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The first two months of the year has been unusually abundant with video gaming news. Often this period is short of anything remotely newsworthy, but the massive success of a franchise and a studio closing round up the news for today. I will probably make this into a feature or something: going over the major news for the day. Sort of what the very gorgeous Jessica Chobot does on IGN, but in written fashion. Or whatever you would call this.
As many anticipated, and what is certainly a tragedy, Bizarre Creations will officially close its doors on Friday. Obviously this is disheartening news, and in previous posts I have gone over why the studio is in the position it is in (one word: Activision). A great racing franchise and another promising one are done, as far as we know, and I wish everyone affected by the news the best. But only good things can come of this. The abundance of talent leaving the studio now has the opportunity to start new projects, new studios, and give the gaming audience even better racing games. And better games is all we can ask for.
Ubisoft has seen unexpected success with its Assassin's Creed series (and one of my favourite series of all time) and the good news came spewing out today. In the developer's quarterly report, 6.5 million copies of Brotherhood were shipped, greatly outselling the first two games. This is great news for everyone, and gives Ubisoft incentive to further innovate with each annualized release. Speaking of annualized, it seems too soon to even mention the next iteration in the series, but the next Creed will be detailed in May. Whether the game is a numbered instalment or not, the ending of Brotherhood made me sit and think for a good five minutes. The lore for this series has captured my imagination in a way that really no other franchise has and I can't wait to see where the game is located next (many have speculated it will be set during the French Revolution, and nothing has been confirmed).
Now, some news that I am both excited and disappointed about. Work on the sequel to the best parkour game every made has delayed temporarily to focus work on, arguably, one of the most anticipated games ever. The fate of Mirror's Edge 2 is in question after EA abruptly stopped production to clear the way for work to conclude on Battlefield 3. I hadn't played a Battlefield game before Bad Company 2, and I am now kicking myself for that. In my defense, however, I was never one for PC gaming because I never had a computer good enough to run such a high-caliber game. Now that a numerical instalment has been consolized, I have an excuse to get excited - preorder incoming! Let's hope work does eventually continue for Edge 2 and we can start kicking ass as Faith once again.
That's it for now kiddies! Anything else comes up I will update this post. Enjoy your V-Day!