NEWS - Wednesday, July 7, 2004
Day 1 Studios Developing For Xbox 2Day 1 Studios, creators of MechAssault and MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf for Xbox, has apparently begun work on an unnamed Xbox 2 game. The news came in an announcement about Jon Kimmich, formerly of Microsoft Game Studios, joining Day 1 Studios as Producer and Director of Business Development. Kimmichs first responsibility is "to lead a Day 1 development team in the creation of a next generation console title." While the announcement didnt specify Xbox 2 as the next-generation platform, Day 1 Studios history with the MechAssault games, as well as Kimmichs background with MGS, makes the next Xbox a logical platform for Day 1s yet-to-be-announced game. While at MGS, Kimmich was also responsible for the acquisition of FASA Interactive (developers of MechWarrior4 and Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge) and Bungie Studios (creators of Halo and Halo 2).