This week, we investigate the ESA's latest move, with E3 opening its doors to 15,000 members of the public for the first time in 2017. Will it make or break the show? The answer is in this week's MCV.
We also talk to Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick about the publisher's move to the mobile market with the purchase of Social Point, a lack of new IP in 2017 and what went wrong for many publishers in Q4.
Elsewhere, we speak to the makers of some of 2016's biggest game demos - Square Enix, Bandai Namco, and Capcom -to find out why they're on the rise again.
We also talk about Motrhead rocking onto consoles with Victor Vran, and about Attention Seekers and Done & Dusted partnering to form AD&D.
The full contents of this week's issue are below:
- NEWS: Koei Tecmo: Nioh's opened a brand new audience for us
- NEWS: Bits and Pixels wants Overwatch merch in supermarkets
- BIG RELEASES: Halo Wars 2 and Dragon Ball: Fusions headline this week's big games
- E3: We talk to Rich Taylor at the ESA about the changes for E3 2017 as well as canvas UK opinion
- TAKE-TWO: After years of skepticism about the mobile market, Take-Two finally entered the sector. We talk to CEO Strauss Zelnick
- GAME DEMOS: Square Enix, Bandai Namco, and Capcom talk about the return of the game demo
- VICTOR VRAN: We talk to Heathrun and Wired Productions about Victor Vran's Motrhead expansion
- AD&D: Production firm Attention Seekers and events giants Done & Dusted have teamed up to form AD&D. We report
- INDIE INTERVIEW: Molasses Flood discusses why it went to Kickstarter to fund its debut release, The Flame in the Flood
- PLUS! Dead Good bolsters international PR, Grand Theft Auto V tops the UK weekly charts AGAIN, Horizon Zero Dawn merchandise range and more