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Take-Two predicts a complete shift to digital in around 10 years

The idea of shipping video games on disc will be completely dead in around a decade. That’s according to Take-Two president Karl Slatoff, who told the Credit Suisse Technology Conference that a purely digital future will arrive before too long. "I think over the long-term, it will be 100 per …

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EA says players don’t like linear games anymore

The motivations behind the decision to close Visceral Games and kill its Star Wars title are again in the spotlight. Speaking at the Credit Suisse Conference, EA CFO Blake Jorgensen said, as per Games Industry: “As we kept reviewing the game, it continued to look like a style of gaming, …

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Gazillion officially closed, Marvel Heroes shut down

It is now official – developer Gazillion Entertainment is no more. Its death also brings with it the immediate closure of Marvel Heroes. “It is with great sadness that we announce the closing of Gazillion Entertainment,” a statement read. “As a result, we are no longer able to operate Marvel …

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Hellblade reaches profitability after 500,000 sales

Ninja Theory’s experimental psychological action title Hellblade has now reached 500k units sold. That figure means the game has proved profitable, validating the studio’s decision to release a shorter, cheaper game than you’d typically find in the genre, but with a level of quality you’d expect from a premium title. …

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Gazillion staff reportedly sacked as Marvel Heroes closure is accelerated

It seems as if Marvel Heroes will close a month ahead of schedule and that its developer Gazillion has been shut down. The game’s termination was announced last week, at which time it was claimed that it would continue to operate until the end of the year. Now multiple reports, …

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