According to Activision's press release, Activision now is the new home for the license to kill. I remember booting up Goldeneye for the first time back when Rare had it and then the disappointment when EA got it and all the games that followed as EA searched high and low for a way to duplicate the magic. Maybe Activision can recapture it. I guess it all depends on who ends up developing it and what angle they take with it...
If they want to make the new Bonds as stylish, appealing, and innovative as Goldenye 007 was, then they need to give it back to Rare. EA Games came close to it with Everything or Nothing, but the only way to do it is with Rare. Though I will say Rare has had a long string of crappy games for the past few years. For a company that gave us Banjo-kazooie, Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, and Donkey Kong, they really sunk to a whole new low with Perfect Dark Zero, Conker: LAR, and Kameo. Seriously below what I expected them to make.
As the original post says... it depends on who Activision wants to develop the game. They have plenty of great developers that would could do the license justice...
they could give it to any of its developers... Infinity Ward - makers of the Call of Duty games, Neversoft - Tony Hawk, GUN, Raven - Soldier of Fortune, X-Men Legends... these are just to name a few of its developers... it could also hand if off to some other company...
we'll just have to see, and as you said Rare has put out some not so great games also
My bet is that Raven helms this. Its been a while since they've done an FPS and they might wanna get back into the groove. Note that this isn't based on anything other then that I really like Raven FPSes and Infinity Ward is busy cranking out CoD sequels.
Ronald Diemicke Wrote:
For expidency with getting this title out the door, 007 now carries a special "phasing gun" and "laser quarterstaff" which he can use to cut the arms off enemies or pole vault over cliffs. Q has really outdone himself!
Just kidding (some references to previous games)! No guarantee that Raven will be doing this, but I've been a fan of their previous work.