Dean Hall says government policy is preventing him from from developing a AAA title here in New Zealand.
The problem appears to be that by law, the overseas graduates Hall wants to employ must be paid more than locals, presumably so using local talent is the preferred option.
“FACT: I want to make a 20mil budget AAA video game in NZ. FACT: spent six months with immigration still not able to convince them,” the DayZ creator tweeted.
“They want us to pay overseas grads more than NZ grads. I'm refusing. Same pay same job. Don't care what their website says.”
Hall said the pay disparity is “nearly double”, and that immigration is “questioning our financial viability quite a lot”.
Last year’s Gauntlet reboot is getting an expanded release on PlayStation 4.
Gauntlet: Slayer Edition will feature a new realm, new hero weapons and abilities, new monster types, and improved visuals.
It will also come complete with improved game mechanics that increase team dynamics and strategy, said developer Arrowhead Game Studios co-founder Malin Hedström.
Future Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC won’t be available on last-gen consoles, BioWare has revealed.
As such, the company has created a Save Importer tool so those playing on PlayStation 3 can move their save files to PlayStation 4, and those on Xbox 360 can move to Xbox One.
Exports and imports to or from PC are not supported.
Ubisoft says it has learned a lesson from the downgrade fiasco that clouded the launch of Watch Dogs.
Watch Dogs was announced at E3 in 2012 with an impressive gameplay demo, but upon release it was clear many of the flashy graphical effects shown in the demo weren’t present in the final build.
Speaking with The Guardian at E3 last month, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said the reaction from gamers had re-shaped the company’s approach to showing off pre-release games.
Dishonored 2's Emily Kaldwin presents a "completely different" experience to the first game's protagonist, says co-director Harvey Smith.
In the first Dishonored, Emily was a child, the daughter of assassinated empress Jessamine Kaldwin, but fifteen years later, she's an "empress outlaw on the run".
The sequel will see players controlling Emily for the first half hour, then making a choice between Emily and Corvo for the rest of their playthrough.
Key Nevada gambling establishments are looking to replace slot machines with video games.
The goal is to attract younger audiences, who see slot machines as antiquated and boring, and make them waste their money in casinos instead of on freemium games.
Bally Technologies, the world's oldest manufacturer of slot machines, purchased Israeli Facebook and mobile developer Dragonplay for $100 million last month.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's latest patch brings about numerous significant and welcome gameplay tweaks.
Among the changes in the v1.07 patch, which will come instead of developer CD Projekt Red's usual weekly free DLC, are:◆ A new, alternative (optional) movement response mode for Geralt
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is set to hit PS4 next week on July 15th.
The PS4 version has been remade in Unreal Engine 4, and heralds a similarly rebuilt PC version of the game to come in "a few weeks".
Adrian Chmielarz, the game's creator, told Eurogamer the PS4 version is "close to what's on PC but it just plays better".
“By and large, Arkham Knight succeeds as an epic conclusion – even if, in the manner of older epics, it has a few too many equivalent pages of elves singing.”
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