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|Crytek's official statement|
In recent weeks, there have been repeated reports and rumors relating to financial problems at Crytek. Having already given an update to staff across all our studios, we are now in a position to share more details with members of the press and public.
Internally, we have acknowledged that the flow of information to employees has not been as good as it should have, however we hope you understand that communicating details of our plans publicly has not always been possible.
Like the games industry as a whole, Crytek has been in a transitional phase. Our evolution from a development studio to an Online-Publisher has required us to refocus our strategies. These challenges go along with an increased demand for capital which we have secured.
We can now concentrate on the long term strategic direction of Crytek and our core competencies. We kindly ask for your understanding, that we won't be communicating further details about our developments and progress.
Ultimately, with our organization, capitalization, portfolio and technologies we have now laid the foundations for securing Crytek's future - not just in the short term, but also long term.
Through this period of speculation, we are thankful for the support and encouragement we've received from our community and our partners, and for the contribution all of our staff have made. We remain committed to doing what we are best known for and trying to develop the best interactive experiences and technology possible for everyone who loves gaming.
We are confident that we will be able to share more positive news on Crytek's progress soon.
|Reclaim Hispania - Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord coming to North America and Europe|
The thunder of mounted elephant warriors will rain down upon the Divine Empire as the last heir to Hispania's throne fights to reclaim his land. The strategy RPG Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord is coming to the Americas and Europe in 2014, and will be the first localized experience western players have with the strategy RPG franchise. Oh, and though it has "II" in the title, it requires no a priori knowledge of the games to enjoy the story. The characters, their relationships and more are revealed in visual novel-style gameplay over an 80-hour experience with the original Japanese dialogue audio and English text, exclusively on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Tears to Tiara II will be available in stores and digitally for the awesomely low price of $39.99 beginning Oct. 14 2014 in North America. The game will release in Europe on Nov. 11 at a price still TBD. Updates will be posted on the official site: http://www.atlus.com/tears2
Tears to Tiara II follows Hamilcar Barca, a young man eking his way through life indentured to the Divine Empire. But when the Empire burns an innocent girl at the stake, he unleashes a terrible secret-his unbridled rage and demonic might of the berserker. With his newfound strength, and the insistence of a goddess, Hamilcar shoulders the burden of freeing his people from the tyranny of a corrupt Empire. On his journey to free himself and his enslaved people, he will fight alongside powerful allies, beasts, and even the gods themselves. However, he must control the demon within first, lest he himself turns the world to ash.
Tears to Tiara II features
• More than 15 main characters to get to know as the story unfolds in visual novel style. From a timid lad who hides an intense hatred within to a crude war goddess who's never seen the earth below, characters will meet, forge relationships and alliances, and get pushed to their limits in the quest to free themselves from the Divine Empire.
• Strategic turn-based gameplay will challenge the most battle-hardened generals with its combat. Use your allies, and even giant creatures, to help turn the tide in battle.
• Joint Attacks, Consecutive Strikes, and Boost Magic mechanics add extra depth to the strategy gameplay and make for more replayability.
• Original Japanese story and battle audio.
Tears to Tiara II will be released exclusively on the PS3 Oct. 14, 2014 for a price of $39.99, and on Nov. 11, 2014 in EU with pricing information to follow soon. Updates about the game will be posted on the official website atlus.com/tears2
The image in a teaser email sent to fans is named "ShadowRealms_Teaser_video.jpg"
EA also filed a trademark for Shadow Realms back in March
|Google’s $1B purchase of Twitch confirmed — joins YouTube for new video empire|
Google has reached a deal to buy game livestreaming firm Twitch for $1 billion, confirmed sources familiar with the matter.
We don’t know everything about this deal, such as when it will be announced and the exact purchase price. We do know that investors who participated in past rounds are pleased that they will be getting significant returns that are multiple times the amount they originally invested. The deal underscores the value of live Internet streaming and the rise of competitive gaming as a spectator sport — something that draws millions of viewers, can offer prize pools that surpass pro golf’s marquee events, and provides a multibillion dollar opportunity for advertisers.
Google and Twitch declined comment. Both companies happen to be speaking at our GamesBeat 2014 event in September. This deal was first cited by unnamed sources from Variety said back in May that Google had made an all-cash offer and that the deal could be announced soon.
Google’s YouTube division is reportedly in charge of the acquisition, which would represent a significant transformation of YouTube’s business. Google acquired YouTube in 2006 for $1.65 billion.
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|SDCC 2014: 343 Industries and Scott Free Productions Offer First-Look of Halo: Nightfall|
Today, at San Diego Comic-Con, 343 Industries and Scott Free Productions gave show-goers and the Halo Nation a first look at Halo: Nightfall, the original live-action digital series executive produced by Ridley Scott set to release this November on Xbox. During the panel, 343 Industries premiered the series’ official first-look video, as Executive Producer Kiki Wolfkill, Franchise Development Director Frank O’Connor, Scott Free TV President David Zucker, and Halo: Nightfall cast members offered new details on the series plot and a look behind-the-scenes of the production.
Taking place between the events of Halo 4 and Halo 5: Guardians, Halo: Nightfall follows the origin story of legendary manhunter Jameson Locke (Mike Colter) and his team as they are caught in a horrific terrorist attack while investigating terrorist activity on the distant colony world of Sedra. Led by Locke, the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) agents are forced to coordinate with a Sedran commander with a remarkable history and deep-rooted mistrust of ONI. As the plot unravels, they’re drawn to an ancient, hellish artifact where they’re forced to fight for their survival, question everything, and ultimately choose between their loyalties and their lives. Agent Locke is a new character in the Halo universe poised to play a major role in Halo 5: Guardians releasing on Xbox One in 2015.
Led by world class talent such as executive producer Ridley Scott, Scott Free TV President David Zucker, award-winning director Sergio Mimica-Gezzan (Battlestar Galactica, Pillars of the Earth, Heroes), and written by Paul Scheuring (A Man Apart, Prison Break), Halo: Nightfall takes full advantage of Xbox One’s seamless blend of high-quality visuals and rich interactive storytelling features, connecting the games and the series in innovative new ways.
“In science fiction, we're always searching for new frontiers. We're drawn to the unknown,” said Scott. “With Halo: Nightfall, we're pioneering a new medium in terms of interactive storytelling on Xbox. It’s going to be fun for long-time fans to see how the worlds come together with an ambition to attract new fans along the way with what we’ve created.
Halo: Nightfall is included as part of the Halo: The Master Chief Collection and will be accessible digitally on Xbox Live beginning on November 11, 2014.