Improbable, BAME in Games and Bandai Namco headline this week’s MCV

Improbable may well be the most exciting company working in games at the moment, and MCV can exclusively announcethis weekthat it’s looking for 100 games to take part in its Games Innovation Program. We talked to CEO Herman Narula about what lies ahead for the firm and its SpatialOS platform.

In this week’s issue, we also spoke to BAME in Games’ first chair Kish Hirani about ethnic diversity in the games industry and what we can expect from the new advocacy group.

Meanwhile, Bandai Namco’s UK marketing and PR director Lee Kirton discusses Bandai Namco’s strategy in the west and Fandom’s new UK content team talks about what they have to offer compared to traditional game sites.

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The full contents of this week’s issue are below:

  • NEWS: Strong launch for Switch, but stock must continue to flow, says retail
  • NEWS: Ukie report outlines Brexit priorities for UK games industry
  • BIG RELEASES: Nier: Automata and LEGO Worlds headline this week’s big games
  • MONTHLY CHARTS: For Honor debuted at No.1 in the February charts
  • IMPROBABLE: Improbable wants to cover the costs of 100 games on SpatialOS, says CEOHerman Narula
  • BAME IN GAMES: Diversity makes creative and business sense," says BAME in Games’ first chair Kish Hirani
  • BANDAI NAMCO: With Little Nightmares, Get Even, Impact Winter and Project CARS 2 all releasing this year, we talk to Bandai Namco about its renewed interest for European-developed titles
  • VIRTUOS: We talk to Virtuos’ boss Jean-Baptiste Fleury about the developer’s new Paris-based studio
  • FANDOM: Wikia’s vast pool of detailed fan-made walkthroughs and other rabbit holes of game information minutia has had a journalistic bolt-on in the form of Fandom. We speak to its new content team
  • INSIGHT: Develop editor Jem Alexander journeyed to San Francisco to attend this year’s GDC and has scoured his notes to bring MCV a potted update from the show
  • PLUS! Ukie appoints new head of public affairs, Horizon Zero Dawn tops the UK weekly charts, the best of tabletop games and more

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