It’s never a cool thing to see games, especially good ones, shut down, but this week has been full of discontinued live-service titles. Meanwhile, does Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo bowing out of E3 spell disaster for the event? We talk about these and other hot news topics on today’s Shacknews Dump!
On this February 3 edition of the Shacknews Dump, Google has a protest on its hands for the mass layoffs it just carried out. Was it really about the economy? Union workers within the company don’t think so. In other news, Back 4 Blood is shutting down because Turtle Rock Studios is working on something new and doesn’t have the bandwidth to continue to create new things for the game. Was Back 4 Blood too short-lived?
Join us as we discuss these and further hot news topics from the week on this episode of the Shacknews Dump, going live on the Shacknews Twitch channel at 1:30 p.m. PT / 4:30 p.m. ET. You can also watch below.
Here’s the rundown of today’s topics on the Shacknews Dump:
- Google workers union to host rally in protest of 12,000-employee layoff
- Knockout City is shutting down this June
- Rumbleverse servers to go offline in late February 2023
- Respawn Entertainment to kill Apex Legends Mobile in May
- Facebook Reality Labs lost $13.7 billion in 2022
- Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo reportedly not taking part in E3 2023
- Back 4 Blood has no further content planned as Turtle Rock moves on to next game
- Deep Rock Galactic devs celebrate five years since launch with DRG Legacy mode
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