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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

HTC gives 110 Vive headsets to US libraries

A curated selection of 35 educational apps will be supplied for the libraries in California and Nevada

Inkle starts a bold new chapter with Heaven's Vault

The British studio is taking a step beyond the interactive fiction of 80 Days into a fully realised visual world

By Matthew Handrahan

TinyTap raises $5m for user-generated educational games

Aleph VC fund backs Israeli startup, which already has 150,000 teacher-created games on its platform

Gamurs esports media network raises $2.2 million

Alium Capital and angel investors bring Gamurs' lifetime funding to $5.7 million

E3 2018: Microsoft finally comes out of its "self-imposed damage control position"

Industry analysts on Sony's muted E3 briefing, and why it's too soon to know if Microsoft's studio acquisitions will be proved "smart or dumb"

By Matthew Handrahan

Owner of fake Kaz Hirai Twitter account bows out with charity drive

Mark Doherty amassed 130k followers by satirising Sony's former CEO, will raise money for SpecialEffect as final gesture

Valve continues its fight against "fake games" on Steam

Games that haven't reached Steam's "confidence metric" will be restricted from user achievements and game counts

By Matthew Handrahan

PUBG Corp. defends the use of asset stores as the only way to "work smart"

PUBG is no "asset flip", says PUBG Corp., but store-bought assets are necessary when building maps

By Matthew Handrahan

Sea of Thieves hit three month target in a single day

Xbox Game Pass helped Rare to smash launch expectations

By Matthew Handrahan

Streaming could be key to Xbox reclaiming the lead from PlayStation

Industry analysts see Microsoft as well positioned to be the leader in game streaming, in a way that Sony will struggle to emulate

By Matthew Handrahan

HitRecord "has to draw a line somewhere" on payment for Beyond Good & Evil assets

Only work used in the game will be compensated, says founder Joseph Gordon-Levitt

By Matthew Handrahan

Xbox and Nintendo speak out against Fortnite PS4 stalemate

Phil Spencer and Reggie Fils-Aime both want their customers to play with and across other consoles

By Matthew Handrahan

Naughty Dog marks The Last of Us' fifth birthday with 17m copies sold

Combined sales of The Last of Us and the Uncharted series are now pushing 60 million units

By Matthew Handrahan

Bethesda to raise money for charity by selling Fallout 76 trailer song

Proceeds from new version of John Denver's Country Roads will go to Habitat for Humanity

PlayStation 4 owners can't access Fortnite accounts on Switch

Update: Sony issues response, side-steps complaints around lack of cross-play and inability to access saved progress

By Matthew Handrahan

Nintendo: Loot boxes "have gotten a bit of a bad rap"

Reggie Fils-Aime says loot boxes "can be interesting" as long as players have other options

By Matthew Handrahan

Netflix and Telltale partner on Minecraft TV show, Stranger Things game

Minecraft: Story Mode will be an interactive five-episode series, but Netflix doesn't have "any plans to get into gaming"

By Matthew Handrahan

Valve to challenge Discord with overhauled Steam Chat

Friends lists, group chat and voice chat receive a raft of new features

By Matthew Handrahan

Steam deprecating support for Windows Vista and XP

Support for Microsoft's operating systems will officially end on January 2, 2019

Fortnite to launch for Nintendo Switch today

Epic's battle royale shooter will be free to everyone, and is now on every major gaming platform

By Matthew Handrahan

The Elder Scrolls VI is still in pre-production, not yet "playable"

Long awaited sequel is still a way off despite E3 showing, Starfield is both playable and in full production

By Matthew Handrahan

Tripwire Interactive opens a publishing division

Maneater and Road Redemption will be the first games published on the new label

By Matthew Handrahan

Detroit: Become Human hits one million sales faster than any Quantic Dream game

Co-CEO Guillaume de Fondaumière confirms Detroit reached the milestone after two weeks

By Matthew Handrahan

Beyond Good & Evil 2, Assassin's Creed and Miyamoto (again) light up Ubisoft's E3 briefing

Nintendo legend takes to the stage for Starlink-Starfox crossover, Skulls & Bones and The Division 2 also shown in-depth

By Matthew Handrahan

E3 2018: Watch the PlayStation press conference here

Sony has an embarrassment of riches to show, including The Last of Us II, Spider-Man, Dreams and Death Stranding. Watch it drop the mic at 18:00 PST / 02:00 BST

By Matthew Handrahan

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