The “South Central” downloadable add-on for Midnight Club: Los Angeles has suffered a slight delay. Originally due out on March 12, the DLC is now scheduled for release on March 19. No reason was given for the delay.
The update will come in two forms – a free update that expands the world, and a $10 premium update that includes more cars and races.
Square Enix US president John Yamamoto has revealed that the new Los Angeles studio will start by working on downloadable games on all platforms – Xbox Live, WiiWare and PlayStation Network.
He notes that the team is still small, but that they hope to increase it to over 30 by the end of the next year.
The new studio will also be charged with researching middleware; Square Enix’s recently title The Last Remnant, which was both a critical and commercial success, was built on Epic’s Unreal Engine 3.
The studio is also currently gearing up to work on a multiplatform action game.
Looking to talk smack and put down game developers? You’ll get your chance soon, as Rockstar and Microsoft are hosting an event for Midnight Club: Los Angeles, the recently released racer, on November 16.
Starting from 4 and lasting till 7pm EST, you’ll get your chance against a group of Rockstar developers. Also, from 7-9pm EST, you will also have the chance to race against MURS, an LA-based rapper.
Following the flop that was E3 2007, ESA has announced that it is moving the annual summit to the Los Angeles Convention Center when it runs from July 15-17, 2008. The event will still be invite-only and open to the exclusive few.
“The Summit is first and foremost about getting business done,” the ESA told Gamasutra. “The intent of this show is to be a business-to-business opportunity and it isn?t centered or focused on general consumers.”
New media from Midnight Club 3: Los Angeles has been released. Here is the first trailer from the upcoming street-racing game.
Xplosiv has announced Ford Street Racing: LA Duel, a racing game featuring Ford cars only, for the PSP. LA Duel will feature six new tracks exclusive to the handheld, including the Los Angeles River (Downtown), Downtown Railroad, Pacific Parkway (Santa Monica), Venice Riviera (Venice Beach), Hollywood and Sunset Heights (Sunset Boulevard).
The game will feature 24 officially licensed Ford vehicles, with six exclusive to PSP; team racing; 37 total tracks; 6 solo and 11 team race game modes; and Wi-fi multiplayer.
LA Duel is scheduled for release on October 27.