The biggest gaming news for June 29, 2022

Biggest Gaming News June 29

Happy Wednesday players! We have another bunch of interesting topics in today’s report, but our biggest story is a fairly serious one. Niantic has been struggling to re-popular Pokemon Go with any of its recent projects, and is “facing a time of economic turmoil” as a result.

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Our other stories today include Quantic Labs – the quality assurance contractor recently blamed for Cyberpunk 2077’s rocky launch – in response to recent accusations and rumors that Skull & Bones may finally launch in November. For details on these stories and more, just keep reading.

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Pokemon Go creator Niantic is said to be ‘facing a time of economic turmoil’

Niantic caught lightning in a bottle with the initial release of Pokemon Go, dominating headlines around the world as people rediscovered the fun of catching Pokemon. Since release, Niantic has tried hard to recreate that level of hype, but has failed to do so with any of its recent projects. As a result, the company is “facing a time of economic turmoil,” having canceled four of its projects currently in development and is even said to have laid off 8 percent of its workers.


Cyberpunk 2077 QA contractor responds to claim that he lied to CD Projekt about the state of the game

A recent report from YouTube Upper Echelon Gamers accused QA contractor Quantic Labs of being one of the main reasons behind the disastrous launch of Cyberpunk 2077, but the company has now responded. Stefan Seicarescu, CEO of Quantic Lab, recently claimed that Upper Echelon Gamers had a “lack of understanding” of how game development worked, and also suggested that the company wasn’t the only quality assurance laboratory contracted for this game.

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Skull & Bones is coming November 8th according to the leak

Skull & Bones has been dormant for years, but nowadays it seems like Ubisoft can’t stop the game from leaking. From ratings to reveal, we know a lot about Skull & Bones from the various leaks that have surfaced over the past couple of months. Now, the release date has been leaked, and Skull & Bones may finally sail on November 8th, according to industry insider Tom Henderson. Ubisoft is said to be planning a re-release of the game next month, so we’ll likely get an official announcement soon.


A Nintendo contributor requests the new F-Zero game at the annual meeting

Fans of F-Zero have had an iota of hope that a new game might be in Nintendo’s long-term future, with a company shareholder directly asking Nintendo’s board of directors if he has any plans to release a new F-Zero game or remake. While the contributor didn’t get the announcement we all hoped for, Nintendo General Manager for EPD Shinya Takahashi didn’t rule anything out, and now fans know that the company’s top companies are realizing the demand.

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope will feature scores from some of gaming’s greatest composers

Finally, Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope is back on display after its release date was announced during the recent Nintendo Direct, with Ubisoft revealing more details about the game set to launch in October later this year. Thanks to Ubisoft’s offering, we now know the talented musicians who were brought in for the soundtrack. Grant Kirkhope, Gareth Coker, and Yoko Shimomura have all been confirmed to have created music for the title.


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