Blizzard Boston Devs Blame Boss For Torpedoing Union

Image: blizzard Workers at Proletariat Studio, also known as Blizzard Boston, won’t be unionizing after all. The Communications Workers of America Union announced on Tuesday that it will pull its petition for a union election, and blames Proletariat CEO Seth Sivak for treating workers’ organizing efforts as a personal betrayal and holding a series of … Read more

Assassin’s Creed Devs Grill Boss On Chasing Trends And Layoffs

Photo: Christian Petersen (Getty Images) Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot faced tough questions from some exhausted and fed-up staff about recent missteps and future plans in a company-wide Q&A session on Wednesday. The meeting comes just a week after the Assassin’s Creed publisher announced new cancellations, delays, and cost-cutting measuresand told employees “the ball is in … Read more

Ubisoft Cancels Games, Delays Skull And Bones After Rough 2022

Image: Ubisoft Ubisoft held an emergency call with investors on Wednesday to reveal that the company’s 2022 sales had fallen well below expectations and that it would be taking drastic measures going forward, including canceling three more unannounced games, delaying Skull and Bones a few months yet againand cutting roughly $215 million in costs over … Read more

Ubisoft’s Big Pirate Game Stuck In Dev Hell Gets Delayed Again

Image: Ubisoft Ubisoft faces another massive delay. earlier this year it was Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora. Now it’s Skull and Bonesthe Assassin’s Creed publisher’s only major fall blockbuster. Previously set to come out in November, two sources familiar with the game’s development now tell kotaku it’s been delayed again. Ubisoft confirmed as much shortly after … Read more

Assassin’s Creed Boss Seems Clueless On Ubisoft’s Toxic Culture

photo: Christian Petersen (Getty Images) in the new interview with La Presse, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot appeared to say that toxicity in the games industry comes from necessary “friction” in the creative process. The implication was that it was almost inescapable. two years into a workplace reckoning over sexual harassment, misconduct, and browbeating at the … Read more

Square Enix Is Shutting Down The Worst PS5 Game Of The Year

Image: Square Enix / Platinum Games Today, publisher Square Enix and developer Platinum Games finally did what everyone had been predicting from the start: they announced Babylon’s Fall will shut down within its first year. While I’m hardly surprised, it still sucks. People paid $60 for this game just six months ago, and less than … Read more

Lawyer To Pay Activision For Not Playing Call Of Duty

Uh, say what now?Image: Infinity Ward The lawsuit against Activision Blizzard was dismissed last month because, according to a judge in the Southern California District Court where the complaint was brought, the plaintiffs didn’t play enough Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare to make an informed case against the maligned publisher. For once in Activision Blizzard’s … Read more