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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

Among Us hits 1.5m concurrent players

Inner Sloth's 2018 party game enjoys a surge in popularity due to Twitch streams, free mobile version

Gameye closes $2.4m funding round

Dutch multiplayer startup's lifetime funding hits $4m ahead of second Industry Insights Conference this month

By Matthew Handrahan

CI Games creates new home for Lords of the Fallen 2 with Hexworks

Polish firm's new studio unveiled alongside a €5.7 million funding round

By Matthew Handrahan

Super Mario 3D All-Stars is already Amazon's second biggest game of 2020

Nintendo release is behind only Animal Crossing on the US storefront less than a week since its announcement

By Matthew Handrahan

WinZo raises $18m in Series B round

Indian gaming platform secures investment from Makers Fund and Courtside Ventures

By Matthew Handrahan

Marvel's Avengers | Critical Consensus

The critics found much to like in Crystal Dynamics' campaign, and rather less in Square Enix's ambitions to make its own Destiny

By Matthew Handrahan

Streets of Rage 4 hits 1.5m downloads

Dotemu's revival of the classic series reached milestone through premium sales and Xbox Game Pass

Indian dev unveils FAU:G in the wake of government's PUBG Mobile ban

Ncore Games' new title will feature current Chinese-Indian border dispute as a setting

By Matthew Handrahan

Voodoo invests in Fabrika Games

French hypercasual publisher adds 11-person Turkish studio to its portfolio of investments

CD Projekt Red confirms next-gen version of The Witcher 3

New version of the blockbuster RPG will be sold as a standalone product, but available as a free update to existing owners

By Matthew Handrahan

No Straight Roads turns a profit on first day of release

Malaysian studio Metronomik is off to "a good start commercially" with its debut game

Lab Zero Games lays off remaining employees

Skullgirls studio turns to redundancies following staff exodus over alleged behaviour of owner Mike Zaimont

By Matthew Handrahan

Microsoft Flight Simulator draws 1m unique players in two weeks

The critically admired sim title is the most popular game in the brief history of Xbox Game Pass for PC

Wasteland 3 | Critical Consensus

InXile's warmly received new RPG is a sign that Microsoft's run of studio acquisitions is starting to pay off

By Matthew Handrahan

UK government's Digital Services Tax misses its target

Apple and others share the weight of 2% tax aimed at major tech firms with developers, sellers, and advertisers

By Matthew Handrahan

Wargaming UK rebrands as DPS Games

Guildford-based studio says new name reflects that "our games will be very different -- and our players will be, too"

Pokémon Go drops support for older iOS, Android devices

Both iPhone 5s and iPhone 6 will no longer run Niantic's game from the middle of October

Rocket League drops PS Plus and Switch Online services for online play

Psyonix's game will remove paywall from multiplayer on PlayStation and Switch when it transitions to free-to-play

By Matthew Handrahan

Gamescom confirms physical/digital hybrid event for 2021

This year's Opening Night Live stream attracted 2m peak concurrent viewers

Roblox hires Walmart veteran Barbara Messing as new CMO

Messing will also be chief employee experience officer, reporting into CEO Dave Baszucki

Crusader Kings 3 | Critical Consensus

Paradox Interactive updates its defining franchise, and the critics are hailing the result as a potential Game of the Year

By Matthew Handrahan

InnoGames promotes Christian Reshöft to CPO

Former studio director first joined the German firm as head of product management in 2013

German games fund to offer government support for up to 50% of dev costs

Non-repayable government grants will help fund a range of projects, from prototypes to €40m+ AAA games

By Matthew Handrahan

Hitman 3 will have a free next-gen uprade

IO Interactive goes against the trend set by Control, NBA 2K and Call of Duty

By Matthew Handrahan

BitKraft Ventures raises $165m VC fund

The games- and esports-focused VC firm already has a portfolio of 50 companies

By Matthew Handrahan

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