Christopher Dring, Head of Games B2B

Christopher Dring is a games business veteran, beginning in QA in 2007 before joining UK busines publication MCV in 2007. He rose up to editor, a role he held for five years, before joining as publisher in 2016. He has contributed to Develop, BBC, The Observer and Sky News. He's also the architect behind events such as the 100, the Marketing Summit and the Best Places To Work Awards. He is currently head of B2B for all of ReedPop, which covers, b2b events at PAX and EGX, plus other special projects. He also frequently writes for Doctor Who Magazine. Because Doctor Who is awesome.

Recent articles by Christopher Dring

UK boxed games market delivers strongest April in five years

Latest GfK figures show PS4, Xbox One and Switch sales up 48% for the first four months of 2020

By Christopher Dring

Why it took five years to build Lego Super Mario

“The only brief was: do something that only these two companies could do together”

By Christopher Dring

UK Charts: Maneater debuts at No.6 as Nintendo dominates

Animal Crossing and Mario Kart claim the top two positions

By Christopher Dring

One week until our free online Investment Summit

A full day of talks, more than 800 attendees, including over 500 developers

By Christopher Dring

Frontier, LEGO, Team17 and Xbox join Investment Summit Online speaker line-up

Plus, Ian Livingstone, TinyBuild, Wings, Humble Bundle and may more

By Christopher Dring

Mojang returns to its indie roots with Minecraft Dungeons

The 25-person team on turning one of the world's biggest games into a dungeon crawler for everyone

By Christopher Dring

PlayStation Studios brand will launch alongside PS5

Check out the video that will open upcoming first-party PlayStation games

By Christopher Dring

Meet the indie publisher that offers Diablo's creator as an executive producer

Skystone Games' David Brevik and Bill Wang discuss their product strategy and reveal their first two games

By Christopher Dring

Respawn leaders launch a AAA studio without an office

Gravity Well's Drew McCoy and Jon Shiring on finding their feet during lockdown, and using next-gen consoles to push AAA forward

By Christopher Dring

New IP dominates first Xbox Series X game reveals

Nine new games will use Xbox's 'Smart Delivery' offering that allows gamers to buy a game once for use across all Xbox consoles

By Christopher Dring

Creative Assembly boss: "This is not how I imagined my first month as studio director"

Gareth Edmondson on how COVID-19 has changed the studio, and what comes next for the Total War developer

By Christopher Dring

Why Gears Tactics is an important release for modern Xbox

If Microsoft wants to truly win back over the PC crowd, it'll need to keep creating games targeted squarely at that audience

By Christopher Dring

Mobile publisher Lab Cave backs Academy

New contributor to offer guides on the main aspects of mobile growth

By Christopher Dring

2K names new WWE games boss ahead of series refresh

WWE 2K Battlegrounds to fill the void as simulation series takes a break

By Christopher Dring Investment Summit Online takes place next month for free

Over 25 publishers and investors signed-up for investment event, featuring meetings, talks and a quiz

By Christopher Dring

Animal Crossing: New Horizons returns to No.1 in the UK

Switch boxed game sales surge as stock arrives on virtual shelves

By Christopher Dring

PlayStation reveals $10m fund to support indie developers during COVID-19

It's also giving away Journey and Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection as part of the Play At Home Initiative

By Christopher Dring

UK Charts: Final Fantasy 7 Remake is No.1 as boxed market grows again

But Square Enix's new release sells half of Final Fantasy XV's launch week

By Christopher Dring

Creative Assembly names Gareth Edmondson as studio director

Tim Heaton takes on wider Sega role as Chief Studio Officer

By Christopher Dring

The games industry must protect its vulnerable businesses | Opinion

People are buying lots of games, but the health of the games business is still in jeopardy

By Christopher Dring

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