September 2023 Archive

    1. Sega cancels Creative Assembly's Hyenas amid "structural reforms"
    2. GameStop names Ryan Cohen as new CEO
    3. FTC plans new in-house hearing against Microsoft-Activision acquisition
    4. Epic files another Supreme Court appeal against Apple
    5. Sony has a crucial decision to make after Jim Ryan's retirement | Opinion
    6. Valve loses appeal against EU antitrust ruling
    7. Navigating the path toward success: Xsolla Funding Club's role in FixFox's launch
    1. PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan to retire
    2. Meta Quest 3 launches October 10
    3. King's Candy Crush Saga hits $20bn in lifetime revenue
    4. MapleStory M pulls in $600m in lifetime earnings
    5. Ubisoft CEO: Streaming will change gaming just as Netflix has for TV and film
    6. Here are the winners of the UK Best Places To Work Awards 2023
    7. Chris Metzen is appointed to executive creative director of Warcraft
    8. Supercell acquires majority stake in Ultimate Studio
    9. Sony investigates alleged ransomware attack
    10. Activision Blizzard reportedly cuts 10 from Hearthstone team
    11. Making the most of Monopoly Go's false start
    1. Fans issue lawsuit over canceled Knights of the Old Republic 2 Switch DLC
    2. Twitch dips 2% in viewership for August
    3. Cost concerns still hamper accessibility hardware, says advocate
    4. Has Unity repaired the damage done by its Runtime Fee plans?
    5. Over 243,000 people attended Tokyo Game Show 2023
    6. How to design gender-inclusive character customisation tools
    7. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice sells 10m units | News-in-brief
    8. SAG-AFTRA members authorise video game strike
    1. Kowloon, Aream & Co, LVP and more join Investment Summit London
    2. Creative Industries unveils new €35m plan to grow UK entertainment sector
    3. Roblox acquires AI voice moderation start-up Speechly
    4. Is Digital Eclipse’s Gold Masters Series the future of video game documentaries?
    5. Hideki Kamiya leaving PlatinumGames
    6. Mortal Kombat 1 debuts at No.1 | UK Boxed Charts
    7. Roblox lays off 30 staff
    1. Steam Deck follow-up not likely until late 2025 or later
    2. Jobs Roundup: September 2023 | ESA hires Christianna Barnhart as SVP of government affairs
    3. Unity kills Runtime Fee for Personal users, offers rev share for others
    4. Report: European game industry salary potential varies by region
    5. Is chasing artificial intelligence genuinely senseless? | This Week in Business
    6. ReedPop shares first-year results for new data platform Engage
    7. Bandai Namco: "Every publisher has to focus more on their own expertise"
    8. Microsoft's hardware strategy looks more and more traditional | Opinion
    9. Wicked Saints Studios raises $3.5m for blended-reality game
    10. Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard: What’s going on and what happens next?
