Publisher reportedly targeting freeware original, plus fan projects derived from it
Articles by James Batchelor
James Batchelor, UK Editor
James Batchelor has been a journalist in the games industry since 2006, and joined GamesIndustry in 2016. He previously served as editor of Develop and deputy editor of MCV, and has managed industry events such as The Develop Awards and Interface conference.
Recent articles by James Batchelor
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Xbox experimenting with how to pay studios for Game Pass "because we don't think we have it figured out"
Phil Spencer also decries console fan tribalism as "one of the worst things about our industry"
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One UK-based group claims to have secured nearly 3,500 next-gen consoles for resale
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March Gaming leads seed round to fund more accessible midcore games
The Big House's first online competition scrapped due to modified Melee that enables smoother online play
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James Bond licence emerges from stealth and will be used to tell a brand new origin story
Amazon seller taken to court in platform holder's ongoing fight against "serious, worsening international problem" of piracy
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Gaming lifestyle company launches after seed round led by Bitkraft Ventures
Listing expected to raise close to $90 million for Swedish games firm, company valued at $395 million
Indian developer attracts investment from execs at Super Evil Megacorp and Machine Zone
First partnership will bring Odd Raven Studio's Carly and the Reaperman to Oculus Quest and Quest 2 next year
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Index headset won best hardware, while Half-Life: Alyx was crowned Game of the Year