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Dissolved Indie Dev Outerlight on Ubisoft vs Risk: “Digital distribution remains the only sane choice for developers.”
This is a guest post by freelance narrative designer, Tom Jubert. Check out his industry blog, Plot is Gameplay’s Bitch, at http://blog.tomjubert.com/ Outerlight – the innovative Scottish team behind The Ship and upcoming spiritual sequel Bloody Good...
- Posted 948 days ago
Tom Clancy studio Red Storm lays off 38
Ubisoft has confirmed that Red Storm Entertainment has laid off 38 employees in its North Carolina studio. More details at GamaSutra. Added to the Job Loss Tracker.
- Posted 996 days ago
My small part in Electronic Arts’s Ubisoft adventure
Electronic Arts has decided to sell its 14.9% stake in Ubisoft. The move makes sense. At the time of EA’s purchase, Yves Guillemot said “we consider this operation as hostile”. Matching actions to his words, Ubisoft started...
- Posted 1035 days ago
DRM: necessary evil or consumer insult
I was recently interviewed by Will Porter (@batsphinx) for PC Zone’s feature on DRM, and particularly Ubisoft’s draconian measures. I’ve transcribed my bit below. You should read the full article on PC DRM on GamesRadar. Nicholas Lovell,...
- Posted 1094 days ago
Top Turkeys from the Noughties – part 2
Last week, I listed five games that left financial ruin in their wake in the first decade of the twenty-first century (you can read Part 1 here). Here are the concluding five. Five games that their publishers...
- Posted 1217 days ago
Ubisoft acquires Action Pants studio in Vancouver
Ubisoft has acquired Action Pants, a dev studio in Vancouver. As far as I can tell, Action Pants has never developed a game, yet they have 110 developers in Vancouver. The first title is due to be...
- Posted 1565 days ago
Ubisoft announces Grey’s Anatomy videogame despite canning Heroes
Ubisoft has announced the Grey’s Anatomy video game, due out in early 2009 on Nintendo DS, Wii and PC. Yet in November last year, Ubisoft announced that it had canned the Heroes videogame, with the rights reverting...
- Posted 1592 days ago