Pachter: Respawn Working On A Sci-Fi "Halo Killer?"
We think we speak for all gamers when we ask Jason West and Vince Zampella: "so, whatcha workin' on over there at Respawn?"
They've got all sorts of talent over there at the new studio - including quite a few ex-Infinity Ward employees - so the expectations are high. We're not going to go over all the Activision/IW details again because it's not only old news, it's also depressing. So let's focus on the good: Respawn Entertainment's new game. We still don't know what it is, but Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter has given his two cents worth, as he often does, predicting that the project will challenge Halo-creator Bungie, which recently signed a 10-year exclusivity deal with Activision for their own mystery title. Said Pachter on the most recent episode of Pach-Attack:
"The one genre that hasn't been cloned a lot is the space shooter, so I'll make a prediction here. Respawn Entertainment, the ex-Infinity Ward guys--that's their next game. They're gonna make a Halo-killer. They're gonna make a game that is going to compete in the space shooter genre."
Well, it wouldn't be any real surprise to learn they're working on a shooter, considering that was IW's forte. But we still don't know anything concrete so the question is, does Pachter once again know something we don't...? You may remember when he accidentally outed Eat Sleep Play's Twisted Metal some time before the surprise E3 announcement this year. ...well, we knew it was an "out" when we heard it but...we had some secret info, too. Anyway, what does Pachter know? Seriously? And are you interested in a "Halo killer?"
7/13/2010 9:07:14 PM John Shepard