'We Got Dialogue System Unlike Any Other Game,' Cyberpunk 2077 Writer on Choices and World
Kamil Kleszyk, 30 November 2023, 04:34
Magdalena Zych from CD Projekt RED addressed the topic of dialogues and endings in Cyberpunk 2077. According to the screenwriter, the game's genre forces a grim finale to the stories presented in the universe. WARNING: possible spoilers.
Valve Accidentally Reveals Left 4 Dead Prototype in New Problematic CS 1.6 Update
Jacob Blazewicz, 24 November 2023, 07:15
Counter-Strike 1.6 has received news in Half-Life's anniversary update. The patch annoys players with bugs, but also includes a secret gift: a Left 4 Dead prototype.
Former Rockstar North Dev Upset Colleagues; Had to Wipe Blog Where he Revealed Old Secrets
Maciej Gaffke, 23 November 2023, 03:34
After saying a few words too many, Obbe Vermeij - a former employee at Rockstar North - had to stop writing about older projects of the GTA developers. However, we can still learn some interesting things from his past blog posts.
Harsh Reviews of COD: Modern Warfare 3 are No Mistake, Jason Schreier's Sources Claim
Adrian Werner, 10 November 2023, 04:27
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III's campaign is getting terrible reviews. It turns out that Activision Blizzard executives are to blame, having given the devs less than a year and a half to complete the project.
Sony Shows Bloopers From From God of War Ragnarok to Celebrate Anniversary
Zuzanna Domeradzka, 09 November 2023, 16:09
Deformed faces, flying heroes and dancing Kratos. Sony, on the occasion of the anniversary of the release of God of War: Ragnarok, showed the funny mistakes that occurred during the game's development.
'This Could've Been the End of Bethesda,' Daggerfall Creator Recalls Hard Times
Jacob Blazewicz, 31 October 2023, 02:25
The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall was created in pains, and its failure could end the history not only of the entire iconic RPG series, but also of its creators.
Black Clouds Gather Over Total War Devs; Profit-hungry Managers to Blame
Jacob Blazewicz, 26 October 2023, 06:28
The problems of the Total War series and its developers by no means began this year or last year. The latest leaks indicate that studio executives gambled on increasing player spending at the expense of IPs development.
'We Convinced Ourselves Infallible;' Ex-Bethesda Designer Reveals Reasons for Fallout 76 Condition
Kamil Kleszyk, 25 October 2023, 02:21
Former Bethesda employee Bruce Nesmith claims that the developers' hubris was the cause of Fallout 76's abysmal quality at launch.
Criticized King Kong Game Said to be Have Been Made in a Year; It's Publisher's Fault
Adrian Werner, 22 October 2023, 13:42
Credible reports have appeared online explaining the reason for the abysmal quality of Skull Island: Rise of Kong.
Lord of the Rings: Gollum Devs Got Burned Like Icarus but Keep Defending the Game
Hubert Sledziewski, 11 October 2023, 13:26
The developers of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum have denied rumors that an apology for the game's condition was written by ChatGPT. They also referred to various allegations supposed to explain the failure.
Apology for Gollum's Failure Written by ChatGPT; Devs Had No Idea (Rumor)
Hubert Sledziewski, 09 October 2023, 13:58
The apology from The Lord of the Rings: Gollum devs for the game's condition was allegedly written by ChatGPT - in addition, without their knowledge or consent. Former employees of Daedalic Entertainment explain why this project was doomed from the start.
Starfield Players Expose Rain Trick; Devs Respond With Irony
Kamil Kleszyk, 01 October 2023, 22:37
Starfield helped players discover the secrets of rendering rain in video games. Reveal of the „big secret” became a source of jokes for the developers.
Planets in Starfield Have Been Nerfed; Todd Howard Explains Why
Kamil Kleszyk, 27 September 2023, 13:17
According to the initial vision of Starfield's developers, planetary exploration in the game was to be much more challenging. Todd Howard revealed why this concept was abandoned.
Todd Howard Explains Earth's Untapped Potential in Starfield
Jacob Blazewicz, 11 September 2023, 23:40
Starfield could have been richer with „hundreds of ideas” (including the landscape from Fallout 3) that ultimately didn't make it into the game due to the COVID-19 pandemic, among other things.
Baldur's Gate 3 Devs Hired Intimate Scene Coordinators
Adam Adamczyk, 26 July 2023, 14:55
Larian has hired intimate scene coordinators to work on Baldur's Gate 3, one of the first situations of its kind in the game industry.
Star Wars: Eclipse Release Later Than Expected
Jacob Blazewicz, 29 June 2023, 16:00
Star Wars: Eclipse will not be released any time soon. Recent leaks suggest that Quantic Dream is still struggling with the Star Wars game.
