At launch being cross gen makes sense, as well as through the first half of 2021. Holiday 2021 should have one big exclusive. Gears 6 or Fable 4.
Yeah I'm thinking that too, cross-gen for launch - Early 2021 and then drop support for Xbox One past E3 2021.
Though I can't see Fable IV releasing until Holiday 2022 at the earliest and IIRC Morgoth stated that most of The Coalition is still on Gears 5, with 2 small concept teams on Gears 6 and Perfect Dark? I hope The Coalition gets 3 years of development this time around for Gears cause I believe Gears 5 while 3 years after was still only 2 years of development.
I'm curious what their big titles will be for Holiday 2021.
I don't know, Holiday 2021 could be possible for Fable. Don't forget that Playground started working on that RPG in 2017, even before MS bought them. If they were working on the Fable game as a 2nd party game before MS bought them and made them 1st party, it would have 4 years of development as a Holiday 2021 title. Though they are still small and haven't expanded to full AAA size yet, same as The Initiative, both studios do have most of the key leadership and senior positions filled now, and it is rumored that MS has some of their other 1st party studios assisting them with the grunt work while they look for grunts of their own to fill the final positions. Fable then could have 4 years of development as a Holiday 2021 game, about 3 of which with either a full AAA team, or the equivalent of a full AAA team working on the game.
If Fable isn't their big Holiday 2021 AAA, I would assume it will either be Obsidian's rumored Skyrim like Pillars game (which has supposedly been in development since 2018 with over 100 devs), or a 2nd party developed AAA, such as the long rumored story driven, 3rd person action- adventure stealth Perfect Dark reboot developed as a collab between Coalition and a 2nd party AAA studio.
Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 14 January 2020