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Platinum Games now working on first fully-owned IP

Studio drops ambition to release one title per year after Scalebound cancellation

By James Batchelor

Keywords picks up Asia-based games art firm Red Hot

New firm will increase the company's art capacity by 25%

Transformers: Forged to Fight wins best game at Google Play Awards

Untame's Mushroom 11 took home the Standout Indie award while Hearthstone wins for Best Multiplayer

Will Housemarque's Nex Machina be "the last of its kind"?

With the console market for digital games in apparent stasis, the Finnish studio is considering a change in direction

By Matthew Handrahan

UKIE warns UK Conservative Party over immigration policy

But Dr Jo Twist welcomes 'commitments to support the UK games and wider creative industries'

By Christopher Dring

“Virtual reality will be our best interface with true AI”

VR expert Dave Ranyard discusses the potential for storytelling with virtual and augmented reality at Nordic Game

By James Batchelor

GAME launches £36 'Elite' loyalty scheme

Consumers can get more reward points this way

By Christopher Dring

Anita Sarkeesian: “Games need to tell better stories that don't oversimplify oppression”

Critic praises “cultural shift” in video game storytelling, but says recent examples are a “band-aid on a deeper wound”

By James Batchelor

Life is Strange was bought by 3 million people

French developer Dontnod Entertainment confirms that a second series is in development

By Matthew Handrahan

Playdead's Inside cleans up at the Nordic Game Awards

Honours included Best Games Design, Best Art and Game of the Year

Is Switch what the future of consoles looks like?

Is Nintendo's new platform a one-time gimmick, or an important reinvention of the console for a new market landscape?

By Rob Fahey

Nintendo helps push April US game sales up 10% - NPD

Switch hardware and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe dominated the industry

By James Brightman

Destiny 2 PC exclusive to Battle.net

Bungie shooter will be first non-Blizzard game on digital distribution service; other Activision titles could follow

By Brendan Sinclair

Sega Europe names new digital VP

James Schall promoted from director of digital distribution to grow business in PC and console space

By Brendan Sinclair

Razer launching Destiny 2 peripheral line

Partnership with Bungie will see new branded versions of mouse, keyboard, headset, and mouse mat

Splatoon 2 gets Switch hardware bundle

Nintendo UK and Japan confirm first pack-in title, intro full line of accessories for upcoming shooter

By Brendan Sinclair

Facebook expands eSports coverage with ESL partnership

Social network to host over 5,500 hours of live tournament programming including 1,500 hours of exclusive content

By James Brightman

Curve Digital appoints Alex Moyet as marketing director

Moyet brings experience from Media Molecule and Sony to growing UK publisher

Ico, Inside and Ultima creators to speak at Gamelab 2017

GamesIndustry.biz has 10 free tickets to Spain's leading developer conference - see inside for more information

By Matthew Handrahan

Fumito Ueda: “For me, it's not important to tell the details of the story”

The Last Guardian developer shares his design process with Massive MD David Polfeldt and attendees at Nordic Game Conference

By James Batchelor

The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: VRX 2017 with Brynley Gibson and Julian Mower

Latest episode now available to download, discussing the search for new genres and the rising standards of virtual reality

By James Batchelor

VR Diversity Initiative to launch in the UK this summer

Event will appeal to women, LGBT and people of colour interested in making the move to VR

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