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BioWare won’t die if Anthem does, James Ohlen told Game Informer’s Matt Bertz. “‘If Anthem doesn’t do as well – and I think it’s going to be great – but if it doesn’t do gangbusters I don’t think that’s the end of BioWare. I think it will simply be a chance for BioWare to learn some lessons and apply it to the next game that comes out.’”
Xbox Scarlett will reportedly have two variations: physical console and cloud-based. “Microsoft is building a traditional console,” Thurrott’s Brad Sams writes. The second is “a streaming box that is designed to work with the company’s upcoming game streaming platform.”
Meg Whitman joined Immortals’ board, Fortune’s David Meyer writes. “Whitman’s investment has no public figure on it, but it values Immortals at over $100 million.” She previously was with eBay and Hewlett-Packard.
Rocket League unveiled loot box drop rates in a blog post last night.
More QuakeCon information is out. DOOM Eternal gameplay and “a deeper dive into Fallout 76 with Todd Howard” will be offered, according to the QuakeCon website.
ESL tournament director Jonas Vikan stepped down from his position for family reasons and will be replaced by Alexander Nehr, TEO’s Trent Murray reports.
Square Enix and Blacknut are partnering, GI.biz’s Rebekah Valentine reports. They’re going to “offer a small selection of its mobile titles via the game streaming service.”
PAI Partners is looking to buy “board game publisher Asmodee in a deal based on an enterprise value of €1.2 billion,” GI.biz’s Matthew Handrahan reports.
Surprise Attack Games is rebranding to Fellow Traveller.
Douyu may be “planning a U.S. initial public offering,” Murray reports. “Douyu’s IPO will reportedly look to raise $600M to $700M.”
Swisscom registered a “Swisscom eSports Hero League” trademark, TEO’s Brandon Brathwaite writes.
Werder Bremen, a German football club, “has entered the esports industry in partnership with STARK eSports Agency,” Esports Insider’s Adam Fitch writes. “Werden esports will officially kick things off when FIFA 19 is released later this year in September.”
Tempo Storm and GamerToken are partnering, Esports Insider’s Lydia Mitrevski writes. “GamerToken allows players to buy and sell in-game items like unique skins, weapons and objects.”
Counter Logic Gaming and MAXNOMIC signed a sponsorship deal, Fitch reports. “As part of this deal, MAXNOMIC has created CLG-branded chairs that are used throughout the organisation’s Performance Center by both players and staff.”
Hearthstone posted “The Boomsday Project: Lab Logs Part 2.”
Happy birthday Rickard “SortOf” Bergman and Toby “TobiWan” Dawson!