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Microsoft switches to blockchain tech for publisher royalty calculation

Xbox publishers will now receive royalty statements faster and with less process effort from Microsoft

By Rebekah Valentine

Bluehole to acquire Delusion Studio

PUBG owner picks up Korean developer behind Guardian Stone, Castle Burn

By Rebekah Valentine

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice hits one million sales across all platforms

Ninja Theory's action adventure took home multiple awards last year, including several BAFTAs and Games for Impact at The Game Awards

Reagent Games no longer working on Crackdown 3, seemingly shuttered

Series creator David Jones also off the project, Cloudgine's role remains unknown

By Rebekah Valentine

The blood, sweat and tears behind Cyberpunk 2077

CEO Marcin Iwiński on the effort CD Projekt Red is putting into meeting expectations for its ambitious sci-fi RPG

By James Batchelor

Inkle starts a bold new chapter with Heaven's Vault

The British studio is taking a step beyond the interactive fiction of 80 Days into a fully realised visual world

By Matthew Handrahan

Shroud of the Avatar developer lays off staff

Portalarium downsizes team to match revenues as Kickstarter rewards are shipped

By Rebekah Valentine

Mighty Bear Games closes seven-figure seed funding round

Skycatcher, Everblue, M Ventures lead investment into Singapore-based startup

By Rebekah Valentine

Why Unravel Two is not on Nintendo Switch

Coldwood Interactive tells us how the console's simpler hardware would have delayed the surprise launch by six months

By James Batchelor

Steam Creator Homepages enters beta

Feature allows developers and publishers to customize pages, users to follow favorite studios

By Rebekah Valentine

Studios commit to removing Red Shell due to player complaints

Dead by Daylight, Elder Scrolls Online and other Steam games will remove alleged spyware that tracked advertisement efficacy

By Rebekah Valentine

Ubisoft won't whitewash Ancient Greece with Assassin's Creed Odyssey

“We really felt like it was a nice opportunity for us to have a deep dive into the culture of Greece," says audio director Lydia Andrew

By Haydn Taylor

Unity and Google Cloud announce partnership to create multiplayer development suite

Alliance aims to create server hosting, matchmaking tools to ease multiplayer game development in Unity

By Rebekah Valentine

CEO and studio director of Owlchemy Labs to co-found new venture

Job Simulator creators to take some time off before beginning new, unknown project

By Rebekah Valentine

The joys of living in a Bubble (Bobble)

Why I Love: Infinite State Games' Mike Daw shares how the Taito arcade classic inspired his own career in score attack games

By Mike Daw

Phones within phones: Simulating real apps to explore real issues

Lost Phone and Bury Me, My Love developers discuss the intimate impact of games that behave like mobile interfaces

By Rebekah Valentine

Microsoft condemns separation of families at US border

Company is "dismayed" by children being separated from parents by ICE; will continue work on Azure for government

By Rebekah Valentine

Sensible Object raises $3.2 million for R&D, customer acquisition

Beasts of Balance studio working on two voice-capable games, including Amazon Alexa board game When in Rome

By Rebekah Valentine

PUBG Corp. defends the use of asset stores as the only way to "work smart"

PUBG is no "asset flip", says PUBG Corp., but store-bought assets are necessary when building maps

By Matthew Handrahan

HitRecord "has to draw a line somewhere" on payment for Beyond Good & Evil assets

Only work used in the game will be compensated, says founder Joseph Gordon-Levitt

By Matthew Handrahan

E3 2018: Starting next-gen hype early is bad for business

Casual references toward next-gen consoles and games risks overshadowing the huge releases coming in 2018

By Rob Fahey

E3 2018: Cyberpunk 2077 astounds, but so do the crowds

Dispatches from the show floor, where E3 continues to struggle with delivering a satisfying show for the public

By GamesIndustry Staff

PlayStation 4 owners can't access Fortnite accounts on Switch

Update: Sony issues response, side-steps complaints around lack of cross-play and inability to access saved progress

By Matthew Handrahan

Nintendo: Loot boxes "have gotten a bit of a bad rap"

Reggie Fils-Aime says loot boxes "can be interesting" as long as players have other options

By Matthew Handrahan

Netflix and Telltale partner on Minecraft TV show, Stranger Things game

Minecraft: Story Mode will be an interactive five-episode series, but Netflix doesn't have "any plans to get into gaming"

By Matthew Handrahan

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