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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
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
Vive

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

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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
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

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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
Phil Elliott

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
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

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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
Mike Bithell

Released with just a tweet, Subsurface Circular breaks all the marketing rules - we talk to creator Mike Bithell

There are a lot of indie titles around these days, as we all know from often quoted Steam stats. The key problem is getting your title noticed among the mass, ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Aug 18th 2017 at 11:43AM 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
Yakuza 6 heads west with March 2018 release date

Yakuza 6 heads west with March 2018 release date

Having released in Japan last year, PS4 exclusive Yakuza 6: The Song of Life will release in Europe and Americas next year, physically and digitally.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Aug 18th 2017 at 10:51AM in News
Loot Crate partners with Activision for limited edition Call of Duty crate

Loot Crate partners with Activision for limited edition Call of Duty crate

Loot Crate has partnered with Activision for a one-time limited edition merchandise box to celebrate the launch of Call of Duty: WWII, which releases on November 3rd. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 18th 2017 at 10:42AM in News
Splatoon 2 beats Crash Bandicoot to US No.1 in July

Splatoon 2 beats Crash Bandicoot to US No.1 in July

Splatoon 2 has beaten Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy to No.1 in the US last month, making it the best-selling title of the July, according to the latest data from ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 18th 2017 at 9:29AM in News
Sarah Hoeksma

Sarah Hoeksma joins Sold Out as marketing director

Sold Out the digital and physical publisher today announced that industry marketing veteran, Sarah Hoeksma is joining the team as marketing director. Hoeksma has previously spent time with Ubisoft and ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Aug 17th 2017 at 12:25PM in News
Golden Joysticks

35th Golden Joystick Awards returns on November 17th 2017

This year's Golden Joystick Awards will take place on November 17th at an all-new venue, event organiser Future Publishing has announced, with comedian Danny Wallace making a return to hosting ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 17th 2017 at 11:50AM in News