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EA announces new development studio headed by Zampella, West

Monday, 12 April 2010 14:11 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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EA’s just announced the formation of a brand new studio headed by ex-Infinity Ward heads Vince Zampella and Jason West called Respawn Entertainment.

It comes as the pair were fired from the Modern Warfare developer last month by publisher Activision.

The new studio will have full control of whatever IPs it develops, while EA will handle worldwide publishing and distribution rights to whatever it creates via EA Partners.

“For the past decade we led a great development team and poured our hearts into creating an epic game franchise,” said Zampella. “. We’re very proud of what we built – and proud that so many millions of fans enjoyed those games. Today we hope to do it all over again — open a new studio, hire a great team, and create brand new games with a new partner, EA.”

“Now that the team is in control of the games and brands, we can ensure that the fans are treated as well as they deserve,” added West.

“Jason and Vince are two of the top creative leaders in the entertainment industry. At EA, we’re honored to be their partners and to give them the support they need to hire a team and return to making incredible games,” said Frank Gibeau, President of EA Games.

It comes as West and Zampella are knee-deep in a lawsuit with Activision, which the firm’s countered as of last week. The publisher stated previously the pair were looking to move from Acti to another publisher, including EA.

PR below.

Jason West and Vince Zampella Form ‘Respawn Entertainment’

All-New Independent Development Studio Signs Exclusive Worldwide Publishing Agreement with EA

LOS ANGELES, Apr 12, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Today, Jason West and Vince Zampella, creators of the multi-billion dollar Call of Duty(R) franchise, announced the formation of a new development studio — Respawn Entertainment. The move positions the Respawn Entertainment leadership team as the owners of the intellectual property they create. The company will focus on creating state-of-the-art gaming experiences for global audiences. The studio is currently assembling a world-class team of designers, artists and engineers. Applicants can submit resumes to jobs@respawn.com.

Respawn is pleased to also announce that it has awarded Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:ERTS), through the distinguished EA Partners program, exclusive worldwide publishing and distribution rights to future games. Terms were not disclosed. West and Zampella are represented by Creative Artists Agency (CAA).

“Respawn Entertainment marks a fresh start for Jason and me,” said Vince Zampella, General Manager of Respawn Entertainment. “For the past decade we led a great development team and poured our hearts into creating an epic game franchise. We’re very proud of what we built – and proud that so many millions of fans enjoyed those games. Today we hope to do it all over again — open a new studio, hire a great team, and create brand new games with a new partner, EA.”

“We’re excited,” added Jason West, President of Respawn Entertainment. “Now that the team is in control of the games and brands, we can ensure that the fans are treated as well as they deserve.”

Frank Gibeau, President of the EA Games Label commented, “This is the start of a great publishing partnership – one that I expect will develop blockbuster game franchises. Jason and Vince are two of the top creative leaders in the entertainment industry. At EA, we’re honored to be their partners and to give them the support they need to hire a team and return to making incredible games.”

About Respawn Entertainment

Founded in 2010, Respawn Entertainment is an independent videogame development studio based in Encino, California. The studio was formed by Jason West and Vince Zampella, former co-founders of Infinity Ward and creators of the multi-billion dollar franchise Call of Duty(R). More information about the company will be available soon at www.respawn.com.

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46 Comments

  1. subversus

    wow, it’s on!!!

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Johnny Cullen

    HOLY SHIT! 8O

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    Ha Ha :D

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Broncanus

    And this WASN’T the plan all along? And Activision DIDN’T find out about it? Right? Anyone?

    #4 5 years ago
  5. subversus

    @4 Fuck Activision :D

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Patrick Garratt

    It’s hot in here. Anyone else hot in here?

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Broncanus

    @5 That’s neither here nor there, but the way little people on the Internet sided with the two guys was VERY funny! Let’s call it Robin Hood syndrome :)

    #7 5 years ago
  8. fdelfino

    Just bring another BF with a similar engine from MW2 and dedicated servers and we’re on!!

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Razor

    Respawn…hohoho.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. cookiejar

    Oh this will be good.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. subversus

    @7 it’s not about Robin Hood, it’s about a fresh new IP which Acti didn’t want to finance. They “sabotaged” MW3 because they wanted to create new IP and now they can. And that’s good. And Acti sucks.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Raining_Upwards

    Shit just got real.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Broncanus

    @11 I don’t think ANYONE comes out of it smelling of roses… just some maybe slightly less shitty than others ;)

    #13 5 years ago
  14. subversus

    @13 I don’t care how they smell, I want a great game from them.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Broncanus

    @14 Oh me too, just from an industry perspective it’s a big old unprofessional mess. But that’s what you get eh? Good luck to them and Acti.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Erthazus

    But what they can do?

