PlayStation’s “aggressive growth plans” in mobile include firstparty games by March 2023

20% of first-party PlayStation output will be on mobile by 2025, says SIE boss Jim Ryan.

Apex Legends Mobile made $4.8m in its first week, says Sensor Tower

Data firm says EA’s shooter falls way short of COD: Mobile’s $14.8m week one revenue.

Gameloft is rebooting as a multiplatform ‘double-A’ games specialist

CFO and GM Alexandre de Rochefort outlines a new era at Gameloft after 22 years in mobile.

How is A16z’s Games Fund One going to spend $600m?

General partner Jonathan Lai says it’ll invest in games and tech infrastructure, ‘freshman’ founders plus experienced heads to build the next Riot, Supercell or Epic.

How not to spend your UA budget 

Top UA consultant Matej Lancaric has some do’s and don’ts for developers about to launch.

NetEase hires PlayStation PR veteran David Wilson as it continues western push

“The potential for NetEase in the West is incredible,” says new European PR director Wilson.

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Netflix gaming content lead Christopher Lee is off to Xbox

He’s now Xbox general manager of portfolio planning and partner marketing.

Pocket Burger are the former Space Apes who want to ‘make a new genre and own it’

After raising $1m, the gang of veteran devs are testing the waters in ‘hybrid-casual’.

Genshin Impact has topped $3bn on mobile, makes $1bn every six months

New Sensor Tower data says Mihoyo’s hit took just 171 days to generate its first $1bn on mobile.

Apple Arcade’s May line-up: Warped Kart Racers, Badland Party, Goat Simulator+ and Pro Darts 2022+

Electric Square handling character-based Kart racer, with HypeHype (formerly Frogmind) making a multiplayer spin on Badland.

Zynga’s Bernard Kim departs to become Match Group CEO

Kim is leaving his role as president of publishing at the end of the month.

Warcraft Arclight Rumble is Blizzard’s ‘tower offence’ mobile game

It looks like a more complex Clash Royale, but in the Warcraft universe.

Embracer boss cautious on mobile after Square deal: “We need to be realistic – mobile is not easy”

Lars Wingefors has said he is not expecting significant revenues from mobile for several years after landmark buy.

Kabam exec Kris Davis joins PlayStation’s push into mobile

Davis plus three more recent hires join former Apple Arcade lead Nicola Sebastiani at PlayStation Studios.

‘Operation Cannot Possibly Fail’: Drive Ahead maker Dodreams’ pivot to social video

After 170m downloads, CEO Erik Pöntiskoski tells us why Drive Ahead is taking a hard left turn.

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Meet the Netflix Games superteam: 14 big-name hires in under 8 months

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PlayStation’s “aggressive growth plans” in mobile include firstparty games by March 2023
Apex Legends Mobile made $4.8m in its first week, says Sensor Tower
Gameloft is rebooting as a multiplatform ‘double-A’ games specialist
How is A16z’s Games Fund One going to spend $600m?
How not to spend your UA budget 
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NetEase hires PlayStation PR veteran David Wilson as it continues western push
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Q1 2022 player spending down double digits in US and Japan, says Sensor Tower
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