RUMOUR: Rare, Turn 10, Lionhead working on Xbox 720 launch titles
UK magazine Xbox World 360 has claimed that Rare, Turn 10 and Lionhead Studios are all working on launch titles for Microsoft’s next generation home console.
Rare, developers of Xbox 360 titles like Kameo: Elements of Power and Perfect Dark Zero are working on a “mature” launch title for the Xbox 720. Forza Motorsport developers Turn 10, already having two games for the Xbox 360 and a third coming out in a few days, are also working on something, and so are Fable developers Lionhead Studios.
Some time ago, 2K boss Christoph Hartmann said that Microsoft and Sony are testing waters with Kinect and Move, and that these peripherals will be main controllers and will ship with the consoles next generation. “I don’t think they are avoiding doing another machine but testing the water,” he said. ““Rather than coming out and saying ‘this is our console now,’ I think they are playing around and seeing what they can do.”
About a month and a half ago, Microsoft said that Xbox 720’s release date could coincide with Xbox 360’s life cycle.