Cyberpunk 2077 generated about $116 million in 2022, over 50% of CD Projekt’s annual revenue
CD Projekt has released its financial report for the full year ended December 31, 2022. Thanks to strong sales of Cyberpunk 2077, the company recorded its second-best year in terms of both revenue and net profit.
Google patents AI game testing tech, says QA teams no longer “scale with the complexity of modern games”
Google has patented a new technology that should help developers test their games using AI. The company believes this system should significantly increase the speed and quality of the QA testing process.
Former Witcher game director Jason Slama leaves CD Projekt to work on NFT game Gotchi Guardians
Many have been wondering what happened to CD Projekt RED veteran Jason Slama after he was first appointed as the game director of the next Witcher project. It turns out that he is now working on a new NFT title at Pixelcraft Studios.
How one call between Activision and NetEase execs, on top of existing feuds, closed gates for Blizzard in China
It has been a few months since Blizzard games went offline in China. A new report sheds light on why NetEase and Activision couldn’t agree on a new licensing deal, leaving millions of players on the sidelines.
The Last of Us Part I receives 77% negative reviews on Steam, with some players calling it “Crash Simulator”
The PC version of The Last of Us Part I has been released in a very poor technical state. This has already resulted in one of the worst AAA launches on Steam in terms of player reception in recent memory.
Resident Evil 4 remake tops 3 million units sold in just two days — biggest launch of all RE remakes
The remake of Resident Evil 4, which received acclaim from critics and players, has also become a commercial success. The game is now selling faster than Village and previous reimaginings of classic titles.
Hundreds of tractor manufacturers line up each year to get their equipment into Farming Simulator
Tractor manufacturers are now looking to the Farming Simuator series as a powerful marketing tool. Developer Giants Software gets so many requests from companies that it is enough to cover development costs.
Resident Evil 4 remake becomes franchise’s biggest launch on Steam, peaking at 140k concurrent players
Less than 24 hours after release, it is clear that the Resident Evil 4 remake will be another commercial success for Capcom. The game is already the biggest launch on Steam among other installments in the series.
Sony becomes Metacritic’s top publisher of 2022, while previous champion Microsoft fails to make the list
Metacritic has shared its 2022 game publisher rankings. This year’s list has some shakeups, with Sony taking the top spot and companies like Paradox, Focus Entertainment, and Annapurna climbing up.
Microsoft updates its [email protected] acceleration program to help underrepresented devs with porting and prototyping
Microsoft has announced some major changes to its [email protected] program. The updated acceleration initiative aims to empower underrepresented indie game developers and lower barriers to entry for them.
Ubisoft introduces Ghostwriter, AI narrative tool to help game writers create lines for NPCs
More game companies are trying to incorporate AI technologies into their development processes. Ubisoft has introduced Ghostwriter, its own machine learning tool that should make it easier for writers to create interactions and dialogues with NPC.
Remedy game development pipeline explained: how Alan Wake 2, Control 2, and other titles are funded and produced
On March 20, Remedy Entertainment published a more detailed version of its annual report. The document provides additional information about the company’s production pipeline and business strategy.