Epic Games Won’t Let Up On Locking Down Exclusives

Epic Games are making headlines for the wrong reasons again this month as they lock more games to their online store. This won’t mean much to console gamers but many PC gamers are left frustrated by this emerging trend. Exclusivity is an important cornerstone of a competitive game market though so are Epic really doing anything wrong? Epic Games Epic Games are one of the leading conglomerates within the gaming industry. They aren’t one of the most recognisable game developers but they are the parent company for several industry leaders. Perhaps their most significant contribution to the industry in the […]

How Fortnite Dominates Through Aggressive Updates

After the arrival of Respawn’s Apex Legends, the Battle-Royale Market has finally seen some well-needed competition. But is it enough to dethrone the one and only Fortnite? Don’t get us wrong, we love Apex Legends just as much as the next BR-addicted gamer – hell, most of last month’s productivity went straight to it. But Respawn’s new challenger is going to have quite a lot of work to do if it’s planning on scaling the mountain and dethroning the king. The reason for this, perhaps more so than any other, is just how quickly Epic Games moves to update Fornite. […]

What Do Gamers Make Of Sony’s Fortnite Cross-Platform Policy?

Boasting millions of concurrent players and even a Twitch stream with Drake, Fortnite is a game that has connected a huge and varied audience. Yet PS4 players are still missing out on the full experience. It’s been a big week for Fortnite, marking one year since its initial release by surpassing $1billion in revenue. First teased by Epic in 2011, the game now feels like an overnight success story seven years in the making. The ever-evolving title has become the new titan of the Battle Royale genre and a symbol of the possibilities of free-to-play and cross-platform gaming. It has […]

At Gamers’ Beck and Call: What Do Developers Owe The Gaming Community?

Unprecedented communication between gaming community and developers has created a consumer base that expects recognition. Yet this is not a model that applies to other industries. What makes gamers different? The loot crate debate that is currently gripping the gaming industry is showing no signs of abating. The most-downvoted Reddit comment of all-time – from DICE studios, in an attempt to justify their pay-to-win model for Star Wars: Battlefront II – has produced a flurry of immediate consequences. Battlefront II has yet to reintroduce item crates, and Belgium is currently reviewing the micro-transaction system out of fear that it resembles gambling. […]