EA Cancels Open-World Star Wars Game

January 16, 2019

  By Jason Schreier of    Concept art from Visceral’s canceled Star Wars game, Ragtag.   Electronic Arts has canceled its open-world Star Wars game, according to three people familiar with goings-on at the company. The game, announced alongside the shutdown of Visceral Games back in 2017, had been in development at EA’s large office in Vancouver. EA Vancouver, a large studio that mostly handles support for a variety of the publisher’s games…

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GAMESTOP BUYOUT EXPECTED TO BE FINALIZED NEXT MONTH

January 15, 2019

By SHABANA ARIF | IGN GameStop’s murky future may be getting brighter. Following the retailer’s report of a third quarter loss of over $488 million in November last year, it seems like the company might be getting a much-needed helping hand with rumours of a buyout, expected to be completed by the end of February, 2019. According to The Wall Street Journal (via MCV), two companies are currently vying over the high street store – Sycamore Partners, and…

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Bungie Splits With Activision, Keeps Destiny

January 11, 2019

By HIPZOMJOINT After right years of partnership and two Destiny Video Games, Bungie and publisher, Activision, are going their separate ways. The developer announced today that it will acquire publishing rights to the shooter franchise from Activision, and will publish future games on its own. ”Today, we’re announcing plans for Bungie to assume full publishing rights and responsibilities for the Destiny franchise,” Bungie and Activision said in a joint statement. “Going…

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