Belgian video game industry

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Cyborn

Prins Leopoldstraat, 28, 2140, Antwerpen, België
Game production studio from Antwerp

Wallimage

Rue du Onze Novembre 6, Mons, Belgium
Wallonia’s economic fund for the audiovisual and gaming industry

Noshaq

Rue Lambert-Lombard 3, Liège, Belgium
Investor in Liège region

Here are the Games Industry Highlights | Week 20-21 | 2024

International News

  • 🌍 Steam Data Suite shared that on average, 58% of the listed price on Steam is what’s paid out to the publisher/developer. https://lnkd.in/eJdf-Q
  • 🌍 Square Enix confirms US & Europe layoffs as part of restructuring. Publishing, IT, and Square Enix’s Collective indie games label are affected. They also write off a loss of ¥22.1B ($140M) in content abandonment losses – cancelling previously greenlit premium console games.
  • 🌍 Microsoft closed Arkane Austin, Alpha Dog Studios, Tango Gameworks, Roundhouse Games and revealed a new Activision studio: Elsewhere Entertainment (Warsaw Poland)
  • 🌍 In 2024, over 10 000 games industry jobs have been lost due to layoffs and studios closures.
  • 🌍 PlayStation is adopting a structure with 2 CEOs as replacement to Jim Ryan, with Hermen Hulst & Hideaki Nishino
  • 🌍 Electronic Arts (EA) is diverting 100 percent of Immortals of Aveum net sales revenue to the developer Ascendant Studios.
  • 🌍 Newzoo updated its 2023 global games market numbers. The market volume forecast has been lowered from $187.7 billion (+2.6% YoY) to $183.9 billion (+0.5% YoY) https://lnkd.in/e65A5Huw
  • 🌍 Some interesting numbers & sales reports: 10.5 million games were sold in Europe in April of this year. This is 6.2% less than in April 2023. Also of note: Sony shipped 5 times more PS5 consoles to stores in Q1’24 than Microsoft did with the Xbox Series S|X
  • 🌍 IGN Entertainment Acquired the digital brands/game coverage websites Eurogamer, GamesIndustry.Biz, VG247, Rock, Paper, Shotgun Ltd, and more.

Belgian Games Industry News

  • 👉 LuGus Studios revealed a new logo as well as an upcoming XR project: Liftoff: XR Drone
  • 👉 Iceberg Interactive has acquired the IP rights to Get Up Games’ Blazing Sails.
  • 👉 Sander Vanhove released an illustrated guide on Godot Engine 4 and GDScript 2.0 https://lnkd.in/e7vzy4ty
  • 👉 Larian Studios opened their 7th studio in Warsaw, Poland to work on their next two ambitious RPGs
  • 👉 Jochen Mistiaen released his latest game: The Tower on the Borderland, a PSX-style horror game with Metroidvania & soulslike elements: https://lnkd.in/eah4catg
  • 👉 Polygoat is working on Care Bears: To The Rescue, a 2D platformer based on the popular kids cartoon.
  • 👉 Godspear Games & Oro Interactive are working on Spice Odyssey, a roguelite cooking game about a misfit space chef: https://lnkd.in/eH85pC_
  • 👉 The Belgian Game Awards submissions are now closed for Released games & Studios, but Upcoming games can submit until August 16th: https://lnkd.in/dJrnq3u

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