The Actors Guild of the USA called for a strike against gaming companies, Bethesda will not give up support for Redfall due to a failed start, sales of Crusader Kings III exceeded 3 million copies, – we tell you what happened in the gaming industry over the weekend.
The strike of SAG-AFTRA, the Actors Guild of the USA, may spread to the gaming industry. The Guild management stated that negotiations on a new contract with gaming companies have reached an impasse: the parties cannot agree on working conditions. The guild demands a retroactive salary increase of 11% and limit the use of artificial intelligence. In addition, she wants to achieve an increase in the level of security on the set. In particular, the Guild insists that medics must be present on the site while the actors perform stunt stunts. The gaming companies involved in the negotiations include Activision, Electronic Arts, Take-Two, Epic Games and Insomniac Games. Guild members will be able to vote for or against the strike from September 5 to 25.
▪BetBethesda and Arkane Studios are not going to stop supporting Redfall, despite the fact that the game left both gamers and the press disappointed. In an interview with GamesIndustry, the head of Bethesda’s publishing division, Pete Hines, pointed out that this is not the first failed release in the company’s history: Fallout 76 and the PC version of The Elder Scrolls Online also got off to a bad start. He stated that Redfall is still an exciting game, and even after ten years there will be people who want to play it.
▪️98.8% of employees of the Japanese division of Nintendo, who got a job at the company in 2019, remained working in it at least until 2022. This is reported by Biz Journal with reference to the Nintendo report. According to Keiki Okamoto, head of the UZUZ employment bureau, this is the highest retention rate of new employees among gaming companies in Japan. According to the expert, Nintendo managed to achieve such an indicator thanks to high salaries and a good social package.
▪️Crusader Kings III strategy celebrated its third anniversary. In honor of this, Paradox Interactive reported that the game has been bought over 3 million times in three years. She also noted that 1.36 million users joined Crusader Kings III in 2023 — whether this number includes Game Pass subscribers is not specified.
▪️The developers of Spyro Reignited Trilogy also revealed the sales of the game. They reported that since November 2018, the collection of remasters has sold 10 million copies.