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13 data centers in key game dev areas now support xCloud, testing open for some devs

Gamasutra - May 24, 2019 4913

Microsoft has published a post that offers developers new information on its Project xCloud streaming service, detailing the steps its currently taking to make the service as accessible as possible for game developers. ...


These were the best-selling new releases on Steam in April

Gamasutra - May 24, 2019 4904

Physics-based tactics game Totally Accurate Battle Simulator and minimalist city builder Islanders were two of Steam's best-selling new releases in April, according to data from Valve.  ...


Designing for horror and hope in A Plague Tale: Innocence

Gamasutra - May 23, 2019 4888

The developers behind A Plague Tale: Innocence share some insight on developing horrifying rat swarms and meaningful narrative moments. ...


Valve wasn't 'really sure what to do' following Assassin's Creed Unity review surge

Gamasutra - May 21, 2019 4748

A post from Valve addresses some of the complexities surrounding 'review bombs' and its previous rulings about the practice in the wake of a wave of positive Assassin's Creed Unity reviews. ...


Xbox head commits to building a safe and inclusive game community

Gamasutra - May 20, 2019 4697

Xbox head Phil Spencer discusses his 'two fundamental truths' for video games and explores how Microsoft aims to promote inclusion and safety in its communities. ...


Sony and Microsoft teaming up to develop cloud and AI tech

Gamasutra - May 16, 2019 4473

Sony and Microsoft had announced a partnership that centers around joint development of cloud tech using Microsfot†™s Azure platform, with the goal of supporting their individual game and content-streaming services. ...


Epic footing the bill for some discounts in the Epic Games Store's first sale

Gamasutra - May 16, 2019 4470

Epic has launched the Epic Games Store's first big sale event, and the company is chipping in to sweeten the pot for players without cutting into how much devs see from some sales. ...


The Epic Games Store quietly launches in China

Gamasutra - May 15, 2019 4426

The Epic Games Store has quietly and suddenly opened up to Chinese users. ...


Watch A Plague Tale's lead devs break down their rat-ridden game

Gamasutra - May 15, 2019 4420

Two of the lead developers on A Plague Tale: Innocence drop by to discuss their game-making process. ...


Key franchises boost video game sales at Bandai Namco

Gamasutra - May 15, 2019 4415

The worldwide launch of major new titles like Soulcalibur VI, Ace Combat 7, and Jump Force helped boost sales at Bandai. ...


Chat with the developers of A Plague Tale: Innocence at 12PM EST

Gamasutra - May 15, 2019 4411

The developers of A Plague Tale: Innocence are taking your questions starting at 12PM EST on the GDC Twitch channel. ...


Get a Job: Qualcomm is hiring an experienced Environment Artist

Gamasutra - May 14, 2019 4371

Qualcomm Game Studio is seeking an experienced environment game artist to help design, create, and implement environments, props, and vehicles for games and mobile showcase demos.  ...


Valve breaks down different tools for marketing games on Steam

Gamasutra - May 14, 2019 4361

Valve has updated its Steamworks developer portal to include some handy tips for developers on how to get the most out of their marketing efforts Steam. ...


GTA V is nearing 110 million sales worldwide

Gamasutra - May 14, 2019 4360

Grand Theft Auto V has sold in close to 110 million units worldwide since launching in September 2013. ...


Take-Two sees record net bookings thanks to flagship franchises

Gamasutra - May 13, 2019 4321

Take-Two Interactive has closed out its 2018-2019 fiscal year with record net bookings, more than half of which came from digital goods. ...


Crowdfunded Outer Wilds joins growing list of Epic Games Store exclusives

Gamasutra - May 13, 2019 4310

The developers behind the upcoming game Outer Wilds have revealed that the PC version of the game will be exclusive to the Epic Games Store at launch. ...


New releases driving sales at Square Enix, but launch costs cause profits to dip

Gamasutra - May 13, 2019 4301

New releases including Kingdom Hearts III, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and Just Cause 4 are driving sales at Square Enix, which just released its financials for the full-year ended March 31, 2019.  ...


Starbreeze lacks funds to operate for another year

Gamasutra - May 10, 2019 4151

Starbreeze leadership admits that the company is in a precarious position, noting in its quarterly financial report that it currently lacks the funds to guarantee it†™ll stay open for the next 12 months. ...


Don't Miss: Reflections on the afterimage of Final Fantasy VII

Gamasutra - May 10, 2019 4146

"There's a reason [Final Fantasy VII] struck a chord and it goes beyond the fact that it brought cinematic melodrama to video games on a grand scale for the first time." ...


Chat with the developers behind Close To The Sun at 12PM EST

Gamasutra - May 08, 2019 4027

You can chat with the Italy-based developers of the Epic Games Store exclusive Close To The Sun starting at 12PM EST. ...


Bandai Namco's long-running Tales series has crossed 20 million lifetime sales

Gamasutra - May 08, 2019 4026

The RPG franchise was launched back in 1995, when Tales of Phantasia debuted on the Super Famicom in Japan. ...


Don't Miss: Pay-To-Flay: Examining microtransactions in Mortal Kombat X

Gamasutra - May 07, 2019 3988

In this 2015 feature, we examine how F2P monetization mechanics are seeping into premium game design by looking at Mortal Kombat X and asking: how do you monetize without compromising game design? ...


Key franchises help Capcom to record profits for second consecutive year

Gamasutra - May 07, 2019 3971

Capcom said its Digital Contents division was bolstered by the performance of Resident Evil 2, which "exceeded expectations," and the "consistent demand" for the recently launched Devil May Cry 5.  ...


China remains a massive PC game market despite regulation hiccups

Gamasutra - May 06, 2019 3919

A report from Niko Partners finds that PC game revenue in China hit $15.21 billion in 2018 and could reach $16 billion by 2023. ...


Risk of Rain 2 crosses 1 million sales in first month

Gamasutra - May 03, 2019 3747

Risk of Rain 2 has sold over 1 million units during its first month on Steam Early Access, according to developer Hopoo Games. ...


Don't Miss: Designing the people-programming puzzler Human Resource Machine

Gamasutra - May 02, 2019 3705

Why is assembly language so appealing to puzzle game makers? Gamasutra speaks to World Of Goo dev Kyle Gabler about designing Tomorrow Corp.'s thinly-veiled programming puzzler Human Resource Machine. ...