Rebellion, the British studio behind Sniper Elite, Battlezone and Strange Brigade, has swooped in to save fellow UK outfit Radiant Worlds. All 70 Radiant Worlds employees have been saved, including the studio's founders and industry veterans Philip and Andrew Oliver (them of Dizzy fame). The studio will now be renamed Rebellion Warwick. Staff are being put to work on the development of other Rebellion projects, such as the upcoming Strange Brigade. Radiant Worlds' future was plunged into uncertainty last summer when its long-in-development Minecraft-like game SkySaga: Infinite Isles was canned. Korean publisher Smilegate pulled the plug on SkySaga after four years of development - a move which the Oliver twins' said came "as a total shock". Our Ian visited the studio all the way back in 2014 when the Oliver twins said SkySaga was the game they always wanted to make. Announced last year, Strange Brigade is a "breathless romp right out of the pages of a hammy British adventure mag", … [Read more...] about Sniper Elite developer rescues troubled Oliver twins studio
Sniper Elite developer Rebellion has purchased Radiant Worlds for an undisclosed fee. The UK outfit will be rebranded as Rebellion Warwick, and will join Rebellion Liverpool as a sister studio to the company's Oxford headquarters. Radiant Worlds had been working on a Minecraft-like title called SkySaga: Infinite Isles, however, the studio was forced to shelve the project last year after running into financial trouble. At the time, it looked like layoffs were a certainty, but now Rebellion has stepped in to save the studio and its 70-strong workforce. As part of the Rebellion family, the rebranded outfit will contribute to various projects including Sniper Elite, Evil Genius, and Battlezone. Studio founders Philip and Andrew Oliver will remain at Rebellion Warwick. "We've known the Kingsleys for many years and have always had enormous respect for them and the company they’ve built," said Radiant co-founder Philip Oliver. "We know that our core … [Read more...] about Rebellion has purchased troubled SkySaga developer Radiant Worlds
Death Stranding is one of the most anticipated PlayStation 4 exclusives and fans are waiting for Hideo Kojima to announce the release date for the game and while we are not about to get one but Kojima has revealed that Death Stranding has come out of the experimental phase and is quite near its completion. In a recent interview, Kojima revealed that Death Stranding has come out of the experimental phase saying “Currently, we have surpassed the experiment phase, and by entering the next step, we’re feeling the response to the new gameplay”. The game seems to be quite near its completion and there is a possibility that the game’s release date will be announced soon. Nothing is known about the game but we are sure that the singleplayer campaign for Death Stranding, however, the game will also feature a multiplayer component too. According to Kojima himself, the game’s multiplayer will be different. However, he didn’t reveal any specific details. … [Read more...] about Hideo Kojima: Death Stranding Development Has Come Out Of The Experimental Phase, Release Date To Be Revealed Soon?
Four and a half years ago, Microsoft announced a live-action Halo TV series in development at cable network Showtime, backed by Steven Spielberg as an executive producer. Four and a half years later, we've not heard anything else. If it feels like a long time ago - that's because it is. It's before Halo: The Master Chief Collection arrived and had all those issues, before Halo 5, and long before Halo Wars 2. Step up Showtime boss David Nevins, who has this week said the Halo TV project is - in fact - not dead. "[It] is absolutely still in development, still moving forward and I'm encouraged by what we've seen so far," Levine told TV Guide. "It's still live action, and it will definitely satisfy the fans of Halo and I think also satisfy the drama audiences of Showtime." But apart from mentioning he had also seen scripts, that was all Levine could say on the matter. The project was announced back at E3 2013, when Halo boss Bonnie Ross introduced this video of Spielberg talking about … [Read more...] about Spielberg’s Halo TV show “still in very active development”, network claims
Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube This is a golden age of videogames. More than ever before, people from all backgrounds are making games using freely accessible tools that industry pioneers of the '80s and '90s could only dream of. The only problem now is information overload; with more games than anyone could ever process, what are you to do? It's that time of the week again, and PCGamesN returns to help you cut through the noise, and tune your signal into some of the most intriguing experiments in the indie scene this week, one enticing image at a time. Check out the latest crop below, and check back next week for more. Plus check our our lineup from last week, January 14th, if you missed it! As with last week, these games are picked from the most recent roundup on the #ScreenshotSaturday tag, but if there's a better trailer available than the latest animated GIF shown, we may use that. Any or all of these games could be the next big thing. Here's some of the … [Read more...] about Indies In Development: This week’s most promising picks from #ScreenshotSaturday