Jason Stettner of Gamerheadquarters writes; "Xbox has actually collected some great franchises and unique IPs over the years, but really hasn’t done anything with a lot of them."
It should be clear by now that Microsoft doesnt really care about Rare's classic IPs these days, outside of Killer Instinct of course. The closest thing to a revival that Xbox franchise has gotten is the upcoming Voodoo Vince remaster
perfect dark has so much potential, shooters do well on the console plus adding one with a heroine but with some comedy would be awesome to see another perfect dark. It reminded me of the old PC Classic No one Lives Forever.
Rare won't do it but Microsoft may allow another dev to work on it. I'm getting really tired of the "Halo, Forza, Gears" thing. Why not Perfect Dark and Project Gotham Racing every once in awhile.
I definitely wouldn't mind that. A lil PDZ and some PGR. Bring it on..
Put 343 on Perfect Dark....
The list is a good list, sadly though it probably will not happen ever.
Most of those are forgotten trash. No sense in reviving. Maybe Perfect Dark and Age of Empires still hold some sort of value.
Really ? Well, I know i'd love to see a new viva pinata or Crimson Skies...
We do need more variety from MS. I love to see the Kameo sequel that never was. If they rebooted that with the dark edgy tone. I think that would be another great platformed/action adventure game to bring back. Perfect Dark instead of being a FPS should be rebooted into a third person stealth game. That would be cool. MS are just sitting on all these IPs. Use them.
They should revive Kameo and give it to insomniac games. Theyre really good at platformers as is evident with ratchet, sunset and the future spiderman sweetness. As far as Perfect Dark im not too sure another 3rd person is whats needed. There are way too many on the way. FPS besides the common canon fodder (COD, BF) really still has room for more games ala dishonored. Maybe a mix of first and 3rd person like in Perfect Dark zero and Deus Ex. But it is true that MS doesnt have a 3rd person action adventure game the style of James Bond. @Chrono Im all for multiplatform. But how many multiplats has insomniac done? Right now theyre working on Spiderman and thats not gonna be multiplat.
I think Insomniac would be better off making multiplatform games, Sunset Overdrive didn't do well, despite being a good game.
Well I'm still holding out hope the Insomniac will at some point do a SSO sequel and I don't think their tone and style suits Kameo. But yeah I agree on Perfect Dark, they could do a mix. I was just thinking something like MGS but with a Cyberpunk setting could be cool and would definitely been a welcome addition to Xbox.
Two things. Shadowrun Retuns, DragonFall and Hong Kong are spinoffs? Sorry sweetie, No. .Shadowrun is a Pen and Paper RPG, not a crappy FPS, and the PC RPGs are no more spinoffs of said shooter than the Magnificent Seven is a spin off of Samurai 7. Perfect Dark Zero is trash. A revival of that type of game would be nice, but it should be good and shouldn't be based on Zero, it should be based on Perfect Dark 64 (you know, the good one with the absurdist humor and satire, not the one trying and failing to be cool to teenagers in 2002)
Jet Force Gemini? Anyone with me ?
I'm sure lots of people are.
Maybe Conker and of course Fable, but most of the others on the list I wouldn't be too excited about. I'm surprised Age of Empires would be on the list also, those types of games are much better suited for PC controls than console.
Xbox is now more of a service/platform so if they were to work on Age of Empires I would assume it would fall under that branding. This would be somewhat like what they're doing with Halo Wars 2, would be neat if it would work on the console as well without dumbing down the AoE experience.
Decent article. Some of these games would be prefect for today market. Shadow Run Especially. Prefect timing if the game comes out in 2017, though extremely unlikely. Banjo should be sold to Nintendo in my opinion and perfect Dark should be developed by Activision's CoD devs OR EA. the Jonna Dark game that was released on the 360 was complete trash compared to what Rare accomplished with nintendo on the N64.
Mechwarrior (Battletech) and Shadowrun have come back, but only PC versions were commissioned. I would personally like Perfect Dark, Banjo and a Conker ( with an actual budget) to be produced.
I want to see a new Amped, Blood Wake, Crimson Skies and Perfect Dark. I also would enjoy seeing Shadowrun, but I'd enjoy seeing it being an open world game like Bethesda's Fallout games instead of the top down gameplay of old.
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