Microsoft finally expanding/doubling its 1st party to build...

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#1 Posted by DrTrafalgarLaw (4440 posts) -

The next Halo. :lol:

Black Tusk Studios, formerly MS Vancouver (worked on MS flight), has just been set up.

Speaking toThe Vancouver Sun, former EA employee and current Black Tusk studio boss Michael Crump said the studio will focus on, big games, big teams and big budgets with long timelines.

What that means is we are working on Microsoft's next big entertainment franchise, he said.

We're not working on an existing franchise, we're looking to build the next Halo here in Vancouver, for example, which is really exciting. We are building something from the ground up.

To accompany this new pushthe studios website has updated, revealing that Black Tusk is working on AAA games that push the limits of Microsoft's entertainment platforms.

Do you want to help define Microsoft's next big entertainment franchise? Let's talk, it says.

Among the studios advertised roles is a posting for a senior gameplay engineer who has experience with multiplayer and/or co-op gameplay development.

Another posting asks for a senior AI engineer and refers to the game as a AAA core game.

Meanwhile, it has beenreportedthat Black Tusks in-development game is a sci-fi shooter on the scale of Gears of War or Halo. The lead designer of Crysis 2 is among the staff.

Back in July it was announced that Microsoft Game Studios Vancouver had halted development on two games, Microsoft Flight and Project Columbia - an interactive childrens TV project.

Now back from the brink as Black Tusk, itll be interesting to see what they come up with.


(some) Credit goes to balfe1990

Vancouver Sun interview
http://www.gamespot.com/news/new-microsoft-studio-to-build-the-next-halo-6400765

Your take on this? I'm surprised they are developing actual games this late in the gen. The studios as formerly developing for Kinect. They might be developing for the 720. Did you have a syncope hile reading this? Does Black Tusk remind you of Monster Hunter? Is johnny being banned the greatest thing to ever happen in system wars? will I ever send my laptop to get fixed so that I don't need to type the 'e' and 'w' and that other letterwith ctrl+v?

Microsoft:
> Shuts down a Perfect Dark Core
> Continues to milk Halo (Halo 5 t/m Halo 9)
> Uses 1st party to make more Halo-like games

#2 Posted by Badosh (12727 posts) -
Cool stuff.
#3 Posted by carlisledavid79 (10503 posts) -
The next halo=/=halo
#4 Posted by locopatho (20177 posts) -
"We're not working on an existing franchise" Wtf is wrong with you :?
#5 Posted by DrTrafalgarLaw (4440 posts) -
The next halo=/=halocarlisledavid79
Read "Halo-like games" in OP. They're out to set ape Halo from the get-go, never a good sign.
#6 Posted by fernandmondego_ (3170 posts) -
[QUOTE="locopatho"]"We're not working on an existing franchise" Wtf is wrong with you :?

LOL
#7 Posted by balfe1990 (6747 posts) -
#8 Posted by DrTrafalgarLaw (4440 posts) -

"We're not working on an existing franchise" Wtf is wrong with you :?locopatho
I do not mean the next Halo as in the literal next Halo. Wtf is wrong with YOU?!

#9 Posted by SecretPolice (21467 posts) -

It's a TPS and will steal the TPS crown from Gears. :o

Just sayin. :P

#10 Posted by DrTrafalgarLaw (4440 posts) -

Everyone, go to my thread it's WAAAY better!

balfe1990
I already have more comments here. Sorry bud. :P
#11 Posted by SecretPolice (21467 posts) -

Everyone, go to my thread it's WAAAY better!

balfe1990

:lol: K, I'll post in yours as well but it may get locked since TC posted first. :P

#12 Posted by locopatho (20177 posts) -

[QUOTE="locopatho"]"We're not working on an existing franchise" Wtf is wrong with you :?DrTrafalgarLaw

I do not mean the next Halo as in the literal next Halo. Wtf is wrong with YOU?!

"we are working on Microsofts next big entertainment franchise" They obvs mean Halo in scale, not another FPS...
#13 Posted by DrTrafalgarLaw (4440 posts) -
[QUOTE="DrTrafalgarLaw"]

[QUOTE="locopatho"]"We're not working on an existing franchise" Wtf is wrong with you :?locopatho

I do not mean the next Halo as in the literal next Halo. Wtf is wrong with YOU?!

"we are working on Microsofts next big entertainment franchise" They obvs mean Halo in scale, not another FPS...

If that was the case, they could have used Gears or Forza as example. Seems like their 1st party grew with Halo.
#14 Posted by DrTrafalgarLaw (4440 posts) -
[QUOTE="DrTrafalgarLaw"]

[QUOTE="locopatho"]"We're not working on an existing franchise" Wtf is wrong with you :?locopatho

I do not mean the next Halo as in the literal next Halo. Wtf is wrong with YOU?!

"we are working on Microsofts next big entertainment franchise" They obvs mean Halo in scale, not another FPS...

 Burnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
#15 Posted by Plagueless (2569 posts) -

Damn you're butthurt.

Scared that MS might get ANOTHER AAA franchise better than anything like it on Playstation? :lol:

#16 Posted by DrTrafalgarLaw (4440 posts) -

Damn you're butthurt.

Scared that MS might get ANOTHER AAA franchise better than anything like it on Playstation? :lol:

Plagueless
> Lead designer Crysis 2 working on your game > AAA franchise Pick one.
#17 Posted by razgriz_101 (16871 posts) -

bet this new IP still sells a ton.