    I really don’t know. Look.

    EA have Battlefield + Medal Of Honor. So we are going to see another Modern Warfare clone? Gosh…………….

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Patrick Garratt

    News story of the year. In April. Impressive.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Goliath

    West and Zampella are a bunch of idiots! This will only add credence to Activision’s assertions. They should have waited for the legal process they started to take its course.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Bulk Slash

    Good for West and Zampella. Kotick wanted them on the assembly line churning out bi-annual updates to Modern Warfare and they wanted to create something new.

    Once upon a time it would have been deeply ironic that they’d gone to EA to get the freedom to create new IPs.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. AlmightyDogbert

    Whoever finds out what game they are developing would have an even bigger story than this… eh Pat?

    I thought these guys were likely to be intergrated into the medal of honour studios, guess I was wrong. However, another modern day military shooter for EA? they are going to have trouble fitting into all of them into a schedule.. expect delays a plenty.

    Maybe, they are going to try something a little bit different? – maybe a futuristic shooter especially since Halo is coming to an end.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. CptPlaceholder

    Well…. slap? http://img532.yfrog.com/i/slap.jpg/

    #21 5 years ago
  22. BillyBatts

    The EAmpire Strikes Back

    #22 5 years ago
  23. AlmightyDogbert

    lol @ 22

    #23 5 years ago
  24. blackdreamhunk

    personalty I think it’s not smart move by EA. there are other better game devs out there.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TJ3Yv_vgUc

    as for infinity ward I don’t see them ever making a come back. there is a lot of people that donot respect even the old game devs.

    By the way NG4 website is a dictatorship and has a lot of religious haters. Ng4 is another site I have proven to be not creatable. They have people trash talk Christians when I get in there and start posting proof NG4 mods they delete what had to say.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJMIzpkbChE

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6ddf00iqDM

    christian hate

    don’t make subjects that you can’t handle then delete what people have to say about it. It’s a dictatorship!

    another reason why people should trust media they tell you stuff they only want you to hear.

    this another reason I hate the gaming industry media

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Suikoden Fan

    whats that? EA get the 2 Call of Duty people under their wing? whats that? I need not bother with another activision title again? ooooooooo.

    I expect thats going through alot of minds right now.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Anders

    I love BDH.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Blerk

    Heh heh – and we didn’t see this one coming, did we? How long before Infinity Ward employees start mysteriously resigning, then?

    #27 5 years ago
  28. blackdreamhunk

    the only company i like from actvision is blizzard other than I will not be buying any games from them. I will not be buying any games from ex infinity ward too.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. AlmightyDogbert

    Without call of duty, all activision really bring to blizzard is bad spiderman games. Blizzard is the money maker, activision is it’s little bitch. This is going to be exaggerated by the time catacylism comes out.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. DeSpiritusBellum

    Let’s see if they can take some time out of their bitchfighting schedule to actually make some games, err, money, sorry EA.

    It is going to be very interesting once they actually start working again though. If either IW or Respawn end up making a crappy game, they’ll look like the biggest idiots on the planet.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. locus2k1

    Things are just going to get more and more interesting. I am intrigued to see what happens over the next 18 critical from this… from both EA and Activision.

    IW staff go to Respawn?

    Completely new IP or a MW clone under a new name?

    How will Activision counteract with MW3 and Ghost spin off?

    More importantly, how many average Joes will know about everything that has happened when it all comes around again in 2011? (“IW”‘s Release of CoD/MW)

    I’m off to get the popcorn out :)

    #31 5 years ago
  32. The Hindle

    Holy shit that was sooner then i expected. Now Infinity ward staff all have to leave and thinks are gonna get fucking A.

    #32 5 years ago
  33. AlmightyDogbert

    What engine would they use for their games?
    Will they have to take the time to make a new one or will they be using unreal or maybe EA lends them frostbite?

    #33 5 years ago
  34. AlmightyDogbert

    @32

    too soon perhaps?

    #34 5 years ago
  35. AbolfazlA

    Yes . Go EA

    #35 5 years ago
  36. rainer

    Haha Activison cannot be pleased at all with this, go EA indeed.

