Intel Terminates Game Development, Sweeps Project Offset Off The Table

When we last checked in on Project Offset, the visually impressive game was facing an uncertain future. Intel recently released an update on PO's development status, but unfortunately it's not what we were hoping for. Having completely abandoned Larrabee as a GPU product, Intel saw no further reason to keep the dev team around.

When queried, Intel told BigDownload the following:
Intel purchased Offset Software to improve our game development knowledge-base and to further Intel's visual computing technology development expertise, helping the company offer robust products, support, and tools to customers. With the recent changes in our product roadmap, some of the resources and technologies from the acquisition are being re-applied to help support new graphics related projects. Additionally, other Offset Software team members have moved onto other external projects outside the company.

It was a heck of a gorgeous game.

We always knew Intel's acquisition might repurpose Project Offset from a shipping product to a Larrabee tech demo, but we'd hoped an actual title would still see the light of day. Intel's statements cast fresh doubt over that possibility; even if Intel sold the PO engine back to the original developers (who have since launched Fractiv.com), at least some of the programmers are apparently pursuing new careers with Santa Clara. Fractiv has yet to comment on the situation or reveal if it's re-acquired its own software. 
Via:  BigDownload
Comments
Nethersprite 4 years ago

NNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This would have been THE Oblivion-killer. Why, Intel, why? (sobs uncontrollably)

twistedfate 4 years ago

intel has made me sad now

Inspector 4 years ago

Well, now lets hope development goes on with the original developers. This game looks great. But what are the system requirments for it?

lonewolf 4 years ago

pretty much Intel has folded their hand if we were in a poker tournament. That is ok because they had nothing to compete with ATI or Nvidia. Lead, Follow, or Get out of the way!!!!

The future is Fusion!!!!!!

Bodego Jackson 4 years ago

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acarzt 4 years ago

That's a shame... .this one looked pretty promising. I was really looking forward to it.

xylem 4 years ago

Hold on for sometime guys. Some BD boss @ Intel would again change his mind and restart this entire thing including the Larrabee!! Its been the way with Intel..

Kyouya 4 years ago

Such a waste of time and development. Intel focused too much on keeping Moore's law in tact that they lost sight of their side projects.

acarzt 4 years ago

If they would stop cancelling and restarting this project then they might actually get something done.

We could all be playing this game right now and a larrabee GPU if they would have just kept going lol

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