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Analytical company data.ai She shared preliminary figures on the mobile games market for the third quarter of 2023, which will end on September 30. We have selected the main thing from the report.
After Epic Games announced large-scale cuts, rumors about the dismissal of all employees of the Mediatonic studio appeared on the network. However, Epic Games called this information false.
Zakazane is a new studio founded in 2022 by games industry veterans aiming to make what they define as “triple i” games. They previously worked on titles like The Witcher 3, Cyberpunk 2077, and Frostpunk.
A new deal in the mobile services market. The Appodeal marketing platform has announced a collaboration with the Pollen VC Rapid Capital Fund.
There is a new deal on the mobile services market landscape. Marketing growth platform Appodeal has announced a partnership with velocity capital firm Pollen VC.
The FreePlay company shared the achievement of the hyper-casual hit Join Slash. The number of downloads on the account of the game has reached 400 million.
League of Legends: Wild Rift is a mobile version of the popular MOBA from Riot Games. According to analysts ' estimates data.ai since the release of the game in October 2020, gamers have spent more than $1 billion in it.
Yesterday, SEGA Corporation announced the restructuring of gaming divisions in Europe, which will affect, in particular, the Creative Assembly. Shortly after, Creative Assembly confirmed that layoffs were planned at the studio.
On September 26-28, a scheduled negotiation session was held between the Actors Guild of the USA SAG-AFTRA and the game companies cooperating with it. It has not yet been possible to agree on a new contract.
Epic Games is another game company conducting layoffs this year. The Fortnite and Unreal maker has explained the reasons for cutting around 16% of its employees.
A letter from the founder and CEO of the company Tim Sweeney (Timothy Sweeney) appeared on the official website of Epic Games. In it, he talked about why the authors of Fortnite and Unreal Engine took up abbreviations.
Bloomberg correspondent Jason Schreier in his profile on the social network X (formerly Twitter) said that Epic Games has begun significant cuts.
The Games Fund led the seed round of financing of the young Polish studio Zakazane, founded by people from CD Projekt and 11 bit Studios. He invested $1 million in developers.
League of Legends: Wild Rift, the mobile version of Riot Games’ hit MOBA title, has reached an important milestone. The game has surpassed $1 billion in lifetime player spending.
Farmer Town planner Township celebrates its tenth anniversary — its release on smartphones took place in the fall of 2013. In honor of this, Playrix has shared new data on the performance of the game.
Sega Sammy announced a restructuring at its gaming divisions in Europe, which is expected to result in losses for the Japanese company. As part of the process, some games currently in development will be canceled.
The Japanese SEGA corporation has decided to restructure — mainly in the European divisions. As part of it, SEGA canceled the HYENAS multiplayer shooter developed by Creative Assembly, and a number of other unannounced games.
Jim Ryan, who has been running Sony’s gaming business since 2019, has announced his retirement from the Japanese company. Let’s take a look back at his career journey and key achievements.
MY.GAMES co-founder Vladimir Nikolsky has resigned as CEO of the company. He handed over the position to Elena Grigoryan, the former director of Strategy.
Zebrainy company has sold a mobile platform with children's educational games "Skazbuka" to Yandex. The value of the transaction was not disclosed.
Valve has released a free multiplayer shooter Counter-Strike 2. The game replaced Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and became available to everyone.
Jim Ryan, who heads Sony's gaming division, has decided to leave the company. His last working day will be March 31, 2024.
The latest WN CEO Summit took place in Istanbul, Turkey on September 20. 100 executives and top managers of game companies from 16 countries came together to discuss industry-related topics.
On September 20, the WN CEO Summit was held in Turkey. This time it was held in Istanbul. The event was attended by 100 top managers of gaming and IT companies from 16 countries.
A group of Russian deputies appealed to the government with a proposal to create an analogue of The Sims, which will correspond to the values important for Russia. This is reported by "TASS", who got acquainted with the materials of the initiative.
