Apple will launch Apple Arcade, its subscription gaming service focusing on manually curated premium titles. Since the platform’s unveiling in March, the company has been looking for the studios to work on Apple Arcade exclusives.
Last week, Google announced it would be updating Google Play Store rating system. The update will make ratings more reflective of recent reviews.
Over one billion game enthusiasts are women, according to Newzoo. That’s 46% of all players, game viewers and owners of the related tech across 30 key markets.
The State of Bavaria proposed the new youth protection guidelines. This draft legislation targets aggressive monetization models that take advantage of minors’ “inexperience and credulity.”
Tencent pulled the mobile test version of PUBG in China. The online blockbuster never received the monetization approval from the government.
Game analytics provider Newzoo and one of Asia’s leading mobile advertising platforms Mintegral published a report on mobile markets of China, Japan and Korea.
Over 150 Riot Games employees held a walk-out at the company’s studio in Los Angeles. This came in response to the company’s forced arbitration policy.
Moonlighter, developed by Spanish studio Digital Sun, has become an indie hit on PC, PlayStation and Xbox, with over 500.000 installs and counting.
“In with the old,” says mobile games startup GameClub. The company has raised $2.5 million to rerelease old premium iOS games that are no longer playable at Apple gadgets.
Google has announced the nominees for this year’s Google Play Awards.