With the next gen consoles set to launch later this year, I started thinking about what MS has been upto.We know Sony will likely have an Uncharted, Killzone or Infamous game during the launch window. They also have a bunch of studios are doing next gen development. We also know Nintendo is coming out with a 3D Mario, Smash Bros, Zelda, Bayonetta, Xenogears and Metroid in the next year or so. But what about Microsoft?
MS has quietly shut down most of its first party studios this gen. The only major first party studios left are the Fable Team, the Forza team, 343 Industries and Rare. Aside from Rare, we had a game from these teams just a couple of months ago, can we expect them to deliver a game in the launch window? No way they have another Gears at launch right?
There are rumors however that MS is buying up timed exclusives just like they did at the start of last gen. IIRC, Bioshock, Mass Effect, Splinter Cell, Alan Wake, Episodes from Liberty City were all Xbox exclusives that along with Halo, Gears and Fable made it the console with the best exclusives early on this gen.
This gen they have Crytek working on an RPG called Ryse. Bungie's Destiny is looking to be a 720 console exclusive. The Alan Wake sequel will likely be a 720 exclusive. Anyone know what Rare is working on? They made PD0, Viva Piniata and Banjo Nuts & Bolts at the start of last gen, can we expect another non-Kinect game from the early next gen?
What do you guys think we will see and what games do you want to see the 720 launch with?