EA’s CEO, Andrew Wilson, anticipates more consolidation in the video game industry, and wants EA to be much more involved in the trend. During EA’s Q4 earnings call, Wilson revealed that he would love for the company to be a “meaningful consolidator” in the space and discussed EA’s “indifferent” attitude towards Microsoft’s planned acquisition of Activision Blizzard.
Riot Games announced Thursday that global president, A. Dylan Jadeja, will replace Nicolo Laurent as CEO later this year. Jadeja has been at the forefront as Riot has worked to expand its brand and global reach in recent years. Laurent will be staying with Riot in an advisory role even after the transition.
Epic Games and digital fashion company, CLO Virtual Fashion, have announced a partnership to expand the Unreal Engine’s use outside of gaming. CLO Virtual Fashion creates solutions with the Unreal Engine to “help designers across industries make life-like digital fashion garments.”
Citing a strong connection between “techies” and neurodivergent individuals, Ubisoft is launching a neurodiversity initiative spearheaded by internal employee groups and HR teams. VentureBeat interviewed Ubisoft’s Pierre Escaich and Aris Bricker about how the company is harnessing the power of neurodiversity in game development.