In this week's Roundtable, the squad kicks things off by discussing the resignation of Unity's CEO John Riccitiello and the introduction of the company's new interim CEO. We then delve into the latest on our favorite Swedish aggregators, including Embracer's ongoing setbacks and MTG's acquisition of Warhammer Tacticus developer, Snowprint Studios. Next, we explore the strategy behind Diablo IV announcing its Season 2 launch on Steam and the revelation that Activision Blizzard titles will hit Xbox Game Pass by 2024. We then discuss EA's triumphant launch of its rebranded FC 24 franchise post-FIFA. Lastly, we touch on the unfortunate trend of layoffs sweeping across the gaming industry and ponder its implications. Join us for all the latest games business news with Dave Elton, Tammy Levy, Matt Dion, and host Devin Becker.
We’d also like to thank Lightspeed Venture Partners for making this episode possible! With its dedicated gaming practice, "Lightspeed Gaming," the firm is investing from over $7B in early- and growth-stage capital — the by far largest fund focused on gaming and interactive technology. If you’re interested in learning more, go to https://gaming.lsvp.com/.