Ratchet & Clank and Deathloop get the most nominations at Game Awards

Deathloop has received nine Game Award nominations. With that, Bethesda’s shooting game has won the most nominations this year. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is in second place with six nominations. Both Ratchet & Clank and Deathloop are in the running for the Game of the Year award. The other contenders are the co-op game … Read more

Star Citizen developer aims to nearly double headcount by 2026

Star Citizen developer Cloud Imperium Games aims to move its UK studio to Manchester and have more than 1,000 active employees by 2026, 600 more than the company currently has in the UK. The company currently has about 700 employees worldwide. After the planned move and expansion in England, that would amount to 1,300 employees; … Read more

James Webb telescope arrives in French Guiana for December 18 launch

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has successfully arrived at Kourou in French Guiana. The space telescope should follow the Hubble telescope. The target launch date is December 18. After 16 days at sea, the space telescope has arrived at Port de Pariacabo in French Guiana. There is a distance of about 9334km from Los Angeles. … Read more

‘Apple is working on iPhone function to recognize depression in users’

According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple is working on a feature for iPhone that will help them recognize cognitive impairment and depression in users. The functionality would currently be tested to develop an accurate algorithm. Documents viewed by The Wall Street Journal point to the development of the new feature. The tech giant would … Read more

Battlefield 2042 Open Beta starts in September

EA will start an open beta with Battlefield 2042 in September. Members of EA Play and people who place a preorder can get started with the public test version a little earlier. EA is also announcing Battlefield Portal, which allows players to create their own game modes. It is not yet clear when the open … Read more

Portal Lead Designer Joins Xbox Game Studios

Kim Swift, the lead designer of the first Portal game, joins Xbox Game Studios. She becomes senior director of cloud gaming there. Swift worked at Google’s Stadia Games & Entertainment studio in Los Angeles until May 2021. Xbox announced Kim Swift’s arrival on Monday on Twitter. Swift is to join Xbox Game Studios to “accelerate … Read more

EA working with four studios on new Battlefield game and making mobile version

Four EA studios are working on the new Battlefield game, which will be released at the end of this year. It is the largest development team for a game in the series to date. There will also be a mobile Battlefield game, which is being made by a fifth studio and will be released in … Read more

Photo shows pallet of MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 12GB video cards

Photos of a pallet of MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Ti video cards have surfaced. The video card is said to be on its way to distribution centers in the US, suggesting that the RTX 3080 Ti will be announced soon. According to previous rumors, the GPU will be released in May. The photos initially appeared … Read more

Call of Duty: Mobile Developer Hits $10 Billion in Revenue in 2020

Tencent subsidiary TiMi Studios had revenues of $10 billion in 2020, two anonymous sources told Reuters. The developer mainly makes smartphone and Switch games, such as Honor of Kings, Arena of Valor and Call of Duty: Mobile. The ten billion dollar turnover makes TiMi Studios the largest game developer worldwide, Reuters writes. Tencent does not … Read more

Sony buys rights to Evo fighting game tournaments

The Evolution Championship Series tournaments will become part of Sony Interactive Entertainment. These annual esports events, which revolve around competitions in a variety of fighting games, will remain open to all platforms, according to the acquired organization. In a statement, Sony reports that it is acquiring Evo together with RTS, through a joint venture construction. … Read more