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Discord evolves verified servers with new community tools

Gamasutra - March 14, 2019 4482

Discord has made a raft of notable changes that should help game developers build stronger communities while giving them more agency when it comes to monetization.  ...


Netflix is turning Dragon's Dogma into an anime series

Gamasutra - March 12, 2019 4372

In news that you can file under 'rather surprising,' Netflix has announced plans to develop a new anime series based on Dragon's Dogma. ...


Alt.Ctrl.GDC Showcase: Cathode MK1

Gamasutra - March 07, 2019 4108

Cathode MK1 offers games across multiple CRT screens, forcing players to follow the game as it moves from monitor to monitor. ...


Don't miss these insightful interviews with 2019's alt.ctrl.GDC devs!

Gamasutra - March 05, 2019 3999

Each of these offbeat alternative controller games has an interesting story behind it, and now's a great time to catch up on them via all these fantastic interviews with the Gamasutra team! ...


Dying Light dev TechLand to close Polish publishing department

Gamasutra - February 28, 2019 3728

The decision will result in around 13 layoffs by the end of 2019, but won't affect the company's broader publishing and development plans -- including those related to Dying Light 2.  ...


Sony PlayLink developer Wish Studios has shut down

Gamasutra - February 28, 2019 3717

"Our ethos was to put the team and their creativity at the heart of everything we did; having to say goodbye to those people has been an unbelievably difficult thing to do." ...


Ebba Ljungerud's grand strategy: A chat with Paradox's CEO

Gamasutra - February 26, 2019 3589

Paradox Interactive CEO Ebba Ljungerud tells Gamasutra how she will guide the future the company with a focus on improved game accessibility and creative empowerment. ...


Bayonetta 2 game director Yusuke Hashimoto has left Platinum Games

Gamasutra - February 15, 2019 2997

Hashimoto broke the news on Twitter, with the announcement coming just a couple of days after Nintendo confirmed Bayonetta 3 was still in development during its latest Nintendo Direct. ...


Fortnite dance off: Fresh Prince star refused copyright on 'Carlton Dance'

Gamasutra - February 15, 2019 2996

The legal skirmish between Epic Games and those who claim to own the dance moves used as emotes in Fortnite is heating up.  ...


Longtime exec Jim Ryan tapped to be Sony Interactive's new CEO

Gamasutra - February 11, 2019 2801

Sony Interactive Entertainment deputy president is to drop the "deputy" and become president and CEO of SIE as of April 1st, effectively swapping roles with current president and CEO John Kodera. ...


Apex Legends crossed 1 million concurrent players in under 72 hours

Gamasutra - February 08, 2019 2611

EA chief exec Vince Zampella broke the news in a short blog post, and revealed the title has also amassed over 10 million players.  ...


Warface dev team leaves Crytek to form Blackwood Games

Gamasutra - February 06, 2019 2508

The new opening will be led by Crytek Kiev's (now former) creative director Michael Khaimzon, and will take over all further development of the Warface franchise. ...


Take-Two raises fiscal outlook as recurrent spending experiences record growth

Gamasutra - February 06, 2019 2507

Recurrent consumer spending from virtual currency, add-on content, and in-game purchases now accounts for 24 percent of Take-Two's total net revenue. ...


Sony's stock had its biggest decline in 3 years as PlayStation profits slow

Gamasutra - February 04, 2019 2402

The fall comes just days after Sony charted slowing gains in its video games business. That decrease marks the largest fall in price Sony's stock has seen since September 2015.  ...


Wargroove breaks-even after three days on sale

Gamasutra - February 04, 2019 2393

Developer-publisher Chucklefish broke the news in a blog post, revealing it has already covered the cost of development.  ...


Wargroove breaks even after three days on sale

Gamasutra - February 04, 2019 2393

Developer-publisher Chucklefish broke the news in a blog post, revealing it has already covered the cost of development.  ...


Sales and profits up at Nintendo as Switch software continues to deliver

Gamasutra - January 31, 2019 2173

The Switch is still delivering the goods for Nintendo, with bumper software sales driving hardware at the Japanese console maker. ...


Nintendo lowers full-year sales forecast for 'invigorated' Switch

Gamasutra - January 31, 2019 2173

Nintendo claims bumper software sales have "invigorated" the Switch in its latest financials, but that hasn't stopped the company from lowering the console's full-year sales forecast. ...


Nintendo lowers full-year hardware forecast for Switch

Gamasutra - January 31, 2019 2173

Nintendo claims bumper software sales have "invigorated" the Switch in its latest financials, but that hasn't stopped the company from lowering the console's full-year sales forecast. ...


Games and services fuel rising Xbox earnings as console sales falter

Gamasutra - January 30, 2019 2136

Microsoft's earnings report for the 2018 holidays show that while Xbox console sales were down year-over-year, the company's games business appears to be flourishing.  ...


Halo and Call of Duty co-developer Certain Affinity expanding into Canada

Gamasutra - January 30, 2019 2119

The company is best known for its work as a co-developer on the Halo, Call of Duty, and DOOM franchises, but is now looking to create its own original titles from scratch.  ...


Resident Evil 2 remake has shipped 3 million copies in four days

Gamasutra - January 29, 2019 2060

The survival horror title launched on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on January 25, more than 20 years after the original hit shelves way back in 1996. ...


NPD crowns Call of Duty the top-selling console game in the U.S. for 10th year in a row

Gamasutra - January 28, 2019 2025

Decade-long "number one at the till" streak confirmed. ...


NPD crowns Call of Duty the top-selling console game franchise in U.S. for 10th year in a row

Gamasutra - January 28, 2019 2025

Decade-long "number one at the till" streak confirmed. ...


Tencent still absent from third round of Chinese game approvals

Gamasutra - January 22, 2019 1691

93 more games have been approved by the Online Games Ethics Committee of China, signaling the third wave of media authorized by the country's gaming regulator since December 2018. ...


NBA extends partnership with NBA 2K publisher 2K

Gamasutra - January 17, 2019 1405

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has signed a new multi-year global partnership extension with NBA 2K publisher 2K Games. ...