During a post-earnings financial call yesterday, Activision Blizzard executives Bobby Kotick (CEO) and Eric Hirshberg (CEO of Activision Publishing) made the claim that Bungie’s new shared-world shooter Destiny is on track to become the “best-selling new video game IP in history.”
It’s a bold claim, for sure, but what exactly does that mean? It all depends on what Activision considers to be a “new IP.” The Super Mario Bros. franchise is an IP, or intellectual property, as is Call of Duty or Halo. Basically, if the game in question is the first in a series, expect to hear executives describe it as a “new IP.”
Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive developer Team Ninja has confirmed it has started development on a PlayStation 4 title.
Speaking to Dengeki Online, translated by Gematsu, studio lead Yosuke Hayashi said the project is one of two internally developed projects, the other being Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z.
Although Hayashi didn’t confirm what the title was, in December 2013 he indicated the studio was “thinking of the next Ninja Gaiden” in the main series.
A funny thing happened once the zombie survival game Rust began its alpha. Players began emphasizing the survival aspect of the game and grew more concerned with the machinations of their fellow man than they did hiding from the undead. With Rust having morphed into a different kind of survival experience, Facepunch Studios has ultimately decided to kill off zombies, once and for all, in the recent February 6 update.
With wildlife now filling the zombie void, Rust’s latest update has improved their behavior. Animals will now react to gunshots and also be wary of other, more hostile wildlife.