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Roy Campbell is Bethesda’s new United Kingdom managing director, according to GamesIndustry.biz’s James Batchelor.
Universal wants developers to pitch games based on franchises like “Back to the Future” and “Jaws.”
Thirty people are without jobs after Robot Entertainment decided to focus on a singular project, GamesIndustry.biz’s Matthew Handrahan reports.
GamesIndustry.biz’s Haydn Taylor writes that Fortnite dominated “global uploads related to a video game on YouTube in January 2018 … Fortnite was the most popular game last week with over 91 days worth of content and 287 million views.”
A Morgan Stanley analyst points at Fortnite as the culprit for Activision Blizzard’s stock falling “more than 10%” since March 12, The Esports Observer’s Trent Murray reports. “The drop for ATVI represents at least a $6.3B loss in market value. Nowak also credited Fortnite with a downward trend tor NBA 2K18 Database Link developer Take-Two Interactive.”
Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney thinks cross-platform play is “the heart of a growing social network,” according to Glixel’s Brian Crecente. “‘Whatever the history, it’s really in gamers’ interest to play with all…’”
Valve is opening “source ‘GameNetworkingSockets’ for developers,” Gamasutra’s Emma Kidwell reports. “‘The intention is that on PC you can use the Steamworks version, and on other platforms, you can use this version,’ which implies that it could help specifically for Linux developers.”
The Esports Observer’s Thiemo Bräutigam writes that “Valve’s Database Link total Steam revenue from paid game sales was $4.3B in 2017 … This doesn’t include downloadable content, microtransactions, or any other in-app purchases.”
Turtle Wax is partnering with OpTic Gaming and Splyce.
Esports Insider’s Sam Cooke reports that Quantum Bellator Fire is partnering with “betting platform X-Bet.co.”
Franchising is now a thing for Honor of Kings. It will be called the King Pro League, Esports Insider’s Adam Fitch writes. “The franchising of the league means it will comprise of city-based teams, with twelve teams already competing in the Spring Split.”
Happy birthday to Super Smash Bros. Melee player Adam “Armada” Lindgren!