October 2022 Archive

    1. NetEase unveils its new studio GPTrack50
    2. Consumers have played FIFA 23 for 15.7bn minutes to date
    3. EA has "at least" two more Marvel games in the works
    4. "Nothing is a barrier to being a developer – except maybe yourself"
    5. PlayStation 5 reaches 2m consoles sold in Japan
    6. One week left to nominate for GamesIndustry.biz Game Changers
    7. Chromatic Games accused of toxic work culture
    8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 physical sales up over 40% compared with Vanguard | UK Boxed Charts
    9. Ikea issues cease and desist against indie developer
    10. ForeVR raises $10m to create the "Wii Sports of VR"
    11. Retailer breaks God of War Ragnarök street date
    1. YouTube game streaming viewership jumps in September
    2. Sonic The Hedgehog series has sold 1.5bn copies
    3. HoloLens and hollow promises | This Week in Business
    4. Three wins for Cloudpunk at inaugural Scottish Games Awards
    5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 | Critical Consensus
    6. Rovio to open new office in Barcelona
    7. Deathloop wins big at 2022 IGDA Global Industry Game Awards
    8. The Callisto Protocol cancelled in Japan
    9. Microsoft Game Pass figures fall short of targets
    10. Can Microsoft find its next big thing in China? | Opinion
    1. Sega veteran Rieko Kodama has died
    2. Jobs Roundup: October 2022 | Embracer Freemode adds Activision alum Brian Bright to leadership
    3. Ubisoft sales dip in first half, but Q2 beat guidance handily
    4. Meta profits dive sharply in Q3
    5. 4J Studios on its pivot into publishing
    6. Fine-tuning Tunic's marketing message
    7. See the game platforms and genres generating the highest user spending
    8. Why PlayStation London Studio is leaving VR to create a fantasy online combat game
    9. Hiro Capital invests in new studio from Mythic veterans
    10. Jagex hit record £125m revenue in 2021
    1. Marvel Snap pulls in $2m a week after launch - AppMagic
    2. Capcom first-half down sharply on tough comparison
    3. Virtuos open Virtuos Labs – Montpellier
    4. Rocksteady co-founders leaving studio
    5. Indian regulators fine Google $113m for blocking third party payments
    6. Swedish games industry has quadrupled revenues in past five years
    7. Gotham Knights takes No.2 in week of fresh releases | UK Physical Charts
    8. Disney: No IP is off limits to indie developers
    9. Miniclip has not shut down its website
    10. Creative Assembly investigating former employee over abuse allegations
    1. Xbox software slumps as hardware revenues grow
    2. Jeff Strain launches Crop Circle Games
    3. Report: Chinese mobile games market fell 19% to $8bn during Q3
    4. Apple shares new crypto App Store guidelines
    5. Team OFK's double act as a game developer and virtual band
    6. The games industry can be a scary place | 10 Years Ago This Month
    7. 4J Studios announces move into publishing
    8. Wildlife adds Stellar Core Games to its developer lineup
    9. Microsoft hunts for Chinese games following Genshin Impact success
    10. To build a great games business, unify your marketing and monetization strategy
    11. Disco Elysium author Robert Kurvitz's company files lawsuit against ZA/UM
    12. Union group files complaint against Activision exec after 'anti-union' message
    13. Court of Appeal denies Activision petition to dismiss gender discrimination lawsuit
    14. Sega opens Singapore office to research Southeast Asian market
    1. Ubisoft, Bungie, IO Interactive and Tequila Works mobilise to deal with post-Stadia fallout
    2. GI Academy Live continues today: Check out the full schedule
    3. GXC launches $40 million early-stage games start-up fund
    4. Video games are the new battleground for big brands
    5. Zelda wiki splits from Fandom in move to regain independence
    6. Original Bayonetta voice performer calls for Bayonetta 3 boycott over pay dispute
    7. What to consider when licensing an IP into video games
    8. EA promises to "do better" after Sims stream criticised for lack of Black creators
    9. Steam hits new record at 30m concurrent users
    1. Odyssey Interactive secures $19m in Series A funding round
    2. US spending down 4% despite FIFA 23, NBA 2K23, Splatoon 3 launches | US Monthly Charts
    3. Gotham Knights | Critical Consensus
    4. ByteBrew raises $4m in seed funding round
    5. What is Netflix's game plan? | This Week In Business
