Microsoft renewed their trademark license for Bloodforge & Iron Brigade

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I don't like the idea of mimmicking ips, but it all depends on the quality of the actual game.
 

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I... think this is a stretch? Not the Bloodforge coming back thing, more the thing where we assume that an Xbox Live Arcade game is being revived as a big budget God of War competitor.
 

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It has some pretty awful reviews so I think it would make sense to just start from scratch with a whole new IP if they were interested.

Though I don't think they are interested in chasing God of War in the first place.
 

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I remember bloodforge from back in the day. I bought it because of the hype. It was being promoted as being a triple a title on a budget price and how it was going to rival all the big hack n slash titles. It didn’t, it was repetitive and boring as hell. Got a cool avatar headpiece out of it though.. if they are banking on Bloodforge to compete with God of War then good luck with that.
 
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I... think this is a stretch? Not the Bloodforge coming back thing, more the thing where we assume that an Xbox Live Arcade game is being revived as a big budget God of War competitor.
As an indie didn't make any impact. If Microsoft are resurrecting it, better be at least a more ambitious project
 

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Probably a sensible thing to do with your trademark (which is what has been renewed) when you are still selling said game.

As the article said, they've also renewed Iron Brigade/ Trenched, which is another game that is backwards compatible and still available to buy.

are Microsoft renewing the Iron Brigade trademark to bring back as a Battle Royale game ?
 

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You don't usually let go of IP, probably nothing more than retaining the IP but anything new would be welcome.

Wasn't Marlow Briggs their budget God of War.
 

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They could be lending the IP to an indie studio or some studio pitched the idea for a hack 'n slash game.

I just think they renew it for the sake of keeping the ip.
 

Gnorman

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MS pursued the Gaas model pretty hard, I don't see them going back to single player experiences.
 

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Probably just to do with BC, this is one massive stretch. Then again apparently everything is related to GOW on ERA this week lol.
 

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Last year we were getting - MS needs HZD type game threads and now we are getting MS needs God of War type threads .Lol


If you guys want monster game then Gears already a monster shooter. If you change formula little bit then you can create similar experience plus Marcus looks lot like Kratos with beard lol.
 

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Never heard of that game. XBLA had a lot of interesting titles that somehow slipped through the cracks, but this one appears to have reviewed poorly.
 

sredgrin

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Why would they bother? It's not an IP anyone cares about so it makes no sense to weigh a game down with it.
 

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That's...a bit of a stretch. I think Microsoft has some surprises that will be revealed at E3, but this won't be one of them.
 

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I don't think companies can pivot on a dime like that.

Even if they start now it's going to be 5 years before they can come out with anything it would still be inferior.

Just look at Killzone vs Halo.
 

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OP tries to link an incredibly obscure, 42 MC IP to the current hot game of the year.

It's a stretch, to say the least.
 

jelly

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I wonder if we are going to get the Halo killer but for Xbox, Zero Dawn, God of War killer! Fail, fail, fail.
 

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Ah, good to see the ol' "Halo Killer" thing is back, except now it's God of War Killer... Or Horizon Killer... Or Uncharted Killer.

I look forward to Spider-Man Killer in six months time.
 

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I never heard of this game. Looks really fucking bad. God of War games were good.

Also, I guess the OP ist trolling.
 

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No way they'd react that fast to God of War, also no way they'd think something like Bloodforge would compete with something like God of War to reboot it.
 

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MS pursued the Gaas model pretty hard, I don't see them going back to single player experiences.
I think game pass changes the metric for them quite a bit. In a world where MS wants more subs then I can see them releasing more smash and grab type single player games to keep people reupping month after month vs just buying a gaas type game one time. Similar to how Netflix releases a ton of disposable stuff every other week having a big, ever expanding content library incentivizes people to stick around.
 
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