This week, we talk to Xbox UK marketing chief Harvey Eagle, who says strong Xbox One S sales have helped the brand’s performance and that we’ll look back at 2016 as "a tipping point for Xbox One.”
We also had chat with Ubisoft’s VP of live operations Anne Blondel about the increasing lifespan of games and how the publisher manages its stable of ‘live’ games.
Elsewhere, PQube’s Andy Pearson and Sega’s James Schall discuss retro gaming and the driving forces behind a trend that appeals to both casual and core gamers.
We also look back at what we learnt from the inaugural Future Games Summit, which was held last week, and talk to Rebellion about Sniper Elite 4, serving the community and self-publishing.
The full contents of this week’s issue are below:
- NEWS: ‘Xbox has got its mojo back’ says UK marketing chief Harvey Eagle
- NEWS: Call of Duty tops charts in difficult month for boxed retail
- NEWS: Pre-order for The Last Guardian exceed Sony’s expectations
- INTERVIEW: Ubisoft’s Blondel on ‘games as a service’
- RETRO GAMES: PQube’s Andy Pearson and Sega’s James Schall on the retro gaming trend
- ROUNDUP: What we learnt from Future Games Summit
- INTERVIEW: Rebellion’s big plans for a bigger Sniper Elite
- INSIGHT: Can PlayStation’s VR crack the mass market? GfK’s director Paul Simpson has the answer
- INTERNATIONAL NEWS: GameStop, Nintendo and Red Faction headline this week’s international new
- PLUS! Newbay launches eSports Pro site, FIFA 17 tops the UK weekly charts, Final Fantasy merchandise range and more