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GOG: Streaming is another layer of DRM

Head of global communication Lukasz Kukawski says streaming won't take over game distribution, talks about storefront's approach to discoverability and audience expansion

By Brendan Sinclair

Whole new worlds: Improbable's tech lets smaller studios think big

With Mavericks and Seed, Automaton and Klang Games are using SpatialOS to redefine what it means to be massively multiplayer

By Matthew Handrahan

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Sekai Project hit by significant layoffs

CEO confirms "many" of its staff have been let go, employee reports suggest entire LA office has been closed

By Matthew Handrahan

Madden NFL franchise reaches 130m lifetime sales

EA reports "strong opening weekend" for Madden 19

By Haydn Taylor

Sumo Digital acquires The Chinese Room

Brighton-based developer of Dear Esther becomes the fifth Sumo Digital studio

By Matthew Handrahan

Midnight Hub shuts down

Swedish studio calls it quits after Lake Ridden sees sluggish sales despite "the best launch imaginable"

By Brendan Sinclair

Phoenix Point crowdfunding breaks $2 million - here's how it was done

Snapshot Games explains how $250,000 on advertising drove almost $1.2 million in revenue

By Christopher Dring

IGDA launches Speaker Diversity Initiative

Developer group rolls out resources for event organizers to find underrepresented minority speakers and a grant program to cover their travel costs

Nintendo has sold over 700 million total hardware units

Switch sales inch closer to 20 million, 3DS nears 73 million units

By Rebekah Valentine

Pete Hines says cross-platform play a necessity for The Elder Scrolls: Legends

Bethesda VP calls feature "essentially non-negotiable" in bringing the game to new platforms

By Rebekah Valentine

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Crystal Dynamics opening Washington studio

Bellevue-based Crystal Northwest formed with Wargaming Seattle veterans, set to work on tech development for upcoming Avengers game

By Brendan Sinclair

Monster Hunter: World pulled from sale in China

WeGame cites "large number of complaints" though FT report suggests "bureaucratic infighting"

By Haydn Taylor

Anti-Brexit group Games4EU launches campaign

Grassroots movements aims to demonstrate the damage leaving the European Union will do to the UK games industry

Red Dead Redemption writer and God of War producer among new hires at The Initiative

Studio head Darrell Gallagher reveals six names joining him at Microsoft's newest development house

By Haydn Taylor

Bethesda defends legal action against man selling pre-owned copy of Evil Within 2

Publisher says sale of sealed and unopened games still constitutes unauthorised reselling if listed as new

By James Batchelor

Sumo: “Constraining Eve Valkyrie devs to VR would be the wrong thing to do”

Newcastle studio already working on active projects, but new parent hints at other expertise

By James Batchelor

Escalation Studios joins Bethesda Game Studios

Dallas-based Zenimax subsidiary becomes part of sister studio's operation, has been working on Fallout 76 and Starfield

By Brendan Sinclair

Growth of Chinese market slows to a crawl amid halt on government-issued licences

Market growth down to five per cent for first half of 2018, compared to nearly 30 per cent the year prior

By Haydn Taylor

Robot Cache names Laura Naviaux Sturr chief marketing officer

Former chief publishing officer at Daybreak signs on with blockchain-based digital storefront

By Brendan Sinclair

DLC: Can games change people's minds?

Developers behind Wolfenstein: The New Colossus, Night in the Woods, and Katamary Damacy share whether their message-laden games impacted the audience

By Brendan Sinclair

We Happy Few: Critical Consensus

A lot to like and a lot to loathe, it's a mixed reaction for Compulsion Games' technicolour dystopia

By Haydn Taylor

Culture clash: Why Arena of Valor is struggling in America

Mintegral's Jeff Sue sees the Western version of Tencent's Honor of Kings as a game "lost in translation"

By Jeff Sue

Monster Hunter World PC release pulls in record number of concurrent Steam users

More than any other new game in 2018, and enough to make Steam Charts' all-time top ten

By Matthew Handrahan

Game Maker 2 Nintendo Switch export is now in open beta

More than 1,000 developers have contacted YoYo Games about the feature

Nintendo Switch Online coming in "the second half" of September

The Switch's delayed online service gets its most specific launch window to date

By Matthew Handrahan

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