November 2011 of Xbox World magazine suggests multiple new titles

An article published in the November 2011 issue of Xbox World magazine suggests the existence of three new games for the Xbox 360 at some point in the near future. According to Sille Gamer, the article speaks of three games: Army of Two 3, Forza World, and Resident Evil 6. While the third game mentioned is hardly surprising, a third Army of Two title would be unexpected. Xbox World is a magazine operated by the same company who operate CVG.

Little information is currently available about Army of Two 3, as the name currently appears to be. It is probable that the name would be given a subtitle, as was the case with Army of Two: The 40th Day. How a third game would fit into the story is unclear at present due to the multiple endings available in The 40th Day. If the article is to be believed, the game is in development with Visceral Montreal. Visceral’s previous credits have included the two Godfather games, all the Dead Space titles, and Dante’s Inferno. Unconfirmed reports online suggest that Visceral could also be working on an unnamed title in the Command & Conquer franchise, set for release in 2012.

Forza World is meant to be an “open-world racing simulator”. What this would be is currently unclear, but it may be something similar to Need for Speed World. The game is currently in development by Playground Games, assuming the article is correct. Playground Games is a UK-based company headed by Gavin Raeburn and was previously an executive producer with Codemasters, and was responsible for work on the DiRT franchise as well as Race Driver: GRID.

Resident Evil 6 would hardly be a surprise due to the repeated success of the survival horror franchise. Despite some complaints that Resident Evil 5 was more of an action game, a sixth numbered release could happen. The article suggests that an unveiling would occur at the upcoming Tokyo Game Show. The teaser gave the date of “September 15th”, which coincides with the start of TGS2011. Considering the company’s previous track record, it could still be years off an actual release. Resident Evil 5 was revealed four years before it actually released so history could easily repeat itself.

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Forza World could also be a Halo Waypoint type Xbox app, with stats, car videos, etc. That sounds cool to me at least.

Majesticmerc said,
Army of Two 3, Forza 5, Resident Evil 6

I weep for the gaming industry, I really do

If they're good and keep selling I don't see what the big deal is if it's #10 or #20 in a series.

GP007 said,

If they're good and keep selling I don't see what the big deal is if it's #10 or #20 in a series.

I don't have a problem if they're good, but there just seems to be no risk taking in the industry anymore. It's a safe bet making a sequel to a popular game, and eventually it just becomes a money spinner. I want to try NEW games, not Call of Duty 15. I spend almost as much money on Indie games now as I do £30 rehashes simply because the indie developers dare to be different.

The problem also results in something that drives me bonkers as well: No endings. I'm sick to the face of playing a game, only to have the ending be a precursor to the next game.

Ayepecks said,
"... a third Army of Two title would be unexpected."

How so? The first two sold well.


Yep, both games sold over 1 million copies each, which isn't bad, but both games received mixed reviews across the board, and barely any attention over here.

So yeah, I'd definitely consider a third Army of Two game a surprise. If it's true, I really hope they sort out the gameplay and the partner AI, because that was the achilles' heel of both games.

MightyJordan said,

Yep, both games sold over 1 million copies each, which isn't bad, but both games received mixed reviews across the board, and barely any attention over here.

So yeah, I'd definitely consider a third Army of Two game a surprise. If it's true, I really hope they sort out the gameplay and the partner AI, because that was the achilles' heel of both games.


I wouldn't call getting in the mid-70's as an overall average (on both Metacritic and Gamerankings) as being mixed -- that's positive. I don't see what's surprising at all. Strong sales, above-average reviews... seems like instant sequel formula to me. It's not only the critical darlings that get sequels, or else we wouldn't have half the games that get released nowadays.