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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.  ...


Telltale Games titles are being delisted from GOG

Gamasutra - May 23, 2019 4867

PC games storefront GOG has announced that Telltale Games' entire library will be delisted on May 27 as a result of the studio†™s closure last year. ...


GitHub launches Patreon-like crowdfunding program GitHub Sponsors

Gamasutra - May 23, 2019 4860

The new addition lets developers on GitHub sign up to sponsor other creators on the platform and pledge recurring monthly payments. ...

Get a job: CCP's EVE Online team is hiring a Production Director

Gamasutra - May 22, 2019 4812

CCP Reykjavik are looking for a world-class Production Director to lead production efforts on EVE Online. ...


Dauntless launches on consoles with full, day-one crossplay

Gamasutra - May 21, 2019 4759

Phoenix Labs†™ free-to-play game Dauntless has launched on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a launch that includes cross-platform play and progression across both consoles and PC. ...


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. ...


Nintendo is pulling two mobile games from Belgium over loot box laws

Gamasutra - May 21, 2019 4745

Both Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp and Fire Emblem Heroes will no longer be available in Belgium due to the country†™s laws on loot box mechanics. ...


Sony hardware demo showcases speedy next-gen load times and rendering

Gamasutra - May 21, 2019 4739

An official video showcasing the performance of Sony's next-gen console compared to the PlayStation 4 Pro has been posted online. ...


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. ...


NetEase partners with Marvel and The Pokemon Company to bring games to China

Gamasutra - May 20, 2019 4690

NetEase has formed strategic partnerships with Marvel and The Pokemon Company to help the pair launch new games in China. ...


Marvel, The Pokemon Company partner with NetEase to launch games in China

Gamasutra - May 20, 2019 4690

NetEase has formed strategic partnerships with Marvel and The Pokemon Company to help the pair launch new games in China. ...

CD Projekt Red talks Cyberpunk 2077 crunch, vows to be 'more humane' to devs

Gamasutra - May 17, 2019 4536

CD Projekt Red leadership says speaking publicly about crunch acts as a commitment to treat its devs more humanely. ...


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. ...


Steam Link streaming app launches on iOS a year after Apple rejection

Gamasutra - May 16, 2019 4464

Valve's Steam Link streaming app has finally arrived on iOS almost a year after it was rejected by Apple for "business conflicts." ...


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. ...


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. ...


Antitrust lawsuit over iOS App Store to move forward, despite Apple's arguments

Gamasutra - May 13, 2019 4318

The Supreme Court has shot down Apple's argument that iOS users aren't the App Store's customers, an argument the company made to deflect an antitrust lawsuit currently brewing over its App Store policies. ...


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. ...