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Adam Bankhurst

Konami Sets Up Western Third-Party Game Publishing Division

Konami, the company behind such games as Metal Gear Solid and Silent Hill, has announced it has launched a new third-party publishing unit in the West and that its first game, Skelattack, is available now. Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz, Konami's senior brand and business development manager Richard Jones discussed how this new initiative will focus on external studios that will build games designed to succeed in western markets. "The drive is towards publishing more titles from Western...

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James Mielke

Resident Evil Creator Talks Zombies in 2020 and How His Games Will Change Post-Pandemic

This article is part of a new initiative on IGN where we spend a whole month exploring topics we find interesting in the world of video games. June is Icons Month at IGN, where we’re profiling iconic video game industry figures, characters, series and themes.

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When it comes to game development in Japan, unless you’re throwing around names like “Shigeru Miyamoto,” few people will have had more impact on the industry than veteran game director, Shinji...

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Ryan McCaffrey

Xbox Doubles Down on Compatibility, Sony Backs Off

Spawn on Me host Kahlief Adams guest-hosts this week with Ryan, Miranda, and Destin as the Xbox crew discusses Xbox's and Sony's differing approaches to compatibility, EA's newly renewed exclusivity agreement with the NFL for Madden, the future of the now-canceled BlizzCon, and more! Subscribe on any of your favorite podcast feeds, or grab an MP3 download of this week's episode. For more awesome content, check out the latest episode of Spawn on Me, as referenced in the beginning of the...

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Matt Purslow

New Footage of Cancelled Avengers Game Emerges

Ten minutes of new footage from the cancelled first-person Avengers game has been uploaded to the internet, captured from an early build that was secured by a video game preservation community.

I can't say this was something I expected to see this week, early and broken or not. #avengersassemble pic.twitter.com/IrjMEYJ3nT

— Andrew Borman (@Borman18) June 1, 2020 This version of the Avengers game was discovered on a hard drive by Obscure Gamers, and the footage uploaded by Andrew Borman,...

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Joe Skrebels

Cyberpunk News Showcase Delayed to June 25

The Cyberpunk 2077 news broadcast, Night City Wire has been delayed to June 25. Originally scheduled for June 11, developer CD Projekt Red explained that the move was due to the current protests and outcry following the death of George Floyd. "More important discussions are happening right now", reads the statement, "and we want them to be heard. We wholeheartedly stand against racism, intolerance and violence. Black Lives Matter."

We decided to move Night City Wire to Jun 25th. We still...

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Adam Bankhurst

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Warzone, and Mobile Seasons Delayed

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Warzone, and Call of Duty: Mobile's upcoming seasons have been delayed in response to the ongoing worldwide protests following the death of George Floyd. Call of Duty's Twitter account tweeted that it is "not the time" and that it would be "moving the launches of Modern Warfare Season 4 and Call of Duty: Mobile Season 7 to later dates. Right now it's time for those speaking up for equality, justice, and change to be seen and heard. We stand alongside...

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Jonathon Dornbush

The Last of Us Part 2 Director Details New Enemy Factions

The Last of Us Part 2 is Naughty Dog’s biggest game yet, and while that doesn’t mean the sequel is going open world, it does mean Naughty Dog is aiming to create an expansive, varied new series of environments for players to explore and survive. Speaking to IGN ahead of The Last of Us Part 2’s final preview embargo, Director Neil Druckmann explained both the development team’s approach to creating Seattle, and how the introduction of new enemy factions added more variety to both...

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Matt Kim

WWE 2K Devs Cites No Mercy and Smackdown as Influences for Next Game

The WWE 2K series is taking an extra year to rehabilitate the franchise after WWE 2K20 failed to meet the expectations of fans and critics. The development team at Visual Concepts hired a new executive producer and they hosted an AMA on Reddit last weekend to share some plans for the series’ future, including a big leap in gameplay. During a Reddit Q&A, WWE 2K executive producer Patrick Gilmore, who previously worked on games like Killer Instinct and Medal of Honor, answered questions...

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Matt Purslow

Codemasters Regains WRC License After 18 Years

Codemasters has secured the official WRC (World Rally Championship) license as part of a new deal that runs through until 2027. This restores the license to Codemasters, who last made an official WRC licensed game in 2002. As reported by GamesIndustry, Codemasters has signed the exclusive five-year deal that not only allows the company to develop and publish official WRC games, but also run associated esports tournaments. [ignvideo...

