A next-gen Shadowrun game could be on its way to Xbox One

Matt Sayer 12 September 2017

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A determined mod team hopes to win its way into Microsoft's heart.

A single tweet has sparked quite a bit of excitement recently. The studio behind Dragonpunk: Tribe of Gods, a total conversion mod for the survival game ARK: Survival Evolved, announced that it has pitched Microsoft on creating a new Shadowrun game for Xbox One. More notably, that pitch is reportedly in review by Microsoft, with Dragonpunk calling on the community to retweet in order to convince Microsoft the game is worth taking a chance on.

According to an interview by TGG with Dragonpunk lead developer Daniel Connery, the proposed game would blend the action RPG elements of Mass Effect with the online multiplayer components of Destiny. Three campaigns would be available, with traditional missions pulled from the Shadowrun tabletop RPG, new missions inspired by the universe and more in line with the recent Shadowrun: Hong Kong game by Harebrained Schemes and finally mod missions built by the community.

Microsoft has yet to comment on Dragonpunk's Twitter campaign, and assuming the project is truly under review, there's no assurance crowd support will sway its opinion. Nevertheless, I would wholeheartedly welcome a new Shadowrun game, especially one that remains faithful to the original RPG while exploring new ideas with online multiplayer.

We'll keep you informed if and when Microsoft responds to the campaign.

In other reboot news, Outcast - Second Contact received a new trailer today and Super Mario 64 added online multiplayer to the N64 classic.


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