The last 2018 issue of MCV is out now – we’re now fully ready for the festive season and the mag will be coming back at the start of February.
For this December issue, PlayStation UK boss Warwick Light talks to MCV about the platform’s incredible 2018 and what lies beyond, and also discusses Fortnite, the strength of single player narrative titles and more.
We also look into how confidentiality works in UK law following Trusted Reviews having to pay £1m to charity as a result of a Red Dead Redemption 2 leak.
Elsewhere, as the debate on crunch rears its head once again, we investigate how trade unions are increasingly under discussion as a solution for game developers – for better or worse.
The Xbox Adaptive Controller’s win at the Golden Joysticks also gave us an opportunity to talk to program manager Evelyn Thomas about the device’s core principles, its impact on Xbox and what the industry can do to improve accessibility.
We also talk to Amazon Game Studios about The Grand Tour Game, which will release episodically alongside its TV sibling, and the production challenges of letting you ‘play the show’ each week as you watch it.
Simon Bennett also tells us the story of a decade of Roll7, from socially aware games, to titles that track brain activity, right up to Laser League – oh, and selling 4m copies of OlliOlli along the way.
Meanwhile, Pixel Toys tells us about its work on the Warhammer license and Digital Sun looks back at the development process of Moonlighter.
The latest digital edition can be read here for free and here are the full contents of this month’s issue: