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  • Ian Livingstone to become Development Legend at Develop Awards

    Intent’s announced that Ian Livingstone’s to be rewarded the Development Legend honour at the Develop Awards next month.

  • Livingstone: “Middle ground” between console and social games is “going to disappear”

    Ian Livingstone believes that social gaming is important to the industry at the moment, especially for people who are not into console gaming. However, he is also of the opinion, that this middle ground between the two extremes is slowly disappearing.

  • Report – Osbourne backs UK games industry at private meeting

    Chancellor George Osbourne has given his backing towards the UK games industry at a private meeting involving some of the biggest entertainment and media execs in the UK, GI is reporting.

  • Changes in UK games education recommended by Livingstone-Hope report

    Ahead of its full publication later today, the Livingstone-Hope report has made sweeping recommendation in changing the education curriculum of those looking to enter the UK games dev industry.

  • Livingstone: Kane & Lynch “not going to disappear”

    Eidos life president Ian Livingstone has told Eurogamer that Kane and Lynch is far from finished, despite mixed results for the duo so far.

  • Develop Awards intro features Mark Rein in a bubble bath

    Mark Rein. In a bubble bath. Playing with Halo and Gears of War dolls. Enough said.

  • Ian Livingstone given British Inspiration Award

    Industry legend Ian Livingstone has been handed the British Inspiration Award in the videogame sector, beating out Rockstar’s Sam Houser, along with Codemasters co-founders David and Richard Darling in the process.

  • Ian Livingstone gets sneak peek at Lionhead’s super secret project

    Ian Livingstone has revealed to the world of Twitter that Lionhead’s secret project is “ambitious and innovative”.

  • Rocksteady “not involved” with Hitman 5, according to Livingstone

    Eidos head honcho Ian Livingstone has confirmed to PWGM that Batman: Arkham Asylum dev, Rocksteady Studios, aren’t developing Hitman 5. “This is the first I’ve heard about it. Hitman always has been and always will be IO Interactive’s baby, which it still continues to be so,” said Livingstone. “Rocksteady are not involved with the development […]

  • Check out screens for Warlock of Firetop Mountain

    New screens for the DS adventure title Fighting Fantasy: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain have popped up over on CVG. “We showed the playable prototype of our game to Ian Livingstone back in 2007,” said Damir Slogar, CEO of developer Big Blue Bubble. “Ian immediately recognized the potential and we agreed to continue the development […]

  • Fighting Fantasy books heading to iPhone “later this year”

    Eidos president Ian Livingstone’s confirmed that the Fighting Fantasy books, beginning with Warlock of Firetop Mountain, are to be released as iPhone and iPod Touch games beginning later this year. “I’m happy to say, because of the advances in technology, there’s been recurring interest,” he said, talking of the paper gaming series in the latest […]

  • Livingstone: 2009 will be “roast duck or no dinner” kind of year for publishers

    Ian Livingstone has stated that 2009 will be a year of hit or miss for publishers, with smaller titles languishing at retail while “big ticket” titles rule the shelves. “A lot of titles have already hit the shelves and there is a deluge planned for Christmas, but I think 2009 will be remembered as the […]

  • Crystal Dynamics hiring art director for AAA title

    Despite recent lay-offs, Crystal Dynamics is hiring for a Senior Art Director for “one of the most prestigious AAA franchises in the industry”, according to a job post on Gamasutra. According to the listing: “Crystal Dynamics has a rare opening for a Senior Art Director on one of the most prestigious AAA franchises in the […]

  • Livingstone: Next Tomb Raider will contain “remarkable things”

    Eidos chief Ian Livingstone’s teased the next Tomb Raider for the first time, saying the game is to “reinvigorate” the IP after a lukewarm Underworld reception. “The next Tomb Raider, I think, will surprise a lot of people and reinvigorate the franchise,” he said, talking to GamingIndians. “There are some remarkable things we’re doing in […]

  • There’ll “possibly” be another Tomb Raider movie, says Big Ian

    There may be another Tomb Raider movie on the way. Eidos boss Ian Livingstone said so in an interview with GamingIndians. “It’s great that we’ve had Tomb Raider movies, we’ve had a Hitman movie; now there’s a Kane and Lynch movie and possibly another Tomb Raider movie,” he said. “We’re also looking at the possibility […]

  • Ian Livingstone talks Batman delay, Hitman, Kane and Lynch 2

    Ian Livingstone has said that Batman: Arkham Asylum was delayed for the right reasons in order to maximize the game’s potential. “We’re expecting review scores in the 90s and clearly when you have an amazing game like Arkham Asylum, you want to maximise its potential” he told GamingIndians. “So we think it’s worthwhile going that […]

  • Livingstone promoted to “life president” of Eidos

    Ian Livingstone has been promoted to “life president” of Eidos, following the acquisition of the publisher by Square Enix. “I’m delighted with new role of life president as it gives me the opportunity to further promote the good ship Eidos and the industry too. I never get tired talking about games,” said the UK industry […]

  • Games industry just “one notch up from pornography,” said Eidos boss

    Eidos creative director Ian Livingstone has told the Guardian that the establishment still sees the gaming industry as just “one notch up from pornography.” “We’re still seen as the red-headed stepchild of the creative industries, one notch up from pornography in the eyes of most of the establishment,” he said. “They forget that half of […]

  • Middle East is emerging games market, says Livingstone

    Speaking at what is supposedly the Middle East’s first gaming conference, GAMES08, in Dubai this week, Eidos boss Ian Livingstone said the region is becoming important to the industry because of the obvious thing: money. “The Middle East is definitely an emerging market for the gaming industry,” he said. “People here have a large amount […]

  • Studio-led approach is working for Eidos, says Livingstone

    Speaking to MCV, Eidos boss Ian Livingstone has said that the company’s re-jig is coming on apace, with the new, studio-led ethic working well. “The restructuring is going very well,” he said. “We have been very upfront about what we are as a business and where we are going. “We have put in place a […]

  • UK is “most expensive” country in the world to develop a game

    Speaking to Develop, Eidos dev boss Ian Livingstone has claimed that Britain is the most expensive country in the world in which to develop a videogame. “The Government should address the issues of skills and costs for the UK to remain competitive,” he said. “The UK is now the most expensive country in the world […]