According to EA, Respawn Entertainment's new shooter will be "sci-fi based" and in fact, might be a true-blue " Halo -killer."
Respawn didn't bring their new project to E3 this year but EA Games president Frank Gibeau spoke during a morning meeting , and confirmed that EA will release the new game when they see "an opportunistic window." He talked about following their strategy of giving studios a full two-year cycle to get the game built and "polished to maximum quality." Also, rather than being of the standard military type, Gibeau says Respawn's product stands in contrast to games like Medal of Honor and Battlfield .
"So it allows us to pick and choose the best of the sci-fi shooters. It allows us to compete with things like Gears and Halo and put them on places in our release calendar where they're not cannibalistic to the core business and that's the essential strategy going forward."
It's certainly true that sci-fi shooters aren't anywhere near as popular as military shooters these days, so it's nice to see Respawn going in a slightly different direction. As for the genre, well…it's West and Zampella and a lot of ex-Infinity Ward guys. Stick with what you know, right?