Tag Archives: development

Valve eying up PS3 development

Acclaimed developer Valve may be on the verge of ending its self-imposed absence from PS3 development by assuring fans that it will end up supporting Sony’s increasingly popular console at some stage in the future. However, it seems that any such move may still be some way off. Before we …

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Sonic Team not developing Sonic 4

Sega has placed faith in an external indie developer to build on its treasured Sonic franchise. Osaka-based Dimps – developers of Capcom’s Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD – were hired last year to build the new episodic Sonic game. Develop has the full story.

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Rockstar Leeds duo form new studio

Two senior developers are in the process of leaving Rockstar Leeds to kick-start their own indie development studio, Double 11. The studio’s new director, Lee Hutchinson, was one of Rockstar Leeds’ lead engineers up until the start of the new year. He had worked on a number of Rockstar iPhone …

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Rockstar responds to dev accusations

Rockstar Games has finally spoken on the record about accusations that the working atmosphere at its San Diego studio were cruch-heavy. A statement posted on its official reader response blog conceded that there are ‘challenges’ in games development, but that it was ‘saddened’ some staff felt under too much pressure. …

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Braben fears UK dev slump

David Braben has issued a stark warning on the future of the UK game industry. Speaking at today’s Westminster eForum, Braben said it was looking very likely that this year [Britain] will be sixth in the world,” referring to the international game development league that Britain has in recent years …

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Devs divided on Natals prospects

This week’s Develop Jury Service has seen conflicting views from the development community, with both praise and concerns expressed on the potential of Natal. And while the praise was glowing, with some developers claiming that Natal will create new genres, others remain confused on what to expect from the motion- …

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Now Ubisoft plays down Wii ambitions

Ahead of what increasingly looks like a very different year for Wii than it has had before, Ubisoft has become the latest publisher to say that its business ambitions are to centre around Xbox 360 and PS3 in the year ahead. The 2010-11 line-up will be more focused on the …

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Capcom reaffirms Wii commitment

Following comments made to a French website earlier this week questioning future development of software on the Wii, Capcom has released a statement assuring the industry that it remains a multi-platform developer. The Wii is very difficult, with an oversupply of games and a gamer market that has radically changed,” …

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‘Lag issues will hurt Natal development

Microsoft has invested significant money and time to ensure its upcoming motion controller Natal is as accomplished as its host console, yet suspected lag issues” may curb the peripheral’s chances of success. That was the view offered by Traveller’s Tales company director Jon Burton, who told Develop that his own …

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Wada denies Japanese decline

The president of Square Enix – the increasingly Western-facing Japan-headquartered publishing empire – has refuted the widely held view that the Japanese game industry is in decline. Yoichi Wada is thought to be the first high-profile industry executive that’s publicly spoken in defence of the Japanese industry. If you look …

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