Entries in 'Development' (273)

£32k - the average dev wage

£32k - the average dev wage

The average earnings for a game developer is £32,203 ($50,794) according to new data.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 26th 2011 at 9:29AM in News
Toddlers warned off 3DS

Toddlers warned off 3DS

Gamers aged six and under have been advised to avoid the 3D functionality of Nintendo's upcoming new handheld the 3DS according to a health disclaimer posted on the company's Japanese ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 4th 2011 at 8:59AM in News
The Agency on track for 2011

The Agency on track for 2011

Console and PC MMO the Agency is still in development, and is currently scheduled for release on both PS3 and PC in the latter half of 2011, Sony Online Entertainment ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 7th 2010 at 2:59PM in News
Raymond working on Splinter Cell 6

Raymond working on Splinter Cell 6

Iconic games developer Jade Raymond has confirmed that she is heading up the team working on Splinter Cell 6.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 29th 2010 at 8:21AM in News

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Japanese dev industry 'like a zombie'

Japanese dev industry 'like a zombie'

One of Japan’s most popular game developers has launched an imaginative and damning analysis of his native development nation.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 24th 2010 at 10:45AM in News
Over 50 3D PS3 games in the works

Over 50 3D PS3 games in the works

Sony is assembling an arsenal of over fifty 3D games in its new assault on the home console market – with over twenty of those titles being built internally.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 23rd 2010 at 1:35PM in News
Elder Scrolls V in development

Elder Scrolls V in development

It is being reported that Bethesda is currently developing a fifth instalment in its Elder Scrolls series.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 23rd 2010 at 10:58AM in News
Layoffs at LucasArts and Budcat

Layoffs at LucasArts and Budcat

It was by all accounts a Black Tuesday for games development yesterday as job cuts were confirmed at two studios and one of the industry’s most respected developers faced up ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 17th 2010 at 9:27AM in News

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Studio 'overhaul' for Ubisoft

Studio 'overhaul' for Ubisoft

Ubisoft has reorganised its studios, the firm said in its half-year financial earnings statement today.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Nov 15th 2010 at 5:09PM in News
Dave Perry returns to development

Dave Perry returns to development

David Perry, one of the game industry’s longest-serving contributors and co-founder of cloud gaming service Gaikai, is returning to his roots in game design.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 15th 2010 at 4:00PM in News
Nokia takes Symbian in-house

Nokia takes Symbian in-house

The Symbian Foundation has announced plans to "transition the role of the non-profit organisation".

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 8th 2010 at 4:04PM in News
Gran Turismo 6 in development

Gran Turismo 6 in development

With the long-awaited, much-delayed Gran Turismo 5 having missed its most recent release date and currently in the process of being pressed onto disc in time for a late-in-the-day pre-Christmas ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 4th 2010 at 2:08PM in News

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UK dev workforce falls 9%

UK dev workforce falls 9%

A stabbing wake-up call was dealt to the UK games industry today with new independent data revealing that the sector’s workforce has contracted by nearly nine per cent since 2008.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 4th 2010 at 10:24AM in News
Western feedback for FFXIII ignored

Western feedback for FFXIII ignored

Publisher Square Enix has admitted that it feared this year’s RPG release Final Fantasy XIII would receive a rough ride from Western critics before the game hit the shelves.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 19th 2010 at 4:25PM in News
Sony to stop selling PSP dev kits

Sony to stop selling PSP dev kits

PlayStation platform holder has confirmed to MCV that it will stop selling PSP development kits to studios on November 15th.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 7th 2010 at 1:18PM in News
Livingstone urges survey support

Livingstone urges survey support

Eidos life president Ian Livingstone has made an appeal for developers to contribute towards an ambitious talent survey that hopes to show the UK Government the value of the national ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 1st 2010 at 12:28PM in News

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EA takes blame for NFS decline

EA takes blame for NFS decline

Speaking to an audience at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2010 Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference, EA boss John Riccitiello has outlined EA’s role in the critical decline of ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 21st 2010 at 12:08PM in News
Obama announces video game challenge

Obama announces video game challenge

US President Barack Obama has announced a new initiative that promotes the development of educational video games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 17th 2010 at 4:07PM in News
Female UK dev count ‘falls to 4%’

Female UK dev count ‘falls to 4%’

The UK game industry is 96 per cent male dominated, new data suggests.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 8th 2010 at 2:21PM in News
Sony to help devs build 3D games

Sony to help devs build 3D games

3D has become crucial to Sony’s global plans, and the firm has offered to help the games industry keep pace.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 26th 2010 at 11:00AM in News
‘Memory’ probs delaying FFXIV

‘Memory’ probs delaying FFXIV

The extra technical challenge involved in creating a large-scale MMO for Sony’s PS3 is the reason behind the decision to release the PS3 version of Final Fantasy XIV some six ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 24th 2010 at 6:35PM in News
FFXIV on 360 in the balance

FFXIV on 360 in the balance

It looks like the chances of Final Fantasy XIV making it to Xbox 360 are currently slimmer than they ever have been.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 19th 2010 at 11:00AM in News
The ‘Machinarium Pirate Amnesty’

The ‘Machinarium Pirate Amnesty’

Amanita Design, the widely applauded Czechoslovakian adventure games studio, is calling for amnesty after its most recent title has been reportedly stung by widespread piracy.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 9th 2010 at 3:44PM in News
Blizzard teases console projects

Blizzard teases console projects

Blizzard has told MCV that the development of a new game for consoles remains a possibility.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 28th 2010 at 12:20PM in News
Sony recommending 3D resolution drop

Sony recommending 3D resolution drop

The official guidelines for developers working on 3D titles for the PS3 recommend that studios avoid trying to make their 3D games support 1080p, instead suggesting that they stick to ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 19th 2010 at 11:28AM in News