Press Play's next Xbox One game to launch holiday 2014
Will come to Xbox 360 too
Posted on Monday 31st Mar 2014 at 3:28 PM UTC By Edwin Evans-Thirlwell, Deputy Editor for OXM
Max and the Curse of Brotherhood developer has "several unannounced original IP" on the way, you may recall, and it sounds like at least one of those games will be out before the end of the year. Max 2? Ori and the Blind Forest? Whatever it is, it'll release for both Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
"We are also planning to release another game during holiday season for Xbox One and Xbox 360 that will be utilizing Xbox Live," the studio's director Rune Dittmer told IllGaming last week, adding that a "few projects are very early in development and we don't have any details to share except that they will be published by Microsoft".
It's likely that the new game will be a platformer - Press Play has something of a habit of making those. There are no guarantees, though. "As a studio we have a strong love for platformers, in future we might develop games that may not be platformers but right now our focus is on platformers and innovating this genre," said Dittmer. "The platforming genre is much broader than what most people think. Tomb Raider and Mario, both can be categorized as platformers and we could even do a platforming game with combat in the future."
Press Play may develop a Kinect game (that's to say, a Kinect-only game) at some point, too. "Kinect is something we would love to work on and we are discovering the possibilities of using Kinect," Dittmer went on. "It has a lot of potential but on the other hand it is risky too. If Kinect is utilised in a smart way it can do some amazing things which would just not be possible with the controller."