Fired Assassin’s Creed Director Now Working For Tencent

Fired Assassin’s Creed Director Now Working For Tencent

Image: Ubisoft It’s been two years since a workplace reckoning over sexual misconduct at Ubisoft led to numerous departures, resignations, and firings. Now one of the people investigated has resurfaced. Ashraf Ismail, previously creative director on the hit Assassin’s Creed Valhallais now working for competitor Tencent, Axios reports. More specifically, Ismail is working for TiMi … Read more

Entire Mainline Yakuza Series Coming To PlayStation Plus

Entire Mainline Yakuza Series Coming To PlayStation Plus

Image: Sega Sony just announced that Sega’s widely loved Yakuza series of criminal underworld sims will soon debut on its PlayStation Plus subscription service. The entire mainline series is coming, in fact. Today, Sony announced on its blog that the main entries in the Yakuza series, which follow Kazuma Kiryu’s story across seven different titles, … Read more

Ubisoft’s Assassins Creed Sitch On Steam Is A Digital Nightmare

Ubisoft’s Assassins Creed Sitch On Steam Is A Digital Nightmare

Image: Ubisoft When games started making the switch from physical to digital, everyone knew there were trade-offs. Digital downloads were quicker and more convenient, but also meant you didn’t entirely own the game you bought. You were just licensing it, making you subject to the whims and future solvency of the company behind it. Those … Read more

Everything Shown At The Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase

Everything Shown At The Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase

Image: Atlus Switch-owning JRPG fans are feasting today. The biggest standouts from today’s Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase include Persona 5 Royal and Nier: Automata ports for the Nintendo Switch, but there were also neat-looking indie titles like the beautifully handcrafted RPG Time: The Legend of Wright and visually striking co-op adventure White. Here’s our … Read more

God Of War Ragnarök Planned For November On PS4, PS5—Report

God Of War Ragnarök Planned For November On PS4, PS5—Report

Image: sony This is not a drill, boy: God of War Ragnarok is planned for a November release, Bloomberg reports. Arguably the most anticipated game in Sony’s first-party pipeline, God of War Ragnarok is the sequel to 2018’s god of warwhich was both a reboot and a continuation of the original action game series. Ragnarokwhich … Read more

The Last Of Us PS5 Remake Graphics Vs. Last Of Us PS3 Graphics

The Last Of Us PS5 Remake Graphics Vs. Last Of Us PS3 Graphics

screenshot: Naughty Dog / Kotaku News of a video game remake is always the bellwether to a hurricane of discourse. Has it really been that long? Does this game really deserve a remake? This week, the eye of the storm is The Last of Usas fans debate whether or not the visuals in the just-unveiled … Read more

5 under-development video games that might release in 2023 (5 more unlikely to come soon)

5 under-development video games that might release in 2023 (5 more unlikely to come soon)

2022 has seen numerous video games already, and there are tons more to come in the next half of the year. Entries like God of War Ragnarok and Saints Row are sure to get their due diligence, as most people are awaiting them eagerly. But how about some titles still in development, which are probably … Read more

Square Enix Selling Tomb Raider, Deus Ex And Thief Studios

Square Enix Selling Tomb Raider, Deus Ex And Thief Studios

Picture: Square-Enix The Embracer Group, a planet-swallowing mass of video game publishers that already includes the likes of Gearbox and THQ Nordictonight announced a deal to purchase a number of storied studios and properties from Square Enix. While the purchase isn’t final—this is just “an agreement to acquire” them until everything is signed off later … Read more

Ubisoft’s 6-Year Bet On Pirate Game Looks Like A Chore

Ubisoft’s 6-Year Bet On Pirate Game Looks Like A Chore

screenshot: Ubisoft Narrated test footage for Skull and Bones has leaked online, showing off a big part of the blockbuster’s transformation since it was last officially shown at E3 2018. It’s pretty and also looks like a textbook modern Ubisoft game. Players will collect blueprints, loot materials, and build up their infamy rank to get … Read more

Why The Witcher 3’s next-gen delay is more to do with ‘new vision’ rather than ‘development hell’

Why The Witcher 3’s next-gen delay is more to do with ‘new vision’ rather than ‘development hell’

The Witcher 3 is one of the many games that’s yet to receive a next-gen upgrade to make it ready for modern-day consoles. With Cyberpunk 2077 recently getting a next-gen upgrade, fans’ hopes were quite high. It’s one of the main reasons some of them have been disappointed with the recent news of CD Projekt … Read more