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Around 4% of Unity's workforce laid off

The layoffs are reportedly still ongoing as an estimated 200+ people have already been impacted across the globe

By Marie Dealessandri

Niantic laying off up to 90 after cancelling four games

Transformers game and Hamlet get the axe as Pokémon Go maker reduces costs in "a time of economic turmoil"

By Brendan Sinclair

Wildlife establishes Moon Tavern Games

The company led by the Scopely veteran Marta Velasco & EA alum Justin Jones is Wildlife Studios' fifth game studio

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Blizzard acquires Spellbreak dev Proletariat to support World of Warcraft

With the studio's fantasy battle royale shutting down, team of 100 will start by working on Dragonflight expansion

By James Batchelor

IGDA Foundation names Alyssa Walles executive director

Interim executive director Sarah Spiers switches to role as director of global development

By Brendan Sinclair

Quantic Lab responds to claims it misled CD Projekt while working on Cyberpunk 2077

QA firm does not deny allegations, but says report shows “lack of understanding” about how games are tested before launch

By James Batchelor

Develop:Brighton to offer free creche for attendees

Event will provide morning and afternoon childcare options for children agreed between 2 - 10

Getting your game covered, as told by journalists

Games journalists assemble to give indie developers tips on how to efficiently pitch to the press

By Marie Dealessandri

Xbox Games head is “confident” that Bethesda is not crunching

Matt Booty reportedly said it's “unfair” to attribute crunch culture to just one studio

By Danielle Partis

Former Supercell devs raise $5m for new studio Bit Odd

Finnish studio aims to develop games "not based on data but on feeling"

By Marie Dealessandri

Spellbreak to shut down in early 2023

Proletariat's battle royale released in 2020 after two years in Early Access

Quebec devs fear new language law will hurt local games industry

Bill 96 requires immigrants to access government services only in French after six months, business to draft contracts in French

By Brendan Sinclair

Sarah Wellock joins King as Social and Community Lead | Jobs Roundup: June 2022

Update: Ebba Ljungerud joins Nordisk Games' board of directors, Haiyan Zhang named general manager of Microsoft Gaming AI

By GamesIndustry Staff

Subscriptions will push console/PC to a record year, says DFC

Game Pass, Switch Online, and PlayStation Plus to make up one-third of console software/service revenue

By Brendan Sinclair

Incredibuild raises $35m in Series B funding round

Software development accelerator to use investment to expand business operations globally & into AI & metaverse industries

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Building an Exploding Kittens transmedia universe

Elan Lee talks about making a mobile game for Netflix and the company's ultimate aspirations

By Brendan Sinclair

Sowing the seeds of stability: Ten years of Supercell's Hay Day

Game lead Stephan Demirdjian, designer Camilla Avellar and artist Sari Latvala discuss the lifespan of the farming hit

By Danielle Partis

Valve ramps up Steam Deck production and shipping

More than double the usual amount of units will be sent out per week, according to Steam maker

By Danielle Partis

Kingdom Come Deliverance sells 5m units

The milestone was reached across all platforms, with Warhorse Studios' title having launched in 2018

The Day Before part-time staffers are working for free

Game studio Fntastic compensates part-time employees with "cool rewards, participation certificates, and free codes"

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Charting the video game industry's resilience in the face of so much uncertainty

Video game analyst consultant Sam Naji analyses the pandemic's impact on game sales, releases, and more

By Sam Naji

Head of Chinese publisher XD plans to leave the country

Huang Yimeng says he's relocating abroad primarily for family reasons, does not plan to change citizenship

By Brendan Sinclair

Original Overwatch will become unplayable when Overwatch 2 releases

Games director says that “When OW2 launches...it will be a replacement for the current live service”

By Jeffrey Rousseau

505 Games parent acquires D3 Go

Digital Bros consolidates ownership of Puzzle Quest franchise with purchase of Marvel Puzzle Quest publisher

By Brendan Sinclair

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