The Switch Lineup Is Gonna Totally Dominate The Rest Of 2022

screenshot: nintendo Following yesterday’s delay of red fall and Starfield, Microsoft’s two big blockbusters for the year, the release slate for the back half of 2022 might seem especially barren. Pop quiz: Have you been paying attention to the Switch? Read More: So Much For Video Game Release Dates As my colleague Ethan Gach pointed … Read more

Square Enix Sends FFXIV Players To In-Game Jail For Using Mods

Picture: Square-Enix At least two Final Fantasy XIV players pulled into an in-game jail by moderators while streaming the massively multiplayer online game this week. Many believe this was done to reprimand them for using third-party modifications to optimize HUD details for high-level raiding, a frequent pain point in the relationship between the community and … Read more

Live A Live Switch Remake Took “Three Years” To Make, Says Original Director

Subscribe to Nintendo Life we Youtube Square Enix’s next big RPG release is the Live A Live remake for Switch this July, an HD-2D remake of the Super Famicom cult classic. In anticipation of the release, Famitsu sat down with the original’s director, Takashi Tokita — who went on to direct Parasite Eve and co-direct … Read more

FFXIV Mod Drama May Prompt Official HUD Upgrades, Director Says

screenshot: Square-Enix As part of a larger blog reiterating the Final Fantasy XIV team’s disapproval of mods following their prevalence in a high-profile raid event, producer and director Naoki Yoshida promised to improve the massively popular game’s HUD to match the functionality of these unofficial tools. “We believe that people use [mods] to expand the … Read more

Meet The Only Person Keeping Action RPG Babylon’s Fall Alive

Babylon’s Fall, the troubled live-service action-RPG from action game luminaries Platinum Games, has seemingly hit life support. After two months on the market and a lukewarm reception at launch, Square Enix’s latest effort was reduced to just one player on PC last week. They revealed themselves on Twitter after VGC reported the shocking player count … Read more

‘Outriders’ Reveals It Did Not Make A Profit All Year As ‘Worldslayer’ Expansion Looms

Outriders CPF I really have no idea what’s going on with Square Enix, People Can Fly and Outriders, a bizarre situation that has a ton of mixed messaging from all sides. Back in August 2021, I wrote a piece about how People Can Fly told investors it did not know how many copies Outriders had … Read more

Outriders didn’t make a profit in 2021, People Can Fly confirms

Following substantial combined $200 million losses on Marvel’s Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy games, Square Enix has also made a loss on its new multiplayer looter-shooter Outriders. VIEW GALLERY – 2 IMAGES Outriders didn’t break even throughout 2021, new financial reports from People Can Fly have confirmed. The game was released in April 2021, … Read more

NFT Market Crashes as Square Sells Tomb Raider for Blockchain

Screenshot: Square-Enix You know what no one could ever have predicted? That a market based on the imaginary property of infinitely duplicable jpeg images might not be sustainable in the long term. Like The Wall Street Journal reports, the NFT market is “stabilizing”, down 92% from last September. What makes this the most incredible moment … Read more

Game Pass loses great games in May 2022

Now is the last chance to play one of the best Final Fantasy Games.Screenshot: Square-Enix It’s that time of year again, when the publishing cadence cools down a bit, giving you time to work through your backlog from spring (or fall). Game Pass, at the moment, doesn’t add too much to the top and actually … Read more

Game Pass loses great games in May 2022

Now is the last chance to play one of the best Final Fantasy Games.Screenshot: Square-Enix It’s that time of year again, when the publishing cadence cools down a bit, giving you time to work through your backlog from spring (or fall). Game Pass, at the moment, doesn’t add too much to the top and actually … Read more