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Epic reveals next-gen Unreal Engine 5 tech running on PlayStation 5 2
by Alex Wawro [05.13.20]
Epic's Tim Sweeney and others chat about today's reveal of UE5 running on PS5, a new free Online Services SDK, and a new exemption from Unreal Engine royalties until a game passes $1M gross revenue.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Production, Business/Marketing, Video

First-party PlayStation games to be collected under new PlayStation Studios brand  
by Alissa McAloon [05.12.20]
This bit of additional branding aims to help players better understand which games are developed by teams at SIE moving into the next console generation, info that hasn't always been easily apparent.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, Video

Video: Using deep reinforcement learning for NPCs and playtesting  
by Staff [05.12.20]
In this GDC 2020 virtual talk Unity's Jeffrey Shih explains how deep reinforcement and imitation learning can be used for scaling playtesting and NPC creation in games.
VR, Programming, Art, Video, Vault

Video: Balancing visuals and performance while art directing Forza  
by Staff [05.11.20]
In this GDC 2020 virtual talk, Turn 10's Matt Collins discusses the process of creating art assets for the Forza games, which need to run at 60 FPS while players zoom along at 100 miles per hour. 
Console/PC, Art, Production, Video, Vault

Video: Behind the beautiful audio of PSVR game Paper Beast  
by Staff [05.08.20]
In this 2020 GDC Virtual Talk, Pixel Reef's Clement Duquesne shares how they crafted the detailed systems that breathe aural life into Paper Beast's animated creatures and dynamic landscapes.
VR, Console/PC, Audio, Video

4 tips from Game Maker's Toolkit to help you evaluate community feedback  
by Bryant Francis [05.08.20]
YouTube creator Mark Brown shares tips and research on how developers can better manage player feedback to improve their games.
Console/PC, Video

Have a look at this pitch footage for a canned Prince of Persia game 1
by Alex Wawro [05.06.20]
A YouTube video titled "Prince of Persia Redemption" is getting some attention today after a number of devs confirmed it's target footage for a Prince of Persia game that was cancelled before release.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, History, Video

Video: How NetEase applied reinforcement learning to build game AI  
by Staff [05.06.20]
In this GDC 2020 virtual talk NetEase's Renjie Li discusses the application of reinforcement learning in NetEase games, including problems encountered and how the solutions impacted the final product.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Programming, Production, Video, Vault

Video: How Supercell designed the Clash of Clans Battle Pass  
by Staff [05.05.20]
In this GDC 2020 virtual talk Supercell's Eino Joas discusses the two-year process that led to the development of a Battle Pass for Clash of Clans.
Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Design, Business/Marketing, Video, Vault

Microsoft will build Xbox Series X buzz with monthly 'Xbox 20/20' showcase  
by Chris Kerr [05.05.20]
Microsoft will host a series of monthly 'Xbox 20/20' event to reveal "the future of Xbox."
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, Video

Video: How 343 uses machine learning for optimal matchmaking  
by Staff [05.04.20]
In this GDC 2020 virtual talk 343 Industries' Josh Menke presents TrueMatch, a new matchmaking approach that lets devs use machine learning to automatically optimize for desired metrics in real-time.
Console/PC, Programming, Design, Video, Vault

Video: Go behind the unsettling rat sounds of A Plague Tale: Innocence  
by Staff [05.01.20]
Learn about the sound design of A Plague Tale: Innocence in this rat-tacular GDC talk.
Console/PC, Audio, Video

Video: Optimizing game server performance for The Division 2  
by Staff [04.29.20]
In this GDC 2020 virtual talk Ubisoft's David Lind walks you through the challenges faced and solutions found to optimize game server performance in Tom Clancy's The Division 2.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Programming, Design, Video, Vault

Stadia Connect brings PUBG to the cloud, details new 'First on Stadia' timed exclusives  
by Alissa McAloon [04.28.20]
After receiving some criticism online for its slow cadence of game announcements, the Stadia team at Google has dropped a new Stadia Connect video focused entirely on games headed to the platform over the next year.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Video

Video: Bringing replays to World of Tanks: Mercenaries  
by Staff [04.28.20]
In this GDC 2020 virtual talk Wargaming Sydney's Andrew Glover educates devs about the potential problems and solutions of integrating a server-side record and replay system into a multiplayer game.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Programming, Design, Video, Vault

Video: Better animation through machine learning  
by Staff [04.27.20]
In this GDC 2020 virtual talk Ubisoft's Simon Clavet shows off a new animation system that combines physical and data-driven animation methods to create a more convincing effect.
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Video, Vault

Video: Making your game look beautiful on the Oculus Quest  
by Staff [04.24.20]
Funomena's Allena Hail shares techniques for creating art and rendering pipelines which perform well on the Oculus Quest but still achieve a game's visual target.
VR, Design, Video

Video: The Kine game dev postmortem 1
by Staff [04.22.20]
In this GDC 2020 virtual talk Gwen Frey discusses her journey taking her recently-released game Kine from an after-work passion project to a fully realized multi-platform puzzler.
Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Video, Vault

The design of Peggle-like dungeon crawler Roundguard  
by Simon Carless [04.22.20]
We speak with Andrea Roberts, co-founder and designer at Wonderbelly to talk about the design of Roundguard, a "roguelite" dungeon crawler inspired by the classic PopCap game, Peggle.
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Video

Video: What you should know before making a cross-platform game  
by Staff [04.21.20]
In this GDC 2020 virtual talk AccelByte's Raymond Arifianto explains why making a cross-platform game is not for the faint of heart and shares 9 things you need to know before making the big jump. 
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Design, Production, Video, Vault