In this issue we look at rise of dedicated game servers and dig into Unity’s current woes.
In this issue we’ve got insights on mobile shooters and the week’s news, including Unity’s controversial pricing change.
We take a look at the state of generative AI in games since the launch of ChatGPT and how it might reshape game development as we know it.
Unity, IronSource, and AppLovin all reported earnings and are all in a bit of a courtship dance with each other — Unity’s $4.4B merger with IronSource and AppLovin’s surprise $20B bid. We examine the implications and put them in context of Q2 earnings.
In this Metacast episode, Matt Dion, Joost van Dreunen, and David Amor, join your host Maria Gillies to discuss the recent cancellation of the World of Warcraft mobile title. The group also discusses AppLovin’s bid to merge with Unity, and the impact it may have on ironSource’s deal. They also cover the future prospects for the gaming accessories market, and if it can survive in a post-pandemic world.
In this Metacast episode, Matt Dion and Tammy Levy, join your Maria Gillies to discuss the benefits and challenges of player polls. The group also chats about Russia’s National game engine project, and shares their thoughts on the Unity x ironSource merger.
Is a massive, $5B merger between Unity and ironSource a necessary and strategic decision, sign of struggles, or emblematic of the continued industry consolidation? We also share our deep dive on blockchain games infrastructure, in collaboration with Forte.
We round up some of this week’s best news stories with bite-sized analyses, and share links from around the industry.
Plus we discuss Embracer Group’s acquisition spree and this week’s top news headlines
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