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Xbox readies digital subscription service

Pay £7.99/$9.99 a month to receive access to 100 games

By Christopher Dring

Conan Exiles hit 480k unit full-year target in 28 days

Funcom will invest as much as $10 million extra in the game through early 2018, with console launches now planned

By Matthew Handrahan

Minecraft sales jump to 122m with 55m monthly unique players

This is an increase from the 100m sales and 40m monthly players reported in June 2016

Twitch will take on Steam by selling PC games

Streamers will receive 5% cut of all games sold

By Christopher Dring

Coffee Stain invests in Ghost Ship Games

Goat Simulator outfit buys minority stake in Danish studio, will publish Deep Rock Galactic this year

"Fewer, bigger, better" a boon for one mid-sized publisher

Koch Media CEO Dr. Klemens Kundratitz explains how Koch and Deep Silver are capitalizing as bigger companies have narrowed their release slates

By Brendan Sinclair

Christmas will be the true test for Nintendo Switch

Next week's launch is surprisingly understated for a new Nintendo console

By Christopher Dring

Horizon's success is Sony's next step on the long trek to 100 million

Sony's exclusive slate is streets ahead of the competition, but it's the uphill battle to reach the next 50 million consumers that really matters

By Rob Fahey

Maintaining Halo

343 Industries head Bonnie Ross shares her approach to owning a franchise that isn't your own

By Brendan Sinclair

Switch launching without Virtual Console

Nintendo gives no window for downloadable retro game service, "will share more information in the future."

By Brendan Sinclair

Coffee Stain Studios becomes a publisher

First project for Goat Simulator team is arcade shooter Huntdown

By Dan Pearson

XBLA creator to platform holders: "Don't be afraid to curate"

Greg Canessa, SVP at GSN Games, would love to see more curation from platforms and smarter strategies from devs

By James Brightman

Humble Freedom Bundle raised $6.73m

Bundle created in response to President Trump's anti-immigration policy was a huge success

By Matthew Handrahan

The real cost of exhibiting at a game convention

We break down both the obvious and the not-so-obvious costs of showing off your indie game on the convention circuit

By Matt Sayer

Horizon Zero Dawn may sell upwards of 8m units - SuperData

Analyst firm sees new title as key for PlayStation business, puts it in category alongside Uncharted and Metal Gear

By James Brightman

Square Enix opens Tokyo studio for new RPG

Former Tales of creator Hideo Baba to lead new operation

By Christopher Dring

Switch digital file sizes highlight need for external storage

New information puts biggest single release at 32GB, more than all available internal storage

By Matthew Handrahan

“The one field in games that hasn't really been innovated upon is publishing”

Raw Fury discusses the importance of happiness and the ever changing role of the indie games publisher

By Christopher Dring

Hearts of Iron IV sells 500,000 copies - Paradox

“As a result of this success we are able to take advantage of extra time to add tweaks and polish to the game"

The Friendly Ghost in the Machine

Spirit AI's new take on intelligent NPCs and online safeguarding

By Dan Pearson

Horizon Zero Dawn: Critical Consensus

Guerrilla Games employs some familiar open-world tropes, but its visually spectacular new IP has emerged as an early contender for game of the year

By Matthew Handrahan

Nintendo Switch thieves fired after launch units appear online

Employees of US distributor under investigation for stealing forthcoming Nintendo console

By James Batchelor

For Honor and Sniper Elite 4 top UK charts

Ubisoft secures first No.1 since The Division

By Christopher Dring

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