Tag: Shift Up

Stellar Blade Developer Shift Up Goes Public, Institutes ESG Reports

Shift Up’s tenure as a video game studio that catered to its fans may be over. The South Korean company that made this year’s hit game Stellar Blade has just become a publicly traded company, and so far, it’s quite successful, getting $320 million in its initial public offering, according to B...

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Shift Up Planning “Possible” Stellar Blade Sequel

After its successful debut (despite the controversy over censorship because Sony seems to have decided money is the enemy), I don’t think anyone figured Stellar Blade would be a one-and-done affair, but developer Shift Up has confirmed that probably won’t be the case. In an interview with Famit...

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Stellar Blade Patch Introduces Uncensored Outfits

Have gamers won another battle against Sony? That’s in the eye of the beholder, but Mark Kern, the former Blizzard producer who goes by Grummz on social media, is declaring victory. To recap, Stellar Blade, a new game from upstart Korean developer Shift Up and distributed by Sony, features a class...

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Gamers Backlash Hits Warhammer 40K and Stellar Blade

The backlash over recent woke gaming moves is massive. The first example is Warhammer 40K, which not only introduced female Custodes to the tabletop game’s lore but told fans who knew better that there were always female Custodes, which was just begging for the deluge of George Orwell invocations ...

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Shift Up Responds to Stellar Blade Censorship

As gamers react to the censored version of Stellar Blade, Shift Up CEO Kim Hyeong-tae and technical director Lee Dong-gi answered some questions about their game’s release, and inevitably, the costume change came up. Kim Hyeong-tae explained it like this (translation via packergirl, and I’m grat...

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Sony Censors Stellar Blade, But Grummz Has a Plan

The Stellar Blade battle isn’t over, and distributor Sony has taken sides against its customers. Yesterday, reports came in that the highly-anticipated video game from South Korean developer Shift Up had censored some of the more revealing outfits worn by its lead character, Eve. Stellar Blade ...

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