Team17, Konami and EA headline this week’s free MCV

This week, we unveil Team17’s plans for the future after the UK label has secured a 16.5m investment deal and acquired The Escapists franchise.

We also discuss Endemol’s new London-based developer and publisher Good Catch with MD Anil Mistry.

Elsewhere, EA’s CMO Chris Bruzzo talks about how the publisher is trying to change the way the public perceives them.

We also speak to Konami about PES 2017 and why the title is a turning point for the publisher, and to indie developer PaperSeven about Blackwood Crossing, the title that won the UK Game of the Show award at Gamescom.

Meanwhile, Steve McNeil and Ellie Gibson discuss Go 8-Bit, the new TV show dedicated to games that launches on Dave next week.

The full contents of this week’s issue are below. The digital edition can bereadhere.

  • NEWS: Team17 scores 16.5m investment deal
  • NEWS: ‘We want indie retailers’ says Oculus Rift
  • NEWS: Sega Europe: Shenmue 1 and 2 remakes have our full attention
  • NEWS ANALYSIS: We ask Anil Mistry about why Endemol is launching Good Catch now and what comes next for Big Brother, Mr Bean and Pointless
  • INTERVIEW: Chris Bruzzo on EA no longer being the most evil company in games
  • INTERVIEW: We speak with CEO Debbie Bestwick to find out what the 16.5m investment Team17 secured means for one of the UK’s longest running games studios
  • THE BIG GAME: Konami: Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 is a really big turning point for us”
  • INDIE INTERVIEW: PaperSeven’s Alice Guy discusses Blackwood Crossing and what lies ahead for the studio
  • INTERVIEW: ‘Go 8-Bit is for gamers who have never written in all-caps on a web forum’
  • ANALYSIS: We investigate the Turkish market and its increasing gaming population
  • PLUS! GAME appoints new COO, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided tops the UK weekly charts and more

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