American McGee decided to leave game development, and the creative director of Halo Infinite announced his departure from Microsoft — we tell you what happened in the gaming industry this weekend.
▪️American McGee announced his retirement from game development. He made this decision after Electronic Arts replied that it would neither finance the development of Alice: Asylum, nor sell him a license for the game. McGee admitted that he had no ideas and energy left to create a new game about Alice, and because of the current situation in the industry, he does not want to work on other projects. Now McGee intends to focus on his family and his company Mysterious.
The creative director of Halo Infinite, Joseph Staten, announced that he is leaving Microsoft. He did not specify what he was going to do, but promised to tell about his plans in the near future. It’s not the first time Staten has left Microsoft—he did it in 2009. However, after six years at Bungie, Staten returned to the corporation.
According to media reports, dubbing actress Elena Shulman was killed in an accident. She would have turned 54 today. Over the years, Shulman has voiced the characters of many films and games. Among her roles are Lizzie Wizzy in Cyberpunk 2077, Luna in Dota 2, the announcer in Apex Legends and Vorazun in StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void.
The collection Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection, which includes 13 classic games about teenage Mutant Ninja turtles, has sold over a million copies. It took a little over seven months. TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection was released on August 30, 2022 and is available on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation and Xbox.