The deal will close in the next 30 days and will see Activate become part of UMG. Activate's president, Chris Iaquinta, talks with GameDaily about Activate's growth and what this acquisition means for the future.
The Chinese internet company spent the first half of 2019 buying up minority stakes in game studios and helping western publishers expand into the east. NetEase's next venture is a new North American studio focused on research and development.
Dead By Daylight developer joins Bungie and others to have recently signed deals with the Chinese technology giant.
Gears of War studio The Coalition and Homeworld Remastered creators Blackbird Interactive are teaming up with Vancouver Film School to support new female-identifying voices.
GameDaily spoke with the Vancouver-based studio about their soon-to-be-released arcade shooter meets military simulation game, Squad, and how a combined military background has influenced more than just a game -- it's built the company, too.
Square Enix will also dramatically expand both studios' physical size, highlighting contrast with a struggling Vancouver.
Two big celebrity investments top this week's esports news.
Kabam will assume marketing and publishing for Mini Guns - Omega Wars.
The last seven years have not been kind to Vancouver's game development scene. And the way things are going, with studio closures all over the province, things may get worse before they get better.