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MS hunting Xbox-exclusive FPS classics

Halo Reach isn't the system's last triumph in the genre, says firm

Microsoft has told CVG that it is on the prowl for classic, Xbox 360-exclusive first-person shooters - in the wake of Bungie completing development on Halo Reach.

With Reach likely to be Bungie's last ever Halo release, 360-exclusive FPS titles are thin on the ground - as Sony readies Killzone 3 for release in February next year on PS3.


But Microsoft - which still owns the rights to the Halo franchise - has told CVG that 360 fans needn't worry.

"We'll be looking to have lots of FPS games, ideally exclusive to us [in future]," Microsoft UK boss Neil Thompson told us.

"I'm not going to make any announcements about any FPS games we have in the pipeline right now - because that will lose me my job - but yes, first-person shooters are a great genre of product that have served us very well and will continue to serve us well in the future. We will be bringing great products out... that's the one thing I can commit to."

And it's not just shooters, either; Thompson added that "whether people like racing, dancing, FPS, strategy... whatever they like we'll be bringing out franchises that we think they'll love".

Reach certainly looks like it's going to send Bungie's involvement with the Halo series out with a bang. Check out our review of the game here.

Microsoft today claimed that Halo is the biggest franchise in the games industry.