    I wonder what kinds of games they will do, they wanted to take a break for CoD which was part of the fall out with Activision.

    #36 5 years ago
  37. Zonejeu

    That’s huge… Funny thing is that Respawn Studio opens in the very same city where IW is, so we can expect many employees leaving Activision now as they just have to move across the street.

    I’ll watch the Activision stock in the next few days, no doubt it will go down down down…

    #37 5 years ago
  38. G1GAHURTZ

    Cool! I just applied!

    #38 5 years ago
  39. theoperator

    As if EA will have them making something new. Go “Medal of Duty 7: Call of Honour”.

    #39 5 years ago
  40. No_PUDding

    TERATON!

    As far as news goes, this is entertaining to read. Wowee.

    #40 5 years ago
  41. mington

    Maybe they want to do something more outlandish

    MW2 went as far as they could go in a believable real world setting

    i think they’re gonna turn it up a notch BAM

    #41 5 years ago
  42. endgame

    fuck yeah! this is awesome. i’m so glad for u guys. :) and fu actipiece of sh1t!

    #42 5 years ago
  43. Dralen

    I’m interested to see what kind of games come out of all this. Personally, I’m hoping a complete new direction.

    #43 5 years ago
  44. JimFear666

    So… Basicly, activision was right when they said that they were talking to the competitor?

    #44 5 years ago
  45. The_Red

    BEST, NEW, 2010 (So far). In your face Kotick.

    #45 5 years ago
  46. Reconzero

    @16 / Erthazus
    Lol at ignorant codkids.
    To clear up your gaming history;
    Battlefield: First game made in 2002
    Medal Of Honor: First game made in 1999
    Call Of Duty: First game made in 2003
    ————
    Battlefield: First modern game made in 2005
    Call Of Duty: First modern game made in late 2007/ early 2008.

    So much for CoD knockoffs.
    By the way, don’t forget to tighten the drool cup on your helmet. It spilled last time.

    #46 5 years ago

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    Final Fantasy 15 doesn’t just have “open world gameplay”, it has a true open world – one continuous stretch of environment. “The world is connected by continuous land,” director Hajime Tabata told Gamespot. “If those areas were disconnected, it would feel distant from reality. You’ll find that you’ll be able to walk or drive or […]

  • Suikoden, Suikoden 2 EU PSN release date locked down

    Suikoden and its first sequel will be available via the European PlayStation Network soon. Suikoden publisher Konami has confirmed a February 4 release date for the two RPG classics. CONFIRMED! #Suikoden I & II EU #PSN release date is FEB 4TH! http://t.co/ObOIvZDJAK pic.twitter.com/aM760R2Gez — Konami UK (@KonamiUK) January 22, 2015 It’s been a long wait […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 20, says Gamestop Italy

    Dying Light’s physical release has been delayed, but at least one European retailer thinks it knows what’s going on. Dying Light’s physical release date is February 20, according to Gamestop Italy. According to Tmag (Italian, via Google Translate), there’s been no response from local representatives of publisher Warner Bros. Although the digital release will take […]

  • Free online multiplayer update now available for Trials Fusion

    Online multiplayer is now available as a free update to Trials Fusion. The online component includes three new four to eight player multiplayer modes on PC, PS4 and Xbox One and up to four players on Xbox 360. These are the three new gameplay modes included with the update can be found through a previous […]

  • This video for indie survival horror Monstrum features all in-game footage

    Monstrum launches on Steam Early Access January 29 and today, you can have a look at a video for it featuring all in-game footage. Developed by Team Junkfish the survival horror game set on a derelict cargo ship which combines roguelike elements, such as procedurally generated levels and permadeath thanks to AI driven predators. Monstrum […]

  • Here’s quick look at Dead Rising: Watchtower starring Rob Riggle

    A short look at the film adaptation of Dead Rising has surfaced. Transformers director Lorenzo di Bonaventura headed the project and it was directed by Zach Lipovsky. It stars comedy actor Rob Riggle as Frank West, along with Academy Awards nominated actress Virginia Madsen (Candyman, Sideways), Dennis Haysbert (24), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time), and […]

  • A Kickstarter for Underworld Ascendant will launch next month

    OtherSide Entertainment, an independent games studio fronted by Paul Neurath, has announced it’s developing Underworld Ascendant. Neurath is the founder and CEO of the new studio ad his resume includes franchises such as Thief, System Shock and 1992′s Underworld Underworld. The studio hopes Underworld Ascendant will “innovate and revitalize” the fantasy genre. More details will […]

