Will Freeman is a freelance video game journalist, editor, copywriter, consultant, and event curator, having served and covered the game industry for over 15 years. Having worked with The Guardian, The BBC, BAFTA, Edge, Ukie, Tiga, Vice, GamesIndustry.biz, PocketGamer, MCV, Develop and more, he is also a devotee of arcade gaming, technology and culture, a published author, and a competitive yo-yoer.

Rise & Fall Guys: How to Save a Hit

Launch Date: August 4th, 2020Developer: MediatonicFormats: PC, PS4Status: Public launchGenre: Battle royale/platformerSimilar to: Fortnite, Tetris 99 In the midst of a year consumed by the COVID-19 pandemic, an atypical battle royale game emerged as something of a star of 2020. That game was Fall Guys, and for a few weeks after its launch on PC…

Deconstructing Respawn’s Battle Royale: Apex Legends

What Is It? Launch Date: 4 February 2019Developer: Respawn EntertainmentPublisher: Electronic ArtsStatus: WorldwidePlatforms: PS4, Xbox One and Windows.Plus Switch (confirmed) and mobile (rumoured).Genre: FPS.Similar to: PUBG, Fortnite and Call of Duty: Warzone. Most significantly, Apex Legends marks Electronic Arts’ move on the battle royale space dominated and defined by Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (commonly, ‘PUBG’).…