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Ryuu96 said:

This feels like a tease that we are indeed not getting Horizon 6 this year, even though it has been 3 years since Horizon 5, with 3 years being the longest gap between Horizon games yet. That is a shame, would have been nice to get a surprise Horizon 6 announce on the summer showcase, but that won't happen now unless they are moving Horizon release timing from the usual September-November window to sometime in 1st half of 2025, it will be a summer showcase 2025 announce unless they have moved the release to the first half of 2025.

Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 28 May 2024

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Well, this pretty much confirms what many of us suspected, Xbox didn't shut down Tango because their games underperformed or anything like that. What actually happened is that the miserly, penny pincher Chief Financial Officer, Amy Hood, decided that having 3 different Microsoft Gaming Asia branches was redundant, and decided to shut down Zenimax Asia instead of Xbox Asia or Activision Asia, so Tango got the axe alongside the rest of Zenimax Asia. What an utterly stupid way for a good studio to go out, Microsoft could have simply had Tango reporting to Xbox Asia or Activision Asia bosses instead of the now fired Zenimax Asia bosses, but instead they closed them down entirely.



shikamaru317 said:
Ryuu96 said:

This feels like a tease that we are indeed not getting Horizon 6 this year. That is a shame, would have been nice to get a surprise Horizon 6 announce on the summer showcase, but that won't happen now unless they are moving Horizon release timing from the usual September-November window to sometime in 1st half of 2025. 

They just released a new update, I don't know all it added but it did add a new radio station which is weird if you were releasing a new Horizon this year because that radio station is more licensing to pay for over a certain period, they also completely changed the intro screen, it may be small things but I don't believe Horizon 6 is this year.



shikamaru317 said:

Well, this pretty much confirms what many of us suspected, Xbox didn't shut down Tango because their games underperformed or anything like that. What actually happened is that the miserly, penny pincher Chief Financial Officer, Amy Hood, decided that having 3 different Asia branches was redundant, and decided to shut down Zenimax Asia instead of Xbox Asia or Activision Asia, so Tango got the axe alongside the rest of Zenimax Asia. What an utterly stupid way for a good studio to go out, Microsoft could have simply had Tango reporting to Xbox Asia or Activision Asia bosses instead of the now fired Zenimax Asia bosses, but instead they closed them down entirely.

Yeah.

"Tango Gameworks is not the name of a company, it's the name of a department. The name of the company is ZeniMax Asia K.K." As such, Tango Gameworks was simply a brand within the company.

Explained by Mikami, so basically it was like how Lionhead used to be the HQ of Xbox Europe, which does seem to suggest that Zenimax Asia was closed down and Tango was caught in the crossfire since Tango technically isn't a company but a department in the larger Zenimax Asia company, likely in the same building. Don't know why they couldn't have shuffled some of these studios into other publishing divisions though.





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Rocksteady co-founders Sefton Hill and Jamie Walker banded together to form a new AAA games-making studio in 2023 called Hundred Star, which is headquartered in London. Today, eXputer has learned that the developer is working on its first project: A AAA-standard, single-player, action-adventure game built in Unreal Engine 5.

Unfortunately, not much else is known about this game, but the partnership has already been signed, and Xbox Game Studios is financing the studio's first project. The title is likely to be a platform exclusive, releasing in the imminent future for both Xbox consoles and PC, but considering Xbox's current approach toward exclusivity, it's hard to say what'll happen in the future.

Hundred Star has grown over the course of its establishment in 2023, now reaching an employee count close to 100. Out of those, more than 20 devs who have joined are ex-Rocksteady, which is the studio known for its work on the iconic Batman: Arkham franchise, and the relatively recent Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League just as well.

[Exclusive] Xbox Reaches Agreement With Batman: Arkham Trilogy Creators For A New AAA Game

Last edited by Ryuu96 - on 28 May 2024

That's a brilliant signing but also cya in 2030



Xbox giving them money? Checks notes .. according to my notes you’re allowed to classify whatever they release as a “first party release”



Ride The Chariot || Games Complete ‘24 Edition

So no changes to the tier other than a likely price increase? Honestly was starting to think they'd put COD in Ultimate only.

They'll probably bump Ultimate to around $20 I think.

Wish they would merge GP Console and GP PC together...



Fineshed Ty The tasmenian Tyger, that one was fine for an old platform game, the second one is very promising so far, bit more of an open world style (pity the 3rd one is not on consoles remastered and the 4th is windows exclusive).

Also got some games:

Antigraviator
Chasm The Rift
Legend of the Tetrarchs
Ship Graveyard Simulator