Phil Spencer confirms a strategy game coming on Xbox One

Phil Spencer has confirmed that a strategy game is actually in development for Xbox One.

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christocolus1269d ago

I hope its Age of Mythology.

StrayaKNT1269d ago

Or age of empires. Either one and I'll be the happiest guy ever.

christocolus1269d ago

I love age of empires too. Wouldn't mind that either.

otherZinc1269d ago

If it isn't Halo Wars 2, Phil should stop talking.

Elit3Nick1269d ago

If it's Age of Empires or any other "Age of" title, then he can talk for as long as he wants. I still want Halo Wars 2 more though :P

bouzebbal1269d ago (Edited 1269d ago )

it's this:
no one said it's first party or not.
title is very misleading. where is he mentioning xbox?

Mikefizzled1269d ago

If Phantom Dust's trailer was a premonition its probably Halo Wars 2.

spicelicka1269d ago

HOLY SHITT howcome i never read any article on this!? You're not kidding, I just re-watched the trailer on youtube and it's clearly there! There's gotta be a reason, why would they put a pic of halo wars in a phantom dust trailer??

Septic1269d ago

What the hell?! Never saw these!!

TheRedButterfly1269d ago (Edited 1269d ago )

Hopefully not... Wait - hear me out before any conclusions are drawn.

Halo is my favorite intellectual property OF ALL TIME. It beats out Lord of The Rings (I'll be it, only by a little), Star Wars, Elder Scrolls, etc... Halo is #1 in my book. Gamertag: TheRedButterfly - check my gamerscore, I've fully gathered every Halo achievement in every game excluding TMCC and Halo Wars (TMCC is just taking forever).

Despite holding that opinion, I understand the concept of over saturation. If we look at the Halo property, it needs to calm down a bit - at least in terms of its large AAA and AA releases. What do I mean by this?

Well, if we're assuming that Halo Wars 2 would come out in 2016, then that would mean that there will be a major Halo title released every year for 5 years in a row - excluding 2013 (even though that is when Halo: Spartan Assault was released).

I love Halo, but I do NOT want a yearly release. I don't want anyone, myself included, to burn out on the property.

2001: Halo: CE
2004: Halo 2
2007: Halo 3
2008: Halo 3: ODST
2009: Halo Wars
2010: Halo: Reach
2011: Halo: CEA
2012: Halo 4
2013: Halo: SA
2014: Halo: TMCC
2015: Halo: SS
2015: Halo 5: Guardians
2016: Halo Wars 2 (hypothetically)

Do you see what I'm saying? Take a look at COD (and yes, I'm committing the egregious sin of comparing Halo to COD, but hear me out). COD releases a new main installment every year like clockwork. But on top of the main releases there are mobile games, PC FTP spinoffs, DLC out the ass, and probably more that I'm missing. And COD has a reputation for it...

But the only reason that COD can get away with it is because it is skin-deep. There's no narrative or lore to keep up with and story to dive into. There aren't any character or story arcs to follow. People enjoy the gameplay and that's about it.

But with Halo, there are so many characters and stories being told in so many different places... Between the books, comics, main game installments and the mobile/pc spin-offs, it is very easy to just be completely overloaded.

And to a casual fan of the FPS or the RTS genres, that's not too much to keep up with. But if you study Halo like I like to think that I do, then you're facing a much more daunting task - and one that I definitely don't have a problem taking a breather from every once in a while.

Remember back to when Halo 3 released. It was great! This was the first massive piece of Halo content that anyone got between 2004 and 2007! 3 years of waiting, and it was wonderful when it finally arrived!

But when Halo 4 released, yes, it was 5 years after Halo 3 ended, but it was also 4 years after ODST, and 3 years after Halo Wars, and 2 years after Reach...

And since Halo 4, only 3 years ago, there have already been 3 additional Halo releases, with another one coming in around 6 months.

Now, to be perfectly clear, I'd love Halo Wars 2 to follow Halo 5 -- it would be a good time and give us a breather to fully digest Guardians. Just don't release it in 2016. I'd be fine with 2017, but before that... It just leads to over saturation.

There is definitely something to be said about waiting for the next piece of content. And hopefully, with Spencer at the helm, Xbox will have enough first-party content to fill in the gaps that Halo really needs in order to maintain the level of quality that we have come to expect out of it.

tl;dr: I love Halo, but can we NOT make this a yearly -- or even bi-yearly -- release? Please?

PhucSeeker1269d ago (Edited 1269d ago )

The thing with CoD is the game come out yearly with little to no new gameplay element to make the game fell fresh and fun (to me at least).

All fps Halo games fell fresh to me. So no complaint there.

No one's forcing you to buy the game on release day. Just simply wait a little bit more for a nice discount. And if you can't wait and hungry for more Halo, that's on you bro.

phoenixwake1268d ago

The late Ensemble Studios made Halo Wars. That has nothing to do with Bungie or 343 Industries.

It's not an annual game if completely different studios make completely different games. That said I have yet to be thoroughly impressed by strategy games on console, but Halo Wars and Civ: Revolution were good steps in that direction.

Rookie_Monster1269d ago (Edited 1269d ago )

A strategy game is a broad genre and it can be more than just RTS like Age of Empire or Halo Wars. Just to think of it, Phantom Dust can be that game.

But whatever it is, it is only good news as MS seems to expand their portfolio of games.

mkis0071269d ago

I like myself some long as it isn't turn based. (with some exceptions)

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