  • APB Reloaded heading to PS4 and Xbox One during Q2 2015

    APB Reloaded will indeed be heading to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One during late Q2 this year, which puts its release sometime around the end of June. Reloaded Productions announced in September 2014 it was working on bringing the free-to-play PC title to consoles during the Digital Media Wire event in New York City. The […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 2 -The Lost Lords arrives in February – video

    Release dates for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series have been announced. A new video offering a “first look” has also appeared. Below is the story synopsis, which you may want to skip if you haven’t played Episode One. House Forrester is in disarray. Their liege lord and his heir are dead, and Ironrath […]

  • The open beta for Nosgoth has gone live

    Consider this a friendly reminder: the Nosgoth open beta has started. Announced last week, the open beta can be accessed through the official website. Once you link your Steam account, just log into the service and start downloading the client. Everyone that plays the tester will receive double XP through January 28. More information is […]

  • First gameplay footage of Homeworld Remastered Collection being shown this weekend

    Homeworld Remastered Collection news and the first gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake will be revealed at PAX South this weekend. The news and video will be shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel at 10.30am CST on Sunday. It will also be streamed on Twitch. Gearbox is hoping to have Homeworld Remastered released by […]

  • Latest Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video delves more into combat

    Square Enix has released its latest Orience News video for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, and it provides insight into character combat styles and techniques. In the video you will see the elite combat force of Class Zero going deeper into battle to improve their skills. Combat is party-based and each of the three characters in […]

  • Something really cool happens when you finish Resident Evil HD *spoiler*

    Those who finish Resident Evil HD will be met with a really nice surprise at the end. If you wish to find out what it is on your own, DO NOT head below the break. You have been warned. According to images posted by Reddit user omeganemesis28, a thank you message from Resident Evil creator […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain release date “should be” announced soon

    A release date for Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain “should be able” to be announced soon, according to the latest Kojima Station webcast. New information on the game will also be announced at the Taipei Game Show on January 31, per Game Spark (thanks, Gemtasu). “I know you’ve all been eagerly await for […]

  • Punch-Out!!, more Throwback offerings arrive on Nintendo US eShop

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Punch-Out!!, Citizens of Earth and Part Two of the Throwback Sale. Here’s the entire update: Nintendo eShop releases Punch-Out!! (originally for Wii) – also 50% off until January 29 Citizens of Earth – introductory price of $11.99 until January 27 Breezeblox (Wii) Midnight (Wii […]

  • The Witcher Battle Arena has arrived on the App Store and Google Play

    The Witcher Battle Arena, CD Projekt RED and Fuero Games’ mobile MOBA, has been released. In Battle Arena, two three-hero teams fight it out as they try to capture and hold conquest points. The game features “no pay-to-win elements”, instead it contains a “player-friendly monetization system.” Every item and functionality can be unlocked entirely through […]

  • Second wave of Star Wars titles arrive on GOG, third wave next week

    The second wave of Star Wars titles will arrive on GOG.com today with more coming January 27. Today you can pick up the following: Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D (digital distribution premiere) Star Wars Rebellion (digital distribution premiere) Star Wars Empire at War: Gold Pack On January 27, the final three games of this wave […]

  • If Microsoft is serious about PC games, Xbox One should be the real Steam Machine

    Forget the magic space goggles. Maybe Valve doesn’t have the wherewithal to realise PC gaming’s TV dream, but Microsoft holds all the keys. If Microsoft really wants to get into PC gaming full-time, it needs to get around the table with Mr Newell and its platinum chequebook. “It’s time for us to talk about gaming […]

  • Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 releases on Steam next week

    Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 will be released on Steam for PC next week. The PC version of the was announced earlier this month and contains upgraded graphics, runs in 1080p, and has both Japanese and English audio. It will release on January 28 for $14.99. Fairy Fencer F and Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2 also coming […]

  • Take a look at the controls and special abilities in The Order: 1886

    The Order: 1886 has a new trailer available that highlights the game’s controls and reveals the two special abilities the main protagonist has at his disposal. The game uses a similar control scheme to other shooters, but just in case you wanted to see more gameplay, we’ve got just the thing. The most interesting parts […]

  • These elderly people are better at GTA 5 than you’d expect

    Do old people get video games? Namely something known for its violence like GTA? Well, you’re about to find out. The latest REACT production sits a few elderly men and women in a room and lets them play GTA 5. The results are not what you’d expect, they start off getting a feel for the […]

