Sony’s video games division has had an incredible year thus far, as PlayStation 4 consoles continue to fly off shelves at a steady rate. Sadly, the same can’t be said about Sony as a corporation, as the company is has sent out a warning that its 2014 financial year loss will likely be 18 percent worse than initially anticipated.
There’s hope for the company, however, as Sony CEO Kaz Hirai is still working to trim the excess fat to make Sony the lean and profit-generating machine it desperately needs to be.
Entertainment company Lionsgate is moving into game development, tapping Nerdist Industries co-founder and former CEO Peter Levin to lead the endeavor, the company announced today.
Levin will serve as President of Interactive Ventures and Games as Lionsgate looks to expand its content into games and other interactive experiences. Levin will lead the company’s charge to create new properties and build new content based on Lionsgate franchises and brands. He will report to Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer and CFO Jimmy Barge for digital investments.
Microsoft remains keen to introduce support for pre-loading digital games on Xbox One.
Responding to calls for the feature to be introduced on Microsoft’s new console, Xbox Live director of programming Larry ‘Major Nelson’ Hyrb said onReddit: “All I can say right now is that yes, we want this feature as well.”
Hryb also said on Reddit last month that support for Xbox One external game storage will be introduced in the near future.