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Making FFXV on console was ‘100x more difficult’ than the Windows Edition, says director

After one of the longest development cycles of this generation, you might have forgiven game director Hajime Tabata for taking a well-earned rest when Final Fantasy XV came out last November. After all, not only did the game shift a staggering 5m units during its first day on shelves around the …

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Bazalgette Review: TIGA endorses ‘major boost to the UK games industry’

Last month saw the publication of Sir Peter Bazalgette’s independent review of the creative industries. Encouragingly, Sir Peter’s review recognizes the value, importance and potential of the UK games industry and proposes a range of measures to grow the sector further.  Access to capital is one of the key factors …

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SuperData: Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality headsets will outsell Oculus two-to-one in Q4

Yesterday, IHS Markit told MCV it expects Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality headsets will have a "slow start" when they launch later this month, but SuperData’s VP of research and strategy Stephanie Llamas predicts it will actually outsell both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive this quarter.  "Microsoft has a great shot at …

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Bazalgette Review: Ukie backs skills investment

The government’s plan for a new Industrial Strategy came with a promise to deliver early “sector deals” to supercharge a modern, inclusive digital economy. The creative industries (and games) were identified as key in the Industrial Strategy Green Paper. Since January, we’ve been gestating. The Ukie team has been working …

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Games Centre at 25: "Online sales are now a significant percentage of our business."

Scottish retailer Games Centre celebrated its 25th anniversary last month. We caught up with managing director Robert Lindsay (pictured right) to discuss its industry milestone. What’s changed the most in games retail over the last 25 years? The internet and digital have created the biggest changes in games retail. How we …

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Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality headsets will have a ‘slow start’ – IHS Markit

Earlier this week, Microsoft announced its Windows Mixed Reality headsets would start shipping in the US from October 17th alongside its Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. But while the platform has some notable strengths, research firm IHS Markit predicts a "slow start" for the technology due to VR remaining a …

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505 Games’ Remedy deal will take publisher to ‘the next level’

505 Games’ recently announced partnership with Quantum Break and Alan Wake studio Remedy Entertainment will take the publisher "to the next level." That’s according to Raffi Galante (pictured far right), CEO of 505 Games’ parent company Digital Bros.  "The partnership with Remedy is a huge opportunity for us," he told …

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Xbox One X stock a fraction of original Xbox One say some retailers

Updated with comment from Exertis at 13.54 on 3/10/17. Microsoft’s upcoming console is looking to be in extremely short supply, based on independent retailers that MCV has spoken with. One retailer told us that its allocation for the new console was just five units, way short of the hundred units …

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Telltale on its ‘wildly successful’ season pass discs and what’s next for Switch

Telltale may have transformed the way episodic games are delivered on digital platforms, but the studio’s subsequent season pass discs that arrive at retail have also been a huge hit for the company, MCV can reveal. "It’s been wildly successful," head of creative communications Job Stauffer (pictured right) told MCV …

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Loot Crate: ‘Our business revolves around our Looter community’

Loot boxes have become a core concept in modern gaming as a way to reward players with new items. The anticipation when you pop open these little virtual presents has proved immense, with the concept spreading across multiple titles and genres. However, there’s only one company that brings that same …

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