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Excalibur cuts back on sims and eyes console business

Publishing label Excalibur is considerably cutting back on its simulation business as it invests more into its own IP. The firm is well-known for its sim games, such as Euro Truck Simulator, but it has faced challenges from self-published rivals. The simulation market for us has dried up and we’ve …

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Dovetail Games to expand beyond Train Simulator with fishing sim

Dovetail Games, the creator of Train Simulator, is to expand into new segments with a fishing simulation title. Former EA execs Rob O’Farrell and Chris Roberts are leading the development of Dovetail Games Fishing, which will allow budding fishermen to utilise a ‘Total Cast Control’ mechanism to find, attract, catch …

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Excalibur brings all publishing labels under one roof

PC GAMING WEEK: Budget PC games specialist Excalibur is rebranding itself to simplify its diverse games offering. Dropping Publishing from its name, Excalibur has brought its Simulator, Strategy and Extra Play ranges all under the same identity, which the publisher says will simplify the buying experience for consumers. We have …

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Microsoft Flight lands on Steam

Microsoft has ditched Games for Windows Live exclusivity for its free-to-play Flight game, which has just arrived on Steam. The downloadable PC title – which uses a microtransactions payment model – launched on February 29th exclusively on Games for Windows Live. Now it’s available on Steam for free, including several …

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Farming Simulator sells 500,000 units

There’s proof that farming isn’t just popular with casual gamers – Farming Simulator has sold 500,000 copies worldwide. The specialist PC series has sold 300,000 units in Germany alone following the release of Farming Simulator 2011 last November, which also broke into the PC Top Ten in the UK. And …

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Just Flight soars despite Flight Simulator crash

Just Flight is optimistic about its business despite the loss of Microsoft’s Flight Simulator X developer ACES. Microsoft closed the studio last month, raising concerns over the future of its Flight Simuator series, for which Just Flight sells expansions. However, the studio’s closure is not a setback for the publisher. …

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