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Matthew Handrahan, Editor-in-Chief

Matthew Handrahan joined GamesIndustry in 2011, bringing long-form feature-writing experience to the team as well as a deep understanding of the video game development business. He previously spent more than five years at award-winning magazine gamesTM.

Recent articles by Matthew Handrahan

Cyberpunk 2077 pre-orders "visibly higher" than any Witcher title

CD Projekt Red expects at least 50% of early sales to be digital

By Matthew Handrahan

Gunfire Games' Remnant: From the Ashes has sold 2.7m units

Publisher Perfect World says milestone includes both the base game and its DLC

Blizzard veteran Jeremy Dela Rosa launches new charity platform

Leyline will offer gamers virtual rewards as incentives for supporting good causes

By Matthew Handrahan

The Witcher 3 is the bedrock of CD Projekt Red's financials one last time

The Polish firm records a modest rise in revenue in the last full quarter before Cyberpunk 2077

By Matthew Handrahan

Epic adds a subscription service to Fortnite

Monthly "Fortnite Crew" service includes a Battle Pass and 1,000 V-Bucks to spend each month

By Matthew Handrahan

Naughty Dog wins six at the Golden Joystick Awards 2020

The Last of Part 2 named Ultimate Game of the Year, Supergiant's Hades picks up Critic's Choice prize

Flemish government embraces use of games in education

Game.Learn.Grow. toolbox helps teachers to integrate games like Assassin's Creed and Minecraft in their classes

Lucky's Tale franchise passes 3m players

Playful Studios says the milestone excludes the first game's Oculus Rift pack-in deal

Microsoft expects Xbox Series X|S shortages until Q2 2021

CFO Tim Stuart points to summer next year for “the supply profile meeting the demand profile"

By Matthew Handrahan

GIC hosts talks from Blizzard composer Jason Hayes and UX expert Celia Hodent

Polish conference introduces new "Pay What You Like" model for all tickets

By Matthew Handrahan

Ghost of Tsushima passes 5m sold

Sucker Punch's game is the fastest selling new IP for the PS4 from a Sony first-party studio

By Matthew Handrahan

The Falconeer: An unexpected jewel in the Xbox launch line-up

Tomas Sala on emerging from a period of darkness and struggle to create an aspirational indie game of rare ambition

By Matthew Handrahan

Hitman reaches 70m lifetime players

IO Interactive's venerable series debuted 20 years ago, with a new game due next year

Xbox: Next-gen battle will "not be a reflection of demand -- it'll be a reflection of supply"

Phil Spencer disregards tendency to declare "“a winner and... a loser" between sales of Xbox and PlayStation

By Matthew Handrahan

Assassin's Creed Valhalla | Critical Consensus

Critics agree that Valhalla is one of the very best Assassin's Creed games, but its underlying themes are tainted by Ubisoft's year of scandal

By Matthew Handrahan

PlayStation 5 | Critical Consensus

Critics agree that Sony's PS5 transcends on-paper comparisons to Xbox, and is the only new console that "feels" next-gen from the first moment

By Matthew Handrahan

FIFA leads renewed mobile strategy at EA

CEO Andrew Wilson says "six new FIFA titles" are in development on mobile for "new genres and new markets"

By Matthew Handrahan

BlizzConline will be "free to watch and engage in"

Blizzard Entertainment throws open the doors of its first online conference to fans

Microsoft tightens Xbox security to prevent DDOS attacks

Xbox players were being targeted through "random party invites" in multiplayer titles

By Matthew Handrahan

Curve Digital acquires IronOak Games

Canadian studio behind For the King becomes Curve's second studio acquisition

By Matthew Handrahan

UK startup Sugar closes 1.5m pre-seed round

Passion Capital leads investment in new firm offering finance to games studios wishin to avoid equity funding

By Matthew Handrahan

UK retail warns against launch day purchases of next-gen consoles

GAME and Smyths won't have stock available for those without pre-orders

By Matthew Handrahan

Honor of Kings reaches 100m average DAUs

Tencent and TiMi Studios' MOBA sets a new record across 2020

Scottish games industry grew 17% in 18 months

Employee headcount was on the rise between November 2018 and April 2020

By Matthew Handrahan

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