The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has announced that the E3 exhibition will not take place in 2023.
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Atlus can start using neural networks at the stage of forming the concept of games. Kazuhisa Wada, producer of the Persona series, told about this in an interview with SEGA ASIA.
The first edition of the continuation of the book “Kojima Genius” (in the original The Kojima Code) has been shipped to Russian retail, ” Bombora publishing house reports. It’s called “Genius Strikes Back” (in the original A Stealth Game). The author is the same — Canadian blogger Terry Wolfe, who became interested in amateur theology after video games. As for the book, it is devoted to a speculative theory about possible competition between Hideo Kojima…
Many have been wondering what happened to CD Projekt RED veteran Jason Slama after he was first appointed as the game director of the next Witcher project. It turns out that he is now working on a new NFT title at Pixelcraft Studios.
The PC version of The Last of Us Part I has been released in a very poor technical state. This has already resulted in one of the worst AAA launches on Steam in terms of player reception in recent memory.
On March 12, the Sensor Tower analytical company published a large-scale study on the situation in mobile gaming by the end of 2022. We have already written about him briefly. Time for detailed material with key calculations from the study.
Independent game designer Sam Barlow has commented on the upcoming remake of Silent Hill 2. He also expressed optimism about the direction Konami is taking the series in.
Game designer Sam Barlow, who once worked on Silent Hill: Origins and Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, said in an interview with PCGamesN portal that he does not envy the position of the Bloober Team. In his opinion, developing a remake of Silent Hill 2 is a very difficult task.
Manufacturers of tractors and other agricultural machinery actively use Farming Simulator to promote their products. In an interview with The Guardian, the developers from Giants Software said that they are now signing so many contracts with companies that this allows them to cover all the costs of supporting the game.
Women who accused Chris Avellone of sexual misconduct have now dropped their claims. The video game writer will receive monetary compensation as part of a confidential settlement between the parties.
OpenAI continues to expand ChatGPT capabilities. She announced support for plugins with which a chatbot can connect to third-party services and search for fresh information on the web.
Resident Evil 4 remake has just been released to universal acclaim. Let’s dive into some launch numbers and brush up on how the original game has changed the genre and influenced game developers across the globe for generations to come.
11 years have passed since the release of the Japanese Puzzle & Dragons mobile battler, but this does not prevent the project from still making good money. Sensor Tower estimates that by the end of February, Buttler’s revenue exceeded $6.7 billion.
Metacritic has shared its 2022 game publisher rankings. This year’s list has some shakeups, with Sony taking the top spot and companies like Paradox, Focus Entertainment, and Annapurna climbing up.
Microsoft has been trying for several years to reduce its negative impact on the climate. Now she has announced a new initiative. At the GDC 2023 conference, Microsoft presented a set of tools for eco—friendly game development – the Xbox Developer Sustainability ToolKit.
Epic Games has released a preview of Unreal Engine 5.2 and detailed its key features at the GDC 2023. Here are the main new tools and improvements that could change the way developers and artists create worlds and materials.
By the end of the year, Unreal Engine Marketplace, ArtStation Marketplace and other Epic Games trading platforms will become a single platform “for searching, exchanging, buying and selling digital assets.” It’s called Fab.
Valve has officially announced Counter-Strike 2, a major update to its global hit CS:GO coming this summer. Here are the main features and key improvements to the game’s core gameplay systems.
Microsoft has announced some major changes to its ID@Xbox program. The updated acceleration initiative aims to empower underrepresented indie game developers and lower barriers to entry for them.
In February, the official comic book for the Shadow Fight franchise appeared on the bookshelves of the CIS. We talked with Nikita Korzhavin, Nekki‘s business development director, about how the comic was being worked on and what task it solves for the game franchise.
More game companies are trying to incorporate AI technologies into their development processes. Ubisoft has introduced Ghostwriter, its own machine learning tool that should make it easier for writers to create interactions and dialogues with NPC.
Atomic Heart has reached its first milestone in terms of player numbers. This follows Mundfish’s recent comments about the studio’s future plans and approach to game development.
Roblox announced that on March 20, beta versions of two AI tools that simplify game development became available to users of its platform.
The founders of the Mundfish studio expect that in the future their team will be able to make games in 24-hour mode. Robert Bagratuni and Evgenia Sedova shared such plans in an interview with Durov’s Code.
Subway Surfers runner has crossed another billion-dollar milestone. The Danish company SYBO reported that in the 11 years since its release, its game has been downloaded over 4 billion times.
