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Forza Horizon Developer Confirms New Project is an RPG

Playground:

“We have a home for our new AAA open-world action RPG project!"

UCForce2406d ago

I’m very interested to see that.

chrisx2406d ago (Edited 2406d ago )

Yea sounds interesting. Curious to see which setting the game takes place in.

nix2406d ago

it'll be like Mad Max.

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darthv722406d ago

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.

_-EDMIX-_2405d ago

@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.

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Aceman182406d ago (Edited 2406d ago )

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.

IRetrouk2406d ago

They are independant developers, ie 3rd party

Obscure_Observer2406d ago

@IRetrouk

They are second party. They work exclusively for MS until further notice. Just like Naughty Dog before Sony bought them.

Krysis2406d ago

@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.

bluefox7552406d ago

@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.

Aceman182406d ago (Edited 2406d ago )

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.

uptownsoul2406d ago (Edited 2406d ago )

@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

bluefox7552406d ago (Edited 2406d ago )

@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.

IRetrouk2406d ago

Yeah and insomniac was considered 2nd party till they wernt....point was they arnt an internal studio....

Obscure_Observer2406d ago (Edited 2406d ago )

@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!

uptownsoul2406d ago (Edited 2406d ago )

@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

bluefox7552406d ago (Edited 2406d ago )

@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.

Aceman182406d ago

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.

UltraNova2406d ago

@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....

Obscure_Observer2406d ago

@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.

Obscure_Observer2406d ago

@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.

Aceman182406d ago

@obscure

Yes you are right they were 2nd party until being purchased after the release of Jak&Daxter in 2001.

uptownsoul2406d ago (Edited 2406d ago )

@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

rainslacker2405d ago

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.

sinspirit2405d ago

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.

_-EDMIX-_2405d ago

@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....

Yui_Suzumiya2405d ago

Horizon and Horizon. Mind blown.

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Obscure_Observer2406d ago

AWESOOOME!!! I´M READY!!!