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Posted 30 April 2013 - 01:30 AM

Respawn's (CoD creators) first game to be 'Xbox 720' exclusive?
Posted by GaryOPA | April 29 20:30 EST | News Category: Xbox_Xbox360
PLUS: Microsoft struggling for next-gen?

According to Kotaku sources, the first game from Respawn Entertainment will be exclusive to the next-generation Xbox.
Plus, seems that MS is like 6 months behind in game production for the console...


According to Kotaku, Respawn Entertainment's (a studio spawned by the creators of Call of Duty) debut game will be a multiplayer-focused, always-online Xbox 720 exclusive.

A Xbox 360 version may also release, but there will be no iterations for other consoles. The game is being published by EA...

The new game from Respawn is a futuristic multiplayer-centric online shooter, one of our sources says. The source describes the game as a battle of Davids and Goliaths. The Davids are heavily-armed foot soldiers. The Goliaths are the giant exosekeltons—Titans—that these soldiers can pilot. These Titans are big mech-style walkers that move with an agility not seen in games like Mechwarrior or Steel Battalions.

To keep the action balanced, game maps limit the number of Titans that can be used in a skirmish. Weapon loadouts for the foot soldiers are designed to ensure that the characters on foot can take out the Titans if need be. The source who described the game does not work at Respawn, but their description tracks with the long-reported desire by the former Infinity Ward team to make a sci-fi shooter.

While the details of the game came to us from one source—a source who is in a good position to know what the deal is with Respawn's game—their assertion that the game is destined only for Microsoft console hardware was consistent with information another source gave us earlier this month. That other source had also told us that Respawn's game would only be for the Xbox brand. It is possible that the game could be a timed exclusive, but neither source indicated that was the case.

An Xbox-only Respawn game would be a coup for Microsoft and a fascinating twist to a number of significant sagas. It has implications for publisher EA's rivalry with Call of Duty publisher Activision; for Microsoft's competition with Sony and, less directly with Nintendo; as well as for the ongoing debate about always-online gaming. Two sources have told us that this new game is, in fact, always-online.

Another source told the site that Microsoft is “not where they want to be at this point in the pre-launch development” of their new Xbox, and added that the company is as much as “six months behind in producing content for the new console.”

We've heard from other sources that Microsoft is not where they want to be at this point in the pre-launch development of Durango. A reliable source—one who was not part of our reporting about the Respawn game—tells us that Microsoft is as much as six months behind in producing content for the new console, despite an expected late-2013 launch. Another tells us that Microsoft recently cancelled several internal next-gen projects because they were not coming together as hoped. These sources have told us that, comparatively, Sony is in better shape and further along with hardware and software development for PlayStation 4.

We'd also heard from an industry insider that Microsoft was aggressively trying to sign exclusive games for Durango. Given the lack of internal development at Microsoft—their internal studios, while talented, are outnumbered by those of Sony and Nintendo—and given some of the apparent recent stumbles and slowdowns internally, signing an exclusive Respawn-EA game would suit the Durango quite well.

For now, this is just a rumor. You can read the full article on the link below.

And, stay tuned for the 'Xbox 720' reveal event on May 21!

News-Source: The next-gen Xbox is getting a hell of an exclusive so (via) Kotaku

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 08:04 PM

i definitely have a mixed opinion on this. the game definitely sounds interesting. i mean, a game with fluid moving agile mechs is always welcome. unfortunately, the game being multiplayer only is a huge turn off.

without a solid single player mode, i definitely won't be picking it up on day 1. i'm open to picking it up as a preowned game down the road, however where this is an ea published title, it will probably have online pass and i wouldn't be surprised if a year after launch the game has it's servers shut off.

the fps genre needs more games like bioshock (strong single player) and less call of duty (tacked on single player as an after thought)

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 04:21 AM

I'm doing my best to avoid EA games. Between their biz practices and the whole online pass thing and their anti used game policy I'm simply avoiding their titles as best as possible.

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