Entries in 'Development' (76)

MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

While the EB EXPO is kicking off at the Sydney Showgrounds, some big changes are afoot in the Australian industry.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Oct 4th 2013 at 7:43AM in News
More GPU power will be offered to Xbox One devs in the future

More GPU power will be offered to Xbox One devs in the future

Xbox One locks away around ten per cent of its GPU power from developers… for now.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 3rd 2013 at 10:11AM in News
Valve 'leak' lists Half-Life 3 development team

Valve 'leak' lists Half-Life 3 development team

An undoubtedly completely innocent tech mishap has seemingly named a number of Valve developers currently working on Half-Life 3.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 2nd 2013 at 10:21AM in News
Ubisoft reveals $370m Canadian dev investment

Ubisoft reveals $370m Canadian dev investment

Ubisoft is set to invest $373 million into its Quebec operations over the next seven years, a move that will generate 500 additional jobs in the province.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Sep 30th 2013 at 3:59PM in News

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Successfully Kickstarted sword fighting game put on hold as funds dry up

Successfully Kickstarted sword fighting game put on hold as funds dry up

Development of sword fighting game Clang has been put on hold, despite the game successfully hitting its Kickstarter target last year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 20th 2013 at 11:28AM in News
Sony: We don't do mid-sized games any more

Sony: We don't do mid-sized games any more

A lot has been written about PlayStation’s remarkable journey over the last few years.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Sep 17th 2013 at 3:35PM in News
Developers want UK trade union

Developers want UK trade union

A group from the UK games industry has today established Dev Union, which hopes to encourage debate around the establishment of a UK trade union for those in the games ...

Will Freeman
by Will Freeman
on Sep 13th 2013 at 4:05PM in News
Gran Turismo 6 "about 80% done"; GT7 "a year or two" away

Gran Turismo 6 "about 80% done"; GT7 "a year or two" away

PS3 racer Gran Turismo 6 is due out on December 6th. And it’s about 80 per cent completed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 13th 2013 at 10:59AM in News

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Blitz Games Studios ceases trading after 23 years

Blitz Games Studios ceases trading after 23 years

175 jobs have today been lost following the sad news that UK development stalwart Blitz Games has ceased trading.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 12th 2013 at 11:23AM in News
Size Five puts The Swindle on hold

Size Five puts The Swindle on hold

The creator of Gun Monkeys and Ben There Dan That has put development of what was to be his next project on hold.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 11th 2013 at 1:12PM in News
Nintendo has received Wii U interest "from over 1,000 indie devs"

Nintendo has received Wii U interest "from over 1,000 indie devs"

If the numbers coming from Nintendo are to be believed, indie development interest in Wii U is at astronomic levels.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 11th 2013 at 10:05AM in News
Hines: Nintendo has lost its chance with third parties and Wii U

Hines: Nintendo has lost its chance with third parties and Wii U

It may be too late to convince third parties to support Wii U, claims Bethesda’s VP of PR and marketing Pete Hines.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Sep 3rd 2013 at 12:02PM in News

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MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

New Zealand bans software patents this week, we talk to Five Star Games after a year of business, and look at trends in Aussie ad spending.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 30th 2013 at 9:29AM in News
MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

This week we learned that Saint's Row IV will have to go head-to-head with GTA V, and that a new game criticism publishing label has formed.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 23rd 2013 at 6:58AM in News
N-Space forced to abandon Nintendo due to lack of publisher demand

N-Space forced to abandon Nintendo due to lack of publisher demand

The CEO of Skylanders: Giants and Swap Force co-developer N-Space has said that his studio currently has no Nintendo games in development for the first time in a decade.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 21st 2013 at 3:32PM in News
"Half-Life 3 is not being worked on at this time"

"Half-Life 3 is not being worked on at this time"

One man close to Valve has delivered a crushing blow to the millions of gamers patiently waiting on Half-Life 3.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 16th 2013 at 9:50AM in News

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Doom 4 was scrapped because it "did not have spirit"

Doom 4 was scrapped because it "did not have spirit"

Id software director Tim Willits has admitted that the former build of Doom 4 was scrapped because it failed to harness the spirit of the series.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 6th 2013 at 11:14AM in News
Innovation threatened by increasing dev costs, Raymond claims

Innovation threatened by increasing dev costs, Raymond claims

Rising development costs will eventually stifle innovation in games, says the head of Ubisoft Toronto.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 5th 2013 at 12:14PM in News
New Fox sitcom about game devs slammed for casual sexism and racism

New Fox sitcom about game devs slammed for casual sexism and racism

A new Fox sitcom called Dads is due to air for the first time next month but is already being criticised by critics.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 2nd 2013 at 3:13PM in News
UK studio Kuju turns 15 this month

UK studio Kuju turns 15 this month

One of Britain’s most successful games developers is celebrating an important milestone this month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2013 at 3:31PM in News
New report says British video games 
workforce has halved - but it's wrong

New report says British video games workforce has halved - but it's wrong

A damaging new report claims that the UK games industry employs just over 5,000 people – but it is massively inaccurate, MCV research has concluded.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Jul 22nd 2013 at 11:41AM in News
Ouya launching new Kickstarter fund to boost exclusive game development

Ouya launching new Kickstarter fund to boost exclusive game development

Ouya is set to open a new $1 million fund to help boost successful Kickstarter projects.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jul 19th 2013 at 3:45PM in News
Large mobile dev teams aren't viable, former Zynga UK GM claims

Large mobile dev teams aren't viable, former Zynga UK GM claims

JiggeryPokery founder and former Zynga UK boss Matthew Wiggins has expressed concern over the viability of large mobile game developers.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jul 19th 2013 at 1:04PM in News
Triple-A development in significant decline, EA claims

Triple-A development in significant decline, EA claims

The number of studios working on triple-A games is at its lowest point for over a decade, EA’s chief creative director Richard Hilleman has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 5th 2013 at 9:33AM in News
Call of Duty Ghosts development held up by lack of final next-gen hardware

Call of Duty Ghosts development held up by lack of final next-gen hardware

Developer Infinity Ward cannot finish work on key elements of Call of Duty: Ghosts as it is yet to receive final next-gen hardware samples.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 19th 2013 at 3:15PM in News