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Recent articles by Haydn Taylor

Tomb Raider creative director steps down to join indie developer

Milham had been with Crystal Dynamics just over a year before joining Outpost Games

By Haydn Taylor

Patent that pushes microtransactions through multiplayer granted to Activision

The "exploratory" systems have not been implemented into any games as of yet, publisher says

By Haydn Taylor

Loot box petition prompts response from UK government

Department for Culture recognises risk and will keep matter under review

By Haydn Taylor

Japanese mobile market outgrows US three years in a row

RPGs account for 65% of mobile revenue in Japan, App Annie report shows

By Haydn Taylor

More games released on Steam this year than whole of 2016

Steam Direct fails to halt over population as total number of games expected to exceed 6,000

By Haydn Taylor

Overwatch hits 35 million players

The player base continues to grow, but it's slowing

By Haydn Taylor

Leaked assets partly responsible for Swery's crowdfunding failure

Campaign was a learning experience and plans are in place to try again on Kickstarter, says developer

By Haydn Taylor

Xbox head says cross-platform talks with Sony go nowhere

Sony "should talk about what their view is," says Spencer

By Haydn Taylor

H1Z1 Pro League announced for 2018

Developer Daybreak teams up with Twin Galaxies, promising "players-first" epsorts league

By Haydn Taylor

Supercell CEO hands over control to 15-year-old girl for the day

Clash of Clans developer takes part in International Day of the Girl campaign

By Haydn Taylor

Mobile developer Supersolid secures $4 million investment

Developer raises capital as latest game arrives on iOS and Android

By Haydn Taylor

PUBG passes two million concurrent players milestone

Update: Battle royale shooter's record is now 700,000 players beyond Dota 2

By Haydn Taylor

Fortnite reaches ten million players

The free battle royale mode is still a long way behind PlayerUknown Battlegrounds, however

By Haydn Taylor

Virtual social spaces app receives additional $11 million funding

Funding for Bigscreen reaches $14 million as developers prepare app for Microsoft Mixed Reality

By Haydn Taylor

Tekken 7 has sold over two million units on consoles

It took three months to outsell Street Fighter V which sold 1.7 million console units since February 2016

By Haydn Taylor

SNES Mini sells over 360,000 units in Japan in four days

The console is on track to outsell its predecessor, though stock shortages remain an issue

By Haydn Taylor

Games as a service has "tripled the industry's value"

Digital River report finds consumers prefer games with a steady stream of content over a $60 boxed title

By Haydn Taylor

Popular YouTuber calls for ESRB to step in over loot boxes

As controversy bubbles over, review aggregator OpenCritic takes "a stand against loot boxes"

By Haydn Taylor

Fired Riot employee discusses toxicity and community engagement

Rutledge says that talking to players can be scary, but it's better than "feeling like total silence out there"

By Haydn Taylor

Nintendo shares hit-ten year high

Production of the Switch upped to two million units per month amid speculation of Chinese release

By Haydn Taylor

Jobs Roundup: Andrew House leaves PlayStation

Elsewhere, Guardian games editor steps down and long standing Bandai Namco composer moves on

By Haydn Taylor

Creation Club brings paid mods to Skyrim

Bethesda finds acceptable face of paid mods and microtransactions after a long and difficult history

By Haydn Taylor

Turn 10 studio head apologises to fans over Forza 7 VIP passes

Developer folds to community pressure following controversial changes and communication issues

By Haydn Taylor

Scopely to open Barcelona office

LA-based mobile publisher going international after receiving $60m investment earlier this year

By Haydn Taylor

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