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Haydn Taylor, Senior Staff Writer

Haydn joined GamesIndustry.biz in 2017 having previously worked as a regional journalist, and a political campaigns manager before that. They are also one of the UK's foremost Sonic the Hedgehog apologists.

Recent articles by Haydn Taylor

XR Games secures Ł1.5m investment

Virtual and augmented reality studio looks to grow team and portfolio

By Haydn Taylor

Dicebreaker launches news and reviews site to serve thriving tabletop community

Editor-in-chief Matt Jarvis discusses how the games industry can capitalise on the explosive growth of board games

By Haydn Taylor

Logitech commits to carbon neutrality by 2030

“We want to leave our mark on the future. We know that mark can be positive or negative, depending on the large and small decisions we make every day," says CEO

By Haydn Taylor

People of the Year 2019: Playing for the Planet Alliance

Unifying against climate change is the first of many steps the games industry must take

By Haydn Taylor

Area28 raises $2.15m for cloud-based development platform

Technology will add "significant value to the game development process" says Alibaba investor

By Haydn Taylor

Football Manager 2020 releases at No. 1 in EMEAA charts

Football Manager beats out Q4 big-hitters, but otherwise charts remain steady as holiday season looms

By Haydn Taylor

Atari VCS enters final stages of pre-production following series of delays

"Atari will always prioritise delivering a high-quality product over a self-imposed deadline," says Atari VCS COO

By Haydn Taylor

Overcoming unconscious bias in the games industry

Diversity advocates Cinzia Musio and Leon Killin discuss the dangers of unconscious bias, and how to foster an inclusive studio

By Haydn Taylor

Valve discontinues Steam Controller

Ill-fated controller put out to pasture after four years

By Haydn Taylor

Rebellion acquires The Bitmap Brothers

Sniper Elite developer plans to develop new games based on classic IPs from The Bitmap Brothers

By Haydn Taylor

AirConsole raises $3m in Series A round

Cloud-based casual gaming platform looks towards partnership development

By Haydn Taylor

Top 1% of mobile publishers take 82% slice of downloads

Sensor Tower data showed 95% of IAP revenue going to just 1% of publishers in Q3 2019

By Haydn Taylor

Pokémon takes three spots in EMEAA top ten

Latest entry dominates combined charts despite Nintendo not reporting digital sales

By Haydn Taylor

SuperData: Russia to surpass France as third-largest games market in Europe

Growth of mobile, esports, and free-to-play PC games expected to offset end of generation slowdown

By Haydn Taylor

Google Stadia: Critical Consensus

Critics say Google Stadia is the best game streaming option around, but still falls short in almost every way that matters

By Haydn Taylor

Paid subscriptions coming to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

UPDATE: Nintendo follows Mario Kart subscription with two tiers for Animal Crossing amounting to $10.98 per month

By Haydn Taylor

Mythical Games closes $19m funding round

Former Telltale Games CEO Pete Hawley joins company as CPO

By Haydn Taylor

Viveport president Rikard Steiber steps down

After fours years at the company, Steiber leaves to "take on a new challenge"

By Haydn Taylor

ESAC releases economic impact study on Canadian games industry

Industry contributes $4.5 billion to GDP as wages, revenue, and employment figures rise

By Haydn Taylor

Netmarble posts 54% profit increase in Q3

Strong overseas performance continues to drive profit and revenue increases for Korean mobile dev

By Haydn Taylor

Amy Hennig joins Skydance Media to establish new division

Hennig and executive producer partner Julian Beak form new division with promise to "shape the future of interactive media"

By Haydn Taylor

2K Games apologises after social media feeds were hijacked on Friday

Publisher lost control of official Twitter account, along with pages for WWE, Borderlands, and Civilization

By Haydn Taylor

Desert Bus for Hope has raised $6m for charity over 13 years

Latest fundraising effort pulled in record-breaking amount of cash over six days

By Haydn Taylor

Death Stranding: Critical Consensus

A haunting experience that succeeds in spite of its own clumsy excess, Death Stranding arrives to frequently mitigated praise

By Haydn Taylor

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