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Reuben Langdon, the voice actor behind Devil May Cry’s Dante and others, “has survived a shooting attempt in Guatamela. Langdon is unharmed and was not hit during the shooting,” Game Informer’s Imran Khan reports.
Paradox Interactive earned “revenues of about $35.96 million. This is the publisher’s best quarter ever,” VentureBeat’s Mike Minotti writes.
Square Enix’s development teams are being reduced from 11 to 4, VentureBeat’s Jeff Grubb reports. “This comes as the company reports a decline in revenues year-over-year during Q3 of its fiscal 2019, which ran through December 31.”
Starbreeze “earned $3.7 million in revenue from Overkill’s The Walking Dead in the fourth quarter, despite the game launching at the start of November,” GI.biz’s Matthew Handrahan reports.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider “shipped 4.12 million units” as of Dec. 31, GI.biz’s Rebekah Valentine writes. “The company’s net sales were down 4.8% year-over-year, and profits were down 60.1% year-over-year.”
Tonk Tonk Games raised “$2 million in funding from Bitkraft Esports Ventures to build its uFighter mobile game, where you play as one of the fighters,” VentureBeat’s Dean Takahashi reports.
Nitro Games may lay off as many as 30 employees from its total of 51, GI.biz’s Haydn Taylor reports. “The news comes along with the company’s rough annual financial results which saw it post a loss of €5.7 million, equating to a 38% increase year-on-year.”
Steam ended its video service, according to a blog post.
Looks like we could be hearing from Google soon. It’s preparing for a March 19 announcement at the Game Developer’s Conference.
Bill Roper has left Improbable to join AuthorDigital.
China is pausing game approvals to focus on its backlog, South China Morning Post’s Zheping Huang reports.
Extra Esports News:
OverActive Media confirmed six layoffs “from its Splyce organization and Toronto Defiant Overwatch League team,” TEO’s Andrew Hayward reports.
Team Omega is a new esports organization founded by “PLDT Inc. and its wireless arm Smart Communications,” TEO’s Dane Weeden writes.
EFootball.Pro and Sport1 worked out an agreement to have an action broadcast, Esports Insider’s Adam Fitch reports. “Specifically, matches and highlights from the Pro Evolution Soccer competition will be shown on eSports1, as well as Sport1’s website and YouTube channel. The deal was brokered by media rights agency Sportradar.”
Lim “BoxeR” Yo Hwan is being inducted into the Esports Hall of Fame, Unikrn’s Dustin Steiner writes.
Cloud9 announced their podcast series, “Head in the Cloud9.”
IN: EmZ joined Cloud9.
Keith Cooper has joined Morrison Rothman LLP as senior counsel.
LFT: Counter Logic Gaming is looking for Apexs Legends streamers and players.