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Kliuless #45: Esports Expands

Each week I compile a gaming industry insights newsletter that I publish broadly. Opinions are mine.

Kliuless? Gaming Industry ICYMI #45

Hi, my name is Kenny Liu, and each week I compile a gaming industry insights newsletter that I publish broadly. Opinions are mine.

See more or subscribe at: https://tinyletter.com/kliuless

Esports

Revenue Strategy

PC / Console

  • What we can learn from... Warframe
  • Bungie: Working on Destiny 2 "starting to wear people down”
  • Xbox considers multi-platform options for some first-party studios  
  • Singularity 6 raises $16.5M from a16z to create a ‘virtual society’
  • Klang raises $22.3 million for MMO space colony simulation Seed
  • THQ Nordic acquires Darksiders dev Gunfire and racing studio Milestone, and has plans for new Saints Row and TimeSplitters

Mobile

  • Survey: Consumers want a folding iPhone and will pay $600 more for it
  • Samsung is baking Discord into its phones to let you chat with friends while mobile gaming  

XR: AR / MR / VR

  • Oculus VR cofounder Nate Mitchell is leaving Facebook
  • Snap debuts dual-camera Spectacles 3 glasses to create 3D AR content
  • Google Maps AR navigation launches in beta for compatible iOS and Android devices

Overtime

  • Pakistani startup develops world’s first virtual reality Hajj simulator
  • Quake director Tim Willits explains why he’s joining Saber Interactive
  • Activision Blizzard appoints new Chief Marketing Officer, Chief People Officer
  • Unity releases game design and computer science tools for the classroom
  • Investor bails Loot Crate out after firm goes bankrupt

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