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Psyonix on pivoting to mobile with Rocket League Sideswipe

The Epic-owned studio discusses the challenges of redesigning the hit car game to suit a different market

By Danielle Partis

Kwalee acquires Tictales

Deal with French developer marks debut acquisition for UK mobile firm

By Danielle Partis

Stillfront acquires 6Waves for $201m

Update: Company to purchase 100% of the shares in the Hong Kong-based mobile publisher, including Nexon's 34.8% stake

By James Batchelor

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Take-Two's Zynga takeover | Podcast

Latest episode available to download now, also discusses how Apple Arcade breaks free-to-play

By GamesIndustry Staff

Dream Games raises $255m at $2.75bn valuation

Turkish mobile startup doubles value in six months with third funding round in a year

By Danielle Partis

NDreams opens new studio for AAA VR games

UK-based NDreams Studio Elevation will offer hybrid remote/office model

By Marie Dealessandri

Spyke Games raises $55 million

The Turkey-based studio is due to launch its debut title, Royal Riches, within the next few weeks

By Marie Dealessandri

Kabam Games names new CEO

Netmarble's Seungwon Lee takes over Marvel Contest of Champions developer

By James Batchelor

Krafton sues Apple, Google, Garena over Free Fire

PUBG maker files suit against app store owners and developer of "blatantly infringing" mobile game

By Brendan Sinclair

Airnow acquires Lab Cave

Madrid-based growth platform will adapt to hybrid working, Luis Bertó remains CEO

By Danielle Partis

Launching a VR game these days is "A perfect storm of shit"

17-bit's Jake Kazdal speaks frankly about the difficulty of launching the survival game Song in the Smoke last month

By Brendan Sinclair

App Store spending passes $260bn since launch

The milestone was reached last year, Apple said in a blog post looking at the performance of its services in 2021

Apple Arcade breaks free-to-play, but not how you'd think | Opinion

Professor at Seattle University Christopher A. Paul analyses why Apple's subscription service can make games built on free-to-play mechanics far less compelling to play

By Christopher A Paul

PlayStation VR 2 has 4K display, eye-tracking and headset feedback

First confirmed title is Horizon: Call of the Mountain, developed by Guerrilla and Firesprite

By James Batchelor

Chinese regulators reapprove Tencent app updates

Government blocked the company from updating apps and releasing new ones last month

By Danielle Partis

Apple seeks dismissal of App Store antitrust case in India

Company claims that it takes up an “insignificant" 0 to 5% of the market in the country

By Danielle Partis

PUBG: New State reaches 45 million downloads

Krafton's latest PUBG entry released on November 11 on iOS and Android

Vertigo Games' After The Fall earned $1.4m in 24 hours

The VR shooter sold more copies on day one than Arizona Sunshine in one month

By Marie Dealessandri

People Can Fly acquires Incuvo

Outriders studio's third acquisition of the year is a Polish developer with a track record of VR ports on horror games

By Brendan Sinclair

Google Play Games app coming to Windows in 2022

Software will enable users to play mobile games on laptops and desktops, won't rely on cloud streaming

By James Batchelor

Sony's VR ambitions go far beyond PlayStation | Opinion

A new prototype headset shown off this week helps to explain Sony's ongoing commitment to PSVR -- as a powerful starting point for the company's wider plans

By Rob Fahey

Deadline for Apple to change anti-steering policy postponed

Court stays previous ruling that App Store must allow external links for purchasing items pending the result of Apple's appeal

By Brendan Sinclair

Sensor Tower: Mobile games spending to reach just shy of $90bn in 2021

But firm says share of mobile gaming across all in-app spending in decline

By Marie Dealessandri

"The next frontier for AR": Why Niantic is sharing its tech with Lightship

The Pokémon Go developer on how to finally move augmented reality beyond a novelty in mobile gaming

By James Batchelor

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