Entries in 'early access' (35)

Now Windows 10 gets an Early Access system

Now Windows 10 gets an Early Access system

Microsoft is launching a rival to Steam’s Early Access on PC, based on the Xbox Game Preview system it debuted last year.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 16th 2016 at 1:35PM in News
We Happy Few developer Compulsion on E3 hype, drugs and Early Access

We Happy Few developer Compulsion on E3 hype, drugs and Early Access

Xbox showed off a lot of products during its E3 briefing this year. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 26th 2016 at 10:45AM in News
Starbound leaves Early Access, full release coming this month

Starbound leaves Early Access, full release coming this month

Space sandbox title Starbound is leaving Steam Early Access after two and a half years. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 11th 2016 at 2:00PM in News
Offworld Trading boss wants an end to Early Access refunds and reviews

Offworld Trading boss wants an end to Early Access refunds and reviews

Steam’s Early Access system should run on a different set of rules to the rest of the store.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 8th 2016 at 11:49AM in News

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Early Access section added to Google Play

Early Access section added to Google Play

Android has become the latest platform to allow developers to launch their work-in-progress games in Early Access.

on May 20th 2016 at 10:21AM in News
Xbox One exclusive Quantum Break pips Dirt Rally to UK No.1

Xbox One exclusive Quantum Break pips Dirt Rally to UK No.1

The Xbox One version of Quantum Break was the best-selling game in the UK last week.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 11th 2016 at 9:24AM in News
Patient dev explains why its indie game is worth £15 asking price

Patient dev explains why its indie game is worth £15 asking price

“Change the price man, $20 is too much. $15 is perfect for this game.”

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 24th 2016 at 2:19PM in News
GOG: We are going to do Early Access right

GOG: We are going to do Early Access right

Digital games retailer GOG has launched its own version of Early Access with an emphasis on quality control. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 18th 2016 at 10:30AM in News

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New 505 Games IP Portal Knights debuts on Early Access this month

New 505 Games IP Portal Knights debuts on Early Access this month

Publisher 505 Games has announced a brand new franchise called Portal Knights.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 4th 2016 at 5:15PM in News
Edge Case Games team 'begged' its CEO not to put Fractured Space on Early Access

Edge Case Games team 'begged' its CEO not to put Fractured Space on Early Access

It’s difficult to find a title that encapsulates the current zeitgeist of the games industry as much as Edge Case’s Fractured Space.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 29th 2016 at 2:10PM in News
GOG launches early access programme

GOG launches early access programme

Digital games retailer GOG.com is introducing an early access section to its website.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 28th 2016 at 4:07PM in News
Prison Architect earns $19m in Early Access

Prison Architect earns $19m in Early Access

Introversion has revealed its popular in-development sim Prison Architect has made $19m in sales ahead of its official release.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 6th 2015 at 4:45PM in News

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Dungeon Defenders II set to become PS4's first Early Access release

Dungeon Defenders II set to become PS4's first Early Access release

In-development co-op RPG Dungeon Defenders II will become the first Early Access release on PS4 when the game's pre-alpha version arrives for Sony's console later this month.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 23rd 2015 at 7:13AM in News
Early Access title Dead Island: Epidemic is being scrapped

Early Access title Dead Island: Epidemic is being scrapped

Deep Silver has confirmed that Early Access MOBA Dead Island: Epidemic will be killed off next month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 17th 2015 at 10:39AM in News
State of Decay studio shutting down free-to-play RPG Moonrise

State of Decay studio shutting down free-to-play RPG Moonrise

State of Decay developer Undead Labs has announced its RPG Moonrise will shut down at the end of this year.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 10th 2015 at 10:59PM in News
Kickstarter for Rollcage successor Grip abandoned

Kickstarter for Rollcage successor Grip abandoned

Developer Caged Element have abandoned their attempt to Kickstart a successor to 1999 PlayStation racer Rollcage.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 28th 2015 at 2:16PM in News

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Darkest Dungeon devs make latest additions optional after player unrest

Darkest Dungeon devs make latest additions optional after player unrest

An update to Steam Early Access hit Darkest Dungeon that significantly increased the difficulty has led to a climb down of sorts from its developers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 21st 2015 at 4:17PM in News
Satellite Reign is leaving Early Access next month

Satellite Reign is leaving Early Access next month

The spiritual successor to Syndicate is on target for a full release in August.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 14th 2015 at 11:14AM in News
Ark: Survival Evolved hits 1m Early Access sales

Ark: Survival Evolved hits 1m Early Access sales

The success story that is Ark: Survival Evolved continues to stomp all over the digital market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 8th 2015 at 9:30AM in News
Nintendo is looking into its own Early Access program

Nintendo is looking into its own Early Access program

Early Access games could become a reality on all three console platform following Nintendo’s confirmation of interest.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 26th 2015 at 2:23PM in News
Hidden Path delists, halts development of Steam Early Access title Windborne

Hidden Path delists, halts development of Steam Early Access title Windborne

Hidden Path Entertainment has halted development of its Early Access release Windborne, delisting the game from Steam as a result.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 18th 2015 at 4:15AM in News
MICROSOFT: Console Early Access is happening

MICROSOFT: Console Early Access is happening

Steam’s popular (but controversial) Early Access program now has a console equivalent.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 15th 2015 at 6:32PM in News
Greenlight dev pulls game and compares Steam community to poo

Greenlight dev pulls game and compares Steam community to poo

The developer of DarkBase 01 has pulled his game from Valve’s Steam service and left in its wake a message attacking the games community.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 15th 2015 at 1:36PM in News
New Steam Early Access release Ark: Survival Evolved hits $10m in revenue

New Steam Early Access release Ark: Survival Evolved hits $10m in revenue

Steam Early Access release Ark: Survival Evolved has sold more than 400,000 copies and generated $10m in gross revenue during its first week on Valve's platform.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 11th 2015 at 7:45AM in News
Open-world dinosaur game Ark: Survival Evolved announced for PS4 and Xbox One

Open-world dinosaur game Ark: Survival Evolved announced for PS4 and Xbox One

Indie developer Studio Wildcard has announced an open-world dinosaur survival game for next-gen consoles and PC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2015 at 1:24PM in News