Posts Tagged ‘rumour-mill’

Ripley Rumours: Creative Assembly’s Alien – Isolation

By Adam Smith on October 22nd, 2013.

After Colonial Marines, Sega must have been briefly tempted to nuke the Alien license from on high. Hope remains, however, that the publisher hadn’t placed every grotesque Giger-egg in the same basket. Back in May 2011, Alec was visiting the total warriors of Creative Assembly when the studio’s work on the Alien (not plural) license was announced. “I’m told they’re adamant they’ll take their time over it”, he said, little realising that two years and more would pass before we mentioned the game again. Yesterday, Sega trademarked the name Alien: Isolation and Kotaku shared apparent details about the game that they received from ‘a person familiar with goings-on at Sega’. Follow me into the land of convincing rumours.

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On A Stalka Tip…

By Alec Meer on December 17th, 2007.

…a new Q&A with developers GSC Gameworld mentions that they’re contemplating turning the sublime post-apocalyptic shooter into an MMO.

“If you mean an MMOG, then we are seriously considering it”, is the exact quote. No more details than that, but it’s more gossip than proto-videogames generally yield. Let there be much rejoicing.

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We Interrupt This Broadcast…

By Alec Meer on October 10th, 2007.

Sorry, sorry, this isn’t about a Valve game. But it’s pretty big news if it’s true. And, realistically speaking, it probably is true. A supposedly leaked document brings news of (the inevitable) Battlefield 3, and what it may contain.

Standing out from the neatly bullet-pointed and occasionally tedious list at the link above is a claim that matches will now feature teams of up to 40 each. That’s 80 men all told. 80! Death will be bloody and regular. Also mentioned are customisable, MMO-style avatars, a fairly logical evolution from the rank system of BF2/2142. It’d certainly be quite a thing to know that the man who just shot you in the head actually chose the face he’s now sneering at your dismembered carcass with, rather than simply bearing the same image the game hands out to every player. Gives murder a more personal touch, doesn’t it? It’s reportedly set in a similar time-frame (i.e. modernish day) to Battlefield 2, and it’s coming next Summer.

EA have given only a resounding ‘no comment’ so far. Understandable, really. Of course, the tinfoil hat-wearing part of me can’t help but wonder if it could be a stealth announcement to take advantage of Team Fortress 2 and Quake Wars causing teamplay mania at the moment. But that’s only because I’m a crazy, paranoid loon who likes making up stories.

I don’t have any pictures of it I’m afraid, so here’s one of Sega Bass Fishing instead.

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