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Toys for Bob separating from Activision Blizzard, going independent

On the company’s website, Toys for Bob, the developer behind Skylanders and Crash Bandicoot 4, has announced that it’s diverging from Activision Blizzard to become independent. The post doesn’t really give much more in the way of details. It states that the company will return to being a “small and nimble studio.” They also state that, while they’re separating, they are looking into a “possible partnership” with Microsoft. Explaining, “Our friends at Activision and Microsoft have been extremely supportive of our new…

Activision studio Toys for Bob is going independent after sweeping Xbox layoffs

Activision studio Toys for Bob has announced that it's leaving the corporate rat race and is This comes just weeks after Activision Blizzard's parent company Microsoft at Toys for Bob that impacted 86 employees. That’s more than half of the entire staff.The developer said the choice to go indie will allow it to return to “being a small and nimble studio”, harkening back to its early days of the 1980s and 1990s when it made hit titles like Star Control. To that end, the company says it's already developing a new game,…

Call of Duty: Warzone is finally coming to mobile in March

Activision Activision’s popular battle royale game Call of Duty: Warzone is making the jump to mobile in March. Specifically, it launches for iOS and Android devices on March 21. This is a separate game from Tencent’s Call of Duty: Mobile, which is currently available on the App Store and Google Play Store. Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile is made in-house by several Activision teams, including Beenox, Digital Legends, Solid State Studios, and Shanghai Studios. Further signifying that connection is that Warzone Mobile…

Warzone Mobile will land on March 21

It's been quite some time coming, but Activision has at long last revealed when Call of Duty fans can drop into a mobile version of its battle royale spin-off Warzone. The publisher previously said the game would arrive properly this spring after a period of limited release in certain territories. In fact, Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile will land on the third day of spring, March 21. That's just over two years after Activision announced the free-to-play mobile title.Two battle royale maps will be available at the outset:…

Jar Jar Binks Actor Teases Possible Star Wars Project With Activision

Jar Jar Binks actor Ahmed Best has teased an upcoming Star Wars project with Activision. He posted on Instagram, "Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back."Best used a variety of hashtags in his post referring to motion-capture, Star Wars, Jar Jar Binks, Activision, Jedi, Sith Lord, and Kelleran Beq.Anamaria Musca, producer on the upcoming Microsoft game South of Midnight from We Happy Few developer Compulsion Games, visited Activision's offices as well and tagged Best in a social media post. What…

Call of Duty skill-based matchmaking was down, players love it – Destructoid

Skilled-based matchmaking has been an ongoing topic of conversation in the Call of Duty community for a while. For obvious reasons, it’s a necessity that prevents lower-skilled players from quitting or just having an awful experience. However, it also makes playing any style of Call of Duty, other than “sweaty,” downright impossible for more skilled players. The game’s servers recently had some serious issues for a day, and part of those problems stopped skilled-based matchmaking (SBMM) from working properly. When the…

Microsoft confirms Call of Duty is coming to Xbox Game Pass

In October 2023, Microsoft completed the acquisition of Activision Blizzard, and with that, people expected the company to bring the Call of Duty series games to Xbox Game Pass immediately after the acquisition was complete. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. Back then, the Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, said that Microsoft wasn’t planning to bring the Call of Duty series titles to the game subscription service before 2024, which also meant that those games might come to Xbox Game Pass this year. Well, today we have an…

Phil Spencer wants Call of Duty games to hit Game Pass on day one

Now that the dust has mostly settled on Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard, the question remains over when those games will start to trickle onto Xbox Game Pass. Xbox head Phil Spencer seems to still want Call of Duty and other big titles on the pass, but it remains to be seen when it could happen. In an interview with Game File, Spencer said the “flagship” franchise for Activision Blizzard is “still coming” to Game Pass. “Our intent is the full portfolio of games from Zenimax, Activision Blizzard, and Xbox…

Activision Removes Most Expensive Call Of Duty Bundle Ever Due To “Pricing Error”

The price of certain weapon skins and other cosmetics has steadily creeped up in recent years, and some Call of Duty players recently raised their eyebrows at the Gassed Up Weapon Vault Bundle, which cost 3400 COD points ($34). Now, Activision has removed the bundle from Modern Warfare 3 and Warzone, saying in a post on X that the bundle suffered from a "pricing error."❗️ #MW3 #WarzoneThe Gassed Up Weapon Vault Bundle has been temporarily removed from the Store due to a pricing error. The intended price…

Xbox Still Plans On Having Activision Blizzard Games Appear Day One On Game Pass

Since Microsoft acquired Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion last year, people have wondered if games like Call of Duty would be coming to Game Pass. Microsoft still plans on having first-party Xbox games come to Game Pass on day one, which very well could mean games like Call of DutyIn an interview with Game File, head of Xbox Phil Spencer shared that it's still Xbox's plan to have first-party games appear on Game Pass day one. You need a javascript enabled browser to…