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Devs are asking for Xbox Early Access program, ID@Xbox boss says

A Steam-style Early Access programme is a common request amongst ID@Xbox developers, the platform holder’s Chris Charla has told Develop. Reports have been bubbling for some time about a similar program for PS4 and Charla told Develop in an interview last week that it’s a talking point at Xbox as …

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Early Access games arrive at retail with boxed release for Planetary Annihilation

Kickstarted strategy title Planetary Annihilation is now available to buy at GAME – despite the fact it’s still in development. The SKU was spotted by Reddit but can also be seen on GAME’s website, where both the final game and the Early Access version can be had for 39.99. That’s …

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DICE eyes up early access model for future Battlefield titles

The Battlefield studio says it’s looking to include players into the development of the shooter as early as possible. EA has already rolled out a Battlefield Hardline beta for PS4 and PC users – which in itself could be considered early access – but DICE is now looking at early …

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Sony pondering Early Access program for PSN

An equivalent of Steam’s Early Access initiative could be on its way to PS4, PS3 and Vita via the PlayStation Network. That’s one of the massive conversations we have internally,” VP of developer and publisher relations at Sony Computer Entertainment America Adam Boyes told Gamasutra. We’re working through [paid alpha …

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Minecraft creator debuts new game Cliffhorse

Notch’s first commercial release since Minecraft is… a title where gamers play as a horse. On some hills. Cliffhorse is currently available for free as an ‘early access’ release, though those who feel like contributing to the title’s development can do so by donating Dogecoins. The title is only available …

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Steam top ten sellers chart: June 1-7

Recently released Early Access titles The Forest and The Stomping Land have taken the top two spots on this week’s Steam top ten sellers chart. Last week’s winner Watch Dogs slipped to third, while DayZ maintained its previous position in fifth. Discounts on Injustice: Gods Among Us and Mortal Kombat …

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Valve begins warning users that Early Access games may never be finished

Early Access games have always been a gamble for consumers, and an update to Steam’s T&Cs is now telling them as much. Previous disasters such as the infamous Earth: Year 2066 have cast a shadow over Valve’s increasingly populated service. New terms now state that Early Access games may never …

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Steam top ten sellers chart: May 25-31

Watch Dogs has grabbed the top spot on Steam’s top ten weekly sellers chart, with a pair of new Early Access titles also making significant marks on this week’s list. Alpha versions of both The Forest and The Stomping Land (pictured) are apparently selling like hotcakes, as the titles debuted …

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