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Ubisoft details Assassin's Creed Syndicate, set for October release

Ubisoft details Assassin's Creed Syndicate, set for October release

Ubisoft has provided some more information about the latest entry in its Assassin’s Creed series, Syndicate.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 12th 2015 at 5:25PM in News
Watch Dogs success and digital boom see Ubisoft financials fly in 2014

Watch Dogs success and digital boom see Ubisoft financials fly in 2014

The strength of Ubisoft’s core brands and the growth of its digital offerings have seen the publisher outperform its financial targets for the last year.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 12th 2015 at 5:14PM in News
Sales and income climb at Square Enix

Sales and income climb at Square Enix

Square Enix has reported an increase in sales and income for the year ending March 2015.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2015 at 3:29PM in News
Konami profits are up year-on-year

Konami profits are up year-on-year

Publisher Konami has reported a 147 per cent increase in net profit for the year ending March.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2015 at 2:47PM in News

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ID@Xbox comes of age

ID@Xbox comes of age

Right now, most major publishers are chasing the booming indie market and Microsoft is no different with its ID@Xbox programme. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 12th 2015 at 2:43PM in News
Angry Birds VR unveiled for Samsung's Gear VR

Angry Birds VR unveiled for Samsung's Gear VR

Rovio has bought mobile sensation Angry Birds to virtual reality for the first time.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2015 at 1:52PM in News
Open-world dinosaur game Ark: Survival Evolved announced for PS4 and Xbox One

Open-world dinosaur game Ark: Survival Evolved announced for PS4 and Xbox One

Indie developer Studio Wildcard has announced an open-world dinosaur survival game for next-gen consoles and PC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2015 at 1:24PM in News
MTG has reportedly acquired ESL

MTG has reportedly acquired ESL

Reports online suggest that Swedish media organisation Modern Times Group (MTG) has acquired Germany’s Turtle Entertainment, owner of the Electronic Sports League (ESL).

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2015 at 12:09PM in News

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D3Publisher of America rebrands as D3 Go!

D3Publisher of America rebrands as D3 Go!

Bandai Namco owned D3 Publisher has announced that its subsidiary D3Publisher of America is rebranding and shifting focus to digital and mobile.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2015 at 11:24AM in News
Former BioShock devs shelve The Black Glove

Former BioShock devs shelve The Black Glove

The surreal first-person adventure from some of the creative minds behind BioShock has been temporarily canned.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 12th 2015 at 10:38AM in News
Blizzards hands out free cards to EU Hearthstone players

Blizzards hands out free cards to EU Hearthstone players

European players of Blizzard’s card game Hearthstone have been offered a sweetener to apologise for recent disruptions to the service.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2015 at 10:22AM in News
Assassin's Creed: Syndicate will have playable female lead, report claims

Assassin's Creed: Syndicate will have playable female lead, report claims

Ubisoft will make good on its promise to deliver gender diversity in its upcoming titles by allowing players of the next Assassin’s Creed to assume the role of a women.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2015 at 9:43AM in News

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Castlevania dev's new Kickstarter doubles $500,000 goal on first day

Castlevania dev's new Kickstarter doubles $500,000 goal on first day

Castlevania developer Koji Igarashi went to Kickstarter less than 24 hours ago looking for $500,000 to fund his new title, the campaign currently has over $1m pledged with no sign ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 12th 2015 at 7:44AM in News
The Witcher 3 surpasses 1m pre-orders

The Witcher 3 surpasses 1m pre-orders

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has amassed more than 1m pre-orders ahead of its launch later this month, developer CD Projekt Red has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 12th 2015 at 7:30AM in News
Steam top nine sellers: May 3-9

Steam top nine sellers: May 3-9

Grand Theft Auto V has again finished on top of Steam's weekly top selling products, while The Witcher franchise made a big splash as well.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 12th 2015 at 7:05AM in News
Iwata reiterates Nintendo NX no-show at E3

Iwata reiterates Nintendo NX no-show at E3

Nintendo remains adamant that it will not be announcing any news about the in-development NX console at E3 next month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 11th 2015 at 4:00PM in News

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Guillermo del Toro's production company rumoured to have produced Fallout 4 short

Guillermo del Toro's production company rumoured to have produced Fallout 4 short

The evidence of a potential Fallout 4 unveiling at E3 2015 next month is growing.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 11th 2015 at 3:44PM in News
Team 17 hires Sam Forrest as PR director

Team 17 hires Sam Forrest as PR director

Industry veteran Sam Forrest has joined indie publisher Team 17 as its PR director.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 11th 2015 at 3:24PM in News
Fourth developer added to The Division's ranks

Fourth developer added to The Division's ranks

Ubisoft Annecy is the latest studio to collaborate on the publisher’s upcoming open-world shooter Tom Clancy’s The Division.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on May 11th 2015 at 2:30PM in News
A PC developer's tale - William Pugh on making The Stanley Parable

A PC developer's tale - William Pugh on making The Stanley Parable

In October 2013, an experimental game from a developer called Galactic Café emerged on Steam. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 11th 2015 at 2:10PM in News
Nintendo abandons plans to release consoles in China, report claims

Nintendo abandons plans to release consoles in China, report claims

Wii U and 3DS platform holder Nintendo will not follow Sony and Microsoft into the Chinese market, it has been claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 11th 2015 at 1:54PM in News
Twitch bans Witcher 3 streaming after copies leak in UAE

Twitch bans Witcher 3 streaming after copies leak in UAE

Video streaming platform Twitch has warned users who may have obtained an early copy of The Witcher 3 not to stream the game online.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 11th 2015 at 1:41PM in News
Alien: Isolation and Sonic fall short of Sega's expectations

Alien: Isolation and Sonic fall short of Sega's expectations

Sega has described its full-year software unit sales as “weak” for the 12 months ending March.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 11th 2015 at 12:51PM in News
Iwata 'optimistic' that Nintendo NX will be region free

Iwata 'optimistic' that Nintendo NX will be region free

The still mysterious Nintendo NX could be the first home console from the company to be region free.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 11th 2015 at 12:22PM in News
50 games studios looking to get signed at Interface this week

50 games studios looking to get signed at Interface this week

A brand new London event will this week see 50 games studios ready to present their games to publishers.

on May 11th 2015 at 11:34AM in News