PlayStation ex-boss Shawn Layden joins Tencent as Chinese tech giant seeks new global opportunities
Shawn Layden, the former head of Sony Interactive Entertainment, has joined Tencent Games as a strategic advisor. He will help the Chinese tech giant strengthen its positions in the global games market.
How Apple pushes its agenda in app market by acting as eminence grise of App Association
The App Association (ACT) says its goal is to support small developers, but in fact it is mostly funded by Apple. The latest report provides insight into how the company shapes the group’s goals and pushes its own agenda behind the scenes.
GTA VI leak: how it might affect Rockstar Games and what other developers say
Dozens of never-before-seen footage from GTA VI have been made public in what appears to be one of the biggest leaks in video game history. The consequences of this hack are yet to be seen, but many developers have already stood for Rockstar.
Phil Spencer says Microsoft won’t press pause on acquisitions, comments on Call of Duty future
Xbox head Phil Spencer has opened up about Microsoft’s M&A activity. Despite the latest criticism of Microsoft’s upcoming acquisition of Activision Blizzard, the company has no plans to slow down on its investment strategy.
Dambuster Studios HR head opposes crunch, calling it ‘machoismic rubbish’ that has to die
Dambuster Studios, one of Embracer Group’s studios and the developer of Dead Island 2, has taken a public stand against crunch. The company’s HR has explained why this culture should disappear from the games industry forever.
343 Industries exodus continues as Halo technical director David Berger reportedly leaves company
343 Industries continues to lose high-profile talent amid Halo Infinite’s troubled development. The game’s technical director is reportedly leaving the team, just days after the announced departure of the studio’s founder.