Activision expects to "release fewer games based on license properties" in 2013.
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Activision-published James Bond games have been pulled from sale on Steam and Activision's own web store.
James Bond developer Eurocom today made its remaining staff redundant and ceased trading, Eurogamer can reveal.
UPDATE: Eurocom has confirmed that 50 staff will remain at the studio after 150 were laid off today.
FIFA 13 remains top of the UK all-format charts for a fourth week, seeing off competition from toy phenomenon Skylanders Giants and Bethesda's Doom 3: BFG Edition.
Bond is strapped to a metal table. Above him an industrial laser powers up and a red beam begins to eat away at the surface between his legs. The laser starts to move up towards his joy department while nearby a villain gloats. "Do you exshpect me to shell?" barks our hero. "No, Mister Bond!" shouts Bobby Kotick. "I'm sending you out to die!"
Every inch of 007 Legends has been covered in a camo-coloured Call of Duty paint - then left face-down on a hotel bed while it suffers epidermal suffocation. Without its bra on.
This game trades in nostalgia but ends up undermining the films it should idolise. It desperately tries to cater for the modern shooter generation but has production values and gunplay that fall well short of their demands. The stealth is broken, the dialogue is abysmal and the gadget mini-games are insipid. Although it's been released to celebrate James Bond's 50th anniversary, what Activision, Eon, MGM and developers Eurocom have actually done is to pick up the wheelchair of the ailing Bond game series and drop it down a large chimney.
Buying 007 Legends today? Be aware you'll have to wait until 9th November to play the final mission, based on new Bond movie Skyfall.
007 Legends will feature a chapter inspired by On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Activision has confirmed to IGN.
James Bond FPS out in the UK on 19th October.
007 Legends launches on 16th October, a new trailer has revealed.
That's a Tuesday, the day games launch in the US. We're checking with Activision now to see whether it's a global date.
The trailer reveals mission one of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 shooter: Moonraker, which is based on the 1979 film of the same name starring Roger Moore. Five more missions will be revealed ahead of launch.
Just-announced James Bond 007 Legends will feature Kinect functionality, according to the game's listing on Amazon.
Update: Eurocom's dropped Eurogamer a line about some of the historical Bond-game background in this article, which was misleading. So we've tidied it up - shame on you Bertie. Apologies for any misinformation.
Original story: A new James Bond game called 007 Legends has been announced by Activision Blizzard.
The developer is Eurocom. The platforms are PS3 and Xbox 360. And the release date is this fall, or autumn.