Activision-Blizzard's Q1 2013 report reveals that World of Warcraft lost 1.3 million subscribers in the first three months of the year, with the still-popular MMORPG down now to 8.3 million subscribers.
EA remains the only game developer and publisher with the right to release official FIFA-branded games for the next nine years. FIFA 14, meanwhile, will likely debut at E3 in June.
Sony will no longer charge PlayStation Mobile devs a $99 licensing fee to get their games published on the mobile-friendly platform. It's yet another reflection of the top-tier publisher's push for more indie content on PlayStation products.
NBA Live for the PS4 and next-gen Xbox will be revealed at E3 alongside games in the Need for Speed, FIFA, Madden, and Battlefield series', according to EA Labels boss Frank Gibeau.
The PS3 is currently subject to high import tariffs in Brazil, but Sony announced that it will manufacture the console locally and sell it directly to Brazilians at a more affordable price. Sony hopes to boost the Brazilian games market.
EA won't pay gun makers anymore to depict their weapons in video games, but it will still depict their weapons. The publisher believes it shouldn't have to pay for that privilege anymore than authors pay to write the word 'Colt.'
Sony continues to support indie development on its PlayStation platforms, with a new Indie Games category in the PlayStation Store. To celebrate, a few games within the new category are on sale for a limited time.
Maxis founder and SimCity creator Will Wright spoke recently about EA's "inexcusable" SimCity launch disaster and the state of the game industry, which he sees as having an "unpredictable" future.
Canadian studio Precursor Games seeks $1.5 million for development of Shadow of the Eternals, an 'spiritual successor' to Eternal Darkness with a story that spans 2,500 years of human history and cause players to 'question their own perception of reality.'
Patrice Désilets and Ubisoft have parted ways once again. The publisher claims that the Assassin's Creed co-creator "left the studio," though Désilets describes his departure as a "termination" that he will "vigorously" fight.
Microsoft's Xbox successor won't require an always-on Internet connection, according to an allegedly leaked internal memo that was sent out to the company. A statement released to Digital Trends refuses to comment on the memo, stating only that all will be…
NetherRealm Studios acknowledges that "the bat's out of the bag" following the leak of Batgirl's name on Xbox Live Marketplace last week. More details and footage are coming later this week.
PlayStation 4 developers will be able to block gamers from sharing certain parts of a game using the console controller's innovative Share button, Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida revealed.