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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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Epic Games thinks it has a solution for review bombing

The Epic Games Store’s new ratings system is designed to prevent review bombing. Players will be asked at random to assign scores to games they’ve played for more than two hours. Epic Games has finally introduced a ratings system to its online store, and it’s designed in a way that’s intended to prevent waves of negative user reviews from happening all at once, a practice more commonly known as review bombing. Instead of

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Volvo will use Epic’s Unreal Engine to create ‘photorealistic’ graphics in its electric cars

Volvo is teaming up with Epic Games to use the Fortnite creator’s powerful Unreal Engine to design the human-machine interface in the automaker’s upcoming lineup of EVs. Volvo will be the latest automaker to tap into the graphical prowess of Epic Games’ Unreal Engine. The Swedish automaker said it will partner with the Fortnite creator to bring “photorealistic visualization” into its next generation of

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Epic returns to in-person Fortnite competition with a November event

Epic Games has announced plans to host its first in-person Fortnite competition since 2019’s World Cup event, with the FNCS Invitational 2022. The event takes place on November 12th and 13th in North Carolina. Epic Games has announced plans to host an in-person Fortnite competition in November, its first major in-person competitive Fortnite event since the Fortnite World Cup in 2019. The upcoming event, the FNCS Invitational 2022, will take place on

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Epic’s Mega Sale offers a 25 percent off coupon and four weeks of free games

The Epic Games Store has another game sales event kicking off today. The Mega Sale runs until June 16th at 11AM ET and offers a 25 percent off coupon, as well as a free game each Thursday — the first of which is Borderlands 3. Epic is starting up another sales promotion for PC games available through its Epic Games Store. The Epic Mega Sale runs from today until June 16th at 11AM ET / 8AM PT and encompasses an unlimited-use 25 percent off digital coupon. This coupon

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Epic is asking a court to stop Google from yanking Bandcamp off the Play Store

Epic Games has filed a motion for a preliminary injunction to stop Google from removing the Bandcamp app from Google Play. Google has apparently threatened to remove Bandcamp because it is using its own billing system instead of paying Google an app store fee. Epic Games has filed a motion for a preliminary injunction to stop Google from removing independent music storefront Bandcamp from the Android app store — which Google has apparently threatened to do because Bandcamp is using its own billing

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Epic announces $2 billion in funding for its metaverse efforts

Sony and KIRKBI, an investment group with ties to Lego, have invested a total of $2 billion in Fortnite developer Epic Games to build the future of the metaverse. Epic’s plans to build a metaverse just got a huge cash injection: today the Fortnite developer announced a $2 billion round of funding, which it says will be used “to advance the company’s vision to build the metaverse and support its

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Epic and Lego partner to build a metaverse for kids

Fortnite developer Epic Games and Lego have announced a new partnership to create a kid-friendly version of the metaverse, though there’s little in the way of detail right now. Two of the biggest names in entertainment are coming together to create a virtual space aimed at kids, through a new partnership between Fortnite developer Epic Games and Lego. “We are excited to come together to build a space in the metaverse

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Epic launches Unreal Engine 5

Fortnite developer Epic Games has released the latest version of its Unreal Engine, UE5, which is designed for next-generation platforms like the PS5 and Xbox Series X. Nearly two years after it was first announced, Epic Games has released its next-generation game engine. As part of a State of Unreal event today, the company revealed that Unreal Engine 5 is now available to download. The updated engine features a

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Crypto exchange FTX is reportedly looking into buying Robinhood

Massive cryptocurrency exchange FTX is reportedly thinking about buying Robinhood. FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried denied the rumors. Bloomberg reports its sources say FTX is still exploring the possibility. Cryptocurrency exchange FTX is reportedly considering an acquisition of the trading platform Robinhood, according to a report from Bloomberg. Sources close to the situation told Bloomberg that FTX is still weighing the possibility and hasn’t yet

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Overwatch 2 will replace the original Overwatch

As the Overwatch 2 release date of October 4th nears, Blizzard revealed that upon release, Overwatch 2 will overwrite the original Overwatch, effectively ending the game. The original Overwatch’s days are numbered. Last week, Blizzard revealed in a Reddit AMA that when Overwatch 2 launches on October 4th, it will overwrite Overwatch prime, effectively ending the six-year-old game. “When OW2 launches on October

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