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MCV@gamescom Day Two highlights: EA, Warner Bros, Atlus, Ubisoft and more

MCV@gamescom Day Two highlights: EA, Warner Bros, Atlus, Ubisoft and more

Gamescom 2017 is in full swing. In today’s highlights issue, we talk to EA about its new metric for success and how live games have transformed its business, and how ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 23rd 2017 at 12:40PM in News
Ubisoft enters 'early access' with Anno 1800 engaging community

Ubisoft enters 'early access' with Anno 1800 engaging community

While early access has become a key tool for independently-developed titles, it’s rare to see the strategy from a major publisher, beyond the usual late beta tests. 

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Aug 23rd 2017 at 12:16PM in News
Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet to build on anime's success in Europe

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet to build on anime's success in Europe

Bandai Namco is returning to the world of Sword Art Online for its next RPG title, the publisher has announced. Revealed last week, Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet will be taking ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 23rd 2017 at 12:09PM in News
Atlus to publish more games in Europe

Atlus to publish more games in Europe

Atlus is to start publishing more games in Europe, according to Atlus USA’s senior PR manager Jacob Nahin. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 23rd 2017 at 12:02PM in News

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GAME sales up nearly 7% year-on-year

GAME sales up nearly 7% year-on-year

Retailer GAME just published its financial results for the year period ending July 29th 2017 and has seen some growth following the positive impact of the Switch launch, the report ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Aug 23rd 2017 at 8:43AM in News
Shadow of War is Warner Bros' biggest marketing campaign ever

Shadow of War is Warner Bros' biggest marketing campaign ever

No one can miss the massive Shadow of War poster outside the Koelnmesse, and that’s because the new entry in Warner Bros’ Middle-Earth franchise is the publisher’s biggest ever investment ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Aug 23rd 2017 at 8:30AM in News
EA: Player happiness, not revenue, is our number one metric of success

EA: Player happiness, not revenue, is our number one metric of success

Just as EA has announced Battlefield 1’s new competitive mode, Incursions, EVP of global publishing Laura Miele has told MCV that the publisher’s continued focus on live services has “shifted ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Aug 23rd 2017 at 8:00AM in News
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EXCLUSIVE: Bandai Namco partners with Life is Strange studio Dontnod on new narrative adventure IP

Bandai Namco has announced a new strategic partnership with Life is Strange developer Dontnod Entertainment, MCV can exclusively reveal. The new partnership will see the creation of a brand-new IP ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 22nd 2017 at 6:00PM in News

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Rod Chong

Slightly Mad Studios on Project Cars 2: 'Realistic-feeling cars isn't enough. Players demand more.'

Project Cars 2 launches next month on PS4, Xbox One and PC, and Slightly Mad Studios CCO Rod Chong has told MCV how it's going the extra mile to ensure ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 22nd 2017 at 3:00PM in News
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From Star Trek Bridge Crew to Fallout 4 VR, HTC Vive has 'something for everyone'

Europe has one of the most diverse VR user bases in the world, HTC's EMEA virtual reality division Graham Breen has told MCV, and has been responsible for some of ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 22nd 2017 at 2:00PM in News
Liam Taylor

Rubber Road's official Destiny 2 merch range has 'surpassed expectations'

UK merchandise distributor Rubber Road has unveiled its new official Destiny 2 range. Created by its design subsidiary Numskull in collaboration with developer Bungie, the range covers everything from bathrobes ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 22nd 2017 at 11:30AM in News
Carsten Fichtelmann

Daedalic: Point-and-clicks 'need to evolve' in order to survive

Point-and-click games still have a "dedicated fan base," according to Daedalic's CEO Carsten Fichtelmann, who just released the first episode of its new game Pillars of the Earth on PC ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 22nd 2017 at 11:00AM in News

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Team17: Brazil is ripe for indie talent

Team17: Brazil is ripe for indie talent

After signing its first Brazilian title, Sword Legacy: Omen, back in June, publisher Team17 has told MCV that it will be "keeping a close eye" on other games coming out ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 22nd 2017 at 10:30AM in News
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Gamescom's Indie Arena Booth is 'pivotal' for small studios

Gamescom's Indie Arena Booth is back for 2017. Sponsored by Dingit.tv, this year's booth features over 80 titles from around the world, and indie developers have told MCV that the ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 22nd 2017 at 10:00AM in News
Soedesco: Bringing the game back to farm sims

Soedesco: Bringing the game back to farm sims

Soedesco wants to shake up the farm sim genre with its brand-new IP, Real Farm Sim, which launches on PS4, Xbox One and PC in Q4 later this year.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 22nd 2017 at 9:30AM in News
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Square Enix Collective: 'We're very honoured' to publish Battalion 1944

Indie service provider Square Enix Collective has said it's "very honoured" to be working with Bulkhead Studios again on its upcoming WWII shooter Battalion 1944, which is on show this ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 22nd 2017 at 9:00AM in News

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HTC Vive

HTC Vive price drops to £599

HTC Vive has announced its first price drop for its virtual reality headset. Starting from today, the HTC Vive will now cost just £599 in the UK, and all new ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 21st 2017 at 1:45PM in News
Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy claims 7th UK No.1

Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy claims 7th UK No.1

Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy has claimed its seventh week at No.1 in the weekly UK Top 40 charts, extending its record for the most No.1s in 2017. Sales fell by ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 21st 2017 at 11:20AM in News
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Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Aug 21st 2017 at 11:00AM in News
Uncharted: Lost Legacy

Margin Makers: Guide to Uncharted: Lost Legacy merchandise

With the release of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy this coming week, Naughty Dog and Sony will discover if the franchise can work without main man Nathan Drake - instead pairing ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Aug 21st 2017 at 10:30AM in News
TIGA CEO Richard Wilson

TIGA: Priorities for a post-Brexit games industry

When the UK departs the EU, the games industry must be ready. Here, TIGA CEO Richard Wilson presents its new report on what must be done to ensure a smooth transition. ...

on Aug 21st 2017 at 10:00AM in News
Andy Payne

Andy Payne: Brexit threatens UK talent pool

Games are global and for over ten years developers and publishers have been able to sell their games digitally pretty much everywhere around the globe, bar China, from their ...

on Aug 21st 2017 at 9:30AM in News
Jurassic World Evolution

Frontier Developments reveals new title Jurassic World Evolution

Frontier Developments, the studio behind Elite Dangerous and Planet Coaster, has announced its new title. Developed in collaboration with Universal Pictures' Universal Brand Development arm, Jurassic World Evolution is based ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 21st 2017 at 7:45AM in News
Xbox One X Project Scorpio edition revealed, plus two new Xbox One S bundles

Xbox One X Project Scorpio edition revealed, plus two new Xbox One S bundles

Microsoft has announced three new Xbox One variants ahead of this year's Gamescom. The first is a limited edition Project Scorpio Xbox One X Edition, the second is a Minecraft ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 20th 2017 at 10:20PM in News
Publisher Big Immersive to enter VR and AR markets

Publisher Big Immersive to enter VR and AR markets

Publisher Big Immersive has announced it's entering the virtual and augmented reality markets around the world. Headquarted in the UK and Dubai, Big Immersive already has numerous titles in development ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 18th 2017 at 11:43AM in News