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Jeffrey Rousseau joined GamesIndustry.biz in March 2021. Based in Florida, he was a freelancer writer whose work focused on the intersectionality of games and media across multiple publications. He likes to learn about things and how people are finding solutions to problems, both big and small. When not playing games he likes to read, listen to podcasts, stay informed, or all the above at once.

Recent articles by Jeffrey Rousseau

Twitch viewership hit 1.8bn hours in April

Meanwhile Facebook Gaming totaled 336 million hours watched during the month

By Jeffrey Rousseau

David Helgason launches Transition Labs

The former Unity founder and CEO new climate initiative aims to decarbonize the economy

By Jeffrey Rousseau

You can't quantify DEI, Activision Blizzard | Opinion

Gaming firm's latest gaffe is a reminder that game companies have a long way to go for inclusivity

By Jeffrey Rousseau

DDM: Gaming investments reached $3.5bn during Q1

Agency also says that M&A transactions for the quarter increased by 276% year-over-year

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Fall Guys to go free-to-play

The 2020 platform battle royale title makes the shift on June 21 and adds crossplatform play

Frogwares to use Epic Games MegaGrant to relocate its Ukrainian staff

Sherlock Holmes developer said that the war had affected its production & caused partial studio disorganization

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Epic Games to release Unreal editor for Fortnite later this year

CEO Tim Sweeney said "we're building an economy, & it will support creators actually building businesses around their work…"

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Remedy's profit grew 56% as it amassed $13.2m during Q1 2022

Studio's revenue growth was attributed to development fees and royalties accounted for $1m of the total

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Curve Game acquires Hue franchise

With the purchase, publisher intends to add new content & potentially create sequels for the title

By Jeffrey Rousseau

PUBG: Mobile accounted for 75% of Krafton's Q1 2022 revenue

Firm also said its quarterly growth was attributed to PUBG going free-to-play on PC and consoles

By Jeffrey Rousseau

PlayStation staff criticize Jim Ryan's message on abortion rights

CEO didn't take a stance on the issue, but urged employees to "respect differences of opinion"

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Arkane Studios adds accessibility options to Deathloop

Developer update makes the title more accessible to disabled players eight months after its launch

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Report: Top 10 companies made 65% of global games market in 2021

Chinese gaming firm Tencent is the no. 1 revenue generator, while top earners revenue grew by 10% for the year

By Jeffrey Rousseau

RichCast launches $330,000 Creators Fund

Initiative aims to commission over 25 projects from game makers and other creative artists alike over the next year

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Ubisoft's annual sales decreased 4% to $2.2bn

Looking ahead, Yves Guillemot says the publisher plans to expand its franchises with four mobile games in development

By Jeffrey Rousseau

During Q1 2022 global mobile game revenue declined 6% to $21.2bn

The US saw a drop of 10% in consumer spending, whereas Japan's player revenue fell by 18% during the period

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Starbreeze Q1 losses increased 471% to $2.4m

CEO Tobias Sjögren said that player engagement "demonstrates how popular [Payday 2] still is 8 years after its launch"

By Jeffrey Rousseau

EA's live service offerings drove its fourth quarter earnings

Live services accounted for 85% of the period's net bookings, the firm reports continued gains for Q4 and full year revenue

By Jeffrey Rousseau

EA and FIFA end nearly 30-year-old-partnership

Update: FIFA president says "...the only authentic, real game that has the FIFA name will be the best one available for gamers & football fans"

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Tencent provides clarification on new subsidiary's business operations

Despite online rumors Tencent says "All games under Tencent will remain under the control of their original teams…"

By Jeffrey Rousseau

US District Judge says that Valve will face antitrust ligation

Judge Coughenour said that Wolfire Games' "allegations are sufficient to plausibly allege unlawful conduct"

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Zynga reports 2% revenue increase to $691 million for Q1 2022

CEO Frank Gibeau attributes first quarter financial performance in part to company's hyper-casual game offerings

By Jeffrey Rousseau

EA announces The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth is in development

Created under license from Middle-earth Enterprises, the mobile title is slated to enter limited beta this summer

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Arcadia VR shutters Moscow office

Developer announced that the branch was closed in February, invites some of its Russia-based employees to work aboard

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Deep Rock Galactic dev invests in Danish game studios

Games Swing, Ugly Duckling Games, and Half Past Yellow are Ghost Ship Games first three invested companies

By Jeffrey Rousseau

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