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Starbreeze to relaunch Payday: Crime War with PopReach

Mobile shooter originally shut down in 2019, development team will now contribute to Payday 3

By James Batchelor

ByteDance games division acquires Chinese developer C4games

Beijing-based studio develops China-only Command & Conquer spin-off Red Alert Online

By James Batchelor

Activision permanently bans over 475,000 Call of Duty: Warzone cheaters

New progress report details efforts to thwart cheaters with hardware bans, two-factor authentication

Apple attempts to block Epic from calling witnesses in antitrust trial

Update: District Judge denied Apple's demands, saying Epic didn't breach disclosure requirements

By Marie Dealessandri

New PlayStation update adds USB storage and cross-generation Share Play

PS5 owners will be able to save game data onto an external drive, but the games won't be playable from there

By Danielle Partis

Epic raises $1bn to pursue its metaverse

Sony invests another $200m as part of a funding round that values the Fortnite maker at $28.7 billion

By Brendan Sinclair

Games spending passes €2bn but audience has shrunk | Italy Annual Report

38% of Italian population spends an average of eight hours per week playing video games

By James Batchelor

CD Projekt has no plans to shelve Cyberpunk 2077

CEO Adam Kicinski says abandoning the game is “not an option”

By Danielle Partis

Capcom confirms no credit card information was accessed during ransomware attack

The Japanese firm's internal systems are now "near to completely restored"

By Marie Dealessandri

The Five Games of Brenda Romero | Podcast

We speak to the long-running developer about early RPGs, social games, modding, and raising a young game developer

By GamesIndustry Staff

GameStop reportedly looking for new CEO

Sources close to the matter said the retailer's board has already contacted potential candidates

By Marie Dealessandri

Oliver Twins unveil brand new studio Panivox

The studio will introduce a "new interactive digital media format"

By Danielle Partis

Creative Assembly opens third UK studio

Total War developer continues growth with Horsham, West Sussex office

By Jeffrey Rousseau

New research reveals growing number of older gamers

Global Web Index's new report finds the ranks of gamers between 55-64 have grown 32% in three years

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Activision takes Call of Duty Warzone trademark fight to court

After 2017 browser game objects to trademark filings, publisher asks a judge to determine rights

By Brendan Sinclair

Epic reportedly set to lose at least $330m in efforts to compete with Steam

CEO Tim Sweeney considers it a “fantastic investment” into growing the business

By Danielle Partis

Court overturns ruling against Quantic Dream over unfair dismissal

Quantic Dream also shared a statement to "set the record straight," dismissing all allegations of toxic culture

By Marie Dealessandri

US State Department supports virtual exchange program to unite young developers globally

Game Exchange will support aspiring developers from 'underserved populations' across the US and Middle East

By Danielle Partis

The secret to publishing games overseas: Be more local than locals

Man Zhou shares Tencent's experience of helping to make Chinese games popular in Japan through successful localization

By Man Zhou

Tell Me Why and The Last of Us Part 2 joint winners at GLAAD Media Awards

Judges call a tie between acclaimed titles from Dontnod Entertainment and Naughty Dog in Outstanding Video Game category

Limit Break and Out Making Games partner on UK mentorship for all underrepresented groups

Program is expected to more than double 2020's cohort with around 700 mentors and mentees

By James Batchelor

Nintendo to focus more on original IP

"New game series as well as long-sellers such as Mario and Zelda" will be the focal point going forward, president Shuntaro Furukawa says

By Marie Dealessandri

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