Could the PS5 Actually Cure Naughty Dog’s Infamous Crunch?

The Last of Us Part II launched in June after months of well-documented crunch. Naughty Dog VP Neil Druckmann says the PS5’s fewer technical constraints gift developers a new sense of freedom. The SSD could be pivotal in reducing crunch by providing designers with less-resource intensive methods to implement Naughty Dog’s famed level of detail. …

Ubisoft Steals Fortnite’s Thunder With New Battle Royale Game

Ubisoft is preparing to release a battle royale game, sources reveal. Called Hyper Scape, the game is a futuristic first-person shooter set in a virtual world. The game could become the next big Fortnite competitor. Tweets published by esports journalist Rod “Slasher” Breslau Monday revealed that Ubisoft is developing a battle royale game. The title, …

Horrific ‘Slave-Master’ Allegation Puts Microsoft’s Mixer in Racism Storm

A former employee has reported instances of racism while working at Mixer. One manager used a ‘slave master’ analogy to explain their relationship with partnered streamers. Xbox boss says Microsoft won’t tolerate racism on teams and services. Mixer is under fire after a former employee has recounted instances of racism while working for the Microsoft-owned …