All publications for 19.02.2020
Didital Foundry on next-gen console pricing: $399 very much doable
Last week Bloomberg reported how manufacturing a PS5 unit now costs $450. From that, the newspaper assumed that the retail price for Sony’s next-get console should be around $470.
However, Richard Leadbetter, Technology Editor at Digital Foundry, suggests that next-generation consoles don’t have to be more expensive than their current-gen counterparts.
Leadbetter agrees that making the next-gen hardware is pricy (considering how it will have solid state storage, desktop-class high performance CPU,
ByteDance steps up its game in gaming with personnel changes and plans to take on Honor of Kings
TikTok developer is gearing up to seriously expand into the gaming market. Big releases, diversification and competition with Tencent are imminent. ByteDance is going to appoint an executive who will solely focus on running its gaming business.
Unto the End makers on their deal with Xbox Game Pass
Subscriptions are becoming an increasingly valid model for both platform holders and players. Are they good for developers? There is still a lot of speculation and concern around that. Especially when attempts are made to link developers’ revenues to the time players spend in their game.
Now, though, we have at least one account of how a deal is structured between a developer and a subscription service.
Stephen Danton of 2 Ton Studios,