So OXM has released a list of 5 “secret” games coming to the Xbox 360 this year.
Being the Official Xbox Magazine means they might know something we don’t….
World of Warcraft: Azeroth Adventures– Eight million PC gamers paid $50 to own the original World of Warcraft, plus another $15/month to play it. Now, the Xbox 360 version is expected to be its own animal, not a pared down version of the PC game. It seems Microsoft will keep dumping cash on Blizzard’s (the developer) doorstep until they agree to create a custom-built-for-360 version of the game. Rumor has it that it will debut for the 2008 holiday season Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic III– Developer Bioware dropped the hammer on the rest of the RPG world when it made the original Knights of the Old Republic. The game is arguably one of the best Star Wars video games and warrants a third installment in its series of follow-ups. Official Xbox Magazine has a sneaking suspicion that they are working on III, but arent letting the cat out of the bag yet as not to derail hype for other current projects. Duke Nukem Forever– The 10-years-in-the-making sequel to the 1996 industry- defining hit Duke Nukem 3D can finally meet its goals now that technology is available that will help the game redefine first-person-shooter interactivity like its predecessor. Game developer 3D Realms is probably keeping it hush hush until they pin down a release date for the PC version. Crimson Skies 2– The original, underdog Xbox game Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge is just popular enough to give a sequel the green light. Xbox 360 doesnt want you to know about the new game yet as a matter of timing; they need to keep some bullets in their chamber for next year. Hellgate: London– This action-RPG, in which a gate to Hell has ripped open in London in 2028, is filled with massive skill customization, paper-doll character tweakage and disturbingly addictive dungeon-crawling treasure hunts. The game is possibly being kept under wraps to let it bask in the Windows limelight for awhile.
I am not a WOW fan but that would bring a lot of new people to the Xbox 360 and would be a major coup for Microsoft…. Duke Nukem Forever has been slated for release every year since 1996 so I wouldn’t hold out to much hope on that one.
The other 3 seem quite normal and the only reason they haven’t announced them is to keep the current hype on upcoming games high…
Source: Planet Xbox 360 – News – The 5 Biggest Games Coming to the 360 in Secret
Last Updated: March 14, 2007