World War Z sold over 2m copies, with Epic Games Store driving digital sales
According to Matthew Karch, CEO of Saber Interactive, World War Z has sold nearly 700,000 copies on Epic Games Store since its release on April 16. This figure makes EGS the top digital platform for Saber’s co-op zombie shooter.
WBIE president: Subscription will not rule out traditional sales
With streaming clearly being the next big thing in gaming, it seems like the subscription model might become the new distribution standard. After all, streaming and subscription go hand in hand in other industries. Video games, though, will not necessarily follow the same pattern. That’s according to Warner. Bros Interactive Entertainment president David Haddad.
As Haddad told VentureBeat, most gamers prefer owning a handful of select titles over the smorgasbord subscription experience.
“There are gamers that want to consume way more than two or three games a year,
Deconstructing Robin Hood Legends, with developer commentary
A year ago, Robin Hood Legends was released on Android and iOS. The title was developed by Neskinsoft (Belarus) and published by Big Fish. It’s a free-to-play puzzle game combining classic match-3 gameplay with the Triple Town mechanic.Why did the game catch our eye?
First, it doesn’t happen very often that a free-to-play project from a CIS-based developer is published by Big Fish for mobile devices. The best-known deal was made with the creators of Gummy Drop.
Newzoo: global games market will reach $152.1 billion in 2019
Newzoo rolled out 2019 Global Games Market Report last week. Based on the report’s estimates, there are 2.5 billion game enthusiasts in the world, encompassing all kinds of gaming behavior from playing to owning the gaming tech, to simply viewing. This audience will spend $152.1 billion on games in 2019, which constitutes +9.6% year on year growth.
MY.GAMES to invest into AAA shooter developer
MY.GAMES, the gaming division of Russia’s Mail.Ru Group, has extended a generous offer to the developes currently working on AAA shooters for consoles. The company will select the most promising project, provide the funding and help create a studio to release the game.