TimeGate Studios, developer of Section 8: Prejudice has ceased operation, Kotaku reports. The news comes as a result of two crippling blows the the company. The first was the …
We’ve got lots of news about Section 8: Prejudice that should make every fan smile. First the Overdrive map pack went live today, which you can download from Xbox Live Marketplace for 320MSP. What a lot of people didn’t know the TimeGate Studios kinda just slipped in there is that from Friday at 1AM till Monday 1AM, it will be double XP time. So strap on your jet pack and get ready to drop into a experience filled weekend.
This week John, Tyler and Andrew are joined by very special guest Mark Yetter from TimeGate Studios to talk about Section 8 Prejudice. A downloadable follow-up to the original Section 8, which was a full priced retail release.
The guys pump Mark for as much info as they can, from how the game went from retail to download to many aspects of gameplay. At almost an hour it’s a fairly extensive interview so get listening!
Apologies for this spotty audio, the perils of having to record a podcast via Skype. Thankfully the issues are very few and pretty minimal so hopefully it doesn’t hurt your listening experience too much.
Section 8 was a flawed gem. A diamond in the rough relegated mostly to bargain bins, the original Section 8 pushed new ideas into the first person shooter genre. It overcame minor bugs, mixed reviews and the stigma of being a full priced multiplayer only game, developing a small cult following along the way. Section 8 is back and ready to do an orbital drop again, but this time TimeGate Studios is rewriting the rules.
With the freedom that self publishing gives them, TimeGate Studios is pushing the boundaries of what has been traditionally accepted as normal. Section 8 Prejudice is a fully fledged sequel to Section 8; however, it will be released on Xbox Live Arcade in early 2011 for 1200 Microsoft Points ($15), nearly a fraction of the cost of the original. The transition from a $60 retail product to an Xbox Live Arcade sequel is a new one in this industry. We had some trepidation that the production values would suffer or that the game might feel too much like a rehash of the first, but that was all alleviated when we went hands on with Prejudice this past week.