NetEase Acquires Detroit: Become Human Developer Quantic Dream

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Chinese video game and technology company NetEase has acquired another video game developer to add to its growing list of subsidiaries. The latest addition to the NetEase family is Paris-based developer Quantic Dream, the studio behind the smash hit sci-fi action adventure game Detroit: Become Human. NetEase has apparently been investing in the studio for the past few years and [...]

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Ubisoft Backtracks On DLC Deactivation For Older Games, Delays Decommissioning Plans

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In an unexpected turn of events, Ubisoft decided to delay the planned “decommissioning” of its older games at the last minute. Over a dozen games were scheduled to be taken offline today, including several classic Assassin’s Creed games and other once-popular titles like Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, and Far Cry 3, to allow the publisher to focus [...]

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Microsoft’s Phil Spencer Reveals Driving Forces Behind Activision Blizzard Acquisition

While the question of why Activision Blizzard decided to merge with Microsoft is easy enough to answer given the company’s current predicament, the reason behind the latter’s decision to acquire the controversial company still remains a mystery… until today. In an interview with Bloomberg’s Emily Chang, Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer revealed that the decision to acquire Activision Blizzard was [...]

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Singapore’s New Gambling Regulatory Authority Is Cracking Down On Lootboxes

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Another country is taking a stand against lootboxes in games with Singapore’s newly-created Gambling Regulatory Authority looking to enact stricter regulations to combat what it believes to be a “blurring of the lines between gambling and gaming.” The GRA will be taking over the regulation of casinos and gambling services, including lootboxes, from the Casino Regulatory Authority which was established [...]

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Valorant Hits Record High Monthly Active Users and Revenue in Q2 2022

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Tencent, the parent company of Riot Games, released their Q2 2022 earnings report today and in it was a bit of detail surrounding Valorant's performance. For the April-June period Valorant "achieved record-high MAU (monthly active users) and quarterly grossing receipts". Tencent also called out Valorant specifically as a strong a top performer in their International Games segment with the game's [...]

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