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The Diablo Immortal debate rages on, Flaregames lays off 45 staff, and Brawl Stars gets a global release

The Diablo Immortal debate rages on, Flaregames lays off 45 staff, and Brawl Stars gets a global release

Helsinki’s mobile games powerhouse Supercell has finally made the call - Brawl Stars is getting a global release in December.

The industry has been rife with debate over whether the famous Finnish developer would give it a full launch - and the news it would be resulted in our most-read story of the week.

Our second most-read story was the sad news that Flaregames has laid off 45 staff and CEO Klaas Kersting has stepped down amidst a company-wide restructure.

Diablo, KPIs and Drivetime

Elsewhere, our contributing editor Jon Jordan has his say on Blizzard’s Diablo Immortal announcement and why fans may have won that battle but have ultimately lost the war.

Finally, Jam City VP Jeremy Horn delves into the KPIs needed to a successful global launch and Drivetime raises $4 million to make games for drivers.


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Craig Chapple is Senior Editor of PocketGamer.biz and InfluencerUpdate.biz. He was previously Deputy Editor at Develop and Online Editor at Nintendo of Europe.

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