When the Fortnite Champion Series returns in 2023, it will feature a new format to bring it more in line with other e-sports championships. The $10 million prize pool will be distributed throughout the year, with three Major tournaments running for five weeks each.
Roblox is finalizing the roll-out of its new Creator Hub, seeking to make development on the platform more convenient. The Creator Hub centralizes the creator dashboard, documentation, forums, marketplace, and talent hub into a single location rather than several standalone apps and websites.
Workforce unionization has been a news-making trend in the games industry with no signs of slowing. Polygon has an overview of the changing relationship between publishers and studios. Workers are unionizing across major studios to create a more fair and respectful work environment within the video game space.
Microsoft is preparing to push updates to Xbox consoles with the goal of making them greener and more energy efficient. Xbox consoles will automatically follow a schedule of active hours for downloads and updates. During non-active hours, the consoles will default to a shutdown mode rather than low-power sleep.