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Bandai Namco signs up Dontnod for new IP

French studio will expand ahead of releasing the new "narrative adventure game" in 2018

Atari in transition

From Speakerhats and gambling to LGBT dating apps and movies, CEO Fred Chesnais has aspirations for the legacy brand far beyond games and T-shirts

By Brendan Sinclair

Indie game pricing is "more art than science"

Should indies really be charging more for their games? Indie publishers and developers share their perspectives

By James Brightman

Splash Damage's Brink is now "Free to Play" on Steam

The Bethesda-published FPS has apparently switched business model, but only on PC

By Matthew Handrahan

Goodgame Empire tops $800 million lifetime revenues

Goodgame Studios marks free-to-play title's sixth anniversary by declaring it Germany's most successful game of all time

Microsoft calls in Sega studio to revive another franchise with Age of Empires IV

Next instalment to be handled by Dawn of War dev Relic Entertainment, AoE II and III remasters also in the works

By James Batchelor

The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: Examining Xbox

Latest episode available to download now, discussing the challenges Microsoft faces with the Xbox One X launch

By James Batchelor

THQ Nordic acquires Black Forest Games

The 50-person German studio and its five founders will now work with THQ Nordic

By James Brightman

Why Square Enix Collective is resurrecting Fear Effect

There are now two Fear Effect games coming to market 17 years after they were last seen

By Christopher Dring

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds hits 8 million sales

Bluehole's breakout hit will be published by Microsoft when it launches on Xbox this year

By Matthew Handrahan

Sony “won't allow” cross-platform play for Ark: Survival Evolved

Platform holder still reluctant to allow PS4 players to engage online with Xbox One owners

By James Batchelor

Microsoft details over 100 Xbox One X 'enhanced' games

Plus a Project Scorpio edition of Xbox One X, and a Minecraft Xbox One S

By Christopher Dring

Boxed release confirmed for Virtual Console's Pokémon Gold and Silver

Re-release of 1999 classic RPGs will be available at physical retail this September

By James Batchelor

New VR/AR publisher Big Immersive emerges from stealth

Firm has already published three titles, also seeking new games to sign

By James Batchelor

Valve clarifies Steam key 'crackdown'

Firm reiterates that unreasonable key requests will be declined

By James Batchelor

Kakao merges all games businesses into one

Kakao Games subsidiary merged into holding company, also named Kakao Games

By James Batchelor

Sony DADC moves into game peripherals with dreamGEAR

Supply chain firm launches consumer sales initiative and will bring US brand's products to Europe

Nintendo Switch and Splatoon 2 lifts US games market in July

Sales for July up 19% as Splatoon 2 outsells Crash Bandicoot

By Christopher Dring

Falling indie prices undercut the market

Hideki Kamiya says Platinum has been "rescued" by NieR: Automata; but games like Platinum's remain at risk from collapsing prices outside AAA

By Rob Fahey

505 Games signs Underworld Ascendant

Payday 2 publisher picks up crowdfunded Ultima Underworld successor from Paul Neurath and Warren Spector's Otherside Entertainment

Xbox has a big job to do at Gamescom

Microsoft is the headline act for next week's European trade show

By Christopher Dring

Deep Silver will publish Shenmue III

Saints Row and Dead Island publisher to handle the physical and digital versions of the game

By Christopher Dring

Crackdown 3 delay damages Xbox One X line-up

Action game pushed back to spring 2018, leaving Forza 7 as Microsoft's lead for new console

By James Batchelor

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