Entries in 'developer' (24)

Tony Hawk's dev Neversoft closes doors

Tony Hawk's dev Neversoft closes doors

The closure of a studio is never something to celebrate, but at least the Neversoft team went out in a (quite literal) blaze of glory.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 11th 2014 at 11:59AM in News
Lanning: Publisher-developer relationships are very unfair

Lanning: Publisher-developer relationships are very unfair

Diminishing returns for developments and unfair demands from publishers are the reason why Oddworld Inhabitants founder Lorne Lanning closed his studio in 2005.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 8th 2014 at 1:01PM in News
Rob Pardo leaves Blizzard

Rob Pardo leaves Blizzard

Blizzard’s chief creative officer Rob Pardo has left after 17 years with the studio.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jul 4th 2014 at 10:43AM in News
Murdered: Soul Suspect developer Airtight Games closes down

Murdered: Soul Suspect developer Airtight Games closes down

Redmond-based developer Airtight Games has been closed just weeks after the release of its latest title, Murdered: Soul Suspect.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 2nd 2014 at 12:51PM in News

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No full pay for Crytek UK staff since April

No full pay for Crytek UK staff since April

A number of staff at Crytek UK have not been paid their full salary since April 21st, a source connected to the matter has told MCV's sister site Develop.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jun 26th 2014 at 11:29AM in News
Sumo Digital developing Forza Horizon 2 on Xbox 360

Sumo Digital developing Forza Horizon 2 on Xbox 360

UK developer Sumo Digital is heading up the Xbox 360 version of Forza Horizon 2.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 3rd 2014 at 10:51AM in News
Forza Horizon 2 has different developers on Xbox One and 360

Forza Horizon 2 has different developers on Xbox One and 360

Playground Games is not developing the Xbox 360 version of Forza Horizon 2.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 2nd 2014 at 4:11PM in News
Layoffs at Rare following Kinect Sports Rivals sales disappointment

Layoffs at Rare following Kinect Sports Rivals sales disappointment

An unspecified number of jobs have been lost at Microsoft owned developer Rare.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 19th 2014 at 3:27PM in News

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There are ten developers working on Assassin's Creed Unity

There are ten developers working on Assassin's Creed Unity

A financial presentation by Ubisoft has confirmed that ten different studios and subsidiaries are working on the next Assassin's Creed.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 16th 2014 at 10:58AM in News
Jobs lost at Murdered: Soul Suspect developer Airtight

Jobs lost at Murdered: Soul Suspect developer Airtight

14 employees have lost their jobs at developer Airtight Games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 4th 2014 at 9:28AM in News
Developer Brain In A Jar closes doors

Developer Brain In A Jar closes doors

Brain In a Jar is no more, founder and creative director Carl Dalton has confirmed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2014 at 11:11AM in News

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Microsoft reveals Beautiful Game UK dev competition

Microsoft reveals Beautiful Game UK dev competition

Microsoft has announced a new competition that will give UK games developers a chance to better show off their work through Windows app stores.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 11th 2014 at 3:55PM in News
Watch Dogs dev explains 'hard' decision to delay

Watch Dogs dev explains 'hard' decision to delay

“When we got close to the end, we still could have shipped. That’s why it’s hard.”

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 7th 2014 at 1:18PM in News
Layoffs at UK dev Eutechnyx

Layoffs at UK dev Eutechnyx

NASCAR and Ferrari Challenge developer Eutechnyx has been hit by a round of layoffs that has seen 12 employees lose their jobs.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Feb 18th 2014 at 3:35PM in News
Bluepoint is developing Titanfall on Xbox 360

Bluepoint is developing Titanfall on Xbox 360

Respawn Entertainment has confirmed that it is not handling development duties for the current-gen version of Titanfall.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 28th 2014 at 10:04AM in News

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Cave shutting down Western social media presence

Cave shutting down Western social media presence

The future looks bleak for cult Japanese studio Cave.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 27th 2014 at 2:47PM in News
Is Criterion, or Visceral, making the next Battlefield game?

Is Criterion, or Visceral, making the next Battlefield game?

DICE may no longer be the sole developer of EA’s Battlefield series.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 9th 2013 at 10:53AM in News
Former Studio Liverpool devs form new dev Firesprite

Former Studio Liverpool devs form new dev Firesprite

Former Studio Liverpool and Wipeout developers have opened a new studio called Firesprite.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Dec 6th 2013 at 10:37AM in News
UK studio Criterion reduced to 15 devs

UK studio Criterion reduced to 15 devs

Burnout developer Criterion has shrunk to a team of 15 developers as the majority of the studio works on Need for Speed: Rivals as Ghost UK.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Sep 16th 2013 at 11:09AM 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
Hackers attempt Apple dev site breach

Hackers attempt Apple dev site breach

Apple’s developer centre is currently offline and a message warns visitors that an attempt was made to access secure personal information of registered developers.

Aaron Lee
by Aaron Lee
on Jul 22nd 2013 at 11:54AM in News
Hasbro buys 70% stake in Paper Toss dev Backflip Studios

Hasbro buys 70% stake in Paper Toss dev Backflip Studios

Transformers owner Hasbro has acquired a majority stake in mobile games dev Backflip Studios.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 9th 2013 at 12:42PM in News
Ajay Chadha launches new dev/publishing business B27

Ajay Chadha launches new dev/publishing business B27

The co-founder of Ignition Entertainment has announced the formation of a new “interactive indie developer and publisher of mobile and tablet games”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 21st 2013 at 1:06PM in News