Microsoft is trying to prove once again that they are very serious about Japan, and this time they had quite a few interesting announcements about upcoming Xbox 360 games. Many thanks to Jonnyram for his realtime reporting from the press conference.
First of all, a lot of japanese publishers are signed up for Xbox Live Arcade content: Konami, Hudson, Namco and SNK are listed. Pacman and Galaga are almost ready.
Namco then announced the future release of Culdcept Saga for Xbox 360, playable online. Imagine a strange mix between a board game and a RPG.
Sakaguchi then announced that Blue Dragon would be released at the end of the year in Japan. Lost Odyssey will have a playable demo in Autumn, and be fully released in 2007. Cry On will be released much later.
Square-Enix then announced Project Sylph, a shooter they will publish, developed by Game Arts. 360 Exclusive.
Finally Microsoft announced they would be publishing another big RPG, this time developed by Tri Ace.
A Lot of new trailers and videos were shown, but it looks like people were not allowed to film. Wait & See!
@MrWhite: if it wasn't for modders, we possibly wouldn't of spawned the best BF there was namely BF2 (35 minutes ago)
@GriftGFX: sorry I meant what's come from those guys ie DayZ clones (ahem), milsims, BR, Life etc etc (37 minutes ago)
Still good for them.. I think Unreal contributes a lot as well, both to mods and indie dev (53 minutes ago)
@aphex187: mods contribute a lot of new ideas but Bohemia isn't the only company out there supporting mods (53 minutes ago)
@aphex187: Frostbite too complicated...apparently. They do what daddy EA tells them. Can't have stuff for FREE can we? (58 minutes ago)
Gotta tip your hat to Bohemia Interactive though. If it wasn't for those guys and allowing mods to their games, the pc market could of been slightly stale these days. Shame that DICE won't allow mods (1 Hour ago)