What’s new in the industry
Steam is a fixture of PC gaming with a seemingly unassailable position. Some of the largest publishers in the business depend on the platform. However, more so now than ever before, Steam’s position is at risk.
Early excitement for the new technology brought a lot of curiosity, but with a modest addition of 250 apps since the last quarter, there aren’t many new ways to experience AR. App developers are also less attracted to the tech now that the hype has come down due to a lack of a clear monetization path.
The two franchises are set to go head-to-head later this year but this time around DICE’s Battlefield V has everything it needs to topple Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII and reclaim its crown as the best AAA shooter.
The nine-digit prize pool overshadows the $75M in esports money doled out in 2017 across the top 11 esports franchises, which include popular games like League of Legends and Dota 2. No matter how you slice it, it will be the largest prize pool in esports history for one game in a single season.
We had boots on the ground at this year’s Augmented World Expo (AWE) and came away with a few key takeaways. Consider this your post-AWE cheat sheet!
Apple ARKit and Google’s ARCore apps have access to hundreds of millions of consumers since both platforms offer high-end AR experiences with hardware that’s already in most people’s pockets.
The Tribeca Film Festival has once again embraced the emergence of immersive. Festivals like Tribeca are playing a huge role in helping to legitimize the medium, which is increasingly important as people go bearish on XR. But then again, we will still see a lot of the tried-and-true.
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Even as threats of government regulation continue to subside, developers are nevertheless reluctant to embrace them as much as they’ve done in the past.
There were plenty of notable business storylines that played out on the bustling show floor.
The appetite for live-streams of people playing games has been growing. That makes the latest record viewing session interesting for several reasons.
It is no secret that Microsoft has struggled to deliver compelling exclusives to the Xbox One.