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Games publishing 2017: ‘There is never a perfect time to release a game.’

Christmas is usually a time of great prosperity for games publishers. But last year’s ill-fated combo of an overly crowded release schedule and the biggest Black Friday event the UK’s ever seen meant a lot of triple-A titles ended up missing their expected sales targets. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare …

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RELEASE DATE ROUNDUP: E3 2016’s biggest announcements

E3 2016 was packed with release dates revelations. Microsoft put the stress on hardware with the announcement of the new Xbox One S, which will launch as soon as this August. It also revealed that Project Scorpio – the new, more powerful Xbox One – is due at the end …

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RELEASE DATES: Mafia III launches in October

MCV offers the most comprehensive UK video game release schedule available. Here’s a round up of the most notable recent changes and upcoming games. Click here to see the full listing. Publisher 2K Games has just revealedMafia III’s release date: the new installment in the organized crime franchise will launch …

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RELEASE DATES: Gears of War 4 launches in October

MCV offers the most comprehensive UK video game release schedule available. Here’s a round up of the most notable recent changes and upcoming games. Click here to see the full listing. Microsoft has announced a release date for the next chapter in its Gears of War franchise – Gears of …

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Microsoft says it might have to move autumn 2015 titles due to abundance of content

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has said that Microsoft might have to reassess its Xbox One release schedule for next year as it has more content than it knows what to do with. "Looking at production schedules and how things are lining up, next fall is just crazy,” Spencer said on …

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No new games for Vita? Sony names over 20 titles on the way to handheld

A Sony exec has responded to online criticism regarding the Vita no-show in Sony’s Gamescom 2014 press conference. The handheld (as well as the PS3) was MIA from the briefing, provoking strong criticism from the Vita’ loyal and vocal fanbase online. Subsequently PlayStation content strategist Shahid Kamal Ahmad took to …

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UK boxed game sales collapse as release schedule dries up

The UK games market plunged to its lowest figure all year last month as the number of new releases slowed dramatically. Only 7.9m was made in revenue for the week ending April 26th – a fall of 34 per cent week-on-week – according to GfK Chart-Track. The biggest launches of …

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Skylanders figure releases to become more evenly distributed

Activision is to reduce the annualised focus of the Skylanders brand. The revised strategy will apply to the remaining figures in its Swap Force range, Activision’s Glenn Oliver has told Polygon, which will be released in small groups every few months or so”. There will also be more re-releases of …

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