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1-7-2022

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What happens to gaming in 2022? Analysts offer their predictions – GamesIndustry.biz

Will console sales grow or stay flat? Will NFTs blow up or fizzle out? Is gaming IP the next big thing in entertainment? GamesIndusty.biz gathers a panel of industry leaders to revisit last year’s predictions and prognosticate as to expectations for the coming year.

 

Sandbox technology could revolutionize the gaming market – Venturebeat.com

GamesBeat looks at how Sandboxing can change the game development landscape from optimizations, monetization, and user behavior, including change acceptance. Sandboxing looks to offer an alternative to the risk of live trial-and-error rollouts.

 

Ubisoft+ comes to Xbox and Rainbow Six Extraction launches on Game Pass – Venturebeat.com

Ubisoft has announced that it will be adding the Ubisoft+ subscription service to Xbox Game Pass soon. Ubisoft will also launch its newest co-op shooter Rainbow Six Extraction on January 20th, which GamePass subscribers will be able to play on day one.

 

14,000 Chinese Game Companies Have Gone Out of Business Due to Regulation Freeze – Kotaku.com

China’s freezing of video game licenses is likely to continue into the new year. The National Press and Publication Administration (NPPA) hasn’t released a list of approved titles since July 2021. The state-run newspaper reports that around 14,000 game studios, merchandisers, and publishers have gone under in the last six months, likely attributed to the freeze.