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  • LostWinds creator says most games for iPhone are a "pile of rubbish"

    LostWinds and Elite creator, David Braben, has said that the approval system implemented by Apple for the iPhone App Store has resulted in many of the games being a “pile of rubbish”. Because of this, Braben feels a stronger approval process should be considered for the service. “There’s a little bit of a ‘gate keeper’ […]

  • David Braben: "It would be mad for us not to work on Elite IV"

    David Braben has said that expectations are huge for Elite IV, but at the same time it won’t be released until he is pleased with how it looks and its ability to differentiate itself from the others. When asked if work was being done on the title by GI.biz at the A Life in Videogames […]

  • Elite turns 25, Braben does Twitter Q&A

    Elite is 25 this month, worryingly, and to celebrate Frontier’s launched a new website and a bunch of promo stuff. Creator David Braben’s going to be taking questions through Twitter for a chat on Wednesday, September 23. Follow this to get involved. You can win t-shirts if you get a response to your question, and […]

  • Frontier's David Braben defends Lionhead's Milo & Kate

    Frontier’s David Braben, creator of Elite and the upcoming sequel to LostWinds, has defended Lionhead’s Milo & Kate and the reputed “smoke and mirrors” aspect of it. “I think there is absolutely nothing to be ashamed of with good, complex smoke and mirrors,” he told Eurogamer during Develop. “With all of these things, we’re building […]

  • Rumor: Elite 4 coming to PC, PS3, and 360

    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 […]

  • David Braben to talk at Games Eden

    Frontier’s David Braben has been added to the roster at this year’s Games Eden event in the UK. The Elite and Lost Winds creator will be talking about direct-to-consumer opportunities via digital content, writes GI. Fancy hearing what he has to say? Well then, take yourself up to The Kaetsu Centre, Murray Edwards College, Huntingdon […]

  • Square to publish LostWinds in Japan

    Square Enix is to publish Frontier’s LostWinds in Japan, the company’s confirmed. “Square Enix is a very successful, development-led organization with a total commitment to quality,” said Frontier boss David Braben. “Frontier shares those same core ideals and we are very pleased to be doing business together. Square Enix’s strength in Japan will give LostWinds […]

  • Pre-owned market is "defrauding the industry"

    Frontier boss David Braben has stepped up his campaign against secondhand games sales, telling Eurogamer at Game City in Nottingham that retailers are essentially fiddling the trade. “The shops are not giving us a way of distinguishing between pre-owned and new,” he said. “So the shops are essentially defrauding the industry.” Braben added: “We’ve got […]

  • Pre-owned market "damaging" single-player games - Braben

    Secondhand games sales are hurting single-player games, Frontier’s David Braben has told GI. Goddamn those secondhand games. “I think it’s really damaging to the single-player experience,” he said. “Games like BioShock and Assassin’s Creed, where they’re perfectly valid games, but once you’ve played them they go into the pre-owned section.” “The sales don’t reflect the […]

  • Elite 4 was "originally conceived" as two games, one online, one not

    Speaking to VG247, Frontier’s David Braben has revealed that “deep and dark” space game Elite 4 was intended to be not one product, but two. “It was originally conceived as two different projects, where there’d be one online and one not,” Braben told us in Brighton earlier this month. “Two separate games set in the […]

  • Elite 4: "We are looking at console," says Braben

    Frontier’s David Braben has told VG247 that console versions of Elite 4 are being considered. “We are looking at console, yes,” said the developer, speaking in Brighton earlier this month. Braben, however, refused to be drawn on specifics on the next installment in the classic space exploration franchise, calling it “very, very deep and dark” […]

  • No LostWinds for Live and PSN, but Frontier "will be supporting" the services

    Speaking to VG247 at Develop, Frontier’s David Braben confirmed that there are no plans in place to bring WiiWare smash LostWinds to either Live or PSN, but that the UK developer has other plans for downloadable 360 and PS3 content. “Not at the moment, no,” he said when asked if LostWinds would make it to […]

  • Braben: We'd be "stupid" not to look at more LostWinds

    Everyone knows Frontier’s going to do a LostWinds sequel, right? From the sound of it, so does Frontier. “We’d be stupid not to look at the LostWinds world,” studio boss David Braben told VG247. “But we’re not announcing anything yet.” Stupid indeed. Press surrouding the WiiWare adventure was “positive,” to say the least. “I was […]

  • Braben hits out at secondhand games at Develop

    Speaking at Develop in Brighton yesterday, Frontier boss David Braben has decried the practice of selling used games in the UK, saying it’s “not tolerated by other industries.” “More than half their floor area is dedicated to pre-owned and that is something as an industry we don’t see,” Braben said of UK retail chain Gamestation. […]

  • The Outsider: "We'd be mad not to see GTA as competition," says Braben

    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, […]

  • Braben: UK games degrees are "not helping"

    Speaking in this Edge editorial, Frontier’s David Braben has added voice to the opinion that British games-related university degrees are ill-equipped for the task of preparing candidates for development jobs. “The rise of video games degrees at British universities are not helping, as they are failing to equip graduates with the necessary skills to build […]

  • Braben: 95% of UK games uni courses are "waste of time"

    Speaking to the BBC, Frontier boss David Braben has slammed British university games courses, saying the huge majority of them do not prepare students for the rigours of development. “95% of video gaming degrees are simply not fit for purpose. Without some sort of common standard, like Skillset accreditation, these degrees are a waste of […]

  • Bungie to keynote Develop 2008

    Bungie’s Damian Isla is now confirmed as a keynote speaker for Develop 2008, as is Frontier’s David Braben, Naughty Dog’s Richard Lemarchand and Microsoft Game Studios’ Phil Spencer. The event will take place in Brighton on July 29-31, which each of seven conference tracks – Art & Animation, Design, Production, Coding, Business, Audio and World […]

  • Braben thrilled at response to WiiWare's LostWinds

    Frontier’s David Braben is unsurprisingly very happy about the response LostWinds has been getting across the board. “‘Pleased’ is an understatement,” he told GI of the reaction from critics and fans. “The reaction has been exceptional – from both reviewers, which is very pleasing, and also the user reviews are extremely high – we’ve also […]

  • LostWinds sequel confirmed

    That was quick. Frontier’s site’s carrying confirmation of a second LostWinds title and is allowing you to sign up for upcoming info on the game. Click here to REGISTER FOR ADVANCE INFORMATION on Frontier’s forthcoming LostWinds sequel containing amazing new gameplay as Toku and Enril’s incredible adventure to save Mistralis continues – Frontier is registered […]

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