This Week in the Games Industry: 2/4/2019 – 2/10/2019

Tomb Raider and Just Cause fail to offset wider declines at Square Enix
Slim year at Square-Enix. Let’s hope Kingdom Hearts III pulls the numbers they need.

Zynga “turnaround now complete” as dev posts record mobile performance for 2018
Now witness the firepower of this fully armed and operational mobile game developer.

Microsoft Studios rebrands to Xbox Game Studios
Hopefully, Microsoft’s cross-platform game branding effort will be met with more than the usual rolled eyes this time.

Epic Games Store Release Crashes Without Files Called “Steam”
Just a little reminder that being in a one/two-person team is hard and QA takes time and effort.

PC Gamer: PUBG claims Game of the Year in the 2018 Steam Awards
PC game exclusivity will continue to be a controversial issue as Steam’s GOTY choice brings the Fortnite-sized hole in their library into stark relief.

Activision-Blizzard Employees Brace For Massive Layoffs
If this goes down, we should keep an eye on Bobby Kotick’s compensation in SEC filings mid-2020.

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