Microsoft offers new remedies to EU, making regulator delay its ruling on Activision Blizzard deal
Microsoft has offered the European Commission a package of remedies related to its proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard and the future of the Call of Duty franchise. The regulator has now postponed the deadline for its final decision.
Any Order funnels vs. Closed funnels: key differences explained by mobile game analytics platform ByteBrew
User funnels are a powerful marketing benchmark. Cameron Hozouri, CEO and co-founder of mobile game analytics platform ByteBrew, has broken down the significant differences between Any Order and Closed funnels.
Disco Elysium creators continue their fight against ZA/UM: “Paying back stolen money does not undo the crime”
Robert Kurvitz and Aleksander Rostov, original creators of Disco Elysium, have shared an update on their legal dispute with ZA/UM. Both stated that they didn’t drop their unfair dismissal claims.
Epic Games announces Unreal Editor for Fortnite, allowing players to create and publish their own games
Epic Games is now one step closer to realizing its metaverse ambitions. The company will release the Unreal Editor for Fortnite, so players can release their own experiences directly into the world-famous battle royale game.
“Microsoft always honors their contracts and obligations”: 6 game companies support Activision Blizzard acquisition
The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has posted responses to its provisional findings from six game companies. They shared their thoughts on Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard, seeing no reason for this deal to be blocked.
FTC wants more documents from Microsoft, including info about its ‘next-generation gaming ecosystem’
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is now demanding additional documents from Microsoft. The regulator wants more information related to the company’s $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard.
Sensor Tower: Mobile games with LiveOps generate 30 times more revenue than non-GaaS titles
Sensor Tower has released its State of Mobile Gaming 2023 report. This is a deep analysis of key market trends, as well as top performing genres, titles, and monetization strategies. Here are some findings from the study.
Disco Elysium co-creator Robert Kurvitz drops dismissal lawsuit against ZA/UM due to ‘lack of evidence’
The legal fight between ZA/UM and Disco Elysium original developers has taken a new turn. It appears that the game’s co-creators Robert Kurvitz and Aleksander Rostov have dropped their claims to the studio.
Epic Games can’t verify copyright of assets sold on its marketplace, Bleak Faith devs say
Bleak Faith: Forsaken developer Archangel Studios purchased some assets on the Unreal Engine Marketplace that turned out to be a ripoff of Elden Ring animations. Epic Games, however, says it can’t guarantee that third-party sellers own the copyright for their work.
Report: Indie studio Dynasty Loop owes its employees more than $2 million in missed payments
Dynasty Loop, an independent game development studio based in Montreal, is going through turbulent times. Dozens of workers haven’t been paid since the end of 2022, with some of them even locked out of the office.
Tim Sweeney calls Steamworks real problem for games industry: “They have a classic lock-in strategy”
Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney continues to push for more transparency and unity across the various game stores. This time, he had some harsh words about Valve’s Steamworks API and how it limits multiplayer features.