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shikamaru317 said:
EspadaGrim said:

Their official web page says Multiple unannounced projects https://www.zenimaxonline.com/careers

so more than one? We already know of the new AAA Ip that is using the new Engine.

Yeah, they may have more than 1 new IP coming in addition to their continued support of Elder Scrolls Online. They were hiring for a new IP 2 years ago, back in 2018, and then recently they've been hiring for a new IP again, makes sense those hiring waves would be for 2 different new IP's, especially since they are already quite large, ESO ongoing support probably only takes like 150 of their 380 devs, that leaves enough for two 100+ dev new IP teams.

October 2018

https://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2018/10/16/zenimax-online-studios-new-ip/

April 2020

https://in.ign.com/elder-scrolls-online/147058/news/zenimax-online-studios-hires-star-wars-veteran-for-its-new-ip

October 2020

https://www.windowscentral.com/zenimax-online-studios-new-engine-aaa-ip

I think that most people wrote them off because of ESO, but they may be one the biggest surprises out the Zenimax buyout. Hope that the new Engine is up to par.



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It would be really smart of MS to "take over" the VGA this year with announcements considering there likely isn't an XO20 this year. Show The Intiative game, Hellblade 2, updated Grounded, Pyschonauts 2, and maybe a couple 3rd party timed exclusives. And when I say show games, I mean gameplay. They need to shut down the "no games" narrative already showing it's head.



EspadaGrim said:
shikamaru317 said:

Yeah, they may have more than 1 new IP coming in addition to their continued support of Elder Scrolls Online. They were hiring for a new IP 2 years ago, back in 2018, and then recently they've been hiring for a new IP again, makes sense those hiring waves would be for 2 different new IP's, especially since they are already quite large, ESO ongoing support probably only takes like 150 of their 380 devs, that leaves enough for two 100+ dev new IP teams.

October 2018

https://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2018/10/16/zenimax-online-studios-new-ip/

April 2020

https://in.ign.com/elder-scrolls-online/147058/news/zenimax-online-studios-hires-star-wars-veteran-for-its-new-ip

October 2020

https://www.windowscentral.com/zenimax-online-studios-new-engine-aaa-ip

I think that most people wrote them off because of ESO, but they may be one the biggest surprises out the Zenimax buyout. Hope that the new Engine is up to par.

Pretty good talent on their new IP teams as well. One of the new IP teams has a creative director who was a lead designer at DICE in the past on Battlefield, and his lead level designer on the new IP previously was the lead narrative designer on Jedi Fallen Order and lead world designer on Kingdoms of Amalur. 

The lead engine designer on the new IP has a resume that is somewhat less impressive though, he has never been a lead before, was promoted to lead on this new IP, was an intermediate (not Senior) Graphics Engineer working on Elder Scrolls Online's engine, which is ok for an MMO graphically I guess. Before that he did some Junior/Associate Graphics engineer work for WB on Lord of the Rings Online and a few other of their less than AAA games. Before that he was a Programming Intern at Ubisoft where he worked on Far Cry 3 and Assassin's Creed 3. Hopefully he does a good job on this new AAA engine.

Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 23 November 2020

Captain_Yuri said:

This is actually nuts!!!

Yes. I've used RetroArch on Xbox One but it wasn't the best experience because everytime I needed to use it I had to reboot the console and wait for 2-3 minutes for it to boot. With these new consoles finally taking just 15-20 seconds to boot, it shouldn't be an issue.



 

Planet Coaster is quite good but has some bugs.

The game crashed on me three times already. Almost always after gaining a star.

Also in my most recent park, I had a really nice coaster but the people weren't using the exit way properly. They were trapped and no matter how I changed the path, they wouldn't move.



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We need a date for XO 2020. Gotta end the year with some announcements or trailers



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I feel if they were to have that it would have been announced already, guess we will get a couple trailers at the game awards at best.



sales2099 said:

We need a date for XO 2020. Gotta end the year with some announcements or trailers

It’s going to happen at the VGA’s, MS will likely wait until the ZeniMax deal is complete until they do another event.



EspadaGrim said:
sales2099 said:

We need a date for XO 2020. Gotta end the year with some announcements or trailers

It’s going to happen at the VGA’s, MS will likely wait until the ZeniMax deal is complete until they do another event.

We likely to get a single trailer, like Hellblade last year. Was hoping for a dedicated event, where we had Grounded and Everwild announced last year 



Xbox: Best hardware, Game Pass best value, best BC, more 1st party genres and multiplayer titles. 

 

sales2099 said:
EspadaGrim said:

It’s going to happen at the VGA’s, MS will likely wait until the ZeniMax deal is complete until they do another event.

We likely to get a single trailer, like Hellblade last year. Was hoping for a dedicated event, where we had Grounded and Everwild announced last year 

I'm hoping for 3 Xbox trailers on VGA's personally. My wishes:

  • First look at Hellblade 2 gameplay after the reveal at VGA's last year
  • First look at either Avowed or Fable in-game footage in a short trailer (I think Avowed is further along in development, was already in development before MS acquired them)
  • Reveal for either The Initiative's game (was originally said to be a 2020 announce but still hasn't been announced), or the unannounced 2nd party AAA that has supposedly been in development for awhile already according to job listings

Not expecting Starfield or Halo for VGA's, devs pretty much already shot both down for VGA's. Maybe Wolfenstein 3 could be there, it should have 3 years of development already, but I think they will wait to announce all Bethesda stuff until next E3/Summer event, after MS acquires them.

Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 23 November 2020