The Biggest Gaming News For June 29, 2022

Happy Wednesday, players! We have another batch of interesting topics in today’s roundup, but our biggest story is pretty serious. Niantic is struggling to recreate Pokemon Go’s popularity with one of its most recent projects, and is “facing tough economic times” as a result.

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Our other stories today include Quantic Labs – the QA contractor who was recently blamed for Cyberpunk 2077’s rocky launch – responding to recent accusations and a rumor that Skull & Bones may finally be launching in November. For details on these stories and more, read on.

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Pokemon Go creator Niantic reportedly ‘faced turbulent economic times’

Niantic caught lightning in a bottle with the initial release of Pokemon Go, as it dominated headlines around the world as people rediscovered the joy of catching Pokemon. Since its release, Niantic has been desperately trying to recreate that level of hype, but fails to do so with any of its most recent projects. As a result, the company is “facing a period of economic turbulence”, abandoning four of its projects currently in development and reportedly even laying off 8% of its workers.


Cyberpunk 2077 QA Contractor responds to claims he lied to CD Projekt about the state of the game

A recent report from YouTuber Upper Echelon Gamers blamed QA contractor Quantic Labs as a key reason for Cyberpunk 2077’s disastrous launch, but now the company has clapped back. Quantic Lab CEO Stefan Seicarescu recently claimed Upper Echelon players have a “lack of understanding” of how game development works, and also suggested the company isn’t the only contracted QA tester. for the game.

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Skull & Bones is coming November 8 according to a leak

Skull & Bones has been dormant for years, but these days it seems Ubisoft can’t stop the game from leaking. From notes to reveals, we know a lot about Skull & Bones thanks to various leaks that have surfaced over the past couple of months. Now, a release date has been leaked, and Skull & Bones could finally set sail on November 8, according to industry insider Tom Henderson. Ubisoft plans to re-reveal the game next month, so we’ll likely have an official announcement soon.


Nintendo Shareholder Demands New F-Zero Game At Annual Meeting

F-Zero fans have been given a shred of hope that a new game could be in Nintendo’s long-term future, as a shareholder in the company recently asked Nintendo’s board directly if it planned to release a new game or remake of F-Zero. Although the shareholder didn’t get the announcement we’re all hoping for, Nintendo’s EPD General Manager Shinya Takahashi didn’t rule anything out, and now fans know that the company’s top brass are aware of the request.

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope will feature the score of some of the game’s greatest composers

Finally, Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope was shown off again after its release date was announced during the latest Nintendo Direct, as Ubisoft revealed more details about the game which is set to launch in October more late this year. Thanks to Ubisoft’s showcase, we now know the talented musicians who were brought on board for the soundtrack. Grant Kirkhope, Gareth Coker, and Yoko Shimomura are confirmed to be creating music for the title.


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