Tag Archive: Developer


Google releases Soli Sandbox app to spur Project Soli developer interest

Pixel 4’s Project Soli opens up new modes of interaction. Not much has been done with it.

What you need to know Google has released a developer-focused Soli Sandbox app. The app is intended to allow developers to test out new Soli experiences on Pixel hardware. Soli is expected to leave the Pixel line come the debut of Google’s Pixel 5.

Google first rolled out its Project Soli-powered Motion Sense with the launch of Pixel 4, as  [Read More…]

Here’s everything new and changed in Android 11 Developer Preview 3

We’ve got slim pickings this time around.

Development of Android 11 continues, with Developer Preview 3 being the latest and greatest build of the OS so far.

Launched on April 23, DP3 is a relatively minor update compared to past previews. It focuses mostly on behind-the-scenes fixes, but that’s not to say there aren’t any user-facing changes.

After digging through Developer Preview 3 looking for anything new and noteworthy, here are all of the changes you should  [Read More…]

Gears Tactics developer Splash Damage is working on a Stadia exclusive

The developer known for supporting Gears is working on a new Stadia exclusive.

What you need to know Splash Damage is a UK-based studio. Splash Damage is primarily known for assisting The Coalition with Gears of War games. Today, Splash Damage announced it is working on a Stadia exclusive game.

UK studio Splash Damage has mainly acted as a support studio over the past few years, aiding Microsoft-owned The Coalition with the development of the Gears of  [Read More…]

PS5 upscaling could make low-res games look much better, developer says

With Sony’s relative radio silence, we’re hearing about the PlayStation 5’s potential power from developers instead.

What you need to know The PS5 will take advantage of a custom AMD Ryzen 8-core CPU and custom Radeon Navi GPU. Developers have stated how its power will make even low-res games look amazing. Sony expects the PlayStation 5 to release Holiday 2020.

LKA, the developer behind Martha is Dead, recently spoke to Official PlayStation Magazine and brought up some  [Read More…]

Oculus just acquired Asgard’s Wrath developer Sanzaru Games

Facebook is continuing to expand Oculus Studios, this time with another acquisition.

What you need to know Sanzaru Games is the developer of Asgard’s Wrath. Facebook announced today that it has acquired Sanzaru Games. This acquisition follows the purchase of Beat Games back in November 2019.

Facebook purchased another company today in its bid to expand Oculus Studios. Facebook and Oculus are acquiring Sanzaru Games, developers of VR titles such as Asgard’s Wrath. A press release stated  [Read More…]

Google launches first Android 11 Developer Preview for Pixel phones

The initial preview release is not meant for daily use.

What you need to know Google today released the first Android 11 Developer Preview. Android 11 brings updated connectivity APIs to take advantage of improved 5G speeds, support for hole-punch and waterfall displays, and deeper conversational experiences. The Android 11 Developer Preview is now available to download for Google’s Pixel 2, Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 4 series devices.

Google today rolled out the first Android  [Read More…]

Microsoft unveils new details around Windows 10X at M365 Developer Day

What you need to know Microsoft has details plans around dual-screen app development on Windows 10X and Android. Developers can test their apps on Windows 10X today via an emulator. More details about Windows 10X have been unveiled.

New details about Windows 10X and dual-screen app development have been unveiled by Microsoft.

Microsoft has today shared more information regarding app development for the upcoming Windows 10X operating system, as well as how developers can adapt Android apps  [Read More…]

Take the new Developer Economics survey!

Developers, speak out. Where is the software industry going next? The new Developer Economics survey Q4 2019 is now open to all developers around the world until January 17th. Every year, more than 40,000 developers from 165+ countries participate in the Developer Economics surveys to set new trends in software development. This is a chance for all developers to be part of something great and set the industry trends, opportunities, and challenges for 2019.

What skills do you  [Read More…]

Oculus just bought Beat Saber developer Beat Games

This should give the studio more opportunities to innovate.

What you need to know Oculus has bought Beat Games. Beat Games developed Beat Saber, the highly popular VR rhythm title. Beat Games will operate as an independent studio in Prague.

Oculus has announced that it has acquired Beat Games, the developer behind Beat Saber. The company emphasized how impressed it was with Beat Games’ accomplishments, creating the first VR-only platinum hit.

Beat Saber is a perfect example  [Read More…]

Mobile games developer Alpha Dog Games acquired by Bethesda Softworks

Bethesda Softworks picks up a new studio with a background in mobile games.

What you need to know Bethesda Softworks is the video game publishing side of ZeniMax Media. Alpha Dog Games is a mobile games developer, responsible for titles like Wraithborne and MonstroCity: Rampage. Alpha Dog Games has been acquired by Bethesda Softworks.

Alpha Dog Games is the studio behind mobile titles like Wraithborne and MonstroCity: Rampage. Per a report from Gamasutra, Alpha Dog Games has  [Read More…]