As part of its GamesBeat Summit 2023, VentureBeat dives deeply into “reputation management” for game companies. The discussion covers how developers and publishers establish a reputation, how to repair it if its damaged, and why a great reputation and a strong community matters so much to gamers.
Veteran developers from some of the industry’s biggest publishers are working on a new MOBA title blending elements from League of Legends, Valorant, Apex Legends, and Smash Bros. Project Loki plans to deliver a completely new experience with “squad-based hero battleground” similar to League of Legends but with a “shooter soul”.
Blizzard has announced pricing and ticket details about BlizzCon this year, which will be hosted at Anaheim Convention Center in November. General admission will be $299 for the live event on November 3rd and 4th, with all on-stage content streaming online for free. Attendees can expect immersive installations, art, and news for Blizzard’s biggest franchises like Diablo, World of Warcraft, and Overwatch.
After a whirlwind period of acquisitions and IP purchases, Embracer Group has entered a somewhat rocky period with $1.5Bil in debt and a recently announced restructuring program. SJN Insight’s Sam Naji has a rundown on what that means for the company and how it should leverage the major franchises it now owns and focus on quality offerings to bring it back to profitability.