CD Projekt Representative on Difficult Behind-the-scenes of Cyberpunk 2077's Development
Adam Celarek, 27 June 2023, 19:05
A representative of CD Projekt RED recently gave an interview to GamesIndustry.biz. In it, the developer mentions the difficult process of rebuilding trust of gamers and shares general plans for the future.
PC Games Don't Work as Expected; Devs Pinpoint Causes of Bad Ports
Adrian Werner, 20 June 2023, 15:54
An interesting article appeared online, in which developers explained the reasons for the poor quality of many PC ports released this year and the methods that can be used to avoid such situations.
'He Got Death Threats From Fans' - Heroes 3 Dev on Story Behind Co-worker's Departure
Hubert Sledziewski, 18 June 2023, 13:47
David Mullich, director of Heroes of Might and Magic 3, told us about how the game's lead designer, Greg Fulton left the development team. 'I think that he received some death threats from some of the fans [...],' he said.
'Arkane Hoped Microsoft Would Cancel Redfall' - Unpleasant Story of a Great Failure
Maciej Gaffke, 01 June 2023, 16:36
Jason Schreier decided to look for the reasons for Redfall's poor quality. The journalist talked to people who were involved in the development of the game.
Battlefield 2042 'Didn't Stand a Chance' of Becoming a Great Game, Says Former DICE Dev
Jakub Tarchala, 31 May 2023, 13:25
Battlefield 2042 was written off, but it brings hope for a better future, according to Joakim Bodin, a former senior engineer at DICE, who knows the Battlefield series inside out.
The Witcher 4 Increasingly Important for CDP, Adam Kicinski Comments on Sony Rumors
Jakub Tarchala, 30 May 2023, 13:11
The Witcher 4 is a unique undertaking - almost as many people are already working on the game as on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. In addition, Adam Kicinski comments on rumors that CD Projekt would be acquired by Sony.
'BioWare Stopped Being Fair'; Dragon Age Dev on Role of Scriptwriters in Games
Kamil Kleszyk, 07 May 2023, 22:35
The screenwriters' strike currently underway in the United States is gaining momentum. It turns out that also in the video game industry, narrative writers do not have an easy life. The co-author of the Dragon Age series talked about the behind-the-scenes of the difficult work at BioWare.
God of War Shows How Cost of Gamedev Increased Over the Years
Jakub Tarchala, 25 April 2023, 13:30
Former president of SIE Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, has commented on the increase in the cost of game development over the past 12 years. It costs almost 5 times as much today to create a AAA game as it did in 2010.
Here's How 'Creativity and Chaos' Spawned One of the Strangest Games in Recent Years
Hubert Sledziewski, 13 February 2023, 12:58
Psychonauts 2 is creative, chaotic and fun. The development process of the game was similar - except without the fun part. Check out the incredibly long video by Tim Schafer and his team.
GTA Almost Wasn't Made; Even the Devs Didn't Believe in It [UPDATE]
Sonia Selerska, 01 December 2022, 16:02
Colin Macdonald has admitted that the first GTA was considered by the developers themselves to be an unsuccessful game. The iconic series was said to have been remade from a failed game about dinosaurs.
Gamedevs Confess Their Sins Before Twitter Expires
Jakub Tarchala, 21 November 2022, 13:33
The 'fall' of Twitter has encouraged game developers and players to share tricks implemented in various games. The 'sins' of the developers of The Witcher 3, Far Cry 6, Outer Wilds and a couple of other titles were described.
New Shadow Falls on Atomic Heart; New Rumors of Chaos in Studio
Adrian Werner, 06 November 2022, 20:10
Reports have surfaced online about the problems of the studio working on Atomic Heart. Developers are said to be complaining about crunch, unpaid bonuses and a lot of chaos in production.
Blizzard Didn't Want Diablo Immortal But Activision Forced It, Claims Diablo 3 Director
Jacob Blazewicz, 25 October 2022, 11:50
Blizzard Entertainment's veterans were said to be reluctant to create a F2P Diablo, which Activision requested shortly after acquiring the studio.
CD Projekt RED Unhappy With Cyberpunk 2077 QA; Quantic Lab Employees Speak Out
Adam Adamczyk, 11 October 2022, 17:08
Quantic Lab, the company involved in testing of Cyberpunk 2077, was alleged to have knowingly lied to the developer about the experience of its employees. The affair is making waves.
Cyberpunk 2077 Devs Admit Difficult Moments in Anniversary Video
Kamil Kleszyk, 25 September 2022, 16:10
Studio responsible for, among other things, the hit game Cyberpunk 2077, has released an interesting video. In the course of the material, employees reminisce about the good and the slightly worse moments in CD Projekt RED's history.
