Areal, the game pitched as "the definitive spiritual successor to the cult hit S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series" has been suspended from Kickstarter.
The crowdfunding effort was halted by Kickstarter with just two days remaining, and just after clearing its funding goal. No money will be taken from backers.
West Games blamed the continuing battle over the rights to S.T.A.L.K.E.R., as well as the tension between Russia and Ukraine, for the bad press and negative attention its crowdfunding effort has received.
In a statement, West Games told Polygon it would now try and fund the game through its own website.
Nvidia has unveiled a new Shield gaming device, and this time it’s a tablet intended to be used with a standalone controller.
The first Nvidia Shield – now to be known as Shield Portable – has a 5-inch screen attached to an Xbox 360-style controller, whereas the new Shield may be paired with an optional controller over Wi-Fi.
Nvidia told Ars Technica that its goal with the new Shield tablet is to make a good standard tablet as well as a good gaming tablet.
The Destiny beta is back up and running a full day early.
It was expected to return tomorrow after a two day maintenance period.
This news means those on Xbox 360 and Xbox One can join those on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 and jam the game for the next five days, as codes were sent out earlier today.
Playground Games has revealed the first 100 cars that will feature in upcoming open world racer Forza Horizon 2.
Just over 200 cars will be included when the game is released on Xbox 360 and Xbox One on September 30.
According to a post on Xbox Wire, all of the cars have been built from the ground up to take full advantage of the power of Xbox One, and include new features like functioning windshield wipers, working headlights and interior lights, and dynamic dirt-mapping.
The release of Dragon Age: Inquisition has been delayed six weeks in order to give it an extra layer of polish, EA has announced.
Inquisition was due out on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC on October 9, but will now hit on November 21.
“We appreciate the enormous support we’ve received from all of you to get to this point, and while this extra few weeks may not seem like a lot, I know the game you’ll play will be all the better for it,” said executive producer Mark Darrah.
The release of Battlefield Hardline has been pushed to 2015 so the game may be improved and expanded, DICE has announced.
Feedback from the game’s beta got DICE thinking about what else it could put in the game, said studio VP Karl Magnus Troedsson.
“The more we thought about these ideas, the more we knew we had to get them into the game you will all be playing,” he said.
Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski has given some indication of where he is going with free-to-play arena shooter Blue Streak.
In a lengthy interview with Venturebeat, the Boss Key Productions cofounder said that much of the game’s design had been influenced by his new love of football.
“This isn’t to say I’m going to make a sports game, but there’s so much to be learned from the fan loyalty, the branding of the teams, the player personalities, the broadcasting, the rules of the game,” said Bleszinski.
Bethesda Softworks marketing boss Pete Hines has hinted that the public probably won’t lay eyes on Bethesda’s new Doom title until next year.
Speaking with PC Gamer, Hines said that QuakeCon attendees only saw footage of the in-development FPS because he wanted to quash doubts about the state of the game. However, it isn’t ready to be inspected by the Internet at large.
"I really wanted to put something out there that in a strong way said, ‘Id is working on something that we think is really cool,’" said Hines.
If Naughty Dog didn’t consider a sequel to The Last of Us, it “would be a disservice” to the studio and the game’s fans, says community strategist Arne Meyer.
Speaking with Videogamer, Meyer mulled over the possibility of another game set in The Last of Us’ universe.
“I think we always make a smart decision in that all of our games are self-contained stories so they don’t have to continue if we don’t want them to or if there’s no reason for them to continue,” he said.
A new job listing for a position at Maxis suggests the SimCity and The Sims studio is working on a new sandbox-style game.
The ad, which is for a senior designer, namechecks Minecraft, LittleBigPlanet, and Project Spark, and mentions a “new, unannounced Maxis product being created at EA’s Redwood Shores, California Studio”.
It also mentions RPG-like elements, loot, technology and crafting trees, creativity editors, and extensive multiplayer gameplay mechanics.
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