In The News
Disgruntled sentiment over various studio closures and layoffs spilled onto Twitter Tuesday with the #AsAGamesWorker hashtag. Started by WB Games Montréal’s Osama Dorias, industry members like Guerrilla’s Steven Lumpkin, Emily Grace Buck, IGDA Switzerland and Jared Rea tweeted about it.
Let’s talk gaming demographics. Fullscreen defined “Power Gamers” in its new study as the 63% of gamers “[who] play 10+ hours per week on console/PC.” Of that 63%, 31% are ages 34-44, a third are female and 42% are parents. The study is titled “The Rise Of The Modern Gamer: Today’s Trendsetter.”
China’s “console & TV-based games market” is “projected to reach $736 million in 2018,” Niko Partners reports. “We anticipate 24.37 million gamers who play consoles and TV-based games by 2022, essentially doubling from 2018.”
CD Projekt Red announced this morning that “Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will be responsible for the distribution and promotion of Cyberpunk 2077 in North America, and will bring the game to PC, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One” in a press release.
Ubisoft’s “fighting for resources” for Splinter Cell and Prince of Persia, Ubisoft’s Serge Hascoet told Game Informer’s Matt Bertz in an interview.
Bigben Interactive acquired Kylotonn, GI.biz’s Christopher Dring writes. “Bigben was already a big shareholder in the business.”
GOG is celebrating its 10-year anniversary and wants you to vote on the 10th Anniversary Giveaway.
Actor Diego Boneta joined the “Monster Hunter” film.
Dance Dance Revolution is getting a movie about saving the world, Variety’s Dave McNary reports.
Extra Esports News:
Over $100 million was invested in esports last month, TEO’s Trent Murray writes. “Streaming platform startup Caffeine completed a round of funding which included a $100M investment from 21st Century Fox,” among other moves detailed in the story.
Nintendo and ELEAGUE are partnering to show Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Invitational 2018 presented by ELEAGUE on TBS, VentureBeat’s Jeff Grubb reports.
Virtus.pro’s Alexey “Solo” Berezin and Gillette are partnering, Esports Insider’s Lydia Mitrevski writes. “The campaign was kicked off with Solo featured in his own commercial in Russian.”
IN: Lamar “Accuracy” Abedi joined Splyce’s Call of Duty team.
OUT: compLexity Gaming released their Call of Duty team.
Happy birthday Aleksandr “Kolento” Malsh!