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Xbox revenue up 0.5% at the start of the new fiscal year

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Xbox revenue up 0.5% at the start of the new fiscal year

Microsoft released its latest financial results and said its video game division had the best start to the fiscal year, up about 1% from the previous year, the best ever.

Between July and September 2022, Microsoft Gaming recorded a 0.47% increase in revenue from its video game division.

It earned $3.61 billion in those three months, up slightly from the $3.59 billion recorded in the same period in 2021, and achieved a new best result.

The slight increase was due to improved sales of consoles and accessories, which were up 13% year-over-year and beat Microsoft’s forecast, while content and services were down 3%, partly offset by growth in Game Pass subscriptions, the popular face of its video game division.

Microsoft says it has seen a decline in sales of its content and content from other publisher partners, with fewer hours of play and more monetization. The company did not provide an update on the increase in Game Pass subscribers, and as of now, the latest official figure is 25 million subscribers.

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CD Projekt Red Wants More Releases Like Cyberpunk Edgerunners

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after one extremely difficult startCD Projekt Red looks ok now satisfied with the results Cyberpunk 2077, especially after the release of the anime based on the series, released by Netflix. So much so that the producer intends to repeat the feat with more transmedia releases in future. Information taken from Video Games Chronicle.

This intention of the Polish company was disclosed this Monday (28) during the last meeting regarding its financial report. During the conversation it was commented how the success of Netflix animation helped boost game sales.

Launched in September Cyberpunk Edgerunners (Cyberpunk: The Expendables in Brazil) is considered the story intertwines with the game Cyberpunk 2077, which was a huge success for both the streaming platform and the Polish developer. Furthermore, animated series revived public interest in the gamewhich no longer suffered from the myriad problems revealed in its release.

Throughout the meeting, CD Projekt Red management was asked about the possibility of a second season of the popular anime🇧🇷 “We are not confirming any concrete plans for the second season of the series. Edgerunners and nothing special,” explained Michal Nowakowski, senior vice president of business development at the production company, before moving on to the interesting part of the comment.

We want to do more in the transmedia spacewhether it’s linear visual animation or live actors, and those plans haven’t changed,” Nowakowski added. “When we’re ready, you expect to see more announcements from us in this regard“, he concluded.

Taking into account not only Edgerunnerswhich revived interest in Cyberpunk 2077 e led the company to record revenue for the periodbut also games and cartoons Witcher (also on Netflix), it’s to be expected that CD Projekt Red really intends to continue with this strategy.

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Producer Rockstar said that he did not believe in the success of GTA

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Producer Rockstar said that he did not believe in the success of GTA

The franchise turned 25 last Monday (28)

One of the premier franchises in the history of the gaming industry, Grand Theft Auto (GTA) has not always been unanimous among game makers. In an interview given to BBC 5 to talk about the show’s 25-year history, Colin Macdonald revealed that Rockstar did not believe that the title would become and achieve such success as it is today.

GTA 2 producer McDonald says that many employees and producers working for the company at the time pointed out that the game was on the list of the most discredited games. At the time, Rockstar was working on seven different projects, and Grand Theft Auto was considered by many to be the least successful.

“Least likely to succeed, I called Grand Theft Auto. This is because in May the direction of the game was unclear. It had a lot of bugs that meant you couldn’t play for a few minutes without everything crashing,” Colin McDonald said during an interview, recalling the Rockstar days.

Bugs and problems in GTA development

All of these issues, in addition to the development he described as “problematic,” led virtually no one at Rockstar to believe in the success that the game would become. However, as development progressed, the game began to win favor with the team, who were itching to think of a sequel.

“GTA went through many different iterations and was quite a problematic development. Most of the time it was in production, it failed. By the time I got in, she was almost done and the team was very happy. They were excited to sit down, plan the right sequence, redo what they didn’t like and look forward to seeing where else they could go.”

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Twenty-five years after the release of the first game in the franchise, GTA has become one of the biggest hits in the gaming industry. Having one of the best-selling games in history in GTA 5, he saw the latest title as a recipe for success. He single-handedly managed to raise over $1 billion for Rockstar. The cost corresponds to approximately 5.3 billion reais at the current exchange rate.


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Inside the 17-ton meteorite, two minerals were discovered that had never been found on Earth before.

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Inside the 17-ton meteorite, two minerals were discovered that had never been found on Earth before.

Inside a huge meteorite in Somalia, two minerals have been discovered that have never been found on Earth before. They may contain important clues about how asteroids formed.

Two new minerals were found inside a single 2.5 ounce (70 gram) shard taken from a 16.5-tonne (15-tonne) Altissimo meteorite that shattered into pieces. Earth In 2020, scientists named the mineral elaliite meteor And Elkinstantonite Lindy Elkins Tanton (Opens in a new tab)Managing Director of the Interplanetary Initiative at Arizona State University and Principal Investigator of NASA’s upcoming Psyche mission, which will send a probe to explore the mineral-rich Psyche. asteroid For guidance on how we work solar systemPlanets have formed.

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