Ubisoft has announced a special partnership with HitRecord for Watch Dogs: Legion, and it has kicked a bit of a hornet’s nest online. The purpose of this partnership goes back to the core of HitRecord’s business model, and is simply a way for Ubisoft to crowdsource music for their new game, thereby cutting overall costs
In an interview with GamesIndustry, Take Two Interactive CEO, Strauss Zelnick was very frank about unionization in the games industry, saying, ‘hard to imagine’ it happening. The insulting part about this is the justification he gives, Zelnick elaborated by arguing that “There are 220,000 or so people employed in the US video game business,’ he said.
By now, many in the games industry and beyond are becoming increasingly more aware of issues within their various scenes involving crunch, low pay, discrimination and other forms of worker abuse. It’s no small matter when one of these problems get brought into the limelight, and this past week has seen a major player in