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Paradox: "People were coming to us in droves asking if we could make board games"

And the Swedish publisher is now licensing its biggest IPs to do just that

By Matthew Handrahan

Demystifying venture capital

VCs want companies thinking several years ahead, says London Venture Partners' Are Mack Growen, and are prepared for some failure on the road to success

By Haydn Taylor

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Epic Games to provide $100 million prize pool for Fortnite esports this year

Developer promises a different, "more inclusive" approach with tournament details to follow in the coming weeks

By Rebekah Valentine

FIFA and Call of Duty driving viewer growth in console esports

20 million hours of console events watched in 2018 so far, but still only a fraction of esports' overall viewership

By James Batchelor

Reassessing the legacy of PlayStation Vita

As software production ends, it's a good moment to reassess Sony's handheld - its commercial failure looms large, but its innovations remain hugely influential

By Rob Fahey

Tencent takes majority stake in Path of Exile dev Grinding Gear Games

Studio will “remain an independent company”, hopes to bring new content to Chinese players faster

By James Batchelor

The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: Accessibility in games, with SpecialEffect

Latest episode available now, discussing the Xbox Adaptive Controller and ways to help disabled gamers enjoy the latest titles

By James Batchelor

Capcom experiements with streaming and new pricing in Resident Evil 7 for Switch

Cloud version of acclaimed horror title will be streamed via wifi, costs just £13 / $18 for six-month 'play ticket'

By James Batchelor

Microsoft calls for ideas to improve Xbox accessibility

Ideas drive follows the introduction of Xbox Adaptive Controller

Oculus adds DLC support for mobile VR apps

Beta test opens up a new revenue stream, with Rift DLC support still to come

By Matthew Handrahan

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Infinity Ward has quietly been recruiting Respawn developers

Seven hires over the past year identified, includes three former IW staff

By James Batchelor

UK Charts: God of War scores fifth No.1 as Hyrule Warriors debuts in third

A May promotional campaign sees multiple games jump up the Top 40

By Christopher Dring

Valve targets improved accessibility with SteamVR Input

New system will let users customise VR controls to better suit their personal needs

By Matthew Handrahan

BIG Festival to host talks from devs behind Firewatch, Inside, Assassin's Creed: Origins

Leading game event in South America will also feature talks from Raw Fury, Good Shepherd and Versus Evil

By Matthew Handrahan

Valve advises sexualized anime-themed titles to censor content or be removed from Steam

HuniePop, Mutiny!!, Tropical Liquor and more received warnings today for "pornographic content"

By Rebekah Valentine

Owlboy turned profit on Nintendo Switch within 24 hours of release

Switch success "bodes really well for funding our future projects" says D-Pad CEO Jo-Remi Madsen

By Rebekah Valentine

Gamelynx raises $1.2 million for mobile esports development

Investors include Riot Games, Y Combinator, and Skycatcher Fund

By Rebekah Valentine

Apple brings Everyone Can Code to schools for blind and deaf students

Initial launch in eight schools will tailor lessons to students' needs with accessibility resources

By Rebekah Valentine

Paradox Q1 profits up 270% - despite only one new game release

Outgoing CEO Fred Wester says quarter shows the value of retaining loyal players with expansions and more

By James Batchelor

PlayStation Vita game production will continue in Japan

Sony confirms physical games will still be released in home market beyond March 2019

By James Batchelor

ESRB dropping short form ratings for digital games in June

Developers will still be able to get rated at no cost via IARC

By James Batchelor

Eurogamer scoops multiple awards at first-ever Games Media Brit List

Meanwhile, industry veteran Keza MacDonald recognised with Most Influential award

By Haydn Taylor

Team17 expects gross proceeds of IPO to hit £107.5 million

CEO Debbie Bestwick will retain a 22.2% stake in the publisher after its flotation on May 23

By Matthew Handrahan

PUBG Mobile reaches ten million daily active users

Battle royale shooter is most downloaded game in more than 100 countries

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