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While there have been rumors that Fall Guys developer Mediatonic would completely close down after the mass layoffs at its parent company Epic Games, that will not actually be the case.
Minecraft Dungeons, Mojang's action-adventure game set in the Minecraft universe, will not be receiving any future updates beyond version 1.17, which was released back in November 2022.
Battlefield 2042 will receive a new anti-cheat solution with the launch of Season 6. EA is implementing its in-house developed kernel-mode anti-cheat and anti-tamper system EA AntiCheat.
The Sea of Thieves and The Legend of Monkey Island crossover that began three months ago has reached its finale. The grand conclusion has players going up against the villainous Captain LeChuck.
Microsoft has kicked off another edition of its Xbox Free Play Days promotion. This weekend, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Core subscribers can try out Riders Republic, Shredders, and more.
The Epic Games Store has two free games this week. One is a fantasy themed action-RPG called Soulstice, and the other is the sim game Model Builder where you can build virtual models of all kinds.
Console players looking forward to Paradox and Colossal Order's Cities: Skylines 2 will unfortunately be waiting a while longer. A last-minute delay has pushed back the console version to spring 2024.
Multiple in-development games at Sega's western studios have been canceled. The biggest title to get the axe seems to be Hyenas, the Total War maker Creative Assembly's recently revealed hero shooter.
Valve has officially launched Counter-Strike 2, the next game in its popular free-to-play multiplayer team shooter series, with a upgraded graphics engine, along with other changes.
CD Projekt RED's Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty and Starbreeze's Payday 3 have received official support from AMD's driver team for Radeon users. Counter-Strike 2 support is also included now.
Studio MDHR will release this update for the hand-drawn side scroller Cuphead on September 29, which will add a ton of behind-the-scenes content, along with the game's full digital soundtrack.
Ubisoft may be looking to release the next mainline entry in the Far Cry franchise in 2024. A new report states that Far Cry 7 is coming with a fresh engine and a non-linear campaign for a change.
The new edition of Guerrilla Games' sci-fi third-person action game will be available for PS5 owners next week. The new version is coming to the PC as well, but not until sometime in early 2024.
Ubisoft has brought Master Chief from Halo over to its tactical shooter Rainbow Six Siege in its latest cross-over update. The pricey Elite Bundle takes over the hammer-wielding Sledge.
Developer Croteam and publisher Devolver Digital will launch this sequel to the mind-bending first person sci-fi puzzle game on November 2 for the PC, Xbox Series X and S, and the PS5 on Nov. 2.
The space sim sequel Kerbal Space Program 2 has been flooding the Windows registry of its players with junk data when users load a new save or move in between game locations. A hotfix is in the works.
Capcom president and COO Haruhiro Tsujimoto stated recently, "Personally, I feel that game prices are too low." He feels prices should be higher due to increases in development costs and higher wages.
Microsoft has upgraded its Xbox Design Lab portal with a brand-new top case option. Controllers can now be fitted with Shift Special Edition Controller shades, including the new Cosmic Shift design.
A second update has hit Bethesda and Xbox's sci-fi RPG Starfield. It fixes a popular puddle looting bug, brings the sun back to planets for users of AMD Radeon graphics cards, and more issues.
Capcom's COO says that the company will "never" be acquired and that it prefers organic growth to mergers and acquisitions. The studio wants to remain an equal partner and not be bought.
NVIDIA's VP of Applied Deep Learning Research, Bryan Catanzaro said DLSS 10 in the far future is going to be a completely neural rendering system that interfaces with a game engine in different ways.
Despite gaining over a million unique players, the release of Payday 3 has been marred significantly by ongoing server issues. Developer Starbreeze has announced what solutions are being worked on.
Cameron Monaghan, who voices and lends his likeness to the lead character Cal Kestis in the Star Wars: Jedi series recently stated in an interview that they are "in the process of" making a third game
Ara: History Untold's lead designer Michael Califf of Oxide Games talks about the upcoming grand strategy game's three acts and eras in the latest video dev diary for the Microsoft-published game.
Developer Turn 10 and publisher Microsoft have plans for a regular schedule of new cars, tracks, and events that will be released after the launch of its racing sim game Forza Motorsport.
Starbreeze has issued apologies for the server problems that have been plaguing Payday 3 since the long awaited heist-themed first-person shooter sequel officially launched on Thursday.
This weekend's PC game deals include bundles filled with hit VR games and narrative adventures, a double injection of indie freebies from the Epic Games Store, a DRM-free GOG birthday, and more.
The long-running space-based MMO EVE Online will get a first-person shooter module, EVE Vanguard, sometime in the future, and a new mobile strategy game, EVE Galaxy Conquest, is due in 2024.
Larian Studios has released the third major patch for its hit D&D RPG. It finally adds support for the full version on Mac PCs, and includes a Magic Mirror where you can change your appearance.
Valve's Pierre-Loup Griffais says a faster Steam handheld isn't coming in the next couple of years. The game company doesn't want to sacrifice power efficiency and battery life for more performance.
Tom Clancy's The Division 3 is officially happening, Ubisoft has confirmed. The original games' developer, Massive Entertainment, and creative director Julian Gerighty are coming back too.
Millennia, a brand-new historical 4X strategy game with some alternate history elements is coming soon. Players will be leading their custom nation from the dawn of humanity to the space age.
The post-apocalyptic community builder State of Decay 2, hit sim Farming Simulator 22, and fighting game Tekken 7 are what's part of the Xbox Free Play Days promotion this weekend.
Out of Line is a 2D side-scrolling puzzle game, while The Forest Quartet is a narrative-driven puzzle game. Both titles are free to download and keep this week from the Epic Games Store.
The Embracer Group has overseen layoffs and restructuring at several acquired studios, most recently at Crystal Dynamics, known for Tomb Raider. 10 employees from IT and marketing were laid off.
A post on the official Counter-Strike 2 X (formerly Twitter) account seems to hint that the public release of the multiplayer team first-person shooter sequel could happen on September 27.
Need for Speed developer Criterion Games is being moved to focus on the future of the Battlefield franchise under Vince Zampella. Racing will be still pursued by a "core group" within the studio.
AMD Radeon graphics card owners jumping into Lies of P, Party Animals, or The Crew Motorfest now have a brand-new recommended driver waiting for them. The release adds more Anti-Lag games too.
The roguelite first-person shooter with horror elements comes from developer The Astronauts. The game will be in Early Access for about a year before the final version is released.