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PUBG owner Krafton looking to raise $5 billion through South Korean IPO  
by Chris Kerr [06.16.21]
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds owner Krafton is looking to raise $5 billion through an incoming IPO.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

It looks like Cyberpunk 2077 will return to the PlayStation Store this month 1
by Chris Kerr [06.15.21]
Update: CD Projekt Red's polarizing action-RPG Cyberpunk 2077 looks to be returning to the PlayStation Store after being delisted in December last year.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Try Sable, Lake, and more during the [email protected] Summer Game Fest Demo event  
by Chris Kerr [06.15.21]
Xbox is spotlighting a smorgasbord of indie projects during its second [email protected] Summer Game Fest Demo event.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Activision Blizzard delays say-on-pay vote, calls criticism of CEO bonuses 'misleading' 1
by Chris Kerr [06.15.21]
Activision Blizzard has delayed the advisory vote on a say-on-pay proposal regarding executive compensation to give shareholders more time to mull over the decision.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Report: New Rare franchise Everwild has been completely rebooted after leadership reshuffle  
by Chris Kerr [06.15.21]
Everwild, a new IP from Rare that was first unveiled in 2019, didn't make an appearance at E3 2021 because it's being "completely rebooted."
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing, Video

Guilty Gear Strive has topped 300,000 worldwide sales in three days  
by Chris Kerr [06.15.21]
Guilty Gear Strive, the latest entry in Arc System Works' hybrid 2D-meets-3D fighting franchise, has sold over 300,000 copies worldwide in three days.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: Starting a new game project? Ask the hard questions first 4
by Raul Aliaga Diaz [06.14.21]
In this reprinted #altdevblogaday opinion piece, Mylodon producer Raul Aliaga Diaz discusses why and how game developers should ask themselves the right tough questions before starting a new project.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Production, Business/Marketing

E3 showcases - what discovery boost do they really give? 1
by Gamasutra Staff [06.14.21]
If your game does get in one of the E3 showcases with your game, how does the extra visibility help? And how can we quantify that? Let's check it out...
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Sponsored Content
How telcos can take your games business from local to global  
by Telstra [06.14.21]
Sponsored: There's big opportunity to expand your game business into Asia-Pacific, but where do you begin? Gamasutra editor-in-chief Kris Graft speaks with Telstra VP Adam Day to find out how game companies can partner with telecommunications companies to grow business.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Business/Marketing, Video, Sponsored Article

Pokemon Go maker Niantic is working on a real-world Transformers mobile game  
by Chris Kerr [06.14.21]
Pokemon Go creator Niantic is working on a real-world Transformers mobile game called Transformers: Heavy Metal.
VR, Smartphone/Tablet, Production, Business/Marketing

Facebook expands Oculus Studios with BigBox VR acquisition  
by Chris Kerr [06.14.21]
"BigBox VR may be small, but they are a mighty, nimble team of game industry vets who seamlessly nail the game development duality of craft and data-driven live service."
VR, Business/Marketing

Blog: Game studios should option the rights to game design documents 7
by Gamasutra Community [06.14.21]
The games industry should take a cue from the film industry and start optioning game design documents.
Design, Business/Marketing

The Indie Bundle for Palestinian Aid has ended after raising over $900,000  
by Chris Kerr [06.14.21]
The Indie Bundle for Palestinian Aid has closed with over $900,000 raised through Itch, smashing its initial finding goal of $500,000.
Business/Marketing

Xbox reveals Starfield, Redfall at E3 press conference  
by Bryant Francis [06.13.21]
Microsoft and Bethesda announced a slew of games in their joint E3 press conference---including a number of Bethesda games that will be Xbox exclusives like Starfield and Redfall.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, Video, E3

Ubisoft debuts its open-world Avatar game, other titles, at Ubisoft Forward 1
by Bryant Francis [06.12.21]
Ubisoft showd off its open-world game based on James Cameron's Avatar as well as a number of other new titles at its 2021 Ubisoft Forward press conference.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, E3

Netflix announces Blood Dragon, Splinter Cell animated shows  
by Bryant Francis [06.11.21]
Two Ubisoft properties are being adapted into Netflix animated series: Far Cry: Blood Dragon and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has clocked 20 million players  
by Bryant Francis [06.11.21]
Respawn Entertainment says over 20 million players have played Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order across different platforms.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Delisting Cyberpunk was 'in the interest of the PlayStation community'  
by Bryant Francis [06.11.21]
PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan defended the company’s move to delist Cyberpunk 2077 in an interview with Axios.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Hypercasual publisher Voodoo acquires marketing company Bidshake  
by Chris Kerr [06.11.21]
Hypercasual mobile game publisher Voodoo has acquired cross-channel marketing automation platform Bidshake for an undisclosed fee.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Turkish mobile dev Hungri Games nets $1.1 million to open UK studio  
by Chris Kerr [06.11.21]
Turkish mobile developer Hungri Games has raised $1.1 million to expand its game catalog and open a new UK studio.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing