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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.

Recent articles by Matthew Handrahan

Battlefield 1's beta is the biggest in EA's history

And with 13.2 million players, it may also be the biggest of the generation so far

By Matthew Handrahan

EA unites Mobile and Maxis with its other development studios

New EA Worldwide Studios unit will be overseen by Patrick Söderlund, Samantha Ryan will lead Mobile, Maxis and Bioware

By Matthew Handrahan

CCP on "path to break even" in VR after $30 million investment

CEO Hilmar Petursson says conservative planning brought stability, predicts 2018/19 as the moment when "things really pick up"

By Matthew Handrahan

Gram Games opens London studio

Turkish mobile developer pushes into midcore games with new office

By Matthew Handrahan

Xbox: Scorpio's extra power will be "obvious"

Microsoft talks up Xbox Scorpio's technical superiority over PS4 Pro

By Matthew Handrahan

Activision Blizzard hires Fox Sports exec as MLG CEO

Pete Vlastelica was head of Fox Sports Digital, rounds out eSports leadership team

By Matthew Handrahan

Ark expansion sparks familiar Early Access concerns

Community factions kick back against paid Scorched Earth DLC ahead of Survival Evolved's full release

By Matthew Handrahan

Riot Games' Brandon Beck and former Nexon CEO Min Kim will keynote DICE Europe

IO Interactive's Hannes Seifert, Bossa Studios' Henrique Olifiers and Flare Games' Klaas Kersting will also speak at Barcelona conference

By Matthew Handrahan

ICG raises concerns over "de-monetisation" of YouTube content

YouTube guidelines, "could have the unintended consequence of discouraging creators from making edgy, interesting content"

By Matthew Handrahan

Guillemot family to buy another 3.5% of Ubisoft

Purchase of a further 4 million shares will add protection against a possible Vivendi takeover

By Matthew Handrahan

Versus Evil: "We're establishing a new brand every time"

More competition and vanishing launch windows make indie publishing an unforgiving environment, says GM Steve Escalante

By Matthew Handrahan

Pokémon Go "a real game changer" for Sony's mobile ambitions

CEO Kaz Hirai believes AR could "lift all boats" in the market for mobile games

By Matthew Handrahan

Team17 secures £16.5m investment, buys Mouldy Toof

Lloyds Development Capital will help fund British company's portfolio growth and international expansion

By Matthew Handrahan

Bulkypix is in liquidation

Development partners have a limited time to recover owed money and other assets from bankrupt French publisher

By Matthew Handrahan

Resistance is futile: EVE Online goes free-to-play

CCP Games is adding a free tier in November, but EVE's subscription tier will be unaffected

By Matthew Handrahan

EA: "Our industry has become better at understanding what's going to work"

The risks of the past may not be taken today, says Patrick Söderlund, but that's down to a clearer perception of what the audience wants

By Matthew Handrahan

Deus Ex tops the UK retail chart

But Mankind Divided has fallen short of Human Revolution's "much stronger" debut week

By Matthew Handrahan

“We know how to talk about these games. All we need are talented developers”

11 bit Studios' Paweł Feldman on becoming the "first choice" publisher for meaningful games

By Matthew Handrahan

Steam Spy will now refuse all requests for removal of data

Techland prompted a change in policy - and a reversal of prior decisions - at Steam Spy

By Matthew Handrahan

Wargaming cuts 64 jobs with WG Cells closure

Mobile arm shuttered less than a year after its inception due to "a very difficult market"

By Matthew Handrahan

Kabam's Next Wave: PS4 level graphics and $24 million launches

CEO Kevin Chou details the company's ambitious new product strategy, and explains the "healthy" lack of mobile game IPOs

By Matthew Handrahan

ZeniMax raises the stakes in Oculus VR lawsuit

Amended complaint makes direct accusations against John Carmack, questions Luckey's role in Rift's creation

By Matthew Handrahan

Goodgame Studios redundancies could hit 200 people

German company will focus its resources on mobile and PC strategy titles, and cease production of casual and client games

By Matthew Handrahan

Kabam: Look beyond whales, focus on your "regulars"

In seeking long-term success, Aaron Loeb believes mobile developers can learn from the long-term strategies found in television shows

By Matthew Handrahan

"Premium is dead. That's a fact, so let's deal with it"

With Lost in Harmony, Digixart's Yoan Fanise confronted the death of premium on mobile, but that shouldn't mean the death of variety

By Matthew Handrahan

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