All publications of the author Evgeny Obedkov
Arkane discuss creating Dishonored games in new Noclip documentary
Noclip has released an hour-long documentary on the making of the Dishonored series. The authors talked to Arkane about all aspects of these two games, from creating a concept to designing impressive levels like the famous Clockwork Mansion.
Activision files patent for real-time mapping 2D objects into 3D to optimize remastering of old games
Activision Blizzard wants remasters to use all leverages of 3D engines while also maintain the feel of the original games. That’s why the company decided to file a patent for technology that could map 2D assets into 3D in real-time.
Employees are leaving Toys For Bob after Activision moved studio to support Call of Duty Warzone
It seems that Toys For Bob, owned by Activision and known for creating Crash Bandicoot 4, is now suffering layoffs. It happened after the studio was moved to support the development of Call of Duty Warzone.
Report: CD Projekt employees expected bigger bonuses, while 5 board members got $28 million
Despite the problematic and scandalous launch of Cyberpunk 2077, the game helped CD Projekt generate a record-breaking profit. Some employees, however, are not satisfied with how the annual bonuses will be split.
Main points from Returnal reviews: “It makes Doom Eternal seem like Baby’s First Shooter”
Returnal, the latest PlayStation 5 exclusive, is a AAA roguelite with some psychological horror elements. The game has received 86/100 on Metacritic, with critics praising its visual design, innovative DualSense features, and shooter mechanics.
GDC: only 3% game developers think 30/70 revenue share is justified
The Game Developers Conference (GDC) has published a new survey about the state of the video games industry. More than 3,000 developers and industry professionals shared their thoughts on the most popular platforms, revenue shares, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
MY.GAMES reports almost $150 million in quarterly revenue, with 78% of it coming from mobile
Russian gaming brand MY.GAMES, which operates mobile games and invests in studios across the world, has released its report for the first quarter of 2021. It reached almost $150 million in revenue, which is 39% of its parent company Mail.ru Group’s consolidated revenue.
Parkour battle royale Naraka: Bladepoint surpasses 140,000 concurrent players during playtest
Chinese studio 24 Entertainment launched an open beta of its debut game Naraka: Bladepoint using the Playtest tool. The new battle royale has already become one of the most popular games on Steam, hitting over 140,000 concurrent players.