OnRPG Shotgun News 12/17: EA, Frontier, Square Enix, and Much More!
By Shannon Doyle (Leliah), OnRPG Journalist
Today’s Shotgun News is a whole lot of industry talk. Layoffs, finances it’s all there.
EA Drops from NASDAQ 100
It has been announced today that EA will join nine other companies which are to be dropped off the NASDAQ 100 list. The list is a collection of the largest 100 non-financial stocks listed on the NASDAQ exchange. Along with it are companies like Netflix which has been struggling.
Frontier Announces Layoffs
The makers of Elite: Dangerous have announced they have had to let go of 14 staff members. The hardest hit is the art department which has lost 9 positions. There were previously 233 staff members.
Legends of Aethereus Available for Linux and Mac
The indie action RPG with co-op and pvp modes Legends of Aethereus is now available for Linux and Mac in beta. Players can access the beta through the official website or the steam community.
Aeria Games and Gamepot Merge
Aeria Games and Gamepot have announced they will merge to create a global company with a gaming platform. Aeria Games CEO Lan Hoang and Gamepot Chairman Hiroki Totoki will both act as CEOs of the new company. Collaborations between the two companies has already begun on future projects.
Square Enix Announces Layoffs
Square Enix has confirmed rumors of layoffs in it’s LA offices. However they have stressed it will have no impact on the upcoming launch of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.