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Xbox is preparing for a post-console future

The latest Game Pass subscription offering is the next step in Microsoft's hardwareless future

By Christopher Dring

Streaming site Play2Live draws $7 million investment

Platform will use cryptocurrency to let viewers and streamers monetize through ads, betting, voting, sharing bandwidth, more

"We are giving back the true ownership of the assets to players"

French startup B2Expand is using blockchain tech to let players own and sell in-game items for Beyond the Void, and Ubisoft is helping

By Brendan Sinclair

Xbox Game Pass subscription service to include all first party games

Sea of Thieves, Crackdown 2 and State of Decay 2 will launch day and date on the service

By Christopher Dring

PUBG Corp. to kick off 2018 expansion with new Amsterdam office

CEO Chang Han Kim also explains why there is no PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds movie in the works

By James Batchelor

GamesIndustry.biz 100 to return at EGX Rezzed

This time we're looking for the next generation of video game superstars, sponsored by Amiqus

By Christopher Dring

UK Games Fund opens for fourth round, grants of up to 25,000 available

Pitch development programme announced for developers who don't meet the UKGF criteria

By Haydn Taylor

Facepunch Studios' Rust to leave Early Access after four years

February release will arrive without any "big reveals", but will come with more stable development and a $15 price increase

By Matthew Handrahan

Irdeto acquires Denuvo in bid to beef up security for the games industry

"The success of any game title is dependent upon the ability of the title to operate as the publisher intended," says Irdeto CEO

By Haydn Taylor

Logitech earned a record $812 million in Q3

The peripherals company's revenue was up 22 per cent year-on-year to record levels

Minecraft reaches 74m MAUs from 144m sales

Monthly active users are up 35 per cent in the space of a year

By Matthew Handrahan

Iconic video game cover artist Bob Wakelin dies

His often psychedelic work populated the covers of video games throughout the '80s and '90s

By Haydn Taylor

Former PlayStation and Xbox chief Phil Harrison joins Google

He will work on a new business unit for the internet giant

By Christopher Dring

Epic Games acquires Cloudgine

Unreal Engine maker picks up cloud compute specialists who worked on Crackdown 3, Oculus Toy Box

By Brendan Sinclair

Robot Gentleman: Success in 60 Seconds

Despite year one sales expectations of 10k, the Polish indie studio's debut game went on to sell 700k - founder Dominik Gotojuch reflects on hitting the jackpot

By Matthew Handrahan

SpecialEffect raises 446,000 during One Special Day 2017

Supercell, SEGA, and Rovio among games companies contributing to fundraising effort

By Haydn Taylor

Mail.Ru acquires largest Russian esports company in $100m deal

Esports "forecast by some to overtake the traditional sports market over the next decade," says Mail.Ru CEO

By Haydn Taylor

Reboot Develop adds Global Game Jam creator, Bossa co-funder and Unity VR chief

Susan Gold to speak ahead of launch of GGJ Next, an event focused on 12 to 17 year-old devs

By Matthew Handrahan

EVE Online players raise $120k for family of deceased developer

CCP Blaze skin sale was, "unparalleled in the history of fundraisers hosted by CCP"

Trion Worlds adds premium server with "no lockboxes" to Rift

Rift Prime server's "progressively unlocked content" a response to debate in the wider industry

By Matthew Handrahan

US games industry revenue hits record $36bn in 2017

Industry revenue sees 18% growth over 2016 with strong performance from hardware and software sales

By Haydn Taylor

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