Thursday, 11 June 2009

Guns loaded? Better be because BF3 is confirmed...

Yes you read right. Finally they have decided to announce the inevitable sequel and next in the series for the multiplayer PC gaming title. It would seem that EA Chief Operating Officer, John Pleasants told everyone the following at the William Blair Growth Stock Conference:

"I've had the luxury of looking at Battlefield 3 over at Dice in Sweden and was highly impressed by the way the team is working on that product," he said. "Of course, that's not [coming out] in the fiscal year, but that is a product that is looking very good."

Excellent stuff now we just need more details and a release date. Considering the so called 'leaked documents' from two years back I think we could safely say things will have changed since those were revealed in the design plans. That said I do believe the release date would be from Q3 2010 to Q1 2011 although they will probably try and hit the Christmas rush much like most games companies. I think we can also safely say the game will be set in the present day or a couple of years before or after much like Battlefield 2.

We shall just have to wait for some more details though before we speculate much more!

Need for Criterion:

At the same conference as mentioned above John Pleasants also mentioned that Criterion, the developer behind the highly successful Burnout series, have taken over the Need for Speed series from Slightly Mad Studios.

I do wonder if this is a good thing judging by how unrealistic the Burnout games are and I hope that they can turn Need for Speed into a better series with a more realistic touch to the games. I just hope they keep their Burnout series out of Need for Speed for having two of the same would just be too much. Let's hope they can push the series forward though to new heights considering the past few years lows.

Not much more news today. What with E3 having just finished it would seem not much gaming news is out there at the minute. Must say though E3 was a bit of a disappointment for me. Not a lot of PC games getting announced there apart from the already controversial Left 4 Dead 2 and most of the other news from E3 was on the consoles. That said Project Natal has huge potential and not just in gaming terms. That hardware could in years to come become the focal point of our living rooms.


With thanks to Computer and Video Games (CVG).

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Sorry for the lapse of posts... Plus an explanation!

Well as the title suggests I am about to make an apology for the recent lapse in posts to the blog. Looking at the last post it would seem I stopped in March. Not very good considering I said I wanted to do daily blogging however since then there has been a hell of a lot going on and from now onwards there will be the odd post (probably a big one on occasions when i do get time to blog) at least once a week. It seems taking on post as a rep for motorbike group really takes up a lot of your time as well as other issues.

Then the worst thing happened to me on Thursday last week. I was sat at my computer trying to write an application form for a job I was applying for and all of a sudden everything on the desktop and in Word freezes. Uh oh... To put it short I restarted the computer and I find my hard drive died. Great I lost the application form and everything up to the last back up I did. Oh well more of that in a article this week I hope.

So on to the other reasons for not being able to post as much as I hoped in the future. Basically The AAA Partnership is going to take priority over the next couple of months, basically throughout the summer whilst the development process once it gets started (waiting for programmes can delay things). Obviously it would make sense to make this a number one goal for you readers and new readers to the site once we have it up and running.

Well enough of all that hopefully an article or two this week on some subjects I have been meaning to write about. These being thought up rapidly since Thursday and the beginning of E3.

So stay tuned and keep your eyes peeled back for more interesting posts coming your way soon.


P.S: By soon I do actually mean soon not like 2 months from now...