Archive for the ‘Industry News’ Category

Sony Registers Domain For Million Ways Game

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As you can see above, Sony Computer Entertainment America has registered a domain for something called Million Ways Game. It appears that this will be the website for a new game that Sony is working on in some form. It remains to be seen if they are developing and publishing this game or just publishing, but perhaps we will find out in the coming months.

Source: All Games Beta

Volition Wants To Remodel & Hire New People

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Volition, the Champaign, Illinois based developer best known for the Red Faction & Saints Row series of games, has announced tentative plans to remodel and hire new employees. The studio is hoping to receive approximately $200,000 in incentives from the city of Champaign to help make this happen. Volition said if they do not receive the money from the city, they may have to consider relocation as their expansions plans would be too costly otherwise.

Source: All Games Beta & The News-Gazette

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Sega Bringing Japanese Mobile Games To West

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Sega has announced a new partnership with gumi. This has been formed to help bring Sega’s Japanese mobile games to players in North America, Europe, Southern Asia, and other regions outside of Japan. The first title to be launched under this partnership will be the Japanese RPG known as Chain Chronicle. Localization will be handled in a joint development effort.

Source: All Games Beta, Sega, & gumi

Cliff Bleszinski’s Forms New Studio Named Boss Key Productions

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Cliff Bleszinski has announced the formation of a new studio after announcing his return to video game development. It’s called Boss Key Productions and their first project will be something called Project Bluestreak. On the various Twitter accounts they are teasing an announcement of some kind for tomorrow, July 8th, 2014.

 

Source: All Games Beta, Boss KeyBlue Streak, & Cliff Bleszinski

Rob Pardo, Chief Creative Officer At Blizzard, Announces Departure

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Rob Pardo, who was the Chief Creative Officer At Blizzard has announced that he is leaving the company after nearly 20 years of employment. He didn’t give a reason for his departure other than saying that he wanted to explore other opportunities in his life and career. He hasn’t announced what his next project/job may be thus far, but he said he will “when it’s ready,” using a spin on the old Blizzard philosophy of “when it’s done.”

Source: All Games Beta & Battle.net

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Bandai Namco Games & Slightly Mad Studios Announce Project CARS Distribution Agreement

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Bandai Namco Games & Slightly Mad Studios have announced that they have reached an agreement for  worldwide distribution of Project CARS, the upcoming racing game for PC, PlayStation 4, SteamOS, Wii U, and Xbox One. Bandai Namco will be the distributor while Slightly Mad Studios will remain the game’s publisher. They also announced that Project CARS will be implementing support for both of the current virtual reality technologies that are under development, Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus.

Source: All Games Beta, GamesHQMedia, & Project CARS

 

EA Registers Domain Name For Echelons of Truth

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EA has registered a domain name for a website called echelonsoftruth.com. What exactly Echelons of Truth is, remains to be seen. It could be a new game, or possibly DLC for an existing game? Only EA knows for sure for now.

Source: All Games Beta

Airtight Games, Developer of Murdered: Soul Suspect Closes

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Airtight Games, who was the developer of Murdered: Soul Suspect, Dark Void, Quantum Conundrum, & Soul Fjord has announced the closure of their company. No reason was announced for the closure, but given that it happened so soon after the release of Murdered: Soul Suspect (exactly one month ago on June 3rd), one might assume that the closure may be related to the game’s sales performance.

Source: All Games BetaGeekWire, & Airtight Games

Cliff Bleszinski Announces Return To Video Game Development

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Source: All Games Beta & Cliff Bleszinski

Rumor: New Halo Project In The Works?

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According to a job posting on the Microsoft website, it appears that Microsoft & 343 Industries are hiring a “Senior Producer to help develop a new project line in the Halo universe.” It doesn’t really provide any more detail about whether or not this will be a video game or something else, but given that 343 Industries is the current developer of the Halo series of games, you could reason that it is probably a new Halo game of some sort.

Source: All Games Beta & Microsoft