Xbox Studios boss, Matt Booty has explained how the platform holder considers classic franchise revivals.
Hopefully someone will come forward to work with Microsoft to make a new Freelancer.
you are better off with star citizen than a new freelancer from ms ^^
They own the IP but they have no idea what to do with it.. That's the problem
Crimson skies . . . . . Not too many games like it on console. . .
I'd love to see a new Crimson Skies. I even think a new Blood Wake would be great too. Microsoft has great IPs, but for whatever reason isn't using them. Hopefully that will change, soon.
Blood Wake is good, so is Crimson Skies but I'd also add in a new Quantum Redshift.
How about a new Conker game?
Yeah conker nut's and bolts it can be a stealth based card game
perfect dark could be a great ip to use if they make it more about stealth. Also the story needs to be well written.
Perfect Dark zero had such great ideas, i really wish they built another game off those ideas. The secondary abilities on weapons gave it some good tactical diversity, and multiplayer was actually fun. It just needed a bunch of improvements but it had a really good foundation.
Good could you either give them to someone more talented? or please not butcher another Rare IP
Everyone is seems to be stuck in the past. Do you want MS to create something new or be stuck in the past? I'm telling you bringing back old games won't sell the new console. Re-imagining these games won't be AAA products they'll be AA games and MS doesn't need all those AA games they need fresh AAA. The only thing I can see getting the AAA treatment is perfect dark as a 3rd person action like Tomb Raider or Uncharted. The rest will be fan service which is great if your console is already established as a AAA pumping machine while releasing past old games is just cherry on the cake. But Imma need MS to make new games, new games that ppl can fall in love with just like their old games.
There's plenty of room for both. Resident Evil 2 was one of the best games this year, Medievil remake is getting plenty of buzz, Spyro trilogy, Crash Trilogy and Crash team racing, All have done incredibly well and are great games. However I get your point and somewhat agree with you, because Microsoft are faltering on both sides. I think most would just accept new content in any form at this stage though
I love remakes if they are done well and I don't have an issue with smaller studios making them. As I stated before it's possible to do both and when that happens it means even more games for us to play and that's not a bad thing.
Nothing wrong with making remakes of classics. Look what Sony and Capcom have done with games like Medieval and Resident Evil 2. I don't believe fans would be annoyed at a Conker or Banjo remake. As for creating new IPs there's no reason why they can't do that as well. Many publishers like Sony have done that many times in the past and still supported their old IPs at the same time. There's no reason why Microsoft can't do the same. In conclusion, Microsoft has so much cash that they can afford to support old IPs as well as create new ones. Frankly with the studios they they've bought and the huge portfolio of IPs that they have if they are not developing new IPs or remaking old ones it's because they simply are not interested in doing so. But my prediction is that they will develop new IPs and support old ones in the future. But the real question is if they can match the standards held by the competition. Only time will tell.
Think much of it has to do with MS and much of the industry forgetting how to make games. The FPS craze that took off and dominated with online combined with market research, the need to eliminate risk, killed creativity.
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They are aware and yet continue to force Rare into doing bullshit games, rather than letting them have creative freedom like Nintendo did back in the 80's & 90's...It should be illegal, for what Microsoft has done to Rare.
TBH, Rare isn't Rare anymore. Pretty much everyone in the studio has moved on - all it is is a studio with a name and the IPs. Giving the team who work their creative freedom will probably result in a SoT-like game as that's all they've done for many years.
Sad, but true :'(
Lol Matt Booty...
Of all their dormant IP, I think I'd like to see Mechassault make a comeback. Seems they're bringing back Flight Simulator with a bang, which is great to see.
Unless its a "skin" for an online multiplayer shooter, they're very likely clueless.
I agree that passion is important, but is there seriously no one around anymore at MS with a passion for those IPs? No one at all? I mean, that’s not shocking, but it’s sad if even a major exec has to admit that. Perhaps they’re better off selling those IPs and the studios behind them if they have neither the drive to or the know-how to get proper use out of them.
I see the Xbox console has become self aware. I suppose this is the start of skynet.
Yes but I doubt MS has a studio that can make a good Perfect Dark game, especially after Perfect Dark Zero
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