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The future of Xbox: why Microsoft hasn't abandoned the core

OXM - We've never had it better - so why believe the worst?

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Godchild10201942d ago (Edited 1942d ago )

"Activision has signed up Bungie to develop an Xbox exclusive sci-fi franchise of comparable immensity, the mysterious Destiny project."

I don't understand why leave if you are still going to make games exclusive to one console. I'm sure this is the game that will be a timed exclusive before going to the PS3 and Wii U. Or maybe it will be on the next Xbox?

While I don't think Microsoft left the Core, they are just holding off on making Core games until the next Xbox is released. They did the same thing with the original Xbox.

mcstorm1942d ago

I agree with what you are saying but i dont think it ms have abandoned the core at all. Look at the beginning of this gen and tell me how, many 1st party studios made exclusive games for the 360 and then look atit now.

The difference between sony and ms is they have more studios that are 1st party than ms and ms are now starting to build on this with 343 turn10 rare and big park.

The 360 has done the job it set out to do when it came out and that was to take a big share of the 3rd party games market away from sony and getting games like gta early on in this gen has shown that a 3rd party game can srll better on there console than the ps3 and this is what the last 2 to 3 gens have been about.

Sony dominated the market with the ps1 and ps2 because they got the best 3rd party games out there. Resident evil, final fantasy, tekken, gran theft auto and fifa are just some of the games they managed to get made on there console.

Sony at the start of this gen did not think ms and the xbox would have an effect on there console sales because everyone knew the playstation brand and thought this would be enough to walk over the xbox and wii again.

They were wrong and the sales of the ps3 at the beginning of this gen have shown that.

What sony have now done is given us some amazing new ips and kind of done a Nintendo and started to create an image with sack boy and i think this will help them the beginning of the next gen. But microsoft want to be know as a console for all not the core or family as the core market is only small but can being alot of cash in for the big names like halo. But they so know that they need to start getting into the next gen gamers which is why they are going after the family side with kinect.

This has also paid off for them but what alot of people seem to miss is all the work going on in the back ground by microsoft to make everything look the same, feel the same and also to have a cool image abit like apple have and with windows 8, surface, windows phone 8, xboz music and video as well as smart glass office 365 and more on the way over the next few months microsoft are looking to become the number one eco system that people go for as they all just work.

Think about it ms are covering more or less every angle with the 360 being the centre of the home and everything else working with it too.

I dont think in any way it will kill nintendo or the playstation brand but ms are looking at a bigger picture than sony and nintendo and i dont think any of the will abandon the core as this is where the big spenders are on games and the media side is where the none core will be the big spenders on music video tv and more.

Jazz41081942d ago

I like what you said but i needed to correct you as ms now has more first party studios then sony by about 5 or 6. Just most of them are working on future gen products.

TheKayle1942d ago

totally correct...ppl need to see the big picture ms is building

mcstorm1941d ago

@Jazz4108 I did not know they had more studios so thank you for the info.

mananimal1942d ago

which is exactly my point, Microsoft USES the CoRE Gamer to sell the system, then when the CORE has made the console a sucess & the core gamers choice in console, they say FU core gamers! & then stop producing console exclusives for the sake of $$ & greed, raked in by the casual gamer, Microsoft will do the same thing this next Gen, mark my words.

ArmrdChaos1942d ago

Or USE core gamers to help fight a format war? To introduce a system to the public with very few launch titles knowing that they will resort to buying bluray movies to hold them over. You mean that kind of USE?

Newsflash... they are ALL corporations...they use everyone to generate profit. You don't see them giving everything away for free because they "care" about the gamer.

Jaces1942d ago

Will wait to see next gen, but for now the exclusives do not impress, and no Halo and Gears don't count...I want to see NEW IP's. NEW is the keyword.

hellvaguy1942d ago

Theres dozens of "new ips" in the past year. People just dont buy many of them. Plus all the tons of ips on lower budgeted live downloads.

People post a list of them every few weeks, so Im not goign to bother looking it. Everyone knows how to google by now. Honestly I cant and dont want to afford all the games currently that are out. I mean do people really buy 4-5 games @ $60 a piece/month? Thats too much imo.

hellvaguy1942d ago

Theres dozens of "new ips" in the past year. People just dont buy many of them. Plus all the tons of ips on lower budgeted live downloads.

People post a list of them every few weeks, so Im not going to bother looking it. Everyone knows how to google by now. Honestly I cant and dont want to afford all the games currently that are out. I mean do people really buy 4-5 games @ $60 a piece/month? Thats too much imo.

TekoIie1942d ago (Edited 1942d ago )

Here are some new IP's:

New gods: Ascend
Matter
Happy wars
LocoCycle

These really have been overlooked :/

Jaces1942d ago

Preferably not LIVE games, I didn't buy a $250 system just for some exclusive downloadable games.

>.>

TekoIie1942d ago

"Preferably not LIVE games, I didn't buy a $250 system just for some exclusive downloadable games"

Neither did I but what you asked for was NEW IP's. NEW was the keyword here not retail...

Jaces1941d ago

Doesn't matter really, if there where new retail exclusives worth a damn you would have listed those first I'm sure. But seeing how that's not the case I can understand why you went the LIVE route.

Treian1942d ago

yes they have. I used to have an xbox and enjoyed it. But the lack of exclusives made me sell it.

Belking1942d ago

as your name says blah, blah, blah.

Treian1942d ago

my name has nothing to do with xbox or related products. Your comparison of the two ideas is completely wrong.

Hicken1942d ago

Congratulations, Belking. You can read.

palaeomerus1942d ago

I used to have a PS3. The exclusives didn't stop me from selling it. Cheap. Because it wasn't worth much or much in demand with console gamers.

AD7051942d ago

I just wanna know what happened to crimson skies, brute force, jade empire, gun valkyrie, sudeki, mecha assault, blinx, panzer dragon,and many other MS characters and franchises from the original XBOX? It's like MS forgot about these games. In fact fable and halo are the only original xbox games from last gen that I've seen even make it onto the 360.

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