All publications of the author Evgeny Obedkov
Dambuster Studios HR head opposes crunch, calling it ‘machoismic rubbish’ that has to die
Dambuster Studios, one of Embracer Group’s studios and the developer of Dead Island 2, has taken a public stand against crunch. The company’s HR has explained why this culture should disappear from the games industry forever.
Diablo Immortal enters top 10 highest-grossing mobile games in August with almost $100 million in revenue
Diablo Immortal experienced a surge in revenue last month, breaking into the top 10 highest-grossing mobile titles globally. The game continues to grow despite all the controversy surrounding its monetization.
343 Industries exodus continues as Halo technical director David Berger reportedly leaves company
343 Industries continues to lose high-profile talent amid Halo Infinite’s troubled development. The game’s technical director is reportedly leaving the team, just days after the announced departure of the studio’s founder.
Chairman of FromSoftware’s parent company Kadokawa arrested on suspicion of paying $481k bribe
Japanese prosecutors have arrested the chairman of Kadokawa Corporation, the parent company of Elden Ring developer FromSoftware. He is suspected of giving several bribes in connection with the infamous Tokyo Games case.
Report: some Ubisoft devs refuse to work on Assassin’s Creed Red due to ‘culture of fear’ created by its director
Some Ubisoft Quebec employees are unhappy that creative director Jonathan Dumont has kept his job despite misconduct allegations. He is reportedly the reason they refuse to work on the next Assassin’s Creed game.
Reggie Fils-Aimé: Lack of innovation in large corporations will lead to more devs starting smaller studios
Former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé has commented on the latest M&A activity in the games industry. He thinks that the acquisition sprees we see from giants like Microsoft and Sony will lead to prominent devs leaving these corporations.