The demo version of Lies of P has been downloaded a million times, Focus Entertainment has opened a studio to develop an “ambitious multiplayer game service”, Valve has abandoned a 10-year agreement with Microsoft – we tell you what happened in the gaming industry over the weekend.

▪️The developers of soulslike about Pinocchio Lies Of P shared the statistics of the demo version of the game. They reported that during the week the demo collected a million downloads, attracted 170 thousand viewers on Twitch at its peak and got into the world top 3 Twitter trends. Recall that the Lies Of P demo was released on June 8 and will be available until June 27. The full release of soulslike will take place on September 19 on PC, PlayStation and Xbox.

The French publisher Focus Entertainment has opened a studio called Carpool Studio. It was headed by Olivier Nicolas Blin, the former narrative director of Beyond Good & Evil 2, who worked at Ubisoft for more than 18 years. Now the studio is working on an “ambitious multiplayer game service” using the original IP.

Valve has officially refused to sign a contract with Microsoft, according to which Call of Duty and other Activision Blizzard games would continue to be released on Steam for 10 years. This became known from documents for the court between Microsoft and the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC). However, the fact that Valve does not plan to enter into an agreement, the head of the company Gabe Newell (Gabe Newell) said in December last year. Then he told the media that he did not see the need for this, since he was not a supporter of contracts obliging to publish games on Steam for many years. Besides, Newell already trusts Microsoft.