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    Irrational's New "MYSTERY" Title

    Off the back of winning game of the show at E3, we’re looking for lots of talented people to join us in Australia. We’re working on the sequel to one of the best loved PC franchises of all time. I think gamers are going to go nuts when they find out. So, why not come and talk to us about being part of it?
    http://www.irrational.com.au/

    I'm excited already.

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    X-Com? Wishful thinking...but it'd certainly be nice.

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    I don't think it's a mystery. I think they're talking about Bioshock.

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    Bioshock isn't a sequel.

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    It's a spiritual sequel.

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    What was the E3 game of the show (and who even decides that, for that matter)? If it was Bioshock, then that implies that this is something different.

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    Yeah, I think you're right in that it's something different.

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    Max Payne 3? What franchises does Take 2 own that could be considered a best loved PC franchise of all time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merakon
    I don't think it's a mystery. I think they're talking about Bioshock.
    Why would they say "gamers are gonna go nuts when they find out" about a game that has been officially known about for some time?

    No, it's something new. Who knows what though. What they think is huge we might think of as "meh."

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    Wasn't there a rumor a while ago that Irrational was working on a sequel to Baldur's Gate?

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    Another Tribes sequel? I'd be onboard with that.

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    Did they finally get back the System Shock IP? Or is this too obvious an assumption?
    If not, my second bet is on an X-COM sequel.

    But I'm not going to get all excited about a game even whose existence won't be revealed before next year or so.

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    Probably a longshot, but I'm hoping for Magic Carpet.

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    Huh. Well, I thought Tribes: Vengeance was all right, but most fans seemed to hate it. I'm not sure, therefore, at the wisdom of any level of excitement at what will be coming out of that particular sub-studio.

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    "Going to go nuts" suggests it's a franchise well loved, but which has been without development for some time, so I'd rule out Tribes straight off.

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    Wasn't levine on here talking about Master of Magic awhile back? Or maybe it was Wardell?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Grey
    Max Payne 3? What franchises does Take 2 own that could be considered a best loved PC franchise of all time?
    Take 2, via Firaxis owns a ton of Microprose IP. Plus know never know what Atari might sell to Take Two in order to keep themselves a float.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Man Gravy
    Wasn't levine on here talking about Master of Magic awhile back? Or maybe it was Wardell?
    That was Brad.

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    If it's X-Com, my head might explode.

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    Master of Orion pleeeeeeaaaase!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ioticus
    Master of Orion pleeeeeeaaaase!!!!
    We have GalCiv. We have no need of Master of Orion.

    Troy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob_Merritt
    Take 2, via Firaxis owns a ton of Microprose IP. Plus know never know what Atari might sell to Take Two in order to keep themselves a float.
    Totally forgot that Take Two owned Firaxis. That certainly opens up lots of possibilities. In that case, I'm guessing X-Com.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy S Goodfellow
    We have GalCiv. We have no need of Master of Orion.

    Troy
    To each their own. I still think Master of Orion is the best space 4X game.

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    Man, I so want to believe itll be Xcom... but the words "Best loved PC franchise" means a different thing these days... so I'm expecting something like a sequel to No One Lives Forever or Max Payne...

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    X-Com tops almost every "best games ever" chart, so I think it can safely be described as a well loved franchise... hmmm, is it a well loved franchise though? I mean, beyond the first one who loves the games?

    But that's thinking too hard :)

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    Judging by the requirements for the job description, whatever game it is will probably be using the Unreal 3 engine.

    http://www.irrationalgames.com/company/aus_jobs.cfm

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    Also, they're looking for a programmer with "understanding of and desire to create first-person shooter gameplay"

    And artists who have experience in "Mech and Tech concepting ability – weapons, vehicles, technology etc."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quitch
    X-Com tops almost every "best games ever" chart, so I think it can safely be described as a well loved franchise... hmmm, is it a well loved franchise though? I mean, beyond the first one who loves the games?

    But that's thinking too hard :)
    Three was really good as well and II was ok.

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    Mechwarrior 5?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ioticus
    To each their own. I still think Master of Orion is the best space 4X game.
    MOO2 was brilliance; better than GalCiv IMO. One of my favorite games of all time.

    But MOO3 was a disaster and gives me no incentive to revisit the franchise when Stardock is doing the 4x space thing better than fine. SE IV is on the way, so it looks like the subgenre will be doing OK.

    So a beloved franchise that gets revisited should be one there has been no obvious successor to. And I think MOO's torch has been passed.

    Troy

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