Bethesda Forced Title on Them; Prey Devs Call It a Big Mistake
Jakub Tarchala, 01 September 2022, 14:23
The founder and former creative director of Arkane Studios has brought to the surface an inconvenient for Bethesda, yet interesting fact about the 2017 game Prey.
Iron Man Game Could Have Destroyed Just Cause Devs
Jakub Tarchala, 18 August 2022, 14:02
The co-founder of Avalanche revealed how the studio's cooperation with Disney and Marvel worked out. The policies of these companies may have led the developer to trouble.
Fable Dev Comments on Alleged Problems and Reassures Fans
Kamil Kleszyk, 02 June 2022, 10:59
Amie Loake, a producer working on Fable, has spoken out on rumors that Playground Games is downsizing the project due to issues with the game engine, among other things.
Over 100 People are Involved on Work on 'The Witcher 4'
Jacob Blazewicz, 27 May 2022, 16:47
'The Witcher 4' is only at the pre-production stage, but quite a few employees of CD Projekt RED are already involved in the game.
Diablo 3 Was to Feature League of Legends-like PvP Mode
Agnes Adamus, 22 May 2022, 16:50
Blizzard employees revealed behind the scenes of work on Diablo 3. Turns out that there were plans to implement LoL-like PvP mode in the game.
Failure of Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Remake Caused by Management Incompetence
Adrian Werner, 16 May 2022, 14:10
We learned what caused the failure of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake and forced the project to be taken away from Ubisoft's division located in India.
Gabe Newell Was Against Cheesy Zombies in Left 4 Dead
Adam Adamczyk, 11 May 2022, 13:25
Gabe Newell didn't want Left 4 Dead to include zombies. The screenwriter talked about the game in an extensive interview.
Forza Motorsport in Beta; Jez Corden on Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase
Michael Zegar, 30 April 2022, 21:15
Jez Corden from Windows Central says that the new Forza Motorsport is currently in beta and we will most likely see it at the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase. The journalist also revealed what other Microsoft announcements we can expect in June.
State of Decay Devs Face Accusations of Mobbing and Sexism
Patrick Kubiak, 02 April 2022, 16:58
State of Decay 3 is still in pre-production. The reason is due to internal problems at Undead Labs, which is rumored to be a toxic place to work.
Fable Could be in Trouble; Ex-dev on Behind-the-scenes
Przemyslaw Dygas, 23 March 2022, 13:59
The work on new Fable may be plagued by problems. According to the latest reports, Playground Games lacks employees with proper knowledge.
Amazon is Not a Good Place for Gamedev; Ex-dev on Behind-the-scenes
Przemyslaw Dygas, 09 March 2022, 11:29
According to a former developer at Amazon Games, Crucible was doomed to fail from the start. It was influenced by, among other things, poor work organization.
Dragon Age 4 in 'Mid-development'; BioWare Lost Another Producer
Jacob Blazewicz, 24 February 2022, 11:46
BioWare has confirmed the current status of Dragon Age IV. Work on the game is progressing, although the project has lost an executive producer.
BioShock 4 in Trouble? Rumors of Staff Leaving
Jacob Blazewicz, 17 February 2022, 13:20
The father of BioShock isn't the only one allegedly having problems with the new game. According to rumors, 2K Games is also not happy with the progress on BioShock 4.
Low Wages, Overtime and Problems - Team17 as Seen by Employees
Jacob Blazewicz, 11 February 2022, 15:18
Team17 is in trouble even after NFTs got removed from the Worms series. Employees of the British developer are said to complain of low pay, problems with their bosses and harassment.
Homeworld Devs Switch to 4-day Work Week
Adrian Werner, 11 February 2022, 11:15
The studio responsible for Homeworld 3, Blackbird Interactive, has followed in the footsteps of Eidos Montreal and switched to a 4-day workweek.
Assassin's Creed Was Supposed to Culminate with End of the World and Space Travel
Jacob Blazewicz, 24 January 2022, 12:31
Escaping in a spaceship during the end of the world - that's what the Assassin's Creed finale was supposed to look like a decade ago.
Work on Lego Star Wars: Skywalker Was a 5-year Crunch
Jacob Blazewicz, 21 January 2022, 16:58
Five years full of crunch and problems with an untested engine - that's what the development of LEGO Star Wars: Skywalker Saga looked like, according to the latest information.
Bully 2's Development was Turbulent - Rockstar Employees Share Details
Miriam Moszczynska, 31 December 2021, 11:41
Rumors about Bully 2 pop up in the media every now and then. However, according to Rockstar Games employees, the game has been in a deadlock ever since 2009.
Pawel Sasko Explains Why Cyberpunk 2077 Lacks Police Chases
Przemyslaw Dygas, 20 December 2021, 13:51
One of Cyberpunk 2077's developers has explained the reasons for the lack of police chases in the game. The answer quickly sparked controversy among gamers.