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Haydn Taylor, Senior Staff Writer

Haydn joined GamesIndustry.biz in 2017 having previously worked as a regional journalist, and a political campaigns manager before that. They are also one of the UK's foremost Sonic the Hedgehog apologists.

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Stillfront Group posts record annual profits

Group on track to triple revenue over five years, says CEO

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Embracer Group acquires Saber Interactive in $525m deal

World War Z developer retains autonomy as Embracer's fifth subsidiary, takes total headcount to over 2,500

By Haydn Taylor

Paradox Interactive sees record user numbers as annual profits rise

Profit and revenue up across the board for Swedish developer and publisher

By Haydn Taylor

Sonic the Hedgehog beats Detective Pikachu in US opening weekend

Blue blur pulls $57 million in North America to become highest-grossing video game adaption

By Haydn Taylor

Remedy holds steady, posting solid growth across the board

Finnish developer moves forward on live-service multiplayer game plans

By Haydn Taylor

Wizards of the Coast reveals new studio headed up by BioWare veterans

Update: Mass Effect writer Drew Karpyshyn joins Archetype, says he lost enthusiasm at BioWare as it became more corporate

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Expensive components drive PS5 production costs to $450 per unit

Retail price of Xbox Series X will be deciding factor in PlayStation 5 price tag

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Games industry faces major disruption across all sectors as coronavirus spreads

Update: My.Games pushes back Big Deal Conference in response to coronavirus

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Rovio profits tumble as Hatch continues draining resources

Angry Birds developer pivots with Hatch Kids after difficult year at the hands of the mobile streaming platform

By Haydn Taylor

Sony files patent which encourages stuck players to spend money on DLC

Machine learning system also uses contextual data to help players overcome challenges using in-game resources

By Haydn Taylor

System Shock 3 development staff reportedly "no longer with the studio"

Highly-anticipated sequel supposedly halted after studio falls "critically behind" in development

By Haydn Taylor

IronSource launches new mobile studio Supersonic Games

Debut game Sort It 3D already a chart topper in Europe, America, Korea, and Japan

By Haydn Taylor

How will Brexit affect investment opportunities for the UK games industry?

With Britain leaving the EU, VC investment is up and game dev tax breaks could be strengthened, but uncertainty looms over every outcome

By Haydn Taylor

Yager receives strategic investment from Tencent

Spec Ops: The Line developer retains fulls independence following Tencent deal

By Haydn Taylor

With no profit motive, new kids' mobile IP from BBC focuses on a "safe gaming experience"

A luxury not afforded to most developers yields interesting results, as state-funded broadcaster puts its own spin on mobile gaming

By Haydn Taylor

Glu Mobile avoids second year of loss thanks to Q4 surge

Mobile dev posts $8.9 million profit as revenue rises across portfolio

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$1.4bn divestment offsets modest annual loss for MTG

Esport and gaming revenue continues to climb for Swedish entertainment group

By Haydn Taylor

Major esport organisations launch new team-owned CS:GO league

Flashpoint aims to address "lack of stability and long-term investment" issues of current pro scene

By Haydn Taylor

Phil Spencer: "We see Amazon and Google as the main competitors"

Sony and Nintendo are out of position to keep up with "tens of billions" Microsoft has invested in cloud tech, says Spencer

By Haydn Taylor

Modl.ai closes $1.7m seed funding round

Startup uses AI-driven player archetypes to drastically reduce playtest times

By Haydn Taylor

Improbable acquires game hosting service company Zeuz

Deal marks Improbable's third acquisition in six months

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Sony gaming revenue and profit on the decline as new console generation looms

Network service revenue rises, while software and hardware take considerable hit

By Haydn Taylor

ESA launches Game Generation campaign to highlight positive impact of gaming

"Game Generation is about celebrating the more than 164 million Americans who love video games and the positive impact," says ESA

By Haydn Taylor

Ubisoft acquires free-to-play mobile dev Kolibri Games

Idle Miner Tycoon to strengthen Ubisoft's idle game portfolio

By Haydn Taylor

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