Discussion in 'Video Games' started by Kaironaut, Oct 18, 2018.
A part of me is having fun here, but I'm genuinely optimistic based on what I've seen and heard.
feel like a proper Crackdown game, so they put it back in the oven a bit longer.
To me, that speaks to how much they value the IP and how confident they are it can be done.
But if you read my post you will see that I'm not expecting them Saturday.
I think it's because of the 20th anniversary of Banjo Kazooie and some people expect -something-.
The other part is from an interview early this year or late last year where Obsidian head said Micro were looking for studios. The implication was that they'd been approached and rejected the offer, probably expecting their projects to do better. Now, after their game bombs, we have strong rumors they are being acquired. I think it's clear what happened.
So, a friend of mine noticed this nosing around in Robeyone's (Senior Producer on Age of Empires) followed games on Live, and I just confirmed it (I took the screenshot):
Is this the new name for the game or just a placeholder? New Providence is the city where the game's Campaign takes place, but it seems odd to put it into the title, when everyone already knows it as Crackdown 3.
Edit: he found this too, but once he closed it and tried to reopen it, it was showing PC instead of Xbox One. I couldn't replicate it.
Sitting on Banjo is the dumbest thing MS have done. They have a beloved character that is kid friendly and in a genre they have no good games in (platformer) and they refuse to fund a sequel.
If netflix owned Banjo there would be a 6 season netflix exclusive tvshow by now, it would probably be below average but at least it would exist.
Find it hard to believe there is no talent to make a banjo game.
Also Banjo's gameplay has not aged poorly. If you tighten up the responsiveness of the controls and other issues it plays just as smooth as any modern mario game.
Gotta admit these official xbox tweets are not hyping me up... Be nice to get a real tease.
massive seller (albeit platformers seem to be more popular again now) compared to their bankable franchises. And making a B-tier Banjo game would result in far more backlash than not making one at all. When you have a shoestring budget, you have to take these choices.
But now, between the success of Crash and Xbox's significantly increased first party budget, there at least now stands a chance of it happening again - but still, the right team has to develop it. And the right team might not be available right now.
When your game sells that poorly something has to give. I guess MS doesn't mind taking on games that don't sell too hot, as they will just stick it on Game Pass anyways.
The part where they discuss Microsoft is with regards to them looking to sign new publishing projects/contracts, not with regards to being acquired. The acquisition talk is separate and doesn't mention Microsoft.
This is also my favorite place on Era because of the genuine conversation and relative absence of toxicity and negativity.
Microsoft sitting on Banjo for as long as it has is probably the single most cynical thing they have done to Rare or perhaps in the gaming space in general.
That crackdown name doesn't make much sense imo.. Probably why it's gonna happen LOL. I figure if they were gonna add a subtitle, they would remove the number aswell.
What would be our reaction if on Saturday they announce three new studios and Obsidians is NOT one of them lol
It's great that Phil will be there, but he was also present during one of the daily E3 shows last year and I believe this year he was too? Don't think he really had any big news there though. But that was right after their E3 show, this is different for sure.
Who is this?
We all know the rest of the story
Like others told you it’s totally in Rare’s hands to greenlit the project.
Or maybe that was the original plan, and the naming scheme for pre-release builds of the game is just a relic of the old plan. We'll have to wait and see, but when the game finally releases next year everything might be included under a single 'Crackdown 3' package.
Idk. Not trying to be pessimistic. I just feel like I should keep expectations low.
And that's not gonna happen. That's game is built on an engine from 2000. And remastering will take another year.
Its possible Microsoft would allow m/k only games and Sony would require controller input as well. Doubtful though.
I'd fully expect Age of Empires to come to xbox via Play-Anywhere.
The current rumors on that and Warcraft make me wonder about Controller support though.
Would you really release RTS's on Xbox that have no form of controller support?
I bought it.