WN Conference Abu Dhabi’24 brought together over 500 people from Ubisoft, Riot, Google, Unity, and other companies
Earlier this month, WN Media Group hosted a conference in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi. It was attended by representatives of Apple, Google, Ubisoft, Unity, TikTok, Tilting Point, Stillfront Group, Riot Games, Huawei, and other companies.
Electronic Arts cuts 670 employees, also cancelling Respawn’s Star Wars FPS and refocusing on own IPs and live services
Electronic Arts has announced a new stage of its business restructuring. It will involve mass layoffs and a reorganization of its gaming portfolio with more focus on its own IPs and live services.
Balatro reached profitability in just 1 hour, becoming fastest-selling game in PlayStack’s portfolio
Balatro is one of the many successful indie games we have already seen this year. The poker deck-building roguelike, made by solo dev LocalThunk, exceeded expectations and became profitable almost immediately after launch.
Steam charts: several indie games debut in top 15, Elden Ring and Batman: Arkham Knights sales soar
While Helldivers 2 continues to dominate the Steam charts, several new indie games managed to break into the top 15 last week. Not to mention the impressive jumps in sales of some already successful older titles.
ZiMAD: Subscriptions now account for more than 70% of Magic Jigsaw Puzzles’ revenue
How can a mobile game remain successful for over a decade? ZiMAD CEO Dmitry Bobrov, who has been running the company for more than 10 years, has tried to answer this question in the 10th episode of Games and Names, an industry podcast launched by AppMagic in partnership with WN Media Group.
Report: Skull and Bones attracted just 850k players in its first week, less than other major 2024 releases
Ubisoft has yet to disclose official figures for Skull and Bones, its new pirate action title that suffered from exhausting and troubled development. But a new report sheds light on the game’s not-so-impressive player count.
Elden Ring hits 23 million copies sold, cementing its status as best-selling FromSoftware game
Following the announcement of the Shadow of the Erdtree DLC, FromSoftware has updated sales figures for the original Elden Ring game. It seems that players continue to actively buy the studio’s action RPG.
Palworld became top game in UK and US by revenue last month, with its players overlapping with Lethal Company and BG3
Market intelligence firm Newzoo has shared its own data on Palworld, the breakout hit from Japanese indie studio Pocketpair. Here is how the game performed in key markets last month.
Nightingale and Balatro enter top 10 Steam releases of 2024 by peak CCU: digging into their launch numbers
Nightingale and Balatro are drastically different games released on the same day: one is a Victorian survival title and the other is a poker roguelike. But they both managed to attract tens of thousands of concurrent players at launch.
Phil Spencer says cloud now accounts for double-digit percentage of total hours played on Xbox
Phil Spencer continues to discuss his vision of the Xbox future following the recent business update. This time, the Microsoft Gaming head opened up about the main growth areas, mass layoffs, and finding new customers outside traditional console markets.