VentureBeat sat down with the new DICE vice president and general manager, Rebecka Coutaz, to talk about her work history, women in the gaming industry, and where EA’s popular Battlefield franchise is going. Due to the challenges of remote work requirements, Battlefield 2042 got off to a rather shaky start; nevertheless, Coutaz has high hopes for changes and streamlining at EA and DICE.
Hello Games announced it is bringing its massive space exploration game No Man’s Sky to the Nintendo Switch on October 7th. While Hello Games acknowledges that porting an intensive procedurally generated world like No Man’s Sky’s to a handheld posed unique challenges, the team was pleased to attempt the impossible. Founder and managing director, Sean Murray says, “No Man’s Sky on this tiny portable device feels both completely natural and also totally improbable at the same time.”
The Embracer Group has been making waves in the gaming industry with several strategic acquisitions, the latest of which was the purchase of Eidos Montreal and Crystal Dynamics from Japanese publisher Square Enix. CEO Lars Wingefors discusses the company’s mergers and acquisitions strategy as well as his hopes for Embracer’s IP beyond traditional gaming.
Bungie’s lawsuit against cheat creators has ended with a settlement of $13 million. Veterancheats, LaviCheats, and Elite Boss Tech were sued by Bungie back in August 2021 for numerous violations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. While the cheat makers avoid a trial, the settlement follows a trend of publishers pushing back against the cheat industry and winning big.