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Jonathon Dornbush

The Last of Us Part 2 Director on How the Infected Have Evolved

The Last of Us Part 2 sees Ellie facing off against new human threats as she ventures into Seattle, Washington, but of course the world of Naughty Dog's post-pandemic series is home to plenty of infected enemies as well. And while the familiar forms these foes take return in the sequel, they've changed in some notable ways, as new types have also begun to appear. While you can check out IGN's The Last of Us Part 2 final preview for a breakdown of how the new and improved combat can play...

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Simon Cardy

The Last of Us Part 2's Combat Cycle: Beating Hearts and Butchery

Note: The following article contains NO STORY SPOILERS for The Last of Us Part 2. The E3 2018 gameplay reveal trailer for The Last of Us Part 2 promised a blend of stealth and savagery not seen before from Naughty Dog. Having now played this section myself, along with the surrounding hour or so, it’s clear to me just how much the combat system has evolved when compared to the original, not to mention how dynamic each fight can be. There’s a brutality, yet fragility to each engagement...

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Jordan Oloman

The Last of Us Part 2: PlayStation Boss Says Preorders Weren't Hurt By Spoiler Leak

PlayStation boss Jim Ryan has revealed that demand for The Last of Us Part 2 "remains strong" despite major story spoilers circulating online. Specifically, the spoilers appear to have had a limited effect on preorders for the game. In an interview with CNET, Ryan acknowledged the unfortunate situation, but mentioned that Sony has "tallied more preorders in Europe for The Last of Us Part 2 than it did for Marvel's Spider-Man at the same point before its launch." Ryan went on to say that he...

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Jordan Oloman

Prey VR for PSVR Listed by Retailer

A listing for an unannounced 'Prey VR' has been found on the website of UK retailer ShopTo. The page, which was seemingly taken down after being discovered, suggests that the game would be exclusive to PSVR. Following the original link to the listing now results in a 404, but Twitter user Nibellion managed to grab a screenshot prior to its deletion.

Retailer ShopTo lists Prey VR for PlayStation VRhttps://t.co/BIZJ2jrrHt pic.twitter.com/fSCnS268xU

— Nibel (@Nibellion) June 1, 2020 If the...

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Cam Shea

The Biggest Changes in Gaming Over the Last Decade According to the Games Industry

Ten years ago, we published two roundtable features on IGN; one that asked a broad panel of industry insiders to look back at the decade leading up to 2010 and one that charged them with prognosticating on what they thought gaming would be like in 2020. (We recently took a look at how accurate those predictions proved to be.) We’ve now pulled together a new panel of more than 30 industry veterans to recreate the same concept, with everything from indie to triple A, mobile to PC, and...

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Matt Kim

Phantasy Star Online 2's Long-Awaited North American Release Hobbled by Bugs

Sega has responded to players who are currently struggling with the PC version of Phantasy Star Online 2, the popular MMORPG that recently received a long-awaited North American release. The launch has been plagued with issues when it comes to downloading and installing the game from the Windows Store. “We deeply apologize for the inconvenience and the negative experience some of you have had when trying to download and install [Phantasy Star Online 2],” says the North American Phantasy...

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Jonathon Dornbush

The Last of Us Part 2 State of Play Impressions

BEYOND! On this week's episode of Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Lucy O'Brien to break down everything we learned in the The Last of Us Part 2 State of Play presentation. We also discuss a bit of our hopes for the PS5 reveal event, which, naturally, was only a rumor when we recorded and then was officially announced 12 hours later. Ain't timing grand? Watch the new episode below: [ignvideo...

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Matt Kim

As Next-Gen Approaches, Switch Still Has 'Great Potential,' Witcher 3 Port Dev Says

When games like The Witcher 3 are porter to the Nintendo Switch it highlights just how capable a system Nintendo’s hybrid console is. And according to The Witcher 3 port developers, Saber Interactive, there’s the Switch is capable of much more. In an interview with WCCTech, Saber founder Matthew Karch says that the studio’s upcoming Switch version of World War Z “is actually more challenging than the port of The Witcher 3” and that there is “still a lot of great potential in the...

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Wesley LeBlanc

Hideo Kojima: 'Big Project' Scrapped, in Planning Stages for Next Game

Hideo Kojima was at work on a big project following Death Stranding, but he has since said it was recently scrapped. An interview published by Livedoor News and translated by Gematsu with Kojima revealed some interesting details about what Kojima has been up to in his post-Death Stranding days. He was at work on this unknown "big project," but his team has now entered the planning stages for what could be Kojima Productions' next big game. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery"...

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