I tend to doubt it. I mean, I suppose the game could resurface with a different developer, but given how much negative press the game got and the fact that they actually went as far as to announce its cancellation, I wouldn’t get your hopes up.
Who knows though… Stranger things have happened!
I’m really curious to see what MS will be showing at E3 this year. Quantum Break will have already come out and that’s one of, if not the biggest bullet in their chamber for this year along with Gears.
So what will be seeing? Halo Wars, Gears 4, Sea of Thieves, ReCore, Scalebound, Crackdown 3 and probably Forza Horizon 3 all seem like safe bets. But after that?
If they simply line up a bunch of multiplatform titles, I’ll be extremely disappointed. I honestly don’t want to see any multiplatform games. I don’t care if they got exclusive DLC or DLC first or any of that.
If anything, just put up a nice big list on one of the screens and just leave it up there and say “these are some of the great multiplatform games that are coming to Xbox One this year and we couldn’t be more excited.” But then segue in to “but we know our fans want to see exclusive content and we’ve got some great announcements for you today. In fact, that’s the sole purpose of our show.”
Personally, I want to see some franchises return. I don’t even care if they’re XBL only. If KI can be an amazing game without having a AAA budget, then I’d love to see MS try that same formula with some other franchises in their back catalog. Mind you, I said some. Not one, but not a lot.
Perhaps give Tao Feng or Kakuto Chojin the KI treatment? Maybe bring back Blood Wake or MechAssault this way as well?
Now, I’d still love to see a Conker game or a Banjo game or something like that get the 4 star treatment. I’d also love to see a new studio at Turn 10 announce that they’re bringing back Rallisport Challenge under the name Forza: Rallisport. I’d also love to see MS turn Crimson Skies in to a sort of Uncharted / Tomb Raider with a ton of flying that involves exploring and dogfighting thrown in to the mix.
In a perfect world, they’d announce the purchase of a beleaguered publisher like Capcom or Sega, but I know that won’t happen. At the very least though, it’d be amazing if they could announce some sort of partnership and a small slew of titles in development, covering multiple genres that MS is currently deficient in (namely JRPGs and fighting games).
But yeah, I think this will be a pivotal year for MS. They have a few titles out there that are known to be arriving in 2016, but none of them, outside of perhaps Gears, really scream “killer app” and none of them would be surprises, of course. So I’ll be curious to see what they can really bring to the table.