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Christopher Dring, Publisher

Christopher Dring has spent a decade in the games industry, initially in development, before joining GamesIndustry in 2016. He led UK games business publication MCV for five years, and has contributed to Develop, eSports Pro, BBC, The Observer and Sky News. He also really likes playing Nintendo games, but don't hold that against him.

Recent articles by Christopher Dring

Saving Fallout 76

Bethesda's Pete Hines on using the lessons from The Elder Scrolls Online to fix a rare misstep for Bethesda Game Studios

By Christopher Dring

GAME asks shareholders to accept Sports Direct buyout

Company says 30 pence per share is a fair value considering industry challenges

By Christopher Dring

Crystal Dynamics: The Avengers is the biggest thing we've ever done

The Square Enix studio on its transformation beyond Tomb Raider

By Christopher Dring

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and Borderlands 2 dominate UK download charts

PlayStation and Xbox games rise on the back of heavy discounting

By Christopher Dring

CD Projekt Red: "Everyone is feeling the pressure on Cyberpunk 2077"

But the studio's new crunch stance has been a boost to staff morale, says quest director

By Christopher Dring

EA names Sam Ebelthite as UK and Ireland boss

Former head Shaun Campbell takes new unspecified role

By Christopher Dring

Don't let ego kill E3 | Opinion

E3 is a silly, special week in the games industry calendar -- and maybe it doesn't need to change that much to survive

By Christopher Dring

Playtonic: “We are never using the term spiritual successor again”

The Yooka-Laylee studio on avoiding the comparisons to Donkey Kong Country

By Christopher Dring

E3 attendance drops slightly for 2019

Next year's show set for Los Angeles Convention Centre between June 9th and 11th

By Christopher Dring

Square Enix eyes its own subscription service

Company currently understanding the model via working with Xbox Game Pass

By Christopher Dring

There was only one thing missing from Nintendo's E3 | Opinion

It was a strong E3 for Nintendo again, but a bit of hardware would have made all the difference

By Christopher Dring

Bethesda's Pete Hines: "E3 needs to be something all of us support"

The Bethesda exec calls for the industry to decide the future look of E3 and to back it

By Christopher Dring

Phil Spencer: "It would be nice to buy a Japanese studio"

The head of Xbox on Game Pass, the impact of streaming, and why he's not afraid of Google

By Christopher Dring

Ubisoft enters subscription battleground with Uplay Plus

PC and Google Stadia service to include over 100 Ubisoft PC games

By Christopher Dring

Xbox's Phil Spencer: Our next console will have a disc drive

Microsoft gaming boss says that millions of people still love physical

By Christopher Dring

EA signs fresh indie publishing deals with Zoink, Glowmade and Hazelight

Meanwhile, more studios join EA's Origin Access subscription service

By Christopher Dring

Can Sports Direct halt the gradual demise of GAME?

Expect more store closures, but hopefully a future for the specialist UK retailer

By Christopher Dring

AAA game downloads on the brink of overtaking physical in Europe

Exclusive figures reveal rapid digitisation as consumers drop physical in favour or digital

By Christopher Dring

Who really won E3 2018?

With another E3 fast approaching, we look back at the big games of last year that went on to become commercial hits

By Christopher Dring

Sports Direct makes Ł51.9m offer for GAME

Retail giant triggers cash offer for full GAME retail business after acquiring another 10%

By Christopher Dring

UK Charts: Blood & Truth is the first VR game to claim No.1

In a tight boxed chart, the PlayStation VR critical hit storms to the top

By Christopher Dring

Pokémon is a masterclass in brand management | Opinion

Last night's reveals offered more evidence of The Pokémon Company's masterful 23 year strategy

By Christopher Dring

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