Producer Jeff Hickman has announced this morning that their MMORPG of Warhammer will be pushed back to an autumn release. It was originally slated for a Q1 release this year, which soon changed to Q2 as the studio wanted more time to polish the game.
Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning is for the PC and is being developed by EA Mythic.
You might have heard about the Capcom 25th Anniversary DVD that comes packaged with the latest issue of the Famitsu magazine. This DVD also contain a new video for Resident Evil 5 that shows gameplay footage, models of the characters and weapons, along with an interview with the producer Jun Takeuchi.
NCSoft's Lineage II uses Epic's previous prodigy the Unreal Engine 2 so they're no strangers when it comes to licensing. Now they've gone and formed a two-game deal with Epic, they'll be using the latest engine to development a couple of new and unannounced MMOs.
UE3 is used in Epic's own Gears of War and UT3, they predict their next instalment of the engine will be near exclusive to the next generation of consoles.
The ERSB website is the industries ratings board in the U.S. and their listings tend to 'leak' news of certain games launching from time to time. Darwinia is marked as having an 'E' rating meaning for everyone and is carrying an Xbox360 listing.
Introversion Software's Darwinia was widely acclaimed when it was launched on PC, offering a truly unique spin and atmosphere to RTS and puzzle gameplay.
Yves Guillemot, Ubisoft big-wig, has revealed their devilish plans to give a Tom Clancy MMO the thumbs up now that they control the IP, and are free from royalty woes.
So what could a Clancy MMO cost the publisher I hear you wonder? Guillemot doesn't seem put off when he estimates figures between $40 and $50 million now that they can see "full return."
EA have been in talks with Starz Media, a film company commissioned to bring the animated film to the world through television and disc. Dead Space is a horror survival game, a team aboard mining vessel USG Ishimura pulls an artefact from a dig site and boom - alien menace!
The film is set to premier on October 31, the day EA's Dead Space game launches on next-gen consoles and PC.
Some RPGs really like to pride themselves at letting the player shape the world or at the very least the kingdom around them. Fallout 3 is no exception with a possible 200 different endings, Bethesda is keen to admit though that some variations will be minimal.
Still it’s a technical 200 endings; other features have apparently exploded in scope too.
Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon and Rainbow Six all have the Clancy brand plastered all over with the publisher having to cough up each time.
However Ubisoft have come to the conclusion it would be cheaper in the long run to invest now by buying the name and watch the future profits eat the cost.
EA has announced a key giveaway for the Battlefield: Bad Company
multiplayer beta test for the Xbox 360. Any gamer from North America or Europe with an Xbox Live Gold account can participate, all you'll need do is head over to FilePlanet.
There are a limited amount of keys, but they will also be available through IGN.com
, Planet Battlefield
and Voodoo Extreme
. So if you are too late for the FilePlanet batch, keep checking those sites. Additionally, for those in North America, Gamestop
will offer 5000 keys.
The beta test officially begins on March 25.
Crytek and EA have released the 1.21 patch for Crysis. This hotfix corrects a potential client and server crash exploit. It weighs in at 37MB and requires the 1.2 patch to be previously installed.
Download the Crysis 1.21 patch.
Paradox Interactive has unleashed a new Developer Diary for Supreme Ruler 2020. Written by David Thompson - Lead Designer, read on to discover the operational situation on his trip to last month's, Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.
EA's Chris Corry feels there's a long journey to go through before a real-time strategy on the consoles can become as accessible and fluent as the master of strategy - the PC.
Even then he believes they could never compete with the mouse and keyboard, to which the RTS is so "inherently reliant."
Warren Spector has voiced the primary reason why he let Junction Point be acquired by Disney was he wants to be able to compete in the triple-A space, but knows as an independent developer that's just crazy these days.
Mounting costs and quality are major headaches for the little guys out there and Spector can now enjoy the "freedom" to create and develop.
Silverlode Interactive announced today that it has been focusing on getting things in place to resolve the remaining crashes that some users are experiencing whilst playing Saga, the newly released MMORTS.
Sony has confirmed that their latest firmware update for the PS3, arriving late March, will include BD-LIVE. This system will let users 'interactive' with movies by giving them access to "a variety of downloadable content, including bonus scenes, shorts, trailers, subtitles, ringtones that can be sent to mobile phones, images, and more."
While Koei have released the expansion to Samurai Warriors 2 in disc form for the PS2, the online distribution through the Xbox LIVE marketplace has been delayed due to "operational delays with Xbox Live."
The expansion will still be launched for the console but at a later, unannounced date. The download costs 2400 Microsoft points.
Greg Stone, a designer at Nerve Software working on the Xbox360 conversion, has said the companies are working to bring demos of the game. It's not known whether they'll see release before or after the console launch of Quake Wars.
Activision Underground is handling the PC-to-PS3 port of the game; both versions will include the PC features but also significantly refine the interface.
Two classic PlayStation titles are rumored to be heading to the PlayStation Network soon, that's if listings from the Entertainment Software Ratings Board
Legacy of Kain is rated with an M (Maure) whilst Pandemonium gets an E (Everyone) rating.
Bullfrog's isometric sci-fi game 'Syndicate' could see the 21st century freshly wrapped. Game designer and industry heavy weight Peter Molyneux doesn't hide his ambition that he "would love to redo a version of Syndicate."
No mention of other classics, like the tongue-in-cheek Dungeon Keeper, and he hasn't even been sneaked a preview at EA's rehash of Populous for the Nintendo DS.
It all appears to be kicking off at Sierra, one of the publishing labels of Vivendi Games'. It's all down to unrest in the company that all of its titles will have to be pitched to the head honcho's at Activision (and obviously they don't like that!).