SOunds good, and its obvious most of their major 1st party devs are switching over to next gen products anyway.

#18 Posted by PAL360 (26704 posts) -

Yes, more AAA quality games is a terrible thing. Haters these days :?

#19 Posted by CaseyWegner (70104 posts) -

[QUOTE="locopatho"][QUOTE="DrTrafalgarLaw"] I do not mean the next Halo as in the literal next Halo. Wtf is wrong with YOU?!

DrTrafalgarLaw

"we are working on Microsofts next big entertainment franchise" They obvs mean Halo in scale, not another FPS...

If that was the case, they could have used Gears or Forza as example. Seems like their 1st party grew with Halo.

halo is the more successful franchise.

#20 Posted by delta3074 (17883 posts) -
[QUOTE="locopatho"][QUOTE="DrTrafalgarLaw"] I do not mean the next Halo as in the literal next Halo. Wtf is wrong with YOU?!DrTrafalgarLaw
"we are working on Microsofts next big entertainment franchise" They obvs mean Halo in scale, not another FPS...

 Burnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

Sci-Fi space shooter? so it's going to be like Halo ,Crysis,Gears, KILLZONE, and many other 'sci-fi' shooters on the Market, Halo isn't the only Space Sci-Fi shooter you know, You really are a muppet sometimes mate, your Correlation between this completely unknown Game and Halo is very, very, very Weak
#21 Posted by DrTrafalgarLaw (4440 posts) -
[QUOTE="delta3074"][QUOTE="DrTrafalgarLaw"][QUOTE="locopatho"] "we are working on Microsofts next big entertainment franchise" They obvs mean Halo in scale, not another FPS...

 Burnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

Sci-Fi space shooter? so it's going to be like Halo ,Crysis,Gears, KILLZONE, and many other 'sci-fi' shooters on the Market, Halo isn't the only Space Sci-Fi shooter you know, You really are a muppet sometimes mate, your Correlation between this completely unknown Game and Halo is very, very, very Weak

Allright, when first footage shows up, I'll revisit this thread.
#22 Posted by lundy86_4 (42979 posts) -

They simply want to create something akin to Halo in popularity and critical reception.

#23 Posted by Stevo_the_gamer (42626 posts) -
I hope it's a sequel to Halo Wars, or ODST.
#24 Posted by fernandmondego_ (3170 posts) -
I hope it's a sequel to Halo Wars, or ODST.Stevo_the_gamer
It's not an existing franchise.
#25 Posted by balfe1990 (6747 posts) -

CURSE YOU DRTRAFALGAR, CURSE YOU TO HELL

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thread was locked, i concede

#26 Posted by freedomfreak (39125 posts) -
dude...
#27 Posted by timbers_WSU (5753 posts) -

So......since the OP is a Cow with bad reading skills this ended up smacking him right in the face. Anyone who has played any of the flight sims knows this game is probably gonna be pretty damn amazing. Good job OP. Now I have another Microsoft exclusive to get hyped about.

#28 Posted by razgriz_101 (16871 posts) -

[QUOTE="delta3074"][QUOTE="DrTrafalgarLaw"]  BurnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnDrTrafalgarLaw
Sci-Fi space shooter? so it's going to be like Halo ,Crysis,Gears, KILLZONE, and many other 'sci-fi' shooters on the Market, Halo isn't the only Space Sci-Fi shooter you know, You really are a muppet sometimes mate, your Correlation between this completely unknown Game and Halo is very, very, very Weak

Allright, when first footage shows up, I'll revisit this thread.

tc i think you need to look at the dictionary and particularly study the words scale and design then come back argueing they are the same things.

Cause essentially thats your arguement that scale=/= design, also Gears and Halo vastly differ in style just to make a note of that point, who knows they might push more in a direction of say Crysis or even star wars.

#29 Posted by DrTrafalgarLaw (4440 posts) -

If you act nice, I might edit your topic post into the OP.

#30 Posted by Stevo_the_gamer (42626 posts) -
[QUOTE="Stevo_the_gamer"]I hope it's a sequel to Halo Wars, or ODST.fernandmondego_
It's not an existing franchise.

Well, poop.
#31 Posted by balfe1990 (6747 posts) -

If you act nice, I might edit your topic post into the OP.

DrTrafalgarLaw

okay-meme-face.jpg

#32 Posted by PAL360 (26704 posts) -

If you act nice, I might edit your topic post into the OP.

DrTrafalgarLaw

I'm acting nice, hater :P

On a serious note, you should edit it. This is great news!

#33 Posted by The_Game21x (26342 posts) -

"Meanwhile, it has been reportedthat Black Tusks in-development game is a sci-fi shooter on the scale of Gears of War or Halo. The lead designer of Crysis 2 is among the staff."

On the scale of Gears of War or Halo does not mean Halo or Gears of War.

Geez, I know you have troubles with reading comprehension but you should at least try brushing up on the basics before making threads.

#34 Posted by CanYouDiglt (7308 posts) -
Only a PS3 fanboy can find some reason to bash the 360 for getting a new IP that seems to be directed more at the core audience.
#35 Posted by EYE-OF-HORUS999 (462 posts) -

[QUOTE="Stevo_the_gamer"]I hope it's a sequel to Halo Wars, or ODST.fernandmondego_
It's not an existing franchise.

No...no and no! Something new and fresh. Finally MS is saying that Halo won't only help them.