Third-party  Tagged Articles RSS Feed | Third-party  RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network Rise: Race the Future is the NX's first confirmed third-party title Tue, 31 May 2016 16:39:13 -0400 Anthony Pelone

Rumors and speculation continue to shroud the nebulous Nintendo NX console, but here's a tasty morsel that slipped through the cracks: a third-party game announcement! While developer VD-dev games has confirmed Rise: Race the Future is a multi-platform racer, its confirmation on NX has rendered it the first confirmed third-party title for the upcoming system.

Little information has been revealed regarding Rise itself, but as seen in the below included teaser (and the name!), it's a futuristic racer of sorts. For designing the vehicles, the dev studio turned to collaborating with famed automotive designer Anthony Jannarelly, known for the supercars of W Motors and his co-funding of Jannarelly Automotive.

Rise is slated for a December 2016 release, but as the NX won't launch until next year, we'll be introduced to it via the likes of PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, 3DS, Steam, Google Play, and the iTunes App Store. How it'll differ on all these platforms, let alone the NX, remains a mystery.

Are you excited for the NX's first third-party game? Let us know in the comments below!

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Launch Title Letdown: What Happened to Exclusives? Sat, 23 Nov 2013 01:51:59 -0500 Brian Armstrong

We've had a week with the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One is finally here as well, but now that we've had some time with the games, how are you feeling about them? Amazing graphics? Slick presentation? Maybe so, but in my opinion, these launch lineups are big disappointments.

Third-Party Games Are Great, What Happened to the Exclusives?

I don't necessarily mean that all the games are bad, but what I'm more focused on are the first-party exclusives. Sure Forza Motorsport 5 is amazing and Resogun is a pleasant surprise, but beyond those, I feel like the Sony and Microsoft put forth merely a decent lineup of titles. The third-party games like Assassin's Creed IV, Battlefield 4, Need for Speed: Rivals, and NBA 2K14 are all excellent, and make for plenty of great games to play on your new console. But the exclusives are lacking. 

Not Enough to Keep Me Coming Back for More

Killzone: Shadow Fall, for example, is a beautiful game that runs at a buttery smooth 60 frames per second. But the depth of the game really isn't there. The single player campaign is ok and the multiplayer is stale, so there really hasn't been a whole lot of reason for me to come back to it. Dead Rising has never been a series that appealed to me, and the newest entry is no exception. Granted, I don't own an Xbox One, but I have spent a significant amount of time with the games, and I haven't been blown away.

Like I said, Forza is amazing, and Resogun will last me a long time. The third-party games are solid enough to help make these launch lineups some of the best ever. But I'm disappointed in the efforts of the first-party studios. I feel like they could have given us a Halo or Fable or Uncharted or Gran Turismo. Had these games been available at launch we may all be singing a different tune.

The future is no doubt bright for these two consoles, filled with many great games, both first and third party. But as far as launch lineups go, I'm not impressed.