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Opinion: No escape from out-of-home VR

Opinion: No escape from out-of-home VR

Develop’s editor Jem Alexander discusses the out-of-home VR market and how escape rooms are delving into digital.

on May 11th 2017 at 10:00AM in News
Pause button hit on Mass Effect series, report claims

Pause button hit on Mass Effect series, report claims

There will be no more games in the Mass Effect series for the foreseeable future, it seems.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 11th 2017 at 9:49AM in News
Google acquires VR developer Owlchemy Labs

Google acquires VR developer Owlchemy Labs

Job Simulator and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality developer Owlchemy Labs is now owned by Google.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 11th 2017 at 9:26AM in News
Square Enix puts Io Interactive up for sale

Square Enix puts Io Interactive up for sale

A shadow of uncertainty has been cast over Hitman developer Io Interactive this morning.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 11th 2017 at 9:06AM in News

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Project Cars 2

Project Cars 2 limited, collector and ultra editions detailed

Bandai Namco has announced pre-orders for Project Cars 2 are now open for PS4, Xbox One and PC. Three different special editions will be available at launch in addition to ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 10th 2017 at 4:11PM in News
Nintendo Switch dock accessory set coming in June

Nintendo Switch dock accessory set coming in June

Nintendo is launching a new Switch accessory set that includes the console dock next month, the platform holder has announced. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 10th 2017 at 2:25PM in News
Prey

Prey: is Bethesda's review policy really to blame?

Prey launched to mixed success in the UK last Friday. Despite making it to No.2 in the UK charts, it was still pipped to the post by Nintendo's Mario Kart ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 10th 2017 at 12:30PM in News
Gunfire says Darksiders 3 feels like 'unfinished business'

Gunfire says Darksiders 3 feels like 'unfinished business'

Developer Gunfire has described how the desire to make a third Darksiders game survived the collapse of THQ and the end of the series' original developer Vigil.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 10th 2017 at 11:32AM in News

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Pro Tekken 7 players banned after suspected collusion

Pro Tekken 7 players banned after suspected collusion

Bandai Namco has banned two players from the Tekken 7 UK Championships following accusations that they colluded to throw a match.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 10th 2017 at 10:59AM in News
Need for Speed is returning in 2017

Need for Speed is returning in 2017

It looks like Assassin's Creed is not be the only big IP returning this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 10th 2017 at 10:41AM in News
Daydream View

Google Daydream View set for 2.2m sales in 2017, but Gear VR still market leader - IHS

Google's Daydream View headset sales are set to jump to 2.23m in 2017, according to IHS Markit, but Samsung's Gear VR is still on track to become the market leader ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 10th 2017 at 10:13AM in News
Leak suggests Assassin's Creed: Origins is set in Egypt

Leak suggests Assassin's Creed: Origins is set in Egypt

It looks as if we now know the name and setting of the next Assassin's Creed title.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 10th 2017 at 10:05AM in News

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VR: the final frontier - Ubisoft talks Star Trek: Bridge Crew and the challenges of VR

VR: the final frontier - Ubisoft talks Star Trek: Bridge Crew and the challenges of VR

Back in June last year, MCV named its top titles from E3 2016. When it came to VR games, though, we faced a difficult decision: choosing between Capcom’s Resident ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on May 10th 2017 at 9:57AM in News
'Milestone year' sees EA stock hit $100 for first time

'Milestone year' sees EA stock hit $100 for first time

EA's share price passed the $100 mark yesterday after what boss Andrew Wilson described as a milestone year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 10th 2017 at 9:48AM in News
Gear VR

Gear VR still most popular headset, ships 782k in Q1 - SuperData

SuperData has updated its VR headset shipment figures and Samsung's Gear VR headset is once again the most shipped headset in Q1, according to the research firm's estimates. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 10th 2017 at 9:40AM in News
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Hitbox and Azubu merge to form Smashcast

Live streaming services Hitbox and Azubu have merged to form Smashcast, turning the newly-formed LA-based company into the world's largest independent eSports broadcaster outside Asia. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 10th 2017 at 8:00AM in News

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nDreams and Climax on how to build a successful VR business

nDreams and Climax on how to build a successful VR business

With vast sums of money being poured into VR around the world, the virtual reality development scene has never been healthier. In a recent GDC survey, for instance, there ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 9th 2017 at 3:35PM in News
How Activision Blizzard's 'shooter pincer' will dominate the competitive console shooter for years to come

How Activision Blizzard's 'shooter pincer' will dominate the competitive console shooter for years to come

When Activision acquired Blizzard back in 2008 via its Vivendi merger, the company had just released one of the most successful and influential shooters of all time - Call of ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on May 9th 2017 at 12:33PM in News
Blizzard reveals Overwatch and Hearthstone loot box odds

Blizzard reveals Overwatch and Hearthstone loot box odds

Thanks to Chinese law, Blizzard has published the odds that gamers face every time they buy a card pack or loot box.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 9th 2017 at 10:55AM in News
Marvel Games confirms VR ambitions

Marvel Games confirms VR ambitions

We already have Batman in 3D, and now it sounds like Marvel's roster of superhero IP could be preparing to dive into virtual reality.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 9th 2017 at 10:35AM in News
Risk of Rain 2 will ditch 2D for 3D

Risk of Rain 2 will ditch 2D for 3D

Developer Hopoo Games has confirmed that a sequel to Risk of Rain is now in development.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 9th 2017 at 10:05AM in News
Valve pledges to open up about Steam's inner workings

Valve pledges to open up about Steam's inner workings

Valve has pledged to work directly and transparently with the Steam community as it continues to evolve PC gaming's largest marketplace.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 9th 2017 at 9:43AM in News
Dead Island 2 still lives

Dead Island 2 still lives

Publisher Deep Silver has insisted that development on Dead Island 2 is still ongoing.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 9th 2017 at 9:21AM in News
Julian Ward

Former Codemaster head of legal joins Lee & Thompson LLP

Media specialist law firm Lee & Thompson LLP has appointed Julian Ward to the partnership. Ward was previously general counsel and head of legal for Codemasters, and has also worked ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 8th 2017 at 2:19PM in News