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Oculus Quest to rebrand as Meta Quest in 2022

The change will be made progressively from early next year, with the Oculus App also becoming Meta Quest App

By Marie Dealessandri

Growing leaps and bounds: Polyarc on the trajectory of VR and Moss

Polyarc's Lincoln Davis and Michael Felice on Moss: Book 2, the growth of the VR market, and what made Quill a star

By Marie Dealessandri

Among Us and League of Legends: Wild Rift named in 2021 App Store Awards

Apple celebrates the platform's most-downloaded free and premium titles of the year

By Danielle Partis

Latest Development articles

Wildlife to open new studio in Sweden

Office marks company's first European location

By Danielle Partis

How to pitch your hypercasual game to a publisher

Supersonic Studios' Danielle Reich Cohen gives tips about how to pitch to hypercasual publishers the right way

By Danielle Reich Cohen

Pokémon Unite named the best game at Google Play awards

Pokémon Company, Riot Games, Devolver Digital and Inkle each win two accolades in 2021

By Jeffrey Rousseau

How to place virtual objects in the real world convincingly

The team behind Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs shares its secrets for making augmented reality feel more like reality

By Magnus Runesson

Report: PUBG: New State brings in $2.6m in first week

Sensor Tower estimates futuristic follow-up to Krafton's original mobile battle royale was downloaded more than 23 million times, almost one-third of them in India

By Brendan Sinclair

Moon Active lands $300m in funding

Investment puts Coin Master developer valuation at $5bn; CEO sees "potential for endless growth"

By Brendan Sinclair

Government suspends Tencent from updating or launching apps in China

Temporary measure applies to over 100 games, but publisher assures that titles remain functional and available for download

By James Batchelor

Zynga VP of global communications Sarah Ross dies

Ross was the driving force behind mobile giant's Play Apart Together campaign

By James Batchelor

Miniclip at 20: "I think the console experience was an abject failure for us"

Newly-appointed CEO Saad Choudri and co-founder Rob Small discuss growth, acquisitions, and sticking to what you know

By Danielle Partis

Pocket Burger Games raises $1 million in funding round

The remote UK-based company says its a "creator-first game development studio"

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Niantic raises $300m at a $9bn valuation for "real-world metaverse"

Pokémon Go developer aims at creating "ever-evolving AR map of the world"

By Marie Dealessandri

UK government to make all use of mobile phones while driving illegal

Any use of a device, even while the car is stationary, could result in a Ł200 fine and six points on your licence

By Danielle Partis

Leaf Mobile to join London Stock Exchange

Floatation expected to value firm at around Ł130 million

By Danielle Partis

Essential design features to help PC and console games succeed on mobile

GameRefinery's Wilhelm Voutilainen explores how Call of Duty Mobile, Genshin Impact and League of Legends: Wild Rift bring AAA gameplay to smart devices

By Wilhelm Voutilainen

Thunderful acquires Early Morning Studio

Mobile developer is group's fourth purchase so far this year

By James Batchelor

Hadi raises $5m in funding to create casual mobile games

Istanbul-based studio made up of former Gram Games employees has several projects in the works

By Danielle Partis

Apple denied delay on App Store changes

Third party payment systems will have to be implemented on the App Store from December 9

By Marie Dealessandri

Miniclip appoints Saad Choudri as CEO

Choudri joined the company in 2011, formerly held the role of chief strategy officer

By Danielle Partis

Playtertainment raises $5m in funding round

Makers of arcade mobile app will use funds to expand its skill-based gaming platform

By Danielle Partis

Zynga reports revenues of $705m in Q3

Mobile firm sees 40% income increase year-over-year, and strengthens bottom line with reduced losses

By Danielle Partis

Niantic begins licensing its AR tech

Pokémon Go company launches Lightship AR dev kit as Niantic Ventures established to invest $20m in AR metaverse companies

By Brendan Sinclair

VR to be a $51bn market by 2030, says GlobalData

Firm expects enterprise applications to grow the sector from last year's estimated total of $5 billion worldwide

By Brendan Sinclair

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