    11. UK preliminarily approves Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard
    12. Finalists for the UK Best Places To Work Awards special awards revealed
    1. North American game audio professionals earn more in than their peers across the world
    2. Ubisoft names Julian Gerighty as executive producer of The Division label
    3. The current state of games investment
    4. Liverpool studios aim to usher in new talent via GameChangers pledge
    5. Virtuos opens Tokyo studio
    6. More than 37m people may be eligible for compensation after Epic vs FTC settlement
    7. Grand Theft Auto 5 and Rockstar's post-Apocalypse Now | 10 Years Ago This Month
    8. Glen Schofield leaving Striking Distance Studios
    9. The Crew Motorfest breaks series' week one records | News-in-brief
    10. Crystal Dynamics is latest Embracer studio to suffer layoffs
    1. Amber expands with two new studios in Asia
    2. Spectarium raises €5m in seed funding round
    3. Apple to allow mobile developers region-specific pre-orders of their games
    4. Re-Logic donating $100,000 to Godot and FNA in response to Unity backlash
    5. Criterion to work on Battlefield under Vince Zampella
    6. The plans for Lies of P
    7. UK minister defends CMA's decision to block MS/ABK
    8. Everything we learned from the Xbox leak
    9. Switch version of Evil Dead: The Game cancelled
    10. A closer look at T-Minus Zero Entertainment, NetEase's latest foray into the West
    11. Video game and console sales jump in Europe during August | European Monthly Charts
    12. What did the industry really learn from the Xbox leak? | Microcast
    13. Xbox leak reveals estimated costs of AAA games on Game Pass
    14. Hogwarts Legacy back at No.1 | UK Boxed Charts
    15. Starfield reaches 10m players | News-in-brief
    16. Xbox planning hybrid cloud gaming platform for 2028
    17. Phil Spencer on Xbox leaks: "So much has changed"
    1. Women in Games unveils manifesto urging for equality in the industry
    2. Brawl Stars amasses $2bn in revenue
    3. Beamdog lays off 26 employees
    4. Indie game developer cohort supports Microsoft ABK acquisition
    5. Over 500 developers join Unity protest against Runtime Fee policy
    6. Xbox Series X and S mid-gen refreshes Brooklin and Ellewood expected next year
    7. Microsoft's Phil Spencer: Acquiring Nintendo would be a "good move for both companies"
    8. Team17 H1 2023 revenue grew by 31%
    9. Most Xbox Game Pass subscribers pay full price
    10. Why VR needs a new playbook – and where the industry should start
    1. Next Xbox planned for 2028
    2. Panos Panay departs Microsoft
    3. Unity reportedly tells staff details of Runtime Fee backtracking
    4. Unity's scramble to recover from Runtime Fee backlash | Microcast
    5. Devs on Unity Runtime Fee: "The trust is gone forever"
    6. TIGA: Unity should rethink Runtime Fees and CMA should encourage more game engines
    7. Ghostwire Tokyo surpasses 6m players | News-in-brief
    8. Payday 3 drops Denuvo days before launch
    9. Unity reportedly told dev Planned Parenthood and children's hospital are "not valid charities"
    10. Starfield is the fifth biggest game launch in Europe this year (so far)
    11. EGDF calls for EU regulation on non-negotiable contracts in wake of Unity backlash
    12. Unity apologises for controversial Runtime Fee, promises changes to the policy
    1. Arm jumps 25% on IPO
    2. Ubisoft Montreal mandates partial return to office
    3. US game revenue sees 3% rise to $4.2bn in August | US Monthly Charts
    4. Insomniac: If anything, it's got better since we were bought by PlayStation
    5. Unity's self-combustion engine | This Week in Business
    6. Series AI raises $7.9m for AI games engine
    7. Developers switch off Unity ads in Runtime Fee protest
    8. Playtika acquires mobile studio Innplay Labs
    9. Ascendant Studios lays off "about 45%" of its workforce
    1. Unity closes offices in wake of death threat
    2. Hungry Shark developer Ubisoft London faces closure
    3. AAA games on iPhone 15 Pro: Game changers or gimmick? | Opinion
    4. Antstream looks to build a future by preserving the past
    5. UK Games Fund gets additional £5m to invest in developers
    6. Football Manager 2024 Mobile exclusive to Netflix subscribers
    7. Unity’s pricing is a symptom, not the cause of tougher times ahead for the games industry | Opinion
    8. Rascal Games raises $4.2m for multiplayer adventure game
