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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.

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

Recreating the marvelous mundanities of commercial flight in Airplane Mode  
by Joel Couture [06.16.21]
"We wanted to simulate the familiar space of a commercial airliner, to create a genuine experience players can reflect on," says Hosni Auji, Lead Designer for Airplane Mode.
Video, IGF

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

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

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

Get a job: Ori dev Moon Studios seeks a Senior Designer  
by Staff [06.15.21]
Moon Studios - award-winning creators of Ori and the Blind Forest and Ori and the Will of the Wisps - is looking for Senior Game Designers.
Design, Recruitment

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.

Using interactive audio to create an ethereal vanishing act in Hadr  
by Joel Couture [06.15.21]
"When mixing live music or any sort of performance, you have to react in an instant to whatever is happening on stage, and I wanted to use these skills," said Dominik Konečný, creator of Hadr.
Video, IGF

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

BAFTA YGD 2021 to honor young devs working in Unity, Unreal, Dreams, and more  
by Chris Kerr [06.15.21]
The YGD Awards are organised by BAFTA to celebrate and spotlight some of the best and brightest emerging talent in the UK games industry.
Programming, Art, Design, Production