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Following sale of Western devs, Square Enix wants to acquire and establish new studios

The Japanese company also shared its ambition to accelerate investment in blockchain, AI, and the cloud

By Marie Dealessandri

Capcom scales back divisive Street Fighter esports licensing rules

Publisher removes or extends prize pool and sponsorship limits, allows spectator fees and video/photo capture of events

By James Batchelor

Sega's COVID recovery continues as sales rise 15.6% to $2.5bn

Publisher confirms third Sonic movie, expects 13 million game sales this year, and says 'Super Games' will arrive in 2026

By James Batchelor

Latest Business articles

Strong year for Square Enix as Final Fantasy 14 offsets non-MMO game decline

The company's Digital Entertainment category saw a 6% increase in net sales to $2.1 billion

By Marie Dealessandri

Yu-Gi-Oh drives record year for Konami with profits up 25% to $626m

Publisher generated $2.3 billion in revenue, expects further growth across the board next year

By James Batchelor

Ubisoft has "everything we need to remain independent," says CEO

CFO skirts around NFT question but says future tech will provide "very meaningful value propositions for players"

By Marie Dealessandri

Resident Evil Village drives Capcom to fifth year of record profits

Publisher reports net sales of $846.3 million, sold a record number of games at 36.2 million

By James Batchelor

Bandai Namco's profit rose almost 50% in FY2022

Sales were also on the rise, up 20% to $6.8 billion

By Marie Dealessandri

Roblox Q1 revenues rise to $537.1m

But bookings dipped 3% to $631.2 million

By James Batchelor

Activision Blizzard calls for court to dismiss DFEH lawsuit

Call of Duty publisher says Department failed to investigate properly, has unfairly damaged its reputation

By James Batchelor

Unity Q1 2022 revenue up 36% to $320m

But guidance for Q2 and full financial year has been lowered

By Marie Dealessandri

How studios support their devs in wartime

From the Russian invasion of Ukraine to the civil war in Yemen to military rule in Myanmar, developers are adapting to conflict around the world

By Alexis Ong

US District Judge says that Valve will face antitrust ligation

Judge Coughenour said that Wolfire Games' "allegations are sufficient to plausibly allege unlawful conduct"

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Nintendo sales dip 3.6% to $13.1bn due to semiconductor shortage

Profits remained flat at $3.7 billion, platform holder announces 10-1 stock split

By James Batchelor

PlayStation sales rise slightly to $20.7bn as PS5 nears 20m shipments

Sony's new gen console shipped 11.5 million units during FY2021

By Marie Dealessandri

New York sues Activision Blizzard over Microsoft acquisition

City pension fund and shareholder alleges Bobby Kotick rushed the sale process to avoid fallout from scandals

By Brendan Sinclair

Activision Blizzard receives new NLRB complaint

Communications Workers of America files suit that alleges employees received threats for discussing its lawsuit on discord

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Rovio sees 26% increase in group revenues to €85m

Mobile firm sees another record rise in earnings driven by Angry Birds franchise

By Danielle Partis

Court dismisses Bungie copyright infringement claim against AimJunkies

U.S. District Court Judge says that case failed to prove the cheat seller infringed upon publisher's copyrights and trademarks

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Epic Games faces labour complaint over allegedly refusing to hire union supporter

Complainant believes she was shunned for labour advocacy work, Epic claims this activity did not factor into decision

By James Batchelor

Could you be a mentor?

Limit Break's training consultant and researcher Cinzia Musio shares advice on what makes a good mentor, and how to make the most of your mentorship experience

By Cinzia Musio

Yuji Naka took Square Enix to court over unfinished Balan Wonderworld

Veteran developer says he was removed as director of the project six months before the game launched

By James Batchelor

The trials of remote working

At the Games Education Summit 2022, panellists from Media Molecule, Bulkhead and Falmouth University discuss pros and cons of flexible work options

By Danielle Partis

Revenues up 6% to $3.74bn in Xbox's best non-holiday quarter to date

Content and services, including Xbox Game Pass, grew 4% to 3.02 billion, but fell short of expectations

By James Batchelor

Women and over 50s show biggest UK games spending increase since 2019

Barclays transaction data study also shows average games purchase is 15.11

By James Batchelor

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