Playground: “We have a home for our new AAA open-world action RPG project!"
I’m very interested to see that.
Yea sounds interesting. Curious to see which setting the game takes place in.
it'll be like Mad Max.
Considering their Horizon games are set close to nature, fantasy is likely, but they might surprise us.
Seems the question on everyone's mind (down below) is will it be exclusive to MS or will it be multiplat for MS, sony and Nintendo? I'm going to take a guess and say it will be for MS (XB and PC) because of all the work they have done on their Horizon engine and assets at their disposal from MS libraries. Not only that... MS could use more new games and would be stupid to let this one fall through the cracks.
@Darth-but that work was also done on a Microsoft to owned property there an independent team so at this point who knows. Being contracted to work on another company's intellectual property that you don't own doesn't actually mean your next game will be published by that company automatically, if anything look at ready at dawn or look at Ninja Theory after Heavenly sword. Or even look at creative assembly after Halo Wars 2. When an independent team is contracted to work on an intellectual property that they do not own them making their own new IP doesn't really mean by default it will be with the same publisher that they worked with previously but there definitely is a chance.
OMG could it be a new IP in another genre? Color me surprised, and keen to see how this project turns out. Finally an internal studio trying their hand at something different. Hopefully they'll find great success how Guerilla did with Horizon.
They are independant developers, ie 3rd party
@IRetrouk They are second party. They work exclusively for MS until further notice. Just like Naughty Dog before Sony bought them.
@obscure even though you are 100% right you will get downvoted to oblivion out of spite. The problem is the fanboys here complain about MS lack of games but they don't actually want them to get more games cause then they lose ammo for the fanboy wars.
@Obscure They work with MS because they've only worked on IPs that were owned by MS. This is a new IP, they have no obligation to stay.
Well I know I didnt down vote anyone, I'm just surprised to hear that a new IP coming to xbox is more than just halo, forza or gears from internal or 2nd party studio.
@Obscure_Observer - "They are second party. They work exclusively for MS until further notice. Just like Naughty Dog before Sony bought them." ...Wrong... Playground Games only worked on Forza Horizon & expansion packs and that is a franchise that Microsoft owns. That does NOT mean that any new IP they work on will automatically be exclusive to Microsoft. Maybe Microsoft makes a deal with them to keep it exclusive, maybe not (and if they both agree to make it exclusive then thats perfectly fine). But Playground Games are free to work with whichever publisher they want...(and are under no obligation to make their next game exclusive to Microsoft). @Krysis - "@obscure even though you are 100% right you will get downvoted to oblivion out of spite." ...Wrong... Obscure is 100% wrong...And that's why this particular comment will & should get downvoted to oblivion
@Krysis Unless they have a deveopment contract with MS to only make games for Xbox, which I wasn't able to find anywhere on google, then no, you and he are both wrong. Maybe you guys don't know what second party means, but they are NOT second party.
Yeah and insomniac was considered 2nd party till they wernt....point was they arnt an internal studio....
@bluefox "They work with MS because they've only worked on IPs that were owned by MS. This is a new IP, they have no obligation to stay." And where did you get the info that Playground owns the IP? Lmao! Xbox is lacking on RPG front after the cancelation of Fable and Scalebound and you think a new RPG from a studio that only work for Microsoft for its entire life would all of sudden be on Playstation? Wake Up!
@Obscure_Observer - "And where did you get the info that Playground owns the IP? Lmao! Xbox is lacking on RPG front after the cancelation of Fable and Scalebound and you think a new RPG from a studio that only work for Microsoft for its entire life would all of sudden be on Playstation?" Just b/c Xbox is lacking in the RPG genre does NOT mean that a deal with PlayGround Games has been made. Maybe it has, maybe it hasn't...Maybe they're still in talks...But maybe, just maybe, a 3rd party publisher has made the deal Its as simple as this: If Microsoft & PlayGround Games make a deal...New IP = Microsoft Exclusive If Microsoft & PlayGround Games do NOT make a deal...New IP = FULL Multiplat
@Obscure I didn't, I have no idea if they own the IP. I think it goes without saying that if MS owns the IP, then PG has no choice. But until I know, I'm not going to make blind assumptions and baseless proclamations like: "They're second party", even if Playground games didn't own the IP, that still wouldn't make them second party. Furthermore, I didn't say anything about Playstation, you did. For all you or I know this could be a Switch exclusive You're spreading misinformation. Just admit you were wrong.
I will say this if this game turns out to be just as great as Horizon ZD then I might consider buying another xbox system.
@obscure and uptown If PG developed this RPG exclusively for MS wouldn't Phil be the first to break out the news ? I mean they kinda need some new game announcements right now.... Just laying this ^^ out there....
@uptownsoul Keep on wishing! They are second party. IF they want to go full independent third party, then yes, they can. But if it was the case, we´ll be aware of their decision before hand. Just like Ready at Dawn, Insonmiac and now Remedy. If you think this game is comming to PS4, be prepared for some serious disappointment.
@Bluefox "But until I know, I'm not going to make blind assumptions and baseless proclamations like: "They're second party", even if Playground games didn't own the IP, that still wouldn't make them second party. Furthermore, I didn't say anything about Playstation, you did. For all you or I know this could be a Switch exclusive You're spreading misinformation. Just admit you were wrong." Blind assumptions and baseless proclamations? Did you saw Xbox fans saying The Last of Us would be multiplat? Naughty Dog were second party back then in case you don´t remember? So, i would love to see what you Sony fans would say if Quantic Dream announces a new ip and Xbox fans crowed the articles saying it i´ll be multiplatform.
@Krysis Well said!
@obscure Yes you are right they were 2nd party until being purchased after the release of Jak&Daxter in 2001.
