“Star Trek” director J.J. Abrams says that he was emotionally hurt by the poor quality of “Star Trek: The Video Game,” and that it arguably damaged the reputation of his latest movie, “Star Trek Into Darkness.”
Speaking at the DVD launch party for the film, Abrams revealed his disappointment at the critically mauled game and revealed that his team actually dropped their involvement with the project when they realised it wasn’t working out.
“The last game, which was obviously a big disappointment to me, was something that we were actually involved in from the very beginning and then we sort of realised that it was not going in a place where we were going to get what we wanted, so we dropped out and they continued to do it despite… y’know,” said Abrams.
Xbox 360 title “Fable Anniversary” will not be released by the end of 2013 as originally intended, its Guildford developer Lionhead has announced.
Lead designer on the “Anniversary” project, Ted Timmins, has said the game is now expected to ship in February.
“We’ve been working hard for the past year to bring you the very best ‘Fable Anniversary’ experience on Xbox 360. We feel though, that we need a little more time in order to meet our ambitions and give you, the fans, the best game possible,” he said in a massage posted on the Lionhead blog.
UK game developer, Blitz Games Studios has stopped trading today. Best known for the “Dizzy” titles, their work on “Epic Mickey 2,” “Reservoir Dogs” (under its Volatile Games brand) and connection with IndieCity, Blitz Games Studios has been around for 23 years. Yet another sad story of a closing studio – yet the outpouring of support has been incredible.
In a statement made on the Blitz Games Studios website, they explain that frustrations with clients, the global economic crisis and bad luck have created a confluence of events that has made it impossible to keep the studio open.
According to that statement, two of the developer’s current projects are financially self-sustaining. As such, Blitz management will be forming a new company to service those clients and keep 50 more people in jobs