Don’t forget that Microsoft OWNS Rare. People are tired of Halo, and Halo 4 just came out. Gears of War is DONE. Buried. Finished. They just did Gears of War Judgement, and the magic is gone. Fable itself is not a system seller per se, unless it were online…
If Microsoft knows what’s good for them, they will open the Xbox 720 Reveal conference with an absolutely badass rebirth called “Killer Instinct 3” as their bonafide killer-app. That would capture the fighting market. An all-new Perfect Dark Rebirth that revives the property and pretends PDZero didn’t happen would cover the FPS market. Add Banjo Returns to the list, with a look and customizability that builds on Nuts & Bolts but inspired by LittleBigPlanet. And you have a KILLER line-up.
If Microsoft could do that, while also adding an online Fable to the mix (something that’s been talked about for a long time), and then corner the MMO market but announcing that Elder Scrolls Online will be exclusive to the Xbox 720, and announcing that World of Warcraft 2 (or whatever Blizzard’s follow-up will be) is “Only on Xbox 720″… THAT would be a knockout punch! Let’s hope Microsoft is listening! We’ll find out in a short hour from now! :D
HOLD ON TO YOUR SEATS!