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Rumors that Frontier’s long-in-the-works Elite 4 will be hitting PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 have surfaced.
During a lecture, co-creator of Elite and Frontier bossman David Braben, gave a slideshow presentation that revealed the company’s current projects which include Elite 4, The Outsiders, and other unannounced projects.
Braben stated last summer that the firm was looking at bringing the title to consoles, and that it had been in development for so long because of resource issues.
The Outsider, previously confirmed for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, is an open-world action game based around a police officer and has yet to receive a solid release date.
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Fri, Dec 19, 2008 | 15:20 GMT
David Braben’s Frontier Developments now exploys 200 staff, the company announced today.
Despite the growth, Braben said more jobs are available at the UK developer.
“Although we already have 200 talented development professionals here, we are still hiring for all aspects of games and technology development,” he said.
“We are working on some tremendously exciting projects in several genres, and we are continuing to build an exceptional, meritocratic organization that allows talented people to contribute their best work and progress in an open, stimulating and professional atmosphere.
“We have always planned for the long term and remain as passionate as ever about the creative, technical and commercial potential of the medium.”
Frontier’s currently working on action game The Outsider, as well as a distant revamp of Elite.
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Thu, Jul 31, 2008 | 09:42 BST
Speaking at Develop in Brighton today, Frontier boss David Braben’s given the first solid details on The Outsider, saying the game is an open-world action title based on the story of a framed cop.
“Obviously, we’d be mad not to consider GTA as competition because of the open-world nature, but in terms of the story-telling, I’ve not really seen people that are in that [place] yet, but I think that will come. I do think we’re genuinely innovating there,” he told VG247 today when asked which games he’d consider competitive to the secretive project.
“The themes: there are a lot of other where you get agents accused of terrible things. Certainly in cinema that’s very common.”
Braben added: “We’ve worked a long time on technology, and it’s been in game development now for more than a year.”
He described it as being pitched at the 18-35 year-old male.
“Yes, very much,” when asked if that was the target audience. “We’re writing the game for the sort of people that are working on it. You will get a game that’s very rewarding to play.
“It’s a very, very exciting project for us. It brings in some really interesting new issues to game development. It’s fantastic. Just dealing with a story that’s genuinely open presents lots of new challenges.
It’s open-world, but it’s getting the story [right]. If you think of most stories they’re very linear with the occasional branch: it’s not like that.”
The developer boss wouldn’t be drawn on a release date, saying he wants to keep the title under wraps to prevent fatigue.
“That’s intentional,” he said of the lack of information on the game. “We don’t want to put lots and lots of news about something in advance. It’s good to drip a bit out.”
The Outsider has previously been confirmed as an Xbox 360, PS3 and PC release.