The company, whose app store was pitched as the go-to place for small and independent developers, is negotiating for employees to remain with the company after the sale.
In Destiny, the newest video game from the creators of the blockbuster Halo franchise, players take the role of a “guardian,” a being with other-worldly powers tasked with protecting the last human city.
“You are Earth’s last hope,” a voice says in a June trailer for the game. “If you fail, everything you know — everything humans have ever known — will be gone forever.”
Oculus VR made its name building high-end virtual reality headsets for the living room, but it’s leaving mobile to the other guys.
The virtual reality pioneer, which Facebook finished purchasing for $2 billion earlier this week, is working with Samsung Electronics on a headset that uses mobile devices to create a VR experience, people familiar with the matter say.
Sony and Microsoft are gearing up for what they say will be record launch periods for their respective new videogame machines. A key reason: they are churning out big volumes of the new consoles.
Andrew Wilson, an Electronic Arts insider, has been named as the company’s chief executive. The Australian comes into the job during a period of dramatic transition for the industry, particularly as it looks forward to new videogame consoles being released in November, and the continually rising importance of mobile devices.
He spoke with the Wall Street Journal about his plans for the company.
Sony Corp. is raising internal sales projections for the forthcoming PlayStation 4 videogame console amid positive signs about demand for the device, executives of the Japanese electronics company said Tuesday.
As videogame fans await the unveiling of Microsoft Corp.’s next Xbox console, the future of another piece of hardware under development is less clear.
Microsoft has been creating designs for a simple set-top device for streaming video and other entertainment options, people familiar with the matter said.
Microsoft may pull the plug on Elmo.
More than a decade ago, the Sony Corp. executive credited as the “Father of the PlayStation” predicted that one day videogames wouldn’t require a console, because the hardware would eventually “melt” into a network that linked players together. All they would need, Ken Kutaragi said, is a display and a controller.
Sony Corp. is planning to unveil its next-generation home videogame console during a February event, showing off a successor to its current PlayStation 3 system.