@Obscure_Observer - "If you think this game is comming to PS4, be prepared for some serious disappointment." I never said what I think...I'll state what I said again: If Microsoft & PlayGround Games make a deal...New IP = Microsoft Exclusive If Microsoft & PlayGround Games do NOT make a deal...New IP = FULL Multiplat.......Neither you, nor I, know if an exclusive deal has been (or will be) made or not. Nobody (including you & me) have enough information (as of this comment) to know if the game will be exclusive or multiplat
They also talked about multi-plat gaming after they released FH3. They didn't commit, but they are free to do so if they wish. However, it's possible MS is funding a project through them. Obviously, MS would want something to go against Horizon, and if Playground wanted to move on and had a good idea then why not? Maybe it's one of those games MS stated they started work on.
Until further notice, it is more likely that this is not an exclusive IP. Why wouldn't this be announced as a XBox exclusive if they get flamed for no exclusives so much? They worked with MS for money. It doesn't mean they want to stay on one side. Especially, since the last one did so well. Now they have more budget to make what they want to and hopefully be fully independent, aside from a third party publisher.
@obscure - not really because to my understanding the team has only out of happenchance only worked on specific Microsoft properties to my understanding this team is not owned by Microsoft. I mean basically what you're trying to say is that this is not a third-party team despite them being an independent team that is not owned....
Horizon and Horizon. Mind blown.
AWESOOOME!!! I´M READY!!!
Yep, After playing FH3, I always would stop and look around and think what it would be like if they made another type of open world game using that engine!
Agreed this is nice to hear but wasn't this confirmed like a long time ago? Are they going to development independent or haven't they found a publisher for it yet? I would assume with an open world action RPG there's going to be a pretty high cost of the development so it wouldn't surprise me if Microsoft was publishing.
Cool, let 'em spread their wings.
Forza Horizon developer says new game is... on the horizon.
Haha. Get out.
It wasn't that funny....
New iteration of racing game, Forza Zero Dawn. Takes place in a post apocalyptic world where cars now have a mind of their own. You design a car and deveop stats as you upgrade throughout the game, hence being and RPG. Lootboxes will offer premium parts not available elsewhere in the world. Also in the future, we have Gears of War: Uncharted Territory featuring a quest for a lost treasure to end the threat against humanity and Halo Wars X, because to MS strategy is a still a newer way to play.
What you refer to has already been done and it's called transformers. You just not funny or make no sense..
Transformers are an alien race that has taken the form of cars and the like to blend in, set in a madern world. Forza Zero Dawn will feature cars built from human technology gone wrong in a post apocalyptic world. Please pay attention =P
Microsoft should totally take notes from Sony on the 1st party games as they are fantastic. Sony had no problem taking a cue from MS on the networking side and they finally have a good online network this gen.
I'm certainly interested.
Me to Horizon games have been amazing cant wait to see what they do next.
Same. Always for a new RPG IP. Will be eager to see what they have going on. Playground has proven themselves to be capable developers, so bring it on.
Does this mean we won't see a Forza Horizon 4 releasing next fall...?
This is the second studio who will do new IP.
Forza horizon team doing what the guys who did horizon zero dawn did Good luck to them. .
I mean not necessarily Microsoft owns the intellectual property for all we know they've already got another developer working on the game.
Would like to see the reveal, this could be interesting
wow.. didn't see that coming.
so i guess this is about the recruitment rumor from half a year ago about a next gen game by microsoft with a "style similar to horizon zero dawn"? if it is i wonder how they'll handle it. heard horizon 3 was pretty good so i think they will be fine.
@zivtheawesome "so i guess this is about the recruitment rumor from half a year ago about a next gen game by microsoft with a "style similar to horizon zero dawn"?" Exactly!
Forza Horizon 3 is really a great game. If you like racing games then you'll love FH3.
That recruitment rumour was from 5 months ago. https://www.kotaku.com.au/2... https://mspoweruser.com/mic... https://gamerant.com/xbox-h... Remember, according to Phil Spencer's recent ramblings, its only recently that Microsoft finally started development on new exclusives.
That recruitment was through MS though. Playground had a second team made well before before that happened. Playground isn't a MS studio, so MS wouldn't be doing recruiting for them. Playground would be doing their own recruiting, likely during pre-production after they found a funding source for the game in question. What you're suggesting is like Sony recruiting developers for Insomniac or From Software. It just doesn't work like that. However, it is very possible that MS did outsource said rumored game to Playground, and has it's own developers in house to also do work on it. That isn't really that uncommon. @Obscure Not exactly. It's pure speculation on his part, and the timing doesn't line up, nor would MS be doing HR duties for an independent studio. The studio itself wouldn't allow that.
Awesome. Can’t wait to see more.
I hope microsoft gives them free dev, and rpg sounds cool.
Forza Horizon X dawn.
Awesome news. This might be another Xbox/PC only game.
They're not owned by MS.
hence the "might" part of the statement. If they were owned it wouldn't really be a question would it?
@gh0st Relax, I was just clarifying. Many people seem to think Playground Games is a second party developer.
@Gh05t I read PlayGround Studio on wiki, they are still private. Even they said they want to be independent.
Or.....they could do whatever they want. They are beholden to no one.
thank you jesus it’s about time microsoft let their developers create more new ip than just one game!
Definitely. It's a good look and is well welcomed change I think
They are an independent studio like Insomniac Games, Ready at Dawn or Kojima Productions. They can do whatever they want, they are tied to what Microsoft want.
MS doesn't own playground games playground is an independent company they actually announced they were working on an open world game months ago.
This is not a MS developer though. So Microsoft wishes wouldn't really stop them from doing as they please.
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