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Former Factor 5 staff suing the bankrupt company for fraud

A group of former staff members who worked for Factor 5 are suing the firm for fraud, claiming the founders moved assets before filing for bankruptcy. The ex-staffers claim the money was moved to avoid paying employees and that Factor 5 stopped paying employees on November 1, 2008, before letting them go “with little or […]

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Lair headlines

  • Factor 5's US studio closes doors

    San Rafael-based Factor 5, best known for Lair and the Star Wars: Rogue Squadron series, has shut its doors, according to a post on the official website from CEO Achim Moller. Brash Entertainment’s bankruptcy is being blamed partially for the closure, as the company had a multi-game deal with Factor 5. Because of this, “the continuation […]

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  • Euro PS Store for April 15, MGO beta on April 17

    SCEE just announced that the new PlayStation Store will launch in Europe on April 15. In addition, a load of new content will be made available on April 17, including the Metal Gear Online beta. From the press release: To accompany the launch, the PLAYSTATION Store will see an exciting selection of content available from […]

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  • Lair to get analog support and rumble

    So says IGN. From the piece: Sony Japan provided first details today on a free update for Lair, and included in the bullet points is the option for analog controls! The update will also offer the ability to show a targeting icon, and Dual Shock 3 rumble support. Apparently the update’s going to be released […]

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  • Lair developer wants to "push" Wii with new game

    The president of Lair developer Factor 5, Julian Eggebrecht, has said that he wants to get the most out of Wii with his new project, but refused to be drawn on details. “We want to push the hardware,” he said. “I think for us it’s relatively easy for us to push the hardware. It inherently […]

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