E3 hasn't officially started but news is already breaking ahead of the big event that kicks off this Monday. Microsoft and Twisted Pixel have confirmed that Lococycle will be an Xbox exclusive and will be a launch title for the Xbox One.
Now, the game is a crazy thing to behold, ever since the first gameplay trailer went live. It has some amazing concepts thrown in, the likes of which we have never seen in any other game out there. The driving is insane, the combat is even more insane and the combos and counters would require the kind of imagination that isn't beholden to the real world rules of physics. Simply put, Lococycle looks like a loco game.
The real contention with this news comes in a bit of an awkward way, though. You see, since this is an Xbox exclusive many people have eyes that lit up like plugging jumper cables on the gonads of a bull. If this is an exclusive, does this count toward the eight new IP that Microsoft touted at the May 21st Xbox One reveal?
Some argue that this doesn't count as a new IP (not sure why). However, technically it is a new IP and it is exclusive to the Xbox brand, so it fits the bill. If it is true that Lococycle is one of the eight new IP then it would join Disney's Fantasia: Music Evolved for Kinect, Quantum Break from Remedy Entertainment and Crytek's Ryse. That would mean that four of the eight new exclusive IP have already been filled out and that leaves Microsoft with 11 exclusive Xbox games to unveil at E3 on Monday.
While 11 exclusives and four new IP is still a lot, that doesn't really make up for the Xbox One policies Microsoft dropped on everyone that essentially overshadows whatever they have to show. I kind of feel bad for all the developers currently contracted to make exclusive Xbox One games because if people thought the Wii U sales were abysmal, I can only imagine what the Xbox One sales will look like. And at least for Nintendo, they have Microsoft selling Wii U units for them...since May 21st, 2013.
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