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Concept art shows Superman and villains from Factor 5's canned game

It would have been a bird! It would have been a plane! Back in 2008, Factor 5 was working on a Superman game codenamed Blue Steel. The studio ran into trouble, as did the game's erstwhile publisher, Brash Entertainment, and the Superman game was cancelled. Siliconera dug up some concept art by...

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Rumor: Factor 5's Animal Wars revealed, possible Turrican reboot

It's been a few years since Factor 5 shut down its US operations and now it would appear we're getting a look at some of the shuttered studio's projects underway right until the end. Remember Superman? That wasn't all the company was working on, if this thread on NeoGAF is legit. Some leaked...

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Factor 5 accused of fraud in new lawsuit

A new lawsuit by former employees of Factor 5 claims the company fraudulently shifted assets to avoid ponying up $900,000 in unpaid wages to employees and millions to creditors. The Marin Independent Journal reports the suit outright states that the company stopped paying workers on November 1,...

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Rumor: Factor 5 was working on a sci-fi PS3 exclusive

After Lair tanked, things haven't been going all too well for Factor 5. In fact, things got so bad that the company's North American arm was severed not too long ago. Along with the loss of that studio came the loss of the games it was working on -- specifically the one pictured above. The image...

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Leaked images from Factor 5's Wii 'flight' game

Click image for more almost-made gameness With Factor 5 closing its doors in the US, it's uncertain whether the games that were in development there will be moved to its German studio, or if the titles will be scrapped entirely. Courtesy of Unseen64, we have some concept art from a flight game...

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Factor 5 shuts down US operations

Factor 5 officially announced the closure of its US operations recently, concluding a story that feels like it's been just out of reach for half a year. The developer had been having some rough times since the poignant failure of Lair. Following that, there was its falling out with Brash...

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Alleged screens and video from Factor 5's canned Superman game

Some footage and screens from Factor 5's Superman project have managed to make their way online, courtesy of Unseen64. While we would've liked to have seen some actual gameplay, sadly the only items on offer are a brief CG trailer (past the break) and some screens. We'd offer our opinion on it all...

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Rumor: Early Factor 5 Kid Icarus model flies out

Early last year, we saw some potential concept art for a Wii Kid Icarus update from developer Factor 5. Today, NeoGAFfer Shiggy posted what may be an early character render from "late 2007/early 2008." We've included the original Famicom Disk System version's character art for comparison. This is...

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Rumor: Factor 5 shuts down

The last we heard of Factor 5, they were thinking about a Rogue Squadron compilation. Now, it would seem the company has fallen on hard times, much like other game developers. That is, if you go by this forum post, which was allegedly made by IGN's Matt Casamassina and claims "inside sources"...

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Rumor: Factor 5 shuts down

What's Santa putting in developer stockings this year? Unemployment, apparently. Following earlier rumors of a 50-percent cut in staff at Factor 5, internet murmuring now suggests that the Lair and Rogue Squadron developer has closed its doors completely. According to an alleged forum post by...

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