Devil May Cry: Peak of Combat hits 666,666 pre-registrations as DMC mobile spin-off approaches global launch
Mobile action game Devil May Cry: Peak of Combat, previously available only in China, is approaching its global launch. Here are some metrics and other details about the title developed by Chinese studio NebulaJoy and supervised by Capcom.
Infinity Ward sets up new team in Barcelona following Activision’s pledge to “meaningfully expand” investment in EU
Shortly after Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard was approved in the EU, Infinity Ward has established a new office in Barcelona. The team will collaborate closely with Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile developer Digital Legends.
Jim Ryan says Microsoft offered to only keep older Activision games on PlayStation, explains his stance on blocking merger
The third day of the FTC v. Microsoft hearing featured pre-recorded testimony from Sony Interactive Entertainment boss Jim Ryan. Here is what he had to say about the Activision Blizzard deal and its potential impact on the PlayStation platform.
Microsoft paid $117 million for Ninja Theory, according to its pitch regarding potential acquisition of SEGA
More and more internal documents are becoming public during the ongoing FTC v. Microsoft hearings. This time, let’s take a look at Xbox’s M&A activity and the companies it has chosen as its potential targets over the past few years.
Yakuza creator Toshihiro Nagoshi and other devs removed from credits in new GOG versions
Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio and SEGA recently released a collection of seven games in the Yakuza franchise on GOG. However, the name of the creator of the series, along with some other developers, has been erased from the credits.
Goddess of Victory: NIKKE tops $400 million in mobile revenue in less than 12 months
The mobile version of Goddess of Victory: NIKKE, a free-to-play gacha game from developer Shift Up and Tencent’s publishing label Level Infinite, has reached a new milestone in less than a year since its global launch.
Jim Ryan: Sony “simply could not run the risk” of sharing details about PS6 with Activision if Microsoft acquires it
An excerpt from Jim Ryan’s testimony to the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been made public. The SIE boss has tried to explain why the company won’t share any hardware details about the PS6 or any other upcoming console with Activision Blizzard post-acquisition.
Capcom sold over 100k copies of its games in Russia last year despite suspending its operations
Capcom has disclosed the geography of its game sales for the past fiscal year. Although the company has suspended its business activities in Russia, the country was still in the same tier as Canada, Italy, and France.
Broken Sword writer Steve Ince retires from games industry, expressing concern about “threat of AI”
Prominent game writer Steve Ince has announced his retirement after working in the industry for more than 30 years. He has contributed to dozens of titles but is best known for his work on the Broken Sword series.
New Zealand concerned that Microsoft could weaken its cloud gaming rivals’ ability to compete following Activision deal
New Zealand’s Commerce Commission has listed concerns it has over Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard. Just like the UK regulator, it believes that the deal could lessen competition in the cloud gaming market.
BattleBit Remastered becomes best-selling premium game on Steam, peaking at 61k concurrent players
BattleBit Remastered, a 254-player low-poly multiplayer shooter made by a small indie team, is now storming the charts. Last week, it generated more revenue on Steam than some AAA blockbusters like CoD: Modern Warfare II and Starfield.