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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Choice Provisions closes San Francisco studio

24 days ago Layoffs hit the company formerly known as Gaijin Games in the face of a "dramatically" changing industry

1 Machine Zone diversifies business, rebrands as "MZ"

24 days ago New data platform aimed as much at "corporations" and "governments" as other game companies

2 Tom Clancy's The Division tops YouTube trending chart

27 days ago Ubisoft's new IP finished at the top of YouTube's games chart for March


Destiny creative lead resigns from Bungie

27 days ago Story specialist CJ Cowan started at the company with Halo 2, has worked on Destiny since 2009

6 IAP the least popular form of monetisation among players

28 days ago Even premium was more popular than in-app purchasing in Unity survey, but video ads were by far the favourite choice

Rock Band 4 Fig campaign raises half its $1.5 million target

28 days ago "There doesn't seem to be enough of an audience to make Rock Band for PC a viable project for us right now"

Nazara Games takes minority stake in TrulySocial

28 days ago London-based developer will work with Nazara to take its new game to the female audience in India

Ex-Lionhead, Superhot devs join Quo Vadis lineup

A month ago Emmi Kuusikko and Piotr Iwanicki will speak at the Berlin conference later this month

Nintendo denies bowing to GamerGate pressure in employee firing

A month ago Update: IGDA issues statement on Alison Rapp dismissal


1 Critical Consensus: Remedy's reach exceeds its grasp with Quantum Break

A month ago Ambitious Xbox One exclusive isn't short on style, but the critics are divided on how well it comes together

Alibaba investing in 1200 Chinese eSports events in 2016

A month ago AliSports division working with YuuZoo to establish WESG tournament and 20 Competition Centres this year alone

Final Fantasy XV needs 10 million sales for success

A month ago [UPDATE]: After game director Hajime Tabata sets a sales target, Square Enix offers clarification on his intent

Capcom unites mobile studios into single division

A month ago Capcom Mobile Co. promises "aggressive" use of popular IP in mobile games for global release

Garena raises $170 million series D round

A month ago The Singapore startup has come along way since its origins as a multiplayer gaming network

Square Enix backs Final Fantasy XV with feature-length movie

A month ago Sean Bean and Lena Heady star in CG animated film, FFXV will also get a web series and mobile game


GameDuell pivots, cuts 25 per cent of staff

A month ago German developer shifts focus towards cross-platform card and board games


Nintendo UK expands marketing and comms team

A month ago Matthias Hempfling and Kalpesh Tailor both take senior roles as they join from Frankfurt office


"I want to go back to the thing I was born to do”

A month ago Shahid Ahmad on leaving "the best gig in video games" at PlayStation to embrace the uncertainties of life as an indie developer

Jamchester pro game jam set for May

A month ago More than 200 developers expected to take part in Manchester event, ticket proceeds will go to Special Effect


Spicy Horse cuts staff in move away from "brutal" F2P market

A month ago American McGee's Shanghai studio will continue with a core team, new projects to be announced soon

11 Blizzard pulls "sexualised" victory pose from Overwatch

A month ago "This wasn't pandering or caving, though. This was the right call from our perspective"

Oculus VR: Touch games "need more time"

A month ago Jason Rubin has pointed to software as the reason the Rift's hand-tracked controllers won't launch until later this year

John Carmack to receive BAFTA Fellowship

A month ago id Software co-founder will join previous recipients Shigeru Miyamoto, Gabe Newell and Will Wright

3 Sony plans to bring PlayStation IP to mobile

A month ago Newly minted ForwardWorks subsidary will make products for smartphone markets in Japan and Asia

3 PS4 and Xbox One have sold 5.1 million units in the UK

A month ago Game Digital's data puts this generation 45 per cent ahead of PS3 and Xbox 360 at the same point