Controller Crusade takes a look at 5 former development studios that they wish were still around.
Irrational Games comes to mind. So many fallen greats.
ahh I miss that. I need to buy Age of Empires 1 again. Is it playable on Windows 8 ?
I'm not sure actually. Sorry. I only have Win7 and I haven't played AOE1 in ages (no pun intended).
Rare Ltd comes to mind.Even though they're not technically dead, they've been dead in my eyes ever since being acquired by Microsoft. So much potential wasted.
Makes no sense. One of the best games they have ever created was Viva Pinata which was well after Microsoft purchased them.
so 1 game makes up for them not being wasted potential? In the time of being acquired by MS they managed to kill Banjo, no Conker, and focus on kinect games. At least they finally made Killer Instinct and its actually good. It's probably better to say we wish the old Rare was still with us since a lot of the key people had left at the time of MS purchase.
Perfect dark zero and kameo were also good games, I also really liked grabbed by the ghoulies.
RARE didn't make the new Killer Instinct.
Kameo Elements of Power is really good, the Viva Pinata games are great, and though nuts and bolts was an awful banjo kazooie game, as a game itself it was quite good. They have new stuff in the works, since MS released them from their kinect only curse, dont give up on them. Just because they made 3 kinect games that also were not horrible doesnt mean they are dead.
Ugh.....one of THOSE guys.
Wheres Free Radical?
Words out of my mouth, Back in the day with Timesplitters 1,2,3 and Secondsight. They made amazing games and still to this day, favourite of all time. Lets forget about Haze.... Also, pandemic with the masterpiece that was Mercenaries 1. I would love a remake
Merc 1? I think they went out with a bang with The Saboteur! such an underrated gem IMO
Yeah mercenaries that was a kickass open world game which allowed you to skip some missions, do the missions however you pleased really no restrictions.
@badz149 Yeah i forgot about the Saboteur, It was such a creative game, really trying different things, especially with the black and white areas of the game.
Jw have you seen time splitters rewind? We might still have a chance to play a new one as long as crytek uk doesn't bomb. They are providing the ip and its rights to a group of people who so far seem to have the right ideas.
- Ensemble Studios (first Age of Empires when I was in grade 6. Killed an elephant with 5 villagers, made it out with only 1 survivor) - WestWood Studios (Reinforcements have arrived!) - Pandemic Studios (Mercenaries and The Saboteur)
Pandemic would've been #1 on my list. The Saboteur was an amazing and very underrated game.
I miss Pandemic so much.
To me Midway for its arcade sports games, racers, and obviously spy hunter. Quick question why are there no more insane arcade sports titles like Midway NBA Ballerz,NBA Jam, MLB slugfest,etc. Miss hydro thunder deeply.
I wish Black Rock Studios was still around. Split Second was my fav racer of the last generation and I REALLY wish there was a legit follow up.
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