Gaming

Epic, Improbable create $25 million fund to transition devs away from Unity

Unity found itself at the center of a controversy today, and now competitor Epic Games is turning up the heat. Unity is cutting off future support for the online-multiplayer development platform SpatialOS from accessing its game-development toolkit. Improbable, the owner and operator of SpatialOS, posted a blog about this corporate spat and claimed this move […]

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Epic opens Fortnite’s cross-platform services for free to other devs

Enlarge / Players from seven different gaming platforms could be in this shot, and in your game, too! Part of the massive success of Fortnite has been the ability for hundreds of millions of players to join with each other across myriad computer, mobile, and console platforms. Now, Epic is laying out a roadmap to […]

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‘Tomb Raider’ devs respond to RTX 2080 Ti, ray tracing performance concerns

The developers behind Shadow of the Tomb Raider responded to concerns about the game running poorly on Nvidia’s just-revealed GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card with ray tracing enabled. While we were dazzled by the ray tracing support in the upcoming game during a demo showcased on Monday, August 20, the developers say it’s still […]

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Elon Musk to video game devs: Help me put “super fun games” on Tesla screens

Enlarge / An artist’s approximation of what an in-car Tesla game might look like. Remember, steer into the Nazis. Jonathan Gitlin Scrutiny over Tesla autodriving issues apparently hasn’t dissuaded the car maker’s CEO from suggesting potentially unsafe products—and for once, we don’t mean The Boring Company’s $ 500 flamethrowers. On Wednesday, Elon Musk used his […]