Submitted by Nike 2241d ago | rumor

Rumour: Rockstar New England Working on 360 Exclusive

Split-screen: "Rockstar New England, formerly Mad Doc Studios and developers of Bully: Scholarship Edition and the Empire Earth franchise, have been having one of those years. While last month's layoffs hit hard, rendering 'at least 10 percent of the studio' redundant, they came after news that the company was working on an unannounced title. However, this is not the case." (Culture, Dev, Xbox 360)

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LordMarius  +   2241d ago
"Created as a contrast to The Agent, coming exclusively to the Playstation 3?"

wouldnt be surprise
Applegate  +   2241d ago
Great, now watch this come out even before The Agent.
Statix  +   2241d ago
Mad Doc Software? Last I heard, Surfer Girl the rumor blogger said that they were working on SWAT 5. Unfortunately, the project was scrapped. It sure would kick ass if the project were on again, but I doubt it.

Not sure if this studio would've done the series justice like 2K Boston did anyway.
theEnemy  +   2241d ago
PlayStation 3 - Agent

Xbox360 - Double Agent

MEsoJD  +   2240d ago
Probably be called
Agent Sigma
jeseth  +   2240d ago
Yeah. Agent Sigma. Lol.
MGOelite  +   2241d ago
at least give some evidence not just "our sources"
heroicjanitor  +   2241d ago
Yeah I hate when they do that
They should say "our guess", becaue we all know they thought it sounded reasonable and took a stab in the dark.

If they are right they will keep reminding us, if they aren't they'll forget they ever said it.

Edit: Ok then you're tracked, let's see how tomorrow turns out
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Nike  +   2241d ago
Hence filed under "Rumours" and not "News". The man in question specializes in 360 development as good as PS3 and PC development. But yeah, there is another unannounced game from these guys.

@heroicjanitor: Cool. Won't disappoint.
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Cajun Chicken  +   2241d ago
Yeah, but isn't the main talented one; Rockstar North making Agent?
Xi  +   2241d ago
I would say the main talent came from David jones, the founder of the GTA franchise and lemmings who left R* to start real-time worlds.

Not to mention with how much of the fanbase of this site seems to think that GTA4 lacks much of the quality and polish of it's predessors, I wouldn't call R* north the talented one.

But in reality I suspect that almost all the studios work with one another to ensure a solid release of whatever it is they develop.
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GiantEnemyCrab  +   2241d ago
Tell me we are not going to start on that "b team" sh*t again with this are we?

Way to go Cajun!
Elven6  +   2241d ago
Rockstar doesn't work on a single project 100% anymore, projects are broken up into different pieces and farmed out to studios who excel at said piece.

Even a game like GTA 4 was developed by multiple studios, those who were better at one thing got to develop it, etc. If you look at Rockstar's track record this generation, it hasn't failed them by any means so more power to them.
The Xbox Empire  +   2241d ago
If you had played Bully, you would know Rockstar New England is very good too.
Statix  +   2241d ago
All of a sudden, little-known Mad Doc Studios (before they joined Rockstar and ported Bully to 360) is as talented as the developers of the GTA series? Sounds more like wishful thinking to me.
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Xi  +   2241d ago
I never said that.
But I honestly don't think R* north is half as talented it used to be.

The truth is I haven't bought a R* game in the last 6 years because I personally think they all suck nuts.
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Jaces  +   2241d ago
I played Bully and it was "meh" at best.

Fun but nothing special. Heh...would be funny to see them pull out Bully 2: The college years.
ginganinja  +   2240d ago
3.1 - so who is the talented one?
R* north has been responsible for all the GTA games, which is what they're known for.
GTA III, the one that really set them up and became the open-world game everyone's tried to copy since, was done after Jones left - not saying he's not talented, but to suggest the team without him are poor is a little myopic.
You might not have played a R* North game since, but millions have.

I was also a little underwhelmed by GTA IV. There's no denying it's a quality game, it was more the story and content felt too heavy for a GTA game. Too much Godfather, not enough Tom and Jerry.
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maxcer  +   2240d ago
wait a second... I thought i remembered back in February when Lost&Dammed came out that most fanboys said GTAIV wasn't any good? now that they are doing Agent they are considered the top tier developers at R*? i don't get it...
TheColbertinator  +   2241d ago
Interesting.I think bully 2 could be a sure hit.Or a new IP called Nerd
Gamer_Politics  +   2241d ago
Hmm...so Rockstar could be working on new exclusive franchises for both consoles
xenogamer21  +   2241d ago
i doubt this is true
Rockstar has alot of projects in the air. Red dead, Agent, Max Payne, the next gta. And probably more i am forgetting. But they do have alot of studios so i might be wrong. Havent been to happy with their products of late. The last good Rockstar game was Vice city. Didnt like san andreas or 4.
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Jack Meahoffer  +   2241d ago
Last good Rockstar game was Vice City?!... Didn't like San Andreas?!

