An industry insider with a decent track record has claimed that Vanquish 2 is coming — and probably with Xbox One exclusivity.
Vanquish has a big cult following. The first game was released all the way back in 2010, and it remains a fan favorite to this day. While it never set the world on fire, the hyperactive action title garnered a big fanbase for the ferocity it wore on its sleeve like a badge of honor. The game got a PC release last year too, so it's clear it's not far from the minds of its creators.
Well, it seems there might be good reason for that. If insider Marcus Sellars is to be believed, a sequel might be on the way. On his own Discord (via GameReactor), he said that Vanquish 2 was in the works and going to be made in tandem with Microsoft. He restated this on Twitter, saying simply:
Vanquish 2. https://t.co/G3PnfBgzCL
— Marcus Sellars (@Marcus_Sellars) February 25, 2018
That's pretty straightforward. This partnership would suggest some kind of Xbox One exclusivity, which would be in line with what Microsoft has been saying about wanting to bolster their exclusive lineup for a while.
Of course, none of this is confirmed. This is just rumoured at this point, but when it comes from someone with a proven track record, it certainly is worth pondering. Vanquish would seem like a smart one to bring back. The Platinum Games title may not be the biggest franchise in the world, but it does have a loyal following. On top of that, it isn't a hard sell either. Hundreds of explosions going off during the blisteringly fast third-person action is something that will sell itself, especially if it is given the budget to really shine.