    6. Check out our GI Academy video series about careers and life in video games
    7. Can Meta's 'verse grow past Zuckerberg's inchoate vision? | Opinion
    1. FIFA 23 sales up 6% compared with FIFA 22 | European Monthly Charts
    2. Microsoft plans to open new storefront, may rival Apple and Google
    3. CMA calls on the public for its views on Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard
    4. Donkey Kong Country 2 creates an atmosphere like no other | Why I Love
    5. GamesIndustry.biz Game Changers nominations now open
    6. The Bayonetta 3 pay dispute highlights the precarious conditions voice actors work under | Opinion
    7. Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope | Critical Consensus
    8. Konami revives Silent Hill with five new projects
    9. Rooster Teeth dismisses allegations of unpaid work, reduces its programming
    1. Devil May Cry 5 has moved over 6 million units globally
    2. Bethesda's Ferret Baudoin has died
    3. Xbox, PlayStation and Switch sales jump 41% in September | UK Monthly Charts
    4. Tips for more immersive sound design
    5. EA Sports to invest $11m in women's soccer
    6. Rooster Teeth tells staff it's working to improve on "past transgressions"
    7. How Monomi Park nailed the indie sequel with Slime Rancher 2
    8. Netflix opening fifth studio and "seriously exploring" cloud gaming
    9. Blizzard Albany QA getting their own union vote
    1. Revealed: The Best Places To Work Awards Canada 2022 winners
    2. Mobile studio Magic Games raises $5m
    3. Building on the unexpected success of A Plague Tale
    4. The future of in-game ads, in-app purchases and beyond | Podcast
    5. Kalypso Media owner Simon Hellwig dies
    6. Making an MMO for solo players in The Elder Scrolls Online
    7. EA shutting down online services for several games by end of 2022
    8. Mayor of London renews £1m investment in London Games Festival
    9. Hundreds laid off at Microsoft as part of "structural adjustments"
    1. Riot games acquires Wargaming Sydney Studio
    2. Toge, Mojiken and PQube reach "mutually agreeable resolution" after dispute
    3. Meta's flagship metaverse Horizon Worlds struggling to attract and retain users
    4. Former Rooster Teeth director exposes culture of harassment and crunch
    5. Comcast shuts down G4 one year after relaunch, lays off remaining staff
    1. Overwatch 2 hits 25m players in ten days
    2. Spiral Up Games launches as "gateway" to the Chinese market
    3. Is dedicated cloud gaming hardware self-defeating? | This Week in Business
    4. CMA unswayed by Microsoft's arguments for Activision Blizzard acquisition
    5. Stadia exclusive Outcasters to disappear with Google's platform
    6. Is Game Pass’ dominance a hurdle to the Activision acquisition? | Opinion
    7. Twitch exec addresses backlash over revenue split change
    8. Take-Two shutting down Playdots
    9. Ubisoft, PlayStation, EA and Microsoft developers join the free GI Academy student event
    10. Xbox Accessibility Showcase 2022 introduces more inclusive resources
    11. Commonwealth Games drop esports for 2026 edition
    1. Final Fantasy 7: The First Soldier to go offline in January 2023
    2. Nintendo settles with QA tester who filed labor complaint
    3. Daedalic goes there and back again with Gollum
    4. FIFA 23 sees 10.3 million players in launch week
    5. Steam launches updated mobile app
    6. Could the UK regulator end Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard? | Opinion
    7. PS5 hits 2m UK sales, making it the fourth fastest-selling games console of all time
    1. Homa raises $100m in Series B funding round
    2. Testronic launches new localization studio in Portugal
    3. Tuque Games rebrands as Invoke Studios
    4. Activision Blizzard facing another sexual harassment suit
    5. Lawsuit accuses State of Survival makers of misleading pricing
    6. Valve's six tips on optimising your game for Steam Deck
    7. Haven wants to clarify machine learning's fuzzy future
    8. Take-Two CEO says Microsoft-Activision acquisition "a good thing"
    9. Whitethorn Games shares updated publishing agreement and transparency breakdown
    10. Sony paid $3.5m to put Ark Survival Evolved on PS Plus
    11. UK regulator details concerns over Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard, Xbox responds
    12. Google announces cloud gaming Chromebooks in the wake of Stadia shutdown
    13. Meta Quest Pro headset announced, launching October 25
    1. Meta acquires Camouflaj, Armature Studio, and Twisted Pixel
