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?

Subscribe
Notify of
18 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
NiteKrawler
NiteKrawler
11 years ago

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

Fane1024
Fane1024
11 years ago

…and bring back the control scheme from SWB1.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

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

Hezzron
Hezzron
11 years ago

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

MadKatBebop
MadKatBebop
11 years ago

Same here.

mexgeo86
mexgeo86
11 years ago

Battlefront on PS2 was awesome.

Neurotoxiny
Neurotoxiny
11 years ago

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…. ūüėõ

Zorigo
Zorigo
11 years ago

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?

Fane1024
Fane1024
11 years ago

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

frylock25
frylock25
11 years ago

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

___________
___________
11 years ago

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!

Naga
Naga
11 years ago

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

Naga
Naga
11 years ago

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

LightShow
LightShow
11 years ago

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.

kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

Too many games, so little time.

LinTr
LinTr
11 years ago

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

Kangasfwa
Kangasfwa
11 years ago

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

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

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

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