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Apex Legends has now surpassed 10 million players in 3 days.
Steve Bak, an Atari ST programmer and developer, passed away Thursday at 66 years old.
FoxNext Games established “a development fund for independent creators looking to ‘take creative risks,’ beginning with Altered Matter’s Etherborn,” GI.biz’s Rebekah Valentine writes.
Bandai Namco’s third quarter “saw Q3 net sales of ¥194.1 billion ($1.77 billion), up from ¥174.3 billion ($1.6 billion) in the same quarter last year, and a gross profit of ¥71.2 billion yen ($648 million) – up from ¥61.1 billion ($556 million),” Valentine writes.
Sony Interactive Entertainment and XPLORA are partnering, Variety’s Emily Gera reports. They’re developing “a video game that will give in-game rewards to players for physical activity carried out in the real world.”
Ganymede Games has been formed by “two former Wargaming executives,” Variety’s Stefanie Fogel reports.
AdHoc Studio has been formed by “a team of four Telltale alumni,” Variety’s Michael Futter reports.
The Monster Hunter movie has a formal release date of Sept. 4, 2020, Deadline’s Erik Pedersen writes.
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Partnerships & Sponsorships:
Globe Telecom and Mineski are partnering, TEO’s Dane Weeden writes. “Globe Telecom launches its own esports team in an ongoing partnership with Mineski. Team Liyab will be treated as a traditional sports team with sports science, mental and physical programs, and training facilities.”
Super League Gaming and Best Buy are partnering, TEO’s Andrew Hayward reports. “Players can win Best Buy gift cards, Logitech G gaming peripherals, and an Alienware PC.”
PSG and Rex Regum Qeon are partnering, Esports Insider’s Joe Wong reports.
Battlefy and NCSA are partnering, Esports Insider’s Adam Fitch writes. “NCSA and Battlefy have joined forces to provide ‘free recruiting tools and resources’ to esports players who are high school-aged.”
AT&T is sponsoring NBA 2K League, Fitch reports. “The deal, in which financial details haven’t been specified, will include activations across all of NBA’s properties – including its esports league.”