Hey, remember Project Offset? Larrabee's killer app? Yeah, well forget about it!

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  1. Farid

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    Stick a fork into it, it's done for.

    http://news.bigdownload.com/2010/07...icially-shut-down-at-intel-founders-launches/

    Can't say I was ever hyped for this game since it was a too big project for the team (2 dudes in an appartment) in the beginning, and it rapidily became vapourware when Intel bought the project.

    The tech could have been cool, though.
     
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    Hopefully we'll still see the engine in some form or another.
     
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    It's not necessarily dead yet. It's still unknown who has the rights to Project Offset, and at least some of the team from Project Offset have formed another developement company.

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    Was ABOUT to make this exact thread. Terrible, terrible, news. That game really had potential.
     
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    How hard would it be to convert the larrabee-centric code to something that leverages directcompute/opencl, and how efficient could we expect it to be on today's DX11 hardware?

    Question is probably impossible to answer with the available information, but hey... I gotta try asking anyway! :D
     
  6. Laa-Yosh

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    While I don't doubt that there was an actual game in the works as well, how do we know that it was anything more then a tech demo (although a nice one at that)?
    As far as I remember it seemed to be a fantasy themed FPS, reminded me of that Might and Magic game that wasn't such a big success...
     
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    you mean the game series that has had a total of 9 games over like 15 years? and was the basis for hero's of might and magic ( another 5 games).
     
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    That actually was a decent game.
     
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    That was actually the second and better one. There was one before that, a third person action game called "Crusaders of Might and Magic" that was rather bad and didn't sell well.

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    Exactly. In the very first movie it looked like it could become an excellent Thief-like game. Then they went all Lord of the Rings on it. Were people really looking forward to the game or the graphics?
     
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    Never heard of the project. I'm only surprised it took this long to cancel it after Larrabee was known not to surface any time soon.
     
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