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Haydn Taylor, Senior Staff Writer

Haydn joined GamesIndustry.biz in 2017 having previously worked as a regional journalist, and a political campaigns manager before that. They are also one of the UK's foremost Sonic the Hedgehog apologists.

Recent articles by Haydn Taylor

Mojang and EA cancel live events in response to COVID-19

Minecraft Festival cancellation joined by Apex Legends and FIFA 20 esport events

By Haydn Taylor

Microsoft asks employees to work from home over coronavirus fears

UPDATE: Nintendo also encourages remote working for staff based in Washington and California

By Haydn Taylor

COVID-19: Bungie activates remote work policy

"This includes delivering on our current content plans, the maintenance and upkeep of Destiny 2, as well as continuing development of the game," says Destiny 2 developer

By Haydn Taylor

ESA's Game Generation leads us down a dark path of denial | Opinion

Amid threats of regulation, the games industry still fails to recognise the importance of honesty and transparency

By Haydn Taylor

APA reaffirms stance on video games and violent behaviour

"Attributing violence to video gaming is not scientifically sound and draws attention away from other factors," says APA president

By Haydn Taylor

Labworks secures 500,000 investment for voice game subscription service

"The new service will be designed to cater for both gamers and the needs of wider sectors such as education and the visually impaired community," says developer

By Haydn Taylor

Control and Death Stranding nominated for 11 BAFTAs each

Hideo Kojima to receive Fellowship as Death Stranding ties for most nominations in BAFTA Game Award history

By Haydn Taylor

Torque Esports to operate Overwatch Collegiate League

Participating schools to compete for $40,000 in esports scholarships

By Haydn Taylor

Nvidia didn't ask permission to host The Long Dark on GeForce Now, says dev

Hinterland Studio becomes third game company to pull its content from fledgling streaming service

By Haydn Taylor

PlatinumGames: The Wonderful 101 Kickstarter wasn't about the money

"We thought it would be a good opportunity to bring the fans together -- to unite them -- and gauge interest," says executive director Atsushi Inaba

By Haydn Taylor

End Game Interactive closes $3m seed funding round

Investment will be funnelled into developing cross-platform multiplayer games

By Haydn Taylor

Iron Galaxy Studios latest to withdraw from GDC

CEO Adam Boyes calls on event organisers to reconsider refund policy

By Haydn Taylor

NetEase revenue and profits ride high on the back of diverse portfolio

World of Warcraft Classic drives WoW subscribers to record heights in China

By Haydn Taylor

Kwalee and the power of profit sharing

Pocketing the extra cash would have a “detrimental effect on the success of the company” says CEO David Darling

By Haydn Taylor

My.Games annual revenue spikes by 23% to $474m

Top-performing franchise Warface surpasses 85 million registered users

By Haydn Taylor

Roblox closes $150m funding round

Investment lead Andreessen Horowitz also tenders $350 million minority stake offer

By Haydn Taylor

Sonic the Hedgehog beats Detective Pikachu in US opening weekend

Update: Sonic grosses $210 million worldwide in ten days

By Haydn Taylor

FIFA pro player banned from EA games and services for code conduct violations

Ban comes months after Kurt "Kurt0411" Fenech was prohibited from competing or attending FIFA esports events

By Haydn Taylor

EA pulls out of GDC over coronavirus fears

"With the recent escalation of cases in new regions, we have decided to take additional steps to protect the wellbeing of our employees," says the publisher

By Haydn Taylor

Boston mayor petitions Sony to reconsider PAX East withdrawal

Mayor Marty Walsh says gaming giant should be “motivated by facts, not fear" as COVID-19 breeds anti-Chinese sentiment

By Haydn Taylor

New legal counsel takes over class action lawsuit against Riot Games

Update: Riot responds, adding that it will defend itself from "false narratives and unfair claims"

By Haydn Taylor

Black Desert Online and the diverging MMO ecosystem

Pearl Abyss America CEO Jeonghee Jin discusses the changing face of MMO monetisation

By Haydn Taylor

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By Haydn Taylor

Stillfront Group posts record annual profits

Group on track to triple revenue over five years, says CEO

By Haydn Taylor

Embracer Group acquires Saber Interactive in $525m deal

World War Z developer retains autonomy as Embracer's fifth subsidiary, takes total headcount to over 2,500

By Haydn Taylor

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