BBC Denies Push Into Games

10 08 2007

Earlier this week a rumor broke that the BBC were going to announce a major move into games at the Edinburgh Interactive Entertainment Festival. It was quickly refuted:

“The presentation will not reveal a major move into the games industry and is in fact just reflective of the way in which various sectors of the entertainment industry are now converging and can learn from each others methods of working.”

It turns out the news was nothing particularly new, and apparently an exaggerated misunderstanding about the software used to develop the new MMO:

 The game, based on an upcoming kids show, is being developed by a company called Nice Tech. Their development process, which updates playable builds for those working on the game weekly, is apparently what all the fuss was about.

The above, from Joystiq.



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