Friday, April 13, 2012

Megabits of News: Weekly Roundup

Megabits of Gaming trawls the web for the tastiest morsels of news, so you don't have to...

Indian games industry to explode
According to MCV, the Indian games industry is set for huge expansion in 2012, with steep growth forecasts of 38% to around $359 in 2012. By 2016, the industry is expected to grow to around $917m, offering much opportunity for games developers.

Crysis, what crisis?
Crysis 3 is in development, according to EA. An official statement is due very soon for the popular shooter series, which can only be good news. Rumours, via Joystiq, suggest the game will be out sometime in Spring 2013. Bring it on!

Driving manically to a big screen near you
“I feel the need, the need for speed” – surely that has be one of the lines in the reported film adaptation for Need for Speed. According to VG247, EA has been pushing for a film based on the street-racing driving series. I’m hoping for a cross between Fast and the Furious and Internal Affairs.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 to hit US in September
Pull up your sleeves as Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will be flying off US shelves in September. Namco’s favourite fighting franchise is expected to carry a massive 50 characters, including all your Tekken favourites.

Sony it will focus on gaming

As part of a huge restructuring campaign to reverse its poor financial performance last year, Sony said its digital imaging, game and mobile segments will be the three main focus areas of its electronics business, where it will concentrate its investment and technology development resources. CVG says Sony announced a loss of 6.4bn loss for the financial year of 2011 and announced plans to axe 10,000 jobs.