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Now displaying: October, 2021
Oct 22, 2021

The GamesIndustry.biz team discusses the biggest stories of the past week.

First up, we discuss the ongoing dance between Electronic Arts and football association FIFA. While EA has claimed it's considering a rebrand for its best-selling football series, FIFA has suggested it's considering licensing out its brand to additional parties.

We ponder what each side has to lose or gain, or whether ultimately these are just negotiating tactics and the world's biggest-selling game will likely remain just the way it is.

Then, following complaints from Metroid Dread developers who did not receive credit in the final game, we explore what should earn a place in any project's staff roll.

Oct 18, 2021

This week, we're bringing you podcast versions of the best sessions for GI Live: London, which ran alongside EGX 2021.

In our final episode, we speak to Obsidian Entertainment CEO Feargus Urquhart about working with publishers.

The discussion offers advice to studios on what they should look for in a publishing partner, and also explores the road to Microsoft's acquisition of Obsidian and the interested parties that came before it.

Oct 13, 2021

This week, we're bringing you podcast versions of the best sessions for GI Live: London, which ran alongside EGX 2021.

Today's episode is our exclusive interview with Jade Raymond, best known for her work leading studios at Ubisoft and EA and launching franchises such as Assassin's Creed. 

Raymond is currently building up her new company, Haven Studios, which has already received investment from PlayStation. We speak to her about the studio's progress, forming a team of former Assassin's Creed and Stadia developers, and Raymond's hopes for the future.

Oct 11, 2021

This week, we're bringing you podcast versions of the best sessions for GI Live: London, which ran alongside EGX 2021.

Today's episode is the keynote fireside chat between our own Christopher Dring and Sony Interactive Entertainment president and CEO Jim Ryan.

The discussion explores Jim's career at PlayStation throughout its history, his thoughts on the future of PS5, and his hopes for the growth of the video games industry.

(As this is ripped from the session on the day, Chris ends with a teaser for a discussion with Warner Music. There will not be a podcast version of this session, but you can find the full video on our YouTube channel)

Oct 6, 2021

The GamesIndustry.biz team gather around their mics and discuss the biggest news of the past week.

First up, following an article by Kotaku's Carolyn Petit and a call from OutMakingGames, we discuss how Rockstar Games should handle the transphobic elements of Grand Theft Auto 5 as it prepares to release the best-selling title on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.

OutMakingGames and Petit both call for the content's removal, or a context disclaimer decrying transphobia in today's society, but whether or not that's something Rockstar will do is another matter.

We also delve deeper into the topic of accessibility, not only following the discussions around Deathloop but also our in-depth guide on how to make your game more accessible to a wider audience and why it's important to do so.

As always, you can get more news, insight and analysis at www.gamesindustry.biz.

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