Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League tops UK boxed charts, but its peak of just 13k CCU raises concerns
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League had a strong commercial debut, but mixed reviews and its player count on Steam raise questions about the game’s long-term success. And players may also be wondering what the future holds for Rocksteady Studios.
[UPD] New multi-platform strategy emerging inside Xbox as Microsoft plans to bring its first-party games to PS and Switch
Microsoft might change its strategy by turning its Xbox division into a multi-platform publisher. According to recent reports, the company plans to launch its first-party games on other consoles in the future.
Persona 3 Reload becomes Atlus’ most successful launch on Steam, peaking at over 42k concurrent players
Persona 3 Reload has just been released globally to critical acclaim. We’ll have to wait before Sega shares the official sales figures, but the game’s performance on Steam already indicates a strong launch.
Granblue Fantasy: Relink peaks at nearly 74k concurrent players, marking another strong launch for Japanese devs
The beginning of 2024 turned out to be extremely successful for Japanese developers. Granblue Fantasy: Relink, a new RPG developed and published by Cygames, is now doing big numbers on Steam.
Resident Evil 4 hits 6.48 million copies sold, as Capcom’s three-quarter revenue reaches $718 million
Capcom has shared its financial results for the nine months ended December 31, 2023. The company’s video game business continues to grow, driven by strong sales of Street Figther 6 and back catalog titles like Resident Evil and Monster Hunter.
Activision Blizzard added $2.1 billion to Microsoft’s gaming revenue in Q2, driving its 49% growth
Microsoft has published its financial report for the second quarter of FY24 ended December 31. This is the company’s first earnings release since completing the Activision Blizzard deal, so it is interesting to see how the acquisition impacted its gaming business.
BG3 drops out of top 10 highest-grossing games on Steam for first time since July, Enshrouded debuts at #2
Steam’s latest weekly chart is full of interesting shifts and strong debuts. For example, Enshrouded became the 2nd highest-grossing game on the platform among both premium and free-to-play products, proving to be a massive success for Keen Games.
Running LiveOps in 2024 and Zynga’s data-driven approach to it: new episode of Games and Names podcast
Games and Names, an industry podcast launched by AppMagic in partnership with WN Media Group, is back. The first episode of 2024 is all about LiveOps and the main challenges that mobile developers may face in this area.
Embracer Group lays off 97 people at Eidos Montreal, cancels unannounced Deus Ex game
Many players hoped that Eidos Montreal would get a chance to make a new Deus Ex game after joining Embracer Group. However, the Swedish holding company not only canceled the project, but also laid off a number of the studio’s employees.
Tim Cain on why Baldur’s Gate 3 is rule, not exception: “I love it when industry know-it-alls get proved wrong”
Fallout co-creator Tim Cain has shared his top 5 role-playing games of the 21st century that fellow developers can learn from. Baldur’s Gate 3 has already made the list despite only launching a few months ago.