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Jobs roundup: Blizzard's Chris Metzen retires after 22 years

A new general counsel for Unity, a guest writer for Bioware and more in this week's employment explosion

By Rachel Weber

Disney Infinity devs to lead new studio for castAR

The new castAR Salt Lake City will more than double the mixed reality company's development team

By James Brightman

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

Martin Rae leaves AIAS for VR firm Vreal

"I've got religion about virtual reality and augmented reality," said Rae

By James Brightman

Rob Pardo announces new developer, Bonfire Studios

Blizzard veterans joined by Nexon's Min Kim at new indie

By Dan Pearson

Gram Games opens London studio

Turkish mobile developer pushes into midcore games with new office

By Matthew Handrahan

Jobs roundup: New chief people officer for EA

Plus news from 10 Chambers Collective, Enhance Games and the British eSports Association

By Rachel Weber

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

Jobs roundup: New MD for the IGDA Foundation

Updates from Google, GAME Digital and the World eSports Association

By Rachel Weber

Crystal Dynamics taps Ian Milham for Tomb Raider

Battlefield 4 and Hardline creative director will be working on the Lara Croft franchise

By Brendan Sinclair

Kojima joins Prologue Immersive advisory board

New post at VR startup sees designer reunite with collaborator from Metal Gear Solid cinematics

By Brendan Sinclair

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

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

castAR hires Darrell Rodriguez as CEO

Augmented reality company also brings on Steve Parkis as president and COO

By James Brightman

King's Z2 studio cuts support staff

"We are removing some support functions and capitalizing on the experience and talent within the studio"

By Rachel Weber

Jobs roundup: The return of Shenmue's co-director

Yu Suzuki teams with Keiji Okayasu, Kris Larson joins Formosa, Reboot hires Pavol Buday, Mattia Traverso joins Ovosonico and more

By James Brightman

New CEO for Remedy Entertainment

Quantum Break studio welcomes Tero Virtala

By Rachel Weber

Zynga names Matt Bromberg COO

Former EA senior VP of mobile strategy and operations joins Words With Friends publisher

By Brendan Sinclair

Amazon Game Studios signs Rich Hilleman

30-year EA veteran has taken his creative talents to Amazon

By James Brightman

Jobs roundup: Quantic Dream's Christopher Schmitz joins IO Interactive

Also, 2K hires Sega and THQ veteran Jon Rooke as international marketing director, and HTC appoints head of marketing for Vive's content store

By Matthew Handrahan

Layoffs at GSN Games

"Small reduction in force that primarily impacts social casino studios working on established live games"

By Rachel Weber

Adam Boyes joins Iron Galaxy as CEO

Ex-Sony dev relations head signs on as Killer Instinct Season 2 and 3 developer shakes up leadership team

By Brendan Sinclair

Gamer Network appoints Julia Loranger as West Coast Sales Director

Covering VG247, USgamer, RPS, NintendoLife and Eurogamer.net

By Dan Pearson

Crossy Road studio Hipster Whale expands into publishing

The Australian mobile studio has hired Atari and Krome vet Clara Reeves to run the business

By James Brightman

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