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When it released in 2010, Remedy's episodic thriller Alan Wake found a modest but ardent following.
When the Xbox 360 game was released it went up against Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption, and subsequently only sold 4.5 million copies, not enough for publisher Microsoft to consider financing a sequel, which it turns out Remedy had already outlined and prototyped.
In an unusual turn of events, Remedy has shared that prototype with Polygon.
The first of three announced 2.5D Assassin’s Creed spin-offs is out this week.
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China launches on Wednesday for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC.
China will be followed-up by Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India and Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia, with all three developed by Climax Studios (Silent Hill: Origins, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories) in collaboration with Ubisoft Montreal.
Former Xbox Europe VP Phil Harrison’s new company has licensed some as-yet unannounced hardware from his former employer.
Speaking with Gamesindustry.biz, Harrison said that his new company, a start-up called Alloy Platform Industries, has partnered with Microsoft to investigate new technologies.
"Alloy has licensed some technology from Microsoft which will form the basis of our initial investigations and explorations,” Harrison said.
Valve has restricted the functionality of Steam accounts with no purchase history in a bid to combat spam and phishing on the platform.
Steam users must now spend the equivalent of US$5 before they can perform actions such as sending friend invites, opening group chat, and more.
That US$5 can be spent on a game or gift, or simply be added to a Steam Wallet.
Borderlands creator Matthew Armstrong has left Gearbox Software.
Armstrong was credited as design director and writer on the first of the popular FPS/RPG hybrids, and worked on all subsequent Borderlands titles.
He told Game Informer that now was a good time to leave, as Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, that game’s Claptastic Voyage DLC, and The Handsome Collection have all shipped.
A Reddit user has released what appear to be legitimate details pertaining to upcoming RPG Mass Effect 4.
The since-deleted user, benjamin_stone, said the information came from a paid online survey he or she took last month. The information below was presented, and benjamin_stone had to give his or her opinion on it.
The tantalising part: the below has been verified as legitimate by NeoGAF user shinobi602, whose record with leaks for games including Halo 5, Battlefield Hardline, Quantum Break, and many others is thus far unblemished.
Phil Harrison has left Microsoft to pursue fresh challenges elsewhere, the company has confirmed.
In March, rumours circulated that Harrison was leaving, and Xbox boss Phil Spencer has now told GamesIndustry.biz that Harrison is indeed gone.
"Following a successful tenure as corporate vice president in Xbox in Europe, Phil Harrison has chosen to pursue business interests outside of Microsoft," said Spencer.
“Even as one of those intoxicated by its play, I will freely admit Bloodborne can be incredibly frustrating. It is the very definition of an acquired taste.”
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