ReCore, an upcoming 2016 Microsoft Xbox One exclusive, has a former Halo and Destiny writer attached to it now. In an article from the New York Times discussing the evolution and progression of female lead characters in big budget games, the writer states that Joseph Staten, formerly of Bungie is now the lead writer on ReCore from Comcept and Armature Studios. The article goes on to state that:
ReCore, a Microsoft Studios game scheduled to arrive for Xbox One next year, will open with the main character, Joule, believing that she is the last human in the desert world of Far Eden. Sentient robots roam the sands and ruins of civilization and Joule must enlist some of them in her cause: reviving the human race. How she does it is the game’s central mystery, but the game’s lead writer, Joseph Staten, said the solution would be unconventional.
“The male gender does not have the monopoly on heroism,” he said. “Joule is emblematic of this conviction, and we hope she’s a character who stands strong and stands out in a market filled with male heroes.”
ReCore is set to be released in the Spring of this year (2016). The game’s main character, Joule, is the last person on the desert planet Far Eden. Joule is in control of a cool looking blue orb thingy that when she inserts into robots they take on their own life. In the trailer we see Joule and her robotic dog exploring a vault before they are attacked. Heroically, the dog blows itself up to destroy the enemy. Joule then finds a humanoid robot and inserts the orb into it and it comes to life.
The original piece in the NY Times is a very good read and we recommend taking a look.