Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot ignores offender accountability demands from employees, but cites 300 listening sessions and audit
Mobile publishers combat IDFA changes by increasing feature updates to keep players engaged
Apple’s new IDFA policy implemented with the release of iOS 14.5 has already impacted the mobile market. Developers and publishers are now looking for new ways to keep players engaged and increase monetization. Adding new features in their games might help in it.
“Arbitration clause silences an employee”: lawyer explains forced arbitration and DFEH’s authority in Activision Blizzard lawsuit
“We will be the change”: Ubisoft devs demand accountability for all offenders, Blizzard employees criticize Kotick’s message and stage walkout
Yesterday was an important day in the ongoing Activision Blizzard story. Hundreds of Ubisoft employees expressed their solidarity with those affected within Activision Blizzard. Ubisoft devs also called for structural changes at their company and across the industry. Back at Activision Blizzard, employees voiced their frustration with Bobby Kotick’s message and staged a walkout, both offline and online.
Chinese companies might promote their ideals through Western game studios they snap, experts think
Tech giants like Tencent act aggressively in the M&A market, buying stakes in many Western studios. Amid the ongoing consolidation, some experts believe that Chinese companies could promote their values through games and even control the way reality is portrayed in them.
Shawn Layden on Game Pass issues: “It’s very hard to launch a $120m game on a subscription service”
Former PlayStation Studios boss Shawn Layden has shared his thoughts about the games industry’s current state. He is concerned that consolidation will make it “moribund.” He is also skeptical about the Xbox Game Pass subscription model.
Shareholders rights law firm investigating Activision Blizzard officers and directors as company’s shares drop almost 7%
Blizzardgate chronology in case you’re struggling to keep up (Latest: Activision, Blizzard and King employees form alliance, shareholders sue company)
Activision Blizzard employees to stage walkout to protest company’s response to sex discrimination allegations
Case study: mystery of Steam wishlists that don’t always convert into actual players
Indie developers know that the more wishlists a game has, the better. However, sometimes launch sales leave creators disappointed — especially so, if prior to release, Steam festivals have boosted their titles. So here are a few insights on this issue.
The Witcher: Monster Slayer surpasses 500,000 downloads on Google Play despite some launch bugs
The Witcher: Monster Slayer, a new AR mobile game based on the famous franchise, has generated over 500K downloads in less than a week since launch. Developers, meanwhile, are now trying to fix numerous bugs and glitches.