Thursday, 9 September 2021

Naughty Dog hopes to solve crunch complaints with 'working groups'

Naughty Dog co-presidents Evan Wells and Neil Druckmann say the company is working to improve work-life balance with a new set of working groups. ...



Report: Yakuza creator Toshihiro Nagoshi may soon head over to NetEase

NetEase is reportedly in the final stages of hiring Yakuza creator Toshihiro Nagoshi away from Sega. ...



China massively restricts playtime limits for younger players

The Chinese government has restricted video game access for younger players to one hour per day from Friday to Sunday. ...



Overwatch's McCree to have name changed after namesake fired from Blizzard

McCree, the Overwatch cowboy hero named after a former Blizzard employee, will soon have his name changed. His namesake, level designer Jesse McCree, was fired from Blizzard Entertainment. ...



Elden Ring rides high at the 2021 Gamescom Awards

Gamescom's annual award ceremony concluded with a slew of wins for Elden Ring, making Bandai Namco the top-performing publisher in the awards spread. ...



Fallout 76 project lead departs Bethesda after 16 years

The Bethesda veteran will take some time to reflect before choosing their next move. ...



Steam refund abuse has Summer of '58 developer Emika Games considering hiatus

The indie developer behind horror title Summer of '58 claims Steam refund abuse has torpedoed its future plans. ...



Apple to let App Store devs email customers about alternative payment options

App Store developers will soon be able nudge customers over email to make them aware of alternative payment options and perhaps avoid platform fees. ...



Epic and Time Magazine debut interactive MLK Jr. exhibit in Fortnite

Epic Games and Time Magazine have partnered to debut an interactive Fortnite Creative exhibit about the 1963 March on Washington. ...



11 bit makes moves to bring 'meaningful games' into AAA realm

Przemyslaw Marszal of Frostpunk developer 11 bit wants to bring his company fully into the realm of AAA. Here's how he plans to do it. ...



Frostpunk 2 is no longer listed for pre-order on Kinguin

Kinguin has removed Frostpunk 2 from pre-order after the developers at 11 Bit Studios publicly complained about the early, unapproved listing on its site. ...



Gearbox opening Montreal studio to work on Borderlands and new franchises

Gearbox is opening its second major studio in Canada and sinking $200 million CAD into the region. ...



We're now at GameDeveloper.com!

Gamasutra.com will soon automatically redirect to the brand new GameDeveloper.com. For now, click here to go to the new site! ...



NES and SNES hardware designer has retired from Nintendo after almost 40 years

Nintendo design and brand director Lance Barr is departing the company after almost four decades. ...



Revisiting Mohawk Games' diversity overhaul - GDC Podcast ep. 23

In this episode of GDC Podcast, recorded earlier this year live at GDC Showcase, Kris Graft and Alissa McAloon talk to Leyla and Soren Johnson, CEO and design director at Offworld Trading Company and Old World developer Mohawk Games. ...