Gaming Platform News

Our ongoing news and analysis of the gaming industry, from console, desktop and mobile platforms through to virtual reality.

China

China publishes draft competition rules for online platforms

China’s economy regulator has just printed draft rules aimed at preventing monopolistic behaviour by internet platforms, in a move that will boost scrutiny on the countryR...

Xbox

New PlayStation and Xbox enter $150 billion games arena

Think Michelangelo vs Da Vinci. Another epic rivalry is rejoined this week when Sony and Microsoft go head-to-head with the next generation of the blockbuster video-game consoles.

Wall Street

How Wall Street folk calmed their election nerves

As US election results started trickling in late Tuesday evening, hedge fund manager Eric Jackson stress-ate a lot of his kids’ Halloween candy that he felt compelled to buy ...

nintendo

Nintendo raises Switch forecast to 24 million units on pandemic gaming boom

Nintendo said it hopes to market 24 million of its Switch games consoles at the year ending March 2021, up from a forecast of 19 million but still regarded as cautious, since the C...

Tencent

Tencent’s Honor of Kings reports 100 million daily users

Honor of Kings, Tencent’s flagship video game, declared a record 100 million daily active users globally and said it was expanding into other genres and forming a tie-up with...

Micosoft

Microsoft beats sales estimates as Azure growth ticks upward

Microsoft beat Wall Street estimates for annual revenue and profit yesterday, driven by a slight uptick in expansion in its flagship cloud computing firm since the software maker c...

Facebook

Facebook adds cloud gaming feature to its platform

Yesterday, Facebook Inc established a free-to-play cloud gambling feature on its social media platform, allowing users to stream and play games like “Asphalt 9: Legends”...

Epic Games Fortnite

US judge rules Apple could bar Epic Games’s ‘Fortnite’ from App Store

A federal judge in California has ruled in an injunction request that Apple could bar Epic Games’s “Fortnite” from its App Store, but must not harm Epic’s d...

UK Parliament

London Stock Exchange in talks with Indian tech firms to list overseas

The London Stock Exchange is in discussions with several Indian technology companies for their overseas stock listings, a senior executive for the British exchange told journalists...

TikTok

TikTok to become principal partner of esports team Tundra

TikTok has continued its expansion into the esports industry by signing up as the new chief partner of London-based esports org Tundra.

Digital Tax US

Wanted: global digital tax push after pandemic, US vote stall talks

Negotiators from 140 countries will inquire Washington and its own G20 partners this week to reaffirm political support for global rules to tax digital giants following the coronav...

Federal Communications Commission

FCC chairman stands by net neutrality repeal after appeals court ruling

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has said he stands from the bureau’s repeal of landmark web neutrality principles and circulated a proposal to tackle issu...

Applovin

Mobile gaming firm AppLovin hires Morgan Stanley to lead its IPO

AppLovin Corp, the US-based mobile gaming company backed by private equity firm KKR & Co, has hired Morgan Stanley to lead preparations for an initial public offering which cou...

Angry Birds Rovio

Angry Birds maker Rovio’s Chief Executive leaving by mutual consent

The CEO of Angry Birds game maker Rovio Entertainment has said she would leave the company by mutual consent at the end of the year.