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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

Terraria passes 20 million sales

Re-Logic's five-year old hit has built success across ten platforms, selling 8.5m units in the last 18 months alone

EA now offering Origin Access for $30 annually

Cost for membership has effectively been halved by the publisher

By James Brightman

Whatever happened to GameStop.co.uk?

Website disappears, so now is the time to speak to them

By Christopher Dring

London Games Festival unveils events line-up

eSports tournament, parade and the return of Dear Esther Live

By Christopher Dring

Fig opens $500k "Finishing Fund" for successful campaigns

CEO Justin Bailey cites Steam Direct fee as a key use of $20,000+ contribution for devs with 1000 or more backers

By Matthew Handrahan

Resident Evil 7 drives US software spending up 14% - NPD

Total industry sales dipped 4% overall thanks to a decline in hardware spending

By James Brightman

Ark: Survival Evolved sells 1 million on PS4

Sony port of Studio Wildcard's debut was best-selling game on PSN for December and January

By Brendan Sinclair

Xsolla launches $30m investment fund for indies

The fund will focus on "the largely underserved independent game development and self-publishing sector"

By James Brightman

Smilegate opens European office to push Crossfire

eSports to be the main focus for the new division

By Christopher Dring

How to build a National Videogame Foundation

CEO Iain Simons on creating a cultural repository for games in the UK

By Iain Simons

Sony axes PS Now for PS3, Vita, more

Company drops streaming service for Bravia and Samsung TVs, Blu-ray players, and more, will focus on PS4 and PC support

By Brendan Sinclair

Why won't the games industry share its digital data?

NPD, SuperData and Steam Spy offer up their thoughts

By Christopher Dring

Konami's profits up 70% in nine-month financials

Publisher reports strong sales of smartphone and 3DS titles

US games industry adds $11.7 billion to GDP - ESA

Trade group's economic impact report says gaming supports more than 220,000 jobs, average compensation tops $97,000 a year

By Brendan Sinclair

Forza Horizon 3 has sold 2.5 million

Playground Games' racer nudges the Forza IP past $1 billion in lifetime revenue

Rebellion to license 2000 AD comic brands

Game developer and comic publisher makes characters like Judge Dredd available for other studios to base games on

By Brendan Sinclair

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