INTERNATIONAL_ Foreign media has covered major events affecting developers in the gaming industry.
“War of the Century” between Epic and Apple
The lawsuit between Epic Games and Apple began this year. The reason was that Epic violated Apple’s platform guidelines by adding 3rd party payments. Apple removed Fortnite from the App Store in 2020. Since then, the two companies have attacked each other. together.
On the one hand, Epic sued Apple in the name of ending the App Store monopoly, de-sharing the platform, and freeing developers around the world. On the other hand, Apple claims that its platform rules can ensure that the App Store remains a “safe and trusted marketplace”.
In the end, Apple was punished with a permanent ban, requiring it to open third-party payments on the App Store, while Epic was accused of excessive interference in the lawsuit and forced to pay for Apple has liquidated damages of $3.65 million.
In terms of game access, the game industry still has a long way to go, but there are some notable highlights in 2021. The biggest achievement of 3A games is produced and has many promising projects. Scheduled to launch in 2022.
Chinese game companies strengthen the distribution of games abroad by building many publishers, focusing on North America, Canada… Many of their projects such as Our Planet, FPS 4A game are also being planned. release plan.
“GameStonks”, a group of retail organizations called WallStreetBets (WSB) used a unique shortening solution to get GameStop (GME) delisted.
Soon after, GameStop surfaced on the Internet. Stocks are rising, taking big profits. The incident is known as “populism” on Wall Street, and some say it is a counterattack against profit-making financial forces.
GameStonks’ story began with a fixed asset in the gaming industry, but soon moved into other investment products, such as cinema chain AMC and cryptocurrency Dogecoin.
“Wave” of resignation of game company leaders
The issue of “anti-work” has surfaced in the gaming industry, with many senior executives at a series of hit game companies resigning due to issues that have either not been or have been slow to be resolved.
We certainly know of leaders leaving with longstanding industry issues like EA, Ubisoft, 2K and Activision Blizzard – many of whom are looking for new directions elsewhere.
“phenomenon” Genshin Impact
Genshin Impact ranked first as the most viewed game on Reddit in 2021. Reddit is an American news network and forum platform.
Registered members submit content to the website such as links, articles, images and videos, which are then discussed and exchanged related to miHoYo’s RPG game under the supervision of the admin team. .