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Watch Dogs dev explains ‘hard’ decision to delay

When we got close to the end, we still could have shipped. That’s why it’s hard.” That’s the admission from Watch Dogs senior producer Dominic Guay, who has taken to the Ubiblog to explain the decision to delay the game from its previous next-gen launch November release date until May. …

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Layoffs at UK dev Eutechnyx

NASCAR and Ferrari Challenge developer Eutechnyx has been hit by a round of layoffs that has seen 12 employees lose their jobs. A source close to the matter has toldDevelopthat the redunancies have affected staff across a range of disciplines including QA, art and producer roles. Some staff have also …

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Bluepoint is developing Titanfall on Xbox 360

Respawn Entertainment has confirmed that it is not handling development duties for the current-gen version of Titanfall. Boss Vince Zampella has confirmed that Bluepoint Games is handling the Xbox 360 version of the highly anticipated multiplayer shooter, which is release on Xbox One, PC and 360 on March 14th. Bluepoint …

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Cave shutting down Western social media presence

The future looks bleak for cult Japanese studio Cave. The company has announced that it is closing its English language Twitter account and is directing users to instead refer to the official – Japanese only – Cavegames account. It all boils down to what is a disappointing failure for the …

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Is Criterion, or Visceral, making the next Battlefield game?

DICE may no longer be the sole developer of EA’s Battlefield series. Analyst Michael Pachter said in an investor note last Friday that his company believes Criterion Games is working on a military shooter that may become a brand extension for the Battlefield franchise in FY15”. However, Pachter followed up …

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Former Studio Liverpool devs form new dev Firesprite

Former Studio Liverpool and Wipeout developers have opened a new studio called Firesprite. As reported byIGN, the new company is led by MD Graeme Ankers, and it has already been at work developing Sony’s Studio Japan with work on PS4 title The Playroom. The developer has already built a team …

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UK studio Criterion reduced to 15 devs

Burnout developer Criterion has shrunk to a team of 15 developers as the majority of the studio works on Need for Speed: Rivals as Ghost UK. In a series of tweets, Criterion creative director Alex Ward clarified the status of the Guildford developer, and said most of the studio was …

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UK studio Kuju turns 15 this month

One of Britain’s most successful games developers is celebrating an important milestone this month. Kuju is now 15 years old and has, since its founding at the hands of Ian Baverstock and Jonathan Newth, released over 120 titles throughout its life. The studio has been involved in a number of …

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Hackers attempt Apple dev site breach

Apple’s developer centre is currently offline and a message warns visitors that an attempt was made to access secure personal information of registered developers. A Turkish security researcher now claims that he was responsible for the violation, which he claims has exposed flaws in Apple’s system. Last Thursday [July 18th], …

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Hasbro buys 70% stake in Paper Toss dev Backflip Studios

Transformers owner Hasbro has acquired a majority stake in mobile games dev Backflip Studios. The toy firm has paid in the region of $112m for 70 per cent of the Colorado studio. Backflip’s current management is to remain in place although it will expand its development roster by working with …

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