Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard means that the company will have access to massive range of IP, and Xbox fans are already calling on various franchises from Activision's storied history to be brought back in the future.
The one we're seeing requested most prominently right now is Blur. This was a beloved but underperforming Xbox 360 racer from back in 2010 — think of it as a cross between Project Gotham Racing and Mario Kart.
Unfortunately, it seems like Blur isn't going to get a backwards compatible release at this point, but there's still hope that Microsoft might see fit to produce a sequel... although the developer Bizarre Creations has since been dissolved:
Another one that seems to be getting some love at the moment is Guitar Hero. Activision hasn't produced a Guitar Hero game since Guitar Hero Live back in 2015, and while that game didn't exactly prove a big success, there's undoubtedly a lot of nostalgia for classic GH games such as Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock.
To be honest though, we think this is perhaps a little more unlikely. Microsoft would have to invest in new peripherals in order to make a new Guitar Hero happen, and based on Rock Band 4's history, it probably wouldn't be worth it.
Ultimately, Microsoft might not be interested in bringing back some of the older properties in the Activision (and Blizzard) portfolio, but thanks to Xbox Game Pass, they can potentially afford the risk of a Blur sequel, for example. And, if there's any possible way of making more of these games backwards compatible, it'd certainly go down a treat.
Which classic Activision IP do you want to see brought back by Microsoft? Let us know below.