Our Industry News   (13/05/24 - 19/05/24)


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    Top News Items

  • Sony │ 2 New PlayStation CEOs as Fiscal year increases by +17% to $28B.

Sony’s president, Hiroki Totoki, will hand over his acting PlayStation CEO role to Hermen Hulst and Hideaki Nishino on the 1st of June.

Sony says its live service game hit Helldivers 2 is now PlayStation’s fastest-selling game launch ever, with sales “far exceeding expectations” at 12M copies sold across PC and PS5 in its first 12 weeks (beating the previous record of God of War Ragnarök, 11M units in 10 weeks). The success of Helldivers 2 bodes good and bad news. It could embolden Sony to invest more in its live service offerings, potentially at the expense of single-player narrative games.
  • GameStop short sellers got played again! The day trader Keith Gill, aka “Roaring Kitty,” who has stayed low these past 3 years after making a fortune on the short squeeze on GameStop, reached out to his fans on X to do it again… and they did.
  • Embracer Group’s Crystal Dynamics has teamed up with Amazon MGM Studios and Prime to produce a new Tomb Raider TV show, penned by Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Amazon has already invested in Tomb Raider when it publishes the next game.
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       New games

      Week commencing Monday 13 May 2024

Date Title Platform(s) Genre(s) Developer(s) Publisher(s)
May 13 Homeworld 3 Win Real-time strategy Blackbird Interactive Gearbox Publishing
May 14 Braid Anniversary Edition Win, NS, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX, iOS, Droid `Puzzle Thekla Thekla
  Biomutant NS Action role-playing Experiment 101 THQ Nordic
  Dread Delusion Win Role-playing Lovely Hellplace DreadXP
  Neptunia Game Maker R:Evolution

NS, PS4, PS5,

Role-playing Idea Factory Idea Factory Int'l
 May 15 Baladins Win Adventure Seed by Seed Armor Games Studios
  Mullet MadJack Win Roguelite, first-person shooter Hammer95 Hammer95
May 16 Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut Win Action-adventure Sucker Punch Productions, Nixxes Software Sony Interactive Entertainment
  Lorelei and the Laser Eyes Win, Nintendo Switch Horror Simogo Annapurna Interactive
  ROBOBEAT Win Roguelike, rhythm, first-person shooter Inzanity Kwalee
  Histera Win First-person shooter StickyLock StickyLock
May 17 INDIKA PS5, XSX Narrative adventure game Odd Meter 11 Bit Studios
  Morbid: The Lords of Ire Win, NS, PS5, XBO, XSX Action role-playing Still Running Merge Games