Phil Spencer: Still have flagship games in development; "new IP critical"

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HOLY CRAP! I didn't realize it was THAT bad.
Yeah, it was crazy times for them apparently. It's the main reason why I'm not so down on Ruffian and always wanted to see them get a second chance. They had some great ideas in CD2, they just need proper funding and development time to really show off what they are capable of.

That ain't my name :(
Gah, damn my fat fingers.
 
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Crackdown needs some evolution in the formula though.
Yeah, it's hard to argue against this, but I don't want that evolution to be in the shape of an MMO. Co-op, as mention by Vernia, would be acceptable and was the main highlight of Crackdown 2, but that's it.

Evolution could take the form of having rogue agents or crime lords getting agent based powers. Some level of destruction would be nice too. And bring back the transforming vehicles.
 
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I could say it, but who the hell knows if it true.. or what they're doing over there.

Also, I am in the process of getting verified with bishoptl, so no more crazy shit until that is done.
Well if you know even this much about Crackdown and nothing about Rare I am not too confident they are in the works.

Thanks for the Crackdown info though :) Great news!
 
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Gears better have more than a year and a half development time. I know Microsoft sees it as one of their big IPs but they need to give Black Tusk as much time as possible, especially considering development just started. I'm really hoping for a Q4 2016 release for Gears.
 
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Yeah, it was crazy times for them apparently. It's the main reason why I'm not so down on Ruffian and always wanted to see them get a second chance. They had some great ideas in CD2, they just need proper funding and development time to really show off what they are capable of.
What I liked about Crackdown 2 was the updated Co-op mode, pick colors on the agent and helicopter.

And also that we got this.
 
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Gears better have more than a year and a half development time. I know Microsoft sees it as one of their big IPs but they need to give Black Tusk as much time as possible, especially considering development just started. I'm really hoping for a Q4 2016 release for Gears.
I would bet on November 2015. Phil says MS and Epic have been talking about this Gears deal for a while, I imagine when it started looking like it was a very real possibility they started work. If it does release then, that's 2 years dev time which was standard for Gears last gen.
 
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Yeah, it's hard to argue against this, but I don't want that evolution to be in the shape of an MMO. Co-op, as mention by Vernia, would be acceptable and was the main highlight of Crackdown 2, but that's it.

Evolution could take the form of having rogue agents or crime lords getting agent based powers. Some level of destruction would be nice too. And bring back the transforming vehicles.
I kinda want Crackdown 3 to be like that Necessary Force game Midway Newcastle were doing before Midway went bankrupt

This to me sounds awesome:
s a police officer assigned to this beat, you’re looking at a clean-up operation, which due to the game’s construction will play out literally. As you eliminate criminal activity to make these streets safer, we’re told, they will transform. The ubiquitous graffiti will be scrubbed away. Boards will be removed from windows. Entire buildings will be replaced with shiny new constructions, putting a shop, say, were once there was a tumbling-down tenement.
If they can put that as one of the key elements plus add a more concise open world story + some kinda of dynamic player to player interaction. Then I would have stars in my eyes ...
 
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I don't believe we'll ever see Crackdown 3. It feels like Spencer rides the popularity wave and then move backs to the middle ground once he feels he's suckered in enough people...

I refuse to believe anything he says until I have proof in the form on an announcement video that there's a new CD and a PD coming out. It's all BS up until that point...
Why must you crush my hopes and dreams miles? :'(

Crackdown 3 I believe in you. Please be real

Edit: YES YES YES. I knew to believe. Crackdown 3 Awww yeah
 
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I think Gears is a fall 2016 game. Crackdown probably will be in the spring of 2016
Any other news you can share on Crackdown?
Not right now, I'm sorry. It is so, so early in the pipeline that this is all we have. Though I do know they want it to be a VERY good game.

I know that sounds bullshit, because who wants to make a shitty game, right? But there are huge incentives for everyone involved if it scores well.
 
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Not right now, I'm sorry. It is so, so early in the pipeline that this is all we have. Though I do know they want it to be a VERY good game.

I know that sounds bullshit, because who wants to make a shitty game, right? But there are huge incentives for everyone involved if it scores well.
With the success of Killer Instinct doing well Phil has mentioned he would like to see other old IP make a return. Any ideas you have heard thrown around?
 
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Not right now, I'm sorry. It is so, so early in the pipeline that this is all we have. Though I do know they want it to be a VERY good game.

I know that sounds bullshit, because who wants to make a shitty game, right? But there are huge incentives for everyone involved if it scores well.
Do you know anything else about Microsoft's unannounced games or is it just Crackdown you have knowledge of?
 
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Well then, either 1 year 10 months dev time (rushed) or 2.5 years +. Can't see them launching this in Q1/Q2 of any year.

What are they gonna have as next fall's big blockbuster tho?
Fall 2015 makes sense if they want to break a new IP. Quantum Break in Spring and a new IP for the Fall.
 
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I kinda want Crackdown 3 to be like that Necessary Force game Midway Newcastle were doing before Midway went bankrupt

This to me sounds awesome:


If they can put that as one of the key elements plus add a more concise open world story + some kinda of dynamic player to player interaction. Then I would have stars in my eyes ...
That actually sounds pretty great. I'd love to see that happen in CD3. Sounds like the natural next step to take from CD1 with how the game world changed when you killed lieutenants and the crime lords.

Why must you crush my hopes and dreams miles? :'(

Crackdown 3 I believe in you. Please be real

Edit: YES YES YES. I knew to believe. Crackdown 3 Awww yeah
Yeah, seems I was too hasty to call Phil on his BS. In my defence, it did seem like he was only riding the popularity wave and getting people excited with nothing to show for it...

He needs to learn to be more tactful in future.
 
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I'm so glad I came back into this thread :D

Thanks ntkrnl

Yeah, seems I was too hasty to call Phil on his BS. In my defence, it did seem like he was only riding the popularity wave and getting people excited with nothing to show for it...

He needs to learn to be more tactful in future.
Wonder if this means anything about phantom dust then?
 
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Do you know anything else about Microsoft's unannounced games or is it just Crackdown you have knowledge of?
A bunch. I'm gonna take it a little easy because I'm sure someone is, or will be pounding their fist into a mahogany desk overlooking the Redmond campus.

What has me excited right now is the revisiting of Halo. So later this year we're gonna get Halo 2 Anniversary edition WITH ALL SORTS OF SHIT. On Xbox One. November 11th!
 
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A bunch. I'm gonna take it a little easy because I'm sure someone is, or will be pounding their fist into a mahogany desk overlooking the Redmond campus.

What has me excited right now is the revisiting of Halo. So later this year we're gonna get Halo 2 Anniversary edition WITH ALL SORTS OF SHIT. On Xbox One. November 11th!
Woah Halo 2 on XB1. Megaton