A first-party Stadia game is broken, but Google dropped the developer that can fix it

Google closed down their internal game studios, which means there's no one left to fix the Stadia version of Journey to the Savage Planet.

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Knightofelemia949d ago (Edited 949d ago )

Release a game on a struggling platform and it's broken shutdown the studio you just bought before they patch the game. That is the best damn idea I have ever read I always thought EA was the grim reaper for studios. Hell just let Google handle the studio they will kill off a studio faster then EA will. I think that is a new record for who can kill a studio faster.

BlackIceJoe948d ago

I'm surprised Google didn't at least try to sell the studio first, before shutting Typhoon Studios down.

Then to ship a game that won't ever get updated is very scummy of Google too.

rlow1947d ago (Edited 947d ago )

Google has a graveyard of flash in the pants ventures that they have dropped like hot potatoes. Not surprised

coldfire984947d ago

Google has a history of making products and failing to support them. This is why I never even considered the Stadia because I knew Google wouldn't support it.

TheColbertinator947d ago

We are witnessing another online only gaming graveyard bit by bit.

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Epic Games CEO addresses layoffs, reveals future of Fortnite

After laying off numerous employees, Tim Sweeney, the company’s founder and CEO, sent an email about the situation. The 52-year-old businessman clarified why the layoffs happened and even shed some light on the future of Fortnite.

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Jin_Sakai1d 11h ago (Edited 1d 11h ago )

Good on them doing this at least.

“we’re offering a severance package that includes six months base pay and in the US/Canada/Brazil six months of Epic-paid healthcare. We’re offering to accelerate people’s stock option vesting schedule through the end of 2024 and are giving two additional years from today to exercise the options. In the US we’re also offering to vest any unearned profit sharing from their 401k. And we’ll provide benefits including career transition services and visa support where we can.”

Knightofelemia1d 7h ago

I wonder how much of a bonus the CEO will get after this decision?


Would be "too much" for us, but probably it's "not enough" for the greedy bastard...


Epic makes way too much money to have to lay people off of the spent that money smartly. Tim wasted money on exclusives for their store when it could have gone to paychecks for people.

Mikeyy16h ago

Epic put all their eggs in one basket with fortnite, they should have continued with the development of unreal tournament and got that game going as an arena shooter that's free to play with a huge cosmetic cash shop.

But your CEO knows what their doing.... laying off people so the board doesn't see exactly how much you stuck. The usual playbook.


Baldur's Gate 3 Producer Has Joined Fable Developer Playground Games

Baldur's Gate 3 producer Ryan Clark, who worked at Larian Studios for four years, has joined Fable developer Playground Games

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Obscure_Observer1d 6h ago

Xbox is definitely the house of RPGs and it´s getting bigger and better by the day!

Fable will be fantastic!

Marcus Fenix1d 6h ago

I hope to see the following at Microsoft’s June games showcase:

Contraband (3rd party exclusive)
ID Software
Machine Games
The Coalition
Ninja Theory
The Initiative
Double Fine

Im sure we won’t see all these studio’s projects but at least 5 of them would be nice.

Sciurus_vulgaris1d ago

I’m surprised Gears 6 hasn’t been announced by the Coalition as of yet. Gears 5 released 4 years and the Coalitions hasn’t another AAA title since then, excluding the co-developed Gears Tactics.

Lightning7721h ago(Edited 21h ago)

Todd hinted at Indiana Jones being at next year's E3.

I heard Contraband is going through some sorta rework. I don't really have much hope for that game at this point in time.

Btw Gears 6 is in full development they took time away to learn Unreal Engine 5. Yeah... If we're going off of Immortals Of Aveum performance. They have allot of work ahead of them.

GhostScholar1d ago

I’m with you, but you had to know that comment wouldn’t be popular here lol

Sonic18811d ago

The house of western RPGs. There, I fixed it for you

Crows9022h ago(Edited 22h ago)

Not even accurate though. They haven't made a single RPG yet. Starfield is barely an RPG as it is...there's no role picking unlike in elder scrolls games...especially the older ones. No skills...no attributes...just perks.

Imagine baldurs gate 3 where all you get to pick are feats.

Sonic188122h ago(Edited 22h ago)

Starfield was probably the worse RPG from Bethesda. Especially when it comes to review scores on Steam



darthv728h ago

All games are RPG if you think about it. You play the role of a character and do the stuff required to win the game.

Technically speaking.

Zeref1d ago (Edited 1d ago )

I couldn't be happier about that. I heard even Infinity Ward is working on an RPG. I am hyped af to see what they can do outside of CoD!

Crows9022h ago

What new RPGs has Xbox made recently?

Zeref21h ago