Archive - Matthew Handrahan

European Deputy Editor

Matthew Handrahan joined GamesIndustry in 2011, bringing long-form feature-writing experience to the team as well as a deep understanding of the video game development business. He previously spent more than five years at award-winning magazine gamesTM.

Twitter: @MattHandrahan

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3 CD Projekt wants to emulate "the Rockstar model"

A month ago The Witcher 3's success won't turn the company into a ten-project studio, says CEO Marcin Iwinski, but it has raised its ambitions for Cyberpunk

1 Crytek launches Film Engine VR production tech

A month ago Creative director Jean-Colas Prunier brings VFX experience from Avatar, The Lord of the Rings and Guardians of the Galaxy

3 Nintendo's tumbling profits underline need for new hardware

A month ago Fiscal year net income down 60 per cent; Wii U sold 3.26 million units in 12 months, could halt production by March 2018

13 Nintendo NX will launch in March 2017

A month ago The console will be a "brand-new concept," and it won't make its debut at E3 - but new Zelda will


11 UK games industry behind in female employment

A month ago Creative Skillset survey shows improvement, but games still had the lowest proportion of women of any Creative Sector industry

1 PewDiePie asks fans to confront his "immature" past

A month ago YouTube has "grown past" insensitive use of language, but his community still pines for the good old days

Paradox will offer 15 per cent of its stock in IPO next month

A month ago IPO will be done in the "Paradox way," focusing on, "employees, fans and the general public in Sweden"

Kamcord raises $10m from Time Warner at $100m valuation

A month ago Mobile streaming platform is now looking beyond games with its new "app casting" feature


2 Gameloft has closed its Spanish studio - report

A month ago French mobile publisher cuts another 18 jobs as remaining team at Valencia office are let go

Ratchet & Clank unseats Dark Souls III as UK #1

A month ago But Star Fox Zero finished the week in sixth place

1 ESL cuts ties with YouPorn sponsored eSports team

A month ago Regional laws against advertising pornography cited, ESL turned down Team YP's offer to rebrand

1 Toca Boca acquired by Canadian toy firm Spin Master

A month ago Swedish developer amassed 140 million downloads in five years from its interactive toys for children


13 "Gamers are bored... They're ready to spend on something new"

A month ago Jesse Schell has waited 25 years for consumer VR to arrive, and he has a few theories about how the market will take shape

AMD's "design wins" point to new console hardware in 2016

A month ago More than $1.5 billion in revenue expected from three new products in AMD's console-focused Semi-Custom business

2 Titan MMO's "horrific" collapse led to the creation of Blizzard's Overwatch

A month ago Game director Jeff Kaplan describes his team's, "ravenous hunger to show the world that we're not failures"

2 "No matter how awesome Star Wars is, we don't need another one"

A month ago Ubisoft Montreal's Alex Hutchinson on how diversity in its many forms can lead to better games

6 Don Daglow: "I'm calling bullshit on core, mid-core and casual"

A month ago Veteran developer believes restrictive marketing language stems from industry's outdated veneration of difficulty

Trendy sues Studio Wildcard over origins of Ark: Survival Evolved

A month ago UPDATE: Case settled, details emerge on Twitter

Shovel Knight passes 1.2m sales, with 200k from retail

A month ago "Keeping our game at full price has been a major part of our strategy"

Minecraft: Education Edition will launch in early access this June

A month ago Schools in 41 countries will be able to download educational version for free


Xbox veterans form new mixed reality studio, LOOOK

A month ago Sébastien Motte and John Howard's Seattle-based startup will team up with established AR developer, Asobo Studio

Toytalk targets wider audience, rebrands as PullString

A month ago Kids no longer the sole focus as Pixar vets' interactive entertainment startup moves into emerging chatbot market

5 Fable Legends' closure marks the end of Lionhead Studios

A month ago Microsoft is in the process of issuing refunds to those who purchased in-game currency after beta is taken offline

Nielsen: eSports audience is 81 per cent male

A month ago In an increasingly diverse games market, a new report gives the eSports audience a distinctly retro feel

13 Rust hits 3.5m sales amidst concerns over gender, race assignment

A month ago Facepunch has found success in Early Access, but recent changes have ignited a debate within its audience