All publications of the author Evgeny Obedkov
CD Projekt earned over $560 million in 2020 and refunded around 30,000 Cyberpunk 2077 copies
CD Projekt issued its annual report for the fiscal year ended December 31. The company reached a record-breaking revenue, which was up 310% from the previous year. It also shared information about Cyberpunk 2077 sales and budget.
Steam releases Playtest feature, allowing developers to invite players to test games
Valve first introduced Playtest as a beta last November, attracting over 1 million players across 161 games. The feature is now available for all developers on Steam, making it easier to run playtests with the help of the community.
IOC announces first-ever esports competition Olympic Virtual Series
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is about to launch a special series of esports events this summer. The organization will partner with game publishers and five international sports federations to host the Virtual Series ahead of the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
New details in The Sinking City drama: refusal to communicate, secret Switch port, and EGS money
The Sinking City developer Frogwares and the game’s publisher Nacon have been fighting each other in the public field for a while. While their dispute is yet to be judged in court, there are some new details about the conflict.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake in development by port studio Aspyr Media
At this point, it’s safe to say that BioWare and EA have nothing to do with the remake of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. Instead, the game is being developed by Aspyr, a studio known for porting titles on different platforms.
Simon Carless on long demos and how they increase games’ discoverability on Steam
Developers usually make demos and prologues relatively short. However, titles like Loop Hero and The Riftbreaker prove that letting people play your game for hours before release can increase its discoverability and number of wishlists.
Crash Bandicoot: On the Run surpasses $1.2 million in revenue, hits over 34 million downloads
In the first quarter (ended on March 31), Crash Bandicoot: On the Run became one of the top mobile games in terms of revenue and downloads. King’s title also surpassed 20 million downloads faster than any other runner before, including Subway Surfers.
IO Interactive plans to publish third-party games, hints at unannounced new IP
The Hitman creators have shared their plans for the near future. IO Interactive has opened a third studio to help support its current games and an unannounced new IP. The company also has ambitions to publish titles from third-party developers.