Tag Archive: Developers

Developers now have to opt-in to have games in GeForce Now

Studios have to opt in by May 31 to have their game not removed from the service.

What you need to know Developers and publishers now have to opt-in through a new process to have their games available through GeForce Now. A blog post announced that those who don’t opt in by May 31 will be removed. The process is likely in response to licensing issues with the service.

NVIDIA announced Wednesday that publishers and developers who  [Read More…]

If big game developers cared about Android nobody would need a Switch

Gaming hardware is there for Android, but the content just isn’t; I wish companies like Nintendo cared about Android.

The Nintendo Switch is freaking awesome. Pretty much anyone you ask will agree if they aren’t too busy playing Animal Crossing or Zelda. It’s portable but can connect to a television, has wireless controllers that mostly don’t suck, and every big name developer is tripping over its own feet trying to get games ported to the platform. Yes,  [Read More…]

Pre-orders for mixed-reality Nreal Light glasses now open for developers

Nreal Light makes your virtual space a lot more personal.

What you need to know The Nreal Light mixed-reality glasses development kit is now up for pre-order. Dev kits are $ 1200 and come with everything you need to create amazing mixed-reality experiences. Nreal Light plugs into your phone’s USB-C port and can run any app from your phone, all in a personalized virtual space right in front of you.

Nreal has been working hard to get  [Read More…]

Huawei wants to pay developers more money to develop for its App Gallery

Huawei has the market share and the gadgets, now it just needs the apps.

What you need to know Huawei is offering to pay developers a little more than standard profit-sharing agreements. It is willing to take as little as 15% to 0% from developers for up to 24 months. The agreement only valid if they sign up before June 2020

Huawei has promised to pay developers a little bit more if they build apps for it’s  [Read More…]

Developers don’t trust Google Stadia or are offered enough to port games

Now we know what developers think.

What you need to know Google Stadia is a game streaming service from the search giant. It still doesn’t have a lot of games that would attract a lot of people to the service. Business Insider managed to interview developers who have concerns about compensation and long-term survivability. You can purchase a Stadia: Premiere Edition for $ 130 on the Google Store.

Google Stadia is a cloud game streaming service that  [Read More…]

Huawei is paying developers $26 million to make apps for its phones

Huawei is doing everything it can to create a successful app ecosystem of its own.

What you need to know Huawei is offering developers $ 26 million to create apps for its phones. Since Huawei has been cut off from Google’s services, it has been forced to come up with its own app ecosystem. Some of the popular apps currently available on Huawei’s AppGallery include Amazon, Fortnite, Snapchat, and TikTok.

Ever since Huawei was placed on the  [Read More…]

Naughty Dog is continuing to hire multiplayer developers

Work on multiplayer of some kind continues.

What you need to know Earlier this year, Naughty Dog confirmed that multiplayer was being removed from The Last of Us Part II and would be a different experience at a later point. Naughty Dog has continued to hire for multiplayer developers. After a delay, The Last of Us Part II is now set to release on May 29, 2020. You can preorder The Last of Us Part II for  [Read More…]

For developers, Surface Neo and Duo represent a unique opportunity

Whether or not developers take advantage of the two displays on both Surface Neo and Surface Duo will be vital to their success. But what might that look like?

When Microsoft unveiled the dual-screen Surface Neo and Surface Duo last month, it took everyone off guard. Not only was the Andromeda concept, which had been rumored for years, alive and well, but Microsoft went even further by revealing a PC and a phone.

While phones like the  [Read More…]

PlayStation 4 cross-play testing ends, now open to all developers

PlayStation has finished internally testing cross-play, meaning it is (in theory) open for all developers.

What you need to know In 2018, Sony announced that beta testing had begun for cross-play, with select titles allowed to participate, such as Fortnite: Battle Royale. According to Wired, internal beta testing has finished and cross-play is now open for all developers to access. The number of games supporting cross-play is limited at the moment however, more are coming. In order  [Read More…]

PlayStation opening up cross-play to all developers is great for everyone

Now let’s just hope that more developers take advantage of this feature.

Sony started off the generation strong by dominating the Xbox One in terms of sales and player reception. That hasn’t necessarily changed — PlayStation 4 recently passed 100 million sales, which by all estimates is well over double what Xbox One has sold (Microsoft no longer reports official sales numbers) — but the console has fallen behind when it comes to services and features. It  [Read More…]