As a brand that’s been going for over thirty years, ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ has fans of all ages. People who grew up playing the original games are now adults with kids of their own, and some are making content for YouTube which is of such a high quality, and respected among the fanbase that it’s become a form of income. YouTube, however, is deciding some of this content is “made for kids”, and making this incredibly hard to continue.
The producer of ‘Final Fantasy 16’ has revealed some information about a cancelled game that he and members of the team were working on before being called up to work on ‘Final Fantasy 14’, and it sounds like it was going to be quite different from what he’s worked on previously.
Since 2010 the licence to make games based on ‘The Lord of the Rings’ has been with Warner Bros, and the publisher has had some success with the ‘Middle-earth’ series of games. Before this, however, the licence was with Electronic Arts, and EA made plenty of titles within the franchise, with the final title, ‘The Lord of the Rings: Conquest’ in 2009. But it seems that EA is getting involved again, as a mobile title has been announced by the publisher.
When ‘Wordle’ first came into existence back in October 2021, it’s unlikely anyone realised how much the daily quiz style game was going to take off. Eventually acquired by New York Times, the web-based word guessing game ‘Wordle’ went for an undisclosed but thought to be seven-figure sum, and inspired all manner of similar takes such as music based ‘Heardle’, a film game, and even a geography based variant called ‘Globle’.
After the announcement that Embracer Group would be acquiring three of Square Enix’s studios for a pretty low cost of £240million, one of the questions that came up very quickly was, what does this mean for the next ‘Perfect Dark’ game?
It seems that barely a month goes by these days without a major company acquisition happening in the gaming world, and Embracer Group has just got in on the action after buying some major Western Studios from within Square Enix, including Crystal Dynamics, the studio famous for rebooting the ‘Tomb Raider’ series.