Iconic developer Rare turns 30 this year, and MCV has interviewed the firm’s current boss about its work with its community, and how it is winning generations of fans back.
Producer Adam Park tells MCV about what makes Rare so special as a developer, and what is coming next.
We also speak to Studio Wildcard’s co-founder Jesse Rapczakabout the immense success of title Ark: Survival Evolved, and find out why the firm wants to turn the Early Access game into the next big eSport.
And Sony product manager Joe Palmer to find out whether Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection is enough to fill the gap left by the delay of Uncharted 4.
Below are the full contents of this week’s issue. It can be read online here.
- COVER: Publishers face spiralling cost of botched game launches
- NEWS: The UK and London are in need of a large-scale video games event that can grow, says MCM
- NEWS: UK boxed games market suffers September sales slump
- NEWS: ‘Physical release could triple Ark: Survival Evolved sales’
- FEATURE: Rare in the community – producer Adam Park on how its using its 30th annivesary to win back generations of fans
- FEATURE: Survival of the fittest – Studio Wildcard co-founder Jesse Rapczak on the success of Ark: Survival Evolved and its eSports ambitions for the title
- FEATURE: Charting old territory – Sony on whether The Nathan Drake Colelction can fill the gap in the PlayStation release schedule left by Uncharted 4.
- ROUNDTABLE: eSports Pro editor Chris Higgins asks top pro-gaming firms how to manage an eSports community
- INTERVIEW: Mobile developer Kabam on Star Wars’ new hope, being the first new Star Wars project to be approved and what LucasFilm is doing differently to when The Phantom Menace hit cinemas
- INDIE INTERVIEW: Development veteran Andy Wafer on its new mobile firm Pixel Toys
- APPOINTMENTS: Promotions at Premier PR’s games team
- SHELF LIFE: Andy Harris of Wisbech’s Seventh Heaven on why he has stopped temporarily selling Xbox One consoles and what he thinks will be the biggest game of the year
- MARGIN MAKERS: The best indie merchandise on the market
- INTERNATIONAL: Singapore has a thriving games market, in spite of having a population lower than London’s. MCV reports
- TERRITORY REPORT: While triple-A development is struggling in Australia and New Zealand, games retail and the indie scene is thriving