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Submitted by VersaVulture89 644d ago | opinion piece

The Games and Franchises That Microsoft Should Revive In The Next Generation

Digibytes.me: Microsoft needs to start focusing on games and less on entertainment. While I use a lot of their apps on Xbox Live, it's obvious that they lack in the exclusives department. This article is a look at the games that should make a comeback if Microsoft wants to be a fierce competitor in the next generation. (Conker: Live & Reloaded, Jet Force Gemini, Killer Instinct, Lost Odyssey, Microsoft, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   644d ago
I know MS is trying to make xbox the best entertainment console but, I really hope they step it up in exclusive games and variety.
Why o why  +   644d ago
I'm trying to work out why anybody would disagree with your opinion on that.

Crimson skies, panza dragoon, pgr and some cameo please
greenpowerz  +   644d ago
I'd be happy with

-DeamFall(rumored that it was being worked on early in the 360's life)

-Perfect Dark Zero next(rumored that it was being worked on mid way through the 360's life)

-Killer Instinct(rumored to being talked about internally)

-Lost Oddyssey

Please no shovelware or vaporware...

These are the games I liked on the XBOX that had history of being remade in the past.

EDIT

@why-o-why

I dissagred with him. He mentioned irrelevant talking points and mentioned the same sad hopes and wishes we heard a million times. He added nothing to the topic. He implies xbox has no exclusives and variety yet it's the only console that doesn't really delay or cancel games and offered a solid lineup last holiday with variety. Xbox has the most diverse game line-up/fanbase of all the consoles.
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_-EDMIX-_  +   644d ago
Rare is making Kinect games

Not sure if Mistwalker is even making any 720 or next gen games

I feel for you but, I don't see any of those games happening. MS just doesn't have enough teams to make anything. Always understand, making one game means not making or delaying another. MS needs Rare to make Kinect 2.0 games just like they need Turn 10 to make Forza cause Bizzare is not there to make PRG jur like they need Lionhead to make Fable cause they don't have choice to make a new RPG IP, they are no longer working with Bioware and have Mass Effect exclsuive, there are a lot of reasons why it would be just too diffcult for them right now.
Why o why  +   643d ago
He said step up...only the defensive would see that as him implying there's none. We all know there's exclusives on the 360 he just wants more and some are acting like he's Oliver twist.

Another point is these games have been dormant for a whole generation...what possible reason would ms sit on these. Maybe they don't have the desire or means to make them as they could be risky projects. We know there's demand from the core 360 gamer dor these games as most of them sleepers have been populating peoples lists here since 07.....

Your other point is not even debatable. More diverse exclusives than the ps3..you're off your rocker mate imo. Sony is all about variety, lets not kid ourselves here. Not everything is great but diversity is definitely one of sonys library's strengths

Just list each genre next time you make a comment on exclusives and compare. IF on the other hand you mean kinect casual games versus move casual games then you may have a point...lol
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VersaVulture89  +   643d ago
I'm not saying they need more diverse exclusives than PS3... I'm just saying that PS3 has so many exclusives that go through so many genres while Microsoft just focuses on the same franchises.

I like shooters and racing games, but I don't think Microsoft should always be focusing on those genres with Halo, Gears of War, and Forza. We want other things and they don't seem to understand that.

I play my Xbox a lot more than my PS3 and Wii-U, but if Microsoft keeps making the same games, I'll easily be playing the PS4 more. I'm a fan of all consoles... I just wish Microsoft would focus less on entertainment and really make games... and NOT ONLY Kinect games!

I'm glad we can discuss this! I don't know many people who like having these talks.
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Why o why  +   643d ago
I agree.. As the 360 is my secondary console my primary need for it IS its exclusives so I feel I can demand more from a selfish perspective.

You are not alone though. Many people on n4g prefer the 360 and thats fine but sometimes wanting more from Microsoft or expressing that is met with disdain or excuses by many. Strangely its some of the same people state that ms have a comparable number of studios and ip's.

If I can want more from 'nearly bankrupt' sony why shouldn't I want more from MS...makes no sense.

You're definitely not alone in wanting more core than kinect but you also have to be careful when expressing that nowadays ;)
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BLKxSEPTEMBER  +   644d ago
Give me a open world tenchu with smooth controls excellent graphics and a decent story line and I'm sold! Oh yes and a new phantom dust!!!! Hells yeah!!!
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nigelp520  +   644d ago
Perfect Dark
Killer Instinct
Conker
Banjo Kazooie
Kameo
Mechassult
Shadowrun
Crimson Skies
Project Gotham Racing
Blinx
Fuzion Frenzy
aviator189  +   644d ago
ms has so many ips that they don't use, I just hope we see more of them revived on the next xbox.
_-EDMIX-_  +   644d ago
Like I said before, Rare is making Kinect games,

Fasa was closed down by MS

MS no longer owns the Mechassult IP, they sold it with the studio

Bizzare creations left MS

Turn 10 is making Forza a launch game (leak and or rumor)

Not having BC means Turn 10 can't make a PGR unless they don't make a Forza, MS doesn't have 2 teams to do such a thing.

Go look up how many of those teams are now gone, sold or closed down. Wondering where those games went? Ask MS, you'll have quite a intersting read on what happened in 2007-2012
hazardman  +   644d ago
Edmix, it seems to me your trying way to hard to get your point across. If you don't like Xbox just say so and be done with it. Stop trying to tell us what studios they have to do what, and why they can't do this!

You say Mechassault is no longer owned by MS, yet there it is in MS owned IPS list. Face it there is people that want MS to do good and I have no doubt they will have some pretty good games when the new Xbox arrives.
VersaVulture89  +   643d ago
I understand what you're saying, but other developers can take on games from IPs that Microsoft owns. It's happened many times before where a loved game finds a new home and that game is still successful.

I know it's a long shot, but it's not impossible. Microsoft can really get these things done if they really wanted to. 343 was created when Bungie was done with Halo. The same thing happened with Gears of War when People Can Fly took over. Sure, it had a little more of an arcade feel to it, but at least they gave it a shot.

The same thing happened when Sanzaru games took over the Sly Cooper series while Sucker Punch worked on Infamous.

Also, Donkey Kong Country Returns was a great entry in the series and that was a game that Rare didn't create. Retro Studios took over Donkey Kong and they did a great job.

Sometimes it doesn't matter if a new developer makes a game. I hope that Microsoft realizes that and let's some new people have a shot to bring us some fun games back!
turnerdc  +   643d ago
Pay no mind to EDMIX. Looking at his comment history he's definitely a fanboy. I don't think I've seen him say one good thing about the Xbox brand while he's constantly praising Sony.
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Rob Hornecker  +   644d ago
My MS revives would be Links Golf ( tiger needs some compittion ! ) and a real deal sequel to Motocross madness 2 and Monster truck madness! The stuff that came out over the 360's life span just never equaled the fun of the PC games.
hazardman  +   644d ago
Links Golf was pretty good game man. I want to say that was the last golf game I purchased way back on Xbox 1. Definitely need to get remade.

High Heat Baseball, Crimson Skies, and Killer Instincts would be nice too MS.
VersaVulture89  +   643d ago
Links was AWESOME! I totally forgot about that game!
Z501  +   643d ago
Funny. Shouldn't we have named/said ^ ALL these games to Microsoft like 2,3 years ago? Why should MS care now? "Been asking for Killer Instinct this whole gen" How's that going?

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