New Xbox, Konami and Amazon UK studios detailed in this week’s MCV

The latest issue of MCV is now available digitally, and it features details on a trio of new London studios, the last of our four interviews with EA and tips on surviving Gamescom.

That’s on top of the latest charts data from Chart-Track, the PlayStation Network, Steam, Apple and iOS.

This week’s edition also explores why experts believe free-to-play games will become the dominant force in the market and features an advanced preview of Guild Wars 2.

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The issue’s key content includes:

  • London’sothergames: Xbox, Konami and Amazon open new UK studios
  • ‘People don’t want to pay for games’: experts tell us why freemium is set to become the dominant force in gaming
  • INTERVIEW: In our fourth and final interview with Electronic Arts’ label business, we speak to EAi SVP Nick Earl about the publisher’s plans for mobile, digital and free-to-play games
  • Are you ready for Gamescom? Top journalists and PRs offer their advice for the world’s biggest games show
  • LATEST NEWS on the restructured SCE UK team, 2K Games and OXM’s Borderlands 2 gold cover hunt, Games Centre’s seventh store opening, and the first Wii U accessories
  • Territory Report: North America – We look at the latest changes in the United States and Canada
  • INTERVIEW: Mad Catz’s Alex Verrey tells us how the company has transformed itself over the past few years
  • An in-depth preview of next month’s Edinburgh Interactive, including a full schedule of keynotes and panel sessions
  • Previews of Guild Wars 2, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, Legends of Pegasus and the DVD release of This Must Be The Place
  • Plus! Seven pages of charts, videos for Guild Wars 2, Transformers and PES 2013,and Mattel’s The Dark Knight Rises app toys

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