In efforts to restructure and pull their company out of debt, Embracer is considering selling off their game developer, Gearbox Entertainment. There seems to be third-party interest, as Gearbox is doing well with Borderlands and Remnant 2, their new release, was the top-selling game in the U.S in July.
Bain & Company discuss the potential applications for AI in the game development industry based on the findings from their new study, “How will Generative AI Change the Video Game Industry” which surveyed game executives from around the world. They conclude that more than 50% of the video game content will be developed with assistance from generative AI in the next decade.
Unity switches gears and will introduce a runtime fee starting at the beginning of 2024. This short notice has ruffled the feathers of indie and smaller developers, but Unity has implemented thresholds to somewhat combat those concerns.
California’s gaming legislation for child safety, set to take effect in July 2024, is only one among a list of other safety ordinances being implemented across the world. As game developers look to stay within compliance, the first hurdle will be setting up systems for age verification.