In this week's Roundtable, the squad delves into Supercell's cancellation of Floodrush and highlights from Gamescom 2023, including NetEase’s Project Mugen and Ubisoft’s Assassin's Creed Jade. We examine Sony's rationale for acquiring Audeze alongside a notable PlayStation Plus price hike. Then we unpack the advantages and target audience of Epic's new First Run exclusivity program for revenue enhancement. Lastly, we explore both the potential and challenges associated with Embracer and Sandsoft's expansion strategies. Join us for all the latest games business news with Abhimanyu Kumar, Tammy Levy, Mario Stefanidis, and host Devin Becker.
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