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Following the closure of studio Gazillion Entertainment, F2P action-rpg Marvel Heroes Omega has been shut down with immediate effect.

Marvel Heroes Omega was originally intended to go dark at the end of the year, after Marvel cut ties with the developers. Sadly, late on Monday, Gazillion Entertainment tweeted the following:

“It is with great sadness that we announce the closing of Gazillion Entertainment. As a result, we are no longer able to operate Marvel Heroes Omega until December 31 as originally planned. It ended, “The company would like to sincerely thank its fans and employees for all the support over years of development and live service”.

In a leaked memo by Gazillion CEO Dave Dohrmann, he described how “banking creditors have effectively pulled the plug on the company, leading to the termination of almost every employee at the studio”.

Originally launched as Marvel Heroes back in 2013, the game switched names when it was ported to current gen consoles. Designed as a free-to-play game, Marvel Heroes Omega was a massively multiplayer action-rpg that featured famous faces from the blockbusting franchise. It released to mixed reviews, with an aggregate Metacritic score of 59/100 before relaunching to a new aggregate of 81/100.

During development, Gazillion had around 70 people working on the internal team and raised more than $80 million to fund the game’s development. Problems seemed to be apparent when players started noticing a raft of missed seasonal updates that were originally planned. Several employees also stepped down amongst the CEO facing allegations of harassment from associates. Disney announced it was cutting ties with Gazillion earlier this month.

Unfortunately, as a result of Gazillion’s untimely shut down, many reports of employees being laid off with no paid-out PTO or severance have emerged. As always with the games industry, we wish everyone at the studio the best in the future.

 

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“Really pleased” with Sea of Thieves PS5 sales, Microsoft

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After the recent port to PS5, Microsoft is “really pleased” with the overall sales and performance of Sea of Thieves. As a result, more people are playing the Xbox and PC versions as well. Matt Booty, president of game content and studios at Microsoft Gaming, said this:. He also said that the success of the series means it can grow and that more money should be spent on a Variety podcast interview.

Microsoft is bringing four games that used to only be available on Xbox to other systems. Sea of Thieves was the last of these games to come out. The others are Pentiment, Grounded, and Hi-Fi Rush. Even though things have been going well lately, Booty says that more ports will be dealt with “case-by-case.”

News spread before the port came out that Sea of Thieves was being used as a “key test” to see if more Xbox-only games would be ported to PS5, PS4, and Xbox One. In May 2024, the game was the best-selling PS Store game in both Europe and the US. It also did well in the weekly sales charts.

Aside from the four games that have already been ported to Xbox, nothing else has been officially confirmed. However, news reports say that a lot of exclusive games may be about to come to other platforms. Some say that PS5 games like Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, Starfield, and a rumored remaster of Halo: Combat Evolved are all being thought about.

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The new game from Danganronpa’s developers is being published by Aniplex, a Sony company, but it won’t be coming out on PS5

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The upcoming game from the creators of the Danganronpa series has found a publisher in Sony subsidiary Aniplex. However, it’s worth noting that it won’t be initially released on the PS5. It is highly likely that The Hundred Line: Last Defense Academy will be released on Sony’s system at a later date, just like Master Detective Archives: Rain Code in October. However, the development team is currently focusing on prioritizing the release of their latest title on the Nintendo Switch and PC.

Described as a strategy game, the title allows players to step into the shoes of teenager Takumi Sumino, who resides in the perpetually secure Tokyo Residential Complex. When monsters suddenly unleash chaos upon the town, Takumi finds himself thrust into the Last Defense Academy. His mission? To protect the school alongside 14 other students for a grueling 100 days.

As one would anticipate, alongside the strategic gameplay, it is crucial to foster strong relationships with your comrades. Moreover, the outcome of the game can vary greatly, with a staggering 100 possible endings contingent upon the choices you make. We will reach out to Aniplex to inquire about the possibility of a PS5 port. However, it is important to note that Aniplex operates independently from PlayStation, as it falls under the Sony Music umbrella.

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The photo mode in Alan Wake 2 on PS5 doesn’t hold many surprises

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Most new games these days have some kind of photography feature, so it’s hard to remember a time before Photo Modes. Some developers don’t think it’s important for players to be able to take pictures right away, so the feature is added later. One great example of this is Alan Wake 2, which now has Photo Mode thanks to a new update that is now available.

If you look at the trailer above, you can see that you can really get creative with your photos by adding cool borders, overlays, and filters. We always like photo modes, where you can move different lights around in the scene. As the video shows, Remedy really lets you use your imagination with the different colors and lighting props.

 

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