Lionhead Studios is FINALLY moving on to another IP. Speaking with Eurogamer Germany, the developer has set aside a small team of eight to start working on a brand new IP. "The primary purpose of the group is to come up with new game IP, and we'll hopefully this next year have something exciting to talk about, " said studio head John Needhan.
This is such exciting news for Xbox owners. Lionhead is a hugely talented studio that has been shoehorned into a franchise that has lost it's steam some time ago. It'll be really interesting to see just what direction they go. Maybe these prototypes they are making will actually lead to multiple games.
Nintendo has lost the lawsuit with Phillips regarding motion technology in the Wii. The lawsuit, which has been filed in multiple countries, was won in the favor of the Dutch tech firm in the UK. Philips spokesperson Bjorn Teuwsen told Reuters "it's about a patent for motion, gesture and pointing control that we make available to manufacturers of set-top boxes and games consoles through a licensing programme."
According to Phillips, the company has been trying to work out a deal with Nintendo since 2011, who allegedly did not want to come to an agreement. It'll be interesting to see what the payout is for the suit this time around, as Nintendo already has to pay out for technology in the 3DS. There is this weird trend of technology being incorporated in Nintendo products, but not being paid for. Hopefully this set of lawsuits will help to break it.
Unity Game Engine now allows for developers to release on PS Mobile for free. Starting today, any one utilizing the game engine can upload a game for PS Mobile using the tool's workflow. This does not include full fledged PS Vita games, but this is still exciting, as there is a large birth of games developed on Unity that would suit PS Mobile really well and can now be moved over to Sony's program for free. I am personally excited to see more games, as the current state of PS Mobile is very, very weak.
Here's a small list of pretty self explanatory news items:
- Dead Rising will get a movie from Sony on it's streaming service Crackle.
- Sony is still having trouble supplying PS4 to Europe.