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Submitted by MadAssGamers 866d ago | news

Microsoft's New 'Black Tusk Studio' Is Creating the Xbox's Next Big Franchise

Microsoft's Vancouver Studio has now been renamed 'Black Tusk Studios' and is set with the task of creating the Xbox's next big entertainment franchise. (Microsoft, Xbox 360)

nofallouthero  +   866d ago
i wonder will it be a sci fps with power armor like halo
showtimefolks  +   866d ago
so i am guessing another FPS?

not hating but i hope this studio does something new and fresh. MS sees FPS and sale with $$ signs.

what y'all think next gen will FPS genre will just be as popular? like last gen it was all about RPG's?
RockmanII7  +   866d ago
MS already has a FPS in Halo, unless they want to go with the Battlefield/Medal of Honor yearly schedule that EA has it will be something else. It probably won't be a Racing game because Forza, my bet would be a TPS. After Mass Effect 1 was released on PS3, I'm not convinced that MS will be able to keep Gears of War an Xbox exclusive forever. If/when Epic jumps ship and goes multiplatform, this can take its place as the systems iconic TPS.
Army_of_Darkness  +   866d ago
@nofallouthero
Or sci-fi TPS with macho dudes like Gears of war??
It's gonna involve GUNS! that's fo shizzle!
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showtimefolks  +   866d ago
I asked a question and 5 disagres very nice n4g place or stealth trolls and stealth disagrees

Rockman

I think you maybe right it could be a TPS. Epic and ms had a 3 games deal so you are right future gears games could be on other systems too.

As of now fall of 2013 is super quite no games announced so I am guessing both Sony and ms will reveal their new systems along with a strong lineup of games
DasTier  +   866d ago
You didn't just ask a question though, did you? You made a sweeping statement about a company which people probably disagreed with. Or maybe they disagreed with you claim of last gen being all about RPGs, because honestly I think I've played a lot more RPGs this gen than last.

There not stealth trolls, they just think your wrong.
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Freak of Nature  +   866d ago
I don't believe it will be a shooter, with the Gears and halo series they pretty much have the shooters down pat. But still you never know....But odds are higher it will be a different genre, which it should be.

In a perfect World it will be something along the lines of a platformer, with charm, creativity, style, and a toon based caricature driven look.

Perhaps a Uncharted act/adv clone?

If it were me I would go for a Zelda action/RPG, and have another internal studio create a Mario type platformer, and give the next XBOX a wider selection, which in turn would create new users and fan base, as they already have two shooters in Gears and Halo...Plus the other multi-plats shooters...

They can really expand there choice selection, and be more diverse, give a lot of fresh new styles and variety. It would be great to see this, and I cannot imagine that they would lose out by giving more variety. The next system needs the LBP's of the World to go along with the Halo's and Gears...

I would also love to see them bring back a proper Rare game ( not holding my breath) along the lines of the next Banjo, and Oddworld inhabitants next game in the Oddworld universe...One can dream...

Now that would be something for me, Gears, Halo,Banjo/Mario platformer, Oddworld's next game, and a Microsoft studio backed Zelda RPG inspired game....
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NukaCola  +   866d ago
Oddworld was ruined by MS. Terrible evil cooperation like the ones in the Oddworld games, pillaged it until it died. Thank God, Lorne is bringing Oddworld back with the remakes, the HD remasters, and new games. What's even funny is after MS refused to let Oddworld game rerelease on their system, Oddworld Inhabitants still tries to support the Xbox gamers.

Can't wait for both Xbox titles to hit Vita, plus Abe's Oddysee new and Tasty nest fall!
bayonetta  +   866d ago
let me guess what they are creating now
......First Person Shooter on the Space ....JK
SleazyChimp  +   865d ago
I would say it's something to compete with the Uncharted franchise. I doubt they want to create competition for it's flag ship Halo. Gears I think has really ran it's course, so it could be a replacement for it. My money is on something Uncharted like, its the main area Sony has not been challenged.
Knight_Crawler  +   865d ago
i know you said you were joking but what I do understand is why is this a bad thing?

The best selling games this gen have been shooters, would people rather MS make some thing new like they did with Banjo Nuts and Bolts and flop.

The number speak for them selfs and people still want FPS so it only makes sense to make games that people want - if Polo shirts are in style you do not stop making them and start making turtke necks : )
aviator189  +   866d ago
Hopefully, it's for next-gen.
Should be interesting if they're really really aiming for the next Halo.
Qrphe  +   866d ago
It's more or less guaranteed it's a new-gen title. Given Microsoft's clear R&D spending from a year ago and the lack of exclusives the 360 is getting, we can pretty say this game won't be on 360.
r21  +   866d ago
Its either a shooter or a racing game. Highly unlikely its gonna be a platformer.
RmanX1000  +   866d ago
Blinx 3? :D huh?
DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   866d ago
Cool name, i'm hoping for a adventure/action game.
Insomnia_84  +   866d ago
What ever it is, I just want it to be something fresh, innovative and with a "wow" feel and look in it that will make me buy the next gen system day one!
GrathiusXR  +   866d ago
Ah another website regurgitating news that is a week old. Journalism.
DiRtY  +   866d ago
Why are the same people hating on MS for 'going after the casuals' hating on MS for 'making just another shooter' and 'not offering variety'? This makes zero sense.

And since when is another big FPS franchise a bad thing?
I mean some of you are looking forward to Killzone 4, aren't you?
VonBraunschweigg  +   866d ago
True. A new big exclusive FPS or 3PS franchise is very welcome on xBox, next to Halo and Gears. Especially if Gears isn't going to be continued. And what if you just don't like Halo?

I happen to like both franchises, but would like to see something new next gen, more to choose from. Perhaps weird, but kind of like what Sony did this gen: Resistance, War- and Starhawk, Kilzone, MAG, a lot of variety. Sure you can have a miss like with Haze, but I prefer multiple franchises instead of only 2 big ones.

So this is good news.
fOrlOnhOpe57  +   866d ago
Nobody mentioned the K word.
andibandit  +   866d ago
I hope it's a FPS that can dethrone COD...im so tired of Treyarch/IW doing so little to improve their games.
mananimal  +   866d ago
shld be interesting
2pacalypsenow  +   866d ago
let me guess. drum roll please....... a new FPS!
Jek_Porkins  +   865d ago
Well it's obviously going to be a totally new IP. Just because the studio is saying they want to make the next "Halo or Gears" doesn't mean shooter, it means huge franchise.

I kind of doubt sci fi shooter because they could have bought out Crytek years ago but decided they didn't need another sci fi shooter in their stable of games, doubt much has changed and they don't want something to compete against the already huge Gears or Halo. Also, Rare had been hiring a couple of years ago for people with FPS experience for a core next gen title, so they are probably working on an FPS. I would personally love to see an action/adventure franchise or maybe even a platform franchise.

Cant wait though, with Microsoft's money and the developers that are working at Black Tusk, I'm sure it will be quality.
xtreampro  +   865d ago
None of the PS3 fanboys above have been banned yet? Do mods even regulate this site anymore?
FarCryLover182  +   865d ago
I think a platformer would be amazing.
Swiggins  +   865d ago
I would KILL for a new proper Banjo Kazooie Game, but seeing as how Rare is pretty much a shadow of it's former self (thanks in no small part to Microsoft) Maybe handing the series over to another studio is just what the series needs...some new blood.
GraveLord  +   865d ago
Kinect Space Heroes. My body is ready.(literally)

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