Developed by the Project Reality Battlefield 2 mod team, Squad is an upcoming combat sim with significant potential. Matt takes a look.
Codemasters’ Dirt Rally has left the Early Access garage, so Matt takes it out on the PC Invasion Review Course.
Valve has reportedly issued brand new guidelines and rules to developers hoping to put their games on Early Access, in the hope of bringing some consistency to the system. Plenty of decent games have emerged from the Early Access system (Endless Legend is probably the most recent success I can think of,) but every PC … Read moreSteam hopes to bring some order to Early Access with new rules
Time for another cautionary tale from the annals of Steam Early Access, as Double Fine confirms development of Spacebase DF-9 will cease after the next update. Now, Early Access can work. It did wonders for Divinity: Original Sin. But this is the other side of the system. Spacebase DF-9 was conceived during one of Double … Read moreSpacebase DF-9 Early Access development halted permanently
Endnight Games’ The Forest will be popping up on Steam’s Early Access system on 22 May, according to a new trailer released for the game. If you’ve not been keeping track of your first-person open world survival titles, this is the one where you’re stranded in the titular forest and need to survive weather patterns, … Read moreThe Forest coming to Early Access on 22 May
Larian has announced that their party-based (or co-op) RPG Divinity: Original Sin will now be released during the Spring of 2014. The reasoning for this delay is to give the studio extra time to put some of the suggestions from Steam Early Access players and Kickstarter backers to good use. To accompany this information, the … Read moreDivinity: Original Sin pushed to Spring to incorporate feedback
It’s quite a common approach in PC gaming these days; offer your potential players paid access to the development build of the game you’re working on, and allow them to offer feedback that can shape and improve the title. Valve has recognised that quite a few games on Steam are doing this, so it has … Read moreSteam unites ‘paid alpha’ titles under Early Access banner