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[GS]Project Offset Developer Talks Intel Past, Rebirth As Fractiv

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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.
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/3...As_Fractiv.php
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this is why i hate publishers.

They gobble up studios in order to obtain control of the IPs and to milk them. When a studio doesnt perform up to standards, they get downsized or closed, and talent gets moved back and forth.

Just look what is happening to bioware. Bioware and mythic are now combined and multiple other bioware studios have opened up under the name along with other mass hirings and firings. They are not what they once were and EA is going to prostitute the Bioware name til the cows come home.

I just dont get why so many developers sellout, dont they realize they are a piece of meat to the publisher.
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I just dont get why so many developers sellout, dont they realize they are a piece of meat to the publisher.
Self explanatory. Project Offset was one of my most anticipated bits of IP for a long time. I watched it religiously for over a year looking for updates and news.

I think the only thing that hurts more than Project Offset being canned, is that the devs are moving to App store games.
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Ugh, why does the memory of this game haunt me
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