Entries in 'franchise' (35)

Activision's Blur IP has returned

Activision's Blur IP has returned

New publishing label Marmalade Play has today released an Android racer carrying the Blur name.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 25th 2013 at 2:30PM in News
Changing times - what future lies ahead for Call of Duty?

Changing times - what future lies ahead for Call of Duty?

Activision doesn’t like to make things easy for itself.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 17th 2013 at 11:45AM in News
Skylanders revenue hits $1.5bn

Skylanders revenue hits $1.5bn

A day after Disney hailed the success of Disney Infinity, rival Activision has emphasised the on going dominance of its own toy/games crossover brand.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 17th 2013 at 3:25PM in News
Dead Space 4? EA maintains faith in scary space IP

Dead Space 4? EA maintains faith in scary space IP

Dead Space 3 is unlikely to be the last game in the series, EA has suggested.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 27th 2013 at 1:05PM in News

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Every EA franchise to feature free-to-play in future, Moore claims

Every EA franchise to feature free-to-play in future, Moore claims

Publisher Electronic Arts is working on implementing some form of free-to-play into all of its major franchises moving forward, says Peter Moore.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Aug 27th 2013 at 11:28AM in News
Id's Rage franchise will return

Id's Rage franchise will return

2011 release Rage enjoyed mixed success both critically and commercially, but Id co-founder Tim Willits insists the series is set for a return.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 5th 2013 at 11:15AM in News
GRAN DESIGNS: A close look at the Gran Turismo franchise

GRAN DESIGNS: A close look at the Gran Turismo franchise

Given how long gamers were waiting for Gran Turismo 5, many will have no doubt been suprised to learn that a sixth entry is due on shelves by the end ...

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 4th 2013 at 2:52PM in News
From nearly skipping Europe to 21m sales - we explore the magic of Animal Crossing

From nearly skipping Europe to 21m sales - we explore the magic of Animal Crossing

Animal Crossing was the sort of game that should have never worked in the West.

on May 15th 2013 at 1:46PM in News

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FRANCHISE FOCUS: The Witcher 2

FRANCHISE FOCUS: The Witcher 2

RPGS are not cool. The genre conjures images of Dungeons and Dragons, Lord of the Rings and epic adventures that only the most dedicated gamer will ever stand a chance ...

on Apr 16th 2012 at 3:13PM in News
Brand Map: 71% play MGS on PlayStation consoles

Brand Map: 71% play MGS on PlayStation consoles

Almost three quarters of all Metal Gear Solid gamers play the titles on the PlayStation family of consoles.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Apr 10th 2012 at 3:00PM in News
FRANCHISE FOCUS: Tom Clancy

FRANCHISE FOCUS: Tom Clancy

You'd be forgiven for thinking the fight for the military shooter crown was between two opposing forces.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Apr 9th 2012 at 2:30PM in News

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Brand Map: Resident Evil

Brand Map: Resident Evil

This 16-year-old series has had another success after Resident Evil: Revelations soared to the top of the European sales charts within a week of its launch.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Feb 26th 2012 at 10:00AM in News
Katy Perry teams up with The Sims

Katy Perry teams up with The Sims

EA has announced a collaboration with Katy Perry which will see the music star appear in future DLC and ad campaigns.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jan 17th 2012 at 5:12PM in News

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Brand Map: Super Mario Bros

Brand Map: Super Mario Bros

This week we look at playing habits for one of the biggest game franchises of all time. 

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Nov 3rd 2011 at 3:00PM in News
Brand Map: Need for Speed

Brand Map: Need for Speed

Need for Speed: The Run hits stores in November and this time things are a little different for the franchise. We take a look at gamers' playing patterns.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Sep 22nd 2011 at 5:59PM in News
Halo franchise targeting new generation

Halo franchise targeting new generation

The revamp of the original Halo will introduce the franchise to a new generation of fans, says Microsoft.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2011 at 1:52PM in News
EA offers Mirror's Edge hope

EA offers Mirror's Edge hope

Following claims earlier in the week that we'd seen the last of the Mirror's Edge series, publisher EA has seemingly offered some hope to fans of the game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 18th 2011 at 11:07AM in News
EA's Shift set for NFS IP spin-off

EA's Shift set for NFS IP spin-off

EA wants to establish Shift as a new franchise when Shift 2 Unleashed races to UK shelves in March.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 1st 2011 at 2:10PM in News
MX vs ATV series hits 10m

MX vs ATV series hits 10m

Over 10m units of games in the MX vs ATV series have now been shipped worldwide, publisher THQ has confirmed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 6th 2011 at 1:29PM in News
F1 to become annual franchise

F1 to become annual franchise

Publisher Codemasters wants to release a new title in its newly arrived F1 series every year – though it will have to secure the necessary rights first.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 27th 2010 at 10:34AM in News
EA: Dante’s Inferno has performed ‘solidly’

EA: Dante’s Inferno has performed ‘solidly’

Amidst the backdrop of the publisher’s admission that it is in future to be far stricter with its green-flagging of new IP, EA UK’s sales director has said that ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 26th 2010 at 10:52AM in News
Ubisoft plans 2010 surprises

Ubisoft plans 2010 surprises

Ubisoft is set to build on 2009 with a blockbuster line-up of established franchises, new IP and unique motion-sensing projects.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 26th 2010 at 2:06PM in News