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Daybreak’s DC Universe Online studio Dimensional Ink is the latest games team hit with layoffs

The culling of games industry employees continues through the beginning of this year: A list compiled by Kotaku that outlines the over 6,400 layoffs...

Q4 2023: Nexon, Krafton, and Roblox all posted soaring revenues in 2023

Welcome back to another MMO business roundup - this one all about financials for some of the companies we keep an eye on 'round...

Vague Patch Notes: MMORPGs and the PC gaming market

I find myself thinking a lot about the MMORPG industry lately and the ways in which the gaming industry as a whole has changed...

RuneScape’s Jagex confirms it’s being sold for the fourth time in eight years as it talks up ‘forever games’

Rumors from earlier this week that suggested RuneScape company Jagex was once again for sale have now been proven correct, thanks to a formal...
It's all the money we don't have!

Microsoft insists Activision-Blizzard was planning on mass layoffs before the merger

As we've been covering, earlier this week the FTC filed a complaint to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, alleging that Microsoft misrepresented itself...
so much better

Former Overwatch 2 lead vfx artist calls out Blizzard for deceptive promotion and pay behavior

Workers and former workers at the various substudios at Activision-Blizzard have been calling it out as an unpleasant workplace for a while now since...

Fortnite opens the doors to its own Trevor Noah-produced virtual stand-up comedy club

In-game concerts have already been a thing in Fortnite, so where does the games platform go from there? Why, opening the doors to its...

Disney invests $1.5B into Epic Games with plans to create a ‘huge Disney universe’ in Fortnite

Seeing Disney's various IPs in Fortnite isn't exactly news by this point, but it appears as if there will be a whole lot more...

FTC files a complaint against Microsoft following Activision Blizzard layoffs

When Microsoft outlined its plans for what would happen following the acquisition of Activision Blizzard, one of the things that the company stated was...
Just barely avoided this fate.

Perfect Ten: The MMO franchises that can’t count past two

Back in the day, there was a running joke about how Capcom had shown with Street Fighter that the company could not count higher...

Jeff Strain’s indie studio Crop Circle Games lays staff, reportedly without severance

Back in 2022 we saw former ArenaNet and Undead Labs co-founder Jeff Strain open his own indie studio called Crop Circle Games with the...

Tencent buys up majority stake of Swords of Legends developer and gains access to the IP

Tencent has walked over to another games studio and smacked it with its wallet, only this time it's a bit of a surprise purchase...
Dead impact.

RuneScape’s Jagex is apparently being sold yet again, this time to a private equity firm for over $1B

Stop me if you've heard this one: RuneScape company Jagex is for sale yet again. Back in September, we first caught the rumor that Jagex's...

Obituary: Former Free Realms creative director Laralyn McWilliams has passed away

I'm sorry to report this morning that game developer Laralyn McWilliams has passed away at the age of 58. MMO fans will remember her...
Now you can play with your straight friends!

Microsoft will require Final Fantasy XIV players to subscribe to Xbox Game Pass in order to play the game

It's tucked away in the announcement that Final Fantasy XIV's beta on the Xbox Series X|S starts on February 21st, but the announcement does...

Among Us shares a cryptic teaser image from its animated series and promises work is progressing

Last summer the world learned that the popular multiplayer title Among Us was getting its own animated series sometime in the future. Unfortunately we...

Palworld vows to keep servers online ‘without regard to cost’ (despite monthly cost of nearly half a million dollars)

Getting professional server hosting for an online multiplayer title ain't cheap, and that holds true for Palworld developer Pocketpair, which is paying out the...

The Daily Grind: Would you be interested in a Guild Wars 3?

Have you ever noticed how every MMO franchise seems to get to exactly two numbered installments and then stops, at most? Guild Wars 2...

Make My MMO: Zenith’s spinoff game, EVE Online’s board game Kickstarter

Welcome to another blast of MMO crowdfunding news from the last few weeks! It's been pretty hoppin' for Kickstarted MMOs lately, as Elite Dangerous is...
Destined even further.

Destiny 2 director Joe Blackburn vacates his position for ‘a new adventure outside the walls of Bungie’

After nearly a decade of working at Bungie and four years as game director of Destiny 2, Joe Blackburn has left his position, moving...