Shane Kim Promises More New IP For The 360

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So far this generation, Microsoft's lineup of exclusives has done a pretty good job! Gears of War, Project Gotham Racing 3, Halo 3, Project Gotham Racing 4, Forza 2, Ninja Gaiden 2...all big sellers, all great games. Thing is, aside from Gears, those are all sequels! And Microsoft's two biggest games in 2008 are more sequels, one for Gears, one for Fable. Perhaps sensing an impending onset of acute sequelitis, Microsoft's Shane Kim wants you to know that new stuff is on the way:

We're just at a point in the cycle where you're seeing more sequels. I can tell you we have other new properties that are unannounced that we feel very good and are very confident about. We will continue to have new IPs alongside the franchises in our portfolio, no question.

In 2007 we'd have made a joke about their "new" men-with-guns game, but we're now looking forward to a "new" family quiz game instead!

Part Two of Inside Xbox Live [Edge]

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Darth Tigris


That's true. You can add Blinx and Voodoo Vince to those as well (sure we're forgetting others ... that are likely more forgetable).

Next year we'll likely see Halo Wars, Alan Wake and maybe the PJ Halo project. Really don't know about what else they could have (dunno how far out the new Bungie IP is), but to think MS doesn't have surprises in line then you're just being negative.