Scope out a few of the news stories from the game industry this week, hand-picked from across the world of games.
- Introducing PAX Online
- EA Play Live 2020 Event
- Summary of the PC Gaming Show 2020
- Upload VR Showcase: Summer Edition Review
- AT&T May Seek to Sell Warner Brothers’ Gaming Division
- Ziggurat Acquires Majesco Licenses
Introducing PAX Online
In April, we were still hoping to bring you PAX West this year. But health and safety are paramount, and as we worked on solutions, it became clear that if we really wanted to welcome everybody home, we’d have to take PAX Online. Read the full post here: https://t.co/tMoLP5ndfA pic.twitter.com/7VVJYzn4aa
— PAX (@pax) June 16, 2020
Replacing both PAX West and PAX Aus, both of which are large consumer-facing games events held in the latter half of the year, PAX Online is announced:
“Due to the impact of COVID-19, PAX West won’t be going ahead as an in-person event in Seattle this year. A digital replacement, PAX Online, is on the cards instead. It’ll run from September 12th-20th, and it’ll be entirely free.”
What did Electronic Arts Show at the EA Play Live 2020 Event?
Even without an E3 to frame new game announcements, Electronic Arts still used a June time frame to unveil upcoming games:
“Electronic Arts had a small slate of announcements for its not-E3 presentation today, including a new Skate game that is very early in development, Apex Legends coming to Switch, and more details on Star Wars: Squadrons.”
To find out more about what Electronic Arts has been up to lately, check out Kotaku’s rundown (in the link above) of their new games.
Summary of the PC Gaming Show 2020
The 2020 edition of the PC Gaming Show took place online on June 13, but in case you missed it, check out Shacknews’ summary of, and highlights from, the event:
“PC Gaming Show 2020 may have come to an end, but if you missed out on any of the whirlwind of video game news, reveals, announcements, trailers, and more coming to the PC game scene, then no worries. We’ve gathered up a recap of what you may have missed from the lengthy show.”
Upload VR Showcase:Summer Edition Review
Source: Upload VRT’is the season for (online) game showcases and reveal events. in the spirit of the season, Upload VR recently hosted an online event focused on virtual reality games.Take a look at the stories from the link, or if you’re more about moving pixels, there’s a video from the showcase to explore too.
AT&T May Seek to Sell Warner Brothers’ Gaming Division
Citing unnamed sources, CNBC said (last) Friday that potential bidders included Take-Two Interactive, Electronic Arts, and Activision Blizzard. If the sale happens, it would be a major change for Hollywood and its relationship with the industry, as most major studios are opting to get out of the game business, reversing a trend from earlier decades where they loaded up on dev studios.”
Ziggurat Acquires Majesco Licenses
Ziggurat continues to explore older and classic franchises as properties to acquire, not long after having acquired the 3DO Game Company portfolio:
“Colorado-based publisher Ziggurat Interactive is set to relaunch the BloodRayne franchise following its acquisition of multiple game licenses from Majesco Entertainment.
Other licenses included in the deal are Advent Rising, Raze’s Hell, and Flip’s Twisted World — Ziggurat did not disclose the full list of licenses, or the amount paid for them.”
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