Activision Blizzard seemingly done with apologetic memos, now pushes for strictly internal investigation, disapproves of unionization
Research: many iOS games ignore Chinese law requiring devs to disclose loot boxes odds
Although Chinese regulators require developers to disclose loot boxes odds to players, many studios find their own ways to bypass the rules. Some companies try to hide the information from gamers, while others simply ignore the law.
Report: PUBG maker Krafton working on The Witcher-styled dark fantasy RPG
Krafton is now reportedly developing its new game based on The Bird That Drinks Tears, a series of Korean fantasy novels. The developer has high hopes for the project. The plan is to grow the IP into something similar to what CDPR has done with The Witcher franchise.
“You deserve better than the product of stress and depression”: SUPERHOT VR devs remove content alluding to self-harm / sucide despite backlash from players
Bungie promises to confront harassment ‘head on’ following Activision Blizzard lawsuit
Bungie, which was once a part of Activision, has issued a statement on toxic work culture and harassment amid latest allegations against its former publisher. While the company doesn’t say it is perfect, it claims to have no tolerance towards such behavior.
Blizzard president J. Allen Brack renounces “bro culture” and canonizes Gloria Steinem in message to staff
WoW players stage virtual sit-in to protest Activision Blizzard’s culture of sex discrimination and to support Black Girls Code charity
How Warcraft III: Reforged development turned into nightmare due to Activision’s takeover and budget cuts
Many Blizzard fans still would like to forget about Warcraft III: Reforged. However, the game’s problems began way before the launch. Misunderstanding, low budgets, and Activision taking over Blizzard’s operations were just a few issues that plagued the project.
Former Blizzard dev on how Blizzard prevents its employees from going to court
JoyPac to help Ketachapp and other top hyper-casual publishers enter Chinese mobile market
China is one of the biggest markets for mobile games. However, it is still hard for Western companies to enter this territory. That’s why JoyPac decided to help top hyper-casual publishers reach local players and expand their businesses.
Ubisoft Singapore devs on working in ‘colonial outpost’ led by toxic managers: “The head was rotten”
There have been numerous reports on Ubisoft’s work environment and harassment within the company. And it seems like its Singapore division is no exception, as employees describe it as “one of the worst Ubisoft studios in terms of culture.”