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Game artists—submissions for the 2021 Game Makers' Sketchbook are now open!  
by Staff [06.15.21]
The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences is now taking submissions for the first-ever Game Makers' Sketchbook. Submit your art today!
Console/PC, Art, GDC

It looks like Cyberpunk 2077 could be returning to the PlayStation Store  
by Chris Kerr [06.15.21]
CD Projekt Red's polarizing action-RPG Cyberpunk 2077 looks to be returning to the PlayStation Store after being delisted in December last year.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Try Sable, Lake, and more during the [email protected] Summer Game Fest Demo event  
by Chris Kerr [06.15.21]
Xbox is spotlighting a smorgasbord of indie projects during its second [email protected] Summer Game Fest Demo event.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Activision Blizzard delays say-on-pay vote, calls criticism of CEO bonuses 'misleading'  
by Chris Kerr [06.15.21]
Activision Blizzard has delayed the advisory vote on a say-on-pay proposal regarding executive compensation to give shareholders more time to mull over the decision.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Report: New Rare franchise Everwild has been completely rebooted after leadership reshuffle  
by Chris Kerr [06.15.21]
Everwild, a new IP from Rare that was first unveiled in 2019, didn't make an appearance at E3 2021 because it's being "completely rebooted."
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing, Video

Guilty Gear Strive has topped 300,000 worldwide sales in three days  
by Chris Kerr [06.15.21]
Guilty Gear Strive, the latest entry in Arc System Works' hybrid 2D-meets-3D fighting franchise, has sold over 300,000 copies worldwide in three days.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: Starting a new game project? Ask the hard questions first 3
by Raul Aliaga Diaz [06.14.21]
In this reprinted #altdevblogaday opinion piece, Mylodon producer Raul Aliaga Diaz discusses why and how game developers should ask themselves the right tough questions before starting a new project.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Production, Business/Marketing

Interim GM Gary McKay is the new official GM of BioWare  
by Alissa McAloon [06.14.21]
Gary McKay stepped in as temporary general manager when Casey Hudson departed BioWare last year, and has now been tapped to fill the position in an official capacity.

E3 showcases - what discovery boost do they really give? 1
by Gamasutra Staff [06.14.21]
If your game does get in one of the E3 showcases with your game, how does the extra visibility help? And how can we quantify that? Let's check it out...
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Learn about the design of Disneyland's Avengers Campus at GDC 2021  
by Staff [06.14.21]
Walt Disney Imagineering is guiding you through the design ideas behind Disneyland's Avengers Campus at this year’s Game Developers Conference.
Console/PC, Design, GDC

How telcos can take your games business from local to global (sponsored)  
by Telstra [06.14.21]
There's big opportunity to expand your game business into Asia-Pacific, but where do you begin? Gamasutra editor-in-chief Kris Graft speaks with Telstra VP Adam Day to find out how game companies can partner with telecommunications companies to grow business.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Business/Marketing, Video

Xbox reveals Starfield, Redfall at E3 press conference  
by Bryant Francis [06.13.21]
Microsoft and Bethesda announced a slew of games in their joint E3 press conference---including a number of Bethesda games that will be Xbox exclusives like Starfield and Redfall.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, Video, E3

Ubisoft debuts its open-world Avatar game, other titles, at Ubisoft Forward 1
by Bryant Francis [06.12.21]
Ubisoft showd off its open-world game based on James Cameron's Avatar as well as a number of other new titles at its 2021 Ubisoft Forward press conference.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, E3

Netflix announces Blood Dragon, Splinter Cell animated shows  
by Bryant Francis [06.11.21]
Two Ubisoft properties are being adapted into Netflix animated series: Far Cry: Blood Dragon and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has clocked 20 million players  
by Bryant Francis [06.11.21]
Respawn Entertainment says over 20 million players have played Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order across different platforms.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Delisting Cyberpunk was 'in the interest of the PlayStation community'  
by Bryant Francis [06.11.21]
PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan defended the company’s move to delist Cyberpunk 2077 in an interview with Axios.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Bethesda to scrap Fallout 76 battle royale mode 'Nuclear Winter' as players lose interest  
by Chris Kerr [06.11.21]
Bethesda will scrap Fallout 76's battle royale mode 'Nuclear Winter' later this year due to dwindling player interest.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Scavengers reinstates co-founders after investigation into harassment, toxicity  
by Chris Kerr [06.11.21]
Scavengers Studio has reinstated CEO Amelie Lamarche and former creative director Simon Darveau following the outcome of an investigation into allegations of harassment and toxicity at the studio.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: Making the colorful music wheel of Wandersong 1
by Staff [06.10.21]
Wandersong's Greg Lobanov digs into the game's intriguing color wheel of song, why he crafted an aesthetic around a 'rainbow of sound', and how he designed puzzles solvable by singing.
Console/PC, Design

Get a job: Treyarch is hiring a Senior Test Automation Engineer  
by Staff [06.10.21]
Treyarch, the studio behind the best-selling Call of Duty – Black Ops franchise is seeking a passionate Senior Test Automation Engineer to help us take our cutting-edge games to the next level.
Console/PC, Programming, Recruitment