Avalanche Studios has a Next-Gen Focus

Avalanche Studios has a Next-Gen Focus

Project Mamba pushed to 2014

Written by SgtDigglesworth on 24 November 12 at 23:25

There have been a lot of rumours surrounding when gamers can expect to shift their focus to the next-gen console, and there is one developer who is already gearing up their development of their next project for the next-gen consoles.

Avalanche Studios, the minds behind Just Cause and Just Cause 2 have packed up their Xbox 360 developer kits and are shipping them back in order to focus on their future with the secretive, Project Mamba.

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The above picture of boxes is from Avalanche Studios' New York developing studio, and the contents are, you guessed it, Xbox 360 developer kits.

Christofer Sundberg, added a simple remark in regards to where the developing outfit is heading:

We're shipping 'em back. Going next-gen on your asses.They also stated that Project Mamba is their next AAA title that will be making headway around 2014.

Although this is a long way off, especially in gaming years, the future of gaming and the next-gen horizon is still a hot topic over a hot pocket and beer. Nonetheless, it is still worthy to note that developers are deep within their secret lairs hard at work alongside gnomes, pixies and ancient warrior gods, carving the future of gaming.

We will be sure to keep you posted for anymore news surrounding Avalance Studios and their next-gen Project Mamba.
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Posted on 25 November 12 at 00:03, Edited on 25 November 12 at 00:04 by mitchcraft1980
I am both excited and scared to see where the next gen consoles will take us.

Will it just be a step up in graphics with the same old genres we have now or will we see some new ground breaking advancements.

Will the rumors of a game being tied to one account be a reality or will we still have our 2nd hand market which without many gamers would not be gaming as we speak, especially with the way the economy is heading at the moment.

Time will tel but lets hope what it tells leads to times of happiness.
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Posted on 25 November 12 at 00:04
Nice to see Avalanche getting a head start on the nex-gen market.
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Posted on 25 November 12 at 00:10
While I would love to express my thoughts on next-gen gaming, I can currently only think about the Hot Pocket and beer. Thanks for that.
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Posted on 25 November 12 at 00:41
It's one of those stupid or brave moments but somebody has to be first.
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Posted on 25 November 12 at 02:05
They did it, so everybody will do it (or already did) ...

Expect a slower 2013 for new IPs (and 2 new COD games)
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Posted on 25 November 12 at 06:27
Just Cause 3 in 4K resolution?

I can already imagine the beauty.
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Posted on 25 November 12 at 08:21
I hope for better and more sophisticated AI behaviour and path finding so open world games will improve massively
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Posted on 25 November 12 at 08:49
mitchcraft1980 said:Will it just be a step up in graphics with the same old genres we have now or will we see some new ground breaking advancements.

Will the rumors of a game being tied to one account be a reality or will we still have our 2nd hand market which without many gamers would not be gaming as we speak, especially with the way the economy is heading at the moment.

Time will tel but lets hope what it tells leads to times of happiness.
Better graphics. Kinect 2.0 will be the big changer. Maybe major XBL changes.

Not a reality. MS would be committing suicide by tying games to a single account.
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Posted on 25 November 12 at 10:05
Dont expect a big change in AI, but GFX is better.

Oh.. 1080p is NextGen for consoles, and not 4K.
Higher res do not improve gameplay either.

Avalanche is skilled, and it would be cool with another game on current gen first.
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Posted on 25 November 12 at 14:32
I love just cause 2...what a blast. Announce the next Xbox and ill preorder it that same day.
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Posted on 25 November 12 at 15:34
I would only have a problem if it affected video game rentals. Most would just stop buying games if they couldn't rent. The next gen console will most likely be 3d ready as that is starting to get a little more affordable and in the years to come will be even more. 1080p should be the only real goal and I don't know if there is a new disc type coming or if blu ray is going to be used. This beta kinect is pretty bad but I can see once they've taken all the data from the globe of users who own it and have tweaked it a lot more and improved it's speed and accuracy it'd be a great item in the house (if it's not spying on us...).

Microsoft actually used to have keys bound to their discs on their older pc games (mech warrior and age of empires 2 to name a couple) and I could see them tying games to a key that binds it to your account or if that's just a bad rumor going around then their true goal may be to stop people from having a modded xbox playing burned discs. If a key was locked onto a game it'd be a little harder to just burn a new disc and you'd have to change the key within the files before burning it which would need to be done on each disc burnt and no two could have the same key at the same time while on live.
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Posted on 25 November 12 at 17:05, Edited on 25 November 12 at 17:05 by NawtyCawty
Project Black Mamba has to be the stupidest name ever. It sounds like a porn film. Maybe it is...dance
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All I want is a graphics update, controllers are good right now, game mechanics are good right now, achievements are good right now just tinker with performance.
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Posted on 25 November 12 at 18:48
Nooo!! Everybody just slow down!! I know MS wants to try out those tri-layer discs to upstage blu-ray but a new console is not really warranted. There haven't been enough technological advances that couldn't just be updates to require a new console. Not to mention, we all know it will come along with a hefty price tag and possibly even raised game prices. (I'm thinking $69.99) I, for one, am not ready.
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Posted on 25 November 12 at 19:14
While I hope that the new project is Just Cause 3, I won't be picking up a new console anytime soon. I have my doubts that anything new will be backwards compatible and there is no way I will finish my current backlog of games before 2014 - especially with some hot titles coming early next year (GTA V anyone?).
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Posted on 25 November 12 at 22:21
I hope the new title is Just Cause 3. The Xbox 360 has been out for 7 years already, so I hope the new console brings some big changes. If the graphics get any better, Just Cause 3 will melt my eyes off. Just Cause 2 was absolutely beautiful. I know it doesn't seem like games can get much better, but it would be awesome if they can squeeze as much realism and sexiness out of the tech to deliver even more stunning titles.
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Posted on 26 November 12 at 01:26
All I want is to see Halo 6 get released on the 360. If they're going for a 10 year life cycle for the 360, we could probably get Halo 5 released for both the 360 and 720. But the really cynical bastard in me says that 6 will be 720 exclusive, just to drive sales of that console.

As for Avalanche...never played anything with their name on it, ttbomk. I do think it is a bit premature to send back 360 dev kits when they could do a release on both consoles and capture both markets.
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Posted on 26 November 12 at 01:58
For me I think there needs to be a major change in gaming to keep me interested. I'm getting on for 30 years old and have been gaming all my life (since I was around 2 and a half) and I'm starting to get really bored.

Games have changed a lot over the years, which has kept me interested. The biggest jump was probably from from 2d to 3d (not 3d glasses type 3d). It was like I started gaming all over again! But they are starting to slow down a lot now. :(

Maybe it's just because of how long the 360 and PS3 have been around. Maybe when the next gen consoles come out, I'll be amazed and my enthusiasm for gaming will be renewed...

It just doesn't seem likely that the graphics will have the wow factor like new consoles usually have though. I'm just expecting the usual things like better lighting, higher res textures etc. how boring... And games these days are getting way too dumbed down, gameplay-wise. And I can only see that getting worse over the years...

So my life of gaming will probably end with the 360 and PS3. cry
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Posted on 26 November 12 at 05:58
I hope Project Black Mamba is Just Cause 3.

mitchcraft1980 said:Will the rumors of a game being tied to one account be a reality or will we still have our 2nd hand market which without many gamers would not be gaming as we speak, especially with the way the economy is heading at the moment.I highly doubt those rumors are true. All Sony would have to do is allow used games on their console and MS would be at a huge disadvantage.
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