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Fast Travel Games raises $2.1m in Series A funding for new VR title

Fast Travel Games, the VR studio founded by ex-EA, Rovio and DICE employees, has announced it’s raised a $2.1m series A funding rounded. The funding was led by leading Nordic venture capital firm Industrifonden, with participation from Creades, Inbox Capital and existing investor Sunstone Capital. This brings the company’s total …

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Castlevania Netflix series is coming later this year

Producer Adi Shankar, who previously worked on movies Dredd and Lone Survivor, has revealed he’s working on a Castlevania series for Netflix, which, according to him, will be the western world’s first good video game adaptation” (see original Facebook post below). The first season will launch this year, with season …

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Star Trek Timelines dev Disruptor Beam raises $8.5m

Star Trek Timelines developer Disruptor Beam has raised $8.5m in Series B venture capital financing, the company has announced. The investment was led by GrandBanks Capital and Romulus Capital, with additional participation from other new and existing investors, the company said in a statement. Armed with these new funds, the …

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Tomb Raider mini-series will serve as prequel to Rise of the Tomb Raider

A Tomb Raider mini-series is currently in the works for release next year. The project is being led by writer, director and actor Stephen Lunsford, who is known to American audiences as Matt from the MTV show Teen Wolf. Lunsford posted a picture on Instagram detailing the series as a …

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Uncharted series ‘a good candidate’ for PS4 re-release

Uncharted 4 is currently in development for PS4, but perhaps one Uncharted game simply isn’t enough for Nathan Drake. With The Last of Us: Remastered hitting PS4 later this month and Thatgamecompany’s Flow and Flower already available, Sony obviously sees great stock in retooling its existing PS3 hits for its …

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Assassin’s Creed series hits 73m units sold

Ubisoft has said that global sales for games in the Assassin’s Creed series have now hit 73m units. That ranks it ahead of Just Dance (48m), Splinter Cell (30m), Rainbow Six (26m), Ghost Recon (25m) and Rayman (25m). A few other stats were also revealed on Ubisoft’s corporate website. For …

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Xbox and Channel 4 to create new TV show Humans

Sci-fi drama Humans to debut on Channel 4 and Xbox next year. Kudos, the studio behind Broadchurch, The Hour, Utopia and The Tunnel, is producing eight hour-long episodes of the series, which is based on the original Swedish series Real Humans. It will air on Channel 4 in the UK …

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Hip-hop star Nas to feature in Microsoft TV series

Microsoft’s Xbox Entertainment Studios is making a TV series about the life of rapper Nas. Deadline reports that the Electric City Entertainment produced show is called Street Dreams and is being written and directed by Jonathan Levine. It’s set in Long Island, New York and will last half an hour. …

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Fallout series pulled from GoG’s digital catalogue

Having set the internet alight late last year by giving the games away for free, Good Old Games has seen the Fallout series removed from its store. Those who have previously bought or acquired the games via the retailer will still be able to download them from the ‘My Games’ …

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More change for Need for Speed series

UPDATE:EA has told MCV that Need for Speed has NOT become an EA Sports game, blaming "confusion" for the claim in Polygon’s piece. Matt Bilbey will be involved with the game, however. ORIGINAL STORY: EA’s Need for Speed series has changed gear once again with news that control of the …

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