Tag Archives: black rock
Thu, Jul 21, 2011 | 09:21 BST
Today’s episode of What Might Have Been comes courtesy of Split/Second 2, almost certainly lost forever in the closure of developer Black Rock Studios.
Fri, Jul 01, 2011 | 12:37 BST
Brighton-based Split/Second and Pure developer Black Rock Studios is set to close, with 40 people made redundant, Disney’s confirmed to VG247.
Thu, Jun 23, 2011 | 19:55 BST
A job listing posted by Black Rock Studios has the firm looking to hire a game director for a possible free-to-play title.
Wed, Jun 01, 2011 | 01:37 BST
Thu, May 05, 2011 | 12:15 BST
Disney Interactive has confirmed to VG247 that it has laid off an unspecified number of employees at Black Rock.
Fri, Nov 12, 2010 | 11:53 GMT
Disney CEO Bob Iger has said the company is to “probably” invest less in its console gaming efforts in future.
Sat, Aug 07, 2010 | 23:37 BST
Black Rock has announced over on the official Facebook page for Split/Second three DLC packs for the racer.
Wed, Jul 21, 2010 | 12:47 BST
Mark Rein. In a bubble bath. Playing with Halo and Gears of War dolls. Enough said.
Mon, Jul 05, 2010 | 17:41 BST
Mon, Apr 19, 2010 | 09:11 BST
Disney’s put out some more footage of Black Rock racer Split/Second before its release next month. Three words: Boom, boom, pow!
After the break.
Fri, Apr 02, 2010 | 21:42 BST
Disney’s released a brand new trailer of OTT Black Rock racer Split/Second. Go give it a watch after the break.
Thu, Feb 25, 2010 | 10:13 GMT
Disney’s sent out nearly 40 new screens for Black Rock’s Split/Second.
Get them after the break.
Thu, May 28, 2009 | 17:44 BST
Initial speakers for GDC Europe 2009 were announced this morning for the August event in Cologne, Germany.
Taking place August 17-19 at the Cologne Congress East Center in Germany, the first set of speakers and their subject matter are as follows:
- Flower – Design Postmortem by ThatGameCompany’s Kellee Santiago.
- Surviving Project Cancellation in the Economic Downturn by Zootfly’s Bostjan Troha.
- Advanced Racing Game AI in, by Black Rock’s Eduardo Jimenez.
- Compressing Loads of Content Into Only 20MB: A Case Study Of Swords & Soldiers for WiiWare by Ronimo’s Joost van Dongen.
- Off-Road Racing Physics, Indie Style by Twitchy Thumbs Entertainment’s Jim Buck
More speakers are to be announced soon, and you can view the current schedule over on the official website.
Fri, Mar 06, 2009 | 11:48 GMT
Fri, Feb 13, 2009 | 15:45 GMT
Disney’s Black Rock studio has released a teaser for a new racing project, as you can see after the break.
More info’s promised in March.
Black Rock was the outfit behind ATV racer Pure.
Wed, Sep 17, 2008 | 15:04 BST
Speaking to VG247 today, Pure director Jason Avent said that the differences between PS3 and 360 were comparable to the differences between LCD and Plasma TVs.
“Their final render hardware seems to produce slightly different results in terms of how colours are represented and one is often softer than the other but it’s really only as different as a good LCD TV is from a Plasma,” said the developer.
Avent said working on PS3 with Pure had presented a “new challenge,” but that 360 and PS3 were much of a muchness in the right hands.
“We’ve been working on Xbox 360 for years now, so PS3 was a new challenge, yes,” he said.
“MotoGP 06 and 07 led on 360, but we were already developing PS3 versions of our technologies before we started Pure, so it wasn’t very far behind.
“They’re both great machines and if you do things right, there isn’t much difference between them in terms of capability.”
ATV racer Pure’s already catching critical acclaim, and releases later this month.
Sat, Sep 06, 2008 | 09:32 BST
Eurogamer.pt’s posted up a comparison video of the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of Pure. Not much in it, obviously, apart from the colour pallete, maybe.
Differences aside, the ATV racer looks excellent, and we’re starting to get nudges that this may very well be one to watch. You can get demos on both PSN and Live now.
Game’s out this “autumn.”
Tue, Sep 02, 2008 | 17:18 BST
According to this Eurogamer piece, demos of Disney’s Pure will be up on Live and PSN this Thursday.
The quad-bike racer certainly looks the business, so it’ll be good to see whether or not it can do the do.
More through the link.
Tue, May 27, 2008 | 15:07 BST
SI could be bothered to download and post more than 250Mb of Pure screenshots. More flying quad bikes than you could ever need. Take a look.
Sun, Feb 24, 2008 | 19:22 GMT
A new movie here of Disney quad racer Pure, hitting PC, PS3 and 360 this autumn. There’s some new CG in there that gives a good idea that this may well be competition-free at the end of year. We certainly haven’t seen much else like it planned for 2008. Take a look.