  • More major Microsoft titles will be coming to PC

    Microsoft will bring more of its franchises to PC. Following on from yesterday’s big Windows stream, Microsoft has released a full recap on Xbox Wire. In the blog post, the firm hid a small bit of news revealing that Fable Legends will not be the only title to come to PC. “Today we announced that […]

  • Someone is attempting to recreate Dark Souls’ Lordran in Minecraft

    Lordran, the land of the ancient lords will soon be explorable in Minecraft thanks to a passionate modder. Davweed is a talented modder attempting to recreate the entire world of Lordran in Minecraft. Lordran is the land where the entire Dark Souls game is set. The goal is to make it a 1:1 scale of […]

  • Elite: Dangerous is getting Community Goals with update 1.1 – all the details

    Patch 1.1 is Elite: Dangerous’ first major update. Developer Frontier has detailed Community Goals, the big change coming with the patch, and more. We were told last week that big additions are coming with patch 1.1, due in February. Today, we learn in more detail what those features are. Namely, what the developer is calling […]

  • Sunset Overdrive, Skyrim and Dead Rising 3 highlight this week’s Deals with Gold

    A new week, a new set of deals for Xbox Live Gold subscribers and we’ve got the full list. Major Nelson posted the deals which are live now and run through Monday, January 26. Highlights include Sunset Overdrive, Dead Rising 3, Skyrim, Final Fantasy 13-2 and more. Check the full list below. Xbox One Dead […]

  • Survarium: 10,000 FREE Premium account keys to give away

    We have 10,000 codes to give away for MMOFPS Survarium, granting the player a Premium account for 24 hours along with 5,000 Silver coins. Each key gives the player a Premium account for 24 hours along with 5,000 Silver in-game currency. A Premium account gives you 50 percent more experience, income and reputation for 24 […]

  • “I don’t like people thinking we’re doing underhanded, dirty shit,” says Evolve dev

    Despite what it looks like, Evolve developers did not intend to give out the wrong signals when it comes to the game’s DLC plan. Evolve creative director Phil Robb spoke to Destructoid in an interview that was conducted late last year about the studio’s approach to DLC, map packs and more. Robb’s idea is that […]

  • Clock Tower spiritual successor Night Cry gets first screens

    Night Cry is coming along nicely and today we get our first look at it. Ever since the announcement of Project Scissors (at the time) last September, and then the name change to Night Cry, we’ve been waiting to see what the game looks like, especially since it’s developed with mobile platforms in mind. Today, […]

  • Tekken X Street Fighter is still happening, 40 people working on it

    Tekken X Street Fighter is definitely not vaporware. A team of 40 developers is currently working on it, according to director Katushiro Harada. Harada was interviewed by Polygon. In the interview, he touched on many topics, one of which is the status of the seemingly-never-coming-out Tekken X Street Fighter. “It’s very difficult to talk about,” […]

  • From Game of Thrones to Borderlands: all of Telltale’s adventure games rated

    Telltale Games has an impressive back catalogue of licensed adventure games to its name, and we have opinions about all of them. Note that this rundown doesn’t include bundles, the non-adventure games or games published by Telltale but created by other developers. It’s also got a fair bit of speculation in it, since at least […]

  • There is probably a new Battletoads game coming

    If you’ve watched last night’s Windows presentation you knew you recognised that logo on Phil Spencer’s t-shirt. Wearing a t-shirt with a logo of an upcoming game is an antic we’ve come to expect from Xbox boss Phil Spencer now. Based on that, we wouldn’t be alone in predicting that a new Battletoads game is […]

  • Here’s a short, 60fps trailer for DmC: Definitive Edition

    DmC: Definitive Edition has a new video available that shows the game running at 60 frames-per-second. Capcom has put out a short new trailer for the Definitive Edition of DmC: Devil May Cry that takes a look at different stages and boss fights. The video begs to watched in 1080p60 quality, if your connection can […]

  • Xbox One to PC streaming targeting 1080p, 60fps

    Microsoft has revealed that it’s looking to achieve 1080p resolution at 60 frames-per-second when the Xbox One game streaming launches later this year. The question of what final resolution and framerate Xbox One game streaming will operate at was on a lot of people’s minds when the demo was shown. Thankfully, Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra has […]

