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Pearl Abyss – Korean developer enhances employee benefits amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Back in 2018, Korean developer Pearl Abyss won plaudits for its comprehensive employee benefits package with an emphasis on staff well-being. Today, it announced several new benefits as part of the expanded welfare system, which includes housekeeping, pets, and anniversaries/…

Purple – NCsoft is preparing cross-platform software for US market

If you did not already know, NCsoft launched a PC software known as Purple late last year ago along with Lineage 2M. Purple works similar to an Android emulator, but simply just plays games from NCsoft while having various community…

Asus – ROG Phone 3 announced with vastly improved features and new business partnerships

Asus recently unveiled the ROG Phone 3 series during the Game Changer virtual launch event. As the latest generation of the world’s most powerful gaming smartphone series, ROG Phone 3 redefines mobile gaming with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus…

Nexon – American studio working on Unreal Engine 4 PC title shuts down

Nexon recently confirmed that it has shut down its development studio in Orange County, California. The studio was first made known in 2017, with several positions open for a new PC project apparently made using Unreal Engine 4 (this was…

Game Tales – Korean developer announces Unreal Engine 5 MMORPG project

Game Tales, a little-known Korean studio, today announced that it is working on a massive Unreal Engine 5 MMORPG for PC and mobile devices. As Unreal Engine 5 is not out yet, the team is using Unreal Engine 4.5 before…

Warcraft – Movie director claims no one he worked with is at Blizzard anymore

Released back in 2016, the Warcraft movie was literally a “tale of 2 cities,” as it grossed USD 439 million worldwide but only managed a paltry USD 47.4 million in its native North America. This led to the proposed trilogy…

Mabinogi Mobile – Nexon announces new studio to continue game’s development

Mabinogi Mobile was first announced in late 2017 by Nexon but since G-Star 2018, details about the highly-anticipated game have been scarce. Today, Nexon revealed that it plans to establish two joint ventures with Wonder Holdings. Both companies will have…

G-Star 2020 – Decision announced for annual Korean game exhibition

If you did not know, G-Star is the annual games exhibition held in South Korea, probably the biggest one in Asia after ChinaJoy. Korean games are usually known for their quality productions, with the country creating companies such as Nexon,…

NetEase – New Japan studio formed to build console games

NetEase is the second largest games company in China, but its overseas titles also include mobile successes such as Knives Out, Rules of Survival, and Identity V. In the past couple of years, we have also seen an increase in…

Nexon – Big esports initiative for South Korea announced

Nexon recently announced its plan to create a new esports business that will cover both online and offline activities in South Korea. This is apparently to “respond to the changing e-sports industry environment and contribute to the expansion of domestic…

Shine Games – New mobile games studio receives investment for major esports push

Founded in November last year, South Korean game developer startup Shine Games announced it has received an investment from venture capital firm Laguna Investment and YG Investment, the investment arm of the South Korean music label and entertainment agency YG…

Tencent – Chinese tech giant makes big investment in DayZ developer

Following its recent Japanese adventure, Tencent has once again shifted its eyes to Europe and announced a USD 260 million investment in Czech Republic-based games developer, Bohemia Interactive. You might not have heard of this studio, but it created notable…

ODIN: Valhalla Rising – Publisher announced for upcoming epic MMORPG

Following the epic game trailer reveal for ODIN: Valhalla Rising yesterday, another major news dropped today regarding the publisher for the game. Kakao Games has signed a publishing contract with developer Lionheart Studio, although the regions were not stated in…

Tencent – Chinese tech giant becomes majority shareholder of Japan developer

You might not know that Tencent Holdings is the biggest internet IT company in China, and other than owning the popular QQ and WeChat platforms among many other software, it is also the majority owner of developers such as Epic…