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Murdered: Soul Suspect developer Airtight Games closes down

Redmond-based developer Airtight Games has been closed just weeks after the release of its latest title, Murdered: Soul Suspect. The studio, perhaps better known for its games Dark Void and Quantum Conundrum, has been making games for 10 years – but now its headquarters has closed and its office equipment …

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No full pay for Crytek UK staff since April

A number of staff at Crytek UK have not been paid their full salary since April 21st, a source connected to the matter has told MCV’s sister siteDevelop. The source, who has ties with the studio, said since April employees had received small payments of around 700 last month. At …

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Sumo Digital developing Forza Horizon 2 on Xbox 360

UK developer Sumo Digital is heading up the Xbox 360 version of Forza Horizon 2. The cross-gen game was revealed by Microsoft yesterday and it later emerged that while Playground Games is creating the Xbox One release, the last-gen version is being made elsewhere. Specifically, Sheffield, it now turns out. …

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Forza Horizon 2 has different developers on Xbox One and 360

Playground Games is not developing the Xbox 360 version of Forza Horizon 2. Microsoft announced the game earlier today, along with the surprise news that it is coming to both Xbox One AND Xbox 360. While Microsoft has in the pas been criticised for the speed at which it dropped …

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Layoffs at Rare following Kinect Sports Rivals sales disappointment

An unspecified number of jobs have been lost at Microsoft owned developer Rare. Eurogamer reports that the move comes after sales of recent Xbox One release Kinect Sports Rivals, which was made at the Twycross studio, were lower than expected, resulting in a significant loss” for the project. It reports …

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There are ten developers working on Assassin’s Creed Unity

A financial presentation by Ubisoft has confirmed that ten different studios and subsidiaries are working on the next Assassin’s Creed. Polygonreports thatUbisoft Montreal is once again listed as lead developer, with the Canadian team collaborating with nine other Ubisoft studios in Toronto, Quebec, Annecy, Montpellier, Kiev, Singapore, Shanghai, Chengu and …

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare platforms confirmed; Sledgehammer not making PS3 and 360 versions

The next Call of Duty won’t be released on Wii U, it seems. Amazon listings confirm Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC but not for Nintendo’s machine. We already knew the game will be released on November 4th. "Call of Duty: Advanced …

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Jobs lost at Murdered: Soul Suspect developer Airtight

14 employees have lost their jobs at developer Airtight Games. The studio is currently working on Square Enix title Murdered: Souls Suspect. Its previous games include Quantum Conundrum and Dark Void. "We regret to confirm that we have laid off 14 staff members yesterday afternoon as part of a necessary …

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Developer Brain In A Jar closes doors

Brain In a Jar is no more, founder and creative director Carl Dalton has confirmed. The UK studio, whose games included Indy Car Series, Indianapolis 500 Evolution, Golden Age of Racing and Kart Racer, had been operating for 15 years. Despite our best efforts we have been unable to secure …

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Microsoft reveals Beautiful Game UK dev competition

Microsoft has announced a new competition that will give UK games developers a chance to better show off their work through Windows app stores. The Beautiful Game contest is open to all UK games developers that publish new games on Microsoft Windows 8 or the Windows Phone Store, or port …

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