Because of the coronavirus lockdown, people are resorting to games. According to Nielsen, the United States has seen a 45 percent increase in the time spent in games. Moreover, users have begun to spend more money on games.
Dean Hall, who created DayZ, reunites with Brian Hicks, who was Creative Director on DayZ at Bohemia Interactive.
Steam has posted last week’s top 10 best-selling games. The top spot is held by Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord, the game with impressive player counts and an unusual update schedule.
Gamedev.world ran a fundraising event from March 27th to April 3rd, with money going to the GDC Relief Fund. The raised money should support devs affected by the cancellation of GDC. The effort generated $61 thousand.
Unity announced Unite Now, a series of learning sessions, demos, roundtables, interviews, and Q&As starting April 14.
Sony announced it would not be releasing The Last of Us Part II on May 29. The title has been delayed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Last year’s release of the Oculus Quest the recent launch of Half-Life: Alyx have certainly shifted the VR landscape, but it still remains a niche market.