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Assassin’s Creed may never return to an annual release schedule

The decision to drop a potential 2016 mainline release in the Assassin’s Creed series could signify a longer-term strategical shift. Ubisoft confirmed earlier this month that it was taking a step back to evaluate the future of the series. Games Industry reports that now boss Yves Guillemot has said at …

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Kickstarter reveals 2014 totals, nearly 2,000 games funded

Kickstarter has released its annual report for 2014, showing that nearly 2,000 games were successfully funded during the period. According to the report, 2014 Kickstarter projects raised a total of $529m – beating out the $480m pledged in 2013 by considerable length. Music – Kickstarter’s most successfully funded category – …

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PEGI rated 1,200 fewer games in 2013 than it did in 2009

1,542 games were rated by PEGI last year – that’s 1,208 fewer than were rated than back in the heady days of 2009. It also represents a continued decrease in the number of traditional titles hitting the High Street, with 2,538 rated in 2010, 2,214 in 2011 and 1,813 in …

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Battlefield ‘isn’t necessarily’ an annual franchise, EA says

Visceral’s entry into the world of Battlefield doesn’t automatically mean that gamers can expect a new Battlefield title every year. The Dead Space developer was named as the studio behind this year’s Battlefield: Hardline. The presumption being that the series had been put into a two-year development cycle with DICE …

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Iwata: A fourth year of losses would be ‘unacceptable’

Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has vowed to prevent Nintendo suffering another year of losses. Having reported its first ever loss in 2010, the company yesterday reported its third successive annual loss on the back of weak Wii U sales and lower than expected 3DS sales. Two and three fiscal years …

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Take-Two: We don’t need to release GTA yearly

Publishing giant Take-Two has told MCV it has no plans to increase the number of Grand Theft Auto games it releases. The firm launched GTA V last year, which instantly became the fastest selling game in UK history. But Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick says it is important not to over-saturate …

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Alienware Steam Machines are un-upgradable, will be released annually

Alienware has announced its plans to launch Steam Machines every year, in order to mimic the lifecycles of consoles. Alienware GM Frank Azor confirmed the plans toTrustedReviews, commenting that, like the consoles produced by Sony and Microsoft, the hardware of Alienware’s Steam Machines would be locked. Gamers wanting to play …

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MCV’s 2013 Annual Retail Survey

MCV quizzed over 100 games retailers from across the UK – including both independent shops and the big chains – about the highs and lows of 2013, what will be the big sellers in the New Year and the ever-growing digital market. Here’s what they told us… What was the …

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EA plays down annual release for Battlefield IP

Battlefield looks unlikely to become an annual release in direct competition to Call of Duty. The reason, according to CFO and executive VP Blake Jorgensen, is principally that such a commitment requires at least two studios to be actively working on the brand. Plus, EA has worked hard to ensure …

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Sonic the Hedgehog to star in ‘new media annual’

Pedigree Books has penned a deal to add Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog to its selection of 2013 annuals. The company’s Gaming and New Media range also includes IPs such as Angry Birds, Angry Birds Star Wars and Cut the Rope. These offerings all include what Pedigree describes as free added …

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