    2. Revealed: The finalists for the 2022 Canada Best Places To Work Awards
    3. 2K support platform offline after being "illegally accessed" by third party
    4. Quantic Lab faces further claims of poor management and misleading clients
    5. Machine learning's potential for players and developers
    6. Cathay Capital reportedly pours €50m into Shiro Games
    7. Atari secures Rollercoaster Tycoon licence for another decade
    8. Splatoon 3 sold 2.7m boxed copies in three weeks | Japan Monthly Charts
    9. Game Pass reportedly made $2.9bn on consoles in 2021
    10. Playrix to close Russia and Belarus offices and relocate staff
    1. The ultimate guide to pitching your game
    2. Don't do that: What to avoid when soft launching a game
    3. Sonic the Hedgehog film producer forms media company Story Kitchen
    4. Activision Blizzard appoints new EVP corporate affairs and chief communications officer
    5. EA desktop app set to replace Origin now available
    6. Square Enix Montreal rebrands as Onoma
    1. Fourth Floor acquires video production company Explosive Alan
    2. Bidstack secures $11m in funding round
    3. Valve's Steam Deck is now readily available for purchase
    4. Chaos;Head Noah Steam launch goes ahead after initial rejection
    5. Adult game publisher says Nintendo getting stricter on nudity
    6. Has CD Projekt overburdened itself? | This Week In Business
    7. Multiple editorial staff laid off at Vice
    8. Pitching to work on a well-known IP
    9. After Stadia, is the future still bright for cloud streaming? | Opinion
    10. Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard: What’s going on and what happens next?
    11. EU regulators surveying developer concerns over Microsoft Activision merger
    1. Ubisoft unveils global creative office
    2. Harry Potter mobile games have amassed $1bn in player spending
    3. Report: Cloud gaming market on pace to generate $2.4bn in 2022
    4. Come and Make: Iron Man
    5. Pete Hines promoted to Bethesda's head of global publishing
    6. Overwatch 2 | Critical Consensus
    7. In these uncertain times, the games industry must hold its nerve | Opinion
    8. FunPlus furthers presence in Barcelona with a new studio
    9. Microsoft's Activision Blizzard deal approved by Brazilian regulator
    10. Lawsuit accuses Roblox of enabling sexual exploitation
    11. The rise and fall of Stadia
    12. Starbreeze returns to third-party publishing
    13. Bandai Namco Europe takes majority stake in Limbic
    1. Cult of the Lamb leads at Australian Game Developer Awards
    2. Once more Into the Breach | Why I Love
    3. FIFA 23 boxed launch beats FIFA 22 | UK Physical Charts
    4. EU mandates USB Type-C chargers for mobile devices, handheld consoles
    5. Gamurs raises $12m to use "predominantly" for acquisitions
    6. Combining cute with the occult in Cult of the Lamb
    7. Sandsoft opens new studio in Riyadh
    8. Overwatch 2 suffers multiple DDoS attacks at launch
    9. Company of Heroes 3 delayed to February 23
    10. Industry supports One Special Day fundraiser
    1. Gruby announces Tencent as its newest minority shareholder
    2. US labor board says Activision retaliated against unionizing QA
    3. Supercell to end development on Everdale
    4. Keywords Studios further expands in Australia
    5. CD Projekt joint CEO steps down as studio confirms new slate of releases
    6. Airship Interactive announces relocation to Manchester
    7. Is Unity still focused on making games?
    8. A guide to localisation in live-ops games
    9. The deeper change behind Asmodee Digital's rebrand
    10. Chairman of FromSoftware parent firm charged with bribery
    11. Playtika closes Best Fiends studio Seriously
    12. Indie legend Sam Barlow and Rare veteran Louise O'Connor to keynote GI Academy event
    13. Tattoo artist wins copyright claim against Take-Two
    14. Russia-based publisher My.Games sold for $642m
    15. Nintendo completes Dynamo Pictures acquisition, relaunches as Nintendo Pictures
    1. Sony targets 2m PSVR2 headsets by March 2023
    2. Roblox removes games depicting war in Ukraine
    3. Amber receives $20m investment
    4. Fandom acquires GameSpot, Metacritic and Giant Bomb, other sites
    5. Bandai Namco: "Elden Ring is just the beginning"
    6. Tencent "aggressively seeking" to invest overseas with new M&A strategy
    7. Three key members of Disco Elysium studio have left "involuntarily"
    8. Activision Blizzard's Frances Townsend has stepped down