The exciting Project Offset, a PC game intended to showcase Intel tech that never made it off the ground, came to an unfortunate end earlier this year when the company killed the project and fired its team despite quite a lot of anticipation from PC gaming fans. But now the developers are finding new opportunities on the App Store.
Offset Software founder Sam McGrath is now speaking out about the studio's reincarnation as developer Fractiv -- and the painful, frustrating journey the team's taken to get there, from Intel's acquisition of the studio and its promising Offset Engine to the chipmaker's decision to jettison its game development project.
When Offset Software was first bought by Intel, as McGrath tells website BigDownload, the company's Offset Engine and the game they were using it to build -- described as a "fantasy version of Call of Duty"-- were to be showpieces for Intel's "Larrabee" graphics hardware. But when that project fell way behind, McGrath and his team knew they wouldn't be needed at Intel much longer.