video games

Translator and Tester Simone Toccacieli Predicts an AI Revolution in Gaming

This month, we're featuring Simone Toccacieli, whose background in video game quality assurance gives him a unique perspective on the translation industry. Here, he shares how technology has changed his job for the better.

Video game industry meets booming demand for localization in Southeast Asia

Over the last decade, we have seen localization for video games continuously expand into new regions, and most recently there has been a significant increase in demand for localization and testing for Southeast Asia (SEA) regions.

Localization a key part of gaming industry’s recent, future growth

In an analysis of the 50 most widely frequented gaming websites (as ranked by Similar Web), BLEND found that nearly half offer a multilingual experience, with 48% supporting four or more languages.

Where to take your games abroad: a practical guide

The gaming industry is forecasted to grow at an explosive rate of over 9% in the next three years. One of the fastest-growing industries worldwide, the global games market is set to reach almost $257 billion by 2025, according to Statista. More than 2.5 billion people worldwide now play games regularly. 

Video game revenue set to increase in MENA, game localization boom projected

Experts expect the combined revenue of video game markets in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to increase nearly twofold — from $1.76 billion in 2021 to $3.14 in 2025 — in the next three years. That’s likely to be big news for professionals working in the localization industry, especially given Saudi Arabia and the UAE’s policies encouraging game development and localization.

Bodson steps in as Keywords CEO

Keywords Studios, a company specializing in localization services for video games and software, announced yesterday that Bertrand Bodson began his tenure as new company...

Keywords Studios Sees Major Revenue Growth in H1 Report

Keywords Studios, a Dublin-based video game development company that provides localization services, recently released its half-year trading update, which shows a significant increase in...

Keywords Studios Saw Major Revenue Growth in 2020

Keywords Studios announced in a blog post on March 24 that the company’s revenue increased 14.4% during 2020 — up to €373.5 million (around...