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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

Keywords acquires TV+Synchron Berlin for €2.8m

TVS has been localising content into German for 25 years

Bioware, Beamdog devs unveil Summerfall Studios

Melbourne-based indie from Liam Esler and David Gaider will focus on "character and narrative-driven" games

By Matthew Handrahan

Newzoo: Android games will earn more revenue than iOS games in 2019

Between Google Play and third-party stores, Android games will earn majority of revenue for the first time this year

By Matthew Handrahan

Kickstarter accused of "union busting campaign" by former employees

Two former staff claim they were fired for their roles in unionising Kickstarter's workforce

By Matthew Handrahan

E3 2020 pitch shows move towards celebrities, consumers and influencers

ESA pitch also includes 10,000 additional consumer passes for the E3 showfloor

By Matthew Handrahan

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate wins big at the Japan Game Awards

Switch hit receives Grand Award, Sales Award, and its dev team is honoured by Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry

By Matthew Handrahan

PUBG creator and PUBG Corp CEO to speak at View Conference

Turin-based event will also host execs and art specialists from Media Molecule, Guerrilla Games, Insomniac and Respawn Entertainment

By Matthew Handrahan

Veloce Esports headed for series A investment after angel round

Initial investors include former Liberty Global exec Eric Tveter

Everspace 2: Rockfish's not so difficult second album

So much has fallen into place with Everspace 2, says CEO Michael Schade, "we sometimes wonder if there's anything we're missing"

By Matthew Handrahan

Pokémon Masters made $26m in its first week

Sensor Tower data puts DenA's game far ahead of other Pokémon mobile games, but far behind Pokémon Go

By Matthew Handrahan

Medal.tv raises $9 million in new funding

Horizons Ventures led the round, which takes social video platform to $12.5m lifetime funding

By Matthew Handrahan

Transperfect acquires game services firm MoGi Group

Transperfect is the biggest corporate localisation and translation company in the world

Supermassive Games' The Dark Pictures tops EMEAA chart

Man of Medan beats both Astral Chain and Control to the top of the combined physical and retail chart

By Matthew Handrahan

Nintendo teases Switch peripheral focused on physical exercise

New controller extends motion control functions of the Switch console

By Matthew Handrahan

Valve kept quiet on Epic exclusives following Metro Exodus backlash

Statement on "unfair" exclusivity was not intended to be a "lightning rod," Valve said

By Matthew Handrahan

AppLovin invests in Belka Games

Strategic stake in Clockmaker dev is AppLovin's third investment in a game developer

Team Rocket event pays off for Pokémon Go

Sensor Tower data puts $110m August haul in the game's top five months since launch

By Matthew Handrahan

Sledgehammer Games is opening a studio in Australia

Call of Duty to expand its presence in Australia with new dev studio in Melbourne

By Matthew Handrahan

Eurogamer at 20: Adapting to a changing industry

On the 20th anniversary of its first ever post, editor Oli Welsh reflects on the site's identity and legacy, and the challenges the games press faces in 2019

By Matthew Handrahan

FIFA boss David Rutter promoted to head of EA's European Studios

Rutter to lead DICE, Ghost and Criterion after 12 years with EA Sports

By Matthew Handrahan

Virtuos opens offices in Montreal and South Korea

Content production firm now has offices in nine countries

Annapurna Pictures reportedly wipes $200m in debt

Annapurna Interactive's parent company regains stability following bankruptcy fears

By Matthew Handrahan

Playful raises $23m in Series A offering

Lucky's Tale studio prioritised IP ownership as it pushed lifetime funding to $48m

By Matthew Handrahan

Beat Games Studio is now funding new VR games

Beat Saber dev will back up belief that VR "desperately needs new directions" with investment funds

Huya takes $30m minority stake in ESL

Live streaming platform will plan Chinese esports events based on ESL global calendar

By Matthew Handrahan

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