Studio behind PUBG Mobile abandons 6-day workweek, preventing employees from working past 9:00 PM
Chinese tech companies have very strict working rules, with many employees having to work six days a week, from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM. However, Tencent-owned studio Lightspeed & Quantum, known for developing PUBG Mobile, decided to make a few changes to this system.
Music labels sue Roblox for at least $200 million over copyright violation
Roblox allows its players to add virtual players into their games to listen to music. That, however, didn’t sit well with major music labels who accused the company of causing the loss of profit. They are now demanding at least $200 million in damages.
Android devs can now enroll for 15% service fee for Google Play
Mythical Games raises $75 million to develop playable NFTs with new play-to-earn model
NFTs and blockchain-based games is a new trend in the games industry. Mythical Games, known for creating so-called “playable NFTs,” is another proof, as the studio has raised $75 million from investors in a new round.
WN Eastern Europe’21 to start July 1 featuring in-person event in St. Petersburg
Embracer’s acquisition of Gearbox leaves all Homeworld 3 investors without potential profit
Developers of upcoming RTS Homeworld 3 have been collecting donations on crowdfunding platform Fig since 2019. However, all investment reservations were cancelled after publisher Gearbox was acquired by Embracer Group.
Insomniac employees on making Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart without crunch and ‘suffering’
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart has received positive reviews from critics, getting an average score of 89/100 on Metacritic. And some Insomniac employees are now sharing their experience of working on the game and making it without crunch.