The latest issue of Develop is out today.
This month our cover story takes a look at the expansion of Microsoft Game Studios into Europe with an exclusive Q&A with Phil Spencer, the man in charge of growing the operation.
Spencer explains what kinds of games Microsoft wants to sign, what its acquisitions stance is, and why it isn’t necessarily going to be competing with Sony.
We’ve also got exclusive write-ups about some of the biggest events for European studios, both those that have taken place and one which is still on the way, with event reports from DevStation and Northern Exposure, plus a preview of what’s to come at the Develop conference and expo.
Elsewhere, our technology and services focused Build section offers an in-depth look at the art outsourcing sector, speaking to all the leading companies, giving a market overview and a best-practice guides for getting asset production right.
Build also offers a guide to user-interface software, all the details on new tools and tech releases – and an exclusive tutorial from Blitz games looking at developing and designing games for the Wii’s innovative controller.
Develop issue 73 lands on subscribers desks today, or a free PDF download can be downloaded here.
This issue also features a run down of all the Develop Industry Excellence Awards finalists and comes bundled with our dedicated supplement which can be downloaded here.