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Superdata: Digital revenue down in January as major console franchises underperform

Premium PC games see largest decline, leaving Fortnite near the top on both console and PC

By Rebekah Valentine

Game Pass, Xbox-exclusive games reportedly heading to Switch

Ori and the Blind Forest, others may be streamable to Nintendo's console sometime this year

By Rebekah Valentine

Massive layoffs at EA's Australian studio

FireMonkeys will refocus on live services as up to 50 staff prepare for redundancy

By James Batchelor

Fortnite's Marshmello concert beats game's concurrent player record

10.6 million players showed up to event, breaking past record by around 2.5 million

By Rebekah Valentine

Hi-Rez Studios: Turning battle royale into an entertaining esport

Esports BAR Cannes speaker Alex Grimonpont explains why "we still haven't seen a significant success" from battle royale in terms entertaining spectators

By Sara Elsam

Building an empire, one IP at a time

Head of IP development at Nordisk Film Games on the harnessing the changing face of entertainment

By Haydn Taylor

Starbreeze applies for extension on reconstruction period

Troubled publisher wants until June to “focus on its core business of internal game development and publishing”

By James Batchelor

THQ Nordic raises $225m for further acquisitions

“Substantially oversubscribed” share issue brings on a range of new investors for growing publisher

By James Batchelor

Overkill's The Walking Dead postponed, not cancelled on console

UPDATE: 505 Games confirms this is the same delay announced last month, despite confusion over PS4 pre-order refunds

By James Batchelor

Media Molecule to launch Dreams in paid Early Access this spring

Long-awaited game is among the first to introduce Early Access concept to PlayStation 4

By Matthew Handrahan

Teatime Games launches Hyperspeed with face-to-face camera gameplay

Mobile racing game lets players see one another as they play, use Snapchat-style filters

Kingdom Hearts III, Resident Evil 2 can't stop January US sales dip

NPD Group finds gaming revenues down 19% year-over-year to $893 million; growth of Switch sales offset by declines in all other platforms

By Brendan Sinclair

Paradox Interactive breaks new ground for modding on consoles

Independent Paradox Mods platform will provide a direct channel to console audiences "without pre-moderation"

By Matthew Handrahan

Chinese government halts new game approvals to work through backlog

Update: NetEase contradicts report, says some regulators are adjusting application process but no halt

By Haydn Taylor

Live support for Heroes of Newerth scaled back to essentials only

Former League of Legends rival to receive one last major update after ten years of live service

By Haydn Taylor

Overkill's The Walking Dead earned $3.7m from sales in Q4

Starbreeze full-year financial report underlines commercial performance of key title

By Matthew Handrahan

Shadow of the Tomb Raider ships 4.12 million

Lara Croft's latest adventure "got off to a weak start" for Square Enix alongside Just Cause 4

By Rebekah Valentine

Square Enix consolidating its business divisions

Update: Company plans to reorganize from 11 to four units, won't involve workforce reduction

By Rebekah Valentine

Google teases GDC reveal

Tech giant promises "all will be revealed" at Game Developers Conference keynote address next month

By Brendan Sinclair

The head games of Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines

Why I Love: Jakub Kasztalski explains why Troika Games' undead immersive sim never gets old

By Jakub Kasztalski

Paradox Interactive capped strong 2018 with best quarter in its history

Expansion-driven strategy paid off as Q4 revenue surged 50% despite no new games

By Matthew Handrahan

Crackdown 3 was the most played premium title on Xbox One last week

Sandbox sequel only missed out to Apex Legends and Fortnite, driven primarily by single-player campaign

By James Batchelor

PlayStation Japan signals imminent end to PS Vita shipments

Final Vita shipment could arrive in two months following warning on official website

By Matthew Handrahan

Cecilia D'Anastasio wins Writers Guild of America Award

Kotaku journalist honored for exposť on culture of sexism at Riot Games

By Rebekah Valentine

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