Entries in 'Development' (84)

Annapurna Pictures branches out into games

Annapurna Pictures branches out into games

The company behind hit films Her and Zero Dark Thirty has announced the formation of a new games division.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 1st 2016 at 4:00PM in News
D-Pad's Jo-Remi Madsen discusses Owlboy's nine years of development

D-Pad's Jo-Remi Madsen discusses Owlboy's nine years of development

In 2011, indie development studio D-Pad released a trailer for their upcoming title, Owlboy.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 28th 2016 at 1:45PM in News
Patrick Bach is leaving DICE after 14 years

Patrick Bach is leaving DICE after 14 years

The general manager of EA-owned developer DICE, Patrick Bach, is to quit the studio after nearly a decade and a half.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 8th 2016 at 10:42AM in News
SimBin Studios re-forms two years after bankruptcy

SimBin Studios re-forms two years after bankruptcy

Racing game specialist SimBin Studios is back in business just over two years after filing for bankruptcy, and looking to get back on the track.

by Jake Tucker
on Oct 7th 2016 at 10:08AM in News

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Layoffs at Sony San Diego studio

Layoffs at Sony San Diego studio

PlayStation has laid off an unconfirmed number of employees from its San Diego development studios.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 15th 2016 at 11:30AM in News
Sony London Studio suffers layoffs

Sony London Studio suffers layoffs

An unknown number of jobs have been cut from Sony’s London Studio as work begins to wrap up on the team’s first virtual reality project.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 14th 2016 at 3:14PM in News
EA unifies development under EA Worldwide Studios banner

EA unifies development under EA Worldwide Studios banner

The collective development resources of EA have been unified under a new banner – EA Worldwide Studios.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 14th 2016 at 10:21AM in News
40 jobs lost in Wooga restructure

40 jobs lost in Wooga restructure

Germany-based games firm Wooga has been struck by a series of layoffs that see 40 staff dismissed from the company.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 5th 2016 at 11:37AM in News

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Mobile publisher BulkyPix enters liquidation

Mobile publisher BulkyPix enters liquidation

BulkyPix, the mobile publisher behind Pix'n Love Rush, Bardbarian and Penumbear, has begun liquidation.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Sep 1st 2016 at 10:18AM in News
Allison Road is back in development

Allison Road is back in development

Horror title Allison Road has returned following its apparent cancellation in June.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 23rd 2016 at 11:30AM in News
Google is phasing out Chrome Apps

Google is phasing out Chrome Apps

Google has announced it has begun “the evolution away from the Chrome apps platform”, with plans to shut the entire initiative down by 2018.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 22nd 2016 at 2:53PM in News
Vlambeer dev explains why day one patches are a modern necessity

Vlambeer dev explains why day one patches are a modern necessity

Folk are en masse bemoaning the huge day one patch that will bring with it a wipe of No Man’s Sky’s servers, but launch patches are a side-effect of the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 8th 2016 at 3:52PM in News

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Former long-time EA dev Hilleman joins Amazon Game Studios

Former long-time EA dev Hilleman joins Amazon Game Studios

Industry veteran Rich Hilleman has jumped ship to Amazon Game Studios following his departure from EA after more than three decades at the publisher.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 2nd 2016 at 11:19AM in News
Three Fields begins work on a racing game

Three Fields begins work on a racing game

Three Fields Entertainment has started work on a brand new driving game, co-founder Alex Ward has revealed.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 27th 2016 at 11:08AM in News
Minter's Llamasoft has abandoned iOS development

Minter's Llamasoft has abandoned iOS development

Llamasoft founder Jeff Minter has revealed that the studio was forced to abandon development for iOS after the platform proved to be unsustainable.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 24th 2016 at 12:13PM in News
Brexit: The reaction

Brexit: The reaction

MCV asked on Twitter how the industry felt about Britain’s decision to leave the EU.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 24th 2016 at 9:44AM in News

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The UK games industry faces up to Brexit

The UK games industry faces up to Brexit

Britain has, by a very narrow margin, voted to leave the EU – and video games companies across the country are waking up to a potentially huge challenge.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 24th 2016 at 9:30AM in News
Assassin's Creed creator has not played a Ubisoft game in four years

Assassin's Creed creator has not played a Ubisoft game in four years

Patrice Desilets has confessed that he has not played a Ubisoft game since Assassin’s Creed 3.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 22nd 2016 at 2:54PM in News
Remedy working on two games - and neither is Alan Wake

Remedy working on two games - and neither is Alan Wake

Remedy Games is to work on two games simultaneously for the first time in its history.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 9th 2016 at 11:55AM in News
Game mechanics cannot be protected by copyright

Game mechanics cannot be protected by copyright

Developers are going to find it increasingly more difficult to protect their game mechanics under copyright law following a ruling from a Texas court judge.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 1st 2016 at 4:08PM in News
Lead developer quits Kerbal Space Progam dev

Lead developer quits Kerbal Space Progam dev

Squad, the studio behind Kerbal Space Program, has revealed Felipe Falanghe is stepping down as the game's lead developer.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 1st 2016 at 11:58AM in News
Kojima used world tour to hunt down a game engine

Kojima used world tour to hunt down a game engine

If there’s one thing Hideo Kojima is not know for it’s delivering games quickly – and that’s something he wants to change for his first solo release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 19th 2016 at 1:37PM in News
Madden creator Rich Hilleman leaves EA

Madden creator Rich Hilleman leaves EA

The man who helped define Madden and EA Sports has left the company.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 19th 2016 at 9:58AM in News
Capcom to give titles more dev time, says Street Fighter V 'needed more polish'

Capcom to give titles more dev time, says Street Fighter V 'needed more polish'

Street Fighter V’s launch wobbles have led to a change in development strategy at Capcom.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2016 at 2:39PM in News
Epic unlikely to make another triple-A single-player game

Epic unlikely to make another triple-A single-player game

Gears of War creator Epic has said that its want to maintain independence may mean it never makes another big single-player epic.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 6th 2016 at 1:40PM in News