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Current 3D console tech limited

Both the PS3 and Xbox 360 lack the processing power needed to run ‘proper’ next-gen 3D titles, according to one console developer. Citing the fact that only a handful titles to date have even struck upon what was once championed as the defining standard of the current generation of consoles …

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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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Nickelodeon buys TMNT rights

Viacom’s global kids entertainment network Nickelodeon has paid 5.9m to capture the worldwide rights to the popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles brand from The Mirage Group. The firm has pledged to continue working with many of the Turtles’ existing licensing partners, though question marks remain over the long-term future of …

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Garland and Serkis sign up for Enslaved

In a move likely to challenge the view that games are oblivious to the power of considered narrative, UK developer Ninja Theory has tapped up acclaimed writing talent for new game Enslaved. Enslaved is the follow-up to PS3 title Heavenly Sword. It is a post-apocalyptic action-adventure title, according to the …

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Namco Bandai signs Ninja Theory

Two high-profile studios have joined Namco Bandai’s current partnership roster, as the Japanese publisher looks to expand its global presence. UK-based Heavenly Sword developer Ninja Theory revealed it is working on an Xbox 360 and PS3 title for the publisher, while Tokyo-headquartered indie group Game Republic has also revealed two …

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