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Jeffrey Rousseau, Staff Writer

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

Netmarble to acquire SpinX Games for $2.19bn

Lineage 2: Revolution publisher aims to add social casino games to its catalog

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Plarium to acquire Futureplay Studios

Raid: Shadow Legends studio will use its resources to grow Finnish casual games developer

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Riot Games to open new studio in China

Publisher expresses confidence in the market as it aims to expand to the country

By Jeffrey Rousseau

China anti-trust regulators reportedly delay Nvidia's Arm acquisition

Arm licensees Huawei and ZTE seemingly opposed to the business deal

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Facebook blocks Road 96 ad "for being political"

Questions arise as to which game advertisements comply with platform's ad policies

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Animoca acquires Blowfish Studios in deal worth $25.8m

Studio to bring its expertise in multiplatform development and publishing to the mobile firm

By Jeffrey Rousseau

The Witcher: Monster Slayer reaches 1m downloads in a week

Mobile RPG generates over $500,000 in player spending in seven days

By Jeffrey Rousseau

EB Games to rebrand as GameStop in Canada

Change based on suggestions from customers and stockholders

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Former Sega president Kenji Matsubara named CEO of SNK

Publisher aims to expand corporate value under new leadership

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Krafton IPO expected to raise $3.75bn

Funding to be used for global mergers and acquisitions

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Riot Games' mobile titles generate over $100m

League of Legends: Wild Rift alone generates 60% of publishers mobile revenue

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Facebook halts Oculus Quest 2 sales

Company temporarily stops device sales to address skin irritation concerns

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Mobile studio UDO Games receives $420,000 in investment round

Funding to be used to begin self-publishing as well as create new opportunities in the games industry

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Activision Blizzard employees reveal plans to walkout

Staff to stage strike in protest of leadership and harassment allegation lawsuit

By Jeffrey Rousseau

PAX West to require COVID-19 vaccination proof

All show attendees to adhere to new health and safety guidelines

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Indian live social gaming platform Eloelo raises $2.1m in funding

Investment will be used to launch be used launch multiple formats to allow content creators to monetize their content

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Shawn Layden joins Streamline Media Group advisory board

Former CEO of PlayStation to provide counsel on video games and business strategy

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Spiltgate developer 1047 Games raises $10m in funding round

Developer delays launch to August after two million beta players put stress on servers

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Amazon's New World beta sees over 200,000 players

Upcoming MMO becomes one of the most played games on Steam this past weekend

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Jam City abandons plan to go public

Mobile developer ends previously announced merger with DPCM Capital

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Warcraft 3: Reforged devs blame company for lack of support - Report

Reduced budget, mismanagement, and smaller development team contributed to a "rough launch"

By Jeffrey Rousseau

43% of developers report better work-life balance during pandemic

IGDA developer survey also finds 37% of developers saw work-life balance hurt over past year and a half

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Epic acquires Sketchfab

3D marketplace will continue to operate independently from the Unreal Engine maker

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Unity acquires SpeedTree creator

Engine maker says it will fully integrate Interactive Data Visualization, Inc tools into Unity

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Skull and Bones devs detail troubled development - Report

Lack of clear direction, changes in leadership, and redesigns contributed to repeated delays

By Jeffrey Rousseau

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