leaves CDPR, joins Blizzard
Milosz Szubert, 23 January 2019, 13:26
Sebastian Stepien, co-writer and story designer for the Witcher series and the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077, left CD Projekt RED. His new employer is Blizzard, where the developer took over as Creative Director.
Activision welcomes the new CFO with a cosy sum of $15 million
Jacob Blazewicz, 15 January 2019, 00:10
Activision paid the equivalent of $15 million to Dennis Durkin in exchange for signing an agreement to take up the position of Chief Financial Officer.
New patches to AC Odyssey and Fallout 76 and other news from the world
Milosz Szubert, 11 January 2019, 19:13
A new patch has been released for Fallout 76, the 1.1.2 update is available in Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Final Fantasy X/X2 HD and Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age have been announced on Nintendo Switch and Xbox One. Mike Morhaime quits Blizz for good.
Activision fires Chief Financial Officer. Company's shares fall
Bart Swiatek, 03 January 2019, 18:51
Activision Blizzard announced in a statement issued to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it will dismiss its financial director, Spencer Neumann. The dismissal is not related to the company's financial performance.
Creator of CoD WWII and Dead Space leaves Activision
Milosz Szubert, 11 December 2018, 14:06
Glen Schofield, one of the co-founders of Sledgehammer Games, announced that he will leave Activision at the end of the year to "try something new."
Dragon Age senior creative director Mike Laidlaw leaves BioWare
luckie, 13 October 2017, 13:12
Mike Laidlaw, senior creative director for Dragon Age: Inquisition, has announced that he is leaving BioWare after 14 years.
Cyberpunk 2077 loses key developers
luckie, 04 October 2017, 21:03
Is Cyberpunk 2077 in trouble? Although that conclusion may be a bit too hasty, it is noteworthy that several key developers left CD Projekt RED last month.
Layoffs at Dear Esther dev - The Chinese Room is down to three people
luckie, 25 September 2017, 11:52
The developer of Dear Esther and Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture decided to lay off most of its team. The studio, which is now down to three people, is taking a creative break.
Lords of the Fallen producer Tomek Gop now working for Hatred creators
luckie, 03 July 2017, 14:11
Tomek Gop, who had been co-developing Lords of the Fallen 2 for CI Games, has been pushed away from that project and is now working on Ancestors for Hatred creators, Destructive Creations.
Cyberpunk 2077 team joined by Quantum Break lead designer and an ex-Rockstar North gameplay producer
luckie, 29 September 2016, 15:48
Quantum Break lead designer and gameplay producer from Rockstar North have joined the Cyberpunk 2077 team. Looks like The Witcher 3 devs are serious about making their next game even more awesome.
Lords of the Fallen Project Lead Tomasz Gop is back to work on the sequel
Mariusz Socha, 11 March 2016, 12:01
CI Games evidently changed their heart about dismissing Tomasz Gop from their team. The Project Lead of Lords of the Fallen is now back in the studio in order to work on the sequel.
System Shock 3 development will be led by the industry veterean Warren Spector
luckie, 18 February 2016, 10:27
System Shock 3 development will be led by Warren Spector, a game industry veteran who had previously worked on such classics as System Shock, Deus Ex, and the Ultima series.
Ex-BioWare writer joins Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition developer
luckie, 11 February 2016, 10:20
Developers of Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition and its upcoming expansion happily greeted ex-BioWare David Gaider as their new creative director. The writer behind Dragon Age series will guide the studio in their new projects.
Tomasz Gop, Removed from Lords of the Fallen 2 Development, Leaves CI Games
Christopher Mysiak, 24 July 2015, 17:53
The CI Games CEO Marek Tyminski announced that the action RPG Lords of the Fallen 2 will be completed without Tomasz Gop, the producer involved in the first installment, who has left the company.