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Psyonix on pivoting to mobile with Rocket League Sideswipe

The Epic-owned studio discusses the challenges of redesigning the hit car game to suit a different market

By Danielle Partis

Tracing the past, present, and future of game cinematics

Goodbye Kansas' Anton Söderhäll on the history of in-game cutscenes and how they have evolved

By Anton Söderhäll

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EA announces three more Star Wars games

Respawn working on a Star Wars Jedi follow-up and a first-person shooter, as well as a strategy title from Bit Reactor

By Brendan Sinclair

Farming Simulator 22 sells 3m units globally

Giants Software's farming title reaches sales milestone 2 months after release

How Project Zomboid made 23x its normal sales numbers

GameDiscoverCo speaks with The Indie Stone's Chris Simpson to dig into how the eight-year-old Early Access game's official launch spiked interest and engagement

By Simon Carless

Legal trends for the games industry in 2022 | Opinion

Advant's Dr. Andreas Lober and Luca Guidobaldi shares their predictions for the Metaverse, European law and more

By Dr Andreas Lober and Luca Guidobaldi

Ian Livingstone: My Vision for Games in 2022 | Playable Futures

Kicking off the Playable Futures series, an industry icon considers trends that might define the sector's future

By Ian Livingstone

GDC survey takes dev temperature on studio toxicity unions, blockchain, more

Organizer Katie Stern talks about annual survey results and going forward with March's in-person event

By Brendan Sinclair

Super Rare Games launches indie publishing label Super Rare Originals

Ryan Brown discusses how company aims to "rebuild the power dynamics in indie publishing to be in the developer's favour"

By Danielle Partis

Raven Software announces structural changes among staff

QA workers are to be embedded within each department, which could potentially jeopardise their unionisation

By Marie Dealessandri

Riot Games sues developer over League of Legends clone

Heroes featured in Imba's I Am Hero were "deliberately designed to be substantially and confusingly similar to LoL's champions," Riot says

By Marie Dealessandri

Savvy Gaming Group purchases ESL Gaming and FaceIt

Saudi Arabia-owned company combines both to form new esports outfit ESL FaceIt Group

By Jeffrey Rousseau

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Unity acquires Ziva Dynamics

Engine maker purchases software developer as it aims to make digital character creation tools more accessible

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Outerverse publisher says NFT scammers targeted its game

Freedom Games says blockchain project using Outerverse name and assets has no connection to the actual game

By Brendan Sinclair

New developer and publisher New Tales forms

Blizzard veterans to focus both on creating their own IP and providing publishing services

By Marie Dealessandri

Kwalee acquires Tictales

Deal with French developer marks debut acquisition for UK mobile firm

By Danielle Partis

Game designer Zach Ford dies

Gearbox staff CEO Randy Pitchford called Ford a “passionate and talented designer”

By Danielle Partis

How Firestoke wants to redefine publishing, one non-violent game at a time

Co-founder Paul Farley discusses how the new UK-based indie publisher aims to fix the developer/publisher relationship

By Marie Dealessandri

Player sued by Roblox banned by court order

Robert 'Ruben Sim' Simon also won't be allowed to go within 100 feet of any Roblox office

By Marie Dealessandri

Yakuza creator Toshihiro Nagoshi and NetEase form new studio

Nagoshi Studio's founding team all come from Sega and Yakuza developer Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio

By Marie Dealessandri

Raven QA strike ends following unionisation vote

Crowdsourced strike fund will be saved for future efforts

By James Batchelor

Call of Duty QA workers vote to unionize

78% of Raven Software testers vote to form union, ask Activision Blizzard to voluntarily recognize a group of 34 members

By Brendan Sinclair

How do you learn from failures that succeed? | This Week in Business

Lego Star Wars is a complicated build, ex-BioWare developers dispel the notion of BioWare Magic, and we sift through the chatter around Microsoft's Activision Blizzard deal

By Brendan Sinclair

It Takes Two wins big at Arab Game Awards

Hazelight Studios' co-op game won six awards, including best game of 2021

By Marie Dealessandri

Buying Activision Blizzard is the industry's biggest gamble | Opinion

The sheer scale of Microsoft's acquisition shouldn't distract from how risky and difficult it will be - and some major questions won't have answers for years

By Rob Fahey

Stillfront acquires 6Waves for $201m

Update: Company to purchase 100% of the shares in the Hong Kong-based mobile publisher, including Nexon's 34.8% stake

By James Batchelor

Blizzard reiterates commitment to cultural change

Company creates several new roles including new HR and DEI leaders, triples compliance and investigation team

By Marie Dealessandri

Sony expects Activision games to stay multiplatform due to "contractual agreements"

Update: Xbox head confirms to Sony that it will honor all existing deals and intends to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation

By Danielle Partis

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