Newbay Media, owners of MCV, have been acquired by Future Publishing for $13.8 million. Newbay Media operates UK B2B brands MCV, TWICE, PCR, Music Week, and a huge US business.
Microsoft sent out a survey to Xbox One owners to examine opinions on a digital ‘buy back’ program, allowing returning completed games for store credit.
Games industry journalism outlet MCV recently held its annual awards ceremony, and has announced the winners of the night.
The UK’s games retailers are expecting 2016 to be the year of the Playstation 4, based on both its strong current sales record and future roster of games.
The digital domain of UK gaming will now be available to be dissected, as agreements have been put in place to publish digital sales data.
David Ranyard, a head executive at Sony’s London studio, has described virtual reality gaming as a medium change similar to the advancement from “silent movies to talkies” in the film industry.
Recent market research carried out by MCV has revealed that the sales figures of physical games remain on top of the pack over digital sales.