On another stream of reports from its sources, Kotaku reported that Respawn Entertainment’s next shooter, published by EA, will only be on the Xbox console brand. This include the Xbox 360, but most especially, the Xbox 720.
This is apparently the case because according to one source, Microsoft could be as far as six months in game development for the Xbox 720. The console is expected to launch in late 2013 to coincide with the release of Sony’s PS4. However, Microsoft reportedly cancelled several internal projects because it didn’t feel they were shaping up well.
So bringing in Respawn exclusively is fair enough – but it also seems the game will be an always online, massive mulitplayer shooter with factions of 16 players fighting each other. The game is being explicitly designed for multiplayer and a single player element is still unconfirmed.
Respawn is looking to add AI team-mates for online play and help new players. One may even play against bots offline, but as of now, a full campaign is unconfirmed.