GamesIndustry.biz deep dives into the importance of creating a functional game economy and provides tips for success. Making the players feel rewarded for effort put into the game as well as monitoring the economy after launch can have beneficial effects.
Take-Two Interactive reports a slight downturn in the latest quarterly reports, but CEO Strauss Zelnick has confidence revenue will continue to climb from here, citing “groundbreaking titles” in the works. Grand Theft Auto is set to release a trailer for their newest installment this December.
Sony amends its target of releasing 12 live-service games by March 2026. Hiroki Totoki, Sony CFO, announced that the company will only be releasing 6 live-service games by the end of the 2025 fiscal year; the names of the titles have yet to be announced.
Litigation is under way in federal court today as Epic Games sues Google for antitrust violations. Epic recently took Apple to court for the same allegations, but to no avail.