China is the largest games market in the world but has been hit by a temporary game approval freeze that has limited the number of new games being released this year. New regulations may also be introduced that could lead to fewer games being approved.
Matchmaking is a big topic with lots of challenges, but at its core is a simple question: who should play with whom? With so many different aspects to take into account (like ping, skill, premades and region) the answer turns out to be rather complex.
Each week I compile a gaming industry insights newsletter that I share with other Rioters, including Riot’s senior leadership. This edition is the public version that I publish broadly every week as well. Opinions are mine.
This week's highlights include a look at Destiny 2's Forsaken expansion, an investigation of how game credits are handled for remasters, & lots more besides.
A look at the launch and year long sales and details of Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!!
Video game composer Winifred Phillips explores headphones designed for VR use, including promising new models, and previously-discussed products that failed to hit retail. Includes an examination of popular misperceptions concerning surround-sound in VR.