June was a very productive month for Fanatic Games. We continue our long-term partnerships, and, in the meantime, we have re-established cooperation with 2 of our previous clients. We started working on two mobile titles focusing on LP models of characters and buildings. Currently we are working on 8 projects, and we are preparing for next ones. If you are interested in working with us then please reach out to me to discuss more details, we are getting close to 100% capacity.
In June, we published an article regarding the benefits of outsourcing game graphics. As you know, game development is a lengthy process that can take up to several years. By outsourcing game graphics, you not only shorten the process, but you also save money or get access to new software. Check out our article below to find our more about the benefits of outsourcing!
June brought several interesting pieces of news to the gaming industry. Down below, you can find five of them we find the most appealing.
Horizon Call of the Mountain, one of the launch titles for the upcoming PlayStation VR 2, will be rendered in 4K resolution. That suggests a huge step up in graphics in comparison with the first generation of PSVR. Firesprite are also implementing features of PlayStation 5 such as 3D Tempest Audio, haptic feedback or adaptive triggers. The game as well as PSVR2 will launch probably in the first half of 2023.
Exactly 10 years after the release of the RPG Dragon’s Dogma, Capcom has announced its sequel. Dragon’s Dogma 2 was confirmed by Hideaki Itsuno, its director, during a 10-year anniversary livestream. The engine used for the game is the same internal RE engine that the Japanese company used for Resident Evil remakes or Devil May Cry 5. The release date is yet to be announced.
A couple months ago, Devolver Digital announced that Fall Guys will go free to play on June 21. During the first 48 hours after release, the free-to-play version of the game was played by a whopping number of 20 million players across all platforms. The new update also brought the first season called Free For All or faster loading times for the new console.
Bethesda has shared new information about Starfield which will release some time next year. The developers are promising over 1000 explorable planets, claiming that the game is about 20% bigger than Fallout 4 or The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Todd Howard also talked about the length of the game – the main story should take about 30 to 40 hours to complete.
The fan-favourite game Skate is a few years in development and Electronic Arts has finally shown a bit of gameplay, or as they call it, a “pre-pre-pre-alpha gameplay”. But not only that, EA also announced a playtesting program skate.insider that will be used to gather feedback from actual players. The new Skate game still has no official release date. However, it is expected to come out soonest next year.
Numbers, numbers, numbers. This section is all about them. Down below, you can see a statistic with the most popular platforms people use to watch livestreams. Almost half of the audience uses Twitch, with YouTube being a close second.
Another interesting chart shows the annual growth of consumer spending on gaming loot boxes in North America, with predictions until 2025. As you can see, loot boxes are on decline with almost a 9% drop between the years 2021 and 2023.
Fallout is one of the fan-favourite games of the Bethseda Softworks and Todd Howard just indirectly announced the new installment in the series. Daniel Ahmed sarcastically reacted on Twitter to this news, saying that “it may seem like Fallout 5 is years out at this point, but we have to remember they have Microsoft’s backing now. So we should get it much earlier that expected, at least by 2040 imo.”
Four years ago, Kingdom Come Deliverance from Warhorse Studios was released and to this day, Daniel Vávra’s game has sold over 5 million copies across all platforms.
Released in 2018, DayZ is a survival first-person shooter developed and published by Bohemia Interactive. It places you into a post-Soviet Republic of Chernarus in which a mysterious plague has turned most population into “the infected”. To survive the outbreak, you need to gather resources such as weapons, medicine, or water to avoid being infected as well.
We are the pioneers of outsourced graphics for the gaming industry. We offer only high-quality work for a reasonable and fair price. Fanatic Games believes that every client has their very own specific needs and that there is no substitute for quality art, which then has a major effect on the player. We have illustrious worldwide references. We honour quality, speed, reliability, and efficiency. We manage all projects in a flexible and transparent way and we use multilevel quality control. Our clients get an outstanding value for their money. We are not just outsourcers, we are your partners. We save your capacity and time.