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Skaters Are Pushing EA Really Hard To Make Skate 4

The Tony Hawk reboot last year confirmed what a lot of people felt: the skateboarding video game genre wasn’t quite what it used to be. It’s why, for instance, EA hasn’t really been particularly fussed about making Skate 4.

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kotaku.com.au
opinionated2804d ago

It was criminal what EA did to black box. Liquidating the studio because their forced milkage failed to deliver. They don't deserve the skate franchise, they are going to sit on it like capcom and it's sad.

blackout2804d ago

If done please don't re-do the game (BUILD) of off what you have. Skate 2-3 where AMAZING games. Don't Tony Hawk this up.

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Helldivers 2 studio hires new CEO, but Pilestedt isn’t going anywhere

Pilestedt writes: "Hey everyone,

Big update, I've decided to hire @ShamsJorjani as the new CEO of @ArrowheadGS ! We go way back and I wouldn't trust the business in any other hands than his. (...and he comes with an impressive resume and love for games)

But what about me and my involvement in @Helldivers2 ? Well, I'm glad you asked! I am taking the role of Chief Creative Officer, which means I will spend MORE time with the team and 100% of my focus on the games and community!"

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Arrowhead Games: "We want to be the next From Software or Blizzard"

Helldivers 2 developer Arrowhead on the success of its game, what comes next and dealing with toxic players

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gamesindustry.biz
LostPotato15h ago

Ambitious dream but sorry you don't make good RPGs. Just online co-op shooters.

ThinkThink14h ago

Not yet, but they can grow. Sounds like that's the plan. They have a new CEO this week as well. I can see they pushing helldivers 2 to other consoles, Mac and even high end mobile devices. The game could become a global force and sony can rack up their MAUs.

Eonjay13h ago(Edited 13h ago)

Sure for Helldivers. Surprised Sony doesn't put Helldivers 1 on mobile.... but in reality, I think Arrowhead is talking about creating original IPs that they own. What I question is how they will do this (while remaining multiplatform) without expanding. For HD2, Sony contributed a lot. If they do this by themselves, they are going to hire more people (which isn't a bad thing as long as its sustainable). I love that they are trying to 'stay small' but even when looking at HD2, you get the feeling that they were woefully underprepared to deal with the success they had. Even to today, it takes too long to get bugs addressed.

Another story said that players had stopped playing because of lack of new content. We have know about the new factions since launch but one doubts that they have the internal resources to get new content added at the pace they need to. If they are looking for the kind of success they claim, they need to invest in the resources that will allow them to attract and keep as many players as possible.

SimpleDad2h ago

The new CEO Shams is gonna burn this game to the ground. It was good while it lasted.
Now the real nickel-and-dime will begin.

Just wait and see.

shinoff21832h ago(Edited 2h ago)

You ain't wrong. Lostpotato. I'd rather see an rpg then another shooter. Shame though cause it'd probably be an online rpg ugghhh

XiNatsuDragnel14h ago

Ambitious hopefully y'all can achieve it

Palitera6h ago

They could start by putting any kind of story into their games and ditching the BS of "but we have a game master to direct your irrelevant actions".

shaenoide13h ago

Being the new Blizzard in neither a compliment or a good thing.

thorstein12h ago

When the Blizzard symbol appeared on a title, it used to mean quality. Starcraft, Diablo, Warcraft...I think that's what they're referring to.

S2Killinit11h ago

Yeah I remember those days as well.

CrimsonWing6913h ago

Not if those games are going to be GaaS.