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Now displaying: January, 2019
Jan 14, 2019

Following the news that Bungie and Activision are parting ways, the GamesIndustry.biz team discuss where the AAA publisher goes from here.

Whether part of the ten-year agreement between the two firms or due to a change in strategy, there's no denying that the break-up leaves a Destiny-shaped hole in Activision's limited portfolio (NB: We mean Activision specifically, which is left with Call of Duty and the Crash/Spyro remakes -- the wider company of Activision Blizzard is doing just fine).

Matt, Chris and James ponder whether Activision will seek its next billion-dollar franchise from another third-party studio like Bungie or perhaps turn to the many developers it already owns (most of which are working on Call of Duty) to come up with fresh ideas.

We also talk about the company's efforts in other areas, from esports to film production, and whatever happened to that revived Sierra brand the publisher so proudly relaunched a few years back.

As always, you can get your daily dose of news, insight and analysis into the world behind video games at www.gamesindustry.biz.

Jan 4, 2019

Brendan, Chris, James and Rebekah kick off the year with their predictions for the year ahead.

We've already covered analysts' predictions and industry leaders' most anticipated games on the site, but now it's time for us to offer our own take on what 2019 has in store for the games market.

Topics we explore include: the increased competition among PC stores, thanks to the rise of Epic and Discord's offerings; the growing speculation as to whether we'll see next generation consoles unveiled; and what challenges Nintendo faces in the Switch's third year.

We also share our most anticipated 2019 games and why we're looking forward to them.

As always, you can get your daily dose of news, insight and analysis into the world behind video games at www.gamesindustry.biz.

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