Microsoft has serious plans for its mobile expansion. According to Xbox head Phil Specner, the company wants to open its apps store as soon as next year.
The head of Microsoft‘s gaming division in an interview with the Financial Times said that the corporation could open an Xbox store for mobile devices as early as next year. This will happen if regulators approve the purchase of Activision Blizzard.
The second material by Evgeny Gilmanov, head of monetization at Belka Games, is about the principles that guide the development and implementation of a monetization strategy in the company.
Sensor Tower has released its State of Mobile Gaming 2023 report. This is a deep analysis of key market trends, as well as top performing genres, titles, and monetization strategies. Here are some findings from the study.
Google has announced that in the coming months, residents of Japan and European countries will be able to test the beta PC version of the Google Play Games service. It allows you to run Android games on Windows computers.
Atomic Heart was among the top ten most downloaded PS5 games by the end of February, GSC Game World reported that it has been facing hacker attacks and blackmail for more than a year, the commercial head of the Overwatch franchise announced his departure from Blizzard, — we tell you what happened in the gaming industry this weekend.
Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney continues to push for more transparency and unity across the various game stores. This time, he had some harsh words about Valve’s Steamworks API and how it limits multiplayer features.
The head of Epic Games criticized Valve for the limited capabilities of the Steamworks API for multiplayer games. In an interview with the PC Gamer portal, he stated that the company has seriously complicated the lives of both developers and other app stores.
On January 18, Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel celebrated its first birthday. According to Sensor Tower analysts, during the debut year, the game earned more than any other mobile card battler in the period from January 2022 to January 2023.
Many indie developers are still hesitant to release demos before launching their games. But the reality is that they are the essential tool for increasing visibility on Steam, so it is simply unwise to neglect it.
Cult Games is a new publisher founded by Helen Burnill, who previously worked as commercial director and VP at Fall Guys maker Mediatonic. The company will initially focus on helping established studios like Brightrock Games and Witch Beam build on their success.
Lineage remains one of the highest-grossing MMORPG franchises globally. And the latest report on the combined revenue of the top three mobile titles in the series is another proof of that.
Sensor Tower analytical company has announced new successes of the Korean Lineage series of games. According to her, to date, users of mobile versions alone have spent over $7 billion.
Tales of Syn is an isometric RPG in the style of classic Fallout titles. The twist is how it uses the power of Stable Diffusion and ChatGPT to create game assets, backgrounds, character models, and dialogues.
Today, March 3, the global launch of Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty took place. The game was warmly received by critics, but PC users were very dissatisfied with it. We tell you how organically the latest Team Ninja game looks in the Koei Tecmo portfolio and how much, according to the developers, it has gone away from the Nioh dilogy.
Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty has just launched globally to generally great reviews from critics, but clearly negative reviews from PC players. Here is how Team Ninja’s latest game fits into Koei Tecmo’s portfolio and what sets it apart from the Nioh series.
Kaspersky Lab has released a report on cyber attacks against children using video games. The company said that over the past year it recorded more than 7 million such cyber attacks — 57% more than in 2021.
The hype around AI has attracted the attention of the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The agency published an appeal to tech companies, in which it stressed that AI is an ambiguous term, and it should not be abused.
The head of Microsoft‘s gaming division gave an interview to the Xbox On channel. During the conversation, Phil Spencer touched upon, among other things, the topic of artificial intelligence and video games.
Angry Birds 2 remains the highest-grossing game in Rovio’s portfolio. It has just hit a new milestone, surpassing $500 million in lifetime revenue.
Comparitech came to this conclusion. In a recent study, she looked at whether apps and games for children comply with the so—called “Children’s code” – a set of rules in the UK prohibiting online services from tracking the personal data of minors.
The $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard is not an easy ride for Microsoft, which is still trying to convince regulators to clear it. Phil Spencer, however, is confident that the future of Xbox doesn’t depend on its outcome.
Poland is home to some of the world’s most recognized game developers and publishers. So what is the net worth of Techland, CD Projekt, and Playway executives?
The Russian age-marking system for video games was proposed at the start to be distributed only to digital publications, Hogwarts Legacy sold over 12 million copies in the first two weeks, the developers of the calendar application TheDayBefore confirmed that they are trying to defend the rights to the trademark of the same name — we tell you what happened in the gaming industry this weekend.
Belka Games development director Vitaliy Kuzmin has opened up about how the team restructuring helped the company increase the frequence of update releases and set two records for daily revenue.