Resident Evil 6 has a new release date

April 11, 2012 by  
Filed under News, PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360

Previously scheduled for a November 20th release, Capcom confirmed during its Captivate event last week that its upcoming survival-horror shooter, Resident Evil 6, will release a month early, on October 2nd. The game will first release for the Xbox 360 and PS3, with a PC version to follow “at a later date.”

A WiiU version for the game seems unlikely at the moment with producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi telling IGN that the development is currently focused on the aforementioned platforms only.

“Unfortunately, RE6 will not be available at this time on the Wii U,” Kobayashi said. “Right now we’re concentrating on the PlayStation 3 version, 360 version and the PC version of the game.”

The Captivate event also brought a host of new details about the multiplayer of the game. Resident Evil 6 will once again feature the cooperative multiplayer including both online and split-screen play. Players will be able to drop in-and-out without being forced to start from checkpoints or at the beginning of a chapter.  The Mercenaries mode will be included as well and will “available” right from the start.

Sony to post $6.4 billion annual loss

April 11, 2012 by  
Filed under News, Playstation 3

Sony said today that it will report a $6.4 billion (¥520 billion) annual let loss for financial year ending March 31 due to additional tax expenses and low demand. This will be the fourth consecutive year the Japanese manufacturer will report a loss.

“There have been several reasons for our poor results,” Chief Financial Officer Masaru Kato said at a news briefing in Tokyo today. “We are aiming for a rebound and for this we have made management changes.”

Sony plans to axe 10,000 jobs globally – a 6 percent reduction of its workforce – in order to recuperate losses. CEO Kazuo Hirai has said he is prepared to take “painful steps” if need be to revive the company and backout from businesses if they are longer profitable.

The company’s shares dropped 3% before the announcement was made.

Hirai is expected to outline the company’s strategy in a financial call this Thursday.

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