Our Industry News            (17/07/23 - 23/07/23)


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Top News Items

    • It has been claimed that Microsoft and PlayStation have signed a binding agreement of 10 years to keep Call of Duty on PS following the acquisition of Activision Blizzard.  The UK's CMA have stated that they will take another six weeks to consider the new submission from Microsoft on the issue of cloud gaming and COD..

    • The UK's trade body, UKIE, have set 11 industry principles to "improve the protections for all players". Some of these principles included giving clear probability disclosures and disclosing the presence of Loot boxes prior to purchase.  The UK government is investigating the impact of loot-boxes. 

    • Xbox Live Gold will be re-branded as "GamePass Core" starting the 14th of September. This service will cost $10 a month or $60 a year and will provide consumers access to multiplayer gaming.  Gold would usually offer smaller indie games every month and this implies that GamePass will offer 4 subscription services, Core, Consle, PC, and Ultimate. 
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New games

Week commencing Monday 24 July 2023

Date Title Platform(s) Genre(s) Developer(s) Publisher(s)
July 25 Mr. Run and Jump Win, NS, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX, Atari, VCS Platform, action Graphite Lab Atari
  The Queen's Gambit Chess iOS, Droid Chess Ripstone Rockwater Netflix Games
  Remnant 2 Win,,PS5,  XSX Third-person shooter Gunfire Games Gearbox Publishing
  This Way Madness Lies NS Role-playing Zeboyd Games Zeboyd Games
 July 26 Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Win Third-person shooter, Platform Insomniac Games, Nixxes Software Sony Interactive Entertainment 
  Xuan-Yuan Sword: Mists Beyond the Mountains Win Role-playing Softstar Gamera Games, eastasiasoft
July 27 Arcadian Atlas Win Tactical role-playing Twin Otter Studios Serenity Forge
  Crymachina NS, PS4, PS5 Action role-playing Aquria FuRyu
  Double Dragon Gaiden; Rise of the Dragons Win, NS, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX Beat' em up Secret Base Modus Games
  The Expanse: A telltale Series Episode 1 Win, NS, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX Graphic Adventure Telltale Games, Deck Nine Telltale Games
  Koa and the Five Pirates of Mara Win, NS, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX Action-Adventure PLatform Chibig, Talpa Games, Undercoders Chibig
  Let's School Win Management  Pathea Games PM Studios
  PixelJunk Scrappers Deluxe Win, NS, PS4, PS5 Party, beat ' em up  Q-Games Q-Games
  Psychic 5 Eternal NS Action CRT Games City Connections
  Puzzles for Clef Win Puzzle-platform Weasel Token Freedom Games
  Radiant Tale NS Visual novel Design Factory Aksys Games
  Return to Monkey Island IOS, Droid Graphic adventure Terrible Toybox Devolver Digital
  Sword and Fairy Inn 2 NS Life sim Softstar, CubeGame Softstar, eastasiasoft
  Yggdra Union: We'll Never Fight Alone Win, NS Tactical role-playing Sting Entertainment Sting Entertainment
July 28 Disney Illusion Island NS Platform Diala Studios Disney Interactive
  Hello Kitty Island Adventure iOS, Droid Life sim Sunblink Sunblink
  Natsu-Mon! 20th Century Summer Vacation NS Adventure Milennium Kitchen, Toybox Spike Chunsoft