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Ubisoft to appoint two new directors, giving board independent majority

Ubisoft has revealed its intention to expand its board of directors with two new members, the publisher announced yesterday, taking the total number of board members to 11 should they get approved. Crucially, the appointments of Corinne Fernandez-Handelsman and Virginie Haas will both be as independent directors, meaning Ubisoft’s board …

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Homefront: The Revolution director quits Crytek, report claims

The situation at Crytek’s UK studio appears to be worsening. Following reports of unpaid wages and staff walkouts over the last month, Kotaku now reports that the director of the recently announced Homefront: The Revolution Hasit Zala has resigned. Zala is also franchise director for free-to-play title Warface. "It creates …

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DriveClub director Rodgers exits studio

The game director behind Evolution Studios’ upcoming racing game DriveClub has left the developer. As reported byVideogamer, Col Rodgers said he has quit the studio to form his own indie company, Big Red Switch Games. The developer claimed he had left for "purely personal reasons", and his departure was unrelated …

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Smash Bros director praises PS4

Masahiro Sakurai has outlined has admiration for Sony’s PS4. I don’t care for faction wars like Nintendo versus Sony,” the Smash Bros director told Famitsu, as translated by Gematsu. PlayStation 4 is good-looking, the DualShock 4 is light and using it feels good, Remote Play can reliably handle even action …

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Directors named for Angry Birds movie

Rovio has revealed that the upcoming 3D Angry Birdsmovie will be directed by animation veterans Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis. Reilly and Kaytis will be making their directorial debuts on the film, but both have plenty of experience in animated movies. Kaytis worked at Disney for 19 years, serving as …

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Former Square Enix tech boss joins Konami’s new European office

Julien Merceron has been named as Konami’s new worldwide technical director. Merceron had served as Square Enix’s worldwide technology director since early 2010, before which he was worldwide CTO at Eidos for nearly four years. Prior to this he worked in a similar role at Ubisoft. In his new role …

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Uncharted rewrite in the works as film loses second director

The Uncharted film adaptation is going back to the drawing board in more ways than one. Variety reports Marianne and Cormac Wibberley will be rewriting the script of ‘Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune.’ The two co-wrote Disney’s ‘National Treasure.’ The report adds Neil Burger is no longer onboard as director. The producers …

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