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Black: Latest shooters are “f***ing boring”

Posted in Codemasters with tags on February 24, 2010 by James Love

After having been revealed to be working on a brand new shooter Stuart Black, creator of Criterion’s Black, has labelled many modern shooters as “f***ing boring.”

His blunt assessment came when speaking to OXM about the state of many shooters now, with Black being peeved at the fact that many follow a repetitive structure of “when a guy hunkers down behind something, you’ve just got to sit there and wait for him to pop his head up. Pops up, couple of bullets to his head, pops back down again.. and I’m waiting for him to pop back up again?”

[via VG247]


Creator of Black working on new FPS

Posted in Codemasters, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , , on February 15, 2010 by James Love

Codemasters has confirmed to CVG that it has a new shooter coming from the man behind Criterion’s Black.

A rumour of Stuart Black’s appointment first appeared in this month’s OPM UK, and today Vice President of Codies development Gavin Cheshire also confirmed Black won’t be working alone, he’ll have two other big wigs from the industry with him too in Tom Gillo fro SCE London and Andrew Wilson who was Senior Producer on Split/Second.

“With Stuart Black directing the vision for our new IP in production, deployment of EGO and key development figures heading up a highly skilled team, our Guildford facility offers great potential for development talent based in the South East who want to join a growing studio and work on original titles” said Cheshire.

The ‘Next Month’ part of in the current issue of  OXM UK says that the mag’s next edition will feature: “The world exclusive reveal of the shooter that everybody asked for…”

That quote will certainly get the rumour mill into overdrive.