Category - Industry News

Io-Interactive Becomes Independent and Takes...

It looks like the changes keep coming for Square Enix as Io-Interactive has left their umbrella, becoming an independent developer and taking the rights to the Hitman IP with them (after a buyout of course). Here is an official message from...

GDC 2018 Dates Revealed

SAN FRANCISCO – March 13, 2017 – The 2017 Game Developers Conference (GDC), the world’s largest and longest-running event serving professionals dedicated to the art and science of making games, concluded a successful week of networking...

Microsoft Announces Xbox E3 2017 Press...

Microsoft has announced that its annual E3 Xbox briefing will be moving its time from Monday to Sunday, June 11 at 2PM. Microsoft has not announced the reason for this scheduling change, but we will update you as soon as we hear more. Brace...

Valve Announces the End of Steam Greenlight

Looks like Valve has announced that it will be ending its Steam Greenlight system, which was used to get independently-developed games onto the digital distribution platform. Steam Greenlight will be replaced this Spring by what they are...

SAG-AFTRA Video Games Industry Strike

LOS ANGELES (Feb. 2, 2017) – During a major rally today in Los Angeles, SAG-AFTRA members called for the 11 struck video game corporations to end their bargaining standoff. Members contend the long-running strike can be concluded with a...

Zenimax Media Buys Escalation Studios

February 1, 2017 (Rockville, MD) – ZeniMax® Media Inc. – parent company to video game publisher Bethesda Softworks – today announced that it has acquired Escalation Studios, located in Dallas, TX. Founded in 2007 by industry veterans Tom...

Fig Releases Top Crowdfunded Videogames...

The folks at game crowdfunding site Fig have released a nifty infographic showing off the top crowdfunded games of 2016. You can read their full blog post for additional details! Check out the infographic below and click it to make it bigger.

Bigben Interactive Acquires Test Drive Brand

Lesquin (France), December 14th, 2016 – Bigben Interactive has announced the acquisition of the rights to use and develop the TEST DRIVE brand from the Atari group and announces its project to develop new titles from the franchise Test Drive...

Drifter Entertainment Raises $2.25 Million...

Seattle, WA (December 13, 2016) – Seattle-based Drifter Entertainment has announced that is has raised $2.25 million in seed funding to continue and bolster development of its virtual reality e-sports games. Drifter founders Ray Davis...