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No Assassin's Creed in 2016, but Watch Dogs 2 confirmed before March 2017

No Assassin's Creed in 2016, but Watch Dogs 2 confirmed before March 2017

Ubisoft has said that there will be no mainline release in the Assassin’s Creed series this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 12th 2016 at 9:33AM in News
New VR firm formed by Activision, Disney, Sony and Pixar execs

New VR firm formed by Activision, Disney, Sony and Pixar execs

A supergroup comprised of games, film and TV veterans has come together to create a new triple-A company dedicated to producing VR content.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 11th 2016 at 3:53PM in News
Overwatch beta returns with eSports-friendly options

Overwatch beta returns with eSports-friendly options

The Overwatch beta returned from winter hibernation this week, boasting a new progression system, and a look at how competitive games will be established.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Feb 11th 2016 at 3:09PM in News

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The Big Game: Far Cry Primal

The Big Game: Far Cry Primal

Far Cry Primal hits shelves at the end of the month and the title faces the difficult task of offering something new, whilst living up to its predecessors’ commercial success.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Feb 11th 2016 at 2:48PM in News
Quantum Break confirmed for PC

Quantum Break confirmed for PC

Remedy’s Quantum Break has been confirmed for PC, with a release date that coincides with the Xbox One version on April 5th.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 11th 2016 at 2:23PM in News
Read our full analysis of the state of the UK games market in this week's MCV

Read our full analysis of the state of the UK games market in this week's MCV

In this week's issue, MCV reveals the results of its market valuation project, co-produced by games industry trade body UKIE.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Feb 11th 2016 at 1:50PM in News
Toys-to-life sales leap up 39 per cent in 2015

Toys-to-life sales leap up 39 per cent in 2015

Warner Bros' LEGO Dimensions has pushed the revenue made from toys-to-life products to £129m.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 11th 2016 at 1:30PM in News

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'Episodic model widens audience for triple-A games', Hitman dev says

'Episodic model widens audience for triple-A games', Hitman dev says

More triple-A games should consider adopting an episode release model if they wish to capture a wider audience, the chief of IO Interactive has argued.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 11th 2016 at 1:22PM in News
GTA V is top soundtrack for second year running

GTA V is top soundtrack for second year running

The soundtrack for Grand Theft Auto V is the top-selling video game album for the second year in a row.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 11th 2016 at 1:09PM in News
Blizzard might offer free copies of WoW to Warcraft moviegoers

Blizzard might offer free copies of WoW to Warcraft moviegoers

Buying a ticket to Duncan Jones’ upcoming Warcraft movie might also grab you a free copy of the MMO.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 11th 2016 at 12:51PM in News
Goat Simulator: The Bundle getting physical release on Xbox One

Goat Simulator: The Bundle getting physical release on Xbox One

The surprise phenomenon that is Goat Simulator is to receive a boxed console release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 11th 2016 at 11:56AM in News

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User numbers fall, but Zynga losses narrow

User numbers fall, but Zynga losses narrow

Zynga says its slow and steady turnaround is continuing, despite big drops in its user numbers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 11th 2016 at 11:07AM in News
VIDEO: The games press looks back on Street Fighter's legacy

VIDEO: The games press looks back on Street Fighter's legacy

Ahead of next week’s release of Street Fighter V, the games press has taken a moment to look back at the very rich history of one of gaming’s most treasured ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 11th 2016 at 11:00AM in News
UK games market hits a record £4.19bn

UK games market hits a record £4.19bn

2015 was the biggest year in UK games industry history.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 11th 2016 at 10:50AM in News
Opinion: Pay no attention to the 'battle' between physical and digital games market

Opinion: Pay no attention to the 'battle' between physical and digital games market

Ahead of this year’s market report, a prominent UK games industry veteran asked me how we would be presenting the data.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 11th 2016 at 10:50AM in News

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Titanfall 2 toys announced for Q4 2016

Titanfall 2 toys announced for Q4 2016

Q4 2016 is increasingly looking like the probable release date for Titanfall 2.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 11th 2016 at 10:24AM in News
Sony London boss and VR lead leaves studio

Sony London boss and VR lead leaves studio

The head of Sony’s virtual reality development is leaving the platform holder’s London studio.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 10th 2016 at 3:56PM in News
Yahoo is launching an esports news section

Yahoo is launching an esports news section

Another major media player is entering the esports news space. Internet giant Yahoo will soon launch a dedicated esports vertical and has already hired a team of editors and writers.

on Feb 10th 2016 at 3:46PM in News
Smash Bros. pro arrested for allegedly assaulting gas station clerk

Smash Bros. pro arrested for allegedly assaulting gas station clerk

Professional Super Smash Bros. Melee player Bronson “DaShizWiz” Layton has been arrested following an altercation at a gas station.

on Feb 10th 2016 at 3:37PM in News
Former Jagex boss Gerhard teams with Tomy for indie toys-to-life venture

Former Jagex boss Gerhard teams with Tomy for indie toys-to-life venture

One of the key figures behind hit MMO Runescape is partnering with toy maker Tomy to launch a new toys-to-life competitor.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 10th 2016 at 3:10PM in News
Out-of-industry involvement could fast track South African eSports

Out-of-industry involvement could fast track South African eSports

Internationally, more industries who are not directly involved in eSports, are taking notice. This leads, not only economic growth for the industry but to the inclusion of people who have in-depth knowledge of ...

on Feb 10th 2016 at 2:42PM in News
Veronique Lallier joins Hi-Rez from Warner

Veronique Lallier joins Hi-Rez from Warner

Smite developer Hi-Rez has secured the services of former Warner Bros VP of digital publishing Veronique Lallier.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 10th 2016 at 2:42PM in News
UFC champ ponders move into full-time video game streaming

UFC champ ponders move into full-time video game streaming

Current UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson has said that he plans to become a full-time game streamer.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 10th 2016 at 2:10PM in News
MCV Awards 2016 Finalist Profiles: Specialist Retailer

MCV Awards 2016 Finalist Profiles: Specialist Retailer

As we countdown to the MCV Awards 2016, which takes place in London on March 3rd, we profile each of the finalists for the Specialist Retailer category 

on Feb 10th 2016 at 2:00PM in News