  • Microsoft is looking at offering PC to Xbox streaming

    Having announced Xbox One to PC streaming as part of its Windows event last night, Microsoft said that making the process a two-way street is on the cards. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer sat down to do a group interview following the Windows event and talked a little bit about the firm’s plans for streaming, including a […]

  • Watch John Romero play Doom

    John Romero made DOOM, and now you can watch him play it, dropping many a delightful gem of insight regarding one of the most important shooters of all time. This video was organised by Double Fine as part of its Devs Play series, a thing I only just discovered and now want to marathon all […]

  • World of Speed has gotten fairly pretty over the past year

    World of Speed has produced a new trailer, showing off the racing MMO’s progress over the past year. Announced one year ago, World of Speed is looking pretty damn shiny now. Check it out in this trailer, which introduces the Mountain Spiral Road location and teases several yet to be revealed. World of Speed comes […]

  • Minecraft user data leaked in plain text – change your passwords

    Minecraft users should change their passwords and those of any accounts using the same log-in details. Minecraft’s user data servers have apparently been compromised, with user names and passwords leaked online in plain text. 1,800 Mojang accounts were affected. The news comes via German source Heise and The Guardian and has been treated quite seriously […]

  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will commence filming in August

    The sixth Resident Evil movie is back on track. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will begin filming in August, having been delayed to accomodate star Milla Jovovich’s pregnancy. In a Facebook post, Jovovich said she’s currently being very mindful of gaining enough weight to ensure a healthy birth for her second child, without the risk […]

  • Nintendo bosses “do not really understand modern gaming”, says former executive

    Former Nintendo executive Dan Adelman has provided frank insight into the Japanese platform holder’s inner workings. Adelman, who was one of Nintendo’s most important developer liaisons, left in August 2014. One of the first things he did was say that Nintendo had issued a gag order on his social media use, and shortly thereafter called […]

  • Sony’s 10% apology discount doesn’t apply to pre-orders

    Sony has updated the terms and conditions of its apology discount to exclude pre-orders. PSN members have been offered a 10% discount voucher as an apology for downtime over the holidays due to DDoS attacks. In an update to the PlayStation Blog announcement post, Sony clarified that you can’t use this for pre-orders. So. That […]

  • 343 to beta test Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking fix

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection is still broken, believe it or not. The next Halo: The Master Chief Collection update is, like most of the others so far, designed to resolve the shooter collection’s ongoing matchmaking woes. 343 Industries is determined to get it right, apparently, as it’s gone so far as to elect to […]

  • Here’s the release schedule for Star Citizen’s story and first-person modules

    Star Citizen lead Chris Roberts has shared release windows for several modules of the space simulation sandbox. Star Citizen was the focus of a BAFTA Masterclass presentation yesterday, during which Roberts outlined the game’s current development milestone goals. Polygon captured the details. The first person shooter, planetside and social elements on the game are expected […]

  • Destiny: Crota’s End Hard Mode has already been beaten

    Destiny’s toughest challenge got extra tough today, but a troop of willing Guardians stepped up to the line of duty. Destiny developer Bungie has verified the identities of the first Guardians to beat hard mode for the Crota’s End raid, which launched earlier today. Bungie User Research has confirmed the World First finishers for the […]

  • All maps and modes for Battlefield Hardline detailed

    A third map and mode has been announced for Battlefield Hardline which means all modes and maps have been revealed. The new mode is Crosshair, a second competitive mode in which a former criminal “turned state’s witness” is on the run. His former buddies, who are criminals, are trying to kill him and the cops […]

  • Alien: Isolation has sold over 1 million copies

    Alien: Isolation has sold over 1 million copies, Creative Assembly and SEGA announced today, and probably in joyous fashion, although PR mails never denote the writer’s mood. The quote included from creative lead, Alistair Hope does sound as though he is super pleased with the milestone. “It has been fantastic to watch the reviews come […]

  • Fable Legends launching on PC alongside Xbox One with cross-platform play

    Fable Legends was announced for PC today during Microsoft’s Windows 10 event, along with the news it would contain cross-platform play with Xbox One. The game will allow you to play with up to four of your friends online across both platforms. A video from the team at Lionhead, which goes into more detail, was […]

  • Parkour pioneer David Belle acted as a consultant on Dying Light

    It has been announced that actor, stunt coordinator and leading pioneer of Parkour, David Belle, consulted on Dying Light in order to bring authentic parkour to the game. According to a press release sent over by Techland, the development team worked with Belle to “verify the depiction of parkour” in the game as well as […]