In The News
February 2018 growth numbers are out. According to VentureBeat’s Jeff Grubb, “year-over-year growth [was] $995 million in total sales … up 23 percent from $811 million during the same period in 2017.”
Go on, get! Ubisoft “will safely remain a Guillemot family business with help from (PDF) Tencent, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and other investors,” Engadget’s Mariella Moon reports. It “convinced Vivendi to sell all of its 30.5 million stocks.”
Pocket Gamer’s Emily Sowden has everything you need to know from the Nindie Showcase.
GamesIndustry.biz’s Ben Parfitt reports some of the Switch’s best-selling indie games include Enter the Gungeon, Golf Story, Stardew Valley and more.
Crytek changed policies to “a new 5 percent royalty-based model following an update for the CryEngine,” Gamasutra’s Emma Kidwell writes. “Developers who upgrade and use CryEngine 5.5 will have to give a five percent share of profits generated from any games built with the engine, but only after revenues have passed $5,000.”
CD Projekt Red’s new studio is called Wrocław, according to a press release. “The new studio will … bolster development of Cyberpunk 2077.”
Ben Brode’s up with another Hearthstone video.
Additionally, professional player Chen “Tom60229” Wei Lin is recording “some voice lines for Hearthstone’s newest set, The Witchwood,” Dot Esports’ Callum Leslie reports.
And one more thing. Peter Whalen is up with another Designer Insights about Enrage changes.
Squanch Games and Google are partnering, according to a press release. It’s for “a series of experimental games.” The first, Dr. Splorchy Presents: Space Heroes, is playable at GDC.
The Esports Observer’s Graham Ashton writes that “DreamHack [Spain] has announced a new initiative with Page Personnel to bring a series of career-development services to its festivals.”
Esports Insider’s Adam Fitch reports “Team Queso has entered into a two-year partnership with Razer.”
Everything in moderation. Detroit Pistons’ Andre Drummond spoke with Bleacher Report’s Leo Sepkowitz about how Fortnite “‘took my life over.’”
Studio The Witness is “now offering grants to indie game makers from traditionally underrepresented groups,” GamesIndustry.biz’s James Batchelor reports.
Happy birthday to Heroes of the Storm player Matic “Zarmony” Mikec!