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Arena of Valor brings in $15 million lifetime player spending

International version of Honor of Kings sees strong September led by US spending

By Rebekah Valentine

EA and Activision's $79bn games-as-a-service growth

DFC reports shows both publishers' values have surged since 2012 as they increase focus on live titles

By James Batchelor

PlayStation delays Days Gone

Zombie thriller slips from February to April to avoid clash with Anthem and Metro Exodus

By James Batchelor

Maple Story 2 reaches one million players in a week

Nexon MMO increases servers due to player population that "exceeds expectations"

Some Best Buy copies of Starlink are missing the game itself

Several people report receiving starter packs with all pieces except the game

By Rebekah Valentine

Independent game stores may get Red Dead Redemption 2 late

A number of smaller US stores have reported they may not have copies until 5-10 days after release

By Rebekah Valentine

The average Football Manager 2018 player has over 285 hours of playtime

Nearly half of the game's owners were still playing in September - almost a year after release

By Rebekah Valentine

Call of Duty brings in $500 million in three days

Black Ops 4 sees launch weekend revenue in line with last year's WWII, not quite up to Black Ops III's $550 million

By Brendan Sinclair

Call of Duty Black Ops 4: Critical Consensus

Activision's annual shooter ditches the campaign but critics say a standout battle royale mode is a fine reward

By James Batchelor

Steam's Chinese audience grows to more than 30 million users

Dota 2 credited with driving Valve's marketplace in the region as firm prepares for China-only version

By James Batchelor

The rebuilding of People Can Fly

CEO Sebastian Wojciechowski reflects on the company's journey since re-gaining its independence, and the future of its new IP

By Haydn Taylor

Skybound "fully expect" third episode of The Walking Dead's final season to launch this year

CEO Ian Howe said reuniting the Telltale team is difficult due to people moving on, and others not wanting to come back

By Matthew Handrahan

Loot Crate launches monthly indie game subscription

Loot Play subscribers will get five games each month for $10, but only one will be revealed before launch

By Matthew Handrahan

Panic Button and the search for "design fun"

GM Adam Creighton shares how the studio hailed for Switch ports approaches broadening its portfolio, tackling hardware challenges, and accessibility

By Rebekah Valentine

Discord Store enters global open beta

Service launches with 23 store titles, new Nitro subscription service

By Rebekah Valentine

Bandai Namco inks European distribution deal for Cyberpunk 2077

CD Projekt Red's highly anticipated RPG will be handled by the Japanese publisher in select European countries

Steam adds language support for Vietnamese and Latin American Spanish

Valve's platform now supports 28 different global languages

Sega Sammy cuts “long overtime” by 80-90%

Japanese firm updates progress on Road to 2020 with continued focus on games

By Haydn Taylor

Yager: "We're taking everything we've learned into The Cycle"

Timo Ullmann on combining the skills learned from Spec Ops: The Line and Dreadnought on Yager's first owned original IP

By Matthew Handrahan

Sony delays PS4 release of Senran Kagura game over sexually explicit content

Platform holder requests removal of Intimacy Mode which features sexual interactions with underage girls

By Haydn Taylor

UK Charts: Physical Call of Duty launch sales lowest in 11 years

But it's the biggest digital launch in Activision's history

By Christopher Dring

FIFA 19 tops EMEAA charts in second week

New Assassin's Creed and Mario games can't wrest the top spot from EA Sports' latest adaptation of The Beautiful Game

By Brendan Sinclair

Revealed: The best places to work in the UK games industry

Hi-Rez Studios' Veronique Lallier named UK's best boss

By Christopher Dring

Bethesda opens Russia office

Headed up by Simeon Chirikov, the new office will oversee sales and marketing for Russia and CIS

By Haydn Taylor

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