We open this week’s busy episode of Unlocked by discussing two big new games we just played a bunch of: Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty and Alan Wake 2. After that we discuss Phil Spencer’s wish to bring back MechAssault and have a fantasy draft for which Xbox developer should make it — along with our own picks (complete with preferred developers) for other dormant Xbox franchises we’d like to see return. Plus: we get lost wondering how the heck we’re going to play all of the games in this historically busy stretch of major game releases that we’re in right now, and more!
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Ryan McCaffrey is IGN’s executive editor of previews and host of both IGN’s weekly Xbox show, Podcast Unlocked, as well as our monthly(-ish) interview show, IGN Unfiltered. He’s a North Jersey guy, so it’s “Taylor ham,” not “pork roll.” Debate it with him on Twitter at @DMC_Ryan.