Welcome to The Black List, your one stop shop for the stories published on the site this week.
SUNDAY REVIEW Desperate measures at Crytek > Just days after fending off rumours of impending closure by claiming receipt of a capital injection, Crytek’s leadership has been forced to take what appear to be desperate measures to ensure the financial health of the company. First of all, Crytek is in the process of selling Homefront: The Revolution to Koch Media, along with the Nottingham team working on the recently announced FPS sequel. READ MORE
MONDAY NEWS Facepunch grapples with lawyers, fans > The team responsible for one of the most popular emergent survival sims this side of Day Z has endured what can only be described as an eventful period in its development. Attempting to build on the ‘early access’ success of Rust, Facepunch Studios has announced two new games in recent days, and it’s fair to say that things haven’t gone entirely to plan. READ MORE
TUESDAY JUST ANNOUNCED Deadnaut > Deadnaut is a new tactical exploration game from Australian developers Screwfly Studios. Screwfly are the talented duo behind the cult indie hit Zafehouse: Diaries and they’re taking what they have learned on that game and focusing it on Deadnaut. Gone are the zombies and in their place will be tactical battles against otherworldly opponents. READ MORE
WEDNESDAY PREVIEW Heroes of the Storm > It’s a little known fact that the MOBA genre actually began with Blizzard. Not with the company itself though, but through a custom map for Warcraft III. Since then the scene has grown astronomically with League of Legends and DOTA 2 dominating the genre with millions of active players. Therefore it seems fitting that we go full circle and have Blizzard throw their hat in the ring with Heroes of the Storm (HOTS). READ MORE
THURSDAY JUST ANNOUNCED Assassin’s Creed: Rogue > If you are a PS3 or 360 owner, you may have been feeling a bit left out of the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Unity goodness. Fear not though, for now you will be able to take your revenge, and you can do it inside a new Assassin’s Creed title for the PS3 and 360! Ubisoft announced the new Assassin’s Creed game, subtitled Rogue, with the release of a new teaser trailer. READ MORE
FRIDAY NEWS BioWare farewells Casey Hudson > One of the architects of BioWare’s success over the past decade is leaving the company. Best known as the project director of the ambitious and innovative Mass Effect series, Casey Hudson contributed to a range of projects during his 16 years with the EA subsidiary, including acclaimed titles based on the Star Wars and Dungeons & Dragons licenses. READ MORE