NEWS - Thursday, April 29, 2010

Delays hit Microsoft’s Game Room

Microsoft has said that further updates to its Xbox Live Game Room retro-arcade have been pushed back "until further notice".

The delay was announced via Twitter by Microsoft EMEA Xbox editor Daniel Maher who said: "The latest batch of Game Room content has also been delayed until further notice - I’ll let you know once a new date is confirmed."

Since the service’s initial unveiling at this year’s CES when Microsoft said that it intended to offer over 1000 titles in its first three years, it has already faced one delay.

At the end of March, the publisher said it wouldn’t be adding any new arcade games to the Game Room for a month and that weekly updates wouldn’t begin until a later-than-planned late April.

Last week news surfaced that Australian Game Room developer Krome Studios had been forced to axe more staff due to economic pressures.

Details weren’t offered by the studio, but reports estimated that between 30 and 50 employees were laid off.



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