This one is for you J3ff3, more core exclusive goodnessMicrosoft Studios Vancouver has been rebranded as Black Tusk Studios, and the team is tasked with creating Microsoft's "next big entertainment franchise," or as the layman says it, "the next Halo."
Black Tusk has 55 employees and looks to double that number within a year; those already there have an average of 12 years experience building AAA games. This includes studio manager and former EA man, Mike Crump.
"We are working on Microsoft's next big entertainment franchise," Crump tells The Vancouver Sun. "We're not working on an existing franchise; we're looking to build the next Halo here in Vancouver, for example, which is really exciting. We are building something from the ground up."
Microsoft laid off a small number of people in Vancouver earlier this year, but said it remains invested in the British Columbia games industry. If it's pouring enough money to build another Halo franchise into Black Tusk, we'd say Microsoft is heavily invested, indeed.
BRAND NEW IP from MS? GTFO, hell must have froze over.
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12-03-2012 #1Soldier 95BGuest
Microsoft Vancouver is now Black Tusk Studios, building 'the next Halo'
So.... another FPS...
12-03-2012 #3Soldier 95BGuest
Good to see! Yeah I don't think it will be an FPS, I think they meant it will be a hit.
Last edited by mistercrow; 12-03-2012 at 18:22.
If that rumour is true in the link Rad then consider me slightly underwhelmed .
12-03-2012 #9Soldier 95BGuest
They want to make something that is like the next Halo, plus with the industry and how MS is these days as well as the populrity of COD, I'd be shocked (and surprised) if it wasn't a shooter
Hmmm, well, MS kind of plays it safe with its exclusives, so I wouldn't be surprised if it's not a 1st or 3rd person action game of some kind. Good news in any event.
How excatly is a unreal engine 4 powered sci-fi horror game like Halo. By becoming the next Halo they mean the next big IP they have.
Eh Microsoft has been beefing up its first party studios and most of them are working on games for probably next gen. That and they have the core publishing groupwhichlooks to be made just to foster third party and 2nd party exclusives for next gen.
But I can understand why some would be going for the Playstation. IF they both happen to hit next fall I'm going with the xbox just because I expect them to try early on in the games front, and I trust their non gaming stuff and overall ecosystem far more than sonys.
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