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New hardware, more layoffs, AI in game dev: Analyst predictions for 2024 – GamesIndustry.biz

GamesIndustry.biz assembled a panel of industry experts for its list of annual predictions. The predictions for 2023 largely came to fruition, and this year focuses on growth in Asian gaming markets and out-of-app monetization. There may be another top-ten acquisition this year with a value over $2.5 billion.

Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai confirms he’s ‘still creating games’ – VideoGamesChronicle.com

Masahiro Sakurai, the game director behind Nintendo’s hit series Super Smash Bros. and Kirby, has confirmed that he is still creating games in the video game industry. In a recent episode of his YouTube show, Masahiro Sakurai on Creating Games, he addressed his future in the industry and his interest in continuing to work in it.

Fallout creator Tim Cain is consulting on The Outer Worlds 2 – VideoGamesChronicle.com

According to a recent report by Video Games Chronicle, Tim Cain, the creator of Fallout, is consulting on The Outer Worlds 2. Cain is a veteran game developer who has worked on several popular games in the past, and along with his Fallout co-creator Leonard Boyarsky, they served as co-directors on the original games, which received much praise on their release.

As acquisitions become the industry norm, CD Projekt Red says it’s “not interested” – VG247.com

CD Projekt Red, the developer of popular games such as The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077, has confirmed that it has no interest in being bought out or part of a larger corporation and wants to maintain its independence. The company’s CEO, Adam Kicinski, stated that CD Projekt Red has worked hard to reach its current position and believes that it will continue to grow stronger in the future.