this week in the business

This Week In The Business: Have Those Opinions

QUOTE | “I know a lot of people are going to have some strong opinions about that. Cool. Have those opinions.” – Coffee Stain Studios community manager Jace Varlet explains why the company ditched a planned Steam launch for its first-person building game Satisfactory and will now release it exclusively…

This Week In The Business: What’s It Worth To Ya?

“Contrary to assertions, loot boxes are not gambling. They have no real-world value, players always receive something that enhances their experience, and they are entirely optional to purchase.” — In response to the US Federal Trade Commission’s decision to investigate loot box practices, the Entertainment Software Association insists they are…

This Week In The Business: Streaming Picking Up Steam

$US143 ($198) million — The third quarter revenue generated by PlayStation Now, according to Superdata. The research firm says Sony’s subscription gaming service is the most successful on the market, with Electronic Arts’ trio of Access offerings (EA Access, Origin Access, and Origin Access Premier) accounting for $US90 ($124) million…