Kena’s Former Lead Designer Says He Was ‘Maliciously Forced Out’

In a new report from publication Video Games Chronicle, game designer Brandon Popovich alleges that he was “maliciously” forced out from developer Ember Lab, the studio behind the upcoming PS5 title Kena: Bridge of Spirits. According to Popovich, some of his work went unpaid during his tenure at the company and that he was instrumental […]

Former Indivisible, Skullgirls Devs Start New Worker-Owned Studio

Following the mass exodus at Indivisible and Skullgirls creator Lab Zero Games, a group of former developers has founded their own cooperatively structured games studio. Called Future Club and comprising of 15 ex-Lab Zero employees, the studio is worker-owned and committed to creating games with handcrafted 2D art and engaging gameplay. In a press release, […]

Former Xbox Boss Shares His Thoughts On Sony's PS5 DualShock Strategy

Former Xbox boss Albert Penello has shared his thoughts on Sony’s recent announcement that DualShock 4 controllers cannot be used to play PlayStation 5 games. In a series of tweets, Penello started off by saying it’s “fair enough” that Sony wants to prioritize its new controller to make use of its new features, such as […]

Former PlayStation Boss Says AAA Game Development Is Unsustainable

Shawn Layden, the former boss of PlayStation, has weighed in with his thoughts on the state of the AAA games business, and he thinks it’s unsustainable. Speaking at the Gamelab Live conference, as reported by, Layden said the commonly held idea that the cost of game development will double every new generation cannot continue. […]

Former Sega mascot Alex Kidd gets a new look in upcoming remake

Beloved Sega mascot Alex Kidd is getting a revamped look in Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX. The game is listed on Steam to drop in the first quarter of 2021, though no other consoles or release dates have been announced yet. The game will also have a “retro mode” for those who aren’t too […]

Former Halo, Star Wars, Battlefield Veteran Joins Tencent's New LA Studio

Tencent’s new Los Angeles studio has hired a big name to lead its studio. The TiMi Studios Twitter account announced that Scott Warner has come aboard to become its studio director. Warner is an industry veteran who has worked on numerous high-profile projects such as the original Planescape: Torment, Halo 4, and Battlefield: Hardline, among […]

Former Vancouver Titans support Twilight joins San Francisco Shock

If you can’t beat them, join them. Former enemies will have to become friends as the 2020 Overwatch League season rages on. After losing flex DPS Park “Architect” Min-ho to an unknown team, the San Francisco Shock has made a huge pickup for their future. Lee “Twilight” Joo-seok, formerly of the Vancouver Titans, will be […]

Former Battlefield Producer David Sirland Hired By SharkMob

Today, LinkedIn greeted me with the notification, “Congratulate David for starting a new position as Producer at Sharkmob.” Upon closer inspection, this was David Sirland, former Battlefield producer from EA DICE. Immediately, two obvious questions spring to mind: What is Sharkmob? How cool is it that I’m friends with David Sirland on LinkedIn? Sharkmob formed […]

Former Daydream-Exclusive Fire Escape Heads To PC VR Next Week

Another long-lost Google Daydream exclusive is making its way to less-dead headsets next week. Fire Escape, an engaging interactive VR series from iNK Stories, will arrive on Steam with support for the Valve Index, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive headsets. The app originally arrived on Daydream over a year ago, when the platform was already […]