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Final Fantasy XVI director Naoki Yoshida talks about his work on the latest entry in Square Enix’s Final Fantasy series The thing Naoki Yoshida is most excited about in Final Fantasy XVI is the eikon battles. In speaking to The Verge, Yoshida, the game’s director, talked about how earth-shattering, knock-down, drag-out fights between some of the franchise’s most

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Brooke Minters Joins The Verge as Editorial Director for Audio; Alex Cranz Becomes Official Co-host of The Vergecast

The Verge’s decade-old flagship podcast will also expand to two episodes a week Brooke Minters has joined The Verge as editorial director for audio, overseeing its podcast operation, Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel today announced. In her new role, Minters will develop The Verge’s audio slate, launching new shows and

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The Callisto Protocol’s director on his return to horror: ‘I don’t know what too scary is’

During Summer Game Fest, The Callisto Protocol director Glen Schofield talks about his new sci-fi horror game and how the genre has changed since the original Dead Space. When Glen Schofield left Call of Duty developer Sledgehammer Games back in 2018, he needed a break. The game designer, best known as the creator of the seminal sci-fi horror series Dead Space, decided to head out to the desert in Arizona for a

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Marvel’s Fantastic Four movie just lost its director

Marvel Studios is still producing a new Fantastic Four for the MCU, but the movie’s just lost its previously announced director. Director Jon Watts’ involvement in Marvel’s wildly successful Spider-Man movies from the past few years made Kevin Feige’s 2019 announcement that Watts would be helming the studio’s upcoming Fantastic Four movie make more than a bit of

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Government surveillance, Elon Musk, and free speech, with EFF executive director Cindy Cohn

On the frontier of fighting the NSA, combatting censorship, and holding platforms like Apple, Meta, and Google accountable. Plus, the Elon Musk and Twitter saga. Cindy Cohn is the executive director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, or EFF. If you’re an internet user of a certain age like me, you know the EFF as the premier civil liberties group for the internet. The EFF has fought pitched battles

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Mandy director Panos Cosmatos’ next film is a nightmare sci-fi romance

Mandy director Panos Cosmatos is working with screenwriter Maegan Houang, A24, and XYZ Films on a new film called Nekrokosm. Panos Cosmatos, director of Mandy and Beyond the Black Rainbow, is directing and co-writing a new film alongside screenwriter Maegan Houang. The film, named Nekrokosm, has no premiere date but will be produced and released by A24 in partnership with

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Ethereum Name Service director is still in control despite uproar over his tweets

Ethereum Name Service (ENS) director Brantly Millegan will remain in his position after a vote from the ENS decentralized organization failed to remove him. Ethereum Name Service (ENS) director Brantly Millegan remains in his position following a vote to remove him over a number of controversial tweets. A snapshot of the vote shows 1.6 million governance tokens pledged against his removal, with 1.4

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After Yang director Kogonada on crafting ‘organic’ sci-fi worlds and families of the future

After Yang director Kogonada opens up to The Verge about dreaming up a different kind of dystopian future haunted by environmental calamity. It’s difficult at first to identify, but there is something powerfully amiss in the world of director Kogonada’s After Yang, a film about a human family dealing with the fact that one of its members, an android, is about to die. Because the

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Russian space director’s wild threats could have real implications for the ISS

On February 24th, the head of Russia’s state space corporation, Roscosmos, fired off tweets insinuating that the International Space Station could fall to Earth without Russia’s support in the program, in response to new sanctions from President Biden. The announcement of new sanctions against Russia provoked a strong reaction from the head of Russia’s space program, Dmitry Rogozin, yesterday, who seemed to threaten that the restrictions would destroy Russia’s partnership with NASA and lead to

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Apple’s former securities lawyer pleads guilty for doing the insider trading he was supposed to prevent

Gene Levoff, a former Apple laywer who was in charge of preventing insider trading at the company, has pleaded guilty to insider trading charges, according to the DOJ. A former Apple lawyer who was in charge of preventing insider trading has pleaded guilty to six counts of securities fraud for insider trading, according to a Department of Justice (DOJ) press release. Gene Levoff, once the company’s former

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EA’s ‘pre-pre-pre-alpha’ video of the new Skate still looks pretty great

EA debuted a new trailer of the next game in the Skate, though it features "pre-pre-pre-alpha" footage of the upcoming skateboarding sequel. The company is also inviting players to sign up to test the game. EA announced in 2020 that a new Skate game was on the way, and on Thursday, we got our first look — well, sort of. The company debuted a trailer with what it calls “pre-pre-pre-alpha” footage of the upcoming skateboarding sequel, and even in

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