While still largely regarded as a fringe group in traditional media portrayals, the worldwide community of gamers is a massive and still growing demographic. Finances Online takes a deep dive into the data from age and gender to preferred devices and global revenue share for this rapidly growing segment projected to hit 30.7 billion by 2023.
Much has been written about the metaverse recently, with exciting new avenues for entertainment and socialization generating the greatest buzz, but what other areas will need to adapt with the advent of virtual worlds? VentureBeat’s panel of industry experts sat down to explore fundamental issues of governance, regulation, crime, and more at the 2nd Annual GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming Summit.
Blizzard Entertainment is stepping out into the unknown with the announcement of a new survival game set in an all-new universe distinct from its popular and familiar Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo IPs. Details are scant apart from a brief recruitment announcement and teaser art, but the game looks to be well in development as the first new IP for Blizzard since the release of Overwatch in 2016.
During its recent quarterly earnings call, Microsoft has announced that Halo: Infinite has surpassed more than 20 million players, making it the biggest launch in the franchise’s history, and helping to boost overall financial performance this quarter.