NANTWORKS MAKES STRATEGIC INVESTMENT IN DAYBREAK GAME COMPANY AND ESTABLISHES VIDEO GAME PUBLISHING JOINT VENTURE, NANTG MOBILE

NantG Mobile to Co-Develop Next Generation Game Publishing Platform

LA Times Center and NantG Mobile to Establish E-Sports Leagues Across Multiple Games Beginning with Z1 Battle Royale, the Revitalized H1Z1 Battle Royale Game

Los Angeles – Sept. 6, 2018 – NantWorks, a diversified holding company, today announced that it has made a strategic investment in Daybreak Game Company, a leading developer and publisher of multiplayer online games. In connection with the investment, NantWorks has obtained a controlling interest in a new joint venture with Daybreak, NantG Mobile, LLC, which has been formed to develop and publish mobile versions of Daybreak’s current games – H1Z1 and EverQuest – and to build and publish video games across all platforms. In addition, the JV will now assume control and management of the current PC H1Z1 Battle Royale game. Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, CEO and Chairman of NantWorks and Owner and Executive Chairman of the Los Angeles Times, will join Daybreak’s board of directors.

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Black Desert Online Creators Pearl Abyss to Acquire CCP Games, Makers of EVE Online

Hit MMO developers join forces for the benefit of all current and future projects

SEOUL – September 6, 2018 Today, Black Desert Online developer Pearl Abyss announced that it will acquire CCP Games, the creators of popular spaceship MMORPG EVE Online. The deal outlines that CCP Games will continue to operate independently as a developer with studios in Reykjavik, London and Shanghai, while integrating the company’s extensive development and publishing expertise into Pearl Abyss’ operations for all current and future projects. Continue reading Black Desert Online Creators Pearl Abyss to Acquire CCP Games, Makers of EVE Online

Clank! In! Space! Apocalypse! Expansion Available Now

First expansion to deck-building game Clank! In! Space! now available online and at select retailers

DENVER – Sept. 5, 2018 Dire Wolf Digital and Renegade Game Studios today announced that Clank! In! Space! Apocalypse! is now available online and at select retailers. The first intergalactic expansion for hit deck-building game Clank! In! Space! features a new mechanic where players select one of eight new Scheme cards, each representing one of Lord Eradikus’s dastardly plans to devastate the galaxy. It’s up to players to stop the apocalypse and save the galaxy, or at least escape with the treasure before someone else does! Continue reading Clank! In! Space! Apocalypse! Expansion Available Now

NetEase Games Reveals New Details for Nostos VR Including SpatialOS Integration

NetEase’s First Ever Open-World Multiplayer VR Game Available to Demo for the First Time at Gamescom 2018

COLOGNE, Germany – Aug. 22, 2018 – NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES) today revealed new details about Nostos, the company’s first open-world multiplayer VR game, and the integration of SpatialOS technology. Coming in 2019, Nostos is set in a post-apocalyptic world featuring breathtaking natural environments inspired by classic Anime style in which players can explore the mysterious world around them as it nears the end of its days.

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Dire Wolf Digital Offering Twitch Prime Members Limited-Time Exclusives for Eternal

DENVER – August 15, 2018 – Until September 11, Dire Wolf Digital is partnering with Twitch Prime for a special promotion with their free-to-play collectible card game, Eternal. Prime members who link their Eternal account can claim the Eternal Collector’s Bounty for a bunch of exclusive goodies! Continue reading Dire Wolf Digital Offering Twitch Prime Members Limited-Time Exclusives for Eternal

Pearl Abyss Showcases Black Desert on Xbox One at Inaugural ‘Into The Abyss’ E3 Event

Beta Release of Black Desert on Xbox One Planned for Fall 2018

SEOUL – July 3, 2018 Pearl Abyss, the successful Korean development studio, announced at E3 this year that their open world action MMORPG, Black Desert, will be launching on Xbox One and will be available to play via a beta release later this Fall. Initially premiered during Microsoft’s Xbox E3 2018 press conference, Black Desert on Xbox One was playable for attendees at Pearl Abyss’s inaugural ‘Into The Abyss’ event at the Regal Cinema LA Live Stadium on Wednesday, June 13th in Los Angeles. A community event that included content creators, industry writers, and VIP guests such as 13 Reasons Why star Devin Druid, ‘Into The Abyss’ provided Pearl Abyss with their first ever public engagement with fans of their popular MMO title.

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Coffee Stain Studios Reveals Gameplay Trailer for Satisfactory

Coffee Stain Studios Releases Gameplay Trailer of New FPS Open-World Factory Building Simulator Currently In Development

SKÖVDE, Sweden – June 11, 2018 – Coffee Stain Studios today revealed a new gameplay trailer for Satisfactory during a presentation on-stage at the PC Gaming Show at E3 2018. Satisfactory, developed and published by Coffee Stain, is a FPS open-world factory building simulator set to be released on PC via Steam. Players experience life as an engineer working for FICSIT Inc., sent to an alien planet and tasked to complete ‘Project Assembly’, a massive machine with a mysterious purpose. Conquer nature, build multi-story factories, and automate to satisfaction!

Watch the new Satisfactory gameplay reveal trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_lmP8jYVLs

Visit the new Satisfactory website and FAQ here: https://satisfactorygame.com 

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Third Editions Surpasses Kickstarter Fundraising Goal to Translate New Video Game Books

 

French publisher has secured $154,000 in its second Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to deliver comprehensive new works exploring fabled game series

TOULOUSE, France – April 9 2018 – French publishing house Third Editions has successfully concluded their second Kickstarter campaign to fund the English translation of four new books focused on gaming series beloved by players around the world. The campaign set out to raise €60,000 / £54,000 / $74,000 to fund the translation of books within the Final Fantasy, Dark Souls, and Zelda series, and successfully raised €125,944 (approximately $154,000 at time of closing) from 1,994 backers, surpassing a stretch goal to also translate a book on Taro Yoko’s works.

To view the completed campaign, visit the Kickstarter page here.

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