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Sunless Sea sales and funding data: From Early Access to final release

Rich data on the indie game: “On 1st July, we launched on Steam. Across all channels – our website, Steam and the Humble Store – we sold 28,423 copies in July. Of those, 72% were in the first week.” …

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Early Access Coming For Sony’s MOBA-Like Kill Strain

Sony revealed Kill Strain for the PlayStation 4 at its PlayStation Experience event late last year. The MOBA-like game pits three teams against one another, in an unusual 5v2v5 configuration. If that asymmetrical setup sounds interesting to you, Sony San Diego has announced that prospective players will be able to check it out in an early access beta.

To learn more, visit Kill Strain's official site. You'll have to select the "Play" icon at the top of the screen, where you'll then be prompted to fill out a form with your email address and PSN ID. After that, you'll just have to sit tight. The studio hasn't provided any timeline for these beta events, so don't expect to see an invitation pop up in your inbox in the immediate future. While you wait, be sure to take a look at the gameplay tutorials and other information on the site. They offer a nice overview of the various factions and their abilities.

For more information about Kill Strain, take a look at Reiner's hands-on impressions, based on a 30-minute session at the PlayStation Experience.


Our Take
It's fun to get your hands on an upcoming release before the game comes out. Even though the whole point of a beta is giving the developer a chance to tune and balance the game, it's also a great way to see if a game's worth buying when it's officially for sale. Kill Strain sounds like it has some cool ideas, and I'm looking forward to seeing how they all gel together. – The Feed

Being a responsible (and successful) Early Access developer

We look into the considerations and responsibilities involved in running and maintaining a successful Early Access game. …

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EA Access Members Get 10 Hours Of Early Battlefield Hardline Time

EA has a second announcement for members of its Xbox One-exclusive Access program today. Earlier, we reported that NBA Live 15 has entered the vault, making it the eighth such free-with-membership title.

Today, EA has detailed it’s early play time plan for Battlefield Hardline. The publisher is increasing the amount of time you can enjoy the title before release from six hours of previous titles to ten hours.

You’ll have access to both single- and multiplayer, though the campaign only offers the prologue and first chapter. All of the maps and modes are included on the multiplayer side.

For more on Battlefield Hardline, check out our previous coverage. The title will be out on March 17 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC. Early play time starts on March 12 for EA Access members.


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It’s good to see EA increasing the early play time for Access members. For those that might be on the fence about this different take on the franchise, being able to try before you buy might be most useful. There’s a lot riding on the success of Battlefield Hardline (including redeeming the brand after Battlefield 4). Good buzz from EA Access members could be a powerful force. – The Feed

PSA: NBA Live 15 Joins EA Access Vault

EA has added another title to its Xbox One-exclusive subscription service. EA Access members can now play NBA Live as part of their membership. This makes the eighth full title available in the program.

Other titles available include EA Sports UFC, Battlefield 4, Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare, Need For Speed Rivals, Madden NFL 25, FIFA 14, and Peggle 2. In addition to full titles, members also get access to EA games early.

For more on EA Access, visit our previous coverage.

[Source: EA] – The Feed

The Stomping Land continues to set a bad example for Early Access

One of the developers working on Supercrit’s crowdfunded prehistoric survival game has quit the project after more than a month of no contact (and no payment) from Supercrit chief Alex Fundora. …

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DayZ hits 3 million sales after 13 months in Early Access

The popular standalone version of DayZ has hit 3 million sales in just over a year — as the team works to rebuild its engine from the ground up. …

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Armello enters Game of Early Access Thrones

Digital board game Armello is available now on Steam Early Access. Developed by Australian studio League of Geeks, the strategy-RPG hybrid delivers eye candy, with analog gameplay mechanics like cards, dice-rolling combat, along with digital aspects …
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Early Access zombie survival hit DayZ tops 3 million sales

Publisher Bohemia Interactive has revealed that DayZ, the cult-hit, open-world zombie survival game, has attracted more than three million sales since its debut on Steam’s Early Access platform.

DayZ arrives at this milestone only a year after reach…
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EA Access offers first look at Battlefield Hardline

General PSA for EA Access subscribers, and likely to be similar to the Dragon Age: Inquisition promotion, Battlefield: Hardline will also be available early through the service.

“Yes, you will be able to get early access to Battlefield Hardline thro…
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