PS3 News: Pandemic Studios Teasing Two Mystery Projects - PS3 News

Members Login: Register | Why sign up? | Forgot Password?

Pandemic Studios Teasing Two Mystery Projects

It's tough to generate hype for games that haven't been announced, but at least early hints can kick off some speculation and debate.

As noted by Koku Gamer, Pandemic Studios is teasing a couple new projects, currently known only as "Project X" and "Project Y." The team is building up the word-of-mouth by making topics about each in the forums; here's the one for Project X and this one is for Project Y. Now, Project Y seems like it might be a new IP:

"We’re confident that Project Y is a game that will break new ground in its category and in the video game industry. Unfortunately, for the time being, we can’t even tell anyone what category. Stay tuned – this one will be announced soon."

So there's no knowing what it might be. Project X, on the other hand, appears to represent the continuation of an established franchise. The Pandemic message regarding this mystery project is as follows:

"We’re so amped up about Project X that it’s hard for us not to tell everyone everything about it today. But we can’t. When we can talk about this project, we’ll have all the exciting news here on this site."

Now, Koku Games says it might be the oft-rumored Star Wars Battlefront III, but let's not forget about the ongoing Mercenaries franchise; the relatively well-received games that are similar to Grand Theft Auto in terms of open-ended, sandbox-style gameplay. Either way, we should have the first details on both projects some time soon, so stay tuned for those. But who wants Mercs 3?

8/25/2009 John Shepard

Put this on your webpage or blog:
Email this to a friend
Follow PSX Extreme on Twitter

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google Share on MySpace Share on Delicious Share on Digg Share on Google Buzz Share via E-Mail Share via Tumblr Share via Posterous

Comments (18 posts)

NiteKrawler
Tuesday, August 25, 2009 @ 10:02:42 PM
Reply

I only want Mercs 3 if the bugs are dealt with from the others. They could have made Mercs 2 so much better than it turned out to be. I don't know how many times I wanted to be able to shoot from my vehicle or pick up my teammate who is in a tank with my helicopter and transport him somewhere with me. And they couldn't even have let us bring our own equipment into multiplayer matches? Of course that never really bothered me because mulitplayer hardly ever WORKS!!!! Freakin' EA.

I definitely want Battlefront 3 more! They need to add heroes in space and flesh that all out a bit more. The craft need to be bigger with more of an emphasis on sabotage or commandeering.

Last edited by NiteKrawler on 8/25/2009 10:05:45 PM

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Fane1024
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 7:40:11 PM

...and bring back the control scheme from SWB1.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, August 25, 2009 @ 10:17:07 PM
Reply

More news of having no news, why do they do this to us so much?

Agree with this comment 4 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Hezzron
Tuesday, August 25, 2009 @ 11:08:19 PM
Reply

I'd want SW:Battlefront III over Mercenaries 3 any day.

Agree with this comment 6 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

MadKatBebop
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 12:14:59 AM

Same here.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

mexgeo86
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 8:31:59 AM

Battlefront on PS2 was awesome.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Neurotoxiny
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 12:44:09 AM
Reply

I am hoping so badly that it's Star Wars Battlefront 3... when my cousin's come over, even though I've got the HD Setup with my PS3 and everything, it ends up we're always playing that somehow...

Somehow we always end up playing Rag Doll Kung Fu too.... :P

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Zorigo
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 2:01:37 AM
Reply

Projet Y seems interesting to me. as a relatively new games, IPs interest me over old franchises. I do love MGS4 though,
but i have tonnes of new titles.
What bothers me though, is without hype, these days a game never seems to be good. how many un hyped games (apart from the early days of this gen, so all the original titles for the ps3 and what not) made it big?

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Fane1024
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 7:43:40 PM

All games, originals or sequels, are part of an IP (intellectual property).

Your punctuation makes it unclear whether you are using the term correctly, but I see others make that error.

Last edited by Fane1024 on 8/26/2009 7:47:08 PM

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

frylock25
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 2:36:21 AM
Reply

mercs 2 was fun but i got bored with it very quickly missions felt bland. the game was filled with bugs and lacked polish. the first one felt like a more complete game. the idea of the multiplayer was cool, thought it was cool how you could team up with a random person. in the end the game just wasnt as great as it could have been so they would have to do a damn good job with a 3rd one for me to consider it

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

___________
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 3:01:47 AM
Reply

meh going off mercs 2 no thanks.
and the site where you ask when there going to fix the games bugs you get removed?
jesus christ ive never met such a pathetic company, you ask when there going to fix something so they remove you.
yea thats the professional thing to do, when somethings broken toss a coat of paint on it and resell it.
BRILLIANT!
im sorry i dident know pandemic were owned and run by microsoft.
they delayed that game like 6 times and it still was fooked, i would hate to imagine what it would of been like if they released it on its original date.
standing next to a car and melee it kills you.
you fall 2 cm and half your healths gone.
people firing rocket launchers THROUGH CEMENT WALLS!
ive never been able to understand how either of these are possible.
last time i checked rocket launchers explode on impact therefore they CANT GO THROUGH WALLS!

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Naga
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 6:01:00 AM

Jeez relax pandemic just needs time to get use to the immense power of the Trey

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Naga
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 5:58:26 AM
Reply

Destroy All Humans?! the series is pretty much dead without them.
I hope there is a Battlefront 3, the previous games were great

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

LightShow
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 6:45:19 AM
Reply

i've got a laundry list of what will have to be in the next one for me to fork over for it, but as long as they don't drop the ball again, i really want Mercs 3.

Battlefront 3 would also be nice, but i have a feeling they'd be under pressure to turn it into "COD: Star Wars" from the powers that be.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

kevinater321
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 8:05:37 AM
Reply

Too many games, so little time.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

LinTr
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 9:19:13 AM

Yes. After the ea gobble-up and the Merc2 debacle, it's put up or shut-up time for them. I'll be waiting...

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Kangasfwa
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 9:42:03 AM
Reply

Here's to hoping both games are better than Mercs 2.

Anyone else think Pandemic's reputation is riding on Saboteur right now?

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Alienange
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 10:33:16 AM
Reply

Best thing about Pandemic? Games drop to $20 soon after release.

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Leave a Comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

Our Poll

How do you see Assassin's Creed Unity?
I see an awesome game, period.
I see a good game with a few bugs.
I see a fair game with big problems.
I see a glitchy, crappy mess.

Previous Poll Results