Tag Archives: mcv@gamescom

Gamescom 2018 exhibitor early bird registrations up 13%

Gamescom 2018’s early bird registration just ended and organiser Koelnmesse reported a 13 per cent increase in exhibitor applications year-on-year, as well as a ten per cent increase in the amount of exhibition space booked. Companies from 40 countries have already registered, with 16 country pavilions already confirmed, which is also …

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‘Oculus Rift will drive gamers to physical retailers’

VR giant Oculus says in-store demos for its Rift headset will cause consumers to flock to the High Street. Oculus head of content Jason Rubin said that retailers are happy to make the trade-off between floor space and demo space due to the fact that it will attract a large …

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Oculus, CI Games, Telltale and Dontnod headline our last edition of MCV @ Gamescom 2016

Gamescom is almost over and, to finish on a high note, we talk to Oculus’ head of content Jason Rubin, who tells us demos for the Rift headset will bring people back to physical retailers. MCV @ Gamescom also speaks to CI Games, which wants to reach the heights of …

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Yooka-Laylee developers buoyed by Ratchet & Clank success

The commercial success of the new Ratchet & Clank reboot has excited the creators of Yooka-Laylee. Like Ratchet & Clank, Yooka-Laylee is a 3D platformer. It generated 2.1m via Kickstarter, and studio Playtonic admits it’s nervous that many of those interested in the game will already own it as a …

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Richard Garriott: ‘If crowdfunding failed, my career was over’

Ultima creator Richard Garriott has said that his four-plus decades of working in the games industry would have come to an end had the crowdfunding campaign for Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues failed to hit its target. Pitched as a follow-up to his hit ‘90s RPG series Ultima, Avatar …

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PlayStack wants to ‘fix the word publisher’

A new UK games business has emerged at Gamescom that wants to ‘fix’ the word ‘publisher’ in the eyesof developers. PlayStack is a fully-funded UK games publisher. It wants to release six games this year and sign a further 20 in 2017. Its first game, the smartphone title Nemesis: Air …

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EA: Titanfall 2 is Call of Duty’s true rival, not Battlefield

Call of Duty’s biggest competitor this Christmas is Titanfall, EA has told MCV @ Gamescom. EA’s CMO Chris Bruzzo said that Battlefield 1 may be the bigger game, but it is actually a very different beast Titanfall 2 is also being developed by Respawn, a company founded by former Infinity …

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Read about EA, Kickstarter and Creative Assembly in this second edition of MCV@Gamescom

Titanfall 2 is Call of Duty’s true rival, not Battlefield. That’s according toEA’s CMO Chris Bruzzo, who features inMCV’s second Gamescom 2016 daily. We also spoke to games veteran Harvey Elliott, the CEO of new UK games business PlayStack, which wants to redefine what publishing means. Another industry veteran, Richard …

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