In The News
Xbox’s revenue for the fourth quarter of 2018 was “$2.29 billion during the three-month period … Up 39 percent from the same period in the previous year,” VentureBeat’s Jeff Grubb reports.
Stop asking 343 Industries if we’re getting Halo battle royale. “‘The only BR we’re really interested in is Battle Rifle,’” Jeff Easterling said “on the 343 Mixer social stream,” IGN’s Shabana Arif reports. Thank goodness.
IQiyi acquired Skymoons for $190 million, GI.biz’s Rebekah Valentine reports. “An additional $107 million will be added to the total if the studio meets certain benchmarks over the next two years.”
Niantic revealed a bit more about its Pokemon Go discipline policy. “A strike serves as a warning. Everyone can make mistakes. That’s why we …”
For Honor players who suffered the DDoS attack against Ubisoft will receive some goodies, according to an announcement.
ELEAGUE and the Air Force extended their partnership, Esports Insider’s Adam Fitch writes. “As part of this expanded collaboration, the Air Force will host three branded integrations and placements.”
Paris Saint-Germain and Team Flash are partnering, Fitch reports. “PSG’s men’s football team is set to journey around Asia on a summer tour later in July, and now two of team’s FIFA players will be in attendance, too.”
Another Hearthside Chat is up, titled “Hearthside Chat: Welcome to Boom Labs.”
Miscellaneous Esports News:
NACE and Hi-Rez Studios “will host national championships for Smite and Paladins this fall,” ESPN’s Sean Morrison reports. “The competitions will begin in September and include varsity and club-level university teams.”
Team SoloMid released their Vainglory roster, TEO’s Andrew Hayward reports.
Rasmus “MiSeRy” Filipsen joined paiN Gaming as their coach for The International 2018.