News: Rockstar's first next-gen effort should surprise everybody.
On Friday IGN talked with Rockstar COO Terry Donovan about their next project and he came back with a rather surprising answer: Table Tennis for the Xbox 360. And it wouldn't just be a quickie Xbox Live Arcade title, this would be a complete and packaged game.
Naturally, we gamers were skeptical. If Rockstar is willing to create some fake advocacy group just to anger Jack Thompson, surely a fake game isn't above them?
But apparently it's true as today Rockstar officially announced Table Tennis for the Xbox 360.
"Our goal was to create a game that is perfectly addictive in its focused simplicity, a game that showcases the true possibilities of a next gen experience, not just in looks but in feel and pace," stated Sam Houser, Founder and Executive Producer of Rockstar Games. "We wanted to use the power of the new hardware and the resolution of new televisions to give the game an immediacy, an intensity and a sense of physicality and reality, resulting in a purer, more visceral experience that simply was not possible previously." Houser continued, "It is a distillation of game design philosophy, focusing on removing the traditional areas of compromise inherent in managing size and scope and concentrating the hardware's entire power on one activity, with the aim of doing that better than it's ever been done before."
Table Tennis is scheduled to ship May 22 and will retail for $39.99, only the second next-gen game (Top Spin 2 was the first) to do so.
Presumably, it'll be the first Rockstar-branded game rated E For Everyone.