• Gears 5 saw 3 million players during launch week through Game Pass and retail By Gamasutra   -   Sep 16, 2019

    GEARS 5 SAW 3 MILLION PLAYERS DURING LAUNCH WEEK THROUGH GAME PASS AND RETAIL

    The Coalition's Gears 5 attracted over 3 million players in the early days of its launch, a launch that Xbox says makes the game the...

    Xbox
  • Borderlands 3 has nearly doubled Borderlands 2's peak concurrents record on PC By Gamasutra   -   Sep 16, 2019

    BORDERLANDS 3 HAS NEARLY DOUBLED BORDERLANDS 2'S PEAK CONCURRENTS RECORD ON PC

    Borderlands 3, released last week on the Epic Games Store, has already surpassed the all-time peak concurrent players record set by...

  • PSA: Upload your resume to Gamasutra's job boards! By Gamasutra   -   Sep 16, 2019

    PSA: UPLOAD YOUR RESUME TO GAMASUTRA'S JOB BOARDS!

    Here's a friendly reminder that Gamasutra's job boards are the best place to find your next job in the game industry - upload your...

  • U.S. mobile developer Scopely expands into Asia with new Japan office By Gamasutra   -   Sep 16, 2019

    U.S. MOBILE DEVELOPER SCOPELY EXPANDS INTO ASIA WITH NEW JAPAN OFFICE

    U.S. mobile game developer-publisher Scopely is expanding into the Asia-Pacific region with the opening of a new office in Japan. ...

    Mobile
  • Blog: The difference of accessibility vs. playability in game design By Gamasutra   -   Sep 16, 2019

    BLOG: THE DIFFERENCE OF ACCESSIBILITY VS. PLAYABILITY IN GAME DESIGN

    Today's post looks at the growing conversations around accessibility when discussing game design, and how there's another aspect of...

  • Report: The PS4 has sold-through 30 million units in the United States By Gamasutra   -   Sep 16, 2019

    REPORT: THE PS4 HAS SOLD-THROUGH 30 MILLION UNITS IN THE UNITED STATES

    The PlayStation 4 has now sold-through 30 million units in the United States alone, according to the latest figures from analyst Niko...

    PS4, PlayStation
  • Outstanding Ideas - Ed Logg on Asteroids and Gauntlet By Gamasutra   -   Sep 16, 2019

    OUTSTANDING IDEAS - ED LOGG ON ASTEROIDS AND GAUNTLET

    In an interview published in Arcade Perfect: How Pac-Man, Mortal Kombat, and Other Coin-Op Classics Invaded the Living Room, legendary...

  • Video Game Deep Cuts: Apple Arcade's Blasphemous Ring Fit By Gamasutra   -   Sep 14, 2019

    VIDEO GAME DEEP CUTS: APPLE ARCADE'S BLASPHEMOUS RING FIT

    This week's highlights include some views on Apple Arcade, looks at the latest games, including the very gothic Blasphemous, the odd...

    Apple
  • Sea of Thieves adds microtransaction store in latest update By Gamasutra   -   Sep 13, 2019

    SEA OF THIEVES ADDS MICROTRANSACTION STORE IN LATEST UPDATE

    Up until now, all new content for the Rare-developed title has been included in free updates. ...

  • Get a job: Sucker Punch Productions, Wizards of the Coast, and more are hiring now! By Gamasutra   -   Sep 13, 2019

    GET A JOB: SUCKER PUNCH PRODUCTIONS, WIZARDS OF THE COAST, AND MORE ARE HIRING NOW!

    Here are just some of the many, many positions being advertised right now on the Gamasutra Job Board. ...

  • Don't Miss: Designing for horror and hope in A Plague Tale: Innocence By Gamasutra   -   Sep 13, 2019

    DON'T MISS: DESIGNING FOR HORROR AND HOPE IN A PLAGUE TALE: INNOCENCE

    The developers behind A Plague Tale: Innocence share some insight on developing horrifying rat swarms and meaningful narrative moments....

  • Video: Deterministic vs. replicated AI: Building For Honor's battlefield By Gamasutra   -   Sep 13, 2019

    VIDEO: DETERMINISTIC VS. REPLICATED AI: BUILDING FOR HONOR'S BATTLEFIELD

    In this 2017 GDC talk For Honor devs Frederic Doll and Xavier Guilbeault explain how Ubisoft created a big, active battlefield on the...

  • IGF 2020 Inspiration: Grand Prize winner Return of the Obra Dinn By Gamasutra   -   Sep 13, 2019

    IGF 2020 INSPIRATION: GRAND PRIZE WINNER RETURN OF THE OBRA DINN

    Get inspired, and then get moving: GDC organizers still accepting submissions for the 2020 Independent Games Festival, but you've...

  • Blog: NetEase drives mobile games business in Japan, Tencent targets emerging markets By Gamasutra   -   Sep 13, 2019

    BLOG: NETEASE DRIVES MOBILE GAMES BUSINESS IN JAPAN, TENCENT TARGETS EMERGING MARKETS

    NetEase has found success in Japan with a handful of carefully tailored, stand-out mobile titles, but Chinese competitor Tencent is...

    Mobile
  • Submit your quirky, offbeat controller games for Alt.Ctrl.GDC 2020! By Gamasutra   -   Sep 13, 2019

    SUBMIT YOUR QUIRKY, OFFBEAT CONTROLLER GAMES FOR ALT.CTRL.GDC 2020!

    Got a cool game that's played with a unique, offbeat controller? Submit it now for Alt.Ctrl.GDC 2020, the seventh annual showcase of...

  • Discord cuts games from paid subscription plan after Nitro Games fails to take off By Gamasutra   -   Sep 13, 2019

    DISCORD CUTS GAMES FROM PAID SUBSCRIPTION PLAN AFTER NITRO GAMES FAILS TO TAKE OFF

    Discord†™s monthly Nitro subscription is removing free game offerings from its list of perks, a decision the company says it made...

  • The GDC 2020 UX Summit needs your smart, insightful UX talks! By Gamasutra   -   Sep 13, 2019

    THE GDC 2020 UX SUMMIT NEEDS YOUR SMART, INSIGHTFUL UX TALKS!

    Just a quick reminder that GDC organizers are still accepting UX Summit talk submissions - but only until Monday, September 30th...

  • Plumbing the depths of open-world space survival sim Empyrion's design By Gamasutra   -   Sep 13, 2019

    PLUMBING THE DEPTHS OF OPEN-WORLD SPACE SURVIVAL SIM EMPYRION'S DESIGN

    Eleon Game Studios' Christoph Edelmann discusses some of the design and inspiration behind the studio's open-world space survival sim...

  • Get a job: AfterThought is hiring an Unreal Engine 4 Programmer By Gamasutra   -   Sep 12, 2019

    GET A JOB: AFTERTHOUGHT IS HIRING AN UNREAL ENGINE 4 PROGRAMMER

    With a strong knowledge and experience with C++ and Unreal Gameplay framework, you will work on new and pre-existing gameplay systems...

  • UK committee argues loot boxes should be covered by gambling regulations By Gamasutra   -   Sep 12, 2019

    UK COMMITTEE ARGUES LOOT BOXES SHOULD BE COVERED BY GAMBLING REGULATIONS

    The findings of a series of hearings, and the committee†™s reflection on them, have since been compiled into a report released today...