Back in February it was confirmed that Starbreeze was developing a title for EA that would reinvigorate a classic franchise. The current internal code name is: Project RedLime
My money is on Road Rash, based on the latest 'Now Hiring' ad in the recent issues of Edge. It features a hairy and scary looking biker dude with a hacksaw .
At the time of the annoouncement the web forums were lit up with speculation with a ton of different possibilities offered up: System Shock 3, Wing Commander, Ultima, Syndicate....in fact almost every defunct EA property seemed to be thrown into the mix as a possibility.
Which old EA franchise would you like to see Starbreeze work their magic on?
I just completed it over the weekend and really enjoyed it. Mike Patton's voice work as The Darkness was AMAZING and I was stunned to see some people hated it over on NeoGAF.
They story was good, but not great and it felt a little contrived at times. But it was never less than enjoyable.
The developer, Starbreeze Studios, are excellent. They need to get that long-delayed Riddick title out (if it's not trapped in development hell - Activision may have killed the project following the ActiBlizz merger) and the much-wanted Road Rash update that they're rumored to be working on for EA.
I'm a sad wretch with no friends, so I haven't even touched the World Tour yet. It's a bummer that loads of the achievements are tied to this mode. I've tried to get the missus involved but she loses interest after a few songs and doesn't have the stamina for it.
RB's World Tour mode with it's full online support will allow me to finally play this mode properly. This is as close as I'm gonna get.....