Microsoft exclusives thus far for 2009 only consist of a few 1st party games and some 3rd party exclusives. Halo Wars, Alan Wake, Splinter Cell Conviction, Halo ODST (by Bungie smaller team).
There will be no doubt more exclusives will be coming out this year for the 360, but what could they be?
The 3 big x360 1st party developers hasn't announced a single game for 2009 yet. While 2nd party powerhouse Bungie hasn't announced a full game since Halo 3. Also EPIC is Microsoft best 3rd party developer and they should be developing something new.
Is there a possibility there could be as much as 5 new games announced by E3? What could they be?
Here are my guess from each of the 5 developers above.
Bungie: They said ODST will be their last Halo project so I don't think they are doing Halo 4. My guess is tha they wll be announcing a brand new franchise based on COD Modern Warfare style of gameplay. Bungie said they learned alot from Infinity Ward when COD:MW was released. Still a FPS I believed.
EPIC: Epic releases 2 very successful games in GeOW. I don't think it will be another Unreal game because the last one flopped. My guess is that it will be a FPS similiar to GeOW style and with the cover system ala Killzone 2. Microsoft no doubt been following Killzone 2 development for the past year or so and they need a FPS with grahics to matched KZ2. Who is better to do it than Epic.
Turn 10: We know Forza 3 is coming but it might not make it out till 2010. I think it is more than likely they are developing PGR as well. I think either PGR 5 or Forza 3 will be out by end ofthis year. Microsoft did not release a Racing game last fall and no doubt they will need one this year to counter GT5 from Sony.
Lionhead: Peter M. already announced that they have 2 projects in development. One of them is completely new (Dimitri?) and another one is based on an old franchise. My guess is that the one based on the old franchise has been in development for a while an will be released end of this year. My guess is either Black or White 3 or the cancelled BC. Probably the later. They resurrected the game and made it a x360 exclusive. We shall see.
RARE: We Know Rare will be releasing at least one game this year, maybe even 2. Their catalog is so big that it is hard to know exactly what game or games they are working on. My guess and everyones' guess is KI3 will be one of the game. Microsoft hasn't have a great exclusive Fighter since DOA4. And it should be time for RARE to at least try to go hardcore.
Is there any other rumored games by other developers that I forgot???