According to The Wall Street Journal, YouTube has started testing a system of embedded games, the authors of Alan Wake paid $ 1 for using a quote from Stephen King, Final Fantasy XVI started in British retail worse than the previous part — we tell you what happened in the gaming industry over the weekend.

Built-in games may appear on YouTube, The Wall Street Journal reports with reference to Google‘s letter to employees. According to the newspaper, the company has started testing a service called Playables, which allows you to play arcade games like Stack Bounce on YouTube and in mobile video hosting applications. It is assumed that thanks to Playables, YouTube will be able to compensate for the drop in advertising revenue. YouTube representatives in a comment to The Wall Street Journal did not confirm or deny the newspaper’s information, but noted that “games have long been in the spotlight” of the platform.

▪️In 2010, the first part of Alan Wake was released. The players know that it begins with a quote from Stephen King: “Nightmares do not obey logic. It’s not worth trying to explain them, it destroys the poetry of fear.” The other day, the creative director of Remedy, Sam Lake, told the Eurogamer portal that he really wanted to insert this phrase into the title and, fortunately, the writer did not object. As Lake recalls, the purchase of the rights to the quote cost the studio only $1.

▪️Turn 10 studio announced that it will shut down the Forza Horizon and Forza Horizon 2 servers on August 22. According to the developers, they made this decision due to the fact that there are few players left in the projects. However, the studio noted that the single mode will not suffer and will continue to be available to all users of the races.

▪️Sales of physical copies of Final Fantasy XVI for the debut week in the UK were 74% lower than Final Fantasy XV. Nevertheless, the title started better than Diablo IV and Dead Island 2. It also became the best-selling game in British retail for the week ending June 25.