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Whatever happened to Phoenix Labs’ multiplayer creature hunting RPG Dauntless?

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Most of the news that's come out of Dauntless developer Phoenix Labs has been pretty dire-sounding, particularly since the studio suffered two rounds of...

Fae Farm is launching its Skies of Azora DLC June 20 on PC and Switch

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When last we heard from Fae Farm developer Phoenix Labs, it had restructured yet again and pushed through yet another round of staff layoffs,...

‘I have to run a sustainable business’ – Microsoft’s Phil Spencer addresses layoffs and studio shutdowns

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Some new statements out of Microsoft CEO Phil Spencer during this year's IGN Live gaming presentation can be absorbed as either admission of the...

Destiny 2’s long-delayed Final Shape expansion is officially live today

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The time has come at last for the Guardians of Destiny 2 to face off against the Witness, aka Ol' Smokey Jones. The looter...

Twitch eliminates its safety advisory council after just four years of operation

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How long does it take for Amazon and Twitch to believe that people will forget about improving safety and security on the streaming platform?...
Bye.

Wildermyth developer Worldwalker Games announces that the game’s full-time development has ended

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Here's the good news about Wildermyth if you've never heard of it: The game is out now, and the announcement below comes after the...

Palia’s Crafted Comforts update is live for beta players today with building and economy QOL

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If you were watching Discord or social media, you already knew it was coming, but Palia's spring Crafted Comforts patch has officially rolled out...

Palia is prepping an economy patch to smooth out gold generation and skills

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With two major rounds of layoffs and a severely shrunken team - not to mention the fiasco with its beta status - Palia has...

Vampire survivalbox V Rising fully launches on PS5 June 11 – here’s the new trailer

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If you're a PlayStation player staring mournfully at the formal launch of vampire survivalbox V Rising - and its 1.0 Ruins of Mortium content...

Dauntless and Fae Farm dev Phoenix Labs has laid off another 100+ people in latest restructure

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I'm sorry to add to the endless parade of bad news today, but this afternoon, we learned that Phoenix Labs has been hit with...

World of Warcraft’s Pandaria Remix speed-leveling event is live this afternoon

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As we alluded to in this morning's Daily Grind, today is the day for World of Warcraft's Mists of Pandaria remix hullabaloo, so if...
Create and destroy alike!

EG7 Q1 2024: Daybreak still mum on PlanetSide 2, new H1Z1 game hires lead designer

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It's not even been two weeks since Daybreak owner EG7 published its 2023 annual financial report, which of course omitted everything relevant that happened...

Palia studio Singularity 6 has been slammed with yet another layoff round

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Singularity 6, the studio behind beta cozy MMO Palia, is dealing with yet another round of layoffs this week, following a round back in...
Less elf than hoped.

Square-Enix confirms that layoffs are coming to US and EU employees in June

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Yesterday we reported on Square-Enix's first quarter outlook for 2024, in which it announced among other things that it plans to "rebuild its ...

MMO Business Roundup: Krafton and Roblox post Q1 2024 gains while Unity bleeds nearly $300M

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of some MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news! And this time around, it's the Oops! All Q1 Reports edition!...
big boy

Destiny 2 shows off Final Shape’s Prismatic subclass gameplay and class-specific exotic items

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Before you know it, the delay for Destiny 2's The Final Shape will be all but an awful memory and players will get their...

Microsoft continues shrinking ZeniMax and Xbox with voluntary severance deals

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Sure, Microsoft shuttered a bunch of studios and added more layoffs to its pile earlier this week, but it can't possibly get worse, right?...

Microsoft shutters multiple studios, abandons Redfall, bolsters Elder Scrolls Online staffing

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Microsoft continues laying waste to the gaming industry today with the closure of four Bethesda studios. We can reassure MMO players right away that Elder...

EG7’s 2023 annual report claims Daybreak and SSG collectively count 264 staffers

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Swedish gaming conglom EG7 released its annual report this week, and while there isn't a ton of new-new in it for those of us...

Pokemon Go co-developer Very Very Spaceship has been hit with layoffs as the avatar rebellion continues

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Pokemon Go's staff - and outlook - just got a little smaller as this week one of its development studios was hit with major...

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