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Facebook launches Black Gaming Creator Program

Social network will spend $10m over next two years to help Black streamers go full-time with funding, mentorship, and training opportunities

By Brendan Sinclair

Minecraft tops YouTube's list of most watched games of 2020

Videos of Microsoft's game were watched 201 billion times this year; Roblox was second with 75 billion views

By Brendan Sinclair

Cyberpunk 2077 | Critical Consensus

CD Projekt Red is celebrated for delivering a world as compelling as The Witcher 3, although there is mixed reception on how well it tackles representation

By James Batchelor

Can BioWare bounce back? | Podcast

We discuss the state of the Mass Effect and Dragon Age studio in the wake of key departures, available to download now

By GamesIndustry Staff

Epic won't hold in-person Fortnite events in 2021

The company said that too much is "still unknown about what is practical and safe" due to the COVID-19 crisis

By Marie Dealessandri

Metal Gear Solid film reportedly will star Oscar Isaac

Live-action movie currently in development, with Jordan Vogt-Roberts directing

By Rebekah Valentine

Outward has sold one million copies

Nine Dots' co-op RPG has sold one million units across all platforms since launch last year

Microsoft acquires Smash.gg

Esports platform to remain running, with added support from Microsoft

By Rebekah Valentine

Immortals: Fenyx Rising | Critical Consensus

Critics praise Greek mythology-inspired adventure for streamlining Ubisoft's open world formula, but the game struggles to escape Zelda's shadow

By James Batchelor

PS5 comes out top in massive month for console sales | UK Monthly Charts

Nintendo Switch slips to second place for only the third time in two years

By Christopher Dring

Aardman partnering with Bandai Namco on new cross-media IP

Partnership follows collaboration on 11-11: Memories Retold, project will be “current and future platforms”

By James Batchelor

Travis Scott reportedly grossed roughly $20m for Fortnite concert appearance

For comparison, a record-grossing Astroworld tour stop for Scott in 2019 grossed $1.7 million

By Rebekah Valentine

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 movie expected to start production in March

Filming will be completed in May, project is codenamed 'Emerald Hill'

By James Batchelor

Should the games industry go fully remote? | Podcast

We discuss the perks and perils of downsizing your office on our latest episode, available to download now

By GamesIndustry Staff

Black Friday physical game sales drop 20% over 2019 l UK Boxed Charts

FIFA 21 and Nintendo Switch are the big winners during a major week of discounts

By Christopher Dring

Cyberpunk 2077 pre-orders "visibly higher" than any Witcher title

CD Projekt Red expects at least 50% of early sales to be digital

By Matthew Handrahan

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