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Danielle Partis, News Editor

Danielle Partis has been working in the games industry since 2017. She previously worked at Steel Media as the founding editor of InfluencerUpdate.biz before moving on to run PocketGamer.biz. She was named Journalist of the Year at the MCV Women in Games Awards 2019, as well as in the MCV 30 under 30 2020. She can be found on Twitter @daniellepartis tweeting about old games and big robots.

Recent articles by Danielle Partis

Psyonix on pivoting to mobile with Rocket League Sideswipe

The Epic-owned studio discusses the challenges of redesigning the hit car game to suit a different market

By Danielle Partis

Kwalee acquires Tictales

Deal with French developer marks debut acquisition for UK mobile firm

By Danielle Partis

Game designer Zach Ford dies

Gearbox staff CEO Randy Pitchford called Ford a “passionate and talented designer”

By Danielle Partis

Sony expects Activision games to stay multiplatform due to "contractual agreements"

Update: Xbox head confirms to Sony that it will honor all existing deals and intends to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation

By Danielle Partis

Super Rare Games launches indie publishing label Super Rare Originals

Ryan Brown discusses how company aims to "rebuild the power dynamics in indie publishing to be in the developer's favour"

By Danielle Partis

Rainbow Six Extraction | Critical Consensus

A fun, co-operative shooter at its core, but ultimately could have just been a Siege expansion

By Danielle Partis

Former Firaxis art director Greg Foertsch unveils new studio, Bit Reactor

XCOM designer discusses how new outfit plans to refresh the strategy genre and rival AAAs

By Danielle Partis

Kotick expected to leave Activision Blizzard after Microsoft deal closes

WSJ reports that the CEO discussed buying games press outlets to "change the public narrative about the company"

By Danielle Partis

Dream Games raises $255m at $2.75bn valuation

Turkish mobile startup doubles value in six months with third funding round in a year

By Danielle Partis

Developer of earlier Wordle app sees install surge, donates proceeds to charity

Abandoned app sees a significant burst of downloads and revenue driven by popularity of browser-based puzzler

By Danielle Partis

Activision Blizzard confirms 37 people "fired or pushed out" in wake of lawsuit

Update: Company states Kotick holding back figures is "simply inaccurate", resources for investigating reports "significantly increased"

By Danielle Partis

Meta under FTC investigation over anti-competitive practices

The Commission is looking into how the company may utilise its market power to capitalise on the VR space

By Danielle Partis

EGX Birmingham tickets now on sale

Event plays host to the GamesIndustry.biz Academy stage between 4th and 6th March 2022

By Danielle Partis

Pandemic removed from digital storefronts at “request of publisher”

Popular Asmodee title taken down from Steam, App Store and Google Play, more platforms to follow

By Danielle Partis

Mod.io crosses 300m creator downloads

UGC platform passes milestone, sees 150% growth in monthly users, content and mod installations

Black Game Developers Fund on rebranding, evolving, and expanding

Strategic advisors Sithe Ncube and Justin Woodward discuss the Humble-backed venture's next steps to independence

By Danielle Partis

Forte acquires N3twork platform to bolster blockchain development

Two firms will merge together to create a new game development company

By Danielle Partis

Microsoft confirms Xbox One production ended in 2020

Company states that it stopped manufacturing consoles “to focus on production of Xbox Series X/S"

By Danielle Partis

Yahaha Studios raises $50m to fuel metaverse development

Company aims to build a “no-code” platform for users of all skill levels to create games

By Danielle Partis

Airnow acquires Lab Cave

Madrid-based growth platform will adapt to hybrid working, Luis Bertů remains CEO

By Danielle Partis

Frontier sees net loss of £1.7m

UK developer marks a decline as early sales of Jurassic World Evolution 2 were “lower than expected”

By Danielle Partis

Chinese streaming platform Bilibili to ban violent games

Titles such as Grand Theft Auto V and The Witcher 3 will no longer be permitted

By Danielle Partis

Razer removes N95 grade from Zephyr mask marketing

Company clarifies that its air purifying devices are not medical grade or PPE

By Danielle Partis

Yogscast Jingle Jam 2021 raises £3.3 million for charity

Funds were shared across 14 different charities including Special Effect, War Child, Cancer Research and more

By Danielle Partis

Sega opens new studio in Sapporo

Company's second Hokkaido hub will focus on a combination of software and hardware production

By Danielle Partis

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