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.
Here’s a roundup of the biggest news this week on MCVuk.com’s sister site MCV Pacific:
- Saint's Row IV's classification debacle in Australia left its release date uncertain. It has now been confirmed by distributor All Interactive Entertainment that the edited version will be arriving late due to production delays, and will undoubtedly be launch much closer to behemoth Grand Theft Auto V than the company would like.
- GTA V itself, meanwhile, was confirmed this week as having EB Games' biggest ever midnight launch, an indicator that pre-orders must be through the roof.
- Following on from the success of his book Killing is Harmless, Brendan Keogh is teaming up with Aussie game critic Daniel Golding to launch a publishing label aimed at long-form game criticism.
- With Australia's development scene now being all about indie, Qantm College in Sydney gathered a panel of local successful indie developers to discuss the challenges now facing the raft of smaller companies trying to get their feet off the ground.
- The MOGA, the controller which clips on to your android device, has just launched in Australia through Bluemouth Interactive.
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