The global pandemic has led to a surge in gaming overall, but Spencer notes, "We want to be very thoughtful and not exploiting the situation."
GameDaily chats with ProbablyMonsters CEO Harold Ryan (former Bungie president) about building AAA studios sustainably while keeping crunch out of the business plan.
Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney laments that it's still not a level playing field.
Greenlit will host a #PlayApartTogether streaming event tonight to benefit charities helping to battle the pandemic.
Bloomberg reports that Sony has "struggled" with its pricing decision. Analyst Dr. Serkan Toto tells us that $549 would be a "hard, hard sell."
The newest infusion of capital has been "a real vote of confidence" in Nifty, CEO Jon Middleton tells GameDaily.
SIE President Jim Ryan said that indies are "vital to the heart and soul of the gaming community." Also, Sony is giving away Journey and Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection through May 5. [UPDATE: Adam Boyes calls the fund 'very impressive.']
Stanley tells GameDaily that the global pandemic has been a big reason for his decision to join IGDA in an effort to help indies.
The free Base tier is still on its way, but for now Google is looking to entice gamers stuck at home with two months of free Stadia Pro.
With Japan having declared a state of emergency, CERO reviewers cannot come into the office and are not set up for remote work. "This is bad and not a small hiccup," said Dr. Serkan Toto.