GamesTM Rumors: Gears 4 publisher Microsoft, Star Wars 1313 by Activision and more

The latest issue of GamesTM has brought a lot of new rumors, and you can read all about it below.

The rumor section reveals that Metal Gear Solid 5 will arrive in 2014 and the game will be published by Konami. They have also said that there’s a Gears of War 4 in the pipeline and it will be published by Microsoft.

It doesn’t look like Microsoft will be allowing the franchise to fall into their competitor’s hands considering the IP is owned by Epic Games, and there’s always scenarios where the game could end up on other platforms.

They have also talked about the Luminous engine and other things. You can read about it below.

RUMOUR: FINAL FANTASY PUBLISHER: SQUARE ENIX; DEVELOPER: INHOUSE

WHILE THE AGNI’S Philosophy demo was exactly that – a demo – it does suggest that Square Enix is currently circling the opportunities that its new engine will offer the future ofthe franchise. Nothing has been announced yet, but given the stunning spectacle on display in the tech demo, there’s little doubt that Square Enix will be quick to prove the power of itsLuminous Engine with its most sacrosanct of franchises.

CONFIRMED: WATCH DOGS PUBLISHER: UBISOFT; DEVELOPER: INHOUSE

UBISOFT’S OPENWORLD hack-and-stab future noir is set to be one of the first next-gen titles to arrive when Microsoft and Sony roll out their new hardware. It’s without a doubt one of the most promising new properties on the horizon, with innovative emergent features and a tantalising multiplayer component that the studio has only hinted at to date. It’s likely to be a cross-platform release, so don’t expect it to push any boundaries quite yet.

RUMOUR: METAL GEAR SOLID V PUBLISHER: KONAMI; DEVELOPER: KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS

WELL, THIS HASN’T been confirmed yet, but we’ve little doubt that The Phantom Pain that debuted at the VGAs at the tail-end of 2012 is the next numerical entry in the Metal Gear franchise. Kojima has previously stated that the advancements made with the Fox Engine can only be afforded if the developer is to utilise it for the next entry in the convoluted saga of Snake and chums. Don’t expect this to arrive until 2014 at the earliest.

CONFIRMED: STAR WARS 1313 PUBLISHER: ACTIVISION; DEVELOPER: LUCASARTS

THE INTERNET IS aflame with Star Wars rumours and gossip since the third trilogy was announced, but let’s not forget that LucasArt’s moody action-adventure game is currently in the works and set to take the franchise into a more adult territory. Where this game will really explore the possibilities of advanced hardware is in the collaboration between the development team and Lucasfilm in-house studios ILM and Skywalker Sound, who have collaborated to ensure that the game delivers on the cinematic merits of its silver-screen counterpart.

RUMOUR: GEARS OF WAR 4 PUBLISHER: MICROSOFT DEVELOPER: EPIC GAMES

WE’D BE SURPRISED if Epic wasn’t busy beavering away on another main entry in the Gears franchise to coincide with the launch of the next Xbox. For many the current console generation didn’t kick-off until Marcus Fenix arrived on the scene and it’s to that end that Microsoft will most likely be eyeing up the bulging dudebros to commence the next cycle of its own hardware. Although where the series goes after the end of GOW3 is anyone’s guess

Via GAF