GamesBeat’s Into the Metaverse 3 event has been rolled into their larger GamesBeat Summit 2023 scheduled for May. The Summit will be a hybrid of in-person and virtual events, featuring guest speakers and a variety of discussion on key topics affecting the gaming industry such as diversity, mental health, and the metaverse.
In February, the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences will be holding its 26th Annual Dice Awards. God of War Ragnarök makes the distinction of being nominated for 12 awards including Game of the Year and Outstanding Achievement in Game Design. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II snags a few nominations as well, including Online Game of the Year.
Microsoft had set in motion a 5% reduction of their workforce which means a loss of 10,000 jobs. Restructuring and downsizing has been confirmed for studios including 343 Industries and Bethesda Game Studio which represent Halo Infinite and Starfield, respectively.
Dr. Andreas Lober and Luca Guidobaldi discuss legal trends to look out for in 2023 while reviewing their predictions from 2022 and the outcomes seen in the game industry over the last year. New areas of concern involve the implications of the Digital Services Act, which emphasizes accessibility, interoperability and safety for all online platforms.