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Among Us dev Innersloth talks about the human cost of overnight success  
by Chris Kerr [06.18.21]
"Among Us going viral, it was just like 'OK, this is my life.' The pressure to get things done quickly was really high."
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Production, Business/Marketing

Runescape implements cross-platform play and progression after mobile debut  
by Chris Kerr [06.18.21]
Jagex's evergreen fantasy MMORPG Runescape has implemented cross-platform play for the first time in its 20-year history after launching on mobile platforms.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Nintendo boss says expanding demographics key to post-pandemic Switch sales  
by Bryant Francis [06.17.21]
Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser explained to The Verge that a number of factors--including the expanding demographics of players--will drive Nintendo Switch sales post pandemic.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Amazon Appstore reduces its revenue cut to 20% for devs earning under $1 million  
by Alissa McAloon [06.17.21]
Amazon is taking after first-party mobile storefronts like Apple's App Store and Google Play by reducing the amount of money it takes from smaller developers and publishers.
Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

The full GDC 2021 schedule is now live!  
by Staff [06.17.21]
All of the sessions for the all-digital GDC 2021 have been scheduled. Start planning your show today!
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Sony opens applications for the PlayStation 5 system software beta program  
by Chris Kerr [06.17.21]
The initiative will give console owners the chance to test new PS5 features before they're officially rolled out, with Sony using feedback gathered during testing to guide development.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Co-op adventure It Takes Two sells 2 million copies in under three months  
by Chris Kerr [06.17.21]
Hazelight Studios' co-op adventure It Takes Two has sold 2 million copies in less than three months.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Facebook will start testing in-headset VR adverts in video games 1
by Chris Kerr [06.17.21]
Update:: Facebook will soon begin testing in-headset VR advertisements in a small number of video games, but one game has already bowed out of the test.
VR, Business/Marketing

Five Night's At Freddy's creator retiring following political donation controversy 2
by Chris Kerr [06.17.21]
Five Nights At Freddy's (FNAF) creator Scott Cawthon has announced their retirement from game development after coming under fire for making donations to polarizing U.S. politicians.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Production, Business/Marketing

Facebook Gaming introducing Streamer Fan Groups to help foster communities  
by Chris Kerr [06.17.21]
Facebook Gaming has launched Streamer Fan Groups to help content creators grow their communities on the social media platform.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Don't buy (Steam games) for me, Argentina... 4
by Gamasutra Staff [06.16.21]
So, this mini-investigation started after a developer GameDiscoverCo knows started asking questions about his Steam game’s sales in Argentina. The results? Intriguing...
Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Disney is apparently interested in indie devs using its IP 2
by Bryant Francis [06.16.21]
If you’re an indie developer interested in making a Disney video game, Disney might want to talk?
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Steam's Next Fest offers up 500+ game demos for a single week 1
by Alissa McAloon [06.16.21]
Steam's latest game festival takes a break from the seasonal branding, and brings over 500 game demos to Steam for a limited time.
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing

Here's all that an Expo Pass offers at GDC 2021  
by Bryant Francis [06.16.21]
Take a look at what you can get with your expo pass at the all-digital 2021 Game Developers Conference.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, GDC

Yakuza spinoff Judgment has sold over 1 million copies worldwide  
by Chris Kerr [06.16.21]
Yakuza spinoff Judgment has sold over 1 million copies worldwide since launching in December 2018.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Rockstar to shut down PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of GTA Online in December  
by Chris Kerr [06.16.21]
Rockstar will shut down Grand Theft Auto Online on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in December this year.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Report: Sony's next-gen VR headset to use Samsung OLED panels, launch in 2022  
by Chris Kerr [06.16.21]
The successor to Sony's PlayStation VR headset will feature OLED panels manufactured by Samsung and launch in 2022.
VR, Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Blog: The role of a live ops manager during soft launch at Square Enix Montreal  
by Gamasutra Community [06.16.21]
In this blog post you can find out what live ops managers do when we soft launch a game at Square Enix Montreal.
Production, Business/Marketing

Microsoft will use cloud streaming to future-proof the Xbox One  
by Chris Kerr [06.16.21]
Microsoft will use cloud streaming to prevent the Xbox One from becoming obsolete as games become reliant on next-gen hardware.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Andrew Day stepping down as CEO of game service provider Keywords  
by Chris Kerr [06.16.21]
Keywords CEO Andrew Day is stepping down with immediate effect following a health scare earlier this year.
Programming, Design, Production, Business/Marketing