Welcome to Parable’s daily news round-up – your daily stop for all the biggest stories of the day without all the senseless clicking.
SOE boss says free-to-play is ‘huge’ on Ps3 – Sony Online Entertainment boss John Smedley has said that the free to play market is the “ultimate expression of a free market in video games.” While this isn’t strictly news, it gives hopes for how Sony will be moving forward in the future, with free to play models becoming more prevalent in their strategies
Vivendi gets banks involved in the sale of Activision Blizzard – It’s been reported today that Vivendi, 61% share owner of Activision Blizzard, has got two banks involved in trying to find a buyer for the company. Activision could potentially buy back their own shares, but it’ll put them back a few billion dollars.
Elder Scrolls Online studio open minded about console edition – While still focussed on getting the PC version of the game done, Elder Scrolls Online game director Matt Firor still seems to be keeping an open mind on a console version appearing sometime along the line.
Rock Band spin-off Rock Band Blitz release date announced – Harmonix announced today that their no-instrument-required Rock Band spin-off will be launching on Xbox Live Arcade on the 29th of August and the PSN version on the 28th.
Yakuza HD collection announced, will feature Yakuza 1 and 2 – Sega has announced plans to bring Yakuza 1 and 2 onto next generation consoles with Yakuza 1 and 2 HD edition. Plans to release outside of Japan have not been confirmed as of yet.
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