It’s Christmas, and all around the world families are gathering to spend time together. Whether listeners are traveling, spending time with friends and family, or just spending a nice holiday at home, Game Rant Arcade would like to extend a very merry Christmas wish and happy holidays to all. But there’s still plenty of video game discussion to be had.
First and foremost, Ubisoft is facing an exodus of employees. The company has had issues retaining key staff, losing high-profile developers from both the Far Cry 6 and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla teams. However, even general developers are departing from the company, with some claiming that it’s impacting development speed. The departures are mostly in response to Ubisoft’s lackluster response to recent controversies.
Tencent recently acquired Turtle Rock Studios, the developer behind Back 4 Blood and Left 4 Dead. The purchase continues a trend of Tencent gobbling up talented studios, with the massive company now having its hands in a large number of studios and publishers. It’s something that has worried some gamers, though it does provide new opportunities for Turtle Rock Studios.
In other news, Battlefield 2042′s first season isn’t expected until March, with a 12-week set of missions releasing ahead of time. It’s a long time to wait for a substantial content update in a game that has suffered from matchmaking issues due to a low player count just weeks after launch. Hopefully, it will bring the changes that fans are looking for, at the very least.
Star Wars Eclipse details have also leaked, painting an interesting picture. The same leaker that revealed a new Star Wars game was coming ahead of The Game Awards stated that Eclipse will be open world and have some sort of competitive multiplayer element. It’s an interesting departure for Quantic Dream if it turns out to be true.
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- Ubisoft’s Employee Exodus
- Tencent Acquires Turtle Rock Studios
- Battlefield 2042 Season One Not Coming Until March
- Star Wars Eclipse Leak
- Treyarch Tocix Environment Statement
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