Looks like we’ve got a new influx of new readers who are anxious and excited to share their thoughts and opinions on the gaming industries hottest happenings. To the new folks, we’d like to welcome you with a Game Rant classic: the Open Discussion.
Basically, the Game Rant Open Discussion is a place for our readers to catch up on and discuss the most memorable stories from the last week, while also sharing thoughts on any and everything going on in the world today (movies, TV, comics, etc.) Let’s get started.
We’ll kick things off with a rumor that’s sure to excite Bioshock fans. According to a South African retailer, 2K Games is apparently planning to release the three Bioshock games as a collection on PS4 and Xbox One. Granted, the rumor could turn out to be completely false, but for the moment fans of the franchise are sure to be excited.
Next up is one of the most popular game series ever: Halo. According to Frank O’Connor, the franchise’s development director, Halo 6 is currently in the planning stage. Even though there’s nothing set in stone yet, it sounds like the team has already completed some writing and have an idea where the storyline is headed. Some gamers may find this curious considering we’re still a month away from the release of Halo 5: Guardians, plus the free content planned to release post-launch.
Now on to another rumor: Electronic Arts is said to be working on a Netflix for gaming. This is definitely an idea that has floated around the gaming industry for a while now, but seems to experience numerous roadblocks. Companies like OnLive have tried their hand, only to crash and burn, and sell off their assets. That said, EA has found some success with their EA Access service on Xbox One, and are surely hoping a more expansive service will be a hit among PC gamers.
Speaking of Xbox One, the head of the Microsoft gaming arm recently opened up about his take on the console wars. The ever positive Phil Spencer revealed in a recent interview with Gamespot that he would rather gamers focus on the positive aspects of all consoles and games, rather than fighting about which is better. Maybe it’s time for an #AllConsolesMatter hasthag, huh?
Finally, as we near the jam-packed holiday game release schedule, game developers are working feverishly to finalize their games in time for launch. Well, except for the folks at IO Interactive, who announced they have delayed the launch of their highly anticipated stealth RPG, Hitman. While the news is sure to disappoint fans of the franchise, it’s probably the best move for the developer who was set to compete with major titles like Star Wars Battlefront, Fallout 4, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.
Now it’s your turn, readers, to share your thoughts about these and any other stories from the week (or any topic under the sun) you found interesting. We simply ask that you be respectful and courteous with each other. Enjoy the conversation!