A new fractiv Website
is online as home to this new development studio formed by Sam McGrath, the one-time Savage
developer who went on to form Offset Software, which was purchased by Intel during development of Project Offset
. The site has word on their just-released iPhone game Lane Splitter
, as well as some screenshots of The Gunsmith
, an action/RPG in development for mobile devices, though they are also contemplating versions for PCs and consoles. There's an interview on Big Download
where Sam discusses the new studio, their plans, and what happened with Project Offset, and the status of Project Offset is also covered on the new site, where word is:
Our previous company, Offset Software, was purchased by Intel in 2008. Our labor of love was Project Offset and the game engine that went with it. As many of our fans already know, Project Offset was cancelled. The graphics hardware it was being designed for did not ship and our game was a casualty of this.
The IP and Engine are property of Intel so its future is out of our hands. We have tried working with Intel to obtain the rights and there are some good people there who have made some effort to help us, but without success.