Consumer Technology Association reports over 50% of US households currently own a gaming console. Hardware sales are up 112% in the month of June alone. Another 30% of US households plan to purchase a console within the next year.
After a year of working remotely, EA studios has successfully overcome production logistics to launch 13 new games and over 400 updates for current titles. With offices starting to re-open around the world, dependency on remote work in the future is unclear, but EA’s chief studio’s officer, Laura Miele, tells The Verge, “I don’t think we will ever go back to how we were before the pandemic.”
Taylor Kurosaki and Jacob Minkoff, formerly from Infinity Ward and Naughty Dog, join a handful of other veteran game developers to launch the independent development studio That’s No Moon. CEO Michael Mumbauer of That’s No Moon says the studios focus will be on “single-player, narrative-driven” gaming.
Celebrating 20 years of Xbox, Krispy Kreme launches the Xbox doughnut in their stores in the UK and Ireland. Confectionaries connoisseurs who purchase a dozen of these tasty treats will also be eligible for a chance to win a mini Xbox console.