Vanquish, the fast-paced action game from Platinum Games, earned relatively positive reviews from critics back when it released in 2010, and now it appears as though fans will finally get a sequel. According to recent rumors, Vanquish 2 is in development, and it's coming exclusively to Xbox One.
This is according to self-described industry insider Marcus Sellars, who has earned a reputation of being a fairly accurate leaker of video game news. While Sellars didn't offer any additional details on the game, one has to imagine that a potential Vanquish 2 would likely be very similar to the over-the-top, cover-based shooter action seen in the first game.
Like with any video game rumor, it's important to take this claim with a grain of salt. Even though Sellars has been accurate in the past, he has offered no evidence to back up his claims that Vanquish 2 is in development in any form. Having said that, if Vanquish 2 is coming to Xbox One as an exclusive, it wouldn't necessarily be all that surprising.
After all, Microsoft already has an established relationship with Platinum Games. Until its cancellation, Microsoft was producing Scalebound with Platinum Games, which was being positioned as a major console-exclusive. While Scalebound never finished development, it still helped to form a connection between Microsoft and Platinum, which could have opened the door for other collaborations.
Another hint that there could be some truth to this Vanquish 2 rumor is the recent addition of the original Vanquish to the Xbox One backward compatibility list. If Microsoft was looking to fund Vanquish 2 as an Xbox One exclusive, then it would make sense for it to make the original game playable on the platform.
Of course, it could just be a coincidence that Vanquish was added to the Xbox One backward compatibility list right around the time Sellars made his claims about a sequel. Considering this, fans may want to keep their expectations in check until Platinum Games, Microsoft, or Sega officially announce Vanquish 2.
Vanquish 2 is rumored to be in development as an Xbox One exclusive.
Source: Game Reactor