Entries in 'early access' (36)

Steam clamps down on dev requirements for Early Access titles

Steam clamps down on dev requirements for Early Access titles

A more stringent set of requirements has been put in place for games released via Steam’s Early Access service.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 21st 2014 at 8:49AM in News
Only a quarter of Early Access games receive a full release

Only a quarter of Early Access games receive a full release

The gamble that is Steam Early Access has been demonstrated in numbers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 17th 2014 at 12:42PM in News
Early Access game Space Engineers sells 1m copies

Early Access game Space Engineers sells 1m copies

Keen Software House’s Steam Early Access title Space Engineers has now sold over 1m copies since its release in October 2013.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 20th 2014 at 4:11PM in News
Valve pulls Early Access game The Stomping Land from Steam

Valve pulls Early Access game The Stomping Land from Steam

Valve has quietly pulled Early Access title The Stomping Land from the Steam store, after months of inactivity surrounding the game’s development.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 3rd 2014 at 6:44AM in News

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Ch-Ch-Chucklefishion - Starbound devs discuss the crowdfunding challenge

Ch-Ch-Chucklefishion - Starbound devs discuss the crowdfunding challenge

Amid the hype surrounding Early Access titles like DayZ you might be forgiven for not knowing what Starbound is. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 5th 2014 at 2:14PM in News
Uncertainties build for Kickstarted Early Access title The Stomping Land

Uncertainties build for Kickstarted Early Access title The Stomping Land

Could The Stomping Land be about to join the list of infamous Kickstarter projects that leave their backers in the lurch?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 4th 2014 at 3:15PM in News
Early Access game Maia makes over $1m

Early Access game Maia makes over $1m

Crowdfunded Steam Early Access god game Maia has made more than $1m for indie developer Simon Roth.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jul 31st 2014 at 12:53PM in News
Early Access game Robocraft reaches 1m players

Early Access game Robocraft reaches 1m players

Free-to-play multiplayer shooter Robocraft has surpassed one million registered players.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jul 29th 2014 at 10:39AM in News

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GAME hosts Destiny early access tour

GAME hosts Destiny early access tour

UK GAME stores will give those awaiting Destiny the chance to play Bungie’s online multiplayer shooter early.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 17th 2014 at 11:37AM in News
Devs are asking for Xbox Early Access program, ID@Xbox boss says

Devs are asking for Xbox Early Access program, ID@Xbox boss says

A Steam-style Early Access programme is a common request amongst ID@Xbox developers, the platform holder's Chris Charla has told Develop.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 14th 2014 at 2:56PM in News
Early Access games arrive at retail with boxed release for Planetary Annihilation

Early Access games arrive at retail with boxed release for Planetary Annihilation

Kickstarted strategy title Planetary Annihilation is now available to buy at GAME – despite the fact it’s still in development.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 1st 2014 at 11:44AM in News
DICE eyes up early access model for future Battlefield titles

DICE eyes up early access model for future Battlefield titles

The Battlefield studio says it’s looking to include players into the development of the shooter as early as possible.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Jun 13th 2014 at 10:12AM in News

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Sony pondering Early Access program for PSN

Sony pondering Early Access program for PSN

An equivalent of Steam's Early Access initiative could be on its way to PS4, PS3 and Vita via the PlayStation Network.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 12th 2014 at 10:39AM in News
Minecraft creator debuts new game Cliffhorse

Minecraft creator debuts new game Cliffhorse

Notch’s first commercial release since Minecraft is… a title where gamers play as a horse. On some hills.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 9th 2014 at 10:24AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: June 1-7

Steam top ten sellers chart: June 1-7

Recently released Early Access titles The Forest and The Stomping Land have taken the top two spots on this week's Steam top ten sellers chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 8th 2014 at 11:25PM in News
Valve begins warning users that Early Access games may never be finished

Valve begins warning users that Early Access games may never be finished

Early Access games have always been a gamble for consumers, and an update to Steam's T&Cs is now telling them as much.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 5th 2014 at 12:07PM in News

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Steam top ten sellers chart: May 25-31

Steam top ten sellers chart: May 25-31

Watch Dogs has grabbed the top spot on Steam's top ten weekly sellers chart, with a pair of new Early Access titles also making significant marks on this week's list.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 1st 2014 at 6:35PM in News
CD Projekt would consider an Early Access system for Good Old Games

CD Projekt would consider an Early Access system for Good Old Games

With the likes of DayZ and Rust enjoying huge success on the Steam Early Access system, it’s no surprise the model has caught the attention of other digital retailers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 19th 2014 at 2:43PM in News
Space Engineers sells 500k units on Steam

Space Engineers sells 500k units on Steam

Independent developer Keen Software House has announced its space sandbox game Space Engineers has sold over 500k copies as an Early Access offering on Steam.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 8th 2014 at 10:45PM in News
Valve pulls Early Access game Earth: Year 2066 from Steam

Valve pulls Early Access game Earth: Year 2066 from Steam

Valve has removed Steam Early Access title Earth: Year 2066 from the Steam store, offering refunds to anyone who purchased the title for a limited time.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 6th 2014 at 11:29PM in News
How Steam Early Access revolutionised publishing

How Steam Early Access revolutionised publishing

One of the biggest successes at the end of last year and the start of this one was not a triple-A title.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 30th 2014 at 4:28PM in News
Rust has made over $30m

Rust has made over $30m

Steam Early Access title Rust has made more than $30 million, says the game's creator.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Feb 24th 2014 at 12:14PM in News
Bugbear's Next Car Game makes $1m in one week on Steam Early Access

Bugbear's Next Car Game makes $1m in one week on Steam Early Access

While releasing a game early doesn’t always reap rewards, it certainly has for racing specialist Bugbear.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 30th 2014 at 2:18PM in News
American McGee's Akaneiro tumbling down the Kickstarter rabbit hole

American McGee's Akaneiro tumbling down the Kickstarter rabbit hole

Steam Early Access game Akaneiro: Demon Hunters has cost creators Spicy Horse $1.7m, owner American McGee has revealed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 30th 2014 at 2:11PM in News
Ubisoft bundles free Assassin's Creed titles with Elder Scrolls Online orders

Ubisoft bundles free Assassin's Creed titles with Elder Scrolls Online orders

The publisher is offering free copies of AC IV: Black Flag and AC III to those who buy Elder Scrolls Online through uPlay.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Jan 30th 2014 at 12:04PM in News