Here’s half an hour of gameplay from Terminator: Resistance

Suddenly, it seems as though there are Terminators everywhere. In the run-up to the premiere of Terminator: Dark Fate, there’s been a lot of Terminator cross-licensing going on in games. Terminators (and Sarah Conor) have showed up in Gears 5, there are hints of a crossover in Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, and possibly even appearances in Mortal Kombat 11. Next month, the franchise gets its own game in Terminator: Resistance. The good news is, it’s a first-person shooter built in the Unreal engine, set in the ‘future war’ setting of James Cameron’s first two Terminator films. Cool! There’s also some light role-playing elements, crafting, and a hacking system to help you defeat SkyNet’s defences. More worrisome, though, is the fact that …

“New IP initiatives” are in the works at both Activision and Blizzard

Activision-Blizzard’s game lineup is built largely on a small group of big, recognisable series ranging from Warcraft to Call of Duty. Overwatch has been Blizzard’s only new IP in the better part of two decades, and while Activision has published original titles like Destiny and Sekiro in recent years, its internal studios haven’t done much original franchise development, either. That may change, however, as COO Coddy Johnson tells investors during the company’s latest financial earnings call. “New IP initiatives” are in the works at each of the company’s business: Activision, Blizzard, and mobile division King. Exactly what that means remains to be seen, but given the company’s historical reticence to launch new IP, any indication of active development is notable. …