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Tue, Feb 10, 2009 | 17:21 GMT
Capcom has chosen the THQ Asia Pacific team IceStorm as its new partner for game distribution in Australia and New Zealand, following the closure of Red Ant in the territory.
THQ will not only handle distribution in Red Ant’s stead, but also all sales and marketing for Capcom, effective immediately.
Bethesda, Konami, and Midway were also clients of Red Ant, but no word on who they’ve chosen to represent them Down Under has been announced as of this post.
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Wed, Jul 30, 2008 | 10:50 BST
Speaking to VG247 at Develop in Brighton today, Realtime Worlds studio manager Colin Macdonald said that nothing had been decided in terms of the publication of massively anticipated MMO APB, but that the idea of relying purely on digital distribution for the game was unlikely to come to fruition.
“I think it’s too early to think seriously about not having a boxed product,” he said.
“The investment back in April opens a lot of doors for us. We are a company that’s looking to be much more in control of its own destiny, so we’re not about to jump into a traditional deal with anyone, but obviously we’re open to partnerships.”
Macdonald went on to say that the distribution model CCP’s chosen for EVE Online – whereby no external publisher is involved – is “risky”.
“At the moment everything’s open to us, but I think right now, much as some companies have done well keeping complete control, I think that that’s maybe at the risky end of things, in the western market at least,” he said.
“Most of the companies we speak to say that you still need a boxed product to drive the initial sale, to drive major expansions.
Fri, Apr 11, 2008 | 09:43 BST
Hal Bame has joined Codemasters as director, distributor territories, the publisher has confirmed.
Bame has moved from SCEE, where he managed PlayStation’s distribution business in Eastern Europe.
“The draw of Codemasters’ portfolio makes this a thoroughly exciting opportunity for me,” said Bame. “The company has built upon its strong heritage and, in the past fiscal year, already seen international sales grow by an impressive 72%.
“With an impressive roster of proven brands and exciting new properties, including major releases such as Race Driver: GRID, Overlord: Raising Hell, Rise of the Argonauts and Dragonology, we have an excellent schedule for our existing distribution partners and the right content to drive entry into new markets as we extend Codemasters’ reach.”
Press release after the link.