July was a month of new opportunities for Fanatic Games. We started working on a new project for a major French studio and several new negotiations were conducted with potential clients. Among other things, we continue working on other on our long-term projects and also a part of our team is getting stronger for the upcoming period of the year.
In July, we published a new article dealing with Psychological Aspects of Designing a Videogame. In this article, you can find out that games aren’t only about visuals or gameplay, but also about the psychology of players, which looks into how they feel, what catches their attention or what drives them away.
July was yet another very productive month for videogames. Below, we have chosen five pieces of news we regard the most interesting.
Sony is testing a new firmware for PlayStation 5 which will add the ability to access the M.2 SSD slot, resulting in users having the possibility of expanding the storage of PS5.
Pro Evolution Soccer will no longer exist, Konami has announced. Instead, they will release a free-to-play game eFootball which will sell optional game modes separately.
Chinese company Tencent has acquired British video game company Sumo Group and its core studio Sumo Digital for over $1.27 billion.
Netflix is planning to bring video games as an addition into its streaming service subscription. They hired a former Electronic Arts executive to lead the process.
Valve is entering the handheld market with the announcement of Steam Deck portable PC. It will feature an AMD based Zen 2 CPU and RDNA 2 GPU, and will arrive during December.
Every month, we take a look at what is going on in the gaming industry and in this section, we are interested in numbers. The statistics below shows the distribution of players in the United States from 2006 to 2020, by gender.
Another interesting numbers come out of this chart, which examines the top selling Nintendo Switch game titles worldwide as of March 2021. It is clear that the biggest title for Switch is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, followed by Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Every day, there are dozens of videogaming journalists commenting on various things in the gaming world. July was a big month for Horizon Forbidden West, an RPG game developed by Guerrilla Games, that is supposed to be delayed until early 2022. Tony Polanco, a writer for PCMag.com, commented on this matter: “I would not be surprised,” suggesting that the delay might actually be real.
It is no secret that Sony Interactive Entertainment is having a major success with its PlayStation 5 console. During July, Sony announced that they managed to sell over 10 million units of this console so far, surpassing Xbox Series consoles by about 3,5 million units.
Fanatic Games has worked on dozens of projects and this month, we would like to remind you of InFamous 2. This game was released in June 2011 and it became the third best selling game of the month. Overall, it managed to sell over 2,2 million units, resulting in another entry in the series – InFamous: Second Son.
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