Blizzard has laid off some staff from the Hearthstone team, describing the process as organizational changes. But let’s also look at the game’s performance in the mobile market this year and see how the company’s exit from China has affected its revenues.
The Internet Development Institute (IRI) regularly allocates money to Russian game developers. Last year alone, he invested a billion rubles in the studio. Baba Yaga Games, whose game the organization agreed to finance, explained how the work with Iran is arranged.
Candy Crush Saga remains at the top of the mobile charts even more than a decade after its launch. King has now revealed that the game has reached a new milestone.
Halfbrick Studios has decided to abandon the fritupley model of game distribution. She launched the subscription service Halfbrick+, in which she will now post her projects.
Activision Blizzard fired some of the developers involved in Hearthstone. According to former employees, they were cut without warning.
Candy Crush Saga has reached an impressive milestone. King, in an interview with Reuters, announced that by today its game has earned $ 20 billion.
Baldur’s Gate 3 has been a massive success for Larian Studios, and the latest report from Newzoo serves as further proof of that. Here is some data about the game and its performance.
The analytical company Newzoo shared statistics on Baldur’s Gate 3 for August. We have chosen the main thing.
The hype around patch 2.0 and the Phantom Liberty expansion has boosted the sales of Cyberpunk 2077. This has helped the game top the top-selling charts on Steam, with its concurrent player count also skyrocketting.
More than a third of Russians who took part in the new VK Play survey are not against linking their careers with video games. The site interviewed 1,200 people.
Entering the Chinese market has spurred revenue growth of the mobile MMORPG MapleStory M, according to analysts at Sensor Tower. In its debut 35 days, the game earned $55 million in China.
Do big companies struggle with making new hits and why can having successful games in their portfolio affect creativity? These are the main topics of the new episode of Games and Names, a games industry podcast launched by AppMagic in partnership with WN Media Group.
The hype around the release of patch 2.0 and the Phantom Liberty add-on allowed Cyberpunk 2077 to take first place in the list of the highest-grossing premium products on Steam over the past week.
Last week, internal Microsoft documents used in court with the US Federal Trade Commission leaked to the network. Analyst Piers Harding-Rolls found in them a table in which Microsoft listed the ten largest companies in terms of estimated revenue from games for 2021.
SAG-AFTRA has unanimously voted for a strike against several game companies. Union members are demanding regulations on the use of AI, on-set safety, and retroactive wage increases.
FromSoftware and Activision reported that the number of copies sold of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice exceeded 10 million. The game overcame this milestone four and a half years after its release.
The Actors Guild of the USA SAG-AFTRA supported the proposal to hold a strike against gaming companies. It was approved by 98.32% of the Guild members who participated in the voting.
Devolver Digital has released its report for the first half of 2023 ended June 30. The company posted a decline in both revenue and profit, also outlining its outlook and strategy for the future.
Roblox is another gaming company that has reduced staff. According to TechCrunch, last week she fired 30 people from the team to attract talent to the platform.
Capcom wants to significantly increase its presence in India over the next ten years. In an interview with Bloomberg, the company’s chief operating officer Haruhito Tsujimoto said that by the end of this period, Capcom plans to sell more games in the country than in China.
Hideki Kamiya, Japanese game designer and one of the creators of Devil May Cry and Bayonetta, is leaving PlatinumGames. He noted that it “was by no means an easy decision to make.”
Capcom Chief Operating Officer Haruhito Tsujimoto gave an interview to Bloomberg. During the conversation, he was asked how the company would react if Microsoft came to them with a takeover offer. Judging by Tsujimoto’s words, Capcom’s management is not interested in such negotiations.
Game designer Hideki Kamiya has announced his imminent departure from PlatinumGames. He will leave the company on October 12.
The owners of the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II — The Sith Lords version for Nintendo Switch sued Aspyr Media and Saber Interactive. Gamers are unhappy that companies have changed their minds about releasing DLC with cut content.
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