Entries in 'Development' (273)

N-Space forced to abandon Nintendo due to lack of publisher demand

N-Space forced to abandon Nintendo due to lack of publisher demand

The CEO of Skylanders: Giants and Swap Force co-developer N-Space has said that his studio currently has no Nintendo games in development for the first time in a decade.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 21st 2013 at 3:32PM in News
"Half-Life 3 is not being worked on at this time"

"Half-Life 3 is not being worked on at this time"

One man close to Valve has delivered a crushing blow to the millions of gamers patiently waiting on Half-Life 3.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 16th 2013 at 9:50AM in News
Doom 4 was scrapped because it "did not have spirit"

Doom 4 was scrapped because it "did not have spirit"

Id software director Tim Willits has admitted that the former build of Doom 4 was scrapped because it failed to harness the spirit of the series.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 6th 2013 at 11:14AM in News
Innovation threatened by increasing dev costs, Raymond claims

Innovation threatened by increasing dev costs, Raymond claims

Rising development costs will eventually stifle innovation in games, says the head of Ubisoft Toronto.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 5th 2013 at 12:14PM in News

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New Fox sitcom about game devs slammed for casual sexism and racism

New Fox sitcom about game devs slammed for casual sexism and racism

A new Fox sitcom called Dads is due to air for the first time next month but is already being criticised by critics.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 2nd 2013 at 3:13PM 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
New report says British video games 
workforce has halved - but it's wrong

New report says British video games workforce has halved - but it's wrong

A damaging new report claims that the UK games industry employs just over 5,000 people – but it is massively inaccurate, MCV research has concluded.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Jul 22nd 2013 at 11:41AM in News
Ouya launching new Kickstarter fund to boost exclusive game development

Ouya launching new Kickstarter fund to boost exclusive game development

Ouya is set to open a new $1 million fund to help boost successful Kickstarter projects.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jul 19th 2013 at 3:45PM in News

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Large mobile dev teams aren't viable, former Zynga UK GM claims

Large mobile dev teams aren't viable, former Zynga UK GM claims

JiggeryPokery founder and former Zynga UK boss Matthew Wiggins has expressed concern over the viability of large mobile game developers.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jul 19th 2013 at 1:04PM in News
Triple-A development in significant decline, EA claims

Triple-A development in significant decline, EA claims

The number of studios working on triple-A games is at its lowest point for over a decade, EA’s chief creative director Richard Hilleman has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 5th 2013 at 9:33AM in News
Call of Duty Ghosts development held up by lack of final next-gen hardware

Call of Duty Ghosts development held up by lack of final next-gen hardware

Developer Infinity Ward cannot finish work on key elements of Call of Duty: Ghosts as it is yet to receive final next-gen hardware samples.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 19th 2013 at 3:15PM in News
Miyamoto says analysts are 'silly' to worry about Nintendo's financial health

Miyamoto says analysts are 'silly' to worry about Nintendo's financial health

Concerns about Nintendo’s financial health are missing the point, design legend Shigeru Miyamoto has argued.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 12th 2013 at 12:03PM in News

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Blizzard 'resets' next-gen MMO Titan, cuts team size by 70 per cent

Blizzard 'resets' next-gen MMO Titan, cuts team size by 70 per cent

The next-gen MMO from the makers of World of Warcraft is now unlikely to arrive until “2016 at the earliest”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 29th 2013 at 1:43PM in News
Infinity Ward: We could have left Call of Duty

Infinity Ward: We could have left Call of Duty

The team that invented Call of Duty said it could have abandoned the series altogether.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 21st 2013 at 7:02PM in News
Total number of EA games in development for Wii U = Zero

Total number of EA games in development for Wii U = Zero

Nintendo’s Wii U has been delivered yet another piece of bad news.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 17th 2013 at 7:26AM in News
Ubisoft suspends Desilets' 1666

Ubisoft suspends Desilets' 1666

Not only has Ubisoft shown developer Patrice Desilets the door, but it has also cancelled his most recent project.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 16th 2013 at 9:56AM in News

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Capcom thinks next-gen development costs "will soar"

Capcom thinks next-gen development costs "will soar"

Developing titles for PS4 and the new Xbox will be significantly more expensive than current-gen programming, according to Capcom.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 8th 2013 at 3:44PM in News
Inafune: Japanese devs "don't know what to do or how to do it"

Inafune: Japanese devs "don't know what to do or how to do it"

Former Capcom developer Keiji Inafune has once again lashed out at Japanese games developers and the state of games development in the region.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 4th 2013 at 12:03PM in News
Shock - Doom 4 won't land on current consoles; Development rebooted in late 2011

Shock - Doom 4 won't land on current consoles; Development rebooted in late 2011

Work on Doom 4 was completely rebooted by developer Id Software at the end of 2011.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 3rd 2013 at 3:34PM in News
Cerny: We didn't want PS4 to be a puzzle that programmers had to solve

Cerny: We didn't want PS4 to be a puzzle that programmers had to solve

The ever-closer relationship between Sony and developers has been at the heart of the PS4’s design since the project’s early days in 2008.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 28th 2013 at 8:58AM in News
Levine rubbishes claims that BioShock: Infinite cost $220m

Levine rubbishes claims that BioShock: Infinite cost $220m

Irrational Games boss Ken Levine has rubbished reports that BioShock: Infinite cost upwards of $200m to produce.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 22nd 2013 at 11:41AM in News
Quantic Dream has PS4 title in the works

Quantic Dream has PS4 title in the works

Work has begun on a PS4 title at Heavy Rain developer Quantic Dream.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 21st 2013 at 3:06PM in News
Garriott: "Most games designers really just suck"

Garriott: "Most games designers really just suck"

Well there’s a great way of ensuring you’re not down with the cool kids.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2013 at 10:15AM in News
Disturbance in the Force leaves Star Wars 1313 facing uncertain future

Disturbance in the Force leaves Star Wars 1313 facing uncertain future

There are concerns about the future of LucasArts’ promising looking next-gen action title Star Wars 1313.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 1st 2013 at 9:44AM in News
BioShock Vita is STILL not in development

BioShock Vita is STILL not in development

Over a year and a half after its unveiling, PlayStation Vita’s BioShock game has still not entered development.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 26th 2013 at 2:05PM in News