All publications for 30.07.2021
Panic sells over 20,000 Playdate handhelds for indie games in less than 20 minutes
On July 29, Panic opened pre-orders for Playdate, a handheld device for indie games fitted with a crank. It has been making a buzz for its design and cute look for a while. And it seems that the hype was justified, as it took less than 20 minutes to sell over 20,000 units.
Developers discuss NDAs and working on several cancelled AAA games in row
A redditor posted a story about the cancellation of a AAA game they’ve been working on for a few years. The thread went viral, with other users sharing their own experiences of developing high-budget projects and being shackled by different NDAs.
Activision Blizzard hires union-busting law firm, confirms firing WoW creative director for misconduct
We continue to share and update the timeline of the ongoing Activation Blizzard story. In the latest news, the company finally confirmed the reason for firing the former World of Warcraft creative director. Activision Blizzard also hired a famous law firm known for preventing employees from creating unions. Meanwhile, Ubisoft employees, who also stepped up amid the scandal, responded to their company’s comments regarding harassment problems.
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot ignores offender accountability demands from employees, but cites 300 listening sessions and audit
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has made a statement in response to the open letter now signed by about 1,000 Ubisoft employees, both current and former. Guillemot reiterates commitment to “building a better Ubisoft,” but fails to address the specific demands made by the employees.