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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

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

Bethesda's Pete Hines is sorry for Starfield exclusivity, but notes it streamlines development 1
by Alissa McAloon [06.16.21]
There are pros and cons to Bethesda's next big IP becoming an Xbox console exclusive following Bethesda's acquisition by Xbox.
Console/PC

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

Don't Miss: How Breath of the Wild solved The Legend of Zelda's situational item problem  
by Staff [06.16.21]
Past Zelda games designed items as keys for situational locks, but the items in Breath of the Wild offer a kind of refreshing versatility not seen in the series before.
Console/PC, Design

Get a job: Yacht Club Games needs a Mid-Senior Game Designer  
by Staff [06.16.21]
Yacht Club Games is looking for a talented mid- to senior-level game designer to join our game team. We are looking for candidates eager to build great games along with us!
Console/PC, Design, Recruitment

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

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

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

Sony: Despite Cyberpunk 2077's relisting, PS4 players should still expect issues 1
by Alissa McAloon [06.15.21]
Sony wants Cyberpunk 2077 players on PlayStation 4 base models to know that all is not yet well with the game despite SIE approving its PlayStation Store relaunch.
Console/PC

Nintendo's E3 Direct breathes new life into fan-favorite franchises  
by Alissa McAloon [06.15.21]
The nostalgia factor is always strong for Nintendo's E3 showing, and 2021 is no different with new and remastered games announced for the Metroid, SMT, and Fatal Frame franchises.
Console/PC, Video

Game artists--submissions for the 2021 Game Makers' Sketchbook are now open!  
by Staff [06.15.21]
The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences is now taking submissions for the first-ever Game Makers' Sketchbook. Submit your art today!
Console/PC, Art, GDC

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