Welcome to Beyond Co-Op, a weekly piece that talks about industry stories that may or may not be related to co-op gaming.
The stories for this week:
- Square Enix Expanding Eidos Montreal by 350 People by 2015
- L.A. Noire's Team Bondi Enters Administration (i.e. Closing Down)
- Busy Release Week
Square Enix Expanding Eidos Montreal by 350 People by 2015
Well, Deus Ex: Human Revolution must be doing pretty well in sales because Square Enix has announced that they will be increasing the number of jobs at Eidos Montreal by 350 by 2015. A nice move with all the unemployment going around even though this is jobs for Canada and not the United States.
L.A. Noire's Team Bondi Enters Administration (i.e. Closing Down)
I think many of us are familiar with the story of Team Bondi and Rockstar during the development of the critically acclaimed L.A. Noire. Seems the developer from Australia has now gone into administration, basically meaning they are closing down. It is believed another company has bought up a large portion of the developer for work on the rumored Mad Max game.
Busy Release Week
Lots of games this week. There’s Dead Island, the highly hyped game from Deep Silver. There’s Driver: San Francisco which I feel is probably going to be a pretty good game after the crapfest that Driv3r was…at least I hope so. For those Warhammer fans there is Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine. The PS3 exclusive Resistance 3 comes out this week as well. And to round things out, Disgaea 4 comes out on the PS3 and StarFox 3D comes out on the 3DS. Enjoy the Labor Day weekend for those of you in the United States.