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Random House sets up games team

One of the largest names in book publishing has reportedly set up an internal games-focused team with then intention of creating original stories specifically for video games, as well as offering narrative advice to developers. WSJ reports that Bertelsmann’s Random House unit is looking to sell two original games projects …

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Next Bungie project on PS3?

Bungie has refused to confirm or deny that its next mystery game project could be heading to PS3. The developer was acquired by Microsoft in 2000 and has since gone on to make a name itself with the highly lucrative Halo series. However, from the moment Bungie announced its independence …

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EAs BioWare working on new IP?

Canadian studio BioWare may be working on an original IP project, a developer’s CV suggests. If true, BioWare’s undisclosed project would imply EA is still backing original IP – a philosophy the publisher has held since John Riccitiello took on the role as CEO back in 2007, though one which …

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Microsoft killed Kameo 2

Consumer games site CVG is reporting that Microsoft has pulled the plug on a number of games in development at Rare – including a sequel to Xbox 360 launch title Kameo. The portal claims that Rare earlier this year underwent a company-wide restructure” in an effort to focus its resources …

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Big names enthuse about Natal

Having named a number of the industry’s big players who are currently hard at work on Natal-centric titles, Microsoft has also provided a platform for some of the publishing world’s most important execs to heap praise on its new technology. Project Natal could fundamentally change the way players experience sports …

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Publishers back Xbox 360 Natal

With Sony wooing attendees at the Tokyo Game Show with a working demonstration of Capcom’s motion-controlled Resident Evil 5, Microsoft has also highlighted a number of key partners currently developing titles for its motion-sensing camera Natal. The list of publishers actively working” on Natal titles includes Activision Blizzard, Bethesda Softworks, …

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Zune HD’s gaming future outlined

Microsoft has confirmed its plans to release downloadable apps and games for its new Zune HD device, but only a few titles have been announced, and they won’t be available until November. The Zune HD went on sale in the US yesterday, alongside new Zune software. The relevant section of …

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It’s official – Zune HD does gaming

Following the release of a promo video yesterday that hinted at a gaming-orientated future for Microsoft’s new portable multimedia player the Zune HD, the Xbox platform holder has finally broken its silence and spoken openly about its gaming aspirations for the device. However, Microsoft is not yet planning on opening …

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New 2D Sonic in the works

Sega has confirmed that development is well underway on a brand new 2D Sonic title, which is currently going under the name Project Needlemouse. Little is known about the game as of yet, though Sega’s associate brand manager Ken Balough told GameSpot that the game has been built from the …

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Jacksons Halo game scrapped

Acclaimed director Peter Jackson has revealed that the secretive Halo game project he was once working on has been cancelled. Little was ever known of Jackson’s collaboration with Microsoft and now it appears that the collapse of the Halo film project has dampened any hopes of the anticipated games collaboration. …

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