Xaviant Games removes The Culling 2 from storefronts

After unsuccessful stealth launch, studio returns to work on original game

By Rebekah Valentine

NetEase moves to dismiss PUBG Corp lawsuit

Knives Out developer calls complaint a "shameless attempt" to monopolize a genre

By Rebekah Valentine

Taking stock after five years of ID@Xbox

Chris Charla talks about the program's biggest successes, pain points, and the conventional wisdom on when to announce and release independent games

By Brendan Sinclair

Fallout 76 and the thrill of 'stranger danger'

Bethesda's Pete Hines discusses how the publisher's previous RPGs have been cheating players - and how its next title resolves this

By James Batchelor

HyperX ships five million gaming headsets

Fortnite and esports popularity drives gaming headset growth

Star Citizen backer loses court case for $4,500 refund

Arbitration clause in end-user license agreement protects developer RSI from refund claims in court

By Haydn Taylor

Jobs Roundup: Roblox welcomes new VP of product

Elsewhere, Big Fish has a new president, Kevin Flynn returns to Activision to lead Destiny esports

By Rebekah Valentine

"Real innovation is coming from emerging markets in many spaces - game development is one of them"

At the BIG Festival, a panel discussed the challenges facing studios in Latin America, and their hope for a brighter future

By Matthew Handrahan

Niantic acquires VR and mobile developer Seismic Games

Deal marks fourth acquisition by Niantic since November 2017

By Haydn Taylor

HTML5 game developer FRVR secures $3m funding

Seed round led by Accel, Makers Fund and angel investors, will be used to enter Asia and other new markets

By James Batchelor

Blizzard makes WoW base game and expansions free to subscribers

New subs now only have to pay an extra fee for the latest expansion, Battle For Azeroth

By Matthew Handrahan

Madden lead Carlos Guerrero dismissed from EA

Senior producer departs after only two months due to company policy violation

By Rebekah Valentine

The Crew 2 activity "in line" with The Crew 1

Ubisoft sees open-world racing sequel following in the tracks of its predecessor, hoping continued support leads to continuous sales over coming years

By Brendan Sinclair

Fortnite has earned $1 billion from in-game purchases alone

Revenue has only continued to rise month by month since game's battle royale debut

By Rebekah Valentine

Ubisoft net bookings ahead of projections in Q1

Company reports $466 million in sales for the quarter, remains on track for full-year estimates

By Rebekah Valentine

Challenging videogame music tropes

"Music doesn't exist for a passive viewer... it's the player's emotional reality," says composer James Hannigan

By Haydn Taylor

Uncharted 4's commitment to making every moment matter

Why I Love: The TrailerFarm's Dan Porter says every aspect of Naughty Dog's blockbuster is evidence of an ambitious dev team fully invested in the project

By Dan Porter

Video game Kickstarters have raised almost $10m so far in 2018

Total money pledged reaches three-year high, but number of campaigns drops to six-year low and success rate remains steady

By James Batchelor

AppLovin' takes $400 million investment

KKR & Co investment is based on a $2 billion valuation of the mobile marketing firm

By Matthew Handrahan

Earn while you play start-up Blast secures $12m seed funding

"If you can attach a positive outcome to something that people already do and love, like gaming, you can change lives"

By Haydn Taylor

“There will be more IPOs”: Rebuilding trust in the UK games industry

Sumo, Team17 and Frontier discuss the renewed faith shown to games by the City of London

By Christopher Dring

The Podcast: Shorter games and quicker releases, with Mike Bithell

The acclaimed indie developer joins us to discuss the challenges and creative freedom of his Circular text adventures

By James Batchelor

Sega, Green Man Gaming and Creative Europe join Investment Summit

15 publishers and investors confirm their presence at the UK's biggest games investment event

By Christopher Dring

Toxicity in Overwatch down by over a quarter following new measures from Blizzard

Game director promises further improvement along with exploration and implementation of new systems

By Haydn Taylor

Pokémon GO Fest draws 21,000 visitors in its second year

Returning event ran more smoothly than its controversial debut last year

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