Activision has tapped yet another studio to work on the Call of Duty series. According to Neversofts newly updated website, the Tony Hawk and Guitar Hero studio has joined Infinity Ward, Treyarch, Raven Software, and Sledgehammer Games in working on the series.
Because 8 retail Call of Duties released on the Xbox 360 in its 7-year existence wasn't enough.
Outspoken Twisted Metal and God of War creator David Jaffe speaking to GamesIndustry International:
Look, consoles are going away. I think in 10 years - probably sooner, but 10 years is always the safe thing to say so you don't sound like an idiot - but here's what I'll say: I'll go on the record and say that the next generation of hardware will be the last consoles. And they should be.
He's right about one thing. It's going to be sink or swim for console makers in this next generation as their grounds are encroached on by Google and Apple's ecosystems.
Masahiro Sakurai on Kid Icarus: Uprising's tone, courtesy of MSNBC:
We didn’t make it too serious. This is evident in the situations where characters are joking while they fight. I feel like in recent games, the plot moves forward with too much angst and pain. I think it’s nice to have something bright for a change.
I don’t know when we decided as an industry that in order to sell five million copies of a game you have to make a Michael Bay film. There are other options.
As the medium matures, more and more creators find themselves thrust into the spotlight -- and that means more and more creators have the opportunity to let their bad behavior and personal convictions come between them and their audience.