Reinout is a games investor and strategic business consultant specializing in the games industry. Reinout established his credentials through his own successful investments, start-ups, consulting and (advisory) board positions that led through time to strong bonds with key stakeholders in this fast paced industry. He is known for his outstanding results in the gaming industry. He has worked with many game studios around the globe and is therefore well known in the international gaming industry.
With over 20+ years of experience, well known publishers, AAA+ game developers, serial gaming entrepreneurs and management teams of gaming corporations consult him on matters that behold financial, technical, operational, strategic and commercial.
I am observing and overseeing several boards of gaming companies. My trademark is to listen, strategize and give feedback to the stakeholders involved. I also represent management/founders towards shareholders and vice versa.
Microsoft’s early cutting off of xCloud’s iOS testing has put a question mark on its future on Apple devices. The xCloud game streaming test ended a bit too earlier than expected for iOS devices yesterday.
Microsoft was conducting these tests on iOS in a very limited fashion for quite some time now but didn’t make any concrete announcements on the release of xCloud on iOS. The only announcement made by Microsoft, earlier this week, in this context was for the Android platform.
Ubisoft has gone deeper and farther into the world of game streaming by joining hands with new Parsec partnership. Game streaming and Ubisoft are no strangers given the past with Google Stadia but now it seems that Ubisoft is comfortable exploring and expanding this technology with new partners like Parsec.
In a blog written by Parsec, this multi-year will see Ubisoft using Parsec’s platform and technology to “power in-game experiences, demos, events and other projects.”
The mobile games industry is up for a bumpy ride with Apple removing the IDFA (technically IDFA will still exist post September but with a very, very low adoption rate). The change will happen swiftly as iOS14 will quickly adopt.
So what are the opportunities and risks for game developers and publishers? Well, if you are dependent on media buying, things are going to change. If you are dependent on advertising revenues, things are going to change.
Apple is under fire and its claim of equal treatment to every developer is being tested by the US Congress.
This claim was seriously dented when the negotiations related to Amazon Prime Video between Amazon and Apple surfaced. To the chagrin of other developers, Apple agreed to take lower its revenue share to lure in Amazon Prime Video to iOS store, according to an email released by the US House Antitrust Subcommittee.
Worldwide XR Revenue Update: Q2 2020; A while ago, an estimate of $6.3B was put forward by the data scientists regarding XR hardware and consumer software but 2020 is showing a lot more promising figures now. It is projected that the revenue will reach $6.9B, quashing the previously estimated figure.
Now lets talk number shall we, Twitch recorded approximately 5.2 billion hours in Q2, a jump of 56% when compared with Q1. The peak was recorded in April with a whopping 1.8 billion watch hours which eventually took a bit of decline path over May and June. But when contrasted with Q1, all three months were well ahead.
The bidding war for Leyou Technologies continues with Tencent said to be the latest potential suitor. Bloomberg reports that the Chinese giant is currently in talks to acquire Leyou, citing anonymous sources close to the matter.
Asus and Lenovo are two companies that plan to use the processor in their upcoming gaming phones. Qualcomm’s high-end Snapdragon processor is getting a speed bump to make mobile gaming even more immersive. And one of the first phones to use the chip will be the upcoming Asus ROG Phone 3.
Social media app TikTok is set to leave the Hong Kong market over the next few days. “In light of recent events, we’ve decided to stop operations of the TikTok app in Hong Kong,” said a TikTok spokesman.
You say, Huya and DouYu? What about it, is it in China? So Huya recently introduced its Yowa cloud gaming service, following rival DouYu’s launch of its own cloud games platform in March. But here comes a very funny fact; both companies are controlled by Tencent Holdings, which runs the world’s largest video games business by revenue.