Blacklight: Retribution and Daylight developer Zombie Studios has formerly shut down its doors today after roughly 21 years.
6th October 2011
20th September 2011
Free-to-play first-person shooter Blacklight: Retribution launches on PlayStation 4 in Europe today.
Zombie Studios' game was intended as a PS4 launch title on these shores, but suffered a last minute delay. It's not available to download from the PlayStation Store yet - expect it to launch later alongside the regular update.
"This is a really great time for our studio, and we know that our current fans and newcomers alike will enjoy the game as much as we do," said Zombie chief Jared Gerritzen.
In an industry that's not short on beards, it's rare to come across one that makes you stop in your tracks and just feel humbled - one that makes you just want to drop whatever's in your hands and run your fingers through its tangled beauty. So take a bow Zombie Studio's Jared Gerritzen, and be grateful that it wasn't me interviewing you - I'd have been all over you like a strokey beard rash.
The two-man developer Vlambeer knew it was on to something with its 2D dogfighting retro throwback Luftrausers. Its snappy pace and minimalist visuals seemed well suited for on-the-go gaming, but Vlambeer worried its control scheme would be compromised on mobile. Instead, the Netherlands-based developer decided it would be a perfect fit for the PlayStation Vita's widescreen and button input. So it did what any small studio would do - it worked on a pitch.
At the Game Developers Conference this evening Sony announced a number of new PlayStation games.
The PlayStation 4 will get Blacklight: Retribution and Primal Carnage: Genesis courtesy of Sony's Pub Fund, which is being continued as the company looks to make it easier for developers to self-publish on PlayStation.
Zombie Studios' Blacklight: Retribution is a free-to-play first-person shooter that first released in April 2012 on PC. There's a PS4 trailer below.
Blacklight developer Zombie Studios is making a new game with Epic's Unreal Engine 4, it's announced.
The completed version of Blacklight: Retribution, the free-to-play PC-only follow-up to 2010 console FPS Blacklight: Tango Down, is available now, publisher Perfect World has announced.
The Blacklight: Retribution closed beta begins on 10th November, Perfect World Entertainment has announced.
Select players, the company said, will be invited into the beta on day one. Additional waves of players will be invited in the following weeks.
"The development of Blacklight: Retribution has been a hard earned labour of love and after receiving praise from both fans and media, we're confident that our work will pay off," said Jared Gerritzen, creative director at developer Zombie Studios.
Zombie Studios' Jared Gerritzen has criticised Activisions plans for the Call of Duty: Elite payment system, suggesting it's the work of a "jerk".