All publications of the author Evgeny Obedkov
Valve ‘making big investments’ in new VR headsets and games, according to Gabe Newell
Back in May, Gabe Newell had a talk with high school students in Auckland, New Zealand. Fast forward to December, a short clip from this meeting, in which he opened up about Valve’s plans in the AR/VR area, appeared online.
6 state treasurers consider voting against reelection of Activision Blizzard board members
Activision Blizzard is now facing new financial pressure amid its ongoing harassment scandal. 6 treasurers from the states that own a stake in the company expressed their concerns, calling to vote against the reelection of the publisher’s board.
Fortnite introduces Party Worlds as Epic Games continues its shift towards metaverse
Epic Games has added new social experiences to Fortnite. Party Worlds allow players to hang out and participate in different activities together. This concept aligns with the company’s strategy to build its own metaverse.
Take-Two filed dozens of trademark complaints against It Takes Two and other brands over 1.5 years
Take-Two Interactive has been actively monitoring the usage of specific words by other brands for more than a year and a half. However, Take-Two is not the only game company that files such complaints on a regular basis.
Farming Simulator 22 reaches record-breaking 1.5 million copies sold in first week
Farming Simulator 22 has become Giants Software’s first self-published release, and it is already showing strong numbers. The game reached 1.5 million units sold in its first week, breaking the series’ previous record.
CD Projekt to restructure GOG team in wake of $2.2 million losses, focusing on its DRM-free philosophy
CD Projekt has shared its plans for GOG’s future in the wake of the store’s net losses. The company wants to restructure a division, moving some of its employees to the game development team. GOG’s concept will also go back to the roots, focusing on offering DRM-free games.
Cyberpunk 2077 sees 540% boost in YouTube views, while game’s total sales remain undisclosed
Players have definitely warmed up to Cyberpunk 2077 in the wake of the latest discounts. The game came back to the lists of best-selling titles on PC, and its views on YouTube jumped by 540% over the last week. CD Projekt itself, however, still doesn’t disclose the Cyberpunk 2077 sales.
On (not) mentioning devs in game credits: “It’s just a testament to how much you respect your employees”
Game companies might have their own reasons to not include certain employees in the credits. We asked developers what they think of the problem. Should studios include every employee in the credits, or can they act according to their internal policies?
Nordisk Games snaps up Trailmakers creator Flashbulb Games for undisclosed sum
Nordisk Games has announced an acquisition of Flashbulb Games, which is best known for developing sandbox racing game Trailmakers. While the exact sum of the deal remains undisclosed, it can amount to several hundred million Danish Kroner.
Cloud gaming platform Anstream Arcade launches on Epic Games Store with over 1200 retro titles
Antstream Arcade has become the first cloud gaming platform to launch on the Epic Games Store. It has over 1200 classic retro games like Space Invaders or Mortal Kombat that will be available to users for free.
CD Projekt CEO believes Cyberpunk 2077 “will sell for years” as studio doesn’t plan to stop improving it
CD Projekt still has a lot of faith in Cyberpunk 2077 and has no plans to stop its support and improvement. The company’s CEO Adam Kiciński has explained why he thinks the game will have a long tail of sales just like The Witcher series.
BioWare former writer on Mass Effect TV series: “That’s not going to work for a passive medium”
Writer David Gaider, who worked at BioWare for almost 17 years, has shared his thoughts on the possible Mass Effect TV series. He explained why he thinks that a ME show is not necessarily the best idea and there’s a good chance its showrunners will fail.
China’s authorities might make control over video games as strict as regulation of TV and films
China has tightened its regulation on the games industry over the last few months. The local publisher CMGE believes that the rules will soon become even stricter and similar to the ones applied to films and TV shows.
Dragon Age senior creative director Matt Goldman leaves BioWare
BioWare has lost one of its key developers, as Matt Goldman decided to leave the studio. He has been working as the senior creative director of the Dragon Age series for the last few years and was directly involved in the development of Dragon Age 4.