    9. Stig Asmussen leaving Respawn and EA
    1. Donald Mustard to retire from Epic Games
    2. Take This: The bumpy road for mental health advocacy
    3. EU watchdog seeking feedback on modified Microsoft-Activision deal
    4. Square Enix has lost almost $2bn in value since Final Fantasy 16 launch
    5. Upcoming The Sims game Project Rene will be free-to-play
    6. iPhone 15 Pro will run native versions of AAA titles
    7. Unity clarifies new fee plans amid developer backlash
    8. Xbox Series S and X UK sales jumped 76% on Starfield launch
    1. Unity adding a fee for each time a game is installed
    2. Four child protection regulations to have on your radar – and how to comply with them
    3. Report: One-third of gaming consumers have used cloud gaming services
    4. Report: Mobile puzzle games have made $42bn in the last decade
    5. Phoenix Labs CEO and COO step down
    6. Steam adds full Indonesian language support | News-in-brief
    7. TIGA: Video Game Expenditure Credit offers only 0.5% more than current tax relief
    8. Pikmin 4 defends No.1 spot from Armored Core 6 | Japan Monthly Charts
    9. PS5 sales jumped 42% in the UK during August | UK Monthly Charts
    10. Console certification errors delay Ubisoft's XDefiant
    1. Report: Embracer may sell Gearbox Entertainment
    2. Nintendo ends development of new Mario Kart Tour content
    3. Developer arrested at Roblox Developer Conference
    4. Stalker 2 developer GSC Game World suffers office fire
    5. Starfield debuts at No.1 | UK Boxed Charts
    6. Carlyle Group reportedly considering sale of Jagex
    7. Xbox, Square Enix, Hiro Capital, UK Games Fund and more sign-up to Investment Summit London
    1. 2023 announced
    2. Roblox's top tech officer talks AI
    3. The non-endemics trying to break into games | This Week In Business
    4. Final Fantasy 7 Ever Crisis hits 2m downloads | News-in-brief
    5. Nolan Bushnell launches educational game company ExoDexa
    6. Madden NFL 24 breaks series' week one digital sales records | News-in-brief
    7. The pressure of expectation adds a sour note to Starfield’s launch | Opinion
    8. Google now testing Playables gaming feature on YouTube
    9. Starfield is Bethesda's biggest launch of all time
    1. Next Days of the Devs showcase set for December
    2. GameStop's net sales up 2% for Q2
    3. ReedPop and ESA part ways over E3
    4. Three priorities for creating a safe and diverse games studio
    5. Atari acquires AtariAge
    6. Baldur's Gate 3, Monopoly Go roll critical hits for Wizards of the Coast
    7. Starfield reaches 1m concurrent players | News-in-brief
    8. Skull & Bones dev Ubisoft Singapore facing union action over pay and workplace treatment
    9. EGX teams up with TikTok for 2023 event
    1. EA's plan for exponential growth
    2. VentureBeat lays off some of its staff
    3. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night moves 2m copies | News-in-brief
    4. Space Punks to go offline in November
    5. The secrets behind Mortal Shell's 1m sales
    6. Soedesco acquires Kyodai
    7. How Ripstone is thriving as an independent publisher by not growing too fast
    8. Indie hit Stray is getting an animated movie
    1. Humble to possibly limit AI use in the games that it publishes
    2. Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster sells 3m units | News-in-brief
    3. THQ Nordic pushes Alone in the Dark into January 2024
    4. Team Reptile: From Megabyte Punch to Bomb Rush Cyberfunk
    5. Sumo acquires mobile developer Midoki
    6. Survey finds more than half of game developers experience crunch
    7. The five deadly traps of user acquisition
    8. Spyro Reignited Trilogy sells 10m units
    1. Starfield | Critical Consensus
    2. Shawn Layden issues warning about non-endemics breaking into games
    3. Vampires: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 development now handled by The Chinese Room
    4. Hogwarts Legacy back at No.1 | UK Boxed Charts
    5. SAG-AFTRA to vote on potential strike for video game actors
    1. Starfield review controversy traces game journalism's orbital decay | This Week in Business
    2. Former Sony executive Mena Sato Kato joins Xbox
    3. PS Plus price hike: We'll all pay for a subscription-based future | Opinion
    4. Pete Hines on Starfield, Bethesda and bugs: "We embrace chaos"
    5. Report: Embracer layoffs also affect Gearbox Publishing