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Submitted by Aclay 763d ago | news

Harrison: Xbox London studio 'won't make retail games'

CVG- Speaking at the London Games Conference this afternoon, the Xbox firm's new corporate VP of interactive entertainment - and ex-Sony exec - Phil Harrison revealed that the studio "will not make retail games." (Industry, Xbox 360)

Abash  +   763d ago
Im guessing they will not be games that are large scale like AAA titles
StrongMan  +   763d ago
Probably downloadable Kinect games.
Ben_Grimm  +   763d ago
Just because they won't be retail doesn't mean they won't be AAA. And there's nothing stopping large scale games via download only.

I mean just take a look at the many games on Steam and this should tell you that large scale AAA games are possible non-retail.
AAACE5  +   763d ago
Still amazes me that phil harrison was one of the reasons ps3 and psp suffered so much, and then ms hires him...lol! Things are looking up for ms.
Abash  +   763d ago
@ AAACE5

He was actually the one who supported LittleBigPlanet and steered Media Molecule in the right direction with it. Sadly that was like in 2006/2007, the industry has changed and so has Phil Harrison's gaming philosophies. I don't see him doing anything as bold as his push for software in his PlayStation days
nukeitall  +   763d ago
@AAACE5:

Ironically, it was Phil Harrison that made PS3 do as well as it did. It was Sony's japanese arm *AND* Ken Kutaragi that screwed up the PS3 so badly.
nukeitall  +   763d ago
@Abash:

"Im guessing they will not be games that are large scale like AAA titles "

Nope. That is not what MS is saying. They are saying, the games released will not be a retail sold game.

It sounds like a free to play game that certainly sounds like a AAA game due to the hundreds of employees they are expanding the studio with.
Bar_Brothers  +   763d ago
At Least Vancouver Studio and Vitoria are doing Triple A Games
Not bad. Still Microsoft wth are you doing so much money :x
sashimi  +   763d ago
pouring it all into kinect of course.
BattleTorn  +   763d ago
Vancouver shout-out!
doctorstrange  +   763d ago
Interesting. Hopefully they make games that are still fun, and aren't 'too casual'
Jinkies  +   763d ago
Judging by what they've done since Kinect was released...I highly doubt it
dubt72  +   763d ago
Still weird seeing him represent MS. It's like when Deion came over to the Cowboys from the 49ers. It took some time to fully welcome him to the team.
Loved the "magical" observation about Xbox Live tho, lol.
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Luke_fon_Fabre  +   763d ago
But then if you run out of room on the console... ? These systems better come with 2 TB hard drives or something
SonyStyled  +   763d ago
thats why i never understood why ms released a 4gb 360. unless it was a business strategy to sell more larger hard drives after the console purchase. ms being ms i guess, finding ways to nickel and dime us. id do it too if it was going to make me millions. but really, most retail downloadable games are over 4gb. it took me 5 years to max my 60gb hdd. id max out 4 gigs pretty quickly as im sure most of us would. i think the problem though has been realized by the console manufacturers as most of the consoles now come with a large hdd
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