Hasbro’s Wizards of the Coast is riding high with the outstanding performances of their AAA RPG Baldur’s Gate 3 and their mobile game, Monopoly Go. Along with a “quality over quantity approach,” Wizards of the Coast prioritizes passionate creators and “meeting the needs of [their] fans.”
Dean Takahashi from VentureBeat sits down with Graeme Struthers of Devolver Digital after their “zany” online press conference. It’s true some games have been delayed, but several games, like Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood and Gunbrella, are still slated for release this year.
For EA’s CEO, Andrew Wilson, the strength of the IP correlates strongly with the health of its online community. Wilson expects continued growth for their FIFA franchise, and for that success to spill over into Apex Legends and Battlefield as their own communities grow.
YouTube brings a new “Playables” section, in limited release, to their website and mobile app. Minigames such as Google’s Stack Bounce are available. Netflix and TikTok have also dabbled in bringing similar games to their platforms.