Report: Microsoft ready to make concessions in Activision acquisition, including licensing deal with Sony
Microsoft is still under heavy regulatory pressure in Europe and the US. The company is ready to offer the European Commission concessions to clear the $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard.
CD Projekt reports record Q3: profit up over 500% on strong Cyberpunk 2077 sales
CD Projekt has released a financial report for the three months ended September 30. It was a record Q3 in the company’s history, all thanks to the success of Cyberpunk 2077. The company also updated information on its upcoming games.
Microsoft offered Sony 10-year deal to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation, as regulatory pressure intensifies
Microsoft still needs to get approval from more than 10 regulators across the globe to close the acquisition of Activision Blizzard. The company is now also trying to reach an agreement with PlayStation regarding the future of Call of Duty.
Epic Games claims Google paid Activision Blizzard $360 million to keep it from making its own app store
The mobile environment is never calm, as Epic Games has now come up with new allegations against Google. It accused the company of making multi-million dollar deals with big publishers, including Activision Blizzard, to block potential competition.
Josh Sawyer on why Pentiment owes its existence to Game Pass: “The old mentality of publishers is focused on higher ROI”
Obsidian Entertainment veteran Josh Sawyer has opened up about the development of Pentiment, a small narrative-driven RPG he recently directed. He explained why this game wouldn’t have been possible if it wasn’t for Game Pass.
Half-Life 2 art director Viktor Antonov and Wargaming veterans form new studio Eschatology Entertainment
A group of former Wargaming developers, together with renowned video game art director Viktor Antonov, have formed the new studio Eschatology Entertainment. They have now raised $4 million to create their debut AAA game.
Blizzard and NetEase licensing deal expired: what this means for WoW in China and NetEase revenue
Blizzard and NetEase have ended their long-lasting partnership for publishing games like World of Warcraft and Overwatch in China. The companies failed to agree on new terms, so the operation of these titles in the country will be temporarily suspended next year.