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Halo 6.



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Hmm. I want a release date for the new Ori. I want Rare to revisit one of their older IPs (as long as its a pre-Kinect). I also would like a teaser for a new Fable (fat chance I know but it would be nice).

I think I mainly just want a focused presentation. But that could be said about all of the conferences.



Hoping for a Fable, a good one.



So you don't think we'll see any new mainline Halo and Gears games on XB1 anymore?

I want MS to surprise me, and to do that they will have to show new IPs and/or revive dormant ones, preferably from Rare. And when I say new IPs, I mean big ones, not necessarily but preferably AAA, because they need to show that they are willing to invest big bucks in new games to both please XB1 owners and attract new buyers, and I don't think that a kart game is what they really need right now, unless it can rival Mario Kart in it's first iteration.



"lupus in fabula, venit enim ad me."

Translation: I will always hate Fox for canceling The Exorcist.

What I want most from MS, is to be pleasantly surprised. Show me something unexpected. I mean aside from the fact that they haven't exactly had much to show for themselves lately, they are HORRENDOUS at keeping their E3 under wraps. Just once I'd like to see them throw a curveball out there.



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Masked_Muchaco said:
So you don't think we'll see any new mainline Halo and Gears games on XB1 anymore?

I want MS to surprise me, and to do that they will have to show new IPs and/or revive dormant ones, preferably from Rare. And when I say new IPs, I mean big ones, not necessarily but preferably AAA, because they need to show that they are willing to invest big bucks in new games to both please XB1 owners and attract new buyers, and I don't think that a kart game is what they really need right now, unless it can rival Mario Kart in it's first iteration.

Leaks suggest that they're going to both get spinoffs this gen. I have a feeling that Microsoft is saving Halo 6 and Gears 5 for next gen at this point. Microsoft so far has only released Halo and Gears games on the Holiday, and so far has been unwilling to release both Halo and Gears on the same year. Taking that info into account, If the Halo spinoff releases Holiday 2018 and the Gears spinoff Holiday 2019, then the first possible window for Halo 6 to release is Holiday 2020, which is when the next Xbox will most likely release, while the first possible window for Gears 5 is Holiday 2021. Of course MS could break the cycle and release outside of the Holiday, or release both a Halo and a Gears game on the same year. But I think at this point MS does want to save up some big games for next gen so that the next Xbox has a better chance of success than Xbox One did.

We should also take into account the fact that The Coalition is very busy. If the various leaks and rumors are true, they have teams working on 3 other games right now besides Gears 5. Supposedly The Coalition and an unknown studio are co-developing a new Perfect Dark. The Coalition and another studio are co-developing a game based on the Dark Tide short story. And The Coalition has a team assisting Splash Damage with the Gears spinoff I believe. With them split between so many different games, development on Gears 5 will most likely be slow.



The big question with Xbox, I think, is regards to how long out they're going to announce games and projects.

They probably have a fair amount cooking that could lead to some big pops and crowd reactions at a conference. However, that short term buzz can lead to long term backlash, as we've already seen with games like Crackdown and Scalebound. With less games than the others, though, I can understand why they'd give in to the pressure.

That's one of the reasons I think the "it's not a good conference without big surprise announcements" crowd is poison.



Forza Horizon 4 - I know it's a given but I'm keen to see how they to match and surpass 3.
Halo 6 - a teaser would be fine, but I want to know it's coming soon.
Alan Wake - Dead series I know, but is the sort of game I'd like to see a remaster of.



A halo reboot not halo 6



Make anything with Rare's IPs, like seriously, a new Conker, a new Perfect Dark, a new Banjo, I'd buy any of them