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What self-publishing on the Epic Games Store means for gaming – VentureBeat.com

The Epic Games Store has added self-publishing tools which will allow developers and publishers to easily launch and maintain games on the storefront. VentureBeat spoke with Epic Games CEO, Tim Sweeny, and Epic Games Store head, Steve Allison, about what this move means for Epic and for the development community.

Ex-Blizzard Leaders Form Magic Soup Games With Goal Of Creating AAA Titles – Gamespot.com

A trio of Blizzard veterans are starting a game studio named Magic Soup Games. Former Blizzard president, J. Allen Brack, Jen Oneal, and John Donham are joining forces to start a new studio focusing on AAA games with positive themes.

Epic’s Unreal Editor for Fortnite is finally launching on March 22nd – TheVerge.com

Epic Games has announced its Unreal Editor for Fortnite (UEFN) will be launching on March 22nd. The UEFN builds upon Fortnite’s wildly popular Creative Mode, allowing creators to use tools in the Unreal Engine to create new games and experiences inside of Fortnite.

Microsoft Is Signing Deals to Bring Activision Games to Even More Services – IGN.com

In a continuing effort to assuage the fears of regulators reviewing the planned acquisition of Activision/Blizzard, Microsoft has inked yet another deal. This time, Microsoft is pairing with the Japanese cloud provider Ubitus to bring its PC games to new platforms. Nintendo, Nvidia’s GeForce Now, and Ukrainian cloud provider Boosteroid have also recently signed 10-year deals that will allow Xbox and Activision Blizzard content across their respective platforms.