Wha-wha-wha WHAT?

Everyone is entitled to their opinion but I'm sorry after saying something like that I'd have to assume whatever you say the opposite is actually true.

Maybe you like another genre better. Maybe you liked the Miami 80's setting more than West Coast Gangster 90's setting but still. Saying nothing "good" since Vice City?! San Andreas, Manhunt, Bully, The Warriors and GTA IV. Whether you like the genre or not these games clearly cross the threshold of "good".
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DuneBuggy  +   2240d ago
Vice City was my favorite of the GTA series too. The Miami Vice meets Scarface theme was cool,the soundtrack was great,and they upped the ante from GTAIII.San Andreas was good though and IV a little better still.

Guess im just weird. Id rather play Twisted Metal II than any that have come since too. And this includes Black and Head on.
Shaka2K6  +   2241d ago
LOL microsoft again wasting money on things nobody cares about like that stupid gta4 dlc.
Gamer_Politics  +   2241d ago
Hmm...but people are buying that Dlc and it will even sell more once the disc version comes
DelbertGrady  +   2241d ago
That 'stupid' DLC has sold more than numerous PS3 exclusives.
Hallucinate  +   2240d ago
so what? does the some how make the dlc better...regardless of sale gta4 and the dlc is crap
da720izcumin  +   2240d ago
stop hallucinating...
the metacritic for GTA and the DLC are each higher than numerous ps3 exclusives.
-MD-  +   2241d ago
Manhunt 3 please.
JeffGUNZ  +   2240d ago
God, I wish.
GiantEnemyCrab  +   2241d ago
W00t! I wonder what it is. I hope it's not a Bully sequel that broken piece of garbage is still broke to the point of being unplayable on the 360.

I really hope this is a new IP. Wow, 2 unknown exclusives announced in the last 20 minutes here. Feels like E3 again!
BrokenAnarchy  +   2241d ago
It wasnt really "announced" just a rumor from a source

Hopefully it is true, but I wont believe it till it is announced
The Xbox Empire  +   2241d ago
We'll have to wait and see, I wouldn't doubt it.
TheBrit  +   2240d ago
odd you say that
I have played bully from start to finish and achieved everything and I actually liked it a lot. I had not one problem with it.

I'm sure there are issues that exist but where you say its broke to the point of unplayable, I'm very confused. It played just fine for me.
n to the b  +   2240d ago
I'm renting Bully now, it's not unplayably buggy. there were a couple of times, exiting a building, I would sink into the earth and it would just say Passed Out & then respawn...
MetalGearBear  +   2241d ago
just rumor. no worry about it.
-MD-  +   2241d ago
JasonPC360PS3Wii  +   2241d ago
Then why do you sound worried?
user858621  +   2241d ago
the guys who made empire earth 3?? -_-'
123456789  +   2241d ago
Housers > R* England
RockmanII7  +   2241d ago
anything except Rockstar presents table tennis 2
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Javier19  +   2241d ago
I love Rockstar

Becuase there 100% British :D
Disccordia  +   2240d ago
Yes you're right. Apart from their studios in Vancouver, New England, San Diego, Toronto, Tokyo and Vienna, they are 100% British.
caffman  +   2240d ago
and while we are at it
what have the romans ever done for us?
Blow Out Your Brains  +   2241d ago
I hope this is true, I'm always let down by MS exclusives and they never stay exclusive to their console only
rob6021  +   2241d ago
They didn't make Bully they ported it to 360 and PC. Rockstar Vancouver Made bully. These guys have yet to prove themselves.
dantheman1515  +   2241d ago
If this is true..
Than why not bring both Agent and this game to both consoles? GTA sold well multiplatform. Maybe both of these games are be completely made for the respective systems from a programming standpoint.
R_A_LEE20  +   2240d ago
I think it could be Bully 2, i know the 1st was on the Wii & PS2 but whats to stop it from being a 360 exclusive, the only other thing that i could think of was a new Smugglers Run, R* haven't done 1 on those in ages, years in fact.
Guitardr85  +   2240d ago
Too bad its not a rockstar North exclusive!
Xi  +   2240d ago
because exclusive episodic content for they're 'hit' franchise just isn't enough...

Nelson M  +   2240d ago
We Get GTA 5 Exclusive
And The BoTs Get Bully 2
Haa Ha
Tinted Eyes  +   2240d ago
s s s so what
we have t t twitter and we have more s s sales!!
silverchode  +   2240d ago
you get agent
josephayal  +   2240d ago
chisox100  +   2240d ago
lol ps3 gets a rockstar exclusive and now xbots are begging for one of there own.

What dont you guys have games to play or somehting?
danthaman15  +   2240d ago
"What dont you guys have games to play or somehting?"

The irony is sickening.

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