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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

Vision Esports raises $38 million in funding

Round led by Evolution Media featured contributions from numerous star professional athletes

By Matthew Handrahan

Star Control creators file counterclaim against Stardock

Fred Ford and Paul Reiche III seek an injunction, but Stardock CEO responds that its ownership position is "incontestable"

By Matthew Handrahan

FanAI raises $2.5 million for esports audience monetisation

AI-driven platform takes lifetime funding to $4.5 million

Zelda and Nintendo clean up at the DICE Awards

Breath of the Wild wins four including GOTY, while Nintendo was involved with a further seven winners

By Matthew Handrahan

Kingdom Come: Deliverance hits 1m sales

Warhorse Studios' RPG reaches a major milestone in less than two weeks

By Matthew Handrahan

Nintendo's eShop refund policy found to violate European consumer rights

Norwegian Consumer Council asks Nintendo to bring its policy in line with European law

By Matthew Handrahan

NPD: US games business had its best January since 2011

Monster Hunter: World was the best-selling game in a month where dollar spend reached $1.1 billion

By Matthew Handrahan

Microsoft: "Representation isn't just good common sense, it's good business sense"

At the DICE Summit today, Phil Spencer urged the industry to pursue diversity and inclusivity or risk missing out on the growth opportunities to come

By Matthew Handrahan

Tim Schafer to receive BAFTA Fellowship

Double Fine's founder joins Carmack, Miyamoto, Newell and more as a recipient of BAFTA's highest honour

By Matthew Handrahan

Sonic movie set for release in November 2019

Iconic Sega character will debut next year in a hybrid of live-action and animation

By Matthew Handrahan

Sledgehammer Games founders leave Call of Duty for "new executive duties"

Michael Condrey and Glen Schofield will stay at Activision, but hand leadership of Sledgehammer to Aaron Halon

By Matthew Handrahan

Ubisoft Berlin's growth ambitions will need government support

"We intend to grow to a considerable size," says studio director Istvan Tajnay, "but we could grow to a huge size if parameters were right"

By Matthew Handrahan

Nightdive puts crowdfunded System Shock reboot on hiatus

The project lost focus after raising more than $1.3 million from Kickstarter backers

By Matthew Handrahan

Vreal looks ahead to VR "tipping point" with $11.7m Series A round

VR figurehead Chat Faliszek and Maker Studios veteran Chris M. Williams will join the board of VR broadcasting startup

By Matthew Handrahan

Platinum Games' Hideki Kamiya and Atsushi Inaba headline Reboot Develop

Developers of Okami, Bayonetta and more join the Dubrovnik-based conference for its biggest show to date

By Matthew Handrahan

Sony's software strength offsets flat hardware sales

Sony shipped 9 million units of the PlayStation 4 in Q3, down 700k over last year

By Matthew Handrahan

Kaz Hirai steps down as president and CEO of Sony Corp.

Hirai hands leadership to CFO Kenichiro Yoshida after six years at the helm

By Matthew Handrahan

Trailmix aims to reinvent casual games - with a little help from Supercell

Backed by $4.2m from Supercell, King veterans Carolin Krenzer and Tristan Clark will push toward a richer and more meaningful take on casual gaming

By Matthew Handrahan

Nintendo Switch Online service will launch in September

Switch owners will continue to play online for free until that date

Nintendo will release a Mario Kart mobile game by March 2019

Mario Kart Tour will launch in the next financial year, the publisher said today

By Matthew Handrahan

Rockfish Games: Building success, piece by piece

CEO Michael Schade on using digital platforms to take Everspace from publisher rejection to an audience of hundreds of thousands

By Matthew Handrahan

Wii Points disabled ahead of Wii Shop closure

Users will no longer be able to add Wii Points on March 26, 2018

Nintendo's revenue rockets as Switch nears 15m sold

Super Mario Odyssey has sold more than 9m, one of eight million-sellers for Switch this fiscal year

By Matthew Handrahan

EA makes $186m Q3 loss despite rising digital revenue

Packaged sales fell 18%, but digital revenue now 67% of total earnings

By Matthew Handrahan

NetEase and Mattel launch new game studio

Mattel163 will make digital games based on Mattel's IP portfolio

By Matthew Handrahan

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