Monday, August 30, 2010

Team 17 Returns to Publishing

Team17, the development company behind the Alien Breed and Worms series, has announced that it is breaking ties with third-party publishers and focusing itself strictly on digital download publishing for consoles and mobile platforms.

The developer had been developing certain games for retail release, two of which were released in the last three years. At the same time, various Worms games and a new Alien Breed were released digitally in the same time frame. Co-founder Martyn Brown told MCV, a gaming news site.
“Digital distribution has allowed easy and direct access to the game for millions of customers at a time when it has become difficult to get attention at retail.”
Rather than focus on just their own properties, Team17 has further stated that it is searching around for Independent developers with which they will publish games to XBLA, PSN, App Store and potentially more locations.

The company has made it known that it has no plans to release any more retail titles in the far-reaching future. Team17's management restructuring demonstrates that point clearly. For more specifics on the restructure, check out the source!


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