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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.

Barista simulation game Tokyo Coffee: Grinding in the Pandemic for PC launches in July - gematsu.com
gematsu.com
24.05.2024 / 18:59

Barista simulation game Tokyo Coffee: Grinding in the Pandemic for PC launches in July

Barista simulation game Tokyo Coffee: Grinding in the Pandemic, from LIVE IN DUNGEON developer Heaviside Creations, will launch for PC via Steam in July, the studio announced.

Keke Palmer Has A Much Better Idea Than Sims 5 For The Next Sims Game - screenrant.com
screenrant.com
24.05.2024 / 15:21

Keke Palmer Has A Much Better Idea Than Sims 5 For The Next Sims Game

Ever since the announcement of in 2022, the newest entry in franchise, the community has been abuzz with opinions on what an ideal version of the game would look like. However, in a recent interview, actress Keke Palmer revealed she'd prefer if the series went in an entirely different direction with its next title. Though is still in the early stages of development, there is still new franchise content on the horizon, with a new Expansion Pack slated for this summer.

City building and trade simulation game Rota’s Nautical Chronicles of Trade announced for PC - gematsu.com
gematsu.com
24.05.2024 / 05:07

City building and trade simulation game Rota’s Nautical Chronicles of Trade announced for PC

Publisher Emma Create and developer Caro Builders have announced city building and trade simulation game Rota’s Nautical Chronicles of Trade for PC (Steam). It will launch in late June. It will also be featured at INDIE Live Expo 2024 on May 25.

Amazon Games Bucharest is the Tech Giant’s Newest Game Development Studio - gamingbolt.com - city European - Romania
gamingbolt.com
21.05.2024 / 19:47

Amazon Games Bucharest is the Tech Giant’s Newest Game Development Studio

Amazon is seemingly expanding the gaming side of its business. The company has announced a new development studio based in Romania. Dubbed Amazon Games Bucharest, the studio is the first one opened by Amazon in Europe, and will be helmed by former Ubisoft Bucharest managing director Cristian Pana.

Amazon Games opens studio in Romania - pcgamesinsider.biz - city European - France - Romania
pcgamesinsider.biz
21.05.2024 / 15:13

Amazon Games opens studio in Romania

Amazon's games arm has opened a brand new studio in Bucharest, Romania.

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.

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
pushsquare.com
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
pushsquare.com
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.

Activision forms studio to develop new narrative-driven franchise - digitaltrends.com - Poland - city Warsaw, Poland
digitaltrends.com
16.05.2024 / 17:39

Activision forms studio to develop new narrative-driven franchise

Activision is known as the Call of Duty publisher, but now it’s trying something different. The company announced Thursday that it’s formed a new internal studio called Elsewhere Entertainment that is dedicated to developing a “new narrative-based and genre-defining AAA franchise.”

Firaxis vets found new developer Midsummer - pcgamesinsider.biz - county Hunt
pcgamesinsider.biz
16.05.2024 / 11:21

Firaxis vets found new developer Midsummer

Veterans of 2K's Firaxis, including XCOM creative director Jake Solomon (pictured), have set up a brand new studio called Midsummer.

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