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AMD’s Next-Gen Ryzen “Zen 5” CPUs Might Be Launching As Early As August - wccftech.com
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27.05.2024 / 11:07

AMD’s Next-Gen Ryzen “Zen 5” CPUs Might Be Launching As Early As August

AMD's next-generation Ryzen "Zen 5" CPUs could be launching as early as August with the first Mini PCs arriving a few months later.

AAA Games Are in an ‘Awkward Middle Ground’ Right Now, Says XCOM’s Jake Solomon - wccftech.com
wccftech.com
25.05.2024 / 18:37

AAA Games Are in an ‘Awkward Middle Ground’ Right Now, Says XCOM’s Jake Solomon

Gaming in general and AAA gaming in particular are going through a rough patch. While 2023 was a stellar year when it came to well-received AAA releases, the constant rise of game budgets (with Marvel's Spider-Man 2 rumored to have cost $300 million to make) is literally eating into the margins of publishers and developers alike. In February 2024, Sony Chief Operating Officer (COO) and SIE interim Chairman Hiroki Totoki explicitly said a more aggressive multiplatform release plan on PC would have to be enacted to improve the operating profit.

GTA 6 release may exclude half of PlayStation gamers amidst anticipation for next-gen gaming phenomenon - tech.hindustantimes.com
tech.hindustantimes.com
19.05.2024 / 09:15

GTA 6 release may exclude half of PlayStation gamers amidst anticipation for next-gen gaming phenomenon

When GTA 6 hits the shelves next year, it's poised to become a gaming sensation, likely shattering sales records worldwide. However, amid the anticipation, a significant portion of gamers may find themselves unable to join the action.

Former XCOM boss Jake Solomon says he doesn't play XCOM-likes, but "Into the Breach is incredible" and he's honored to have inspired it: "I'll put that on my resume" - gamesradar.com
gamesradar.com
18.05.2024 / 13:03

Former XCOM boss Jake Solomon says he doesn't play XCOM-likes, but "Into the Breach is incredible" and he's honored to have inspired it: "I'll put that on my resume"

Into the Breach, the acclaimed 2018 turn-based strategy game from Subset Games, is getting some high praise from XCOM and Marvel's Midnight Suns director Jake Solomon.

Fallout is officially coming to Fortnite, and it looks like Epic's already teasing a new POI and the Brotherhood of Steel - gamesradar.com - Netherlands
gamesradar.com
18.05.2024 / 13:03

Fallout is officially coming to Fortnite, and it looks like Epic's already teasing a new POI and the Brotherhood of Steel

With renewed interest in the post-apocalyptic series thanks to the Fallout TV show, it was only a matter of time before we started seeing the Brotherhood of Steel in Epic's multiverse. With a new official teaser having just landed, it looks like that time is Fortnite Season 3.

Marvel’s Midnight Suns dev confirms romance options were never in the game - digitaltrends.com
digitaltrends.com
17.05.2024 / 15:49

Marvel’s Midnight Suns dev confirms romance options were never in the game

When Marvel’s Midnight Suns was released in 2022, some were disappointed that players were unable to romance any of the superhero characters in the game. While players have wondered whether or not that was Marvel or Firaxis’ decision, Midnight Suns‘ Creative Director Jake Solomon has now affirmed to Digital Trends in an interview that he truly never considered romance for the game.

Strategy Legend Jake Solomon Explains Where Marvel's Midnight Suns Went Wrong | Push Square - pushsquare.com - Australia
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17.05.2024 / 00:34

Strategy Legend Jake Solomon Explains Where Marvel's Midnight Suns Went Wrong | Push Square

The announcement that Jake Solomon, first amongst the legendary Sid Meier's pupils, had left Firaxis to start his studio, Midsummer Studios, comes as a surprise, especially with the switch from strategy to the life sim genre. Looking towards the opportunity to create something entirely different, Soloman reflected on where his last game, Marvel's Midnight Suns, went wrong.

Former XCOM, Midnight Suns Devs Form New Studio to Take on The Sims | Push Square - pushsquare.com
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17.05.2024 / 00:32

Former XCOM, Midnight Suns Devs Form New Studio to Take on The Sims | Push Square

Former developers of XCOM, Marvel's Midnight Suns, and The Sims have come together to form a new studio called Midsummer Games, all in the name of rivalling The Sims in the «life simulation» genre. Jake Solomon and Will Miller, best known for their work on Firaxis titles like Marvel's Midnight Suns and XCOM, founded the company after raising $6 million in investment. Now, the team will set out to build a next-gen life sim game.

Former Bungie CTO Luis Villegas is Now PlayStation’s Head of Technology, Creative and Services - gamingbolt.com
gamingbolt.com
16.05.2024 / 18:07

Former Bungie CTO Luis Villegas is Now PlayStation’s Head of Technology, Creative and Services

Bungie‘s chief technology officer, Luis Villegas, has left the studio, taking on a new role as head of technology, creative and services at PlayStation. Villegas has worked with Bungie for 14 years, and had taken up the role of the studio’s CTO back in 2020. Villegas made the announcement on LinkedIn, referring to his new role as “PlayStation’s CTO for the content vertical”.

Crystal Dynamics and Amazon team up to create more Tomb Raider film and streaming media - gamesindustry.biz - Scotland - state Indiana
gamesindustry.biz
14.05.2024 / 20:47

Crystal Dynamics and Amazon team up to create more Tomb Raider film and streaming media

Through subsidiary Crystal Dynamics, Embracer Group has penned a new deal with Amazon MGM Studios to create new Tomb Raider media for streaming and film.

XCOM’s Jake Solomon Q&A – Building a Narrative-Driven Life Sim Game at Midsummer Studios - wccftech.com - Norway - city Baltimore - county Valley - state Maryland - county Hunt
wccftech.com
14.05.2024 / 20:05

XCOM’s Jake Solomon Q&A – Building a Narrative-Driven Life Sim Game at Midsummer Studios

Today, former XCOM and Marvel's Midnight Suns designer Jake Solomon announced the foundation of Midsummer Studios, a small indie company established with the help of several industry veterans who worked on games like Civilization (Will Miller) and The Sims (Grant Rodiek). This startup has already raised $6 million from investors like Transcend Fund, Tirta Ventures, Betaworks Ventures, 1Up Ventures, F4 Ventures, Krafton, and Day Zero Productions.

Former XCOM Developers Form New Studio, Midsummer Studios - gamingbolt.com - county Valley - state Maryland - county Hunt
gamingbolt.com
14.05.2024 / 18:25

Former XCOM Developers Form New Studio, Midsummer Studios

Veteran developers from various studios, including developers from the team behind XCOM, have established a new game development studio, dubbed Midsummer Studios.

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